Time is Short! It’s Time to Wake Up People!

First of all, I want to give a shout-out to my baby boy for celebrating his first birthday the other day! Yayyyy! I can’t believe he is one already…wow!

Time went by fast…that is a story for another day (I intend to share more about my family in the future).

Anywho, I am freestyling today or should I say just writing as I feel the Holy Spirit lead me. Normally, when I post, I type-up what I want to share in advance. I sit on it for a couple days. Pray on it. Then post.

But today, I am writing and will post immediately. Now with that being said, I am led to share another video.

I listened to this video a couple of days ago and it is very relevant to current events and what is happening in America and throughout the world. As I was preparing to upload the video to my blog, another YouTube clip was recommended (in my feed) for me to watch…I clicked on it…watched for a couple of minutes…then realized the person was bashing Marcus Rogers (the author of the video in today’s post). The fellow bashed Marcus Rogers’ past and his teachings…called him a liar…a false prophet.

Now, for me I am not into Internet drama. So, it is important to note…

Everything I post, every video that I share on this blog—is spirit-led. I always consult God about what he wants me to post. To further my study, I always “fact-check” the speaker’s message by using the HOLY BIBLE (the only source of TRUTH) to establish credibility with the speaker. I suggest you do the same.

I implore you to search the scriptures (HOLY BIBLE) for yourself. Pray. And seek God for wisdom (knowledge, and understanding).

So, I want to share this video. It is the “part 3” to a previous post (about Obama/Trump/the 2020 Election, and other issues) from the same speaker Marcus Rogers. I watch a lot of his videos and am encouraged by his commitment to serve God.

Time is short! We all should be living as if today is our last day. Jesus Christ is Coming Back and He is coming soon. I pray we’ll all be ready!

Be Blessed Folks,

Signed, MrsMKauthor

P.S. I apologize if this post reads funny, but I told y’all in my bio that some post would read like a text message, ya dig? Don’t forget to read the scripture references below! Peace…

2 Timothy 3 (NIV)

3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone. 10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Matthew 24:36-44 (NIV)

The Day and Hour Unknown

36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. 42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

Will the Real Christians Stand Up?!

Joshua 24:14-15

There’s no time left for lukewarm believers—you got one foot in the church and one foot in the world!

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelations 3:15-16

It’s time to be holy! Set apart! Either ride with Christ or ride out!

You were born for such a time as this! It’s time to stand up! Time to be bold! Time to proclaim the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Warriors, it’s time to raise the blood-stained banner of Jesus Christ!

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

In the words of Jim Caviezel (Remember him? He played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ), “Set yourselves apart from this corrupt generation, my brothers and sisters! You weren’t made to fit in, you were born to stand out!”

Listen to Jim Caviezel’s powerful warning to us Christians in the 5-minute video clip (above) and check out some important scriptures concerning being lukewarm (below).

Important Scriptures to Consider:

1. Matthew 7:16-17 (NIV)

16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

2. Titus 1:16  (NIV)

16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

3. Matthew 7:20-25 (NIV)

20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.

4. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 (NIV)

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

5. 1 John 3:8-10 (NIV)

The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. 10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.

6. 1 Corinthians 6:20 (NIV)

20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

7. Hebrews 10:26 (NIV)

26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,

8. 1 John 2:15-17 (NIV)

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

9. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NIV)

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

10. James 4:4 (NIV)

You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

11. Matthew 23:25-28 (NIV)

25 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

12. Isaiah 29:13 (NIV)

13 The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth
    and honor me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me
    is based on merely human rules they have been taught.

13. Matthew 16:24 (NIV)

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

Reasons Why People Are Walking Away from God

If God is Real.

If God is Just.

Then, why…

Why does God allow my sister to get beat by her spouse? Why does God allow violence…what kind of God allows evil to kill, steal, and destroy? If God is good, why doesn’t He provide food for the starving kid on the street corner? I’ve been struggling with infertility for years, and yet God claims He is good. People like me cry out to God every day, and yet God doesn’t answer.

Why?

This young lady speaks her truth (addressing the questions above) in this 9-minute video that explains why she is breaking up with God! Check it out:

“Belief or unbelief…still takes a leap of faith, ya dig?!”

A repost that needs to be reposted…someone needs this!

What up, good people?! Well, today I could not wait to share this Netflix movie with you! I am taking a break from social media and other Internet content to focus on my quest for truth and understanding. You know…trying to eliminate distractions in order to grow closer to God. Limiting what I watch or listen to—basically, only giving my attention to resources and materials that will increase my faith.

Searching Netflix, I stumbled upon this movie called “The Case for Christ.” After reading the movie description, I became curious and began to watch it!

