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Flames of fire dance joyfully as dreams of fervor conjure up images of red hot passion for the gusto of life.

Sizzle, spark, explode -

Fireballs light up the sky. Wow! a thunder flash with a clap -

The flames are vivid with the awesome glow of orange colors blended with yellow highlights that accent the blaze.

This display is the bomb torched with a rocket plan. Such rapture has lit our fire. We are dynamite on this journey.

Come on fire, fall on us. Pour your liquid potency. Ignite our souls that we may be engulfed with magnified intensity.

Blow up our hearts. Dance with us....


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Friday, March 11, 2011


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Greetings -

The Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Soon I will post on my Tampa, Florida adventure, but was led to post this first as a sort of preface to that subject topic.    

For weeks I "wrestled" with our Lord about posting some realities that I experienced in Tampa, Florida.  The main concern is that I would be judging those who professed to be Christians.  When I would "push back" from the inclination to share, our Lord would provide more confirmations that He desired me to post what I experienced.

In some previous posts, I shared about some of my spiritual failures and our Lord's forgiveness after I repented and amended my ways.  The Holy Bible states that we all sin and come short of GOD's glory - Romans 3:23.  But when "Christians" indulge in a habitual practice of sin - that is death existence.  Romans 8:6 says, "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

This morning our Lord reminded me that years ago when I was a baby Christian, I made a statement, "I can tell Christians anything."  Of course, that was a statement made in ignorance because then I believed that I could trust all Christians.  Our Lord further told me that I had to post these truths because some baby Christians will read this post.  They need to know that all "Christians" cannot be trusted.  My many eye-opening experiences revealed that we are to love and forgive people, including Christians, but that trust must be proven.     

In one of my previous posts, I shared what Bishop T. D. Jakes expressed.  He said, "JESUS had one Judas out of 12 disciples.  Many pastors today have 11 Judas' and one disciple."  When I heard that, it struck my spirit strongly that Jakes spoke truth.  My spirit bears witness, based on my experiences, that "in the church," there are more with Satan than with our Lord as truth walkers in the kingdom of GOD.  Also, in the book of Revelation, of the seven churches, five of the seven were rebuked by our Lord.  Some months ago, I heard Christian music artist Carman state that most of his hurt came from "church" people.  With those accounts, among others, I came to grips about my sentiments relative to the state of Christianity.  I was relieved that I wasn't paranoid or gripped by pessimism.  The state is a reality.  Praise GOD - I am grateful for my eye-opening experiences of being betrayed by some "Christians" because the lessons have proven to be beneficial.  It is so helpful to know.  Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:..."   

Of course, we know that there ARE truth walkers in the kingdom of GOD.  I have met some fervent, sincere, righteous people who love our Lord in earnest.  Praise GOD for that - but the reality is that I have met more who profess as said in Titus 1:16 which states, "They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate."  Currently, Christianity, as a whole, has a blighted reputation and it is NOT all due to Satan and unjustified criticism from sinners.  2 Chronicles 7:14 states, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."  May we, in earnest, be DOERS of GOD'S Holy Bible.      

Other Christians may have testimonies of being surrounded by steadfastly godly Christian brothers and sisters in Christ.  Glory to GOD!  But the reality is that all of us don't have such experiences.

Back to my hesitancy about sharing some of my realities - our Lord reminded me that the Holy Bible gives accounts of spiritual failures
and the disobedient actions of GOD's people and others, such as Adam, Eve, Peter, Paul, Jezebel, and Ahab.  The accounts are the realities of human conditions.  And our Lord reminded me that we are to judge with RIGHTEOUS judgment.  1 Corinthians 2:15 states, "But he that is spiritual judgeth all things,..."  And 2 Corinthians 10:6 states, "And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled."

We are all works in progress.  We know that GOD can change anybody and that people do change and become better.  We have changed because of GOD in our lives, and our choices to obey Him.  We learn obedience from the things that we experience, and the things that we suffer - Hebrews 5:8.  My prayer is that we will continue to work with our Father GOD to be the best that He expects.  Also, my prayer is that others will become truth walkers who DO what GOD teaches.  

Philippians 3:2
...beware of evil workers,...

Matthew 7:15, 16
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Ye shall know them by their fruits...

Colossians 3:25
But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.   

Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Psalm 118:7
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.  

Matthew 10:36
And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

Are we to fear the foes in our own Christian households?  Not at all.  When we have pure hearts and clean hands, there is NOTHING  to fear.  Fear is our enemy - faith is our friend.  Philippians 1:28, "And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God."

But we are to do as it states in 1 John 4:1, "Beloved, believe not  every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:..."  And more vitally, we are to love and forgive people, but remember that trust must be proven

When we steadfastly aim to please GOD, He honors our actions.  1 Samuel 2:30 states, "...but now the Lord saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed." 

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

So, my fellow members of the body of Christ, when I post the Tampa adventure, it is the reality.  It is what it is...

Love to you all.

SON dweller,


Written Friday March 11, 2011   

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  1. WOW! You are hitting the nail on the head with this one!!!! My hubby often says that people make the assumption that churches and professing Christians and pastors are "safe" and therefore people let their guard down when they go to church, but that makes them even more of a target for satan. We have to be careful. I have to say I think TD Jakes is right.

    I will definitely be looking forward to your next post! And I'll come back to this one because I'm going to have to read it again to really absorb it!

