Jesus or culture: Who’s right?

Praise the Lord.

Before starting, we at True Holiness Worship Ministries want to give our deep-felt condolences to the family of Rev. Watson Haynes, another pioneer of South St. Pete that has transitioned. Our hearts go out to them and we believe that he earned his reward, just as we all hope to on that great day.

I know it’s been some time but I believe the Lord wanted me to just sit back and see what the consensus would be on the past series on is Jesus God, and well, the votes are in.

From looking solely at the number of readers from my last article, it would appear that that subject wasn’t well received.

I find that sad, yet sobering in the sense that everything, all of the articles, minus I believe part 2, contained scriptures that supported the general theme of the article.

I say sad in the sense that even when supported by scripture, folks will not accept what is written or formulate for themselves ideas that best suit what they want versus what God says we need.  Sobering because at the end of the day, you have to continue to move forward despite what others want to do, say, or believe.

When God has spoken on a matter, there is nothing more you are required to do or say.  No where are we as spiritual leaders required to convince, change, or convict anyone of anything.  We are instructed to preach the Word.

The world has come to a proverbial fork in the road and chosen to make theirs a three-prong fork, deciding that there is ambiguity in the Word of God, or at least a gray area or loophole of some sort.

I personally would never and will never place my eternal salvation on such a faulty foundation, but that’s me personally.

As these past few weeks have past, God has exposed me to so many diverse and unique occurrences in both the secular and spiritual world and to say the least, its alarming.

So much on so many issues in the world and from a religious standpoint its confusing, however, from a spiritual viewpoint, it couldn’t be more clear.

Matt 24: 36 “But of that [exact] day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son [in His humanity], but the Father alone. 37 For the coming of the Son of Man (the Messiah) will be just like the days of Noah. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the [very] day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not know or understand until the flood came and swept them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be [unexpected judgment]. 40 At that time two men will be in the field; one will be [h]taken [for judgment] and one will be left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken [for judgment] and one will be left.  42 “So be alert [give strict attention, be cautious and active in faith], for you do not know which day [whether near or far] your Lord is coming. 43 But understand this: If the head of the house had known what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore, you [who follow Me] must also be ready; because the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.

So many are acting as though the only thing that matters is that they have the most, the best, the biggest, similar to well, read:

Rev 3: 14 “To the angel (divine messenger) of the church in Laodicea write: “These are the words of the Amen, the trusted and faithful and true Witness, the Beginning and Origin of God’s creation: 15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold (invigorating, refreshing) nor hot (healing, therapeutic); I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm (spiritually useless), and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth [rejecting you with disgust]. 17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have prospered and grown wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked [without hope and in great need], 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold that has been heated red hot and refined by fire so that you may become truly rich; and white clothes [representing righteousness] to clothe yourself so that the shame of your nakedness will not be seen; and healing salve to put on your eyes so that you may see. 19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I rebuke and discipline [showing them their faults and instructing them]; so be enthusiastic and repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, your sinful behavior—seek God’s will]. 20 Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me. 21 He who overcomes [the world through believing that Jesus is the Son of God], I will grant to him [the privilege] to sit beside Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down beside My Father on His throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear and heed what the Spirit says to the churches.’”

I’ll end with this, this “best life” that you are currently living now will in fact be your best because the life after this one will not if you leave here the same way.


Till next week,

Blessings Bishop Dr. Robert L. Harrison, Jr.

Aka Bishop Buzzkill

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