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Psalm 14 1-3 14 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. 2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. 3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Romans 1:18-20 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
#God’s love is found in Christ alone
2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason, God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,
Philippians 4:11-13 11) Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12) I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13) I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
I could post Bible verses on the things of God and natural understanding – but what good would that do?
I couple of weeks ago, like in this video, I had sorted screws to stock on the shelf of my shop. Not only that, but I just knew I sorted a bag of screws to transfer them back into the box they came in. Yet was frustrated I could not find the bag. So, I decided to shelve what I had and look for them later… After placing the box on the shelf, as soon as I turned around – there they were, on the workbench which I had just come from!
I have always wanted to document these types of things with a video camera – so that people might believe me, yet I don’t believe they would even happen then, as the Lord would know “I was trying to outwit Him and take control” the grace shown to me in trying to capture “His workings”, and that would probably never be allowed until the great witnesses are used towards the end of the age, I would guess?
Perhaps Satan would want that, but not the Lord God of Israel; as this is not about ghost chasing demons – but rather the work performed in grace by the Lord Almighty, who only graces men for their faith, and not personal gain (like the false miracle workers do on television), thank the Lord!
I have had my back miraculously healed, had a near-death experience having Jesus pushing shoulder to shoulder against me when my heart stopped, looked down at my own ambulance in transport with perfect clarity of mind and vision, and was given the Doctor who invented laser surgery to the heart when my “2” leads became infected behind my lungs and calcified into my heart!
Years ago, I used to worry about being put in the “loony bin – even by professed believers” about my testimonials which I had witnessed while in street ministry; because most Bible-believing Christians lean more to their understanding of the Bible than they do to an understanding of what the book is teaching about, namely our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Father!
I do not wish to sound “Spiritually Proud” (as I’m sure I’ll be accused of) but rather in all humility to simply share my observations of the faith I have witnessed in the past forty-six years!
There is a difference in having a form of Godliness, but not the power thereof!
Allow me to opine; years ago after getting out of street ministry, and moving out of the big city where I learned how to walk in the Holy Spirit of God, and fight with Satan and his counterfeit spiritual movements, I fell prey to the flesh and social pressure in not wanting to move in the Spirit for fear of what others thought of me!
I can remember going into my prayer life, in that still quiet place in my room, and suddenly having the window shade spring up while cats battled just outside my window, to spook and discourage me from praying! Being a young man, I yearned for social acceptance, and cowed never to pray that way again for fear people would think me a loon!
In the late 90s, I finally would meet my wife to be, giving direction towards Christ in her battered world in a way that I was never able to function in the Holy Spirit before, and to a certain degree, it scared me very much walking in the Holy Spirit of God almost daily, for about 18 months!
During this time of dating, I knew I needed fellowship, so I tried very hard to gain acceptance in the established “church system” with their systematic theologies. I had even passed the Presbyterian’s course for Elders with flying colors, but only to experience more rejection from a formally educated bunch of stuffed shirts!
This deeply discouraged me, and I vowed to return to my first love, walking in power in Jesus Christ!
Little did I realize, I would stand to lose everything, my Army career, and even my very life!
The church still expected my offerings, and building fund money, plus my service as a Deacon, on an increasingly tight budget, enough so we thought we might lose our house due to medical expenses incurred through a line of duty heart attack in training, just after a year of returning home due to my orders under Operation Enduring Freedom, but ended up spending my time at Ft. Bragg, NC.
Jesus was pressing shoulder to shoulder next to me that day, my heart stopped, as my eyes rolled back in my head! I was defibrillated about a half dozen times, and at one point looked down upon my own ambulance in perfect clarity of mind and vision, I pleaded with God to let me live!
I was not expected to survive the night, and a week later after my emergency stenting, my proximal lad started to clog up again, as they rushed me back into surgery! Not only that, but I thought I was a goner as I told the nurse to tell my wife, she was the best thing that ever happened to me!
The nurse then repeated back to me my private prayer said in my car while driving over the Bay Bridge… She said, “Mr. Dell”, the enemy knows who you are, but this will not stop what God has planned for you!” I was shocked, as I had prayed to be effective for Christ, like Paul and Silos, in that the enemy would know who I was!
