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Let’s Go Back to the World and See What We Are Missing


Good Morning Everyone...
I'm so glad to see each and everyone of you today 

Dear Heavenly Father,

It is my prayer, hearts, minds and eyes will be opened. That through this message, Your Truth, Your Word, and Holy Spirit will prevail. That with Your guidance, hearts will be changed, lives transformed, broken hearts and bodies will be healed and made whole, relationships will be mended..
Lord, I pray that You will be glorified, as You use me, speak through me.. Give me courage to do that which I am called to do
In the precious and Holy Name of Jesus'
This I pray..
Amen

Fair Warning:
This message is not for the faint of heart!

So what is Evil: 
It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego.

An old Cherokee Indian told his grandson "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. 
One is Evil.
The other is Good; It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth."

The boy thought about it for a moment, and then asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?" 
The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed." 

Let’s for a moment, take a journey back in time.
Back to the time when we were free to do whatever we wanted without God messing with us.
Free and no one could tell us what to do...

Without God convicting us, back when we could watch what we want, listen to whatever music we wanted.

Let's go back to a time when we would sneak around and do things that we didn’t want our parents or spouse knowing. And we certainly didn’t want the Pastor knowing it!

"But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out."
Numbers 32:23

Back to the time where I didn’t have to be concerned about whom I ran around with. 
Drinking, smoking, cussing, cheating trying to hide sin from God.
Let’s go back to where we didn’t mind lying to people, taking things that didn’t belong to us.
What’s the saying? Oh yeah I want to live and just have fun.

Have you got a picture of that yet?

Let’s go back to when some of us were drinking and partying and the drugs.
Back to when we would wake up sick or broke or worse some would be in jail or the hospital..
Does that seem like a better life then what you have now?

Having to live with all those Godly restrictions?

When Satan was leading us into hell and we had no fear of it.
We were actually "enjoying" the journey!
When you don’t feel bad about not going to church not worshiping God.

Back when we weren’t bound but we were "free" from behaving a certain way, tithing, being kind to people who didn't deserve it, loving our neighbor because Satan doesn’t require anything good of us.

Back when no one said anything about the way you looked or dressed
Back when no one cared for your soul when no one cared if you went to HELL or not.
Back  you really didn’t care what people thought of you. Because you had the "right" to do what you wanted, lived and done anything our heart desired.
Because you have the "right!"

Weren’t those the good old days?
Well...?

We dated who we wanted and no one cared.
Boy that was the life wasn’t it?
Well wasn’t it?

Come on...You know the time...
When going to hell wasn't real.
It was a joke that was for those religious fanatics that have to live such a boring life just to get to heaven.

Oh come on, let’s not forget those parties that our parents didn’t know about.
And let’s not forget the fornication!
You remember, don't you?
 The times we didn’t tell our parents but we bragged about it to our friends because that makes us look cool and so grown up.
Well at least back then we had peace of mind no worries no restrictions nothing that we couldn’t lie our way out of...Right?

We could just throw a fit, argue with our neighbors, argue with our parents and eventually they would give in and we could have a good old laugh behind their backs with our friends about how ignorant they are....
Good times, am I right?

Because some how that kind of life seemed better to us than having people who really love you, who give you good Godly advice?
That knowing that living for God is going to make a better person out of you?
 You can lie down at night with the peace of God.

What worldly thing can compare to what you feel in the Holy Spirit?
When you are in the presence of God Himself and the Creator is living inside your heart.
When you are talking in a heavenly Provider, that is between you and God only?

Now that we have revisited the world, and some of you may still be living in that world...I pray not!

Now let me show you the reward of living a worldly life.
Don’t get me wrong it may be fun now and I am the first to admit I have had more than my share of worldly fun and adventure.

I was sixteen and I quit school. I ran away from home.
I was grown, at least in my own mind.
I made my own living. Don't ask what I had to do...
But I worked just to have a place to stay and eat.

I had all the worldly friends I ever wanted.
And you know what?
They didn’t care what I did!
In fact, many of them encouraged me to do them!
Man, oh man what good friends they were...
I could drive drunk, and no one said anything about it, not my friends any way.
I could smoke dope and no one would tell on me..

I was living the "good life"..
I could drink and no one cared, I went to jail for my drinking and no one could tell me what to do.
I did drugs and other things that I won’t even mention.
 
They didn't lecture us on right from wrong..
Isn’t that what we would call good people, back then? 
Real friends?

I thought I had the world but let me tell you, the world had me!
I was serving the devil well.
I gave it my all...
If you're going to do something, do it right..
Isn't that what the world says..

Now, let me tell you something, I am  so blessed to even be alive today!

Despite all my foolish attempts at suicide...
Despite the nights, I had no recollection of, and yes, I drove myself home
Waking up, in a place I had no idea where I was or how I got there!
And who were all these people??

Because of the many prayers of my family and God, the ones I turned my back on
I made it… I was given a second chance but some of you may not be as fortunate as I am.
Here’s the reward of that kind of lifestyle.

The reality is that the Bible does teach that a hell exists and that there are people who are there right now! Even though that IS NOT being taught in many churches in the United Sates and throughout the world
And some of you, who refuse to heed this message, may be joining them..
 
