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[11 Sep 2006|08:46pm]
hey everybody!

I made a new LJ. check it out!

http://scarletzion.livejournal.com/
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grace [08 Apr 2006|07:39pm]
lately i've just been thinking alot about God's grace. Its such an important point of the Gospel, and I realized i didn't really fully understand it. (and to be honest, I still dont' understand it in its fulness, and I may not ever fully understand it.) And thank Christ, who reveals all mysteries! He is slowly opening my eyes to the mysetery of His grace! and truly it really is sufficient to cover all things.

No matter who you are or what you've done, Christ is enough to reconcile you to your Father in Heaven. No matter what His grace is sufficient.

It is by this grace that we are saved, through faith in Christ, not through works alone so that no man can boast. We can't earn grace. We just have trust God for it.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Derek Webb- She Must and Shall Go Free

(verse one)
mercy speaks by Jesus’ blood
hear and sing, ye sons of God
justice satisfied indeed
Christ has full atonement made

Jesus’ blood speaks loud and sweet
here all Deity can meet
and, without a jarring voice
welcome Zion to rejoice

(chorus)
“all her debts were cast on me,
and she must and shall go free”

(verse two)
peace of conscience, peace with God
we obtain through Jesus’ blood
Jesus’ blood speaks solid rest
we believe, and we are blest

(bridge)
should the law against her roar
Jesus’ blood still speaks with power
“all her debts were cast on me,
and she must and shall go free”
God!

I'm a freaking screwup. and that's that. [05 Apr 2006|08:36pm]
I just got on here to say how much I hate myself and how I just can't seem to do anything without hurting the people who are dearest to me. But I can't even come up with the words. I can't explain how I feel. I can only say, it hurts. She thinks I just don't care; I think I care too much.
God!

Derek Webb - Wedding Dress [03 Apr 2006|10:29pm]
If you could love me as a wife
and for my wedding gift, your life
Should that be all I’d ever need
or is there more I’m looking for

and should I read between the lines
and look for blessings in disguise
To make me handsome, rich, and wise
Is that really what you want

I am a whore I do confess
But I put you on just like a wedding dress
and I run down the aisle
and I run down the aisle
I’m a prodigal with no way home
but I put you on just like a ring of gold
and I run down the aisle to you

So could you love this bastard child
Though I don’t trust you to provide
With one hand in a pot of gold
and with the other in your side

I am so easily satisfied
by the call of lovers so less wild
That I would take a little cash
Over your very flesh and blood

Because money cannot buy
a husband’s jealous eye
When you have knowingly deceived his wife
2 Praises|God!

The Church [03 Apr 2006|10:09pm]
[ mood | Jesus, Save My Soul ]

http://www.thechurchofliberty.com/articles/persecution_by_the_church.htm

I read this article earlier, and then I went and was praying (not just about this, but also some other stuff.) But, what I'm going to mention here is what had to do with the subject of that article.

Anyway, I was praying about how the "church" has fallen into heresy, and the Lord told me there are still some who love Him there. Now, it didn't hit me until earlier when I was telling Tony about it, but this sounds alot like what God told Elijah back in 2 Kings, when he was complaing that he was the only prophet of God left. The Lord quickly corrected him, informing him of his fellow brothers...all 7,000 of them.

The true Brethren must seek each other out. Alone we are nothing. Together we are everything. Together we form the Body of Christ. Our enemy has implemented a divide an conquer tactic, and we have to either launch a counter attack or die. its that simple. We are cut off from our allies and from the supply lines.

WE have to band together and start conquering.

God!

I'm no Bride.....at least not yet. [06 Mar 2006|07:28pm]
I came to a realization a few minutes ago...I've been dating Jesus, and I'm sick of it. I'm two-minded; I just can't commit to being part of the Bride of Christ.

(To some of you this may sound weird, but the Bible defines Christians as the Church. And, in the Bible the Church is also called the Bride, and Jesus is called the Bridegroom. This metaphor reveals the intimacy that Christ seeks to have with His people, the intimacy that He made possible by submitting to His Father's Will and being the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.)

But the point is, I guess Jesus and I have never had our wedding ceremony- I've just been dating Him. Don't get me wrong, I love the Lord. More so than any other being in existence. But the ultimate question isn't simply "do I love Him?" The ultimate question is "do i love Him with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength?" as the Scriptues say that I must.

That's not a tough question to answer; we can play with the idea all day long and make excuses all we want. However, we all know the truth of our hearts. And, to be honest, when I take a close look at my own heart, it disgusts me. Oh, to be holy! oh, to be upright in heart! I must cry with the psalmist when he said "create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and renew a right spirit within me!"

