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I am just like everyone else: I make it one day at a time with a little bit of humor. The Word of God is a fire in my heart that burns all the way down to my bones and I cannot hold it back. Jeremiah 20:9

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Word is Truth

It does not matter if you believe what is written in the Bible or not.  It does not change it one bit.  It is what it is.  It's GOD's written Word, it's HIS testimony, it's HIS revelation of Himself to you.  Your reaction to it merely reveals whether you believe He is telling the truth or telling a lie.  Once you allow a tiny mustard seed of faith to take root in your spirit it will open up all the scriptures and sprout more faith into life eternal.  If however you listen to any of the lies that satan whispers in your mind about the Word and entertain the thought that anything in the Bible is untrue, you have planted a seed of unbelief which will sprout into confusion due to the blinding of your eyes of understanding.  This seed will sprout distrust and unbelief and eternal death.
Remember:  Just ONE piece of pollution corrupts the whole thing.

Linda Rosenbaugh © 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

He who has ears to hear, eyes to see, and a heart to perceive.

We are all 3 parts:  we have a physical body, we have a mind that contains our thoughts, will, and emotions, and a spirit.  One way to think about it is the body is the temple, the soul is the mind, and the spirit is our heart.  Our ability to hear the Word, see the connections, perceive and understand the complete picture, is not with our physical body or brain, but with our spirit.  It is not a matter of your effort or your intellect.  When we are physically born our spirit is not able to comprehend spiritual truths.  Only the Holy Spirit can do that for you when you submit yourself to the lordship of Jesus Christ.  Only the Holy Spirit can convince a person of their unbelief or sin.  Only the Holy Spirit can create in you a new spirit.  

Moses talking to the children of Israel:  “Yet the LORD has not given you a heart to perceive (understand) and eyes to see and ears to hear, to this very day.”  Deuteronomy 29:4 (NKJV)

If you are a believer, do you remember the day that you were born again?  All of a sudden everything you’d heard about Jesus made sense.  All the puzzle pieces fell into place.  It’s like the proverbial light bulb lit up.  Scripture calls it “the opening of the eyes of your understanding.”

Before we came to this place, we could hear the Gospel message and it wouldn’t make any sense.  So we ignored it.  We pushed it out of our thoughts.  Maybe we would go to Sunday School or church or even try to read the Bible.  None of it added up.  That’s why so many critics of the Bible and even theologians claim that the Bible cannot be true.  It’s because of our unenlightened hearts that we cannot really understand all of it.  Our spiritual ears are deaf.  Our spiritual eyes are blind.  Our spirit is in a state of death, the Adamic nature.

Jesus talking to Nicodemus:  “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of GOD.”  John 3:3  (NKJV)  “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of GOD.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’  The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes.  So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”  John 3:5-8 (NKJV)

Have you ever met people who said they’ve read the Bible several times?  Or taken theology classes in college?  (Nicodemus was a renowned rabbi of the day.)  They say they’ve done everything and more to understand and yet still haven’t connected with the LORD.  Does GOD hate them?  No, but they think so.

Or maybe they have a sin in their life that they cannot accept is a sin.  They’ve read the Bible, go to church, yet cannot accept the fact that what they are doing is wrong, it grieves the heart of GOD.  They cannot accept that a Holy and Loving GOD could be so strict and one-sided, when really He loves them and wants what is best for them.  It’s like they are blinded and deaf.

There are people out there who claim to be saved, yet believe church doctrine and traditions over the Word of GOD.  They haven’t read the Bible nor do they plan to.  Even if they did read it, it would be filtered through what they have been told it says or means.  Some churches exclude whole portions of scripture because it doesn’t fit with their theology.

There are over 40,000+ different denominations now.  There are over 50 English translations of the Bible to choose from.  That’s not counting all the international languages that have been translated.  But be careful.  Just because it is easier to understand doesn’t mean it was translated correctly.  Even some of the oldest English translations have a few flaws in them.  Some of the newer translations exclude language that they deem “hateful” or “strong” or “divisive.”  Some lose the flavor of the original and lose the emotion of the heart of GOD that way.

