False Spirits Are In The World

Did you know there are false prophets, ministers, pastors, teachers, deacons, friends, etc. that are in the world today?  Did you know as each day goes by, more of these evil creatures are added to their numbers?  There are many false spirits in and all over the world. These false spirits are also increasing in numbers, as the end times draw nearer and the Final Judgment draws closer.

How do you discover these ungodly, unrighteous demonic beings? As the Bible states, the only way to know if spirits are from God is to test them.  The test for true or false spirits is very simple. All you need is to have the suspected individual, who may have or be a false spirit, confess the truth, “Jesus has come in the flesh“.  If the Spirit is able to confess this fact, then the Spirit is from God.  If the spirit does not confess that Jesus has come in the flesh, they are not from God but from the unholy lord of this earth, Satan. That is all that it takes and it is really easy and simple.

Remember, as we draw nearer to the end, everying not of God is working harder to steal your salvation.  All the ungodly and unrighteous beings only purpose is to Decieve, Lie and Divide.  To seperate you from God your Father and Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior.  They want to make sure, even though they already know they cannot win, that they can sow a single seed of doubt that may actually keep someone from accepting God’s free Gift of Grace.  God’s Grace is the only way you can become righteous before God and be allowed into Heaven for an eternity!!

1 John 4:1 ESV
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 John 4:2-3 ESV
“By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God….”

1 John 4:3 ESV
“…This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.”

Written By Larry Shawn Cagle

As I Travel©

As I travel through my life’s journey it often seems,
Regardless of my desires, hopes and dreams,
Obstacles always appear and block my path,
Interfering with my plans & stirring my wrath.

So to what purpose or function are these distractions,
Obviously to keep me from obtaining satisfaction,
And who would be glad to see me quit and to fail,
Only one I can think of and he is the head of Hell.

I rejoice in this evil and demonic attention received,
For it tells me I have be doing as God my Father needs,
Whenever more difficulties, problems and distractions happen,
I pray to God & give thanks to Him for giving me this passion!!

By: Larry Shawn Cagle
06/03/2014

Never To Late©

What do you really know,
Are you sure you’re ready to go.
Your soul is lost by a life misled,
Fire and brimestone lies ahead.
Your fate is sealed by lies & strife,
No second chances in the afterlife.
All the chances you had to repent,
You passed by without any dissent.
No need to worry or stay on track,
it’s always easier to follow the pack.
The flesh was easy to pacify,
The spirit took more to satisfy.
Why worry and lay life on the line,
Time is short & all will be fine.
But you know that it is not true,
There is only one choice left for you.
Ask for the only gift that saves,
The only way to overcome the grave.
There’s nothing to do or to give,
Jesus gave His life so we could live!!

By Larry Shawn Cagle
08/2014

Please©

Please God, send your angels to save me,
Is this truly all my life is meant to be.
Pain & suffering every minute of each day,
God please help me, I have lost my way.

The place you once filled is now a dark hole,
Emptyness is all I now have left to my soul.
I do not know what I did to push you away,
Please God, I need your help, save me today.

My heart is breaking and my soul aches,
Why can I not find you in that special place.
Please come back and show me what to do,
I can no longer keep on living without you.

If I fall on my knees and pray to you for relief,
Can you show me how to overcome my grief.
For all the wrongs I have even done to others,
The suffering my actions caused my sisters & brothers.

Please God, I am so hollow and feel so out of place,
How can I get my soul filled again with your grace.
I pray day & night for your love and your help,
Dear God, why can your reply no longer be felt.

What am I lacking to making myself whole,
Am I asking to much for such a sorry soul.
Must I give up all that I am to have your love,
Which path must I follow to find God above.

The darkness I feel is slowly fading away,
Now a voice I hear begins to guide my way.
It is soft and sweet, full of hope and love,
I recognize that it is from my Father above.

He tell me He has never left me for a single second,
But it was I who turned my eyes away from His presence.
For when I sin & fail to ask Him to be forgiven,
Sadly there’s no help from your God in Heaven.

(God)
For I cannot look upon any soul with a stain,
Regardless of how much I want to relieve your pain.
Please remember I will always be there for you,
No matter what you say or what you may do.

Be sure to open your heart and soul fully to me,
And I will give all my precious love I have to thee.
So when you feel empty, hollow and all alone,
Remember I am here waiting until you are home!!

