Trial  by Fire -genuine

Before reading this passage of Scripture consider who’s mail you are reading then consider what The Lord is saying to you.

This letter is from Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to God’s chosen people who are living as foreigners in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.

God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and His Spirit has made you holy.

As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.

May God give you more and more grace and peace.

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead.

Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.

And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.

1 Peter 1:1‭-‬5 NLT

So be truly glad.

There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.

These trials will show that your faith is genuine.

It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold.

So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
1 Peter 1:6‭-‬7 NLT

It rains on the just and the unjust. Bad things happen to good people. The difference is how we, as believers, react to the fire. 

Do we let  trails burn us up or become stronger? 

In Christ, Beetle 

For more go to 👉Through Factions To Prove Genuine👈

But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Job 23:10 NIV

Diablo from Suicide Squard

Suicide Squard is just a movie but i couldn’t help but make this observation on the character given the name ‘Diablo’. 

I noted how he  seemed truly repentant & in end realized the witch was lieing. She asked the question, “How long have you known?” He  answered by saying, “My whole life.”

Think about. Can one who is so in sync with the devil (baring his name) change?



We have the opportunity to change, not what we’ve done in our past but what we do in the future. 

The devil talks trash and is a lier.

We can choose what side, who’s side we are on.

In a fictional super hero or super villain movie the ‘super’ possess a power within themselves.

Here, now, in real day to day life there is The Supernatural Holy Spirit who gives believers power to overcome the advisories. We can posses & be possessed by Him.

This is no fairy tail, no fictional movie, no game. It is real life.

Christ is the way, the truth and the life.

In Him, Beetle 

ONE little Victory 

In the summer of 1997 (August) drummer Neil Peart got word that his daughter died in an automobile accident.

They stopped everything as a band for four years at that point.

Nothing was as important as taking time for family.

Then his wife died shortly thereafter and Neil decided to take a seriously long road trip. He has written about his  55,000 mile trek.

After that time he came back, regrouped himself and eventually the band regrouped and they picked back up with this…

Now here is the LIVE performance:

I personally know, especially since my son died this past July 2016, that when tragedy like this happens the only way to work through it is moment by moment.  Not one day at a time but one little moment at a time.

It is extremely difficult but getting through each little moment is one little victory.

Each moment in our lives brings opposition but with opposition comes opportunity. That is why I got a tattoo on my wrist (pictured below).

For the Chinese they have  2 words for our word hope (opposition & opportunity).



Pressing on, Beetle 

For more post that were inspired by RUSH SONGS go to Moving Pictures – The Series

He is Kind To The Ungrateful. HE LOVES THE UNLOVABLE 

“I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You’ll never—I promise—regret it. 

Live out this God-created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we’re at our worst.

Our Father is kind; you be kind. 

“Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults—unless, of course, you want the same treatment. 

Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang

Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier.

 Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing.

Giving, not getting, is the way. 

Generosity begets generosity.”
Luke 6:35‭-‬38 MSG

So, as Christ is we should be.

Church, be His branches, be His body, by His bride.

In Christ, Beetle  

For a closer look at who Jesus was friends with go to 👉Messiah’s Misfits👈

Jesus Friend of Sinners (by Casting Crowns):

Killing My Old Man

Listen to “Petra – Killing My Old Man” on YouTube

It is a spiritual death that we go through in order to truly live. Dieing to our old ways, our old life our old self. 

Dead to this world, its philosophy, politics,  schemes.

Still alive, very much alive physically but changed inside, a completely new nature.





In this world but not of it.


Much like a “weekend at Burnies” (👈look it up👍click it) don’t let your former ways live on. 

Move on, progress in a new life, guided, prodded, possessed by God’s Holy Spirit; The same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead.

All this happens, as it did for me, when we seek Christ’s Holy Spirit.

Some won’t believe. Some may change drastically. Some may change then let their old ways dominate them again, but one thing is certain, The Holy Ghost can fill and restore us forever, beyond the grave, which He conquerors.

God’s Word backs all this up:

What shall we say [to all this]?

Should we continue in sin and practice sin as a habit so that [God’s gift of] grace may increase and overflow?

⚠Certainly not! ⚠

How can we, the very ones who died to sin, continue to live in it any longer?

Or are you ignorant of the fact that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

We have therefore been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory and power of the Father, we too might walk habitually in newness of life [abandoning our old ways].

For if we have become one with Him [permanently united] in the likeness of His death, we will also certainly be [one with Him and share fully] in the likeness of His resurrection.

We know that our old self [our human nature without the Holy Spirit] was nailed to the cross with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin.

For the person who has died [with Christ] has been freed from [the power of] sin.

Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live [together] with Him, because we know [the self-evident truth] that Christ, having been raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has power over Him. 

