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Honesty

By Del,

I recently received an e-mail notice from here that someone had wanted to start a personal message. The e-mail stated that the individual wanted me to use their hotmail account to do so. Under some circumstances I would not mind. Under some I would.

The person used a screen name and the hotmail address gave no indication who they were. The names did not appear familiar.

I do not blame people for using screen names. Safety, workplace discretion and families all may play a part when one is transgender. I can understand that.

I typically do what may not appear to be the brightest thing in the world. I use my real name and tell the truth about myself. I personally do not care what anyone thinks. I have my reasons for what I do and if that offends some so be it. When I am offended I tend to forgive as I would hope others would forgive me.

I do not try to hide the fact that I am a heterosexual cisgender male minister. That alone causes some to have preconceived notions about me. Some may even hate before knowing anything about me. Sort of how people treat some of you as transgenders.

Neither do I hide the fact that in accordance with the word of God I do not agree with transgender views.

You will note that I never openly use the word of God to slam any transgender posts. Neither would I do so in private.

Some may wonder why I am here then. Not only the transgenders here but people who may know me in real life both in workplace and ministry.

The truth is that even though I am in disagreement with transgender views I still know that I would want people to treat me right. That means that if I was not sure about anything and questioning I would hope someone just might be around that could help and have the guts to go where some may not.

That is part of the basics of Christianity. While I may not agree with the views here there may be that babe in Christ that is wondering about some things about what the word of God says. In such a case I would hope that I could give the right answer.

Not to agree with everyone. Not to disagree with everyone. Just to be honest and tell the truth.

There are those however on any site that would just love to ask a question so they can set someone up. Run back and tell all that guy is a trans basher or whatever when it isn't the truth.

I have gay friends and co-workers. I also have some co-workers that I suspect to be transgender but not out.

I would never out any of them nor embarrass any of them. I merely try to treat them like anyone else. What they are or how they feel about straight, gay, cisgender and transgender issues means nothing at work. If they wish to reveal they are such and such to me at work they will. If not they won't. I'm there for a job and not to please people or gossip.

The reason I say all of this is because naturally I won't answer e-mails if I do not recognize the person in one way or another.

If people realize that I am here and open about who I am they should be open about who they are to me in private.

Anyone in ministry has their life a rather open book to the world. Many watch just to see if they can find fault. Sadly some try to find fault so they think they have an excuse at the judgment seat of Christ. "Well he did this or that" or "Well he said this or that" or "Well he was on such and such a site."

The truth is that we all give account of what we do and say in this world on that day. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. If someone sees me here let it be known that it is in the hope that should there be a babe in Christ and that individual wants to ask someone that is willing to be here about scripture that I am willing to help.

I am not seminary educated but then neither were Peter and John. They took note they were ignorant and unlearned men but they were with Jesus.

I guess in conclusion what I am saying is that if a person ever wants to send an e-mail be honest about who you are.

I probably have enough enemies and people wanting to either set me up or gossip about me just like you all.

I don't have any ill will towards whoever sent the e-mail. They evidently joined and sent it and then left. A search of members revealed nobody by either names. The link on the e-mail showed it could not be found here even though it brought me to this site.

As I said, even though I do not agree with transgender views I hope that the vast majority of my blog posts show I do not judge you all. How you live and what you believe is between you and God. I only drop in from time to time as on other sites I have had people send pm's asking questions about scripture and such.

To me the most important thing in this world isn't whether or not I am liked. It isn't what I possess or what the Lord gives me.

The most important thing to me is that even though the Lord shared all glory with his Father before this world was created he chose to come into it and die for the sins of people like me and you who could never repay him.

He lived a life of poverty and being hated by all men for what he spake and what he did. When he told the truth and rebuked those that were wrong they wanted to kill him. He knew that when he returned and drove the moneychangers out of the temple they would want to kill him. Yet today nobody wants to believe that he will get angry when people insist on doing that which he hates.

