Angel’s Quotes: Food for the Soul


Angel’s Quotes:

  • We will never be free if we refuse to forgive.
  • Where there is no love, there is fear; where there is fear, there is no faith, where there is no faith, sin reigns; and where there is unconfessed sin, God cannot bless.
  • “We fall in our hearts before God, before we fall publically.”
  • “If that thing is in our hearts and we don’t let God deal with it, it will find its way out and it will be manifested for the whole world to see.”
  • “God uses circumstances and people to bring out the junk that is already in our hearts; it is that simple.”
  • “The fear of confessing comes from the fear of rejection and judgment; how bless we are when we have friends that love us no matter the magnitude of what we are confessing.”
  • “If the confession and consequences of my foolishness can help one person; if in all you are able to see God’s rescuing power and glory, it was all worth more than the gaining of the whole world.”
  • “The Christian life is not about how hard you try or about how much you know, but about how fast you can get out of the way and let God be in control.”
  • “When face with the storms of tribulation there are two kinds of people: The immature who blames, refuse to forgive and embrace the empty, temporary and limited benefits of the victim mentality and the Godly who take responsibility, trust God and find a redemptive purpose through and after the storms of tribulation. You may start immature, but if you end-up Godly you have allow God to do a deep work in your heart.”
  • God is not looking for multi-cultural churches on Sundays,  He is looking for multi-cultural relationships outside of the four walls of a building.
  • “If the confession and consequences of my foolishness can help one person; if in all you are able to see God’s rescuing power and glory, it was all worth more than the gaining of the whole world.”
  • “Talent without the anointing of God is entertainment. The anointing of God plus talent is ministry.”
  • “When we entertain we bring people to ourselves; when we minister we expose people to God’s presence.”
  • “Jesus takes you as you are, but you must repent for what you have done.”
  • “Without repentance there is no salvation!”
  • Hypocrisy, is not to sin and still press on to God, for that is the right thing to do. Hypocrisy, is to pretend that we are what we are not. Should the sick run away from the hospital or ignore the counsel of doctors? 
  • In dealing with sin in the church, the emphasis should not be in confronting sin, even as we must confront sin, but in restoring the sinner.
  • The Lord did not call us as Christians to be spectators; He called us to be active participants of His work as we Minister to Him in Worship and to His people in love. 
  • If you want to be a friend of the world all you have to do is keep Jesus out of it.
  • When we openly and unashamedly declare our love and trust in Jesus we become a target of hate for the world.
  • Members share a building; disciples share their lives.
  • Jesus is not a task; Jesus is a life style!
  • Thank God for the gift of moving on; for the power of a new day! 
  • Confronting you with the truth about your sin, in accordance with the Word of God and in the Spirit of Galatians 6:1, is not judgment, but a bold expression of God’s love towards you. It is such confrontation that is designed to prepare you for the final judgment.
  • You don’t have to finish first in order to be a winner, but you must complete your race.
  • Outside of the direct supernatural hand of God, nothing brings us to a place of humility faster than failure.
  • Christianity is by nature offensive to the world, no matter how hard you work on getting people to like you.
  • If the world is comfortable around you, as a Christian, you might need to re-evaluate your Christianity.
  • Unless I am operating in the office of an Evangelist, I don’t want to be in fellowship with any group where Jesus Christ is not welcomed. 
  • WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS MORE OF GOD, BUT WE WILL NEVER HAVE MORE OF GOD UNTIL HE GETS MORE OF US.
  • Love without the truth is not love!
  • What is holding revival from becoming a reality is the lack of hunger in the hearts of God’s people.
  • Many have the energy to point at and complaint about the problems; few have the passion to resolve them.
  • Revival always demands and answer; you either embrace your own transformation and spiritual surgery by the power of the Holy Ghost or refuse to change.
  • Our only hope is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, pursuing a sanctify life and the power to witness found in the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. 
  • It is good to help the poor; it is against God’s will to support the lazy.
  • There are things that are essential and can’t wait; there are other things that can be done later; but some times we must recognize and use our right to simply say no.
  • Inner peace is the end-result of a heart that is trusting God; It is the end-result of the smile of God over our lives.
  • Stop looking through the tainted glass of denominations; let the Holy Spirit be your teacher and show you the uncompromising truth of God’s Word.
  • Prayer is more than an activity; prayer is an attitude that reflects our love and dependency on God. 
  • The real Gospel establishes that God loves us, the Gospel also establishes that we are sinners in need of repentance.
  • If you are serious about your Christianity, you are serious about change.
  • Without Jesus we are all failures.
  • The unity of the church is not a recommendation, it is an obligation.
  • Let the law of the land change, but don’t let it change you.
  • If we declare that we want change, but refuse to change anything, we do not really want change. It becomes a demonic acceptance of mediocracy and an added flavor of hypocrisy.
  • The more I look at me, the more I see my desperate need for change…the more I look at God, the more I desire to change.
  • The truth is unreliable when it comes to protecting your feeling from getting hurt.
  • The part of love nobody likes: It tells the truth, it provides discipline and it hurt like crazy.
  • It is not the devil coming as the devil that concerns me. For he is then easy to recognize. It is the devil coming as an angel of light and, furthermore, when he gives out tokens of truth mixing in with his lies. It is then, as father and as a humble minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that he concerns me.
  • If the song is anointed; if the teaching is anointed, if the testimony is anointed, if the book is anointed and, if the message is anointed, it will lead to repentance. It will lead to a repulsive attitude of self in exchange for a new found love for God and for others and a desire to throw away our will for His. Anything else that just make us feel good and, the acceptance of self as our own guiding light for our own lives, is not of God, but a teaching from the lips of satan himself.
  • “You can fake man-made religion your whole life, but you can’t fake true Christianity for too long.”
  • Seeking not political correctness; seeking Biblical truth.

