Sunday, October 7, 2012

Never Compromise, Part I


This word is to those who call on the name of the Lord for their salvation.

We have compromised so much. How many of you have begun to realize it? How many of you have begun the quest for truth, tearing down the strongholds and lies? How many of you have the courage to NEVER COMPROMISE?

Again, I am speaking to those who claim the salvation of the blood.

Never accept second best. Never assume, believe, or accept that the best is not only possible, but MUCH, MUCH, MUCH better.

John 10:10
"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

I met my husband when I was 17. He was the sweetest, most honest and loving boy I ever knew. I could not help but love him. He dumped me. Against all reason and rational thought, the Lord gave me a promise and a vision that Aaron was made for me, and I was made for him. So I waited. I waited and waited. I ignored every single piece of 'advice' that well meaning family and friends had for me. I clung to the word of the Lord. I did not compromise. I did not accept second best. I am married to a man that I love, admire, and respect. I am incredibly happy with him.

Doctors told me I would never, ever bring a child to term in my womb. Note, they didn't say I could not get pregnant, they said every baby in my womb would DIE. My husband said the Lord showed him our children. And I acted in faith, accepted becoming pregnant and now have 3 beautiful children and another joining us very soon.
Doctors then told me I would have to have c-sections with all my children, resulting in drastically limiting the number of children I had. The Lord led my husband and I both to birth our children at home. We were told constantly how dangerous, how risky, how reckless this course of action was. Without this course of action, some of my babies never had a chance at life. And I could not imagine life without their sweet faces.
We now eagerly accept and pray for the Lord to bless our family with these blessings. And we realize the negative comments from others are rooted in a misunderstanding or rejection of the promises and blessings of the Lord.
Psalm 127:4-5
"Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate."

Parents everywhere are told and unquestioningly accept that the public school system is the best way to educate your child and give them a chance to succeed in the fast paced business world. The Lord again led my husband and I, both, to homeschool our children. And even within the confines of homebased education, the Lord directed my curriculum choices and methods to follow HIS word in Duet 6, and NOT the public school methods.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7
"And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up."
When my son asked why fellow homeschoolers were busy 'schooling' 5-6 hours of the day compared to our hour or so of sit down work, I delighted in quizzing him in the 'other' areas of his schooling.
My son knows the entire lifecycle of a chicken, including their proper care, incubation techniques, butchering methods. He knows about the layers of the earth and how they affect and create earthquakes and volcanoes. He knows about microorganisms and how sometimes they are beneficial and sometimes they make people, animals and plantlife weakly, ill, or cause death. He knows many natural ways to treat some of these ailments without drugs or antibiotics. His science knowledge alone floors me. The list goes on.

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My family learned that many of the commonly accepted methods of healthcare, namely drugs and vaccines are actually directly related to many common ailments suffered by people everywhere. Researching more deeply revealed horrific ingredients, unacceptable testing methods and complete lies regarding the safety and efficacy of these 'healthcare' techniques.
Many people in Washington State suffered from whooping cough this year. It was reported in the news as an epidemic for many months and the calls were heard from every corner, "Get your vaccinations!"
Little did people know that vaccinations CAUSED the outbreak to begin with, and those who were PROPERLY vaccinated found themselves oddly without any protection against this disease after all.
My husband and I, especially after birthing our children without 'medical' help were led by the Lord to trust Him and approach ANY ailment prayerfully.
2 Chronicles 16:12-13
"And in the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and his malady was severe; yet in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physicians.
So Asa rested with his fathers; he died in the forty-first year of his reign." [ie. He DIED.]

Holidays vs Holy Days
For years my husband and I tried to celebrate the holidays and make Christ central, beloved and not forgotten. Each holiday ended with regret. My children remembered only the candy, or the presents. They did not retain WHAT the season had to do with Christ. And who could blame them? What do painted eggs hidden under bushes have to do with Christ? What does an evergreen tree trimmed with silver and gold and lights have to do with Christ? Then we saw this article...
Our hearts were stricken. To think that our worship was displeasing to the Lord whom we loved for all those years. We vowed then, we would NEVER again compromise. The word IS the word. If the Lord says it displeases Him, we cannot argue.
We looked to the word and found His Holy feasts. These are the ways of worship and celebration that PLEASE HIM! Many of our friends and families are upset by this decision. We have endless discussions with them since choosing this for our family. They tell us that they can make a pagan ritual Christ centered. They tell us that they can make another day holy instead of the Sabbath. Basically they are saying.... "We will do it our way, and not the Lord's."
But my family has chosen to do it the Lord's way. It is not easy learning how to do things that we have not seen and done before. Fortunately with the internet we have made contact with others making this same journey and can learn together, rejoice together, and then worship the Lord as he has requested.
My heart is overjoyed that we did not compromise now. After the Holy Day... I ask my son.... What was this holy day about?
And that is exactly the way it is supposed to be.

Joshua 24:15
And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Never accept second best. Never assume, believe, or accept that the best is not only possible, but MUCH, MUCH, MUCH better.

You may also like this article that holds many similar thoughts....

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