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Monday Moaning (Groaning)? 6-27-2022

• After hearing the sermon yesterday, the title is befitting for how I received the message from the pastor. I am comparing my message on yesterday (Sunday Joy) with Monday Moaning. Balance is the Key.


• Everything in the message was true, but the pastor took it to another level. Yes, we are human, and the flesh is always craving to be fulfilled, but it is never satisfied. However, the flesh and emotions can be kept under control if we yield (surrender) to the Spirit of God. When we allow Him to have control, there is abiding peace that Jesus gives and our joy is full and remain.


• Ain’t no Monday moaning and groaning because of my emotions. Instead, it is an attitude of gratefulness in knowing that everything we go through, God is in control and we need to let Him take care of whatever comes our way.


• What good would moaning and groaning do? That’s what kept the Israelites wandering through the wilderness for forty years, along with disobeying God (lack of faith)? Didn’t God tell us to cast our burdens upon Him (Psalm 55:22)? 


• Even when the enemy uses others to come against us, we must realize that our real enemy is the devils (Ephesians 6:10-18). God gives us power over the enemy, He takes care of the people (Romans 12:19-21).


• In other words, God doesn’t fight our battles when it comes to the enemy. That happened in the Old Testament because the Spirit of God did not live in people. The Holy Spirit lives in us and He gives us power over demonic forces.

• For each situation, circumstance, trial, and persecution that comes our way, our faith is being tested to show us how mature we are, and that we are still a piece of work in progress.


• Several things have happened to me lately and my emotions were high; still struggling as I press my way to a higher level of maturity. In the meantime, regardless of what may come in any of our lives, let’s keep it moving in Jesus’ name, because we are more than conquerors!


There’s a blessing in pressing; although it is a struggle, don’t give up or throw the towel in, “Keep on Pushing” -

Lyrics by the Impressions:

I've got to keep on pushing (mmm-mmm)

I can't stop now

Move up a little higher

Someway or somehow

'Cause I've got my strength

And it don't make sense

Not to keep on pushing


Don’t let today be a Monday of moaning and groaning, thank God for every test that brings you closer to Him.


“Keep on Pushing”


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Sunday Joy! 6-26-2022

• Yesterday a short message was posted about ‘Saturday Fun Day,’ and I was excited to support my nieces as the dance company they are a part of celebrated their annual event.


• However, later on that day, some things happened that I allowed to provoke me to anger; this woman of God is still dealing with the flesh. One major that thing was  sprung on me, my Facebook page was hacked and he was a scammer. Apostle Paul said when he would do good, evil was present, and he said there was no good thing in his flesh (Romans 7:18-19).


• If you are reading this message, be encouraged! Although we love the Lord, we are going to be in a war with our members. Paul gives us hope: Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.” (Romans 7:25).


• The flesh will say: “I want my way” and the Spirit will say in a still small voice: “That’s not right.” It is up to us who we yield to, the flesh or the Spirit -If we walk in the Spirit, we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).


• Don’t let the devil put you in condemnation (Romans 8:1). We the children of the Most-High God are no longer condemned, we have been acquitted, we are no longer guilty of the crime of sin. We have been pronounced free by our righteous Judge.


• Despite my circumstances on yesterday, or whatever comes to today, every day is still a good day. With that being said, we may have temporary setbacks, but the Joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10b); Jesus wants our joy to remain and be full (John 15:11).


• No matter what befalls (overcome, hit us, strike us, or overtake) us, it does not and will never change God’s love for us. Satan can never win because we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loved us (Romans 837). We are not defeated; we have the victory!


Have a Joyful Sunday ~ Betty A. Burnett

Saturday ~ A Fun Day 6-25-2022

• My plans are to attend a dance recital. For years the Lord has blessed me to see my nieces perform with excellence, except when the Pandemic Covid-19 affected people world-wide.


• Even though I had not relocated to New Jersey, the Lord allowed me to be here to support the girls as they danced so eloquently.


• Since some Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, the show is ON! And that makes it a “Saturday Fun Day”. And I am so excited!


• As you go about doing whatever is on your agenda, remember this - God gave us richly all things to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17), that is, all good things.


