Welcome to A Crooked Path.
We all take a path in life. We all are on one of only two paths our entire fleshly lives. We either take the path of this world and trust only in the devices, knowledge, philosophies, and creations of man, or we take the path of light, truth, and righteousness realizing our purpose in being created is to worship God. We seek the knowledge and understanding of God and His Word. Or we seek the ways of this world. We cannot serve both. Scriptures teach us such truth. Life itself teaches each person this in one way or another. I recently heard a man I know say, “Everyone’s life is hard. And we can either go through this life with God and Jesus or without God and Jesus. Why not go through this hard life with God and Jesus?” Simple, eh? And each of us ought to ask, yes, why not go through this very difficult at times life with God, with Jesus, with the Holy Spirit and God’s inerrant word rather than be opposed to such and imagine we can go it alone and make things work out better for ourselves?
None walk the straight and narrow from birth. None are good and holy. People are not inherently good as the world teaches. We all are sinners. No exceptions. We are all very messed up, fallen, incapable of living pure, holy lives on our own or according to any worldly philosophy ever created. Imagining oneself, or working at being “a good person” does nothing in attaining the salvation of the Lord and eternal life. Nothing. It is like attempting to catch and hold mercury in one’s hands. None can set their feet upon the path of righteousness without believing in God, believing in Jesus the Lord and Messiah and without a renewing of spirit and mind — being born anew, a regeneration, a transformative act taking place in them, in their lives — putting aside the ways of this world as we are crucified and risen anew alive in Jesus the Lord and Messiah, and Him in us.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there will be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
This place is about all of us who have either walked upon the crooked path and finally found our way, or those realizing within their hearts and spirits there is something more to life than the latest technological development, frozen entrees to pop in the microwave, flat panel high definition TV, sports, sex, the continual pretending, or the daily cycle almost all are treading upon leading only to death. Eternal death that is. In hell. Yes, contrary to the modern-day refusal to speak of, write of, or preach upon there is a hell and eternal damnation separated from God, Christ, and all that heaven is to hold. There is more – much more than the emptiness of idol worship and belief in the created gods of men which cannot speak, cannot see, cannot make, touch, or are not alive and are a lie. There is only One True God. Jehovah. Yahweh. Our Creator, our Father. There is only one faith that has Jesus the Lord and Savior and Messiah, the One True King – Christianity. And within Christianity, there are either true believers, true disciples of Jesus Christ the Saviour we are to make Lord of our lives, or those professing to be such but in truth are apostate. Counterfeit. Having the appearance of holiness but being anything but true disciples of Jesus and followers of His and His Father. They are in truth of this world. Or, of the great falling away before the appearance of the son of perdition. Sadly, most professing they are “Christian” fall into the latter category at these end of the end times and are following false teachers, unsound doctrine, and have itching ears that turn to fables. Harsh? Judgmental? Look, listen behold for yourselves. Be aware. Compare what God’s word tells us and what is displayed and exampled among the people. Most more concerned with appeasing this world and its views than in obeying God. Learning and living according to the Word of God. This is not a “feel good” place of appeasement and accepting every sin and abomination and false teaching of man that comes along as more and more denominations, churches, and individuals embrace while still imagining themselves to be “Christians” when they are of this world and not living according to the inerrant word of God. If you came here to have corrupted, apostate worldly viewpoints you are in the wrong place. If you came here to always “feel good” and have it more about emotions and worldly ways than the ways of the Lord and His word you came to the wrong place.
Most seek solace, peace, and the meaning of life in every other avenue than the Way, the Truth, the Light of God’s Word – Jesus Christ – and wearing a gold, silver, platinum, or wooden cross around one’s neck and going to a church on Sunday’s to be entertained and receive your “gold attendance star” is NOT being a true believer, a true disciple of the Lord’s. There is only one way. One true path. Trusting and believing in the Lord our God. Trust in His inerrant Word. Trust in His Son, Emmanuel, Redeemer, Saviour, Lord of lords, King of kings -Jesus the Lord and Messiah as the only way to salvation and eternal life.