    God bless you!!!

  2. Hi Mining for Diamonds -

    Thank you for visiting and commenting.

    I believe that your husband is on point. Also, you expressed,"I have to say I think TD Jakes is right." I believe, too, Mining for Diamonds, that he is right. The reality is what it is - though, that may not be the reality for all Christians, and their experiences.

    I am interested to learn of experiences other than mine and those who I know, as well as those who have shared in varied forums.

    Whatever the state..., our Lord remains on His throne, and He reigns now and forever!!!

    God bless you, too.

  3. Yes you are right. Sad but true. Some of my biggest heartaches have come from Church. It is sad. Some don't even read the Bible unless it's Sunday and the Pastor reads it to them. I know we are human and am grateful for my short memory and God's ability to heal. I love the Church, with all its blemishes. But there are days...

  4. Hi Karen -

    Thank you for visiting and commenting.

    I understand and feel your sentiments.

    Glory to GOD that He is always faithful and to be fully trusted. It is proven time and time again that GOD ALONE is worthy of our full trust. He steadfastly delivers on His promises and on His Words.

    Isaiah 55:11 - KJV
    "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."

  5. Yes, and the wheat and the tares are still growing together....Even if the Jesus ratio is still in effect (1 Judas our of 12 - that means there are many in a given congregation for whatever reason: back sliding, not true believers, more interested in things of the world than the Lord etc. BUT there are those who you can share your heart with and know they will zip their lips and PRAY and that's all!!

  6. Hi Marijo -

    Praise the Lord - you are right and I did mention, "Of course, we know that there ARE truth walkers in the kingdom of GOD. I have met some fervent, sincere, righteous people who love our Lord in earnest. Praise GOD for that - but the reality is that I have met more who profess as said in Titus 1:16..."

    I salute the truth walkers who are SON dwellers. The best place to be is IN the SON of the living GOD!

  7. This was a hard lesson for me to learn as well. We really need to pay attention to the Holy Spirit's leading with who we trust.

    I am glad you shared this message with us!

  8. Hi Faith Imagined -

    Yes, we must learn some hard lessons. But hard lessons can be so helpful in spiritual growth.

    I wholly agree with you that we need to "pay attention to the Holy Spirit's leading with who we trust."

    Father GOD, please help us all.

  9. Hi Sandra,
    This is a lesson in maturing that is for sure.

    My husband just came through a run through with the ex-pastor of our church. He did somethings that were wrong and my husband caught him but instead of repenting he chose to wiggle his way out and resign.
    It takes a discerning heart and a close walk with the Lord, holding ourselves accountable to God knowing He is always watching us.

    Should be a good read when you get this posted.


  10. Hi Child of God -

    I wholly agree, it does take a close walk with our Lord. And I agree also that we must hold ourselves accountable - and hold others accountable, as well as allow others to hold us accountable. That is Holy Bible truth.

    I salute what your husband did, and pray for the ex-pastor to repent and to forsake that which is displeasing to our Lord.

  11. Sandra, being from a pastor's family - I know this too well! The most hidden - would be the Jezebel spirit . I believe it is taking down our ministers by the numbers. It goes undetected because no one is looking for it. it is in every church that does not discern it and take action against it!

    Trust must be proven indeed! the word says TEST the spirits. The Jezebel spirit - usurps the power from the unsuspecting leaders of the church - all the way to the top. The pastor. He's left with no power - He gives it away! Young pastors - just starting out are most vulnerable. We must pray protection over our pastors and ask for discernment of this spirit. Left undetected, it will destroy pastors and whole congregations.

    the Lord has put this very issue of Jezebel on my heart for the past 5 years. I am learning to discern it!

    The Lord says of Christians, that you will know them by their fruit. Sweet Jezebel will pretend to bear fruit - but she is a false spirit - appearing real. A closer look will detect her rottenness through and through.



    thanks for sharing, Sandra
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  12. Sandra,
    Thank you for this post. I find that I can forgive great offenses from strangers, more than I can the little foxes, those that come from friends and family. I use to struggle with it, until I asked the Lord to see people through his eyes. That is how I forgave my Dad. I saw that he was just a man.

  13. Greetings -

    Thank you for visiting and commenting.

    What you expressed is quite helpful to me. I will do as you indicated and pray for the pastors.

    You are so right, we must pray and discern by the Spriit of the living GOD.

    You are certainly welcome. You made a good point about forgiveness relative to strangers... Yes, I agree, the family and friends aspect wounds more deeply...

    We are so thankful for our Lord's help, aren't we, Susie?! Thank GOD for his

  14. Hi Sandra - Sorry I've been out of touch. I was in Chicago for several days on some family business - in meetings and such all day. So, I'm just now catching up!

    Let me just say, I applaud your Spirit-inspired courage in sharing. The Lord will work His purposes through your life. Like I like to say, it's my story for His glory!

    I share your hesitancy - I have a part of my life that I'm not proud of - and yet, I feel it's important to share it with others - because in the end, it testifies to the wonderful grace, forgiveness, and love of our Father.

    And He's telling me to share it. Obedience must supersede our own desires to keep silent.



Greetings -

Thank you for visiting and commenting. It is my pleasure to read from your heart places. We are all students and teachers and I so enjoy, precious people, the beneficial engagements with you.