• While you are enjoying this wonderful Saturday that the Lord has made (Psalm 118:24), don’t forget that He is still to be glorified. So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).


Planning to enjoy my day, hope you will also!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Sower and the Seeds (Part 1) 6-24-2022

• Since this series have to do with evangelism, I am going to use the parable of the Sower and seeds sown on different kinds of soil and the results. Jesus spoke of the kingdom in parables (earthly stories with a heavenly meaning). Parables make the kingdom of God more understood.


These parables are found in Matthew 13:1-11, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15

• Jesus spoke in terms the people could identify with. The disciples came and asked Jesus why He was speaking in parables. Jesus said, because it is given to you to know the mysteries [secrets] of the kingdom, but it is not given to them. Their hearts were not receptive. Many people go to church and hear a sermon, but they don’t receive it in their hearts.


• Jesus explained to his disciples that the seed represents the Gospel, the Sower represents anyone who proclaims it, and the various soils represent people's responses to it [the heart of the people].


• The natural man [unsaved] receives NOT the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because spiritual things are spiritually discerned.” 1 Cor 2:14


• Understanding the Scriptures have nothing to do with one’s intelligence, or religious credentials or going to seminary. One can only understand the scriptures when his heart is opened to and by Jesus Christ.


Two of the Four Types of Soil

1. “Listen, a Sower went out to sow. And these are the ones on the path where the Word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the Word that is sown in them.


My question to those who profess to be born-again, are you allowing the Word of God to have no effect because of lack of study. Do you put the bible aside and pick it up one day a week? If that is true, then you’re missing the greatest blessings. Your actions don’t change your salvation, but they will affect your eternal rewards.


2. Some fell on stony places which did not have much soil, when they hear the Word, they immediately receive it with joy [excitement]. And have no root in themselves but endure for a while. Then when tribulations or persecution arises, immediately they fall away.


Question: Are you getting deeper into the Word (being rooted and grounded), or are you just wilting away (drying up)? Are you still excited and your joy is remaining despite whatever comes your way?


• Why am I comparing some Christians to those who are not saved; the ones (seeds) who did not fall on fertile ground? I find that many people who profess to be born-again are not interested in the Word of God; their interests are more on worldly things. They also act like worldly people; it is difficult to distinguish them from those who are not saved.


Come back Monday for Part 2 of the different types of soil.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Using Words Properly 6-23-2022

• I will be doing a short series of principles that Jesus used and share how one word or words can change the entire meaning of a scripture. Also, what is being conveyed must be in the proper context. It certainly is not good to single out a scripture or use a verse as a stand-alone and try to build something from it.


• There are several topics Jesus taught about that have been highly misunderstood. Why? Because some people have missed some little words that changed the meaning. For instance, many people say this, For we know that all things work together for the good to those who are called according to God’s purpose (Romans 8:28).


• Many people do not recognize the one word that is left out makes a world of difference. What seems to be small or insignificant changes the entire meaning of the sentence.


“The Called and Who They are”

• THE is left of the verse. The importance of THE. Everybody is called for a purpose even if they are not born-again. But only those who are born-again are THE called (Romans 8:28).


• What about saying, every born-again believer is given a measure of faith? If every saved person would be given a measure of faith, this means they could start off on any level and that is not possible. Every who is born-again starts at the same level, then growth is required to mature.


• For instance, if there are a lot of chairs in a room and you were told to pick up a chair, you would pick any chair. But if you were told to pick up the chair, meaning you knew exactly which chair to pick up because it had been identified as a specific chair. It’s the same way with THE called, meaning a specific.


• From this introduction about the future messages, I just want to encourage you to pay close attention to what is written. It is for your benefit and the benefit of others. If you pass on incorrect information the cycle continues. So, when this cycle is cut off, and we humbly admit that the information was wrong, then all involved will be blessed.


Below are some of the upcoming topics after “The Sower and the Seeds”

1. The Two Judgments and When They Will Take Place

2. The Ten Virgins

3. The Man who was not clothed properly at the wedding

4. The Unfaithful Servant (The Difference Between Outer Darkness and Hell)

5. Depart from Me, I never knew you

6. Strait and Narrow Way


Clearing matters up ~ Betty A. Burnett

The Blended Combination 6-22-2022

• I went to arts and craft for the first time yesterday. It was so enjoyable being with some youth and their chaperones who were missionaries from Minnesota.


