“Fruit flavored drinks”

Lemonade, the classic, refreshing summer time drink, pretty groovy during a monster heat wave, like the one many of us have going on right now. Even better pink, in a pretty glass with a ton of ice.

Fruit flavored drinks, on the other hand, not quite as refreshing, for two main reasons:

#1. THEY CONTAIN NO REAL FRUIT. THEY ARE OF NO REAL VALUE TO YOUR BODY.

#2. THEY ARE PRODUCED WITH FAKE SUGAR TO HIDE THE NASTY CHEMICAL POISON THAT THEY ARE REALLY MADE OF.

 I, myself prefer an old-fashioned iced coffee, not the jacked up sissy versions sold nationwide because delicious or not all I care about it REAL.  I suppose, all things considered, fruit flavored drinks pair pretty nicely with candy coating.

Maybe that is why the churches are running over with sticky, sweet-smelling fluids to be given to those who seek and desire and desperately NEED the water of life.

When you need real refreshing, they just aren’t going to do the job, and the sickly sweet, nasty aftertaste is just going to leave you more thirsty than you were before for something real.

Sure, they are “sweet” sure they “care” but only to the point of convenience for them. After that, you can just choke on that sweetness they have just poured down your throat, they really don’t care, nor will they.

Talking about fake, artificial friends and “brethren”, definitely NOT talking about the world. I could have people actually write testimonies to their own experiences with this, because IT IS so common. That is truly, truly a sad statement.

But who cares? Seriously, who cares? They don’t. The world has no stake in it and would never come in if they had a clue as to how people are really treated once they are down. So who cares? Well, I tell you, one that does, the same one who cares about everything else:

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the GREEN herb.

 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily shalt thou be fed. Delight thyself in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as light, and thy judgment ( justice for you) as the noonday.

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: Fret not thyself because of him (any person) who prospereth in HIS way, BECAUSE of the man ( person, male or female) who bringeth WICKED DEVICES (schemes) to pass.  

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise (way) to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: But those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.

For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea. thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth ( back biting and two facing ). The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. ( he knows the wicked shall soon fall and laughs at their attempts to harm others).

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay (kill) such as be of upright conversation (conduct).  Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

Wait upon the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt SEE IT. I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a GREEN bay tree. Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.”                                                                PSALM 37:1-15,34-36

 What I want to point out about these verses is this: IT APPEARS as though the wicked have the upper hand, that is why they are spreading THEMSELVES and the green being that they ARE thriving while doing so. We are not to envy the position they have weaved themselves into. We are not to “fret”, you know worrying and staying upset because of what they have cost us, or question whether or not they will answer to God for those actions, or lack thereof.

They hurt the innocent, they backbite, spread lies and try to destroy others but as you see, God laughs, HE LAUGHS while they are running about pretending to give a “cold drink” to the little ones, when the poisonous fruit flavoring clearly proves what is really being served.

While they may seem to grow and prosper, they will soon dry and wither away. We all know people like this, the world is full of them, and that should be no surprise because after all it is the world. The true testing of this comes when these people are supposed to be your friends and you can really get into what Jesus said with this, If someone takes what is yours DO NOT ask for it back.

And we all know what a “friend” Jesus had in Judas and those are exactly those of which I speak.  He also commands us pray for those who hurt us, USE us, and PERSECUTE us, and SPEAK EVIL AGAINST US. He tells us to forgive our brothers and sisters in Him. But you know what? These people ARE NOT REALLY our brethren! THEY ARE THE EQUIVALENT TO FRUIT FLAVORED DRINKS.

The reason we are to do good to them is that in by doing so, we are “heaping coals of hell fire on their heads”!

People who use other people and just pretend to care for them in order to gain whatever it is that they are after are not of God. I don’t care how often they go to church, what amount of tithes they pay, or how helpful they may seem or whatever else they can produce as a sign of being “green” in the fruitful sense. I guess that is where ceasing from anger comes in pretty handy.

