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The Issues of Life

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"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." Proverbs 4:23 (KJV) #HLPAA Lord, help us all! From any translation you choose, we are told to be diligent in this important task - Guarding Our Heart. Why? because projecting from our hearts flow out - onto people, situations, work, ministry, and relationships - the issues that have impacted our emotions, thoughts and feelings.


And don't think that the enemy of our souls has skipped over you when he throws at the Body of Christ Issues that make us cross, angry, and down right ticked off. You have pet peeves just like the next person - whether it's illegal border crossings, justice for all, whose life matters, tax issues, protecting the biological sex of children, crime in your city, Rights for Parents, when life begins, high food prices, protecting girls sports & bathrooms or whether your guy won an election. Some Christians wear their issues boldly on their shoulders. They speak of them more often than they do the Message of the Cross, to this lost and wicked world. In fact, we have become so divisive within the Body of Christ that our long term relationships are deeply fractured. And the very idea of ministering alongside someone not in agreement with us has become an extremely delicate matter. We have established a gulf between us and it seems that we will not find a way to close it.


"H - Pureness of Heart", in HLPAA - a Standard of Living for These Last Days, took a huge hit in my life, when in recent months - personal, national and international matters - - issues of life - took up residence in my Soul. You know what I mean... You know just what I mean! Whew! So, where do we go from here when we find ourselves in such situations? How do we refocus ourselves and have our hearts recalibrated? I remember when my Son's heart went crazy in the first few days (2018) after his pedestrian car accident. The cardiologists spoke with me about doing a procedure designed to regulate his heart rhythm. The procedure, called "Cardioversion" is a procedure used to return an abnormal heartbeat to a normal rhythm. It is used when the heart is beating very fast or irregular. This issue is called an arrhythmia. My Son was still very much in crisis - in critical condition. He was not out of the woods by any standard, with many surgeries pending daily, and each Surgical Specialist (Doctor) scrabbling to make theirs take place first. Arrhythmias can cause problems such as fainting, stroke, heart attack, and even sudden cardiac death. And as I said, he was still very much in critical condition. The doctors asked for permission to do this procedure so that they could move forward within the hour, with one of the critically needed surgeries. This was a necessary procedure if his life was to be saved. The doctors informed me that there was no guarantee that the procedure would even work. Oh My God!!!! The Issues of Life!!


You ever feel like you need something to regulate your heart? You know, something to recalibrate your emotions, your thoughts... something to quiet your disdain, hatred or rage concerning all that's happening to you, that's taking place around you - - on your street - - to your city - - within your country? The "electrical cardioversion", presents a high-energy shock that is sent to the heart to reset a normal rhythm. Have the issues of life caused an irregularity within your heart? Do you need a "spiritual" electrical cardioversion?





The other day, a Christian Leader put out a statement concerning a National Leader who created a fundraiser - selling Bibles to help him with debt accumulating because of legal matters. The Christian Leader shared utter disdain for the National Leader, calling him names and declaring it wrong to "sell" Bibles. He said many other things about the leader and his character. Then there's a You Tube Influencer who puts out podcasts daily. And since recently, a DA and Prosecutor have come under scrutiny for their actions he feels it appropriate to call them names. He's got quite a long name for her, and uses it often within each podcast. I do not know if this Podcast Influencer is a Christian. I do not know if living the "Lifestyle of a True Worshiper" or walking in "Pureness of Heart" is ever considered by him. But ohhhh, the issues of life! We all have them, you know?





When we "just know that WE are right" and it seems that others do not see things "the right way" according to us, we apply the pressure through "gaslighting", "virtue signaling" and other means to help get that person we are speaking with back under control... or having "our" "right perspective". We are ready to explode and apply group pressure through alienation, and intense messaging aimed at informing those listening on "how they should think" about the matter too. The cares of this world are sure to get us thinking... planning...processing ourselves over into our next steps for every situation. "I'm gonna tell him!" "I plan to fire her." "Those filthy people don't belong here!" "She was only hired because she's Black!" "They're only treating me like this because I'm Black!" Friends, even if what you claim is true, what is a God response to the situation? And how do you properly handle your responses, and get your heart back in sync with the heart and character of God? The issues of life.


We've got some things to figure out. The Kingdom of God is suffering a violent attack against it. And we must be careful not to mistake "God Opportunities" or "God Acts" for acts perpetrated against us or our principles, by our enemies. And even those acts clearly sent by the Enemy of our Souls require the right response from "our" hearts. Searching our hearts is vital and is a first step when assessing the pureness of it. "Divisiveness" is a strategy used by the enemy to weaken the Body of Christ and to strip us of "spiritual authority". Our flesh speaks "loud and proud" when we know we're right. What we fail to grasp is that the whole while that the enemy (satan) is getting us "on sides", "in camps" and "self serving", we are losing our position in the Kingdom of God. We are using our "P - Power" #HLPAA in the wrong way... in the wrong strength, at times when we should not be using it at all. We are prostituting our "A - Anointing" in camps and for purposes God has not assigned. We are flirting and friending the world in ways that cause us to look, smell and live just like them. And understand this, that the sins of our nations are reaching the Father's nostrils and are a horrible stench before him. Most of your media are nothing more than toys - trained to be wound up and used to play on the minds of people - getting you into a government's grip for their global agenda.