By: Larry Shawn Cagle
04/2014

Just Believe©

I was always sad and depressed,
I could never find relief or any rest.
Then when I finally accepted you,
You showed me in life what to do.
Always have faith and never worry,
Never go through life in a hurry.
God will give you all you will need,
By following His plan to succeed.
He promises you He’ll never leave,
All you need to do is just believe.

(God)
“When you’re weak, alone and scared,
Always know I will always be there.
Never worry because you are mine,
I will love you until the end of time!!”

By: Larry Shawn Cagle
10/12/2015

Is There An End To The World?

Concerning the end of the world, there appears to be a strong belief by many Christians that our current world will never end.  That on or after Judgement Day, God will remake the earth to make it new again.  They believe that the current earth will always exist. That God will basically remake or renew the surface of our planet. However, this is inaccurate due to errors in translation of several popular Bibles, such as the KJV which was translated in 1614(1).   If you read current Biblical translations from the oldest original texts that are available, you can easily see these errors.  Select modern translations are more accurate due to being translated using recently discovered ancient Biblical texts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls. 

The most commonly quoted scripture from these Bibles supporting this contention that this world will never end is Ephesians 3:21, 2 Peter 3:10 and Revelation 20:11.  However, the more accurate translations states the heavens and the earth will pass away and be replaced.  That on Judgement Day, God will burn with fire everything that currently exists and replace both the heavens and the earth with new heavens and earth. This belief is supported by many other Biblical scripture in the New and Old Testament.  Some of these other passages are Hebrews 1:10-12Matthew 24:35Revelation 21:12 Peter 3:7 and Isaiah 34:4

It should be noted that some individuals also believe that the fire mentioned in the Bible in relation to these verses is nuclear fire. However, there appear to be two problems with that assumption.  First, nuclear explosion leaves scorched earth and not a new earth and secondly, any nuclear explosion can not go into the heavens.  It is confined or limited to this earth!!  Therefore a nuclear explosion could not make both the earth and heavens pass away.  Only God can do that and then replace them with a new earth and new heavens as the Bible states.

Another thought to consider is why would God give those individuals who are saved NEW immortal non-perishable (incorruptible) bodies, but not a new earth and heavens? Especially when considering this verse in Revelation.

Revelation 21:5 ESV
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

One of the strongest verses saying there will be an end to the heavens and the earth was spoken by Jesus.

Luke 21:33 ESV
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”

Jesus states that heaven and earth will pass away.  What else do you need as proof that the world we are currently living on will no longer exists at some point and then be replaced by a new world?  I think it can easily be seen in these verses presented that this world will end!!

Below are some more current Biblical verses that support this position. (emphasis mine) 

Ephesians 3:21 KJV(1)
“Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”

Ephesians 3:21 AEB(2)
“may He be glorified by the called ones and by the Anointed Jesus into all generations through ages of ages… may it be so!”

Ephesians 3:21 ESV
“to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

2 Peter 3:10-13 AEB(2)
“However, the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief! But then the skies will become extremely hot, their basic parts will melt, and they will pass away with a hissing noise. And thereafter, the land and everything that’s being done on it will be exposed!  So, since all these things are about to be released; what sort of people should you be when it comes to holy conduct and godliness?  Why, we’re awaiting and anticipating the appearance of the Day of the Lord, during which the skies will burn and dissolve and their basic parts will melt due to the intense heat!  For, we’re awaiting the new skies and land that He has promised, in which righteousness will dwell! “

2 Peter 3:10-13 ESV(3)
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.  Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! But according to His promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

Revelation 20:11 AEB(2)
” Then I saw someone sitting on a huge white throne; and before him the earth and the sky just vanished and couldn’t be found.”

Revelation 20:11 ESV(3)
“Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence the earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.

Hebrews 1:10-12 AEB(2)
“And, ‘In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth, and [you] made the heavens with your hands.  But they’ll pass away while you still remain; for like clothes, they will grow old.”

1 Corinthians 7:31 ESV(3)
“… For the present form of this world is passing away.”

Hebrews 1:10-12 ESV(3)
And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;  they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment”

Matthew 24:35 AEB(2)
“Though the skies and the lands may all pass away, my words will not pass away!”

Matthew 24:35 ESV(3)
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away”.”

