Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Soul is More Important Than Dirt

Our soul is where our personality, intellect, will, and emotions reside. It's who we are.

When somebody says, "You know how they are," the statement is referring to characteristics of our soul. 

This is the part of us that dies daily to become more like Christ. This is the part of us the living Word operates on to remove everything that doesn't reflect the image of Christ.

Our body can be seen as the shell or house for our soul. 

Our soul controls the actions of our body. What am I saying?  Sinful actions begin in the mind and are then acted out by the body.

When we die, the body/shell/house turns to dust.  Our current body is not glorified. It's not eternal. It's...dirt.

At the rapture, we will get new, glorified, and eternal bodies.

The Great Commission of the Church--what we are supposed to be about--is to win SOULS for Christ.

Instead of carrying out the Commission, the Church seems to have gotten things twisted and is more focused on saving the body--dirt/dust--and trampling all over, rejecting, and crucifying folk souls. 

Listen, you can NOT win a soul that you have wounded, belittled, rejected, or crucified. 

God help us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

Just keepin' it real...

Sunday, April 7, 2024

It was there all the time...

The ugliness was there hidden behind the "Praise the Lord, Sister!", "Blessed and highly favored!", "I love you!", "Amen, Brother!", smiling face, and Sunday morning handshake.

It was there when they danced๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ in church doing something that looked like a combination of the Wah Toosie and Twist...or some hip-hop move I've watched my son do around the house. ๐Ÿ‘€

It was there when they prayed for or even laid hands on you. It traveled and entwined with the words they spoke to you when they prophesied or preached to you. ๐Ÿ‘€

Was church ever a hospital for them where the living Word performed operations to expose the inner workings of and fix their heart issues? ๐Ÿค”

Was church just a club where they met up with friends, sang, danced...went to see and be seen? ๐Ÿค”

A lot of folk attend church religiously, making sure they physically assemble in the church building ⛪, but they are not Bible believing, born-again Christians.

Their relationship with Christ doesn't extend beyond the doors๐Ÿšชof the church building ⛪.

Well, Toni, how do you know? The fruit...

And I'll say this: If the MAGA movement has done nothing else, it's stripped away the facade and revealed the true ugly heart condition of many professing Christians.

See, the movement didn't give birth to the ugliness, it revealed it, nurtured it, and gave it permission to live was there all the time.

Just keepin' it real...