This is a big problem.  Modern society allows the readers to pick and choose which portions they like and ignore the ones they don’t.  GOD doesn’t do that.  Every word He has uttered is still valid, or else the whole universe would fall apart!  “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV)

When you have 40,000+ denominations you have division.  GOD is not divided, so this is to our shame.  What we are trying to do is find points where we can all agree, compromise what we might believe so that those who don’t agree can “belong” as well.  When you do that you polute the original Word, you turn the truth into a lie.  (Remember it only takes one germ to create a plague.)  GOD’s Word is true and everything else is a lie.  So who is the liar?  The Father of all lies is satan.  His only goal in life is to lead us away from the truth, the whole truth or any part of the truth.

We don’t have access to the original documents however the Jewish people have been meticulous in copying the scrolls down through the ages.  Not only that, but I can’t translate the original Hebrew, and I doubt many people can.

It’s not that we are such awful orators or debaters.  It’s not that we are such bad witnesses that we cannot reach the lost and convince them of the Gospel.  We could all be totally logical and wonderfully educated and vocal and have the whole Bible memorized so that we could always quote the relevant scriptures.  To be saved by logic is to not be saved at all.  Let that sink in.  Logic will never save anyone.  We never saved anyone.  The Holy Spirit is the one who comes and opens their ears to they can hear and opens their eyes of understanding and then their hearts are changed!

satan will always try to hinder the Gospel because it is death to him.  He hates us because we who believe have been adopted into the Family of GOD and are joint heirs with Christ.  He will try to stop up the ears of non-believers so they cannot even hear the words of life.  He screws up their logic so that it accomplishes what he wants.  He blinds the eyes of their understanding so that they cannot understand the implications of those words.  In other words, the Bible will not make any sense to them at all.  They will think GOD is hateful and only wants our subservience.  He sits up there and counts our sins and we have to work for our salvation, and on and on and on . . .  

“Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the Law and the Words which the LORD of Hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets.  Thus great wrath came from the LORD of Hosts.”  Jeremiah 7:12  (NKJV)

satan lets you hear his accusations like “You’re not good enough and you’ll NEVER be good enough to be saved!”  “These are all lies, there is no GOD so go ahead and enjoy yourself.”  “At least in hell you’ll be with all your friends.”  “You’re in the group of goats that Jesus is sending to hell.”  satan will never let you have any peace.  He never shuts up.  And that’s where Praise and Worship come in.  He can’t stand the name of Jesus and when you praise and worship the Jesus and call on His name, satan has to flee!

So what am I trying to say?  GOD loves everyone with an unconditional love.  He hates sin and sinful acts.  No one is perfect, we are all sinners, however the punishment for all our sins was nailed to the cross by Jesus.  He has forgiven us and cast our sins away.  But you have to believe!  You have to acknowledge that you’ve sinned.  And you have to change your ways.  You have to ask Jesus to forgive you for your rebellious thinking and your sins.  You have to spend time in having conversations with the LORD so that you can grow and the best way to do that is to read the Bible and wait for Him to speak.  That’s the Gospel!  That’s the Good News!  That is life eternal and full of Glory!

satan will do his level best to try to keep the unbeliever from hearing the Good News.  “If it sounds too good to be true, it must not be.”  Ever heard that before?  We must do spiritual warfare on their behalf because they are innocent victims.  If they’ve spoken badly to you, remember, they are just parroting what satan has whispered in their ears.  And then forgive them!  They really don’t know any better.  We must Praise and Worship the LORD, believe in His great love and provision, and bind satan from our friends, children, other family, acquaintances, government officials, the police, the firemen, teachers, parents, everyone!  

Read Ephesians 6:10-20 (NKJV), especially verse 18: “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints . . .”