I just can not stand fake Christians and I would rather have someone curse me to my face then pretend to be something they are not. I respect people who can look you in the eye and tell you the truth,EVEN if that truth is that they would love to see you six feet under, not hide their hate behind lies and drama and the beauty in it all in waiting upon the Lord, trusting in the Lord, resting in the Lord, knowing that soon the truth you know of them will also be made known to all.

So if life “gives you lemons” wait on the sweetness of the Lord, even though the base fruit may TASTE bitter and unpleasant, and very undesirable, as are many of the things that we must go through in life, once the Lord adds his sweetness to the mix that lemonade made from those awful lemons will be much sweeter and refreshing than the watered down fruit flavored drink you had been given because even though the lemons began as bitter, The end product WILL HAVE BEEN  PRODUCED WITH REAL FRUIT!

Be Blessed and stay cool! Seriously, it is really hot out there and go for the real lemonade!!!It will keep you cooler and help you keep your cool;) !

Φλογιζω Σαλπιζω NBJ 2016

Dear Christians Anonymous:

I just wanted to take this time to  thank you guys for being so kind as to republish my posts without my knowledge or consent. Had you asked I could have made a few suggestions that would be much more beneficial for your reading needs!

I also enjoyed the fact that you also posted the “Shout Out” post by “History with Brandon” which contains live links to other blog sites.

Quite interesting, Alcoholics Anonymous is a self-help group for people who have a very real addiction to a very real substance.

Narcotics Anonymous is another self-help group for people who have yet again, a very real addiction to very real substances.

So I suppose that since you feel the need to surround yourselves with Christian works from across the board, and yet, protest with your slogan, your belief in God, but since the other two are real, obviously HE IS ALSO!

So why do you hate God? Did you grow up with bad examples of Christianity? Did you pray for something that you felt like he did not answer you or that he abandoned you?

You know trying to mock and ridicule others for having a relationship that you obviously desire is not really promoting your beliefs.

IT IS BULLYING, and republishing posts without consent in hope of making others look in your opinion foolish and uneducated is the worst type of bullying, especially for adults!

Maybe you could change the name to “UNBELIEVERS ANONYMOUS” OR “ANGRY BECAUSE I THINK GOD DOESN’T LOVE ME THE WAY I FEEL I DESERVE ANONYMOUS” But man, the Christian thing just leads people to believe that you are a closet Christian and are trying to fight the addiction!

But in the meantime, you laugh, make fun, do whatever makes you feel better about you at the expense of others.

AS for me I LOVE JESUS! I AM ADDICTED TO JESUS!

Not because I was taught to believe that, I DID NOT GROW UP IN CHURCH and as far as all the other little problems you can use to try to disprove his existence, WELL, welcome to the club! WE HAVE ALL HAD PROBLEMS!

Not all of us choose to use them as an excuse to bully other people.

NO I AM ADDICTED TO JESUS BECAUSE I KNOW JESUS! And I think that may be your problem, you can’t stand others to have something you can’t understand. SO if YOU can’t understand it, then it must just not be real? HUM?

But hopefully my hijacked posts will get some hits!!!

um, yeah, by the way, three points:

#1.Jesus Christ is Lord!

#2.The gates of hell shall never prevail!

#3.ONLY A FOOL SAYS IN HIS HEART THAT THERE IS NO GOD!

Since you like posting the word, those are some good ones, straight from the book!

Toby Mac has a great new song “Feel it” you guys should really post that! 

Φλογίζω/ALL RIGHTS RESERVED (AS IF) NBJ/2015

DWELLING PLACE

“Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them upon the face of the earth.”  Amos 5:8
We know what could be said, I personally can never say it enough.
He is omnipotent and omnipresent, no matter where you are, He is with you. 
He is holy, beautiful, full and glory and majesty and yet having a gentleness and humility unlike anything of this world.
 He is the Lord and beside Him, there is no savior.
Jeremiah 23:23″Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off ? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.”

When he revealed himself to Saul, who was on his way to arrest all the Christians that he could round-up, Jesus told him it was useless to resist him, my question would be who could? He then transformed Saul to his chosen vessel Paul, who would go preach the very gospel he had so adamantly fought against! With thirteen books of the New Testament having been authored by him.
Now that is a true transformation of mind and soul!
So many atrocities are committed in the name of God, but he is nowhere near of any it.
Jesus is gentle and merciful and does not condone beating children, animals or anyone.

