My Apologies

Uncategorized | Posted by Inpulse1
Oct 16 2017

I noticed that there were a couple of Comments on Annual Notices of Changes. Due to a problem with a malfunctioning comment system, which has been dealt with (I hope), I lost all your comments. I really hated that.

Last Night in Las Vegas

Uncategorized | Posted by Inpulse1
Oct 16 2017

I originally wrote this the night after the attack, but for some reason it didn’t get published!

No, I am not leaving Las Vegas. I wish I were. But many have already heard about the tragic loss of 58 lives (I’m sure the number will rise) along with the many who have been physically and most likely mentally hurt. Thankfully no one in my family, or closest friends were hurt.

I always thought that an act of terrorism here would be the equivalent of a nuclear blast, perhaps a bomb in a resort full to capacity. Actually after I thought that, I reasoned that Las Vegas would be a prime spot for international terrorists to meet at and possibly plan their attacks on the rest of the country.

But as it turned out, our night of terror consisted of a local man, with plans of mass destruction.

Last night also reminded me of one thing: Many Christians, including the traveling evangelists, label Las Vegas as Sin City, Sodom and Gomorrah. While tent revivals go on in other parts of the country, Las Vegas is shunned because of it’s affiliation with a lot of sin: gambling, prostitution, drugs…

If there was ever a town who needed an evangelistic movement, it would be Las Vegas, Nevada!

Yet God sent two angels to save one lone man and his family, because the man found favor in God’s eyes. That tells me something: God will allow evil to exist for a while, but there are enough Godly men and women, children too, in Las Vegas so that God won’t be lead to destroy this city. If this city is destroyed, it will be only by way of man’s hand, not God’s hands!

Sadly, the old saying “What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas” is altogether true. Except for last night. Perhaps last night was an open door for evangelists to travel to a city that needs it the most.

Yes, it rained fire down on Las Vegas last night. Lives were lost, and people were seriously wounded. But Las Vegas still stands!

So God is still not done with Las Vegas, but God has definitely started that’s for sure!

 

Annual Notice of Changes

Christian Living, Dream, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Oct 14 2017

I don’t sleep the normal hours that everyone does. I guess my internal clock is set differently. I suppose you could call me a night owl. 

Last night, or early this morning I had an interesting dream where I am on this incredible cross country journey that involves a greyhound bus, biplane and cars. Now normally I actually hate traveling on either buses or planes…the constriction in movement for all those hours, and sitting so close to a total stranger makes me feel really uncomfortable.

Anyways in the dream I was performing a lot of action stunts…envision maybe Jackie Chan or some other action actor hopping from car to bus, to plance, etc. The journey’s end target destination is Florida. If only for the reasoning because Jacksonville’s airport is located near my Christian sister, whom I haven’t seen in years. 

Along the way I somehow lose my cel phone which has my ticket and everything else, but everyone I meet along the way either help me or give me hope etc…
 
I wake up and I am just lying in bed thinking about the dream then I start thinking about my sister. I start to pray like I’ve never prayed before and I am asking God, begging Him to set the captives free. Not just her, but every man, woman and child that is in an abusive situation.
 
Through my tears I asked God “When Oh Lord! When will you move your mighty hands to move for Your Children? And against the wicked?”. And as I look up I see this sign:


We are hoping and praying for some mighty changes to come forth. 

Please do me a favor, and pray for her. She’s in a terrible situation. And also keep in prayer other women, children, and yes even men that are in the same situation. Spousal/Relationship abuse no matter if it’s physical or mental is not something that’s easy to live with.

 
I’m reminded of Exodus 9:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”
 

Long Distance Relations

Christian Living, Encouragement, Something Different | Posted by Inpulse1
Sep 17 2017

 

There’s something lacking, or even wanting about long distance relationships. I should know. I have been in one for about a decade or two now. The friendship started out locally, and I was in 7th heaven. Even though I couldn’t believe it, actually refused to believe it, I knew it was the first and last, solid relationship I would ever be in. How did I know? Because from the very beginning I cried every time I laid my eyes on her. It was, and is, a journey of ups and downs, misunderstandings, and growth. So it has run almost the full spectrum of emotions. 

However it quickly unraveled. They say that time moves so fast while you are having fun. And within just a short while I saw my heart, if not my life, being torn away from me. My love moved away from me, to the other side of the world. Actually she moved from the west to the east coast. But it did, and does, feel like the other side of the world. 

Imagine a loving mother, being suddenly torn away from it’s newborn child. She’s so full of anguished that something that had been growing inside of her the past nine months has suddenly been taken from her. There is a sense of sudden emptiness, fear and shock. I mean, “How could this happen to me?!” More so…”Why did this happen it me?!” Yeah…the emotions run high, the insanity is over the roof. There is a mental breakdown that leaves you gasping for air. Over the next couple of days, weeks, or even months it would seem like you are slowly dying inside. You walk around mostly like a zombie, without feelings, without substance. 

