Catalysts for Change

(Re-edited from an earlier post)

In science, a catalyst is a substance that must be present for a chemical reaction to happen, but it is not consumed or changed by the reaction. The platinum found in every catalytic converter in cars is an example. It’s presence in necessary for the converter to do its job but when the converter is no longer able to perform its duty, the platinum is recovered to be reused in another, new converter. In a sense, Christians should also be catalysts for positive, kingdom oriented change, in all of our communities around the world. But at the same time, we are not participating in the evil of the world.

Romans 12: 2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Do you know there are thousands of individual ministries and foundations that are working separately and many times alone to build the Kingdom of God in the Western world? They are separated by language, customs, the Bible they read, the doctrines they follow, and even the attitudes presented by the men and women who lead those organizations. It is as though everyone is working to achieve the same goal by doing their own thing without any collective support, but that which they have been able to earn by their own work and effort. These organizations are working as Lone Rangers riding alone in the wild west with a horse and only one friend, (Tonto.)

Though we are not part of the system of the world, (our true home is heavenly with our Lord Jesus Christ), we are called to build the household of Christ by inspiring people we know to seek Him because of our love. As a collective household, we can be a formidable force for positive change, but as a divided family, our impact is greatly diminished. But when we treat brethren within the Body of Christ as enemies simply because they do not believe just as we do or attend our fellowship, we’ve totally negated our impact altogether.

Galatians 5: 15 “But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.”

How well is it really working out? Each generation of children since 1963 has a greater percentage of professing Agnostics and Atheists. Our country is nearly equally divided now between those who believe and those who have chosen not to believe in God. Each election for the last 20 years has become increasingly polarized. Liberals are becoming more antagonistic against Conservatives. It appears that the current strategy is really not working to build the Kingdom of God, but serving to build the system of the world, (turning our children into followers of devilish doctrines instead of followers of Jesus Christ.) In the process of alienating ourselves from each other by criticizing each other’s doctrine, speaking evil of our brethren, and even showing partiality and judgment, we’ve become better example of evil instead of examples of love. At the same time, the world around us that reject God, appears to be better examples of love, instead of evil.

Conservatives have become isolated from liberals. Lines of open and honest communication are being severed in favor of promoting separate agendas. That is part of the polarization process. But in the process we have also disavowed many old friends and family members that are proven liberal. We have cut off communication and no longer associate with them. At the same time, they may have done the same because they just don’t want to hear about God, and they don’t care about the things God has done for us. So we are no longer an example of God’s love and concern for our lives, we can’t show them that God is real and living.

Consider what happened to Ellen Degeneres when she was photographed with former President Bush at a ball game. Yes, she is liberal, yes, she is a lesbian, yes, she is a vocal celebrity. But she is also a human being with both conservative and liberal friends and has the absolute, God given right to live her life in the way she chooses to live it. Liberals have condemned her for having a conservative friend in George Bush. Conservatives condemn her for being liberal. There is no need for her to endure condemnation simply for being independent, individual, and human. I applaud her for speaking up and defending her right to have anyone as her friend whether they are liberal or conservative. She is a catalyst for good will, friendship, and open communication between liberals and conservatives.

We, as conservatives, can learn by her example, (as well as liberals.) We can learn how to become a catalyst for the Kingdom of God by becoming more inclusive and less divisive of one another. Less divisive, meaning the willingness to allow open communication between believers and leadership of competing Christian churches, even though they have very different beliefs and doctrines concerning Christ. Inclusive, meaning the willingness to honestly consider the objections that liberals have against conservative, God fearing believers. These objections may be irreconcilable differences, but they also reveal what is happening to our culture and what our children must be able to face and overcome to remain believers of God and followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We need to learn how to support one another and still respect the goals, doctrines, and desires our brother in Christ has for their own ministry or organization. We may even need to consider the merits of the ideas that a liberal would bring up to us. We can become a catalyst for proving God is real, God is love, and God is a miracle working God of Power through our lives, our love, and our example. That is one of the reasons why I wrote “Rules for Radical Christians.” I can’t be an active part of your life and ministry when I don’t know you. But I know the information presented in this book will benefit your ministry and your life because we both follow the same Lord, (Jesus Christ), worship the same God, (The Creator and Father of our Lord), and have the same connection, (The Holy Spirit). Maybe this book can become a catalyst for building the Kingdom of God in all our conservative lives and organizations.

It was written to reveal the tactics used by liberals successfully for the last 75 years. These tactics were taught by Saul Alinsky verbally since 1948, and openly in print since 1972 all over the country and embraced by social activists, both liberal and conservative. However, the tactics are devilish and subversive in nature. Being devilish, they carry spiritual power that conservative Christians need to recognize. When we can recognize devilish power in operation, we are commanded to avoid such devilish operation. If we continue to follow his tactics for social reform, we are complicit in undermining our own Godly agendas for culture reform. We cannot use devilish tactics to accomplish Godly goals. This is the disconnect that conservative, God fearing believers haven’t noticed.

If we really want to change an ungodly culture to point it towards God, we have to use God’s proven tactics. Conservative attempts to impose church doctrine into general culture have always proven faulty. To impose church doctrine into an ungodly or non believing population at large only increases hatred against that doctrine even though the intention is well meaning. God doesn’t expect us to impose His will onto unbelievers. If we try to impose our will upon others, especially those who are fighting against us, we are not catalysts for change, but active parts of the “reaction” causing change. In the process we are consumed and some of us even adopt the ways of the world in order to assimilate ourselves into the world order. We are not changing them, but they are changing us.

He expects us to prove His power and live His love in such a way that our lives encourage unbelievers to seek Him through us. We are not called to build Jesus’ church, but to proclaim the Kingdom of God. Jesus said, “I will build my church.” (Matt 16: 18) Jesus is the active part of the “reaction,” but it takes our presence, prayers, and proclamation to activate His power in the world. Though it appears that we are active by being present, praying, and speaking the truth, our intelligence and logic have no effect upon the spiritual powers driving the course of the world. It is our faith in Jesus Christ and in His power and ability that makes the difference because He is the true active power that defeats the world. We are only the catalyst. Our presence is necessary to direct and release His authority and power against His enemies. By the way, His enemies are spiritual.

We have to look at the way the first century church accomplished culture change in its day. They knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that their battle against the world was spiritual. They knew that their logic and reason had no effect against their enemies, but only the power of the risen Lord Jesus Christ. We have to return to the recognition of the spiritual battle we are part of, and misunderstand so much. The power to make a change against spiritual enemies is not dependent upon our knowledge of doctrine or scripture, but our trust in Jesus’ ability to overcome evil because of His name, His authority, and His position at God’s right hand. We can not convince the world to become godly by quoting scripture or church doctrine, by reasoning with the world, or by enticement. We simply do not have the power to overcome devil spirits or devilish doctrines by our reason or flesh.

The Body of Christ that is weak in faith is a powerless and divided group of fear, filled people working independently of one another. As we each personally and individually build our faith in Jesus through the Holy Spirit, we collectively become a faith, filled and believing body of believers. A faith, filled and believing Body of Christ is united by the Holy Spirit and its strength rests upon Jesus Christ instead of the logic and intelligence of the flesh. Our divided doctrines no longer have any meaning or affect because we are united in Christ spiritually and our trust is no longer directed to ourselves or our church leadership, but upon God and the Lordship of Jesus Christ instead. Isn’t this the real goal for every Christian church regardless of its doctrinal position? To help its followers build a strong and vital trust in Jesus Christ?

With a strong and vital personal relationship with God, our faith in Jesus’ ability to overcome any spiritual power and situation becomes built. This is the purpose of the book below; to reveal the nature of the spiritual war we are fighting and expose the tools and tactics of God that will defeat the ungodly tactics we were employing for the last 75 years. It reveals a practical series of steps to help any believer build their own personal relationship with God Almighty through the Holy Spirit given by Jesus Christ. W. Edwards Deming said: “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” The book below reveals the process that will allow any Christian believer walking by the reason and logic of the flesh to gain trust in the way the Holy Spirit works within them. As trust is built within the believer that the revelation of the Holy Spirit is true and always agrees with the written Word of God, faith is strengthened upon God. As our faith in God gets stronger individually, then our collective faith in God also strengthens. This is what allows the Body of Christ to make an impact upon unbelievers because we are proving God’s reality, God’s authority, and God’s love. Now, we are catalysts for change.


Lying, Liars, and the Lies They Tell

Well it’s been almost two months since my last blog. Please accept my apology for waiting so long, but I really needed to reset my mind and bring it back to loving all of you with God’s love. I was starting to feel more and more stressed and hateful and when I get this way, I found that it’s better to stop talking. My grandmother always said: “If you can’t say something kind, don’t say anything at all.” I felt I needed to take a break in order to remain kind.

There is a phrase found only one time in the written Word and I found that my memory of that phrase was only 1/2 correct. That phrase is: “All men are liars.” The phrase in my memory leaves me with no choice but to mistrust everyone and anyone. I was left no choice but to seek God’s face and believe only what He reveals. It caused me to seek to understand how to study The Word of God. Along with that I sought to learn how and why the Holy Spirit was so hard to understand. In the process, I learned that many of my own Bible teachers were just as ignorant about the Holy Spirit as I was. They really believed that they knew and understood the Trinity and the Holy Spirit, but all they knew was what they were taught by men. The lessons I needed to know could only be learned by experience with God Almighty and only as long as I was born again. I had to learn how to trust that the Holy Spirit is real, the Holy Spirit comes from God by way of Christ alone, and the Holy Spirit never contradicts the written Word, and never lies. It only took me 40 years to learn these things with God’s help directly and the help of men indirectly.

But that is not really what the Word says. Here is the correct and complete phrase from the King James Bible. (Which I have read many times over, but never really noticed until lately.)

Psalm 116: 11 “I said in my haste, All men are liars.”

Simply reading the verse alone proves that my own understanding was erroneous. Spoken in haste, David knew that “All men (without exception)” couldn’t be the true meaning. But reading the immediate context gives little clues as to the real meaning of the verse and only the previous verse offers a hint.

Psalm 116: 10 “I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:”

David was in turmoil over what he believed and due to his believing, he spoke in haste the phrase in the next verse. But there is still no definition or clue to determine whether the “all men” of verse 11 means “all men without exception” as I was taught, or “all men with a distinction.”

It took me acquiring another version of the Bible to get a different understanding of this verse. The Bible I got, was The One Year Bible using the New Living Translation. Normally, I try to avoid getting more versions of the Bible since more versions introduce more confusion as I’ve also learned that none are really authoritative. Only the Greek and Hebrew are authoritative and only the Hebrew can really be trusted since the Dead Sea Scrolls have proven that they have remained unchanged for the last 2000 years. The New Testament, however, not so much. It has gone through many changes since the first Century and it’s different from one denomination, translation, and version to another. What’s the real kicker? The Blue Letter Bible internet site where I do most of my quotations have the NLT as one of their available Bible versions. Here are the two verses I’ve quoted according to the NLT.

Psalm 116: 10, 11 “I believed in you, so I said,
“I am deeply troubled, LORD.”

In my anxiety I cried out to you,
“These people are all liars!”

Now my understanding of “All men” according to the NLT is “all men with a distinction.” All I need to do is try to understand what that distinction may be. For that, I need to look once again at the Word, and my favorite version, the KJV. And to keep this simple I will only look at one word and how it is used; liars.

This word is used only 8 times in the KJV English Bible. The first place it’s found is in Deut 33: 29 and says that “thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee.” I really could stop here since that is the first occurrence and sets the definition for all the rest of its appearances in the Word, but, here we go.

The second occurrence is in Psalm 116: 11, the verse we are trying to understand better.

The third place is Isaiah 44: 25 “That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;”

From this verse, we learn that God will defeat the lies of liars. He is able to overturn the evil that those who hate Him will do to those who love Him.

The fourth place is Jeremiah 50: 36 and it says:

“A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.”

The liars are Chaldeans and the inhabitants of Babylon from verse 35. The rest of the chapter is the prophecy spoken by Jeremiah against the Chaldeans and Babylonians.

Do we really need to go any farther? There are four more English occurrences. They are: 1 Timothy 1: 10, Titus 1: 12, Revelation 2: 2, and Revelation 21: 8. The basic definition of “liars” remains consistent in every occurrence. “Liars” are always the enemy of God. It is their nature to tell lies against God and God’s people throughout history. Today, their lies are especially focused against the children of God, the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. These liars have infiltrated the Christian church to sow division with conflicting doctrines and traditions that serve only to separate and confuse the elect of Christ.

The lies they tell, have become doctrines of the church. By teaching that the Word of God is allegory, they have succeeded in allowing mankind to make up any meaning they want to convey without a standard of truth to check. We are free to privately make up anything we want to say is the “truth” as long as we can find a verse or phrase to support our opinion. If the Word of God doesn’t really say what we think it should say, we can italicize, punctuate, separate and collate God’s Word in any way that will support the teaching we want it to support. And since it’s private opinion, there is no way to challenge the teaching. The Truth has become watered down to a myth.

By teaching that the church has a well established and Biblically supported hierarchy system of authority among men, our teachers are always our teachers, and those who sit under them in authority are always beneath them. This authoritative structure was true for the children of Israel in the Old Testament, but was replaced in the New Testament when Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. Whether you belong to a church that maintains the structure of the New Testament with Christ as its head or holds to the structure of the Old Testament having priests and a high priest is of no matter to God. He simply wants to walk and talk with you just as He did with Adam and Eve in the beginning. This was the whole purpose of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and ascension. He came to restore man’s relationship with the true God, the Creator of heaven and earth, His Father. He came to become our Lord directly, not to allow men to remain lords over His children.

Salvation, redemption, restoration, and a vital relationship with God Almighty was the purpose of the ages kept hidden from the enemies of God. The first three were no secret, it is that last part that the enemies of God want to keep hidden even now from the children of God. Learning how to build that relationship is an even greater secret, but it is hidden in plain sight. We were just led to ask the wrong questions by our teachers, just as I was led to believe the wrong conclusion concerning “all men” in Psalm 116: 11.

It took two lying witnesses in agreement to convict the Lord Jesus Christ to death on the cross. It will only take two lying witnesses in agreement to convict any believer in the Lord Jesus Christ in any setup against them. As long as you love God and trust Jesus as your savior, these lying liars will also lie against you. If you regard Satan, Lucifer, or the Devil as an enemy, then those who love and serve them will also be your enemy. In the case of who your allies are in the realm of Christianity there is only one phrase to remember.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

So as long as you trust Jesus as your savior without any regard to your church belief, you are my friend. According to my original belief in Psalm 116: 11, I cannot trust you, nor can you trust me, because we are part of the “all men” without exception definition. However, now that I know that the “liars” are “all men” with the distinction of hating God, then I am left with a responsibility that comes with friendship. Friends are responsible for entrusting one another until such time that it becomes painfully obvious that one or both parties in the friendship cannot be trusted. It is at that point in time that the “friendship” must end or at least be redefined.

To the degree that we both agree that Jesus Christ is our savior and we are striving to make Him our Lord, then I propose that we have a responsibility to trust one another. It’s no secret that the church is in trouble in the Western world. There are many books and movies out that explain the many problems that we have, but very few that offer any solutions.

Yes, my book also mentions the problems. But I go into great detail how to overcome the problems. The problems are spiritual in origin and the only solutions are also spiritual in nature.

Ephesians 6: 12 “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.”

The rule book for cultural reform since 1972 has been Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul Alinsky. He was a disciple of reason and dedicated his book to Lucifer. Two weeks before he died, he stated: “If there really is a Hell, I would most assuredly choose to go there.” He set out thirteen tactics in chapter seven of his book that are spiritually devilish to the core. This is what our Christian culture has been fighting against. The highest level of our country’s leadership is steeped in witchcraft. These people have a vital and physically rewarding relationship with Lucifer and they know it.

On the other hand, the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ who are supposed to be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, are ignorant of their standing and the operation of their spiritual power. At best, it is a hit or miss proposition, (as long as it’s in God’s will.) At worst, we are taught to be afraid of all things spiritual, (including the Holy Spirit), with the ever present fear that we could be tapping into “the wrong spirit.” Our Lord has already defeated those spirits of darkness at the cross. In return, He sent the Spirit of Truth, the Comforter, the Holy Spirit for anyone who believes in Him. (John 3: 16) It took me 40 years of searching to understand why the practical knowledge of walking with God is such a secret in religious Christianity. At the same time, how to become a Radical Christian, a Christian who walks with God and strives to make Jesus their Lord as well as their savior.

We are fighting a culture war against people who invoke the power of their spiritual god, Lucifer. They are the enemies of God Almighty, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. They are also walking spiritually with their lord, and they know it. The only way we can hope to turn our culture back to God and overcome their power is to do it with the power of God as well. Our God has already defeated their god. Jesus Christ made an open show of their defeat with His resurrection. We only need to learn a practical method of building our relationship with God and testing Him at His Word. That is the purpose of my book, Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game.

I can’t expect anyone to trust me at my word. Especially someone who doesn’t know me at all. However, I do expect people who love God and our Country, or the Western world in general to believe God and His Word. What have you got to lose by testing God to prove Himself to you daily? He is your spiritual and heavenly Father. Why wouldn’t He show His love to you every day? For that matter, why wouldn’t you want that in your life? Check out the book below.


Why Did Jesus Save You?

A few years ago, I witnessed the aftermath of a hit and run accident. A motorcyclist was hit by a car that drove off and left the rider lying next to the road. I was the first person on the scene and all I could do was provide a blanket to keep the rider warm. The police arrived shortly after I did and I was able to leave. The rider was severely injured, but would survive. He was lucid, had severe road rash, and safely off the road so there was no danger of additional injuries as long as he was not moved. I could not know if he had any neck or back injuries, but since the day was really cold, I gave the only assistance I could give: comfort and a warm blanket. I knew first-aid and did all I could do.

The rider knew he was hurt, but didn’t know how badly. He was bleeding, but was mostly scraped up. He didn’t know if he had any broken bones. The bleeding was controlled, there was no sign of shock, he needed to be kept warm because of the temperature. He didn’t even see the vehicle that hit him. His bike was damaged and couldn’t be ridden any longer. The rear wheel and tire was bent badly like it was hit from behind. Some people that arrived after me carried it off the road so it would be clear of the traffic after the police arrived. When the ambulance came, they took the rider to the hospital and I let him keep the blanket. Since I did not witness the crash itself, the police told me to leave and thanked me for the help I gave. I did all I could and I never saw the biker again, I’m sure he recovered from the ordeal.

Although I acted as a savior for this biker, I was in no way like Jesus Christ. I did not have to give my life for this person, instead, I only gave him some of my time, a little attention, and a blanket. On the other hand, his situation is very similar to ours. We know something is wrong with our lives, but we have no clue what it is. We know we need help, but we usually turn to anyone that offers help. We hope they know what to do, but are thankful for anything that can be offered. When the professionals arrive, we surrender all of our trust to them and let them take care of us. But when it comes to our spiritual lives, God’s plan and our expectations are really very different. Why did Jesus Christ give his life for you?

Let’s try a few scenarios. If we say “He came to save us from addiction, a life of crime, sexual perversion, or anything else we could do that is against God’s will”, does that mean that Jesus died only to stop us from living a life of sin? All of these are sins of commission, meaning the things we do or commit that God reveals in Scripture that He dislikes. Let’s get real. Our desire to sin after we are “saved” really changes very little and it takes a lot of work to learn how to resist temptation. Jesus said:

Matthew 11: 30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Changing our lives after we are saved to become more like Jesus is not only really hard, but it’s ridiculous to assume we can ever become anything like Jesus. We learn in church that Jesus is God, so if Jesus died to save us from sin, and we are supposed to stop sinning, are we expected to become like God? By resisting the temptation to sin after we are saved, are we becoming “Christ like?” Does this sound like an “easy yoke” or “light burden?” If He sent the Holy Spirit to help us change after we are saved, why don’t you list the number of times and the manner the Holy Spirit helped to stop you from committing a sin after you became born again? After that, also list the number of times that you still sinned after you became born again? In any single day, which list is bigger? The “Didn’t Sin” list or the “Oh Shit, I Sinned” list?

If we got saved to stop sinning, can we accomplish the same goal with hypnosis, Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, or Judaism? If so, then if Jesus died to stop us from sinning, and we are still sinning, then His death is powerless and meaningless in our lives. If the Word of God is true, this cannot be the main reason why He gave His life for us.

Jesus didn’t die to start a new religion.

What if we say “He died to pay the price for our sin”, (redemption), and all we have to do is accept His death as our own, in payment for condition, then what is the purpose of the Holy Spirit? Why did He bother to give us a gift that has no instructions or purpose besides “marking us” like a brand on livestock? Do you really want to believe that the whole purpose of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection is to “brand” His believers as God’s children? Are we “livestock” that God and Lucifer are fighting over? If we are “children of darkness” at birth, then we already belong to Lucifer when we are born. Did Jesus come to “steal” us from Lucifer’s “herd?” Or was Lucifer given the “herd from God” by Adam? What is his brand? We already know that we are still going to live our lives with very little difference after our salvation, than before our salvation. We covered the “sin” problem in the last paragraph, we are still going to sin. So what is the purpose of the Holy Spirit? If it’s only to change our “brand” to place us in a different “herd” of men, and we really change our walk in life very little, then Jesus seems to have lived a perfect life in vain. There must be something wrong with the message of salvation or our understanding of that message.

Have you ever heard of Warren Buffet? He’s one of the owners of the Berkshire Hathaway real estate firm. He made a fortune by doing the opposite of the typical investor. When the market told investors to buy, he sold. When the market told investors to sell, he bought. In the process, he became, (at one time), the richest man in the world. The Christian church ignores huge sections of Scripture that deal with spiritual matters. If the average Christian believer chose to be like Warren Buffet in their spiritual lives, and studied the scriptures the church ignores, could their spiritual walk improve and many of the questions above be answered? If that’s the case, we would be studying the things God wants us to know that the church does not want us to know. The next question would be: Should we ignore what the church teaches if we choose to learn what the church ignores? This method worked for Warren Buffet and he became wealthy. Could this method also work for us to become spiritually wealthy?

The answer will be a surprise for many Christians. No, we don’t really want to extend the “Warren Buffet Way” in this manner. Just because the church chooses to teach one subject and ignore another, may limit our walk with God, but that does not mean we should ignore the things the church does teach. On the other hand, as we learn more about the way God works with us spiritually, the questions about the things the church teaches will come naturally. But, as long as we are ignorant of any study method, the best we can do is simply read God’s Word. As boring as that may sound, it is still better than ignoring it altogether.

But there’s a difference between reading the Word and studying the Word. Reading alone is like a farmer working the soil and planting seeds, he only goes down far enough into the soil to get a healthy crop. He may plow, disc, and till, but the farmer never really goes farther than about 6″ to 8″ down. He scratches the surface of the earth. Studying the Word is like being a miner looking for hidden treasure like precious metal or diamonds. The deepest gold mines are over two miles deep, the average depth for oil well drilling is about 1.5 miles, and the deepest diamond mines are less than 3/4 of a mile. A miner digs deep into the earth to find buried treasure by using many different methods of digging and drilling. Truly studying the Word of God is very similar and brings similar results. To find the real gems of spiritual truth hidden in God’s Word, we need to learn how to really study His Word.

But is this also the reason why Jesus gave His life for us? Did He do everything so we could learn how to study God’s Word? This was something we should have been doing already, (but clearly have not). It’s really difficult to get excited about an old book that nobody can agree upon. Even among Christians, there is very little agreement about what the Scriptures say or mean. This has been true from the very beginning of Christianity. There are many ways to “interpret” scripture and depending upon the method of “Biblical Interpretation,” the result and conclusions can be totally conflicting. Jesus didn’t come to give us a new reason or method to study, the motivation to study should be there, simply because of our desire to know God better. this author believes the testimony of the Word concerning how to interpret the Word.

2 Peter 1: 20 “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”

Private interpretation is when we allow ourselves to make the Word say anything at all that serves the purpose of our lesson. By adding to the Word, ignoring parts of the Word, and changing the Word to suit our needs, we can literally make the Scripture support anything we want it to support.

Jesus didn’t come to interpret scripture for us that is still our responsibility.

There is only one way to really know God, that is to build a personal relationship with Him. This is the purpose for Jesus’ life. Until He came, only a few select men and women were anointed with the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit was not a universal condition that all believers of the one True God enjoyed. All believers had to learn about God through rituals, the law, and scripture study and all scripture was regarded as literal truth until about 200 years before Jesus was born. It was during the time of the Maccabees when Aristobulus of Alexandria interpreted scripture allegorically for the Greeks. From that time to the present, the allegorical interpretation of scripture became more common and acceptable among theologians. Depending upon the method of interpretation accepted by your church, a great host of different beliefs can be supported by scriptural interpretation. However, if you choose to believe, (as I chose long ago), to let the scripture speak for itself as 2 Peter 1: 20 suggests, then it’s our personal responsibility to learn how God tells us what He wants us to know in His Word.

By ignoring the truth that the Word of God came to us by His Spirit, we are ignoring a major aspect of our Christian walk. Jesus made the Holy Spirit available for everyone who makes Him their Lord. There have been no other time in the history of mankind that God has been able to work with so many people in so intimate a manner as He can now. The Word of God shows every believer how God works with His followers all through history. It is our guidebook for spiritual understanding, yet too many churches have turned it into a moral guidebook instead. The Atheists are telling the truth when they say, “You don’t need God to be good.” But you do need God’s spirit to walk in the Truth with Jesus Christ as your Lord. This is the missing part of the Gospel of Salvation that we don’t hear about:

You cannot make Jesus Christ your Lord without the Holy Spirit.

Learning how to walk by the Holy Spirit is all about making Jesus Christ your Lord as well as your Savior. The knowledge of the written Word is still necessary to know whether you are listening to the Spirit of Truth or a deceiving spirit. A person who walks entirely by the flesh, (their knowledge, reason, and understanding), without a knowledge of God’s Word is completely defenseless against a deceiving spirit. However, a person who knows God’s Word and hears Jesus’ voice by the Holy Spirit can know when they are being deceived and obey the Truth. In this manner, any believer who makes Jesus Christ their Lord can learn that the Holy Spirit never lies, just as God never lies. When you are confident that the revelation of the Holy Spirit is the Truth, then God’s revelation to you personally becomes just as true as the written Word. You are able to walk by both the Written Word and the Revelation Word. You are able to walk with God just like any of the kings and priests of God in the written Word and this is your destiny: to take God’s property back from the devil himself and teach others how to listen to God and obey the Truth.

Jesus came to make it possible for you to walk and talk with God, just like Adam did.

It doesn’t matter whether your pastor and church teaches this to you or not. It’s not their job to make Jesus your Lord, that’s Jesus’ job. Their job is only to lead you to Jesus and every Christian church without any respect to their doctrine is very good at this job. However, after you get to Christ, you have to allow Jesus to speak to you. If you are afraid of the spiritual realm because of the example of the world that follows any other spirit besides God, (as God). Then you are being defeated by fear alone. The only way to know God, is to test God at His Word. There is no other way. This is how God reveals weakness in your armor of believing and teaches you what is true or false. It’s not a question as to who teaches right or wrong doctrine, by who teaches how to recognize and obey Jesus. Every doctrine has its own set of strength and weakness, but if you want to walk and talk with God Almighty, do you want to take a lifetime to learn how, (just as I did), or learn how to do it quickly, just as the first century church did?

Salvation is not a once and done deal as so many of us are led to believe. Salvation is a process for learning how to walk and talk with God directly. If you believe your church is teaching you in the “fast track” then you must have a lot of people in your church displaying how God works miracles and wonders in their life. The book below will only “fine tune” your walk with God and make it easier for you to help new people in your church get to experience that walk. If you believe your church is teaching you how to clean up your flesh to become “spiritual,” the book below will show you the difference between pseudo spirituality and true spirituality. It will show you step by step, how to build your own personal relationship with God.

This is what Jesus Christ came to make possible in your life. Are you bold enough and brave enough to learn how to become a true Radical Christian? It means really making Jesus Christ your Master and Lord instead of any man or woman in the church. It means making the Word of God your standard of Truth instead of any church doctrine and or teaching. It means obeying the revelation of the Holy Spirit as the Truth from God. It means being able to really study the written Word to find the gems of spiritual truth you need to recognize God working within you and motivate you to keep learning more. The book was written as a result of learning why church doctrine failing me and what the true meaning and appearance of “Walking in Faith” really was. If you have any desire at all to learn how to walk and talk with God, this book will reveal how and why it’s done. What have you got to lose? It’s not about changing your church, only changing your Lord.


How Soon, Are You Ready?

Do you anticipate the return of Jesus? Do you know that the whole world is expecting the return of Jesus, but there are two different Jesus’ that are expected to return? Depending upon which Jesus you look forward to, how well are you doing? I mean, are you going to expect a reward from Jesus? Or do you look forward to His coming with dread? One is coming for the first time and Christians are calling this Jesus the Antichrist. The world calls this Christ many names and it is by these other names that he has come to humanity before. He has appeared in times past under the names like Maitreya, Boddhisattva, and Imam Mahdi.

(Microsoft Word – Alice Bailey Djwhal Khul – Reappearance of Christ _DT Edit\205)

The other is coming for the second time and Christians call Him, Jesus Christ. Both of these Christ’s will come to take care of their own followers. Which Jesus do you follow and how do you please him? If you examine the beliefs and actions of the followers, it should be easy to tell who is following the wrong Jesus. But the reality is this. It isn’t easy to tell which group is following the true Jesus because the confusion of religion has morphed every Savior from every religion in history into the same spiritual being from God. The world looks upon every Savior, (or Messiah), as no different from one another.

The first Jesus to consider is Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of God, Emanuel, Yeshua. This Jesus was born of a virgin. Lived a perfect life without committing a single sin, received the Holy Spirit when He was baptized by John the Baptist at the age of 30, performed miracles and healings, was betrayed by one of His own followers, died, buried, rose back from the dead, and ascended to heaven. He promised His followers Holy Spirit and the ability to do the same things He did and more because He was going to heaven to be with His Father. His gospel was: “The Kingdom of God is at hand.” Mankind needs to be saved because mankind is inherently evil. To be saved by this Jesus carries with it the responsibility to spread His gospel to all the world, to love one another as He loved, and to please the Father by walking in faith.

The second Jesus is simply called The Christ. He has appeared in person to specific people throughout history. This Jesus may come in many forms and take on different names. He appears, teaches great things, charges his followers to spread his gospel to all the world, gives his followers the ability to connect with the spirit world and do great wonders and miracles. His gospel is love, mutual kindness, religious cooperation, and social responsibility. With each appearance, a new religious age follows. Currently, this is the New Age, the rise of the Age of Aquarius, the opening of the externalization of the hierarchy. It is the rise of peace on earth brought on by the evolution of mankind to man’s full spiritual potential. There is no need for salvation, man is inherently good. Following this Jesus requires trust in the benevolence of mankind, the ability to save the planet, stop global warming, the loss of species, to end all wars, and bring prosperity to everyone through man’s wisdom by following the teachings of the latest spiritual teacher. Today, the latest spiritual teacher is Alice A. Bailey who established the Lucis Publishing Company, (formerly the Lucifer Publishing Company), making the esoteric teachings of Djwhal Khul, (the Tibetan and her familiar spirit), available to spiritual seekers and students around the world.

(Alice Bailey biography from https://www.amazon.com/Alice-A.-Bailey/e/B000APSJ4O%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share)

To believe in the first Jesus means all mankind was born without spirit. We are all born separated from God Almighty without any hope of entering His presence. Because we have no spirit, our soul seeks to satisfy the desires of the flesh. There is no good at all in our heart. In the absence of spirit, and without a moral compass, mankind is influenced by the god of the world, the spirit that wanders the earth seeking to devour all men, the devil. Under the orders of the devil, spiritual principalities and powers deceive mankind to rise to economic, religious, and military power by any means that will accomplish the ends. Mankind is the legal property of the devil, living in darkness, and only Jesus Christ makes it possible for anyone to be saved from this condition of sin, evil, and separation. It is only by Jesus Christ that anyone can receive the Holy Spirit and become complete, (body, soul, and spirit), as God wanted mankind to be. And it is only by living in faith with the Holy Spirit that anyone can enter the presence of God Almighty. The follower of the Lord Jesus Christ isn’t enlightened, this follower is walking in the light. This is the truth according to Christianity and sets it apart from every religion in the world.

John 14: 6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”:

The rest of the world cannot accept this kind of gospel so the gospel from the second Jesus is easier to accept, if you want to follow anything besides this one true God. The second Jesus promises spirituality without making any commitment to Jesus Christ. He also promises an eternal future with him in Nirvana. The follower of the second Jesus isn’t walking in the light, this follower is enlightened. They may even know and admit that the name of their god is Lucifer. They are proud of their god and they carry no shame to speak against God, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. They truly believe that Lucifer has every right to speak against the true God. They believe that Lucifer is the champion of freedom and individuality. In that light, the second Jesus promises freedom from any and all restraints. He offers no moral code. He promotes freedom. Freedom from rules. Freedom from ethics. Freedom from religious codes and restraints imposed by God.

Both of these Jesus’ are a Messiah. The first, is the Messiah that restores man’s relationship with the creator of heaven and earth. He restores the believer to wholeness in order to enable that believer to walk and talk with God directly. He is the Messiah that pulls the believer out of darkness into the true light of God. The second, is the Messiah that allows his followers to live and prosper without the help or a relationship with the Creator, but through spirit intermediaries. He is the truest radical liberal of all time and he has made it quite clear that he is the Jesus who is called the Christ but not the Jesus Christ of the Christians. Both are expected to return, the first is returning to gather up His believers in the air, the second to rule and reign on earth directly. When Jesus Christ does return to earth, He comes to battle against the second Christ. It is the battle between Christ and anti-Christ.

You have to decide which Jesus is the true one from the Creator who serves the God of Love. The other Jesus is a counterfeit and liar. Both cannot be the true Messiah though both are at work and present among men. No matter which Jesus you serve, the other will be the wrong Jesus. It is your point of view that makes the difference. The two gospels have similarities and differences. If you reject the Holy Spirit given by Jesus Christ of Nazareth, you have no other choice but to follow the Jesus who calls himself The Christ. Likewise, if you reject the The Christ that the rest of the world follows, you have no other choice but to follow Jesus Christ of Nazareth who gives men the Holy Spirit.

The time is coming closer and closer to when both are coming back. Jesus Christ will be coming at the fullness of the Gentiles to gather up those who are His own and take them all to be with Him in heaven.

1 Thessalonians 4: 16, 17 “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

The second Jesus will be coming to establish his kingdom and rule all the earth as God from the Temple in Jerusalem.

2 Thessalonians 4: 3, 4 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”

These are our choices. Which one do you believe you follow? If you are a Christian, do you know the voice of your Savior and obey Him as your Lord? Does He know you and speak to you as you would your friend? Those who follow the false Jesus, pseudokristos, do know their Jesus, face to face, and spiritually. They obey him directly and follow his instructions every day of their lives. They know they are fighting a spiritual battle against spiritual forces and have rejected the God and Father of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. They still follow the lie of the serpent given to Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Genesis 3: 4, 5 “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

But they also believe it is the truth, and not a lie. The time is drawing near to the final close of the story of mankind and the battle of good and evil shown in the Bible. Are you being prepared to accept and follow the antichrist or are you building a true and personal relationship with Jesus Christ of Nazareth? Which one do you really want to follow? If you love Jesus Christ but cannot recognize His voice in your heart, this is your chance to learn. He is the Christ of religious Christianity, but not religious. He is your savior, but He must also become your Lord. Religion must place men over the follower to act as Lord in place of the True Lord, Jesus Christ. But the Holy Spirit was given by God so every believer can learn how to make Jesus Christ their own personal Lord, as well as their personal Savior. If you want to prepare yourself to battle and win spiritually against the followers of the false Christ, the book below will show you how. The stakes are high, your eternity depends upon the Lord you follow. Do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt which Lord you are following?


Spectators or Participants?

Are you an armchair quarterback? Be honest! I know that I’m one. Every time I watch one of my favorite teams play, I find myself critiquing the plays and the results. It’s a habit I learned in high school when my coaches would have the entire team watch the video of the last game and every play is reviewed. Whether we won or lost, our entire team would be together in a classroom for the entire practice, the day after every game, to see what we did right or wrong. At the same time, we would also review a video of the next game’s opponent at one of their games. We would look for their strongest players, their most effective plays, their standard formations for both offense and defense, and their weaknesses. Then, our coach would go over the plays and changes we would make to counter everything we saw the team would do against their opponents.

We did this because we knew our team was one of the smallest in the state, yet we played against teams that were sometimes twice our size, we couldn’t afford to lose any player on account of injuries. Our team was large enough to field two complete offense and defense squads, but not large enough to fill a complete third string of players. All of us were expected to be able to play both offense and defense, but very few of us were able to stay on the field continuously. Some of us were better at offense than we were at defense. That’s just the way it is with life, we can’t all be good at everything we do, but there is always something we do well. At the same time, no matter how good we are at something, someone else can do the same thing better. So we are always learning, critiquing our work, watching what others are doing, and improving on the things we do. While watching and critiquing, we are acting like spectators. But when we are doing something and improving on the things we do, we are participating in life.

But something strange happens when we apply the rules of living to our Christian lives. Suddenly, we are no longer participating in the spiritual battle. We become spectators instead. No matter how skilled we are at the things we do in our lives, whether it’s our jobs, our careers, our hobbies, or our talents, it seems that we are always infants in our Christian walk. We hear about worldly spirituality and even know that worldly spirituality is powerful. But Christian spirituality is a joke in comparison. Depending upon the denomination we attend, Christian spirituality ranges from cleaning up the flesh to Pentecostal “gifts.” There is absolutely no agreement among the clergy so there is nothing but confusion in the congregation. In the process, the congregation is given superficial teachings about spirituality that keeps us ignorant and powerless, but happy.

We know in our heart that something is wrong, but we don’t know what to do about the problem. We’ve invested our trust and all of our ability to act in our pastors because we are constantly being told that “we need to be saved.” Pulpit teachings begin and end with the assumption that the audience is lost, in the dark, ignorant, and in need of salvation. There is nothing more. There is nothing offered beyond salvation. All practical teachings are aimed to bring an unsaved person walking by the flesh up to the level of perfection that “deserves” salvation. As far as most churches are concerned, the only people that are saved in the church, are the leaders of the church. It’s never really openly stated, but simply understood. Who can a person ask for understanding spiritual life? One of the church leadership. Where do church leadership go to for answering questions they cannot answer? The Pastor. Who knows how to study the Bible? The Pastor. What is really done in a weekday “Bible study?” Just another teaching from the pastor to the audience. It may have more detail, but it is still an extended Sunday lesson.

This is NOT a Bible study, it is a Bible lesson. A Bible study requires the use of concordances, dictionaries, interlinear texts, and for most ministers, an acceptable commentary. The preacher never really reveals how they came up with the lesson they teach, they only teach. A true Bible study would open up the extra materials to teach how they are used and how the lesson was crafted. The average layman is never shown any of this. So they only receive the Word of God, they will never be shown how to actively search the Word. This is passive Christianity at the core and it begins with the answer to this question. How do you learn God’s will for your life?

If you have to learn the Word of God from somebody else, it doesn’t matter who, then you are a passive Christian. If you are able to go to God’s Word directly and get an answer to a question directly from the written Word, then you are an active Christian. This is the most basic and fundamental difference between an active or passive believer. The fear that every pastor has concerning a layman that is able to study the Word directly is this, the layman will always make a conclusion that will disagree with the commentary at some point of time. Then the pastor is forced to justify the difference in some manner and the end result will be this. The believer will eventually realize that the final say does not stand on the Word of God, but upon the acceptable commentary.

So spiritual instruction in the church does not rest upon the spiritual truth from the written Word of God. Spiritual instruction in the church rests upon the opinions of men written in the acceptable commentary used by the pastor. This is second hand information, not primary information. What do I mean about primary and second hand information?

Primary information is learned directly from the authoritative source.

Second hand information is learned from teachers who studied the authoritative source.

Hearsay information comes from people who learned what other people said about the authoritative source.

I am being extremely kind when I say that a pastor is teaching second hand information. In over 50 years of experience with many different ministers, from many different denominational backgrounds, I can tell you will complete confidence that most ministers only regurgitate hearsay information about walking with Jesus Christ. The true, authoritative source for spiritual instruction in the church is the commentary, not the Word of God. This is why there are so many denominations and differences within each denomination or splinter church. Men trust in the words of men instead of the “clear” teachings from the Word of God. Why did I put the word “clear” in quotes? Because there are two major ways that the Word of God is understood in church circles.

The first way is called the “Literal” method of understanding. It assumes that the Word of God says what it means, and means what it says. Unless the Word identifies where a parable, allegorical lesson, or otherwise is happening, the Word is understood to mean exactly what it is saying. This method of Biblical understanding assumes that God has an appointed lesson and purpose in Scripture. It is filled with clear spiritual lessons to teach a believer how to walk in faith with God, the reason for salvation, and by whom we are saved. It is the story of Jesus Christ and the history of the line of Christ.

The second way is called the “Allegorical” method of understanding. It assumes that the Word of God is a collection of lessons that can be ascertained in many different ways. Clement of Alexandria stated that as many as five different lessons can be obtained in any section of scripture. He taught that the Word of God is allegorical, not literal. This method leaves the understanding of the lesson completely open for the teacher to find. There is no absolute truth or lesson that God is trying to convey so the Word is completely open to any private interpretation the teacher wants to make.

The two ways are not compatible and will yield many different conclusions concerning “truth.” Depending upon the acceptable method of Biblical understanding used by your pastor, the “truth” you receive will be very different from any other believer who calls their belief Christianity and is also the reason why there is so much division within the Body of Christ. An allegorical minister will never be acceptable in a literal congregation, likewise, a literal minister will always be unacceptable in an allegorical congregation.

But there is also a third way to understand Biblical truth. Forget the commentaries altogether and let the Word of God explain itself. In this manner, the Word is primarily understood as “Literal,” but allows the Word to be anything that it identifies itself to be. A third of the Bible is prophetic and must be understood literally. Another third is historical and must also be understood literally. The last third of the Bible is poetic, lyrical, and allegorical. But here’s the catch, it will always identify what is happening and provide the explanation. So even when the Word of God is allegorical, it provides the intended interpretation as well. This is letting the written Word of God speak for itself.

There is a Biblical precedent to accept this third way as the standard that should be followed. The first precedent is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. He always explained the Word of God literally. Whenever He quoted Scripture, He quoted it and explained it literally. He taught using parables, but explained the parables to the disciples. The second precedent is the testimony of the Word itself.

2 Timothy 3: 16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”

The key phrase to pay attention to, is the first part of the verse. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God,” means it the entire Word of God is spiritual revelation from God. If the basic definition of prophecy is for the man of God to hear from God and tell what he has heard to people, then the entire Word of God is prophecy. Every bit of the written Scripture is prophecy, 100% of it. So, as prophecy, then the interpretation of prophecy cannot be left for man to decide. If God gave the prophecy by revelation, then He must also give the understanding of the prophecy. Otherwise, man is free to make any private interpretation he wants to make and there is another verse that warns us against making any private interpretation we would like to make.

2 Peter 1: 20 “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”

If all of Scripture is prophecy, (2 Timothy 3: 16), and “no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation,” then no teacher of scripture has the right to change scripture in any way to say whatever the teacher wants. The teacher is limited to say only what the scripture says. Then God does something in the next verse. He re-establishes the truth that all scripture comes from God by revelation.

2 Peter 1: 21 “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

Moses did not sit down one day and chose to write God’s laws down for the Israelites to obey. David, Samuel, Joshua, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, Matthew, Paul, and every other writer of the Bible did not choose to write God’s Word by their own desire and forethought. They were all inspired by the Holy Spirit to write and they wrote what God wanted them to write. And notice this, what they wrote is called “prophecy.” That is repeating what 2 Timothy 3: 16 already said. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.”

The challenge for every believer is to make the active choice to learn the TRUTH directly from the written Word of God. This choice means we are taking charge of our own eternity by choosing to learn what God says directly and every day. Learning the Word begins with reading the Word. At this point in time, it is impossible to expect to understand what you are reading, but just as every infant grows and matures in life, the understanding will come. The primary way for the Holy Spirit to make itself known in the believer is with the written Word of God.

John 14: 26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

Jesus says, “he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” What things have Jesus spoken to us? His Word written in the Scriptures. So where’s the best first place to start reading? The Gospels that contain the Words Jesus spoke. We don’t want to limit our reading to the Gospels alone, but begin our reading with the first five books of the New Testament. It is possible to read the entire Word of God in one week. If you want to take a little more time, it can be done easily in one month. If you want to take a year to read the written Word one time, The Daily Bible, NIV, is a great book to get. It breaks up the entire Word into 365 pieces to read a part every day and complete the entire written Word in one year.

Once you start getting the written Word into your brain, even though you won’t fully understand what you’ve read, now you have something the Holy Spirit can bring to your mind when you need help. Does it matter what version of the Bible you need to read? Absolutely not. It’s only important to get His Word into your life.

Active study of the written Word is the next step. For this, you need to know what Bible study really is. When we go to a “Bible study” in most churches, we’re not really studying the Bible, but receiving another Bible teaching. Receiving instruction is passive learning. Studying the Bible is active learning. It’s purpose is to “fine tune” your understanding to help you know how to apply the things you’ve read into your life. There has to be a practical application, relevant to your life, that the words of Scripture must relate. If the Word of God has no practical significance to life and living, it becomes nothing more than an antiquated book of morals with dubious modern applications.

Up to this point, it’s all a matter of receiving information, putting that information into your mind, and trying to find out how that information applies to life and living. This is all physical training. The only relationship it has with the spirit is the fact that the written Word came to the men of old by the Spirit and our own Holy Spirit uses the same written Word when we ask for help.

It is when we ask God for help and receive an answer from Him by the Holy Spirit that we go beyond our physical understanding and activate our spiritual understanding and relationship with God Almighty. The Holy Spirit is the only way for God to speak to His child. When the Holy Spirit speaks, it is the same as though Jesus Christ Himself were speaking directly to us. When a child of God does what the Holy Spirit instructs, that instruction must also agree with the written Word of God and that is also why revelation from God is the remembrance of something from the written Word.

This is how we transform our Savior into our Lord. We are obeying God when we obey the written Word. We are obeying the Lord Jesus Christ when we obey the Holy Spirit. This is how we make our Christianity living and real in our lives. Christian religion is the relationship between a pastor and denomination with the congregation. Christianity is all about the relationship between the living God with His children. This relationship is what Adam and Eve enjoyed in the Garden of Eden, and rejected. This is also the relationship that Jesus Christ lived and taught His disciples to enjoy. It is the relationship of a father with his children and Jesus Christ was God’s only begotten son of a woman. Since the day of Pentecost, every believer of the Lord Jesus Christ is also a son or daughter of God.

We have the awesome ability to walk and talk with God daily. Along with that, we can learn how to make Jesus Christ our Lord directly instead of indirectly through men. This is what true Christianity is all about, a fully functioning, spiritual relationship with God that we are able to enjoy every day of our lives.

Radical Liberals already know how to develop a fully functioning, spiritual relationship with their god. To the degree they work against and despise the written Word of God, their god is not the same as our God. They know that they are developing a spiritual relationship with their god. They pray just like we pray. They have religious rituals just like we have religious rituals. But they know without a doubt that they are worshiping a spiritual god that is not Christian or the God of Jesus Christ. Many are open and honest enough to publicly admit that their Lord is Lucifer. If you are a believer of the Lord Jesus Christ, this is who we are living with in the world.

These people are loving, kind, helpful, and compassionate. They demonstrate their walk every day of their life. They are fully convinced that Jesus Christ is evil. They even believe that God Almighty is a false god and worship Lucifer as the true god. They produce signs, miracles, and wonders in their life and know they enjoy a spiritual relationship with their god. They are committed to serve their god because their lives are physically enriched by their god. The only thing missing, is an acknowledging that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and was raised from the dead. The spirit in their life, is not the same as the Holy Spirit in our lives. so they are able to defeat us only as long as we remain ignorant of the power we have working within us.

As long as we remain passive and religious Christians, we will remain ignorant of that power. We will never develop that full sharing relationship with God through the Holy Spirit. We will never develop a level of faith that allows us to overcome the world. You have to quit being passive if you want to mature and develop a strong, power filled relationship with God that allows you to experience deliverance in every situation that the world will throw against you. If you believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has given you the ability to know the great God who is above all others, then you have to learn how to live with Him at your side. Our God is the God of love and deliverance. Our God is spiritual and the only way to defeat the spiritual princes and powers of the world is with His help. There is no other way.

My book was written to expose the depth of Christian deception we’ve learned to accept as normal and true. While exposing devilish deception within the church is exposing the problems, I’ve also included the solution, what you can do to overcome those problems. There is nothing wrong with the religious walk of Christianity when you also develop your own spiritual walk with God. As you overcome the world, you will be able to bless your church in ways you never thought was possible before. Are you ready to quit being a spiritual spectator? Get the book below to learn how to become a spiritual participant and a power filled Christian.


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Well, spring has arrived and so has the tax man. While most people are able to get their taxes done easily and quickly, during this time of Covid-19 pandemic crisis, it wasn’t necessarily true for my household. Can you imagine what sort of problems can happen during a year when an employer lays you off, locks their doors, then closes down for good? Now, during the midst of a worldwide shutdown, the need for a job search becomes necessary. Now add to this, employers who are taking advantage of the situation by hiring for only a few days or weeks to get a particular need filled, then “pulling the rug” out from under the new employee without any explanation.

They might get rid of an employee they don’t want by hiring a hatchet man, then get rid of the hatchet man, (seen that happen). They have a difficult job that needs to be performed, but nobody on the premises will lift a finger to “git ‘er done.” So the new employee works double time and gets the job done, only to be released so one of the “old guys” can take over after all of the dirty work is done, (yup that happened too). What about promises of growth and advancement opportunities to get the new employee excited and thankful for their new position. Then finding out that those opportunities are only given to the most incompetent, or the most senior member of the staff, (the “yes man” got the promotion). The opportunity to advance evaporates into a murky oblivion and hours are cut and eventually days are cut from the schedule. How can I say these things are happening?

It’s easy when you experience it. But even easier when you see people around you getting the same experience as well. Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who have chosen to stay committed to God are being treated in odd ways. The rules we were raised to follow don’t work any more. There is too much worldly hatred against Godly people in the workplace today. The need to be able to listen to God’s voice in the believer’s heart is becoming more important. Not only for knowing how to respond to ungodliness at the workplace, but to stay a step ahead of poverty in a world that hates Godliness. Our own household experienced multiple job changes and betrayals at the workplace last year. We’ve been forced to defend ourselves against unscrupulous employers and empty promises. It’s much more complicated to fill out our tax forms simply because many of us are no longer listing only one employer. Simply holding a job is a spiritual battle against ungodliness and lies for the believer, but the relief and vindication that comes when lies are exposed is also part of the spiritual battle process. But relief and vindication from men is not the comfort or the Comforter promised by Jesus.

Jesus Christ promised that He would send the Comforter to help His believers because He would go to His Father.

John 14: 16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;”

The Comforter was meant to replace the physical presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, and still be Jesus Christ Himself.

John 14: 18 “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”

So, when you as a believer can recognize when the Holy Spirit is speaking in your heart, then you are also hearing the voice of Jesus Christ in your life.

John 14: 26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

How did we stay one step ahead of disaster last year? By staying thankful to God for every blessing whenever we started a new job. It didn’t matter what the job may be, the first step is always to be thankful that God made the opportunity to work possible. Sometimes, even though the promises for a long employment was given from the start, the thought that the employment opportunity would not last long would also come. On these occasions, we would continue to seek employment even though it appeared as though we had a stable position. On three occasions last year, a new job opportunity was offered the very next day after being told that our employment services were no longer needed. On two occasions, we were simply told not to show up for work. On two other occasions, we noticed that scheduled jobs were simply removed from our work list without reason or notice, followed by a letter of dismissal. On every occasion, new employment was ready within a few short days. It pays to listen, when God says to keep looking for work, especially when it appeared as though stable work was found. It seems that there is no stable work any longer.