• Some were helping the seniors make wreaths while others were trying to put a tedious puzzle together. There was a mixture of fun making the wreaths and sharing our calling (gifts). Prayer requests were also integrated. I had not planned to be involved because other things were happening, but each of us realized it was ordained by God for us to be there (Psalm 119:133a).


• Once I sat down, a young lady showed me how to put the wreath together, and others started helping. They asked me what colors I wanted and I said blue and purple.


• I chose those two colors for a reason: Blue was the favorite color of my late mother, late sibling, and mine. I began to tell them what the favorite colors meant to me. Blue is serene (calm, peaceful and soft). It is like the beautiful sky on an uncloudy day, blue also reminds me of the calm waves of the blue ocean.


• And purple means royalty. We are a royal priesthood because of our spiritual inheritance; we are holy; we are peculiar (different), and we should praise God who brought us out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 3:9).


• When I explained the serene calmness of blue and our royalty combined, there was a perfect blend. The royal and powerful purple blended with the calm blue brought about a perfect combination.


• Can you put different colors together that will blend? As children of God, we should blend (bond) regardless of our skin color. The more colors, the more beautifully we stand out like a rainbow.


• Also, a mixture of two colors can still stand out. Let’s compare the colors to people. The bible says, “how can two walk together unless they agree” (Amos 3:3). Yesterday, there was a mixed blend of nationalities who came together in agreement and there were amazing results.


• How well can you blend with others, even if you don’t know them? If your heart is right, you should blend with other saints.


• For your information, regardless of where I go, even if it’s for a fun event, a great door of opportunity is opened (1 Corinthians 16:9a) and guess what? I walk right in that door and the Spirit of God moves in a powerful way!


Praise God ~ Betty A. Burnett

A Two Day Experience 

Day One 


Big class!!! And our Je'liyah graduated with honors!


Well attended and supported by Mom-mom (Joannie) Auntie (Markeeta), Sister (Jireh), Cousins (Jakeem, Zoey, Maica, Janai', Giana), and Aunt Betty.


We traveled from Pennsauken, Lindenwold and Sicklerville, because we love Je'liyah

Congratulations to our Je'liyah!


To God be the glory for all the things He has done. What He is doing and what He will

do!!!


Coming soon, Je'liyah's Testimony/Story.


Day Two


A WOW to our Awesome Lord God Almighty!


Good morning!


This is a follow up of our trip to Cape May for Je'liyah's high school graduation.


As was stated yesterday, her testimony/story will be posted soon.


My ministry title is "Setting the captives free." One aspect of the ministry is to share testimonies/stories of those who are experiencing freedom.


Je'liyah's testimony is the first one to be posted.


I have asked others to share in the future, so prepare yourselves to share how God delivered you from bondage, and those who have experienced healing in your bodies, please feel free to send me your testimony.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~


“Happy Father’s Day”

To my nephews, other family members, friends and to my brothers in Christ.

God bless you!


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Thank God it’s Friday? 6-17-2022

The phrase “Thank God it’s Friday” has been around for many years. It was used with those who were in the work-force, after a long hard five days on the job.


• Then, Fats Domino recorded “Blue Monday” – got to work like a slave all day; and something was said about all the other days.


• As for me, I thank God for every day He makes, and every day is a good day, regardless of how we feel. God not only made everything, but He said everything He made was good (Genesis 1:10, 18, 21, 25). After God had completed His creation, He said it was very good (Genesis 1:31).


• Since God said everything He made was good, then why do we say, “I’m having a bad day?” If every day is a day of thanksgiving, how does “Bad day” come out of people’s mouths.


• When those words are spoken out of someone’s mouth, “a bad day” is exactly what they are going to get. My circumstances may not seem to be good, but all things work for the good of those who are the called [born-again] according to His purpose (Roman 8:28).


• When it is understood that God has a purpose for everything, and it is working out for our good, then we can go through whatever comes our way and it won’t be a bad day to us.


