Free Shipping is a marketing ploy designed to make people think they are getting a great deal. In reality the shipping cost is merely built into the product price. Hidden and not Free.
I know some of you are saying, “Duh.” While others are saying, “Really! Tell me it isn’t so.” Still others are saying, “That’s just wrong.”
Most people are not fooled by this obvious ‘shell game’ played with shipping costs. This does allow the keen shopper to know the item’s cost upfront. This can streamline purchases without having to log into a website, enter a shipping address; only to find out that the shipping cost is higher than the item up for sale.
The reality is; the shipping has to be paid before an item can be delivered. It costs time, fuel, and materials. Somebody has to pay the cost!Continue reading →
The Day Jesus Dreads
People all over the world are quite familiar with the Easter holiday and what is represents. Believers are especially aware of the enormous sacrifice that our Savior endured on the Cross at Golgotha.
And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center. (John 19:17-18)
Believers also know that this was not The End. Jesus rose again triumphant over death as the way to eternal life.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. (John 11:25)
Another commonly know fact is that Jesus was in great agony in the Garden of Gethsemane before He went to the cross. Even to the point of sweating great drops of blood.
And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. (Luke 22:44)
Great drops of Blood
It is often taught that Jesus sweat blood because of His anxiety or trepidation over the pain of torture He would endure. While this is true; it is only a half truth. Jesus certainly knew the horrors He would face as evidenced in the book of John.Continue reading →
Wanted: Jawbone of an Ass for Israel
Uh oh here we go again! This time Obama is sending Israel in search of a ‘Jawbone of an ass’ to fight with. He has set up the modern-day Philistines in a position to regain wealth and weapons. Yea! This sounds like a great idea! ‘NOT’
He accomplished this with his Iran nuclear deal. It’s great that he secured the release of five American prisoners as a part of the deal. But, “Has he made a Deal with the Devil?”
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels. (Mark 8:36-38)
Obama consistently defies the logic of Christian Ethics or Morals. Where is the fruit on his Spiritual Tree. Time and time again he flaunts the fruit of his Muslim devotion and has ‘gone and done it again.’Continue reading →
How long did Jesus Preach?
The most widely accepted answer is, 3 ½ years. Another school of thought is that, according to the Jewish feast cycles; it could have only been 1 year from His springtime baptism by John during Passover, to His following springtime crucifixion at the following Passover.Continue reading →
Unholy Holy Water?
What comes to your mind when you think of holy water? Is it water to be truly reverenced as Holy? Is it water that is consecrated or set apart that has been infused with power from God? Or is it water that has been blessed to be used as a tool thrown on the demonically possessed for exorcism?
Ponder this as you read the rest of this article…. “Is there really any such thing as Holy Water today?”
There is only one place in the entire bible where water is referenced as being Holy.קָדוֹש Strongs H6918 Transliteration: qadosh Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-doshe’) Defined as: Sacred, Holy.Continue reading →
Striving or Strife?
There are those who thrive on strife. Constantly finding fault, nitpicking, bickering, starting trouble, making mountains out of mole hills, and trying to making their senseless issues yours. They live and thrive on the chaos. The more commotion going on the more they can spread strife and enjoy the adrenaline of the struggle.
This type of person has to constantly have some kind of issue in their life to feed their discontentment. This is how they hide the corruption that comes from within, so they do not have to face themselves.
These are the same ones who complain the most. Exclaiming, “It’s not my fault, woe is me!”
These people can not handle a peaceful, quiet, calm, and serene lifestyle. A lifestyle that seeks the peaceful rest of God. (Hebrews 4:9-11)
Strife can manifest its ugly head equally oppressing heathens, atheists, and Believers alike. For the Christian it is detrimental to the process of spiritual maturity and sanctification; requiring obedience to live in contentment and harmony with God or man.Continue reading →
Why Kick the Goads?
This begs the question… What are goads? A goad is made from a length of wood, blunt on one end and pointed on the other. A goad is used to urge reluctant animals into motion.
In bible times ‘to kick against the goads‘ was a common expression typically referring to an ox lashing out and kicking back against the herder’s prodding. The more the beast would kick; the greater the likelihood the goad would stab into the flesh causing pain.
Jesus stated to Saul on the road to Damascus, “It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” (Acts 9:5) Why would Jesus make such a statement and how was Saulkicking against the goads?Continue reading →
Spiritual Hard Drive
I was forced to replaced the hard drive in my laptop. The Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology or SMART for short, began reporting errors. Smart is a software diagnostic routine built into a hard drive’s firmware.
This ‘SMART’ technology monitors the health of a hard disk by running tests that can give indicators of not only the health; but also of impending failures inside the hard disk itself.
This little jaunt into replacing a disk drive sounds simple enough; but, this does not even begin to expound upon the fear and anguish of losing the countless daunting hours of work and information contained within my hard drive.
As you can deduce, I and my Data obviously survived the ordeal, as I am currently writing this on the same laptop. Now, with a new solid state hybrid disk drive.
You might be asking, “What does this have to do with God?” Why, Thank you for asking! My mind was quickened to this technology depended world we live in.Continue reading →
Abraham Lincoln said, “God must have loved the common man for He made so many of them.” I believe Mr. Lincoln was pretty close to the truth. I tend to think of people as uniquely individual with common traits.
It is the superstars and supermodels that are uncommon or abnormal. The world’s media and ‘BIG Money’ have unfairly idolized these individuals and set them upon pedestals built out of greed. Satan has set-up a fraudulent world value system, veiling the truth from actual reality.Continue reading →
The Serpent goes to Church
Most Christians think of church as a place where Christians unite in fellowship at specific times; a safe haven for the lost and spiritually wounded. A place of comfort and rejuvenation. Holy ground where one can find sanctuary from the malevolence of Satan spread to a malignant carnal world.
WRONG! Satan goes to church religiously. God, Adam, and Eve dwelt in Paradise; in a unity of fellowship in the Garden of Eden. Satan ‘in the form of a serpent’ nefariously slips right into the middle of this small congregation of three. This is where Satan launched his quest of relentlessly speaking lies of doubt, dissension, deception, heresy, blasphemy, and apostasy into the ears and hearts of mankind.Continue reading →