I am pleased to announce a long overdue upgrade that has been requested; Language Translations!
You can now, in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, choose which language you would like to view Innocence Redeemed in. If you have previously viewed this blog and do not see it, you may need to clear your cache/history and then reload the site for it to display properly. It should appear for you in the bottom right corner.
When you click or tap on this widget, a drop-down list of different languages will appear. Simply select the language you would like to use and the page or blog entry you are on will automatically translate.
On mobile devices, this feature will work in a similar fashion. The widget will still be located in the bottom right corner of the page although it will appear to overlap in certain areas. This was the best location I could find to place it the most out of the way, however it is a ‘floating widget’ which means it will not obstruct what you trying to view and will move out of the way as you scroll the page up or down.
I believe this feature will be incredibly helpful to those of you in other countries who have previously asked me about a translator. I apologize that it took me a while but it was just a matter of finding the right one and testing it to make sure that it would work properly before publishing the feature to go live.
At this time, the languages available other than English starting off are Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.
*If your language is not available, please let me know by using the contact form on the about page and I will be sure to add it.
Now as for the podcast or material available on the resources page -those I cannot do anything about. However, if you are needing to view something such as a PDF with a decree or prayer, my best recommendation at this time would be to install and use a PDF viewer that is capable of translating from English to your native language. There are some other updates I am looking into as well at this time, so we’ll see what happens going forward.
Now a few things I need to mention here; Please do not forget to support this ministry. I don’t like having to mention this but many of you come to listen but do not give or support this ministry. Please remember that you are supposed to tithe wherever you are fed. There are hundreds of listens and views but a handful of people contributing. I rarely ask or mention it, because I do not want to give an impression that I’m somehow greedy when that is simply not true at all. I’m not like a pastor of a church who tries to shake you down for donations on every podcast and you will notice too that I do not post a link to donate in the description of the podcasts. I have layed out what scripture says about giving below. The truth is I have bills to pay too. Things have to be replaced when they wear out and break eventually. Unexpected expenses arise (i.e. repairs). Many renewals just came up for this site alone -not even including the podcast hosting. When I have to stop working on content to be concerned with how I will pay for things, the reality is, that’s not very encouraging- not to mention it’s disheartening and it begins to look as though the content is not all that appreciated. I run this operation on my own. Nobody helps me with anything and I don’t get funding from anywhere else. I’m just being honest. It’s the principle too; it is my time and I believe in carrying it on regardless for the Lord, but still. We need to be adhering to scripture. Most of you are not doing it because if you were I would not have to be writing this. This is not just about me either, but many others.
Some scripture on this;
1 Corinthians 9:7-12 (AMP)
7 [Consider this:] Who at any time serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its fruit? Or who tends a flock and does not use the milk of the flock?
8 Do I say these things only from a man’s perspective? Does the Law not endorse the same principles? 9 For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain [to keep it from eating the grain].” Is it [only] for oxen that God cares? 10 Or does He speak entirely for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake: The plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the harvest. 11 If we have sown [the good seed of] spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? 12 If others share in this rightful claim over you, do not we even more? However, we did not exercise this right, but we put up with everything so that we will not hinder [the spread of] the good news of Christ.
1 Timothy 5:17-18 (AMP)
17 The elders who perform their leadership duties well are to be considered worthy of double honor (financial support), especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching [the word of God concerning eternal salvation through Christ]. 18 For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain [to keep it from eating],” and, “The worker is worthy of his wages [he deserves fair compensation].”
2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (AMP)
Now, brothers and sisters, we want to tell you about the grace of God which has been evident in the churches of Macedonia [awakening in them a longing to contribute]; 2 for during an ordeal of severe distress, their abundant joy and their deep poverty [together] overflowed in the wealth of their lavish generosity. 3 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave voluntarily, 4 begging us insistently for the privilege of participating in the service for [the support of] the saints [in Jerusalem]. 5 Not only [did they give materially] as we had hoped, but first they gave themselves to the Lord and to us [as His representatives] by the will of God [disregarding their personal interests and giving as much as they possibly could]. 6 So we urged Titus that, as he began it, he should also complete this gracious work among you as well.