I know that the power of God flows through those who are fully submitted to Him...But in all honesty, I'm not fully submitted to Him. Sure, I'd like to be, but its hard! You have to do much that you're flesh doesn't want to do....and that flesh is always fighting the Spirit of God. And, what is that 'flesh'? It's my own evil desires... stuff like lieing, cheating on tests, looking at porn, and any other form of impurity. For so long, porn has been the greatest stumbling block for me! and believe me, I can't believe I'm posting this in lj! lol...after all, i'm a "good Christian"....news flash, NO ONE IS GOOD EXCEPT GOD ALONE, AND ONLY THROUGH THE POWER OF GOD ARE WE REDEEMED! Btw, me talking about the porn problem is one of those things that my flesh is fighting. but when your flesh fights and looses, that is just another victory for Christ! of course theres another thing i must mention, and my flesh is fighting this one even more than the porn thing...... my flesh is trying to get off easy....it wants me to just let you guys assume what it is. But i rebuke my flesh! Masturbation and any other kind of sexual sin is straight from the devil! So many Christians want to gripe about the addictions of drugs and alcohol....but how many are willing to confront this? sure, they might talk about it amongst themselves, but who will answer when God asked "Whom shall I send?"

I just had a plan... I'm going to start a lj community called Confessional.... for people to confess their sins to each other....... well. I'm done for now! To God alone be honour and glory! amen!

grace and peace,
david
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??? [28 Feb 2006|06:29pm]
Here's a question for you..... who are you baptised in? Many of us believe we are baptised in to Jesus. But could we be mislead about our baptism???



I know when i was "baptised", I was told that it was for repentance. but this verse below says that John's baptism was for repentance and to believe in the Christ who was to come. I beleive that the Church is operating in a distorted versions of the Baptism of John and not the Baptism of Jesus. The baptism of Jesus brings the power of the Spirit....the gifts of the Spirit. that's all I'm going to say; you guys read these Scriptures and see for yourselves:



Acts 19:2-6
2And he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" And they said, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." 3And he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism." 4And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus." 5On hearing this, they were baptized in[b] the name of the Lord Jesus. 6And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying.



Here is an example of the Baptism of John:


Mark 1:4
John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Matthew 3:2
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."



The Baptism of Jesus

Matthew 3:11
11"I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.


When the Disciples Were Baptised with the Spirit and Fire, what Happened???

Acts 2:4
4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

I'm not going to list all the things that happen through the Baptism of Jesus...if you're hungry and want more, then research it.



GRACE AND PEACE,
david
God!

[23 Feb 2006|07:27pm]
[ mood | complacent ]

I always mean to start posting again in this thing...i guess getting back into habits is as hard as breaking them. (there I go analyzning things again). So, I thought I might take the time to make a nice post about how great my life has been lately, but I just realized WHY I don't post in here a whole lot.....I'm lazy. hah. sad? Yeah, I think so, too. Oh Well. Quick commercial:




February 26 @ 7:00!
That's This Sunday!!!

the Zadok Worship Project
@ Cotaco United Methodist Church!!!

Join us!




k, thanks. <3.

So, how has everyone been? Does anyone even use lj anymore? everyone's been converted to Myspace... sad thing is, Myspace really sucks bad. lol. Anyway, I'm gonna make a good post soon.

grace and peace!
david
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[11 Feb 2006|01:55pm]
attackmyheart
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on fire? [31 Jan 2006|05:59pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

I've been reading the OT Book of Jeremiah today. Its a fantastic one. :). Anyway, I thought I'd post a little of what I'm getting out of it. <3. Also, I thought of a cool band name: Play the Harlot. haha. yeah.


This book is mainly about the Nation of Israel and it's "spiritual adultery"(Jeremiah 5:17).

Throughout the Book, Jeremiah prophesies many things to the nation of Israel, and in turn he is ignored and/or persecuted by his fellow countrymen. Even in his home town he is persecuted, and he even pleads with God to punish them.

So far I've only read to the 14th Chapter out of about 52, but here's a few points that have definately jumped out at me:

"Shall I not punish them for these things [that is, the nation's many sins]?," says the Lord, "Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?"

This is one one verse that really worries me. God doesn't just say He's only judging Israel; He's saying He will judge any nation that gets to that point. The Bible says that Israel was a people who confessed God with their lips, but their hearts were far from Him...sound familiar? To me, our nation is following right in Israel's footsteps. I think that too often, we as Americans read the Bible and see ourselves as Israel in it's golden years. But i think we need to take a step back, and get a closer look. We're not as genuine as we think we are. We are caught up in ourselves. How of us who consider ourselves Christians actually feed the poor, clothe the naked, and visit the imprisoned???


Matthew 25:31-46

"31"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' 37Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' 40And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[f] you did it to me.'


41"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' 44Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' 45Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.' 46And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."



We don't hear alot of preachers out there preach about this, and my only guess to why, is because they themselves don't seek to do this. You see, this sort of thing is against our human nature- the very one that is supposed to be "crucified with Christ." However, through little slips such as this (which really aren't little at all, considering that according to Jesus, if you don't do those things, then you won't inherit eternal salvation....which means the only thing left is eternal damnation.....)

