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Wednesday, September 29, 2021


by Rev. Joda Collins  

The Bible is clear, "There are none perfect, no not one." We all fall short of perfection. The best efforts of the best person will fail to be free of mistakes. What do we do when we make a mistake?

1. Own it. Admit to it. Do not ignore it or justify it.
2. If possible, sincerely ask forgiveness from those we wronged and attempt to make it right. In your request for forgiveness do not use (state) any sentence that has an "if" that fits in it. The responses to a request for forgiveness can be many. Do not compound your error by allowing a harsh reaction if you are not forgiven. The offended person may need time to process your request. When you ask for forgiveness, be honest. Are you sorry for what you did? Say so. Are you ashamed of yourself for what you did? Say so. If your request for forgiveness has to implicate someone else in their wrong doing, it might not be wise to seek forgiveness; there are so many variables that specifics in a short article are impossible to deal address here.
3. Learn from it and do everything within your power and God's power in you to never do anything like that again.
4. Try not to beat yourself up too much over it. Everyone makes mistakes.

The process is not complicated. It is difficult.
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Rev. Joda Collins
I make no claim that anyone else agrees with me.


by Rev. Joda Collins

It is not my pastor's job to make me happy. It is my pastor's calling to make me holy.  More to the point, it is my pastor's calling to be used by the Holy Spirit to make me holy.  I have been at my current church for 13 or 14 years.  In that period of time, under the preaching and teaching of my Pastor I have become more like Jesus than I thought was possible.  My Pastor walks and talks with God. That is his job.  My Pastor preaches from his relationship with God. That is his job.  When he preaches and teaches, he does so by the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  That is his job.  As a result, I am exposed to the ministry of the Holy Spirit and that ministry draws me closer to God. The closer I am to God, the more God's power and influence enters my life and the more I become like Jesus.  That is my Pastor's job. 

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Whether my Pastor makes me happy or not is inconsequential.  

If you left a church because your Pastor did not make you happy, you left for the wrong reason.  If you stay at a church because your pastor is making you happy, you are staying at that church for the wrong reason.  

In my 20 plus years as a senior pastor, I lost count of the number of people who left the church (where I was the Pastor) stating to me they were leaving the church because they were not happy (insinuating or directly stating) with me.  News Flash!  The more you get to know a person, pastor or anyone else, the more likely you will not be happy with that person.  The better people get to know you, the more likely they will not be happy with you.  That is just the way it is.  That is why larger churches tend to grow and smaller churches tend to decline.  The larger the church the less likely the Pastor will have a closer relationship with the majority and the happier the congregation will be with him.  

The Bible commands us to be "holy".  If being holy does not make us happy, so what! If your pastor's ministry to you makes you more holy that is what really counts.  

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Notice the direct relationship between the judgement of God and the preaching of the Word.  
     "I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction. (2 Timothy 4:1-2.)

Be an adult/mature Christian; seek and find your happiness in your Lord, not in your Pastor.  

DISCLAIMER:  My church has three pastors. For the sake of this article, I put the pastor in the singular; however, when I write "...my Pastor..." I mean every Pastor in my church.  

Rev. Joda Collins 
I make no claim that anyone else agrees with me.

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Casting down vain imaginations

Casting down vain imaginations from the enemy is one of the first things we are supposed to do as disciples of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5) The battle in your thought life is your first line of defense, as scientific research also show how it clearly effects your entire immune system and life. For example, your thoughts will activate your lymphocytes, the antibodies, and the rather complex systems the Lord designed you with that allows your body to become immune to certain invaders. Sort of like defending you against pathogens to cast them out of your body so you stay healthy. 
We must understand the strategies of the enemy so that we can defeat him at the onset and his entire demonic army of poisonous thought invaders to gain the victories. 
You are not likely to resurrect the dead or heal a sick person in the all-powerful name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth if you have received the devils toxic and defeated imaginations for you. 
The Lord Jesus said in John 14:12;" Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it." 
As a pastor I have observed how some people in churches have now lost the plot. The Holy Guide Book to the Supernatural tells disciples of Christ to engage this fallen world with Christ's agape love. We find in Matthew 10:7-8 disciples are to go and raise the dead, heal the sick and cast out devils in the almighty name of Jesus. Mark 16 presents that concept pretty much as well. The Lord Jesus is constantly the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. ( Hebrews 13:8)
The Lord told us that He is in control of all power..... so how much power does that leave anyone else, including the devil? 
 Matthew 28:18," And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."
Nevertheless, the Lord gives his disciples some of his power to use, Luke 10:19," Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
So whatsoever imagination you take in and believe, that is going to dictate the results that you are going to get seemingly. Not everyone wants to take real responsibility for what happens in their life. The Holy Bible says the curse can not come without a cause. (Proverbs 26:2)
John 8:32 tells us the truth will make you free, but I tell you that first it might make you a wee bit mad. 
 Sometimes the Lord will speak to us through dreams or visions or a prophet however, He will always speak to us through His Holy written Word. But many Christians do not know their Bible very well today, do they? So, they simply do not understand what the Lord has imagined for them. James 1:22," But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."
Get into the Word of God, so the Word of God gets into you.
Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Because "All", things are possible with God! I pray the Lord's supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
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News Flash! Germs perfectly in the Old Testament