Example

Joseph was sold to some Midianites by his brothers, who took him to Egypt. They sold him out of jealousy, because he was his father Jacob’s favorite son, born by Rachel whom he loved dearly. Jacob was a trickster; he deceived his father Isaac so he could get his brother’s birthright, which belonged to the first-born son (Esau)- (Genesis, chapter 27).


• Jacob was also tricked into marrying cross-eyed Leah of whom he had a distaste for (Genesis 29:31-32). She had six sons and a daughter by him (Genesis 30:20-21).


Joseph in Egypt

• Joseph was false accused (lied on) by his boss’ wife and he ended up in prison, and Joseph was freed after interpreting the king’s dreams. There was a famine in the land where his father Jacob and his brothers lived.


• They were brought to Egypt because Joseph asked the king to allow them to come, and when his brothers realized that Joseph was their brother, they were afraid of what would happen to them. But Joseph loved his brothers so much, he forgave them and said, “What you meant for evil God meant it for good” (Genesis, chapters 37-50).


• God had a purpose for Joseph and his brothers too, of course. He used the brothers’ evil against Joseph, who ended up being raised from the prison to the palace. Promotion could only come from God (Psalm 75:6-7). Joseph became next in line to the king (Pharaoh of Egypt). What seemed to be bad days and a few bad years ended up being a blessing to Joseph’s family and all those in Egypt.


• If you want to be promoted by God, there will be suffering, trials, persecutions and tribulations, and all manner of evil will be said against you (Matthew 5:10-11) but hold your head up and keep looking to the God whose all-sufficient will sustain you (2 Corinthians 12:9).


• Hold on a little while longer my faithful brothers and sisters and you will receive your reward (Matthew 25: 21, 23). Please don’t say you have bad days.


Waiting for my crown ~ Betty A. Burnett

Walking in Victory 6-16-2022

Today I am shifting to let the readers know how God uses doctors to help our bodies to be at the optimal health. Paul called Luke, the beloved physician; the Greek meaning- one who heals (Colossians 4:14).


• The apostle John wrote: Beloved, I wish above all things that you will walk in health and prosper even as your soul prospers (3 John 2).


• How do our souls prosper? By reading, studying, and living according to the Word of God. I am a living witness of a person who walk in health and prosper as my soul prospers. I also speak life over my situation everyday (Proverbs 18:21), along with doing whatever possible to walk in victory (Romans 8:37).


• As a person thinks who he is in his heart, that’s who he is (Proverbs 23:7). I just got to throw this in: Whoever thinks evil against another person is evil.


• The Word of God says as your days are so shall your strength be (Deuteronomy 33:25).

Proof

• Moses lived to be one hundred and twenty years old and still had clear vision. God is the same when it comes to us having clear vision. Since His ways and thoughts are higher and different (Isaiah 55:8) than ours 

Example

• In two thousand sixteen, I had cataract surgery to improve my vision, can’t remember how long it had been since I could see this clear without eyeglasses.


• I am not saying that our bodies won’t get afflicted (Psalm 34:19); what I am saying is we don’t have to remain in those conditions that will hinder us from doing what God has called us to do.


• As I go to my appointment with a new podiatrist, I am believing God will use him to help me “Keep Pep in my Step.” I have got to keep it moving and not let the setbacks hold me back from my assignment. Even when the devil throws his fiery darts, my shoes for my feet are ready to spread the gospel of peace (Ephesians 6:15).


• Thanking God that He satisfies my mouth with good things and my youth is being renewed like that of an eagle (Psalm 103:5).


Victory is mine ~ Betty A. Burnett

Some Righteous Men Who Fell 6-15-2022

In continuing with “A Falling Away” when it comes to those who belong to God, let’s see what happened to some people who walked close to God.


• David understood what it meant to fall, and he wrote this: The steps of a [righteous] man are ordered by the Lord and He delights in his way. Although he falls, he shall not utterly be cast down, for the Lord upholds him with His hand (Psalm 37:23-24).


• All of Jesus’ disciples deserted Him (Mark 14:50); Peter even denied that He knew Jesus (Luke 14:54-62). Yet, he was sorrowful after he lied about knowing Jesus; he was fearful of his life. Did Jesus write Peter off? Of course not! Be careful about writing people off.