For the death that He died, He died to sin [ending its power and paying the sinner’s debt] once and for all; and the life that He lives, He lives to [glorify] God [in unbroken fellowship with Him].

Even so, consider yourselves to be dead to sin [and your relationship to it broken], but alive to God [in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus.

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts and passions.

Do not go on offering members of your body to sin as instruments of wickedness. But offer yourselves to God [in a decisive act] as those alive [raised] from the dead [to a new life], and your members [all of your abilitiesSANCTIFIED, SET APART] as instruments of righteousness [yielded] to God.

For sin will no longer be a master over you, since you are not under Law [as slaves], but under [unmerited] GRACE  [as recipients of God’s favor and mercy].

What then [are we to conclude]?

Shall we sin because we are not under Law, but under [God’s] grace?

Certainly not! ⚠

Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either [slaves] of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?

But thank God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient with all your heart to the standard of teaching in which you were instructed and to which you were committed.

And having been set free from sin, you have become the slaves of righteousness [of conformity to God’s will and purpose].

I am speaking in [familiar] human terms because of your natural limitations [your spiritual immaturity].

For just as you presented your bodily members as slaves to impurity and to [moral] lawlessness, leading to further lawlessness, so now offer your members [your abilities, your talents] as slaves to righteousness, leading to sanctification [that is, being set apart for God’s purpose].

When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness [you had no desire to conform to God’s will].

So what benefit did you get at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? [None!]

For the outcome of those things is death!

But now since you have been set free from sin and have become [willing] slaves to God, you have your benefit, resulting in sanctification [that is being set apart for God’s purpose], and the outcome [of this] is eternal life. 

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
ROMANS 6:1‭-‬23 AMP

G.R.A.C.E =GOD’S RICHES AT CHRIST EXPENSE  (giving us what we don’t deserve.

MERCY =Not giving us what we do deserve (naturally inheriting death & punishment for turning against God with no faith or dependence on Him).

Romans chapter 7 goes on to talk about the struggle we face while still in our flesh and ends with this…

Thanks be to God [for my deliverance] through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind serve the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh [my human nature, my worldliness, my sinful capacity–I serve] the law of sin.


So also I say, praise be to God, my Heavenly Father who through His Son made things right so that i, even me, can be filled by His Spirit; looking forward to eternity  (my life after life).

A life of Holiness is calling.

With Him, Beetle


Classic rock, classic Petra:

Everyone who believes [with a deep, abiding trust in the fact] that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) is born of God [that is, reborn from above–spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose], and everyone who loves the Father also loves the child born of Him. By this we know [without any doubt] that we love the children of God: [expressing that love] when we love God and obey His commandments.

For the [true] love of God is this: that we habitually keep His commandments and remain focused on His precepts. And His commandments and His precepts are not difficult [to obey].

For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world–our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God].

Who is the one who is victorious and overcomes the world?

It is the one who believes and recognizes the fact that JESUS is the Son of God.

This is He who came through water and blood [His baptism and death], Jesus Christ–not by the water only, but by the water and the blood. It is the [Holy] Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. [He is the essence and origin of truth itself.]

For there are three witnesses: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three are in agreement [their testimony is perfectly consistent].

If we accept [as we do] the testimony of men [that is, if we are willing to take the sworn statements of fallible humans as evidence], the testimony of God is greater [far more authoritative]; for this is the testimony of God, that He has testified regarding His Son. The one who believes in the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies confidently on Him as Savior] has the testimony within himself [because he can speak authoritatively about Christ from his own personal experience].

The one who does not believe God [in this way] has made Him [out to be] a liar, because he has not believed in the evidence that God has given regarding His Son.

And the testimony is this: God has given us eternal life [we already possess it], and this life is in His Son [resulting in our spiritual completeness, and eternal companionship with Him].

He who has the Son [by accepting Him as Lord and Savior] has the life [that is eternal]; he who does not have the Son of God [by personal faith] does not have the life.

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God [which represents all that Jesus Christ is and does], so that you will know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that you [already] have eternal life.

This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose]

He hears us. And if we know [for a fact, as indeed we do] that He hears and listens to us in whatever we ask, we [also] know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted to us] the requests which we have asked from Him.

1 JOHN 5:1‭-‬15 AMP

God, help us ignore gods

Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much. But the person who loves God is the one whom God recognizes. 

There may be so-called gods both in heaven and on earth, and some people actually worship many gods and many Lords.

But for us, There is one God, the Father, by whom all things were created, and for whom we live

And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, and through whom we live.

 However, not all believers know this. 

Some are accustomed to thinking of idols as being real, so when they eat food that has been offered to idols, they think of it as the worship of real gods, and their weak consciences are violated. 