The unsaved are future saints, folks.  In GOD’s timeline they already are saints.  We must join with the LORD’s will and pray that Jesus will open the ears of the unsaved and open the eyes of their understanding and give them a new heart to understand the things of GOD.  Pray that in the Holy Name of Jesus satan would be bound and powerless in the life of ____________ (you fill it in).  And that the Holy Spirit of GOD would have free access to their hearts and minds to speak the words of Life to them.  That GOD’s overwhelming presence would overtake them and love them into the Kingdom!  That we would be courageous to love them in spite of how they may treat us.  That GOD’s will would be done and that His Kingdom would come!  

“For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.’ ”  Isaiah 57:15 (NKJV)

Our best witness is love, servitude, and sharing the testimony of what Jesus has done in our lives, not preaching at them.  The Holy Spirit is the one who explains it to their hearts.  We can talk and talk and talk about the Gospel and GOD’s great love and forgiveness of sins, but they will never understand anything unless the Holy Spirit comes and speaks to their hearts.  You wonder how all the puzzle pieces fell in place when you received that light-bulb moment?  It was GOD Himself speaking to your heart.  That is why it is so important to keep the message true, short, and heartfelt.  And let the Holy Spirit do the rest!  You prepare yourself with faith, prayer, and fasting to let GOD the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit work in them and speak the Truth to their hearts.  We plant the seeds, and the Holy Spirit makes it all fit together.  This is a joint mission, and the Harvest is the LORD’s!

“For GOD so loved the world [that is all the people in it], that He gave [sent] His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For GOD did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”  John 3:16 (NKJV)

“Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the GOD and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant and boundless mercy has caused us to be born again [that is, to be reborn from above – spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] to an ever-living hope and confident assurance through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead . . .”  1 Peter 1:3  (AMP)

NKJV:  Scripture taken from the New King James Version®.  Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.  Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

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Linda Rosenbaugh © 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The LORD Is Our Healer

Exodus 15:26  “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians.  For I am the LORD who heals you.”

The LORD healed me and protected me while I was still in the womb when the Enemy came to kill me.  I was born 2 1/2 weeks early with a compromised immune system.

Every time the doctors gave me a childhood vaccine I would come down with that disease.
Every time I almost died when the Enemy used that to try to kill me.
Every time the LORD healed me miraculously to the amazement of my mother and doctors.

To this day I have not had a polio vaccine because they stopped giving it.

My whole life doctors have diagnosed me with having various illnesses and the LORD healed me anyway.  The LORD healed me when I was sick and the doctor said it was “all in your head”.  Doctors have misdiagnosed me repeatedly through the years.  Sometimes with life threatening illnesses.  The LORD has healed me every time.

I was in a car accident that broke my leg.  My father was driving, Roger was in the front passenger seat, Paul was in the back driver seat, and I was in the back passenger seat where we got hit.  The reason we were visiting my dad is because he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and only had 6 months to live.  He was not a believer that Jesus could heal him.  We had already played several divine healing audio tapes in our bedroom and the walls were thin so I knew he heard them.  So as I waited on the gurney to be x-rayed I prayed a very simple prayer, “Lord, it sure would make a good testimony if you would heal my leg for my dad.”  Sure enough, the x-ray only showed an old break and I had never broken my leg!  And I walked out of the hospital!  From that day forth, my dad’s tumor started shrinking and was gone in 6 months.  He came to New Mexico to visit us and received the LORD Jesus as his savior at a bible study we attended!  Hallelujah!

My last physical showed I am in excellent health.  Even my moles, skin tags, and childhood scars are all gone.  The LORD is the God that heals us!  I still have a couple of minor issues.  “Why?” do you say.  Even Paul the apostle had an issue that wouldn’t go away.  The LORD allowed it so he would learn that he need not get a big head from too much pride.  The LORD allowed it so that Paul would learn to depend on the LORD’s all-sufficiency.

So, pardon me if I don’t sympathize with constant complaining, blaming the LORD (who loves us!) with all your problems, and reminding me (and Him) of the Israelites in the desert with their constant rebellion and complaining.  All that does is provoke the LORD to wrath.  I cannot stand there and agree with rebellion.

I can stand right there and testify that the LORD heals and the person will say, “ . . . but my doctor says . . .” and it is all I can do to keep from exploding!  The LORD said, “Your faith has made you well.”  Matthew 9:22 (there are more!)  He also said we don’t get answers because of our unbelief.  Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21  Well, doctors can’t cure a hangnail, so there you go!

