Sunday, July 22, 2018

I CONFESS! I CAN DO NOTHING.

MY FAITH JOURNEY 07/22/2018
There was a discussion on Facebook about evangelism. People were surprised that I do not actively go out and “witness” to people; I did in the past.

MARK 6:3-6
Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him.
But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.

I stopped going door to door and telling people about a personal relationship with God because it is all lip service. If a person makes that confession what happens next? Did that individual really believe in his heart that Jesus is the Son of God and will He be Lord of the person’s life?  I would rather a person come to me and ask me why I am so blessed.

If Jesus could not convert everyone why do I think I will be able to just because I asked a stranger a few questions?

What I can do is live so that those around me will develop a curiosity about the God that I serve.

I am passionate about the God that I believe in and serve with my life. I have tried every way I know how to encourage people to seek Him and have failed on multiple levels. I will not stop, I will just change how I do it.

My Sunday posts have been Bible studies created to jump start the reader as he or she begin their faith journey. Now it will just be me sharing my faith journey. You, my dear reader, are on your own.

JOHN 8:28
Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.

My confession: It has never been about me, I can do nothing without the help of God. My heart is to teach the one, the one person who wants to hear the Truth and is looking for it.     Yes, FAITH MATTERS- written by Marsha L F Randolph


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

MY FAITH: AUTHORITY


Jesus’ authority is greater:


MATTHEW 8:9
 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

THINK ABOUT THIS: Jesus is the Word; God says His Word will not return to Him void but will accomplish everything it was sent to accomplish. Jesus was sent to heal, to deliver, to save.  The Word was made flesh but He is still word which has great authority.  When you use the Word you are using God’s authority. 
                                                                                      written by Marsha L F Randolph




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Sunday, July 15, 2018

THE FRUIT OF THEIR LABOR


FAITH MATTERS    written by Marsha L F Randolph



EXODUS 3:14
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”


Not everyone presenting themselves as a Christian leader is a Christ centered leader. There are men and women who have attended schools, such as a seminary or university, that have perverted the Bible. They present “I AM” as if He was.  These people are wicked. They present themselves as lambs but are actually wolves- devouring the Truth out of the souls of men.

MATTHEW 7:15
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

For decades I have heard Christians call people “false prophet” yet these individuals sit under the leadership of a false prophet. How do I know they are false? Because their words do not agree with Gods.

People sit in church Sunday after Sunday, read their Bible and still lie about God. I remember when Congressional Representative Nancy Pelosi, a Catholic, declared abortions were not wrong.  A former President, Jimmy Carter, who was a Bible Study teacher at his Baptist church, stated that he believes Jesus would ‘approve of gay marriage’.  Maxine Waters, another member of Congress, while speaking to a group of supporters declared: ‘God was on their side’ as she encouraged rebellion against the Trump administration.  A Methodist church is very proud of the fact that a transgender individual has become a deacon. There is misrepresentations of God’s word in every denomination.

What we see in the media is shocking enough, but the fruit of false teachings within the not-so-famous is just as egregious. Elementary school age children using profanity, teenagers attacking the elderly, young parents neglecting and abusing their children, adults who lack maturity are the same people who are in church just about every week. It is the fruit produced by seeds planted from the pulpit. 

There is a rise in the number of individuals who choose to follow Islam as well as an increase in the number of atheist. This is a direct result of church leaders not called by “I Am” teaching their ideas; they are not prophets, speakers of God’s word.

There is a lack of leaders with integrity in churches today. Christians are measuring  their faith by how many things they have not how the fruit of the spirit is manifested in their everyday life.  Though they may have numerous material things: cars, phones and such, they are unsatisfied because their souls perish. People do not know what they don’t know.

HOSEA 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

WOW! God, “I AM”, said He will “forget your children”! Look at the children of today.

Last week I wrote about political ideology and faith: LIBERALISM AND CHRISTIANITY. On a previous post I shared my thoughts on church: A CHURCH RESUME; and I discussed giving on another post: CHRISTIAN PONZI. Because there are so many lies being released by individuals with college credentials but lack godly wisdom I have for years encouraged people to study Scripture for themselves. Unfortunately, the lie is so ingrained in the minds of the masses that it is difficult to undo what has been done.

ROMANS 12:1-2 NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Each of us must take on personal responsibility for what we know. YOU CANNOT SPEND ETERNITY WITH FATHER GOD BASED ON WHAT YOUR CHURCH LEADER SAID.  If you offer your body as a living sacrifice you will not succumb to the lies of Satan.

It is important that believers study God’s Word and measure what is being presented from the pulpit with the Truth.   - Marsha L F Randolph



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Sunday, July 8, 2018

LIBERALISM AND CHRISTIANITY

FAITH MATTERS                   written by Marsha L F Randolph


MATTHEW 5:43-44
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.