7 But just as you excel in everything, [and lead the way] in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in genuine concern, and in your love for us, see that you excel in this gracious work [of giving] also. 8 I am not saying this as a command [to dictate to you], but to prove, by [pointing out] the enthusiasm of others, the sincerity of your love as well. 9 For you are recognizing [more clearly] the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [His astonishing kindness, His generosity, His gracious favor], that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich (abundantly blessed). 10 I give you my opinion in this matter: this is to your advantage, who were the first to begin a year ago not only to take action [to help the believers in Jerusalem], but also [the first] to desire to do it. 11 So now finish this, so that your eagerness in desiring it may be equaled by your completion of it, according to your ability. 12 For if the eagerness [to give] is there, it is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have. 13 For it is not [intended] that others be relieved [of their responsibility] and that you be burdened [unfairly], but that there be equality [in sharing the burden]— 14 at this present time your surplus [over necessities] is going to supply their need, so that [at some other time] their surplus may be given to supply your need, that there may be equality; 15 as it is written [in Scripture], “He whogatheredmuch did not have too much, and he whogatheredlittle did not lack.”
2 Corinthians 9:6-15 (AMP)
6 Now [remember] this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows generously [that blessings may come to others] will also reap generously [and be blessed]. 7 Let each one give [thoughtfully and with purpose] just as he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver [and delights in the one whose heart is in his gift]. 8 And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.
9 As it is written and forever remains written,
“He [the benevolent and generous person] scattered abroad, he gave to the poor,
His righteousness endures forever!”
10 Now He who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed for sowing [that is, your resources] and increase the harvest of your righteousness [which shows itself in active goodness, kindness, and love]. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you may be generous, and this [generosity, administered] through us is producing thanksgiving to God [from those who benefit]. 12 For the ministry of this service (offering) is not only supplying the needs of the saints (God’s people), but is also overflowing through many expressions of thanksgiving to God. 13 Because of this act of ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to the gospel of Christ which you confess, as well as for your generous participation [in this gift] for them and for all [the other believers in need], 14 and they also long for you while they pray on your behalf, because of the surpassing measure of God’s grace [His undeserved favor, mercy, and blessing which is revealed] in you. 15 Now thanks be to God for His indescribable gift [which is precious beyond words]!
Deuteronomy 25:4 (AMP)
4 “You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing [to prevent him from eating any of the grain].
8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings [you have withheld]. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, this whole nation! 10 Bring all the tithes (the tenth) into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you [so great] a blessing until there is no more room to receive it. 11 Then I will rebuke the devourer (insects, plague) for your sake and he will not destroy the fruits of the ground, nor will your vine in the field drop its grapes [before harvest],” says the Lord of hosts. 12 “All nations shall call you happy and blessed, for you shall be a land of delight,” says the Lord of hosts.
13 “Your words have been harsh against Me,” says the Lord. “But you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’ 14 You have said, ‘It is useless to serve God. What profit is it if we keep His ordinances, and walk around like mourners before the Lord of hosts? 15 So now we call the arrogant happy and blessed. Evildoers are exalted and prosper; and when they test God, they escape [unpunished].’”
-Malachi 3:15 should be noted. Why? Because that is exactly what is happening. I told you when I did a podcast titled, “Giving Grudgingly or Willingly” that this is what would begin happening and indeed, we’re seeing it. There is support for the diviners and smooth talkers, but those who tell you what you need to hear (repentance -which is what this nation needs the most in addition to finding God or re-establishing their relationship with Him) are not being honored but somehow, those giving you fluff and fantasies are. So the Lord gives you over to exactly your heart’s desires. That’s why this nation has the leaders it does because when a nation forgets God, who initially Blessed it, He gives them over to the wickedness they chose instead. Many want a president to bring back prosperity. Why? So you can continue living as you want with no intention to truly change your ways? No, what’s happening right now is a slide into degradation so as to expose the sin. This country as a whole is going into a wilderness. As is the church. Judgment begins with the house of God, remember that;
1 Peter 4:17 (AMP)
17 For it is the time [destined] for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not respect or believe or obey the gospel of God?
And no, you don’t get to hide behind the whole “well nobody is perfect” motif either as an excuse. That’s another ridiculous cliché that I’ve heard over and over. Everyone knows nobody is perfect -that’s not what I’m talking about here.
