Talon’s Point of the Day – May 18th, 2015 Open Your Ears

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Christ died not just for the Christian, but also for the Atheist, the Jew, the Muslim, the Buddhist, the Hindu, the Satanist, the Agnostic etc.

To reject the gift of salvation will be to bring the same end for the Atheist as for the Agnostic, Satanist etc. Each will stand before God without excuse for the act of turning a deaf ear to the message of reconciliation between sinful man and the Holy and forgiving Creator.

Today is your day of salvation. Open your ears to His voice.

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Talon’s Point of the Day – May 17th, 2015 Chinx, Mourning A Life Wasted

Today comes word of yet another death in the rap music “community.” Rapper “Chinx” aka Lionel Pickens, who’s debut album is titled “Hurry Up & Die Vol. 1: Get Ya Casket On” was driving his Porsche Panamera 4 through the streets of Queens NY about 4am yesterday (5/16) morning when multiple shots were fired in to his vehicle killing him and critically wounding his passenger.

Those who know me know of my profound disdain for the musical genre that has been used to glorify and further popularize a culture that is not only destroying millions of lives in our nation’s inner cities but is even spreading to small town America. I could easily wax sarcastic about this event due to my utter frustration with people like Mr. Pickens yet God’s Spirit also reminds me that His heart breaks for every Lional Pickens of this world who rejects the message of God’s love, who take their God given talent and waste it in pursuit of money, self gratification, and a false sense of power.

When I read of Mr. Picken’s death on twitter this morning my first reaction was to go to his twitter page where I read many confirmations of his participation in the degrading of his own culture and even commented accordingly. That tweet can be found on the right side of  this page in my twitter feed. Then God spoke to me reminding me of why men, and women, like Lionel Pickens frustrate me so. Because at the end of the day there are millions of souls at stake and sadly the enemy is using people like Mr. Pickens far more successfully to entrap and destroy lives than God is seemingly using his people to save them.

Is this because Satan is wiser or more powerful than God? Of course not. Satan is always seeking and teaching the lost to take short cuts in life. It results in much of what we seek in the media that looks both wonderful and sometimes horrific. We saw Mr. Picken’s ‘wonderful’ wealth, and now his horrific death.

Satan’s method is often flamboyant. Fast cars, scantly clad attractive women, cash burning to light fat cigars. God however works much differently, in ways we often cannot perceive. Yet He doesn’t want us to be silent in the face of evil either. What we are observing in our culture is not just God working quietly, but his people often standing silent is hopes of not offending, or in hopes of being allowed to continue being “socially relevant” (something I detest the Christian concern for).

In this day and age there is simply too few Christians willing to put themselves in harms way to speak truth to sin and nearly as few it seems who are willing to spend their resources to help put forth the message of life as passionately as those who are willing to fund the message of self gratification, which really is the message of death.

Very shortly now Mr. Picken will “get his casket on.”  This world will of course morn his passing because he was a messenger of its views even as some within it cringe at his messaging.  I originally intended to post the lyrics to one of his songs to make an earlier point to his participation in the destruction of so many but it really isn’t necessary.

Today instead I choose to mourn a life not only wasted but used to convince thousands upon thousand to also waste theirs.

Talon’s Point of the Day – May 15, 2015 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Dear Christian,

We’ve all heard the phrase “Put your money where your mouth is.” Yet if we are as truly grieved by the amoral state of modern culture as we claim then why do we give our non essential expenditures to those who propagate depravity? Do we not understand we are putting our money where our hearts are and in the process revealing the true state of our hearts to the God who searches our hearts?  Isn’t it time we line our hearts up with our rhetoric and put our money where our mouths are?

 

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Talon’s Point of the Day – May 14th, 2015 Plant A Seed, Let God Make It A Tree

The Christian must stand for God’s truth without compromise or apology. Nevertheless, we cannot drive a grown tree into dry ground with force. We must plant seeds of truth and let God water them over time.

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Talon’s Point of the Day – May 13th, 2015 At Sin’s Conclusion

What we are observing in our culture is God stepping back and letting humanity reach the obvious conclusion of it’s depraved mind. With each fist we shake in His face while declaring ourselves modern and wise, we are arrogantly declaring the fullness of our sin to the grand record keeper who is documenting our every word and deed. Every single rebellious act and even our very thoughts of rebellion will be played back for us in minute and excruciating detail very soon.