Revelation 21:1 AEB(2)
“Then I saw a new sky and new lands, because the previous sky and lands had disappeared, as had the sea.”

Revelation 21:1 ESV(3)
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.”

2 Peter 3:7 AEB(2)
“So it’s by this same word that what’s in store for the skies and the land is the fire that [will come to them] in the Judgment Day, when those godless men will be destroyed.”

2 Peter 3:7 ESV(3)
“But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.”

Isaiah 34:4 AEB(2)
Then the powers of the heavens will melt; 
The sky will be wrapped like a scroll, 
And all the stars will then fall
Like the leaves of a grapevine or fig tree.”

Isaiah 34:4 ESV(3)
“All the host of heaven shall rot away, and the skies roll up like a scroll. All their host shall fall, as leaves fall from the vine, like leaves falling from the fig tree.”

References
(1) The KJV was translated first in 1611 from several other translations including the Textus Receptus and Jerome’s Latin Vulgate.  There are four versions of the KJV with over 100,000 differences between each version and translations for the KJV were combined from over 50 different translators.

(2) From the American English Bible Translation (Current ongoing translation from original texts into American English & most accurate translation)

(3) From the English Standard Version Bible Translation (Modern translation)

By Larry Shawn Cagle

Make No Plans For The Future

The Bible covers everything that you need to know in and about life. There is not a subject that is not covered, including the proper way to look at life and the future.

Based on the verses below, it is easy to see that God wants us to live for today and not be concerned or worry about the future.  This includes everything that concerns your life here on earth, including saving money.  If you have truly submitted and given your life to Jesus, God is now responsible for you.  If we have faith, He will provide you with everything you need for the day. This ‘everything’ is all He sees you need and NOT what you think or believe you need.  God wants to care for you and He wants you to trust Him in everything.  All you have to do is have the faith and give God the opportunity to do as He has promised.  Remember that God also promises to never leave you or forsake you.  Once you have given yourself completely to God, He will never leave you, forget you or decide not to keep any of His promises.  The only way God will not care for you is if you turn your back on God and reject Him outright!!

Mathew 6:31-34 ESV
“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’or ‘What shall we drink?’or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Romans 13:14 AEB
“Rather, we should put on the Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, and not plan ahead [to satisfy] the cravings of the flesh.”

Hebrew 13:5
“… and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Written By Larry Shawn Cagle

Truth Is

The truth in life is there is little that needs to be known,
And it’s best to realize you can not do it on your own.
But there is One that can make sure your life is not a waste,
And you can be assured in heaven you will have a place.

In everyone’s life there comes a time when we truly see,
That life is not what we thought or made it out to be.
That no matter what you do or how hard you may try,
You are constantly failing and always asking why.

Even with hard work and giving it your best,
It is never enough & always cause you more stress.
When you finally realize you have little left if any at all,
You’re going off the cliff of despair & it’s a lonely long fall.

But when you hit bottom just realize you are not alone,
Jesus is always there waiting to take you back home.
To the One who always forgives even your worst deed,
Especially when you are down & are desperately in need.

He will pick you up from your lowest of lows,
And give you the chance of a true state of repose.
Just remember that alone in life you’re destined to fail,
And by not accepting God’s plan you will end up in Hell.

Give all you have to God who can free you from all strife,
Before it is to late to change how you live your one & only life!!

By: Larry Shawn Cagle
02/2016

Did God Create Evil and Satan?

Unfortunately, there are some individuals who believe that God created evil and Satan.  This belief or concept is inaccurate and completely untrue. God is all good and does not do anything evil. God cannot lie or even deceive. So how did evil come about and how was Satan created? Simply, evil was created by Lucifer.

When Lucifer, also known as the ‘dawn of light’, used his free will and chose to oppose God and reject God’s authority, evil was born. Lucifer’s rebellion against God created what we know today as evil.  In addition, Lucifer became Satan when he was cast out of Heaven by God to the earth along with one third of the angels that chose Lucifer over God. As you can see, evil was the result of Lucifer’s free will and rejecting God’s authority. It is easy to understand now that it was not God that created evil or created Satan.  Satan created himself and evil. Now, when you see evil here on earth, you know it is Satan!!