As we continue on our journey we must always place God’s Word ahead of everything else. Above everyone else. Forsaking this world. Forsaking sin. Mortifying sin. Not adopting and implementing the lies of this world into our worship, our doctrine. The Holy Bible is our doctrine. It is the only doctrine we need. Do not turn to the appeasement, the tolerance, the ways of this world if one wants to enter into heaven and is one of the Lord’s chosen people. We must come to the realization it is really all very simple. Not always easy. But simple. And there are no real gray areas. We ought not to make politics, various movements, organizations, affiliations, marches, protests of importance because they tend to then become our life, our priority. We ought always rather daily look in the mirror and make sure we are making Jesus, God our Father, the Holy Spirit, and the God-breathed inerrant word of God our life. Our commitment. Our focus. Where we place our minds there also our hearts will lie. Let us not place our minds and efforts on the matters of this world, of politics, political parties, nationalism, certain movements, and organizations — let us rather always place our minds and therefore our hearts on Jesus first. Always Jesus first. Then all else will be clear. Will be understood. Fall into place. Each day the Lord blesses each of us with. Everything truly is clear. Illuminated. Revealed in black and white in this world of what spirit each thing is from and fueled. Men and women create the gray areas. The mayhem and confusion. The mob mentalities and chasing after this, that, the next and other thing believing the answers lie in what they are chasing. Men and women create all this to soothe their troubled and lost hearts and minds. to embrace the grayness of their lies and hollow lives. Falling prey to becoming enslaved in the ways and teachings of this world. Rather than being freed in the inerrant word of God. There is no gray with God or within His living word.
It is my hope and prayer that if you are already a believer you will subscribe to A Crooked Path and read what is presented here. I will work to provide what the Lord leads me to publish here in this place. That is my prayer. My goal. To not grieve the Lord or the Holy Spirit and to have appeared here that which helps fellow brothers and sisters in the faith, or can be of help to the non-believing souls who happen upon this place. Being edifying in what is presented even if not always pleasant to hear and learn. I also ask you to not be shy and please do not hesitate to comment and contribute to this place. This is not about me. I do not do this for my glory or honor. This is not my “ministry” as so many claim they do in error. This is done for the Lord. This is done for anyone who happens along here. Not for me. Not for my boasting or glory. This place is not of my doing. I am only a watchman, only a laborer in the vineyard. I am not the Vine. I am but one man. A sinner. Only saved through my faith in the Only One who can save and provide eternal life — Jesus Christ. The Son of God. I only do the instruction of the Lord our God to the best I can faithfully embracing the Spirit of God and His whole living Word to teach, to instruct, to guide me in His ways all my days. However much or little the Lord measures out for me. This is not about self. Ego. Vain glory. Everything on this earth will vanish one day. And a new heaven and earth take the place of this temporary sin-filled world.
This is a place to search the Scriptures. To be reproved in the fire removing the chaff and being nourished with the meat of God’s Word not merely entertained or fed milk. A place for teaching and discernment. Merely a starting point for some, perhaps. This place certainly is not the end-all or a place to place upon a pedestal. Merely one man, a watchman on the wall, a thankful saved sinner attempting to please the Lord and do His will. To hopefully be of some help to someone along the way. And if I am somehow blessed and capable of teaching, yet do not DO that which is instructed by the Lord our God in my own life shame on me, and I will be among the least in the kingdom of heaven!
For unbelievers, for those struggling with “I think I believe in God and Jesus, but I’m not ready to try and be perfect, or give up everything,” know that none are ever perfect. We’re not only all messed up before turning our lives to the Lord, we’re all still of the flesh, of sin, and messed up still. Because there is a constant spiritual war, never-ending until the Lord returns taking place and there is a constant war within each true believer — ESPECIALLY within each true believer, because the Evil One already has the unbelieving enslaved and his — he works continually to gnaw at, whisper in the ears of the believing. We’re all still messed up on some level and none will truly be perfected until the Lord returns and we are to receive a new body and be like Him. To become the Lord’s is not giving up anything. We give up nothing. Nothing of true value and permanence. Of true lasting joy and happiness. While we gain everything worth having and doing! Do not misunderstand. That does not mean allowing or embracing sins, abominations, and those things in our lives unacceptable unto God. We surrender to and serve God in the knowledge of what that means. We no longer submit to the lusts, desires, and burning within us to do certain things the people of this world do without even thinking what they do displeases God and alienates themselves from God. We submit to the Lord. Willingly. Joyfully. In understanding and enlightenment provided to us by the Holy Spirit. In obedience. A willing obedience out of reverence, awe, wonder, and thankfulness. Finally seeing and knowing things we only could come to know through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit working in us.
Oh, yes, we’re still in the flesh. We still have earthly, fleshly human desires. We still sin — fall short. Every single day. We’re not robots, puppets, or superhuman. We just realize the consequences of sin – eternal death – and prefer life and being pleasing to God and Christ over the fleeting, temporary pleasures of self and this world. We find pleasure in things the world does not know or understand.