Many of our believer friends have experience the same kind of problems. They ask the same question each time: Why is it happening to them? They’ve also noticed that their supervisors, (just like our own experience), were either hateful to Christians or were superficial Christians. This is part of the spiritual battle at the work front. When a person is controlled by the desires and motivation of the flesh, they are completely helpless against devilish influences. That especially applies to “believers” who walk by the desires of the flesh and have no understanding of spiritual matters. They are an open target to any spiritual power present. They have no defense against any spiritual onslaught. The strongest power that they respect will always control their actions.

A believer that is spiritually strong or growing spiritually, is also an open target to devilish harassment. Why is that so? A believer walking with the power of God is walking in spiritual light. A person walking in darkness and influenced by devilish powers has no clue what they are really doing. But the devil spirit influencing them, can see and hates the light of God in their presence. They will do everything possible to get rid of that light of truth. In today’s culture of growing hatred against Christians, devil spirits have a nearly free hand of power to remove anyone that walks in God’s light. You don’t even have to say a word. Spiritual darkness can see God’s light in anyone who has the Holy Spirit dwelling within them and that makes every Christian a walking target.

Christian believers must subject ourselves to the worldly powers that be. When it becomes culturally acceptable to reject Christian ethics and principles in the work place, the work place becomes a spiritual mine field. Our duty at work is to serve God by working our best, but when the world cannot find a valid fault against the believer, the next attack is to manufacture a lie against that believer. It is a situation similar to what happened to Jesus at His trial.

Matthew 26: 60, “But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,”

A false witness is a liar. In Jesus case, they twisted His words against Him and two were found that agreed. The lies cost Jesus, His life. The lies can cost a Christian, their job. If you are a Christian and have heard of similar or have experienced similar problems, you are not alone.

If you have bought into the “prosperity gospel” that is so popular in this current Christian church culture, then you must take the position that a Christian struggling with employment issues has to be “out of fellowship” with God. Today’s acceptable “prosperity” based teachings assume that God blesses the believer who is “in fellowship” with wealth, power, possessions, and influence. It cannot explain why some Christians are “rewarded” with material good, while others are “punished” at every turn. When a spiritual check against the Word of God is used instead, the battle between carnal believers and spiritual believers is exposed. Carnal believers still walk by the flesh. They live by the rules of the world seeking the rewards of the world. Spiritual believers walk in faith to please their spiritual Father. They live by the Spirit of God to do the will of their spiritual father, God. The two kinds of “believing” are neither compatible nor able to really co-exist peacefully.

Galatians 5: 17 “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”

The question we must ask ourselves is this: Who’s reward are we trying to receive? Are we seeking the rewards of the world, meaning, are we living to receive the notoriety, wealth, and power of influence the world offers? Or, are we seeking God’s favor, meaning, are we living to please Him by obeying His voice in our hearts? The first goal is accomplished by living according to our flesh, the reason and logic of our education, and obedience to the influences of the world around us. The second is accomplished by living according to the written and spiritual revelation Word of God, in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ in our lives.

Material blessings do come as an added blessing to those walking by the spirit. But they may not appear to be “blessings” to those walking by the flesh. Have you noticed that the things you need seem to always come “on special” at the very times you need them? What about the special tools you need to accomplish a job? Can you find really good, quality, and expensive tools at a price compared to brand new, but much lower quality tools? Look at the automobile you drive. How old is it? How many miles does it have? Isn’t it amazing that your old car seems to work as well as a new one for so long? The newest vehicle in our household was made in 1998 and our oldest daily driver was made in 1991. The average mileage for all of our vehicles is 180,000 miles. I have shirts and trousers that I bought new 20 and 30 years ago that I use every week and still have no tears in them. These are blessings from God to me. I can’t promise the same blessings to you, but as you work to keep God first in your life, I can promise that He will bless you. I can make that promise because Jesus already made that promise and I am only repeating what He said.

Matthew 6: 31 and 33 “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

What you do with God is between you and God alone. It is a spiritual relationship. If you are seeking support or validation from church leaders, the only way to achieve that is to do all that they tell you to do. But if you fail in any way, that support or validation will always be withheld from you. Who’s support is better to receive? The support and approval from God Almighty who is spiritual and never changes, or the support and approval from men and clergy of the church who’s opinions are always changing?

I can tell you this from experience. When you listen to and act on the words of men, the benefits you receive in return may not reflect the benefits promised in the written Word. What do I mean? If the promise they make is spoken by revelation and agrees with the written Word, then you will absolutely receive the Godly benefits promised to you. If the promise they make is spoken presumptuously and does not reflect God’s spiritual revelation, even though it is the written Word of God, then you might not receive any benefit or answer at all. In fact, you may even find yourself worse off in the end, than if you never acted on their word at all. It’s like being in the presence of Job’s miserable comforters.

Both people are sincere with their advice, but one is acting upon spiritual revelation supported by the written Word and the other is acting upon their intelligence and reason and using the written Word as their support. Only spiritual revelation that is supported by the written Word will give the promised result. Both advice will appear the same. Both people may have also been authorized by the church, ordained by the church, and licensed by the government. But only one was speaking the truth as God intends for you. How can you know the difference, if all you can see are the degrees they hold, the ordination of the church, and the authorization from the government by their license of ordination? This is when you need to know God’s voice in your heart to discern who is really speaking God’s will for your life or their own will for your life.

A “prosperity preacher” may look upon a history like we’ve had last year and reprove our lives as examples of ungodliness and of being cursed by God Himself. On the other hand, a compassionate preacher speaking with the heart of Jesus Christ, by revelation, may speak words of comfort and encouragement instead. But what if we give a little twist here and say that neither of these men were ordained at all. What if neither of these people were even men? What if they were simply thoughts in your mind? Could one of these thoughts be inspired by your own reason or logic and the other from a spiritual source, or both thoughts are from different spiritual sources? How can you tell one from the other without help from God Himself? God does want you to be prosperous and have influence in the world around you.

3 John 1: 2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

But the forces of the world are also spiritual. These forces are the motivators of culture and are, by nature, dark and devilish. These are the principalities and powers of the world.

Ephesians 6: 12 “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.”

There is only one way to fight against spiritual wickedness. That one way is to use spiritual weapons. What most Christians only know on a superficial level, (meaning, we mentally assent to this truth), is that the Bible clearly reveals what these tools are and how to use them against the world. Christian churches were originally teaching every believer how to overcome the world. At that time, those Christian churches were Jewish synagogues. The apostles taught by practical demonstration as well as through informational lessons from Scripture. What the church lost before the end of the first century were the practical demonstrations of God’s spiritual power at work in a believer’s life. What good are songs about spiritual armor without the knowledge we need, to be able to use that armor? We need to know what that armor is, as well as how to use that armor in order to defeat the powers of darkness being used against us.

Ephesians 6: 13 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

This is the primary purpose of the spiritual armor of God. For Christian believers to be able to “withstand in the evil day.” What evil day? Any day in our life where evil attempts to defeat us. Could that evil day happen in our home against someone in our family? Yes. What about among our friends? Yes again. Could that evil day happen in school or our work place? Of course. Whether you choose to live as a religious spectator or an active believer having faith in God for all you do is entirely a private matter between you and God. It is not a matter that church doctrine or even my own teaching can dictate. You take on the whole armor of God, (which is spiritual), you learn how to use that spiritual armor with God, and you build your own spiritual relationship with God in the process. All you need is a practical process, or roadmap to learn how to make all this real in your own life.

It’s a process that the first century believers learned from Jesus Himself. After the day of Pentecost, the apostles continued to teach and demonstrate the process. For them, it was a “grass roots” movement. Meaning the Body of Christ didn’t grow as a result of pulpit preaching. It grew as a result of believers living their lives and walking with God. They were living life spiritually with God. Their walk is demonstrated in the book of Acts and the process is taught by the apostle Paul. He learned the process by revelation directly from Jesus. What you will find, as you turn your life from the walk of the flesh, to the walk of faith in the Holy Spirit, is that you will learn directly from Jesus as well. Jesus Christ will become a living and real part of your life when you build your walk of faith.

The biggest change that you will find you make is this. Jesus Christ will slowly and consistently become your greatest source of trustworthy advice, instead of any man or woman you know. That means any teacher, any boss, any minister, any author, even your own feelings and desires. It is a process that I’ve found no book written by a minister reveals. The “spirituality” being taught to Christian believers has no bearing at all to anything the written Word of God calls spiritual. We are being taught to clean up our act and become more Godly in our thoughts and character. These things are good to do, but they are matters of the flesh, not matters of the spirit. True Biblical spirituality requires the ability to hear God’s voice, recognize God’s voice as from God and not any other source, then acting upon that voice of God, (which is obedience). Faith in God is NOT faith in church leaders. It is literally faith in God directly. Do you want to know how to build your faith? You have to train yourself to walk by the Holy Spirit from God.

Liberals are tapped into the world’s spiritual source, and we know that it’s NOT God. They know they are spiritual. They know they are tapped into a spiritual source. Many of them are deceived into believing they are serving the true God. Some of them know they are not following the rules of God, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, but still believe they are serving the true God. A few of them know their god is not our God, but do not realize that their god is really Satan. Then there is the final group. They know their god is not our God, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, but is Satan and they actively appropriate his power in their lives. This is the power behind the great liberal minds of government, religion, and culture all over the world and what Christians are fighting against. Make no mistake about this one truth, we are alone in a world against God, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are not part of the world in any way though we live in the world. Any Biblical talk of a spiritual connection to the true God, and absolute right and wrong according to truth, is rejected by the world. They want to redefine truth as a relative concept that changes from situation to situation. It is now, just like the days of Noah.

Matthew 24: 37 – 41 “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”

Jesus Christ is the Son of man and the one speaking in this passage. I don’t believe that He is coming soon because I’m experiencing job problems. I believe He is coming soon because the Christian church has fallen asleep and abandoned its duty to its own people. That duty is to show each and every one of us how the Holy Spirit operates in our lives. In that operation, how the Holy Spirit keeps us safe in the evil day. In keeping us safe, how our faith becomes stronger and stronger. And as our faith grows, how we overcome the world in greater and greater tribulation, even tribulation that becomes an inspiration for others to want to follow our God. When we acknowledge Jesus Christ as our Savior, we are saved. But until we learn to obey the Holy Spirit, we are still walking by the flesh in no different manner than the rest of the world. We have to change our manner of life by choosing to ask God for answers, listen for His answer by the Holy Spirit, then acting upon that answer. When we act upon the answer we receive from God, it is at that point when Jesus Christ becomes our Lord.

This is why it’s so important for every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ to know how to recognize the Holy Spirit’s voice. Jesus Christ may be your personal Savior, but until you listen and obey Him by the Spirit, you cannot build a relationship with Him. If you never build a relationship with your Savior, He can never know you and become your Lord. Why am I able to overcome every obstacle the world throws at me to defeat me and my family? I chose long ago to really learn to listen for His voice and act upon His revelation. In other words, I made the conscious decision to make Jesus Christ my Lord. And that can only be done with a spiritual relationship by the Holy Spirit we receive when we become born again.

If anyone tells you that life is easier and the problems you have will end when you become born again, it is a lie, a devilish deception. Here is the deception. When you realize that nothing really changed about your life except the one thing that led you to Christ, the temptation to reject Christianity and return to your former ways creeps in. Following the rituals of religion seems safe and easy. No matter what Christian church you choose to attend, every one of them has a pattern of ritual unique to that church. There is nothing wrong with the rituals. It’s when the rituals become more important than your relationship with Jesus Christ, then you have a problem. Because when you need to overcome a situation in your life and you trust church rituals more than the voice of the Holy Spirit, then your obedience rests upon the words of men.

It’s the pattern of overcoming situation after situation that reveals whether you are making Jesus Christ your Lord or your church rituals. Problems don’t end because you become born again. You’ve become a light in a world of spiritual darkness. The truth is, you will experience more problems instead, because you’ve become a target that spiritual darkness is able to see. You shouldn’t run away from your problems because you need them to give God opportunities to display His love for you. With every situation that comes in your life, you have another opportunity to ask God for help and answers. Each time He tells you what to do and reveals what is happening is another time for you to show Him your trust by your obedience to His revelation. As you trust Him more by acting upon His spiritual revelation, you are making Him your personal Lord. The trust you are building with Him, is your faith.

So you see, there are times when more problems will simply happen. During those times, you need to turn to God more. The past few weeks have been one of those times in my life. I’ve had to devote more of my time to the problems of living, ordinary problems that simply piled up one after another almost faster than I could handle, but not too fast for God. I’ve experienced a load of problems that took my time away from blogging, but I was able to witness God working in my life to deliver me in my “evil day.” As I experienced one deliverance after another over the past few weeks, it was like Christmas and a most wonderful time, but I’m rejoicing because of His spiritual power at work and deliverance in my life.

Every day is a Sunday for me. There is no day that I don’t turn to God with some reason for help. Whether it’s to ask Him to help others or for myself, that is the reason for prayer. My prayer to God is more like a conversation with Him than a ritualistic shopping list given to Santa Clause. I ask Him to help me understand what is going on with certain people or situations and He tells me. Then I ask Him what I should do to overcome the problems that are happening. When He tells me what to do, I’ve learned long ago to simply do it.

So you see, the asking is easy and the obedience is also easy. It’s the faith part that was hard for me to learn how to build. None of the churches I attended or the ministry schools I graduated from really knew how to teach me the manner to build my personal faith in God. They didn’t know how to communicate the process that I needed to follow that builds faith and makes Jesus Christ my personal Lord and Savior. So I know you are also struggling with the same questions I had. How does a Christian believer really make Jesus Christ their Lord after you become born again? What does faith look like? And finally, how does a believer build their faith in God? That is why I wrote the book: Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game.” If you are struggling with these same three questions and have situations happening in your life that God can help deliver you from, then this book is for you. If you have no problems and life is great, then you don’t need my book at all. Maybe you should write one that outlines how you became so successful. I would certainly purchase that book from you.


Living in the Light

What is the better way to move around? To walk in the light of day, or to walk in a dark room with a small flashlight? When you use a flashlight, only the area where you point that light is enlightened. But when you walk in the light of day, everything is illuminated. This is the choice every person makes concerning their daily spiritual walk in life and living. Whether Christian or non-Christian, we all make this choice concerning our walk. For the Christian, it means whether we choose to live in spiritual light by the Holy Spirit or live by the logic and reason of our intelligence. For the non-Christian, it means whether they choose to commit their lives to the spiritual powers of the world or live by their own intelligence.

The difference between the spirit that Christians rely upon and the spirits that non-Christians rely upon is the difference between Jesus Christ and every other spirit.

Romans 8: 14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

To be led by the Spirit of God is to follow and obey God’s lead. That means to trust in the revelation of the Holy Spirit within you. Or, to be even more blunt, to trust an invisible God and believe that the invisible voice in your heart is from God. The world already knows how to trust the voice of devil spirits in their heart. Take your pick from Indian heritage to witchcraft, Voodoo to Eastern religions, transcendental meditation to the Secret, there is a true smorgasbord of spirituality to choose, all without Christ.

But Christians are NOT taught to trust God’s voice at all. Gary Stearman, the host of Prophecy Watchers.com states that the invisible God is a mystery. He speaks using spiritual terminology and the popular channel he hosts even talks about prophecy. But he states himself that the working of the Holy Spirit displayed by the apostles of the early church was a special anointing reserved for only those men, at that time, for the purpose of establishing the Christian church. This is the accepted belief of most Christian ministers today and is what they were taught in seminary. They all believe they are walking in spiritual faith with God already by simply following the written Word alone.

Mr. Stearman expounds on Colossians 1: 9 in one of his videos and explains three key words in the verse. Here is the verse:

Colossians 1: 9 “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;”

He is an ordained minister with many years of experience and a congregation of followers both in his church and online. This expository teaching can be found at his Prophecy Watchers channel on Roku under the heading “Studies with Stearman.” The study is titled “The Mystery of the Invisible God.” These are the three key words: “knowledge,” “wisdom,” and “spiritual understanding.” The last word is actually two words that must be understood together because they point to a specific kind of understanding. Here is how he explains these three words.

“‘Knowledge’, epignōsis, means: learning the facts. Learning the framework upon which can be built a higher knowledge.” (quoted)

He goes no farther in the explanation of this word. He doesn’t tell us what the “higher knowledge” may be, but leaves the listener open to assumptions and goes directly into the next word, wisdom.

“‘Wisdom’ is sophia and it’s a philosophical term and it means learning the elements of understanding complex issues.” (quoted)

He reiterates that Paul opens this prayer desiring the believer to have “epignōsis, full knowledge of His will and wisom, rock solid logic and spiritual understanding. And so this is clause one of his prayer and there are seven more, making a total of eight.” Then he continues on to verse 10. We are led to believe that the “facts” are Biblical, leading to “spiritual” higher knowledge, which “wisdom” reveals the elements of the complex issue of God’s invisible mystery.

Ladies and gentlemen, there are three key words in this verse that needed to be explained. Mr. Stearman even stated that there are three key words. But he only bothered to explain two of the three words and his definitions were nothing more than a short blurb that we are to accept as truth without any more facts or explanation. We are simply left to assume he knows what he is talking about because of his stature as the host and minister in charge of the lesson. Christian religion has set protocols that believers who are not ordained and authorized to teach are supposed to follow.

One of these protocols is to never question the authority of the teacher and assume he knows what he is saying. In this manner, the teacher remains the teacher and the believer is always the student. The student’s place is always under the teacher and never to be at the same level of understanding or authority. This is not entirely a wrong idea. It is the basis of Old Testament structure, the Temple, and the government. But when Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, everything changed. This change is taught all through the New Testament, but it is greatly ignored in the church today as unnecessary.

The early church was not built by the wisdom and preaching of men, but by the demonstrated power of the Spirit of God at work among men. This is what turned the pagan Gentiles to Jesus Christ. But at the same time that spiritual truth was spreading, religious authority within the church was also fighting to remain dominant. Religious authority sets the leadership above and separate from the believers. Its power rests upon the wisdom of the leadership being greater and distinct from the ignorance of the congregation, or laity. This is the power of religion and is distinctly different from the power of God. Paul had to address this religious movement within the Christian believers.

1 Corinthians 2: 4, 5 “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

There were two gospels of Jesus Christ fighting for dominance in the early church. One gospel, preached by the religious Messianic Jews demanded the obedience to the law. The other gospel, preached by Paul, rested in the relationship and power of God by the Holy Spirit. The first gospel was championed by Peter among the Jews. Its power was the wisdom and authority of the law and leadership of the church. The second gospel was championed by Paul among the Gentiles. Its power was the wisdom and liberty of walking with God by every believer. This is what Paul told the Galatians.

Galatians 1: 6, 7 “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.”

The two words translated “another” in these two verses are not the same word in the Greek. They have two distinctly different meanings that are never conveyed in the English, but are shown by the Greek. The first word “another” in verse 6 is heteros, which is “another of a different kind.” The second word “another” in verse 7 is allos, which is “another of a similar kind.” So the two verses could be rendered in this manner to make more sense.

Galatians 1: 6, 7 “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto a different gospel: Which is not the same (as the one I taught you); but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.”

These are the two competing “wisdom’s” in the church. The wisdom of authority among men based upon obedience to the law controlling the flesh, or the wisdom of God based upon demonstrated spiritual power by the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The first wisdom is carnal, logical, and cold. It is the imposition of the precepts of law and tradition without spiritual power or the need for any demonstration of spiritual power. This was the way of the Jewish leadership at the time, fighting to maintain their religious authority over the new believers of the Lord Jesus Christ. And this was also the demonstrated habit pattern of Peter even though he knew how to walk by the Spirit. The second wisdom is spiritual, unpredictable, and compassionate. It is the way of walking by faith with the Holy Spirit at work in the believers of the Lord Jesus Christ.

So knowledge and wisdom in the church can come by two different methods. In the carnal church led by the wisdom of men, knowledge comes from the leadership of the church and is based upon logical reasoning. The knowledge is built step by step, precept upon precept. Leaders who are authorized to teach have to display detailed knowledge of church doctrine. This carnal church has no need for a spiritual display of any kind. In fact, any spiritual display of power would be disruptive to the status quo in that spiritual power needs a spiritual Lord that supersedes the authority of men. In order to control or reduce the disruption of spiritual displays of power in the carnal church, it is easiest to class all spiritual displays as devilish without any regard to its source. Especially when the leadership of the church is incapable of making these displays due to spiritual immaturity, unbelief, or outright rejection of Godly spirituality. This attitude began after the fall of Jerusalem to Roman forces in 70 A.D. and the end of the first century.

The problem with the early church of the first century, was simply that the church met in synagogues. The doctrine of Jesus Christ was taught by Jews to the Gentiles. Christianity is a Jewish belief and Jesus Christ was a Jewish leader who demonstrated God’s spiritual power actively at work in His life and taught others how to do the same in their lives. These others were the 12 apostles and all of them were zealous of the law. Every time Jesus walked by the Spirit of God, He demonstrated the weakness of the wisdom of men against the power of God. The established leadership of the Temple was jealous of His power. The same Temple leadership was still the leadership of the synagogues after the Holy Spirit came on Pentecost. When the new believers demonstrated God’s power, this same leadership was jealous of these believers. They worked to discourage those displays in order to maintain their control and authority all through the book of Acts and the church in Jerusalem slowly conformed to their authority. Demonstrated spiritual power was discouraged in every way by Temple leadership as it cannot be controlled by the precepts of men.

This was how the Christian church grew after the death of the apostles towards the end of the first century. But the carnal church was never meant to be the dominant church. Until Paul was arrested by these religious leaders, he built the gentile Christian church with the demonstrated power of God. It took Paul’s disappearance from the leadership structure of the first century church to allow carnal Christianity to dominate Christian history. As long as the “knowledge” we learn is carnal and logical, the “wisdom” we practice is firmly based on the flesh and the leadership we follow are the men and women of the church and the doctrines they teach. This is the first form of “wisdom” based upon carnal “knowledge” and the logic and intelligence of the flesh.

The second form of wisdom comes from God and is based upon spiritual power lived by the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. In this case, knowledge comes from God directly by the Holy Spirit but the knowledge of the written Word is still essential. This was not a problem when the believers met daily in the synagogues and in the homes. They were able to talk to one another about spiritual matters and Jewish history is filled with the power of God at work among men. They knew God was real. Many of them knew Jesus Christ directly and sat under His feet when He taught. Some of them were sent out by Jesus to heal, cast out demons and spread His gospel of the Kingdom of God. These people experienced the power of God at work in their own lives because of the Spirit that Jesus ministered to them. The Jews knew how to hear from God, by the Spirit, and obey God, by their ministering. But by the end of the first Century, Jews and Gentiles were firmly at odds against one another and Gentile Christians were forced to figure out Godly spirituality without the help of Jewish history or understanding.

The defining difference of the second form of wisdom is the wisdom that comes from God. It is NOT a precept based logic, but a precept supported logic. The revelation that comes from God by the Holy Spirit does not in any way change the written Word of God. What it does change, is the focus of the leadership. Church leadership of men teaches the written Word of God, but the believer obeys God directly. To the degree that spiritual revelation agrees with the spirit of the written Word, then that revelation can be obeyed as from God Himself. To the degree that the spiritual revelation does not agree with the written Word of God, then that revelation can be cast off as a deception from devils or the logic and reasoning of the mind. In this manner, the believer must know the written Word and be able to try the spirits whether they are of God.

1 John 4: 1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

A believer that walks with this much trust in God by the Holy Spirit, is making Jesus Christ their direct Lord. This elevates the importance of God in the believer’s walk and reduces the impact and importance of a powerless religion. The problem with today’s world however, is that powerless, and spiritless Christianity is competing against the powerful and devilish spirits of the world. As long as Christianity was the dominant force in culture, devil spirits were held back and could not take over. But it became obvious to the world that Christianity was becoming nothing more than another empty and spirit less religion of the world. In response, the principalities of the world became emboldened to reclaim their former dominance. Beginning in the 17th Century, the Christian church itself began to change in a much darker way. While it was still expected that all Christians would attend regular church services every Sunday, they were no longer expected to live their Christianity outside of church.

The rise of Deism contributed to the rise of the watered down gospel from the pulpit. Truth was no longer absolute. Without the Spirit of God in operation at the pulpit, God became more and more like the Greek and Roman gods of classical history and philosophy. The power of God became a mythical story from the long lost past. Biblical truth became an impossible goal to live. And classical mysticism became the vogue along with the rise of the acceptance of the theory of evolution during the 19th Century. With the help of the supporters of Hegel and the Luciferian church, Karl Marx renounced Christianity and developed the Socialist philosophy. With the help of witchcraft and a spirit guide, Alice A. Bailey also renounced Christianity and developed the New Age philosophy, which was adopted into the UN Charter. These are spiritual developments from the princes and principalities of the world that have marked the 20th Century. The problems of the world are caused by the rejection of Godly spirituality by the church and the acceptance of devilish spirituality by the rest of the world.

Because the leaders of the church like Gary Stearman are ignorant of God’s spirituality by the Holy Spirit, they are powerless against the ongoing rise of devilish power in the world. Jesus Christ fought against these devil spirits long ago and won. He revealed the mystery of the invisible God for His believers to gain victory against these ruling cultural spirits. This is why every Christian believer needs to learn how to understand the written Word of God from the spiritual point of view instead of the carnal point of view alone. We need to know how to defeat these spirits and make them submit to the will of God once again. But these ruling spirits will never submit to a superficial Christian fighting with the tools of the flesh. They will only submit to the power of God wielded by a mature Christian living by the faith of Jesus Christ and uses the spiritual tools of the Holy Spirit daily. This is the change that God is bringing about in the church today for the 21st Century. It is a grass roots movement with change starting from the congregation. It is happening without the help of a pulpit that cannot understand spiritual matters. That is church leadership who are ignorant or have rejected Christian spirituality and Godly power by walking with their logic and intelligence instead.

Mr Stearman explained “knowledge” and “wisdom” from the carnal point of view. Here is the same verse explained from the spiritual point of view.

Colossians 1: 9 “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;”

To “be filled with the knowledge of his will” is to be filled with the Holy Spirit, know what the written Word says, and to be able to recognize Jesus’ voice in your heart. It is to be able to hear direct spiritual revelation from God. When you know the written Word and it agrees with spiritual revelation from the Holy Spirit, you will know God’s will for that moment of time and situation at hand. Now that you will know what God’s will is, you will also know what to do. That is the “wisdom” Paul is speaking about in this verse. When God tells you what is happening, “knowledge,” He is also giving you insight from the spiritual realm. This is “spiritual understanding.” To know when devil spirits are at work trying to disrupt things around you. But God won’t tell you what’s happening so you can do nothing about it. He will also tell you how to fight against them. “Wisdom” is to know how and when to act spiritually against devilish spiritual forces.

If you believe that we are living in the end of times with Jesus Christ about to return at any moment, then now is the time to rise up and mature spiritually. Christian religion without an understanding of spirituality in Christ is an utter failure. To expect the pulpit to change and become truly spiritual is foolhardy. If you really want to know God and experience His power in your life, you have to learn by yourself with God. But you don’t have to figure it all out alone. My book came about after a lifetime of searching to know God from church. It is possible to get to know God spiritually from church, but you will never find out all you need to know from any single church or denomination. They all know part of the truth, but none of them can put it together so you can build your own relationship with God directly. They all believe they are spiritual, but their spirituality is framed by carnal understanding. Our flesh is weak and will always fight against the spirit.

Galatians 5: 17 “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”

This verse shows how the flesh and the spirit are against each other. To frame our spirituality with church doctrine is to use the flesh to define the spirit. This is how we are taught to understand spiritual matters and it is confusing and foolish. The spirit from God is higher, greater, or above the flesh. It sets above the realm of the flesh. Our job as Christian believers is to train our soul to obey God’s Spirit. By doing this, we are literally making Jesus Christ our Lord. Our lives are no longer controlled by the doctrine, (law), of the church, but by the Spirit of God.

Galatians 5: 18 “But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”

When church leaders like Gary Stearman try to define our “spiritual understanding” with the “knowledge” and “wisdom” of our carnal understanding, (the flesh), spirituality will always remain a mystery. The great fear of every church leader that only understands things by the flesh is that the believer could follow the wrong spirit. This fear is only justified when the believer does not know the written Word and unfortunately, most of us do not know the written Word. But, even if we don’t know the written Word, God gave every one of us a promise in Gal 5: 16 that protects us.

Galatians 5: 15 “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”

This is the one single defining difference between walking by God’s Spirit and walking by any other spirit. When you walk in faith by the Holy Spirit, you are not walking to fulfill the lusts of the flesh. When you walk by any other, (devilish), spirit, they tempt with the lusts of the flesh. This was what the devil used against Jesus in Matt 4: 1 – 11, and Luke 4: 1 – 13. These are the same kind of temptations every human being has to endure and are the same kind of temptations that cause men and nations to rise and fall. Gal 5: 19 – 21 outline the works of the flesh. To the degree that we follow spiritual revelation to fulfill any of the works of the flesh that pleases our selfish desires, we are following deceiving spirits. But to the degree we follow the Holy Spirit in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ, we are doing the will of God the Father and learning how to walk in faith. As long as our teachers are incapable of showing us how to walk in faith with God, the devil spirits running the world are winning the spiritual war against us. We need to rise up and mature spiritually to fight against them. We need to learn how to engage in spiritual warfare and quit talking in spiritual terms to describe carnal living.

When you walk in faith with God, you are gaining “spiritual understanding.” So here is the true progression of Col 1: 9. Paul’s prayer for the believers began with his understanding of their faith in Christ Jesus. He already knew they were walking with the Holy Spirit in love for all the saints.

Colossians 1: 4 “Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,”

The context of the chapter is their spiritual walk of faith and their Godly love for the saints. This is what God is calling the Body of Christ back into being. This is what is lost. Believers who believe God first, meaning they are willing to place their faith in their Holy Spirit and obey their Lord Jesus Christ. They must be willing to live their faith in action. In other words, believers who live what they say they believe. This is what the world is doing now, they are walking in faith with devil spirits leading their way. We need to walk in faith with God leading our way in direct competition against the world and devil spirits. The world is afraid of God because Jesus Christ had already defeated those spirits and they know that as long as a believer walks in faith with Christ they must submit to God’s will.

The walk of faith is being restored in the Body of Christ and that is what “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game” is all about. Radical Liberals walk in faith with devil spirits as their source of inspiration. They believe they are enlightened. Radical Christians walk in faith with the Holy Spirit as their source of inspiration. We are learning how to walk in God’s light. Radical Liberals have Lucifer as their lord, but Lucifer is content to be called anything that takes a person’s attention away from Jesus Christ and God. Radical Christians have Jesus Christ as their Lord and worship God as their spiritual Father. The book is called a practical primer because it only scratches the surface and serves as an introduction to help anyone begin a walk of faith with God. Developing and maturing in that walk will take a lifetime. The only question left now is, when do you want to start? I will guarantee that you will not find the information in this book anywhere in any single church.


Are We Too Late?

This blog was begun with an aim for the restoration of the Western Christian Culture anywhere it has dominated for the last 2000 years. However, current events are quickly proving that the Western Christian Culture is being defeated at a furious rate. Though the church has a strong “sin conscience” present, the world at large outside the church clearly does not. This is a reality that every Christian needs to face openly and truthfully. Though the Word of God clearly shows that our responsibility to the culture around us will never end until we are gathered together to meet the Lord in the air, and that our Lord has already defeated the world, it also states that the world will continue to wax worse and worse.

2 Timothy 3: 13 “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

We need to be honest with ourselves, victory against the princes and powers of the world is not going to happen until Jesus returns with His heavenly army. And that army includes the saints gathered together to be with Him already.

Revelation 17: 14 “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”

While 2 Timothy 3: 13 is a present reality and has been true from the time it was first written by Paul, Revelation 17: 14 is still a future event. For that matter, so is the “gathering together” or “rapture.”

1 Thessalonians 4: 17 “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

This is the hope we have to look forward to, “to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” But this hope comes with a promise. It is the promise that we will never be caught in the chaos to come that precedes the “war with the Lamb.”

1 Thessalonians 1: 10 “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”

We are delivered from the wrath to come.

So in the meantime, our presence on the earth and in our culture alone is enough to hold back the fullness of evil to come upon all of the rest of the world. But before we can ever begin to change our culture, we have to first change ourselves. We have to cast off our walk of the flesh to put on the faith of Jesus Christ. In other words, we have to repent of our walk of sin to learn how to walk like Jesus Christ and turn to God. We have to walk in faith by the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ gave us. It is to learn to walk by the Spirit.

Ellen Degeneres said publicly that the problem in America is the white male. She is right! But not entirely right. She can only know things by the evidence of the five senses. The Christian viewpoint is different. We are the children of God who are called to walk in faith with Him. In that light, we are called to consider the problem in America from God’s point of view instead.

The problem in America is spiritual. The religious, conservative Christian church has rejected spirituality, and the radical, liberal Left has rejected God.

Unfortunately, so has many self proclaimed Christians. Closet unbelievers still go to church and pay their tithes regularly, but live just like the rest of the world when they leave the walls of the church. We’ve lost sight of our moral compass because we know the Word of God is the Truth. But when two equally respected ministers teach two completely different messages from the same section of scripture, both cannot be teaching the truth. But if we choose to see what our Bible says, we can actually find a version of the Bible that will support both ministers. Now we are really confused and without a strong relationship with God, we are lost and cannot discern which version or minister is really teaching the truth. It’s possible that both have missed the real point of God’s message altogether.

The closet unbeliever knows what to say and when to say it to “prove” they are believers. They practice all of the correct rituals and know the correct scriptures. They know that invoking the name of Jesus Christ gets results, but their faith doesn’t rest upon any relationship by the Holy Spirit with God Almighty. It rests upon the doctrines, the traditions, and the results obtained by following established prayers and Biblical phrases. Don’t get this point wrong. These unbelieving Christians will get results from their prayers. But their faith rests upon the proven results they experienced when they practiced their doctrinal knowledge. They will cast out demons, perform miracles of healing, prophecy, and many other great and wonderful miracles “in Jesus’ name.”

Matthew 7: 22 “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”

But without a personal relationship with our Savior, our Savior cannot know us and He can make this next statement:

Matthew 7: 23 “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

These people are part of the gathering together who were saved, but they never made Jesus Christ their Lord. It’s not enough to profess Jesus Christ your Lord when you also choose to live like the world around you. When you walk like the world around you, you are still walking in iniquity. You are walking in whatever manner that will produce the desired results you want to achieve. Living according to the rules of man to achieve the desires of the flesh is living carnally and this is living by the flesh. The unbelieving believer professes spirituality by the virtue of their salvation, but has no spiritual relationship with God Almighty at all. This is the deception of following the religion of man instead of seeking the truth of God from His Word to learn how to build a true spiritual relationship with the Father. Are these people believers? Yes they are. What are they NOT believing? They do not believe in the active and personal relationship with God by the Holy Spirit that works in alignment with the written Word, so they never built a relationship with their Savior to really make Him their Lord.

Matthew 7: 21 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”

This is the missing gospel in most of the Christian churches today and illustrates how the church structure is failing its duty to lead believers into a personal relationship with God. It’s very good at leading people to Christ, but offers nothing to help the average believer mature in their spiritual walk of faith. The religious, conservative Christian church has rejected spirituality as it is displayed and taught in the Word of God. So our churches are filled with unbelieving believers who talk the talk, but have no concept of walking the walk of faith.

There are believers who have experienced and know how to walk in faith, but too often, are not in any position to teach or demonstrate their knowledge or walk. Obedience to the leadership of the church and even the world at large is taught as “spiritual” directives from the Bible. Obedience to God and the Holy Spirit is taught as spiritual habits of the apostles that fell away when the written Word was canonized. Miracles have been replaced by science. God’s direct revelation is handled by the written Word. There are no devil spirits, devilish behavior is corrected by psychology. The phrase most often heard when “gifts” or “manifestations” of the spirit is brought up it this: The gifts died with the apostles. This is how spiritual matters are dismissed in the majority of churches today. In fact, spiritual matters are even taught as devilish, or proof of witchcraft. In this manner, believers are being taught to reject placing any trust at all in Holy Spirit revelation. We are not being taught how to walk in faith so the entire concept of faith in God is misunderstood at best or ignored altogether.

Radical liberals on the other hand are open unbelievers. They make no effort to hide their contempt or mistrust in the God of Jesus Christ. But at the same time, are very spiritual and place their faith in the spirits of the world. But the spirits of the world are devilish. These devil spirits are the gods of the world. They are spiritually powerful, They tempt using wealth and physical gratification. They promise eternal life without salvation through Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Their gospel is love and peace through human cooperation. They reject the testimony of God’s Word in every way. Radical liberals know they are using spiritual power and without the evidence of spiritual power among Christians, they appear to be serving the most powerful and only spiritual power among men. They are operating a counterfeit spiritual power that teach a counterfeit salvation. We believe that Jesus Christ defeated the principalities and powers of the world. These spirits are the principalities and powers He defeated.

Colossians 2: 15 “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”

This is part of the calling for Radical Christians. We’ve been given the whole armor of God to be able to stand against these principalities and powers. It doesn’t matter what the church teaches concerning your personal ability to appropriate God’s power in your life. You have the ability to decide for yourself. You have the written Word of God to show what to believe, and how God has interacted with His believers, all through His Word. God hasn’t changed.

Malachi 3: 6 “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

In addition to the changeless nature of God, the Word also says that God cannot lie. This is one way that we can know whether the spiritual revelation we believe we receive came from the Holy Spirit or a counterfeit source. God will never contradict His own written Word because He never changes. So any revelation that does not agree with His written Word cannot come from Him. Any revelation that attempts to show that God’s Word has lied, comes from a counterfeit source. Obedience to these “voices” is foolish and comes with great consequences. However, obedience to God’s voice in the Holy Spirit is the same as obedience to Jesus Christ as Lord, and obedience to the written Word. It is obedience to the spirit of truth.

John 15: 26 “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:”

The Holy Spirit is the Comforter. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth. The Holy Spirit comes from God the Father. And the Holy Spirit testifies of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the Spirit that every Christian believer has received. Yes, the mere presence of the Spirit will allow you to see Jesus Christ face to face. But if you never ask Jesus anything to help you in your time of need, you will never get to know Him. Then as a result, He will never get to know you either. This is the reason why I wrote my book. I do not want any of my brothers or sisters in Christ hear these words:

Matthew 7: 23 b “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

How do we work iniquity? By walking in religious obedience to the commandments of men. By never choosing to spiritually walk in faith with God. By seeking to please the desires of our heart instead of the will of God. Do you want to please God? Then you have to learn how to trust your Holy Spirit. Do you want to obey Jesus Christ as your Lord? Then you have to learn how to trust your Holy Spirit. Do you want to withstand against the evil day? Then you have to learn how to trust your Holy Spirit. Our God is the God of Truth and Love. Our daily battles are against principalities and powers from on high. If you want to know how important it is to know how to battle against these evil powers, then you have to learn how to trust your Holy Spirit. My book wasn’t written to help people who already have a strong relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord. It was written to help anyone who is struggling with “faith” and want to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ is real and powerfully on your side. If you are concerned that the signs of Jesus’ return is imminent and want to be sure your life is ready and on the right track, this book is for you. It cuts through doctrinal mumbo-jumbo and gets honest with simple, practical clues and a Biblical process to build your faith in your Holy Spirit. If it’s too late to save our culture, it’s not too late to save yourself. If our culture can be saved, it will never happen until more of us build our faith and make Jesus Christ our Lord first. Either way, it’s not too late to get on God’s side because Jesus hasn’t returned yet.


What is a Radical Christian? Part 3 of 3

By now it should be obvious that God’s children of light should always be growing spiritually. However, the true reality about spiritual growth is this, the believer should always be striving to be like Jesus, but due to our humanity, will never reach full perfection until His return. But due to the lack of spiritual examples since the end of the first century, most of us never fully mature to the point where we can truly make Jesus Christ our Lord. We confess it openly and privately, but until we are faced with an impossible situation, we will never really know if Jesus is truly our lord or simply our savior. There is a very subtle but important mental difference between the two.

Recognizing and acknowledging Jesus Christ as our personal savior is all that is needed to bring us into the church fold. This is the great deception of the carnal Christian church and the greatest obstacle that modern Christians have to overcome. The carnal Christian follows the rules. The carnal Christian obeys their leadership. The carnal Christian is religious and will defend their church and its doctrine even to death and against other Christian believers. The carnal Christian understands the Word of God’s role as the definer of “right” and “wrong” concerning sin, and the definer of “good” and “bad” morals or character. They understand all of these things by their intelligence, but to make Jesus Christ Lord in their life, requires a commitment to walk in faith by the Holy Spirit. To the degree that the Holy Spirit is understood, or ignored, determines the depth of their spirituality with God. The carnal Christian understands “spirituality,” as a moral issue alone concerning sin. But a Radical Christian understands spirituality, as a Lordship issue between God and man.

The Radical Christian is the type of Christian that is represented on the final side of the allegorical coin we’ve been considering for some time. A carnal Christian is so bound by respect for man’s authority, that to obey God in spite of the traditions and teachings of the church is truly gut wrenching. They can literally become physically ill. Even though obedience to God is simple, it is the possibility of disobedience to men that makes obedience to God difficult. This is the first and most powerful deterrent against obedience to God. It is the power of religious doctrine and pastoral authority. This is the defining factor for the people that are represented by the first side of the coin, (tails), and the edge of the coin, (the narrow beam).

Radical Christians live as the head, not the tail. We are not “doormats for Jesus.”

Deuteronomy 28: 13, 14. “And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them: And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.”

This is the promise God gave to Israel and Christianity is first and foremost a Jewish belief that continues the spiritual narrative of the Old Testament. The promises made to Abraham and to the nation of Israel in the Old Testament apply to the Christians of today because we are worshiping and following their same God. Everything the Old Testament said about the LORD is embodied in Jesus Christ. The American Standard Version uses the word “Jehovah” instead of “LORD” and it is actually more accurate in that it aligns with the original, written Hebrew of the ancient texts; “yᵊhōvâ,” H3068. To state it more bluntly, Jesus Christ in the New Testament is yᵊhōvâ or LORD in the Old Testament. Jesus never stated that He was God, but He never denied any attribute of yᵊhōvâ either. The LORD and all of the LORD’s power and authority in the Old Testament, is true of Jesus Christ when He walked in Israel 2000 years ago, and today in our lives as Christians. This is the bridge that Radical Christians have successfully figured out for themselves, but until now they’ve all figured it out privately and individually.

This does not, by any means, implies that the Radical Christian lives a better life or is smarter than a carnal Christian. Living a better life is a direct result of education and application. These are matters of the flesh and intelligence. It does mean that the Radical Christian understands the line of division between the flesh and the Spirit better than the carnal Christian. “The walk of faith” with God is not directed to the structured church and its leadership, but directed by Jesus Christ in obedience to the Holy Spirit. The Radical Christian lives according to the directing hand of Jesus as is reveals in 1 Corinthians chapter 12.

1 Corinthians 12: 8, 10b “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another discerning of spirits;”

These are the revelation manifestations of the Holy Spirit. These manifestations are also called “women’s intuition,” “gut feelings,” “first thought,” or “your conscience.” For the Radical Christian, these things are all attributed to God and the terms “word of wisdom,” “word of knowledge,” or “discerning of spirits” is used. We use the correct Biblical terms to describe the Holy Spirit’s way of communicating with the believer. These are the revelation manifestations or God’s way of telling you something directly. These “revelation manifestations” are not just a mental phenomenon where an “audible voice” is heard. God works with His children in exactly the same way that He worked with believers all throughout the Bible. If we really believe that God is the same, and has never changed, then it is our attitudes about God that has changed.

Hebrews 13: 8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

James 1: 17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

The Radical Christian believes that God is real, true, alive, and powerful. There is absolutely no doubt at all that God answers prayers. As a result, the Radical Christian not only desires, but expects to witness God’s power and miracles just as it is promised in 1 Corinthians.

1 Corinthians 12: 9 and 10a “To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles;”

These are called “the manifestation of the Spirit” in 1 Corinthians 12: 7. What we’ve failed to hear from the pulpit of Christian churches are practical, spiritual lessons that teach us how to walk in faith by the Holy Spirit God, gave us when we became born again. We need practical lessons that show how men and women of God throughout the Bible received revelation and worked miracles with God. Instead, we get moral lessons that keep our attention directed to men and our flesh. We learned to obey men and clean up our flesh when we needed spiritual lessons that direct our attention to God and His ability to deliver us from evil and darkness every day of our lives. These are lessons that we’ve been forced to figure out alone and many times without a real ability to learn how God’s Word explains itself.

The Radical Christian knows how to study the Bible directly, and is willing to stake their eternal existence on the Word of God. Carnal Christians on the other hand must depend upon another man’s ability to study God’s Word. This is why the carnal Christian depends upon men for their “spiritual” learning. They are not taught to trust God’s Word or how to study God’s Word. The carnal Christian learns the Word of God only through the doctrinal lens of the church and for many of us, have learned to ignore sections of Scripture that the church taught us to ignore. We’ve been taught to ignore, minimize, or even be afraid of this last set of spiritual manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Some churches have gone so far as to call these manifestations dead and insignificant, a thing of the past. But this is not how God tells us to regard anything that He says. This ability to water down and minimize God’s Holy Word is devilish and was part of the temptations against Jesus Christ Himself. This is how Jesus defended Himself against the devil.

Matthew 4: 4 “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

So church doctrine may tell us to ignore scripture, but Jesus Christ tells us that “every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” is how we live. To that end, and because Jesus said it is important, here are the spoken manifestations of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12: 10 edited “to another prophecy; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:” (We’ve already covered the phrases that are omitted now.)

This entire verse isn’t accepted by most mainstream churches today. Tongues was largely unknown until 1901 and is generally rejected as “died with the apostles” today by most churches. Since tongues is ignored, then “the interpretation of tongues” is likewise ignored. In the churches that do, in fact, acknowledge or practice these manifestations, they are greatly misunderstood. Any understanding is strongly based on the teachers that follow in the footsteps of the original instructions and vocabulary of 1901. No new or greater understanding is welcome. Finally, we can consider prophecy. This has been the “gold standard” proving the existence of God’s Spirit throughout the Old Testament but has also been largely ignored for 2000 years. To openly acknowledge belief or practice in any of these three manifestations, or “gifts” will open the Radical Christian to ridicule or worse. So today, this one verse alone brings fear to the heart of any carnal Christian and divides the Body of Christ.

The Radical Christian understands the source of the division is devilish. This was the first attack against the Body of Christ. To install carnal Christians as the leaders of the church and disregard the true leadership role of spiritual Christians altogether. Carnal Christians evangelize by logic, reason, intelligence, and fine speech.

1 Corinthians 2: 4a “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom,”

The end result of this form of evangelizing is to direct a believer’s faith to the wisdom of men. This is “religion” in its lowest common denominator and defines the focus of faith for the majority of the entire world irregardless of the name of the religion. This is what radical liberals and Atheists have been saying for years. “The Christian church is no different than any other religion in the world.” And they are telling the truth about all Christian organizations. But the organizations are not the Christian church. The true church is the Body of Christ and this is the church that Radical Christians choose to acknowledge. The Body of Christ is marked with one main difference: the active and open evidence of the power of God. This is what Paul was trying to convey in 1 Corinthians.

1 Corinthians 2: 4b “but in the power of God.”

The progressive spiritual growth of a Christian is meant to lead them from darkness to light. Darkness is the state where we all begin our walk. Why should any Christian be harsh, evasive, or critical of anyone who walks in darkness? We all began that way. Walking in darkness is living life without God, seeking only to satisfy the desires of the flesh. The only way to be delivered from this state of being is for someone to share the light of God’s Word and share the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. When we accepted Christ as our savior, we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and we are saved. This is as far as the message of the church goes. But this is not where the message in the written Word ends. The Word speaks of Jesus as both our Lord and Savior.

2 Peter 1: 11 “For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

But at the same time, we are also warned against going back to our original state of darkness.

2 Peter 2: 20 “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.”

Salvation without the accompanying Lordship of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and power of God in evidence is both immature and displays an incomplete message of salvation. Radical Christians have learned by their own study of Scripture that one missing piece in our walk with God. That missing piece, is tapping into the wisdom of God. The moment a believer chooses to learn how to walk in faith by the Spirit of God, they have chosen to tap into the wisdom of God and became radical in their walk. They have chosen to reduce the power of the wisdom of men in their lives and increase the importance of the wisdom of God instead. The leadership of the church in Acts actively displayed the walk of faith. But over time, it became obvious that the church became led by men who were jealous of those who walked in faith. They began to take over the leadership of the church more and more until enticing words by the wisdom of men became the driving force of evangelism. The next verse is the key to understanding why this walk became unknown.

1 Corinthians 2: 6 “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:”

This wisdom is not the wisdom of the world, nor of the spirits that control the world that Jesus defeated. It is the wisdom spoken among those that are “perfect.” This word “perfect” came from the Greek teleios G5046 and is found 19X in the KJV and is translated “perfect,” “man,” and “of full age.” When we look at the Outline of Biblical Usage from the Blue Letter Bible site, we find this: “full grown, adult, of full age, mature.” The wisdom they are speaking of, is among those believers who are spiritually mature. This is the perfection the church is supposed to be leading us into. But this wisdom was being lost even as the church was growing in the book of Acts. The spiritual wisdom of God is only available from the Holy Spirit and the walk of faith among spiritually mature Christians.

Those believers who are jealous of the power of God that mature Christians display are still walking by the wisdom of men. Radical Christians seek nothing less than to mature with God. They are able to defeat darkness and stay one step ahead of disaster. How? By literally walking in faith by believing and obeying God’s revelation by the Holy Spirit. The impact and importance of this walk was so profound that God kept it a secret from the foundation of the world.

1 Corinthians 2: 7 “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:”

This mystery remains a mystery to anyone who walks by the flesh. Even carnal Christians consider the wisdom of God a mystery. As long as they continue to walk by the flesh and the wisdom of reason and intelligence, the wisdom of God will always remain a mystery. Believers walking by the wisdom of God like Jesus Christ did, would absolutely wreak havoc against the kingdom of darkness. So God kept the availability of the walk of faith a total mystery all through the ages. Here is the reason why.

1 Corinthians 2: 8 “Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”

Radical Christians today, are believers that follow in the footsteps of the spiritual leaders of the early church. We strive to make Jesus Christ our Lord. We do this by keeping our eyes upon Him, our ears open to the Holy Spirit and our hearts upon God Almighty. We know we are fighting a spiritual battle for our souls and the souls of our friends, family, and nation. But the first and hardest battle we have to fight is the one that takes us past the walk of the flesh into the walk of faith. This is the battle where the Radical Christian becomes radical and learns to trust God by making Jesus Christ their own direct Lord. The Radical Christian builds a personal relationship with their Savior. Believing and accepting His sacrifice as payment for our souls makes Jesus Christ our Savior and is as far as the gospel of Jesus Christ goes in the church.

It is the personal relationship that makes Jesus Christ our Lord, this is the rest of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the missing part of the message that Satan doesn’t want any of us to know. Think about it, if the princes of this world knew, “they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” Now that they know, they worked to make it a mystery in the church. They don’t want believers to know the power and ability they have in the Holy Spirit. Believers only have that power when they walk in faith with God by making Jesus Christ their Lord.

1 Corinthians 2: 12 and 13 “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”

This is how the apostle Paul learned the doctrines he taught in the church epistles: Romans through Thessalonians.

Galatians 1: 12 “For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

Paul spends the entire set of epistles teaching how to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior. He never implies that the walk of faith is reserved for church leadership, but a walk that every believer can participate in with God. This walk of faith is the difference between the radical, spiritual believer and the carnal believer who walks by their flesh. The last four verses of 1 Corinthians chapter 2 compares the two different walks of a Christian believer. The natural walk of flesh and blood, or body and soul, and the spiritual walk of the body, soul, and spirit believer walking in faith.

1 Corinthians 2: 13 – 16 “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”

If you really want to make Jesus Christ your Lord, there is no other way but to learn how to recognize the way your Holy Spirit works in your life. The only thing stopping you is your fear. Which lord is the greater lord to fear?

Matthew 10: 28 “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Who holds the keys to heaven and hell today? Do you want to step in front of your savior only to hear these words?

Matthew 7: 23b “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Who is Jesus speaking these words to? Look at the previous two verses.