I know that many of you don't want to hear this any of this ..
And believe me, I know! Because I didn't!
You want to know why?
Because it is not an easy reality to face!

But the truth is, that we have all sinned!
Yes, even you!
We have all violated God's laws. 
Yes, that person sitting next to you
That person, who has been speaking about God
You know the one...

Even me...your pastor.
The one who you may think, preaches from a perspective that just doesn't understand what you face..
Believe me, not only do I understand...
I LIVED IT !

That is why Jesus had to come to die on the cross, as a payment for our sins.
Because we are all guilty.

"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8

"For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage. For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
2 Peter 2:18-22

That is the reward for living for the world..
For rolling disregarding and your eyes at those people who bring up God 
The ones, who can't possibly understand what YOU are going through..

BUT LISTEN TO ME, I DO UNDERSTAND...
I WAS JUST LIKE SOME OF YOU, 
Hell... I WAS YOU! 
And probably a lot worse...
My life was a mess..

So much of a mess, that at one time, I actually HATED a random stranger, the person who just wouldn't mind their own business, the one who saved my life, from an overdose, because I couldn't deal with some haunting issues in my past... 
How dare they! Talk about messed up in the head..

But even later on in life, 
I couldn't handle all the thoughts inside my head..
And I just wanted them to stop! 
So I drank, I did drugs..

From the outside, to most of the world, my like looked normal, and to most even great!
I was making bank, I had expensive sports cars..

I had it all together!
But on the inside... Oh, on the inside...
God and I knew the truth.. I was a complete wreck!

But let me tell you this:
Heaven is a very different story!

"Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.
Revelation 21:1-7

That is just a glimpse of what God has in store for those that love Him, that serve Him.

I know that some of you may still desire the world and that will have to be your decision.
I can't force you to give your life to Christ..
Nor will Christ force you

BUT PLEASE HEAR THIS...
Doing things our own way...
Living the way WE want, because WE have a right to..
Usually ends in tragedy.

And for some of you listening...
Wasn’t life better when you didn’t have people who really cared!
A Pastor and other Saints of God, who nosed into your business?
Wasn’t it much better when you didn’t have to hide, you dressed like you wanted?
No one bother to ask you to pray or not spend all your time on the computer or cell phone?
No one saying that isn't a good idea to put some of the stuff you do on social media?

Just do what you want to do, you have the right too!
Keep wishing everyone would just stop talking to you about God, and mind their own business.

For you teens and younger...

Well I am sorry!
I'm sorry that I love you too much not to tell you those things !
I'm sorry that I care way too much about you making it to heaven.
I', sorry that I care about who you hang with and talk to!
I'm sorry that I care about whom you date!

And for those of you who are a little bit older..

And some have younger children at home..

I'm sorry that I care, that the person who are dating is teaching your children it's ok to be verbally, mentally and physically abusive.

"It's ok, because after all, it's their fault!"
I'm sorry that I care that you are setting an example to your sons and daughters, "that this behavior is acceptable, it's ok!"
I'm sorry I believe what God says about who you are!


And for those of you who parents and grandparents who are older, some older than I..
I'm sorry, every conversation is about eternity..
I'm sorry Christ, has laid it on my heart to preach about the things you'd rather not hear about
I'm sorry I care about talking to you about mending those relationships, with family, you haven't spoken to for years.

I'm sorry that I talk about forgiving others mistakes, because we have been forgiven of ours

If me loving you is meddling into your business take it up with Jesus because my soul and where I spend eternity hangs on that very thing; Warning you of the things that are wrong in your life and trying my best to bring you to Christ, to give my heart and soul to some thing I believe in so strongly..
And lifting you up when you do good, praying that you make wise choices!
Encouraging you..

If all of that disturbs your peace..take it up with Jesus! 

 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul."
Ezekiel 3:17-19

So folks, in closing...
I "get on you" because I love you!
I love you so much, and I really do care!

And I when God called me to teach His Word, I made a commitment!
A covenant, stronger than any contract, any vow of marriage..

I made a commitment to Almighty God
A commitment teach the Word of God..ALL OF IT

The good parts everyone loves to hear
And also the ones NOBODY wants to hear

To PREACH, even the difficult messages, 

The ones that are difficult not only for you, but difficult for me also!
 
The ones, I am called to witness, to testify and the ones I bare my soul...AND my past sins..

And I thank God, for the opportunity, every single day for it!
He not only saved my life, but He SAVED MY LIFE
 

And in doing so, I am required by the Lord to be in your business.
If that is a problem, tell it to the Lord. 

 
Because, like you...the day is quickly coming!
The day when I will have to face my Maker, face to face...
I'm going to be required to answer for what I have done to serve Him, to bring others to Him, to bring Him glory

I have to give an account for my time on earth, as your pastor..
 
And let me tell you THIS

I'm going to do everything I can, to assure that my hands will be clean!

AND FOR THAT... I'M NOT ONE BIT SORRY!


And now may the Lord bless you and keep you;

the Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;

The Lord life up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

Now and forever, in Jesus' name
Amen
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