Psalm 16:5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

God's Warth is Coming... Are You Ready?

You had better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter, but he that does the will of my father in heaven.” If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. If you live after the flesh, you’ll die! The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ. And if the cross has not done that, YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTIAN! My Friend face it, young rogue, you’re not a Christian until the cross has radically disrupted the very center and citadel of your life! And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self…What are the focal points of the reign of your self? If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ, it’s been shattered!"
- Al Martin

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Full Sermon - A Call to Anguish

You must listen to this sermon by David Wilkerson.

Psalm 77:1-15
I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.
I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?
Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.
Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Be Thyself My Treasure

Faithful Shepherd, feed me
In the pastures green;
Faithful Shepherd, lead me
Where Thy steps are seen.

Hold me fast and guide me
 In the narrow way;
 So,with Thee beside me,
 I shall never stray.

Daily bring me nearer
To the heavenly shore;
 May my faith grow clearer.
May I love Thee more!

Hallow every pleasure,
Every gift and pain;
Be Thyself my Treasure.
Though none else I gain. Amen.

I am Thine Inheritance

Lord, let me be consumed with Thee, so that for me to live is Christ.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Why Do Ye also Transgress the Commandment of God by Your Tradition?

In Matthew chapter 15, we find the direct contrast between the Pharisee and the lover of God. The Pharisees loved commands, both those of man and those of God. They looked to the law for their righteousness and believed that external obedience to this mixture of law and tradition was equivalent to the worship of God. Yet Christ showed that this was not worship for by it they not only made void the commands of God, but it showed that they loved their tradition and not God.

The true believer views Christ, and not tradition or law, as the source of his righteousness. Therefore, he does not equate law keeping as worship. Rather, his worship and love of God produces obedience. Obedience simply flows from the focus on God. The believer then will not seek to make void the commands of the one from whom he draws his righteousness and life.

Because the Christian is drawing his righteousness from Christ, he recognizes that in and of himself he is not righteous. He does not contribute in any way to his righteous standing before God. In every area of obedience, he must view himself as an unprofitable servent because he has only done that which he was commanded. The Christian then realizes that his place and standing is only the result of God's mercy and grace. This understanding results in mercy and grace being shown to those who are around him. The Pharisees knew nothing of mercy and grace for their righteousness came from their own work, and not from Christ. They exalted the law as the source of righteousness and as the law showed no mercy, they could show no mercy.

My friend, upon which side do you fall? Do you condemn a man because he violates the traditions of man? Do you know nothing of mercy and grace and then show no mercy? Mercy rejoices against judgment and those who show no mercy will receive no mercy

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Abomination in the Sight of God

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. 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.

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Why then will you continue to hold yourself up as a good person? Why will you keep the facade of being a true Christian while inwardly you walk in darkness? In that day when all secrets will be know, shall it be worth it to you? How long O ye simple ones will ye love simplicity? Are not the words of our Lord clear? Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

It is not worth it my friend, to uphold your facade of righteousness and live a pseudo Christian life. Only radicals can be Christs disciples. Only radicals can go to heaven. Only radicals will hear Christ say, well done, thou good and faithful servant. Only radicals will shine as the stars of heaven. Only radicals will look upon the return of Christ with joy. Only radicals will reap life everlasting.

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.

So my friend, are you abomination in the sight of God, or are you a radical follower of Jesus Christ? Remember, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.