“Bring back the Gospel of the Cross to move forward in the steps of your life and leave all of the stuff behind you that is weighing you down.” ~ Jon Barnes
The Bible is a fat burner to reduce the amount of sin you carry around your spiritual belly. Do nothing and it will grow and take over your life and health. I exercise more and eat less as I carry around the Gospel to share with others everywhere I go. We find a way to talk about how cool God is to us with life, liberty, and freedom to work, eat, drink, think, and live. Burn off the waste you are carrying around and manage your health as best as you can. Improving your health is your responsibility, not the doctor’s job.
Many of my Great Aunts and Uncles are extremely healthy, with aunt Christina at 93 and sharp as a tack. Their dad used to make them walk ten miles to church and back! His picture is in The Gospel Movement section of the New Black Museum in DC. His goal was to burn the fat calories of sin, train his 13 kids, and walk with them. I can see that my family has a line of hard-working people, who took care of business and passed along a legacy of Godly common sense. For those who have fallen, this is your wake up call to burn up the pile of sin before you burn up for eternity.
My Great Grandfather would always tell me during family reunions to “Always remember that you are a Barnes and that means something!” He was old, with a cane, and every word he said carried meaning, life, focus, and honest integrity. I received the baton from him personally, because I am the 1st Great Grand Son to walk in his shoes with love, respect, honor, dignity, purpose and I’m that next generation who will not compromise or abort the mission. He did his best to teach his family how to bring back the Gospel of God into the home. He was tough, but that is what it takes in love, to tell the truth! Not everyone listens, God will judge!
Are your prepared to bring back the Gospel into your home, life, and daily space, to pass it onto the next generation, with God and His amazing Love or do you want your family to be remembered as druggies, thieves, liars, killers, or cultural barbarians?
Enjoy The Reading
1 Chronicles 18
David’s Military Victories
18 After this, David defeated and subdued the Philistines by conquering Gath and its surrounding towns. 2 David also conquered the land of Moab, and the Moabites who were spared became David’s subjects and paid him tribute money.
3 David also destroyed the forces of Hadadezer, king of Zobah, as far as Hamath,[a] when Hadadezer marched out to strengthen his control along the Euphrates River. 4 David captured 1,000 chariots, 7,000 charioteers, and 20,000 foot soldiers. He crippled all the chariot horses except enough for 100 chariots.
5 When Arameans from Damascus arrived to help King Hadadezer, David killed 22,000 of them. 6 Then he placed several army garrisons[b] in Damascus, the Aramean capital, and the Arameans became David’s subjects and paid him tribute money. So the Lord made David victorious wherever he went.
7 David brought the gold shields of Hadadezer’s officers to Jerusalem, 8 along with a large amount of bronze from Hadadezer’s towns of Tebah[c] and Cun. Later Solomon melted the bronze and molded it into the great bronze basin called the Sea, the pillars, and the various bronze articles used at the Temple.
9 When King Toi[d] of Hamath heard that David had destroyed the entire army of King Hadadezer of Zobah, 10 he sent his son Joram[e] to congratulate King David for his successful campaign. Hadadezer and Toi had been enemies and were often at war. Joram presented David with many gifts of gold, silver, and bronze.
11 King David dedicated all these gifts to the Lord, along with the silver and gold he had taken from the other nations—from Edom, Moab, Ammon, Philistia, and Amalek.
12 Abishai son of Zeruiah destroyed 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 13 He placed army garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became David’s subjects. In fact, the Lord made David victorious wherever he went.
14 So David reigned over all Israel and did what was just and right for all his people. 15 Joab son of Zeruiah was commander of the army. Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the royal historian. 16 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech[f] son of Abiathar were the priests. Seraiah[g]was the court secretary. 17 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was captain of the king’s bodyguard.[h]And David’s sons served as the king’s chief assistants.