You know there is no replacement for what you have lost. Sure, you have your faith…in the back of your mind, there is a voice screaming that you’ll find something better, something that will cover your heart…but that idea quickly vanishes into the mist, because you know it’s a lie. You know that what you have lost will never be again. 

And that changes you. It stops you from allowing anybody, or anything back in. You end up putting up walls. Of course, the wall is not complete. You realize that you left out a small cornerstone. But that cornerstone turns out to be the weakest point in the whole system. Yeah, that cornerstone can still fit it. It can be fashioned and created to fit perfectly into your walls. It’s a strong one though, and unknown to you at the moment, it serves a dual purpose: it can either keep the walls up, or bring them crashing down around you. 

Walls are meant to keep things out, or keep them in. Most of the time, they accomplish both. But walls can be overcome. You can either always scale them, or bust through them. Yes, they are hard walls, they are high, and you take forever to walk around them. But they aren’t ever meant to be impossible. 

Distance, however, is a totally different thing. Yeah, sometimes it seems like you can love from afar. But you are only going to fool yourself eventually. One or two miles is nothing. Even 200 miles is nothing. You can still manage to do something within that distance. But anything over that and you find that while your heart is still effective, it just starts beating less and less.

The only thing that keeps it going is a word, but that word needs to be a constant thing. It doesn’t need to be repeatable, but it does need to link to a chain that is constantly being pulled on, pulling you closer and closer. The only thing is that you each might pull with all your strength on opposite ends, and yet due to the distance of the chain, you cannot tell if you are making a difference. 

Words of love can never actually grow silent. But due to the distance between two souls, they can often be left unheard.

End of Days and the Walking Dead

Christian Living | Posted by Inpulse1
Sep 13 2017

I’m totally blown away by dates….never followed them at all. When I was in the cult system they were under the impression that their days were numbered…meaning any moment now. They basically closed their doors to any outsiders, and just waited it out. The days came and went…and nothing happened.

I’m sorry to throw a wrench into the theological end days systematic outlook, but I fully believe that each of us has his/her own end day. The “rapture” happens every single day, hundreds if not thousands perhaps meet Jesus “in the sky” every day.  

These same people, these Christians, have been through trials and tribulations. We know this because the Bible tells us that every Christian will go through them. It’s simply a fact that not all of us will go through the same exact trials and tribulations. Although I must admit, the trials are always of faith, and the tribulations are always ongoing and consistent.

Death happens every day and night, it knows no boundaries.

Yes, there are even the walking dead among us. Their lives have turned meaningless and they truly have no souls. Why? I don’t know…perhaps a lack of faith, or a denial of God’s existence. 

Just my thoughts today.

Please keep praying for the Hurricane Survivors in the East Coast, and always remember if you are nearby and able, everyone of those souls needs a light of hope!

Is My Generation Cursed?

Christian Living, Encouragement, Rememberance, Thankfulness | Posted by Inpulse1
Jun 18 2017

Christians do not have demons inside of them. Sin does not produce a legal right for demons. We do not have to break demonic assignments over us, because there are none! A Christian is not under a generational curse. Witchcraft against a Christian is completely ineffective when the Christian is stable in relationship with God Almighty.

I know there are a lot of Christians that pray to God that all assignments over them, and either generational or otherwise curses, be cancelled. But this, to me, sounds like an ineffective prayer. If we live underneath the mighty covering wings of the Almighty God then we are covered! If we walk in God’s shadows, we are hidden. No curse, no witchcraft can touch us at all. 

Our enemies, some who may be witches, may try to send us some kind of harm. They may try to trap us in dangerous situations. But when we realize that while the enemy intends on doing us harm, God will always turn it around for good.

ALWAYS!

There are various stories in the Bible that illustrate this. The story of Moses against Pharaoh, Joseph and the country wide famine, and at the severe end of it, we have Elisha…who was mocked and scorned for having a bald head.

If we ever face evil, and demonic opposing forces, let’s remember that not a hair on our head will be harmed. God has it all under control 24/7. The only that will happen is that the Christian will come out of it strengthened and praising God! 

As we grow and walk in our faith, it will be very hard for the devil to touch us. 

Fear no darkness my friends!

Just some thoughts….

Christian Living, Discouragement, Encouragement, Thankfulness | Posted by Inpulse1
Jun 15 2017

I find it odd that so many people who claim to not believe in God, or Jesus have not even read the Bible.
They have only read just parts of it..

Further, they adhere to the satanic motto of ‘do what thou will’ but claim they don’t believe in satan either. These people say that sins like abortion, homosexuality, and disbelief are good, all the while claiming that 
depopulation, and open boarders are also good.

Basically these people people sum it up: anything goes. Do whatever you want. There are apparently no morals. They seem bent on somehow calling it ‘progression.’

These people do not fear God…of course they don’t know God at all. Their “god” is science except when it’s not convenient to do so, like when even science proves them wrong. They believe order came from chaos. They believe there is no spirit, no soul… no afterlife. Just nothing. Is it any wonder they all levitate towards death and depression, drugs and risky living?

