Peculiar People Pageant

“Peculiar People Pageant”

Peculiar People Pageant? What is that? (some say with a sneer while  others say with excitement of not wanting to miss it or be part of it!). I’m not sure how to even spell it! Can you say it fast 3 times?

Peculiar People Pageant?

Peculiar People Pageant?

Peculiar People Pageant?

Here in St. Augustine FL we have one of the  Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum . Now before you click the link and go off on a mind trip of all the wonderfully strange oddities i emplore you to do 1 thing, just ONE thing, if you can. Those with any Spiritual eyesight at all

  1. ) consider being a “peculiar person” yourself, in the way God calls you to be ( acquiring verse  -“Peculiar People”).

Why be normal?  Normal people scare me. What is normal?

Few are those who choose to be truly Christ-like (bear the name and label “Christians”). Narrow is the path ( go to: Matt. 7:13-14 <-click on verse to take you to online Holy Bible, and welcome to the year 2015, where the devil doesn’t have all the good technology ).

We are not of this world ( John 15:19; John 17:14; John 18:36; 1. Co. 1:27; 3:19; 2 Co. 10:3; 1 Tim. 6:7; James 2:5; James 4:4 )

We are Aliens (  ready for this list? Ex. 22:21; Lev. 24:22; Psalm 146:9; Gal. 5:4; Col. 1:21; Ex. 23:9; 1st Peter 2:11 Go to:Aliens, Foreigners, Strangers  for those verses )

History tells us what has happened to Jesus Himself as well as anyone who claimed they were, “with Him”. ( Hebrews 11:36 – Hebrews 12 )

Have you read that? Have you read “Fox’s Book of Martyrs” or “Jesus Freak” -which is really just “Fox’s Book Of Martyrs” re-published by the band Dc Talk?

When people first started using the word or name, “Christian” is was in a derogatory manner (Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28; , 1 peter 4:16 click here to “see”).

Now the same thing holds true, some people using the word or name “CHRISTIAN” in a derogatory manner, but for completely different reasons, maybe because instead of being a rock of offense because we are like Jesus some of us are just plain offensive because we come across with the “i’m right and you’re wrong”, “turn or burn” self righteous ego ( 1st John 1:5-10; 1st John 2:1-29 ; 1st John 4:7-12; Just look at the whole book of 1st John ) rather than truly acting like Christ and loving everyone, patiently winning them over even giving religious leaders of the times advice for them to follow or not i see some “Christians” who people avoid because they have no joy and are just a bummer and downer all the time or more often than not. I’m not basing this on if they smiled at me or not i am basing this on the experience of being shocked about how they treat their own family members and what i’ve heard them say to someone while shopping at their local wal-mart.

Maybe you are like me in the sense that we get the whole wolves in sheep’s clothing. Looking forward to the  separation of the Sheep & Goats, the wheat from the weeds and we are learning when to kick and when to stop kicking against the pricks but in the mean time we can not help but “cry out” and ask;

How can we sing a cute little jingle (song) of “Beloved, 1st John 4:7 & 8 with jazz hands extended but then not make eye contact and reach out with those same hands to help the smelly, dirty person we saw suffering on the street corner on our “day off” or Monday morning on our way to our all important job and “work”?

What are we doing Christians? What are YOU doing, even if you feel like you’re doing it all alone. Are you doing it but yelling, “HELP!!!  you’re like, “Can i get some help over here?!” You know you gotta’ Keep Running (The Marathon). You know No man is an Island. You’ve heard Jesus’ Straight Talk asking who is really driving?. You see other Christians and leaders of the Church and ask,Do They Know Their Lights Aren’t On? If you are Following Our Mission Statement but ready to “throw in the towel along with your choir robe and Jesus Saves t-shirt. WAIT. Breathe and remember who your real commander is and who the real enemy is. Who’s Side are you on? Who’s Side is God on?

Come Apart Before You Fall Apart

Get alone with Jesus.

Seek on pleasing Him not your pastor or Sunday School class or some sweet elderly person you respect in The Lord who is considered to be the most godly person you know. You will never be able to please them anyway, you will never fit into the box they want to put everyone else in and the “good news” (The Gospel Truth) is, you don’t have to.

Stop asking if you are “Christian enough.” Stop taking other’s evaluations to heart and thinking, ‘compared to them’  Am i a REJECT?!

