180 Degrees

The whispers of the Age, I hear

Calling sweetly to my ear

And once again, I’m coming back to you

 

I hear the promises they make

I see the hearts they love to break

And here I come, I’m running back to you

 

I try to keep an open mind

And leave these tired words behind

But only find a burning thirst for you

 

I’m lured away by something new

And realize my heart’s with you

So here I am, I’m turning back to you

 

It’s you that I love

It’s you that I need

It’s your crimson gift

I kneel to receive

It’s your Spirit giving me

Power to believe

And it’s your love that sees me through

To love you is all I can do

 

 

© 2017 David Robert Fuller

Criminal Controversy

In my senior year of high school, some friends and I decided to put together a pep band for the school pep rally and homecoming game. The lineup was: a guy that played keyboards, (and was the only one who could actually play); a guy with a drum set; me playing the notes the keyboardist showed me on the bass; and my girlfriend pretending to play an electric guitar because it looked cool (it wasn’t turned up).

For a few weeks prior, we were allowed to practice during study hall. It was a small school, and the sound traveled, and we had some issues with students getting bathroom passes to listen to us practice.

We were excited, the whole school, because this was a Baptist school, and being allowed to have a band, with drums, was kind of a big deal. Even if it was just a simple keyboard melody doubled by a bass guitar, with a drumbeat and a silent guitar.

The day of the rally, we were informed that the band would not be allowed after all. The reason?

“WE WERE TOO CONTROVERSIAL” Yes, that’s actually what they said.

I thought that was ridiculous on the part of a small, Baptist high school nobody knows about. Now, I’m incredulous, because this exact same ridiculous type of reasoning is being adopted by Google, Facebook, YouTube, and others and applied in increasing attempts to censor, guess what?, “CONTROVERSIAL SPEECH”, which is also labeled “hate speech”.

What? Since when did controversial become a crime? Or hateful? One of my favorite things about being an American has always been the freedom of controversy. Our nation was born out of controversy. And when did it become a crime to say or do something, just because someone else doesn’t happen to like it? And how is it that the liberal left is now using the same ridiculous reasoning (motivated by the same fear) as the teachers at my Baptist high school?

The Hope Of Glory

What’s ahead
Beyond my fears
Beyond the shedding
Of my tears
The hope of glory
Shining bright
In my heart
A candle light
A flame of Love
Eternally
Melts my heart
Changes me
The strongest faith
The slightest doubt
The victory
He’s holding out
Can I ever
Be released
Son of Love
The sweetest peace

 

 

©  2017 David R. Fuller

 

Just Sayin

​I don’t want to read about praying. I want to talk to God.

I don’t want to read about seeking Him. I want to know Him.

I don’t want to read about how to know God’s will. I want to know God’s will because I know God.

I don’t want to take your word for it. I would like to ask God myself. The Bible says I can. And it contains a crowd of witnesses who say He will answer.

I don’t want you to take my word for it. See for yourself. You don’t have to go anywhere or do anything. God is wherever you are, and He has all the time in the world.

I don’t want to read about what it means to know Jesus. I want to learn what it means to know Jesus.

I don’t want to ask, “What do I think Jesus would do?”. I want to ask Jesus what to do.

Incidentally, His answer frequently differs from mine.

I don’t want a religion with you. I want a relationship with Him.

And, hopefully, with you as well.

I don’t want to wonder if He’s real, any more than I wonder if you are.

I don’t want to be left in the dark. I want to see clearly.

I don’t want to be loyal because I fear punishment. I want to be loyal because I love.

I don’t want to worship. I want to adore.

I want The Rapture to happen to my heart right now.

I want to love so much, to love any more would tear me apart at the seams, but that wouldn’t stop me.

I don’t want to be filled with the Spirit. I want God to flow through me like a fountain, and get everyone else wet. Sometimes people get upset when that happens.

Love Re-Interpreted

I Corinthians 13:4-7, the famous Love passage, as seen through the lens of 1 John 4:8, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

God is patient, God is kind. He does not envy, He does not brag, He is not proud. He is not rude, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no record of wrongs. God does not delight in injustice, but celebrates the truth. He always protects, always believes in you, always hopes, and He never gives up on you. God never fails.

