Under Pressure To Conform or Change To The Standards Of The World

So often we are pushed and put under pressure to conform and change to the standards of the world so that we can become socially acceptable. Everyday we are bombarded with commercials as to what is popular and current trends that seek to change who we are by dressing up our outward appearance. It seems that the vanity of the world we live in has no boundaries in that today you can actually recreate yourself outwardly without limit. Many are always seeking to change their outward appearance using makeup to hide blemishes, a new haircut to gain self esteem, a pedicure to feel pampered, a new wardrobe to make you feel confident and if you really hate yourself you can even get a sex change. Anything and everything is allowed as long as you can pay for it, so that your outward appearance is as you want it to be. I am reminded of the talented young man Michael Jackson and all the transformations he put his face through. He was so dissatisfied with himself that his final days were dark and drug filled leading to his death. Bruce Jenner the Olympic gold medalist of recent fame is another extreme example of a person changing his outward appearance to become Caitlyn Marie Jenner. There are untold thousands maybe even millions of people who like these two examples are dissatisfied with who they are or how they look. Billions of dollars are spent yearly by people all over the world in an effort to make themselves more popular, more socially acceptable, but in all their efforts to change themselves it is never quite enough. This is the sad truth that no matter how much effort we put to changing our outward appearance, we remain unchanged inside ourselves.

The good news is that there is a way that changes you from the inside out that totally transforms you into all you can be. It is such a powerful transformation that there can be no other term to describe it other than ” Being Born Again “. This good news is from our creator God who formed us in his image to reflect his character and goodness. The main ingredient for this type of transformation is unadulterated pure “LOVE” from the very heart of God himself. This type of transformation is radical, but it costs nothing in dollars and is free to all who desire it. Don’t get me wrong in that I said it’s free, it is costly in that one person gave his life so that everyone in the world could have an opportunity to under go this “Born Again” transformation. So for you and me it has been gifted to us by our creator God who so loved mankind that even after we had fallen from his presence because of our sinful nature, sought a divine plan to restore us and make us whole again.

There are so many of us that have sought to satisfy that inner emptiness by materialistic gains that bring us only momentary happiness, or we are so dissatisfied with who we are that we spend all our energies and money transforming our outward appearance only to be left unfulfilled. That is why God in his ultimate wisdom knew our needs and commissioned a plan to set us free from all the empty promises of a fallen world. His plan was so radical that even the principalities and powers were unable to contemplate the awesome depth of our creator’s love towards us. For had they known the power that was released to set captives free, they would never have crucified the son of God Jesus. It is in this person, the son of the living God and our relationship to him, that holds such radical power that is able to transform the worst dredges of mankind among us into new creations full of light.

So for over two thousand years the call has gone out into the world for all those who are heavy laden to lift up their heads and look to the one Jesus who is able to transform you totally from the inside out. If only we all had the courage to call on the name of Jesus and seek him with all our hearts. Christ Jesus would then take us by the hand and would begin a work in us, that its final product would be such a radical transformation from our old self that only the description of “Born Again” can suffice. He begins when we truly call on him from our broken hearts as he washes away the burdens of our sins and failures and fills us with his Spirit. And as we learn about him from studying the scriptures He endows us with the baptism of the Holy Spirit that empowers us to understand who we are in Christ Jesus our Lord. In Christ Jesus we are seated at the right hand of Almighty God far above all principalities and powers that would seek to destroy us. Once we accept Christ as our savior, our life long journey begins to unfold and as we study to show ourselves approved, the very words found in the bible begin to transform our minds and hearts as revelation after revelation is revealed unto us of who Jesus our savior is and his ability to reveal the very person of God unto us. This very knowledge of who we are in Christ Jesus once fully understood, so radically transforms us from the inside out that we then are able to take on the character of our risen lord so that we become more than conquerors through Christ who strengthens us.

So if you are dissatisfied with life in any measure, if all your efforts to transform your appearance has left you wanting, tired of the dog eat dog world of ruthlessness, the endless compromise needed just to function in this fallen world, then my dear friend I sincerely urge to try that free gift of Christ Jesus who is truly able to transform you into and overcoming child of the living God. Yes, it may seem foolishness to the unregenerate mind and heart of man, but if all your mighty efforts and continuous striving has not fully meet your expectations and has left you just as miserable as when you started, then my friend we must ask the question. “If I have sought with all my strength and resources to satisfy my soul by seeking the world and all it’s promises and have yet to find my peace and satisfaction, is it not time to try something new?” Dear friend, what have you got to lose since you have been searching for that one thing that will quench your thirst and fill you with personal satisfaction and have not found it! Why then don’t you try a true remedy from the hand of God himself who created us in his image. Reach out to Jesus. Call on him today and seek him with all your heart, for all who lay hold of Christ are truly transformed from the inside out and are able to be satisfied in whatever condition they find themselves in, simply because they have known God and have found their true identity in Christ Jesus our Lord.

My prayer is that multitudes of people who have been looking for life’s answers would be moved by the Spirit of God to turn to Jesus in prayer and repentance. That God would so move you that even now as you read these words the Spirit of God would so touch you in a special way that you know beyond the shadow of a doubt that He is seeking you. All I have to offer you is my testimony of what God has done for me in Christ Jesus and though I may be moved to tears in your behalf, as I petition God for your salvation only you and your willingness can open the door to your heart to Jesus. He is touching you now dear friend, resist him not and go to him as you are and He will not disappoint you, but will take you into a life long journey of great expectations and a life totally transformed by light.

Written by Daniel F. Zepeda Sr.

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Excellent News from the Obama Administration “The Hostages Have Been Released from Iran

Today we have received excellent news that the hostages being held against their will in the terrorist state of Iran were released. Despite all the possible political ramifications, as Americans we can still rejoice with those who have been held captive, are now free. Our joy should in no way be seen as complacency or weakness concerning the truth about Iran & their criminal theocracy who is at war with us, despite our government’s failure to acknowledge or confront Iran’s criminal behavior. Yes, as Americans who love our freedom, we too can rejoice that the hostages taken by Iran have now been released and for a moment in time allow our hearts to be filled with shared happiness as the families of those held hostage celebrate the return of their loved ones.

Having said that, we can also as American citizens, continue to understand that Iran and all it’s actions both the few good actions combined with their many antagonistic and covert actions have always been to advance the desire of this evil nation to spread terror world wide and dominance throughout the middle east. Iran has and always will be our enemy despite the elaborate guile and outright lies by the Obama administration as they have tried to paint this pig of a nation with lipstick. Both President Obama and the Secretary of State John Kerry in their personal quest for fame and historical significance in their many actions to appease Iranian leaders with their dubious nuclear deal, continuous spineless reactions, have encouraged the leaders of Iran to continue on their path as the number one terrorist state in the world.

Obama’s weak actions and at times imperceptive understanding of world problems is not because he is stupid! Obama’s actions are cold and calculated and meant to advance his liberal transformation of America. In Obama’s world, all the problems of humanity are the fault of American Imperialism. Obama sees our nation as an evil empire, which explains his strategy of transforming America from a superpower to a broken shell in the eyes of the world. He has also weakened us in foreign affairs that even our friends are looking for new alliances because of fear that America can no longer be trusted. Seeing our soldiers on their knees as Iranians bordered our ships, is an image that has so stricken me that I know that if our forefathers were alive they would have hung their heads in shame not because our soldiers being captured but that a rogue nation had the gall to challenge us. I am outraged at our President’s treasonous conduct as even now he prepares to deliver 150 billion dollars to the terrorist state of Iran. Don’t be fooled! It is my opinion that even the release of the hostages from Iran was preplanned for today by the Obama administration with full knowledge and agreement of Iranian leadership in order to ease criticism of releasing to this terrorist nation 150 billion dollars, money they will use to kill us.

I thank God that although President Obama has caused our nation great harm he has not totally succeeded. The American people are waking up to the fact that this Obama administration under the auspices of the Democratic party is directly responsible for the weakened state of the union. We can no longer remain silent on the sidelines but we must understand what is at stake! Our way of life is being jeopardized by the liberal Democratic party leadership and its communist agenda of wealth distribution, intrusive government, and “hate laws” meant to silence all who disagree.

We need to understand that we are facing a divine moment in which our actions or lack of, will determine our future and the future of our children. Deception is running rampant, truth is no longer viewed as an absolute, and Christianity is under full attack, which is in their plan to weaken our national identity. Our foundational beliefs are laughed at and if you dare stand up for them you are shunned and ridiculed as a fool or racist. We must understand that supernatural forces are at play and the ultimate goal is the destruction of who we are in Christ. For it is in this knowledge of who we are in Christ that has kept us free from many strong enemies that would have enslaved us.

The last bulwark of our defense is under tremendous attack and many of us are totally unaware. Our Faith in God is purposefully being destroyed in our schools, our colleges, and from the public domain and once complete men and women all over the world will fall into greater deception and the age of darkness will be ushered in. It is my duty and my hope to awaken you to this great peril and that together we would no longer look to man to fix our problems but instead kneel before our creator God in repentance and call on him from a broken and contrite heart and return to him whose arms continue to be outstretched to receive us.

How long will we continue to be idle? Truly in our prosperity we have grown fat like Eli and like Eli have failed to restrain ourselves and our children. We are at the crossroad of time and our actions or lack of actions will determine the future of our nation and our souls. If we continue to turn our back on God and fail to share our faith in Jesus the son of God, we will never be assured of an excellent future, and the grace we once valued far above gold or precious things will be trampled under foot even as Christ and his blood are trampled under foot today. But regardless of the darkness now spreading all over the world, those of us who are in Christ will continue to shine as lights for our future is secure for all eternity.

Soon we will elect a new president, and it is my hope that we will call on God to give us direction on who to vote for. That we would use biblical fruits to judge those who seek to lead us and if they fail to meet up to these biblical standards we should reject them. This election is of utmost importance and we must as a people vote with knowledge of those running ensuring we understand what they represent. Let us research the candidates and let us seek Godly guidance to help us make the right choice. If we allow Obama’s policies to continue by electing a liberal as in Hillary or Sanders a devout communist, or even a false conservative the consequences will be devastating.

There are many challenges facing us a people and as a sovereign nation and I pray that all over America that as citizens of this great nation we will answer the call to action and fight for the freedoms we so love. And may the Lord of Hosts strengthen our hands for war and grant us the defeat of all our enemies both foreign and domestic. Today we can rejoice that the hostages held by the terror state of Iran have been released and we should rejoice for that is who we are, an American family that stands and fights together.

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Disenchanted and Unconcerned American People Could Elect Their Own Destruction Again

It seems that the American people are totally disenchanted with the long established political parties of the Democrats and Republicans. The disenchanted and unconcerned American people could elect their own destruction once again in 2016. It is safe to say that the American people are disgusted with their leadership both in the White House and their congressional representatives in both chambers of congress. This dissatisfaction has lead to Donald Trump’s continual rise in popularity while other GOP candidates struggle just to get noticed.

The Democrats also have their problems as Hillary Clinton has pretty much lost the respect of even diehard Democrats as she is seen as a professional liar sending her trustworthiness poll numbers plummeting. Truly America has suffered under the Democratic president Barack Obama who is steadfast in implementing his transformation of America into his Liberal Elite Utopia that sees American Exceptionalism as a world problem. What are we to do? How can we begin to rebuild the America our forefathers and the greatest generation left for us and our children? What will it take for us to unite as a people and open our eyes to the dangers that so surrounds us today?

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Why are we so unconcerned about being in debt to the tune of almost “19 Trillion Dollars” and a sitting president that has continually betrayed his oath of office and has no regard for the constitution he swore to uphold? Why are we so unconcerned about the “Iranian Deal” that will bring war to us in the next few years? Why are we so unconcerned about our disloyalty we have showed Ukraine as Russia moves to swallow it up and the disloyalty we have shown our steadfast strategic ally Israel? Meanwhile Iran’s leadership continues to seek Israel’s destruction and chants Death to America. Why are we so unconcerned that our own government agencies ruled by democratic liberal elites are looking to hamper and ultimately destroy our coal and oil industries, as government agencies have moved to silence political opposition by using the IRS and the NSA to spy on the American people?

Why are we so unconcerned when a previous Secretary of State continually lies about her roll in Benghazi and her unlawful use of a personal server to hold classified government information thus allowing it to be hacked by all our enemies? The list of grievances against our people and our country by this Administration will continue to be uncovered as lies and cover-ups fail to hide the truth for years to come.

The most present danger that I perceive concerning our soon coming election of a new president is that we are so disenchanted that we will throw caution to the wayside and elect another Barack Obama PERSONALITY. When we the American people elected Barack Obama we were star struck by Obama’s charismatic personality and we believed every word he spoke without regard to the truth. The “Media” fell in line in supporting Barack Obama in that he was never truly vetted. The safeguard of liberty “The Free Press” failed their country and their constitution that protected them for two centuries by not being impartial and seeking the facts. We were deceived by a crafty man who spoke and promised us everything we wanted to hear, but once in office never had a second thought on behalf of those who elected him. Instead he pushed his liberal agenda in transforming a great and proud nation into a weak and unwilling representative of world power. If today we are not careful we are doomed to repeat this tragic history of electing our own destruction.

We are in dire straits in that as a people we have failed to ensure our children’s education of what is required of us to be a free people. We have failed to pass on responsible citizenship and the majority of our millennials have no grasp of current events outside of popular movie and pop culture. Ask them to name a famous president or who fought in the civil war and their answers will dishearten you. These are the very people who vote en masse according to popular belief and trends. Couple this with those super righteous or blind conservatives of which over 4 million voters stayed at home which resulted in giving the presidency over to Barack Obama who soon went to work in transforming our nation to what it is today a paper tiger afraid of it’s own shadow. This is what stupidity in not voting gave us and you who stayed home because a candidate didn’t meet ALL your criteria are directly responsible. As voters we must vote and seek those best qualified and do all we can to support them by standing with them financially and volunteering as needed. Freedom requires participation from all it’s citizens.

Donald Trump is leading in the polls and although I like him, I personally do not think he is fit to be President Of The United States. We recently elected a charlatan and we should be careful not to do it again. Donald Trump does not have a proven conservative record and every speech he has made simply resembles the promises of Barack Obama who just spoke to us what we wanted to hear without any plans or forethought as to how they would accomplish what they are promising. I personally fear that Donald Trump is being dishonest in his run for the presidency and that being in that class of muti-rich liberals has too much to lose if a true conservative wins the White House. This is just my gut opinion, but it’s the same feeling I had when Barack Obama was running and I have been proven to have been right.

I pray to Almighty God that the deception that is currently being weaved by the god of this world, to entice the uninformed edacious and banausic people to believe a lie, will be destroyed by the light of truth and that truth would once again regain it’s basic standard as the minimal requirement of a civilized people. I don’t know where integrity and courage have gone when it comes to our leaders, but unless we find those that have it, we are doomed to failure. This statement is worth repeating . “If today we are not careful we are doomed to repeat this tragic history of electing our own destruction.”

Written by Daniel F. Zepeda Sr.

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