• Jesus told Peter: Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith will not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31-32).


• Some say if you confess a sin and commit that sinful act again, that you were not truly repentant. Not only did Peter deny Jesus, but years later, he did not want some of the Jews to know that associated with Gentiles and Paul rebuked Peter for his action. Peter withdrew from the Gentiles in fear of the Jews who were hypocrites and this affected Barnabas who went astray because of their hypocrisy (Galatians 2:11-21).


• Has there ever been a time you were ashamed to admit that you are a follower of Jesus (that He is your Savior)?


Let’s talk about another man of God who had what we consider human failures

Abraham repeated the same sin (lied) two times.

• Lie # 1: Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister" because he was fearful of the king taking his life (Genesis 12:10-20). But the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.” Actually, Sarah was Abraham’s half-sister (Genesis 20:12).


Lie # 2: Abraham got the king in trouble. Although Abraham lied, the Lord had him to pray for the king and the Lord healed the all the wombs that He had shut of everybody in Abimelech’s house (Genesis, chapter 20).


• Regardless of the lies Abraham was called a friend of God (James 2:23), and he is listed in the Faith Hall of Fame (Hebrews 11:8-10). A verse says, by faith Abraham obeyed - from God’s perspective because He sees His children as perfect.


• However, from our human perspective we must go through a process because we are not perfect. Although we are in a natural environment, we look at things from the natural. Even so, we must look at things from God’s perspective (view) in order to understand His Word.


• God is not confined to time or space because He is eternal. But when He created everything, it was done in time and a day by day process (Genesis, chapters 1-2). Nevertheless, God still loves us so much that He wants us to see things from His perspective, which makes us have a better understanding of who He is and we become more intimate with Him.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

“A Falling Away” ~ Apostasy 6-14-2022

• There are two types of “Falling Away,” these people are called apostates. The Word of God says there is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9b). This happened while Jesus Christ walked on the earth over two thousand years ago. One of His disciples (Judas, the traitor) was an apostate, in this sense it meant he was never saved.


• When it comes to the situation with Judas, the only one who knew he was not saved was Jesus (John 17:12). Judas acted like he was saved, and he was the treasurer (John 13:29). This is more confirmation that only God knows who is saved.


• Many of these ministries/churches have huge followers, and they may not seem to be from God. But we don’t know who God saves, we should be forever grateful that He saved us.


• On the other hand, people can be saved and still fall away. This is a tough topic, and the reason being is, God only has that call as far as who is saved and who is not.


• Jesus even told His disciple to let the wheat and the tare grow together and at the end they would be separated. In essence, the wheat and tare looked alike and they could pluck out the wrong ones (Matthew 13:24-30).


• All of Jesus’ disciples deserted Him (Mark 14:50); Peter even denied that He knew Jesus (Luke 14:54-62).

There are scriptures indicating who is saved and who is not. It appears that this group of people were not saved.


• They went out from among us, for if they had been among us, no doubt they would have remained (1 John 2:19). Again, from their standpoint these people were not saved.


• If that were the case, what about some of my brothers and sisters who have an addiction and that stronghold has a grip on them? Do we have the right to say they are not saved because of their ungodly actions due to them being bound?


• I know some people who are still bound and when they come down off the high, they are remorseful. This tells me that they are weak and continue to fall into Satan’s trap. We need to be praying because it could be us.


• We cannot say what we will not do, but the best thing to do is to hope that it does not happen to us. It is by God’s grace that any of us are what we are (1 Corinthians 15:10). Please do not ever say never; you will eat those words!


• Paul said this of his fellow-laborer: For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica (2 Timothy 4:10).


• Don’t carnal Christians get caught in worldly things? That’s why Jesus told the twelve disciples and us to enter in the narrow gate, because wide is the gate that leads to destruction [to suffer loss in the eternal kingdom] (Matthew 7:13-14).


• Some scholars think the wide road is hell. That is impossible because when He told them to enter, that means they had to be saved otherwise if they entered for their salvation, which would have been works.


• This should really make every child of God think before they speak about who is saved and who is not saved. It is none of our business; that is God’s business.


