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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Playing The Blame Game

Well you've finally gone and done it, you took the plunge, you walked into your local bookstore intent on becoming a better you, and having your best life now. When you see the 30% off sticker on the book jacket you think to yourself, 'surely this must be a sign from the heavens', only to discover that the discount was limited to book club members, and the membership costs forty dollars.
That's okay you figure you're willing to pay top dollar for a shot at becoming a better you, and living your best life now, pulling three crisp twenty dollar bills from your wallet, and getting eight dollars and change back. You've just made an investment in your future, you reason, a small price to pay for all the return on the initial investment you've been promised. You barely hear the monotonous 'have a nice day' from the sales clerk as you rush out into the bright midday sun, anxious to get home and devour the material. "Oh what glorious days await", you think to yourself, "in fact today might just be the low point of my existence on earth. Only sunny days from here on out, big smiles, a full wallet, and happy times."
So you get home, start reading, overlooking the cliches and the oddly familiar undertone of a bygone self help guru, and as soon as you're done, you start working the steps.
You work the program like an alcoholic works the twelve steps in between sips of his flask, you stay positive, you smile at yourself in the mirror, you smile at others until your facial muscles start to spasm, you're even nice to the waiter who sneezes in your eggs Florentine.
Yep, you're a better you already, and your best life is just around the corner!
A week passes, then a month, the initial enthusiasm wears off, and now you're waiting for that breakthrough, that blessing, that old prosperity gravy train, that should pull into your station any day now. Why you even bought a hard hat just in case a big bag of money falls out of the sky.
So much for that eating bread in the sweat of your face and toil and stuff, the next lotto drawing is only days away. Fingers crossed, positive thoughts, two days from now you just might wake up a millionaire.
More weeks roll by, life continues its course, for the past three straight drawings in a row you've only hit one out of six numbers, and you start getting discouraged, disheartened, deflated, then angry, and start blaming God.
It's not the guy who just sold you three hundred pages worth of illusions and unbliblical teachings, not yourself for not remembering the old adage 'if it's too good to be true, it probably is', you blame God for not following through on His end, after you completed the seven steps.
If you don't begin a journey with God, then check with Him halfway to see if you're on the right path, why do you blame God when your destination isn't what you imagined it to be?
God only authored one Book, yes that Book, that's been gathering dust on the bookshelf in the basement for the past three years while you've been chasing after snake oil salesmen who promise to tell you how to get rich and have everything you ever wanted, how to obtain prosperity thinking, how to see the beautiful you, and how to obtain the wisdom keys to prosperity.
So don't blame God that once again you fell for the empty promises of the wolfish grin on the cover of a book, because it wasn't His wolfish grin!
If we are going to play the blame game, and be honest in our assessment of who's to blame the answer will always be, us! Me, you, we are to blame, yes completely and crushingly the blame lies with us, because it is we who have chosen to circumvent the truth and the life, it is we who have chosen to bypass the Bible, because as one such preacher so famously put it, 'heaven can wait, I'm havin' a good time here.'
Their job is to sell you a product, package it just so to get your attention, and promise you the wealth of kings so you shell out the twenty five odd bucks in order to find the secret to this much lauded wealth and happiness. You can still walk away from the book store empty handed, you can still turn off the television, you can still open your Bible and see what it has to say concerning these things. I know it's a painful subject, but sooner or later we must face the fact that there needs to be personal accountability on our part for the things we believe, and the men we follow!
So if you really want to have your best life now, it doesn't take seven steps, or six, or even three, nor do you have to spend twenty five dollars in order to discover the secret. It takes one step, but it will be the most important step of your life. Surrender your heart, your body, your soul, your all to Jesus Christ the Son of the living God, and let Him take you by the hand, guide you, cleanse you, lead you to green pastures, and make you a better you.

With love in Christ,

Michael Boldea Jr.

4 comments:

Marcel said...

I totally missed the other book you wrote on in the last message ?
I guess I'm out of the loop-d-loop.
Maybe thats a blessing ?
Much of what passes for Chriatian leaders and their book are worth missing or ignoreing.
It's amazing the marketability of so much stuff to the Chriatian community.
The ear tickeling packaged message minus discernment lead the many on the broad highway to destruction.
Having ignored Jesus' warning to take heed,guard our hearts and beware of the leaven of the pharisees,
in these last of the last days before His return so many rush full speed into the strong delusion following anyone and anything but the Chief Shepherd.
The merchants will no longer have a place in the Lord's house when He return. Until then ,I guess it's shop till you drop at the book store for tickled ears and greasy palms.
Jeremiah 17:5

Marcel said...

Michael ,
I finally did some digging and learned alot as I was clueless about all this before.
My hope is that it will ignite a fire in the Jewish people about this their Messiah Jesus.
What a decieved preacher intended as a way to compromise the truth of Jesus ,may it lead to many Jews here and in Israel finding out that Jesus is their Messiah.
For those few like myself who missed it here's two good links to the John Hagee heresies.

http://pjmiller.wordpress.com/2007/10/22/review-of-in-defense-of-israel-by-john-hagee/
http://www.biblewheel.com/RR/Hagee_Defense_of_Israel.asp

Calling for a U.S. attack on Iran is also heresy from what Jesus called us to be.
A most dangerous Constantinian sort of apostacy where the Kingdom of God now resides in Washington as salvation will come by way of the bomb.
It shows us all the danger of high, heady ministry and how easily our flesh is picked off by Satan.
God ,keep us all small and humble before you.
My prayer is that Jesus will bring something wonderful out of this as only He can.
Awakening the Jewish people to their need for their Messiah Jesus ,because neither America nor her false peacemaker president is the Messiah of Israel.
Let the devils lies backfire on him once again is my prayer.

Elm Street Chapel said...

Michael,
Knowing the difference is the difference. To those who doubt, have faith and believe!

Philippians 2
12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

John 16
1These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. (OR SURPRISED)

2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
(OR TALK BADLY ABOUT YOU)

3And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
(THEY DON"T KNOW GOD OR TRUTH)

4But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
(COMFORTER, EARNEST DEPOSIT, PROOF OF SONSHIP)

8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;(IN THE FLESH TO SPEAK IN PERSON)

11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

1 Corinthians 2
5That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

6Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

9But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

15But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

16For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

There is a parallel, co-existing body of Christ with-in the visible church. You aren't the mighty, the well to do, the wise or the accepted. God and God's people know. It's not your time to shine. (Parabel of the tares)
Why do some think it strange that God speaks by His Holy Spirit? Why do some think it strange God reveils things to come. Why do some think "Judgeing" is wrong? They don't know God or Truth.
L,J,P&HG
Dave

a seed sower said...

Well you know Bro Michael, the preacher who wrote this book is buiding on a wrong foundation, he believes that we are all basicly good....wow what a delusion..what a state of denial, poor wee fellow.