Happy Second Birthday, Real Christianity
Last year at this time I posted a short note about this blog’s first birthday. And now it’s birthday two. Time does fly, as they say.
I noted last year that I had written about 110 articles in my first year. I have only managed about 40 in my second year, mostly due to a lack of time. But thanks to a busy April when I had more time, subscriptions and hits are up. In fact, things in that regard are much better than in the first year when I wrote so much more. Thank you and many Danke’s.
Also, as a side note, WordPress tweaked my theme rules a tad sometime last year and I am no longer able to display all my article titles in the right sidebar. Instead of 150, the list is limited to the last 50. But all my articles are still there, hiding out, waiting for discovery. You can access them through the calendar, and I encourage you to do so.
I want to thank all of you who so faithfully support this blog and read my stuff. If I’m getting it right, it is a download from the Man who allows me to have fun with the info and create something hopefully interesting and edifying, though the content is often hard-hitting.
The Lord blessed with getting the Real Christianity E-Book up and going this year. Please keep getting the word out regarding it and this blog as you are directed.
As time goes on in this world, spiritual clarity becomes less, and as Christians we should all be thankful that our Lord and Master didn’t mess around with unclear concepts and strange ideas hard to receive, unless, of course, one’s radio either doesn’t exist or has malfunctioned in some way. Hearing Ears and Seeing Eyes are of utmost importance if we want to get it, and we will have no problem getting it if our spiritual apparatus is up to par and working correctly. The Lord Jesus simply told it the way it was, and is, and put the Truth out there without reservation. We should all do no less to the best of our ability.
Many have been cognizant of the Great Awakening coming forth for a few years now, and once I got involved in this blogging process I saw much more how many real Christians there are doing excellent and dedicated work, who largely work for free with little recognition. I had always known that the coming awakening would be driven not by so-called Christian leaders, who might or might not be sent by God, but by millions and millions of Christian “nobodies” quietly going about their work unrecognized by most but led by the Spirit of God regardless, and driven to achieve His will.
This is what made the early community of the Lord so incredibly successful. Pretty much everybody was involved in ministry in some form, and most believers were relentless in their approach and loving to the nth degree within that approach. They set a very high standard which we in the present in America have yet to match, though we have had our good times.
It is my belief, however, that we are in the early process of having our best time. We are no longer bound by untruth, misinformation, false doctrines, and bad attitudes that limit what God can do, unless we want to be. There is too much information coming forth, too much history, too much truth, too many applications and methods to discover that truth and bring it forth, and bring it forth fast.
And speed in this sense is a very good thing. It backs up the enemy on his heels, and it allows for greater connectivity within the Body of Christ. In fact, we know that when radio arrived, it was for the Gospel. Television was for the Gospel. And the Internet is for the Gospel. Nothing is more important to any person than salvation prior to receiving it, and any means must be used to receive it, and God has allowed these inventions for the purpose of the salvation of souls. Though the devil will corrupt anything he gets his hands on, these things are not corrupt in and of themselves. Social networking sites are also obviously to be used in the spreading of the Good News and connecting believers together, and informing one another, that we can grow and mature.
Keep up the great work, everyone. Our Lord Jesus greatly appreciates the work He has called you to do. Your work is without doubt worthwhile and is doing damage to the enemy, helping to release millions from bondage to sin, and assisting in the maturing and connecting of the saints of God.
In returning to Book of Acts origins, this is where we’re heading:
Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”
And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!”
So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved. [Acts 2:38-47] 
© 2013 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.
 Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.
Posted on May 10, 2013, in Current Events and tagged Community of Saints, Good News, Happy Birthday, Lord Jesus, Ministry Within Community, Outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Real Christianity, The Book of Acts, The Gift of the Holy Spirit, The Great Awakening. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.
Happy second birthday Real Christianity! Keep up the good work and may God continue to bless you with a spirit of wisdom and understanding in the knowledge of Him! Tom
Thanks, Tom! I encourage everyone to visit Tom’s site. He’s a great teacher and filled with wisdom. Plus, he’s a pretty fair fisherman, and we all know how the Lord feels about fishermen.
Happy 2nd birthday!
