Opposites

They say they work hard…but all night long, they are just in front of the computer, surfing the web, shopping, playing games.

They say they have compassion…but they yell profanities to those inmates seeking medical treatment.

They say they labor and endlessly work…but sometimes, they fall asleep on their chairs when supervisors are not around or spend long breaks.

They say they wish the best for others…but their gossiping reflects what flows from the hearts.

They say they love others…but are always hungry to hear about rumors and want to hear that bad things are happening.

They say they are fair…but they are biased with their decisions and treatment with others.

This is what goes on at my work. I wish and pray that they will come to know the “contradiction in the Bible”:

17 comments:

  1. I love this video. It is short and so powerful. Without the love of Jesus Christ there can be no salvation for anyone. The post is very well put too. So often many use religion as a crutch and then live lives that are full of gossip and profanity and hatefulness. I see it often when I am out on Sunday afternoon, people who cut you off in traffic or in the store check out lines have recently just come from religgous services.

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  2. Great video...so glad that you shared it...

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  3. Interesting video on contradiction. Can open up some eyes out there that view this. Thank you Rosel for sharing your words and the message. Blessings.

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  4. Parodox....but not a contradiction:-)

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  5. Bless your heart. I know what you mean. Thank you for your sweet comment about my song. Blessings ~

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  6. Rosel,
    Very impressive video - thank you for sharing it! Hope all is well with you.


    Hugs,
    Jean

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  7. Great video. Praying for you and the workplace. May it all turn around soon.

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  8. God's blessings to your blog and ministry Rosel. Such a interesting video. Lloyd

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  9. These things happen everywhere. God's forgiveness often amazes me. We don't deserve his love or forgiveness. Thank the Lord, it's not something we need to earn. I pray to always honour God in everything I do (not just everything I say).

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  10. FOOD for thought and a great reminder to me to take heed to my behaviour while at work. I want to reflect HIM, not me.

    Hope you're doing well Sis. (((hugs)))

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  11. This is the beautiful irony of our faith.

    Our King's crown
    was one of thorns.

    In His Kingdom, the first
    are last.

    And the last
    are first.

    The stone that the builders rejected
    is our cornerstone.

    His power is perfect
    in our weakness.

    We have been crucified with Christ
    yet we live.

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  12. We live in a "Fallen" world. Sin entered in, carnality and death came as a result. You see it, because your eyes have been opened by the Lord. Your precious heart is filled with compassion and the love of Christ for the spiritually blind and lost. May the joy of the Lord fill mind and soul, then overflow from your heart for Jesus. Your points stretch far beyond the walls of the Correctional facitity, as you know. Do not dispair, my sister. God is in control, Jesus is Savior to all, and the Holy Spirit is inside your heart to guide and teach you marvelous things that are out of this world. Please rejoice with me. Jesus loves us! May your ministry of the written Blog rach each and every eye & heart of those prepared in advance for that Devine appointment. Blessings.

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  13. Thank God that He provided for our salvation through His Son Jesus Christ! God bless you as you shine in a dark world

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  14. I have NOT forgotten about you. Even though I have NOT been in the blog world, I have been praying. May HE work mighty miracles in and through all those in your path.
    Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
    andrea

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  15. Lovely...thanks for sharing. Sorry its been awhile since my visit...Blessings to you and have a bless week!!!

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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