Matthew 7: 21 – 23 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

The book below outlines the process to make this walk of faith a living reality for any Christian believer. If you don’t want your Savior to speak these words to you, you must learn how to make Him your Lord. This is what defines a Radical Christian, a believer of Jesus Christ who has made Him both the Savior and the Lord of their life.


Living on the Edge, Part 2 of 3

How many sides are on a single coin? Would you believe there are three? We know of the heads and tails sides, but have you ever flipped a coin and have it land on neither heads nor tails, but on its edge? The two sides of the coin we are familiar with can represent black and white, right and wrong, carnal and spiritual, etc., and this is how we are conditioned to examine everything. But between every extreme, lies the “grey area,” the edge of the coin so to say. Just as it is a rare occasion to have a coin land and stay on its edge when it is flipped, it is rare to consider the “grey area” of any discussion. After spending the time to define in some manner, (though incomplete), what a carnal Christian may be, it would seem fair to attempt to reveal the other side of the coin. But it’s not really fair to identify the first extreme of the Body of Christ, (carnal Christians), then go to the next extreme of the Body of Christ, (radical Christians), without first considering the people that make up the majority of the Body of Christ and the church. These are people who are neither babes in Christ, nor mature. They are all born again, but may or may not be fully mature and walking in faith by the Holy Spirit either.

The edge of the coin is where the majority of the Body of Christ belong. The edge of the coin represents to the Body of Christ a beam of white light. A prism can separate a beam of white light to display the full visible spectrum that is “white” when it is altogether. This is the first thing we need to realize. The Body of Christ is first of all pure. It is white and pure in God’s eyes and He loves us all. Even the Word of God calls us children of light.

1 Thessalonians 5: 5 “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.”

But just as a prism will separate light into its full spectrum, the Word of God and His Holy Spirit can also reveal the full spiritual spectrum of people as well. And the full spectrum begins in darkness and unbelief and ends with a full fellowship and walk in spiritual faith with God by the Holy Spirit. So the “edge of the coin” really contains the majority of the Body of Christ. It is a narrow edge, like a narrow beam of light. But now, we will consider the Body of Christ in the manner of what happens to light after it passes through the prism and is expanded.

When light goes through a prism, we see the visible spectrum from red to violet, but there is also present the invisible spectrum ranging from infrared and beyond and ultraviolet and beyond. So in this analogy, both invisible sides of the light spectrum will represent those who walk in darkness. They either don’t know God and have never heard the Gospel of Salvation so they need to hear to be delivered from darkness, or they have heard the Gospel of Salvation and chose to reject it, they prefer to live in darkness. These are the two sides of unbelief and they don’t know Jesus Christ, or have refused to make Jesus Christ their Lord at all. We all began our walk as believers by being delivered from darkness with only the understanding of the flesh, we were carnal in our believing.

Ephesians 5: 8 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” NKJV

Since we all began in darkness, all we knew at the beginning of our Christian walk was the walk of the flesh. This is carnal Christianity, but it’s still Christianity. Carnal Christians are still children of light. Yes, carnal Christians walk by the flesh, are law bound, religious, walk in fear of, (well everything), and respect their church leadership more than the revelation of the Holy Spirit. Young believers that are new in the Word are no different from young children. It is best and easiest at this point in their growth to simply teach the “right” and “wrong” of things. What is “good character?” What are “good morals?” What does the church teach? What are “right doctrines?” These are things that young believers, irregardless of their physical age, need to learn and know. When the church teaches new people these things, it’s simply to get everyone on the same page. So that’s the first level of a believer’s growth, the level where they are “babes in Christ.”

1 Corinthians 3: 1 “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ.”

Even the apostle Paul knew that believers grew spiritually over time and needed to be taught according to their level of maturity. We know that infants mature into toddlers. It is a natural part of growth. The same thing is true of believers in their spiritual walk. As infants, we give babies milk, not solid food, or meat. Here is what Paul said.

1 Corinthians 3: 2a “I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not yet able to bear it:”

Paul is talking about spiritual milk and spiritual meat. Spiritual milk are Biblical lessons that are easy to understand but have very little deep, spiritual content. Spiritual meat are Biblical lessons that are harder to understand and may be more personally challenging or confrontational. But spiritual meat is not only taught, but demonstrated with miracles, healing, and the casting out of devil spirits. This is how spiritual meat is introduced to babes in Christ.

1 Corinthians 2: 1 – 5 “And I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

The demonstration of spiritual meat introduces concepts like spiritual manifestations, spiritual gifts, ministries, and the activated, operational power of God. All of these things were openly taught and demonstrated in the book of Acts. In the beginning of the church, spiritual power was practiced by the believers as well as by the leadership. Spiritual power and wisdom was a demonstrated part of Christian life, the apostles set the standard for believing and demonstrated the walk of faith with the Holy Spirit. This is what built the early church, the demonstration of God’s power at work in mature believer’s lives. The early believers copied the example of the apostles and matured in their spiritual walk very quickly making it possible to have a pool of mature believers available to ordain into leadership as the need arose by Acts chapter 6.

In every church, the full spectrum of believing maturity and immaturity exists. But to the degree that the mature walk of faith is demonstrated openly, determines how quickly young believers are able to mature themselves. The early church was taught the spiritual walk of faith heavily by example. It was the way Jesus taught His disciples and apostle. By and large, the traditions and doctrines of the Temple and synagogues took care of the doctrinal teachings but the walk of faith required practical demonstrations. This is what the modern church doesn’t have and many choose not to believe in miracles at all. We depend upon the wisdom of men and persuasive music to motivate and teach believers the walk of faith, but all that is really learned is a walk of obedience to men.

Even when faith is demonstrated with healing and miracles. We are led to believe it is the result of obedience to doctrinal rules of procedure without any trust in spiritual revelation. The Holy Spirit in many of today’s believers of the Lord Jesus Christ is a “non-entity.” The Holy Spirit is present and there are varying forms of spiritual obedience, but the average believer does not place their full faith in God’s Word or His Spiritual revelation. They still maintain a level of faith in the words and doctrines of men. They are afraid of offending the leadership of the church. Finally, their logic, training, and intelligence over rides and hold more value than anything that comes spiritually. The Holy Spirit and anything that originates from a spiritual source is considered to be devilish. Believers on the “edge of the coin” struggle with faith and struggle with understanding how to make Jesus Christ their Lord.

Are they able to experience miracles in their life? Absolutely, but they cannot be certain that they can experience miracles on a daily basis. Are they certain that their prayers are heard? Some do, but many do not. Answered prayers are a hit and miss matter. In fact, the infrequency of answered prayers are even cause for questioning whether their prayers are answered by God or by chance. They cannot be certain that good things happening in their lives come to pass according to their obedience to church traditions and doctrines, obedience to their ministers, or simply due to their own intelligence. God holds a questionable level of practical importance. It can range from a few minutes of thought on Sunday morning to a daily part of their lives when reading the Word and praying. God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are not all encompassing partners in life and living.

But all of this can be changed. If you are struggling with understanding how to really make Jesus Christ your Lord, the book below was written for you. If you want to make God a living and real partner in all you do, the book below was written for you. If you have any doubt that your faith has been misplaced because you really cannot be certain that your prayers are heard, the book below was written for you. You are suffering from carnal Christianity and you are ready for the next phase of your spiritual growth with God Almighty. When you are able to recognize the weakness of religion, you are ready to test God at His Word to begin to build your trust in Him. The church you attend will always be important to your life, but your essential focus of spiritual trust will change. Instead of your own intelligence, or the words of men, spiritual maturity requires a full and complete trust in God Almighty by way of His Holy Spirit in your heart and life. This is why “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game” was written. Helping believers recognize when they are walking by the flesh and what can be done to build trust in the Holy Spirit from God is the whole purpose of the book. Are you ready to learn how to mature spiritually? You’ve made Jesus Christ your savior when you became born again. Are you ready to really make Jesus Christ your living Lord?


What is a Carnal Christian? Part 1 of 3

Without exception, every Christian believer truly thinks that they are spiritual. Whether a newborn Christian or mature in the Word for many years, all Christian believers truly believe that they are spiritual. It’s what all of us have been taught. We are alive in Christ. We are bound for heaven. No power in heaven or hell can pluck the believer from the hand of Christ. We are all sealed with Holy Spirit and by this Spirit, we know we are bound for heaven. Glory hallelujah, praise God, Amen. Everything is grand, life is wonderful, and we believe we are eternally secure in the hands of Jesus.

But when we must place our trust in God and His Word implicitly, the problems begin. Fear sets in. What if I am listening to the wrong spirit? What kind of spirit does God give? What if I’m doing something my church doesn’t believe? Do I need to check my pastor first? How do I know that God is speaking to me? Should I act on the things the spirit inspires me to do? What if the spirit told me to do something immoral, illegal, or ungodly? Would God tell me to raise someone up from the dead? Am I supposed to live like Jesus? Am I supposed to quote scriptures? What if I make a mistake? What if I’m not qualified? What if I’m not trained? What if I’m not licensed to do God’s will?

How do I know if any or all of these questions will come to an average Christian’s mind? They all came to mine or they were all at one point or another posed to me by someone else. The pressure to do what’s right and avoid doing something wrong is always present. In fact, it is such a constant part of the average Christian’s life that we simply take it for granted that living in fear is normal, but we don’t call it “fear,” we call it “living under proper authority.” Meaning the authority of the men and women of the church and everyone else in positions of authority over our lives. The desires and opinions of our parents, teachers, bosses, government authorities, doctors, and scientists take full and complete precedence over our lives at every turn. We unconsciously place our needs, wants, and desires second in every way, especially when it comes to our relationship with our heavenly Father. We can’t be expected to obey a spirit we cannot see or feel above the men and women of authority we see with our own eyes and hear with our ears. This is what we are all taught in church; to submit to the powers that be. But this form of submission is not entirely what the Word of God teaches. Look here:

Hebrews 11: 6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

If we desire to please God, we have to have faith. But it’s hard to know how to have or live in faith without examples of faith we can copy in our lives. Sure, the Bible provides many examples in the days of old, but what about today. What about the examples of walking in faith with God that we can all copy and learn from in our churches. We have to learn where to place our faith and on whom our faith rests upon. In order to understand where this faith is placed, we have to look a few verses earlier.

Hebrews 11: 3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

The first thing we need to realize concerning where we place our faith from this verse is to place it firmly on God’s Word. But not the written Word. When the worlds were framed, God’s Word was NOT written. That didn’t happen until after the Exodus with Moses. Until that happened, God’s Word was always His “Revelation Word” spoken by His Spirit. This is a very hard concept for a carnal, religious Christian to accept because we were all drilled to accept only the written Word of God as THE STANDARD OF TRUTH. As the standard of TRUTH, this is absolutely right and proper, the written Word of God is our only check and balance to confirm God’s revelation Word by the Holy Spirit. But the written Word of God came second. The first and primary Word of God comes to His people by the Spirit.


We are always learning the written Word in light of our church doctrine, in light of character development, and in light of living morally right, but rarely or never in light of building a practical, spiritual walk of faith with God. We are doing this:

2 Timothy 3: 7 “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Though the written Word of God is the truth, we are learning the truth only as it applies to our physical lives and the way we deal with people. We look at the Word only to see how to build our character and live morally sound lives according to the Law of Moses and the teachings of our church. Along the way, we learn to judge one another according to the standard of the law. We learn to believe what we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, and feel with our emotions, but that is nothing different from what we’ve learned from the time we were born. Though well meaning and with good intentions, our Bible teachers taught us in the same manner that they were taught. Living a “spiritual” life is to live a moral life with good character in obedience to the rules of the church and the laws of the land. But anyone can live a moral life and learn good character, these are things that can be learned without God and even without Jesus Christ in a person’s life. It is the Holy Spirit that sets us apart from the rest of the world but too many us are afraid of the very Spirit that Jesus sent as God’s gift to His children.

The spiritual walk with the power and authority of God is unknown among believers and the leadership of the church is assumed to live and walk in God’s spiritual power and authority. But since they can only teach what they know, they also teach that good morals and good character are “spiritual” matters. The problem is this, God’s power isn’t activated by good morals and good character, people who reject God and Jesus Christ altogether can have good morals and good character. They even learn how to walk spiritually with other spirits besides God and without Jesus. Our problem is simple, the majority of Christian leadership have rejected the practice and understanding of Holy Spirit matters. In addition we’ve completely avoided the sections of the Bible that address spiritual matters. (How many of you have studied 1 Corinthians 12, 13, and 14 as a combined unit in church?)

So when we find ourselves in a situation that requires God’s power in action, we are lost as to what we should do. Being lost, we harbor doubts whether God will really act on our behalf. We wonder if we really have enough faith or believing in God. Then, when nothing happens or our prayers aren’t answered, we begin to doubt whether or not God is real. It’s absolutely right and fair for us to ask this one simple question, (and I’ve even asked it myself): If God is real, and I’m following the rules I’ve been taught, why do I still get wrong results? This question brought me to the point of realizing that religious instruction was powerless and really didn’t point me to God directly, but indirectly through the church first. Church leadership is the carnal Christian’s proxy, or substitute, for God Almighty. We pray to God in Jesus’ name while placing our trust in the words of men. Then we wonder why our results are hit and miss, mostly miss.

If the believer never gets to the point where they must ask this question, they may never feel the need to build a personal, spiritual relationship with God directly. They will remain secure in their indirect relationship with the church instead and never build a direct relationship with God. Why fix something that isn’t broken? As long as they are getting good results in life, by following the rules of men, they have no reason to seek a relationship with a heavenly Father. What the carnal Christian, (who lives only by the flesh and ignores the Spirit), doesn’t realize is one important truth. They are in danger of hearing this one key statement from Jesus Christ himself, when they see Him face to face for the first time, because they never made Jesus Christ their personal Lord spiritually.

Matthew 7: 21 – 23 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

If the only way to please God is to walk in faith, (Heb 11: 6), but we place our faith in the words of men, (religion), the entire Trinity is removed from our Christian walk. We need to understand who we need to place our faith upon according to Hebrews 11: 6. Do we place our faith upon the words of men and religious doctrine? Or do we place our faith upon God by making Jesus Christ our Lord when we obey the revelation Word from the Holy Spirit? The answer to that question is found later in the same chapter.

Hebrews 11: 39, 40 “And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”

All of the people mentioned in the chapter placed their faith in God. They all believed in the spiritual revelation of God’s promise to them of the future Messiah and lived according to that promise. But we received a better thing than they did. We are able to become whole in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. Something they were never able to receive, yet the average believer in Jesus Christ is never shown how God works within them through the Holy Spirit. So we are left to figure it all out alone without any help at all. The leadership of the Christian church is still in the same position as Nicodemus when he talked to Jesus in John chapter 3.

John 3: 10 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?”

Our leaders and teachers are masters of religion, but struggle with spiritual matters. To the degree they struggle with spiritual matters, their students also struggle with spiritual matters. There are teachers who know how God works within them. Their struggle is to communicate what they know to others. Because God works with every individual in a different manner, none of us are really able to use personal examples as doctrinal rules of practice. So we are left with the questions posed in the opening paragraph and here are the answers.

  1. What if I am listening to the wrong spirit? This is always a possibility and the reason why we are told to try or test the spirits. 1 John 4: 1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” There are many false spirits in the world. Only the Holy Spirit from God can pass the test of the written Word. But that is also why every believer of God needs to know God’s written Word themself.
  2. What kind of Spirit does God give? John 14: 7 “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” 2 Timothy 1: 7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” John 14: 26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14: 22, 23 “Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth, power, love, a sound mind, it is God and Jesus Christ living within the believer, and the way that Jesus Christ makes Himself known to the believer.
  3. What if I’m doing something my church doesn’t believe? There is no doubt that all church doctrines are a mixture of truth and error, but we are charged with learning how to discern truth from error individually. 1 John 4: 6 “We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” The spirit of error cannot receive the truth, but the spirit of truth seeks and will receive the truth.
  4. Do I need to check my pastor first? When you are in a situation where God gives you revelation knowledge, there is generally no time to double check with anyone. This is why you need to have some knowledge of God’s Word already. However, God gives us all, this promise in His Word. 1 Corinthians 10: 13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” Our ability is directly related to the amount of the written Word we know and our direct experience with God by the Holy Spirit. God knows how much we know and He protects us against the devil. The devil is limited by God to tempt us only to the extent that we are able to resist that temptation and escape from it.
  5. How do I know that God is speaking to me? The first answer you receive to any question given to God will always come from God. He is always the first to answer because He is above all and in every believer of Christ. Ephesians 4: 6 “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” When you ask anything from God, whether by prayer or by the Holy Spirit, God is always the first to answer. He is first because He lives within you and any other spirit that may try to deceive you must answer from the outside and try to introduce doubts about the revelation you received from God.
  6. Should I act on the things the spirit inspires me to do? This is what the walk of faith is all about. But the faith has to be firmly anchored on both God’s Word and God’s inspiration in your own personal life experience. Matthew 6: 33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” What things? The things of the flesh that consume our daily lives. As we work to keep our spiritual life, our relationship with God, strong and recognizable, His revelation Word will warn us and keep our physical lives safe.
  7. What if the spirit told me to do something immoral, illegal, or ungodly? If any revelation from a spirit would tell you to do anything like this, it would be breaking the Word of God and Jesus Himself made this statement in John 10: 35c “and the scripture cannot be broken;” So we can be certain that God would never tell His children to do something that breaks His own Word. This revelation has to come from a deceiving spirit that is NOT of God. Since we know that God will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we are able to endure and resist, there is no excuse for a believer that obeys that sort of spiritual revelation. They already know enough truth to discern the folly of following such a wicked and deceptive spiritual revelation.
  8. Would God tell me to raise someone up from the dead? It’s possible, but that will only come after we’ve already shown our faithfulness to Him in small matters of obedience in the Holy Spirit first. John 16: 10 “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.” This verse isn’t only talking about the things of the flesh and our obedience in the flesh, but also about the true riches of God that comes by the Holy Spirit. The riches in glory that comes from obedience to God directly. It is God that builds our faith in Him as we learn to hear and recognize His voice in our heart and act in obedience to that voice in accordance to the written Word.
  9. Am I supposed to live like Jesus? If we were to live like Jesus, we would have to obey all the Law of Moses like He did. Jesus did not come to minister to the Gentiles as the majority of us are. He came to minister to the children of Israel and specifically to those of the tribe of Judeans. Because we are children of God, our obedience is to God first in every manner of life. As Jesus obeyed God in everything He did, this is our finest example. Luke 16: 13 “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” So, to the extent that we are obeying God, we are copying Jesus’ example and making Him our Lord. It has nothing to do with walking in sandals, wearing a tunic, or riding a donkey.
  10. Am I supposed to quote scriptures? This is an individual thing, but when we are trying to reach the world with the truth and encourage people to look to God, quoting scripture is less important than living the truth. We should be living reflections of the God we say we love and serve. 1 Corinthians 8: 3 “But if any man love God, the same is known of him.” If we were to use Jesus own example, He taught using parables and examples of life around Him in addition to His knowledge of scripture.
  11. What if I make a mistake? Let’s be honest, none of us is God, so all of us will make many mistakes. There was only one person in all of history that was truly innocent of any and all wrongdoing, and He was crucified. Matthew 27: 3, 4 “Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.” We are the reason for his life, death, resurrection, ascension, and the sending of the Holy Spirit. God knows we are weak, yet He still loves us and sent His son to die for us. Romans 5: 8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
  12. What if I’m not qualified? Our qualification comes from God, not men. Revelation 1: 6 “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Acts 10: 42 “And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.” We are commanded to preach and teach of Jesus and neither church nor government can stop us from obeying God and acting upon His revelation.
  13. What if I’m not trained? Simon the Sorcerer asked how much money it would take to gain the ability to minister like Peter. The training comes by the Spirit of God. Acts 8: 20 “But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.”
  14. What if I’m not licensed to do God’s will? This relates back to question #11, but it is in reference to authorization by the government. 1 Thessalonians 2: 4 “But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.” Living the truth in love doesn’t require any authorization from any man, and every believer has the right to say anything God inspires them to say as long as it aligns with the written Word they know.


There is nothing hard or strange about living in faith with God, when you’ve built a spiritual relationship with your heavenly Father. But it is impossible to live in faith with God when you are afraid to trust anything besides your own intelligence and logic. Being a carnal Christian is not a bad thing, it is where we all start our walk with God. It’s only a problem when a believer chooses not to live by the Spirit, but by their own understanding and intelligence instead. This walk of faith in the Holy Spirit is taking the believer’s walk to the next level of maturity and truly making Jesus Christ their Lord as well as their Savior.

It is the difference between serving God through our obedience to men to serving God by our obedience to Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. It doesn’t mean that we cast off our love and allegiance to the church. It means our love and service in the church will be done by our obedience to God, His written and revelation Word, and in the Holy Spirit given by Christ. We will no longer believe in God with the hope that we are pleasing Him. We will know that we are pleasing Him because we know His voice in our heart and have no doubt that He loves us and takes care of us. Our trust will be firmly placed on God by our relationship to Him spiritually. Finally, we will never fear facing Him directly. Our relationship with Jesus will already be firmly established long before that moment arrives. This is the whole reason why I believe God wanted me to write “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game.”

I couldn’t learn the things in that book by attending one church all the days of my life. I couldn’t learn it from attending only the mainline, conservative, acceptable, and denominational church. I couldn’t learn it from my association with the Pentecostal church, a religious cult, and attending two different Christian colleges. Learning how to walk in faith required learning how to trust God directly. No matter what you name the Christian group, as long as it requires you to trust the words of men over the Word of God, it is pointing the believer towards religious obedience to the church instead of obedience in faith to God. Nobody could communicate a process that would lead a person who is searching for “truth” into a full, faith, relationship with God through the Holy Spirit. In every Christian group, the written Word of God is filtered through the teachings and traditions of men first. The book is NOT a collection of doctrinal teachings. It is the communication of a process that will lead into a spiritual relationship.

Radical Liberals already know this process. New Age teachings have been revealing their process since the 1920’s. They’ve been praying to their gods for the overthrow of our Christian culture ever since. Do you need proof? Read the writings of Alice A Bailey. Have you noticed the great push towards Socialism lately? Ever wondered where that social doctrine came from? Check out Karl Marx and his story. Both of these people were Christians that rejected Christianity and turned to a different spiritual lord. Who is the last key to the demise of America? Look no farther than Saul Alinsky and his connection to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. His book and lectures revealed the process that has brought all sorts of social reforms since 1949. He identified his lord to a reporter just a few weeks before he died. His choice for an eternal home was hell.

Did we need to make some changes? Yes! But some of the changes led our culture away from God and the source for those ideas came from spiritual sources that were not Godly. These ideas were adopted with the support of many good, religious Christians who could not discern spiritual matters. Like the way Eve was deceived by the serpent, bad ideas are not accepted openly, but subtly. Bad ideas develop over time, but always sound good and logical at the beginning. If you like what is happening to our culture and believe that turning away from God is good, maybe my book and this blog are the wrong fit. But if you believe that turning our culture back to God is the right answer let me assure you of one thing. Turning our culture back to God begins with turning our own lives to face God first.

If you want to please God, the process begins with you and your personal relationship with God. I had to learn that I needed to change the focus of my life from pleasing people to pleasing God too. We don’t have time to lose. Though Christian religion isn’t entirely, spiritually right, it isn’t entirely, spiritually wrong either. God works with you from within your set of beliefs first, then leads you into more and more “truth” over time and experience with Him. The speed by which you transform from carnal Christianity to spiritual faith in God is determined by you. It can take you until you’re 60 years old if you have to figure out the process alone, or you can begin within a week with a direction and a process. Liberals have their process to encourage and bring about radical reforms. My book reveals their process step by step and how we, as Christians walking in faith with God, can overcome their process step by step.

This has been one of the most difficult posts I’ve ever written. Just as it’s been difficult to learn how to build a relationship with a real, but invisible God. But if you love God and want to please God, it’s vital to build a personal, spiritual relationship with Him. If you care about what’s happening in the world around you and want to become a change agent for God, then you need to build a personal, spiritual relationship with Him. I believe God has given me a very simple ministry: Help everyone I meet come to a point of decision. Do you want to allow your faith to stand in the wisdom of men like the majority of Carnal Christians? Or do you want your faith to stand in the power of God and be a Radical Christian?

1 Corinthians 2: 5 “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

The process is always the same. It’s the details that are different. The details are between you and God alone. Do you want to know the process? You can know the entire process that will build a lifelong relationship with Jesus. You can really make Jesus Christ your personal Lord. Religious Christianity led you to Jesus Christ and your salvation, the purpose of my book is to show you how to make Him your Lord. That’s all I have to offer. Are you radical enough to bite? Religion has truly failed the world. I believe only a true, spiritual relationship with God is the only answer for a Christian believer’s survival in a culture of evil and our world’s survival against a spiritual onslaught of evil against God.


The Sky is Falling, (NOT!)

If one were to believe the extreme right wing rhetoric floating about the internet right now, the world as we know it is coming to an end. All hell is broken loose and pigs are flying. It’s like reading the story of Chicken Little as he ran about crying “the sky is falling, the sky is falling.” But here’s the reality of the situation. We’ve replaced an extremist, non-politically connected President with a man who believes and shares in the globalist philosophy of the current day. Whether the right really wants to believe it or not, this return to the “normal” of the world was inevitable. This is still not the end of the world.

Luke 21: 9 “But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.”

What would happen if the political atmosphere of our country reverts to a more cooperative climate? Before we consider the answer to this question, let’s first look at what has happened during the last four years. In 2016, the globalist agenda was turned on its head by an outsider getting himself elected into the office of the President of the United States. It signaled the end of the Clinton/Obama dynasty of liberal domination in politics. What we got then, was an extreme opposite form of government. Instead of cooperative liberalism, we got antagonistic conservatism. The pendulum swung to the extreme right. It truly was the period of anti-Semitic, Neo-Nazis. Where Communism and Socialism occupy the extreme left of the political spectrum, the Nazi’s occupied the extreme right of the political spectrum. We really were witnessing a resurgence of conservative attitudes similar to the prewar period of the 1930’s in Germany. We should actually thank God that this period was short lived without a world war following.

If we did want to say that we are fighting a war, it is not political, but a world wide health crisis against Covid-19. No matter how the virus was released, the end result still toppled the current administration just as World War II changed the entire balance of power for the world then. At that time, Britain lost its world wide preeminence to the United States. Germany lost its industrial preeminence also to the United States. Israel rose from the ashes with the help and support of both the United Nations and Russia, (U.S.S.R.) The world of 1949 was radically different from the world of 1939. What is the one common theme to all of the changes of post war world politics? Moderation replaced extremism. Perhaps the same kind of change will be witnessed today. Only time will tell.

The annals of British history has a similar period of Conservative, religious domination in government as well. Believe it or not, the results were similar. It was during the time of Oliver Cromwell and the Puritan domination in government that praying, Christian legislators became the dominant force in British government. They did in the mid 17th Century what Trump did in 2016. They toppled the Crown of Charles I and established a British Republican Commonwealth. However, they also found out a singular truth that was also shared by the Trump Administration. Well meaning, praying, Christian legislators do not guarantee that you have good administrators. Cromwell’s government was a failure and the Trump administration will probably be remembered in a similar manner in our history books. Will the economic prosperity of the first three years of Trump’s term be remembered? Maybe, maybe not. The political forces of hatred against Donald Trump may actually attempt to erase any memory of good from this period of time to make his four years of office the worst in all of American history.

If we say we care about the truth, then we have an obligation to preserve the truth. Both the good and the bad. Can we learn from President Trump’s mistakes? I certainly believe so. But we also need to learn from his successes. This may be the one thing that Joe Biden can capitalize upon. President Trump succeeded in revitalizing a truly stagnant economy. He did so against the wishes and assistance of the entire Democratic Party and even against many within his own party. These are lessons that the Biden/Harris administration could really benefit by understanding. Their understanding of what President Trump did right will only help the country in the long run.

Does it mean the end of the globalist agenda? It would be nice to say that it would, but it would also be both wishful thinking and foolish. The globalist agenda was only dealt a setback, a year, a few years, maybe a decade. But it will resurface later and with a vengeance. This is the conservative Christian’s window of opportunity to regain cultural leadership in the world around them. It may be a small window, but with God’s help, that is all we need.

What do I mean by “this is all we need?” Time to regain leadership roles in our society. As Radical Christians walking in faith by the spirit and power of God become leaders in business and government, we will also return a level of respect and honor back to God in our culture. This will only be possible when we prove God’s love, power and goodness in our lives. This is the only thing that unbelievers can understand. To see something in our lives that is undeniably powerful and of God that they cannot do and want for their lives. We have to be fearless about our reliance on Jesus Christ, our faith in the Holy Spirit, and our trust in God Almighty. This is what “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game” is all about. It was written from the perspective that every Christian child of God is filled with the Holy Spirit when they become born again. Then this child is called to learn how to walk in faith with their Heavenly Father from that point forward in life.

Unfortunately, there is no Christian church that knows how to teach the “walk of faith.” We’ve been caught in a carnal loop of religious Christianity since the end of the first century and the spiritual walk and spiritual preeminence has been a hit and miss walk of emotion, doctrine, intelligence, character and chance. What we don’t understand is that these five issues are not spiritual in any way, but carnal, meaning they are all of the flesh and have no basis in the spirit of God. Walking in faith requires total faith in the Holy Spirit, but the average Christian only knows how to build their faith in their church, doctrine, and pastor, not in God’s written Word, God’s spiritual revelation Word, and in the Word of Jesus Christ coming directly by the Holy Spirit. These are things we can only learn by the help of Jesus Christ Himself in our lives. This is why I called the book a practical primer. It only outlines the beginning steps for building your own personal walk of faith with God.

It doesn’t matter what Christian doctrine you subscribe to. The walk of faith with God is a separate and distinct walk. It doesn’t matter which church you attend. Your relationship with your church leadership is a matter of the flesh and distinctly different. This is the distinction that the church has confused. The flesh is flesh. All aspects of the flesh include our consciousness, our thoughts, desires, emotions, character, feelings, logic, intelligence, etc. These are all aspects of the flesh and are not part of the Holy Spirit. The only thing that the Holy Spirit does is speak the truth. It uses every clue of the flesh we know including the five senses and our thoughts. The fact that God is invisible, the Holy Spirit is invisible, and that Jesus Christ is generally invisible now as well, is why we have to learn how God works with us individually. The book shows a clear and proven method of learning how God does this in our personal life. It’s called a primer because walking with God is a lifelong process that ends with the return of Jesus Christ or death.

Why is this book important for your life? It brings you to the point of being able to discern strong spiritual meat from God instead of living your life entirely by the milk of doctrine.

Hebrews 5: 14 “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”

This is where God wants all of His children to live. In an attitude of full faith and confidence in Him. If you want to enter heaven and the presence of God, isn’t this the mindset you want to develop in your life? As you experience God working miracles and wonders in your life, don’t you think that others around you will also notice? Do you think that they will also want the same kind of experience in their lives as well? This is how we can bring God back to our culture and keep Him firmly in our own lives as well. This is how we can learn how to please God by living in faith with Him. The sky is not falling, it is God meeting us in our lives instead. All we need to do not is watch His hand of deliverance work its mighty power.


Support, Protest, or Insurrection

Well, today is the day that the electoral votes for Joe Biden is supposed to be certified, making him the next President of the United States of America. Everything was going just as expected including the objection to the votes from Arizona until Trump supporters stormed the Capital. What did they really hope to accomplish? None of the courts allowed the evidence of election fraud to be presented. Some conservative judges even blasted the evidence and briefs as so poorly written as to be ridiculous in their inadmissibility. There is no evidence of “widespread collusion” or “conspiracy.”

And the sad fact of the matter is this. Even if there were such evidence, it would never be allowed to be presented with any authority of fact or law. We are witnessing the end of a four year battle between the insiders of government against a lone conservative outsider. We may never see a free and fair election in our country ever again. This election was so openly corrupt that it was truly appalling, but the liberal media will never let it be known. Only conservative voices on the internet bothered to reveal the truth and unfortunately, no liberal will ever see or believe the information presented by a conservative.

This is how truly divided our country has become. Neither side will really bother to listen or care about the needs and desires of the other. Conservatives are regarded by liberals as backwards, ignorant, gun-toting, Bible thumping, maniacs. Liberals are regarded by conservatives as elitist, overbearing, narrow minded clones of Nancy Pelosi. Though neither opinion is entirely true, the respective attitudes aren’t entirely false either. It does show the level of disparity between the two major spiritual opinions driving our national conscience today. By and large, liberals do not believe in a god, personal savior, spiritual truth, or absolute right and wrong. To them, everything is relative and relates back to human reason and science for the truth. Conservatives on the other hand believe there is a God, a personal savior, spiritual truth, and absolute right and wrong according to Scripture. To them, everything relates back to the standard of Holiness set by God.

But when conservative supporters of the current President would storm the Capital and disrupt a lawful joint session of the Senate and Congress, what do they really hope to accomplish? Such disruption was supported and empowered by the Democratic Party over the last four years by thugs and criminals even to the point of supporting the defunding of the police force in America. But when conservatives attempt to do the same thing, their disruption is illegal, treasonous, and condemned by the (now majority) Democrats and media. They may very well have lost the last vestiges of support formerly offered by the Republican Party in the form of objections to the votes in the Electoral College. The remainder of the process may very well proceed with very little fanfare or objections making the 2020 election a done deal and the law of the land. It won’t matter whether anyone believes the election was stolen or not and the precedent will be set forever to take over any election from now on. (Overload the swing states with phony mail in ballots that can never be verified.)

This election process ended up with an alleged 22,000,000 more votes cast than the total number of registered voters in the entire nation. But the truth according to the 2010 Census numbers is that the total number of votes cast is still less than the total number of registered voters in 2010. The “steal” was still within the statistical level of probability and cannot be conclusively proven at this time. Rudy Giulliani said it clearly at the opening statements in the PA court. After the mail-in envelopes were opened and accepted, it becomes impossible to re-certify or dispute their validity at any point afterwards. From that moment on, those votes are valid, it becomes irrelevant whether the votes were cast multiple times, or were cast by a long dead relative. As soon as the person opening the ballot, accepts that ballot, it becomes a valid and countable ballot. There is no way to prove any wrong doing after the fact. If the corruption existed in the election committee level, it would be difficult to prove. Then to assert that there was “widespread” corruption involving the swing states, would be even more difficult or even impossible to prove.

The coordinated corruption didn’t exist among men in the election committees of the affected states. The coordinated corruption was in the spiritual realm. No communication between the parties was needed. Only the influence of spiritual hatred against conservative, Christian values was needed. Then the power of the prince of darkness was free to roam among those who hated President Trump and was praying for his defeat. What was really noticeable about this election was the lack of evangelical support for President Trump. It begs a simple question. If God supported Donald Trump to get him elected in 2016, why did the religious right abandon “God’s President” in 2020? It seems to me that President Trump lost the election in 2020 due simply to the religious right abandoning their own principles and the man they said was chosen by God in 2016. The real reason why Donald Trump lost isn’t because of the “evil left”, but because of the fickle “right.” We were no longer united against a clear foe like Hillary Clinton in 2016. We were divided in our support of the President we called “God’s Candidate,” only four years ago.

This is how difficult it really is to determine spiritual matters using the eyes of the flesh. What seems right today, could be really wrong tomorrow. But a man called to accomplish a purpose before God will always know his purpose. Whether he has man’s support or not will only determine when God’s purpose will come to pass. With support, it will happen sooner, without support, it may never happen or happen at a much later time. The only certain thing that Radical Christians have, is their faith in God’s love for their lives and God’s ability to deliver in the direst of circumstances. When it comes to an election, all we can do is ask God for guidance as to whom we should vote for, vote with a clear conscience that we are obeying God’s revelation, then pray for the people that enter into office that we may life in quiet peace.

1 Timothy 2: 1, 2 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

So what about the mob in the Capital? If they were conservatives, they used the tactics of the left, but accomplished nothing constructive. They could chant God and country, but as long as they fight with the tools of the flesh, no good result can ever be expected against a spiritually evil foe. This is why all Christian believers need to build a personal, spiritual, relationship with their heavenly Father. This is the purpose of the book below. Will it help turn our nation back to God? Only if more of His children turn to Him first. Will it help the believer’s life? Absolutely, no matter what Christian church you attend, you will always benefit by getting closer to God. Will it help make Christian miracles more common? Only if more Christians keep their eyes on God and build their faith in Him. What’s the down side? None, as long as we all learn how to trust God more and our flesh less. Support, protest, or insurrection? We’ve seen it all in one day. Did it do any good? Maybe turning to God is the only real answer after all.


One church is not a team.

How many of you can remember the Beach Boys? They had a popular song called: “Be True to Your School.” It was a song about supporting your school’s football team and was a true “feel good” song about school spirit. Having played on the football team during high school and other teams and sports during and after school, I understand and appreciate the song. Even today, no matter how far away from my home town I live, I still have good memories of the school and playing on the team. But one of the things I’ve noticed about “school spirit” and teamwork is that I’ve subconsciously transferred that loyalty to every team and group that I’ve been connected to.

I subconsciously applied the team spirit portrayed in that song, “Be True to Your School” to my church, my workplace, and to the clubs I’ve joined over the years as well. However, the reciprocating “team spirit” was not always present. Real life should be about cooperation and teamwork wherever we live and work, but the reality is much different. Instead of teamwork and cooperation, real life is “dog eat dog.” It took many years for me to realize the truth that evolutionary teaching truly resulted in the cultural prevalence of the rule of the strongest. Cooperation and alliances are all temporary and easily broken. The “alpha dog” in every group naturally rises to lead the group. Whether good or bad, every group becomes a reflection of the “alpha dog” and consequently, everyone in that group is expected to support and imitate the “alpha dog” as well.

So, if we consider every group, company, church, etc. that we support and are members or employees of in this light, then we are all “coached” by “alpha dogs” in the various “teams” of life. Those “teams” are the people we see every day. The goal of every team is to win.

Sports teams win games. Their whole goal and purpose is to prepare the team to defeat the next team, in the next game. Their focus is simply one game at a time. The team follows the lead of the coach. If the coach wins at any cost whether or not the team plays a fair game, then the team may learn how to “cheat” without getting caught. They may play an intensely physical game, maybe even to the point of hurting a competing player intentionally. Or they may play a form of psychological game that intimidates and degrades the confidence of the opponent. True, both tactics are “fair” and within the bounds of normal game play, but not necessarily a normal part of recreational sportsmanship. Good coaches that play within the naturally recognized bounds of game play will quickly recognize these tactics and be able to prepare their teams to overcome and prevail in spite of these obstacles to win while using fair gaming standards. I’ve experienced both kinds of coaching styles.

Business teams build businesses. Their purpose is to gain market share. Their competition is the business that competes in the same market and the focus of every business is to take customers from the competition and gain new customers. The business team follows the lead and example of the local group leader. Whether or not that leader is a reflection of the business owner depends upon the size of the business. Small businesses are generally led by the owner. Mid size businesses are led by subordinates that report to the owner directly and must conform to the desires of the owner. They do have some level of autonomy so their personality comes through in their management style, but they must comply with the wishes of the owner when a conflict develops. The owner still has the final word, (if they choose to enforce their own policies). However, large businesses are led by people who are so remote from the owner that they are generally completely independent and free to operate in any manner whatsoever.

If you have a leader with strong morals, established values, and a clear vision and purpose, that leader will build a strong team with strong morals, established values, and a clear vision and purpose. But if you have a leader with weak morals, hold no value for their people, have no vision for the business and care only for their own needs and desires, their management team will also have the same level of moral weakness. Whether we want to believe it or not, like attracts like and a management structure that is rife with moral depravity will only promote people with similar traits and the moral depravity will only increase in this kind of environment. This is the business atmosphere of the 21st Century. We do not live in the kind of community environment that supports mutual growth and community expansion any longer. That culture may have fueled our expansion westward during the 19th Century, but our culture transitioned away from community building to self-serving all through the 20th Century. This is during the same period of time that business ethics gave way to reason and scientific procedures. It is the loss of Godly morals in business.

Unless something happens at the highest level of responsibility, changing this culture is next to impossible. Leaders with little moral direction cannot handle the presence of subordinates with strong moral character. Darkness simply hates the light and only the presence of light is enough to engender despicable acts of hatred and subtle, underhanded evil. You won’t have to say a single word that identifies yourself as a Radical Christian who walks with the Spirit of God. You won’t even have to mention Christianity at all, it is spiritual competition at the lowest level of attack, your ability to live. For people starting at the lowest level of responsibility and authority, great patience, forgiveness, and the danger of failure and starting over is always present. This is one of the main reasons why Radical Christians really need to consider starting and building their own businesses. They need to learn how to become the “alpha dogs” of their own local culture.

Finally, let’s consider the church team. It is generally assumed that the church team is led by a leader with strong morals, established values, and a clear vision and purpose, But the Word of God identifies two types of leaders that will still fulfill this requirement. The first and most desirable is the truly spiritual leader that has an established relationship with God. The first century church was led by spiritual leaders that walked and lived with Jesus Christ and walked with God just as He did. Radical Christianity is Christianity lived by the walk of the Holy Spirit. The book of Acts and the entire New Testament demonstrates the impact of the walk of spiritual Christian leadership and warns against adopting carnal Christian leadership into the structure of the church. Unfortunately, there is ample and indisputable evidence that carnal leadership had become the rule and bane of the young church even before the end of the book of Acts. Today, it is a common saying that “the gifts died with the apostles.” The “gifts” being the manifestations mentioned in 1 Cor 12: 7 – 11.

Every Christian believes that they have this relationship without exception. But the truth according to the Word of God will not support this presupposition. There is always the presence of the second type of leader, the carnal Christian. As a general rule, carnal Christianity is regarded as false Christianity and derided as devilish but this is a severe misunderstanding. Every Christian believer begins their walk as carnal Christians. Carnal Christianity is Christianity lived by the walk of the flesh. If your church subscribes to this doctrine that “the gifts died with the apostles” there is a real possibility that the majority of the leadership is composed of carnal Christians. On the other hand, just because your church accepts the presence and power of God, doesn’t guarantee that the leadership is any less carnal. My book “Rules for Radical Christians” explains how and why we have such a mixture and misunderstanding of spiritual Christianity. It’s not the “gifts” that died with the apostles, but the understanding of “The Gift.”

If we assume that most or all of our churches are led by spiritually strong Christians, then we should witness the miracles of the gospels and the early books of Acts in most or all of the Christian church. We should witness the prevalence of a Godly culture that fears, (respects) God and holds Godly morals, and Godly character in high esteem. There is no doubt that there are many more Christian churches than any other church in the United States so we should be enjoying a strongly Christian culture. But the reality is radically different. Our culture is being lost to ungodly influences because too many Christian leaders are strong in their religion instead of spiritually strong. Whether we want to admit to this fact or not, Godly Christian leadership is not the prevailing leadership of our culture and these ungodly leaders of culture are members of the Christian church.

There is a disconnect between the church and the culture and the disconnect is getting larger day by day. Freedom of religion has been distorted to mean freedom from God. Sure we have religious Christian businessmen that faithfully attend church every Sunday, but leave God out of the way they manage their businesses from Monday to Saturday. The only answer to how this could have happened is the prevalence and superiority of carnal, scientific Christianity over spiritual, moral Christianity or Radical Christianity in our minds. We’ve been deceived to believe that carnal Christianity is spiritual, and Radical or spiritual Christianity is devilish and to be feared. And this shift in belief begins in the pulpits of our church on Sundays. We are taught to trust logic and reason. We are taught to fear and avoid spiritual manifestations in our lives.

This attitude takes our attention away from God and the Holy Spirit and points our attention to laws, traditions, and the authority of men over our lives instead. We are told that our local church doctrines are the true doctrines and everyone else is in error. At the same time, we are discouraged from questioning the source of our doctrines and default to the teachings of the men of “old.” “Old” means the beginning of the denomination or congregation we attend. “Old” may mean 2000 years ago if you are Roman Catholic, 400 years ago if you are Protestant, 100 years ago if you are Pentecostal, or even less depending upon the church you attend. The only thing that is proven is that Christian church doctrine is always in question and subject to change and change means more division, more separation, and less cooperation. We cannot work together because we can’t communicate with one another or coordinate our activities with one another. If we are afraid of listening to someone outside of our fellowship, they will be afraid of listening to us as well and the portion of the Body of Christ we call our “team” becomes very small, very local, and very ineffective. A single church is not the Body of Christ.

The current trend in Christian culture change is fully rooted in carnal Christianity. It is doctrinal and law bound. The focus of today’s culture change tactics is to return to the law based doctrines of Christianity as we remember it from 50 years ago. In light of liberal inroads to the cultural beliefs we live under today, this form of Christian culture change is doomed to fail miserably. Christian culture from 50 years ago was still flawed and imperfect. It was “good” Christian people that supported racial segregation and prejudice and I was not part of the “white” culture that “good” Christians supported at that time. Our culture has embraced the freedom that liberal doctrines appear to give. What it doesn’t realize is that liberal doctrines that are rooted in devilish instruction isn’t really liberating but imprisoning instead. When the average Christian has no concept of walking with God and having faith in the Holy Spirit, they can only know the right and wrong of the laws of men, meaning the traditions of their own doctrine alone.

If there is more than one carnal, Christian doctrine competing for cultural supremacy, (and we know this is true), then the world at large is confused and will turn to the most comfortable system of belief. For the present time, that means the liberal, anti-God, and pro-evolution “science” of today. Their truth is relative and subject to popular change. They have no absolutes of right and wrong. They are like a ship in the ocean without a compass or rudder. This is the cultural doctrine of today and it is true confusion. The modern Christian church is a rag tag group of individual congregations or individual denominations working towards a goal of culture change by working separately and alone. There is no possible way for such a divided house to accomplish anything constructive. One church working alone does not make a complete Christian team that can change the course of an entire nation. At best, it may change a local policy for a short period of time.

The only real solution to turn a godless culture back to God is to do it the same way that the earliest Christian believers did in the beginning of the church age. That means they worked together with God as their spiritual teacher and leader. It means to become a personal, fellow worker with Christ, just as Paul talked about in 2 Corinthians 6: 1.

“We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.”

The way we “receive not the grace of God in vain” is by doing the next nine verses but look especially at verses six and seven:

“By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,” (bold added)

We need to operate in the faith of the Holy Ghost and by the power of God using the armor of righteousness. We need to learn how to walk in faith by the Holy Spirit just as they did in the Bible. We are called to be spiritual warriors of God when we become His children. He is our strength, our Lord, our focus of service, and the source of our love and ability to persevere and overcome. If we have no practical knowledge of how to walk in faith by the Holy Ghost, (Holy Spirit), it is because we are still walking by the understanding of our flesh. We are still carnal Christians and spiritually immature. This is NOT the will of God for His children’s lives. God wants all of us to mature and be strengthened with might in His Spirit so we can know how Christ loves us now.

Ephesians 3: 16 – 19 “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

This was Paul’s prayer to everyone who reads Ephesians. That means both you and I. Not just the ministers of the church then, but to every son and daughter of God now. If you are living that kind of life, a life filled with the power of God at work around you, then you know there is a difference between carnal Christianity and spiritual Christianity. Spiritual Christianity is radically different from the walk of religion. That is why I called it Radical Christianity in my book. If you keep trying to get different results by following the rules of your church, don’t get my book. If you want to take extra time to learn how to walk with God and make all sorts of mistakes along the way, don’t listen to anything I have to offer you, after all, I’m simply trying to get you to focus your life upon God Almighty. If you’re not willing to give God an honest level of commitment to let Him show His stuff for you, then you are totally free to walk by logic and reason. When you make Jesus Christ your Lord, as well as your savior, everyone’s desire, including your own, becomes subordinate to His will and His desire. For carnal Christians, it’s too much to ask for. But when you really understand the depth of His love for you by walking in faith by the Holy Spirit, it’s really very little.

Why not start off 2021 by getting the book below and really finding out what you’ve been missing in your Christian walk. Find out that God has a personal calling and purpose for your life. Learn how to defeat principalities and powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world. Quit looking at life around you with the carnal eyes of the flesh, but learn how to trust the revelation of the Holy Spirit given personally and directly to you. By purchasing my book, I will only profit by $1 to $4 depending upon the version you purchase. If you can find one used, I will profit nothing. You’re not spending any money to get me rich, not by any means. That was not the reason why I wrote the book. You are making a spiritual investment in your own life, calling, and ministry. You are taking the time to get closer to God by learning the practical steps that worked in my life as well as the mistakes I made that didn’t work. I believe that God helped me write this book to help other believers like you get closer to Him in a way that none of us can learn easily alone. By working with God, Radical Christians are united by the Holy Spirit and work together in every area of the country united in Christ. This is the true team we need to be part of, if we want to see real and lasting culture change. The book below shows how to become a member of God’s spiritual team.


Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas time once again. I hope you are doing well with your friends and family spared from the pandemic. Our immediate family has avoided the Covid-19 virus, but not all of our family. Our son that lives two hours away from us, has recovered from the virus while friends of ours are currently fighting the virus. A niece living in another state is also fighting the virus. Just as we are praying for the safety of your friends and family, we appreciate your prayers directed to ours. This isn’t a church or denominational matter, but a spiritual household matter. If you believe you walk in faith by the spirit of God, then you are part of the same spiritual household as myself and we should pray for one another. This is the greatest gift I can give you this year, and I will gladly and thankfully accept the same gift from you.

On a much lighter note, there is a lot of talk in the news of this year’s Christmas Star. Here’s a quote from Forbes.com. “It’s being called the “Christmas Star,” but the “great conjunction” is all about planets, not stars. Just 0.1º apart—a fifth of the diameter of the full Moon—this is the closest Jupiter and Saturn have come to each other since a great conjunction in 1623 and the best since 1226. The two largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn will look like two bright stars that are almost touching, as seen by the naked eye.” (https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2020/12/18/how-when-and-where-you-can-see-christmas-star-planets-then-shooting-stars-on-the-solstice-this-week/?sh=7aa685135348) The link will take you to the full article.

There is a very small window of time to be able to see this sight and if you have clear skies tonight, it may very well be a once in a lifetime sight. I’m not going to make any claim as to the accuracy of the claim that this was the Christmas Star that pointed the Magi to search out the Christ child years ago. Let the theologians argue that out. But if you want to see this sight, look to the SW, 45 minutes after sunset tonight. You will have only about an hour to see this sight before the planets disappear below the horizon. It will be at least 400 to 800 years until this sight will repeat itself in the same magnitude as tonight.

If you want to see what the Bible said about the Christmas Star of Jesus, read Matthew 2: 1 – 16. I know this will be a very short post, but it seemed too important to miss and I didn’t want any of my readers or followers to miss this opportunity.

Good luck searching for the Christmas Star and I hope seeing it will be a blessing for you to strengthen your love and appreciation for God and for His gift to all mankind, Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas 2020


Obey Man or Obey God?

One of the hardest things for a carnal Christian to understand is the concept of spiritual communication with God. The carnal Christian is firmly rooted in understanding all things according to the flesh. But in contrast, spiritual communication with God has nothing at all to do with the flesh. There is no reason or understanding involved. No five senses involvement or physical interaction. Communicating with God requires the Holy Spirit and in spite of apparent evidence from parapsychology, nothing can be proven. Walking by the spirit is nothing that can be tested and retested like a laboratory experiment. So, it is something that must be learned by experience through a walk of faith; the kind of faith that believes first, then realizes the fruit of the belief.

Some people call this form of believing, “blind faith,” but the truth is, it is not blind. It requires the ability to visualize the end result, have full belief that the end result will come to pass, and patience to allow the end result to happen. This is the core teaching of “The Secret.” Guess what? The world knows full well that it is invoking spiritual power, but it has no clue that the spiritual power it’s using is devilish. We claim to have a spiritual relationship with the true God, but we are also afraid to develop that relationship.

Having a true and full relationship with God is spiritual and not carnal. It involves learning the difference between empty, and powerless religion and the walk of faith with God. The two are not compatible even though religion is part of our learning process. There comes a point in the spiritual believer’s life when the knowledge of religion and it’s weaknesses become too apparent to be ignored any longer.

Why is it possible to follow all of the rules of religion to become a good person, yet it is never enough to please the leadership of the church?

How can it be explained that good people are persecuted, used, taken advantage of, and hated for their good, but the unscrupulous are celebrated, protected, and given every opportunity for advancement?