He was so poor that it took a miracle for him to pay his and Peter's taxes. Two hundred pennyworth is not a great wealth. I'd like to see some of the rich ones try to live on $2.00 today. It's a far cry from a mansion or jet.

He was blindfolded and beaten and his beard was pulled out and yet he stood there silent for those he would soon be butchered alive for.

They debate if he was white or black when scripture shows him to be the olive tree in the garden of the Lord God. A scourge removed much of that skin and I wonder as they pulled his beard out how much flesh came off with it.

All fled and nobody was there to even give a word of encouragement as the all this happened and he went to the cross.

Still he spake forgiveness and forgave the one thief that repented.

He finished the building of the house of God and gave up the ghost. He never once railed out against those who mocked, beat, scourged and crucified him.

He was the perfect witness of what Christians should be.

He was honest and it caused him to live in poverty and being hated of all men.

I would hope that more would try to be honest.

Even in a worst case scenario it would never be as bad as what he went through.

Having said such should anyone lurk and know me or be a member and want to send an e-mail all I ask is that they be honest about who they are.

It should be clear that would not out nor hurt anyone.

Christmas

By Del,

To start with I would like to share a few thoughts about being a true Christian. There are many heresies out there but scripture says it must need be that there be heresies among you that those who are commended are made manifest. (loosely translated)

When it comes to Christianity it swings from one end of the balance to the other.

Some think if you have trouble in your life or you don't fit their little self made mold of what a Christian should be you are lost. I know this from experience. I have lost many friends and ex fellowship mates because they think I am lost. Many times over foolishness.

Think about what it was like for Mary and Joseph.

To start with an angel told Mary she would bear a son and name him Jesus.

That is fine but she wasn't married. To those who judged according to the seeing of the eye she appeared a harlot. An unwed mother.

This also was the equivalent of getting the death penalty. In their culture Joseph could have put her away or had her stoned. Yet she was quick to say let the will of the Lord be done.

Joseph probably looked like a fool in the eyes of the town people. The poor sucker that got trapped by a harlot and suckered into raising someone else's kid.

It's true he raised someone else's kid but that someone else was the highest power on earth and in heaven!

Next they had to travel to Bethlehem to pay taxes.

Since they lived in Nazareth the Lord allowed a greedy ruler to arise that wanted everyone to be taxed in the city of their heritage. Christ was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem. This appears bad and meant a lot of traveling pain but the point is that the Lord will use whatever means he needs to get people where they need to be. In this case a greedy king.

Imagine the anguish Mary went through being near delivery time and riding a donkey some hundred miles or so.

Any woman that has given birth knows the last thing a woman in such shape would ever want is to ride a donkey. Much worse when you stop to consider that she probably had to get off the donkey in the hot desert and use the bathroom many times.

Today if people have to sit in church longer than an hour or don't have padded theater seats they cry. If they have to wear decent clothing they cry. If they don't hear a sermon that tickles their little ears they cry.

Imagine all this then having no body give you a room. Talk about heartless.

Today some do the same without seeing it.

"I won't let that kook that believes in the baptism of the Holy Ghost and speaking in tongues preach in my church."

Or.

"We don't want THEIR KIND in our church."

Here you have this Christ child in you (in your heart by faith spiritually speaking) but you don't fit their mold of what a Christian should be.

Imagine then that after being abandoned by all her fellow Jews (us being abandoned by friends and other so-called Christians) giving birth in a manger.

Or:

All has gone wrong all along and now you're just doing what is right and it isn't bad enough that every body abandons you but to top it off now you're in pain. An illness takes you or an affliction (maybe bills and the worry about them) gets a hold of you and you have no where to turn.

Many today would say surely Joseph and Mary were out of the will of God.

Finally Mary gave birth in a foul smelly dung and urine filled place. Today hospitals make people take all sorts of precautions.

People would say surely he wouldn't have the Son of God born there!

Or as with us: If they're truly Christians God wouldn't allow their whole life to stink and be so foul and disease ridden!

So much for man's methods. The Lord was born among feces and urine and who knows what else and grew up healthy just as my grandparents did before hospital births.

