Some come here from other ministries looking to see if there's anything they can use for their own content on their sites. They'll alter it and use other people to come on as guests, name drop other people who they are in league with and leave you in the dust. They'll monitor your computer use and if you do or say anything they can use to undermine you, they will. There's ministry politics just as treacherous as government corruption. If you ever desire a chance at success within the territories of the bigger ministries, you will learn to use the techniques to do it. If not, accept this and make up your mind if your really doing what your doing for Jesus or not. Paul had Alexander the Coppersmith and many other false "brethren", you will also. The talk and teachings about love, grace, and forgiveness depends on whether your in their realm or not. I'm glad I found out long ago that when Jesus forgives, it's for real. When Jesus forgives you, He never brings up the past to you ever again, only people use this tactic. If anyone wants to know my past failures and sins look up "Used Goods" in the archives, it's all there; and every bit of it covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, forgiven, and clothed in His righteousness.
If you desire success in TV, radio, or internet ministry on Youtube; you better realize every move you make and everything your doing is being monitored right from your computer, in your house and everywhere else. If you prove to be a real human being and lose your temper once in a while, or do anything the higher up's in ministry deem unacceptable, you will be X'd, blacklisted and avoided. If someone doesn't like you, they may not want you to share their content, and use methods to try to obstruct you, which I find self defeating for them. To me, if anything I do is shared, it doesn't make any difference to me, it's supposed to be about Jesus, not me. Sow the seed, and let it fall where it may.
A study in Nehemiah, the life of David, and Paul would help anyone to see God used people with strong personalities for a reason. I guarantee you the numbers seen in the "likes" aren't real, nor are all the comments real; some are generated from bot computer systems. We live in a world of illusion.
There is a caste system in getting anywhere in their realm. Also in the mix is chasing the carrot of position and leadership. Biblical authority is corrupted by manipulation and personal drive. The prosperity gospel mixed with these people's version of faith, generates the money they need to build their empires, because the people sitting in the chairs will not go to the word of God itself, and properly cross reference their studies to be able to rightly divide the scriptures. Many have given until they were completely broke and lost their homes doing this. They are described well in this verse:
Psa 39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
I'm not jealous of these people, but am disgusted with them. They are money-changers, and business people. One in particular has purchased a $365,000.00 car. I get nauseated thinking of it. I've sat and listened to Youtube channels, and large ministries where the name of Jesus is not mentioned once, just the persons opinions and philosophies. But this is what people want today, society is as in the days of Judah, where everyone does what's right in their own eyes, and this goes for the churches in many cases. It's entertainment, and a social event.
I'll briefly add the myriad of issues of people's physical health, medications, treatments they may be taking for serious conditions such as cancer, can cause depression and tax the emotions. I believe if anyone with a serious illness is still pressing on with God, and allowing God to use them, and being faithful to the word of God without compromise; their reward will be great. only God knows the battles they are facing and dealing with, but still staying faithful to what God has called them to do. God sees what the world does not, nor cares anything about.
God has provided everything I've needed since my salvation, during my working years and now. I have no need for a mansion, or a luxury car. I've learned to live according to these verses:
Pro 30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Pro 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Some come here to get a laugh, mock and ridicule. It makes no difference to me. I pray one day you'll turn around and find salvation in Christ. If not, the day will come when you will regret what your doing now, I can assure you.
When you stand for the word of God and put Jesus first in your life, family and friends will disappear. You'll be tested in every area to compromise, give up, or you will count the cost and take up your cross and follow Christ, no matter where He leads you or what you endure. There's no guarantee the road will be easy, or everyone will like you. If you stand on the word of God, you'll may find yourself alone, but for God. But, I've found Jesus more than enough; his joy and peace can't be taken from me. I know He loves me. I know where I'm going, and have no fear of death. Can you say the same?
When this was started the goal was simple, lift the name of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and try to give a place for information on healthcare, and other news, resources, some encouragement, bible teachings, and pastoral messages for those who may be seriously ill, bedridden, shut-ins. The site will continue to go on with this in mind.
I've made mistakes along the way, stopped this a number of times, only to have God prompt me to bring it back, and He's been patient with my stumbling along in it. As long as He wants it to go on, it will. I believe we are coming into serious times in this world. As Jesus said, "I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work." Joh 9:3 As the sun sets on the end of this age, we of his number, must keep plowing into the sunset.
Regardless of whether anyone ever shows any interest openly, or has the courage to support this effort. I know God is watching and know beyond any doubt much of the inspiration was from Him. It will also keep going to be a witness against the principalities and powers of darkness, and I'll keep putting a finger in the devil's eye every chance I get. Teachings and sermons will continue to be posted on Facebook, especially during holiday times.
The emphasis here is simple: Jesus Christ is the answer to every problem, condition and situation. He is the only truth, and way of salvation. There is no other. He alone is the true Source of healing, and restoration. If we call on Him, he is faithful and will come in and save us, and begin the work of renewing our minds and souls to be the people He intended us to be. This verse is clear:
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
I wasn't concerned about numbers when this was started, and it doesn't matter now. How much is accomplished by it I will find out in heaven, when I get there. God's word never returns void. There will be less posted on Facebook, but it will keep going too, and a weekly blog here. Staying the course and being faithful is what matters. And so, it will go on into the night.