Notice this is happening while the wicked prosper just like Malachi 3:15 says. The arrogant and happy (simpletons) are blessed. The evil doers are exalted and prosper. It’s true because while brethren starve or are in lack in some way or another, many (who claim to be believers) look on and do nothing and worse, those who could have helped really believe life is going to continue on or go back to the way it was and have hope things will improve but then don’t want to do anything to call out what’s wrong and do what is right. The church has gone apostate overall! Hardened, stubborn hearts. Lovers of the world. Lovers of self. You cheat God of the tithes and you cheat the helpless or needy to only better yourself. Attitude wise, some of you cast down and out your own brethren rather than lifting them up. Don’t say you don’t because not only have I heard instances of it from others; I myself have experienced it! It’s the hypocritical one-liner, “I’ll pray for you” when in that moment you were capable of doing something.
Then there is the mockery and scoffing. I mean some of you won’t dare even share your testimonies but you certainly have no problem watching or critiquing as a means of judgment those who do, but even worse, then going on to make a mockery out of them or acting like your ears are going to fall off if you hear a certain word. Yet some of you are guilty of the same things! How can you ever lead someone to Jesus or back to Him if you can’t even share your own testimony or sins you USED to do? It’s pathetic and Christians need to get real. Some of you are under a curse. Some of you are in chains because someone blessed you when you needed it or helped to hold your head up when you were down but then when they needed you, you shunned them! You returned good with evil! Worse, you don’t even see it and you double down in your denial. Many seem to forget that God was merciful to you! No instead it’s, “Bless me, bless me, bless me! Gimme my kingdom spouse! Gimme my house! But I absolutely will not do anything for anyone else but I will talk the walk and worship with my lips only!”
Matthew 15:7-8 (AMP)
7 You hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders), rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you when he said,
8 ‘This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far away from Me.
Proverbs 17:13 (AMP)
13 Whoever returns evil for good,
Evil will not depart from his house.
James 2:14-20 (AMP)
14 What is the benefit, my fellow believers, if someone claims to have faith but has no [good] works [as evidence]? Can that [kind of] faith save him? [No, a mere claim of faith is not sufficient—genuine faith produces good works.] 15 If a brother or sister is without [adequate] clothing and lacks [enough] food for each day, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace [with my blessing], [keep] warm and feed yourselves,” but he does not give them the necessities for the body, what good does that do? 17 So too, faith, if it does not have works [to back it up], is by itself dead [inoperative and ineffective].
18 But someone may say, “You [claim to] have faith and I have [good] works; show me your [alleged] faith without the works [if you can], and I will show you my faith by my works [that is, by what I do].” 19 You believe that God is one; you do well [to believe that]. The demons also believe [that], and shudder and bristle [in awe-filled terror—they have seen His wrath]! 20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish [spiritually shallow] person, that faith without [good] works is useless?
You see, this is exactly part of the double standards I just spoke to in the last podcast and yet it continues -which is exactly why I made mention of it. Jesus warned about all of this too (see below). It’s as though there is this amnesia syndrome when it comes to doing the right thing. Going to church and offering praise and worship then forgetting how to do right. Did I or did I not warn you by way of the Word that these things would begin happening over a year ago? But because we never learn anything or choose not to listen thinking that somehow will make the conviction go away, this is where we are.
Amos 5:23-24 (AMP)
23 “Take the noise of your songs away from Me [they are an irritation]!
I shall not even listen to the melody of your harps.
24 “But let justice run down like waters
And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream [flowing abundantly].
This ‘amnesia syndrome’ is not just happening in the United States either. This is also happening in the United Kingdom and many other countries as well (mainly western nations). I saw a documentary recently and this nearly broke, single older woman in the UK had a problem with mold growing in her home because her windows weren’t sealed and I thought to myself while shaking my head in disgust, ‘why is nobody helping her by offering to caulk those windows for free?’ Simple. Simple silly things that should not even be a problem but nobody bothers to take notice. What if it were an angel you were entertaining? Is faith without works dead? Again it’s this ‘bless me’ syndrome but forgetting how to practice what we actually believe.