Sixty plus years of fighting colors has lead to the world ignoring God’s word in exchange for a victimization mentality. Someone has to tell it, someone has to say what the pulpit will not say, despite the backlash I will speak.

PROVERBS 8:6-7
Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things; for my mouth will speak truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

There has to be a voice crying in the wilderness, one that does not speak with Christian political correctness so that the message is not misinterpreted. I unapologetically share my thoughts and challenge the reader to seek Scripture for the truth. I firmly believe anyone seeking the truth will find it and the conclusion he or she will come to is simple: You cannot be a Christian and declare yourself to be liberal.

Liberalism is a euphemism for anit-Christ, anti-family, anti-life in the womb, values; it has infected the mind of those who once believed the Word of God was accurate and true. This ideology is being endorsed by many pulpits either because of intentional omission or actual commission. 

2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

I encourage people to study the Bible for themselves because there are so many false doctrines being presented. There is a false sense of security among many regarding their relationship with God because church leaders either endorse what God says do not do or endorse political ideologies that endorse such behaviors.

“I don’t think,” or “I don’t believe,” are statements I often hear from people who want to justify behaviors that go against God’s word. Because God’s word is as old as man people want to think it is outdated.

ISAIAH 55:8-9
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
MALACHI 3:6
“For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
HEBREWS 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Those who follow Yeshua Hamashiach, Jesus the Messiah, know that His ways are not like the ways of the world and He does not change because the date has changed. God is not impressed with political ideology- Democrat or Republican.

The problem with liberalism is its’ foundational doctrine. Liberalism endorses same sex marriage. Liberalism endorses homosexuality. Liberalism does not believe Christians have the right to exercise their faith if the individual, the liberal, requires the Believer to do something that is against Scripture.  Liberalism wants to teach Christian children liberal ideology which includes: premarital sex, homosexuality and abortion.

When a Christian chooses to confess a greater loyalty to a political ideology, particularly one that has liberalism within its’ core, he is in essence denying the Truth of the Son of God.

TITUS 1:16
They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

Let’s look at this same verse from another translation.

TITUS 1:16 The EXPANDED BIBLE
They ·say [claim; confess] they know God, but their actions show they ·do not accept [deny] him. They are ·hateful people [detestable; abominable], they refuse to obey, and they are ·useless [unfit; disqualified] for doing anything good.

Turn on the news, go to any Social Media web site, talk to someone who declares he is a Democrat, listen to the words. Not only are they openly threatening the President of the United States but many are emboldened to threaten his family. Men and women associated with the Democrat party believe it is acceptable to display body parts that are normally covered as a form of protest. So called church leaders openly endorse same sex unions and even are involved themselves in same sex relationships. Sex trafficking, drug abuse and violence are extreme behaviors that liberals choose to ignore while endorsing illegal behaviors. How can a person who declares he loves the Lord accept these ideologies?

Dear Liberal Christian: you say you know God but your ideologies and your actions do not line up with His word. You deny the Truth of Scripture, you speak hate against people you do not agree with you refuse to obey the laws of the land or the precepts of God and you are useless, unfit to serve, to the kingdom of God.  YOU CANNOT BE A LIBERAL AND CALL YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN.


1 TIMOTHY 6:3-5
If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.

Jesus taught His followers to love their enemies, plural. I submit we can love them from afar, we do not need to embrace their lifestyles and we should reject their anti-Bible ideology. Jesus said we are to do this because Father God gives each of us the same opportunities every day; the sun rises on evil as well as good.

Many party loyalist have no idea of what their  political organization represents they parrot what they have been told. Forced to defend an un-biblical ideology they choose to ignore Scripture and quote man. There should be a difference between Liberals and Christians. The word of God declares:“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,”  there is no exception to this. 

NEXT WEEK: I will be sharing my thoughts on what a PASTOR’S RESUME should look like. - Marsha L F Randolph



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Sunday, June 24, 2018

DON'T GET IMPATIENT WITH GOD

FAITH MATTERS  written by Marsha L F Randolph
There are times in which we see things so clearly and pray as if God will automatically agree with us. We think God will say yes to our prayer request and do things as we have asked. We wait and wait and see nothing, there is no manifestation of what we prayed for.

The word states that His word will not return to Him void. When we pray we should be praying using His words in context. In praying according to what is written God’s words are returning to Him having done what it was supposed to do.

ISAIAH 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

God’s word will accomplish what He has pleased which is why it is important to know His will.

ISAIAH 55:8-9
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts.

If we are indeed asking for God’s wisdom and help in our lives according to His way we can be assured that we will get it.

MATTHEW 7:7-8
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 

Jesus said it will be given to you He did not say when.

GALATIANS 6:9
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

We know that God is not a magician declaring “abracadabra” with every prayer request. There is a process involved in answering a prayer. Be it 3 seconds or 3 years we must trust God to give us what we ask at the right time.