Maybe you just need to ” Taking your Foot Off The Gas“. It’s O.K. Do that before you are K.O. (Knocked out). Jesus gives the best advice,

28 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.
29 Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
30 Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matt.11:28-30, Read that in whatever translation you want. Want to laugh out loud (or literally have someone hear you scoffed while you’re reading this) and rolled your eyes a little?  ~Click that word translation, open that window and take a look out there. What you will see “through that widow” is saying the same thing but almost ‘in a different language’. None-the-less when we actually read those verses and do a 20/20 (20 verses before and so after) we see who Jesus was talking to and with the help of The Holy Spirit truly come to understand personally what he means for us, just as he meant for them.
i had to get to the point of “Acceptance” and go on. Let God do Spiritual Spinal Surgery on me, grow some ballistic courage and live right for the world to take a look at my growth!

i personally and honestly feel like if we Church goers and doers live like a loving family  under the same characteristics of our Heavenly Father more people will want to find out and desire to be “part of the family.”

I am not praying and taking a stand for persecution but i am praying and putting my prayer into action by doing my part for revival!

The Scriptures were written:

  • long before the t.v. show “ancient aliens”
  • long before telescopes
  • long before we made up stories about UFOs
  • long before Roswell
  • long before we talked about and dreamed of man landing on mars and him being stranded there all alone
  • long before we “shot so many dollars into space, while not having enough food for the human race”  ( John Mehler )

Jesus said, “If you are with me no one can be against you and yet ironically everyone (this world) will be against you. Those who hate Him will hate us  ( Mt. 10:22; Luke 6:22-27; Luke 15:18; John 3:20; John 16:33; 1st John 2:9-11). I just hope they hate us because we are like Him and not hate us because we are more like ourselves than like Him (John 3:30).

HE>i

 

Pressing on,

“Beetle”

Now go crazy surfing the net and looking at other oddities, Go to: P.P.P. (Peculiar People Pageant)

THE END, but don’t stop the music

:::::::::::::::::::::::::For those still in the theater (theater ):::::::::::::::::::::::::

::::Play this song while you read on::::

I was formerly a just drummer now i am just an Instrument.

 For post where i used songs from the band RUSH as a mode of transportation go to: Moving Pictures.
And here are some other modes of transportation to consider:
For “Not of this World/God Pleaser” LIVE go to:

Even as i prayed and put this post together the devil was “talking trash” and he was using the voice i’ve heard before, those who i have attended Church with in the past, those who have bore the name Christian but were such a thorn and negative to my face and mind. Although some of them are literally dead and gone from this world i still hear them and have to chose to ignore the ignorance they left behind. 

This is for you family in Christ, comment below.

All opinions welcome.

Truth and facts encouraged.

Don’t be surprised if my reply to your comment is simply 2 words, thank you or better yet two letters,

“O.K.”

I am becoming immune to the opinions  and actions of others so i will no longer be a victim of needless suffering.

Under any circumstances i am simply doing my best, praying that it is blessed and relying on HIM (God) to take care of the rest in order to avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regrets. Nothing others say  do is because of you, we all have freewill and will choose who to please and not worry about pleasing.

(this is part of an agreement i have with Jesus)

I submit this in The Name Of The Lord Jesus Christ, my only true judge.

Comment below.

LINK to 》Size & Sex Means Nothing

3 thoughts on “Peculiar People Pageant

  1. I put this video/music at the end of several post in the comment section because even the first few words say so much.
    This is by the band “Styx”

    Do you hear what i hear, the world crying out to see real authentic Jesus lived out faithfully by people they they know? Here is “DCTalk” with the song What If I Stumble

    We preach the gospel of Jesus Christ with our actions more than from behind a pulpit on a Sunday Morning or Wednesday Night.

    Need KEITH GREEN song here, “To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice.”
    If you don’t laugh you’ll cry but most importantly i pray you also will learn, change constantly and grow in The Lord Jesus Christ:

    Whether we want to or not we are preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ with our actions more than from behind a pulpit on a Sunday Morning or Wednesday Night.

    Sometime we need to kick against the pricks other times we need to stop kicking but still stand strong and live out our Christian walk, regardless of what other parts of the body may or may not be doing or not doing. Go to: When to kick, when to stop INDEX

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