Today if these things are happening and you are doing your best to love the Lord with all your heart and walk in accordance with his word take comfort in knowing that the same thing happened to Job and Joseph and Mary.

Sometimes those who appear the farthest from being in the will of God are the ones walking the closest to him.

As written, Judge not by appearance but judge the righteous judgment.

1 Corinthians 12:3

By Del,

I see where many people are getting hurt by the wrong use of the gospel. Straight, cisgender, gay and transgender alike. Sadly that's what happens when people behind pulpits and in positions of authority use the natural mind to select doctrines, sermons and teachings.

To start when Paul wrote to the churches saying a fellow laborer was coming the flock wasn't asked to vote whether or not he was acceptable. They were told who was coming after the true elders prayed and laid hands on the ones chosen of God. That is why the baptism of the Holy Ghost is so vital. The Lord said the Spirit of truth, or Holy Ghost would seek the things of God and not that of man.

In 1 Corinthians 12:3 this is verified.

[3] Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

I won't go into the gifts of the Spirit now. That's another post if the Lord will.

Too many today are calling the Lord accursed and not calling him Lord. Their natural mind and the spirit of man cannot do these things according to scripture.

The word says he that trusts his heart is a fool. It also says the fool says in his heart their is no God. That anti-christ me, me,me spirit only wants that which pleases man.

The word says to be carnally minded is death.

It also says that the spirit of man lusteth to envy.

It's no wonder Christianity has become so foolish.

In Joshua 7 Achan took the accursed thing. Silver, gold and a Babylonian garment.

How many today are telling people the Lord wants them to have riches, and all sorts of worldly possessions rather than what 1 Corinthians 1:30 says about wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption in Christ. It's just not good enough to draw flocks in this evil era.

It is also written in Proverbs and Psalms that the curse causless shall not come.

It says those who overlook the poor and give unto the rich bring a curse on their own selves. It is written that those who justify evil and condemn the righteous do likewise.

All these things are as calling the Lord accursed.

Neither can these people say Jesus is Lord by the scriptures.

They can mutter the words but their kingdom is divided and their heart far from the Lord.

Hence, no miracles.

Now for the spiritually discerned word.

1 Corinthians 2:4-14

[4] And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

[5] That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

[6] Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

[7] But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

[8] Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

[9] But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

[10] But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

[11] For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

[12] Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

[13] Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

[14] But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

The scriptures above are pretty straight forward and easy to understand.

The need of spiritual discernment is why the gospel appears to be foolishness to the unbeliever having not the baptism of the Holy Ghost on one side and preached and taught amiss on the other. Why true Christians seem foolish to some and the gospel being preached and taught amiss offends and destroys the faith of others.

If the Lord will I would like to go into the laws and prophets to show how the word of God should be taught and preached. What scripture calls the rightly divided word of truth. That which manifests both light and darkness and glorifies Christ Jesus as the main point.

For this post I will stop with two examples of the word being spiritually discerned and the natural mind not being able to understand it.

Luke 8:11

[11] Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Until the Lord revealed this unto the disciples they did not know what the seed was.

The word means what the Lord says and not what the concordance says.

It is spiritually discerned.

John 2:21

[21] But he spake of the temple of his body.

The scribes and pharisees knew Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek better than any Gentile today and they didn't know the Lord was speaking about his body.

Once again the word means what the Lord says and not what man thinks.

Once again we have an example bearing witness to what Paul said about the word being spiritually discerned and the natural mind seeing only the things of man.

That is why they could not see the Lord of glory as he stood before them.

They judged by what they saw with the natural eye.

My next post should start a series of what who the Lord is, what was foretold of him and what he did and didn't do for us.

I hope those who hang in there are blessed.

Utter Disgust

By Del,

Today I wanted to make an entry. I typed for about an hour making sure that which I was attempting to post was line upon line and precept upon precept and scripturally sound. I had a really great entry for manifesting Jesus in the laws and prophets.

In my haste to finish up I hit the wrong spot on the page and lost everything.