Ecclesiastes 3:1
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: 

It can be frustrating waiting. We want our circumstances to change instantly but it took time to get where we are.

For example: If I wanted a loaf of bread I can either purchase a loaf from the store or make a loaf.  Home made bread is always better than store bought. If I want quality I will opt to make my own, which I do, but it takes time.

No matter what you are praying for the ingredients must be in place. There is a process, God’s way, in which your prayer will be answered. God will not be rushed.

While you wait remind yourself of what He said, not what you or someone else thinks.

As I have written in my book BEFORE YOU PRAY FOR ME, God does not say “No”. God sends His word and it returns to Him; man’s words do not reach the heart of God.

So what should you do while you wait? Thank Him for giving you what you asked.

MARK 11:24
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
—Marsha L F Randolph

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

A FATHER'S DAY RANT / DISCUSSION

A NETTIE-ISM   by Marsha L F Randolph

There are so many awesome father’s out there that I am sure today they will be honored and there are father’s who will be ignored, disrespected, dishonored and even hated.

But first I must comment on single women who say: “I am the mother and the father!” NO YOU ARE NOT, you are a mother taking on some of the roles that a father should be doing. Making these statements is one of the reasons men have trouble stepping into the role of a father.
In addition it is time you start teaching your sons how to not create single mothers by impregnating girls they have no intention of marrying. Abortion is not a form of birth control. Men, young and old, who want to plant their seed in multiple gardens should understand the consequences beyond the temporary pleasures. There is a long term price to pay for sexual indulgence.

Old folks used to say to the girls “Keep your skirt down.” And to the boys: Keep your pants up.” 

A FEW OBSERVATIONS:

  • BABY MAMA DRAMA IS REAL! If the woman a man is sleeping with is emotionally unstable before she is pregnant, expect drama afterward. If she does get pregnant you must remember: she is carrying your child, you must learn to deal with it (without going to jail).
  • CHILD SUPPORT IS MORE THAN MONEY. Children need love and the caregiver needs encouragement. And this is where many father’s fail. All father’s are not daddy’s. 
  • MOTHER’S even the not so good ones, GET ACCOLADES on Mother’s day because she is there. A father can be married to the mother and not emotionally be there or the child. 
  • FATHER’S ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS. Girls SHOULD grow up wanting a man to treat her just like her DADDY treats her mother, with love and respect. Boys SHOULD want to be the same type of man his father is- a provider, a nurturer, a man who seeks after God’s heart, a man who makes the right decisions. 
  • FATHERS ARE NOT PERFECT neither are daddy’s. If you are a father and you are not being celebrated don’t get mad. 

Unfortunately, many parents today (mother’s and father’s) do not know how to be a parent. The best teacher is God; therapist, psychologist, sociologist, friends and other opinions can create confusion where there was none.  Scripture teaches parents how to be a parent. For example: “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”(Ephesians 6:4 NIV).

Before we take communion we are to examine ourselves, know what is in our soul that may not be right. Before we become intimate with someone we should use the same biblical principle. Society has rejected the idea of celibacy thus there are mothers raising children without fathers in the home.

1 CORINTHIANS 11:28 THE VOICE
Examine yourselves first. Then you can properly approach the table to eat the bread and drink from the cup;

Father’s Day reveals how out of order society had become.  Far to often men are not head of the home. Father to often father’s are not a major influence in a child’s life. I pray that father’s throughout the world will take the time and examine themselves. Just like saying “I am a Christian” doesn’t make you a follower of Yeshua, making a baby does not make you a daddy.

We are parents every day with or without Hallmark and the federal government saying so. Like Mother’s Day I think this day is just a marketing event, use the day to evaluate your roll in your child(ren)’s life and then CARPE DIEM!     -----Marsha L F Randolph


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CHRISTIAN PONZI

A MATTER OF FAITH    — written by Marsha L F Randolph

CAUTION: Seventy-five percent of the people who read this post will strongly disagree. Many will find my words offensive, they will defend their beliefs just as strongly as I will defend mine. I make no apologies.
If you have read my book BROKEN & NOT A$HAMED you know I am not a fan of tithing as many churches present it today. I do not believe you will go to hell if you do not give ten percent of your earnings to church. I do not believe you will be cursed forever if you do not give ten percent of your earnings to church.




2 CORINTHIANS 9:7
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.




When did church leaders go from collecting offerings to collecting tithes and offerings? It began when the church leaders determined that the people were not giving enough to cover the cost of what ‘they’ wanted.

If you study Scripture I believe you will not see special offerings to facilitate providing the church leader with special perks such as new suits, new cars, and so forth. I don’t recall ever reading about that Jesus said “We need a bigger temple because this one is too small.”

