For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.
Psalms 1:6 NASB


Few Are Chosen

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. James 3:1

So you want to be a Pastor? Well The Bible actually urges against it unless you have really been called by God to preach. The reason is you will be held under “Stricter Judgment” by God , because you are being held to a higher standard based on your knowledge of God

In today’s society the position of Pastor, Reverend, Priest, ect is often being mocked in TV shows and jokes. Part of the reason is there have been many men and woman who have disgraced or abused this position. Make no mistake about it they will be punished by God at the highest level. Remember Blasphemy against The Holy Spirit is an unforgivable sin (Mark 3:29) If anyone thinks they will lie to God , play the part, and get away with it, will be sadly mistaken.

In the Old Testament, Priesthood was also taken for serious by God, in fact the only people who were allowed to be Priests, were from the Bloodline of Aaron (Levites) (Exodus 28) Why would God do this? Because he wanted to be sure that the Priest was raised and trained properly. Since all Priests came from the same bloodline, you can be sure there was no paganism or bad practices being carried down

“For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:14

Am I discouraging people from pursing ministry? Absolutely not, however if your going to take the head position of a Pastor, Minister, Priest, ect, make sure You have been called and your serving God with all your heart, mind and soul in Jesus Name Amen!

Gird Up Your Loins

“Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me.  Job 40:7

As we continue to work through the book of Job, Job is in a very bad state of mind right now. He’s been attacked by Satan at all angles, lost his family, his wealth, and now even his health is being attacked. He’s at the point of being suicidal, cursing the day he was born. Job is as low as you can get right now

However God has a strong response for Job “Now gird up your loins like a man”

The term “Gird Up Your Loins” means to prepare and strengthen oneself for what is to come according to

God is telling Job , Stop having a pity party for yourself and get up because I’m about to bless you beyond your comprehension

Even though its natural for us to get down when things are not going well. Its easy to get depressed, anxious, stressed out, and even suicidal. God wants us to remain strong even in the storm. Even when Satan has attacked us from every angle, remember that God is still in control and we have the ultimate victory

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength Philippians 4:13

Remember you are not alone, don’t live in fear and defeated, turn to the One who has created the Heavens and Earth in Jesus Name Amen

King of The Jews

Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?” John 18:33-34
While reading and studying scripture , its important to look at it from a “Jewish” perspective and not a “Gentile” view. When looking at this interaction between Pilate and Jesus, its important to understand the significance of the title “King of The Jews”.

This title is reference to being proclaimed “The Messiah” or “Christ”. The fulfillment of all the Old Testament prophesies where God became flesh and dwelt among us. This is obviously not a light title to claim, as its seen evident by the religious leaders.

So the chief priests of the Jews were saying to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews’; but that He said, ‘I am King of the Jews.'” John 19:21

When Pilate ordered the sign “King of The Jews” be nailed on the cross with Jesus, the religious leaders were very upset. If this title had no significance then they wouldn’t have protested it. By Pilate mockingly naming Jesus “King of The Jews” he was actually fulfilling Biblical prophecy and confirming Jesus is The Messiah

Now notice the interaction Jesus has with Pilate, when Pilate asks him “Are you King of The Jews? He doesn’t respond by Yes or No, he asks Pilate “Are you asking on your own”? Jesus wants to know if Pilate actually wanted to know who Jesus is, or if he was just mocking him.

This is another example of Jesus revealing his deity as God in the flesh, and giving even those most wicked people, like Pilate, a chance at salvation