I’ve talked to people who have had issues since birth and they say that they believe in Jesus, yet say, “But why hasn’t He healed me?”  “He’s just unloving and unconcerned.”  YOU SAID WHAT???  And you wonder why He hasn’t healed you when all you think He is just a magic wand.

I believe in the LORD, and praise His Holy Name because HE IS WHO HE SAYS HE IS.  He is the only One Living GOD.  He is Faithful and True.  He is the Creator of the whole universe.  His very Word created everything.  He created humanity with His very own hands when He formed Adam out of the mud.  He breathed the spirit into the first man.  He is our very breath!  He is the light by day and the light at night.  He is the Water of the Word.  He is the Bread.  He is the reason we are alive.  And if that’s not enough to Praise Him and Worship Him, you’re worshipping our Enemy who is a created angel that got a big head and was cast out of the heavenly places.

Your defense against all error of belief is the Word of GOD, the Bible.  You have to read it for yourself.  Let the LORD talk to you as you read.  Read it like it’s today’s newspaper.  Imagine in your mind the scenarios unfolding in the dialogue.  Every time you read it, it will speak to the need in your heart.  You know that hole that only the LORD can satisfy?  Well, if you don’t let Jesus fill it in, your Enemy will fill it with lies.  And what is in your heart comes out your mouth.

Think about it!

Linda Rosenbaugh © 2019

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Putting GOD In A Box

Have you ever heard the expression, “Putting GOD in a box”?  It means in your efforts to understand who and what GOD is you explain Him using your own logic, society, customs, anything you are familiar with rather than what or who He really is.  For example:  God is holy. Simple, huh?  Or: GOD is sinless.  He is pure.  He is love.  He is forgiving.  All these things only demand more questions. What does being holy mean?  Does He exist outside of what we consider right and wrong or is He bound by it?  What is purity? Or, pure what?  Does that mean He is clean or covered in dirt? Does He just love good people or all people?  Does He love animals, pets, or wild things?  Does He love big animals or microscopic animals? Does He love bacteria and viruses?  Does He love the universe, the galaxies, the stars, the planets, the nebula, the asteroids, or the comets?  He doesn’t fit into any of these boxes.

Scripture tells us that GOD created this whole existence with His spoken word.  Scientists have discovered that the universe vibrates. Everything in it vibrates with its own frequency.  Now, there would not be any vibration without there being a sound. Not only that, it is expanding.  But the expansion is slowing down.  They have ascertained that there most certainly was a starting point and there will be an end. His spoken Word holds the very atoms of our existence together because the atoms are not magnetically balanced and the scientists cannot figure out what holds them together.  Scripture records that the very presence of GOD on earth created fire and smoke, huge explosions, earthquakes, lightning, and loud thunderings.  He is so Holy His presence vaporizes our atmosphere.  So what kind of a box can you put that in?

How can you stand in the presence of this Holy and All-Powerful Being and tell Him He is too strict, unloving, detached, and not modern enough?  Did He not create the human body?  Do you have a heartbeat? Did He not give you a brain and all your intellect, your logic, your right to choose what you think and what actions you might do?  Do you have air to breathe? Do you have food and water?  Aren’t all your needs met?  

What kind of a box can you put GOD in? It’s funny that the box that people put Him in is directly related to what they have chosen not to give in to Him about.  You don’t like churches? You probably complain about how greedy they are and how all the people are hypocrites.  So you don’t go to church.  You don’t like to read the Bible.  You’ll complain that it doesn’t make any sense to you or it’s not relevant to today’s modern society.  You don’t like the rules?  You’ll say they have been done away with so you do whatever you want to do.  And on and on and on . . .