~ Forever grateful ~ Betty A. Burnett

Why is Christ Being Divided? 6-13-2022

This is a piggy-back from the message “Sowing Discord Among Brothers and Sisters in Christ.” It is certainly dishonoring Christ who hung on the cross, suffered and died for our sins. He became sin for us (on our behalf); what an awesome exchange (2 Corinthians 5:21).


• Since Christ did all that for us, why are we pulling each other apart, when He made us whole [complete] (Colossians 2:10). Is Christ divided? Some people were looking up to one leader and others were looking up to another leader - this is division (1 Corinthians 1:13). We have been called to oneness in Christ (Galatians 3:28). No one is better than the other.


• Why do we pierce one another and make each other suffer, when Jesus Christ already suffered and died for us? And on top of that, He rose to give us a new and victorious life. We have the new life, but how much victory do we have.


• Biting and devouring each other is like a stabbing blow where it hurts the most. It is also like a house that has been split in two and it falls apart. A house divided cannot stand (Matthew 12:25b). In other words, anything divided against itself cannot stand. Since we are God’s temple [house], why are we destroying His temple (1Corinthians 6:19-20).


Tear apart - To destroy a group or association by making people fight or argue with each other:

synonyms: divide · split · split down the middle · sever · break apart · disunite · rupture · rend


• The whole law is fulfilled in one word: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another make sure that you are not consumed by one another Galatians 5:14-15).


Footnote:

The imagery is of wild animals savagely attacking and killing each other – a graphic picture of what happens in the spiritual realm when believers do not love and serve each other.

John McArthur Study Bible [ESV] 

My experience

A neighbor owned several pit bulls; they would fight savagely at each other. I would be screaming: “Those dogs are going to kill each other.” Blood was flying everywhere. Later I found out they were trained to fight each other. It seemed so brutal to me.


• Those who cause divisions and offenses in the church “serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly” (Rom. 16:17-18). These types of people are driven by their own self interests.


• The sowing of discord causes envy, strife, and division (1 Corinthians 3:1-3). Are you walking around being miserable for nothing because your feelings were hurt? Grow up! Then you want your friends to dislike those who you think hurt your feelings. James warns us not to speak evil of each other (James 4:11).


• What about somebody correcting you because you don’t have enough understanding to rightly divide the Word of truth. Prayerfully you will mature, accept it, and get over these little petty hold-backs. If you think I am being hard, read how Paul the apostle wrote to certain churches to correct them and bring them out of their baby state. Love corrects too!


Bottom line is whoever acts like this is still a babe in Christ.

Now that you have read this message, I pray that whoever is guilty of these things will ask God to forgive them and if any harm has been done to another person, they should  also ask the person to forgive them.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Sunday Challenge 6-12-2022

Since our steps are ordered by the Lord (Psalm 119:133), what would you have done if God placed someone in your path to witness to? Better still, would you have been an effective witness?


After writing about a few messages about what is accepted as normal today, pertaining to homosexuality (gays, lesbians). Whatever term is used, it means someone attracted to or is in relationship with someone of the same sex, which is an abomination to God.


Two days ago, God placed someone in my path and it was obvious that the person had changed their appearance to be the opposite sex. I will call her Person, since she told me she was a lesbian.


I met Person at a tire company. This is a follow-up from a testimony of how “Our God is Amazing.” I had a nail in my tire about nine days ago, it was patched, but I needed new tires and God had provided a way for me to get the tires. After all, He is the Jehovah Jireh who supplies all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19) and that is a promise (2 Corinthians 1:20).


Back to my recent experience

Two days ago, another tire had a nail in it! Thank God the tire had not completely deflated and I was ab le to drive to the tire company. Although the tire was repairable, I was told my tires were dry rot, the tires were five years old.

The person that I am calling Person was the one who assisted me; nice and impressionable. Person dropped me off at home and picked up about three hours later. That was the door of opportunity for me to witness.


Person was playing a CD by Al Green.

Our conversation

Betty – “I see you like Al Green”

Person – “Yes, I like the oldies; my mom plays them”

Betty – “I am in ministry, but still like some of the oldies unless they have bad words and so on. Before I was saved I liked all kinds of soul music even if it was alluding to sex like “It’s your thing, do what you want to do”


Person told me she was a lesbian and she has a wife, and the wife’s mother is in ministry. Person said she believed in God and she prayed to God but was not into church.


