“Glory To My God And Savior”

3/15/17
Written by: Victor P.

“Glory To My God And Savior”

My Lord, You have found me
When I was dead in my sins,
When my spirit was dead,
When my soul was lost, unsaved,
When my heart was made of stone,
When I didn’t care about You,
When I lived life for myself,
When I wanted You the least,
When I was indifferent to You,
When I was on my own way to Hell.

You found me as I was
Where I was living without You.
I didn’t know or believe then
That You gave me life and You sustained me
And every breath I wasted was a gift from You.
I held on for dear life every day
But I came to a dead end, no hope was left,
I knew something was missing,
I realized I wasn’t really living,
I admitted I was just existing,
I could find no answers within
And the worldlings had none either,
I thought nothing could be done
To be rid of my hopelessness.

I knew something was very wrong
But I didn’t look for You
But You looked for me
And You found me in my darkness,
You found me merely existing
But You kept showing mercy
And You kept sustaining me,
You gave me more days to live,
You showed me where to look
For the truth I’ve missed and ignored before,
Even though I didn’t know then
It was You working behind the scenes,
No events were mere chance and circumstance
It was all the work of Your hands.

You’ve brought me back from the dead,
You alone have given my life meaning,
You alone have given me life’s purpose,
You alone have forgiven all my sins,
You alone have washed me clean,
You’ve cleansed me from unrighteousness,
You have saved my soul,
You’ve brought my spirit to life,
You’ve given me a new heart,
You’ve given me a will to obey You,
You have made me whole,
You’ve done it all because You are love,
Because You love like no other.

God, You are incomparable,
You are my strength,
You are my hope,
You are my song,
You are the Way,
You are the Truth,
You are the Life,
You are my all in all.

You are my Maker and Creator,
You’re my Sustainer and Provider,
You are my Savior and Redeemer,
You are the King of kings,
You are the Lord of lords,
You are the one true and living God.

There is no one like You,
There is no other god,
None greater, none stronger,
No rival, no equal,
You alone reign now
And You’ll reign forevermore.
…….
Glory to God Alone

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“Until One Comes to Know and Love God” written by me.

“Until One Comes to Know and Love God” written by me.

Until one has come to a point in life, the point of an actual realization that they are accountable to God who is One infinitely more powerful than they are;
the One who has created them and sustains them every moment of life and existence;
the One who can rightly and truly lay claim to them, lay claim over their life completely;
the One to whom they must ultimately answer for all their actions when their life here ends;
until that point the person can rightly be called ignorant of an ultimate reality in which all humans live and exist, a truth which can be denied but not destroyed.

If they have heard that truth but keep rejecting it, scoffing, mocking, ignoring, or hating it, it may simply be said they consider or want to be their own god, to have none greater than themselves to answer to, to ultimately be their only true ruler and thus all others are usurpers and makers of false claims upon the person’s life.

Such a person has remained behind the line that separates truth and lie; they remain behind the line that leads to the illumination of truths, the opposite of the lies they have believed and lived by in life.

These people may believe they have what they need but it is not what they need, it is what they want, what the self desires, what the lies make appear as need but it is not.

They can rightly be called presently ignorant and deceived for that is how God sees them but He does not want any to remain so but rather to receive new life, to come to repentance, to be born again as Christ said, to have their hearts replaced, remade, renovated, to become who they were meant to become, to do what they should do, to love as they are loved, to think as they ought, to have what they need and not desire at the moment.

This being God’s desire and will may appear to many people confining, restrictive, even oppressive, but they do not see or understand their actual need or what was originally planned and willed for them or what is ultimately good for them.

If their hearts remain cold and hard and their mind keeps rejecting the truth, it is quite possible that they will keep rejecting the truth until they die, to their own peril and doom.

If their self is the I’m-my-own-god sort of high degree these usually meet their end as conviced of their own autonomy and judges of their own goodness and destiny, a sad sight for clear minds who know the truth of the matter is the opposite of such peole’s beliefs, or rather delusions.

What does not correspond to reality is unreality or irreality and should be fought against, rejected by those who have had their minds opened and illuminated by the Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of truth.

Without this mind-opening, this illumination, understanding, people remain in the dark, ignorant, deceived, blind, and are in need of what they have not, whether because of the self and pride rejecting God and truth, or other reasons.