Why does it make no difference whether we vote Republican or Democrat in our elections because we are still moving steadily towards the full implementation of the New World Order? Yet when Donald Trump became President of the United States, both parties were united in their hatred against him, because he worked against the established world order.

If the New World Order is devilish, why are there Christians in support of it?

If the world denies God, why do they pray to God when something bad happens?

If God is a lie, how can He answer a prayer with a miracle?

If God doesn’t exist, why do Atheists hate Him with such a vengeance?

If you say you believe in God, does it mean the same thing as believing God directly?

If a devil believes in God, is there any hope for redemption for that devil?

If devil spirits are bad, then why do Christians turn to the Horoscope, Tarot, Palm Readers, and Psychics for answers instead of God?

If churches hold the answer to the truth, why is the truth so hidden and hard to understand?

If God’s power and understanding come by way of the Holy Spirit, then why do so many Christians have no knowledge or understanding of the way the Holy Spirit works?

If Christians have not been given the spirit of fear, why are we so fearful?

If the Holy Spirit was given to replace Jesus Christ as the Comforter, why is the average Christian left powerless, filled with questions, and unable to comprehend spiritual things?

If the written Word is the whole truth, why did Jesus Christ say that the Holy Spirit would give us all truth?

If the Holy Spirit does give us all truth, why do Christians limit their understanding of truth to either the written Word alone, or the revelation Word from the Holy Spirit alone? Why do we resist any attempt to consider both as coordinating aspects of a Godly check and balance against false doctrines?

Why do preachers universally implore Christians to study the Word of God, but refuse to divulge methods that allow that study? Why do they persist in allowing Bible study only when it results in agreement with church doctrine and never when it results in exposing false doctrines within the church?

If the spiritual walk of the Christian believer requires faith in the Holy Spirit’s revelation from God, why are we taught to be afraid of that revelation and hold no faith or believing in its Word?

Why are we taught instead that the “spiritual walk” is in reality, an enlightened walk of the flesh that grooms our flesh to become “spiritually acceptable” by way of good morals and good character?

If none of these questions are cause for any concern that you may not really have a handle on the truth that God wants you to know and understand, then you must be fully persuaded in the truth and doctrine of your church and stand apart from every other Christian who is still searching for understanding. But if any of these questions do in fact concern you, then I am inviting you to see how to develop your own personal and spiritual relationship with God the Father Almighty by way of the Holy Spirit that came from His Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He came to make salvation and wholeness possible by making the Holy Spirit available to anyone who believes not only in Him, but believes and acts upon His Word as their Lord.

This is the purpose of “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game.” They are playing a spiritual game bent on defeating and overthrowing Christianity in our culture. If you love God at all, this should be a real concern for you on account of your children and grand children’s futures. If you have no clue how to engage in this spiritual battle for the souls of our future generations, this book is only the tip of the iceberg for understanding how and why we need to engage in this spiritual battle.

Every question above is easily answered, but the answer will not be easily acceptable. The book below reveals many of those answers.



A friend of my wife made this statement on Facebook: Christ Offers Victory In Disease. We are praying for her and her daughter because both of them have been diagnosed with Covid-19. They are both placing their faith for deliverance in Jesus Christ and believe that they will both emerge victorious and alive with nothing worse than mild symptoms from the experience. I believe they are placing their trust in the only true hope for deliverance and we are all looking forward to their complete recovery with little or no symptoms.

Proverbs 3: 5, 6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

I recently went through a season of trouble that ended only last month. The past week has seen a return of tribulation in a different manner. That is the way of dealing with the Adversary of God against His people. He will always go away for a season. The question is: How long will that season be? In my case, the season lasted only a mere four weeks. I’ve had to deal with income loss, auto and home repairs, computer failure, and now health issues. For the last week, I’ve had to deal with a broken filling that exposed a nerve. The dentist has to do a root canal and crown to save the tooth and allow me to live without pain. Today is the first day in the last nine that I’ve been pain free and that is due to anti-biotics. For the last ten days, I’ve only had one verse on my mind in the midst of the pain.

3 John 1: 2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (bold added)

I know that God’s will for all of His children is for all of us to be in health. We may not always show it, but that still doesn’t make it any less true. It’s one prayer we can all do for anyone in the family of God whether or not they belong to our fellowship, church, or denomination. We can always be praying for God to give all of us good health. Your prayers for the same outcome will be greatly appreciated. In return, I believe that God’s grace will abound towards you.

2 Corinthians 9: 8 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:”

There is no doubt that Christ will always lead us to victory in disease. He will always point us to the way of deliverance. Sometimes it will require the help of science and doctors. Other times it will require His direct intervention. In every case, it requires prayer for us to tell Him what we need. Then we need to listen for His answer, and act upon that answer. That is as hard as it gets to obey God: prayer, listen, and obey. All too often, our first action is no longer to ask God anything.

We’ve become so smart in our own wisdom and science that we’ve cut God completely out of our daily lives. Why ask God for answers to a toothache? Maybe the answer is a direct spiritual attack without a physical cause at all. Then you have to address the toothache directly to leave in the name of Jesus Christ. But what if the toothache is caused by a broken filling? Then you need to have the filling replaced. What about a hidden cavity? Don’t you think that God will let you know that too? You know that he knows our lives and our bodies better than we do ourselves. The answer may be “Go to the dentist and get your tooth fixed.” As a last resort, (especially if you have really good pain tolerance), is to get your tooth removed. You could ignore God altogether. You could even avoid the dentist altogether. Just put up with the pain until the tooth falls out or you are able to pull it out yourself. In any case, God will never over ride your free will decision for the course you want to take for your deliverance. In my case however, I lost the filling in October but had no pain. I knew I needed to go to the dentist, but held out as long as I was able to hold out. When the pain started, I went to the dentist the very next day. (I have no pain tolerance at all. Just ask my wife.)

Did I know in October that I needed to see the dentist? Yes I did. But do you remember what was happening to me in October? I chose to trust God that all of the problems of the month would be taken care of in His order of importance. That is how my faith in Him works and appears. Frankly, I forgot all about my tooth and the lost filling. It’s getting taken care of now. Just in time for Christmas. So that’s my life. It’s always interesting. I know that I will always have to overcome problems of some kind. Some of those problems are due to life choices. Some of those problems are due to the actions of others. And some of those problems are outright spiritual attacks that try to get me to question God’s love for me. Problems are not a sign of God’s displeasure but of my own weakness and Satan’s displeasure because I know I am a child of the most high God. But because I choose to remove any reason that gives Satan power over my life, I choose to accept the fact that I cause most of my own problems by my own decisions.

The problems of life are not the issues to dwell upon. It’s God’s deliverance. Who do I turn to first for answers, when I’m faced with a problem? Do I trust in my own intelligence? If so, then I am my own god and I’ve forgotten Prov. 3: 5, 6. If I’m not feeling well, do I immediately run to the doctors without going to God first? Then I’ve made science my god and have forgotten 3 John 1: 2. If I’ve lost my job, do I run to the want ads first or pray to God for help? If I look for work without God’s help, am I making my job my sufficiency? Then I’ve forgotten 2 Cor 9: 8. The message of the world is simple. We don’t need God at all. In one respect, the world is correct. But why would we willfully choose to keep God out of our lives when keeping Him involved proves His love over and over? When we keep God in front of our eyes, He leads us to the best path of deliverance.

Being a Christian doesn’t guarantee a trouble free life. If you are having a trouble free life, maybe you need to check out how close you are to the God you say you serve and love. Lucifer has no problems with a minister or child of God that does nothing. He only hates those who are committed and try to reach others. Persecution and tribulations only follow those who love God and try to reach others with the Gospel message of salvation, spiritual wholeness, and the walk of faith in Jesus Christ. Everyone will have to deal with trials and tribulations. Where do you seek your answers from first? To whom do you place your trust and allegiance? Do you seek to be righteous before men or God? The answers to these three simple questions will reveal the direction of your true allegiance and trust.

Matthew 6: 33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Deliverance, prosperity, and good health are added blessings from God as we seek His righteousness first. Too many of us have forgotten this one simple truth. Blessings from God follow after obedience to His Word. Walking in faith is the only way to please Him. We can only hope to receive His deliverance as we obey His written Word and personal spiritual revelation in our lives. When we do this, we are proving our faith in Him alone and He is pleased. It is because we please God when we place our faith in him that allows us to come boldly before the throne of grace and expect help in our time of need.

Hebrews 4: 16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

Through Christ, we are saved. In salvation, we receive the Holy Spirit. By the Holy Spirit, we are able to hear God directly. As we hear God directly and obey His revelation Word, we are able to please Him. Because we please God, He offers mercy and grace to help in our time of need. Then finally, as we experience His help over and over in our time of need, our faith in Him is strengthened. Our trust in the power and riches of the world weakens. We know we are His children. We know He loves us and cares for us. We are able to witness His delivering power against any ungodly force working against us whether physical or spiritual. So now we can return to the original sentence of this blog.

A friend of my wife made this statement on Facebook: Christ Offers Victory In Disease.

  1. Christ- by way of our salvation.
  2. Offers- because of our faith in Him.
  3. Victory- for help in our times of need.
  4. In- any situation or:
  5. Disease- the greatest and closest trials affecting our lives.

C.O.V.I.D. is something to be respected, but in Christ, not a thing to be feared. We are not of this world, but heavenly. We are not citizens of this world, but of heaven. This world is not our home, but only a training ground for us to learn how to walk with God in all we say and do. Aren’t you glad that He doesn’t expect us to be perfect at all? He knows we are weak. He knows we will make mistakes. Yet He loves us because He also knows, we are trying to know Him and please Him better and better each and every day we live. As members in particular in the family of God, keep our friend’s in your prayers so that they too will experience God’s deliverance in their time of Covid-19 crisis. If you want to improve your personal relationship with God so that you too can recognize His voice in your life, check out this book below and get your library to get one in its collection.


Disagreements are Good

Have you noticed the atmosphere of politically correct sameness today? We’ve endured four years of one sided hatred against a standing President. No good thing was ever reported about President Trump. On the day he was elected, the media declared an all out war against him, by calling for his impeachment. It was only a matter of time, the question was never why or how, but when. When the impeachment finally happened, the vote was nearly entirely partisan with the exception of one Republican, (Mitt Romney), that voted for the impeachment. As the Democratic Party is largely liberal and the Republican Party is largely conservative, our country has become polarized and divided. It may seem that the disagreements are bad for our country, but the reality is, the disagreements are good, but only as long as there is a constructive discourse. But therein lies our country’s problem. The respect for a true open discourse between liberals and conservatives is just not there. Instead, the two sides are polarizing and discussions are more closely like demands for capitulation than discussions for reconciliation.

We’ve become so divided that the polarized opinions within a typical group of friends have divided friendships and have threatened to divide families. If this is the freedom and liberty promised by the liberals is the one we are supposed to have, I believe I have a right and responsibility to ask one question. Why is the discourse so one-sided and God absent? Look at the media, the talk is all about a woman’s right to choose, returning health care to Obamacare, and restoring the economic status quo of the Pre-Trump Era. The conservative voice is strangely silent. It’s as though there is no conservative voice at all. There is very little public evangelical talk either. The world has corralled the conservative community into its own little corner to communicate their fears, conspiracy’s, and talk of defeating the New World Order only among their own circle, and away of the world’s and our children’s ears. The liberal community has even gone so far as to allow books that support any liberal agenda into our public libraries and schools, but limit or restrict God fearing and conservative content. It is censorship from within the “free-speech” protagonists. That is, they demand the freedom to say anything they want, but they also reserve the right to limit the voice of dissenters. So there is really no “free-speech,” only politically correct speech.

So what is the real story behind the successful movement to defeat Donald Trump? It is the same spiritual battle I’ve been talking about all along. They personalized and targeted President Trump not because of his abilities or his inabilities. He was simply the most recent open conservative to take office without their approval. Have you noticed that even the Republican Party openly spoke against the President? So the battle is clearly NOT a battle between Democrats and Republicans. That battle is a “black flag” operation. There is really no battle between the two parties behind the Washington backdrop of politics. Both are working for the same financiers, bankers, or supporters. The “black flag” serves only to divert our attention away from the real battle behind the scenes. To those of you that have a strong and Scripturally supported relationship with God, you have to ask God alone for confirmation of these statements and revelation of the true goal of the principalities and powers at work behind the scenes. Remember this verse?

Ephesians 6: 12 “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.”

Almost anyone who believes the Bible should know this verse. However, they may not really understand how it applies to life today because we are so conditioned to look at things as right and wrong. The truth is, our lives cannot be arranged in right and wrong boxes. There are too many grey areas in between. If we choose to believe that one party is right, then that means that the other party is wrong. What happens if both parties are wrong? Then, what is right? If we say our church has all of the right answers, what happens if another church has a different answer? If both answers are doctrinally supported, does that mean one doctrine is right and the other is wrong? What if both are right? Could that be possible? Or is it more probable that both could be wrong? Are you getting a picture of the problem when we consider things according to the boxes we understand by our flesh? The answer is not the right or wrong we understand by our flesh but the one identified by this next verse in Scripture.

Ephesians 6: 13 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

Consider this, staunch liberals believe that a great victory was won by defeating President Trump. On the other hand staunch conservatives believe that a great defeat has happened. But both of these people worship the same God in the same church believing that their opinion is right and correct according to the things they believe are true. But today, neither will speak to the other. Neither will give any consideration to the other’s opinion. There is no meaningful discourse between the two extremes so no hope of compromise or agreement. Each side truly and completely believes that they alone are correct and knows the truth, but both have rejected the way of the Spirit of God and faith and have embraced the way of the flesh and scientific, mental assent, instead of true believing, which is faith in God and His Word.

I talked about the way our culture became enamored of the doctrines of the devil and rejected the truth of God. But the saddest truth about our decline into darkness is the fact that the darkness shrouded itself as light and church doctrine. But all the while, dividing believers from believers. It first reared its ugly head, when the Messianic Jews of the first century were separated from the Gentile believers. The warnings John gave concerning the synagogue of Satan to the church in Smyrna, and the church in Philadelphia weren’t heeded or understood because both of them, were Gentile churches.

Revelation 2: 9 “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”

Revelation 3: 9 “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”

Those who are of the synagogue of Satan were Jews that came in among Gentile believers and taught of the need to follow the Law of Moses as part of their doctrine even though the question of following the Law was answered in Acts 15.

Acts 15: 20 “But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.”

At this time, the apostles agreed on this doctrine for the Gentile believers, they did not place the yoke of the Law on the Gentiles. They knew the Gentiles were believers because the Holy Spirit made itself known by the manifestation of tongues or prophecy, The Jews knew the Gentiles were saved because the Holy Spirit proved itself. That was the standard manner of knowing who believed and who didn’t believe when the apostles led the early church. Simply making a confession of belief and getting baptized wasn’t enough. This was clearly shown in Acts chapter 8, but most of us have never been shown this section of Acts at all. So the disagreements about the value of speaking in tongues still rages in the church today. If you say you believe the Word of God, then it’s your responsibility to believe the Word when you are presented with Biblical evidence or given a chance to know the truth. Here are your two choices:

  1. Believe the church without question when you are told that the Holy Spirit is no longer needed today. It died with the apostles, (the Holy Spirit or the evidence of the Holy Spirit). And there is no need for signs, miracles, or wonders in the church any more.
  2. Believe the Word of God when it shows that signs, miracles, and wonders are part of the Christian walk. The manifestations of the Holy Spirit are still alive and operational for any believer to utilize today. And the Holy Spirit is necessary and relevant for believers to succeed in their walk in faith.

The world hates Christianity, because too many Christians walk by the flesh in religious hypocrisy. The world knows it, but we seem to ignore this fact. The church is afraid of the spiritual walk with God, because then, the believer makes Jesus Christ their Lord instead of human, church leadership. Keeping the value, relevance, and power of the Holy Spirit a secret from Christian believers is the goal of devilish doctrines in order to keep us powerless against the principalities and powers of the world. It’s all about the control of our minds and our allegiance. Because when we know how powerfully God works in our personal life, we can’t help but share that power with others to help their lives. But someone has to communicate the truth before anyone else can get a chance to believe in the truth. The disagreement is not the issue. It’s the lack of communication to find the truth and expose the devilish lie. That is the issue.

Look at this section of Acts 8: 13 – 19.

13 “Then Simon himself believed (G4100 pisteuō) also: and when he was baptized (G907 baptizō), he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

This is the state of the normal Christian today. We believe and are baptized. But we also wonder and behold the miracles and signs that a few church leaders may do.

14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received (G1209 dechomai) the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

Simon and the Samaritans received the Word of God. But this dechomai receiving is merely mental assent. It’s no different than when we hear, and agree with the Word we hear, but it is not the same as the “receive” in the next verse.

15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive (G2983 lambanō) the Holy Ghost:

This is a fuller kind of “receive” where evidence is shown that something is different. This “receive” displays proof that something was “received.” And the proof is not water baptism. Remember, the Samaritans were water baptized. They did not show the proof of receiving the Holy Spirit.

16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized (G907 baptizō) in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

The Samaritans confessed their belief in Jesus and were baptized in water, but there was no proof that they had the Holy Spirit dwelling within them. Phillip expected to see something, and it wasn’t there, so he communicated to the apostles in Jerusalem and they sent Peter and John to find out what happened.

17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received (G2983 lambanō) the Holy Ghost.

When Peter and John laid their hands on the Samaritans, they were ministering to them. The power of sorcery and witchcraft in the area and on the lives of the people was strong enough to prevent the Holy Spirit from coming upon these new believers. This is the power behind mere “mental assent.” It looks and feels like true believing, but the spiritual power of God is not present. It’s still only a mind game and without true Godly power. All of the religious rules are being followed. They are doing everything right according to the flesh, but not according to the Spirit of God.

18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given (G1325 didōmi), he offered them money,

Simon himself saw that the Holy Spirit proved its presence when God gave the gift to the believer. The gift is not the proof. The gift is the Holy Spirit and the proof showed that the Holy Spirit was present. Philip expected to see some proof that the Holy Spirit was present and when the proof did not present itself, even though all of the religious rituals were followed, he was concerned enough to get the apostles in Jerusalem involved. The Samaritans received (dechomai) the Word of God and demonstrated they believed by confessing their belief and getting baptized in water, but nothing else happened. This is exactly how far the Christian church of today goes, but we are NOT concerned at all. When the Holy Spirit is truly present, it proves its presence. Even Simon the Sorcerer could see the proof.

19 Saying, Give me also this power (G1849 exousia), that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive (G2983 lambanō) the Holy Ghost.” (italicized Greek words added to show where and what they were)

Simon wanted the authority to minister the Holy Spirit to anyone he ministered, but he did not understand that the authority came from God and the power only goes to believers. Ministering with God is exercising spiritual power. In this particular situation, so the Samaritans could progress beyond mere mental assent to accept God’s Holy Spirit and His spiritual power into their heart and life. When God’s Spirit enters your heart and life, it must always prove its presence in some manner. It’s not enough to know the Word of God, believe it with your mind, and follow all of the rules of doctrine to be saved. You must have the Holy Spirit to be saved and know you have the Holy Spirit in your life. This section of scripture doesn’t say that the Samaritans spoke in tongues or prophesied. But it does say that the proof was visible. Everyone could tell the difference and it was more than a mere confession and baptism. The conversions, confessions, and baptisms all came after the demonstration of God’s spiritual power through signs, miracles, and wonders. When the Holy Spirit enters your life, it also comes with signs to prove you have the Spirit within you. God wants all of His children to know they are born spiritually into His family without any doubt at all.

It’s totally fine with me if you reject Speaking in Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues, and Prophecy. God can still prove He is within you through Word of Knowledge, Word of Wisdom, Discerning of Spirits, Faith, Miracles, and Gifts of Healings. (1 Cor 12: 8 – 10) It’s not how He proves His presence that is important, but that He proves His presence. The proof is not the gift. The Holy Spirit is the gift. That is why the “manifestations” are being wrongly taught today as the “gifts.” The Word clearly states that these nine things are the “manifestation of the Spirit.” (1 Cor 12: 7) My question to you is simply this. How has God proven Himself to you that makes you know you have the Holy Spirit? How many of these nine proofs have you experienced in your life? How many do you want to be able to utilize in your life. There is a purpose for every one of them, otherwise, why would God make sure Paul enumerated all of them for our benefit today?

Your choice of proof is simple. It has to be one or a combination of these nine things and these nine things are not “gifts of the spirit” as so many churches teach today. It is the Holy Spirit that is the Gift and you can only get the Gift through Jesus Christ. Any other manner by any other means of receiving spiritual power without Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of the Living God, is a deception of the world. If you choose to reject these nine Biblically stated proofs of the presence of the Holy Spirit, that is your prerogative. But I still reserve my right to speak and teach the things that the written Scripture states. I only state that if you want to receive and experience the spiritual power of God, then you must believe and do it according to the revelation of the Word of God and that’s what sets us apart from the world. We choose to believe and act in alignment with God’s Word and now, that brings me back to the most recent election of 2020.

The problems of our nation have been blamed on one man for the last four years. He has been successfully removed from office. Is it really logical to believe that all of our national problems came about only in the last four years by this one man? If the problems that led to this man’s rise to office four years ago existed previous to his election, then why do we believe that going back to the administration style that caused all of our problems, will solve those problems? If removing a praying, conservative, (maybe even ultra-conservative) man will bring order back to our nation. Then are we choosing to return to the acceptable world order that we rejected four years ago? Could our nation really be as corrupt as President Trump has alleged? If that is really the case, then the need to hear and act on God’s voice will become more important in a Christian’s life than ever before.

I know that some of my former ministry friends proudly support and voted for the new President Elect. Have I lost these people as my friends because I remain conservative? To the degree that they do not want to hear or read anything that does not support their position, will I lose them in my audience? As it is clear that they feel they have a right to speak their mind. Will they do so by closing their ears to anything I may have to say? If that is the case, then they have chosen to cut the ties of communication with me. They may feel it is to my loss, but the loss is not mine, but theirs. They have chosen to segregate themselves from learning and understanding my dissenting position. If they will have no compassion for me, is this really the Godly example for living? Are we choosing to follow the world’s lead into self-destruction? Time will tell whether our free right to speak God’s truth and demonstrate God’s power will continue.

If the time comes when God tells us to protect our lives from impending evil, then we will know we made the wrong choice. However, as long as we are free and able to speak, teach, and demonstrate God’s love and power, then we will know that God is still working to keep our nation safe from harm. Change and disagreements are good, let’s simply continue to communicate with one another on both sides of the political fence to find and reach that middle road of compromise that doesn’t completely alienate everyone. The extremism must end if we really want to achieve peace with one another. But if you want to achieve peace with yourself and God, check out this book below or ask your local librarian to get one for the public collection before it becomes impossible for any conservative Christian writer to get something new out in a liberal public library system.


Bad Times Really Do End

Last month I had an empty period with my blog because a host of issues came up all at once. I thought that I would take this time to update you on the results. In one month, I had to repair four vehicles in order to allow my wife to continue working and to help my son. Let’s start with the obvious, none of the repairs were a surprise. The surprise was that all of the repairs needed to be done at the same time. The one major repair was her car and we both knew it needed work for a long time. We simply couldn’t afford to take her car to the shop to get it repaired. She drives a 30 year old, classic Mercedes-Benz as her daily driver and the repair estimate was high enough for me to find and purchase three of her cars. (Most people would say this would be the best reason to get rid of her car, but I’m also a retired mechanic.) Her car has NO rust and we live in the rust belt. It was also a car that came to us as an answer to a prayer with an amusing story that dates back to the time we first dated 20 years ago. Here’s the story:

When we first met, I was searching for a new (used) vehicle and one of the vehicles I test drove at the local dealership was a black Mercedes with a grey interior. At the time, I was able to afford the car but I also thought the price was a little high for a ten year old car and a price in the high twenty thousand range. I had her with me and she was in the car when I drove it and said to her “I’m going to get one of these someday.” By that time, I had already owned three Mercedes cars, (two were diesels), so I was already familiar with the repairs and not afraid of the cost. She was not familiar with owning luxury brand cars like I was so her answer to my comment was, “In your wildest dreams.” Over the last 20 years, she has gotten used to my buying and selling all sorts of vehicles, good and bad, large and small, including five different used Mercedes cars.

She was on her way to work last year when someone rear ended her at a stop light and totaled her car. The insurance settlement was enough for us to replace the car and we found a black 1991 300 SE Mercedes with a grey interior. I don’t know if this was the same car we test drove 20 years ago, but it would not surprise me since the dealer was only 10 miles from the place where we found the car. We purchase the car from a store owner who also bought it used in the same area. There are very few of these cars in the area because it is rural with small towns. The nearest large town is 30 miles away and larger city is an hour away. After we got the car, it was God that reminded me of the test drive 20 years ago with the thought: “You finally got the car of your ‘wildest dreams’.” The car has a sentimental value that points to God’s love and sense of humor over our lives.

It may very well be the same car we test drove 20 years ago in the local used car lot. That would not surprise me. God does have a sense of humor and for Him to make the same car available after 20 years and an amusing statement from my wife would be both a miracle and a display of His power and humor. That is why I wanted to repair the car. It took only $250 of parts purchased through Ebay. The parts were all new and were purchased as low as 10% of the original retail price. If I went to the local dealer, the same parts would have cost $1500, with labor rates at $150/hr. and 30 hrs of estimated work time, that would have added $4500 to the bill. We bought the car for $1500, so I could have purchased four of my car for the estimated price of the repairs. Since I did the work myself, it was only $250 and the car is running once again after a week of work.

I normally drive a Ford F150 pickup. It is also a classic truck that is 29 years old. As can be expected from a machine this old, things will go wrong. But when a window goes down and refuses to go up unexpectedly, this is a problem that has to be resolved immediately. The cost for the parts vary according to the damage from $90 to replace the entire regulator assembly with the motor to $5.99 to replace damaged rollers in the motor/regulator drive. Once again, the shop would charge about $250 to $300 for labor. I got a used assembly from a salvage yard for $15 and installed it myself. This took only an afternoon and gave my wife a vehicle to use while her car was out of commission. With so much rain lately, I couldn’t let her take the truck unless I was certain that the window would work properly and allow the truck to be secure in the parking lot for the entire day. The window also had a bad habit of slowly dropping down even though I could help the motor lift the window by hand. It simply couldn’t hold the window up or raise it up by itself. But now it’s working just like new and $15 with an afternoon of work is much more affordable than $390 and no truck for an entire day.

The next two problems were self inflicted problems but ones that helped my son. He purchased two vehicles recently. A motorcycle that wouldn’t start and a four-wheel drive truck that had no reverse. Because both vehicles had issues, he was able to get them for a very good price. But because he is also a teenager with no mechanical experience, he had to rely on dad to help him out. I told him that the motorcycle would be the easier problem to repair and showed him that replacing the spark plugs and battery allowed the bike to cough and sputter, but it still wouldn’t start. He got a Yamaha motorbike and they have an issue with their rubber intake manifold. It connects the carburetor to the two cylinder heads but rubber also dries up and cracks with heat and age. The bike shop called it a Y-connector because of its shape, but I know it as an intake manifold from my experience as a mechanic on cars. We got the part for $112 new. This was another afternoon of work and the total cost for the battery, two spark plugs, and the rubber connector was $175 and he had a running motorcycle to enjoy with his friends. What would the bike shop have charged for the repair? About $500 for parts and labor.

That brings me down to the biggest job of the last month. The truck with no reverse. This is not a repair I would recommend to the average home mechanic. I knew when my son and I looked at the truck that I would have to rebuild the transmission. I believed that the problem was a simple problem, but one that would be difficult to get to. My belief was well founded. As a mechanic, I’m not afraid to tackle a transmission rebuild. It’s a straight forward job as long as I have all of the proper information. This meant that I had to purchase a repair manual specifically for his transmission. This manual cost $50, but I was able to find a used one for $15. I was also able to find a free .pdf online, but I prefer to have a paper manual with me when I tear down and rebuild any transmission so I can have the diagrams, procedures and torque specs handy without the need to search with a computer and dirty hands. A $15 book is easier to replace than a computer.

Along with the repair manual, I needed to purchase a rebuild kit. The kit included all of the parts I needed to repair the transmission. This is something I prefer to purchase new, but once again, I found that the internet had the best deals. Depending upon the amount of damage I found in the transmission, I could get kits ranging from $86 to $595. I found everything I needed for $150. If I took the truck to the local transmission repair shop, the repairs would have run, $1500 in labor and $2000 to $3000 in parts. If I assumed the high end, this would have been another $4500 repair bill in one month. But because of my experience, I got it done for $165 and two weeks of time under the truck in the garage. What was the cause of the problem? One broken snap ring located in the deepest part of the transmission. I found that most of the parts in the transmission appeared to be new. In fact, it appeared to be a freshly rebuilt transmission that had one part go bad and it looks like this one part could be a common issue with this particular design.

Because I prefer to purchase older vehicles that I can repair myself, my loss is my time. I spent three weeks of time working on four vehicles. The total bill for all of the parts was $542. If I took all of the vehicles to a shop and allowed someone else to do the work for me, it would have cost $9890. If you are able to afford a bill like this in a single month, you have a lot to be thankful for. However, I cannot afford to spend this kind of money. It would have required a bank loan so being able to do the repairs myself is something I appreciate as a blessing from God. Both having acquired the knowledge over the years from previous jobs and having the strength to do the required lifting are reasons to be thankful. So for a little more than the cost to have a cycle shop repair a motorcycle, I was able to repair four vehicles: a classic F150 truck, a classic Mercedes-Benz, a four-wheel drive truck, and a motorcycle. I am sorry that I didn’t post a blog for most of October, but as you can see, there were a few issues that needed attention. This is how life works. We all have to do the best we can with what we have and know.

The temptation of the world and by the flesh is to blame God for enduring problems. However, I do not believe that my God is the blame. Nor do I believe that these problems are direct attacks from Satan. He may have had a hand in the timing and severity of the issues, but I really don’t want to give him credit for that either. I would prefer to accept the responsibility for allowing the car to go too long without addressing the running problem. The F150 was simply an age issue. Things wear out over time and this truck is the workhorse of our stable. The motorcycle and the four-wheel drive were both chosen despite the problems. The motorcycle’s issue was due to heat, age, and storage. The four-wheel drive’s issue was a design flaw common to that transmission. If I accept the responsibility for tackling these problems, then I owe you an apology for my tardiness in posting. But I also wanted to show you how God still blessed me in the midst of these problems, which I’ve built a habit of calling “opportunities” instead.

If I choose to call the timing of the problems a devilish attack, then I have this verse to remember.

James 4: 7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

This is why I consider problems and life issues “opportunities.” Each one is an opportunity to watch God’s hand of blessing come to pass as we submit to His directions. In each situation, the solution was different. Some of the parts came from the dealer. Some of the parts came from the local parts store. Some of the parts came from Ebay auctions, others came from Ebay “buy it now” listings. And some of the parts came from internet searches for domestic suppliers. I purposely choose to avoid the least expensive parts that come from China due to past experience with vendors that sent wrong parts or no parts, but happily took my money and disappeared. So the manner of deliverance is simple.

  1. Pray to God for help as I begin each project.
  2. Listen for His answer. He will always give answers when you ask for help.
  3. Act on the first answer you receive. God will always answer first. When you act on God’s revelation knowledge, you are demonstrating your trust in His ability to help you and this “trust” is really your faith in Him.
  4. Avoid second guessing the answer you receive. Second thoughts and doubts always come from our own “intelligence” or from the devil trying to produce doubt.
  5. Doubt is no different from “unbelief” and is the only way we are led away from God. As long as we resist the temptation to entertain doubt when God gives a Word of Knowledge or a Word of Wisdom, then we will witness His power and love in our lives.
  6. Each time we are able to experience God’s knowledge and wisdom gives better results than our knowledge and experience, it becomes easier to trust Him more than our own “second guessing.”
  7. This is how God helps us learn to trust Him in the little things of life and living.
  8. Then, when we are faced with a more difficult issue, we will easily trust and act on His revelation Word and written Word. This is how to learn the new walk of faith by the Spirit of God and cast off our old walk of the flesh or fear by our reason and intelligence.

Do I expect all of you who read this blog to be able to do the same thing? Absolutely, I already assume that you are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and have Holy Spirit within you. But you have different needs, different problems, different abilities, and different resources at your disposal. God works with you differently as well. This is the reason why religious rituals will always ultimately fail. Religious rituals assume that one habit will fill everyone’s need. The only ritual I can say will fill everyone’s need is to pray in the name of Jesus Christ to ask God for answers in every situation. But if there is any doubt at all that the prayer is heard or the prayer will be answered, then I can also assure you that it will always be answered. Doubt indicates a lack of trust in God or a lack of believing there is a God. I had to work through both of these issues as well and just as it took time and experience for me to learn how to repair vehicles, it took time for me to learn that God is real and I can trust Him for anything I need.

I didn’t get all of my parts from one place to make all of the repairs. I believed God would lead me to the best quality and least expensive sources for everything. Here’s a situation that just happened a few minutes ago. My wife needed some information at work that she thought was here at the house. She called me and told me to look for her notes. I looked everywhere without finding them and got the thought to tell her to check her phone case. That’s where she put them. This is how God works with me. When I get a thought that is out of the blue with no logical forethought to lead up to it, I believe it is God and act on it. Of course it has to track with the logic and heart of Scripture too. When you read scripture, look at the way God interacts with people. One or more of those ways will be His manner of working with you.

That was how I and my wife found all of the parts we needed. It is interesting. Sometimes I found a cheaper part somewhere, but also got a bad feeling or thought about that seller. I simply kept looking. It may have been a used part with issues or a seller that wasn’t truthful. I have simply learned over the years that God always looks out for me. So I simply trust His advice. Have you ever talked to someone and got a sick feeling in your stomach? Then when you leave their presence, that sick feeling goes away? That may be God telling you that the person has issues to resolve. Sometimes God will inspire you to say something, other times He just tells you to leave. When you are praying for someone, He may show you exactly what problem they are having and what you can say to them. Other times He will give you the “green light” to minister to them. No two situations are the same. Even if it is the same problem, with the same person. There could still be two different causes for the same symptom or issue. It could be ignorance, health, attitude, or spiritual issues. But no matter what is going on, God wants the best outcome for your safety and for them so He will always lead you to the best solution.

When a devil spirit is present, you don’t want to go around casting them out without God’s approval first. Sometimes it’s simply best to leave them alone and be thankful that God has revealed their presence to you. Other times, He will not only tell you that they are there, but to confront the person / spirit directly in Jesus name. Then He will also tell you what to say at the time you need to say it. There is never a need to be afraid because by the time you are able to be aware of the presence of evil spirits, God will have already proven Himself to you. Until then, your prayers for people and thankfulness for God is all you need. He will never give you anything more than you can handle or understand by your Spirit and knowledge of Scripture. This is how loving and kind He is to His children. Just as you would be with your own children. This is also why the family structure is being attacked so much today.

If the parents are away at work all of the time, who is teaching our children in our place? If you want your children to believe in God and trust God, then you have to show them by example that you believe in God and trust God as well. Then your children will watch what happens to you in every situation of life. When bad things happen, what do you do and who do you trust for deliverance? Where does your deliverance come from? Is it from someplace logical or something unexpected? Do you give glory to God, or to your job and intelligence? If you are not an example of believing to your children, then they will be motivated by the example of their teachers instead. If their teachers do not believe in God, you can be certain that your children will never believe in God either. That is why liberal control of the school systems to remove everything Godly was so important to them. That is also why so many young people simply do not believe that God is real. Of those who believe God is real, there are many who also believe God is irrelevant. Of those who believe God is real and relevant, there is also the question: where does He apply to my life?

To answer that question, let’s look at the first time the phrase “in all things.” appear.

Genesis 24: 1 “And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.”

God cannot bless anything what we don’t entrust to Him first. For Abraham to be blessed in all things, Abraham had to commit everything to God first. He trusted God in all things first, then God blessed all things for Abraham in return. And Abraham wasn’t perfect. He was just like you and I. He had fears. He made mistakes. He was intelligent and resourceful. He was a nomadic herder that dug wells. And he loved God. Look at his own children. Ishmael is the father of the Arabian tribes and Isaac is the father of the Jews. Just as these two boys fought in life, their offspring are still fighting today but both sets of tribes believe in and worship God. Both sets believe they are worshiping the one true God. Even in disagreement, they still demonstrate the example of their father, Abraham in that they strive to worship God and keep Him in their lives. This is the kind of legacy that every parent can leave with their children and I hope and pray that my example will carry on with my children as well.

Our liberal culture of today happened over time through generations of unbelief. Until Jesus returns, our examples to our children are the only way we can recover godliness and morality back to our culture and into their lives. Maybe a Gideon, Silas, or Isaiah will rise up to make the change in short order, but until a man of God will rise up, we have to rely on our example of believing faith to motivate our children to greater and greater trust and fellowship with God. We cannot limit the things we pray for because we think God is too busy to care for us. We need to be fearless and active with our prayers for anything we need so our children can see how much God loves and cares for us. Will this make God really busy? Yes it will. But who would you rather see busier? Humanistic unbelievers or God as He protects and delivers His children? I would rather let God continually prove His power and relevance to our lives in every possible way than to let the current gospel of unbelief prevail with my children and grandchildren. God has given us this blank check in His Word when Jesus said:

Matthew 21: 22 “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

What is your need? Where do you need help? What opportunity do you have to face? We all have problems. Why not give our problems to God as opportunities for Him to display His love and care for us personally? As we give our cares and concerns to God and experience His delivering power more and more, our faith grows, and our children’s ability to believe in God grows as well. But we never ask for something out of selfish desire, that goes against the heart and intent of God’s Word. You may have noticed that my wife drives a Mercedes-Benz. I did not choose a Mercedes because of its status as a luxury car. I chose it because it was affordable. I can repair anything that happens to it and it has every important modern safety and comfort feature. When it was built, it was the safest car made in the world. Why wouldn’t I want a vehicle like this for my family? Everything we ask for must also be in alignment with God’s Word and His heart, not out of vain desire or greed. There must be a Godly purpose behind the desire. Then you will have the full faith that God will never let you down in any situation and this next verse will no longer be a pipe dream or empty promise, but a living reality in your life.

1 Corinthians 9: 8 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:”

What kind of “good work” the work of faith that builds the kingdom of God around you. The kind of “good work” that will overcome evil and prove God’s preeminence and power. The sort of “good work” that brings miracles to your life and to the lives of the people you touch around you. Culture changing miracles like the ones we are praying for in my book below. We cannot ever allow ourselves to believe our culture is lost until the day and hour Jesus Christ comes to meet us in the air. Until then we have the honor and privilege to experience God’s love, God’s power, God’s care, and God’s miracles. Why wouldn’t you want to get this book to open up this kind of life for you and your children? Then you can experience God helping you like the way He saved me $9348 last month.


It’s Hunting Season

One of the most exciting times of the year begins on Nov. 15 where I grew up. It was two weeks of time with my dad in the woods. And we usually had friends come up from the city to spend time at the house and go out to the woods with us. It was such a popular time that many employers made this day, a paid holiday. Even the schools knew that it would be a time of increased absences. What is Nov. 15? The first day of deer hunting season in Michigan. Hunting in Michigan is considered to be “harvesting” in that too many deer will deplete the food supply for all of the rest, resulting in widespread deer starvation. At the same time, too many deer will also result in massive crop damage for the farmers. Like my family, many other families prefer the leaner venison over beef. Not really something that would appeal to vegans, but I know of vegans who accompanied hunters just to enjoy the time together and the woods.

We would wake up before dawn, drive to one of five prime hunting areas we knew about, and get ourselves set and ready for deer to wander by. The first day was the best time to bag a deer. After the first day, the deer would be wary of any strange noise in the woods and someone, (usually me) would have to hike through the woods to get them to move. Dad and I would have scouted the areas long before hunting season. We watched for deer all summer long and noted where they came out of the woods and at what time they moved. Our friends would stay out all day long. Dad and I would go out early in the morning, return home from about 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, then go back out to a different area until dark. If we didn’t get our deer during the first three days, the rest of the hunting season was more about spending time together than bagging a deer. We knew we could get a deer at any time, but the chances of getting one declined each day during the hunting season as the constant shooting will have spooked the deer long before the end of the first week of the season.

There are deer all through the woods in Michigan. In fact, more deer are killed by automobiles each year than by hunters during the open season. But the deer are very afraid of humans for good reason and generally try to avoid us. Hunters in the woods have to know the habits and moving patterns of the deer in order to find them and bag one. Hunters use a powerful weapon to bring down a large animal that is aware of its surroundings and anything different that may also be present. Humans are not the only predators hunting deer in Michigan. There are also natural predators: wolves, coyotes, bear, and large cats like cougars and bobcats. So deer are always cautious and aware of the sounds and smells around them.

So what’s the significance to all this with our spiritual walk as Radical Christians? A lot when you consider the fact that the world hates us and wants to avoid us, just like the deer. And we are called to bring the Gospel of Salvation to the world. Believers have to know the habits and motivational patterns of people in order to reach the world with the Gospel of Salvation. Believers have to have a level of compassion and empathy, What believers have forgotten, is the truth that God is powerful and that God works through believers with the Holy Spirit to release His power to the world. Here are the similarities.

  1. The Hunter is like the believer in that we have to find the called of God from among the unbelievers of the world. We are called “fishers of men” in Scripture.
  2. The Deer are like the called of the world in that only the ones destined for Salvation will respond to God’s call. The entire world is called to be saved, but only those who will answer that call will respond.
  3. Hunting Deer requires knowledge of the animal being hunted just as believers need to love and have compassion on the world in order to reach the lost with the truth. This is not a job for ministers alone, but a ministry that every believer shares.
  4. The Weapon hunters carry doesn’t really kill the deer, but the bullet fired from the weapon does the killing. A weapon that is not used and empty is harmless.
  5. The Holy Spirit doesn’t really affect the world, it is present (or carried) by the believer, it is the spiritual power released by the spoken word from the believer that affects the world. If we never use the Holy Spirit, we are harmless to the world.
  6. The Bullet fired from the gun touches or kills the deer. A hunter can bag a deer only when the weapon is armed and fired with skill and precision.
  7. The Power of the Holy Spirit released by words of prayer, the commands of the believer, or the love expressed by the believer is the only way to touch the world.
  8. God’s Power at work in the lives of spiritually sharp believers reaches the called from the world to bring new life and salvation to the lost, and for anyone searching for truth and answers.

So Dad and I went out when deer were moving, to the places where they moved in order to get one. But today, everyone is told to keep away from one another because of Covid-19, reaching the world with love and compassion is much more difficult but not impossible. It’s the words we speak that primarily carries the power of God, but unless we speak, no power is activated and God’s hands are tied.

Nothing changes in culture quickly and easily. The seeds of hatred against the truth has always been present in the world. The world tries to teach that men are inherently good. So when we choose to believe scripture when it says “men are evil,” we automatically place ourselves in conflict with the world. This is the spiritual battle every believer faces. We are at war against the world and the world hates our gospel of salvation. It hates the gospel because our gospel clearly states that there can never be peace without Jesus Christ. It goes even farther when the simple acknowledging of “believing in Jesus” isn’t enough.

James 2: 19 “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”

The Jewish Body of Christ knew how to walk by the Spirit because it was led by people who walked and talked with Jesus and understood the power of God by the Holy Spirit. The Gentile Body of Christ did not have the history of God’s power at work with those believers that the Jews had. The Gentiles came into the Body of Christ with a history of devilish, spiritual influence and carnal ritualism instead. The Messianic Jews lived the love, compassion, and power of Jesus Christ in their lives. They knew how to walk in faith by the Holy Spirit with God. And they knew what the Word of God said so they could discern the difference between Jesus’ voice or a deceptive spirit trying to masquerade as Jesus. This is what the original, Messianic believers brought to the table that the Gentile believers didn’t understand. Messianic believer understood the importance of Jesus’ Lordship. They made Jesus Christ their Lord as well as their Savior and they cultivated their spiritual relationship with Jesus by the Holy Spirit. They understood that Jesus was with them through the gift of the Holy Spirit, which they knew was the Comforter.

Jesus fully explained the meaning and importance of the Comforter, the Holy Spirit to them in John chapters 14 – 16. The word “comforter” is only found eight times in the entire Word of God. Four times in the Old Testament where it is always used in the sense that there was no comforter, and four times in the New Testament. Every New Testament of “comforter” is found in these four chapters of John. But there is also one additional occurrence of the Greek word that is translated “comforter” in John. That occurrence is in 1 John 2: 1 where the Greek word paraklētos G3875 is translated “advocate” and refers directly to Jesus Christ. Messianic Jewish believers knew the importance and significance of keeping their faith in and obedience to the Holy Spirit, a.k.a. the Comforter, a.k.a. the Gift, who is also identified as Jesus Christ. Obedience to the Holy Spirit is the same as obedience to God or obedience to Jesus Christ Himself. This is how you make Jesus Christ your Lord. Obedience to the revelation given to you by the Holy Spirit is obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.

When the two bodies of believers separated by 96 AD and all of the original apostles had died, ritualistic Christianity became the rule instead of spiritual Christianity. So today’s lack of understanding the spiritual walk of Faith has a long and established history. To change a strongly religious, and Christian based belief structure took more than 100 years of progressively sowing doubt against religious beliefs. It took the work of two Christians who converted against God, by rejecting Biblical truth, (or spiritual revelation to holy men of God), to start the process during the 1800’s. These Christians forgot how the written Word of God came to man in the first place and consciously chose to reject spiritual truth to accept the testimony of the flesh instead.

2 Peter 1: 21 “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

They broke off communication with God and became traitors to the truth. They committed the “unforgivable sin” and all of Christianity has been suffering since then.

Hebrews 6: 4 – 6 “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”

These two Christians are Charles Darwin, who propounded the Theory of Evolution through faulty logic, and Karl Marx, who co-wrote the Communist Manifesto with the influence of Hegelian and Luciferian friends. Marx sought to impose Scientific Atheism as the standard of truth through Socialism. Darwin sought to apply the observations he made, (which are true for micro-evolution), and applied those observation to the entire plant and animal kingdom. There is no supporting evidence for macro-evolution and any evidence that refutes the Theory of Evolution is suppressed from the public school curriculum. These are the two most powerful seeds of unbelief that have taken over our culture today and is taught openly in our schools.

But there was another Christian who converted and made the greatest impact of the 20th Century by propounding the New Age philosophy of peace through the United Nations. This former Christian was Alice A Bailey and she chose to accept Witchcraft as her “truth” as she was the High Priestess of the American Theosophical Society. If this conversion alone wasn’t enough to convince you that she committed the “unforgivable sin,” then consider this statement from the Introduction of her book, “An Unfinished Biography.”

“It might be useful to know how a rabid, orthodox Christian worker could become a
well-known occult teacher.” Alice A. Bailey

So it took the work of three Christians who all committed the “unforgivable sin” and became traitors against Jesus Christ to change the world we know. The important values we hold dear today are very different from the important values we held dear a century ago. The family structure is different, freedom and liberty is different, patriotism is different, and even the employer/employee relationship is different. All of these changes came about in the last 150 years and is very different from the values taught throughout the rest of human history.

New Age Socialism, or world peace is the promise. A human utopia based on Scientific Atheism and built upon the evolution of human goodness coming into fruition in these modern times. This is the devilish lie being taught to our children in public schools. “Mankind can solve every problem and usher in world peace, safety, and prosperity for everyone through unified world government, a controlled global economic system, and good genetic engineering.” It is the same lie the serpent told Eve:

Genesis 3: 4, 5 “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

The serpent directed Eve to trust her senses, (science). Our children are also being directed to trust their senses, (science). And in the process, are being led away from trusting the true God altogether. Meanwhile, those who propound all this trust in the flesh, (science), are themselves motivated by spiritual sources working against God Almighty. They are placing their trust on counterfeit spiritual sources of evil while teaching everyone else to place their trust on them. The world’s top leaders know they are serving a spiritual god that is opposed to the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. They have a fully developed support structure that has progressively taken over every facet of life and living. All of it points to trusting the “wisdom” and “light” coming from these few “enlightened” individuals.

There is no support structure for any individual to learn Christian, spiritual principles in the church setting. Biblical consideration of spiritual matters is strongly discouraged because a close consideration of spiritual issues would reveal the true level of carnal religion and spiritual emptiness in Christianity. So anyone who desires to learn how to walk spiritually with God is actively and greatly discouraged from doing so. It places too much stress on religious, doctrinal instruction to allow true spiritual growth in individual believers. Spiritual growth cannot be mandated and controlled by the rules of religion. When God instructs a person to act, and it conflicts with the manner of action supported by church doctrine, confusion is the result. Do we dare to obey God, or continue to obey the doctrines of the church? This is the change that we have to do as individual believers.

The only way to turn the ungodly, or paganistic unbelief of the world, is by doing the same things that the original Messianic Jewish believers in Acts had done. Gentiles believers need to step up to the plate and learn how to walk in faith, with the power of God, by the Holy Spirit. We have to become bold enough to learn how to trust God directly in order to turn our culture around. We don’t want to stop with religious Christianity, which is a proven failure, but to go all the way to the spiritual walk of faith with God. Believers simply need to learn how to walk with God in order to bring the Gospel of Salvation to a world that is tired of the religious talk about salvation. We need to be able to demonstrate the spiritual power of God that the Word of God promised we can do. Then we will be living the walk and proving the talk, which is entirely different from talking the talk, but living just like the world in religious unbelief of God’s spiritual ability to walk and talk with us directly.

This is why I wrote the book below. I wanted to experience God and His power just like the Bible promised I could do. I wanted to understand why I could do everything right and follow all of the rules, but still get wrong results. I wanted to know why my desire to know God was ignored in church, but anyone who could play politics well, could rise in church authority. I wanted to hear and recognize God’s voice so I could learn how and why I should obey it. In the end, I wanted to be able to teach anyone from any denomination or Christian belief how they could do the same. The world has always sought to deny God and silence Radical Christian voices, voices that are tapped into God’s Spirit. They cannot stand to acknowledge God or the work of redemption through Jesus Christ alone. They believe they have legally succeeded in stopping conservative and Christians voices while allowing their gospel of Humanism flourish and infect our children. Only a power filled demonstration of faith with the glory given to God will change this trend and get the world around us curious enough to want the same for themselves. 2000 years of religious Christian dominance proves that the power of God can change the world. It worked once before in the past, the same tactics can work today in the present.

We haven’t lost the world yet. It is evident because Jesus still hasn’t returned. We can’t act as though all hope is lost, because as long as we are alive and Christ hasn’t returned, there is hope to deliver the world, and our culture, from darkness. Even if the world doesn’t want to be delivered, God can lead us to those whom He called, that can be delivered from darkness to light. Not the counterfeit light that the world has to offer, without Jesus Christ, but the genuine light of fellowship with God Almighty in daily life and living. Miracles will not be an illusive promise, but a daily reality. God wants us to live in the realm of miraculous spirituality and full fellowship, placing our trust in Him. We please Him as we learn to trust Him more and more. It took me a lifetime of searching and mistakes to put this book together for your benefit. You don’t have to make the same mistakes, believe me, there are plenty of other mistakes that you’ll have to work through to understand how God walks and talks with you. He has His own set of miracles for you to experience and discoveries for you to find so you too will be able to hunt for the lost, to deliver them from their blindness and bring them to the spiritual light of Christ with the Holy Spirit from God. Are you ready to go hunting? As individuals, we are weak and divided, but as a spiritual household with Jesus Christ at the head, we are stronger than the principalities and powers of the world.

Ephesians 6: 12, 13 “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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”


The Unforgivable Sin

If your parents wanted you to avoid doing something, would they make that thing to avoid absolutely clear and understandable? When I was four years old, we lived on a farm outside of town. The road in front of our home was paved, but we had a really long driveway, a barn, a playhouse, and many trees in the orchard to climb. I had no reason at all to go near the road. But when I started kindergarten, we moved into town only 1/2 block from the school. I had to learn that crossing the road was dangerous. There were rules I needed to learn in order to avoid getting hurt. But on the day we moved into the new house, I didn’t know those rules. While my parents were unloading the trailer, my three year old sister and myself, (I was five), wandered off to explore the area.

