Archive for April, 2012

Wet ride home

Posted: April 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

As you all know I am a biker and ride in all weather conditions, rain, sun hot or cold at least those are normal weather patterns or seasons in Florida it is this, rain, hot, hotter, or cold either way I am riding. I have had people ask ,aren’t you afraid on that bike? My answer to them is yes to a certain degree, but I have faith that Jesus rides alongside me and protects me in all elements that surround me while I am on the road. Today was no  exception it was pouring down rain, I had my support colors on as usual, my leather jacket, and chaps , I had to pull over into a shell gas station to wait out a bit of the rain which was smart seeing as though I did have my laptop on board with me. It is still working obviously and I think it is because I am doing his work mainly via the internet but that is not the point I know he has his hand on everything I have. I think we should all live with that kind of not only faith but knowledge, knowing God is with us every step of the way to protect and guide us through the trials of life.

I had a guy I was witnessing to talking about how he was going to hell for this that or the other,  and I ask if he believed in God and he said I am not sure, I do know I am going to hell and I ask, you were in the service right? And he said ” yes” . I said “well then here is a saying I have hear numerous times. there are no atheists in fox holes. I then ask why should there be atheists on bikes? You have approximately 3 inches or so of rubber on two wheels between you and death more or less and if you get on and ride you need to have faith of some sort that you are protected by God and that you will get to where you need to get to safe. These are just words for thought for those who ride and even drive.  Until next time as always keep the rubber side down and if you are in the south Florida area stay dry and may God richly bless you with all the blessings he has.

Rambo

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In the previous article I explained and wrote out the verses in Mark of Jesus coming out of the synagogue and sitting on the mount of Olives talking to the disciples when  Peter,James, John and Andrew came to Jesus privately and asked what the signs would be and he told them what the signs of the beginning of sorrows would be. Now we continue as he describes the coming of the son of man and what that will look like for us in the future.

But in the days after that Tribulation  the sun shall be darkened,and the moon shall not give her light. and the stars of Heaven shall fall and the powers that are in Heaven shall be shaken,and then shall they see the son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory,and then shall he send his angels and shall gather together his elect,from the fourwinds,from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of Heaven.Now learn a parable of the fig tree,when her branches is yet tender,and putteth forth leaves,ye know that summer is near.so ye in like manner when ye shall see these things come to pass know that is it nigh ( or he is near )at the doors.verily I say unto you that this generation shall not pass till all these things be done. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not (by no means) pass away.but that day and that hour knoweth no man,no,not the angels which are in Heaven ,neither the son,but  the Father.take ye heed watch and pray :for ye know not when the time is.for the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey who left his house and gave authority to his servants and every man his work and commanded the porter to watch.watch ye therefore ye know not when the master of the house cometh at even(evening) or at midnight or at the cockcrowing or in the morning.lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. and what I say unto you, I shall say unto all. Watch.

In this he says that this generation shall not pass until all of these things come to pass, meaning that all prophecy has been fulfilled and  he has retrieved all his people, then everything will be done and the generation shall pass after judgement. So we as Christians are to know the signs as we know the signs of the beginning of summer the signs should be about the same to see if we pay attention and study our butts off in the scriptures and   do our jobs and disciple any and everyone who will accept the words of the one and true living God, we will know what is up and how to deal with it through prayer and then the parts we do not understand will be revealed to us through the spirit of discernment and we will not fear, but rejoyce because will at that time will see the Glory of God manifest before our very eyes and then hear loud as a thunderous storm the sound of the shofar being blown and the knowledge that we will soon have our houses and rewards in Heaven which have not gone down in value, been gotten by foreclosure  or any other means of achieving something through the bad luck of another’s misfortune  ,but that we rightfully inherited the kingdom of Heaven through the blood of the lamb,and the grace and mercy of the Father.

Until next time as always keep the rubber side down and may God richly pour out the blessings of Heaven upon you.

Rambo


Are we in troubled days? Answer yes, there are a lot of uncertainties going on in the Middles East that could destabilize the peace agreements of each and every country in the region, which could cause a huge war.What kind of war though? It would be a religioous war fought with carnal weapons and with major devastation and serious consequences which will affect Christians all over the world. We see Christians killed by other religious people almost on a daily basis, the threat of sharia law being emplimented in America is real and this is not a good thing. This is not the “CHANGE”, We the people bargained for. We are a country found on the Christian faith and if we do not wake up we will be living in a country where women can not drive cars, would be able to be beaten by their husbands and nothing would be done,   be forced to accept  a religion which is not biblical and denounce the one true living God and turn from the bible. So are we living in troubled times and do we need more evangelical people out spreading the gospel and pronouncing the word of God? Answer is yes more than ever. With the probability of a strike against Iran’s nuclear power plantss and their threat of whipping Israel of the face of the earth, you bet we are in troubled times. In fact we are a blessed country although we are not mentioned in the bible per say, we have had God’s hand upon us since this country was founded. If we turn our backs on Israel and do not support the chosen land of God we will in fact feel the wrath of God and we will see judgement in our life time.