I left the organized church and its bunch of “yes men” in my estimation for about seven years, partially because I could not give my testimonial publicly from the church stage, and because the Lord had moved me to walk away from their money-making operation, oftentimes devoid of His leading!
Furthermore, I then spent about 6 years online with a group of Armenians who thought they had a better handle than most in walking in the Holy Spirit, while rejecting others who didn’t fully agree with their methodology and slanted beliefs of being Holy. I, too, would be rejected after 6 years of continued friendship with the leader of this small group, primarily because of my political views, as being “chastened of God” when I needed emergency surgery for an infection of vegetation growing on my (two) defibrillator leads to my heart, which the hospital didn’t want to try and remove!
Praise God, I ended up with the Surgeon, Dr. Love, at Johns Hopkins who had invented laser surgery to the heart! I could go on and on about the small miracles within my life, but will only share but a few more recent ones while one again walking in the Holy Spirit of God.
I finally was led by the Lord to join a small Baptist Church on the Island, who did not reject the leading’s and power of the Holy Spirit, as not conducive to their doctrines and legalisms!
As I strive to “get back” with the Lord after some serious rejection in my life, he has slowly moved more and more in power, by placing items in places I could see them!
One of these events was with my cell phone, I had misplaced it from the table I normally sat it on, and decided after much searching to retire to bed and look for it in the morning. The next morning, as I entered my office to search for it again, it was placed back in the center of the table which I normally kept it upon!
Another event was in not being able to locate the chute key for my small 3/8th inch drive drill, and I had to use the ½ inch drive instead. The next day, it was also at the center of my workbench in my shop!
Then a couple of days ago, I was doing the tedious task of sorting out hardware to shelve in my shop. I just knew I had a bag of deck screws I had just seen to go back into the carton, but I could not find them, so when I turned my back to shelve what I had just sorted; when I turned back around they were on my workbench immediately!
I must say, that spiritual events such as these are scary to the natural understanding, and we will tend to think it was only us who simply overlooked them, but the spiritual reality is that they were not there just a moment ago, and then instantly appeared! You see, this is the reason I didn’t want to walk in the Holy Spirit years before; because the natural mind does not accept the things of God, and to put it bluntly, people will think you nuts, or an emotional cripple!
I have also watched small screws appear when I needed them for a project, and as a former Marine Engineer, I am well aware of the amount of hardware I counted for a job! Furthermore, my mental capacity and brain function was thoroughly screened by the military after my minor brain injury after my heart attack!
The real problem is that most Christians are scared of what they don’t understand, and some don’t have even the faith of a “Mustard Seed” to be willing to acknowledge the moving of God’s power within their relationship with him! It takes a lot of courage to move in faith in this manner, and in no small part as it is often not understood, or even acknowledge by the church establishment for being too mystical, emotional, or even unbalanced!
In today’s world science is god, yet in the times of the past, God was God, and science was just a way to gain an understanding of what God had created! This is only one more reason that people of faith, and particularly Bible believers, are so hated nowadays. Then the question becomes, how willing are you to follow Christ, and at what point will you sell him out towards a hostile world run by Satan?
Even our enemies wanted the Democrats to come back into power!
If Donald Trump were still President, the Taliban could have never come back to power, our military would not have been compromised and still effective, our borders would still be secure, the spread of the virus would still be in check, freedom of assembly would still be possible in; places of worship, schools, businesses, and jobs would be open and encouraged.
As a result; the economy, energy independence would still be booming, law enforcement and security for all would still be functional.
Our laws, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court would still be honored; and an administration elected honorably and above board would be in power, respecting its citizenry, due process, fiscal responsibility, and truthfulness, without manipulation from the media, big tech, and big business interests. All while showing restraint and responsibility for the law, and its people would still be possible!
In my estimation: If only part of what I have written above were realized by another quarter of “OUR” legal population manipulation of the electorate would not be possible, and our freedoms as a Nation would remain secure for our children, and children’s children to come.
Yet it is not, as humanity has turned its back on the Lord God…
2 Thessalonians 2: 3) Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
(2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)
10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12) That they all might be damned who believe not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Fortunately, I and many of us will not be here, for we have not rejected the Gospel of Christ.
Could it be the “last Trump” of –
1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
As the second coming of Christ? I don’t know, but I would not be surprised as such wickedness abides, and grows ever stronger; only seen by those who still have eyes to see!
