Injustice League, Average Avengers or True Heros & A Supernatural God?

I love imaginary (fictional) super heros, however, hollywood has changed the concept of ‘justice’ and now all those hero’s seem to be fighting each other, arguing over who is better & seeking revenge. 

Whether it is “The Avengers” (Marvel Comics) or Super Man vs. Batman (DC Comics) both fictional universes got it wrong & I think our universe gets it wrong too, in fiction & in reality.

I don’t want to see good fighting good and those who are suppose to fight injustice arguing with each other over who is better.

Unfortunately I see the same thing with nonfunctional leaders.
When “The Avengers” first came out I thought about how in reality The Lord say “Vengeance is mine”. 

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord . Romans 12:19 NLT

Today I fix my eyes on the One & only true super hero, my supernatural God, who not only fights evil but defeated it.

Closing music –

Song: “God Damn Evil” by Stryper 

Good article to consider Christian unity & what it takes to achieve it:

 https://www.onebody.life/single-post/2018/05/18/How-much-doctrinal-agreement-is-needed-for-Christian-unity

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Beyond What We See 

This morning I read: “More than Meets the Eye, Part 2” by a fellow blogger (rather than recap everything I encourage anyone reading this to click on that title and read what M. Dennis shares.

In part 2 there is a link to part 1 as well but either part stands on its own.

May we meet more than meets the eye.

Amen

No Rock Like Our Rock

No one is holy like the Lord ! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

1 Samuel 2:2 NLT

“For their rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede.” Deuteronomy 32:31 NIV

“The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!” 2 Samuel 22:47 NIV

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;  my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior— from violent people you save me.  “As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord ’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.  For who is God besides the Lord ? And who is the Rock except our God? 2 Samuel 22:2‭-‬3‭, ‬31‭-‬32 NIV

(Note similarities between 1st Sam 2:2 & 2nd Sam 22:2 –

  • No one is holy like the Lord ! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. 1 Samuel 2:2 NLT.                       
  • He said: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; 2 Samuel 22:2 NIV

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2 NIV

Song by Glad “God Is My Rock” 

“From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:2 NIV

 Song break Petra “I am on The Rock”: 

They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. Psalm 78:35 NIV

proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” Psalm 92:15 NIV

Song “You Are My Rock” by Petra 



“Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord , the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 26:4 NIV

“Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.” Psalm 31:3 NIV

“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord ; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.  Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” Psalm 95:1‭-‬2 NIV

Song “God gave Rock n’ Roll To You” Petra 




Praise God The Solid Rock of Salvation.

How good it is to be on this solid rock but

Who Cares about those still drowning in the ocean of despair? 

Here is a video that will put this into perspective I also put it at the bottom of this post:

https://youtu.be/jzGLWy7b9yQ

Build on Him & bring other to Him. 
Jesus said,

“So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man [a far-sighted, practical, and sensible man] who built his house on the rock.   And the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 

 And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them, will be like a foolish (stupid) man who built his house on the sand.  And the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell–and great and complete was its fall.” 

When Jesus had finished [speaking] these words [on the mountain], the crowds were astonished and overwhelmed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one who had authority [to teach entirely of His own volition], and not as their scribes [who relied on others to confirm their authority]. MATTHEW 7:24‭-‬29 AMP

Amen 

Link to video of rocks i decorated to keep my thought fixed on Christ Jesus our Solid Rock, our foundation: 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10212787294573293&id=1115843005

Extra: 

For another post on the ministry of decorating rocks go to: https://tombeetlebailey.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/rocks-cry-out/

In that article there are links to other articles on the subject.

Go with God, beetle


Cycles (Anniversary of Alexx’s Promotion To Glory)

“You See the devil, he learns from your mistakes
Even if you don’t”

That’s how he keeps you in cycles.

To break all these cycle, to break all these cycle, Generation on cycles, financial cycles,
Painful cycles, I pray, Lord, help me
Be free from all of my passion.
See, Your love is enough
To make me new
And help me in these cycles.

Please take a moment, in memory of my son Alexx Edward Bailey 5/18/94 – 7-7-16, and Listen to “Jonathan McReynolds – Cycles (AUDIO ONLY)” on YouTube lyrics below video

lyrics – Didn’t I conquer this last year?

Tell me what I missed ’cause I fear

That it’s coming back up again

Must be something I ate
Some song, some show, some hate

The devil wants to extend the game, free throws
And when it ends he wants to make the sequel
‘Cause if he has another chance
He feels like he can take
My joy, my peace, my faith

See the devil, he learns from your mistakes
Even if you don’t
That’s how he keeps you in cycles, cycles
Cycles, cycles
But I’m not going in cycles, cycles
Cycles, cycles

This will end like I want it to, I win
The enemy will have to lose again
See, I’m a different fighter now
And I have God to thank
‘Cause His joy is my strength

See the devil will learn it’s a mistake
When I am sure
That I’m not going in cycles
I’m not going in cycles
I’m gonna break these cycles
I’m not going in cycles
I’m gonna break these cycles
I’m not going in cycles
Cycles, cycles
I’m not going in cycles