He himself, suffered a horrific beating before His crucifixion, in our place, so why would He want us to beat others or be subjected to it?
Evil always pretends that it is for the cause of good, because Satan is a liar and the father of lies.
The Bible recalling work after work of the Lord  with the heavens, the earth, and the seas, and all of creation declaring His glory.
His will and purpose for us equating into that plan when we should be so small, so insignificant, but the God of the universe has called His followers, His friends!
The nations are as but a drop of water in a bucket to Him and yet He has called us his peculiar treasure.

Maybe that is why we are a peculiar treasure, that He would think of us and walk with Adam and Eve in the garden, and speak with Moses, first from a burning bush and then face to face, visit with Abraham and spend time with the disciples before returning to heaven and cry when we cry and hear us when we call and heaven comes down to visit earth.
No matter how we profess our love for Him, the truth of the matter and the secret to it all, is HIS love toward us!
A love so far beyond our human comprehension and defying all our human logic. And the best part is His word and His word will not return void, it will do what He sent it to do.
So no matter where you are on this earth, what persecution and ridicule that you may be suffering today, I want you to know He does love you and He sees all that you endure.
Hold onto to Him, don’t try to figure anything out on your own, give it all to Him and He will
guide you in the way you need to go.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”   Proverbs 3:5-6

“The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth him out of all their troubles.
The Lord is nigh (near) unto them that are of a broken spirit and saveth such as be of a contrite (crushed) spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”       Psalm 34:15, 17-19

“He that dwelleth  in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, HE IS my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust:  his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for (of) the terror by night; nor the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence (trouble) that walketh in darkness; nor the destruction that wasteth
( lays waste) at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. For he shall give his angels charge over thee.”  Psalm 91:1-6,11

“Because thou hath made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation (dwelling place);” Psalm 91:9
The Lord’s answer follows:
“Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will deliver him:
I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honour him.”

Again him, being a generic term for all humans.  Literally living, breathing, being kept hidden from the adversary under the protective presence of all-powerful, all-knowing God.
“For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me: he shall set me upon a rock. And now mine head shall be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle (presence) sacrifices of joy: I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord. Hear, O, Lord when I cry with my voice: have mercy upon me and answer me.  When thou saidst Seek ye my face: my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.”   Psalm 27:5-8

Life is never fair. Things happen, it rains on the just and the unjust. Trails and heartache come, but there is a presence of God, a place of safety, a place that assures you peace even in the midst of a storm raging all around you.
A reassurance that can only be found in  His everlasting arms, under the shadow of his wings.
If you need this today, all you have to do is ask Him, He does understand, He created you in the palm of His hand and yet those wings spread so far that He can cover the entire world with them.
That is who HE IS and that is one of the many reasons we love Him and worship Him and He never forces us to do any of it.
And ye will seek me and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
  Jeremiah 29:13

My sincerest prayer for you today is that the Lord keep you, bless you and make his face shine upon you and give you peace, in the name above every name, Jesus of Nazareth.  AMEN
Φλογιζω/ All rights reserved. NBJ 2015
 

