HAPPY NINTH BIRTHDAY REAL CHRISTIANITY
Thank you all for following. Thanks especially to my longtime faithful readers over the years. Thanks first and foremost to the Lord Jesus, of course, the One who paid for our salvation and grants His life and blessings, and makes all things new.
Real Christianity the website was created on May 10, 2011. I named it after my first book. I have since posted roughly 600 in-depth teaching articles. These articles have come forth regardless of circumstances, though some were much more challenging than others. Wherever I was and whatever I was engaged in at the time, I continued to write.
The Lord provides. Always. Sometimes there is a fruitful field and other times a desert. I would like to relay to you one particular story from many years ago:
THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN
A big financial need, all very positive, would be required a mere six weeks in the future. I was working very hard and things were generally on track. Then suddenly, with no warning, the contractor I was doing business with and lining up jobs informed me he ran out of work. This put an entirely new perspective on the situation. I realized I would not only come up financially short for the upcoming expense, but that I also had to quickly start finding work to replace what I just lost. I had been doing carpentry work for a few years but never strictly on my own. That was about to change. I made some calls. Met some people. I started doing what I could. But before any of that, and after engaging in some serious prayer, the first thing I did was follow through on what some might call a really dumb decision. In the midst of a financial crisis I decided to give the Lord what little money I had saved up.
I did this because: (1) My back was against the wall and I would never reach my goal without His direct intervention. (2) I was now on my own and had to find a way to make it work, starting from scratch. (3) My savings would not amount to much in the big picture but was perfect for seed money. (4) I knew if my heart was right and I fulfilled His conditions He would bless me and turn the little I had into much more.
Though I had always tithed I had never done anything this bold. Making sure I followed the Lord’s directives and doing my best to give in secret, I took my savings from the bank and went to my church one afternoon. There was a secretary in the office. No one else was around. The only ones who knew what I did were the Lord, myself, and her. With a great attitude and big smile I gave my savings, in the only way I knew how, directly to the Lord Jesus. I then went about my life.
It was touch and go for the next month and a half. I began placing inexpensive ads in a city circular. The Lord blessed me with some work. Weeks passed. A few days before the big financial need, I was on a construction jobsite one summer afternoon working on an old historic house. I got a phone call. The foreman happened to have had a phone line installed, which was a rare thing. This was long before cell phones. I think I was upstairs at the time but I’ll never forget that black rotary. The call I received was in reference to work. I jotted down the number and called a man I had never met. He said he had some work and that I came highly recommended. But it was more than that. It would be steady work and at a good rate.
This was great news. I started a day or two later. A week’s amount of work turned into two. They kept coming up with new projects. The work kept multiplying. It was like bread and fish déjà vu all over again. Long story short, it turned into six years of work at that single high tech industrial location and accounted for half of my total income in that time. The money I had cheerfully given to the Lord was essentially all I had. It was truly seed compared to what I ended up receiving. I also became a fulltime contractor and was always busy. The glory goes to the Lord.
MY LATEST POSTS REGARDING THE PLANDEMIC
Over two months ago, On March 7, 2020, I began a 4-Part series entitled Pharisee Control Tactics: the Spirit of Fear (1) (2) (3) (4). This was a lead-in series regarding the plandemic, revealing the massive fear tactics involved by illustrating such tactics used in the past, especially within Christianity. After that I immediately began writing additional posts regarding the unprecedented times at hand. This site was on the cutting edge of revealing the truth of this massive diversion and subversive attack on America. It began with the following aptly named post and six more afterwards which not only exposed spiritual reality but gave positive practical advice to real Christians. You may want to check these out:
March 16, 2020: PANICKED OVER A TRICK PANDEMIC
Whatever this actually is—a real pandemic, yet another disease scare, a hoax, a biowarfare attack, or a government response test, the REAL pandemic remains unacknowledged.
March 18, 2020: THIS IS YOUR TIME: GREENER PASTURES ARE CALLING
The Lord needs you to step up. It is time to make a move into greater spiritual maturity and quit being overly dependent on the Christian means and methods of yesterday.
March 22, 2020: THE CURRENT SHUTDOWN: AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER AND PRACTICE ORIGINAL CHRISTIANITY
They had no church buildings. They had no New Testament. They had no professional clergy. And still, they turned the world upside down.
March 25, 2020: CHRISTIANS IN LEAGUE WITH THE ENEMY: THE TRAITOR WITHIN
There is no effective difference between those in powerful positions on the world stage engaging in mass subterfuge who actively oppose the Lord Jesus, and deceived Christians who support them unequivocally without knowing it.
March 31, 2020: THE CONTROL TEST: PROVING THE MAJORITY COMPLIANT
None of this would be happening without a predetermined confirmation that the controlled have reached a majority and will readily comply with every directive from upper management.