I am guilty myself of being self-absorbed, and of course, it is not deliberate but rather to various extents part of all our natures.
I personally think that Religious self-absorption is the most hideous! The reason for this is that it focuses our attention on particular doctrines and personally held beliefs; that is not usually Biblical, or in some cases what might be called “extra-Biblical”, which is also unbiblical.
How does one discover how far off they might be? The answer is found in the Holy Spirit, the ultimate teacher! At this point, many will stop reading as it sounds like an oversimplification of finding the truth. But in fact, it is the only way to come into a knowledge of the truth!
I have studied my Bible for over 40 years, within the time frame I have been taught what I call extra-Biblical teachings, and like I said, they are not Biblical and oftentimes off balance. This is what so-called cults do, they use the scripture and customize them to their particular stick.
It is very important to have “good” Bible teachers. Even from the time of the Apostle Paul, many ministers struggled to have teaching explained within the proper contexts. Nowadays are certainly no exception! Many well intention people (and institutions) preach questionable doctrines as being from Christ, these are the ones Jesus referenced in Matthew 24:5,KJV: “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ, and shall deceive many.”
Jesus is speaking about false teachings “particularly” in the “end days” – and not just people claiming to be the Messiah or Savior! This passage describes a spiritual delusion, not just an intellectual one. All glory belongs to Christ the Lord, and not the teachers in other words. Ask yourself, how many have claimed to hold the truth, yet have deceived many?
It takes the Lord time to show us the places that we lack understanding, and I have found that one of the biggest obstetrical in my life has been well-meaning, yet deceived people themselves! This is why we must trust in the Lord, and lean not to our own understanding! That brings me to the point of walking by faith, and not by sight. It is too easy to be instructed by others “the way”, but ultimately we must discover this for ourselves. I am not speaking about some type of pluralistic philosophy based on relativism, I am speaking about being led of the Lord into all Biblical truths!
I have found that the first thing that must go is my introspective self adsorption to leaning to my own understanding. Only then is it possible for the Lord to show us himself and his absolute designing of the events and perceptions we may often misread?
Again, this is a very personal thing that all true believers need to yield to in our lives, as the Lord will not force His will upon anyone! This is not about rigid religious customs, ceremonies, or scriptural dogma, it is about yielding ourselves to Christ!
The problem is that many false teachers walk around today wanting people to follow them. Yet we must not; as that place of spiritual understanding and reproof belongs only to the Lord alone! Yes, there is correction and reproof from Elders in the church, but even being put out of the body, is so that ultimately the Lord will show us what we need to learn! That’s the only way anyone can truly learn anyway, as it’s our spiritual condition the Lord is concerned with, not our doctrine per say.
I once had a brother tell me that he could not teach me any more of the Lord. That was one of the most liberating moments in my life, although I didn’t realize it at the time. This was a painful point in my life, that the brother was removed I had known so well, however, it was so that the Lord himself could show me even greater truths; and by no small part in using even more mature brethren to help me grow in my understanding!
We used to say in street ministry, “don’t put God in a box – he won’t be able to teach you anything!” This holds particularly true concerning bad Bible teachings from people and institutions!
I have learned in walking with the Lord that in His providence, He will provide you with people to grow in a greater understanding of His purposes in your life! Yet you must be willing to open your eyes in acknowledgment to the Lord in all things! You must ask yourself, “where is my heart”?
Just over a year after returning home from active duty at Ft. Bragg, NC. And just joining back up with my old unit, I suffered a massive heart attack which I was not expected to survive. However, Jesus my Lord lay shoulder to shoulder against me on that day of 02/06/2005, at the very moment my heart stopped beating!
Do you know Jesus? Without him, only deep loneliness and darkness would have occurred to me at that moment; and perhaps maybe I wouldn’t have had a second chance at life?
The Bible tells us, that without Christ we all would be doomed to hell upon our deaths! This great love of our heavenly Father was in sending his only-begotten son to die on a cross in our behalves!
Don’t be foolish if you have not personally come to Christ, as I am speaking about an eternity apart from such great love with everlasting suffering in a lake of fire, with Satan and all his demons!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
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Always be careful to not put yourself above others. This has always plagued mankind throughout history!
WARNING: This is all about religion and politics, so if you are easily offended, don’t read this!