Betty – “Regardless of who/what you are, I love everybody. You don’t believe that God made you a lesbian, do you? 

Person – “No”

Betty - Do you believe that you will go to heaven and live eternally with Jesus?” 

Person - Somewhat”


I told Person that it was about having a personal relationship with Jesus by allowing Him to come into the heart.


Betty- “Were you turned off by someone in the church?” 

Person – “No, but we are not accepted by some people”


Betty – “The church should extend its arms to everybody, even gays. However, they are not to be a part of the body of Christ or the ministry unless they have a change of heart.” 

By that time, we had reached our destination. One waters, another plants and God give the increase - He is the only one who save souls.


For your information, a change of means a change of lifestyle (2 Corinthians 5:17).


Question: What would you have done in a given situation? Would you have been turned off because the person was a lesbian and you looked down on a person that God made whose soul is important?


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

O’ Magnify the Lord with Me, Let Us Exalt His Name Together 6-11-2022

Many of the Psalms were songs of praises were written by David.


David was a Praiser

• “I will praise the Lord at all times and His praise will continue to be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1). David praised God personally in Psalm 34:1. Yet when he gets to another stanza (verse), he wanted it to be a corporate praise – let us exalt His name together.


• In other words, we should praise God individually and we should also praise Him with others. There is a special anointing when people join together in harmony lifting up the Lord through praise.


David was a musician

• Remember the song “Little David play on your harp”? He played the harp to soothe King Saul when the evil spirit was sent from the Lord upon him (1 Samuel 16:23). Saul was being judged for his wrong-doing.


David was a dancer

• David danced completely out of his outer garment because of the joy he experienced: David brought the ark to the temple…. he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. And David danced before the Lord with all his might (2 Samuel 16:14-23).


• Just because David danced with all his might, when we are in a congregation of people remember the balance; God is a God of order. Even in our praises the attention should always be on the Lord.


• Ain’t no rocks gonna to cry out for me, even if my circumstances seem to be unfavorable. Whatever comes or goes works out for my good (Romans 8:28).


• Saints of the Most-High God, all of us have something to praise God about.


We are still “above the ground” and God has given us another opportunity to get things right (1 John 1:9), God has given us another opportunity to fulfill our purpose, God has given us another opportunity to forgive someone who done evil against us. God has given us another opportunity to rise above any situation because you are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loves us (Romans 8:37).


Come on saints, let’s rise and shine and give God the glory! Let’s magnify His name together.


Praising the only wise God our Savior!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Sowing Discord Among Brothers and Sisters in Christ 6-10-2022

Since I have been on the series about things that are an abomination to God, the bible talks about another kind of abomination that divides God’s children.


There are six things that the Lord hate, yes and the seventh is an abomination to Him.

You may think, how could a Christian do these evil things? I don’t have the answer, except I know for a fact that some people who go to church and profess to be born-again have been guilty of committing these wicked acts. If you think Christians cannot be called wicked, you need to read the bible. Jesus called the servant who did not do His will wicked (Matthew 25:26).


Proverbs 6:16-19

1) Haughty look – showing the attitude of being superior to some others. They walk around in the church with their head up in the air and they will not speak.


2) Lying tongue – a gossiper spreads rumors about what they heard, but it isn’t truth, they are tattletales Some were disorderly and not working busybodies (2 Thessalonians 3:11).


3) Hands that shed innocent blood – God hated murder from the very beginning of time; no one had or has a right to take another person’s life, except the government which established capital punishment. Whoever shed the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed (Genesis 9:5).


David had an innocent man killed (2 Samuel 11:14-16), yet he was called a man after God’s heart (1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22). Marvin Gay’s father was a minister and he killed his son.


4) A heart that devises wicked plans (schemes) - deliberately plotting to do evil against. For instance, they will retaliate when somebody does them wrong, by planning how they can get them back. God will take care of the people (Romans 12:17-21), we are in spiritual warfare; therefore, we are not wrestling against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:10-17).


5) Feet that are swift in running to do evil – These types of people keep something going; they are mischievous [cause trouble].


