He Wants Your Heart

If you’re not on the knees of your heart
You’re not walking in humility
Though on physical knees you bend down
It’s not where He would like you to be
It’s your heart that He wants to possess
And to cleanse so that you will be pure
Though you kneel down to pray and confess
And to praise Him, you sure can be sure
That what He wants from you is your heart.
If you love Him then you must obey
What He tells us to do every day
It’s not enough just to declare that
You believe He’s waiting there for you
You have to walk in such a way that
Demonstrates you know that He is true
And that is what He waits for us to do
He waits for you
He wants your heart.

Good News

It looks as though the incorporation can go ahead very soon. God is providing the required directors and the paperwork should be prepared in about a week. It looks like this will be called “End Starvation Foundation, Inc”.

I am taking one step at a time, not knowing where the path will lead, but only knowing that it is the right path, and that God will open the way before us to do the work He said we should do. I hope you will join in it, either with us or without us.

It is an exciting time. God is moving.

Stephen Bening introduced be to a musical group named Broken Walls, which I suggest you look up on Youtube. Try the songs Ride the Wind and Jesus Christ is Good Medicine and Song for the Creator.

I have been really busy

I have been really busy with a variety of things, some of which are not important enough to continue doing. I hope to very shortly incorporate the 501(C)3, so that the project that really matters most can get rolling. While we waste time in many things that ultimately mean little, the starving continue to die. Each of us is able to do something meaningful to bring an end to starvation, the one ongoing tragedy that could be eradicated, if we only really wanted to do it. We cannot say that about diseases, wars, crime, or other causes of human suffering, at least not in the same sense. So I will budget my time more wisely, and you do the same.

Fools

Fools and idiots abound
And lots of liars are around
Many of who fail to see
Of Jesus the reality
But teach about what they don’t know
And fulfill in doing so
The prophecies that said they’d come
With evil fruit and conscience numb.
Those wolves that often dress like sheep
Mislead the flock, but soon will reap
A cup filled with the wrath divine
For those who’d come to undermine
His holy purpose, where He forgave
All those whom He came to save.
God, have mercy on the dumb
But deal with all the lying scum
Who without conscience do defame
Those persisting in your name
To follow Christ and do as you
In righteousness would have us do.
Fools and idiots can be
Filled with wisdom and come to see
But prophets false who love to lie
And don’t repent will have to die
Not once but twice, and face the flame
For failing to respect his name.
God, have mercy on fools like me
And teach me your reality.

LIFE

Life is good, but what is life?
Struggling with daily strife
While hanging on the tree of woe?
Oh, no, I really don’t think so.
Sometimes grief is in the heart
But we can choose the better part
Simply by remembering
That He will give us everything.
If we would see better days
We really must amend our ways
And do as He’d have us to do
Until our days on Earth are through.
The life we live we live to God
Until we’re placed beneath the sod
Later called to rise again
Rejoicing with obedient men
Rewarded with felicity
In life as it was meant to be.
But some prefer a punishment
Together with the arrogant
Who having no humility
Toss aside felicity
To hang upon the tree of woe
Just because they wouldn’t go
And enter by the narrow gate
Delaying till it is too late
Repentance from a life of sin
Which long they chose to remain in.
Any person could be saved
Despite how they might have behaved
If they have humbly walked with God
Before they’re placed beneath the sod.
Your body, you must realize
Before too long will fertilize
After you have lain in state
So wisely do not hesitate.
This very day you should repent
So you will not have to be sent
To where you gnash your teeth and weep
But rather where you get to keep
The blessings of joy, peace, and love
As promised by the Lord above.
The choice you make is up to you.
Choose life, before your life is through.

The War in Effect

I am about to sound sanctimonious but sometimes we need reminders. Not all who
say to Him “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven. He said that many will
call Him Lord whom He will call practicers of lawlessness. Recall that He said
He came to bring not peace but a sword. He also taught that friendship with the
world is enmity with God. Even the members of our own family may turn against us
if we serve Christ.

There are many who say they are Christian but who do not know the truth. They
can learn. And if they belong to Christ they will hear his voice. But many know
the word and reject it who also claim to be Christian. They create doctrines
that ignore his teachings & they reject his words. They reject his teaching &
they condemn those who teach what He taught. This is clear evidence of to whom
they really belong.

The scriptures speak in various places of this type of traitor to Christ. They
warn of them. Do not listen to the teaching of false prophets. The scriptures
say that they come to mislead and deceive, drawing away even the elect, if
possible. Do not be deceived. Have the Bible on hand.