Christ, pure, blameless, spotless, without sin gave up Himself, His life, and suffered greatly taking upon Himself ALL THE SINS OF EVERYONE IN THE WORLD so it is a small thing indeed to give up many of the things of this world which lead to death to serve Him and God. A true believer weighs the balance and gains wisdom. “Do I want a fleeting fleshly pleasure that will fade and I require more and more always never sated? Or do I turn to God and Christ as my strength and source and come to see and know the LIFE They, only They can afford?”
We are only perfected upon being freed of this fleshly body and being risen with Jesus the Lord and Messiah in our spiritual bodies. We strive to be pleasing and acceptable to the Lord, but none are perfect. We all make countless miscues and out and out mistakes each day. We are human. We fail. We fall short. That does not mean we excuse this in our lives and continue in weakness and repetitive sin. That does mean we realize our weakness and daily turn to and trust God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Bible to lift us up. Keep us. Show us the way. This hopefully is a place to learn and grow and find refuge. To share experiences. You are not alone. This also is not a place prescribing we live by a dead set of rules. Legalism and following set rules do not lead to eternal life or make one a disciple of Jesus. Do not think that to be a believer one must sadly give up things, and sadly follow rules. There is no life or the liberty of salvation in becoming chained to legalism and following rules in an attempt to gain heaven. That is NOT the way. LEGALISM is death. Legalism is being dead in Christ and not discerning, rightly dividing the Word.
We, believers, do not sadly give up the death of this temporal world and its ways. We, believers, do not sadly give up the things of this world. On the contrary, we rejoice in the blessing and the peace and knowledge the saving blood of Jesus the Lord and Messiah affords those who believe. Not only believe but commit themselves as disciples of Christ to follow, to do, to obey His word. All our days. We are not giving up a thing in renewing our spirits and minds in the ways of the Lord our God! In seeking and allowing that regeneration and transformation to take place in our lives. As an example let me just say upon being truly saved, truly renewed of mind and spirit by the Spirit of God I no longer had the desire to resort to, or do many of the things I had previously desired or done. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit literally changed me. Without my battling greatly the urge to continue doing, saying, following that which I formerly did. Do not diminish, deny, or dismiss the power of the Spirit of God to work in you and your life.
We’re all on one path or another. We all either serve God or we serve Satan. There are no other paths than those two. One path leads to life the other to destruction. There are countless trails made by each individual as they live each day of their life, but all of us are on only one of the two paths heading in one of two distinct directions culminating in endings that can be known and are known. Just as many tributaries lead to one river.
The Holy Spirit is real, is personal, an individual part of the Triune God. The Holy Spirit can provide every person truly saved by the shed blood of Jesus the Lord and Messiah power, strength, direction, and help in ways people cannot conceive unless they seek unless they answer the call and commit their lives to Jesus the Christ. Confessing their sins, repenting and discerning well what repentance truly means, asking for forgiveness, and asking — literally — for the Holy Spirit to reside within them in their renewed mind, heart, and spirit.
All things are possible with God.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
I will also be including news events from around the world that pertain to Scripture, prophesy being revealed, and the times we live in. We are here to seek truth and not the ways of men or certain denominations. I do not belong to a denomination. I belong to the body of the Church of Jesus the Lord and Messiah as the Head of the Church. To do and obey the Head’s instructions always. Or live and work towards that end daily. As my part in the body, I answer to the Head. Not man. Not the teachings of this world. While we can discover much in the news and events of our day regarding the decline of this broken world and the acceleration of the last days upon us we must always and foremost turn daily to the inerrant word of God over any news this world might print or speak on any given day.
I thank you for visiting. I hope you’ll stay a while and you are always welcome to come back and stay longer.
Take some time to discover all A Crooked Path has to offer. I hope you agree this place does have something of merit to offer to you or someone you know.
The main purpose this website came into being is from the priceless gift of salvation given to me in the payment made by our Lord, and this place was created with the purpose foremost in mind to worship, honor, glorify, and praise God and Jesus the Lord and Messiah. Through everything done here. That is the hope and intent. I will fall short at times. I am still flesh and human yet. But my hope is this place is for the Lord’s glory…not mine. To help reveal the times we live in, which are the last of the last days. We are living in Biblical times. Prophecy times. Make no mistake.
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In Christ alone,
Administrator, Editor, Researcher, and Writer of A Crooked Path made straight by the Wisdom and Word of God.