Pastors, some, have progressed from priestly garments to new suits and ties with coordinating shoes. Mega-churches require mega-bucks to manage pastoral salaries,administrative cost, utility bills, entertainment expenses and mortgages; thus the need for more money. The Senior Church Leader must convince the people that it is biblically required that they give a minimum of ten percent of their income.

Tithing with a twist. Are you cursed with a curse? Do have a need thus you must sow a seed? Do you believe that if you bless the church leader, God’s prophet, you will receive a ‘prophets” reward? The church specializes in twisting the arms of the saints so that they will give ten percent.

Yes! I know lots of people who have given more than ten percent and they have received an answer to a prayer.  I submit to you, and I wrote about this in my book, BROKEN AND NOT A$HAMED, not everyone who has tithed has been so fortunate.

I don’t think a church leader should live a poor mans life. I do have a problem with churches who feel they have to buy their Pastor a new suit 2 or 3 times a year when he has a closet full. I don’t think the Pastor’s wife should have a special assistant to make sure she has everything she needs (that is her husband’s job). Either God will take care of His servants or the church will be the church leaders’ god.  YES! This is just my opinion.

According to Psalm 23:5 our cups run over, this is a downward direction so that those under us partake of our blessings; the church leader is above us, our cups do not flow upward. All of us should have clothes on our back, food in our bellies and a roof over our head. If our cups run over they will hit our families first not the church leader.

We are required by Scripture to care for our families (see 1 Timothy 5:8) yet fear has lead many to sacrifice their own household to give to the church. “There is no partiality with God”(Romans 2:11); God is not impressed with church hierarchy.  People all over ‘Christiandom’ are convinced that the answer to their problem is associated with their giving but there never seems to be enough money so they give to people who are not even their church leaders.

The word declares “God loves a cheerful giver” it is hard to give ten percent of your check to the church when you  need half of what you gave to pay a bill or buy food. I began to question the principles of tithing when I read the story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5.

ACTS 5:4 NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION
Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”

The Apostle told Ananias (the husband) that the money he had was his, he did not say: “100 percent of the money you have was God’s but God is allowing you to keep 90 percent.”  He, and later his wife Sapphira, were accused of lying; the problem was not the amount he gave but the lie he told.

In BROKEN AND NOT A$HAMED I discuss how your money is your money. I firmly believe ten percent is not etched in stone but it is a goal we should all hope to exceed in our giving amount. Some people will give less other people should give more (See Mark 12:41-44)

I believe in offerings only, not giving ten percent. I believe churches today have taken advantage of biblical teachings on tithes. There are specific reasons why we are required to give to the church and not one of them have to do with a new car, new air plane or even a new suit for the church leader.

No where do I read of the Apostles building a bigger temple. No where do I read the Apostles asking for money for better modes of transportation. I read how the people from Macedonia made sure the Apostle’s basic needs were met before he went to Corinth; according to Scripture he said: “I was a burden to no one.”

2 CORINTHIANS 11:9
And when I was present with you, and in need, I was a burden to no one, for what I lacked the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied. And in everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so I will keep myself.

The purpose of the church is for people to learn. The greater the size of the body the greater the number of people who will not learn. Jesus said: “Feed My Sheep” not build Me a bigger temple. (John 21:17)

LUKE 15:4
“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
I submit to you, dear readers, that most church leaders have no idea who their sheep are. Their pursuit is that of new sheep without having personally shepherded that which they have.

I further submit to you; if your church leader is traveling all over the country to minister to others he is not feeding you, someone else is. There is money to be made when a church leader visits another church.

I believe, you can disagree if you want: If a person is called to travel around the world God will provide without him having to ask people, who are not part of his flock, for money.

I was once a part of a church, less than 1,000 members, who asked a very popular preacher to come speak; it did not happen because the church could not afford him. This individual required a $25,000 advance payment in addition to his fees.

Another, female speaker required $10,000 speaking fee, accommodations for her, the staff that traveled with her, her children and their nanny, in addition to filling her jet with fuel. Churches that have nightly services have nightly offerings.

Like multi-level marketing far to many ministries have become religious ponzi schemes, those on the top do very well and those on the bottom hope to come close.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:7
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
Who wants to give money to a church in which the Senior Pastor is living very well while you are struggling to pay your bills?
PSALM 23:5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
There are far to many airlines available to the children of God, you don’t have to have a private plane or jet. A Toyota will get a person from point A to point B just like a Mercedes.  The sheep do not always have the latest and the greatest, Jesus did not have the latest and the greatest! Why do these church leaders, male and female, believe they should have the best the world offers? Perhaps that is why Jesus said: “For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always.” (Matthew 26:11) He knew that Judas was stealing and He knew there would be church leaders that would rather spend over 50 million dollars on a plane rather than get 100 million people off of welfare Before many peoples blessings can “run over” church leaders are sucking the contents out of the peoples cup.    ----Marsha L F Randolph



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