Beyond the Limitations of the American Dream


At 42 years old, I find myself in the mix of four great struggles. I surely have much respect for the people that have kept these four areas of their lives in check:

  1. Sexual purity
  2. The handle of personal finances
  3. Anger
  4. Physical Wellness

            I find it amazing how, when we are young we walk in such arrogance, but as we get older we start to realize that we are really a mess. All of these four categories are deeply connected to one thing: “What we want!” The more we pursue what we want, the deeper we get into our mess. Sometimes I desire to have another chance and start over from childhood; but unless I can start with the privileges of knowing what I know today, I am sure that I will make the same mistakes all over again. The reality is that we get in trouble simply because we refuse to accept that God’s ways are irrevocably superior to ours. Let’s take a closer look at each of these categories:

  1. What God has to say about sexual purity? Ephesians 5:3-4 establishes that not even a hint of sexual immorality is allowed simply because; it is not good for us. How many people have engaged in relationships just because the sex is good, but then find themselves slaves to a tormented lifestyle of jealousy, endless arguments and even domestic violence? However, if we allow God to help us pursue sexual purity, we will enjoy a more satisfying, peaceful and deeper “love life” for it will not be sex as our primarily motive, but true love will become the centered factor in our marriages.  But that is not what we do; we look for that beautiful woman that looks a certain way, with specific physical qualities and that sweet and special voice and we throw everything else out the door. If this system is working, why is the divorce rate increasing?
  2. Why do you think we have all of these problems with our economy? We can blame Bush or even Obama, but my personal financial issues are a direct product of my own doing; why? It is not complicated; I don’t need a degree in economy to figure this one out. I spend more money for my pleasures than what I have in terms of income? I wanted things and even when I couldn’t afford them, I would still buy them with credit as a direct violation to God’s Word, Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” (Luke 13:8) The Government has very little to do with our financial issues. Let’s form an equation: sexual impurity = bad financial decisions = bad relationships.
  3. What about anger? Anger is the direct result of not getting what we want. (James 4:1-3) It is that simple! If we don’t get what we want, we get angry! Little by little we become consumed with selfishness and bound by wrath. Again, to add to our equation we can say: Sexual Impurity = Bad Relationships = Bad Finance’s Decisions = Anger and Wrath.
  4. Physical Wellness: Finally, let me give you an overview of the over Ten Billion Dollar a year Industry in the USA alone; that is: everything that has to do with the losing weight industry! I called it the Wellness Money Machine. We keep spending money in Gym’s Memberships, diets, pills, exercise equipment, etc. but there is a problem; it’s not working for the whole. http://www.helium.com/items/704229-a-proposal-to-end-obesity-in-american-children  reports the following:

“The statistics are terrifying. In 2001, 25% of all white children were overweight, with 33% of all Hispanic children overweight as well. Up to 45% of newly diagnosed diabetes in children is Type II, the type connected to obesity.”

http://www.annecollins.com/obesity/statistics-obesity.htm Reports:

Latest Obesity Statistics

USA Obesity Rates Reach Epidemic Proportions

  • 58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese
  • Eight out of 10 over 25’s Overweight
  • 78% of American’s not meeting basic activity level recommendations
  • 25% completely Sedentary
  • 76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 yrs old since 1990
Obesity Related Diseases

  • 80% of type II diabetes related to obesity
  • 70% of Cardiovascular disease related to obesity
  • 42% breast and colon cancer diagnosed among obese individuals
  • 30% of gall bladder surgery related to obesity
  • 26% of obese people having high blood pressure
 

      Without a doubt these numbers are speaking loud and clear. What does the Bible has to say about our bodies?  What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

As we add to our equation what do we see?

Sexual Impurity = Bad Relationships = Bad Finance’s Decisions = Anger and Wrath = Bad Health = DEATH (Spiritual and Physical)

The order or even the equation itself is not important, as a matter of fact things could appear bountifully, but the end-result is all the same: DEATH.

How then do we change this Equation?

Salvation + Surrendering to God’s Will in Prayer = an amazing and abundant life even in the midst of great storms and tribulations.

            There are many lessons to learn and many applications as we grow in the Knowledge of God and His Ways. For now, we must know that, it is God and only HIM who have the answers to all of our troubles. It is only “In Christ” that we will be able to find the freedom with real possibilities and an endless supply of His abundant life. The American Dream is limited to what you have and don’t have. God’s abundant life is present in-spite of the good times, in-spite of the bad times and in-spite of the ugly times. His abundant life is not subject to who is the President; if He is a Republican, Democrat, Tea Party Member, Black, Puertorrican, White, male or female. The abundant life is not limited by who loves or who hates you, the color of your skin or your socio-economic up-bringing. The Abundant life that Jesus freely offers, gives you peace in the mix of the storm, wisdom in the mix of great confusion, provision in the mix of famine and love in the mix of vicious attacks.

“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.”

(John 10:10)

 

 

The Character of God and American Politics by Jody Hines Royals


I think I would have to say that God is Independent. He sent His Son who came to earth and didn’t follow any set pattern; in fact, He set His own pattern and said “Follow me.” He had liberal views in that we should reach out and tangibly care for those we see in need, but conservatively states in Proverbs that “a lazy man shall NOT eat.” Jesus challenges us to be thinkers and certainly not man pleasers. Liberals tend to be “man pleasers” in order to get the majority vote…they never want to point out that murder through abortion is WRONG as it is still murder…they never want to point a finger stating that a parent is being too selfish by chasing their own self-centered desires running the roads instead of staying home and raising their children to be responsible contributing members of society as they age instead of placing the blame on ADHD…ADHD is really an acronym for “Absence of Discipline Heeds Destruction.” Jesus would scold the conservative so centered on “providing materially” for his family instead of providing quality time and devotion to his family and would remind him that God is the provider of ALL we have or own and that it can all be taken in an instant…man has no control over his wealth or health.