Did God really say I cannot get a tattoo?
Yes … yes he did.
What God said was: “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:28
Some argue that the word used in this verse cannot possibly mean the same as our current understanding of tattoo since that word did not enter into the English language until the late 1700s. Regardless of the subtleties of the translated word found in Leviticus, the principle remains the same: God created men and women in his image. And in his eyes you look fine, regardless of your shape, size, skin color, freckles, pimples, or scars. If you wish to make a mark, change what’s inside your heart. Do that and you will attract others – regardless of your outward appearance.
Did God Really Say We Should Not Have Sex With Sheep?
Yes … yes he did.
What God said was: “‘If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he is to be put to death, and you must kill the animal. If a woman approaches an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal.” Leviticus 20: 15-16
So please leave the sheep alone. God and his animals thank you.
Did God really say we should avoid psychics, tarot card readers and fortune tellers?
Yes … yes he did.
What God said was: A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads. Leviticus 20: 27
A medium is said to have psychic abilities but not all psychics function as mediums. The term clairvoyance, for instance, may include seeing spirit and visions instilled by the spirit world.
Spiritism is a spiritualistic philosophy and the study of “the nature, origin, and destiny of spirits, and their relation with the corporeal world.”
Christ said “Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34. Place your future in God’s hands and rest in peace.
“This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God. This very night your life will be demanded from you.” Luke 12:20-21
My Father, you are in heaven. Your storehouse is in heaven. Today help me to have your view of what matters most.
“He who disowns me before me will be disowned before the angels of God. Anyone who blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” Luke 12:10
Lord, this is a hard saying. A terrifying word. I cannot stand before you, but through your strength I can stand in you. Please give me the strength of your Spirit.
“There is nothing concealed that will not be made known.” Luke 12:2 “What you have whispered in the ear in the inner room will be proclaimed from the roofs.” Luke 12:3
May my secret prayers and petitions for others be fulfilled in You. Today, Lord, please help me to keep my tongue and avoid saying anything that does not honor you.
Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. Oswald Chambers.
“The dead are raised.” Luke 7:22
“Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.” Luke 7:23
Lord, please give me your strength to stand firm for you. May I see life sprout from the grave. Protect me today. Keep me from sin. Keep me from harm.
“The seed is the word of God. 11 “But the devil takes away the word from their hearts so that they may not believe and be saved.” 12 “In the time of testing they will fall away.” 12 “But those of a noble and good heart, by perseverance, will produce a crop.” Luke 7 :11-15
Lord, there are motives I cannot discover, dreams I cannot realize. Help me to persevere and push on to produce a good crop for you.
“Do not judge and you will not be judged.” Luke 6:37
Lord, I beg you, PLEASE give me your Spirit of Forgiveness. Help me to resist the urge to judge others.
“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart.” Luke 6:45
Father, please change my heart to be like that of Your Son. Place good seed in my heart.
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:46
May I racal your words today and DO what you call me to do.
Be a “living sacrifice.” You are of no value to God dead. Oswald Chambers
“Do good to those who hate you.”
“Bless those who curse you.”
“Pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28
Lord, please give ME this Spirit of patience and forgiveness.
“Give to everyone who asks.”
“Lend to those from whom you do not expect repayment.” Luke 6:34
Father, help me to have compassion and your Spirit of charity towards others.
“Then your reward will be great and you will be son (or daughter) of the Most High.” Luke 6:35
Once we get intimate with Jesus we are never lonely and we never lack understanding or compassion. Oswald Chambers
True friendship means identifying with someone in thought, heart, and spirit. Oswald Chambers
The Christian who is truly intimate with Jesus will never draw attention to himself but will only show the evidence of a life where Jesus is completely in control. Oswald Chambers