Ooh, so Lord, help me
Be free from all of my passion
See, Your love is enough
To make me new
And help me in these cycles, cycles
Help me in these cycles, ooh Lord, cycles
I need You to help me in these cycles
I rebuke him in the name of Jesus, oh
Cycles, cycles

See I’m not going in cycles
I refuse it, cycles
I refuse it, cycles
Oh, refuse it, cycles
Oh, woe, depression, cycles
Oh, all I’m saying, cycles
Oh, I’m not going in cycles
Yeah, cycles

See, there is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus
See, there is power in the name of Jesus
To break every cycle, to break every cycle
See, there is power in the name of Jesus
See, there is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus
To break every cycle, to break all these cycle
To break all these cycle, to break all these cycle
Generation on cycles, financial cycles
Painful cycles, oh, cycles

Written by Jonathan McReynolds • Copyright © Capitol Christian Music Group

Now here is a song for Alexx’s generation, warning: explicit lyrics & for those with very heavy music taste. If the music is not of your liking just mute & take in the onscreen lyrics

Song “Break The Cycle” by For Today:

You Matter

Video: 

In description:

In my past I’ve been suicidal & I attempted suicide. In July 2016 my 22 yr. old son committed suicide.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, speak up. Be ready to take action. Then, accept those actions.

It is much better than leaving loved ones behind.

Stepping In For The Whole World

My little children (believers, dear ones), I am writing you these things so that you will not sin and violate God’s law. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate [who will intercede for us] with the Father: Jesus Christ the righteous [the upright, the just One, who conforms to the Father’s will in every way–purpose, thought, and action]. And He [that same Jesus] is the propitiation for our sins [the atoning sacrifice that holds back the wrath of God that would otherwise be directed at us because of our sinful nature–our worldliness, our lifestyle]; and not for ours alone, but also for [the sins of all believers throughout] the whole world.
1 JOHN 2:1‭-‬2 AMP

http://bible.com/1588/1jn.2.1-2.AMP

He set things right 
Jesus is the answer and all we really need.

My Heavenly Father (In wake of my son’s death)

What then shall we say to all these things? If God is for us, who can be [successful] against us?
ROMANS 8:31 AMP

http://bible.com/1588/rom.8.31.AMP

There are going to be times when it seems that the universe is against us. Nothing seems to be going right; however, it’s just the delimma. The trials, tests of out faith, the disappointments, down right failures & loss we encounter…all that is part of life. Death itself is part of life.

The night & day before my son died I was reading & studying Romans 8. When I got news that he died I went back to what I had read earlier.

I used God’s word to get me through & shared His Word with others at my sons funeral.

My Father shows His charater through His Word & assures me that because He is my Father and i am His child I live in His full custody & will inherit all that is His.

Here is a video clip of what I shared from Roman 8 at my son’s funeral: 

Playlist of entire funeral: 

Sold Out

I decided a long time ago that my life would be so sold out to God so much so that the devil can’t get a seat.

Once we invite Christ in to be our Lord there is no room for anyone or anything else to be our Lord. Selfishness also needs to submit & surrendering to His Lordship. We can’t serve 2 masters. 

Since Christ is in charge I truly find peace but that peace only comes as I surrender the fight against all He is & let Him fight all that is outside of His will. Our relationship with Him is perfected as we commit our ways to Him. 

Sure, there are times when we’ll still try to take charge & make decisions contrary to God’s Word, way & will. There are times when other things try to rent a space in our minds & hearts but His Spirit will nudge us & convict our hearts to know when we get off track.

May we live everyday in a revival state of mind.

True freedom.

Enjoy your independence day living in dependence on Him & how much more that can mean to you as a believer.

Amen.

💿💿💿💿EXTRA💿💿💿💿

SONG: “The Devil Doesn’t Live Here” By Stryper


Another good read: Living In Dependenceville & link to book by Caleb Hyers.

Living Animated and Motivated. By God’s Spirit

My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. 

(But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts]. GALATIANS 5:16 AMP http://bible.com/1588/gal.5.16.AMP)

For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness

These two ways of life are antithetical, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. 

(Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. Matthew 6:21‭, ‬24 NLT http://bible.com/116/mat.6.21-24.NLT)

Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions of a law-dominated existence?
Galatians 5:16‭-‬18 MSG

http://bible.com/97/gal.5.16-18.MSG

God’s pure Word says it best.

He gives the best guidance & direction available through His Word and THROUGH HIS SPIRIT THAT LIVES WITHIN.

God’s HD (High Definition)

PSALMIST PRAYER:

I hate the two-faced, but I love your clear-cut revelation. 

You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me. 

…a moment of silence

Get out of my life, evildoers, so I can keep my God’s commands. 

Take my side as you promised; I’ll live then for sure. Don’t disappoint all my grand hopes. Stick with me and I’ll be all right; 

I’ll give total allegiance to your definitions of life. 

Expose all who drift away from your sayings; their 

casual idolatry is lethal.

 You reject earth’s wicked as so much rubbish; therefore I lovingly embrace everything you say. I shiver in awe before you; your decisions leave me speechless with reverence.
Psalm 119:113‭-‬120 MSG

http://bible.com/97/psa.119.113-120.MSG

Video:

Music Video by Stryper “God Damn Evil”