I'll make another entry when I get a chance.

The object of my next entry will be what I was attempting tonight. To show anyone interested whether a Christian or not the rightly divided word of truth that manifests the Lord, who he is and what he fulfilled.

Maybe next time I won't get in a hurry.

Many Christians try to help others. Some succeed and some fail.

Some bring forth that which helps and some that which hinders.

Some bring forth love and some bring forth hate.

The message varies from person to person as the interpretation varies from person to person.

That which might strengthen or edify a person at peace with God may be hate to someone not at peace with God.

That which is spoken by a hateful person may be hate while the same thing spoken by a loving person may appear to be words of encouragement.

Where many miss the boat is in how they find the words to share. Also those words may appear Differently to those hearing depending on whether the person has the gift of spiritual discernment. These things hinge on the type of minister the person has had and the type of church one has attended. They can also hinge on whether or not a person is able to go beyond their pet peeves or the doctrines of man.

Spiritual discernment of the word of God can be seen in 1 Corinthians 2.

1 Corinthians 2:12

[6] Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

[7] But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

[8] Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

[9] But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

[10] But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

[11] For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

[12] Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

[13] Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

The spirit of man will seek the things of man and the Spirit of God the things of God.

That is why to some having the "abundant life" may be money while to those with spiritual discernment the abundant life is having "mercy that endureth for ever" and "hope laid up in heaven" and salvation in having faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God that died for our sin.

We can see the results of the carnal mind and those who are carnally minded. There really is no place in the church for a carnal mind and the spirit of man.

Below the scriptures show the results of a carnal mind and the spirit of man.

James 4:1-6

[1] From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

[2] Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

[3] Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

[4] Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

[5] Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

[6] But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Matthew 12:43

[43] When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

The word of God says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We all are as David said born in sin. That sin can be seen in the book of John where the Lord said "sin, because they believe not in me." None of us came from the womb believing in Jesus as the word is clear in that faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

So, what does all of this have to do with a colt tied where two ways met?

Many times a colt, ox or ass is in reference to a beast of burden. An ass carried a prophet and a colt the Lord. There are references where David said in Psalms that he prayed our oxes would be strong to labor (a word televangelists hate) and even Paul wrote not to muzzle the ox that treadeth the corn.

Christians may be seen as a beast of burden as they are commanded to carry the word and preach it in all the world. Ministers can be seen as a beast of burden as they carry the burden, or word to their flocks.

Each has a place where two ways meet. The flesh versus the Spirit and schooling versus spiritual discernment.

many times it is the flesh that judges others and points out their flaws while they themselves lust after money and every comfort of life.

Mark 11:1-4

[1] And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,

[2] And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

[3] And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

[4] And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.

So, can we see more about these two ways?

Proverbs 14:12

[12] There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

As I showed above the word says that to be carnally minded is death. That is the mind that seeks everything God hates. The lust of money which is the root of all evil and such. That is the mind that sees every other person's sin while being blinded to their own.

So what is one of the ways that are not of death?

Proverbs 15:24

[24] The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

The Lord said that when you see the signs of the times look up for your redemption draweth nigh and it is written that if ye be risen with Christ seek those things which are above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

It is amazing that those who should be seeking those things which are above in Christ such as sanctification, righteousness in Christ and such are more concerned about selling "love gifts" through their television ministry or finding a new financial breakthrough in the stock market or other people's sins.

What might be the way of life as defined by scripture?

2 Timothy 3:16

[16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

All scripture. Not just that which we like. Not just that which pleases the people. After all, most of the prophets were hated by the Jews and Jesus said ye shall be hated by all men for my name's sake.

It's amazing how the ministers have gone from being hated to being popular. The word says that which is highly esteemed of man is an abomination in the sight of God. That includes ministers and Christianity. When Christianity is loved by most it is no longer Christianity. It has gone from a calling to a career.

If all scripture is the way of life and it is suitable for instruction in righteousness what is this righteousness?