It doesn’t matter how much you complain or what you complain about:  it doesn’t change GOD or even touch Him.  
“For I am the LORD, I do not change.”
Malachi 3:6 (AMP) 
“Jesus Christ, the Messiah, [is always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes,] and forever - to the ages.”
Hebrews 13:8 (AMP)  

Anytime you think about GOD the Father, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit and shape Him into what you or your church thinks He is instead of accepting the Scriptures that you can read for yourself, you are putting Him into a box that you created. You are blinded to the truth by yourself
“But even if our Gospel [the glad tidings] also be hid - obscured and covered up with a veil [that hinders the knowledge of GOD] - it is hid [only] to those who are perishing, and obscured [only] to those who are spiritually dying, and veiled [only] to those who are lost.” 
2 Corinthians 4:3 (AMP)

GOD is so much more!  Why limit Him?  
“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory.” 
Ephesians 3:20-21a (AMP)  
He is EVERYTHING WE and this earth NEEDS.  
“I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim My name, The LORD, before you for I will be gracious, and will show mercy and lovingkindness on whom I will show mercy and lovingkindness.” 
Exodus 33:19 (AMP) 
“And the LORD passed before [Moses], and proclaimed, ‘The LORD! The LORD!  A GOD merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth, keeping mercy and lovingkindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but Who will by no means clear [to clear, acquit, cleanse, to make blameless, to free, exempt] the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.”  
Exodus 34:6-7 (AMP) 
These are the ones who do not take advantage of GOD’s forgiveness mentioned a few words before.  

This is who GOD is! His name says it all!

Amplified Bible (AMP)
Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631

Linda Rosenbaugh © 2019

Friday, February 08, 2019


Sin is the conscious decision to do something or not to do something that GOD Almighty said not to do or to do.  It is the decision on our part to not live in the way He said was best for us.  We choose our own path because we want to live our lives the way that makes us happiest, and that way doesn’t include the GOD who made us.

People say Jesus did away with the Law.  They want to pick and choose what they call the Law. For the most part people still follow the 10 Commandments. However, adulterers leave out the 7th commandment.  Thieves leave out the 8th.  The Catholic Church leaves out the 2nd commandment totally.  That is not what Jesus said.  He said He came to fulfill the Law.  If you loved Him you would follow His commandments.  His interpretation of the Law was stricter than what was actually stated by it.  Read Matthew chapters 5 and 6 for the full details.

There was a code of conduct a long time before the LORD gave Moses the 10 Commandments or the whole Law.  And if you read the scriptures, most of what the people call the Law dealt with temple worship.  Ever since the 2nd Temple was destroyed by the Romans, there are no temple sacrifices.

There was one rule in the Garden of Eden: Don’t eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  There was no such rule about the Tree of Eternal Life.  Yet Adam and Eve never ate from that tree.  Why not?  Because this is where satan comes in.  He wants to separate us from GOD Almighty any which way he can.  That is sin, separating yourself from the One Person who loves you and wants the very best for you, but you prefer your own way.  It’s choosing your own pleasures over His instruction.  It’s called ‘hedonism’: the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole or chief good in life.

Why do we do this?  Adam and Eve had an eye-to-eye, one on one relationship with GOD.  They walked with Him and talked with Him.  Life was perfect.  They had all the food they could possibly want.  They had a relationship with all the animals on earth, none of which were meat eaters at this point.  How great it must have been to be able to pet lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!  satan awoke something in Eve: 1.) doubt in GOD: “Did GOD really say . . .” and 2.) human ambition: “. . because He knows that as soon as you eat from this tree you will be just like gods yourself.”  In other words, our choices would be just as wise and important as GOD’s.  We wouldn’t need Him anymore.  Besides, He’s not really interested in us having fun now, is He?  Why shouldn’t we do this or that or the other?  Why shouldn’t we be allowed to make up our own minds?  Because it separates us from GOD.

GOD says, “‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ declares the LORD. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.’” Isaiah 55:8-9  (AMP)  In other words, we don’t know everything and cannot begin to judge what is best and what is not.  It is kind of like the comparison of parents to a two year old.  No matter how smart they have the potential to be, they do not have our life-earned knowledge.  They have no idea what the consequences of their actions can be or will be.  Of course GOD is infinitely above and beyond us.

