Wrote this a while back…



The Gospel is more than just a “roadmap for heaven”. For the Christian, it is a mandate from Jesus Himself to be both preached, and to be lived out in demonstration. (Mt 28:19-20, Rom 10:14-16, Eph 4:1-3)And, while God will use His Word, no matter what, for us to be effective in our ministry (we All have a ministry) to a lost world, we MUST preach the Word in the boldness of the Spirit, and in the LOVE OF GOD, and not the arrogance of the flesh in the name of religion! Furthermore, preaching the Gospel MUST come from a heart that has been transformed by Jesus Christ in such a way that it flows naturally from the Spirit of God within us! It comes from a heart that has seen the Lord, and has had what I call an Isaiah 6 experience! It is a heart that sees itself undone by the Holiness of the Jehovah God! It takes up the mantle and says, “Here am I, send me!”
We live in the days where culture is rapidly being redefined, and the shift has worked it’s way into the Church as well! No longer is the old standard of truth of the Word of God deemed enough! The TRUTH of God’s Word is being replaced with a new subjective morality in the name of Christianity! God’s Word is said to have “Gray areas” that are now open to interpretation! Meanwhile, while we try to figure it out, a lost world is going to HELL because they don’t see the truth coming out of the church anymore, and they walk away confused!
When we preach the Gospel, we MUST tow the line of truth! Culture may change, but the truth remains the same! How shall they hear if we don’t tell them the TRUTH? Are we that afraid of offending people? Guess what ? The GOSPEL IS OFFENSIVE TO the unregenerate man! And, I would argue, if you have not been offended by the Gospel, then you aren’t really saved!
Oh, how we DESPERATELY NEED an Isaiah 6 experience again. Then again, I can only speak for myself! God, give me a vision again to see You in your EXALTED GLORY, cleanse my UNCLEAN LIPS, and send me forth inn the midst of this generation!

You Can’t Take it With You.

Our houses, our fortunes, our luxuries, our lands, will crumble to powder, when before Him we stand

Our prestige, our reputation, our status, our fame, will no longer matter, when He calls our name,

All of those things that we try to save, will remain on this Earth, and not go past the grave,

You can’t bring a U-Haul, and it would be quite tough, to fit in your grave, with all of your “stuff”

Your IRA, your many stock shares, will have no value, when you breathe Death’s “air”.

Only the treasures of Heaven will follow you then, the things done for Jesus, the “how’s and the when’s.”

You’re building your kingdom, for where you’ll abide, you’re amassing your fortunes.. the question is: “For which side?”

Only one life, ’twill soon be past,Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
(Mt 6:20‭-‬21)

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mk 8:36‭-‬37)

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Heb 9:27)

If you don’t know Jesus, you can, TODAY!

We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2 Cor 6:1-2)

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Rom 10:9‭-‬10‭,13)

If you are reading this, and don’t know Jesus, but want to know more, email me @ paul41119@gmail.com. Put “Jesus Questions” in the subject line.

Hang On!!!

We are living in some really dark days! It really seems that wickedness is just growing exponentially, and our world is plunging further into chaos!

We see things that serve to prove the Bible is true, (as if we needed more proof) not just by what we’ve been taught, but lately, just by watching the news!!! We hear of wars and rumors of wars. (Lk 21:28)

But we need to HANG ON!!! While we can look at these things and KNOW the time is near, and that Jesus is coming back soon, we MUST be prepared to endure until He comes!!! We must be busy about His business, and we must be prepared to suffer for Him if need be, should He tarry..

But HE IS COMING!!! It is His blessed promise!!! One day soon, He is gonna receive us to Himself!!! So hang on! Endure!!! It’s gonna get rough, but He will keep us through it all!!! (Phil 1:6)

Wrote this today…

We MUST CARE!

Have you ever thought of those who are headed for Hell, as you pass them by and you wish them well

To have no thought of their condition, as you walk toward glory, while they to perdition

Have you taken the time to stop and say, “someone loves you, my friend, and He made a way”

The blood He has shed, ’twas enough to forgive, the worst of the worst, so that all may live.

It can mend the heart, it can cleanse the soul, it can heal the broken, it can make you whole.

We go to church, we sing the songs, of the goodness of God, of the heavenly throng.

We sing of the light, we praise, and we shout, but by the time we leave Church, our candles are out.

There’s dinner to eat, there are things to do, we are just too busy, the laborers are few…

When we go to work, to school, or store, we somehow forget that God wants much more,

Than service by mouth, or a seat in the pew, every Sunday and Wednesday, and a scripture or two.