It’s true that we can’t win God’s approval by what we eat. 

We don’t lose anything if we don’t eat it, and we don’t gain anything if we do.

 But you must be careful so that your freedom does not cause others with a weaker conscience to stumble. 

For if others see you—with your “superior knowledge”—eating in the temple of an idol, won’t they be encouraged to violate their conscience by eating food that has been offered to an idol? 

So because of your superior knowledge, a weak believer for whom Christ died will be destroyed.

 And when you sin against other believers by encouraging them to do something they believe is wrong, you are sinning against Christ. 

So if what I eat causes another believer to sin, I will never eat meat again as long as I live—for I don’t want to cause another believer to stumble.
1 Corinthians 8:2‭-‬3‭, ‬5‭-‬13 NLT

There is no question that there are many things:

  •  people, 
  • places, 
  • objects 

that can Lord over our thoughts & desires.

Who is your master, your lord?

Who do you serve?

Where is your head at?

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

In Christ, Beetle 

Sufficient – Needing Nothing Else

but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough–always available–regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.

He who did not spare [even] His own Son, but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?

Who will bring any charge against God’s elect (His chosen ones)?

It is God who justifies us [declaring us blameless and putting us in a right relationship with Himself].

Who is the one who condemns us?

Christ Jesus is the One who died [to pay our penalty], and more than that, who was raised [from the dead], and who is at the right hand of God interceding [with the Father] for us.

Who shall ever separate us from the love of Christ? Will

  • tribulation, or
  • distress, or
  • persecution, or
  • famine, or
  • nakedness, or
  • danger, or
  • sword?

Just as it is written and forever remains written, “For Your sake we are put to death all day long ; We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter .”

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].

For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced–beyond any doubt] that neither

  •  death, nor
  • life, nor
  • angels, nor
  • principalities, nor
  • things present and threatening, nor
  • things to come, nor
  • powers, nor
  • height, nor
  • depth, nor
  • any other created thing,

will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

ROMANS 8:32‭-‬39 AMP


Enough said, Beetle

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8‭-‬9 NIV

Proof In The Pudding 

“How can I account for the people of this generation? They’re like spoiled children complaining to their parents, ‘We wanted to skip rope and you were always too tired; we wanted to talk but you were always too busy.’ John the Baptizer came fasting and you called him crazy. The Son of Man came feasting and you called him a lush. Opinion polls don’t count for much, do they? The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”
Luke 7:31‭-‬35 MSG

Opinion polls don’t count for much, do they?
Christ didn’t come to run in some try of election.

He was striving for fame.

He didn’t try to dress & act real cool.

He came as The real deal, The only son of God.

He came, He saw & He conquered.

After His death He sent His Holy Spirit to live in true believers and He is still coming back some day.

What proof do we have?

His Word & His Spirit. 

May you see Him, experience Him and may you know Him as He knows you.

Then you too will be LIVING PROOF of Him.

In Christ, Beetle 

Jesus At A Funeral (Lk. 7:11)

Jesus interupted, STOPPED, this funeral…

Not long after that, Jesus went to the village Nain. His disciples were with him, along with quite a large crowd.

 As they approached the village gate, they met a funeral procession—a woman’s only son was being carried out for burial. And the mother was a widow. When Jesus saw her, his heart broke.

He said to her, “Don’t cry.” 

Then he went over and touched the coffin. The pallbearers stopped.

He said, “Young man, I tell you: Get up!”

 The dead son sat up and began talking. Jesus presented him to his mother.
Luke 7:11‭-‬15 MSG

As I read this I’m couldn’t help but think of my own son’s death. I felt like Mary at Lazurus’ grave, “If only you were here Lord, he would not have died.” But it’s not too late, never too late for Jesus. As silly as it sounds, ‘The rising of the dead can only take place after someone is dead.’

We have to die before we live.

I watched my son change before he died. Christ got into his life and gave him His Spirit. 

Although Alexx (my son) was strong physically and made strong spiritually he suffered from mental health disorders that claimed his life here on earth.

Sometimes medication  (chemicals) taken can cause suicidal thoughts and even actions. Other times the lack of the correct medication for certain individuals with a natural chemical imbalance leaves those individuals at risk.

Here on earth we are going to have physical, mental & Spiritual health issues but in Glory that will all be gone. In heaven everything is new.

The only hope & comfort i find is that my son will be raised from the dead and live on in eternity with Christ in heaven. I trust Christ to get me to glory too by His grace, mercy & my personal faith in Him.

When i read Day 6 of the you version reading plan “The Comeback” It helped put all this into perspective.

Blessed is he who believes, although we don’t see now what will be, we still believe.

The Comeback: It’s Not Too Late And You’re Never Too Far go to 👉👈 for more.

In Christ, Beetle