April 19, 2020: APRIL 19, 1775: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BEGINS
The Americans of that greatest generation stood for liberty at all costs and created a country. These times illustrate how far America has fallen.
May 4, 2020: SUBMITTING TO HELLBOUND AUTHORITARIANS
Christians taking life-changing advice from people on their way to hell is not a good business model.
EARLY CHURCH HISTORY 101
In addition to these and other posts I also began a commentary on The Book of Acts in lesson format entitled Early Church History 101. It began with an INTRODUCTION on March 29 and has continued regularly since with 18 lessons. LESSON 18 was posted on Thursday, May 7. We are currently close to completing Acts Chapter 2.
For those of you who would like to review the series, maybe read some Lessons you missed, or even start from the beginning, the posts are relatively short, only one page or so, except for a few. I have made it easy by putting embedded links for all Lessons at the top of each post. There are also many excellent comments to browse. My desire is to reveal the actual history of the early first-century Community of the Lord, which stands as a perfect foundational prototype for the Church Age and draws clear distinctions between their witness and so many half-lit and fake churches since and especially of the present. If you want to know why official American Christianity is in dire straits and failing against the culture, it is because we have strayed far from our moorings.
THE GREAT AWAKENING CONTINUES
I want to encourage all of you that the Lord Jesus remains very much in charge. He possesses ALL authority in heaven and earth. He can work through you to better promote His Kingdom depending on your discipleship level and willingness to be a faithful servant. As we strengthen our individual walk with Him, He is strengthened overall. Regardless of the incessant fear tactics employed at present, do not fear. Obey His directives regarding your needs. Put your full confidence and trust in Him. He will always make a way. Make the commitment to being a better and more mature disciple to supply His needs.
And now, Year Ten begins. I hope to continue seeing you along the way.
© 2020 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.
Posted on May 10, 2020, in Real Christianity and tagged Called Chosen and Faithful, Discipleship, Fight the Good Fight of Faith, Happy Birthday, Lord Jesus, New Covenant, Real Christianity, Real Christianity The Nature of the Church, The Great Awakening, Trust Your Heart With God. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
Happy anniversary, RJ. I’m thankful for your faithfulness, glad we met as fellow-bloggers 🙂
Thanks Linda. I appreciate you continuing with me all these years. I don’t know which of us found each other first, but you made your first appearance here almost seven years ago. You epitomize what I greatly value regarding spiritual association, in that regardless of different perspectives or Christian beliefs you are determined to stay in fellowship with friends. This may be in part because we have teaching in common. Teachers love to teach. But this means they must have information to share. And that means they must work hard at gaining the information and knowledge and do their best to make sure it is correct.
This is not easy (understatement alert) when the subject is Christianity. Has there ever been any subject so easy regarding foundational source knowledge, in that there is only one relatively small group of New Covenant Scriptures, but roughly (insert ridiculously large number here) different beliefs and interpretations of said Scriptures? The way most Christian leaders seem to go about things is that they are either determined to purposely divide that which should be united or else water down everything for the sake of fake unity. Many have agendas that oppose the Lord’s agenda.
At the end of the day, for those with eyes to see, there is a clear understanding of why the Lord Jesus was crucified by religious people.
I want to thank you regarding my ninth anniversary for supporting this site the longest and recognizing the accomplishment. I also want to thank you for supporting my latest series, Early Church History 101, for reading every post and contributing by far the most comments. I believe interaction in class is a great thing. Also, teachers like to keep their class together.
You are a veteran of this particular teaching format, having created several daily commentaries on books of the Bible and with your current work on the Gospel of John. I value your posts. I know each and every one comes with a lifetime of knowledge gained and shared.
I highly recommend to all: Linda’s Bible Study.
Many blessings to you, Linda. Keep up the great work.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Thanks, RJ, so much! I don’t know either, which of us made the first contact.And. you’re so right about being able to communicate about the God we both love and serve even when we may not agree on every point of doctrine. It is refreshing to speak with another believer without the need to WIN! We Christians have wasted hours of time debating issues that we will not resolve until we reach heaven, and then I believe we will hang our heads in shame at the time wasted. Doctrine is of utmost importance to me, as it should be to all of us, but I simply refuse to get into a debate on, say, Calvinism.
“The man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”
That is not to say I won’t discuss it, if asked, but I will not argue. I don’t believe it honors God for us to be fighting with each other.
Boy, I’m really rambling today!
LikeLiked by 1 person
I don’t follow Calvin.
LikeLiked by 1 person
No, neither do I.
Your experience actually fits quite well with my post for today, it’s about God’s provision. So true we cannot out give God for His heart is greater than ours, as well as His resources!
Congratulations and thank you for the link.
Thanks Donna. I’m honored to have you as a relatively new reader. I appreciate your contribution. Blessings to you.
Donna’s Site: Meeting Jesus
LikeLiked by 1 person