We were two really little children, wandering around without a clue, in a strange town. After a short while, my parents realized that we were nowhere to be found. They began by walking around the block and asking the neighbors if they saw two children walking alone. One neighbor saw us. He knew my father and told my parents where we were last seen. I’ll never forget the lesson or the spanking. My parents made it very clear to me that my sister and I cannot leave home without them. We had no idea where we were or how to get back to the house. My sister and I wandered halfway across town and across at least five streets. It was a miracle of God that a three year old and a five year old could go so far away without getting hurt. We could have been hit by a car and we would never have known what we did wrong. To this day, I can remember exactly where my parents found us. We were on Main Street, two blocks beyond the Methodist Church and heading north away from home and getting farther away with every step.

I never left home without telling my parents where I was going and how long I would be gone ever again. Even as a teenager, I obeyed my parents rule concerning leaving home. I may have pushed my curfew a time or two, but my parents could always find me. This rule I learned at five years of age, was one that I would never break. Until both of my parents passed away, they could always call or visit me at any time. No matter how far away from them I lived, I knew I always had a bed or couch at my parent’s home and they knew they were always welcome at mine. Keeping my parents informed of my whereabouts and my acquaintances was a habit I maintained all through my life.

Communication, was the one rule our family considered to be the unforgivable rule if broken. When communication ceases, family bonds are weakened. If the break is made with cruel words and anger, family bonds are broken. This happened for many years between one of my siblings and my parents. It took Mom’s failing health to restore the lines of communication. To this day, the lines of communication between my siblings and myself are strained because we all became too involved with our own lives and our in-laws. We have each become independent of one other. We have all adopted new families, and new family structures. The nuclear “Foster” family under Herb and Terry Foster is no longer together. This is what happened when the unforgivable sin of breaking communication with one another became the “family habit.”

So what does all this have to do with Radical Christianity? So here’s the opening verse:

Mark 3: 29 “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:”

This is a statement Jesus made in the chapter where he healed the man with the withered hand in verse 5, on the Sabbath in front of the leaders in the synagogue. HOW RUDE! What audacity! Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, worked on the Sabbath by healing a man’s withered hand. Then by verse 22 in the same chapter these leaders accused Jesus of casting devil spirits by the authority of Beelzebub, (Satan) and Jesus teaches about the futility of a house or kingdom that is divided against itself to stand. Then in verse 27, Jesus makes a profound statement that has eluded the consciousness of this election season.

Mark 3: 27 “No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.”

Conservatives used to be the leaders of this nation. Not Republicans but conservatives from both parties. However, since 1962, Progressives have been making more and more inroads to the leadership structure of this country. How were they able to spoil the house of the strong Conservatives? They began by binding the strength of the Conservatives by removing prayer, and by default, God from the schools. It wasn’t enough to stop a few liberals from hearing about God or Jesus because it offended them, they made sure no child heard about God or Jesus. Since then, children can learn about God only in the home or church. So for the last 58 years, our children have become more and more liberal by default. The simple absence of any mention of God or Jesus in schools by law, has silenced conservative voices from influencing all children in the public school setting. This has taken the “separation of church and state” to the point of alienating God from society.

God is publicly dead, meaningless, and irrelevant in our culture. He has become a purely private, personal, and individual matter that only the religious conservative will pursue. And we are witnessing the result of national polarization or separation of ideas in this election. The liberal stance will continue to strengthen unless Radical Christians will rise up and take legislative action just as the liberals have done for the last 80 years and say enough is enough and restore God, (even if it is without proselytizing), to the consciousness of our children and nation. Truly free speech needs to be restored instead of the current “politically correct only” trend. Our children hear only the “politically correct” liberal message. Conservative communication to our children is restricted or stopped altogether by law. This is the result of the unforgivable sin of stopping godly communication in our public schools.

In 1973, the woman’s right to choose what happens to her body, trumped the child’s right to live, and abortion became legal by Supreme Court Order. This single action alone has alienated unborn children from the psychology of every liberated young woman since then. Unborn children are neither children, nor human, in the eyes of the law. I’m not trying to make a statement against a woman’s right to choose or for the unborn baby’s right to live. Our Supreme Court made that decision before I could even vote. The legal stance of the court has enabled liberated women to cut the psychological ties to their unborn child. So a woman who is determined to abort her pregnancy, alienates and cuts off her psychological ties of communication or relationship with the unborn child. The child is no longer a child, but regarded as an unwanted tumor, like cancer. So the “unforgivable sin” of breaking communication with conservative values based upon Godly morals and ethics in school eventually led to the “unforgivable sin” of breaking ties of psychological communication between mothers and unborn babies.

Yes, this is freedom without restraints. Yes, it is legal. But it wasn’t enough to redefine parental relationships between a mother and an unborn child. A rarely mentioned cultural shift happened as a result of liberating women. The relationship between men and women have also changed. Instead of building a cooperative and respectful relationship between the genders, men have excelled in degrading and treating women as property instead. Women have rebelled against such widespread treatment by demanding proper human rights and dignity. The U.N. responded by adopting the Women’s Bill of Rights in the late 70’s. Since then, “Women’s Empowerment” has become the driving force of education leading to the result of “male feminizing.” Typical male child behaviors like fighting, boisterousness, and stubbornness are being redirected towards more typically feminine behavior like compassion, restraint, and flexibility. Gender reversal has caused animosity between genders. Instead of embracing and building value in traditional gender roles, the male and female roles in society are being reversed and the trend begins at the earliest age possible in the school system. Women are no longer considered the “weaker sex.”

Men and women have becoming indistinguishable to the degree that traditional gender roles are discouraged. Females who want to adopt traditional, family, and homemaker roles are treated differently from females that choose to adopt power oriented roles. Males who adopt traditional, power oriented roles, are being ignored, when a female vying for the same position is present. This has brought on an attitude of animosity between competing genders and has also resulted in a growing trend away from bi-sexual relationships. Men know how to relate to men and women know how to relate to women. So the changing roles and changing cultural values against traditional relationships have given rise to greater homosexual relationships instead. They have instead become adversaries in life and the world promotes the strongest women while degrading the strongest men. At the same time, the world degrades women who adopt the traditional role of wife, mother, and homemaker while promoting men who take on feminine roles. The ties of communication between men and women are broken. This is how the “unforgivable sin” of breaking communication between genders have affected family roles in the home and job roles in culture.

The liberal courts have even redefined the definition of marriage in our country. In 2015, after years of rising public support, the Supreme Court ruled to change the definition of marriage. Marriage is no longer a legal bond between a man and a woman. It is now a legal bond between two consenting adults without any regard to gender. The conservative community responded with protests, rebellion against the new laws, and bullying. (Actually with beatings on innocent people.) As a result of the bullying, beatings, and persecution against the innocent, the Supreme Court stepped in once again in 2019 to affirm that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 now applied to the rights of the LGBT community.

Now, LGBT believers in God and Jesus Christ are set apart from the rest of the believers. There is a wall between the two groups and once again the “unforgivable sin” of stopping communication. Our society is ripping apart at the seams and it is all done in the name of equal rights, equal pay, equal respect, and equal honor. By marginalizing the human rights and respect of children, women, and anyone who doesn’t play according to the rules set by “Christian white males,” the conservative white male has lost control of the culture. The problems that have been known in secret for centuries have become openly public. The problems are all founded in wrong spiritual attitudes and wrong actions due to the wrong attitudes. By pointing Conservative fingers at Liberals, the LGBT community, and feminists, Christians have ignored the three fingers of the same hand pointing back at them.

Proverbs 14: 12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Repeated almost word for word in Proverbs 16: 25.)

Liberal attitudes are not and have never been the real problem. Did all of these groups break communication? Yes they did. But the real break in communication happened in the Christian community before the end of the first Century when the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers was ignored, marginalized, and finally rejected. The leaders of the Christian church became mostly carnal in their walk and stopped communicating with God. The walk of the Spirit, taught by example, in the Acts of the Apostles was no longer the primary Christian walk. The law in the written Word, the traditions of the church, and the changing and expanding Doctrine of the Church became the rule. Love and compassion gave way to politics, power, and wealth. The Satan himself became a member of the Christian church and progressively injected more and more of his doctrine into the church. The church itself had committed the “unforgivable sin” of breaking communication with God by the Holy Spirit before 100 AD.

Is it possible for the church and conservative values to regain prominence in the world today? Yes it’s possible. But it will require a return to the walk of the Holy Spirit among believers once again. Only then will God’s love and compassion become the normal walk for believers. The walk of the law without compassion will vanish when obedience to the revelation of the Holy Spirit becomes the Christian walk. The separation of believers because of church doctrine will become irrelevant when the Holy Spirit is recognized as the true union between believers. Hatred, strife, envy, and pride among church leadership will no longer be an issue when love, compassion, generosity, and humility become the standard requirements of church leadership. All of these become natural issues of the heart when a believer learns how to walk in faith with God Almighty.

Who is at fault for the problems facing our country today? The problems we face are all spiritual problems brought on by rejecting the walk of the Spirit. As it is painfully true that very few church leaders really know how to walk and teach that walk to believers, we are all left to figure out this walk by ourselves. If you love God and care about the culture you live within, it is imperative that you learn how to walk just as Jesus did if there is any hope at all of building a moral and compassionate society. Not a society that appears to be moral and compassionate on the surface but allows pride, envy, hatred, and strife at its core. Evil cannot produce godliness, no matter how good it may appear. If you want to produce a godly culture, you have to return to God and walk in faith with Him.

Simply because we do not know how to walk by the Holy Spirit doesn’t mean that we’ve committed the “unforgivable sin” of breaking communication with God. You can’t break something that you do not have. You can’t reject something that you’ve never really experienced. Do you really want to know what the Word of God calls the “unforgivable sin?” The book of Hebrews revealed that sin in three verses.

Hebrews 6: 4 – 6 “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”

I wrote the book below simply because I searched all of my life to understand the walk of faith with God. I had to learn that the rules of religion doesn’t always work. I had to learn that church leadership walking by the flesh with good intentions cannot teach by word or by example how to walk in faith. I had to learn to trust God alone and let Him prove Himself in my life. I revealed the steps in light of the liberal rule book of social activism that has so successfully overturned our culture by stripping away the veil of deceit underlying our society. The election is over. Liberals have regained the Presidency. We have to take our heads out of the sand and face the fact that we need God in our personal lives. 2000 years of Christian religion has failed us, maybe we need to cast off the religion of the flesh and the walk of the flesh by learning how to walk by the Holy Spirit of God and live in faith with Him. As time goes on, our personal lives may very well depend upon that walk. Other people may have failed to teach us how to walk in faith, but I did not want to become another one of those people. I do not want to commit the “unforgivable sin” of rejecting God directly and permanently to walk in the ways of the world in service to myself as my own god. In addition, I do not want any of my brothers or sisters in Christ to commit the “unforgivable sin” in their lives either. This is my part in the spiritual battle to regain our culture. The part that helps you build your own personal walk of faith by the Holy Spirit.


Cast Your Vote

If you’ve never cast a vote in your life in a general election, this is your year to change. If you don’t like what’s happening, your vote can change it. If you like what is happening, your vote can preserve it. It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you sit. What’s important is not what you believe, believe it or not, it’s whether you vote to support your belief or simply let everyone else choose what’s important for you. Since I’m not a licensed minister, I am not limited by law from speaking out my opinion concerning the candidates.

Liberals and the liberal media declared war against President Trump on the day he was elected four years ago. These last four years have been an exercise of hatred and hateful actions against a duly and legally elected President of our government. The “Never Trump” people have resisted his authority in every way. President Trump has reversed failed policies against working Americans in order to make America great again. In the last three years, he has reduced taxes on the working man, implemented policies that returned God to our culture, and placed the best interest of the working man ahead of the corporations. He is not a career politician. He is not a man that can be bribed or purchased. He has kept more campaign promises than any President since Abraham Lincoln. Yet the media has been silent or strongly one sided in their reports against President Trump.

The liberal media has used the last four years as preparation for silencing Conservative voices in every possible way. The only politically correct thing to say is anything that supports the liberal agenda. This means you must believe and support climate change policies, clean coal policies, and open border policies. It doesn’t matter that these policies have done nothing but hurt the working man, reduce or stagnate his wages, raise his tax burden, and increase his cost of living in every possible way. It doesn’t matter that the cost for electricity has risen greater than the cost of living for the last 30 years. Or that the true wage he earns is lower today than 30 years ago when it’s compared to the true spending value of the dollar.

Joe Biden is not only a liberal Democrat, but a 40 year career politician. He is part of the problem in Washington. He has consistently voted to raise taxes on the working man. The wage earner, (who makes up the majority of the nation) pays over 53% of their wages on taxes today. You may point your finger at the wealth of Donald Trump, but look at the net worth of Joe Biden. His net worth is $9 million. If you make less than $100,000 yearly, you can be certain that you will be paying more taxes than Mr. Biden as well. If you work for an hourly wage, can you vote yourself a raise just as Joe Biden has done in Congress for every session in the last 40 years? Each raise he supported for himself meant higher taxes for you and I.

Meanwhile, I’ve witnessed every single major industry close factories in our country while opening factories everywhere else in the world. The only way that I’ve gotten raises throughout my working life was to change jobs, change careers, and constantly go to school. Yet each job change meant starting over at the bottom of the ladder once again. I blame the liberal policies of Congress for exporting every good job to China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Pakistan, Vietnam, and India. Beginning in the 70’s, I’ve noticed my “American made” car was filled with parts from Mexico and Canada. My Impala and Crown Victoria were both assembled in Canada because the tax structure there was more favorable than the business tax structure here. But at the same time, my Toyota truck and Honda Accord were both assembled here in the US because we guaranteed them little or no taxes to bring their factories here and employ our workers instead. So our government has been steadily driving our manufacturing away from America in order to attract foreign investments into our working force instead.

So our wages are the only benefit we receive, while investors are making money hand over fist. That is, foreign investors from China, Japan, Germany, Canada, and anywhere else but here. What kind of investments have we been shown to take advantage of over the last 30 to 50 years? The kind of “Bubble” investments that suck money out of the hands of the middle class in order to reward bankers, large corporations, and favor foreign exchange. Then when the “bubble” bursts like the housing market did in 2007, middle class people lost their domestic jobs, their homes, their credit, their self respect, and became lower class people seeking government assistance instead. Over the last 30 years, (my entire working life), we’ve seen one economic “bubble” after another burst.

With the Oil Embargo of 1973, the decline of the domestic auto industry began and foreign automobiles became common on the American road. The company my dad worked for became history in 1984, only the Jeep brand remains today. If you can remember the Rambler, you know what company I’m talking about. In the early 80’s, an old corporate workhorse became a household item, the computer. While I devoted my life to God during the 80’s, the electronics industry and gaming boomed. This led to the Dot.com bubble of the 90’s that crashed in the early 2000’s. With the fall of the World Trade Center in 2001, liberal policies in banking and investing led to the “subprime mortgage bubble” and crash in 2008. This crash proved the interrelationship of the worldwide economy as it caused the deepest worldwide recession since the Great Depression of 1929. Look at this article to see the impact of the world wide economy that our government, (with the support of Joe Biden over the last 40 years), has really done. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_economic_crises Liberal policies are attempting to produce a world wide mind set while demonizing economic borders, national loyalty, and patriotism. It attempts to teach our children that climate change and pollution control is more important than economic prosperity and national loyalty. This is what Joe Biden stands for and why liberals have called this election a battle for the national soul.

They want to maintain their control. They know that they lost that control in 2016 with the election of Donald Trump. That is why they have used every tactic they could to undermine his administration for the last four years. They want to erase God from our consciousness. They want to promote Atheism and Scientific Socialism. They want to maintain big and intrusive government policies. The policies that Donald Trump has been dismantling for the last four years. Why do I support Donald Trump? He prays to God and has worked to improve the lives of working people. Joe Biden’s policies have exported good jobs, stagnated wages to 1980 levels, raised taxes, decreased the average full time work week from 40 hours to 28 hours, and increased the cost of living. Why would any thinking and working American continue to support a politician that believes that making the average working American’s life harder is good for the country? Why does the working American have to apologize to the rest of the world for being prosperous and productive? Why should we export our economy at our expense?

This is what President Trump was correcting until Covid-19 was released from China this year. Isn’t it funny that we don’t hear anything about the timing of China’s release of this disease during our election year? Instead, the Democrats are blaming President Trump for the way he handled the crisis. But they complained when he closed our borders against China and instituted social distancing too. No matter what Donald Trump does, the Democrats will complain about it. He has decreased income taxes, returned factories to the US, renegotiated one sided treaties, and improved the life of working Americans. Only Covid-19 has stopped the economic reform he has engineered for us against their wishes and help. I want to see the full impact of President Trump’s reforms come to pass. I want my children and grandchildren to have a better chance to succeed than I had. I want to see every American prosper instead of only the 1%. Joe Biden and Donald Trump are both part of the 1%. But only Donald Trump really wants to see the 99% prosper as well as he has.

Does President Trump trust career politicians? No! It’s very evident in the manner that he’s had to communicate with his constituency. Career politicians really hate the Twitter feeds because President Trump is able to bypass the media by communicating directly to people. Joe Biden is part of the career, political, deep state structure of Washington D.C. President Trump is not part of that political network. That is why members of his own party works against him as well. This structure is neither Democrat nor Republican, but is liberal and corrupt. The dark state is the military-industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned John Kennedy about in 1960. This dark state is the source of power brokering, corruption, and money in the political structure of Washington.

These are the real people President Trump is fighting. These are the traitors we are fighting against that have undermined our ability to prosper for the last 50 years. It’s sad to admit that the height of American social prosperity happened in the 1960’s when racial prejudice was at its greatest level of evil. It was the Democratic Party that promoted and supported racial prejudice from the 19th Century through the 1960’s. It is a historical fact that is easily traced in the Congressional Record. No self respecting non-white person should be ignorant of this fact. And I am one of these self respecting non-white people. I do not consider President Trump to be a racist. Even though he is wealthy, he acts more like an average person than the rest of the career politicians in Washington. So I believe he has more empathy for the needs of the average worker as well.

The problems we face in our country has been building for years. Liberals have enjoyed the reigns of power for the majority of the last 80 years. They can’t blame President Trump for the problems of the nation. They are afraid of President Trump because he is returning the conservative values that made our nation prosper back to the people. He is reversing years of liberal policies with the stroke of a pen, and they do not want any conservative person have this kind of power over their policies. It took the prayers of many people to get Donald Trump elected four years ago. From the day of his election four years ago, witches have invoked daily prayers and enchantments against President Trump. They know they are fighting a spiritual battle for the soul of our country.

If you want to get into the spiritual battle, the steps are really easy.

  1. Receive the Holy Spirit by becoming born again.
  2. Build your personal relationship with God.
  3. Learn to recognize the voice of Jesus Christ in your heart.
  4. Pray for wisdom when you encounter any situation.
  5. Listen for His answer and obey it.

What kind of people do we need to vote for? The kind that will fulfill this verse in scripture.

Proverbs 29: 2 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”

We need to elect more righteous people who pray to God in authority. The book below will outline the process to get anyone ready for spiritual warfare to help us elect God’s best person into every office. It’s the process I will use when I step up to the ballet booth. I hope and pray that you will also use the same process when you vote.


Believing is Receiving

In light of believing, I must apologize for not posting for almost three weeks since the last post. I knew that I needed to make some repairs, but was putting it off. I knew that I was facing an imminent computer failure, and held off too long. In the past few weeks, the hard drive on my computer crashed and I lost everything. All of my research for the last year, all of my passwords, all of my log in information for emails, work accounts, bank accounts, and WordPress. I believe that God told me that a failure was imminent, but I continued to put off the needed repairs. And the ball finally dropped. I can’t blame God, He warned me of the failure in addition to all of the physical signs of imminent failure, I simply held out too long.

In addition to computer problems, I had to choose whether to repair a car that won’t start, or a truck that had no reverse. I rebuilt the transmission on the truck so it’s working, but my wife still has no car. She is using the truck now. As soon as I collect all of the parts I need for the car, I will be replacing the timing chain and fuel pump. Parts alone for all of these repairs will be well over $1000, but since I am able to do the repairs myself, I will be saving nearly $5000 in labor costs. For instance, the transmission job was the cheapest and easiest one to do. It cost me $250 in parts, took a full two weeks to remove, rebuild, and reinstall the unit in a four-wheel drive truck without a lift. The transmission alone is an easy $3000 unit from a rebuild shop. So even in the worst situation, God has provided me with the knowledge and tools to do all these job in an economical manner. All I need to do is stay positive and trust the knowledge I’ve learned over the years with God’s help and trust that He will lead me to find the parts I need for the best prices possible.

Believing is a lesson taught in the Bible, but ignored by most Christians. Or maybe it isn’t ignored but used in reverse. What am I talking about? P.M.A., which is positive mental attitude, the Law of Attraction, or the Secret. It’s commonly known in sales and marketing, it’s used every day when singles are dating, and it’s part of every course on “Acing the Interview.” But we “believers” not only expect the worst, but we act as though it’s a badge of righteousness to receive the worst in too many situations. This is a direct contradiction of Jesus’ own promise to His believers in John 10: 10.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

What is going on with us? Are we crazy to expect, believe for, and rejoice in the bad? Yes! Yes we are! And this is not the way God wants us to live. It begins with ignorance. We don’t know what the written Word of God really says. First, because most of us don’t even read the Bible. Second of all, because the only Bible we know, is interpreted for us in 20 minutes on Sunday morning. If we get to see four verses on the screen in front of us in that 20 minute sermon, we’re getting a lot of scripture for our money. What money do you say? Well, the money we give to support the church in our tithes and offerings. After all if it takes the pastor an entire lifetime to help us understand church doctrine in light of the verses we are shown, then he is doing his job just fine.

You see the pastor of today works to keep the congregation together, to attract people to the congregation, and preserve the church doctrines. The average minister is poorly paid or at best, has their most basic needs met. If they offend the wrong person in the congregation, their livelihood is in jeopardy. So upholding the integrity of the written Word has taken second place to upholding the ego of the congregation or the wealthiest benefactor. This is not how to teach the whole truth. All that really happens, is the transmission of only the most desirable truth, the parts that do not offend or challenge people to live life according to the Word of God, but according to the traditions of men. So traditions can develop like what is present in the Christian community, where sickness and poverty are now accepted as signs of God’s favor, and good health and prosperity are signs of worldly influence or ungodliness. To put it the way my dad used to say: “It’s bass-ackwards.” The real truth is held in secret, for a select few to learn, and an even fewer to practice.

So what is “The Secret”? The first truth concerning “The Secret” is this, it taps into the spiritual realm for its power. Whether its God or any other spiritual source, its power is fully grounded in the spiritual realm. The second truth concerning “The Secret” is the importance of understanding true faith. Not mental assent, which is mistakenly called “believing.” What is the decision between? Whether to choose God and learn to walk by His Spirit or continue to live in religious slumber by walking in “the flesh.”

“The Secret” is to choose your spiritual source of fulfillment and commit with your whole being to obey that spiritual source. My commitment is to God, the Father of Jesus Christ, in service to my Lord and Savior, the Messiah, by way of His Holy Spirit. Everything in my life is done in service and obedience to my God and for my family. I am staking all of my eternity on this “belief” because I’ve staked all of my “faith” in this God for all my spiritual truth. So now the question is: What is the difference between “faith” and “believing” in the previous paragraph? If you know the difference, then you too can make the same decision for your own life. When you consider the liberal and socialist agenda taking over our culture and the people who support and defend this agenda, pay attention to their rhetoric and the spiritual power to whom they give their respect.

If you go to the Bible, you will quickly find that both words are translated from the same Greek word, pistis, (G4102). Only the context reveals the difference whether the word is translated “believe” or “faith” and therein lies the problem. Two different English words are used to translate a single Greek word with one meaning. It’s not that the one word in Greek has two different definitions, but that the English translators have decided to use two different words with similar meanings to represent a single word that has one definition. Why couldn’t they be consistent and simply use one word with the same definition to represent each single Greek or Hebrew word? So in the process of using multiple words to translate a single word from the original language, confusion has been introduced into the written Word of God. (And who is the author of confusion?)

1 Corinthians 14: 33 “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”

This is one of the most effective ways the adversary of God used to defeat God’s children. By making His Word confusing, the door was opened for multiple denominations. The first translations from Greek and Hebrew to any other language was happening even as the Gospel was spreading in the first century. It’s not that the translators were being dishonest or deceitful, it’s simply that translating from one language to another introduces problems like this, where one word may fit a context or usage better than another. This is the reason why we all need to study the written Word personally. We need to know these things about the translated Word in order to understand why there is confusion and differing doctrines concerning God’s Word. It’s not a matter of deciding whether one doctrine is better than another, it’s a matter of trying to understand God’s heart and the way He interacts with people.

So what does all of this have to do with understanding the difference between “believing” and “faith?” A lot, when you ultimately realize that there is really no difference! The two words in English, are the same Greek word! The difference in the context leads the reader to think that believing God is different from believing men, but the truth is this: There is no difference. If you can believe a man’s word, then you can believe God’s word (and His revelation word by the Holy Spirit). If you have faith that a man is telling you the truth, then you can have faith that God is telling you the truth by the Holy Spirit as well. But what is true about believing God, is also true about believing devilish spiritual influences. The problem every Christian believer has is this: If all we know is our church doctrine and the Bible verses that support that doctrine, then there are holes in our understanding that ungodly spirits can exploit against us. We have to learn how to study scripture directly and trust that the things we find in the written Word, is the truth. Here is the first truth we all need to know if we hope to have any relationship with God.


If the Christian believer has any doubts at all that God is real, all bets are off. If a “believer” has doubts, then that “believer” is an unbeliever on that point or aspect of truth. A believer has faith in God, His Word, and His revelation by the Holy Spirit, they believe. An unbeliever has no faith in God, doesn’t believe His Word, and cannot trust spiritual revelation at all. So in the end, an unbeliever, (whether they call themselves a believer or not), lives in doubt, worry, and fear. They cannot trust God, they do not seek God, so they will not obey God.

Hebrews 11: 6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

We have to begin by seeking after God first. We have to pay attention to the way He touches our lives every day. The way He answers our prayers for help. The way He delivers the people we care about and pray for. The way He speaks to us to prevent problems from happening, or to simply inform us that a problem is imminent. When He informs us of something, it’s called “a word of knowledge” (1 Cor 12: 8). From the same verse, we find “a word of wisdom.” This is when He tells us what to do about a situation. Which brings me back to the original problem that caused my absence for the past few weeks.

Did I have the physical signs for all of the problems? Yes I did, but I also couldn’t afford the cost for the repairs yet. They were three fairly expensive problems to plan for. The car’s fuel system was showing signs of failure for awhile. It needs a fuel pump, fuel pump relay, an over-voltage protection relay, and fuel filter. Then it jumped time. So now, I have to add all of the parts to repair the timing system. It won’t start at all. The truck moved forward just fine, but refused to reverse. After two weeks of work, the truck works fine now. The computer was simply getting slower and slower. I was backing up my data when the hard drive crashed. Unfortunately, I had only backed up 64 gigs of 250 gigs of data when the failure happened. My nearest complete backup is a year old, so I’ve had to deal with the loss of a year’s work. It could have been worse, I could have been completely unprepared. So I’m thankful it wasn’t.

None of the repairs were a surprise. For all three to fail at the same time was the surprise. This is how the adversary works to discourage God’s children. We expect perfection from God, and He gives it. It’s our own imperfection that works against us. I was collecting the parts I needed as I could get them. So I wasn’t completely unprepared. Problems are just part of living. Being prepared for problems before they happen shows both good troubleshooting skills in the flesh, and (when lacking those skills) good listening skills with God. It’s the combination and interaction of both skills that make up our relationship with God. We can’t forget that we are creatures of flesh and blood. But have also been given a spiritual connection with God that we can use, if we choose to take advantage of the gift He’s given us, the Holy Spirit.

Did I drop the ball? Yes and no. My timing was poor, but I believed God and was collecting parts and backing up the hard drive. None of the repairs were a surprise. The fact that they all failed in the same week was the surprise. Should I be disappointed in that I suffered some losses? Or should I rejoice that I wasn’t taken totally by surprise? I believe that I should rejoice in the good, be thankful that the losses weren’t as bad as they could have been, and seek to do better next time. Will there be a next time? There’s no doubt about it. And I believe that I will do better and lose less, or nothing at all. I haven’t lost my faith in my God. I believe He is always trying to look out for me, even when I miss part of His revelation word sent to save me. How do you believe you will do with God?

If you want to get better and better with your listening skills with God, get the book below. What you may save, could be worth way more than the price you will pay for the book.

Liberal doctrines have weakened the believer’s ability to know God by elevating carnal Christianity. Radical Christianity seeks nothing less than to revive spiritual Christianity as God originally intended all believers to have. It’s your choice. Who do you choose to believe?


Happy Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full year since “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game” was published and this blog was begun. It has also been quite a memorable year with Covid-19 released and a world wide pandemic following. As a result, all normal manners of advertising and marketing stopped except for this blog. Book signings have been cancelled. Library visits have been cancelled. And large gatherings like church visits are also out of the question. So God is in charge of marketing along with “word of mouth” advertising from people who have been bold enough to purchase the book.

In light of the pandemic, here are some spiritual insights of the past year. We’ve all been told to adjust to this “New Normal.” But the “New Normal” is not, in any way, normal. Of course I have to look at this year from a Christian point of view in answering this question: How has the “New Normal” affected the Kingdom of God?

Public and private gatherings have been severely curtailed. We’ve been forced to stay home when many do not believe the need is present. The assumption being that there is no cure for the disease and there is no information openly circulating to refute the claim by health professionals, the government, or the media. The truth has been successfully quashed in a successful disinformation campaign. In the name of profits, information about the virus that was openly and easily found at the beginning of the year is slowly being removed or buried under a ton of sites that support the government approved treatment. This is a real life replay of the movie Contagion where a natural or currently available cure was discredited in favor of a vaccine. In today’s case, a drug that has existed for seventy years and also proven to be effective, is being actively discredited in favor of, (guess what?), a vaccine.

In this article from nature.com, (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41419-020-2721-8), Hydrochloroquine and Chloroquine both show beneficial results in combating Covid-19. But the beneficial results are balanced against adverse results as well in Covid-19 patients. The summary being that more studies are needed to confirm the efficacy of the drugs. However, there is very little financial reason to support spending money to confirm its benefits and determine the best manner of treatment. It has been around too long and is available and approved for use in many other health issues. Instead of using the old medication that shows promise, why not save the money and time for confirming health studies on the old by using the time and money to develop a new drug instead. The companies that succeed will have a patented and protected cash cow for many years instead.

Big pharma has inundated the internet with articles and studies that refute the efficacy of HCQ and CQ causing confusion. Liberal media that support the party line of the WHO and CDC have helped to keep us confused by reporting and supporting vaccines over any other treatment. They even go so far as to openly state that there is no cure to treat Covid-19. Any treatment that can kill the virus and mitigate its affects is a cure. But by discrediting the one and only researcher that knows the truth, they can silence all opposition to vaccine treatments. This researcher is Dr. Judy A. Mikovits who worked closely with Dr. Anthony Fauci. She is being actively discredited. Look at this link to see a dissenting opinion about the Covid-19 crisis: (https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-08-23-wikipedia-used-to-control-covid-19-narrative.html). Dissension is no longer allowed to be heard. It is simply silenced.

But what about natural ways to help us fight off Covid-19? What about the links to nutrition? Very little is being said about this. It’s called “Preventive Medicine” which in reality is less about medicine and more about good health practices. There may be evidence showing links to Covid-19 susceptibility and Vitamin-D. Look at this website for more information, (https://naturalhealthresponse.com/truth-about-covid-and-vitamin-d/).

So healthy people are being scared and kept home even though cures and prevention information is available, but becoming more and more difficult to find. I can’t make a scientific determination about the Covid-19 crisis, but spiritually, I believe we are being socially engineered to believe only one narrative. The one that pharmaceutical companies want us to believe. “There are incurable diseases.” This is not the truth according to God’s Word. Both the written Word and His revelation Word. Otherwise, this verse has to be a lie.

3 John 1: 2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

I cannot bring myself to believe that the written Word of God is a book of lies. God calls Himself the God of Truth. There is one and only one thing that God cannot do: HE CANNOT LIE. The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of Truth. That means revelation knowledge from the Holy Spirit that tells a believer what is going on around them is also the truth. Then, when the Holy Spirit tells the same believer specific information on what to do, then those instructions are also the truth. If your God speaks to you in this much detail and has always proven to be correct, then you must be worshiping the God of Truth. We are spiritually brothers and sisters.

Let me ask you a simple question concerning the upcoming election. It doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself a conservative, a liberal, Christian or non-Christian. You see, if you believe that our current President is a liar and that is enough qualification to discredit his administration, then you should vote for a man who tells the truth. But the only man I know who never told a lie was crucified on a cross 2100 years ago and rose from the dead to ascend to heaven. The party that opposed our current President has waged a continuous four year war against one man to get him removed from office. They have used lies, innuendo, illegal investigations, and every means possible to disrupt and hinder his administration. Yet in spite of all the opposition from this party and even from within his own party, he engineered an economic resurgence that was unmatched in the last thirty years. The only thing that derailed our economy was Covid-19.

This is a man that is both arrogant and common. He is more closely like his constituents than most of his competitors. He holds the same distrust against career politicians that many of us common people. He is not perfect in any way, but neither is any of his opponents. He tried to keep his promises, but none of his fulfilled promises have been covered in any way in the news media. They hate this man just as much as his liberal opponents. Career Washington elite hate him because he can’t be bought like other men in the past. He has held true to his Christian principles, his common sentiments, and his integrity. Why would a conservative vote to support a candidate from the opposing party that is both liberal and openly criminal in their hatred against only one man?

This opposing party has rejected God. In their national convention only eight years ago, they booed God three times. Their agenda is openly Socialist, which is also Marxist and Atheist. Christianity cannot coexist with Atheist Marxism. There may be practicing and devout Christians that support this party. Even some that believe in their platform. But these people really need to look at their support from a a spiritual point of view, instead of their logic point of view. This is a party that has abandoned the rules of order. If they are Christian, then they have openly and brazenly rejected this verse:

1 Peter 2: 13, 14 “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.”

There have been absolutely no submission from this party in the last four years. If you are a Christian who supports this party, why would you support a position or a party that is openly living in opposition to the truth? They really need to ask God, just as we do, “Who should we vote for in this election?” Then obey God instead of logic, reason, . This is how to walk in faith when it becomes time to vote for the leadership of our government.

The current President was voted in because he was NOT part of the established Washington elite. He was NOT part of the established super rich. Yes, he is wealthy, but this Presidency has done nothing to enrich his wealth as other Presidents have benefited, including the previous office holder. He is openly Christian and have supported the rule of law in reversing many Anti-Christian policies enacted in the previous administration. He has challenged foreign treaties that were openly one sided against our country. He has made no attempt to apologize for being American or Capitalist. He is openly arrogant, but has earned that right, especially in view of his victories in court, against the Congress, and against the Justice Dept. All of which were fighting against him to have him deposed in favor of his liberal opponent from the last election. He has worked to restore the ability for the common citizen to prosper and lead a quiet and peaceable life.

If you want to see what is in store for us if we elect his opponent in this election, look at what has happened in the last forty years. Have the middle class prospered or become smaller? Have wages kept up with inflation or become stagnant? Have we increased our manufacturing potential or exported our manufacturing ability around the world? Has racial injustice become a thing of the past or is it worse now than ever before? Has the income gap between the wealthy and the poor become smaller or is it the greatest in the history of our country? If you believe that the first part of each question is the truth, then we need to return to the policies of the last forty years, because that is what the Democratic Party is fighting to maintain. But if you believe that the second part of each question is the truth, then we need to maintain the policies of the current administration for at least four more years and re-elect the current President. There is no doubt in either case that when the old elite regain their power, the average American will suffer in the name of profits.

There will never be a perfect administration because both Godly and ungodly people must work together. But the experience of the last four years are proving that the ungodly will never make any attempt to work with the Godly. Even if the Godly is only Godly in name and not by action. Socialism is only pleased when all power is held by the government and no mention of God is publicly allowed by law. They seek nothing less that total power and it is painfully obvious they will not work with anyone who dares to invoke the blessings of God in their public life.

Free speech under liberals, mean the ability to say anything anti-social, anti-law, anti-God, and against authority. It does not mean the right to support Christian culture, the Rule of Law, God or lawful authority.

The Right to Assemble under liberals, mean the right to protest, organize a mob, burn businesses and terrorize law abiding citizens. It does not mean the right to evangelize, legally petition the government when a grievance needs to be addressed, support business growth and assemble groups of believers.

The Right to Bear Arms under liberals, means the only people authorized to own firearms is the government. That means the police and military. Private citizens who own firearms are criminals. It is not interpreted today as the means for private citizens to defend themselves against a totalitarian government like was in force when the Constitution and Declaration of Independence was written.

We need to pay attention to the way our understanding is being transformed. Definitions are changing in culture and attitudes are changing with the new definitions. If you are conservative, you are now part of a “Hate Group.” If you speak God’s Word, you are promoting “Hate Speech,” especially if you are vocally against the LGBT community. (By the way, you may need to reconsider being so vocally against this one group if you allow murderers, rapists, thieves, adulterers, liars or anyone else that is a sinner into your group. Singling out the LGBT community is hypocritical and definitely shows a lack of love and grace if everyone else is welcome.)

We are getting closer to the time when Jesus Christ will return. But it is not the time for Radical Christian believers to lie down and give up in our spiritual fight against those who support lawless evil. We are being silenced against an onslaught of media commentary of fear. We cannot allow fear to stop the cultural battle to maintain God’s authority in our lives. We cannot allow fear to stop us from freely speaking of the redemption Jesus Christ made available to all mankind. Covid-19 is a way to keep us silent against anyone who doesn’t want to hear about Jesus. My book was not written to make the silent majority of Christians who say they are Christian but will not live Christianity feel good about themselves. It was written to wake up the few who live their Christianity with or without the support of the vocal majority.

Are you bold enough to learn how God speaks to you? Are you bold enough to learn how to live your Christianity instead of talking about your Christianity? Are you bold enough to believe the Holy Spirit revelation from the Spirit of Truth instead of the facts and evidence of science that is being censored by the media? Are you bold enough to let a man teach you how to make Jesus your Lord in practice?

These are the alternative positions that the religious church would have you believe. God cannot speak to you, He only speaks to the clergy. Proclaiming your Christianity is enough to save you, living your proclamation is overkill. The written Word of God is the only truth, you cannot trust spiritual revelation, it could come from devil spirits. The Holy Spirit therefore cannot be trusted. It must not really be Holy. Science is the physical embodiment of truth. The media always tells the truth and looks out for the best interest of the people. Only the church and its leadership represents your Lord Jesus Christ today. Jesus works only through the clergy.

It takes a man or woman to teach another man or woman. But in the case of our spiritual walk, it takes a man or woman to introduce us to the spiritual walk with God. From there, it takes active action by the believer to build their own relationship with God. The believer has to test God’s revelation against His written Word and by its results. It is only by active obedience to God’s revelation that a believer learns to recognize God’s voice and learns to trust it implicitly. That is how to build your own spiritual walk of faith with Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. This is how conservative Christians can defeat radical Liberals at their own game. Their game is spiritual and those at the top know they are serving spiritual powers. We can only defeat spiritual powers with spiritual power.

Ephesians 6: 12 “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.”

This is the spiritual battle my book exposes. It is the same spiritual battle we are fighting against Covid-19. It is also the same spiritual battle that is trying to keep my book off physical book shelves and away from believer’s knowledge. If you’ve purchase my book, please message me with your assessment and how this book has helped your spiritual life with God and your physical life. Has it helped you with your spouse, your children, your family, your friends, your work, or your church? Has it enriched your personal life in any way? Maybe not in the way of wealth, or maybe so in the way of wealth, in any case, enrichment to me simply means getting better.

If the cost of the physical book seems high, get the e-book. It costs about the same as a good meal at McDonald’s. The physical book costs about the same as a good meal for a family at Bob Evans. In light of eternity, giving up a Bob Evans meal to learn unapologetic and brutal truth, (that’s being held in secret by religious elitism), is a small price to pay. I’ve lived on both sides of the ecclesiastical fence. I’ve served as pastor and elder, and I’ve served as the door greeter and media man in the back. I’ve walked neighborhoods and talked about Jesus to strangers, and I’ve spoken openly about Jesus from the podium. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the only hope for decency, fairness, and prosperity for everyone is to do it God’s way. I wrote my book to make it easier for anyone to learn how to do it God’s way.

It’s been a year since my book was first published. Let’s make the second year of publication better than the first. Let’s make Jesus Christ our Lord in a greater and stronger way. Happy First Anniversary. Let’s keep rebuilding our culture to return to the truth. By the way, the title of my last blog does not refer to my attitude, but the attitude of the world we all have to overcome when we attempt to witness or evangelize to others.


I Know I’m Right, Leave Me Alone

We all have this attitude. Whether we would like to admit it to others or not, this is the universal attitude concerning God in our lives, that is, our personal God. We know what we believe, and that is it! For the most part, we have every right to have this attitude, especially when we’ve experienced God’s goodness and power in our personal life and everyone has experienced God in some way. Both saint and sinner alike, believers and unbelievers, we’ve all experienced God in some way. The only time a problem comes, is when we are challenged in our belief. And we all have to face the challenge at some point in our lives. None of us, whether Christian or non-Christian, is immune to this defining challenge. It is from facing the spiritual challenge to our belief structure that we are able to strengthen our resolve and belief in God or reject God altogether. There is really NO middle ground, it’s all or nothing. Are you really willing to bet all of your eternity on what you believe right now?

For the average person, meaning both liberals and conservatives, our beliefs are generally formed when we were really young and came from the beliefs of our parents. We learned what they knew and simply adopted their ways without questioning. And until we became responsible for our own lives, this is fine. No matter how or where we were raised, we must first learn to respect our parents. This is the first and primary form of social structure everyone learns no matter where we were born on earth. This is a human thing and it’s universal. It’s neither liberal nor conservative, just part of growing up. Unfortunately, today, there are also many children that have other family structures than the traditional family.

But let’s start with the “traditional family” first and consider what we are supposed to believe is universally true. What is a “traditional family?” It is the one we know that has a father, a mother, children, and maybe some pets. This is the majority structure known throughout the world and it has nothing to do with Christianity, but it is the Conservative norm. Within this structure, there are many variations. The absentee father is one form. In this, it could mean a busy, devoted father, or a father that is present, but not involved. Now switch the roles. It could mean an absentee mother. The same two conditions can apply to the mother as it did with the father. So we’ve already identified five different forms of traditional families. In all of these forms, we are assuming that both parents are loving, and caring parents for their children and pets.

Now, let’s consider what would happen if one or both parents are less loving, indifferent, or hostile against the children or the pets. Without leaving the traditional family structure, can you see that we’ve already expanded the number of different family forms to well over twenty forms? So the end result is that children from traditional families will have many different ideas about God, including good and bad examples of what a father is supposed to be. Since God represents Himself to be a loving Father, a child raised by an abusive father will have a distorted idea about the nature of God. This child will have a difficult time trying to understand what a “loving father” is supposed to be. These family experiences all contribute to the concept each child will have about their beliefs concerning God and the family of God. Every one of them can say with full certainty, “I know I’m right.” Why? Because we all know our reality.

But so far, we’ve only considered the traditional family structure. In these “modern” and “liberated” times, there are other family structures that have become mainstream. There are single parent families, children raised by two fathers or two mothers, and children raised by more remote family members like aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Of course, there are also children raised without any parents or with many foster parents. It’s not our place to judge any of these family situations as right or wrong. All of these children are affected in different ways and as a result, have distorted ideas about the nature of God. But they all know their concept of God is right, there is no need to say anything else.

To pass a negative judgment on any of these family structures is to judge the accepted normal lifestyle that all of these children knew. This is not the ministry of a Christian: To make any judgments. If we judge any of these wrong, we are attacking their cultural norms. This doesn’t help friendships or family relationships. It is no different than attacking them personally and directly. It’s bad form to attack mom or dad, especially mom. Can you see how a judgmental attitude cannot contribute in any effort to build the Kingdom of God?

I was raised in a bi-racial household. My father was a devout Methodist. He married a Japanese Buddhist. We caught HELL over that. I can’t tell you how hard it was to go to school in 1965 and be harassed by classmates and teachers alike simply because of my mother’s race. (In case you don’t know, Japanese people were not well received for many years after WWII.) Added to the fact that I was the only non-white child in the school district, and the level of prejudice common in the 1960’s, only people of non-white descent can relate to the abuse I experienced. To keep me out of the band, I was told that I was “tone deaf.” This was hardly the truth, but it succeeded. When racial prejudice became a socially volatile issue, I suddenly found I had many “friends.” But by that time, the damage to my trust was already done. No matter how “friendly” a person acts in front of me, it’s really difficult for me to really give them my trust, and very few people from my home town ever got my trust. I can count all of my closest friends on both my hands.

It’s easy for a five year old to know a friend from a foe. Those who bully, are not friends. Those who pick fights, are enemies. Those who I could play with, are friends. My friends were the poorest and dirtiest people in the class. Their parents raised pigs or other animals on farms and the kids did farm chores before coming to school. The popular kids came from wealthy families and I learned that they were bullies that could get away with their behavior. I learned that using the restroom was dangerous. Walking around a blind corner could lead to a beating. I hated games on the play yard. Dodge ball usually meant that I would be picked last, and hit first. So most of game time was spent sitting and watching everyone else have fun.

So five years later, when these same children suddenly became “friendly” because it was no longer socially acceptable to pick on the “Japanese kid,” the “Japanese kid” couldn’t trust the new friendships. I learned to be openly friendly, smile, and participate, but privately scared, ready for rejection, and never close. The only people in the world that I trusted was my family. If you were raised on the “bad side of town,” on the “other side of the tracks,” with the “wrong religion,” the “wrong lifestyle,” or simply the wrong race, you may be able to relate to the childhood I experienced. I feel your pain because I lived it. And my childhood did affect my concept of God for many years. I was afraid of His anger.

As Christians wishing to live and demonstrate God’s love and power to others, we can’t forget that other people may not have the same concept of God that we do. We have to develop empathy in order to have compassion with others. We were never called to degrade or downplay the concept of God that another person has. Instead, we are called to enhance, encourage, and build. It’s not a matter of saying or even displaying that their concept of God is wrong. It’s loving them because we care, just the way they are, and in the act of love, prove God’s reality and power. The only way that we can prove God’s reality is by demonstrating His power. The only way to demonstrate God’s power is through prayer and ministering, but not prayer without expecting anything real, but through prayer and expectation of something real and miraculous. When we pray, we must believe and expect miracles that only God can perform.

Sure they could call a minister. But they won’t talk to a minister that they don’t believe in. And for the most part, they know that prayers are an empty show of affection, that has no real effect or answers. This is how our culture came to believe that God isn’t real. When prayers are the highest form of care and concern a person can show another, and nothing happens when a person prays, it is only the act of praying that demonstrates love. Any “believer” of any god can do this even if their god is a statue like my mother’s god used to be until she became born again. If this is all a Christian can do, and it makes no difference, then we are proving that our God, is no different from any other god. This is religious Christianity and is ultimately as powerless as the gods of Egypt when they were confronted by Moses.

Radical Christianity expects power and miracles when prayer and ministering happens. This is also called faith in God. The power and authority that Moses displayed to the Pharaoh is the same power and authority that every radical Christian believer has at their disposal. But only if they have built a solid relationship of trust with God. This is also the same power and authority that has been hidden from the average Christian believer for the last 2000 years. This is what God is trying to revive in the hearts and lives of His children in these end times and whether we would like to admit it or not, we need to know God’s voice and God’s power in these last days because Jesus Christ can return at any point in time. The signs are openly present if we choose to believe them. Now is the time to prove God and demonstrate the walk of faith through power and miracles.

This is something friends and family can do with one another best. It is not something that a stranger can do with a stranger. Sure, a bond of compassion can certainly work miracles, and miracles do happen when a minister in a foreign mission field prays. But what about our Western, scientifically cultured, generally unbelieving, or even God rejecting friends? They may just trust you enough to allow you to pray and minister to them when all else fails. You may just have to realize that your God will never be trusted for anything until these is no other place to go. Until then, only you can build your personal relationship with God. You need to continue to build your personal faith and believing in His ability to help you until you finally have an opportunity to help someone else. That is why I wrote the book below. To lead you into a stronger and power filled walk with Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. The book tears apart misconceptions about “faith” according to religion, piece by piece, until you can logically understand how to build your own relationship with God.

It helps you to understand what to expect. From the first hint of exposure to God’s Spirit and the way He will communicate to you, to the point where you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you walk with God every minute of every day. It lays out the tactics that liberals have learned to live by. The tactics taught to them by a prodigy and follower of Satanic tactics. It lays out the truth that we are all fighting a spiritual battle against a foe that uses spiritual weapons. But we are fighting with the tools of logic, reason, and the flesh. We are fighting a spiritual battle without any knowledge of spiritual weapons, tactics, power, or the truth. We are fighting use church doctrines and there is no hope for any consensus or unity within the Body of Christ except for the Holy Spirit. Walking by the Spirit is something the believer has to do alone with God, learning something new every day.

I’ve learned how I’ve been deceived by my senses, my logic, my own unbelief, and even my own misconceptions about God. In the end, I know that my walk with God will never be perfect until Jesus Christ comes back. But I also know that I can teach anyone more about their walk with God in this one book than they could learn by themselves after years of doctrinal study. It’s a book that exposes the big picture about the “Walk of Faith” without trying to legislate or demean any religious doctrine. You see, when you develop your own personal walk with God, He will lead you to do different things from what He led me to do. He will show you different things from what He showed me. But everything He shows and leads you to do, will be the Truth, as long as it agrees with the written Word of God you already know.

I’ve found that it agrees with the written Word many times because God reminds me of a supporting verse at the same time He gives me revelation knowledge or wisdom. He will remind me of a similar situation within the His Word that I can also read and study. The Word says there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecc 1: 9 NKJV)

Ecclesiastes 1: 9 “That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.”

So when someone in the Word has experienced something similar to your situation, they will also show what to do, or what not to do. And by God’s own ability to teach us individually, the Holy Spirit will show us the things we need to know in nearly any situation. All we need to do is act accordingly to receive the blessings or the consequences according to our believing. So by building our own personal relationship with God, and continually testing Him at His Word, we learn and grow spiritually with Him. It is by that personal obedience and testing that we learn about God and His love for us, then by extension, His level of love for everyone else. Little by little, we begin to think and track our lives in His direction. And by doing so, we begin to look more and more like Jesus Christ with our walk in the world. This is when we fulfill this verse in 1 John.

1 John 4: 17 “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”

Do you want to know how to overcome the title attitude in other people? Start by overcoming the same attitude in yourself by building your own personal relationship with God. You’ll be surprised how prevalent this attitude is within yourself, I certainly am with me. I know I’m not perfect and I know I make mistakes in my relationship with God every day. But I also know that I’m on the right track with Him. He began teaching me from my position of weakness and ignorance just as He has done with every person in the Bible. He leads me out of darkness into His love and light every day and does the same for all of His children. Guess what? You’re one of them if Jesus Christ is your savior.

When you get the book below, you will be surprised and blessed to know where you stand with God. Why? God will be telling you and showing you how much He loves you HIMSELF. He won’t be an abstract religious concept any longer, but a living and real spiritual Father who is actively involved in your personal life. You won’t be living the attitude of “I know I’m Right, Leave Me Alone” with God, but “I don’t know what’s happening, God help me overcome.” And He will.


Nobody’s Perfect

The world is obsessed with perfection. However, the definition of perfection for each person is arbitrary. Have you noticed that the personal quest for perfection is really the same thing as the desire to please the people around you? If you’re really good at pleasing the people around you, you get promoted, you make lots of sales, you’re popular, and life is really good and really easy. But if you make the people around you mad, you’re hours at work gets cut, raises are non-existent (but for those required by law or contract), no matter how well you perform, it’s never noticed, or the credit is given or taken by someone else. Life is much harder and you find that you have few friends and are less popular.

This is the time to look at motives. Both of your own and of those around you. Why do some people succeed at pleasing others better than someone else? Especially if that someone else is yourself. Here are a few observations I’ve noticed over the years. I’ve been both popular and unpopular with the people around me and know the feelings of both sides of the fence.

