I WON’T COMPLAIN……PROMISE!

 

I Won’t Complain……Promise!

I am an invisible soul watching the world from a quiet resting place. I witness the rich in all their flamboyance and privilege. How they spare no expense on their pleasures.  They have their mansions, elaborate cars, endless champagne fundraising dinners and tax breaks! Oh, how they love the spotlight and the attention that the world gives to them.  They pass me by constantly as I walk in their shadows and inhale the fragrance of high society in my nostrils.  I was not born to this privileged life, I say to myself.  There are no “Silverspoons” in my ancestry, if so, they have been taken from me, but “I won’t complain”.

Life in this world has proven to be tainted with falsities and empty promises.  In my invisible existence, I have sat among some very prominent souls and they have left me void of hope.  I have searched and searched for a reason to be happy in my existence, but I am always met with moral conflict, which causes me to retreat into my invisibility where it is safe, true and honest.  How I would like to show myself to the world, but I can’t.  They will not understand me and all that I see in their shadows.   The discourse that has shaped the multitudes is provocative and shameful.  I stay quiet in my invisibility, where I won’t complain.

The wealth of knowledge that I have acquired in my in quiet corner is staggering.  I have written it all down and categorized my findings during my invisibility in the world.  No one would ever guess in a thousand years, the truths that I have discovered.  I have written it all in my secret book. I have learned about laws, economics, family, friends and religion.  It all made sense when I put my collective studies together.  It took me years of pain and suffering to understand that true happiness will never be found without unconditional love.  I have seen millions proclaim they have found true love.  Only to see their claims die in utter destruction.  How is that possible?  How can true love betray itself, I wondered? So, the question I had to seek was, what is true love? It certainly was not in society because I have been among them too long, but I won’t complain.

How do I exist like this? It is a fair question to ask, since I have observed the worthlessness of this life. Well, in my sacred place, I have found true love. I had surely searched for it in the world and found nothing but pain.  I found love where it always is and was, it is in me! I searched my heart to its deepest core and I discovered some unseemly things there.  Love was being suffocated by worldly desires and all its falsities and empty promises of bliss.  Things that only brought me temporary happiness.  When I surrendered the world, love moved in and took over my heart and it made me glad! Some may say that I am a fool for not reaching for the “Brass Ring”. Why condemn others because they want to get the prize? The truth is, I am not condemning anyone.  I am warning everyone “All that glitters in not gold” I learned that by being invisible. If I can spare anyone from a lifetime of deception, this is the truth! I say, “You can have the world, but give me Jesus” and I won’t complain!

Written by Jessica L. Matthews

THE BENEDICTION

THE BENEDICTION

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” (Jude verses 23-24).

Lord in the midst of all the mounting chaos, please bless your people.  We need a BENEDICTION.  I call on the people of God to “Hold on to your faith because a spiritual cyclone of evil is manifesting!  In the book of Jude, he foretells of the coming attacks on the Christian social order of peace and love.  A character of evil and a perverse people who will spring up and increase with a violent temperament in the END OF TIMES.  The Disciple of Christ directed the Church to use caution when invited to listen to and to follow after such evil devices. Consequently, it will result in SIN, DEATH and CONDEMNATION!

This message has been taking form in my spirit for weeks.  I have been praying and asking the Lord to help me express this message with clarity and without prejudice.  The grief that has been weighing is my heart concerning the spiritual indifference that I am witnessing all over the world, grieves me deep down in my soul! I know I am not alone in my sorrow.  I can discern this by the posts that I read on Facebook and other social media sites.  Christians are moving away from the matters of God and integrating their hearts into the CHAOS OF WORLD. The faithful have been posting and crying out to the CHURCH to REPENT and come out of the WORLD. Only to be IGNORED or labeled JUDGMENTAL or FANATICAL! We labor hard in Christ, not because we want attention for ourselves, but because we know that the world as we know it is coming to an END!  What side of fate will you find yourself on when the gauntlet of judgment is released by God?

Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying Core.” (Jude v. 11).

THE BENEDICTION, is so necessary because God’s blessings are needed to keep us fighting a good fight of FAITH! It is so easy to be deterred by the currents events that are demanding that people take sides in a matter that can only be resolved by THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST! It is written in Isaiah 9:6-7:  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Of the increase his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to or it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever.  The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

This post is to make the Christian conscious that the Church will be filled with outside spiritual evils and confusion and strife that will cause division and dissension. It is the BENEDICTION, the blessings, that Jude rendered to the body of Christ in order to spiritual shield it from outside intruders; who spread and infuse hate and rebellion against the true knowledge and teaching of Jesus Christ.  We, as Christians should be living in a spiritual Christian landscape and communion of the Church. Christians are the called, called out of the world, from the evil spirits and the temper of it. We are to live above the world to higher and better things, heavenly matters and things unseen and eternal.