All these need God, they need a Savior for they are not saved, their spirit is dead and their soul is lost;
they need God’s forgiveness for they are not yet forgiven for their many sins, transgressions, wrongs;
they need deliverance and redemption for they are slaves to sin and self and must be redeemed by Christ;
they need regeneration, renewal, a second birth, from above, a spirual rebirth.

All they have not but need is all they require to be the people God wants them to be, the kind of people God can make them if they lay down their pride, surrender unconditionally to their Creator and Lord and by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ the Savior of souls, Redeemer, King of kings and Lord of lords.

God calls all people to repentance and new life in Him, to fellowship with Him, to love Him above all and to obey His will and live as He has called us all to live, holy, not like the worldlings, the once-born and spiritually-dead but as God’s children adopted into His family and taken from the kingdom of darkness and transferred into God’s Kingdom to live not like the children of the devil but as children of God.

God alone can lay claim to us, over us, completely, for He is our Creator, our Maker and He is sovereign over all, and has no equal, no rival in existence, contrary to what some may believe, thei beliefs are false and correspond not to reality but are conceived in imagination and formed into false beliefs about God and reality.
…….
Glory to God Alone

“To the Unsaved, Lost, Condemned”

2/27/17
Written by: Victor P.

“To the Unsaved, Lost, Condemned”

Cracks in your outer structure
Reveal your inner state of disrepair.

The evidence shows a slave to sin,
The windows reveal death within:
A dead spirit,
A heart of stone,
A soul unsaved,
One at war with God.

Mere existence is not enough,
You are called to true life.

Gripping tight your weapons still
In a futile struggle against God.
Running, hiding, falling further down,
Your existence for self breeds misery.

Beating the air with your fists,
Trying to carry the weight of your sins,
Too proud to come to Christ now
Or too afraid of what it will cost.

This is the only life you live here,
There’s no coming back to do it all over,
All your sins can be forgiven now
If by faith you receive Christ as Lord and Savior.

You’ve wasted too much time already,
You’ve felt the emptiness within for so long.
It’s about time you accept the Truth solution –
Jesus Christ is the only way to the true God.

Repent of all your sins,
Place your faith in Christ alone,
You’ll be given a new heart,
Your spirit will come to life,
Your soul will be saved,
You will be made whole.

Come, take hold of the promise
Of freedom found only in Christ;
Take hold of a hope true and lasting,
The blessed assurance of the Lord.

See what you’ve ignored, missed for so long,
Open your eyes to see, open your ears to hear
And open your heart to receive the Truth:
It’s not about what you can do for God,
It’s about what Christ has done already.

Despite all that you’ve done wrong
And all your deepest, darkest deeds,
Despite all of the sins you’ve committed
He loved you first, He loves you even now.

If you will hear His voice now,
If you will heed His call now,
You will never regret it, friend,
God is the supreme joy of all!

He can forgive you, this believe,
Your sins aren’t too terrible to be forgiven,
By His grace through faith in Christ you can be saved,
Come as you are now, trust in the truth of His promise.

“Humanity’s Disease and God’s Cure” Note by me.

“Humanity’s Disease and God’s Cure” Note by me.

Humanity’s millenia of killings and murders are symptoms of a sickness that afflicts us all – sin.
Religious or not, afflicted by sin they’ll be and the further from God they are, the more selfish and less restrained they’ll be in their thinking and behavior, and when self is god then misery is left in the wake of all these little phony gods who are not gods at all but are slaves to sin, diseased lost souls who need the remedy, the cure for their terrible illness, and the remedy, the cure, the only solution is Jesus Christ.

The longer people live in denial of this truth and reject this sole solution, the more miserable they’ll be and their attempts at utopia will be pathetic failures, a hell on earth instead of the paradise they thought they could have without God.

That’s reality. No God means no peace; no Christ means no salvation. Pretending sin’s not our worst disease will not make it go away, it’ll just worsen its effects on us, if not in the short run then surely in the long run. Embracing God’s solution, accepting and applying His cure of salvation through faith in Christ is the beginning of spiritual life, true life, the beginning of a better reality and a wonderful destiny that God Himself promises and assures us will be ours in Christ.

