Taking A Break, But I'll Be Back

Folks, I've got some serious praying and listening to do, which means I'm gonna have to stay away from the internet for a while. I don't know how long I'll be away, but I didn't want you worried about me. Everything is fine. There is nothing wrong. But I could use your prayers. I'll be back as soon as I can. Until then, I leave you with this video. According to my stats, it's making the rounds again. While the subject of "sleep paralysis" doesn't apply to everyone, it's a topic that launches into an area of research that covers a lot of ground that Christians should know about. Click here for exhaustive notes and commentary elaborating on what I discuss in this video.


How's it going folks?

I've updated Founding Word's Table Of Contents for the Synchronized Studies.

I've also given Founding Word's official Roku channel an overhaul.

Shorter editions from previous Bible studies (for quick and easy access to special topics by subject) will be uploaded weekly at Founding Word, Twitter, YouTube, the Roku channel and all of the podcast feeds until I have more time to produce new content.

I'll also be uploading them into my facebook account for easier sharing, as sometimes posted links to my website get lost in facebook's algorithms.

As for new content, there's LOADS of it stored up in my heart and I've got it all mapped out to produce. But time and solitude hasn't come easy. Pray for me that the Lord will open some doors, and perhaps, shut some others.


The Church VS The Ecclesia

The word "church" is used in our English Bibles for the Greek word "ecclesia" which simply means "assembly or congregation". In the context of every place the word "ecclesia" appears in the original Greek, it refers to those who belong to the family of God. It hasn't anything to do with Sunday mornings or public places of worship. As a matter of fact, the more you read what the Bible has to say about the purpose of our assembling together, you'll discover that most (if not all) of those purposes are left unfulfilled in today's public places of worship. So if the Greek word "ecclesia" means "assembly or congregation," then why doesn't our English Bibles just translate it that way? Where did the word "church" come from and what does it mean?

13 Minutes
July 23, 2010

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John 4:19-24

The Christian Walk


Occupy Until He Comes

It is important to your mental, emotional and spiritual health to always remember: you OCCUPY this ground until He comes. You do not LIVE here, it is not your home. Your home, everything that speaks and feels like home, the places, the memories, the things, the people, the pets, the views, the structures, the floor-plans, the family and friends, are either in Heaven now or will be in Heaven shortly. Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place your you. If it were not so, I would have told you." (John 14:2-3) Your home is in Heaven. It's all there: the house, the yard, the neighborhood, the friends, the family, the pets, the toys (yes, even the toys) the relationships, the fulfilled longings, the completeness, it's all there. I don't know what it looks like, but I know what it feels like: HOME!!!

But until then, we occupy the territory and the ground that we're presently in until He takes us home and we have Matthew 21:21 at our disposal. (I'm gonna make you look that verse up, because anyone too lazy to look it up wouldn't have the faith to believe in it anyway.) There are natural protocols that God has ordained in this world, however, HE is not bound to those natural protocols. (Example: the womb of Sarah VS the wombs of Egypt.) God is in control of the ground in which you occupy. See it in that light, and it will change your perspective on everything.

Jesus said, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62) Jesus wasn't expressing how to be worthy of Heaven, none of us are worthy. He's talking about the business of the Kingdom, the business of our present occupation until He comes. We're a spiritual occupation force. Our allegiance is to a coming King. Any longing we have for home, the good old days, our youth, the fun we used to have, will all be met in the coming Kingdom. Don't look back, look forward. It's coming! All of it!


The Tradition VS The Word

When human beings take their man-made religious traditions and call them commandments of God, they're treading on dangerous ground. Jesus was mostly criticized not by secularists, atheists, or even the demon possessed, but rather the religious leaders who continually found themselves opposing him at every turn. They had taken Biblical principles and turned them into exaggerated, ceremonial, man-made traditions. This still happens today and unfortunately, people can get into the habit of blindly following religious ceremonies and traditions without ever stopping to consult God's Word and ask Him, "Why are we all doing this? What's the point?" Jesus said, "If you abide in My Word, you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth and the truth will make you free."

14 Minutes
July 16, 2010

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