I don’t watch TV. a lot anymore, as I don’t like the ungodly and anti-nuclear family influence being put out today by Hollywood or other decadent broadcasters. The level of defiance to a once healthy family life has virtually disappeared from the screen. This is all in an effort to discredit any idea of the traditional Western culture once learned from the Bible in a sighting of the structuring of the paternally led family, inputting the man as the head of the household. This all started with the influence of feminism in the 1960s and supported by those who subscribed to Marxist doctrines, in an effort to tear down the principles of stability within the family structure, devoid of God’s ordinances.
A couple nights ago, I just happened to walk past the TV and witnessed two males engaged in homosexual sex with each other, the one giving the other oral sex, in having his head surging between the other’s legs! I was shocked, and asked the wife what program she was watching? She replied, it is about farming, so I thought it was safe to watch! Now, admittedly it didn’t show any genitalia in this act, but the idea that children might see this on a regular TV show, I found deeply disturbing with the idea of desensitizing them to what in the past would have been considered degenerate and wicked sexual behavior.
This desensitizing of children is perverse and wicked! But that is a part of today’s agenda against God, I’m afraid. Parents and others are now terrified to speak out against what is now called “Marriage Equality” for fear of reprisals! Never mind this is only about 2% of the population engaged in such behavior, but now we must not only tolerate it, but we are being forced to promote it!
The Bible teaches that rebellion against God is as Witchcraft; so to discredit God (or His existence) is actually to follow the Spirit of Satan, rather than the Holy Spirit of God. Obama’s push for an anti-western culture, which is also called anti-colonialism is really centered around the ideals of the predominant traditional white cultures of the world. White of not, the thrust of the “Critical Race Theory” being taught in the classroom, also known as by Conservatives as Cancel Culture, is really an effort to discredit the merits of a once God-honoring Western Civilization with debauchery and a rebellion against morality, traditional ethics, and ultimately the laws of God, which are not even allowed for display any longer within a public courthouse.
This is all really just hidden bigotry and hatred to the Lord God, and his principles governing all of our lives – whether we believe in him or not! The Bible teaches that “my people perish because of lack of knowledge” (of the truth). So all history must be destroyed and rewritten and taught to accommodate the destruction of the order of the family, and ultimately the loss of civilization as we have known it!
Apologizing for the “white man” and his (Straight) Paternal Society, as discriminatory to all other peoples is the key. This is why Obama embraced and projected the “Rainbow Flag” onto the White House, as a symbol to the world of his post-modern and anti-colonial viewpoint of how he thought the world should be; and even stating that America was no longer a Christian Country. Everything he embraced was done in animosity towards so-called colonialism, the God-honoring values of the past, and to be blunt – racism, that the world has suffered with from the time of Babble for millenniums!
We have now entered a post-modern age going from absolute values to relativism. Christian ethics to pluralism, where everyone does what is right within their own minds. In retrospect, this is not only the rejection of God within society but is actually an apology to Satan, forever having engaged in God Honoring Values!
The most concerning of all this is that Conservatives and Christians will now be targeted as “EXTREMISTS” when in actuality they are not extreme at all, only they hold to a level of decency no longer honored by a post-modern and embittered population, who hate any viewpoint not ascribing to their own! The really odd point to me is that; progressives like these believe they are being virtuous towards others, in now what is a complete reversal to the values and natural laws of our past!
Today I was reminded just how lonely death would be; if we didn’t know Jesus!
It all goes back to original sin, like when Cain murdered Able out of jealousy! Though shall not covet what thy neighbor has, it is the Lord who gives or takes away. It is righteousness that either exalts or destroys a nation, not its wealth. If we forget God, then He will either correct us or destroy us!
The Gospel of Jesus Christ frees men: Totalitarians enslave them! The dumbest thing I have ever heard is not to include the Lord in Government!
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In our ever-increasing immoral society we will see demonic activity grow ever stronger prior to the arrival of the “Man of Sin”, “That Wicked, the son of perdition” commonly called “The Antichrist”. In this video (although I jump around in my thoughts) I try and give a brief description of the demonic oppression which I have learned in my life. The man who trained me in ministry had 3 doctorate degrees and worked as an Exorcist in Baltimore City.