The world demands a standard that really is no standard, for instance, workplace ethics is a subject that is meant to “level the playing field.” Take the case of sexual discrimination. The “good ol’ boy” network allowed men to harass women. So ladies were considered at work to be “eye candy” but men were considered to be the “producers.” This attitude built a culture that paid women less and men more. Even if the women produced more than the men. Even if the ladies were more qualified than the men. And despite the fact that some men, (particularly those with authority), harassed the women for implied or actual sexual favors. When workplace ethics are introduced into an environment like this, the harassment is exposed as wrong and the inequities are openly addressed. But as long as the “good ol’ boys” remain in power, the overt culture is simply driven underground and becomes a covert culture. Now the descriptive phrase is “office politics.”

The “popular” ladies get promoted in order to fulfill the need or requirement to “level the playing field.” It appears that the workplace is more integrated, but the truth is more insidious. Capable men that produce well and resist the temptation to take advantage of women are considered to be less trustworthy. Why? The “good ol’ boys” know that these men will expose their network of fun and pleasure. So good ethics are used to expose good people, not change the bad people. So good men are passed over by those in power in order to keep the bad people in power and only those who can navigate the “ethics landmine,” meaning know how to keep “office matters in the office” will be promoted. So the men learn to keep silent when women are harassed by the bosses. Those who can stay silent when the boss is unethical is playing politics well and will be advanced. Those who expose the boss on ethical grounds and according to company policy will find themselves outside of the “inner circle,” working harder, and getting paid the minimum allowed by law and contract. In this case, ethics at work, works against those who have ethics in their lives.

What about the ladies? Don’t they deserve to have a workplace environment that is free of sexual tension? Absolutely. But once again, when workplace ethics becomes a written company standard, the affect is usually just the opposite. There are women who have ethics ingrained in their lives everywhere. Just as there are good men who live with good ethics. But in the liberal workplace of today, good women, with good morals are still marginalized just as before. That doesn’t mean that only the “loose ladies” are promoted. It means that “office politics” once again trumps “workplace ethics” in practice. It’s not a matter of good or bad policies, or even good or bad companies, it’s a matter of leadership. And all too often, strong, capable “leaders” are also unethical bosses.

The “Me Too” movement has successfully exposed some of these unethical bosses. But it’s not the bosses that are the problem when the unethical culture is the real problem that enabled these bosses to flourish in the first place. Where did these unethical men and women learn their habits that allowed them to take advantage of others physically and mentally to such a degree? Is it their upbringing? If so, then we can trace a family history of abuse and power to see a pattern in their family line. Is it their school system? If so, then we should be able to follow the graduates and find a pattern there. Is it their religion? If so, then we should be able to look at the religious culture where they worship and find out if there is a pattern of power and abuse or leadership and empowerment. Or is it their relationship spiritually?

There are ancient deities that are still worshiped today. The Judeo/Christian God is one of these deities. As this blog supports and promotes this God as the true God and every other god subject to the true God, then any other deity is a false god. This is the setup for the world’s hatred of Jews and Christians. We say we live under a moral and ethical standard that can be read, followed, and traced for more than three millenniums. But the world can trace its deities and their histories for a greater length of time. Just as Moses had to prove that the God of Israel was true and powerful, the Christian religion rose in the same manner 2000 years ago. But the ethics of the world has also been injected into the Christian religion and we are living today under a system of religion that is distorted from the original to such a degree that the truth is really no longer recognizable.

Can you see now that our true battle is spiritual? I only followed one path of deceit in a workplace environment. This path of deceit has been present in every workplace environment I’ve experienced. This also includes the church. Sexual tension and deceit, power and authority, leadership and bosses, men and women working together both with and without ethics all under the same workplace environment. This is the real world. And we all have to navigate through treacherous waters of danger and deceit in order to support our families and rise through the ranks of advancement.

Until now, there has been no practical method revealed to help an average believer learn how to trust God directly and this has been the goal and focus of my entire life. It wasn’t easy for me to learn the things that are revealed in my book below. I’ve made many mistakes along the way. When a church’s culture is no different from the workplace in the world, (except for the mention of God), it is only possible to learn the truth that that particular church really practices. And every church is strong at something. It’s just that they are also weak at other things of Christ or of God. There is no such thing as a perfect church but for the church you are most comfortable attending. There is no such thing as a perfect doctrine but for the doctrine you submit yourself to in obedience. If you want to impose your perfection onto others, then you’ve begun a church of your own. And I have no desire to start a church of my own when I believe my part in the Kingdom of God is to build Jesus’ church with His help and revelation.

My book isn’t doctrinal in that I try to explain or deny any particular doctrine as true or false. That is not the focus of practical or radical Christianity. The focus of my book is to lead you into a practical and spiritual relationship with God the Father of Jesus who lives within you by the Holy Spirit given by Christ. Doctrine determines the confessions of belief and practices that a group of believers do with one another. Their doctrine comes from the Biblical studies of people done long ago and is rarely subject to change. The practical spiritual walk of a believer comes from an interaction and relationship with God every day and is different from day to day, situation to situation, and from one believer to another. The “rules” are really guidelines to help any believer to trace their spiritual development with God their spiritual father.

Do you know whether you are an infant, a toddler, a child, an adolescent, a young adult, or a mature adult in your relationship with God? Just as there are different stages of physical development and mental development in life and among people, those same stages are present in our spiritual growth. Unless you truly believe that you are a mature adult in your spiritual development, (and I can’t really say this of myself), then we are all working up to that level of development together. News flash, none of us will ever reach that level of full maturity until Jesus Christ returns. So the best we can all hope to achieve in this life is to become young adults in our spiritual walk with God. So that also means that we will always be making mistakes. We will always risk “missing it” at any point in our walks with God.

But think about this, men in the world demand perfection from imperfect men and women. When we make a mistake, and there’s no doubt that we will, we are penalized for our imperfection. Those that we consider to be perfect and get promoted for their “perfection” in any area of life, are also filled with their own imperfections that they are able to hide or are covered over by others. There are no perfect people.

Romans 3: 9 – 11 “What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

As it is true that the Christian religion of today is an outgrowth of the Gentile believers in the book of Acts, these verses in Romans is still applicable to the church of today. We’ve all gone astray in that we’ve forgotten how to walk by the Spirit, and by this forgetting, don’t know how to please God in faith. This is what I wanted to learn in church. But all I learned was how to please my pastor instead. And in my imperfection, I learned that I was never really able to please my pastor. He, (or she), was always able to point out where I was failing. They could always tell me what I was doing wrong, where I had failed, what my inadequacies were, and how I was disappointing my church, my family, my leadership, my workplace, and ultimately God. I learned that I was a general disappointment to everyone. This is NOT the Gospel of Salvation or else I was missing the entire point of the lessons. In either case, I could not believe that this is what God wanted me to learn or to teach. So I rebelled against the church and have devoted my life to learn how to please God and how to teach others how to please God. And the way to please God is really simple.

Hebrews 11: 6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

By faith alone are we able to please God. It’s not the faith of men and doctrines, of churches and fellowships, of songs and praise and good works without the support or guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the obedience to the guidance of the Holy Spirit from God alone. This is the only way to please God and God also knows we are imperfect, but loves us anyways. He provided a way for us to know that He loves us in our imperfection. He would communicate with us directly.

Hebrews 10: 16, 17 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

God knows we are imperfect and He loves us anyways. His demand for us is not for us to be perfect now, but to continually strive for perfection with His help. He wants to be involved in our lives. Much more than we seem to want Him to be involved in our lives. If we ignore our spirit because of fear of failure, we will never please God in faith. Failure is part of our lives. Our greatest learning always come through our failures and God knows this. The only way a believer can fail is to ignore the Holy Spirit in their life. And that is the greatest failure of all. So what if we make a mistake, God is there to guide us all the way back to a right fellowship with Him. His grace and forgiveness is always there for the believer who strives to please Him. Which way do you want to go?

Continuing to please men is entirely within anyone’s wheelhouse. But if that means to deny or weaken our resolve to maintain our own spiritual, moral, or ethical integrity, is it worth the price? If today’s temporal rewards are worth more than the rewards of eternity, then you have the right and privilege to seek after the rewards of life. But if the rewards of eternity are worth more to you than the temporal rewards of the flesh today, then doing things God’s way may be the way to go. This is what my book reveals. Not the doctrinal methods and theories of the church, but the practical steps to take, leading to spiritual growth with God. You never have to worry about pleasing me. I’m not your judge. But there will come a day when you and I will be standing in front of Jesus Christ. On that day, I want to be able to tell Him thanks and gratitude for all He did for me as a result of obedience to Him by the Holy Spirit. I would love to be standing next to you and hear you do the same thing because my book helped your spiritual life with Him. Check it out below.


But It’s so Hard

There is a simple problem about deception. Deceivers know exactly what they are doing, but the deceived believe that everything is just fine. It’s like a magic show, but the audience has no clue that they are watching a show. But we are the audience in this show we all call “the game of life” and life is only a game for those who control other people’s lives. To those of us who must obey or conform to the local, (micro-culture), or national expectations, (macro-culture), it is a very serious matter. This is a matter that will determine our futures, our ability to succeed, and even the quality of our family lives at home. And as long as we choose to consider our lives only according to the terms of science and educational logic, we are allowing the deception to continue and affect our lives detrimentally. We are choosing to reject the realm of the spiritual that the true leaders of society acknowledge, but also want to keep secret. They want to keep the true power of their success to themselves in order to keep the general public ignorant of the truth and powerless. They want our lives to stay hard and under subjection to the “higher powers” and they want to remain the supreme “higher power” in our lives.

Spiritual knowledge is the heart behind social power and control. It doesn’t matter whether the society is aboriginal or modern. The true leaders of society have tapped into a spiritual source of knowledge. Every tribal culture has a spiritual shaman as its head. If you don’t want to agree, let me know of specific tribes that do not have a shaman that the chief consults for advice. There may very well be some tribes that have banished their shamans. Even if that is the case, the tribe itself will still have an undercurrent of support or an underlying form of “underground culture” that still acknowledges a shaman, or medicine man. This is true in the Philippines, many South Pacific islands, the Caribbean, many American Indian nations, and in Louisiana.

Modern scientific logic is being taught openly in the school, but these children also learn to respect the “old ways” as well. The difference between the two ways is this, the old ways teach that you must believe first and then you will see, science dictates that you must see first, then you can believe. Let’s be truthful, life is hard and it will always be hard for the average man or woman. But with faith, life is at least bearable. Removing faith from our lives will also remove hope, and this will make a hard life, hopeless. They have maintained a way to keep hope and faith present in their lives. It really doesn’t matter what god they believe in, it is the belief in the spiritual realm that makes faith and hope possible.

This respect for the “old ways” has been lost in our Western society. So we only believe the things that we can see and test. Even though we believe that we have all of the information we need, science is beginning to learn that there is another realm that does not abide by the rules of particle science we’ve all been taught to respect. This is the realm of quantum science. It is in this realm that the rules of particle science are bent in strange new ways. It is also the realm that appears to support the existence of a spiritual realm that material or particle science cannot explain. Look at this article from Scientific American: “Can Science Rule Out God?” (https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/can-science-rule-out-god/) It appears that the scientific community itself can’t come up with an answer that all can agree upon. It is still divided on this subject.

New Age Philosophy still acknowledges the spiritual realm. This is the modern spiritual god of the Western world. Unfortunately, it not only has a god that resembles the God we worship, it also has a Jesus that they look forward to coming. They believe our God is the false god and that their god is the true god. The difference is this, their god fulfills the goals of humanity. Our God offers humanity spiritual wholeness and redemption from our walk and desires of the flesh. Our God offers this only through the work, and acceptance of that work, in Jesus Christ alone. Humanity prefers to believe that spirituality is obtained by merit. The secrets to obtain this by merit is held by “Secret Societies” and this “secret” is the reality of the spiritual realm. So New Age spirituality offers success and wealth in this life with the promise of being with “Jesus” in the afterlife. This afterlife is earned and the proof of attainment is the receipt of wealth and power today.

Christian spirituality also promises wholeness and a spiritual relationship with God today, and an afterlife with Jesus Christ forever in the future. But this spirituality is NOT earned. It is not given by merit on our part at all. There is nothing we can do to earn this reward by our flesh. This means that wealth and influence have no bearing upon this reward. The sins we commit in our flesh also have no bearing on this reward. All we have to obtain, comes by way of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He paid the price of obedience that none of us could ever pay ourselves. He took the responsibility and endured the obedience and social disgrace of being a truly good guy that fulfilled all the law. Think about this, he chose to obey his parents, all of the rules of the church, (temple), the culture, the government, his school, and God’s written and revelation Word as payment for the price of obedience we cannot pay. This is how we were redeemed, (paid for), from the bondage of fear, sin, and the flesh. He paid the hard price, even when it meant dying for crimes He did not commit on the cross of crucifixion He did not deserve.

Whether we call it a harmless lie or a gross commitment of first degree murder, a sin is a sin. So if we try to believe that we can earn our salvation at all by anything we do ourselves, or that the severity of our sins can prevent us from being saved, we are deceived by humanist false doctrines. This humanism in our churches are taking away our hope and destroying our faith in the work of Jesus Christ. This is taking the responsibility for our salvation and afterlife away from Jesus and placing it once again upon ourselves. Why would any of us in our right minds take the responsibility for our redemption away from Jesus? He paid the hard price for us so we would never have to. This is love and grace in real life action. We all deserve to die in our personal sin simply because we all have sin as our nature. We are all born with no spirit, and no spirit connection to God. It is as impossible for a dog to be a cat, as it is for us to be righteous as God. That is why God provided Jesus Christ to be our redeemer. He is the one and only seed of a woman.

Genesis 3: 15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

Human seed comes from the male to the female. So as long as you had a father provide his seed to your mother to get her pregnant, you are a descendant of Adam by the soul life that God breathed into him. Jesus Christ is the only offspring from the seed of a woman in all of history. Mary became pregnant without a man involved. This is where every genealogy that churches try to show from Matthew fail to notice in the discrepancy of the three groups of 14 generations. They use the cultural norms of making Joseph, Mary’s husband in Matthew 1: 16

Matthew 1: 16 “And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.”

Only the Syriac Aramaic text include a footnote that explains that Joseph in this verse could actually be Mary’s father. By ignoring a single footnote, in a translation of scripture that the church fails to acknowledge, we’ve had a translation handed down for nearly 2000 years that makes no sense. It does not agree with its own testimony in the very next verse.

Matthew 1: 17 “So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.” (Bold added)

Yes, I’ve seen different ways that theologians have manipulated the generations to make the three groups of fourteen agree. But the last group has always been a trouble spot for them as they consider Joseph, (of verse 16), to be Mary’s husband and attribute the genealogy of Matthew to Joseph in order to make Jesus legally of David’s regal line. Then at the same time, they do not know where Mary fits into the genealogy mentioned in Luke 3: 23 as this is clearly a different genealogy and attributes a different father for Joseph.

Luke 3: 23 “And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed ) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,” (Bold added)

Joseph’s father in Matt 1: 16 was Jacob. But in Luke 3: 23, Joseph’s father is Heli. But if this discrepancy isn’t enough, both genealogies are simply, clearly different. Counting both David and Jesus, Luke has 43 generations. But counting both David and Jesus, and considering Joseph and Mary as the same generation, Matthew shows 28 generations and many different names. The two general ways that three groups of 14 generations can be counted in Matthew requires listing either David, or Jechonias twice. Once at the end of one generation list, and again at the beginning of the next generation list. This is how theologians have reconciled Matthew to have three groups of 14 generations. But let me ask you a few simple questions keeping in mind that I have no desire to persuade you to believe my understanding of Matthew.

If you can’t make sense of the Bible yourself using known rules of grammar, syntax, and sentence composition, how are you able to believe it’s telling you the truth? If you believe the Bible is inerrant, and it is inspired by the revelation of God the Father, why did God have two different writers, write two different genealogies for the same person, Joseph the supposed father of Jesus the Christ? If God is perfect, did He make a mistake? If He made a mistake, then could the world be correct in their negative assessment of God? If the world is correct, why should any Christian believe either the Bible or God? Can you see by now that to accept an openly traceable discrepancy without a question is dangerous? That is why I highly encourage every believer to learn how to allow the Bible to speak for itself. Let the Bible define what is right or wrong and go with the clues within the Word of God. This is a simple change in your state of mind, but carnal Christians will find this to be very difficult to do, take it from a former, religious, carnal Christian. It is really hard, but possible.

It is really hard to shake the bonds of religion off, even when God shows clearly and logically from His Word the difference between His Truth and religious truth. Religious truth requires mental gymnastics to believe the words of one man over the logic and words of another equally great man. When both claim to be men of God, but both adhere to doctrines of different denominations, our tendency is to believe the man that comes from the same denomination as our own. Any opinion that originated from any other group is simply disregarded. No consideration is given at all. Not the logic, not the scriptures, not the support that ancient texts will give it, nothing, nada, it is simply ignored. This is the power of religion and is the heart of the division within the Christian church itself. There can never be a prayer of a chance for the Christian church to unite in any meaningful way when believers willingly separate themselves from one another simply because of disagreements in scriptural understanding. The believer’s walk was never meant to be this hard, we were never meant to be separated from one another within the family of God. We were meant to help one another and encourage one another as we learn how to walk with God. Even if it means supporting those we disagree.

To set the record straight, I really don’t care whether you believe that Joseph was Mary’s father or Mary’s husband in Matthew. I care about your ability to believe that the written Word of God really is the truth. Because if you can stake your life upon the truth of the written Word, then as you build your relationship with God and He confirms your understanding of the written Word, it will become easier for you to stake your life on His revelation Word. This is the comfort and truth that Jesus promised to give with the Spirit of Truth, His Gift, the Holy Spirit. This is Him abiding within us. This is how we become God’s home. By way of the Holy Spirit, God and Christ is alive within us. By our faith in His revelation Word, we prove we trust and believe in Him. We prove our faith as we act upon spiritual revelation. We show God by our obedience to His revelation, that we believe His revelation is the truth. It is just as true as His written Word. This is the leap we all have to make to graduate from carnal Christianity to radical, spiritual Christianity.

To make this leap of faith with Religious Christianity is possible, but difficult. Very few religious leaders know how to lead an average, fear, filled believer into the walk of the spirit, which is the walk of faith. Instead, they prefer to lead only a select, privileged, few into the “secret” walk of spiritual faith. So religious leadership build a culture of obedience and service to leadership in order for the select few to learn the truth of service to God. The rest of us see the service to leadership and mistake the service to men as service to God. It’s not a case of leadership misleading the masses, but of the masses misinterpreting the actions of leadership. The problem is in misunderstanding the motive or the actions. This makes trusting our leadership in the religious church difficult, especially when we are trying to learn how to trust God. It was never meant to be this hard. That is why I wrote “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game.”

I have served as both a volunteer church servant and as a pastor. I’ve seen both sides of the fence and know the frustrations that both sides have to deal with. Pastors know more than they feel free to teach. It is usually fear that stops them from telling the whole truth. Fear of repercussions from the church elders, fear of offending members of the congregation, and fear of infuriating civil authorities. The average pastor walks on pins and needles in fear of losing their position and being replaced by someone who will teach the things that will please everyone around them. The usual reason given to with hold some or all of the truth they know is this: “The congregation isn’t ready to know the whole truth.”

My greatest battle over the last 49 years of searching and teaching is this. Receiving the freedom to teach what the Bible clearly states, even when it contradicts the teaching of the church, and especially when it contradicts the leader. Church leadership cannot accept being corrected by anyone below their position in leadership and especially when the written Word of God is quoted. They have no defense against the Word of God except their accepted doctrine and their accepted version of the Bible. It is almost possible to find a version of the Bible that will promote or support any doctrinal position at all. When deceptive study procedures are used, (cherry picking supporting phrases), then it becomes impossible to allow the Bible to teach the truth. It is literally possible to teach that the true God is cruel and controlling because the true God has an established standard that He requires all of His followers to obey. At the same time, then teach that Satan is the victim who exposed God’s deception to mankind.

These last two sentences summarize the entire aim of Communist and New Age spiritual instruction. For Communism and Socialism, the aim is to deny God altogether without revealing that their doctrine originated in a Satanic fellowship that Karl Marx attended during college with his Hegelian friends. He said: “My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.” (Attributed to Karl Marx: No source found.) For New Age enthusiasts, spirituality is openly acknowledged. They quote the Bible, talk of love, encourage world peace, and speak of the Christ and his return. This is the deception of the New Age spirituality: They do not acknowledge the need to accept salvation through Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Their Christ is not the same as our Christ and the writings of Alice Bailey support this statement. (See: The Externalization of the Hierarchy) These two people are the two greatest influences of the 20th Century leading to the godless society we “enjoy” today.

The only way to defeat a godless society is to demonstrate God’s love and spiritual power in action. That is what Jesus Christ did all through the Gospels. Those who walked by their understanding, by their logic, or by wrong spiritual influences despised Him. Their only solution was to kill Jesus by any means possible in order to stop Him. But His death was necessary in order for Him to defeat death openly and make it possible for His believers to receive the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that sets us apart from the world. It is the Holy Spirit that allowed the apostles to do the same things Jesus did. Their demonstration of God’s spiritual power changed the world then. It is the only hope to change our world today. But the Gospel of Salvation includes a promise we rarely hear.

John 14: 12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

This promise is given to you and to me. This is the guiding promise behind my book. God gave us the Holy Spirit so we believers can demonstrate His love, His grace, and His power. We do this with our friends, our families, and anyone we meet. We do this where we live and work. We are called to live by the Spirit and walk in faith with God. This is the spiritual battle we face. To hear God and do what He tells us to do. That’s what the book below reveals. But only if you want to build your relationship with your heavenly Father yourself. Karl Marx and Alice Bailey tapped into Satan’s power to change our culture, we can collectively tap into God’s power to take our culture back from the clutches of Hell. It’s really hard to do by our logic, our doctrines, or our flesh. But history has already proven that change can be done quickly by the Spirit. Let’s work together with God.


He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Have you ever seen someone pick the petals off a flower and say these words? Have you also noticed that the average Christian has the same question about their relationship with God? Why do you suppose that is true? If God is living and real, and so many are quick to dismiss Him and His existence, why would those who proclaim to know God are also the same people questioning His love, or worse, His existence? Do you think there may be something wrong with this picture?

For too many of us raised in religious church circles, we base our experience with God against the testimonies of others. When the testimonies talk about healing, yet we see those same people still sick, the testimony loses its valuable impact. He loves me not. But when we can witness a true miracle in that person’s life, one that cannot be explained by medical science, we are amazed. This testimony and corresponding evidence encourages the fact that God is real. He loves me. But until the same kind of healing happens to us, the natural tendency is to dismiss the illness that the other person claims as either an affliction that really wasn’t as bad as they thought or something that really didn’t exist. He loves me not.

We won’t say these thoughts openly. They are just thoughts. But think about this, how did these thought get into our mind when we were happy and rejoicing with that testimony only a few minutes ago? It’s the battle that rages in our mind but we smile and nod and say the right words that support the testimony and never realize that we just got spiritually attacked. If the Word of God is true, then we have to remember a few key verses that address the truth we need in a given situation. The first truth we always need is the intel we’ve been given on our enemy that came with Jesus’ promise for our own lives.

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

The thief is our spiritual enemy and in this instance, he introduced negative and unfounded thoughts against this testimony of healing to discredit the testimony. If the healing was cancer, and the cancer is gone, who else but God could have done such a miraculous thing? He loves me. But when we get the negative thought that the cancer isn’t real, (that’s a lie), wasn’t really as bad, (another lie), or that the doctors made a mistake, (a third lie), our natural tendency is to believe our thoughts. This is the deception. Those thoughts were NOT really ours. They were introduced to our mind by the thief to destroy the positive impact of that testimony and turn our attention away from the delivering power of God so the end result is this, He loves me not.

Why is this the end result? Because it goes back to our natural greed. If God is really alive and true, why doesn’t He heal ME? It’s greed because we want what that person has. But it’s not the healing that we really want. It’s the experience of touching the hand of God and knowing Him at this same personal level. This is what we want and healing is the most effective way for God to reveal His love and power to people. He loves me. So this leads us to the next part of the scenario. “But until the same kind of healing happens to us, the natural tendency is to dismiss the illness.” We really need to experience God’s supernatural power in order to dispel all of our doubts. Until we have someone else pray for us to be healed and we get healed at that moment, we will always have some doubt to overcome. He loves me not.

So did I have a healing that cannot be explained by science, that was brought on by someone else’s prayer, and that was instantaneous? Yes, I did. At one point in time a few years ago, I was dealing with stomach bug and I was nauseated and doubled over in pain on the couch. I called a pastor friend of mine who said this one important thing about praying for healing. He said: “If you want to heal or be healed by God, you must speak to the issue itself, and command it to leave in the name of Jesus Christ.” I called my son over to me and told him to pray for me and I told him to do it in the exact manner that my friend just taught. My son commanded the nausea and stomach ache to leave in the name of Jesus Christ.

At that very instant, I felt better. It was as though both problems were washed out of me by a wave of water. Where I couldn’t sit up only moments before, now I could sit upright on the couch. I got up and I was fine. The nausea and stomach ache were both gone and they did not come back. This was my healing experience. This was not my first experience with God, but this was my first healing experience with Him. My son was only eight years old at the time. He did exactly as I told him to do. He was amazed that his prayer healed me just as the Bible promised it would. He is a strong believer to this day as a result of that prayer. He is about to turn 18 next month. This was his life changing moment when he learned that God is living, real, full of love and power. This was also my life changing moment when I experienced God’s love, care, and power for me, personally. For both of us, it became our “He loves me” moment because of our good friend.

In memory of Pastor Troy Victory 1970 – 2019

This is how you experience the real deal with God. Sure, I talk about receiving revelation knowledge. I even talk about devil spirits and casting them out of the area or even people. But when anyone really wants to experience God on a personal level, there is no substitute for an undeniable healing in your own life. Especially if that healing is the result of another person’s prayer to God in the name of Jesus Christ. Did you notice that it wasn’t my pastor friend who prayed for me? It was my son. My pastor friend taught me what to do, and I taught my eight year old son. My friend gave me the teaching I needed to know. I relayed the teaching to another, my young boy. He did the praying. God did the healing and we all experienced God’s hand on our lives. This is God’s abundance.

As long as we both remember that experience, it will serve as a beacon to show the difference between Godly power and religious rhetoric. Truth comes with power, rhetoric has no power at all. This is the difference between He loves me, and He loves me not. God’s delivering power is part and parcel to experiencing He loves me. Anything that appeals to logic, reason, fear, or social expectations and has no power only proves He loves me not. That is why so many religious Christians are questioning God’s reality. Their obedience to powerless rules, rituals, and traditions of men are pointing them to men instead of God. But in their minds, they really believe they are serving and glorifying God. This is the deception of religion in general and Christian religion in particular.

If you want to experience God’s love in your personal life, you have to build a personal relationship with God. From there, you will have an opportunity to need His delivering power sometime in your life. Believe me, it may be a trivial matter to someone else, but when it happens to you, God’s power will not be trivial. When you know He is real and He delivers you from an impossible problem, you will realize beyond a shadow of a doubt that He loves you.

I wrote my book below, to help anyone get that relationship with God. It’s not rocket science, but there is logic to the process. The radical, liberals are following spiritual revelation. Most of them do not realize this truth, but the leadership of the left really do. They deny the existence of God, they even deny Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. But they are quick to embrace the spiritual teachings of anyone else or the spiritual revelation from any source besides God Almighty. Their Jesus is not the same as our Jesus Christ. Their god is not the same as our God. They know they are spiritual, but their source is not the same as our source. Following the true God is the only way to defeat their god. As more and more of us learn how to follow the true God, then we can take our culture back from their control. Click the link below to get your own copy and share it with anyone you love. This book is also the result of Troy Victory’s encouragement for me to write what I knew. He believed that anyone who is truly searching for the truth would benefit from this and know that God loves you, truly and forever. He loves you.


Which Way Did He Go?

How many of you remember the old and violent Bugs Bunny Show? You know the one that’s politically incorrect by today’s standards? For instance, shows that featured Bugs Bunny boxing a huge boxer. Of course the boxer was typecast as a dim witted moron. During the course of the match, Bugs would change into various costumes and entice or harass the boxer in many ways. Eventually the boxer would be worn out and unable to keep track of Bugs movements. In the final few bouts, he would eventually ask: “Which way did he go?” And Bugs Bunny would land a final hit that would knock the boxer out. We would all laugh and the next short would start.

Fighting a spiritual battle is very similar to the boxing match with Bugs Bunny. However, we are in the position of the boxer and the devil is in the position of Bugs Bunny. When we realize this, the match is no longer funny. It becomes really serious. Unfortunately, we’ve never been shown how serious our personal battles against the devil really are. We’ve been too conditioned to look all of our lives and its battles as things of logic and reason.

Let’s look at a simple domestic situation with Billy and Sally. Billy and Sally had an argument. He lit into her with a barrage of verbal abuse that would make a sailor blush. Billy treated Sally that way because he grew up in a bad home with an abusive father and his mother was timid. So he believes that all women are timid and all men should abuse their wives and girlfriends. That would be the psychological explanation. Billy isn’t responsible for his actions against Sally, it was Billy’s father that was responsible for training up Billy in this manner. So Billy has to reconcile his life against his father’s life and “find his own way.”

But in considering all of Billy’s problems and his relationship with his father that caused him to have such a distorted image of how women should be treated, Billy is never brought to the point of responsibility for his own actions. The responsibility was transferred to his father instead. Billy had a bad father. Billy had a weak mother. Billy has a distorted image of right and wrong. Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, WAIT.

What about Sally. She was the one abused by Billy. Sally is the victim. But in this line of thinking, Sally is completely ignored. Billy is the center of attention. And he is the abuser! In all of the reasoning above, logic ignored the obvious and came to the wrong conclusion. It’s laughable when we get a chance to step back and look at what really happened when there is no standard of truth. Logic and reason alone is doomed to fail simply because logic and reason alone has no standard at all. It’s fluid and always changing according to the whims of the leaders of society. And unfortunately, as long as men must govern men, there will never be a perfect and free society. Socialist promises are based upon the logic and reasoning of the 19th Century. They have chosen to ignore the reality of the history of the 18th Century, (The Age of Reason and the French Revolution), and continue to sell a humanist form of Utopian perfection on our children. But wait, the American Revolution happened in the 18th Century didn’t it? Yes it did. But it was still not the real cause.

So we’ve gone back 200 years now, and the spiritual cause of today’s break down is still not revealed. Let’s go back to the 17th Century. This was the century that introduced reason into the Christian religious world. This is the age of Deism. And Deism was a very short lived period of belief. But the affects of Deism is still being felt today. The 17th Century was the period of the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 and 1693. From the beginning of the 17th Century to the middle of the 18th Century, Deism rose up to combine reason with religion. It was the reactionary result of the Age of Discovery, (1415 – 1572), followed by the Reformation, (1517 – 1648), and concurrent Scientific Revolution, (1543 – 1687).

So now we’ve looked at Billy’s problem and abusive relationship with Sally and drilled back through his relationship with his father and backed up all the way to 1415 with European sailing and global exploration. We’re considering the impact of history and society upon Billy and his father. What could make these men abusive against women? Is is society’s lack of value for a female life? Is is simply historical male dominance? Let’s face it, sailing and exploration are both male dominated and violent. Wars and piracy are also male dominated, but not exclusively male. The last woman executed in Massachusetts was the female pirate, Rachel Wall, on 8 Oct., 1789. Which also proves that women are not universally timid. But remember, Sally is the victim here. We’re only considering Billy’s problem with his abusive nature and its cause.

With all this history of male dominant violence, Billy seems to have no chance for redemption. He’s simply a product of a family and society that is abusive. He needs psychological help and with the advances in science and medicine, HE CAN BE CURED. (Cough, cough) Or maybe not. How familiar is all of this dribble? Does it remind you of school? How about college? Have you ever lived through this kind of convoluted reasoning that ends up being even more senseless than the original act of abuse? It sounds like the rehabilitation ideas of the modern American prison system doesn’t it? Yet there are successes in rehabilitation that emerge from prison. If a convicted criminal can be changed in prison, maybe Billy has a chance after all. What is proven to be the most successful method of prison rehabilitation?


Where logic, reason, science, and drugs have failed, Christianity succeeds. Not religious Christianity, (although that has also proven to be successful, temporarily). But Radical Christianity, one that helps the prisoner build a personal and spiritual relationship with God. That prisoner learns about God’s direct and personal concern for them. They learn that there is a written standard for truth that can be trusted, but also that God can warn them of subtle tricks of the devil that was used to fool them. Tricks of enticement or pleasure and tricks of pressure or threats of harm. These are the only two ways that the adversary uses to fool good people to do stupid things to one another.

If Billy was raised by an abusive father, there is very good reason to believe that the home where Billy was raised also lacked any form of religious grounding. There was no standard of truth that Billy knew. The only truth he knew was this: “Violence is the most sure method to produce desired results.” If the desired result is obedience, threats of violence must be followed up with violence in order to gain respect. This only works as long as the abuser is able to maintain their dominance. What would happen if Mary took a self-defense class? What would happen if she became a Black Belt? Now Billy has lost his upper hand and Mary could become the dominant force in their relationship or there could be no relationship any longer.

Violence, backed by reason but without a standard of truth behind the violence, leads to division and hatred. Violence, backed by both reason and truth, (self defense for instance), leads to trust and security. In a family relationship for instance, the violence is directed to outside influences that attempt to harm the family. It is not directed to family members. So what about corporal punishment? Isn’t that violence condoned by the Bible?

Yes, it’s condoned by the Bible but it is never meant to be a violent attack from adults against defenseless children. Children can only understand absolutes until they develop the ability to reason. If a parent threatens a punishment of some kind because of an infraction, they must make sure of two things, the punishment gets the child’s attention and they do it. For instance, if you threaten to take a toy away from the child because of lying, then you must take that toy away and it must be something that holds meaning to that child. The take away may be temporary or permanent depending upon the child, but it must reinforce the fact that the parent is the parent and the infraction is wrong and must change.

Can you see that there is still a punishment here? But the punishment didn’t have to be a crack on the hiney. If the child ran out to a busy highway, then a crack on the hiney may be justified. There has to be love and logic in the punishment. (A little revelation from God won’t hurt either.) But Billy’s punishment from an abusive father may have been more like a beating than a method to gain attention, and correction. Are you getting confused like the boxer against Bugs Bunny yet? Are you beginning to feel like the boxer’s statement, “Which way did he go?” If so, then I’ve succeeded in taking a heated argument and by using logic and reason, stretching it so far that the original cause is completely ignored.

Simply by trusting logic and reason, and following a rabbit hole, I’ve taken logic and reason to an illogical and unreasonable destination. How far can I go with this line of thinking? How far would you really like to go? How far did I really need to go? I assumed that Billy was the aggressor and Sally was the victim because of the verbal abuse he did. What if Sally sold his pristine and classic show truck for $100? Did this change the picture at all for you? Now, who is the victim? Was the verbal abuse justified or a natural reaction?

You see, when any situation happens and a believer receives an opportunity to help, going to God first to ask what to do should always be the first reaction. Maybe it would be best to stay out of the situation altogether. That could very well be your answer from God. Christians are called to build the Kingdom of God and lead people to Christ, we are not the world’s psychiatrist. Maybe one simple and innocent question could diffuse the whole affair. But only God could tell you the right question to ask. Maybe she sold the truck to their son or daughter. Maybe the truck is being repaired or restored as a special gift for Billy out of love and Sally was trying to make it a surprise. (Chip Foose could be involved.)

You see, Radical Christianity is not a natural habit for religious Christians. We trust our logic and reason too much and we can easily take a “rabbit trail” to a land of complete confusion. This is not God’s will for our lives. God is not the author of confusion.

1 Corinthians 14: 33 “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”

This is His will for all of His children. It doesn’t matter which Christian church you attend. As long as you are born again in Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit, then you and I are brothers and sisters in Christ and part of God’s household. The first and main purpose of the Holy Spirit is for Jesus Christ to comfort us. That means you and I. As long as we live in the world of the flesh with people who reject the God we serve and the Savior who saved us, we really can use comfort. But that comfort is hidden away as long as we choose not to seek a personal relationship with God. Religion is useful for leading people to Christ and teaching how to love one another in a fellowship of like minded people. But religion ends where faith begins.

If you want to build your faith and have a relationship with Jesus Christ that leads and comforts you, then the world will have no power over you any longer. Logic and reason will give way to truth and revelation knowledge from the Holy Spirit. We can’t flush logic, reason, and knowledge completely away until Jesus Christ returns and we are changed into His likeness. So, until then, we need to use everything God has given us to succeed. Then, when Billy and Sally come to us for help, we won’t be confused like the boxer against Bugs Bunny. We will be able to overcome the world, and defeat the devil at his own game. Why? Because Jesus Christ already defeated him and Jesus Christ will show us how to do the same, as we need it. It won’t matter any longer which way he goes because we are following the way Jesus Christ would go.

If you’re tired of confusion and want to build your relationship with Jesus Christ, get the book below and tell others how it helped you. You’ve tried everyone else’s answer, why not try an answer that helped another believer like you? I’m not perfect, but I know the one who is perfect. I don’t know everything, but I know the one who does. I’m not wealthy and won’t receive any more from you than the commission from my book, but my Father owns cattle upon a thousand hills. And I know my Father loves you, and wants to know you, and help you overcome anything that comes against you in life. Just click the link below to get your own copy of my book.


The Most Valuable Thing to Have

A few years ago, I remember watching a TV Show hosted by Jesse Ventura. He was discussing different conspiracy theories and I believe that was the name of his show as well. I only saw this one episode but he revealed an interview he had with a woman who admitted that the “culling was about to happen.” She said that the population of the world would be reduced tremendously and it was only a matter of time when it would occur. If you’ve never heard of the Georgia Guidestones, (the information is easily found on Wikipedia).

Here is your introduction to a mysterious monument erected in 1980 by unknown individuals for an equally unknown purpose. So it is also more fodder for conspiracy theories. But in a nutshell, these stones make up a monument that stands approximately 20′ in the air, It has a capstone that also acts like a natural calendar marking off each day of the year, the solstices, and Polaris. There are inscriptions on the monument and near the monument in various modern and ancient languages as well as these numbered inscriptions. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones)

  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the Earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.

Liberals hail the inscriptions as a guide for the Age of Reason. Brad Metzler believes that it was erected as a guide in the event of a nuclear holocaust. But the fact remains that it leaves more questions than answers.

  1. Assumes that the population has already been “culled” to this “sustainable” level.
  2. Two, three, and four are only possible with a global totalitarian government, but who decides what is considered reasonable?
  3. Five and six are the current promises of the United Nations, are we to assume the United Nations will be the global center of government?
  4. Who determines the standards for the seventh statement? There is no guidance here.
  5. Isn’t this what the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bible do in the eighth statement? What standard is being used to set personal rights or social duties?
  6. The ninth and tenth statements both sound very Pantheistic. What is their standard of truth?

Can you see already that the “Georgia Guidestones” are really no guide at all? Especially as long as we consider them without spiritual understanding at all. But if we consider these stones from the spiritual viewpoint of Christianity, one of only two things must have already happened. The whole of humanity has collapsed and all Christians are dead so the rule of nature, (evolution) is the standard of truth. Or the whole of humanity has collapsed and all Christians have been gathered together by Jesus Christ so the host of hell is the ruler of the world.

If the first scenario has happened, then the wholesale and worldwide loss of liberty as the result of Covid-19 is only a precursor to more evil. Government power will be used against all of humanity in the name of public safety as disease will morph into food shortages, famine, and civil disorder on a much greater scale than what we’ve seen already. Black Lives Matter will give way to something else. But nobody is asking or answering a few simple questions.

Who is financing and organizing the protests that are leading into riots? What is their political and spiritual motivation? Why is Bill Gates suddenly a global authority and advocate for Covid-19 vaccination and tracking? Why is anti-Christian sentiment and rhetoric suddenly popping up openly and violently in these recent years? And finally, how can an openly Godless, cultural, and political structure, supported by the mass media, be supported and believed by Christians? Why would we continue to quietly allow this form of liberal and Godless nonsense be considered right and proper without a single word against it? In fact, how can a devout, religious Christian, even one who has no relationship with God, consider abandoning the foundations of Biblical morals that built their culture?

Because, if the first scenario is happening, then the end result will only be the rounding up and extermination of Christians just as had happened to the Jews during World War II in Germany. If the leaders of this current cultural phenomenon are Jewish, (which is true for some, but not all). Is this their form of retribution against Christians for staying silent during the Holocaust? If this is the case, then we are witnessing the worldwide transition from Christianity to Judaism in support of the establishment of Israel as the new central power of the earth. This in turn will usher in worldwide support or worldwide anger for building the new temple in Jerusalem and gives support for the large number of martyrs in Revelation. This is the end result of the first scenario and it is the beginning of the fulfillment of the Revelation of John.

However, if we consider the second scenario, then the Gathering Together of the saints, (Rapture), is imminent. This is not the time for Christians to remain silent if we love our family, friends, or neighbors. Yes it is true that dates for Jesus’ return have been set over and over leading to greater and greater discrediting of Christianity. But if we try to understand Jesus’ ascension and return in light of the Gallilean or Middle Eastern wedding ceremony, we would know it is impossible to set any dates or times at all. Only the Father knows the day and time of the union of the bride and groom in marriage. Likewise, only God knows the day and time when He will send His Son back to retrieve the Bride who is the church.

Now is the time for all Christians to be vigilant in our preparation for Jesus’ return. We need to intensify our efforts to build our relationship with Jesus by the Holy Spirit. It’s not the power and miracles in our lives that we are seeking. It is the relationship with God that we are seeking. The power and miracles are secondary. They will happen because we believe, or in other words, have built our faith in God. It is the walk of faith we need to develop individually in our walks with God. This is the time we need to really live this verse:

Matthew 6: 33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

This verse follows after Jesus’ teaching on the proper way to express charity, pity, or compassion on others. How to pray and what we need to be concerned about with our lives. This entire chapter six of Matthew is a teaching we’ve heard over and over without really paying attention. But if we really believe that Jesus is coming back soon, then this chapter is a necessary for our spiritual growth as it applies to our physical lives. This chapter is all about our faith in God to provide all our need for life. It is all about our walk of faith with Him and through the Holy Spirit.

If you want to consider the worst case scenario for a few moments, then consider this. If government services fail and there is no defense or police, how will you know when and where to go for safety? The believers in Portland, OR are already living this reality. Should this same rioting and “Black Lives Matter” mentality take over the entire country, then you need to know when God is telling you to bug out and how you need to do it. Should you take your car or should you walk? Where do you go? Should you take this open road and highway, or take the back streets? Should you go ahead and talk to this stranger or pass them by as though you don’t notice them? Your walk of faith with God will determine your safe passage through a wilderness of danger to get you to safety. Then it is easy to understand the very next verse.

Matthew 6: 34 “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

If we choose to accept Jewish dating for human history, then the Sabbath Millennium for humanity will begin on Sept 17, 2240. We are living in the last years of the Sixth Millennium, six is the number for man and can easily be understood as the time of the Gentiles. Our current year according to Jewish reckoning is 5780. The beginning of their new fiscal year begins on Tishri 1 or 19 September 2020. Their church year begins on Nisan 1 each year or 26 March, 2020. Did anything significant happen at the beginning of their Liturgical year this year? Wasn’t this about the same time that the Covid-19 pandemic declared a worldwide emergency? As the graduation shirt my son wears for his graduation from High School says, 2020 is the year sh*t got real. We are almost exactly 220 years to the end of the sixth millennium of the Jewish calendar.

So anytime between now and then will leave enough time for Jesus Christ to meet all of His believers in the air, allow the tribulation to run its course, have the Battle of Armageddon, return, judge all of mankind, and establish His 1000 year reign on earth. The end of the seventh millennium will happen on Oct 7, 3240 and that will lead into the final battle against the devil and all his host and the establishment of the New Beginning in the eighth millennium. This second scenario will be the fulfillment of Thessalonians and every other scripture concerning the end times.

No matter how we choose to look at this current situation, it is both dire and hopeful. Now is the time of Radical Christians to rise up and prove God’s reality in our lives in ways we cannot imagine ourselves. We need to build our own sure and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We need to know beyond a shadow of a doubt in our own life that we are walking in faith with God Almighty day by day. If for no other reason, it is so we can look Jesus Christ eye to eye without fear or shame, because we’ve done our very best to run our course. Then we will never have to fear hearing these words from our Lord and Savior.

Matthew 7: 23 “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Who was Jesus making this profession towards? Let’s read the previous two verses.

Matthew 7: 21, 22 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”

These are the people that Jesus will admonish. Spiritual power and miracles are not the goal of our walk of faith. Our goal is simply to build our relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to know Him and obey Him as our true Lord over our lives. Not because of fear because He defeated sin and death on the cross. Not because of His position at the right hand of God who holds the keys to life and death. But because of love and respect because as we obey Him, He proves His love for us individually every day. He delivers us from evil every single day of our lives as we obey Him without fear but with respect for the goodness of His advice.

Walking by the logic and reason of the flesh, even if it produces miraculous results is still walking in carnal sin. It is still producing the works of iniquity because it bypassed the obedience to Jesus Christ altogether. The only way to obey Jesus Christ directly is to obey the Holy Spirit. It even means to learn to obey when it makes no sense to obey. I had to relearn this lesson again only a few days ago. In my book on p. 69 I talked about how God teaches me how to walk in faith through the inconsequential means of parking my car. And I rarely park farther than five spaces from the door unless I choose to do so.

In this occasion, I got the first available slot from the mall door. “Yeah me!” However, I also got the thought to park the truck at the back of the mall too. I ignored that thought because it would take a little more time and fuel to go all the way around the mall. This is walking according to logic and reason. I didn’t realize that the mall had reduced its hours in response to Covid-19, but the store I went to did not. When we were ready to leave, the store entrance to the mall was closed and the person on the floor wasn’t willing or able to open that entrance to allow us to leave. God knew this would happen and gave me the warning, but I ignored it. So consequently, I and my family were forced to exit the store from its back entrance and walk all the way around the mall to the truck. I made a mistake and did not obey God’s revelation to drive to the back of the mall in the first place, “Bad move.” I realized that I missed the mark and made my family pay the price for the mistake.

It’s a small matter now, but what will happen when all hell breaks loose? I can’t afford to make the same kind of mistake then. That’s why now is the time to learn how to walk with God. Now is the time to build my relationship with Jesus. Because when the real time comes, it has to be a natural thing for me to obey God’s revelation Word without question. Now is the time to practice and train in safety to walk in faith. Sure we will make mistakes. Isn’t that part of learning anything? But I’d rather make a mistake that inconvenient than to make a mistake that could cost someone’s life, like my wife or child.

My religious library has over 500 books, but not a single one of them show how to build a walk of faith by the Holy Spirit with God. There are books that build character. Books that encourage you to serve your church and minister. Books that show you how to read the Bible and obey leadership. There are even books that show how to recognize and cast out devil spirits. But none of them show how to grow from a new believer that walks entirely by the logic of the flesh to a mature believer that walks in obedience to God’s revelation by the Holy Spirit. Most of them stop with the written Word as the final revelation from God to man. So why did He give us Holy Spirit if He were never going to speak to us directly? Being born again means you can hear from, and talk to, your spiritual dad directly. That is the purpose of my book. It reveals the process from the beginning so anyone can build their own relationship with the Father.

Your relationship will not be the same as mine. God will teach you in ways you can understand but may make no sense to someone else. But no matter how He teaches you, you will know and recognize it. It may be audible, visual, sensual like touch, taste, or smell. It may be a thought that just comes to mind. No matter how few or how many ways He communicates to you, you will recognize it’s from God. You will recognize your spiritual Father’s voice just as easily as your own physical father’s voice. That’s just part of being a child of a parent. And like any other parent, God allows us to make mistakes, so we can learn and get better next time.

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It’s your choice, if you want to learn how to walk in faith, an answer is finally available that you can read and keep in your library. This answer is one that you can use to teach others as well. If you’ve struggled learning how to walk in faith because so few people really know how to teach faith, then you’ve got nothing to lose by getting my book. It’s price is really a small price to pay in comparison to all that you’ve given to the church and its leadership so far. If the current answer is giving you no answers, why would you assume it will ever change? Remember, the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Break the insanity and get my book below. It is, by no means, the most valuable thing to have, but I know it will help you to get that most valuable thing to have. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ that you can stake your life upon. It will show you how to seek the Kingdom of God first, in all you do.


Making Jesus Your Lord

It sounds so easy to do in church. But when you really try to make Jesus your Lord, there is nothing but confusion as to how it’s done. The first and most common thing taught is simply to do what the Word of God says to do. So let’s check this out.

In Luke 18: 22, Jesus told a rich, young man this thing. “Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.” Have you ever thought to do the same thing? Guess what, I’ve done this twice in my life. The first time, it was part of an outreach program that was well organized. I learned a lot about God. The second time, it was part of answering a call to serve a minister. On that occasion, I learned a lot about religion.

On both occasions, I sold off everything I couldn’t take, gave away to the poor, and took off to follow Jesus. At least that is what I thought I was doing both times. Unfortunately, I found out that following the rules of men or the calling of men is not the same thing as following Jesus. This is the deception of religious thinking. We think we are serving God and making Jesus our Lord by participating in a ministry sponsored event or answering the call of a minister. But the reality is this, we are participating in a ministry event organized by men or answering a call to serve a minister who is also a man. What a man gives or offers, a man can just as easily take away and this is the power religion holds over the believer.

The second occasion was entirely different. Upon arrival to our destination, the calling minister had made no arrangements with anyone or any church for our arrival. No one expected our family to answer any call for service. We were forced to put all of our belongings into storage for an unknown length of time. In addition, we also had to stay at a motel until nearly all of our savings was depleted. I was forced to cash in one retirement account in order to keep us alive. The job we had ready for us was a dawn to dusk commission sales job in an area that was already oversold. So income was non-existent. The calling minister said he started in the same area in the exact same way. I guess he figured that every incoming minister should do the same thing. I felt it was a gross display of indifference and a poor start.

We were not referred to a church to help for two months. When we finally received a referral, they had a place for us to rent and plenty of work for us to do at the church. By this time, we were thankful for anything that offered stability and we settled into our roles assisting the pastor and his wife. I worked building and remodeling the church and my wife worked locally. We did whatever we were asked to do in the church, and served in any way possible. But that was still never enough. The church grew in the negative direction for an entire year. My commitment to God was to serve for one year or 52 weeks. After a full year, I was offered the position of Associate Pastor for another church, which I accepted.

Upon leaving the first church to accept the position of Associate Pastor, the people there at the first church proceeded to cut off all communication with our family. As time went on, they continued the division by unfriending us on Facebook. Their loyalty to the man at the head of the church meant more than the fellowship between two members within the family of God. Our teen aged son lost his friends from the previous church and very few of them offered any good words of encouragement or congratulations for the change in our manner of service to God. The previous church lost a servant while the new church gained a leader. I was no longer a fellow worker in the old church, I suddenly found myself to be a competitor and no longer a friend. Even though the change still meant our family was working to build the Kingdom of God, we were no longer patching the sinking ship of the previous church so they considered us traitors. Our family learned lessons about church politics, pastoral dictatorship, and religious lordship in the carnal Christian church.

Sometimes, spiritual growth opportunities means participating in a church sponsored program. One that puts you in a position that requires asking God for revelation knowledge and acting upon that knowledge. Sometimes, it means literally selling off all you have, giving away more, and moving to a strange place to serve a strange church. Sometimes, it means living life, serving the church you attend, serving your pastor and having your spiritual eyes opened up to the blindness of religion but also to God’s love for you. Sometimes, it means simply driving your car to the mall and asking for a parking spot. Serving God and growing spiritually, is a walk of faith wherever you are in whatever you are doing. It is living in a state where you must ask God for advice and then following that advice. It is learning that life with God is preferable to life as god. The serpent promised Eve in

Genesis 3: 5 “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

Obedience to the logic and reason of the flesh, science and philosophy, or our own thoughts and desires is quite simply being our own gods. That is the way of the world. It is the way of the flesh. It is also carnal Christianity. This is not the way of faith. And it is most certainly neither obedience to God nor following the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This is why it’s so easy to believe that religion is right and faith is wrong because religion follows the rules of men and is easily judged. But there is also good religion that leads to people to God and points to the obedience to Jesus Christ. Only you can decide whether you are following good religion or carnal religion. But no matter which religion you submit yourselves to for a season, Jesus is always ready to show you more.

