Lives are transformed by God’s Word
by Ken Pullen
ACP—A Crooked Path
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
Colossians 1:28-29 — English Standard Version
I do not use this place to make money. ACP has been a website owned and operated by an individual, me, and remains operational without running advertisements, promotions, general begging and whoring for money while also acting as a faithful place to serve the Lord.
Can’t serve God and mammon. Although most blur, corrupt, confuse, lie about, and pervert matters these days with every excuse under the sun, including the always wise, intelligent and deep thinking, “Everyone else is doing it!” Sadly many are more in this for the money and the lifestyle — not having to work a real job — than they are interested in serving God as faithful disciples and stewards, shepherds of others. Just saying it as it is. Turn on a TV. Turn on your computer. Look and listen to all the beggars. And genuine, transformed by the Holy Spirit men and women, disciples of the Lord do not have to beg. Beggars exhibit a clear lack of spiritual wisdom, understanding and knowledge. There is a great difference in offering up a humble prayer, not making a big deal of it, and passing around a basket one time in a genuine Bible-based church service, and passing the offering baskets, two, three times as I have witnessed in the past in some churches, or begging on TV, begging on radio, begging period and giving a really bad acting performance, or a really good on, slick and polished always smiling, or tearful — so they can build their $10,000,000 mansions on earth, buy their private jets, pay for their expensive cars, their hookers and carnal lifestyles while bilking the people thinking they are doing God’s work.
I am going to let you know of some people actually doing God’s work in this brief article.
Not me, but I just want to say, on occasion I promote a book I wrote which was one of the impetuous for creating ACP. Not to sell the book, but to create a place for Biblical conversation, faithful service while also including current events and news which is trying to keep up with the fulfillment of all Biblical prophecy. Biblical prophecy isn’t fulfilling the news, today’s news and events around the world are fulfilling all Biblical prophecy. As of operating ACP online now for over 8 years a total of less than 40 copies of the book I wrote have been sold. And writing that 40 books have been sold is a wee bit of an exaggeration since I really don’t know the exact number, but know it’s somewhere between 28, 29 copies and no more than 38, 39 to 40. No private jets for me. Thankfully! (And I realize no one wants to read original faith-based poetry that incorporates the Word of God into it. So it goes…)
I am here asking you to strongly consider an organization bearing good fruit;
Most Bibles they buy and make sure get distributed to the most vital places on earth God’s Word is needed and desired — sadly while it is most needed in America, Europe and in the West it is no longer desired in those places, not even in many of what passes for so-called Christian churches, but that is a place for one of my commentaries — Bible League International will match all donations to make sure God’s inerrant living Word of Life, Truth, Hope, Salvation and Instruction, the pillar, the Rock gets to those who thirst for it, those who will actually read it, heed it and need it.
So, I’m here now beseeching you all dear brothers and sisters in the faith, all you faithful disciples of Jesus Christ the Lord living with more than we admit, more than we truly need, to serve the Lord. Truly be evangelists. Truly be the salt of the earth. A light unto the world. Truly be disciples providing more than lip service or going to Sunday services.
Please open the links in this posting and donate what you can. Ten dollars will deliver 4 Bibles to where they are needed most since Bible League International matches donations.
As we bear good fruit to insure the Good News of the Gospel reaches those who desire it, need it, to have their lives transformed, renewed of mind and spirit in the Lord, and they face far greater risks, hardships and persecutions than do most reading this right now, let us also in our bearing good fruit offer fervent, humble, spiritual in the Word prayers unto Jesus our Lord for all these people around the world and the leaders of the nations and states around this sin-filled and darkened world to allow the Light of the Word, allow the Light and Truth of the Lord into their dark, hard, cold vile hearts and minds also.
This is one plea, one promotion, one advertisement of goodness and rightness and not selfishness and worldliness as so many are.
Do you have a spare $5.00? how much was that coffee you bought today? That lunch? That pack of cigarettes — ahh, I know some of you out there are still smokers injuring your bodies as well as your spirits and souls making people who do not care about either whom you will never meet richer as they make you poorer and more distanced from God as you hack your way along! How much was that purse? That necktie? That toy your child played with for 3 minutes, set down, and hasn’t returned to?
How about at least $10.00 to Bible League International to provide FOUR Bibles to people who will cling to God’s Word, cherish God’s Word, risk their lives for God’s Word and will hopefully live faithfully in and by God’s Word hold onto what they come to know from reading and hearing God’s Word?
The Preeminence of Christ
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Paul’s Ministry to the Church
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
Colossians 1:15-29 — English Standard Version
There are no more apostles, yet we are to teach, preach and reach in all apostolic manner as genuine disciples of Christ Jesus our Lord. To minister as we are able. To be the salt of the earth. A light unto the world. Not hidden. Not keeping to ourselves or burying our gifts. No matter the measure they are measured out to us by the Lord our God. We are to be more widow’s mite…
The Widow’s Offering
And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
Mark 12:41-44 — English Standard Version
…than comfortable, safe and rich in the sight and measure of this temporal world. The Lord abundantly and richly blesses U.S. Let us do all we can to serve Him, all things for the honor and glory of God our Father, Christ our Lord Who came to this earth to sacrifice Himself for us vile, evil minded — hostile in mind towards the truth of God and Christ — aliens to God, sinful individuals that we not only believe upon Him, but also obey His word, His commandments and serve Him might have eternal life.