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Time Will Reveal…

Its Amazing to Me how people can come up with ALL types of excuses or reasons to justify their Sinning or Wrong Doing. For some reason many of Us seem to think that Jesus’ dying on the Cross gave Us FREE-REIGN to Sin as much as We like and then simply ask for Forgiveness and ALL will be ok and BEAUTIFUL with the World. This is So far from the TRUTH! Yes, its TRUE that GOD Forgives Us Our Sins but HE also tells Us in HIS Word, ‘Flee from Sin…Run from it…Keep as far away from Sin as You can…The wages of Sin is Death…,’ this to Me means that We should not Sin. And, Yes, We are ALL Sinners…Born into Sin…We have ALL Sinned and Fallen short but after We ask for Forgiveness of those Sins We are to keep away from those Sins that We have asked Frogiveness for. GOD LOVES Us and wants the best for US, HIS Children, but if We continue to choose Sin HE will have no choice but to discipline Us through HIS LOVE for Us. When We Sin or continue to choose Sin GOD never leaves Us, HE allows Us to have to deal with the consequences of Our Sins so that We will learn from them and hopefully, through Our ‘Consequence Learning’ We will choose to stay away from Sin. It is never GOD that leaves Us, it is Us that steps away from HIM to do as We please, by choosing Sin over Fleeing from Sin.

There are many that choose Sin and actually ask for Forgiveness during the actual committing of the Sin. Talk about CONTRADICTION! Thats Man for you, right?! How can One know that an act is Wrong in GOD’s Eyes, continue to take part in the act and ask Forgiveness ALL at the same time? I guess that individual feels that Sinning in this way makes the Sin a ‘Little White Sin.’ (What the Hell…)

My writing this post comes from reading more on the Bishop Eddie Long case and thinking of ALL of the individuals out there that have Sinned and are Sinning and might feel that their DARKNESS won’t have LIGHT Shined upon IT…Oh, My Friend, the time for Your Sin to be revealed is coming, just as everyone’s Sin in days past have been revealed. Be assured that if You have Sinned or are Sinning GOD will not and does not allow Sins to go unpunished. Whether We have a feeling that Our Sin is justified because it ‘Feels Good to Us’ or ‘Our Sin is out of Revenge or Anger’ or ‘We have asked Forgiveness during Our Sinning thinking that makes it Ok’ or ‘We have a LOFTY idea of who We are because of Our title or status’ or ‘We feel that the World owes Us something,’ the Sin that We commit will be Revealed and GOD will allow Us to deal with the consequences until We learn from those Sins, no matter how long Our learning or disciplining takes. 

My Friend, We have ALL Sinned and most of Us will continue to Sin, for One reason or another but GOD is continually calling to Us to choose to ‘Flee from Sin…’ so that HE won’t have to discipline Us and so that We won’t have to deal with those consequences that We Truly don’t want to have to deal with from the start.

I’m continually checking Myself …What are You doing to Flee from Sin? Or are You choosing to Sin because You feel You have Free Reign to do it?

‘Time Will Reveal…’

 

-PM Bishop

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Posted by on June 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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STRONGER THAN DEATH

STRONGER THAN DEATH

 

-‘One has to find something in their Life that they Stand for that is Stronger than DEATH and with that…DEATH will
have no Power over them…’

                                                                                                -Otis Moss, Jr.

 

Sitting amongst the congregation during Easter Morning Services on yesterday and listening to the message delivered by Otis Moss, Jr. and hearing him speak on the topic of finding something in Your Life that is ‘Stronger than DEATH,’ which was a Metaphor for Christ’s being crucified for Living a Life of TRUTH and Righteousness and speaking Words that were against what many Believed, then Arising from the Dead after Living a Life of TRUTH and Righteousness, doing His Father’s Work and that being His ‘SOMETHING’ that He stood for that was Stronger than DEATH and that which in turn led Him to His DEATH upon the Cross, I began to think about what is it that I STOOD for in My Life that, to Me, is ‘Stronger than DEATH’ that keeps Me going or doing that SOMETHING no matter what opposition I come against…

