TRUTH VS POWER

What is truth? Well there is only one source. What is power? Again the same answer, that is, if you want to believe truth. There are many definitions of power. Many I’m sure believe it has to do with money and position. Well that is half the truth. Position is the right answer if it’s placed with the real source of truth.

There is only one place where truth begins and the only source that keeps real truth alive. “He who knows God, hears God. He who is not of God does not hear. By this we know the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error.” 1 John 4:6.

People over the centuries have lied but this has grown worse over time until today where lying is just a very common way of life, especially those with what we look at as power. There has been many an empire and political system built on lies. Yet they will eventually crumble and truth will still be standing. The only way to address deceptions, misquotes, half- truths or whatever word you want to use which means lying, you can.

But it is only truth that is going to stand in the end. Today there are some, but few it seems, that will speak truth against the powers of the day that lie when and wherever they feel like it. Truth in a person is becoming more rare but it possesses great power against all others. And those that choose to make telling lies a habit will have no place in heaven and that is not my opinion. That is the truth from God’s Word. And the Christian has the greatest of all power when they live their life in the truths of God’s Word.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE LIFE

People all over the world at times suffer greatly from sickness, disease, hardships and a list that can be expanded easily. And these are not just bad people. Good people do, as well, and Christians experience some of the very same things. Here is where it all makes a difference. The Christian has to participate in some of these struggles for a purpose, many times, to be a witness for Christianity. It is to make a difference in the lives of others who can find little hope in these situations.

The Christian is to show others something different. They are to become, at times, the seed that causes other’s interest to grow in God’s love for them, that He does care about their condition and future.

Suffering is not easy and no one wants to willingly participate. But when the Christian goes through cancer, contracts a terrible disease or is having a physical issue or even a personal trial, how they respond can make all the difference in the lives of other that don’t understand and know the truth about Jesus.

The Christian has to be a part of other people’s lives for they are Christ’s ambassadors. They must be examples of how to Biblically deal with the same life problems others have. Christians are to be examples of how to live concerning disappointments in life that others have to face.

So the Christian and the non-Christian will both be confronted with some of the same troubles while here on earth. But what matters in the end is the result of how they are going to spend eternity. Even when they die, the Christian must deal with life’s challenges that may very well determine heaven or hell as the destination for others.

Prayer Is:

Far reaching, prayer commands the greatest influence, prayer demands time spent with its author, prayer controls destinies, can effect anyone, and prayer is able to go anywhere. Prayer is a worldwide and universal prayer is communication that moves mountains and dispatches angels throughout the universe. Prayer cannot be limited, prayer has divine authority, and it can lay its hand upon any situation. Prayer has the ability to change nations and save marriages. Prayer helps raise children and heals broken hearts. Prayer has no limits and cannot be stopped when it’s sent out, prayer should be the first resort for help in troubled times and the last request at the end of the day. Prayer does the impossible, and makes changes work when nothing else will. Prayer is intended for all to use to communicate with a Holy God; for it is only prayer that secures communication to connect with God. Prayer can make a clear contact with God’s will.

 Prayer can bring peace and quietness. Prayer can open closed doors and melt hard hearts. Prayer can reach up to heaven and cause heaven to reach down to earth. Prayer can bless the one who is praying while blessing the one who is being prayed for and even one who is listening to the prayer. Sickness and disease can be chased away and even destroyed by prayer: never to return. Prayer can find one’s child when their lost and prayer can still help children after they’ve left a parents care, unselfish praying can fling the door open of great possibilities for God, for its prayer that bring us in close conduct with God. Jesus Christ is our pattern for prayer He stands between God and man as the mediator in prayer for all mankind.

Without Jesus as the operator who will open the clarity of understanding between God and mankind? No matter the hour of the day you’ll find that when you pray God is on duty and listening to your request. We must also remember that there are two ends to the conversation; one for talking and one for listening. Listening to God is the greatest participation we can have. People are expected to pray because God wants to hear their voice. They need to pray for others and will find no better listener when they need a friend to talk to. People have needs and want someone to tell their troubles too and who better to help than God who is the wisest council of all. It is a privilege and our right as Christians to be able to pray to our God. You can be confident that when you pray, our God is always accessible and is in complete charge over all you request.