In Mark 13:1-37 Jesus explains what the signs of the end will be and they are as follows,And as he went out of the the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him,  Master see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! ( Master in this means teacher).And Jesus answering and said unto him,” seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,  Tell us when these things be? And what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? And Jesus said ” Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name ,saying ,I am Christ and shall deceive many. And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars ,be you not troubled:for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom and there shall be earthquakes in divers places,(divers meaning various) and there shall be famines and troubles:  these are the beginnings of sorrows.but take heed to yourselves for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them,and the gospel must be published among all nations.But when they shall lead (arrest)you and deliver you up ,take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak,neither do you premeditate :but what soever shall be given you in that hour,that speak ye, (meaning do not worry about how to justify yourself through your own words the holy spirit will bein you there fore the words you say will be divinely given to you through the inspiration of God)Now the brother shall betray the brother to death and the father the son,and children shall rise up against their parents and shall cause them to be put to death.And shall be hated by all men for my name’s sak;but ye shall endure (bear patiently)unto the end,the same shall be saved. but when ye shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION spolen of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not{ let him that readeth understand}then them that be in Judea flee to the mountains.and let him that is on the house top not go back down into the house,neither enter therein to take anything out of his house.and let him tht is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment but woe to them that are with child(pregnant) and to them that give suck in those days (nursing) and pray ye that your flight be not in the winter for those days shall be affliction( tribulation),such as was not from the beginning of the creation in which God created unto this time neither shall be.and except that the Lord had shortened those days no flesh should be saved:but for the elect’s sake whom he hath chosen he hath shortened the days. And if any man shall say unto you, Lo,he is Christ or lo ,he is there believe him not,for false Christs and false prophets shall rise and shall show signs and wonders to seduce,if it were possible even the elect(chosen ones).

Now let’s look we have wars we have the Iraq war still going on and we have the Afghanistan war still going on so here are two wars being fought, by flesh however it is not a war on terror it is a war of religion and this may never end until the second coming of Christ and then we have rumors of war, the Iranian situation with Israel, then we have earthquakes sprouting up all over the place and some in unusual areas. We have food shortages all over not really bad yet but it will be in time. We have children abusing their parents,verbal assaults by children towards each other, brothers not getting along, it says not to let anyone turn to gather things during the second coming because you do not need the things you have here in Heaven, when we get to heaven we will have better things and a perfect life.  We must accept the Lord’s word and trust it fully. These are the beginnings of sorrows and describe exactly what is going on in the world today, we have pastors saying do this or that or give give give and you will have what I have and that is false. So we have false  teachings. This describes exactly what we are dealing with and we must educate ourselves on how to deal with and determine wether or not a person is genuine or fake and that will come from the spirit of discernment. Look for the following in the following days, it will be a continuance of the rest of the scripture of Mark 13 which is the  coming of the son of man and in this it will describe what will take place however it will not describe when, or any time frame what soever. So until next time as always keep the rubber side down and may God richly pour out the blessings of Heaven upon you.

Rambo


I got off work around 4 am and  took a small putt back to the neighborhood from the job site, I minister at a gas station and so far it has been pretty receptive. I ran into a biker , not literally, who started a small conversation with me. I found out that his son may be looking at ten years at the young age of 20. I will not go any further than that in order to keep confidentiality, how ever this man sounded as though all hope was lost. Thus the title of this article and a question asked by many , when is hope lost, is it ever lost, and what is hope? These questions are common and as Christians we must know how to answer them in a biblical way, know what the signs are for someone who has lost hope, and really know what hope is. We will start with what hope is in definition and theology and then turn to see if we can find it in the bible. I think we will find hope in the bible under biblical terms and see what it says. Then I will give you the best description I have ever heard on what hope is.

Here are the sources I will be using to explain this. The New Webster’s Library of Practical Information, and the King James Version of the bible which is the only one I use for most of my articles.

According to our dictionary it is defined as  a confident expectation  that a desire will be fulfilled.