I heard someone say we were trying to go back to the forties. Now I’m thinking…that’s right before everything started, when we began sliding on the morals: sound marriages, stable families, stable country… so yes..that might be a good time to go back to!

I was thinking about abortion and homosexuality. Both of which reduce or eliminate future generations. I also heard today that ‘republicans’ or conservatives will all die out in no time.. Something that tragically was put to the test today.

I also read that Christianity is dying out.

But I disagree. I do believe that this generation, the generation of death will die out…with their abortions and homosexuality. They’re the ones killing their babies and their future.

Born Again Christians don’t believe in either and they have an understanding of the whole ‘be fruitful and multiple’ concept so they would actually have lots of kids and increase in the land. Those that can’t for whatever reason keep their lives pure, and don’t go around having unlawful, in-godly sex. They realize, sooner or later, that God has called them to a pure life.

It’s a sad fact that we have been walking towards, and are now bent on the act of extinction of all sacred life. Truly, the love of this generation has waxed cold.

I just thank God every day that there is a small remnant…it’s out there…who are fearing God like never before. They may not be huddled all together somewhere in a small church somewhere, but they are united through the Spirit of love and the truth!

Jesus Whipped It!

Christian Living, Encouragement, Sin | Posted by Inpulse1
May 15 2017

And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Stop turning My Father’s house into a marketplace!” John 2:15-16

 

There’s nothing quite like an angry God, or His Son! Yahweh didn’t like sellers in His Father’s house. To put it simply: they didn’t belong there. There is no biblical reason given why…that is that this is a first in the entire Bible! This is the first time that we encounter merchandizing in God’s house! This is also the first time that we see Jesus explode with such anger. Not only does he take a whip and use it in anger against the pigeon sellers, but he also overturns their tables. I imagine the tables were close to each other.

Literally, Jesus made a mess of things! The scene was so bad, the merchants couldn’t find all their change, and nobody knew which of the many pigeons was theirs!

(I’m assuming that there were only pigeons being sold, because the verse doesn’t say anything else.)

The point is that Jesus saw something that bothered Him going on inside the church. Something wasn’t right at all.
And He called the church out on it!

Of course, the Pharisees thought they had something to say about it. After all, you know, we know, Jesus knew…that they were profiting off the merchant’s business.

Jesus got angry! He got steamed! You know when God’s Son grabs a whip…it’s not a pretty thing.

And yet the astonishing thing about the whole scene is that later on, the Pharisees use a whip on the Savior! And it tears away at the very flesh of the Lord!

Payback? Not quite. The Pharisees missed a crucial point: When Jesus uses a whip out of anger to clean His temple…it’s a righteous, lawful, cleansing act backed by love…for the Father, and for the church. When they used it, it was a self-righteous, self-served, undeserved, hiding act.

The birds being sold were part of the old system of sin offerings. You basically offered two birds for each sin that you wanted to cover. That way you were instantly covered by the way of the flesh, i.e; the work of your hands.

Jesus said “No, that’s not going to work anymore! This is a spiritual matter, and spiritual matters are not easy!”

So many of us look for an easy way out, let’s face it: we want the easy way out, and we are ready to hand over money for it: whether it be in form of CDS, DVDs, or even books. And there are people out there who will, and do, take advantage of that! It’s like the Old West Traveling Medicine Show…everything you need is all contained in one package!

BULLWHACKY!

The Bible is only one half of the answer. The second half is you! 
You only get out of the Bible as much as you put into the Bible!
So don’t look to the left,
and don’t look to the right.
Look straight ahead to The Bible!

Don’t let the Lord’s whip become your reality!

Post-Op (One Week)

Encouragement, Thankfulness | Posted by Inpulse1
May 02 2017

Well it’s been almost a week since my surgery last Wednesday. I’m still experiencing a lot of pain which is normal and expected. What I am having the most trouble with is the amount of saliva the post op is producing. I am unable to sleep a good night’s sleep because I have to spit it out on a constant basis…I don’t want to drown in it. That wouldn’t be good.

Of course, I am still on a liquid diet, which I also expected. But geeze willy, I sure do want a cheeseburger! (kidding).

Medication is making me drowsy. I actually fell out of bed this morning while I was attempting to get out of bed.

I’ve heard the pain will last up to three weeks. I still can’t talk…

But I am thankful that the surgery did go well.

Update on Post Surgery

Thankfulness | Posted by Inpulse1
Apr 29 2017

This past Wednesday was my surgery day. I had my tonsils removed, my tongue was reduced, and some tissue was removed in order to reduce my sleep apnea. So far the only side effects is a major sore throat that the surgeon said should subside in approximately ten days. Thankfully the operation did seemingly reduce my snoring, so that’s good news. I’m still on pain meds, so I am in and out all day and night. Not eating solid food for a while is going to be a chore. LOL.