Written By Larry Shawn Cagle

The Works of The Flesh & The Fruit of The Spirit

Have you ever wondered what exactly were works of the Flesh and works of the Spirit?  I did one day and as with everything else in life, I found the answers in the Bible.  As most Christians already know, works of the Flesh are part of this world and the works of the Spirit are of God. Below are the pertinent verses from Galatians in the New Testament. Remember, we should all strive to avoid all things of the Flesh and try to live everyday in the Spirit!!

Galatians 5:19-23, 25-26 ESV

“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”

Written By Larry Shawn Cagle

Proof Of God?

One difficulty, or more accurately one complaint, for those who do not believe in God, is there is no proof of God’s existence.  Most of these individuals state they want proof of God before they will believe in Him. I cannot count the number of times that during a discussion relating to Christianity, the Bible, Jesus, etc., the remark about having to have proof, I have heard from non-believers. I constantly hear from those who do not believe in God that as soon as they have proof, they will believe. I find this statement or concept so amazingly ironic because if you have proof, there is no need for faith. Proof is defined as “evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish a fact or the truth of a statement” and faith is defined as “complete trust or confidence in someone or something“. When I point this out to non-believers about proof and faith being basically opposites, they simply say they do not care or try to divert my point elsewhere. Often they just restate that they need proof before they will believe.

Faith is what God wants from us.  God’s design for our salvation is based on having faith of His existence, faith in His Son Jesus and His works, death and resurrection. Without faith you will suffer the second death and miss out on God’s free gift of Grace.  You cannot have salvation without faith in Jesus’s death for the sins of all mankind and His resurrection three days later by God His Father.

The truth is Christians have proof of God’s existence and all that He has done because of their personal relationships with Jesus Christ. In addition, there is still proof of God all around us everyday if you look closely and carefully.  God can be seen in His creations and God’s effect on everything surrounding us constantly.  This concept is similar to how scientists are able to see black holes simply by their effect on the stars and planets surrounding them.  Plus, you can find God in certain people by watching their actions of kindness, charity and selflessness towards others.

As far as I am concerned, I can see God all around me each and everyday.  Especially, when I look in the eyes of my wife 😇 and see the love and compassion she has for others, including myself!!

Written By: Larry Shawn Cagle

All Is From God and So Much More

Most people who are Christians know that God created the Universe, Earth, man and woman.  However, there are a couple of specifics that are not mention by many ministers, preachers or Biblical teachers that to me are very important and relative to understanding God’s love for us.

First, everything in the beginning was created by God and the Word.  As the Bible states, God Spoke and the Word created.  The Word, of course, is Jesus Christ. This we also learn in the Bible as the verses below illustrate.  The Second, and most interesting in my opinion, is that God created man personally.  With His own hands God formed the shape of man from the dust (of earth) and then breathed life into that dust.  This created man as the the dust came to life.  I personally believe that this is where our immortal soul came from, the breath of God.  Since Eve was created from one of Adam’s rib, she not only received life because of God and through Adam, but also her soul.  In addition, since we are all descended from Adam and Eve, we have a soul that is given to us from God’s first creating Adam.  Please note that there are no verses in the Bible that mentions where or soul comes from or how we received our soul. However, this concept to me stands to reason since our life is from God and so is our soul.

God loves us so much that we are the one thing He actually physically did Himself when He created all things.  While God spoke and then Jesus created everything else, God created us personally.  This idea, to me at least, helps me understand and comprehend how much we mean and are loved by God.  He gave us His one and only Son to die for all our sins so we could be righteous before God and be with Him in Heaven eternally.  Also, to have this free gift of Grace, we do not have to do anything but believe.  Finally, when we ask for forgiveness we are always forgiven and our sins are then forgotten by God regardless of how many times we have sinned before.  Plus, God never stops loving us and will never leave us or forsake us, ever.  God is truly the perfect Father!!

John 1:1-3, 14 ESV*
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Hebrews 1:2-3 ESV*
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. …”

Genesis 2:7 ESV*
“then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”

Ephesians 4:4-7 ESV*
“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift”

Psalm 103:10-14 ESV
“He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;  as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.  As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.  For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.”

Hebrews 13:5 ESV*
“… for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.””

*ESV – English Standard Version Bible

Written By: Larry Shawn Cagle

Dear Father

Dear Father from above,
Thank you for Your love.
For all that you have given me,
Regardless of what you see.

I know you will always care,
And that you are always there.
Watching over me each day,
Showing me your special way.