In a way we could probably parallel this with faith in a biblical sense , let’s see, it is defined as trust or complete acceptance, so in a way it could be  similar in statue but still hold a different definition as a whole depending on the context it is used in.

faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God in hopes that through faith our prayers are answered, in which case they always are just not always the way WE want. Hope ever it  is answered.

The bible says  Romans 8:25 says  but if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience  wait for it.

We continue through the trials of life with perseverance and with patience eagerly awaiting the Lord to fulfill our every expectation.

Hope in my opinion is never lost, it is sometimes what I would say put in remission, or on the back burner if you will for another time,but it is never lost totally maybe forgotten but not lost. So it is not lost at all.

We have defined hope and discussed wether it is lost or not and I have given my opinion. Here is the theology, Hope is the knowledge that tomorrow will be better than today. That is awesome to me.

I hope that none of this is taken out of context and that it is fully understood that I am not just waiting for the lord to do for me and there for not do anything or give him anything to work with.

In my opinion it is like the military, you gotta give your drill instructors something to work with, you don’t just show up and say make me a soldier, you have to follow what they say as we must do the same for the Lord. Remember faith with out works is dead. Which means we don’t sit and say oh the Lord will do this that or the other we must put things into motion and if it is God’s plan you are following it will be blessed, if not he will show you where he wants you.

Until next time as always keep the rubber side down and may God richly pour out the blessings of heaven upon you.

Rambo

 


Many people through out the centuries and even during the time Jesus walked the face of the earth as God manifested in the flesh have tried to figure out when exactly the end of the world is. Remember the pastor out in California who dumped all of his savings into advertising that the end of the world was going to be some time last May? There have been other people who have tried to do the same thing in past times and all it did was discredit them and make it harder for people to believe what pastors and the bible say exactly about the end of time.

Do  I believe this to be true NO, why? Because the bible says in  M ark 13:7 it says And when ye shall hear of  wars and rumours of wars be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.( NKJV)

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer (1 Peter 4:7, BKJV)

In Mathew chapter 24 Jesus is talking to his disciples after he departed the temple and said ,see ye not all these things? verily I say unto you there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down,  He continues on to tell them how things will go and then he says in verse 36but of that day and hour knoweth no man,no not the angels of Heaven,but my Father only. (Mathew chapter24 NKJV)

You see man has tried to figure out the whole plan and has made false statements and flase predictions, truthfully no one can predict God, when Jesus was God manifest on earth he didn’t know because the angels in Heaven and Jesus are only on a need to know basis if you will and until God says ok it’s time let’s roll they will not know until the last minute at that is why it will happen in the twinkling of an eye.

All December 21,2012 is , is an end to an ancient calendar that is it nothing more nothing less, for if man could predict then end of the world when Jesus himself couldn’t tell because he didn’t know then the scripture would be false,God wouldn’t be who he says and that would discredit his words altogether and thus would make him like all the other false gods known and worshiped around the globe.

So the question: Is December 21,2012 the end of the world? answer NO, not even close. it is a ploy to get people to panic and do things they normally would not do and that my friends is not biblical. Trust what the bible says in the scriptures and listen not to what main stream media says on this subject, or anyone else who believes this nonsense because according to scripture it is one hundred percent false.

Until next time as always keep the rubber side down and may God richly pour out the blessings of Heaven onto you.

Rambo

 


Salvation we hear a lot about it , but di we really know what it is , how it works and how  to help someone obtain it? In my opinion I think we have an idea, basically it is the belief that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, was crucified on the cross , put in a tomb and was raised on the third day as prophecy states, but is there more? There are a lot of things that are in the bible that are of great importance that I feel are over looked, or looked at as a symbol or as just something they did in the past that is no longer done today. If we are Christians this would mean we are Christ like wouldn’t it? I believe so and thus we must try to act like it, walk like it and talk like it so that fruits are visible to show what we are and not hide it like we are ashamed of it.We should share out belief with people on a daily basis and not only say well I converted this person or that person. When I think of a convert well that is the base word for convertible which to me represents a car so lets see about this convertable person first and see if it lines up with what we are commanded to do by Jesus himself in Mathew chapter 28 verses 19-20 and you see for yourself what you think and if you disagree drop me a line in the contact page and tell me why and correct me by showing me the scriptures.