A long time before the Law was given at Mt. Sinai people knew not to murder (look at what happened to Cain), or to steal, or many other things.  All this was handed down from Adam’s wisdom from what he learned.  Yet look at what happened to the human race.  They did whatever they wanted because they chose their pleasure over GOD’s ways.  Yes, satan had a hand in all this.  Fallen angels came and took human females and gave rise to the giants of old.  Do not tell me that they did not spread their satanic philosophies, you know they did.  Those philosophies haunt us even today.  The realm of evil is extremely active in our time because they know their time is short.  Most Christians are totally ignorant of just how short our time is.

Read this: “Do you not know that the unrighteous(a) will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of GOD?  Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [by persuasion], nor those who participate in homosexuality(b), nor thieves, nor the greedy nor drunkards, nor revilers [whose words are used as weapons to abuse, insult, humiliate, intimidate, or slander], nor swindlers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of GOD.”  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (AMP)
a) wrongdoers, self-willed
b) The two Greek terms translated by this phrase refer to the passive and active partners in consensual homosexual acts.

“Now we know [without any doubt] that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully and appropriately, understanding the fact that law is not enacted for the righteous person [the one in right standing with GOD], but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinful, for the irreverent and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for sexually immoral persons, for homosexuals, for kidnappers and slave traders, for liars, for perjurers - and for whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine.” 1 Timothy 1:8-10 (AMP)

“Marriage is to be held in honor among all [that is, regarded as something of great value], and the marriage bed undefiled [by immorality or by any sexual sin]; for GOD will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” Hebrews 13:4 (AMP)

“But actually, I have written to you not to associate with any so-called [Christian] brother if he is sexually immoral or greedy, or is an idolater [devoted to anything that takes the place of GOD], or is a reviler [who insults or slanders or otherwise verbally abuses other], or is a drunkard or a swindler – you must not so much as eat with such a person.” 1 Corinthians 5:11 (AMP)

I love all my friends and acquaintances.  But I’m not here to make you feel good about yourself.  I’m not here to please you.  I’m here to do GOD’s will whatever He tasks me.  I’m here to serve GOD.  I’m not doing you any favors if I’m teaching you to gloss over your sins.  I’m being hateful if I do not warn you about the trouble you’re in.  I love each and every one of you, I want to see you in Heaven!  I’ve met too many people that want to do what they want to and accuse the people that are trying to help them as haters.

Let me be so bold as to point something out.  You’re attacking the messenger.  You say I don’t love you?  Let me ask a question.  If I saw you crossing the street and I also saw a bus careening out of control going to run over you and I break your arm pulling you to safety, does that make me a hater?  Why would I risk my life to save you if I didn’t love you?  I wouldn’t go through all this trouble if I didn’t love you.

Yes, the Word of GOD will challenge what you think you believe.  It will make you really uncomfortable.  It is because GOD needs to get your attention.  He loves you with an infinite love that knows no bounds.  It’s not a typical love like you normally think of.  It’s a supernatural love.  One that GOD imparts.  One that breaks my heart for people I barely know.  I wake up at strange hours at night with prayer on my mind.  And I cry every time you call me a hater.  But I take heart because they called Jesus, GOD in the flesh, a hater too.  The Creator from Genesis!  And He still died for us!  Now, THAT’S LOVE!  You see, He set up the Law, the one you said He did away with.  Why would He break His Word for any reason or time?  Is it okay to kill?  Is it okay to steal?  Is it okay to commit adultery?  No?  Why?  You see, the Law is still here. He fulfilled the temple worship laws because He is the Lamb of GOD, and gave Himself on the cross as the Perfect Sacrifice ending all future sacrifices because none of those gave us eternal life, He did.

You just say there is no Law because you do not want to change your ways.  You do not like conviction.  You do not like your conscience because that is GOD’s voice trying to tell you something.  Don’t you know that if you would just acknowledge your sin and change your ways and ask Jesus to forgive you that He is faithful and just to do just that and heal you too?

Everything is a choice.  Choose Life!

Amplified Bible (AMP)
Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

Linda Rosenbaugh © 2019