French scientist Louis Pasteur is credited with the discovery of the germ theory of diseases in the 1860s by using a microscope. Interestingly enough the Lord described germs perfectly in the Old Testament thousands of years before. The Word of God works like a microscope when we study to show ourselves approved. For example, we read about invisible evil spirits in places like Luke 8:30," And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him." 
It appears that at this time in history a Roman legion meant about 5000 to 6000 fighting men so that is quite a great number of evil spirits dwelling in this one-man tormenting him who lived in the tombs.
Being invisible evil spirits, it appears they can fit into a very small space. 
5000 to 6000 is a lot in one brain compared to what read about with Mary Magdalene's 7 evil spirits the Lord cast out of her. I have wondered at times if evil spirits might place themselves in the synapse and dendrites of the brain, so they can and mess with the sodium and potassium ion channels. This way they are able to cause problems with the axon membrane permeability, and so be able to derail the normal impulses that way. If this is the case, then a person would no longer make good choices, but think and do those things that are poisonous to your own body. They also are then prone to riotous living through mind manipulation.
Maybe this is how the demons are able to cause people to do such things as purposely cutting themselves and other types of horrid things? They either are some sort of energy or have an invisible energy force that comes by way of thoughts or maybe both. I suppose this may play a part in how they are also able to appear as lying signs and wonders and angels of deceptive light? 
The Lord Jesus/Yeshua restored that man we read about in Luke chapter 8 by commanding the evil spirits to depart from him and allowed them to go into the herd of swine. The swine went stark raving mad straightway and stampeded off a cliff drowning in the lake below. This is how the Lord made the first devil ham in history. Mind you those evil spirits did not drown, only the swine did. The Lord fed over 5000 people with five barley loaves and two fish and then had his disciples collect twelve baskets full of what was leftover that none should be wasted. Seems to me the Lord never wastes anything in his economy. However, he wasted 2000 swine here because maybe they were never meant for human consumption?
What strange unprecedented times we now live in.
I mean for example the great deception with UFO disclosure is already happening, military, researchers and eyewitnesses have been revealing evidence of inner dimensional beings encounters and still, the church sleeps on. Consider how if a scientist could actually prove a single living cell was discovered on a distant planet, they would be exclaiming how life exists on other planets. This begs the question of why a single living cell found in the womb of pregnant women is not considered life to those who embrace far-left theology? Get into the Word of God so the Word of God gets into you, for God means what He said, and said what He means. 
The Lord Jesus/Yeshua said in John 10:27," My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:" Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Jesus said in Luke 21:15, "For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.' I say hallelujah! Because "All", things are possible with God! I pray the Lord's supernatural peace, healing, provision, and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
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By Rev. Joda Collins

Attention Joe Biden. Be very careful about threatening Americans with such words like your "patience is wearing thin with us." You have not been successful at disarming us yet. Contrary to your wishes, we still have our Bibles, our guns and our Constitution along with our commitment to defend our rights and freedoms.   

Threatening us only strengthens our resolve to become better-prepared to defend ourselves and both deepen and solidify our justified distrust in our current federal government. We let you keep your stolen office, but there are limits. Do not mistake patience for weakness. If Democrats are not included, we are still the home of the brave. Many of the past generation fought and some died to deliver to us our rights and freedoms. Many of us are willing to do the same for our children to deliver to them the same rights and freedoms. We are willing and duty bound to go to war against all enemies foreign and domestic, to defend our 2nd Amendments rights, Constitution, Country, keep our Bibles and deliver to the next generation the blood-bought rights and freedoms we inherited. 

You are not the only one with patience wearing thin. 