Blessed are those who give themselves to prayer!

NEAR TO CHRIST BUT FAR FROM HIS HEART

When you decide to take Jesus seriously, you will have to make some real decisions. And these decisions will make or break your life and most of all the eternal life you’ll live out forever.

There was a man named Judas and I believe many know who I am talking about. This man sat beside Jesus, was around Him daily and was what one would consider a close friend. Yet in the end Judas betrayed his friend and soon hung himself committing suicide.

Today there are people just like Judas. They know about Jesus, consider themselves friends of Jesus, yet like Judas have never ever truly accepted what Jesus has to offer them. Oh they think they have but in the end when knowledge has to be broken down into commitment they fall too short.

Knowing Jesus and putting your entire life into His hands, obeying His commandments and doing His will and not yours requires a greater commitment than just saying you know Him.

THE OUTCOME LAYS ON YOUR SHOULDERS

The limitlessness of people’s own understanding of God will cause their soul to lack the truth of who God is through Christ, His Son, and cost them their eternal relationship without a real knowledge of guidance from the Holy Spirit that comes from God. There is only one true God, True Son, True Spirit and True Scriptures. All other forms are from the imagination of the flesh which can save no one from hell.

The generation that is not taught the cost of sin will end up paying the bill for it. God has given each person the dignity to walk through this life with Him or on their own. God has given each person the right to make their own decisions or let Him help them in their life’s journey. And it will show up in the results of their life in the end, affecting their forever destiny.

Every situation you face challenges you with some form of action and from that decision there will be a result and if you choose to come up with your own answer void of God’s guidance then the outcome lays squarely on your shoulders.

God always takes notice of the issues in a person’s heart. God notices the motives of everything you do and He knows the truth behind them. Your possessions, your money, your health and your things will not always remain yours. Just ask any funeral home director.

It is always the wise that will die to self-interest and will turn their interest concerns to what God is interested in more.

Mistaken Assumptions

Every day the people of this country go about their day doing what they need to do. They make their own decisions, build their homes and businesses, work their jobs and enjoy pretty much doing what they want.

Many may believe there is a God and say they serve Him. But do they belong to Him? This is a greater question to have answered. What a person says and does is totally two different things for many. Talk is much easier to put out than the effort to do.

Today most of the people that live across this land, pretty much do what they feel is right. They make their own decisions and do what they feel is ok for them. The Bible is the greatest instruction manual ever written. Yet so many fail to follow it’s instructions. They know of the Bible but know little of its true contents. The Bible will show anyone the right way to go concerning living a life that guarantees them eternal life with God.

Today far too many have mistaken assumptions that they can live as they please and to God it doesn’t matter but it does. People believe God will always be there to help them regardless of how they treat Him or participate with sin. Regardless of their disloyalty to Him, they expect He will be loyal to them. God is not oblivious to the sins of the people and no one is exempt unless they repent and seek God’s forgiveness.

With God there is always hope but you have to know Him to have it. If the truth be told, where do you stand with Him today?

STEPPING UP TO BE COUNTED

Across America today as never before is there such a need in this country for people to stand for truth and the righteousness of God. This nation is literally hanging in the balance of God’s wrath if there isn’t repentance from the wickedness that is going on across the land.

It is not the politicians or new laws that are going to make or break this situation. It rests on the door of the churches. The church cannot remain neutral or silent behind its doors. Everything that this nation is facing hinges on the door of the church and those especially that stand in the pulpits.

The church must become a voice outside of its four walls; in the streets, in politics, all over the nation that once was founded on the very principals of the Bible by Christians and even non-Christians working together for the good of the people. Pastors, Christian leaders and those that sit in the audience had better wake up to the reality of the times.

Only one source here on this earth can make or break America in the end. No one is more powerful than the God of this universe and it is the Christians who possess the link to God and earth. The Christian’s personal participation will be the determined outcome reflected by how the Christians respond to the challenges before all of us today.