Hebrews 13:2 (AMP)
Do not neglect to extend hospitality to strangers [especially among the family of believers—being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
1 John 3:17 (AMP)
17 But whoever has the world’s goods (adequate resources), and sees his brother in need, but has no compassion for him, how does the love of God live in him?
Deuteronomy 27:19 (AMP)
19 ‘Cursed is he who distorts (perverts) the justice due to a stranger, an orphan, and a widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Isaiah 10:2-3 (AMP)
2 So as to deprive the needy of justice
And rob the poor of My people of rightful claims,
So that widows may be their spoil
And that they may plunder the fatherless.
3 Now what will you do in the day of [God’s] punishment,
And in the storm of devastation which will come from far away?
To whom will you flee for help?
And where will you leave your wealth [for safekeeping]?
The issue here is many believe it’s not their problem, but the Word is clear that we’re all accountable to help. Are we sewing righteousness by actually doing it or just saying we do and being all talk? Why do we continue to walk away from the mirror and forget what we look like? What if you are the one who can do something but don’t because you say to yourself someone else will take care of it? What if there is nobody else to help that individual? What if you were in that situation and needed help and everyone who could help you refused to do so?
James 4:17 (AMP) says, So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin.
I mean folks, I’m talking to someone right now whose own brother lent him money because he is out of work but when he first asked his own biological brother for help, his brother is CHARGING INTEREST but claims to be a CHRISTIAN at the same time -and he has more than enough. You cannot make this up but this is the kind of ridiculousness that goes on and that’s only one example. I’ve even heard of examples of food pantries where rather than give generously, people showed up with travel-size shampoos and expired or near expired canned goods. I mean, we are becoming so out of touch it’s not even funny. The church, our communities, even in our communications. Remember that God does test His people in these ways. So that said, I just have to ask how you would feel if the shoe were on the other foot? What if it were you in that situation? Because many are going to be in that situation soon because when they could have done something, they did nothing. Do those who are well able to help think that they are somehow taking their money to heaven in a wheel-barrow? That’s gonna be a long trip up those stairs! What did Jesus say about this?
Matthew 19:22-24 (AMP)
22 But when the young man heard this, he left grieving and distressed, for he owned much property and had many possessions [which he treasured more than his relationship with God].
23 Jesus said to His disciples, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, it is difficult for a rich man [who clings to possessions and status as security] to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man [who places his faith in wealth and status] to enter the kingdom of God.”
Folks all I have to say is; this type of behavior is just plain asenine. And frankly it’s disgusting. Why are we behaving like we don’t care while pretending to be believers? And those doing it, little do they know, are cruising toward a wilderness themselves so as to show them the very things they are doing wrong. One way or another God is going to bring about the repentance. Do we think that we’re somehow invisible and going to escape God’s judgment over wrong attitudes and behaviors such as this? I posted scripture above from the apostles, but what did Jesus say?
Let’s take a look;
Luke 6:30-36 (AMP)
30 Give to everyone who asks of you. Whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.31 Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.32 If you [only] love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.34 If you lend [money] to those from whom you expect to receive [it back], what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners expecting to receive back the same amount.35 But love [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for] your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; for your reward will be great (rich, abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High; because He Himself is kind and gracious and good to the ungrateful and the wicked.36 Be merciful (responsive, compassionate, tender) just as your [heavenly] Father is merciful.
Mark 12:42-44 (AMP)
42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a mite. 43 Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, this poor widow put in [proportionally] more than all the contributors to the treasury.44 For they all contributed from their surplus, but she, from her poverty, put in all she had, all she had to live on.”
Matthew 7:12 (AMP)
12 “So then, in everything treat others the same way you want them to treat you, for this is [the essence of] the Law and the [writings of the] Prophets.
Matthew 25:31-46 (AMP)
31 “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory and majesty and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.32 All the nations will be gathered before Him [for judgment]; and He will separate them from one another, as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats;33 and He will put the sheep on His right [the place of honor], and the goats on His left [the place of rejection].
34 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God, appointed to eternal salvation], inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;36 I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me [with help and ministering care]; I was in prison, and you came to Me [ignoring personal danger].’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?38 And when did we see You as a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?39 And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it for Me.’