 

 

Hebrews 13:5

God Himself has said, “I will never leave you, I will never abandon you.”

In other words,

He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

 

Kundalini vs. Holy Spirit

A lot of people these days talking about “Kundalini Awakenings”, and “connecting with the universe”. I submit that a Holy Spirit awakening is far better, and more trustworthy. One Christian I know had this experience, which I received permission to share, as it was related to me:

A Vision

The Holy Spirit brought me to my knees, telling me at first, then gently forcing me. As I knelt at the foot of my bed my mind was at first focused on the Father in heaven, then was cleared, and then attacked by my enemy. I sensed an evil spirit trying to draw me away by my weakness. I remembered that it is written, that the devil will flee from us, if we resist him, and  also submit ourselves to God.

I allowed myself to slip into the grasp of the Almighty. I then saw myself as I am in heaven, seated with Christ at the throne of God. As I sat by the throne, I pleaded with God to rescue me from my temptation. While I was pleading, I saw Christ begin to identify and empathize with me in my struggle. He watched, and grew concerned, and began to plead with the Father on my behalf. The Holy Spirit also was pleading for me, since before the worlds were made; and though there was no audible voice, I knew that He was pleading to the Father for my help, and the Father knew what the mind of the Spirit was.

Then I saw the hand of God reach out as he leaned forward on His throne. He reached out to where I was, and threw aside the demons that were attacking me, as a man swats away so many flies. He then grabbed one vicious demon which He did not allow to escape. I saw Him hold the small spirit in His hand, and He was filled with anger towards the spirit, and when He spoke, the heavens and the earth trembled.

He thundered at the demon, “You dare? You dare to come against my son, my child, to tempt him with your father’s lies?” His anger flashed, and shot out from his throne like a flame of fire. The demon, however, refused to fear, but writhed in the Father’s hand, and answered, “Yes, I do dare”, as he grit his teeth.

The Father, still holding the evil spirit, then looked at me. His face was filled with kind frustration. I think He sighed, and he said to me, “You see? Do you see how wicked they are, and the extent of their wickedness? This is what they will bring you to, if you follow them. They will cause you to have no fear of me. And there are men who are this wicked also.”

Seeing the end result of sin, I  feared the possibility of becoming so dead, that I would be incapable of surrendering to such a powerful Love. I saw Jesus looking towards me, and I ran to Him, and He smiled and embraced me like one who embraces their friend. I was filled with joy, and I have never felt safety as I felt it at that moment. I longed to stay, to remain with my Father and my Savior, but Jesus smiled and said, “Go, go now. You will be here with us all shortly.”

Then I got up from kneeling beside my bed, and wrote down my experience.

“It will happen afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; And your sons and your daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions.” — Joel 2:28

Supernatural Store Run

The other night I drove to the store to get something, I think it was TP. Of course, this requires spending money, which, being unemployed, is in limited supply. The Lord has provided through many such times, and yet still that voice of doom and doubt shows up, while I’m distracted and stressed. “Are you  sure? Yeah, yeah, I know, ‘ he’s gotten you through before’, but there’s lots of explanations for that, if you’d just let go of your programming. Besides, even if ‘God’ is real, how can you assume he’ll help you? What if his will is something different than what you want? And aren’t you the creator of your own problems anyway, like most people? I wouldn’t be surprised if he lets you fall on your face to finally teach you a lesson, which we both know you’re too stubborn and self-centered to learn. Isn’t it time you finally grew out of these fantasies…?

And the beat goes on, while I’m getting what I need and checking out, distracted and vaguely aware of the subtly obvious attempt to subvert my faith and use my own mind against me….The ordinary transaction’s completed, and as I’m slipping out the door of an ordinary convenience store, there His majestic self is, I can hear Him. He’s singing to me. And as I try not to melt in public, I hear,

I’m only one call away

I’ll be there to save the day

Superman got nothing on me

I’m only one call away

And that’s why I love Him.