I am Christ centered, Jesus is my savior and LORD, FOREVER. John 3:16
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
forgivenspirit19: HI Tony just wanted to wish you a Happy Easter, Have not see you around hope you are well,
X1CAuron: Life's Most Dangerous Word:
Jim Carrey famously said, “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.”
Today in our culture, I think people believe that if only they could be rich and famous, they know they would be happy. But tragically, this year two well-known celebrities took their own lives: designer Kate Spade and television personality Anthony Bourdain.
Kate Spade was a fashion icon, yet she killed herself in her beautiful New York home. This was followed just days later by the suicide of Anthony Bourdain. He was awarded multiple Emmys and had a very successful television series. But earlier in his life Bourdain got heavily into drugs. In his book “Kitchen Confidential,” he spoke of his “long and often stupid and self-destructive search for the next thing, whether it was drugs or sex or some other new sensation.” Well, he searched. He traveled the world. He experienced so many things, yet he had an emptiness inside.
Jesus told the story of a rich man who had so much stuff he had to build bigger barns to store all of it. But one day God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you” (Luke 12:20 NIV). And then the man died. When we leave this world, we’ll leave everything. And then comes eternity.
Recently, I did a film and a book on the life of iconic actor Steve McQueen, who was called the King of Cool.It’s called, “Steve McQueen: The Salvation Of An American Icon”.
Fact is, McQueen was so successful that he literally had an airplane hangar full of cars, motorcycles and planes. It was the ultimate man cave.
But Steve McQueen found himself empty and searching, so he disconnected from Hollywood and moved to the smaller community of Santa Paula, California. There he came into contact with a man who had strong faith in Jesus Christ, and he found what he was looking for.
The Bible tells us about another kind of king: Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar was a very wicked man who laid siege to Jerusalem and carried its people away to Babylon. He was so cruel that he forced the king of Judah to watch as his own sons were put to death, and then he gouged out the king’s eyes. Nebuchadnezzar had a very hard heart, but one night he had a dream that terrified him.
In his dream Nebuchadnezzar saw a mighty tree filled with all kinds of birds, and every creature was eating the tree’s fruit. Then an angel came down from heaven and chopped down the tree, and all that remained was a stump. This troubled the king, and he wanted to know what the dream meant. So he called in his astrologers, astronomers and fortunetellers to explain the dream, but no one could – no one, that is, except the prophet Daniel, who was one of King Nebuchadnezzar’s advisers.
Daniel said, in effect, “Let me pray about that,” and God showed Daniel the king’s dream. God also gave Daniel the interpretation of the dream, so Daniel not only told the king what his dream was, but also what it meant. King Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged this came from God, yet ironically, nothing changed in him. In fact, he got even worse.
Like Nebuchadnezzar, there a lot of people who know about God, but they don’t know God. This is why one of the easiest places to get a hardened heart is in a church. If you hear the message of the Gospel and who Jesus is, yet you don’t respond to it, your heart can become harder. The same sun that softens the wax hardens the clay.
Nebuchadnezzar knew that God was there, but he never put his faith in him – or at least not at this point. Daniel went to him and effectively said, “King Nebuchadnezzar, I’ve got some bad news. That tree in your dream? That’s you and the kingdom of Babylon. And the tree getting chopped down? That’s you getting chopped down. You’re going to lose your sanity. You’re going to end up in a field, eating grass like a cow.”
Then Daniel told him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, please accept my advice. Stop sinning and do what is right. Break from your wicked past and be merciful to the poor. Perhaps then you will continue to prosper” (Daniel 4:27 NLT). In other words, this didn’t have to happen.
Nebuchadnezzar had a full year to get his act together, a full year to repent. But he blew it off. One day as he was standing on his balcony checking out his awesome kingdom, he boasted, “Look at this great city of Babylon! By my own mighty power, I have built this beautiful city as my royal residence to display my majestic splendor” (Daniel 4:30 NLT).
But the Bible tells us that “while these words were still in his mouth, a voice called down from heaven, ‘O King Nebuchadnezzar, this message is for you! You are no longer ruler of this kingdom’” (verse 31 NLT). Sure enough, Nebuchadnezzar lost his mind, went out into the field, and ate grass like a cow, just as Daniel said he would. But God was gracious to Nebuchadnezzar. He returned to his senses and then believed in the Lord.
Life’s most dangerous word is tomorrow. Tomorrow is the road that leads to a town called Never. Tomorrow is the barred and bolted door that shuts people out of heaven. Tomorrow is the devil’s word.
God is giving us a warning. He’s telling us that our time is short. I don’t know when the end of the world will be, but the end of your world or my world could come sooner than we expect. Jesus Christ can change the narrative of your story, no matter what you’ve done. The Bible says, “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT).
You don’t have to be crippled by your past. God can change your life. You just have to be willing to turn from your sin and ask Jesus Christ to be your Savior and your Lord. God will forgive you, no matter what you’ve done. But don’t be a fool like Nebuchadnezzar and put it off. Don’t live another day without Jesus Christ.
X1CAuron: Three Key reasons (aside from obvious requirements and prophecy) why Jesus Christ (The Jewish Messiah) hasn't returned after 2000 years; 1. Tower of Babel incident/70 base languages & Tribal split from one tongue and nation (awaiting time prophesied in Book of Revelation of a return of one world Government with (language barrier meaningless) via Antichrist/U.N/even the most simplest being binary code; tribal disputes aside. 2. Free Will, God is Good and is Just in Majesty for he respects the Law/his good works and the Free Will he created us with for the purpose of true love and trust via Family of God. 3. Children/Babies innocent until proven guilty after the age of innocence has passed whereby the knowledge of Good & Evil is made manifest yet to be tested and tried; and yet God seeks that none should perish so in mercy grants most a full life to repent and be saved for any evil they've committed. (This is all natural inspiration from God's Holy Spirit that I was lead to share, the culmination and reasoning behind all of this culminates into the fulfillment of what was stated upon the Fall of Man concerning sin with satan saying "ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil" whereby mankind will not rely on the Father God to live but try of their own in-vain works to attain immortality and as creatures try to defy the ordinance of perfection which is to be complete via Law & Order; as evil is chaos and disorder/anything disagreeable from truth and life. Also by knowing evil satan meant know what it's like to be Fallen/decayed and broken alongside the propensity of knowing what decay/death is possible once sin is made manifest "the means to an end" of Death which is separation from God lest atoned for. They could never be omnipotent and omnipresent like God though.) (The means to an end of this is whether one will retain the image of God or exchange the truth of God for a lie and in vain try to merge with machine/the A.I technium which fallen angels can manage for a allotted time only. Where one will lose their free will and become part of a plagued Hive Mind collective) Matthew 24:22
“And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.” KJV Bible for English, don't let the foolish Roman Catholic church's counter reformation attempt of the latter 1800's Fool you via gnostic abominations which have been long since refuted.
X1CAuron: All common sense, everyone is given a measure of faith and everyone exercises faith for we all want trust; you might've heard the phrase "All in Good Faith"
That is because society literally requires and runs on Faith/Trust
it requires it to function, and thus the production of good faith is good works thus faith without works is dead, balances out with true love.
Enjoy that fact, no one can escape the paradigm of faith, irregardless if they want to trust the Father God or not
all degrees varying, as one is meant to have good parents and naturally trust them, so too are we made to love and trust the Father God in spirit and truth . So thus the question are you Hot or Cold #Dreams people even believe in themselves, they should believe in the Family of God too, to be with them.