Proverbs 12:28

[28] In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me and it is written in 1 Corinthians 30 that he has been made unto wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. It is also written that Christ is the end of the law for righteousness and in Romans 8:2 that the law of the Spirit of life in Christ has made us free of the law of sin and death.

If more ministers would seek the way of life in Christ and leave this world behind maybe more people would be saved. It is written that light manifests darkness and the light of life in Christ through the Spirit and word manifests the lies of the false prophets that are only concerned with getting rich while those who send them money are damned.

Since we see that Jesus is our righteousness and the way above we can see he is the way of righteousness.

We can see the way of a fool is right in his won eyes. You can try to teach them or warn them from now til the trumpet sounds and they still won't listen. Sadly, many of those are the ones professing to be Christians. The ones that should be sharing life who are too busy sharing a doctrine of man, a denomination of man, a word about getting rich, a lustful thought and everything but the Lord Jesus Christ that died that ALL who believe on him should not perish but have everlasting life. The one who are so busy pointing out other people's sins they cannot see their own.

Whether it be the Christian on the pew or the minister that stands behind the pulpit they all have a place where two ways meet.

Only one way will carry the word of God.

The other damn both he who speaks and those who listen.

Well Done

By Del,

Wouldn't it just be nice to see a sermon or post on having done well without being straight or cisgender as a qualifying factor?

I personally would like to just post something that might give someone a better hope without twisting scripture or saying they have to be like me or my church.

Having said thus let me continue.

Matthew 25: 19-23

[19] After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

[20] And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

[21] His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

[22] He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

[23] His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

What does the King James Bible say about people that have done well?

Many want to hear these words but then they hear conditions tagged on that make seem impossible for them.

What I want to do is keep this short and use 3 witnesses about doing well. After all the word says in the mouth of two or three witnesses every matter shall be established.

Peter denied the Lord three times and even though his denial was established the Lord had mercy on him and still allowed him to be the one the church would be founded on.

So here's number one.

2 Chronicles 6:8

[8] But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart:

We know that this is a prophesy of Jesus who would be the righteous Branch Zechariah would speak of that would come from Jesse and build the temple and bear the glory. This also shows those of us who are average people that to do well in the eyes of God we need not walk on water or do some great work.

The Lord considers it doing well if we build a house for him.

Peter said we are an spiritual house and it is written our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost.

If you really want to hear the words "Well done" at the judgment seat just desire to build him an house and let the good Lord sort out the rest.

What is another witness?

Mark 7:37

[37] And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

We know they are speaking of Jesus because of the miracles he did.

We too can do the same.

All you have to do is be willing to take what faith you have whether great or small and help another person to believe.

If you can share a word and another person believes and they share what they have heard about the word of God you have done well in that area.

Is there another witness?

Acts 10:33

[33] Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.

Cornelius was a just man that built the people of God a house.

An angel came unto him and told him to send to Joppa and get Peter.

Peter didn't refuse to go to him as the Spirit of God showed him that which God hath cleansed no man has the right to call unclean.

Peter being a Jew knew that they were commanded not to dwell or associate with those of another nation. But this was that point where the Lord was going to open the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

Because Peter was faithful to go to those whom every Jew called unclean he had done well.

There are many more just as simple but I do not want to make a long drawn out thread.

I hope that any who read this can see that salvation and hearing the words Well done can be very different and said to those other than some have made it appear.

I hope anyone that reads this is blessed.

For much of Christianity if you don't fit their denomination or creed you aren't saved. Some are so self righteous that they feel their works get others saved. The word says to allow your light to shine so that they that come in can see it. Jesus said the fields were white already to the harvest. Both go against people being added to the Book of Life. So, what does the word of God say about the books?

Revelation 20:11,12

[11] And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

[12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

John saw that the Book of Life was at the throne as well as other books.

If the Book of Life was already written there should be a trail of when people's names were added.

If this is the case it is by the election of grace and trans issues may not play a part in whether or not a person is saved.

Romans chapter nine speaks of Jacob and Esau with Jacob being chosen and Esau hated before the children ever did good or evil.

