“…Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?…” – Romans 6:1-2
Very hot and windy again today but it’s worship day! It could be a raging wildfire or blizzard outside and I’d still be happy! Really? Yes! Many years before I was baptized and took the Lord seriously, I dreaded church, I preferred putting myself first and I was usually hung over from partying the night before…Sundays of my younger heathen years were my recovery day from riotous Friday night and Saturdays low living.
Before I gave my life to the Lord, I was selfish and indulged my sinful wicked fleshly desires….but getting baptized changed me. I learned that riotous living leads to eternal hell torture. I learned that living a selfish self centered life spending money on earthly pleasures prevented me financially and physically from helping others…the Bible condemns such behavior: drunkeness, surfeiting, riotous day drinking, and self idolatry…
When I got baptized I still sinned several more years but now I was hiding my drinking and riotous living ….but I certainly slowed down…. but I was still selfish and lazy and my poor health and low energy level represented my still sinful condition. But Jesus was patient with me, I wasn’t being rebuked or chastised by any other christians that my marijuana smoking or booze drinking were condemned activities and that’s because the christians I associated with didn’t truly read and know their bibles and they certainly weren’t holy living Holy Ghost spirit filled christians. I’m not condemning those old christian church friends by any stretch, but their worldliness speaks for itself.
The more I obeyed Jesus Commandments and studied and marinated in the Bible everyday (mostly listening to free King James audiobooks on Youtube and Librivox) I realized I wasn’t living the life of a holy priest of Jesus. The Bible is filled with old and new testament rules on being a sanctified, holy priest but the churches I attended and christians I associated with were lukewarm and highly tolerant of sin and sinful lifestyles. As I learned what holiness really meant, I started visiting churches everywhere to see how other christians worshipped and lived…and what a shock that was.
Today’s churches in Colorado are compromised and FILLED with sin. Preachers covered with new and recent tattoos, Sunday sermons about comic book movie characters instead of actual bible people, men and women attending church who dressed in total violation of new testament dress codes about hair, clothing, jewelry, and speech….. church goers who still smoked weed and partied, christians (and I use this term loosely) who think Jesus was somehow kidding or not referring to modern christians when he said “we would do GREATER works than he did”…
During my couple years of church visits all over my eyes were opened to the truth of what Jesus warned about when he said “Many will say to me on that day, Lord Lord did we not preach in your name? Did we not do good deeds in your name?” …to which Jesus plainly replies “I never knew you, DEPART FROM ME ye who commit iniquity into EVERLASTING FIRE”… I’m getting long winded here but the point of today’s field report is simple: confess and repent from your sins or ye shall also likewise perish. This message holds true to the drug addicted homeless precious souls AND to the middle class christian ladies who attend church on Sundays who still wear makeup, gold and silver jewelry, tight fitting revealing clothing…the message still pertains to the christian man who gets on social media bragging about his ability to kill someone with their firearms….honestly, the homeless are actually easy to preach the gospel to, they know they need to repent from their heroin and meth use along with lying and stealing and drunkeness…but the compromised unholy church goers we are surrounded by are MUCH harder to preach to…first of all they think they’re going to heaven yet somehow allowed to continue in their sinful disobedience to the God’s commands written in his Holy Bible…Shall we continue in sin after receiving the Holy Ghost and God’s Holy Bible textbook? GOD FORBID.
Today’s field mission sister Brenda from Apostolic Church and I visited a gentleman named Paul who lives in a huge broken down old rv…we gave Paul some food, heard a good status report of his life improving greatly compared to 6months ago, we gave him a ride to go do his laundry. Paul is being blessed by God and he’s starting to realize it. May God above continue to show patience to Paul like he showed patience to me but may Paul speed up his repentance and sanctification as the day of rapture draws near. Paul in his current state of faith wouldn’t survive the upcoming tribulation…much better to repent NOW and be “rapturable” when the first trumpet blast sounds! So he can enjoy heaven’s rewards and escape this wicked world.
Brenda and I then drove to Englewood’s Wellspring Church to meet a homeless man at 1pm and help that man get on the bike shelters program waiting list…sadly this man didn’t show up. This same man has made numerous promises to me last couple years but never comes through. This same young man is in his early 30’s and has been homeless 6+ years and his life gets worse and worse everytime I run into him. Wellspring Church began closing their homeless foodbank outdoor setup and still this young man never arrived. Sister Brenda had to leave so we finally left empty handed.
When we arrived back at Apostolic Church, I grabbed my old bike and bike shelter #5 and pedalled home. As I was leaving I noticed a mom and her teenage daughter waiting for the bus. I gave them a bunch of snacks that I had on hand meant for the homeless people who didn’t show up to their appointments…on top of that I gave the young mom a brand new King James Bible for her home and gave both her and her daughter copies of Jesus Commandments. The mom admmitted she didn’t have a Bible in her home. I also extended an invitation for that mother and daughter to come to worship. I then hopped on my old bike and rode home battling that same hot wind and thus concluded my day to the Lord.
All glory to Jesus for the strength to get out of bed, ride my old bike with big bike shelter in this viscious hot windy weather these last few weeks. All glory to Jesus for everything. Harvest season of precious souls is ending soon, pray for more workers to gather (and teach & disciple) the last of the precious souls who will hear and obey Jesus invitation – dutch