The Gospel is good news, it’s for every man, the only way is through Jesus, it is God’s perfect plan,

Not to be shared when convenient, but with all that will hear, the time is so short, Jesus’ return is near!

When we get to heaven, will those we met accuse, “Why didn’t you tell me? You HAD the good news!”

And to Hell they will go, because they’ve never heard, We cared not enough, to share God’s Word!

Have you ever thought of those who are headed for Hell, as you pass them by and you wish them well,

To have no thought of their condition, as you walk toward glory, while they to perdition

Will you take this to heart, Will you heed the call, Will you be a witness for Christ, to one and to ALL?

Will Heaven be filled, with those who have heard, the Gospel from us, and received God’s Word?

Or will we bring nothing, when before Him we stand, will our works be burnt up, will we have empty hands

Let us hunger to share, the Gospel so free, let the depth of our hearts, cry, “Here I am, Send me!”

Paul Martin

8/06/2022

The Anchor of Hope

Our hope in Christ is a “FOR SURE” one! It allows us to enter into His presence with confidence, knowing that we belong to Him! (Heb 4:15-16)

It allows us to hope for the NOW! It reminds us that He is EVER PRESENT in EVERY situation!!! (Ps 46:1, Heb 13:5-6, Jn 14:16-18)

It allows us to hope for the FUTURE! We know that one day we will be with Him FOREVER! (Rev 22:20-21, Jn 14:1-3, 1 Thess 4:16-18, Jn 5:24-25)

Let the Redeemed of the Lord SAY SO!!!! “(Ps 107:2)

The Philosophers on Crossing the Road

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

DONALD TRUMP: I’ve been told by my many sources, good sources – they’re very good sources – that the chicken crossed the road. All the Fake News wants to do is write nasty things about the road, but it’s a really good road. It’s a beautiful road. Everyone knows how beautiful it is.

JOE BIDEN: Why did the chicken do the… you know, the THING …Lots of Chickens felt the hairs on my legs! Corn pop was a bad dude! C’mon Man!

SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he’s a maverick!

BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.

AOC: Chickens should not be forced to lay eggs! This is because of corporate greed! Eggs should be able to lay themselves.

HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.

DICK CHENEY: Where’s my gun?

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.

AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white?

STEVE IRWIN– Look at that chicken. Isn’t it gorgeous. Look at those skinny little legs strutting across the road. Don’t try this yourself. It could be very deadly”

DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won’t realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.

ANDERSON COOPER: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he’s guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.

GRANDPA: In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

COLIN KAEPERNICK: I refuse to stand. All the oppressed chickens in this country are kept down and made to cross the road because of beef privilege.

SIMON COWELL– That Chicken is simply atrocious! It has NO talent at all! It CAN’T even cross the road!

GORDON RAMSEY– Who serves a chicken that has crossed a road! I can’t BELIEVE you would EVER want to be a chef! That’s just disgusting! I won’t eat that GARBAGE! Get it out of my sight!

JEOPARDY
Category: Animals that accomplished things
Answer: ($200) Crossed a highway.
Question: What is the Chicken?

SNOOP DOG- Fo shnizzle pavement skizzle, poultry drizzle. Yo! (Admit it… You said this in Snoop Dog voice, didn’t you! 🤣)

GROOT– (From Guardians of the Galaxy) I am Groot.

THANOS– Crossing the road is inevitable.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD -We can help Mother hens to decide whether or not to make the difficult and necessary decisions whether to let a chicken cross the road. Hens should have a CHOICE!

DR. FAUCI– It is UNSAFE for Chickens to cross the road! They should remain in their Chicken coops at least 10 days if they think they may have the urge to cross the road!

KENNETH COPELAND– God told me that I could cross the road! I’m a little Chicken too!

CLINT EASTWOOD– Go ahead! Cross the road! Ask yourself, “Do I feel lucky?” .. Well, do ya, CHICKEN?

COOL HAND LUKE– What we have here, is a failure to cross the road.

COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

Rumors and Rapture?