For without your guiding light,
I’d be lost each day and night.
You gave your Son for our sins,
I know my salvation comes from Him.

What could I ever possible do,
To fully show my thanks to You.
Except try my best never to sin,
To be sure Satan can never win!!

By: Larry Shawn Cagle
10/14/2015

Never

Dear Lord, as I sit reflecting on my past,
I finally understand and realize at last.
It does not matter who we truly are,
Or what we have done in this life so far.
All that is important for us all to know,
Is there is no distance You will not go.
To bless us and show You love us each,
Because we are never out of Your reach.
We are each personally blessed by You,
Regardless of who we are or what we do!!

By Larry Shawn Cagle
11/22/2015

In Choosing

All my words are in defiance,
For I will never be silenced.
In spreading God’s Sacred word,
I will always make sure l’m heard.

God’s word is for our salvation,
To overcome sin and temptation.
This world is full of evil and hate,
Only God’s grace can alter your fate.

Satan & his demons continue to deceive,
You will never see hope for a reprieve.
Only pain & suffering will fill each day,
Without Jesus Christ to show you the way.

Regardless of what this country may do,
There is one thing I absolutely promise you.
Never will I allow man’s laws to shape my faith,
Even if a life in prison is were I must wait!!

By: Larry Shawn Cagle
07/04/2015

When I

When I reach the end of my day,
I often fall on my knees to pray.
But the times I take to talk to God,
Seems to be only when my life is hard.
When days go by with little confusion,
Not thanking God is a foolish delusion.

I know that for me He will always be there,
But when life is good I seem not to care.
Wrong as this is I still seem to forget,
In good times or bad even when in debt,
That God’s love for me will always be there,
And no matter what I do, He will always care!!

By: Larry Shawn Cagle
01/2014

We Need Only

Dear God my Father,
Why do you bother,
To always offer me,
Your Grace for free?

Am I truly able,
Or really capable,
To begin or to go,
Where people know,
Peace from within,
Happens without sin.

Your love is divine,
Can it be truly mine,
I only need pray,
You’ll show the way.

We need to show,
And God will know,
We are sincere,
About staying near,
God’s precious heart,
Never to be apart!!

By: Larry Shawn Cagle
02/11/2014

Why Church? Must We Go To Church If We Are Christians?

Do we need to go to church?  Does the Bible instruct us to go to church and what to do at church?  The answer is YES to both questions.  In Acts, we are told to attend church to study God’s word, for fellowship, the breaking of bread and to pray.  It is only by attending church that we can truely see God at work.  We gain wisdom about God’s word and celebrate our fellowship in Christ with others.  We know from the Bible when two or more are gathered in Jesus name, He is present among those individuals.  This is the way we can have true fellowship, when we are all together with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, offering thanksgiving and praying!!

Supportive Biblical Passages/Verses

Acts 2:42, 44-44, 46 ESV
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,”

Written By: Larry Shawn Cagle

Always There Always Cares

Every day I try hard to do my part,
Keeping God’s word close to my heart.
The Holy Spirit guides me through the day,
By listening to what God has to say.
I know it’s better to give than to receive,
What the Holy Spirit tells me, I believe.
God’s love is endless and is always there,
He’s waiting for your call, to show He cares.
We know that only God can set us free,
His free gift of salvation is the key.
God is waiting to forgive all of your sins,
With His forgiveness, your new life begins.
There is no hope of salvation without His Son,
Only by Jesus’s sacrifice could our eternal life be won!!

By: Larry Shawn Cagle
2014

As I Sit

(This Is The First Poem I Created)

As I sit and feel God’s sun warm on my face,
I wonder just where in life is my place.
Lost and confused with so much regret,
I realize with God there is no reason to fret.
God has planned a path for me to follow,
So I would not be alone & have any sorrow.
I know that I am completely free to chose,
Suddenly I realize there is a lot for me to lose.
Not just what I do today or even tomorrow,
But for my eternity I know have to follow.
Not blind faith without thinking or choosing,
But faith & trust in God’s love is soul soothing.
He will keep us safe and secure throughout all time,
And all He asks for is faith free of a worrying mind.
Who could ask for more than all God offers,
Because His gift is free and never falters.
If you truly love God with all your heart,
Then you and He will never be apart!!

By: Larry Shawn Cagle
11/2014