HOLY WAR

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified both Lord and Christ.
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and the rest of the Apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you and to your children, and to all that are far off, even as many as the Lord shall call. And with many other words he did testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward (perverse) generation.” Acts 2:36-40
Holy War. The day has come that others had scoffed at for eons. The day when those who claim to act on behalf of their “god” decide to slaughter all those who don’t share their pagan beliefs.
I have one big question with this, although I already know the answer, how does a “religion” tout itself as peaceful, while constantly screaming, bloody jihad? It is no different that the Spanish inquisition and forced Catholicism, and innumerable forced conversions to pagan religions and it has existed since Satan, the mastermind of it all was flung to earth.
He runs on the theory that humans will do anything to save their skin, just as when he  discussed Job with God, and Satan asked that God would remove his protective hedge from Job and he would convince him to curse God.
“And Satan answered the Lord, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.” Job 2:4. That is how he thinks and we know God allowed him full control over Job’s life, only that he could not kill him. And we also know that Job passed this horrific test of his true faith between the powers of the universe with flying colors and God blessed him beyond measure in doing so.
We also know that the Apostles and many, many gave their lives for the Gospel. As the church is built on the blood of Christ, the Holy Lamb of God, the blood of the saints, and the blood of the martyrs.
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent shall take it by force.” Matthew 11:12
We are in a war, whether the candy coats want to hide their heads in the clouds and attempt to ridicule the word of the true messengers of God or not. It is what it is and what it has been since the dawn of time.
I tell you how it’s gonna come down. The anti-Christ comes into WORLD power, the number one voice over all nations, he is a dragon  that appears as a lamb. The carnage is  well underway and more threats are made everyday and the day is coming that in a desperate attempt for someone to stop the “holy war” and end the killings, the leaders will be begging to join that one world order to stop it.
Enter the anti-Christ, I’ve been trying to really hammer this, through peace he will destroy many.
A seven-year peace deal will be signed and he will call off his boys (of course the world does not know they are his) three and a half years will be groovy and then he decides to unveil himself and all who refuse to worship him will be beheaded, this is when he calls his troops back into action.
I have had quite an awakening, sooner than I had anticipated, once Satan busted my groove and forced me out from under the secluded, veiled protection of hiding behind the church. When I posted my beheading series and the follow-up. I suddenly had Muslims follow that site.                                       

Now I may not be the sharpest crayon in the box but I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck either. I know these guys aren’t reading because they find my funk jive exhilarating and my run on sentences delightfully refreshing.
I know they believe what they believe as passionately as I believe what I believe, but there is one huge difference. Jesus draws others to him, he wants those who worship him to do so in truth and spirit and of freewill and because they want to know him and serve him. He does not force people to worship him. And you never see Christians trying to kill others for their beliefs, because Jesus calls us his children of true light and true peace and we are not to be as the children of the world, full of violence and hate toward all who do not believe as we do.
HE IS the holy, self-existing creator who does not need to be worshipped to the point of killing those who refuse to do so.
And Yeah, Paul said it wasn’t a question of whether or not he preached the gospel, it was woe unto him if he did not. It’s not that this stuff doesn’t bother my human mind a little but as a watchman, if I fail to send out these warnings, I will be held accountable personally to God and found guilty of the blood of those I failed to warn. So I am running on “we ought rather obey God than man”.
So I’ll throw this out, calling heaven and earth to record this day, “touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm.”
Now, the question of what we must do to be saved was answered, what must we do to war successfully, “For thou we walk in the flesh, we do not war after (according to)the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations (arguments); and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Sides must be chosen or one will be chosen for you. There is no middle ground and we serve one or the other, whether we want to admit that or not.
If you are not saved and covered by the blood of Jesus, you already belong to Satan. And choosing not to believe in either of them won’t help at all. It’s like looking at the sun and saying you really don’t believe it’s there, it’s not going to make it go away, keep staring at it and you will believe it is real once it has blinded you, but then it will be a little too late.
But to really be effective, you need the Holy Ghost and the Baptism of fire. You need God living in you to fully navigate your way in these last days, remember, Jesus told us to be “Wise as a serpent but harmless as a dove.” He also promised that he “would bring back to your remembrance” all things he has taught you” and finally “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist” Luke 21:15
” But when they shall lead (arrest) you and deliver you up, take no thought before what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for IT IS NOT YE THAT SPEAK, BUT THE HOLY GHOST.” Mark 13:11
If you have never received the gift of the Holy Ghost or fire baptism, start praying for it. Fast in secret, pray in your closet, take communion and seek the indwelling of Him.
If you have received them please pray that others would also. (The great outpouring)
The war is in no way nearing an end, it has only just begun but we have comfort in this, we know how the book ends and we know who wins and we will be citizens of the world without end.
Φλογιζω. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015