New Year 2016

As you well know, I have not written in ages, and I apologize for that. I have been busy with the holidays, visiting family, and finally discovering the gender of our little lemon drop!!! The baby is a healthy girl!!!!   We are also undergoing difficulties with our home so pray that all will be well with the Lemons.

I have recently realized, with the help from my husband, that no Christians seem to know the times that we live in. No, we are not in the tribulation or the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ, but we are in end times. As christians we would love to see everyone give their life over to God, but that is just not going to happen. That is not what the Bible says, therefore, sadly, it is not going to occur. Look around you, we are told that good is evil and that evil is good. Most unbelievers do not like Christians because the christians that do make it on the news or are talked about in social media are not true followers of Christ. They call themselves radical, but they are, to be honest, selfish. These people care more about their own feelings then honoring the Lord. Christians are to love their neighbor as much as they love themselves (Matthew 19:19). Now, do you see this in the world today??? Think about it for a second……………………. No, you see people either accepting the gay or transgender community or outright hating them. As christians, we are not to accept that lifestyle, but we are to love them and tell them about Jesus.  I wanted to speak of this to leave you with some food for thought. I do not care if the world hates me or rejects me. Honestly, I rather be rejected by the world then by God.

As we enter this new year tomorrow think about what your doing for the Lord. Yes, we desire a revival within this world, but that revival begins in our hearts as the Holy Spirit convicts us to live unto the Lord. So, in all your might, escape from your sins. If you struggle with lust, find a woman, or man, and date in public settings and strive for marriage. God tells us to get married so we can escape that burning desire. If you just don’t understand your role as a biblical woman or man get into your Bible and learn!! Strive to read the entire Bible this year so, as a christian, you know where you stand. If you are a teenager, honor thy father and mother (Matt. 19:19).

The word gluttonous is in the Bible as well. It means, excessively greedy. Proverbs 23:20 states, ” Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat”. In the new year, strive to eat to fuel your body, not for pleasure. Don’t sit around eating chips ALL day or candy. Get up and make a healthy meal. Go outside or to the gym instead of idling at home. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4).

I urge you not to just read this and go about your normal day, but instead, let these words, given to me through God, convict you to change your life. Even if your are living for the Lord, strive to do better. Always strive to do more and be better for the Lord. Never stop growing.

I will be posting weekly due to my schedule. Plus, it gives me time to prepare a post that really does mean something and is not just featuring me rambling on.

9 Replies to “New Year 2016”

  1. Hi. I’m curious about how you interpret the heavy misogynistic undertones in the Bible. What are your thoughts on them as a modern woman?

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    1. Can you give me examples of a misogynistic scenario? Because I do not believe that there is a hatred for woman I the bible. Maybe when there is woman who is a whore and people desire to stone her, it was against the law to be a whore. Otherwise I do not see the undertones

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      1. By using these as examples, this is what I refer to as being misogynistic: Deuteronomy 22:28-29, 1 Timothy 2:11-12, Exodus 21:7-11, Leviticus 12: 1-8, 1 Corinthians 14:34, Leviticus 15: 19-31, 1 Corinthians 11:2-10… As mentioned, I only used these as a select number of examples. Which brings me back to my original question of what your thoughts are on these anti-women preachings since you are a modern woman? I’m only interested in the discussion and to seek understanding, not to demean your faith.

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    1. Yes. Sorry, I’ve been busy with some things. With the verses that you presented me, I still do not believe that the Bible had a hatred for women. Singling out a few verses about the women is ignoring the verses surrounding those, as in, ignoring the chapter. It is taking those verses out of context. You presented me with numerous Old Testament verses as well. The Jews were under such strict law because of their sin, God had to enforce rules upon them. Now, we are not called to follow those laws today, because those laws were only given to the Jews. We are called to follow the laws of the New Testament that Jesus, the disciples, and Paul presented to us, for we are Gentiles.

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      1. I only provided 3:4 ratio of new:old testaments. It seems to me that most Christian outcry is based on selecting one or two verses. If as a gentile, you are meant to only follow the new testament, then why have the old testament as well in the same book? That’s a place of confusion for me simply because from an outsider perspective, it seems as if most of the Bible is disregarded. Why does it appear as if God completely abandoned the Jews because of their sins when we ALL have original sin?

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      2. Jews are Gods chosen people. We have the Old Testament to give us history. This shows us what we are to do and not do. When Jesus died on the cross for our sins He broke the barrier between us and God. We are now able to go to God if we choose to follow Him. He did not abandoned the Jews, Jesus was a Jew. Jews now-a-days do not believe that Jesus was the Son of God- the Jews at that time did not follow Moses so they did not know Him. Jesus said if you followed Moses you would know me. They weren’t following God any longer.

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  2. Based on what you’ve presented to me, on one hand Christians are to only follow the teachings of the New Testament but the Old Testament is necessary for Christians to understand the history as well as possess knowledge about what to do and what not to do. Which therefore means that Christians are following the Old Testament as well. Within Judaism, there are various sects (similar to Christianity), and there is a sect of Judaism that follows the teachings of Moses. I do know that Jesus was a Jew. The Jews do not believe Jesus to be the Messiah and they await the return of the Messiah. It’s okay for both religions to have their faiths. Jews do still follow God, hence why they do not write the full spelling of God and why they refer to him as Yahweh. Most arguments that I have seen in American politics are countered by some Christians referring to the Old Testament as how we are to govern ourselves (an example would be same sex couples). This is also presented in a manner of presenting a verse or two in order to back their position. I do not find this wrong, only fascinating (especially upon further discussion with you). I did read the context of the verses I presented to you. The times the Bible was written in also severely contrasts with the era of modernity that you and I live in today. Back then, women were subordinates to men and the Bible does reflect that in many instances. The teachings are reflective of the times, yet I do find it intriguing that you do not see some of this. Yes, there are many passionate teachings about the beauty of womanhood, I do not wish to deny those.

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