USE YOUR PLATFORM

KNEO is not your typical Christian radio station.  We have been given a platform to use by God, to spread the gospel. For the past 20 years we have been able to use the platform of Christian radio to work with our local public schools to broadcast there ballgames.  This has enabled KNEO to reach another 75,000 listeners a year by utilizing this avenue.

Besides our high school and college sports broadcast, we work with our local newspapers. Each week we write articles concerning the Christian faith and address issues that our facing our cultural today. These articles create a whole new audience that we can reach with the message of hope!

Whether is through sport broadcasting, newspaper articles, social media post or expo conventions these opportunities give KNEO away to extend our platform that God has given us.

MAKING DECISIONS WITHOUT GOD

Today as in days past people of all walks of life, leaders, teachers, doctors, the business world and people everywhere go about making decisions without ever considering God’s help. So they rely on their own understanding.

God Himself tells us in Proverbs chapter 7 always to keep His words of wisdom and treasure His commands, “Pay attention to My words, be of an understanding heart.” God’s wisdom is better than rubies, silver or gold. Yet most people never consider God’s ways. Oh they may say they do think about those things or say a prayer which generally they do so God will help them get something done. But it is their way, their thinking, their goals they want to accomplish.

The Bible says in Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” So by the results of a person’s decision, you can often see where their wisdom came from. Today so few consider the truth of God’s Word in decision making. They rely on their own understanding which God’s word says not to do. They believe they have a better knowledge of what they’re trying to accomplish. Yet what is done without God’s input will have little value.

Now I’ll admit it may look like someone has really made the deal of the day here and there but in the end it is what matters in heaven’s courts. Far too many decisions are made by people with no thoughts to Biblical matters. Yet when it is all said and done what was done according to God’s word will determine eternal results that many may regret and just have wasted a good portion of their life doing.

WHEN SIN GETS LOOSE

If you would be truthful there is a building tide in this land that is rising more and more to sweep away the values, the morals and the founding foundational support of America as we know it. This all is being driven by the relaxing of the Christian influence we as a nation once had but are seeing compromised far too much.

There is a growing influence of lawlessness, of deceit and immoral behavior that is testing the very principles that once held us together. When sin gets loose it does great damage. It divides people, it corrupts business and politics. It is out to serve its own pleasures and as it does there is much deception among the people of the land.

The Bible explains what we are seeing where it speaks of this in 2nd Timothy, chapter 3, (know this that in the last days perilous times will come.) It goes on to describe those days of people acting without self-control, being unholy, unloving toward others, slanderers, lovers of pleasure, not knowing truth, acting like they know God but only in their own form of god. The list goes on and it ends in verse 9 saying their folly will be manifested to all.

Look at the hatred, sexual immorality, the lying that is going on all around us in government, business and personal lives.  When sin gets loose, it brings with it much hurt and destruction of body and soul.

There is only one who can help you overcome what is here and coming. There is only one road that leads someone out. That is to call upon Jesus, repent and ask for forgiveness. If you’ll turn to Him, you can be saved. With each day, times run out and things worsen. Place everything totally with Jesus and He will see you through.

One Book That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

What Makes the Bible not Just a book and different from all other books is that its words are breathed on by the Spirit of God and become truth and life to those who will listen with an open heart.

How many have come to a crossroads in their lives where they wish they could remember a Bible Verse about something that would help them in what they are facing?

What makes the Bible not just a book is the Spirit that gives life to those who will truly take the time to read it. The Bible Brings hope. It Brings connection. It hurts you sometimes when you have violated this word. It will bring healing if you won’t turn away from it.

Some people have paid a great price for smuggling Bibles into countries where they are forbidden. Yet some people have paid a great price, as well, in places where the Bible is plentiful because they refused to heed its words.

When you make a commitment to God to read and study the Bible, your life will change and you’ll develop a friendship with the author that is secure. Knowing God’s Word is what it takes in knowing about life. You can call in the word of God day or night and it is there for you.

The Bible, which is truth, will guide you around life’s deceptions. God has His standards to guide you every day of your life. God’s Word is your ticket to knowledge and peace in a world that offers none.

For one to neglect the Bible is for one to neglect their soul and condemn themselves.