To tell you the truth, the movie was nothing short of amazing! It provoked me to ask deeper questions about my faith. Inspiring me to reread the New Testament from beginning to end. It also stirred up a conversation between my husband and I, having us to revisit philosophy books from college. I could go on and on, but why should I? I think you should check it out for yourself!

As I stated in my About Me section of the blog, I want to share things that will uplift and encourage you no matter where you are in your journey with God.  So, without further ado, I would like to share the movie trailer.

Check it out! I am sure you will finish the movie inspired, motivated, and curious to know more about the Christian faith!

Peace and Blessings!

MrsMKauthor

Rejected. Despised. Betrayed. Yet, He Loved.

John 3:16

I’ve been meditating on Isaiah 53 for over a week now. This is a 3-in-1 post! Meaning that the post is comprised of 3 parts to express my love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is hard to articulate or put into words what my heart feels for what Christ has done for us—by Him choosing to suffer and die to redeem us from sin…so, I decided to share the entire passage of scripture, a prayer, and a song. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I pray that the Lord will shower you with His unfailing love, grace, and mercy.

Be blessed! I Love You.

Signed, MrsMKauthor

PASSAGE of SCRIPTURE (I bolded the words that touched my heart!)

Isaiah 53

Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted
.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities
;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all
.

He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth
;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished
.
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth
.

10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days
,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
    he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities
.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.

PRAYER

At the end of the day, I just want to live humbly.

Jesus, YOU ARE my inspiration…I love you! Lord, I know I may not get it right all the time, but my heart desires to live humbly. I ask You to remove any and all forms of pride, anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, and arrogance from my heart. I ask You to create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

By the power of the Holy Spirit, may people see a reflection of You when they see me— love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control

Lord, may I decrease as You increase.

May I choose daily to (cheerfully) take up my cross and follow You.

“I want to be liked, loved, and accepted”—Lord, take those desires away from me! Help me to lay my life down as You did! Give me the courage to walk the straight and narrow path, even if I have to walk it alone! With the help of the Holy Spirit, may I model my life as Your own.

My heart overflows with love, courage, strength, determination, and joy as I reflect on Your testimony—THE GREATEST LOVE STORY IN HISTORY—of how You triumphed over the enemy!

You are the TRUE WARRIOR!

I love how You said, I lay down my life…No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.”  Wow! You are my hero!

Powerful! Strong! Mighty!

You go hard for us!

I am eternally grateful for You…You who knew no sin… how You laid down Your life for me…

and for the world—even knowing in advance that many would reject You!

Thank You for all that You have done for us!

You are worthy to be praised! May I never lose the wonder of Your mercy! May I sing Your Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Amen.

SONG

Onward, Christian Soldiers!

This is me right now! LOL!

Bruh, you see this tiger right here? That’s me! Sho-nuff! Everything about this picture depicts the energy being released from my soul right now! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Jesus helppppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!! LOL!

Me again! LOL!

Nah, but in all seriousness, I am living out the book of James in my life right now. Specifically, James 1:2 which says, Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”

Each day, by the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling within me, I am walking out my purpose. No one said the road would be easy, but on some days, I feel like I am running a crazy obstacle course with a thousand hurdles to jump, one right after the other! I feel exhausted, tired, out of breath…deep down inside I wonder if I can catch a break? Yet, I am encouraged by James 1:3, because the testing of my faith produces perseverance.

My strategy to keep going is to pray without ceasing and to stay in the Word. In my recent study of the Book of Exodus, many questions came to mind as I read about how the Israelites left Egypt (granted I’ve read and listened to sermons on this story hundreds of times). I asked God, “Why did you allow the children of Israel to go through so much just to leave Egypt? You could have dealt with Pharaoh after the first time he told Moses No! Why didn’t you take him out after the first plague? Why did you allow Pharaoh to chase the Israelites, then ultimately drown him and his army in the Red Sea? You are God! You could have easily made the process of getting them out of Egypt less complicated!”

Answering my questions, the Lord led me back to Exodus 14, particularly verse 4: And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.” So the Israelites did this.

Those words resonated with me: I will gain glory for myself…the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.

Did you notice “the” in front of Lord in verse 14? I believe it is there to highlight the fact that there is only ONE Lord—our God! That truly encouraged me! I serve the ONE true God! I can trust Him with my life! Trials are not easy, but they are for my good…they are for your good… “because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything (James 1:3-4)!” God wants to get the glory out of our lives even when we face trials…and because we are more than conquerors, the world will know that He—the GREAT I AM—is the Lord.

So, be encouraged today my brothers and sisters! I don’t know what you are going through, but I am encouraging you as I encourage myself, to keep pressing into God! The Lord is with us and He is fighting the battles for us! Be strong in the Lord and IN HIS mighty power (Ephesians 6:10). And we know that IN ALL THINGS God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28).

Be blessed, fellow believers!

Signed, MrsMKauthor

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 New International Version (NIV)