Your assignment is a "kingdom of God" agenda - often not at all in agreement with the world. Y'all, I'm watching and listening to some RACIST, UNGODLY People every day... and (shhh don't act surprised but) they look just like you. And what's soooo interesting about it all is that half of you don't even accept that you could have even an ounce of hatred for people of a different country, culture or color, in your hearts. You are shamefully "race-proud" baby! It's bad! You are Black, Brown, White...Asian, Arab, Latino, and Ohhh, from all 7 Continents. But the Father hath need of you in these last days. The question is - are you willing and prepared to lay down your will and your way for HIS - and HIS ALONE. The real Body of Christ needs to stand up for this assignment. AMERICA PROCLAIMS: TheMOVEMENT is established to bring together a people called to endtime Kingdom of God "Oneness" that is wayyy below the surface of our pretense. And it goes beyond the events..."the stands" that we take together, against "certain" or "specific" ideals. Many of us are able to come together to address specific issues but we retain our "oneness" that Jesus calls us all to walk in - ALWAYS - (John chapter 17) for those who are in our own camp.


We are coming now into a time where True Christians will be required to "Stand together". And I must tell you, some of you won't make it. You have sided with the world to the degree that you have no idea how to lift yourself out of that "boxing ring" that is really "a pit".


Let me ask you this, have you ever offered an item that was free, but not accepted, by some to whom you offered it? Oh, I don't know... perhaps it was not accepted because the person did not see the value of it for their lives. Or maybe it was one of those trinkets they have a thousand of and no need for another? Bibles are like that for some. Bibles, for some, represent "religion" and these individuals choose to have none. But when someone they love or place value in, offers that same item, i.e. a Bible", now they purchase it - if for no other reason than to set it up in their home as a treasure piece - holding the signature of someone whom they deeply respect and honor.





But think about it...there's coming a day when people around the world will realize their need for the Savior. And just picture them remembering that Bible that they only purchased because they valued the man selling it, knowing not the Greatness & Honor of The One it was all about.





I say to you, you who are offended by a man who "sells Bibles" to people who will refuse the "free ones" you offer, turn your focus from the man you choose to hate, to the One who is contained in that Bible. Begin to pray over the Souls who will pick up that Bible one day. Pray that "God's Great Salvation" will be theirs because of that very Bible in which lies The Greatest of all Truth.


This is why, we must all address the issues of our lives. We cannot afford to miss opportunities to "Be Christ" - to intercede for the lost - - even if God uses our worst enemy to be an agent of change in their lives. So come on, let's get this done... this "spiritual electrical cardioversion". It's time. Purify your hearts now, my Sister, and my Brother. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” Matthew 5:8. Can't you just see it now...look... they just remembered that Bible they purchased. They're running for it. They're searching. Their eyes fall upon the scripture, "For 'whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved'.” Romans 10:13 (NKJV) and then they see " This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles." Psalm 43:6. And then they realize for the first time ever, "This is me. I'm poor. With all that I have in this life, I am nothing. I am poor without this Jesus, I am poor!" And can't you begin to pray now, that that one will fall to their knees and accept the Lord Jesus Christ into their heart and life? Sure, you can. This is the mindset of a Kingdom of God Man, Woman, Boy and Girl. Oh... here comes the cart. They're ready. The process starts now. Confess this now, Psalm 51:10 - 17 which says - -


"10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.


11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.


12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.


13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.


14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.


15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.


16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.


17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise."


As discussed in the teaching "HLPAA: A Standard of Living for These Last Days", living life having a level of Spiritual Authority - "A - Authority" will be required around the world as we become more and more hated as Born Again Christians. Rather than dividing ourselves by race, political party, tribe or our Christ Centered Denominations, we must center our attention on the Truth of God's Word. And the truth is, We, the Body of Christ, have the answers to the world's issues within the Word of God. We ought not allow the world to position us into their factions, albeit, their ideals could easily contain some measure of truth - - truth that We ascribe (or should ascribe) to. But because they wrap some small truth with a magnitude of darkness, we get pulled into their a huge mess that will never allow us to display the heart of God while connecting wholeheartedly with them. So where do we fit in all of this? We should be "Kingdom minded" and actively Driving the Heart of God into the Marketplace and all of society. We are to be Salt & Light in this wicked world. To make it plain - we ought to flavor everything with salt, and bring light to every dark place.


How do you bring salt into everything? And how do you bring light into every dark place?


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