As Mr. Moss continued speaking he spoke about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his battle for Civil Rights  and Equality for ALL and how this battle was Dr. King’s SOMETHING that was ‘Stronger than DEATH’ in his Life. During Dr. King’s battle for the Equal Rights of ALL he was met with Great opposition from those that did not want or Believe the same things he did and from those that did not WANT to hear the TRUTH. Mr. Moss spoke about Dr. King’s imprisonment and how he would not give up the battle even when DEATH was staring him in the face…

As I continued to listen to the message the idea crossed My mind that the DEATH doesn’t have to be the DEATH where Our Lives come to an End, which is what Mr. Moss was speaking on, I thought about the fact that it could be the DEATH of a Friendship, Relationship, Partnership, Union or any form of ‘coming together’ that comes to an End due to One’s standing for something that they will not give up on because it is Right,
Moral or TRUE, even when those around don’t agree and criticize them for it…

After much thought about it I came to the conclusion that the SOMETHING in My Life that I stand for that is ‘Stronger than DEATH,’ in whatever form it may come in, is LOVE, TRUTH and INTEGRITY. No matter how others might tear apart what I might Write, Speak or Believe, I simply refuse, just like Jesus, Dr. King or anyone else that stood for SOMETHING, to back down off of it. And, just like Jesus and Dr. King, it is not
My TRUTH that I stand on or for, it is GOD’s TRUTH and that cannot be CHALLENGED, no matter what others Believe or say…

 

My Friend…My Reader, ‘What is it that You STAND for in Your Life that is ‘Stronger than DEATH?’’ If there is Nothing, give it some thought…Then STAND Up…And, You will no longer FEAR DEATH of any kind…

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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WHAT?

WHAT?

-‘Sometimes LOVE isn’t Enough…’

-Various Voices

‘And now I will show You the Most Excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of Men and of Angels, but have not LOVE, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom ALL mysteries and ALL knowledge, and if I have FAITH that can move Mountains, but have not LOVE, I am nothing. If I give ALL that I
possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not LOVE, I gain nothing…

LOVE is Patient, LOVE is Kind. It does not Envy, it does not Boast, it is not Proud. It is not Rude, it is not Self-Seeking, it is not easily Angered, it keeps no record of Wrongs. LOVE does not Delight in Evil but rejoices with the TRUTH. It Always Protects, Always Trusts, Always Hopes, Always Perseveres…

LOVE NEVER FAILS!

And now these three remain: FAITH, HOPE and LOVE. But the Greatest of these is LOVE…’
1 Corinthians 13: 1-7 & 13

And, they say that ‘Sometimes LOVE isn’t Enough…,’ I beg to differ and I fail to believe that LOVE isn’t Enough, no matter the circumstance or situation, because…

It’s LOVE that Created Us. It’s LOVE that brought Us through. It’s LOVE that wakes Us up every day. It’s LOVE that allows Us to be Forgiven. It’s LOVE that compels Us to reach out to others that need a helping Hand. It’s LOVE that causes Us to feel for those going through trials. It’s LOVE that keeps Us Hoping for and Knowing that there is ‘Something Better.’ It’s LOVE that keeps GOD mindful of Us. It’s LOVE that delivered Jesus
to Us, GOD in the form of Man, to be a ‘Living Example’ of how We should live. It’s LOVE that hung upon the Cross and became SIN itself, to save Us from Hell. It’s LOVE that keeps GOD from destroying this World of Ours and HIS giving us ‘Chance after Chance’ to get it right, by turning to HIM. It’s LOVE that Defeats Evil each and every time, bringing the Light to the Darkness…

No matter how You see things or what You believe, if You simply take a Moment and look beyond the LIE, You will see that it’s ALL LOVE…The Greatest of them ALL! The ONLY thing there Truly is! The ONLY thing We should be living for…

My Friend…My Reader…The ONLY time that LOVE isn’t Enough is if One is Selfish, they have Fallen for the LIE of Man or if One is in LOVE with the World…


‘LOVE is Always Enough…Ask GOD.’