This is a forewarning to Christians to remember to take heed not to engage in spiritual rebellion with those whose conduct is against the very principles of God. Also, be careful of those who are angry at everything that happens, and are never pleased with their own state and condition in the world, as thinking it is not good enough for them.  Those who please their sinful appetites are most prone to yield to their ungovernable passions.  The Lord wants to guard his people from an ungodly course of evil and separatists who have absolutely no love for God. This is a final warning CHURCH before all corruption brakes forth in full manifestation.  It is coming without question.

To all my brothers and sister in Christ, let us build up ourselves in the most holy faith.  Praying in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Prayer nurtures our faith and keeps us in the love of God. We must keep ourselves in the love God.  Also we must retain ourselves in the way of God. Church let us delight ourselves in the Lord and rejoice in his presence. We cannot permit the world to divert us from the genuine truth of God.  We must not yield to the temptation of rebellion and hate.  Cling to the righteousness of God and there we will find peace and love.

In view of all that is going on in the world, our God is able to keep us from falling in the spotlight of evil. It may seem like God is not present, but he is because each day the sun rise and set.  Church we have to remember that the coming tribulations will manifest according to the Word of God.  But know that our God whom we believe in, will surely protect and deliver his people.   The day will come when all of this wickedness will come to an end.  There will be no more sorrow and we shall rejoice in the presence of the Lord.

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” (Jude verses 23-24).

For the record, the message is written to the body of Christ, to ask the Lord to bless his people and keep us true! Amen and God bless you.

Written by Jessica L. Matthews

THE TRANSFORMERS

THE TRANSFORMERS

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2).

Transform: A person or thing that transforms. To be transformed is to change from or outward appearance.  To change the condition, nature or function of, convert, to change the personality or character.

How can God’s people resist the pressures that can “squeeze” them into conformity with the world?  According to Romans 12:2 “Conformers” are people whose lives are controlled by pressure from without.  But “TRANSFORMERS” are people whose lives are controlled by the power from within.  Instead of being changed, the TRANSFORMERS do the changing!

The Holy Bible is designed not only to inform our judgments, but to reform our hearts and lives. The apostle Paul absolutely calls for a radical change.  We must not be conformed to the world, but transformed from it.  We are not to try to match our life to all the moral lies and standards of this world.  We are not called by God to be like a Chameleon, which takes its color from its surroundings.  Christians should be so different that we stand out!  We cause people to take pause!  Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego stood out in Babylon because they refused to be conformed to the Babylonians customs, which made men look at God!  Their stand up behavior and loyalty to the kingdom of God, pointed King Nebuchadnezzar to the sovereignty of God.

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with portions of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: Therefore he requested the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” (Daniel 1:8).

To worship and serve God, we must undertake a change, not of our outward form, but of our inward personality.  People produce outwardly what is in their heart.  If sin abides in a person’s heart.  The outward display will be adored with sinfulness…period!  It’s not a disease, it’s not a malfunction on God’s behalf, IT IS SIN ABIDING WITHIN! WE WERE ALL BORN IN SIN AND SHAPEN IN INIQUITY! With that being said, what is that change that must happen inwardly?  We must be dominated by the Holy Spirit.  How do we receive the Holy Spirit?  We received the Holy Spirit by accepting and believing in the Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God!

When the essential man has been changed through faith in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, now he lives, not a self-centered life, but a Christ centered life.  In Christ is where the renewing of the believer’s mind takes transformation.  Where there is also a new character and nature.  Here is where we understand that people do not have to act out a sinful life.  Because in Christ we can be transformed into the likeness of Christ. It’s true because I know that I am not what I use to be.  I have become a new creature through the power of the Holy Spirit! People who live lawless and immorally do so because they CHOOSE to do so!  Here is the answer right before the sinner and yet they will SWEAR there is no solution to their condition!  Conversion and sanctification are the renewing of the mind, a change not of the substance, but of the quality of the soul.

This is called transforming us; it is like putting on a new shape and figure, “Metamorphous.”  The transfiguration of Christ is expressed these words: “And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.” (Matthew 17:2).

If sinners entice us, we must not consent to them, but in our places witness against them.  We must not conform to the customs and ways of the world.  The world must not be our chief rule as it dictates sinful living.  We can be civil and not rude in our stance, but be determined to take the narrow pathway to eternal life and not the broadway to destruction! Civil things are intended to govern the unruly and the spiritual things, such as the gospel are to rule our soul!

What is the great effect of this renewing which we must labor after?  “That you may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”  By this we are TRANSFORMING the world as Jesus did.  Jesus was a TRANSFORMER.  He did not follow the world, he denied the world his heart and his attention.  He followed his Father’s plan to plant the Kingdom of God in the hearts and minds of men.  To redeem his children by sparking man’s heart with the truth, that God is the Creator and sovereign Lord of all.

THE TRANSFORMER – Jesus Christ was the greatest TRANSFORMER of all times.  He never yield to temptation, he never sinned, and his message of God’s love and power still rings true today and forever!  Be a TRANSFORMER FOR JESUS.  Live the life of righteousness that we may transform the world by how we live.  For the record, this message is for the saved and the sinner! God bless you and amen!

Written by Jessica L. Matthews