The convertible car yes they are cool throw the top down and cruise the roads on nice days or on a Friday or Saturday night when the weather permits and that is good and all, me personally I prefer my motorcycle. But this car has a top that goes on and off is that what we want to win to the kingdom of heaven a person who has a heart that fluctuates on and off for the kingdom when the mood  is right or when the stuff hits the fan or do we want permanent fixtures in the kingdom with faith as strong as the red wood tree? With things in the world going the way they are  I look at bikers and yes I look specifically at the out laws for one thing, TRUE UNDYING BROTHERHOOD. W need this in our churches, our jobs, our personal lives, not this swayback convertible  I am only  a Christian in church and live like the devil the rest of the week that my friends to me is a typical convert.

let’s see what the bible says in Mathew 28:19-20. Yes I have written an article on these two verses before and the lord points me back to them for one reason or another but in a way they are simple enough to understand and apply them to our lives even today, because they still stand for us to day as a command.

According to Noah Webster’s dictionary on the biblos website it says,one who receives instruction from another,a scholar, a learner, especially a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher an adherent in doctrine as the disciples of our savior Jesus Christ.

So are we disciples, well let’s see we take and learn direction from pastors , we study and take direction from the spoken words of the bible which was divinely inspired by the one true living God, we also take direction from the words spoken in the bible from Jesus himself in the new testament as well as direction from the holy spirit. So in my opinion yes we as Christians and followers of Christ we are disciples. How ever the context in Mather 28:19-20 says  Go ye therefore and TEACH all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost,(20) TEACHING  them to observe all things in which I have commanded you, and , lo, I am with you always until the end of the world.

Now you see TEACH in two different ways TEACH them means to disciple them go do and Teaching is simply DO-ING what we are commanded to do and what are we commanded to do observe all things, OBSERVE to me means absorb what is before you so you can determine wether  it is right or wrong through the discernment of the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit how ever you want to call him.SO salvation  is a little deeper than just a simple prayer and POOF you’re saved buck-o . No we must learn all that was taught to the disciples so we can make disciples of salvation of all in whom we come in contact with. MAKE DISCIPLES not converts, converts are like convertible cars they flip back and forth, a disciple and true believer in the doctrine of God’s word is more than a convert he/she is a disciple and is equipped with the knowledge of the truth of the word of God, knows how to depend of the Holy Spirit for direction and does exactly what he is told to do by God and therefore is not shaken by the devil in fact the devil is then shaken by the disciple and running for his life for a change.

So the question was is there more to salvation? answer…… yes most definitely in my  opinion.

Until next time keep the rubber side down and may God richly pour out the blessings onto you from heaven through out the week.

Rambo


Many people who claim to be atheists say there is no God or God does not exist, either one of these two statements due to their lack of knowledge of  or the refusal to accept biblical truth per Genesis  or anything in direct relation to the bible. They say if there was a God or existence thereof then there would be no suffering in the world and especially not as bad as it has gotten, and I do admit it has gotten worse. There is an old saying ” it’ll get worse before it gets better” this was used in the old classic movie Road House with Patrick Swayzie  and Sam Elliot. In the movie people suffered a lot due to this rich guy Same Wesley who took advantage of a town through money. At the end he got his and it was exactly what he deserved.

In the book of Job, Job is a man from the land of UZ who is perfect and upright in God’s eyes he was one of if not the richest in the land earning it honestly through hard work I would imagine. He presented along with his sons themselves to God and low and be hold here comes old horns himself the devil. In this book I think it is depicting the devil as the wind I may have wrote on this subject before but I have a little more insight on this. As we know satan gets permission to test Job and see just how faithful he is to God and so in chapter six the testing begins and he smites Job left and right the only thing is he cannot kill Job he can only torment him with what ever he can think of that would hurt him and get him to curse God and thus if this happened he could say to God ” HA GOTCHA SUCKER” but as we all know those of us who read this book  that never happened and he was rewarded greatly for all that he lost,

In today’s world we see a lot of suffering, homeless people, starving children and adults just awful things people killing one another and it is really bad. We even see people suffer in bondage and in sickness and disease and they are upright citizens and do good and have faith.

I am not going to try and guess why it seems that God allows it to go on I do believe it is man’s in humanity to man which feeds it as well as greed, but I don;t think God wills it to go on and why does it seem like they are getting away with it? Because God knows when judgment will come and he knows that when people who suffer come out of that suffering on a count of God there is always  an awesome testimony and that testimony will bring glory to him thus bringing more whiteness es out to show his glory to other people. And this brings more people to the kingdom of heaven. It is hard to get the secular world to grasp and understand this concept but it is true and as I continue to pursue my education in seminary I will be able to better understand and explain this concept in more detail than what I am able to as of now. So until next time keep the rubber side down and may God pour out the belssings of heaven upon you and your family.

Rambo