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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The TRUTH…Nobody’s Listening! (Continued…)

The TRUTH…Nobody’s Listening! (Continued…)
As I wrote on yesterday, We ALL say that We want to have the TRUTH told to Us but We can’t seem to take it. It tends to be too much for a lot of Us. I feel that We have become so accustomed to the LIES and the telling of LIES to Us that We have come to a point where, even though, the LIES are hurting Us and keeping Us from progressing individually, relationally, socially, SPIRITUALLY, nationally and Worldly, that We are simply
comfortable in the LIES. Then, when We are offered or are given the TRUTH it sounds so foreign to Us that We tell Ourselves that it can’t be TRUE, ‘IT,’ as they say,
‘Hits Us where it Hurts!’ and We run from it because We don’t like the way the TRUTH makes Us feel. Our Toes ache, Our stomachs churn, Our Minds reel, Our Egos are bruised, We begin to question Ourselves and/or the TRUTH compels Us to look in the Mirror, with tears in Our eyes knowing that We should be questioning the LIES that We feel to be fact. So much consternation caused by the TRUTH but it’s what We need…

We awaken everyday of Our lives to LIES, whether through the media, Our family and friends, people that We meet and worst of ALL, the LIES that We tell Ourselves, when the TRUTH is in Our face beckoning to Us to accept it. We even attend Church, the very place where there should be nothing less than the TOTAL TRUTH and receive LIES. We fall for these LIES or settle for them because We want acceptance and the approval of
others in Our lives. We don’t want anyone to think that We are different or that We see things in a different way than they do, which would cause Us to be on the ‘outside’ of the circle.
(Oh, No! Can’t be on the outside of
the ‘Circle of Acceptance.’)
Everyone from Presidents, to Leaders, to Ministers, to Preachers, to Teachers, those that We are to TRUST, and Us, not telling the TRUTH so as to be accepted by the masses, a SAD case indeed…

But, those among the People, the ‘TRUTH TELLERS,’ who are far and few between in a world of carbon copies, the Ones that don’t allow the acceptance of the masses to keep them from telling the TRUTH…The Ones that know that the telling of the TRUTH will in time Free Us ALL from the LIES that plague Us…The Ones that don’t mind being called ‘Fools’ or ‘Different’ or ‘Unusual.’ The Ones that are told that they should ‘Just give the People what they want or what they can handle,’ which is what is hurting them anyway, and continue to offer the People the TRUTH, even when they hate it and are pointing the finger back at them for the telling of the TRUTH that ‘Stumped their Toes.’ The ones that those that don’t like the TRUTH, try to do ALL that they can to silence or to deter them from the continued telling of the TRUTH. The ones that see the TRUTH through the LIES in front of them and have to keep the Courage so as not to fall for the LIES themselves as they are telling the TRUTH…

My Friend…My Reader…Think about this. TRUTH or LIES? Which do You want to be told?

 

(To be continued…)

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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The TRUTH…Nobody’s Listening!

The TRUTH…Nobody’s Listening!

 

-‘The TRUTH…You can’t handle the TRUTH…’

-Jack Nicholson ‘A Few Good Men’

-‘…You don’t want to hear the TRUTH…So, I’m going to LIE to You…Make it sound Fly to You…’

-Ceelo Green/Goodie Mob

-‘Talk to You so Clearly but You don’t Want to Hear Me…Tried to give You WARNING but You just Ignore Me…But, Nobody’s Listening…’

-Linkin Park ‘Nobody’s Listening’

 

The TRUTH…Everyone says that they don’t want to be LIED to and that they ONLY want to hear the TRUTH but when You try to offer them the TRUTH they get upset or bent out of shape, ‘TOES STEPPED ON,’ and would rather hear the LIE that they have fallen for for so long. Its time to tell and hear the TRUTH, eventhough its DANGEROUS to tell the TRUTH sometime and most of the time the One telling the TRUTH is ‘quieted,’ but the ‘Telling of the TRUTH’ is the ONLY thing that is going to FREE Us ALL…

 

(To be continued tomorrow…)

 

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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‘Water Walking’

‘We can still Walk Upon the Water today if we would only search our Hearts for the FAITH to step out of the Boat and do something that we are afraid of doing, knowing that we can only accomplish this feat by taking Step after Step in FAITH and keeping our Eyes on GOD and allowing HIS Power to carry us to our endeavor’s Fruition.’

My Friend…Don’t look down at the Water, keep Your Eyes on GOD and keep the Pace!

