Hebrews 12:1-2 (KJV)
12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God
Into the valley, marching on
I am a soldier, marching on
I’m putting on a different kind of armor
The war isn’t waged against flesh and blood
I’m taking up the Sword of the Spirit
Until the day that the Kingdom comes
I’m protector, defender, and fighter for the truth,
And when my life’s on the line, follow through
So no matter where, no matter when, no matter what
I am a soldier
And it’s love that I’m fighting for
I am a soldier
And the battle belongs to the Lord
Unspoken Soldier (Lyric Video)
Mark 1:15 KJV
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Psalm 91 King James Version (KJV)
91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Philippians 4:8 (KJV)
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”
From Behold I come
I want to start by saying… I do enjoy so very much, a good sermon. I love to listen to a man on fire for God! I just don’t need to hear one on a pre-set weekly schedule. I also do enjoy occasionally attending a service with family members when I visit. I also don’t condemn any that go to church. It is a comfort and need for some. I only want to share my view, which although not popular is my personal walk with Jesus. He made us all different. Which I am thankful.
It just feels like every time I advise others that I am a follower of Christ, they always ask the dreaded question. “What church do you go to?” This has been quite the battle as “Christians” have applied pressure to attend and even condemned me for separating from a weekly “church”. More often than not they think I will not be able to understand how to follow Jesus without a formal pastor or a set of pews. How will I receive sound doctrine? I am not speaking of mature Christians, but the ones with the critical spirit. Well intended I absolutely know it’s well intended. Just agree to disagree.
I often see little fruits in these judgmental professed Christians. But, they are attending a service that talks about Jesus, being taught by a man who has final authority on all things Jesus, so who cares if they don’t go to scripture themselves about how we should bring correction before one another:
Galatians 6:1 King James Version (KJV)
6 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
And from that heart they should correct me.
2 Timothy 3:16 King James Version (KJV)
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Just because it doesn’t align with tradition, doesn’t mean it doesn’t align with scripture
What can I say, nothing about my growth by way of the Holy Spirit has followed conventional customs. I basically had to throw out all the doctrines of man I had grown up learning, and see things with a fresh perspective. The truth is, I only have to answer to Him.
Romans 14:5 (KJV)
5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
Romans 14:12 (KJV)
12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
So I humbly and prayerfully pass along this great video summary I found, which aligns with how I see it, but said much better than I ever could.
Praise Jesus for my brothers and sisters in Christ!!!! Haleluja!!!
The False “Church System” Deception by Servus Christi
Ephesians 6:11 (KJV)
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Revelation 22:12-14 (KJV)
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
John 14:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments