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Monday, July 16, 2018, 05:45 | No Comments »
I gave you a word to hid in your heart, to be lived out among your fellow man, but you did not
 
The owner leaving giving His servants coins to invest for Him wall He was away, on His return He asks the question what did you do with the coins?
 
Matthew 25: 1-46
     (1) Matthew 25: 1-13 Makes it perfectly clear when Christ returns He will be looking for those who are filled with His word who are prepared to go with Him.
But to those who are foolish and are not filed prepared and waiting for His return,
He says in Matthew 25:12 “But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’
Mat 25:13 “Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour of His return.”
 
     (2) Matthew 14-46 The Lord has given each one talent, a means on income, wealth and on His return He will ask the question what have you done with them???
There will be those who have invested and have returned a great gain,
Those who have invested and have returned a small gain
And then there will be those who took what the lord has given them and not invested in anything and have no gain
 
To the first two groups He says inter in to the last we are told in Matthew 25:30
“Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth”
 
Sound like they are thrown in to the pit of hell to me.
 
Mat 25:31 ¶ “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.”
 
Mat 25:34 ¶ “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 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; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.”
“Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? ‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’”
“The King will answer and say to them, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.”
 
Mat 25:41 ¶ “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 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.’
 
“Then they themselves also will answer, “Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?”
 
“Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
 
“These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
 
So the question everyone wants to know and asks is when.
 
But i am here to tell you when is not the question you should be asking is    [am I ready for the Lord to return]    [have I got my reserve lamp oil? Have I stored the word of the Lord in my heart?]
 
For when is never a concern or a problem if you are ready in the now.
 
Mat 24:27 “For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
 
Mat 24:37 “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.
 
Mat 24:39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
 
We are also told that no one not even the Son knows the hour He will return, only the Father knows, so any man that predicts the coming of the Lord is one of things
1 a faults prophet
2 smarter the Christ Him self
3 closer to the Father then Christ who is God is
4 or a faults prophet
 
i would go with 1 and 4 And what does the Lord say to do with faults prophets??? Anyone??? Anyone??

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10:11 | No Comments »
Those of you who have stuck with Hodgepenny we would like to say thank you, daily we have visitors from Israel, France, the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Ukraine, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Canada, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Japan and Czech Republic
 
Thank you to you all and Thank you for coming back even when nothing was posted it means a lot to me.
 
i have taken the last couple months to find out what i am to do haven’t felt i am doing anything worth wall, and like i had lost my way in sharing with you, over the last couple months have been go to the Lord for direction.
 
Thinking i needed to be doing something big, (i had fallen in to the American church concept bigger is better) and that because I am not gathering big crowds of viewers or followers i was failing, no one seems to be interested in what the word of God actually says they seem to be more interested in what a commentary says rather than the word its self.
 
What i found out over the last couple months was Christ never changes he is always faithful and His word never changes.
Hebrews 13:8 tells us “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever”
Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.
 
Hebrews 13:8-9 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever, do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings
 
Do not be shaken do not fall away be ready for the return of the Father hold tight to Christ and His teachings, don’t wonder from His directions, commandments and teachings.
 
Mat 7:13  “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
Mat 7:14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it This life is the search to get on that narrow way that leads to the small gate and how to become small enough to fit through it.
 
There will be somethings that will be repeated every day please read them every day you do not really learn anything buy reading it once, you may remember it but you will not learn it (make it a part of your life and thinking) by reading it once or twice, so please read through it and don’t jump over it get to new things.
 
Aging thank you for sticking around and please continue to return.
 
Starting tomorrow we will look at the return of Christ and what your part in His return you have.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 07:51 | No Comments »
Well good morning boys and girls
Have you prayed yet today?
 
Our Father in heaven holy is your name
Your Kingdome come Your word be done on earth as it is in heaven
We thank you for providing our food for this day
Andf or forgive us as we forgive others
Lead us not in to temptation
and Lord thank you for not giving us over to the evil one
 
 
Simply;
Father God is in Heaven
His Kingdome will come and He will rain, His will, will prevail
The Lord has told us He will provide all our need’s this includes food.
He will give to us the forgiveness in the manner we forgive those who have done us wrong
Father God will not lead us to be tempted; we are tempted in our own weakness
It is not nor has it ever been that the Lord has ever wonted any one of us to be left out of His Kingdom but it is by the choice of man that he will not enter into the Kingdom of God.

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 13:10 | No Comments »
i have attended the Kingdom Hall, the Baptist church, the Christian Church, the Four Squair Church the Assembly of God Church a few nondenominational churches the Nazarene Church, the Amish Church and Calvary Chapel.
 
i have been on staff at two very large churches and three smaller churches have been a elder, a decon, and a assistant pastor, have preached at a Calvary Chapel , have spoken at gatherings of over 250 Baptist pastors and to groups of over 300 several times in four different churches.  Have been  an assistant director of a rescue mission, the executive director of aneather rescue mission an elder, a deacon and an assistant pastor.
 
and one thing i have found they all want you to think they are the only truth out there and that if you do not believe what they tell you to believe you are wrong, a bad person and will probably end up going to hell. The Baptist had a saying for years “”It is in my heart to do my part”” but your part was told to you by a man and if you heard from God you had to make sur it was expectable by this man. (Not biblical at all)
 
The thing i learned about all men they do things to build a support group under them to support the lifestyle they want to live, and there are a lot of pastors and teachers in all denominations that do this in the name of Father God, but their hearts will be known by the way they live when they don’t think anyone is looking, and by the things they have in their lives, a fancier house than anyone ells in the church, a newer car, designer clothing, a special group of people in the gathering they are friends with and don’t have the time for those outside their group beyond the cheerful greetings.
 
i have seen this in every church or denomination i have been in and a part of, i even started to slide in to this train of thought but than one night i discovered we are all alike we are all sinners and are only saved by the grace of God and to look down on another person because they are not part of our click or because we think they are less than we are for whatever reason is nothing more than pure sin, and most all mankind sins in this manner, it seems to be human nature too think what we have think or do is better and of more value than anything anyone ells has thinks or does.
 
Back to Matthew 5, 6 and 7
Jesus tells up He will take care of all our needs, and our needs are 1. A personal relationship with Him
2. Food
3. Clothing
4. Shelter
 
And these things we do not need to try and make happen or to outdo our neighbor or go into very high debt to have, a pair of $20.00 pants have no less value than a $120.00 pair but by being satisfied with the $20.00 pair that leaves $100.00 that could go to buy 5 people who cannot afford a new pair of pants some clothing.
 
i have seen so many pastors and churches squander what the Lord has provided for their use on so many wasteful things and yet tell the body that they need to give more to the church, and to go out and help their neighbors and win them for the church.
 
i haven’t walked away from Christ but i have walked away from the American Church for the way they have twisted the gospel and distorted the words of Father God.
 
we are to go in to all the world and preach the gospel which is the good news that Christ Jesus came lived among man died on the cross and rose from the dead after entered into Hell and taking back the keys to hell death and the grave so that each and every man may have the opportunity to turn to Him and repent of their sins asking Christ Jesus in to their hearts and lives so that they may live with Him in His Fathers Kingdome.
 
But it seems most people including pastors strive to have and have more, the savings account, retirement and worldly possessions are of greater value than their fellow man or the teachings of Christ Jesus
 
Here at just two examples of what i am saying
1. A pastor whom i have worked beside goes to start a new church because this is the direction the Lord had given Him.
A few months in to the project and He is told He is going to lose a house several hundred miles away,
His explanation to me was, that this is His retirement and he would lose everything if He didn’t go
so abandoning what the Lord had sent Him to do He packs up and leaves,
the Church dies people lose a everything they had invested in the building and equipment and their faith seemed to dwindled,
but He saved His retirement.
 
i have found nowhere in Gods world that says as pastors we are to retire we should never retire from doing the work the Lord has given us to do no matter what worldly possessions we may lose. This is an attitude of self-first and greed.
 
2. Another Pastor i personally know, of a large denomination has a small flock of around 40 to 50, a large building for that many people, and a building fund to build a building eight times bigger building, and the church and the people are financially pore. In any conversation with the pastor eventually the comment will be made how He doesn’t have the money to do something or purchase something.
 
But yet when the financial report comes out if you break it down this pastor is taking 2/3rds of all tithe and offerings for the year, even though His house is paid for He gets a housing allowance, he also gets a car allowance among a few other reimbursements wall members of the body struggle each month to pay for basic needs. Another life that shows self-first and greed.
this man speeks of having no money but yet whall members of His church strugel he can go out and purchas a $400.00 shotgun
 
 
This world is not my home! Is it yours?
 
Christ stands at the door of each man’s heart, knocks and waits, He is a gentleman and will not force His way in.

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 11:12 | No Comments »
First i would like to thank all you who have keep coming back even though i have not been on,
This month is always a bit tough for me but this years it really hit heard for some reason. It was in this month that i lost my closest friend at the time several years ago, lost my Grandfather right before father’s day and then there is Father’s day, for some reason this year I have dreaded June and Father’s day,
 
i will probably never forget the day my worldly Father told me He was proud of me, My Dad never said much but when He spoke i listened there was so much wisdom.
 
My Dad was sold to the farmer next to His home and He was not allowed to go home for years, He became a Cowboy at a young age, i was asked once who are your heroes my answer my Dad and Cowboys and was asked why my answer cowboys because they are honest heard workers, and my Dad because He is a Cowboy.
 
My Dad went home over twenty years ago, I spent the last three weeks He spent here by His side, we got to talk and at one point I asked Him do you know Jesus. His answer “I got things right whit Jesus years ago and have tried to keep them that way”
 
My Dad taught me how to live by example He never told me He was teaching me scripture and He never read the bible to me but He installed in me so many biblical teachings and beliefs,
 
The night He went home He let out His last breath and had the calmest smile on His face He was at peace.
 
This was the first Father’s day it hit me i have missed Him and several time over the years have wish i set and listen to Him tell His story’s, His stories were of His life and things He had done. man i miss Him.
This year i finally broke down and cried, it is so heard to let go.
 
But then the Holy Spirit shared this with me; “your heart hearts because your worldly Father is not with you on earth, know that pain and think of the pain your Heavenly Father will fell if you are not with Him in eternity,”
“For My Fathers heart is for you, and as man choses to walk away from Me My heart is broken”
 
And this is what i came to;
We are the love of Christ and Father God sees us through the eyes of Christ,
When we chose to disobey the teachings of the Lord we break the heart of Christ and our Father in heaven, and the pain we feel when we lose someone here on earth is nothing compared to the pain felt in heaven when one wonders from the truth and choses to step out from under the protection of the love of Christ.
 
Our pain is nothing to the pain we cause Christ when we chose to disobey His word.



Hodgepenny

As time went on He just sat, knoqing, knowing what no one else seemed to know.

But staring in to the red leave's He knew spring was on it's way, and that His life would go on as He reflected on the Love He had felt.

And that no mater how the lonely streets desended upon Him He would continue to shin, as He sat their He could be heard sining softly to Himself,   This little light of mine.

Hodgepenny's philosphy has always been take care of home first, only give to those who are truly in need, never, No never take anything that you have not earned. always spend as much time with the Father as you can, for His love will guide and keep you through all things, and this will make your life better than great.



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