Our family learned that God works in every situation. Whether good or bad, God is ready to lead, teach, and deliver you from bondage. When you build a relationship with Jesus Christ, your focus is your Lord. When you work to obey Jesus, your focus is your Lord. When you have problems that you lift to Jesus for help, your focus is your Lord. If you become more and more like the thing you look upon or focus upon the most, then this is how you become more and more like Jesus. Which way do you want to appear? A picture of sin conscious, defeated, powerless, religiosity based upon the whims of men, or power filled confidence with loving faith in your Lord Jesus Christ?

You can walk in confident faith that God will always deliver you in any situation, or you can walk in fear of men’s opinions about you and your life.

Whatever or whomever you choose to please is your lord. If you choose to please the leadership of your church, then you’ve made the church your lord. However you choose to please the Lord Jesus Christ by recognizing and obeying His revelation, then you’ve made Jesus Christ your Lord. This is the true level of faith every Christian believer is called to know. The gospel of salvation doesn’t end with conversion alone. The gospel of salvation includes the believer’s ability to walk and talk with God Almighty because of the Holy Spirit sent by Jesus. This is a matter between the believer and God alone and obedience to God is always the most important aspect of our Christian walk.

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There’s My Parking Spot

On page 69 of my book, I wrote: “When you choose to walk with God, then you are also choosing to walk in the realm of the spiritual and miracles.  You are limited by your action according to God’s relationship with you.  How often do you ask God for help?  When you drive to the mall, do you ask God to help you find the closest parking spot?  I always ask God to help and rarely am I more than five spots away from the entrance.  There have been many times when the closest spot is being vacated just as I pull up.”

It is written in the context of learning how to trust God. This is one of the easiest steps anyone can take at any time, in order to learn about their relationship with their new Father. How is finding a parking space a spiritual thing? Only when you ask your spiritual Father to help. Otherwise, it is, and will always be, a physical matter. It is a transitional practice tool to help any new believer learn how to walk by the Holy Spirit and build their faith in God. We have to start with simple exercises that are easy to do and easy to understand. That is how we all learn new skills. It doesn’t matter whether the skill is physical or spiritual, we all learn in the same manner beginning with simple tasks before progressing to more difficult tasks. But the best thing about the spiritual realm, the faith required to accomplish a spiritual task, like casting out a devil spirit or healing, is the same faith required to find a place to park a car.

When I was in elementary school, I tried out for the band and was told in clear and certain terms that I would never be band or chorus material. I was told by the band teacher, (and tester), that I was tone deaf and unable to hear music properly. Being young and ignorant of prejudice, I believed what I was told. A few years later, a choir instructor complimented my voice and asked why I wasn’t playing an instrument in the band or singing at school. I let her know what I was told years ago and she informed me that I was the victim of prejudice. I was the only non-white person in the elementary school and the band instructor didn’t want my non-white, dark skinned body in anywhere in their band. So my choir teacher gave me voice lessons and introduced me to the piano.

I really enjoyed playing the piano and learned how to play “Claire DeLune” by Claude Debussy. It took an entire year for me to learn how to play the song and I still think it is a beautiful song over 45 years later. After playing the piano a short time, I learned how to play the guitar, the banjo, and messed around with the violin. Every instrument took time and practice to learn how to play. All of them seemed difficult at the beginning. Learning to play each instrument began with simple exercises that I could do at home on my free time. Little by little, new techniques were added until I realized one day that I could play new songs by ear and tune my instruments by memory and still be spot on with the piano. I wasn’t ever really tone deaf and I really loved music. Learning to walk in faith, with God, by the Holy Spirit, is no different than learning how to play an instrument.

God’s Spirit in the believer is not the same spirit in the world. But the means to learn how to trust His Spirit is exactly the same means that the world uses to trust it’s spiritual source of power. The rules and methods outlined by the Word of God work for both spirits. But the check and balance of the Word does not apply to both. But until Christian believers learn how to walk by God’s Spirit, we will continue to be defeated by the spirit in the world. God never changes His Word. His promises to keep and protect His followers in the Old Testament apply to His followers in the New Testament. Jesus also gave an important clue that many of us have simply overlooked.

Matthew 6: 7, 8 “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”

God knows what we need. When we pray, we simply ask Him to take care of our need. This is how the spiritual realm touches the physical. The world uses chants and incantations, (vain repetitions). It uses spells and magic to be “heard for their much speaking.” If we are trying to build a relationship with our spiritual Dad, we first have to learn that He is always on our side. The key is simple, learn how to hear His voice and He will show you how He answers our requests for help, (prayer). But if we never learn to ask Him for help, why should He “lift a finger” to answer a prayer that is never lifted up to Him?

James 4: 2b says, “yet ye have not, because ye ask not.” Too many of us have taken on an attitude that God is simply too busy to care about our personal needs. Honestly, what sort of relationship did we have with our own fathers to make us take on such an attitude with God? Did our fathers work so much, that we rarely saw him? Maybe we had a dad that abandoned the family. Maybe we had no father at all. He may have died. No matter what kind of dad we had in the flesh, our Father in the Spirit is better. He is the definition of love and He cares about all of His children as His own. It says in Hebrews 13: 5b “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” All we have to do is include Him in our lives, but that also means giving Him a chance to help us out. Make no mistake about it, the world constantly implores their false gods to help them, and the world expects their false gods to comply. We need to be as bold as the world when it comes to expecting answers from our God and Father.

So what about the parking place? God knows I need to park the car when I go to the store. Why do I have to walk in from the “back forty?” Nearly every store has reserved spots for the handicapped, the police, and their employee of the month so I’m already farther away from the door. That’s fine, my legs work. But I don’t have to let the unbelievers of the world get the first choice and the best available spots. I am a child of the most high God. Jesus Christ died to make it possible for me to become whole and become God’s child. That’s how important I am to God. It doesn’t matter what the world thinks of me. It only matters what God thinks of me. So why shouldn’t He help me and how does He help me?

First of all, each occasion at every store is different. The same need is present, but the answers are always different. Sometimes, a spot will simply open up right in front of me. These are outright gifts of love from God. But other times, I have to listen to His voice and obey. When I drive up onto a lot, do I need to go straight ahead, left, or right? How many aisles do I need to pass? Do I need to drive up and down once or twice? I need to ask all of these questions to God as I think of them and be ready for the answer. The answer is as easy to receive as a thought. Go straight, turn left, pass this aisle, turn in here, do you see that car? It’s pulling out now for you! What number slot is that one? Nearly always within the first five available slots. When is it longer? When I’m lazy with God and don’t care how far I walk, He’ll let me walk as far as I want. Maybe I wanted to park in the shade instead of the sun. I’m willing to walk farther to keep the truck cooler.

Asking God for help in this simple matter is spiritual. Listening for His answer is also spiritual. Expecting His answer is believing. Expecting His answer every single time is faith. The conversation with God is a two way conversation. It’s not a one way prayer where the answer isn’t really expected. God is not our personal Santa Clause. He’s our spiritual Father that loves and cares about the needs of His spiritual children who happen to be living in the flesh. When I pray to God, it’s more like a conversation than a religious prayer. So when I ask God to help me find a parking spot, He proves He’s real to me every time. He also proves He loves me, and cares for my every need, even something as insignificant as a parking a car. By the way, there’s my parking spot.

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Going with God’s Opinion

How do you know who to trust? Our lives are built upon trust, but how do you really know who to trust? A man learns to love and trust a woman and marries her. But years (or even hours) later, one of them will betray that trust and the rest of the marriage hangs on a thread that includes every other emotion, but trust, from that time on. We wonder why almost half of all first marriages end in divorce. This is the real deciding factor. A lack of trust between the husband and wife.

We say we can trust our parents, but how many families have parents that have betrayed their children’s trust? How many of you have experienced family tension caused by one or both parents being untrustworthy? Alcoholism, drugs, money issues, discipline, infidelity, anger issues, or lying are all reasons that will betray the trust between a parent and a child. One person has strong opinions about a political issue, the other person just goes with the flow or holds a different opinion altogether. These are things that can disrupt the quality of trust in any home. Whether between the spouses or parents and children, trust is an important and vital glue to hold any family together.

What about school life? Just because the person at the head of the class holds a degree and the title of teacher, children believe that the things they are taught are right, true, and necessary for living. But what happens when the teacher cannot teach the truly necessary things that the student needs? The student will never know until much later in life. Then their trust is betrayed in the school system. What happens if the school system itself is corrupted to produce adults that won’t read, think, or consider their own lives beyond the present need? Or even worse, won’t even consider the consequences of their actions upon other people? There are many people who will say that our own school system in America is just such a corrupt system of indoctrination. Our children are being taught a doctrine of equality and philanthropy without the supports of enterprise and ingenuity. Many religious parents of many denominations have chosen to home school their children long before Covid-19 was released because they lost their trust in the school system.

If a child doesn’t already have those values of enterprise and ingenuity ingrained by the time they graduate, they lose out, but they don’t know what they’ve lost. They believe they know everything necessary for success, but lack the ability to critically think through the problems that will naturally happen. Being unable to solve complex problems, they can be led to believe that they are unqualified to solve an issue, or a complex issue cannot be solved. Now the problem either lies dormant for someone else to solve, or it is never taken up again. A window of opportunity is lost forever. And the reason goes back to the betrayal of trust in education.

What about the workplace? Have you ever been interviewed and hired for a particular position only to find out that your true position is something else? How about your pay scale? How would you like to work for an employer that states that your pay scale is A+, but when you receive your paycheck three or four weeks later, you find out that it is really scale D. You have been working as though you were hired in the position promised for the agreed upon pay scale, but find out that you were hired in a much lower position with its corresponding scale. How long will you remain working for this employer? Your trust in that employer has been betrayed. What if there are no other opportunities in your area? What if you find out that nearly every employer in your area operates in just the same manner? How long will you remain living in that area?

In this day and time, when businesses are able to do pretty much anything they wish without reprisal, where can you honestly go for relief? It’s the same anywhere in the country. Businesses expect their employees to be trustworthy, but the statistics prove that employee theft is the largest source of loss in nearly every business. We could point the finger at the business for being corrupt and dishonest, or point to the “at will” system of employment. But what if the reason for their dishonesty is their experience with employees like those in this paragraph? Yes, two wrongs don’t make a right, but the buck has to stop somewhere. Someone has to be trustworthy, somewhere. But how can you know who, or where that may be?

We are coming upon another general election in November. People who support the current President will vote for him again. People who do not support the current President will vote for anyone else. But the question now is this? Can you really blame all of our troubles upon this one person in office? Maybe the trouble isn’t the President at all. Could it be that Congress itself has betrayed the national trust? Instead of changing the President, maybe we should be changing the face of Congress. Our problems today were begun long before the President was elected into office and our President did not release Covid-19. Our problems were built upon generations of wrong teaching in school, generations of corruption in Government, and an accumulation of reactionary laws caused by two World Wars, a Great Depression, a Cold War against Russia, Vietnam, racial, and environmental reforms all done during the 20th Century.

Since the 21st Century began, we’ve been experiencing one major event after another that had global implications. Beginning with the fall of the World Trade Center on 9/11, we’ve entered a phase of history that mirrors the fall of Israel in ancient time. What we haven’t heard much from the pulpit is the spiritual cause for the events in today’s time as they related to the events in ancient time. Only one voice has shown the mirroring of the two histories. But this one voice, Rabbi Jonathan Kahn, can’t show the full extent of the spiritual coordination between the two countries and the two histories alone. He stated in all of his books that the answer to our problems is the need for Radical Christianity to rise up and make itself known. If we are truly experiencing the hand of God upon our country, this election will be truly momentous. But how can we know who to trust?

The answer is both simple and difficult at the same time. There is only one source we can really trust. Can you guess who I’m referring to? Of course, it’s God. So the answer is simple. But here is where it becomes difficult. Depending upon your personal religious doctrine, who or what is God? If you are Christian, then your God is the same as mine, but your understanding of Him may not be the same. You have the Holy Spirit sent by Jesus Christ when you’re born again. You are complete and you have a spiritual connection to the Father of truth and love. Whatever He tells you by the Holy Spirit is right, true, and trustworthy to act upon. But only if you know His voice and can recognize His specific instructions for you to act upon. If you are born again, but do not know His voice, then He could be telling you something that can save your life, but you will never know the difference from His voice, a deceiver’s voice, or your own opinions and logic.

This is the definition of a natural man, (1 Cor 2: 14), a person born naturally with only the understanding of the body and soul. Until you have developed your own personal relationship with God, (after you became born again), you are still walking according to the natural rules of understanding and behavior that came from natural birth. Your spiritual birth still has no practical meaning or importance. And that is the state of the majority of Christians today. We are so versed in our church doctrines, that many of us will not even consider a writer or lecturer that isn’t endorsed or trained by our church or denomination. We separate ourselves unconsciously from one another based upon differences of doctrine, denomination, or opinion. We are, for lack of any better terms but that supplied by the Holy Scriptures itself, carnal and divided.

This is the state of the majority of Christian churches and Christian believers today. We’ve been fed a watered down form of pseudo spiritualism that is wholly carnal and based upon reason and logic. Reason and logic has nothing to do with the Holy Spirit and God’s relationship with His child. The Spirit and the flesh, war against one another. (Gal 5: 17, Phil 3: 3) Those who walk by the flesh hate those who walk by the Spirit. (Gal 5: 19 – 26) Radical Christians strive to walk by the Spirit. Carnal Christians continue to walk by the scientific logic of the flesh. This is how the church has betrayed the trust of God’s children. It has chosen to teach the logical and measurable walk of the flesh as “spiritual”. This is the disconnect between Christian religion and the Christian walk of the Spirit. Every believer has been forced to figure out how to walk in faith, without any help, until now.

The entire world is controlled by the walk of the flesh. Those who choose to follow devil spirits are also motivated by the desires and temptations of the flesh. Check out any form of religious belief besides Christianity. They all rely on the logic and reason of man or the influence of devil spirits within their belief system. But any form of believing that denies the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ as the one and only payment to redeem mankind from the devil is still a lost form of believing. It is lost because there is no other way to receive the Holy Spirit from God, but by Jesus. Every other spiritual source of knowledge besides the Holy Spirit sent by Jesus Christ is devilish. That is why every other religion hates Christianity. We all profess a spiritual source that is separate and distinct from the world’s. But carnal Christianity in operation is really no different from any other religion, it is a religious performance of doctrines and traditions performed without the Spirit, but radical Christianity is truly radical and different. Radical Christianity refutes the belief that “every religion is the same.”

Just as it is impossible to transform the flesh into spirit, it is also impossible to learn how to walk by the Spirit from the carnal church. Why should you trust my book? I don’t point to myself as the standard of truth. I point to and believe completely that the only source of truth is God. But not only that, I believe that God’s Word isn’t contained only in the written words of Scripture. Jesus Himself said in John 16: 13,

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

The carnal church doesn’t trust God’s revelation Word at all, it only recognizes the written Word. It has forgotten that God’s written Word cannot contradict His revelation Word. Also, on the flip side, God’s revelation Word cannot add to or subtract from His written Word either. (Rev 22: 18, 19) The written Word and the revelation Word are both the Truth. They are a coordinated check and balance set up by God Himself. But the only way the believer can learn this is by “trial and error.” Unfortunately, it is mostly by error because we haven’t been taught the entire Word in the first place, only the parts that supports our religion. We have to overcome errors or omissions of the Word in doctrine, practice, and traditions first. If you really want to know God as your personal friend and ally in life, then this is the first place to start. Learning to trust God begins by believing He is real and wants to display His miraculous ability to help you in any way.

I’ve stated it before and still stand by my statement, God didn’t call you to leave your church, but to help it. God didn’t call you to change your church’s doctrine, but to live within your fellowship and prove His reality and power to your friends and family. God doesn’t need more churches, He needs obedient followers in every church who’ve made Jesus Christ their Lord. My book reveals how anyone can make Jesus Christ their Lord. It begins with the presumption that you already believe in Jesus and chosen to become born again. Nothing will make sense unless you are first born again because you must have Holy Spirit in order to be led by the Holy Spirit. You must know something from the Bible, for the Holy Spirit to bring something Godly to your mind. So church religion does have a purpose in the believer’s life, for many, it is the only way they get to know any part of the Bible at all. No matter how much or how little of the Bible you know, God can work with it.

When you choose to follow God, He is always faithful to prove He is trustworthy. He never lets His Word fall empty or powerless. He is the God of power and might. And we need to have His help in our lives today more than ever before. There are powers of the world at work to defeat our lives and our country. They are working to destroy our national economy in order to get the memory of God completely removed from our culture. They hate our Christian heritage. They want to present themselves as the savior of society by first destroying society at its very foundation. This is what we are fighting against and God needs every one of His children to get to know Him personally. He can tell us who the best people we need to support at the polls. You will be surprised, God is neither Republican, Democrat, or Libertarian. He has candidates in every party that loves and believes in Him. These are the people we need to support, but only He will tell us who they are.

That doesn’t mean that they are perfect. Only that they are the best for now. He looks upon the heart while we only hear the rhetoric. With God’s help, we can overcome the rhetoric and vote to change our country to restore health and prosperity to our land. We have to turn to God first before He will heal our land. My book was written so any believer of any Christian denomination or belief can benefit from its lessons and tactics. We are fighting a spiritual war and the battle is becoming very real. We will lose, if we trust in law and order, or the logic of science. In order to fight a spiritual war, we need spiritual tools and tactics. My book also reveals the tools and tactics of spiritual warfare.

Why should you trust my book? I’m not asking you to trust me. I’m asking you to trust in the one true God. But not only that, I’ve revealed how you can learn to trust Him. My book shows what you can do and why God will reveal Himself to you. It’s all about who’s opinion you will choose to entrust your life. If you believe me, you’re trusting in the words of a man. If you believe your parents or your teachers in school, you’re still trusting in the words of men. If you believe your stock broker, your boss, or even your government to save you from disaster, you are placing your trust in men. History is filled with proof of men’s failures, including the church.

The only opinion worth trusting, if you call yourself a child of God, is the opinion of God Almighty. But that also means making a lifelong commitment to learn how the Holy Spirit is a part of your being, and is practical for life and living. This is what my book below reveals. This is a time of battle. If you want to battle spiritually for you country and culture, this book shows how to do it with the power of God and the help of the Holy Spirit. Sure, prayer helps, but prayer without the Spirit is no different than shooting in the dark with a shotgun. You might hit your target by accident, but you may also do more damage than good. If you want to hit a damaging blow against a spiritual foe, God is the only one who can show you what to do and how to do it. Then you can shoot a spiritual rifle, in the dark, against a camouflaged opponent, and hit the mark.

In this time of trouble, isn’t this the kind of opinion you need to have in your life? A sure and dependable opinion that comes from God alone. That is what my book reveals for you and your life, and if your satisfied with my book, feel free to vote at the Author Academy Award site also below. Now is the time for spiritual battle to save our country, learn how you can fight this war now by getting the book below.


Messy Christianity

I grew up in a church that was boring. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth. It was so boring that church was the best place to get an hour nap at the beginning of every week. But the pastor was a really nice man who cared about everyone. The best part of church happened after the worship service. Everyone would gather in the basement of the church to share a potluck dinner together. Mom always brought something good and the dish was always brought home empty. Many of the women were great cooks and their dishes were usually empty at the end of the day. A few ladies really didn’t cook, so their dishes were usually prepackaged, canned from the store, or just not made quite right. But you know what? Their dishes were returned empty as well. Nothing was thrown out. (None of it went to the pastor’s refrigerator either.)

How is it that every meal brought in love, no matter how good or bad, was completely eaten by the end of every Sunday potluck? The potluck was a full day affair. It wasn’t just a lunch thing after church. Sunday service was a full day at the church from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The potluck was laid out two times. The first time for the dinner after service. Then the men would talk church business upstairs. The ladies would clean up the first meal. The children would play games outside. Then a second spread was arranged. This spread had the desserts and snacks. When the business meeting was over, (it usually took an hour or two), everyone got together for dessert. By then, we were hungry again. This would be about 3:00 PM. Leftover dinner would be available too. This time we could have our dessert with the dinner. By 4:00 PM all of the food was gone. This time everyone cleaned up together. The men would be in the kitchen cleaning the dirty dishes. The women would be directing and helping the children mop the floor and set the chairs and tables for next week’s Sunday School Classes. At 5:00 PM, the evening service would start, but with full bellies and another “meaningless” sermon, this usually meant another hour for napping. This is how I grew up in church and I look back to those memories with fond happiness but I missed something really important. The “meaningless” lessons were really not meaningless, but only to the mind of a child. And whether I wanted to admit it or not, I was a child. I was immature, both as a human, but also as a believer.

The church I attended was a small church in a small mid-west town. My class in Sunday school had only twelve children. Some grades were larger and some were smaller but our class was the average size. Until I graduated from public school and left for college, these twelve people, (eleven children and the teacher), were my closest friends. And it was from this group that I learned how to live my entire life. My personal values were formed from Bible lessons and group discussions with these people. No, I didn’t agree with all of them. I even gave my teacher fits with questions about God. I knew I loved God, but I wanted to know Him more. The problem was simple, we all knew about God, I wanted to know God. No matter how much my teacher and the other students tried to explain that knowing about God was all that mattered, I just couldn’t be satisfied.

At twelve years of age, I asked the pastor: If the believers in the book of Acts had so much power, why don’t we have the same power? If God never changes, why is He so powerless today? If witchcraft and sorcery is true, and taps into the power of Satan, and our God is more powerful than Satan, why can’t we demonstrate and experience His ability to overcome evil?

The answer I received was: You just have to take it by faith that God is more powerful.

Faith without an understanding of what faith “is” was a problem I couldn’t understand as a teen. Maybe the pastor explained it in his sermons. But I was too distracted (or sleeping) to hear and realize it. Whether I was physically sleeping in the pew or mentally sleeping doesn’t matter. I was checked out. Sure I was present, but not really there. The verses he read made no sense to me. His explanations in church talk was even more confusing. He told us we needed to study the Bible more, but he never showed us how to do it. I never knew what a Concordance was, let alone how to use it, until nearly eight years later. And it took even more time for me to realize that the Word was really fun to study.

To all of you that are in your twenties and have that love and desire to dig deep into God’s Word, kudo’s to you. You’re way ahead of the game than I was at the same age. If you have great sections of Scripture memorized, you have much more information than I did. It’s taken me a lifetime to build the trust in God that I have now and it didn’t come easily. Nobody showed me how to build my faith. I made a host of mistakes. But the underlying theme of all my searching with God always came back to the series of questions I gave my pastor at the age of twelve. And the motive for my search goes all the way back to the reason I asked my parents to go to church when I was four. I’ve always wanted to get to know God.

It’s impossible to get to know somebody without a two way dialogue.

This is the failure of religion. It’s great at getting us to desire to know God. It great at leading people to a point of decision. The first being: will you make Jesus your savior? For 2000 years, Christian religion has brought many people of every nation on the earth to accept Jesus as their savior. But after the conversion, there is a second point of decision. Will you make Jesus your Lord? Under religion, the rest of our lives are spent cleaning up our habits to copy the perfection of God while being imperfect. Religion teaches that we make Jesus our lord, as we serve or follow the church. Our only standard of truth has always been the interpretation of God’s Word according to the doctrines of the church we attend. So my first instinct told me that maybe my church at home may not have the right doctrine, I knew about God, but still didn’t know God. When I left home, I needed to find another church, so I checked out every church around me. I was eighteen when I went to college and as luck would have it, the college I attended was close to, and affiliated with, the first church I ever attended when I was four.

It was a different denomination. But after only one year there, I saw that there were problems being hashed out in the denomination. The problems were doctrinal and the entire church structure was involved. It was a problem that had existed from the very beginning of the denomination, during the Reformation, and they were trying to find a solution. The church was divided and opinions were strong on both sides of the issue. The verses being quoted appeared to support both opinions and that made the issue even worse. At the end of the year, I transferred to a college in another state and to another denomination.

This time I chose to attend a more tolerant denomination that appeared to be secure in their doctrines. This church had a history that went back to the very beginning of Christianity. Yes I knew of the accusations against them from my background. But what did I have to lose? It was obvious to me that the other two denominations had different opinions about God and Christian life. Maybe going to this church would answer my need to know God. But it was not to be. The people there were really friendly. The worship habits were nearly the same as the church I attended at home. The few changes I needed to make were easy to do and I fit right in as though I had always been there and was raised in that denomination. In fact, this was the denomination that my father converted to before his death, and is buried at home as a member of this denomination. It even continued the same pattern of preaching I received as a child. I could learn about God, but I still couldn’t know God personally. There was no pretense or attempt to copy God in our frail and imperfect lives. When we sinned, we simply asked for forgiveness. The standard was simply obedience to the doctrines of the church and penance when we failed. These people were much more tolerant, and much less judgmental. But, I still wanted to know God, not know about Him. By this time, I was disillusioned with mainstream Christianity.

After another year, I moved again and needed to look for another church home. This time, I was introduced to a “Spirit filled” church. I went to only one service there. What they tolerated in that church, I felt was an affront to decency. They were running up and down the aisles and jabbering incoherently here and there during the pastor’s sermon, then afterwards, altogether at once. I thought they were mad. I also thought that this was not the kind of spirit I wanted to know or experience. It was their doctrine that taught that God would take over the believer and make that believer do those things. I love God, but I couldn’t believe that my God expected me to allow any spirit, (including Himself), to take over the controls of my body against my will. I believed then, and now, that it was nothing less than devilish possession. That opinion is based upon the teachings of every denomination I attended previously. On this point, they all agreed, and I chose to believe this one particular point as well. If this is knowing God, I didn’t want to know this God.

Eventually I was introduced to a ministry that taught me how to study God’s Word and experience His Spirit. Until this ministry also experienced a spiritual meltdown and doctrinal split, I was content and happy to be counted as one of their members. However, since leaving that ministry, I’ve come to recognize that they too had a doctrinal foundation that was based more upon reason and logic rather than the Word of God. Their doctrine was educational and logical. It raised the importance of the written Word of God almost to the point of idolatry, but it was idolatry based upon the methodology of study. Sure, it led the believer to a free will experience with God. But the methodology of study was more important than building a relationship with God. It’s not enough to experience Jesus, when God made it possible for us to know Jesus. When this ministry fell apart, I was more vocal and left by “burning the bridges” behind me. There is no going back to this ministry or its way of life ever again.

By this time, I was fed up with church. I spent the next ten years simply studying the Word and testing God’s Spirit within me. By now, I knew how God worked within me. My attention shifted from learning what everyone else said about God, (doctrinal instruction), to what God is saying to me, (practical instruction). These ten years built the foundation for my book below. I learned how God teaches a believer. I also learned that being a follower of Jesus Christ wasn’t as pretty as I was led to believe. I experienced more trouble, not less. But I was also getting to know God directly. During these ten years, I experienced a divorce and remarried. I saw my first two children for the last time 17 years ago, and got a son that I’m proud of today. I’ve lost countless employers. Some by the business closing, some because of physical injury, some because of my health, and some because of my own weakness and stupidity. So I’ve been forced to move, look for work, look for places to live, and scrape by for food in the most unusual ways. (Can you imagine eating nothing but Ramen noodles for a month? Been there, done that, got the t-shirt and trophy. I can’t stand Ramen noodles today.)

Through all of that, I’ve learned that God always provided a way to have my need, and my family’s needs met. My wife has learned to build her own relationship with God. She had to grow as well. Her relationship is not the same as mine, but ours together seems to work really well.

In response to this verse in scripture, we returned to church years ago when my ten year sabbatical came to an end.

Hebrews 10: 25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

As a family, we searched for a church that had a strong spiritual backbone, good people that cared for one another, and worked to help people understand Scripture. We’ve found none. A few came really close, but opportunities to grow spiritually were withdrawn just as quickly as one person who disagreed with the opportunity made their opinion known. A church is only as spiritually strong as the pastor allows. In nearly every situation, the pastor, when confronted, would say, the congregation is not ready to know the full truth. The Christian church of today is no different from the Christian church of 30 years ago. It is just as fractured, fearful, and faithless as it was then. Opportunities to teach disappear just as soon as God’s Spirit is made known in any manner that offends someone’s opinion.

But even though the church is only as spiritually strong as the pastor allows, an individual believer can become as spiritually strong as they want, with God. This is the lesson that took me a lifetime to learn. Spiritual strength with God is completely separate from doctrinal authority in the church. Six years ago, a lot was being said about Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals. Yet for all that was said, there was no practical Christian response that involved the Holy Spirit and the spiritual battle.

Rules for Radical Conservatives was the book that led to the rise of the current political movement reviving Constitutional discussions. Rules for Radical Christians: 10 Biblical Disciplines for Influential Believers by Robert Giles “is a road-tested, dominion blueprint that will equip the young adult with leadership skills and sufficient motivation to rise to a place of influence in an overtly non-Christian culture.” It is a leadership training manual. Rules for Christian Radicals: A Primer for Biblical Radicalism by Freddie Davis teaches about Christian Radicalism. This is his quote: “Those who would be Christian radicals must do it God’s way. First, they must be absolutely and exclusively devoted to Jesus Christ. Then they must be equipped with the knowledge of God’s purpose in the world and the skills to work toward its accomplishment.” This is also a leadership skills training manual. Rules for (Christian) Radicals: A Reflection on National Themes (+ a Devotional Exercise) by Recovering Evangelical is a call to understand and do what Jesus and Paul did. The author included a chronological ordering of Jesus’ words and works from the Gospels and a chronological ordering of Paul’s writings. It is a call to reform our habits and character using the examples of Jesus and Paul. They are all good books. But none of them focus on the spiritual walk of faith with God’s Holy Spirit and how to develop that walk from newborn believer to battle ready spiritual warrior.

My book is different in that the goal is not Bible Study. You can get that at church. The goal is not leadership development. John Maxwell is great at this, as well as many other sources. The goal is not bashing the doctrinal structures of churches. None are perfect, and all are good at bringing people to the point of decision. Choose Jesus or choose the world. The goal of my book is to lead any believer of any Christian denomination into a personal and balanced spiritual relationship with God. Radical Christianity is spiritual Christianity. From this vantage point, God is able to raise up leadership in every area of culture and influence. My book points the believer to God. It is filled with practical faith building lessons that you can do on your own with or without the knowledge of anyone else around you.

If your goal is to influence people and culture, God will show you how. You can be a Radical Christian without becoming a political or cultural radical. If you need deliverance in your life, God will supply the deliverance. If you want to have a personal relationship with Jesus and know His voice in your life, this book will show you how to build that relationship. Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (John 14: 18) He calls the comforter the Spirit of truth. (John 14: 17) And He said “he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14: 26) These are things you need to know to overcome the world just as Jesus did. Because as you overcome the world, you become prosperous and influential. It is by your influence that you change people and the culture around you.

What you’ve learned in church and what you know from God’s Word is what He will bring to your remembrance. He will teach you what is happening in the background of any situation. And He will show you how to stay one step ahead of disaster. He will lead you in ways that will help you achieve your personal goals as well as God’s purpose for your life. We all have a mission to fulfill in this life. The mission we fulfill is tied into our life’s dreams and desires. As we build a relationship with God, his working within us becomes more and more seamless, yet never adds or subtracts truth from the written Word. God doesn’t need us to build or start more churches, He only needs us to learn that obedience to Him brings deliverance and health to our lives. Then as we obey or disobey Him, we learn and grow with Him and we become influential in ways we cannot imagine. But all will be revealed at Jesus’ return.

This kind of Christianity is unpredictable. It won’t appear like the expectations we are told. Victory is obtained through failure. Strength is achieved in weakness. Wealth is proven in poverty. God’s methods appear contrary to all of the world’s methods and tactics. Yet through all of these opportunities, your personal safety, health, and peace in God grows and grows. Then God will give you an opportunity to lead and become an influence to others. This blog is my opportunity, it was not what I expected. But I am free to write anything that I believe God wants me to write and I hope through the writing that you will be blessed and inspired to get my book and change your life with God. Radical Christianity is messy Christianity. It cannot be quantified and measured like religious Christianity. It cannot be judged by others like the way religious authorities judge their followers, because it is personal. It is your private relationship with God. And nobody can judge how you’re doing, or what you’re doing, because your spiritual walk of faith is between you and God alone. God bless you and thank you for reading this. If you want to get my book, click the link below and while you’re at it, thank you for voting for the book at the Author Academy Award site that follows. Feel free to share and repost this message.


God is Always Trustworthy

Sooner or later, the realization that God is real and trustworthy will come as long as you are searching for proof of His power and love. The test is not whether He proves Himself worthy. It is whether we choose to believe in His worthiness. We are the weakest link and that is where religion proves its weakness. Those of us who were raised in religion have the hardest time realizing that we are the problem in building faith, not God. I should know because I had to overcome Lutheran and Christian Reformed religious dogma to realize that God has never been my problem. I have always been my problem.

I can’t and won’t implicate the religious instruction I received in church and in Christian college. My problem was closer to home than right or wrong teaching. It was my own failure to take an active stand to make God my partner in life. It’s true that I had no idea how to make God my active partner. It’s also true that religious instruction really didn’t show me how to do it either. But there were always people who had a strong, personal relationship with God around me. My failure was to dismiss their example as frivolous or meaningless. I didn’t know that they had developed a relationship with God through trial and error, just as we all developed relationships with one another.

Why was this so hard for me to recognize? It’s because I had developed a defense habit against prejudice that included keeping my friendships “at arms length” at all times. I saw what my friends were doing, but did not really observe. I knew the friends I had that were close to God, but made no effort to understand how they were close to God. I didn’t even try to ask them how they built their relationship with God because the few people I did ask when I was younger replied with these main answers:

  1. You have to take it by faith.
  2. You just need to have more faith.
  3. You will know when it’s God.
  4. I don’t know how to tell you, it was just a natural thing for me.
  5. Ask your preacher, he knows how.
  6. Just do what the church tells you.
  7. Just do what the Word says.

In my mind, I had these objections to their answers.

  1. What does faith look like and feel like?
  2. How can I get more faith, when I don’t know what faith is?
  3. How will I know when it’s God, could it also be a deceiving spirit?
  4. If obedience to God is natural, why is it so hard to accomplish?
  5. I did ask my preacher, he gave me the first three answers.
  6. When I obeyed the church, (any of them), my life was still the same, or worse and I still didn’t have a relationship with God, I only had a better relationship with the church leaders when I obeyed them, and a much worse relationship with church leaders when I questioned or did something they didn’t like.
  7. How can I do what the Word of God says, when I wasn’t shown how to study the Word myself? (Church Bible study was rarely or never a true Bible study. It was only an extension of Sunday service where the leader was still the teacher, a group where everyone could voice their varied opinions, or a play gathering.)

I came to the conclusion that God really does interact with people, but most of the time, those people don’t know how He does it. For these people, I saw that they failed just as often as they succeeded, but their successes could just as easily be attributed to good observation, education, intelligence, or people skills. My question was this, how could they tell the difference between their own skills or God’s spiritual intervention? It’s the same question I’ve had to ask about myself as well. How can a believer like myself know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Holy Spirit is speaking?

It had to be possible. The first believers in the church knew when the Holy Spirit was working within them. They had no doubt. When the Spirit told them something to say, they knew it was the Spirit and said it. When the Spirit led them to go somewhere, they knew it was the Spirit and went there. When the Spirit inspired them to do something, they knew it was the Spirit and did it. I wanted to have that same kind of relationship with God they had and I wasn’t satisfied with a form of believing that acknowledged God, but denied His power.

2 Timothy 3: 5 “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

Too many of us have been taught this form of gospel. We’ve learned to display our “godliness” by our service to the church, our service to our community, and our service to our causes, but did it all without the power of God. We learned to trust our own strength and abilities. We accomplish our good works, with the intention of serving God. An old English proverb says: The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Usually, it means, we know what we ought to do, but out of fear or laziness, we never do that thing we know we should.

I had to learn its other meaning by or according to the Spirit. We can serve God by our flesh in many ways with the intention of obedience to God, but never obey God. The only way to obey God is to obey His Word. That is the seventh piece of advice I received above. But when I did exactly what the Word said and even quoted the verse where it said it, I lost my income, two cars, my health insurance, and very nearly everything else I owned. I sold off all that I had that I didn’t need, paid off all of my debts, and moved to serve God in obedience to a call from a minister in another state. My family and I moved to serve God and the church in obedience to this minister. But when we got there, we were on our own. That minister had no network of support to get us started and moving in any direction. We had to find our own jobs, our own place, and our own church. He didn’t have a suggestion for us until we lost all our money living in hotels with all our belongings in rented storage.

The jobs we had were a joke. Long hours at work, but receiving no income. (Commission sales, but with a manager that sent his crew to tapped out areas that had been worked by the same company already.) Short hours at work with good pay. Long hours at work with little pay. In the end, we couldn’t afford to keep an inexpensive, rented mobile home. The church owned the home and I did the maintenance for the church. The maintenance work wasn’t enough to pay the rent and my wife’s work wasn’t enough to make up the difference and pay the utilities. Obedience to men in order to serve God through the church was an utter failure. This was the point I needed to get to in order to learn how to listen to God directly.

I had nowhere else to turn. All of my resources were depleted. My parents were dead. My wife’s parents were dead. All of our friends and family were at least 300 mi. away. The friendships we built at church were only as strong as our attendance to that church. I had to learn that there was a point of separation between obedience to God and obedience to men. That there was a difference between the spiritual and the carnal. My obedience to the rules of religion and the expectations of church leadership had led me to a point of near bankruptcy and they had no answers. I was wrong to live on unearned income. I was wrong to accept earned income that required me to work instead of serving the church. I was wrong to believe in the power of God. I was wrong to believe I should listen to God.

Instead of teaching me that I should trust God directly, I finally realized that I was being taught to trust God indirectly by my trust in men. I was told I shouldn’t study scriptures that talked about the power of God or spiritual matters. Instead, I should concentrate on the scriptures that spoke of obedience to the higher powers and of good habits that build good character. God had to open my eyes to the fact that good character doesn’t insure good wages or good hours. In addition to that, obedience to men, even the men of the church doesn’t insure good results or good friendships. Only God can lead me to good jobs, good wages, good investments, good results, and good friendships. But only if I listened to His advice.

When I had the distinct thought to leave the church and serve another, I didn’t question it for the first time. God reminded me of the commitment I made to Him one year earlier. In response to my wife’s question to me whether the move away from home was right, I was inspired to tell her that we would know it was right after one year. I told God then that I would stay committed to the church for one year, (52 weeks). During that time, the preaching became increasingly venomous and incoherent. Communication with the pastor deteriorated. The church grew in reverse and interestingly enough, no baptisms were performed for over a year. The first baptisms I witnessed at that church, happened 53 weeks after our arrival, and only included the children of existing members. The church was dying spiritually and its leadership were divided. Of twenty-six members in attendance, ten were ministry trained and seven were ordained. Nobody that we brought to that church stayed more than two weeks. I left that church in obedience to God and over the course of the next three years, watched everyone cut off all communication from me. There is no going back to a Christian church after you leave in obedience to God.

Interestingly enough, friends who didn’t believe in God, had more to offer during our time of greatest need than the church or our friends in the church. God had to audibly tell us to accept help from “unbeliever” friends who were walking by His Spirit. It was from those friends that I learned the difference between obedience to God and obedience to religion. I had devoted my life to obedience to religion and “wise” men only to find out that religion was empty and the “wise” were anything but… I could freely speak of God’s love and power to these friends and watched them raise a successful child. I learned it was better to be independent and anonymous with the ability to help others than to be open and vocal without any ability or desire to help. These true friends were anonymous to the church but had a real heart of compassion.

One friend allowed our family to stay with them without cost, (except food) until we could get work and find a place to live. We stayed with them for almost a month. A random encounter with another friend, (one who I previously believed was an enemy), led us to an affordable place to live. A place that included all utilities in the rent. At another point in time, we needed a place to live again as we found out that family could not be counted upon for temporary residence. We were homeless and sleeping in our vehicles wherever we could find a place to park. A person we never met before, but knew people in the church we were attending offered the use of their office until we could find a permanent home. This person saved our family in the dead of winter, giving us a warm room and floor for a few weeks. This was enough time for us to find a home to rent and this person also became our employer later.

Yes, God works through people. But if we only expect church people to listen to God, we will be disappointed. Only the last person above attended a church and it was not the one we attended. Nobody in our own church had either the ability or desire to help one of their own members. When the church gave us money to get a room at a motel, it was only enough for five days. We couldn’t get enough to last one week. Money was not the need, shelter was the need and God showed us that the source of His provision may not come by means that we expect.

“Blood is thicker than water” is one phrase that family members use to justify supporting family more than the church. But the catch is this. Those that use this phrase expect the help to come to them. When called upon to help, they will be the first to deny the ability or they will feign a desire but include an excuse why it would be impossible for them to help. We found that family members are also unreliable. Our family decided in the middle of the night and during a storm that one night with family was not going to happen. We had just turned in for the night in their spare bedroom when we were suddenly told to leave and find our own place to stay until we could find work. We had no previous argument or altercation to justify the action, this is how we were shown that our battle is spiritual.

Why was the Salvation Army never considered? Their help comes by a “first come, first served” basis. No dogs are allowed, and we have an old dog that is both a rescue dog and a service dog. Though she is not a pet, they have no provision for her to stay with us if we chose to accept their help. We chose to trust God instead of the Salvation Army. This is not an indictment against them. We simply recognized their situation.

So here is the summary:

  1. Non profits may not have the ability to offer assistance to a believer in a time of need, they must abide by their own rules and by laws.
  2. Churches may not have the desire or ability to offer assistance to a believer in need, they are bound by their lack of understanding the spiritual competition.
  3. Family may not have the desire or ability to offer assistance in a time of need, they are bound by their own personal agendas.
  4. Friends may not have the desire or ability to offer assistance when a need becomes apparent, they have needs and desires as well.
  5. These all may fall short of offering deliverance in a time of need, but God can work through any of them to make deliverance possible.

As we go through life, it’s important for us to learn how to recognize God’s voice. Over time, we learn that obedience brings deliverance in a time of need. The deliverance rarely appears in a manner we expect, but it will always come. We cannot limit God’s ability to work only through people we know, deliverance may come from a total stranger who eventually becomes our friend. Deliverance may come from a former enemy, who has now become a friend. But no matter how God makes deliverance possible, we have to realize that He is the one behind the deliverance we need. Money is not deliverance, when the need is food and shelter. Employment is the deliverance that will supply the need for both food and shelter.

In every case where both food and shelter were our need, receiving employment leads always led to work. Work supplies the income that makes food and shelter possible. The only thing we need is the ability to recognize God’s voice to keep one step ahead of the next impending calamity. When you decide to enter the spiritual battle, the adversary has many allies that are more than ready to do his bidding to make a believer’s life appear useless and meaningless. But it is through these times of tribulation that the believer learns most. The times I mentioned, above happened over a five year period of time in our personal, family life.

Today, the entire world is being held captive to a perceived pandemic. If we really look at the numbers, Covid-19 isn’t any more deadly than the yearly flu epidemic. We don’t hear about the death numbers from the flu. Covid-19 is being effectively controlled in third world countries, but is running rampant in the developed world. Why is the effective drug ignored or maligned in favor of a hastily developed vaccine. We are experiencing social engineering before our eyes and the results will be devastating against anyone who attempts to tell the full story and dissent from the politically supported party line. Great fortunes are at stake and the most vocal people who support the government’s position are set to profit the most.

Christians who judge by the flesh are most vulnerable to deception. Christians who walk by the Spirit will not be deceived. How will you decide who to vote for in this next election? Can you believe the networks will give you true information? Do you really believe the politicians? If our choice is between bad and worse, who really knows what goes on in a man’s heart and is able to give the best suggestion? Only God can tell us who we should vote for. But God doesn’t tell us through Evangelical ministers, or our own pastor. God tells every Radical Christian who walks by the Spirit directly. As it is impossible for me, or anyone else, to say who is the best candidate, we need to learn to listen to God and obey accordingly. This will become a milestone election just like the last. Obedience to God will be our only deliverance from the evil that is trying to take over our government.

Do you want to blame President Trump? Look who is working against him the most. Look at both parties. Washington establishment declared war against him from the first day after the 2016 election. Congress and the non-elected power players in government are still against him. They have used the media for four years to undermine President Trump’s actions, programs, and policies. They have ignored every good thing he has done, making him appear to be one of the most ineffective presidents in history. The truth is just the opposite. Maybe we need to change the voices in Congress more than the voice in the White House. This may be our last opportunity to vote for a group of leaders that really care about the best interests of the people rather than the best interests of the government. If you are tired of liberal lies, vote for the people God tells you to vote for.

Just as God has saved our family time and time again. God can save our nation as well. God is always faithful. He will always tell who the best people are. They may not be perfect and agree with everything we want, but they will be the best available. They will be the people who can turn away the tide of corruption that controls the direction of our government. This is how God can re-enter our culture from the top down. We have to place the people He supports into leadership. They may not appear supportable, but we need to pray for more Gideon’s to rise up during this election. We need to see God’s shakeup continue beyond the White House. I don’t believe God has given up on Donald Trump. There is more to come if we continue to support God’s choice as President. We need to see God’s faithfulness to our prayers come to pass. We cannot give up the momentum begun in 2016.

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Walking on the Razors Edge

There is a state park in West Virginia called Seneca Rocks in the Monongahela National Forest. It’s a beautiful place to visit with hiking trails, rock climbing, and a long rope bridge to enjoy. The summit climb is one that anyone without vertigo will really enjoy. Walking along the summit is like walking on the razor’s edge. It feels dangerous, but it’s absolutely safe. It’s a proven trail and the hike is led by guides who also help with the climb. When you reach the summit, the view is breath taking, especially if the hike is taken in the fall when the leaves have changed their color. Yes, there is some danger. Fifteen people have died there since 1971 from falls from the rocks. But the rewards outweigh the danger if you pay attention to the guides and do what you are taught to do. You have to have faith in your guides and instructors.

Walking with God by the Holy Spirit is no different. The walk is rewarding in many but unusual ways, ways that make no sense to someone who only understands life according to the reason and desires of the flesh. Walking by faith is both formidable and dangerous, but totally safe when you follow your guide with full trust. The world has accepted Lucifer as its guide, Radical Christians strive to keep God as their guide. These are the two main spirits that battle for the control of ideas and opinions that move men and culture. One uses the reason, logic, and desires of the flesh to motivate his followers. The other uses the much more boring logic of his written word, history, and personal experience through obedience to his spiritual revelation, to motivate and keep his followers.

So where does prosperity come into the picture? The world teaches that prosperity is the sign of God’s goodness and favor for an individual. Prosperity proves the believer’s life is tracking in line with the motives and desires of positive thinking and love. It openly shows that the believer has harnessed the energy of the universe in the advancement of goodwill. This believer has the Midas touch. Nothing they do goes wrong. Wealth flows to this person with regularity. They simply visualize their prosperity and their life manifests the wealth and prosperity of their positive believing. They know the secret of the universe is resident within them. All they need to do, is control their thoughts, and anything they visualize as their heart’s desire will simply come to pass. It’s the energy of their deepest thoughts and heart’s desire that they hold in peace and harmony that energizes the powers of heaven and earth to bring that desire to pass.

If a person’s life does not display the wealth and prosperity that the world and universe has to offer, then that person’s heart and mind is corrupt and ungodly. They are not in harmony with the universal energy of life. They are working against themselves and against the power of God. Their life proves that they are inferior and still living without discipline and peace in their life. They have not harnessed the peace and love of the universe and are fighting against those powers. The world teaches all of this and along the way, teaches that the lack of prosperity and wealth in a person’s life proves they are fighting against God, out of fellowship with the creator, or cursed by heaven itself. A person who is poor hasn’t harnessed the spiritual power all around them and isn’t qualified to teach about God’s love, goodness, or power. This is all part of the prosperity message of the world. Wealth is the world’s proof of faith.

But in all this talk about wealth and prosperity being the power and proof of God’s goodness and the believer’s faith, there is one missing piece of information. There is no need for the believer of this God to accept Jesus Christ’s work in any way. Jesus is not the lord in this person’s life, nor is there any need for Jesus to become a part of this believer’s life. The truth of the prosperity gospel of today is this: There is no eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. There are only rewards and salvation in this present life and these rewards are only the result of proper discipline, right thinking, and internal peace. All of these conditions can be achieved with yoga, tai chi, PMA, the Secret, Buddhism, Socialism, pure Communism, Utopianism, etc. Is any of this beginning to make sense yet?

The world has answers. But every answer that the world has to offer ignores the only source of spiritual completeness that God has provided: Jesus Christ. I am not saying that the world’s answer is completely wrong. There is an element of truth in all of the world’s religious, business, and political offerings for peace and prosperity. They would all fail and prove themselves to be untrustworthy if no element of truth were present. But, as long as Jesus Christ is removed from the requirements of believing, there is no hope for true salvation. There is no hope for the follower to become anything more than what they are: a body and soul, natural man or woman.

Without the Holy Spirit, there is no concept of right or wrong spirits. That is, if the teachings are spiritually based at all. If there is no spiritual instruction, then the only possible alternatives are personal discipline or cultural discipline. Personal discipline harnesses the power of the individual’s soul. It encompasses the inner peace and visualization practices of the far east that so many of us have adopted without realizing it. That is the power of Tai Chi and Yoga. When we align our homes and furnishings according to the rules of Feng Shui, or appropriate the power of the Secret, we are harnessing spiritual power present all around us. We have no idea what spirits are behind that power. All of it is attributed to God and all of it is considered good. But none of it comes about because of any relationship with Jesus Christ. So, as long as Jesus Christ is missing from the equation of believing, we are still body and soul. We are still unsaved. We are still natural men and women.

No matter how good a person may be, as long as they never become born again and never make Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior, they can never become complete. They can never become body, soul, and spirit. The Holy Spirit is only created in believers of Jesus Christ who have made Him their savior. Jesus Himself was explaining the new birth to Nicodemus when He said this:

John 3: 7 “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”

(John 3: 1 – 21 is the only explanation of the New Birth in the Scriptures.)

Anyone who rejects or ignores God is condemned in Adam’s sin. That is the defining difference between those who work evil and those those who work in righteousness. There is only one way a man or woman can work in righteousness, and that is to utilize the Holy Spirit. The only way to get the Holy Spirit is to be born again. The whole purpose of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and ascension was to make it possible for anyone to be born again of God’s Holy Spirit. Then that person is whole or complete. They become body, soul, and spirit beings. But the Holy Spirit isn’t an “add on” upgrade. It is as much a part of the person as the brain or big toe. It is there to be used or there to be ignored. But by and large, Christians have been conditioned to ignore the Holy Spirit altogether.

If you think about it, a person who understands and applies devilish spiritual instruction in their life can recognize the Holy Spirit easier than the average Western person. We’ve been corrupted with personal pride, personal enterprise, and self-control to such a degree, it’s hard to transfer our trust to an invisible God we never heard. The power of science and evolution, taught to us as children in school, make it really difficult to believe in the spiritual realm at all. Yet belief and utilization of the Holy Spirit is the very definition of faith in Jesus Christ.

This is the problem of Christianity. Religion teaches that God is the Holy Spirit. It teaches that Jesus Christ rose to heaven and sits at the right of the Father. Then it teaches that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit on Pentecost to dwell in every believer. In fact, the earliest Christians were power filled believers that put their faith in the revelation of the Holy Spirit given to them by God. They were able to perform the same miracles of healing and deliverance that Jesus did because they had faith to do what the Holy Spirit told them to do. They understood that the words and revelation from the Holy Spirit was Jesus Christ speaking to them directly. It was easy for them to make the transition because they knew Jesus when He was alive and walking among them both before and after the crucifixion.

We only know church rhetoric, Bible stories, and science that denies the existence of spirits. If you confess that you’re a Christian, this is the problem we face. We have to reject science that denies spiritual matters altogether. We have to reject church doctrines that speak of spiritual power, but denies that power is real. And finally, we cannot regard Scripture as a collection of stories or fairy tales. We have to turn our world upside down, if we are trying to learn how to have faith in God through the Holy Spirit. And we are doing it without any instruction from our church. We are doing it without any understanding of scripture. And we are doing it without any concept of how the Holy Spirit works within us. And we wonder why it’s so difficult for us to learn how to walk in faith?