For the God Follower, the redeemed in Christ, humanity’s spiral into the abyss is heartbreaking to observe, knowing the message we offer of hope is drowned out by the screams of those who so need this hope. With eyes squinted shut and fingers pressed so deep in their ears they nearly bleed, the lost chant as loudly as possible “DON’T JUDGE ME, DON’T JUDGE ME, DON’T JUDGE ME!” to keep from hearing about their depravity and desperate need for healing.

It’s this collective hatred towards the truth of salvation through Christ that God is letting reach it’s fullness, and when He will tolerate no more, this world’s sin’s will be complete and Judgement will begin. Lying and denial will not take place at His judgement seat, only weeping and horror as each man’s deeds are replayed by his accuser, where when asked “how do you plead?” each will have no ability to deny the truth, but will answer in their anguish “guilty” knowing instinctively what awaits.

Yet thankfully, for the God follower, sin’s conclusion already occurred, on a dusty hill, with a blood drenched cross. When we are asked “how do you plead?” our advocate, our Savior, will declare for us “this one is redeemed in My blood.”

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Mother’s Day Gold

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Happy Mother’s Day – 2015

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Happy Mother’s Day ladies.

I wrote and posted this elsewhere a couple years ago. Thought I’d share it with you here. God bless you all.

Mother’s Day Gold

As you wake to this Mother’s day in which we honor our mothers, some of you will find a card and some shiny trinket, symbolizing our affection for you. Others may awaken to something simpler, yet far more valuable, such as a handmade card from your young children (misspellings and all), a call from a grown child confirming their gratitude for your years of faithful service to your family, or the warm embrace and softly spoken words “Happy Mother’s Day” from the grateful heart of a loving husband. This is my little gift to all of you wonderful mothers and mothers to be this year;

The gold you may find in a little box this year has been shaped, cut and polished…

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Talon’s Point of the Day 2.0 – May 9th, 2015 A Personal Thank You To Father Paul Lemmen

I have always committed the writings on this site to God’s hands as to who views them. My attitude has always been, write what’s important to myself and should it be something that may impart a piece of wisdom to another, then God will direct whoever may benefit by it to end up here. To that end I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to Father Paul Lemmen for routinely reblogging my posts. May God use us both, A Catholic and and Protestant, brothers in Christ, to touch someone for the Lord as He may see fit,

For His glory alone.

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Talon’s Point of the Day – May 9th, 2015 I Fear We Need To Be Persecuted

While the church in America seeks long comfortable lives, and prays for more income, a better lifestyle, and even success for their favorite sports team, the persecuted church prays for the strength to be faithful in the face of torture and death, for a morsel of food for the day, and for the Lord to come quickly. It is even common for the persecuted to pray for persecution to come to America. I used to question their reasons. I’d even state that it was illogical because much of the resources sent to the persecuted church around the world comes from America. But I’ve come to understand that they do not do this because they hate us, or resent our comparative ease. They do so because they love us and want us to know God as beautifully intimate as they do.

It used to trouble me to know that people whom I’ve never met would pray for the persecution of American Christians in general, and of me personally. But the more I observe America’s moral decay the more I find their words are ever closer to my own lips.

Even so come quickly Lord Jesus.

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Talon’s Point of the Day – May 7th, 2015 National Day of Prayer

Just a reminder to all that today is the National Day of Prayer.

Of course we should pray every day but as we go about our day today may we have God on our heart and our nation’s desperate need for him on our lips. May the change this nation needs begin in each of us.

13“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:13-14

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Talon’s Point of the Day – May 6th, 2015 Live Life As HE Sees Fit

World – “Live life however you see fit”

God – “Be Holy”

There are Christians who think these two statement can be compatible. They’re not. Even as Christian we are not granted the space by God to live however we see fit so long as we “believe in Jesus.” When we determine to live as we see fit, we are placing our will above God’s and by so doing we have placed a god above God. That god being ourselves and our own desires.

Just as Christ prayed in Gethsemane for what he wanted, he nevertheless deferred to his Father’s will. Be deferring to his Father, Christ achieved the purpose for which he came. If he had not, I would still be lost. When we do the same, we will reach the purpose He has created us for. Should we not, much will be lost.

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