Some teach falsehood being themselves deceived. They can be helped and taught.
False prophets come to separate us from Christ. We need to constantly refer to
his word as we must remain alert and informed of what is true and if we remain
in the word He will reveal it.

Don’t be led away by false teachers who sound smart but whose doctrine opposes
the truth of Christ. False teachers can be slick and sly. They can look just
like sheep but be wolves. Do not be deceived. Test every teaching with his word.

This is not a game. Satan the devil is looking to devour whomever he can and
uses people to help him do it. The war is spiritual. You must remain informed to
fight.

What does this have to do with the war on starvation? There is a class of false teacher who insists that since we are saved by grace through faith we do not have to have works. They say this even though Christ clearly taught that those who do not do as He commands will not inherit the kingdom of God. Regardless of whether works are necessary for salvation, per se, works are necessary, since Christ said they are necessary, and since He told us to do them.

One of the things He told us to do is to feed the needy. Since we do not do it, they die by the millions.

Regardless of whatever it means to work or not to work, the world is what it is because we do not do what He told us to do. The dying from starvation are dying because we do not feed them as He commanded.

The word of God says that we were created for good works that were prepared for us to walk in. But some prefer to argue against the necessity of works that Christ commanded, rather than to do what we were created to do.

What Do You Believe?

What do you think about prophecy? It is not uncommon for people to scoff at biblical prophecy, or to compare it to prophecy of others, such as Nostradamus. But those who scoff at prohecy tend to become less arrogant after actually taking a closer look at it.

The fact is that Nostradamus’ record of prophecy was not just hit and miss, but more miss than hit. He made a lot of predictions that did not pan out. However, the same cannot be said of prophecy that is in the Bible.

It is true that not all Bible prophecy has yet come to pass. But hundreds of prophecies contained in the Bible have already come to pass.

Take a look at just one small set of prophecies in Amos 1. There it was prophesied that several places would be destroyed, including Tyre, Gaza, Damascus, Ammon, and Edom. Three are no more. Gaza is barely a remnant, and will disappear. Damascus, the oldest continually inhabited city on Earth, is in danger at this time.

Christ prophesied conditions that would prevail in the end times, and we see these conditions now. Of course, the more you consider the specific details, the more it becomes clear that conditions Christ prophesied now prevail.

For those who understand what I am saying, I will add this: Christ prophesied our end in case we obey or do not obey His words. In Matthew 7, he said this: 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

And Christ also made it even more clear when He said the following in Matthew 25: 31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’

44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

If you believe in prophecy and you believe in Christ, those words must leave an impression on you that no comment of mine could enhance. If you do not believe in them, be advised that the time is coming when we will all answer for the choices we made.

I believe in them. But even if you do not, you should still be moved by the spectacle of millions dying of starvation while the world looks the other way. Be moved to do whatever you can to not be a part of that spectacle.

Awaken

Pastors…is there a reason why you are not preaching what the scriptures say about feeding the starving widows and orphans? Is there a reason why you do not have a collection box dedicated to feeding the needy? It is God’s will that we do it. (Matthew 25:31-42)

Married people…why not sit down with your spouse and children and suggest that each of you contribute just a few cents a day to feed the starving? A family of four could each contribute 25 cents/day which would be enough to feed a straving person every day. You would do God’s will and set a great example, while uniting the family in good works. The scriptures say we were created for good works. (Ephesians 2:10, Hebrews 13:16)

Children…why not make the suggestion to your parents, and to your friends, and to your pastor? God wants us to feed the hungry. We have more than enough to do it.

If each child in a class of 30 children gave 7 cents/day of school (180 days/year), the class could feed a starving person all year long.

Christians are mainly in a state of spiritual lethargy. We need to awaken and obey Christ. If we dedicated as much to feeding the hungry as we do to going to the movies, starvation would cease to exist. But when we turn our eyes away from the needy, we disobey Christ. Do you remember what Christ said about thiose who call Him Lord,  but who do not do God’s will? (Matthew 7:21-23)

There is enough food produced already to end starvation, and enough resources to get that food into the hands of those who are dying from starvation. Don’t tell me there is nothing you can do, or that you are too busy. We both know that is not true.

Think about it. Pray about it. Talk to your friends and family about it. Awaken from spiritual stupor. Be what God wants us to be.

You want a spiritual revival? Work together to feed the hungry and watch God move.