Praise the Lord.
It’s my birthday week (March 3) and my first article since being Consecrated as a Bishop (Feb. 14) and while I wanted to take it easy, I am compelled to do what I have always done, give it to you str8 no chaser.
Before I do, shout out to my buddy and golf instructor, Melvin Blair, who was voted as one of the Top 100 Instructors/Teachers IN THE WORLD! Yes, the World and yes he is a black man here in the Tampa Bay area and not to mention, a highly decorated Army Vietnam War hero having received the Highest Award one could receive, a Congressional Medal of Honor, as well as four Purple Hearts and three Bronze Stars.
He also plays from the tips at 73 and shoots below par if you can believe that. He’s a walking miracle and somewhat of an urban legend because most that will read this will not believe someone like this exists but I can assure you, He’s real.
So, let me get this straight. Now, this whole God thing, being saved, and living a holy life without sin is out the window and we can now live how ever we want, without the fear of facing any consequences from God because it’s now all about Love.
So obedience, commandments, structure, order, all of that is now a thing of the past. Why didn’t anyone tell me that because I’ve been doing the holiness thing for decades and raised my kids and governed my marriage using holiness as a base foundation.
I’m looking at Sen. Rand Paul question a guy that apparently has decided he doesn’t want to be a man anymore and he is being considered for quite a position in the government and it’s just a bit too much to just sit there and look at this because of the nature of what could be at stake.
Let me just get to the scriptures and the sermons/lessons that have been placed in my spirit to bring to light. Also, I will be posting some of them on FB as well as YT if possible.
This will probably be a multiple parted article because there are so many scriptures that need to be shared because it’s getting to look a lot like Noah’s times and the parallels are scary to those that are not spiritual but are religious.
I was gonna start speaking on the subject of faith and its importance in the Christian spiritual walk, but that would be too presumptuous of me because prior to even understanding the significance of faith you have to establish that your foundation is rock solid and based solely on holiness, the apostolic doctrine, and the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
If any of this is not true, then this column is not one for you. I learned long time ago that debating scriptures with an unbeliever profits you little if anything at all. I just drop a seed then move on.
Y’all know I don’t waste time talking about what I think or give an opinion on spiritual matters that God has already touched on in His Word. That would mean I have usurped His Divine Omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent authority and I’m not that foolish.
It seems though that many don’t share the same sentiment that I do and believe that because they have hundreds if not thousands in attendance or tune in to their broadcast, podcast or whatever media they use, that somehow, they have moved straight to the top of the food chain and can give opinion on God’s spiritual matters and it be ok.
That could be another article all in itself but right now this one is vital to the people to the point they will become enlightened to the REAL truth and are convinced that they need reproof or correction, no not judging because judging assumes that you have complete control and authority. Funny we just covered Matt 7 discussing judging and what the Bible said about it. If you continue through to verse 29 you will find a great deal of judgement being handed out.
And here is the most unintelligent part of it all, when a sinner is called on the carpet, so to speak, their #1 classic line of all time is who are you to judge or you can’t judge me only God can.
2 Tim 3:16 says that ALL scripture was spoken into existence by way of God speaking it and is designed to perfect you through what? Reproof or correction not judging.
Hold that thought.
Till next week,
Blessings, Bishop Dr. Robert L. Harrison, Jr.