It is by the Grace of God that we come to Jesus Christ, in repentance towards Salvation; we are sealed for the day of “redemption” of our glorified bodies the Bible tells us. Yet we must choose to walk either in the Holy Spirit, or in the flesh. The Lord will not force us to “yield to the Spirit” in the workings in our lives, as that is up to us to decide. The book of Acts explains to us about the Holy Spirit, and that the “natural mind receives not” the things of God; so that too becomes a choice of our free will – to walk in the Spirit, or the flesh. It has taken me a long time to understand this rift between the “spiritual” brethren, and the “natural” ones!
We must be careful to be listening to the Lord in the love of Christ, so we do not fall into the trap of being self-serving, rather than God serving when concerning others.
Corinthians 12:7-10 “…in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I [Paul] was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong”
Bear One Another’s Burdens
1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For each will have to bear his own load. 6 Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
300 State St, Stevensville, Maryland 21666, USA • Part Time Employee
About the Job
Worship Leader / Music Director Needed
First Baptist Church of Kent Island, is seeking a person capable of being a music director each Sunday for the Churches Worship Services. The worship leader (Music Director) will set up the Christian PowerPoint Presentations (Slides) each week, in coordination with the sermon theme to be given by the Pastor.
The Worship Leader will be leading the congregation in song, along with the PowerPoint presentation on the monitors.
A Pianist or musician is also needed to accompany “worship leader” with the singing.
Call or texts directly to enquirer:
Pastor Doug Baughan at 443-540-4700
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This is a screenshot of an email I received from Back to the Bible; it shows the true meaning of what the Apostle Paul was speaking about in “running the good race” for Christ. It is pure and simple, it reminds us that life is a challenge, and if we do not want to be disqualified, we will push forward in our faith to obtain the victory in every matter we might encounter!
Paul wrote this as an encouragement to the early church, it was not a threat based in fear of losing one’s Salvation. As this was written in love, in showing the great power available to all believers who will put their trust in Christ alone throughout their lives in faith. It was never intended to be used for a worrisome foreboding, in using guilt and fear, (which this text it is oftentimes manipulated the mean) – yet it does not!
The natural mind understands NOT the things of God…
The elect, providence, the cross, running the good race, saved from sin, eternal life, regeneration, sanctification, Holiness, redemption, leaven (puffed up) and the contexts of sound doctrine cannot be completely understood by the natural mind alone. Rather it is by “Faith Alone” through the atoning blood of Christ that we are made complete.
If we attempt to grasp our faith in Christ by intellect alone, we will become frustrated in discovering we have no power over sin! Yet, more often than not many believe they play apart in their redemption – and eternal security by works; and yet works without faith is dead!
It has been my experience that Salvation is in “quantum mechanics” or a Spiritual issue, (as it is conceived in the mind of God) and therefore has no beginning and no end, so it cannot be grasped through our natural understanding of the scriptures alone, but only by faith which also is spiritual and God inspired.
I believe Paul understood this, and is why he preached Christ, and Christ Crucified “alone” then instructed the brethren to move in faith beyond what is elementary.
Yet men still contend and are content to argue the essence of what Christ has already accomplished at Calvary! In my opinion, this is because men refuse to try and fathom the infinite love and mercy by grace our heavenly father has given to all who would believe on the only-begotten son of the living God, who suffered on a cross and given as a ransom for all who would put their faith in him.
Salvation seems to be a never-ending argument (like many others) in using men who founded many different “denominational” positions and beliefs’. Often the later imperfect founders are scrutinized for their brutality in pushing their beliefs on others, “and rightly so”. Yet this does not negate nor diminish the power of the Gospel in any way shape or form!
By FAITH, we are saved by GRACE, and not of ourselves, that any man may boast.
We are Bridesmaids and are to remain FAITHFUL, not out of fear but because of our love for Christ. Are they’re those who will be lost: absolutely – but not because of their human efforts, it is simply because they would not remain faithful to Christ – and Christ alone for salvation. This boils down to the heart, not dogma nor our personal failings, but rather our love for the Bridegroom. Which is all based in God inspired faith, not religious works of the flesh.
Maybe if we keep our mouths shut, no one will notice that we belong to the Lord…? That sounds like Peter, prior to Pentecost!
[PS; I forgot to mention energy & environmental controls as well – towards the end of the video.]