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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NOT WHAT GOD HAD IN MIND

NOT WHAT GOD HAD IN MIND

-‘What ‘is an’ Eva-Eva!’

                                                -Statement one uses when one doesn’t know what to say, when one comes across a word one cannot pronounce or when one hears something so ‘foolish’ they don’t know how to respond.

 

During my daily skimming of the internet one Morning, looking through articles that were posted for the day, I happened across an article that proclaimed, ‘Marriage Becoming OBSOLETE In Today’s Society.’ Upon reading this article’s header I was brought to a pause and responded with a huge ‘What the !#*!?,’ before saying to myself, ‘GOD, what is this world of ours coming to?’ ‘What are we thinking and why are we thinking this way?’ ‘Why are We so afraid of following You and simply doing what’s RIGHT?’ Then, as I sat back to ponder this proclamation it occurred to Me that this is exactly what is going on with us at present. We are choosing to enter relationships for physical reasons, for monetary and material gain, for our own selfish ‘instant gratification,’ because We have parented a child/children out of a moment of passion, for reasons of convenience, for reasons that have nothing to do with MARRIAGE being the outcome but for reasons that I don’t have enough space to word process here and definitely for reasons that are not justification for MARRIAGE to be proclaimed as becoming OBSOLETE.

OBSOLETE is a word that should never be associated with Marriage for the GREAT fact that Marriage was created by GOD to be a ‘GOOD THING.’ The Bible begins with a MARRIGE, speaks several times of MARRIAGE throughout and ends with a MARRIAGE, this shows that MARRIAGE is important to GOD so it should be important as well as respected by us. When GOD began creating, creation started with a MARRIAGE in the Garden of Eden between the first Man and Woman, Adam and Eve. When GOD sent HIS Son, Jesus as our Savior, HE said that Jesus, ‘…was come to be MARRIED with His Bride, the Church. Us…’ When GOD spoke or when Jesus would teach in parables, MARRIAGE was used to teach the people lessons about MARRIAGE itself and about life as a whole. And, in the END, which is spoken about in Revelations at the finale of the Bible, GOD’s word speaks of the Heavens and the Earth being MARRIED together to form a new place for us to dwell.

In today’s society and world, We have forgotten this, We have chosen to put it somewhere else due to our wanting things to be ‘Our Way,’ Man’s Way,’ and not GOD’s Way or We were never taught this by those that know. We have, a lot of us, chosen not to follow GOD’s laws for MARRIAGE and given ourselves too many choices concerning this matter, that is why MARRIAGE today is seen as becoming obsolete and accepted as ‘right’ or ‘ok’ to be seen in that light. We are so tainted and selfish, as well as afraid of following GOD’s laws and deciding to follow Man’s ways due to our not wanting to be seen as too Christian or not part of the world or society’s mindset, that We simply settle and go along with the ‘Ways of the World.’ This is a sad case and the reason that things are not and will not work in our relationships and MARRIAGES.

As long as We choose to do things our way and not go back to GOD’s Word on MARRIAGE and the respect it deserves it will be seen as obsolete and something that is fading away and no longer an option for us. Those of us that still believe in MARRIAGE and respect it for what GOD created it to be are at times seen as different or ‘behind the times,’ as they say, because We are not conforming to society’s ideals on MARRIAGE and what it is or should be. I, myself, respect MARRIAGE and what it stands for. I always will. It sickens Me, and others that feel the same I am sure, to read an article proclaiming that MARRIAGE is becoming obsolete or to hear someone say that MARRIAGE is a ‘BAD THING.’ How could that be when GOD created it? How easily We tend to get amnesia concerning this! Everything that GOD created, HE created with no flaws and for the GOOD. Especially, MARRIAGE!

My Friend, let’s get back to GOD’s laws on MARRIAGE and follow HIS guidelines of what it is and should be so as not to make it seem OBSOLETE. Returning to HIS ways will make our way so much easier in MARRIAGE, in life, in society and in LOVE.

And, to you individuals saying or believing that MARRIAGE is becoming obsolete because you are conforming to Man’s Ways and afraid of following GOD’s laws, I say to you…

‘What ‘is an’ Eva-Eva!’

 

-PM Bishop

 
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