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”(Mt 24:6)

Posted this on my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsjustmepaul

Many are saying that we are on the verge of a war with China. China has clearly threatened the U.S. over Taiwan. The Chinese president, Xi, basically threatened Biden in a phone call recently.
This all being said, many are looking to Bible prophecy and talking about the Rapture of the Church. Many think it’s close because of all of the things going on: Ukraine, the tanking of the U.S. economy, the world food shortages, Monkey pox, COVID, etc.
I think that most of the American church believes that the Rapture will happen before anything bad happens to America. We think that we could never fall. We think that we could never see America destroyed. The rapture MUST happen before America goes down, right? Just a thought… Where is that in scripture? Where does it speak specifically about America?
Granted. I think we are in the end days, and the return of the Lord is soon…. But I also think that the Church is ill prepared for God allowing this nation to be judged for it’s sin.
What IF we go to war with China? What IF America is not protected from harm? Will there still be people who will trust in the Lord, when everything we’ve believed is shaken to it’s core?
Instead of worrying about the Rapture, and what war is taking place or might take place, I think we need to make sure that we are steadfast in Christ! We need to be BUSY about sharing the Gospel! We need to be reaching out to those who don’t know Christ! If we TRULY believe that the Rapture is imminent, then is it changing how we live our lives? Is it changing our urgency to witness for Christ? Are we running scared, or standing in faith and victory?
I DO believe that the table is being set for the one world government, one world apostate religion, and the Antichrist! But we who are believers are not to fear these things! We must be about HIS business until He DOES return! Whether it when we close our eyes in death, or when He appears in the sky .. If these times scare you, and you DO NOT know Christ, PLEASE PM me!!! Knowing Jesus is of UTMOST importance!!! You can have PEACE! AND HOPE! Don’t be caught dead without Jesus!

Purify Our Hearts!

This scripture is often used as a prayer of repentance. It was actually David’s prayer after he had sinned with Bathsheba, and with killing Uriah the Hittite. But I think there is another application here! I think as believers, we need to approach this passage daily. David says, “create in me a clean heart“. “Clean” here represents our thoughts and motives being pure. He then goes on to say,”and renew a right spirit within me“. The “right” here can be translated to mean steadfast, or to take a firm stance. The implication is one of a continuous heart attitude to follow God. I say that we should apply this daily, because every day, our hearts and motives need to be pure before the Lord, and, if we love Jesus, our attitude should be one of steadfastness! We should always strive to follow Jesus and be a witness for Him in everything we do! I know that my motives and heart are not always right! Am I alone here? (Jer 17:9) I don’t think so…
But I WANT to live a life of pure motives and heart before the Lord, and have a continuous desire to follow the Lord!!! The struggle is a daily thing until I meet Him on the other side! Lord, purify our hearts, and place in us that fire to serve You at every moment!!!

Hide It Under a Bushel? NO!

Sometimes it seems like the darkness is so thick! Sometimes we feel surrounded! Sometimes we feel can almost FEEL the darkness, through the things we see, hear, and experience! But a SINGLE light, PIERCES the darkness!! It may only give light to a small area, but it shines all the same. The light of Christ in us may only reach certain people who are in our circle of influence, but we MUST NOT FAIL to shine that light! It is said that “You may be the only Bible someone may read”, but also, we may be the only LIGHT someone in the darkness of sin may EVER see!! Let us be that beacon of hope, truth, and life in the small area that God has given us stewardship of!!!

Addicted to Coffee? 🤣☕☕

Top signs that you just MIGHT be addicted to coffee: Just a little 🤣

1. You’re voted Starbucks “employee of the month”. You don’t even work there!

2. Juan Valdez named all of his kids after you.

3. You have a picture of your coffee mug, ON your coffee mug!

4. You answer the doorbell before it rings.

5. You’re goal in life is to amount to a hill of beans.

6. You don’t sweat. You percolate.

7. You speak like a drug dealer when referring to coffee..”I got some Columbian”. “I got some Jamaican”

8. You get offended when someone uses the word ” brew” in reference to beer instead of coffee.

9. You refer to your spouse as your ” coffee mate “.

10. You’re blood type is “E”…. for Espresso.

11. You have to make the hard decisions of life: deciding whether to have French Press, Espresso Maker, or regular coffee pot coffee.

12. You can drink a cup of coffee and go right to sleep.

13. You get angry when someone uses your favorite coffee mug.

14. After a nice dinner, you like to have a cup of coffee with dessert. And you like to have a cup of coffee with your cup of coffee.

15. You would go to the CA (Coffee Drinkers Anonymous) meetings if they served coffee there.

16. People who think you don’t need coffee are not to be trusted. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.

17. You walked 15 miles on the treadmill before you realized it was turned off.

18. You name your coffee pot.

19. If you don’t have a cup of coffee in each hand, you think that you don’t have a well balanced diet.

20. You plan your vacation destinations by the kind of coffee served in each location.