Romans chapter 11 verse 2 speaks of those whom God foreknew and in verse 5 that salvation is of a remnant by the election of grace.

This does make it clear that God knows all things. he foreknew who would love him and who would not.

So does scripture foretell about the parts of the Lord's body being foretold?

Psalm 87:1-7

[1] His foundation is in the holy mountains.

[2] The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

[3] Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

[4] I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

[5] And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.

[6] The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

[7] As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

The above scripture does indeed bear witness that the Lord wrote the people's names in his Book before they ever were born. Is there another witness?

Psalm 139:15,16

[15] My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

[16] Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them

Once again the members of his body were written in the book before they ever were.

But what about the other books?

Malachi 3:16,17

[16] Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

[17] And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

There is a Book of Remembrance of those who fear him and speak of him and think of him.

Those who do not deny the Lord but think and speak of him have such things written of them as a memorial.

But what about those who end up falling away? Paul spake of those who fell away and in 2 Thessalonians 2: 2-12 shows that there shall be a great falling away before the Lord returns.

Is this also seen in the old testament?

Psalm 69:26-28

[26] For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

[27] Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.

[28] Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

It seems that the longer the Lord tarries in his return the more people persecute him who is smitten and blotted out.

Who is smitten of God?

Isaiah 53:1-4

[1] Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

[2] For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

[3] He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

[4] Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

[5] But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

We can see many falling away today as 2nd Thessalonians says. They preach today of money and riches and their own glory and living the good life now. They forget that the Lord said that we must be willing to hate our life in this world to keep it unto life eternal. They no longer teach that the Lord who knows all things already knows who is and who is not written in the Book of Life. They no longer teach that to fear the Lord and think about him and speak one to another of his glory are written in a Book of Remembrance.

many that have looked down their noses at transgender people may have already fallen away themselves. Many that have coveted money and houses and their own glory while saying others were damned may already be blotted out of the Book of the Living.

Does being transgender mean you are filthy and damned?

That is not in my place to say.

The word of God Almighty that I read shows me that the Lord already foreknew whom would love him regardless of whether their life was easy or a living hell and wrote their names in the Book of Life.

In like manner he writes every word they speak about the greatness of his glory as the only begotten of the Father in a Book of Remembrance that will be opened at the judgment seat of Christ.

On that day many that have lived haughty lives will hear the word I never knew you. Many that some said never stood a chance will hear Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of the Lord.

Jacob and Esau were foretold.

As far as I am concerned there may be some transgendered individuals that are written in the Book of Life.

The important point is to not be blotted out.

A Little About Me

By Del,

To start I am Del.

I am cisgender.

I live in Illinois in the county between two small towns. I

I am a licensed and ordained evangelist with three organizations. One is Non-Denominational and two are Pentecostal. This allows me to interact in a large community of churches.

I have studied the word of God since the age of seven.

Nursing home services are always a joy. You just never know if they get a chance to hear the word of God at other times so I try to treat each service like it is my last and give them my best.

My wife of 34 years assists me with Chapel Services in a chapel we have built in our home. She has stayed by my side in the good times and bad and currently plays the bass in my services.

We hold church services every Friday night at a small church in the country. The flock is small but we enjoy it.

I originally decided to check out transgender people when I worked with one at Walmart.

My goal was to find out how to treat them as far as he or she or in accordance with their situation whether pre-op, post-op or non-op.

I learned quite a bit at Susan's in this regard and when I heard of this place figured I would join. I still hope to learn more as I never know who may show up at a service.

My goal with this blog is to post whatever the Lord lays on my heart that may increase a person's faith if it is what they turn to as a way of coping and not committing suicide. For some faith in Christ might be the main thing they turn to in their darkest hour.

I hope that the folks here don't think I'm out to convert them or get them healed or anything else. My goal is to share a word on a blog that others can turn to in their hour of need.

If you do not care for scripture or religious stuff you may not like my blog. But, being a minister that's what I do. Hopefully someone will have their faith increased with my endeavors.

That's it for the intro. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask.

May God bless,

Del