Pistol Packing Disasters

357 MagnumPistol Packing Disasters is the continuation in a series of hubs in which I discuss my life of rebellion, dabbling in the Occult, drugs, crime and prison to life-changing conversion through Jesus Christ. In this hub, I discuss experiences I had with guns, many of them illegal, when I lived a life of crime. Click on the blue link above or the image on the left to read it.

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Why God isn’t Answering Your Prayers

prayerPsalm 66:18:

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.

God will not hear the prayers of someone who is cherishing sin in their heart. We need to be completely honest and sincere with God. If there is any sin in our lives which we have not given over to the Lord, our relationship with God will be compromised.

If we say in our heart, I will give everything to the Lord except my lustful thoughts, or my liquor drinking, or my temper; God will not honor us. God honors those who honor Him. It is only after we make a complete surrender to the Lord that He may bless us with answered prayer.

Now, this doesn’t mean that we have to start living a completely sinless life before God fulfills our prayers. Don’t get me wrong. We could be struggling with a certain sin. We may honestly want to stop lusting or drinking; and we may be praying to God for his mercy and strength over those matters. And He will honor our prayers. What’s important, however, is that we are seeking God in the matter and that we are fighting the battle to overcome it.

Whatever your struggle is, give it over to God. Rest assured that He will aid you as long as you are not holding any of your sinful desires back. And if you are wondering why your prayers aren’t being answered, examine yourself to see if there is any area in your life that you have surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Fool Says There is No God

Creation-GodPsalm 53:1:

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

Why does the Bible call people who deny the existence of God foolish? It is because God has provided an abundant amount of evidence for Himself. For example, everything in existence works by complex design and irreducible complexity. If it has been designed, that means there must be a designer; and that designer is God.

Also, let’s not forget about the life of Jesus and the Word of God, the Bible. Jesus came to our world 2,000 years ago to reveal to this rebellious planet the character and love of God. His life and ministry so impacted history that a large amount of its inhabitants now call themselves Christians—followers of Christ.

About the Bible: there is no other book like it in existence. It is historically accurate, full of practical wisdom; and nothing compares to its numerous fulfilled prophecies.

God is real. It is foolish to think otherwise. The only reason for someone to deny the existence of God, in my opinion, is because they don’t want to live according to His Word.

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Secrets of the Psychics

psychic“Secrets of the Psychics” is the continuation in a series of posts in which I discuss my life of rebellion, dabbling in the Occult, drugs, crime and prison to life-changing conversion through Jesus Christ. In this post, I discuss some of the experiences I had dealing with psychics and Tarot card readers. Click the blue link above or the image to the left to read it.

The Congregation of the Righteous

 

In this post, I am going to explain the significance of the congregation of the righteous and God’s judgment in Psalm 1:5: “… the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.”

What is the judgment and the congregation of the righteous that the wicked are going to miss out on, here? It is actually Heaven. Keep reading for more details.

The Saints Shall Judge the World

First Cor. 6:2 says, “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?” By this we know that Christians will participate in a phase of God’s judgment. Comparing some more scriptures indicate that this phase of the judgment takes place in Heaven and lasts for 1,000 years.

Consider Rev. 20:4-5: “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them [the saints]: … and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years…. This is the first resurrection.” The duration of the judgment that the saints participate in is given here: “a thousand years.” We also have a hint as to where this judgment will take place. It will be somewhere after the “the first resurrection.” Therefore, we need to understand what the first resurrection is and what follows it.

The First Resurrection

In Jn. 5:28-29, Jesus said, “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”

Here, two resurrections are actually mentioned. The “resurrection of life” is the first resurrection mentioned in Rev. 20:5. This is the resurrection that leads to eternal life. This is the resurrection that occurs at the second coming of Jesus, according to 1 Thess. 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.

Notice that it says that we meet the Lord Jesus “in the clouds” upon His return. Where does He take us from there?

Heaven Bound

Jesus gave us the answer as to where He is going to take us upon His return in 1 Jn. 14:2-3: “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” The Father’s house is basically Heaven. That is where Jesus ascended to after His resurrection (Acts 1:9-11); and that is where He is taking us upon His return.

Those who are saved and show it by their godly lives will be counted worthy to stand in the congregation of the righteous in Heaven; and there, they will have the honor of participating in a phase of God’s judgment.

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This hub is based on Job 31:1, where Job mentions his secret on how to overcome sexual lust. I expound on that and write about maintaining moral purity, detecting moral threats and how to deal with them, and staying focused on Jesus as keys to overcoming sexual lust. I also include some helpful scriptures at the close of the hub.

The Ouija Board – Secrets Revealed

ouija-board (3)The Ouija Board – Secrets Revealed is the continuation in a series of hubs in which I discuss my life of rebellion, dabbling in the Occult, drugs, crime and prison to life-changing conversion through Jesus Christ.  In this hub, I discuss the spirits and power behind the Ouija Board that impacted my life in such an adverse way, as covered by my last hub, The Ouija Board – An Avenue of Evil. Click on the the image or the blue link above to read it.

The Ouija Board – An Avenue of Evil

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The Ouija Board – An Avenue of Evil is the continuation in a series of hubs in which I discuss my life of rebellion, dabbling in the Occult, drugs, crime and prison to life-changing conversion through Jesus Christ. In this hub, I discuss some of the experiences I had growing up on Dana Drive in Antioch, CA. Experiences that revolved around playing with the Ouija Board. Click on the blue link or the picture to read more!

Delivered from Death

Click on the picture to read, “Delivered from Death”. The first part in series of hubs in which I will be discussing my life of rebellion, dabbling in the Occult, drugs, crime, prison and life-changing conversion through Jesus Christ. In this hub, I will discuss the many times that I have survived near-death experiences, and how I believe that God was watching over me because He had better plans for my life.

2012 – Is it the End?

Many believe the Mayan calender predicts the end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012. This is my take on the matter. Personally, I don’t think it’s going to happen; and I’m going to tell you why. I do believe that the world is coming to an end; but I don’t think that the Mayans got the right date for it. I’m a Bible believing Christian; so I think that Jesus Christ is going to return to bring this sinful world to an end. However, I don’t think that anyone can predict the date of that event. The Bible even discourages such attempts. What’s more important is being right with God now.