We are figuratively walking on the razor’s edge all of the time. That’s why I wrote this book. I had to make the mistakes mentioned in the book in order to learn how to recognize God’s voice. There is no doubt that you will make mistakes as well. But if you want to learn how to build your faith in God, there is no other way to learn. The bad news is this, our churches are filled with well meaning people, trying to get people to accept Jesus Christ. But at the same time, are clueless about spiritual matters. The largest Protestant denomination even rejects the operation of the Holy Spirit in public worship services. They acknowledge the Holy Spirit, but are afraid of demonstrating its power. This denomination even goes so far as to call all demonstrations of spiritual power: Devilish. At least the Roman Catholic Church maintains an order of priests that perform Exorcisms against devil spirits.

If two opinions exist concerning the same topic, there is confusion and God is not the author of confusion, (1 Cor 14: 33a). The only way to resolve confusion is to adopt a standard. If you choose to follow your church doctrine, then you must, at the same time, reject every scripture that disagrees with your doctrine. If your Christian church, rejects portions of scripture as irrelevant, then who determines the portions that are relevant? Are you willing to reject God’s Word that easily? I’ve left churches because they chose to reject scripture, or change scripture to suit their needs and desires. In order to know God, you must be willing to accept the instruction of His Word from His Word, meaning, believe what you read from Scripture is the truth. In this manner, I’ve chosen to make God’s Word my standard of truth. Here is what the Word says about itself.

2 Timothy 3: 16, 17 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

In order to accomplish these verses in our lives, we can’t afford to “cherry pick” the verses we believe and reject. We must believe every verse is relevant for our ability to divide truth from error. Here is what the scripture says about its ability to divide the thoughts and intents of our heart.

Hebrews 4: 12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

The Word of God is the razor’s edge of truth. When you hear from God by the Holy Spirit, that word of revelation is also the Word of God and is truth. When you hear God and act upon the revelation He gave you, you learn to trust that revelation. This is how you build faith.

Romans 10: 17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

We aren’t stopping with the word of God preached at the pulpit that we hear, but with the Word of God given by revelation that we hear. If we hear the word of God from the pulpit and have trust in that word, is it because of the man preaching or because of the word spoken? If we hear the word of God by revelation and have trust in that word, it is spiritual and because God has proven He is trustworthy. This is how to build faith, by acting upon the Word of God we hear. Not from the man who is speaking it, but from the Holy Spirit who is speaking to our heart directly. That is the razor’s edge of truth, which the Radical Christian can stake their eternal life upon because that is the only way to obey Jesus Christ and make Him Lord.

My book is only a road map to help you build your faith in God. It is only a guide. The Scripture is the Atlas. I wrote my book to help you build your faith by showing you what to expect and why. It shows how to make God your instructor. In order to avoid the dangers of the world, you have to have faith in your guide and your instructor just like during the Summit climb on Seneca Rocks. If you believe that we are living in perilous times, then you need to know how to build your faith. click the link below to get the book and when you read it, thank you for voting for the book at the Author Academy Award site in the following link.


Called and Imperfect.

There is a misconception present in religion that is true in every religion, whether Christian or non-Christian.

Only the perfect and initiated are called to learn the secrets of leadership.

When you look at the people that are trained to lead, you will find that this statement is universal. Of course, desire is part of the picture, but desire alone isn’t enough for a person to be “called” into the ranks of trained leadership in religion. They must be proven to the leadership of the religion in order to be “called.” They have to show an intense desire to uphold the precepts of the religion. You can fill in the blank as far as which religion is in question. It can be Jewish, Muslim, American Indian, Bahai, Buddhist, or Christian. Every religion is truly the same in this regard. You must be “called” by the leadership of the religion before you can become trained, then allowed to lead. This also breeds an attitude of elitism among the body of leaders that only serves to set them apart from everybody else.

Why am I implicating is this form of “calling” as a misconception? It completely removes God from the picture and places man as the true head of every religious order in the world. In this respect, the liberal push of the New Age Movement is absolutely correct in stating that Christian religion is no different from any other religion in the world. They have recognized the truth that Christian religion is simply another religion of man.

When man becomes the god of the church, only those who obey the doctrines and traditions of the church will ever be allowed to teach. This is how the continuity of doctrines, laws, traditions, and unique habits for a particular body of followers remains consistent. If you want to know why it is so easy to recognize the Amish, Orthodox Jews, or a Muslim woman wearing a hajib, this is the reason why. People, who are called by people, to teach or live a particular set of habits must abide by the rules they profess to follow. There is nothing right or wrong about the calling of men to teach the doctrines of men to other people. God knew that mankind is hardwired to follow other men. That is why The Law came to men through Moses, (another man).

But here is where the change begins. Jesus Christ demonstrated a different way for every believer to walk with God. He didn’t stop with the demonstration alone, but He also appropriated His power and authority onto His followers to do the same thing He did on at least two occasions. He gave the example, then allowed His disciples to go forth and spread the good news of the Kingdom and perform miracles in His name. At one point, Jesus sent out the twelve disciples, at another point, He sent out seventy. The only difference between the two groups is this. Jesus called the twelve to follow Him. The majority of the seventy chose to follow Jesus because they knew and experienced His ministry. They weren’t personally called by Jesus to follow Him like the twelve. They were just like most of us. They were simply attracted to Jesus and His ministry by whatever motivated them to follow Him.

Jesus called and trained His original twelve apostles Himself. This is an example that mirrors the normal way religious leaders replicate themselves. Every religion of the world uses this method to recognize and train their leadership. This is proof that God recognizes the value of men, recognizing and calling men, to the work of His Kingdom. (See Mat 10: 1, 5 – 15, Mar 6: 7 – 13, and Luk 9: 1 – 6)

But that only applies to the twelve, what about the seventy? These people followed Jesus by their own free will. They chose to listen to Jesus and when He made the need known, they answered His call to send out people to preach the Kingdom of God. They answered an open call to serve by their own free will and desire. (See Luk 10: 1 – 12, 16 and 17) The greater group answered Jesus’ call and served by going out as they were told by Him and they also saw great miracles. It’s true that Jesus appointed the seventy, but when many will answer a call, the Lord Himself will instruct and send out those whom He will. What was true in this example is still true today.

The seventy answered a call to serve the gospel of the Kingdom of God from Jesus Christ directly. The call was openly given to everyone who followed the Lord Jesus Christ even those who were not part of the leadership circle of the twelve. From all who answered, Jesus appointed, (commissioned, ordained), seventy. They had specific instructions to follow and were supplied with things to watch for and what to do in different situations.

This is the calling we all enjoy as Radical Christians. We chose to follow Jesus and make Him our Lord. We learn to hear and recognize Jesus’ voice in our hearts. As we become more and more certain that we are able to hear and obey Jesus directly, we are able to learn and follow his direct instructions to us. (See Acts 10: 19, 20) While Jesus chose His twelve disciples just like religious leaders all around the world does, He allows anyone who desires to listen and obey Him to serve and lead also. We are not called by men because we are perfect already, we are called by Jesus in our imperfection.

Psalm 103: 13, 14 “The LORD is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him.

For he knows how weak we are;
he remembers we are only dust.” (NLT)

Jesus knows we are not perfect. He loves us anyway. Jesus doesn’t speak to us because we deserve it. He speaks to us because He can. Jesus doesn’t wait for us to choose to follow before he asks us to serve. We’ve already chosen to follow Him, when we became born again. Our choice is to make Him our Lord, after we’ve chosen to follow Him. This requires a spiritual relationship that carnal Christianity is afraid to experience and unwilling to understand. Radical Christianity is all about having faith in God through the Holy Spirit.

Carnal Christianity is all about having faith in the doctrines and traditions of the church. With so many different Christian religious systems, it’s painfully obvious that none can claim to have the one true path of truth, but all make that claim to their followers. Here is one big difference between carnal Christianity and Radical Christianity. Carnal Christianity raises up a small group of leaders that insure the continuity of their doctrine and raises up followers to that doctrine. Radical Christianity is all about a personal relationship between the believer and Jesus Christ that builds faith in the Holy Spirit.

The word carnal appears only nine times in the Word of God. Here is the link to the Blue Letter Bible site that will allow a word study on “carnal”, G4559, (sarkikos). (https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=G4559&t=KJV) You can click the link and it will open the page that shows every way that G4559 is used and every place where it is found. What will these verses show you? Only that there is a difference between carnal believers who walk by the flesh, and spiritual believers who walk by the Holy Spirit.

Without exception, every Christian believes that they are walking by the Holy Spirit. I was one of those Christians who truly believed that I knew how to walk by the Spirit. It was based upon the doctrines I knew and the Scriptures I believed I understood. But until I put into practice the steps I learned in Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game I was only walking according to the rules of men. It was the hardest lesson of all for me, a conservative, religious Christian to learn. I was mistaking the walk of obedience to the flesh with the walk of the Spirit.

I had to learn how to truly trust God by the Spirit, and none of my religious training could teach me how to have faith in the Holy Spirit. The first thing I had to learn was the clear and separate difference between the logic of reason and faith. Faith in the Holy Spirit has nothing to do with the logic of the flesh. The Holy Spirit will nearly always require you to trust in the unknown that makes no promises of gain or safety. It is only by obedience to the revelation of the Spirit that trust in its goodness is built. But I, as a religious Christian had to figure everything out the hard way, the school of hard knocks.

I knew there were preachers who knew how to walk in faith, but they did not really know how to lead me to do the same. They truthfully said, “You only need faith.” But at the same time, they didn’t know any process to lead me to greater faith. They only said it was a “gift of God, and that I had the full measure by the Holy Spirit.” The only problem was that the two phrases together made no sense. I was like the father with the boy that had a dumb spirit, in Mark 9: 24. I had to pray the same prayer to God, “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” God had to begin teaching me from the simple point of desire.

I had to let Him know that I wanted to learn. Then He revealed the process to me one step at a time. Then as I taught the process to others, I began to see that the details of the process were variable, but the process is the key. God didn’t teach me because I was already perfect like men and women are called to the ministry in church. God taught me because I wanted to learn how to have faith in Him directly and I finally realized that I had nowhere else to turn but to Him. Nobody had a process to help me learn how to have faith in God. They only had a process for me to learn how to put my faith in men, and their process was filled with pitfalls for failure.

Men will call and teach the secrets of leadership only to those that they deem perfect enough to teach. Everyone else is expected to serve and follow. God on the other hand calls and teaches anyone who wants to love and trust Him. You’re not expected to be perfect because He already knows you’re not. He knows our perfection is only possible two ways: as we live in obedience to Jesus Christ’s revelation and not by own reason, or when Christ returns and we are changed into His likeness. In this life, we walk perfectly only as we walk in faith. Yet God is merciful and loving to cover and forgive those times when we walk by our reason or flesh. The walk of logic and reason according to our flesh is the walk of sin because as we walk by our own thoughts and reason, we are making ourselves, our own god.

This is why God calls us in our unrighteousness, our imperfection and brings us up to perfection in Christ. Religion, being a construction of reason, by the logic of men, can never bring us up to the spirit. It tries to groom our flesh to attain their acceptable form of perfection according to the dogma of the group we follow. It is a schoolmaster meant to lead us to the spirit, however, religious dogma is fully grounded in logic. It is the fulfillment of this verse.

2 Timothy 3: 7 “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

The knowledge of the truth only comes by the Holy Spirit. As you learn to walk by the Spirit of Truth, God gives you the truth you need as you need it. When you walk on that truth, you are making Jesus Christ your Lord. You are living in obedience to Him and by that obedience, glorifying God. You will be experiencing the promise He made to His disciples.

John 16: 13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

This is how my family is able to survive without adequate income. This is how we are able to have enough fuel to last until our next, new source of income kicked in. This is how God can keep you safe in times of trouble too. This is the reason why I wrote this book. To help anyone who wants to walk with God, learn the process in safety while worshiping in the manner they like. Church doctrine is clearly not universal, but God is. Church dogma only affects those who follow that dogma, but the Holy Spirit unites everyone within the Body of Christ. Church leadership only trains the perfect into the secrets of leadership. God teaches every believer who walks in faith by the Holy Spirit the secrets of Spiritual Power.

You have the choice by your free will. You have the ability in the Holy Spirit. You have the authority in Christ. All you’ve ever needed was a process to learn how to build your faith in God. Because only God is able to raise us up from fear and corruption to fearless perfection by the Walk of the Spirit in faith. God doesn’t call you because you are perfect. He calls you because you are imperfect so He can prove He is your strength and sufficiency. Through Him, you will be able to overcome the world in spite of human weakness and imperfection. He didn’t call you to leave your church. He called you to be a shining example of His love, as He delivers you in every way, in your church. That is what the book below reveals and if you are blessed by the book; thank you for voting for the book at the following link as well.


Our God is Our Sufficiency, or Our Sufficiency is Our God

This title represents a mathematical formula. If A = B, then B = A. It is the symmetric property of equality. Then we can restate the equation this way: A = B or B = A are symmetrical and equal. As long as both sides are defined as equal, then the order of the statement is irrelevant. So what does this have to do with Radical Christianity? Let’s find out.

How often have you made this statement? My God is my sufficiency! The listener usually quietly assumes that you mean the God of creation, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact I’ll even bet that you really believe that you meant it this way as well. We even have a verse that supports the statement.

Philippians 4: 19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

But look closely at this verse. Paul is not making a declarative statement for himself as we normally use the verse for ourselves, but a declarative promise for the Philippian church. We have simply taken the promise he made for them and applied it to our own lives personally. As long as we believe in the same God that Paul staked his life upon, then the promise is a sure and steadfast foundation that we can count on. But there is one simple little problem. Most of us have been led to follow a powerless god of religion. Myself included. And as long as our god is powerless, distant, and silent, then we are following a silent god of idolatry, masquerading as the true God, and receiving worship and adoration meant for the true God. We are being hoodwinked by false doctrines of the devil that has entered the church without our knowledge and even without the knowledge of many of our church leaders.

It is a lesson that all Radical Christians will have to deal with in their lives individually and eventually. You cannot experience God’s power until you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are following and worshiping the God of power. This is the lesson of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses. God devoted 38 Chapters of Genesis to prove He is the God of Power. He did it through four consecutive generations that ended with the children of Israel in Egypt. Then He had to prove Himself to Moses to get the children of Israel out of Egypt. If we want to learn about the one true God of Power, and we only have time to read one book in the Old Testament, Genesis is the book to read. And we have to learn to read it as a historical narrative, not as an ancient fable.

This change in perspective is by far the hardest change I had to learn to make myself and to tell you the truth, may be the one key that will unlock God’s power for you as well. Let’s go back to the title of this blog and only look at the first part. Our God is Our Sufficiency. Honestly, is this really true for our personal lives? My parents were my sufficiency for a full third of my life. That’s the God’s honest truth. Until I left college and began to work and support a place of my own, my parents were my safety net for everything. So in all reality, my parents were my true god. I trusted them with my life. I really didn’t know how to trust God with my life. I couldn’t hear Him. I thought I was born again, but I didn’t know about the manifestations of the Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit, or even the first thing about the Holy Spirit. I grew up in church, I took Confirmation class, I was baptized, and I believed in Jesus. But if God really tried to say a thing to me, I would have needed a miracle like the burning bush that Moses got. God’s power would have terrified me to no end at that time and for the average, religious Christian, I can assume that it would do the same for them too.

When I began working, I realized that my efforts at work determined the level of rewards and advancement. All of a sudden, I learned that I became the source of my own sufficiency. If my god is my sufficiency, then I became my own god. It was the fulfillment of the promise the serpent made to Eve in Genesis.

Genesis 3: 5 “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” (Bold added)

This was fine with me for awhile until I realized two important lessons of work life. I was not a very good god over my own life. When I made a mistake, I had to pay for that mistake. My boss at work determined my level of reward and it really wasn’t based upon my effort, ability, or commitment to my employer. It didn’t even matter what I knew or the amount of education I had. My boss’ friends and family were advanced ahead of me, no matter how well I did on the job. I learned that my employer was really my god because they determined my value and they controlled my schedule. If I wanted to get a raise and they were unwilling to give that raise to me, I had to look for another employer.

By this time in my life, church was no longer a place to learn about God. It was a place to make friends. It became a source for sales connections, job leads, and advancement opportunities. I learned that church people used one another to get ahead in life and the one’s who could B.S. the best, got the best results. It didn’t matter how they lived on Mon. through Sat. as long as they were at church on Sun. How do I know? I drank with them at the bar on Friday nights, I knew they cheated people and took advantage of them. I even knew some of them didn’t even believe that there was a God at all. But they were smart, shrewd, and well connected. They were successful and gave a lot of money to the church. They were the true leaders of the church that determined what could or could not be taught openly in church because they determined the pastor’s salary and the length of the pastor’s employment. The business people that determined my value also determined the value of the preacher and the value of the lessons the preacher taught.

This was my lesson on carnal Christianity and carnal leadership in church. I didn’t really understand all of the implications at the time, but I knew that something was definitely wrong. This is when my search to understand and really know God started. I learned that God may be mentioned in church, but the god of most Christian churches were the elders of the church. The pastor didn’t answer to a spiritual God and, many times, couldn’t even obey the revelation of Jesus Christ in their lives. They had to obey the wishes and desires of the church board of elders instead. Unless the board of elders were made up of family and friends of the pastor, the pastor was bound to the desires of the board first. When the board was made up of family and friends, the board still held spiritual authority beyond belief. These people could make or break anyone in the congregation. They determined who stayed, who served, where someone could serve, or whether they could serve. Education, ability, and desire were not part of the program, only the amount of tithes and the level of obedience mattered. When I finally noticed that my boss at work was also the true head of the church, I learned about Christian hypocrisy and realized why so many of my generation was leaving the Christian church.

God may be real, but He was no longer a member of the Christian church. Since I knew God was excommunicated and crucified by the Jews, and Eastern religions worshiped idols, I made Muslim friends. In the process, I learned that they were really no different than me but with two major differences. The really conservative, practicing Muslims, treated women like property and obeyed their Imam, (minister), as though he were speaking for God Himself. They have no concept of the Holy Spirit so obedience to God is accomplished through obedience to the church. Their minister is their god. As long as their believes Sharia Law is the answer to cultural evil, then they will push to make Sharia Law the cultural law where they live and eventually the national law.

This is the goal of the Muslim church, convert the entire world to Islam and impose Sharia Law to all of the land. Then everyone will either worship Allah or serve Allah with their money or their backs. Islam is not a religion of peace unless you obey and follow every precept and command of its leadership where you live. Even within its own ranks, Sunni and Shiite Muslims fight against one another for leadership authority. So the real god of the Muslim religion is the Imam at the head of the particular branch you choose to follow and you will be at war against everything else as either heretic or infidel. So my Muslim friends only taught me that their church was as spiritually bankrupt as my own Christian church. They only unite when they are at war against Western powers and Jews. So the normal state of mind for an orthodox and practicing Muslim is war against the world, or war against the other Muslim sect when a truce with the world at large is in force. Peace only exists within their own sect, in their own area of influence, and within those in their particular Mosque. It was really nothing different from a Christian cult, or a Christian church that takes care of its own followers. I had nothing to offer them and they had nothing to offer me. So we parted as friends and I still searched to understand God.

This search let me to the Pentecostal church and to The Way International. Both of these groups claim to understand the Holy Spirit. Both have ties to each other and differences. The Pentecostal church elevates the Holy Spirit revelation above the Word of God and even as a replacement for the Word of God. The Way International elevates the Word of God almost to the point of worship but struggles with justifying their doctrine more than teaching how to walk with God hand in hand. They still practice the church structure to the degree that the words of leadership will over ride the revelation of God to the believer. The Word of God can still be twisted to support the whims of the leader. If anyone would dare to expose the error of leadership hypocrisy, that person is summarily removed from the leadership structure and all communication is severed. That person experiences excommunication in the same manner and level of distancing that the Amish display or the Puritans displayed in the 1600’s. Both groups teach that believers should obey God directly, but both practice that the minister has greater authority than God’s revelation and even the Word of God.

Through all of my life’s experience, I’ve had to learn that the Alpha Dogs of society are the real gods of my life. Until I chose to make God Almighty my sufficiency in all things, to find that balance between Scripture and Holy Spirit Revelation, I was always bound to the whims of men. But when I finally realized that God is living and real and I could have a relationship with Him, that is the point of change. It was the realization that my body and soul walk with men was distinctly different from my body, soul, and spirit walk with God. When I chose to walk with God, it placed me at odds against the presumed authority of men. This is the true power of Radical Christianity. It is freedom from the bondage of fear.

Freedom from fear, is not the unbridled ability to do anything without accountability. Freedom from fear, is the liberty to obey God without the fear of repercussion from men. The liberty to obey God requires the ability to know how the Holy Spirit works within you along with building a personal knowledge of Scripture. There is a dual responsibility that the believer must decide on their own to do. Develop a personal relationship with God by the Holy Spirit and continually test spiritual revelation against the Word they know. This is how you personally learn the difference between true teaching from scripture and religious teaching from scripture.

  1. Truth always points to God, not men.
  2. Godly authority cannot be delegated, legislated, authorized, or licensed by men.
  3. Godly revelation cannot change scripture but agree and support scripture.
  4. Godly revelation that requires the believer to pray for spiritual power will release the power of God.
  5. When the spiritual power of God is released, somebody gets delivered from something.

So liberty gives the believer the freedom to do anything the Holy Spirit inspires that believer to do, provided it’s supported by scripture. That means a scriptural precedent that proves it follows the heart and intention of God. It must be loving and build the Kingdom of God. The believer that walks with God, becomes a minister of God, that serves the Kingdom of God and Jesus Christ is the primary example to follow.

Men will always try to impose their authority upon the believer. That is the nature of carnal men and women. They are their own gods and work to become the gods of the world around them. They cannot accept a competing god from other people and will resist the true God in every way. But they are also disguised as the leaders of the world and spiritual leaders of men. Christian religion talks of God, but points to men. True Christianity not only speaks of God, but points our attention to God as well. This is Radical Christianity and first century Christianity. This is the manner of Peter, John, and Paul before Christianity became corrupt with the religion of the law and obedience to men. Does this mean that God is doing away with the church as we know it? Absolutely not!

Jesus said in John 14: 2a “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.” God needs everyone to do their part, even if it appears wrong in our eyes but still serves the purposes of God. We’ve learned by our religion to be judgmental instead of loving. We need to look at our brothers and sisters in Christ in love instead of judgment.

1 Peter 4: 8 “Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.” RSV

This is learning how to look at Christians from other churches from God’s point of view. It is learning how to apply Godly habits in our attitudes toward other Christians. Since none of us is perfect, we all need to extend God’s grace and mercy towards one another instead of wrath and judgment. As you act upon revelation, believing it’s supported by Scripture you were taught in the manner you know, you will discover the difference between religion and truth. False revelation based upon religious instruction will bring calamity. True revelation based upon scriptural truth will bring deliverance. There are no guarantees for financial rewards, security, or safety in this world. In fact, trouble and hatred against you, because your stand on truth with God are openly and clearly shown in the Word. However, God also promises deliverance from the world’s hatred and rewards both in this life and afterwards.

I am not wealthy, but have all I need. My wife and I both drive and have vehicles. We don’t live in a mansion, but our home is paid for completely. Even though we both lost our jobs because of Covid-19 and did not receive Unemployment compensation or the Covid unemployment payments, our bills are only a little behind. God has provided our needs through people that know and love us, our savings, and His revelation as to when to go to the store and what to purchase. When we stocked up on fuel, it was enough to tie us over until another job was obtained. We are both starting work again and our jobs are better than before the crisis. Even though we became stir crazy by being cooped up in the house, we were fine. I am thankful for the time I got to spend with my son before he sets off to blaze a trail for his own life. He graduated from high school during the shutdown. His graduation was via Skype but what can I say. It’s still a graduation and I’m proud of his accomplishments.

My son has witnessed religious Christians lie, cheat, and steal. He has also witnessed God’s ability to deliver our family through the worst situations. Our example of commitment to truth, and action on revelation from God has proven that God is living and real to him. My son has experienced the power of God in his own life and the truth that miracles are real. Soon, he will be on his own, getting married, and raising children of his own with a woman that loves God. But for now, he is able to enjoy being a teenager at home with his parents. I hope that our example has proven to him that when we place all our sufficiency on our God, then our God truly is our sufficiency.

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To Act or to Complain

This episode of my blog is my complaint. My complaint is that so few Christians have chosen to act and make a spiritual change in their lives. So I feel I am working alone with God and no other support but from my family. I hope and pray that I am wrong and that my complaint is without any supporting base, but look at this latest attack against a Liberal Democratic Senator that Christians are circulating.

“And once Trump is gone and we have regained our rightful place in the White House, look out if you supported him and endorsed his actions, because we’ll be coming for you next.  You will feel the vengeance of a nation.  No stone will be left unturned as we seek you out in every corner of this great nation, for it is you who have betrayed us.”   Kamala Harris   June 18, 2020

It was posted on Facebook and my wife was shocked and showed it to me. When I tried to find out where Senator Harris made this remark, I found out that she DID NOT MAKE THE REMARK AT ALL. It is a lying and degrading fabrication taken from an Aug 2019 post on bustatroll.org. Both AP and Reuters have posted the same fact check on their sites. So what is my complaint in simple terms when it appears that Christians are trying to support God and the truth, but are circulating quotes that are in fact lies. They trust and believe that their sources have done the fact checking, but the quote comes with incomplete information for citing or confirming. This is both dishonest and devilish. It would be better to keep silent and circulate verifiable quotes alone than to repost a quote from a trusted, but possibly deceptive source. If you can’t verify something yourself with a little effort at personal research, maybe the quote isn’t true and shouldn’t be circulated at all.

The quote above is the perfect example of a lie being circulated as the truth within the Christian community. If Christians can be so easily swayed as to believe a lie over the truth concerning another human being, how many lies do we believe concerning our walk with God? We are afraid to check anything our pastor tells us. So we quietly and blindly believe everything they say as the God’s honest truth, even if it may be tainted by private opinion and personal biases. This is how we become a clone of our teachers. If they teach some form of private interpretation from the Bible as the truth, we won’t be able to tell the difference. Then later, when someone would actually speak the truth, we default to the private opinion spoken years ago and reject the truth being presented today. We have become blind followers of “Christian Religion” by our active rejection of Christian Truth. We are confused with wrong instruction and cannot discern the difference between truth and religious nonsense.

True Christians should always seek the truth and convey the truth. That means, when we have an opportunity to repost a potentially damaging quote, we would make sure that it is properly cited and is the truth first. When we are able to verify it, then we have a responsibility to properly cite the quote exactly as it was stated making sure that it is also verifiable. Then, on the other hand, if we find the quote is false, be honest enough to reveal that fact as well. The only way to diffuse a lie, is to reveal that it is a lie and tell the truth concerning our findings.

This form of attack, used by Liberals, is tactic #11 from Saul Alinsky’s book: “Rules for Radicals.” The tactic is “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” It can also be stated, “If you push a lie hard enough, it will push through and become the truth.” Since this tactic was formulated by a man that openly told a reporter two weeks before his death that he would “most assuredly choose to go to hell,” it is safe to assume that the Lucifer he acknowledges in the credits for his book also influenced portions of the book. This is not a position that can be proven with facts and evidence, but with the spiritual result to our culture that has happened since his book has been published. If a Christian chooses to follow the tactics outlined in Mr. Alinsky’s book, they may in fact be following tactics that are NOT Biblical or supported by God. What has been done to Sen. Kamala Harris is exactly following this tactic and to spread lies about what she said is neither Godly nor Christian and only places a bad example of Christianity.

We cannot allow ourselves to operate under the tactics of the world that would have no problem with spreading lies or bending the truth. Allowing ourselves to walk by the tactics of the world, only places us in league with the world, and its own ungodliness. In this manner, Satan would score a victory against the Kingdom of God by our own ignorance. My own book: “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game” covers this tactic and the proper Christian response to defeat the tactic in Chapter 13 entitled “Take Five.”

If we really want to defeat radical Liberalism in our country, we cannot adopt the tactics of radical Liberalism. We must draw closer to God instead. We have to make Jesus Christ our literal Lord, not our lord in name alone. The battle lines are being drawn in the sand, and we’ve been fighting with the tools and tactics of the flesh. We think that we have the Supreme Court at our side, but the rulings from the court must follow the rules of law as it has already been interpreted. It cannot change a legal ruling without compelling evidence and arguments. Public opinion is not enough reason to over rule past court cases, even if public opinion caused the past rulings in the first place. So conservative Christians must realize that they are bound to the rules of law and cannot employ the tactics of the world to change the opinions of men. To use the tactics of the world, only strengthens the opinion of the world against Christians instead. If we are going to be hated by the world, (just as the Word of God reveals), we should be hated for walking like our Lord did years ago. We should be hated for proving the power and authority of our God over the world.

Sen. Kamala Harris did not speak the quote stated above. That is the truth. This is what Christians should report and repost. (Unless of course proof can be found that supports the quote coming from the Senator herself.) It is the truth that should prevail, not the lie. Whether we like and support Sen. Harris, or dislike her, is irrelevant. We should seek after and tell the truth whether we like it or not. Liberals will seek after any occasion where we do not follow our own rules of procedure. This is tactic #4, “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” Whenever we prove our humanity by our own failure to follow all of the rules we ourselves state we follow, we open ourselves up to their fifth tactic, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” So our own humanity is ignored altogether and by breaking our own eighth commandment: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,” we are opened up to three doctrines of the devil, which radical Liberals are able to use or levy against us to make us appear foolish.

So this is what the post from Facebook really accomplished.

  1. Conservative Christians began promoting a quote attributed to Sen. Kamala Harris that cannot be proven. It is a violation of the eighth Commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,”
  2. This is also following tactic #11 from Saul Alinsky’s book, “Rules for Radicals.” “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” It can also be stated, “If you push a lie hard enough, it will push through and become the truth.”
  3. This exposes Christians who repost this quote, as blind, religious, followers, who do not think for themselves. These Christians are humans that make mistakes and failed to follow their own rules. They have opened themselves up to these two tactics, which can now be used against them by liberals.
  4. Tactic #4, “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
  5. Tactic #5, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

We make ourselves out to be foolish any time we try to use the world’s tactics against the world. If you really want to overcome the world, you must do it the same way Jesus did. The only way you can defeat the world in the same manner that Jesus defeated the world, is with the power of Jesus Christ Himself working within you. The only way to get that power, is by becoming born again. Once you get it, you need a logically clear and simple method to learn how to build your personal, Godly faith in the Holy Spirit. Every religion teaches obedience to men in the name of God. Every Christian church wrestles with the problem of teaching believers to obey God, while also obeying the doctrines of the church, and the teachings of the leadership in the church.

My book bypasses the doctrinal requirements altogether to show only what the Bible reveals about the Christian walk by the Holy Spirit. You have the ability to hear from and obey Jesus Christ directly. It reveals how He did it in the Gospels. Peter, John, and Paul showed how they did it in Acts and the Epistles. The Old Testament prophets and kings showed how they did it all through the Old Testament. The entire Bible is a book about spiritual training to walk with God directly, just as Adam and Eve walked with God in the Garden of Eden.

Most Christian churches end their message with salvation. They have no method to teach spiritual growth by understanding how the Holy Spirit works within the believer after they are born again. This book fills in the gap. Salvation is not the culmination of spiritual instruction but the beginning. Spiritual growth happens after a person is born again, as they learn how to walk and talk with God. Then as the believer grows, God reveals His love and power to that believer. Eventually, that believer will experience signs, miracles, and wonders in their personal life as a result of their relationship with God. Then finally, that believer will become an example to others. Through their faith, and ministering to other people, signs, miracles, and wonders will happen by their words and prayers. This is mature, spiritual Christianity like the first century church displayed. This is Radical Christianity in full maturity. You are invited to experience and grow with God in spiritual power and authority.

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The Grass is Greener on the Other Side: But it’s Astro Turf

Have you ever thought about abandoning everything you thought was right and just live like everyone else? Really, get honest with yourself and think about it. Have you ever been so discouraged about being a Christian that you would consider giving up all of the morals, the character building, the laws and traditions of the church, and just live like the world around you? If you haven’t ever considered the way the world lives and treats one another compared to Christians, why not give it a consideration for a few minutes right now.

What if my God is not the same as your God? We all have to test and prove the God we follow. To the degree that our God’s word is proven to be true and reliable, we are bound to observe and obey it. However, when our God’s word is found faulty and unreliable, we are also bound to question its validity and truth. Is it properly translated? Is it properly understood? Or, is it properly applied? Then finally, is it really the Truth? If your Word and God promises eternal life and physical rewards without a personal spiritual connection with him, then how can he fulfill his promises? Are you really doing all of the work yourself and giving the credit for your success to him? If your God promises eternal life and rewards, how are you able to receive this eternal life? If it is through obedience to the Law in his Word and to the doctrines and traditions of the church, then I question one thing, are you capable of full 100% obedience without any failure?

If it takes only one transgression to lose all hope in this eternity, can you really live up to all of the requirements? This is salvation by works. And it is really hard work. It’s a setup for failure. Earning your eternity sounds logical and when you’re keeping up your end of the bargain, it makes you feel good about yourself. However, when you mess up, now you have to justify your error and make up for your own weakness. How many good things do you have to do to make up for one error? How is it spelled out in your holy writings? The Old Testament Law spelled out the proper restitution for all kinds of errors. Sometimes, the restitution will cost little, but more serious errors may cost you your life. If you want to fulfill all of the Law in order to earn your eternal rewards and salvation, then you have transferred all of the responsibility for your eternity from God, (who supplied His own answer for you), to yourself.

If you do not believe that Jesus Christ is your salvation, then who is the agent of your salvation? Have they paid a price to earn what you and I can’t earn ourselves? Have they overcome death and live today in the presence of God? Have they promised the same for you and given you an example to follow? Do you have clear guidelines that are attainable? If you can say “yes” to all of the questions above, then you have a God and agent of salvation that has accomplished everything that Jesus Christ did.

To the best of my knowledge, only Jesus Christ of Nazareth fulfilled all of the law. So I placed my faith in Him alone. If I’m wrong, then I will be wrong in Christ and against the world. If the Word of God is right, and He is the only way to salvation, then anyone who rejects Christ is rejecting salvation and eternal life. These are the two sides of the fence. Both sides are green, one side seems greener, but it’s still a deception, it’s like Astro Turf. Feels great, looks good, easy to maintain, but completely artificial. Only one side is the truth and offers the real message of eternal life. Only you can decide which side of the fence you are walking and whether it is the right side for you. But since this blog is primarily for Radical Christians, it should be a forgone assumption that you’ve made Jesus Christ of Nazareth your lord and savior. If He is not your savior, maybe these thoughts in this blog will inspire you to consider Him.

This is what the scriptures say about Jesus:

1 John 5: 11, 12 “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”

I realize that this is a New Testament scripture and there are many people who have chosen to reject the New Testament as a fabrication. Here is what the Old Testament says:

Isaiah 52: 10 “The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.”

The Old Testament speaks of Jesus in the future and only knows Him as the Messiah, or the Salvation of our God. The New Testament speaks of Jesus as God’s promise fulfilled, the one who defeated Satan, and is alive with God now. Only Christians speak of salvation through Jesus Christ alone. The rest of the world speaks of peace and harmony by following the teachings of The Christ. This is the salvation that the world promises. Jesus Christ of the Christians is not The Christ that the world speaks of and expects. Look here.

He is that Great Being Whom the Christian calls the Christ; He is known also in the Orient as the Bodhisattva, and as the Lord Maitreya, and is the One looked for by the devout Mohammedan, under the name of the Imam Mahdi.  He it is Who has presided over the destinies of life since about 600 B.C. and He it is Who has come out among men before, and Who is again looked for.  He is the great Lord of Love and of Compassion, just as his predecessor, the Buddha, was the Lord of Wisdom.  Alice Bailey” (From https://www.lucistrust.org/resources/the_christ Accessed 7/10/2020, 12:41 PM)

Even though there is an acknowledgement of the Christian Christ and a promise of sonship with God for humans, look at the details of the statement. Jesus Christ is identified as the spiritual leader of Mohammed, the Bodhisattva, and the Lord Maitreya. Jesus Christ is supposed to teach only love and compassion. He is supposed to be the Lord presiding over human destiny since 600 BC. All of these statements are believed and supported by someone, but if you believe the Word of God, and have only a basic knowledge of church doctrine, they should all raise red flags.

Jesus did not come to minister to the earth and all humanity. If He were really the lord of humanity since 600 BC, how could He have been born? He also identified who He was sent to minister.

Matthew 15: 24 “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

He never compared himself to any other spiritual leader but said he only did God’s will. Jesus Himself made this statement:

John 14: 6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

So Jesus’ own testimony refutes the claim by Alice Bailey above that He is one of many leaders. He never stated that He came earlier to present His message to anyone besides the Jews. Furthermore, His message also included visible power that His believer could use to heal and deliver.

John 14: 12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

The message of salvation is not a message of global peace and harmony crafted by men’s ability. Jesus’ message included battling a spiritual enemy. The followers of the Lord Jesus Christ must battle the spiritual realm to defeat the enemy of God in every possible manner. It is a message of faith and power in this life, and eternal life with rewards afterward.

World peace is an idea that is supposed to benefit everyone. Prosperity is not a commodity to give away, but a condition of life that must be taught. It is a condition that can be learned, but the 1% who know how to overcome poverty, have no desire to teach it to the rest of the world. They would prefer instead to subjugate the working class and enlarge the poverty class instead. They believe they are entitled to their wealth and power. For Americans, they believe we should apologize for our prosperity and accept lower wages and higher taxes to equalize our economy to the rest of the world. This is also why American Christians are so opposed to the current Liberal agenda of transferring our factories and our prosperity to other nations at our expense.

Christians believe every nation has been provided a means to prosper by God Almighty. It is better to help a nation develop their own means to prosper than to give up our own source of prosperity. World welfare programs appear logical on the surface, by “punishing” the “prosperous.” But it is a deception that will ultimately breed the conditions ripe for war instead. It is not logical to assume that anyone will take having their standard of living reduced lightly. Children growing up used to one standard of living, and finding that standard impossible to attain, will not appreciate that fact. They will look for reasons why it is so much harder for them to live like their parents, then they will look for someone to blame.

We all have the God given right to worship any god we choose. We all have the God given right to expect fair wages for our labor. It includes the expectation that we will leave our children in a position to live better lives than ourselves. Until 1990, every generation in America left their children in a position to prosper more than before. But the times really are changing. Liberal policies are stealing away our children’s ability to prosper with an empty promise of equality and prosperity. There are only a few good nations on earth that will allow every citizen an equal ability to build a lifestyle better than their parents. The promise exists everywhere, but the ability may not. The inequalities are the fuel for discontent, hatred, and envy. These are not conditions of the heart from the true God of love, but the deceptive god of the world.

Both gods promise the same thing, but only one can be telling the truth. The world has accepted the promise of peace through a utopian society built on equality, (Socialism or Communism). But one side neglects to reveal that every attempt to establish that Utopian world has failed. This is the deception, the “astro turf” of socialist liberalism. This is what liberals have taught our children for so many years that the truth is unrecognizable today. Our children from 1955 became the parents of the 1960’s who taught my generation their love of life and respect for our planet and people. We became “tree huggers,” “save the whale” people, environmentalists, and humanitarians. We believed that we could accomplish all this with logic, reason, science, and without the help of God. We taught this to our children of the 1980’s and they became the adults of the 2000’s who are the power players of today teaching their children that God is irrelevant, man can accomplish everything, and Jesus Christ never lived. Today’s godless culture is the result of five generations of progressively superficial, conservative, and religious Christianity.

This may not really be the most popular blog to read. Sometimes it’s very difficult to write. But there are really very few people that try to tell the truth to the best of their ability. To openly admit to believe, and strive to believe, only the God’s honest truth is dangerous. Superficial Christians are convinced that their doctrinal knowledge is the absolute truth. But their “truth” has nothing to do with building a relationship with God directly without an understanding of the Holy Spirit and the spiritual realm. Superficial Christianity is nothing different from the carnal Christianity that Paul mentions in many places, for instance:

1 Corinthians 3: 3 “For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?”

This is the where the majority of mainline Christianity has gone. To tell the truth, is to rock the boat. And we all know that the one who rocks the boat eventually gets thrown out of the boat to keep everyone else secure. This is the deception of carnal Christianity, that a believer in God who only accepts that Jesus Christ is their savior is secure in their salvation without having to build a relationship with either God or Jesus. The presence of the Holy Spirit is only a token presence, it has no purpose or meaning in the carnal Christian’s life. I know I am rocking the boat with this blog and I would be really surprised to find a large following. But if you really want to graduate to true Christianity and build a living and real relationship with God, to know the voice of Jesus, because of an active Holy Spirit in your life, then “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game” may be for you. If true spiritual Christianity scares you, then this blog and book are also not for you.

But if you believe that the end is near and Jesus Christ of Nazareth is going to return soon, then you need to have a personal and real relationship with Him. He will only save for eternity, those whom He personally knows. This is not a sentence I want to hear, nor do I want you to hear:

Matthew 7: 33 “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Those who choose only to walk by the flesh are those “that work iniquity.” Why? Because carnal Christians have chosen to reject the walk of faith by the Holy Spirit. They have chosen instead to walk by the reason and logic of their doctrine instead. Their faith is not on God, but on men. This is the weakness of Christian religion and the Radical Christian walk of faith, rests entirely upon faith in God. You cannot please God by walking in the logic of the flesh, or the logic of the world. If you really want to please God, you must learn how to walk in faith by the Holy Spirit of Truth.

Hebrews 11: 6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

To carnal Christians and liberals, Radical Christians are believing a pipe dream with no proof of its reality. However, Radical Christians are given proof every time we choose to believe God that He is living and real. Every time we need to be delivered from some calamity, He makes Himself known. Every time we need Him to demonstrate He’s real, God does so. God shows His power when someone is healed, someone is delivered from devil spirits, or circumstances happen that confirms His power and delivers the believer from an unavoidable calamity. Radical liberals walk by the spirit as well, but it is a spirit of error. The only way to defeat the spirit of error, is with the Spirit of Truth. These are the two spirits at work in the world, are you sure of which spirit you serve?

1 John 4: 6 “We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”

This level of faith cannot be built overnight. Building a relationship with God is just like building a relationship with a new friend. This book not only shows how we got to the place we’re at, but what we can do to return to God. Not what mankind can do. Not even what the church can do. But what you can do for yourself to be certain of your eternity with God. That is the whole purpose of the book and this blog, to open your eyes to the truth that God is real and God loves you. God has provided a way for you to walk with Him, trust Him, and have a relationship with Him, just as He did with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The grass on both sides of the fence is green. But it’s not an illusion on this side. This side of the fence has real grass, meaning you can build real faith upon the one true God. Are you bold enough to be a Radical Christian? The book below will show you how and you can get it by clicking on the image below. When you finish reading it, thank you for voting for the book at the next link below.


We’re off to see the Wizard.

How recognizable is the title phrase to you? If you’ve ever seen “The Wizard of Oz” or any of its variants since 1939, it should be recognizable. What are some of the lessons the movie portrayed?

  1. Evil people will be evil.
  2. Fearful people will be fearful.
  3. Given the right motivation, weakness and fear can be overcome.
  4. Those who hold themselves in control, maintain their control on very tenuous grounds.
  5. Those who hold themselves in control, are really no different from anyone else.
  6. It’s possible for anyone to change, but very difficult for evil to become good.

The Wizard was really a normal human that became lost and marooned at Oz. He was proclaimed the Wizard simply because only wizards and witches could fly in the land of Oz. As he flew in by balloon, he was obviously a wizard, and so was proclaimed the Wizard of Oz. In order to keep from being detected a fraud, he had to maintain his authority through smoke and mirrors. He was maintaining a deception caused by an initial misunderstanding due to cultural differences.

When Dorothy appeared, the smoke and mirrors of deception were in danger of discovery. He first required a performance of duty that could never be done. However, when that requirement was fulfilled, he then tried to defer performing his promise to a later time. When his deception was revealed, it became necessary to leave, but not after revealing first that the performance of the impossible deed had already proven the fulfillment of the promise. Everyone’s need was indeed filled, but not by the Wizard, but by the individual in the course of obedience. Even Dorothy’s desire was self-fulfilled, but by the direction of the Good Witch of the North.

So what does the Wizard of Oz have to do with Radical Christianity? It was written during a period of time many consider to be a high point of Christian culture in America. Yet this popular movie had nothing to do with Christianity or Christian values. It’s interesting to note that the only other human in Dorothy’s dream was a fortune teller or huckster. Her mean neighbor was the Wicked Witch of the West. The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion were farmhands and friends. Everyone else in Oz were fabrications of her imagination.

This film presented witchcraft and wizardry as a dream world fantasy. This was an early shot that eventually led to the widespread acceptance, (or allowance), of all things magical. The answers needed were all found within the characters own being. Do you need answers to some of life’s great questions? Look within yourself. You already have the answers. That is the lesson of the movie. It is full of fiery darts from the adversary elevating the soul of man over the need to trust God’s Spirit. And it was fired during a period of time considered to be a high point for Christian culture in America.

What was the reaction at the time? It made MGM no profit when it was released. It was nominated for six Academy Awards but earned only two. It was critically acclaimed, but publicly ignored. The Christian culture was able to stop the impact of this fiery dart with the Shield of Faith and the Sword of Truth in 1939. But that’s not the end of the story. MGM re-released the movie in 1949 and it became a commercial success at that time. What was happening in the world of Christianity in 1949? It was a period of national revival. This was the period of time when the Rev. Billy Graham began his ministry and Rev. James W. Fifield Jr. began the movement that was called “Christian Libertarianism” at the time. The phrase, “under God” was added to the Pledge of Allegiance by 1954 and “In God We Trust” became the national motto in 1956, as a result of the revivals in 1949.

Christianity was basking in a euphoria of judicial success and ignored the spiritual impact of the seemingly harmless fiery darts from the adversary in “The Wizard of Oz.” But the 1949 re-release wasn’t the end of the movie either. CBS brought the movie to the television audience in 1956 and it has been aired yearly ever since. Today, it’s listed by the British Film Institute as one of the first 50 films to be seen by the age of 15. The US Library of Congress chose it as one of the first 25 films for preservation in the National Film Registry. It is a widely loved movie with a subtle spiritual message for young people. “All you need is yourself” and “witchcraft is good.” The ending line: “There’s no place like home” never brings to mind that a Christian’s true home is not this world, but in the presence of God for eternity.

Boycotting this movie is fruitless and meaningless. It’s too popular to make any impact by refusing to watch it. But we need to recognize how the doctrines of the devil have been injected into our culture by mass media even as early as 1939. Our culture didn’t change overnight. It happened in tiny doses. We can’t stop the wiles of the devil from coming at us, but if we know how God protects us by our relationship with Him, our faith acts as our shield.

Ephesians 6: 16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

Knowing the Word of God helps us build the relationship we need with the one true God. It is our sword. It is our offensive weapon against devilish doctrines being used against us.

Ephesians 6: 17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”

In just ten short years with a world war in between, the focus of the American Christian church changed from spiritual matters that affected lives to carnal matters that appear spiritual. There were still good, spiritually minded preachers, but the church became more commercial in the same period of time. 1949 witnessed the rise of the “mega-minister” of whom the great Rev. Billy Graham would be the model to emulate. He was tireless in preaching the gospel and embraced every possible method to get his message out. It was also the beginning of the currently provocative “prosperity gospel” championed by Rev. James W. Fifield Jr.

The mega-ministers would commercialize the gospel of Jesus Christ and take it all over the world and onto television. The prosperity gospel would equate commercial success with the blessings of God. These were both important changes that turned the focus of the church from spiritual matters to carnal matters and in the process, miss the reality of spiritual changes happening to the culture during the same period of time. The gospel became a series of slogans and sound bites that could attract attention in 30-second commercials for people to tune in to hour long broadcasts on Sunday or two to three hour long crusades during the week. The church had learned to wed itself to wealthy business sponsors.

This is the why how tide of spiritual discontent could rise against the church during the 1950’s, while everything appeared to be secure, so that prayer could be removed from the schools in 1963. Throughout the 1960’s, social discontent against racial inequities rose to such a degree, because the church refused to address the issue itself, that a black minister, (Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.), could be publicly assassinated in 1968. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled to make abortion legal and openly available. In 2015, same sex marriages became a Constitutional right and in June 2020, (only a few weeks ago), being gay became protected under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. At the same time, Black Lives Matter, is making the case that racial discrimination is still alive and real, creating havoc with police and municipalities all across the nation and the church is still firmly entrenched in its 1950’s attitudes and lessons.

It still believes that segregation is best, having black churches and white churches, and resisting integrated churches and social understanding at the local level. The church still ostracizes the LGBT community instead of ministering to them in any effective manner. It chooses to ignore or vilify instead of ministering in love and compassion. A convicted murderer can convert to Christianity and get ordained in prison, but gays are considered to be spiritual pariahs. There is something seriously wrong with this picture. Maybe the church needs to wake up from its slumber before it becomes the next target for violent social reform.

We seemed to have forgotten that social reform begins with individuals who care about social issues. It begins with people who love enough to try to understand the real issues behind the problems and are willing to ask God for answers to solve the problems and address the issues that caused the problems. For Christians, it requires a solid relationship with their spiritual Father that is anchored in faith. Faith in the truth of God’s Word from the Bible and faith in the truth of God’s Word that comes by revelation directly to the believer.

When you have that faith developed in your life, you know without a doubt that when God tells you to do something, and you follow His suggestion, that you will be able to avoid problems. Not that problems won’t happen, but that the effects from problems will be alleviated. You will be able to stay one step ahead of disaster. You can lose a job, but have enough fuel saved back to tie you over until the first paycheck of your next job. And you will have a job offer given to you within a few days of losing the last. You could have a plumbing problem in your home, then find the solution to that problem already in your work shed. A solution that you may have purchased only a few weeks ago simply because you had the thought that it may be a good thing to have when you saw it.

When you’re talking to someone, you may be inspired to say something helpful or loving and never know why. But find out weeks or months later that it was something they needed to hear that proved that God is real and cared for them. You will have an impact without knowing you’re making an impact. This is how Radical Christianity works in the real world. It doesn’t affect your chosen doctrine, it simply affects how you treat God. It is all about your relationship with God, your heavenly Father who is also your spiritual Father. Just as you have a physical father that caused your life to happen, you also have a spiritual Father that cares about your eternal life.

The book below was written to help you develop your own personal relationship with your spiritual dad. That is the relationship reflected in this verse using the term “Abba, Father.”

Mark 14: 36 “And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.”

This is how Jesus addressed God while He prayed on the night of His betrayal. This is what Paul was talking about in his epistle to Rome.

Romans 8: 15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

The Holy Spirit is neither a spirit of bondage, nor a spirit of fear. We are adopted into God’s own family of whom Jesus is the first born. God is literally our spiritual Father just as He is Jesus’ real and spiritual Father. We are adopted into Jesus own spiritual family with God as our Father. Without the Holy Spirit, we cannot be part of this family. But there is also another aspect of the Holy Spirit that allows us to speak to God just as Jesus did.

Galatians 4: 6 “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”

It is Jesus’ own spirit in our heart. This is why we can speak to God just like He did, because He is really is speaking with us and for us when we ask anything of God by the Holy Spirit. This is the relationship my book helps you to develop. You won’t have the same relationship that I have. It will be your own personal relationship that you develop between God and yourself. If you want to have this kind of personal relationship with God, click the link below.

You can become a cultural change agent, you can prove that Black Lives Matter as well as every life. You can show genuine love and compassion to the LGBT community. You can have your own opinion concerning prayer, abortion, gun control, the minimum wage, even the people who you vote for. But when you have a relationship with God, you will also know God’s opinion about all of these issues as well, and how you should approach these issues. After you know how He works to benefit you and your life, it becomes easier to listen and agree with Him. But He never takes your ability to disagree with Him away from you. He will always allow you to keep your free will. This is the God I know and want you to personally know as well. Get the book below and please remember to vote for the book at the Author Academy Award site as well. God bless you and thank you.



(Re-edited from an earlier post)

Do you know there are thousands of individual ministries and foundations that are working separately and many times alone to build the Kingdom of God in the Western world? They are separated by language, customs, the Bible they read, the doctrines they follow, and even the attitudes presented by the men and women who lead those organizations. It is as though everyone is working to achieve the same goal by doing their own thing without any collective support but t