If you are wondering why so many of us are afraid of the shot, we know the shot effects directly a person's RNA and, at least indirectly, a person's DNA; of which it is settled science that the long-term effects are yet unknown for the person taking the shot and those who are later birth by those persons. Secondly, the federal government from the top down is filled with chronic liars, sociopath's and psychopaths none of which we can trust. 

Third, the people promoting with the most vigor the shot are those who believe the world is overpopulated therefore some of us need to die and as many babies as possible need to be killed.

Fourth, those you are inviting to cross our borders and planting in various cities and states are exempt from any mandate to take the shot and you nor anyone in your administration will tell us why. We can assume you are hoping to keep Covid alive and well among to continue the fear so you can continue to demand the shot with increasing compliance to your demand. What other reason could you have? Your motives are questionable at best and deadly at worst. You nor your administration should be trusted with anything, especially telling us to take your shot.  

Fifth, you leave Americans to die in Afghanistan while you smile, giggle and take vacation and then tell us you care about saving American's lives. Liar. 

Sixth, there is overwhelming evidence that you are a traitor to the USA

Seventh, it is settled science that those who have survived Covid19 are 40 times more likely not to get any form of the Wuhan Virus again compared to those who have taken your shot; however, you still squeal for everyone, including those who have a natural immunity to Covid to take your shot. Why? 

Eight, we are told that Covid has all but eradicated the common cold and pneumonia when in fact everyone with a cold or pneumonia is now diagnosed with Covid; what liars the CDC and all of you are. You lie about everything that does not fit your political agenda and that is a fact. I could go on and on and on, but you get the idea. 

Remember when the CDC told us that the Wuhan Virus stayed on surfaces for weeks and anyone touching that surface would likely get the Wuhan Virus. We are not stupid. We know who you are, what you are and what you stand for. Nothing you have ever done has been good for America in the long run. On the contrary, you have a legacy of destruction. Those of us who can reason see no reason to trust you or your bogus administration.

Rev. Joda Collins
I make no claim that anyone else agrees with me.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021


by Rev. Joda Collins

In the beginning God created Adam. They had fellowship.  Through that fellowship God and Adam developed a friendship.  Then God created Eve.  Eve enjoyed fellowship with God and Adam. Through fellowship Eve developed a friendship with God and Adam.  Then God said everything was good. That was the plan for Adam and Eve. They were designed to spend their time in fellowship with God developing their friendship with God. Adam and Eve were designed to spend their time in fellowship with one another and develop their friendship with one another.  

As Adam and Eve learned the art of fellowship and friendship with God and each other, they were to pass that learning on to their children and their offspring. The space in the Garden of Eden would be expanded by God to accommodate their offspring.  Eventually, the entire Earth would be and extension of the Garden of Eden.  That is the original plan for human beings.

The necessity to work to earn a living was not part of God's plan for humanity.    However, when Adam and Eve sinned, things changed.  God removed them from the Garden and Adam was cursed with the mandate to work in order to eat and stay alive.  God's provision of a life of fellowship with Him, family and friends was changed to a life of fellowship with Him, family and friends AND WORKING FOR A LIVING.  To accommodate the curse, God put it into the personality of a man to work.  Men want to work.  However, God's Word (the Bible) mandates we find time to fellowship with God even though devotion to work is a necessity for most men.  If we are going to have a good marriage it is mandatory that we set aside time to fellowship and develop our friendship with our wife.  Children require an investment of our time. 

Too often men find themselves so busy with work they neglect their relationship (friendship and fellowship) with God and thus miss the primary reason they were created (born).  Too often men find themselves so busy with work they neglect spending time with their children and their children grow up lacking fellowship and friendship with their father.  It is often the case that men, because of work, do not find the time to fellowship with friends, thus end their lives with a personal phone book of acquaintances that barely mark their lives.  God intended those acquaintances would friends that brought overwhelming blessing to their lives.

If your job has consumed your life, you are missing out on the primary reason God gave you life. That primary reason is to fellowship with Him, your wife, your children and acquaintances.  Just like it takes devotion to find the time and energy to fellowship with God and build your friendship with Him, it takes devotion to the task to find the time and energy to fellowship and develop a friendship with your wife, children (family) and acquaintances.  Do not let excessive devotion to your job rob you of the blessings of the primary reason you exist.   Your job is a necessary curse.  However, having a vibrant personal relationship with God, family and friends is the primary reason God gave you life and let's you live.  
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Women were created for fellowship and friendship with God, husband, family and friends but God did not curse them with working for a living nor adjust their personality for it.  

Rev. Joda Collins
I make no claim that anyone else agrees with me.