You could put the Archives widget in your sidebar for all of your past posts… 😉
Your post brought to my mind how I had prayed for God to reveal to me all of the lies I was believing as truth. At the same time, I was having to break down and finally get a computer (which was free from my precious cousin-God provides…) and the first thing that I did was to look for Christian websites. One of them was an apologetics ministry where I found out ALL of those lies I was believing as truth! Whoa! Was I ever on the wrong road! So, yes, the internet is a good thing!
God bless you in all that you do for His kingdom, by His power and for His glory! amen~
Thanks, Sherry! It’s like big giant letters painted on the sky: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE. But some pinhead and his minions of pinheads, including religious pinheads clouded over everything. And there was a time when it was much harder to clear out the clouds, but not anymore. If we are willing to work and do research and mine for truth, we’ll find it. The Lord said as much.
Hey everybody, go see Sherry and see what “He Hath Said.”
A very Happy Birthday to Real Christianity! Man, that even sounds good. Blessings to you good friend as you continue to proclaim the name of Jesus and His gospel to the ends of the world.
Thank you Bro Mike! Keep up the great work over there. I think we have all gotten the distinct feeling that “Somethin’s Happenin’ Here,” and it’s actually pretty clear. The Lord is on the move. And a big Amen and Yee Ha to that.
If you haven’t ventured over to Mike’s place yet, check it out!
Happy 2nd RJ and hope there will be many more! God bless you my friend!
Thank you, Patricia! And big blessings on you also. I appreciate it.
It would do us all good to take a gaze at the Christian Gazette. It’s good, it’s good…
Thank you RJ, and we even have new contributors, Sherry is now part of the family along with Martha, Debbie, Steve and me!
Hey, Far Out. A community among the Community. Keep churning out the words!
Congrats on your anniversary. My prayers are with you for God to continue to use you powerfully.
Thank you much, Sharon! And I thank you for your prayers.
Hey fellow followers of The Man, go see what George and Sharon are doing! You’ll be blessed.
Happy 2nd birthday, RJ. What a blessing it was to find your blog. I count it an honor to walk with you in this marvelous adventure of Real Christianity.
Hey, thank you, Susan. What an honor it is for me to walk with you as well, and everyone who has supported this effort over the last two years. Not only do we get to honor the Big Man upstairs through these blogging efforts, but one another also. I know it may seem weird to some, but there is a genuine form of fellowship going on in the blogosphere (I can’t believe I just used that term. Oy!).
By the way everyone, you have to go visit Manoah’s Wife. It’s an awesome blog. The author is ultra-dedicated. I hope you don’t mind, Susan, but I came up with a name for you and your ministry in a previous comment somewhere: The Velvet Hammer. Great blessings upon you and your family.
The Velvet Hammer–love that! Thank you–blessings to you and yours as well.
RJ… I can’t begin to tell you how much YOU & Real Christianity [♪Happy Birthday♪] has blessed me. You truly take the words Peter spoke in Acts 2 [“And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them”] to heart, and have blessed mine [ours]. And not stopping there RJ, you bring them to life… in books, on the internet, even here to WordPress.
So worthy of a repeat, I say in all sincerity, gratitude, & love… “THANK YOU! You’re a God-send” RJ Dawson! May the LORD BLESS you INDEED!!!
“Keep up the good work.” 😉
Thank you, Julie. What a blessing you are. To so many. I appreciate all your kind words. You ever get the feeling that you keep working and working and trying and trying and it seems progress is ridiculously hard to come by? Well, if Major League Baseball was easy, anyone could play at that level. But the work we do for God sometimes doesn’t seem to have an impact, but it does. It always does. And the secret is often consistent pressing in through dedicated effort regardless of circumstances or apparent lack of feedback.
THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH.
I heartedly recommend to all that you go visit Julie’s site up there in the northern latitudes!
Thank you for following the Lord and doing the work He has given you to do in Christ. I pray that you are drawn fully into the heart of Jesus and covered by Him in every way. May He be your head and your firm foundation, and may you grow into full maturity in Him and bear much fruit for the kingdom!!
Thank you, Natalie! Good to meet you. I just visited your blog for the first time the other day and was impressed with your sincerity of heart, and heartfelt messages.
I would like to direct everyone over to Natalie’s site and see what she is up to in her walk with God. You’ll be blessed.