I guess this is part of what the Apostle Paul called being a "living Sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God." Its not easy being a sacrifice, because you're on fire! We want to so bad to be "on fire for God", butwe don't realize just what that means. When you're on fire, then you're dying. The reason that you're burning is so that God can "melt" away our sins, and refine our hearts. Trust me, that could NEVER be pleasant. But also, Jesus never said we would have it easy.


-david

2 Praises|God!

??? #2 [28 Jan 2006|08:58am]
Next question:

What is the "true Gospel"????
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??? [26 Jan 2006|08:15pm]
what is your definition of a Christian???
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[21 Jan 2006|09:58am]
hey guys!!!

Well, I've sent all the college applications in, and I've heard back from one so far. I got accepted to Evangel University... its in Missouri. I'm not sure how I would feel about going to missouri...lol. its the middle of no where. I really just want to go to Tennessee. but hey, God's will be done!!!!!

adios.
4 Praises|God!

[09 Jan 2006|07:16pm]
Amen to Youth for Christ today!
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[04 Jan 2006|10:08pm]
parents can be such jerks sometimes.....
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curious [02 Jan 2006|12:10pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

JUST WONDERING

put ur name and what Church you go to. and if you don't go to one, why not?

thanks!!!

9 Praises|God!

blah....essays........... [02 Jan 2006|11:20am]
"The culmination of a Christian education reults in a life not entirely based on faith or reason alone, but upon an equal balance of the two."

That's a quote from a college essay I wrote. pretty wicked, eh?
2 Praises|God!

:) [25 Dec 2005|09:08am]
merry Christmas!

ps. take time to remember what Christmas is all about- Jesus Christ.
2 Praises|God!

Bless the LORD, oh my soul! [15 Dec 2005|06:31pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

its been a long time since i made a post. sorry about that. <3.
So, I guess I need to fill everyone in on my Life. That would make sense, right? Mk. Here goes:

I don't really know where to start; so much has been going on. Life is going great. I've never been as happy as I am these days in my entire life. I have an amazing girlfriend, with whom I am madly in love with. I have a God that with all the words I possess I could never begin to describe. My friends- they're such amazing people.

And for once in my life, school really isn't that bad. (it feels really weird for me to say that, and even now it just feels wrong.)

I got my Nintendo 64 out this afternoon...played some Star Fox, Super Mario, .....and sadly even some Pokemon Stadium (I know I know). I had fun. I miss cortney, though. shes at her grandparents in decatur. I love her so much! I still haven't seen Narnia, and like a total C.S. Lewis fanatic. bah. I want to see it so bad! And I haven't seen the Harry Potter movie, either. I'm so behind on things. Plus I haven't gotten paid in like 4 weeks...I'm so broke its not even funny. Have I mentioned that I'm in love? oh...ok.

I have a phone in my room right now that serving as a temporary until i find another. Its a T-rex. Its rad. haha. I'll post a picture sometime.

We've started a new Youth Service on Wednesday nights. its' called Sanctuary. And believe me, its awesome. Its not just your typical prayer meeting. and you don't have to worry about coming and sitting down and listening to me preach. as a matter of fact, the Church pews are optional. you can sit stand kneel lay or whatever. you can dance jump scream cry sing.

This service is all about breaking the yoke of religion. Christianity is distorted. Preaching isn't designed to within a Church building; its designed to be done in the mall, the street, and all other places. Its high time we started getting back to that.

The truth is, we don't learn to serve God with boldness- we just go out and do it.

We don't just study about witnessing- we just go out and do it.

We don't just talk about serving others- we go out and do it.

We Live. We Pray. We Praise. We Love.

I know this is a long entry...and that most of the people didn't even make it this far down. but here's a formal invite to come and experience Sanctuary for yourselves. don't just take my opinion- see for yourself.

check out my Church's livejournal: www.livejournal.com/~cotacoUMC

and you know what? if you don't get anything out of being there, then you don't ever have to come again. But hey, give it a chance. Aren't we all getting tired of "Church" always being the same? Aren't we tired of leaving and not really being any different? Aren't you tired of just hearing about God? You learn all this interesting stuff about Him. how he's done the impossible. Aren't ready to stop hearing it and start living it? well, that's what this is all about. its not about learning about God. Its about getting to know God. I think we've put too much emphasis on the Word of God and not the God of the Word.

But hey, enough hype. The truths of God are yours to discover. He's tired of going through other people to reach you. He wants a direct connection with you. and this is how it starts.

Amen.


**Edit: Sanctuary Service Times: 6:00pm-8:00pm......be there or be square**
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[05 Dec 2005|06:25pm]
This Is My Life, Rated
Life:
8.3
Mind:
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Body:
8.2
Spirit:
8.8
Friends/Family:
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Love:
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Finance:
7.2
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