41 “Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Leave Me, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels (demons);42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;43 I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me [with help and ministering care].’ 44 Then they also [in their turn] will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or as a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to You?’45 Then He will reply to them, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, to the extent that you did not do it for one of the least of these [my followers], you did not do it for Me.’46 Then these [unbelieving people] will go away into eternal (unending) punishment, but those who are righteous and in right standing with God [will go, by His remarkable grace] into eternal (unending) life.”
I just about did another podcast on this but have not yet because I already have a few things I’m working on. Honestly I feel there are and should be bigger issues to focus on but I may do another one. I have taught on and talked about these issues several times now. And another thing; this self-absorbed business concerning kingdom spouses? Give me a break. WHO is your kingdom spouse? Is He Jesus? Because I have to wonder with some of you out there obsessed with this movement if it really is Jesus. Folks, have you any idea what is getting ready to happen? I’m not saying that God does not ordain marriages but seriously, priorities right now people, priorities. Some of you ask for these things but are in fact very much in the flesh and have not even treated your own brethren right, yet you somehow believe you are ready for marriage? C’mon now. Really? What you ought to be doing is getting ready for the marriage feast with Jesus, seriously. The question here in regards to being selfless is; if we believe, why do we not sew in faith now to store up hidden treasure for the times ahead and when we meet our savior? Scripture is clear and I have layed it out for the case of those who labor in ministry as well as the needy and poor.
I hope we begin to really let these scriptures settle in because if not a time of regret is coming. Some may not like this but that’s not my problem. Many of you (not everyone but many) come for the messages I teach on and I tell you what you need to know and what we ought to do, but then it’s as if the message being conveyed is not being heard or is being ignored. It’s better to learn it now and be offended into heaven than learn it later and be cast down for not looking like our savior when we meet Him because we will give an account just like Jesus said in Matthew 25. Just saying and in what comes we are also going to be required to keep doing good.
Wake up Church. Fluff is coming to an end. I have previously talked about Jesus washing his disciples feet but this also is now being twisted. This mockery in the church needs to cease immediately! The precedent is being set that anyone who does not believe in the ‘new way’ are to be persecuted. Remember that the beast/antichrist system is going to be inclusive to ALL world religions. We are to be about the Christian faith, NOT a religion or denomination or some abstract new-age belief!
John 16:1-4 (AMP)
I have told you these things so that you will not stumble or be caught off guard and fall away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues and make you outcasts. And a time is coming when whoever kills you will think that he is offering service to God. 3 And they will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me. 4 I have told you these things [now], so that when their time comes, you will remember that I told you about them. I did not say these things to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
The Kingdom of Heaven is near and the judgments are coming. And not just the judgments; but persecution. Repent! The time for educating is running out -the day where no man can work is fast approaching. Realize what is important; understand the time you live. The Antichrist is ready to come on to the scene. There is a reason they are pushing the alien agenda -it’s so that when the demonic agenda is pushed that aliens are the saviors, anyone who is not aligned with this deception will be cast out of society, as a threat and will need to be persecuted and eliminated. Do not be deceived. It is the plan. It’s in the book of Daniel and Revelation. They have the technology in place to do it as I have made mention of now, many times. They even sold it in the super bowl between the advertisements and halftime show! If you won’t stand strong in your faith in what you believe now or do what’s right when you’ve had all this time, what will you do when you are cut off because you’re a Christian? Many Christians never speak up for what’s right out of fear. But what will you do in that day when you are on the run? What will you do when everyone turns against you because you can’t work or because you are a believer? Will you stand for Jesus in that day of persecution? Or will you give up your birthright for a bowl of beans like Esau? YOU CANNOT TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST AND THEN REPENT LATER.
Revelation 14:9-11 (AMP)
9 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “Whoever worships the beast and his image and receives the mark [of the beast] on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he too will [have to] drink of the wine of the wrath of God, mixed undiluted into the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone (flaming sulfur) in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb (Christ). 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night—those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
Are you really walking in love and mercy? Have you and/or are you storing up the Blessings for later or are you deceived by a selfish heart only looking out for your own interests because in what I have witnessed overall, it certainly seems like many need a reality check because in what comes you are not going to get very far on your own. Reflection is needed.
In His presence,