That we are all ill with sin, that we don’t have the cure, that we can’t save ourselves, that we can’t enter God’s presence by own efforts, that’s reality, that’s the point of God Incarnate coming into the world, to do what we can never do, to accomplish what we can’t, for Him to be just and yet be able to justify the sinners, that’s the good news, the Gospel.

Christ died for us while we were yet sinners, not because we’re decent people who’ve made mistakes but because we’re sinners deserving death, the wages of our sins, we’re deserving of God’s wrath but by His grace and in His love He made a way of release, escape from wrath, a way to be reconciled to God the Father, a way to be made spiritually alive and accepted in Christ, on Christ’s merit, on His righteousness, not anything good in us but all the good that’s in Him.
We’d be the worst fools to reject God’s offer of salvation and new life in Christ.

“Before You Were My God”

7/25/17
Written by: Victor P.

“Before You Were My God”

I remember the darkest part of me
Lashing out at the best of You, God.
My rebellion against You from inside a dark pit
Showed me what a fool I was without You.

Lost in the maze of self,
Led by my foolish pride
I found my own rule,
I made my own way.

I’ve been my own god,
I reigned over all of me,
A slave to sin with a crown of self,
A usurper with a false claim to the throne.

I’ve long known the emptiness
Of being my own god and king,
I’ve learned what misery it brings,
I’ve learned what company it loves.

You called me to something more
Than I’ve existed for
But I ignored it for years
Until the void nearly killed me.

Suffocating, choking on pride,
Self-afflicted couldn’t hide
From the light You showed me
Or the truth You’ve spoken.

God, You’ve deposed me,
You’ve dethroned me,
You’ve taken Your rightful place
On the throne of my heart,
I’m a dead false god and king.

I can’t say I’m a man after Your own heart yet,
I don’t know how to begin toward that.
Show me what I’m supposed to do
To get nearer to You, to be like You.

“Atheists and Life’s Meaning” note by me.

“Atheists and Life’s Meaning” note by me.
–originally just a long comment, shared here for all–

While not all atheists are nihilists, all nihilists are atheists.

Some atheists like to make up their own meaning of life in hopes of not succumbing to hopelessness, depression, or despair, to function sufficiently on a daily basis and appear to be living a happy life but underneath no one sees the reality of their inner emptiness and the uselessness of their superficial meaning of life.

Atheists deny the existence of God who created all.
They reject any claim or authority God deserves and demands by the fact that He’s the Creator, Maker, Sustainer, God.
They deny they’re made in God’s image.
They deny there’s sin and that they’ve disobeyed God’s laws and fall short of His glory.
They deny their need for a Savior, to save them from their sins, from just condemnation for transgression of God’s Law, they deny their need of grace, mercy, forgiveness, and salvation.

How can they find meaning in life when the deny the existence of God who gave them life?
They can’t find a real and valid meaning of life because they reject the source of it, that is, God.
They can hold on to a superficial meaning they’ve manufactured but it’s inadequate and useless in the long run, and for some even in the short run.

Their problem then is whether to keep denying the existence of God and His rightful claim on their life as Creator, Maker, Sustainer, Judge, or to come to believe in Him and embrace Him as God and source of meaning and purpose in life and follow the God’s precepts, principles, and commandments found in His Word for the good of humanity and the stability of the world.

It’s their choice and yes, without the Holy Spirit they won’t come to truth and repentance so truth must be told to them in love and the Holy Spirit asked to work in the life and heart of the atheist to lead them to the truth, to Christ, to salvation, to new life.

“Racism is Odious” note by me.

“Racism is Odious” note by me.

Racism is odious and should be an unconscionable stance to all true Christians.
If you call yourself a Christian but you’re a racist, then you’re contradiction, a pretender.
You can’t claim to love Christ and hate people of different skin color or believe you’re superior just because of your skin color or where you were born.
Your concept of Christianity is a parody, a travesty, and would be laughable if it weren’t so disgusting.
Spew out your pathetic superiority complex and embrace a spiritual and mental purging that you desperately need, even if you don’t think you need it, you really do.
God’s not amused with your perverted idea of Christianity that allows you to be a racist and still call yourself a Christian.
God doesn’t care about your bag of ready excuses; He demands you change your ways, repent, or stop calling yourself a Christian because you’re really not.
There’s no such thing as Christian racists, just lukewarm pretenders who deceive themselves thinking they’re something they’re really not.