6) A false witness who speaks lies – a person who deliberately gives false testimony is a perjurer [liar].


7) And one who sows discord [strife, contention] among the brothers. This is the one I am really concentrating on.

What kind of people sow discord among their brothers and sisters? 


These are a few of many 

A carnal Christian, one who has not matured in their walk with the Lord (1 Corinthians 3:1-3). A person in a clique, they think their group is better than another group. Any denomination that thinks they are better than another denominational church. A racist Christian also causes the church to be divided (this is discord). 


Discord means not to be on one accord: a lack of harmony.

The reason the church is not prospering spiritually is due to discord. That’s the reason the signs, wonders and miracles are not manifested in the church. At the beginning of the church age, the people [apostles] were in harmony with each other and God did great things through them (Acts 5:12).


How can there be an anointing to destroy yokes unless there is harmony between sisters and brothers in Christ (Psalm 133)? Even though all born-again believers are anointed of Christ (1 John 2:27), it is up to us how of that anointing we walk in.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Abominable Things that are Allowed in the Church (Part 2) 6-9-2022

In concluding the messages pertaining homosexuals, let’s see how they are allowed to participate in some modern day churches.


This is what the Word of God says

• Gay people being involved in ministry? At the beginning of the church age, the apostles asked the people to look out among them and pick seven men of good report to serve, so they could devote themselves to prayer and the Word (Acts 6:1-7).


• What does the Word say about Gay ministers/pastors? If a man desires the office of a bishop, let him be the husband (male) of one wife (female)….. (1 Timothy 3:1-7). Please read all the verses.


From the internet

• No effeminate [homosexual/gay] shall inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9). Like the Latinmollis, metaphorically, and in a bad sense: effeminate, a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness

[əˈfemənət] ADJECTIVE derogatory (with reference to a man) having characteristics and ways of behaving traditionally associated with women and regarded as inappropriate for a man.


synonyms: effete · unmanly · womanish · foppish · affected · niminy piminy · mincing · posturing · queeny · campy · limp-wristed · pansyish


To the bible

• Do you not know that the unrighteous will inherit the kingdom of God? There is a list of names pertaining to unrighteous things in the verse, but since the subject is about homosexuality, I am putting emphasis on gay people.


• The hypocritical leaders who sweep this evil under the carpet, ignore it or they are afraid someone’s feelings may be hurt, they are no better than the scribes (lawyers) pharisees (teachers of the law).


This is what the Word of God says in Matthew, chapter 23 – There are many woes, but emphasis will be on verse 13 (indignations/offenses) Jesus was upset with these hypocrites.


• But woe to you scribes and pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. Woah! If that is not a hard warning, I don’t know what is.


• Every church that I have been a member of some gay people were involved in ministry. This is not hear-say or grapevine information. It was known to many people. One pastor was even approached, but he never did anything about it. Ain’t that a shame!


• The most obvious ones were musicians and one of them died from HIV. The Spirit of God led me to pray for a musician and a few years later, the Lord put us in each other’s paths. I told him that the Spirit had me interceding for him, and he told me he had been delivered, he was free. Praise God!


Whom the Son sets free is free indeed! If you are bound by that demonically influenced spirit of homosexuality, you too can be set free.


Next: Sowing Discord Among the Brothers [and sisters] - Abomination


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Abominable Things that are Allowed in Some Churches (Part 1) 6-8-2022

Gays And The Church: A Complex Relationship. 

This is some information I came across that is in relation to my messages written about some things that are accepted as normal. Today will be an introduction or a preview to what the Word of God says about the abominable things that are allowed in some churches.


• Fairly or not, African-Americans have become the public face of resistance to same-sex marriage, owing to their religious beliefs and the outspoken opposition of many Black pastors.


• Yet the presence of gays and lesbians in Black churches is common. And the fact that they often hold leadership positions in their congregations is the worst kept secret in Black America.


• While many Black pastors condemn gays and lesbians from the pulpit, the choir lofts behind them often are filled with gay singers and musicians. Some male pastors themselves have been entangled in scandals involving alleged affairs with men.

• "Persons who are in the closet serve on the deacon boards, serve in the ministry, serve in every capacity in the church," a pastor of a church in Maryland, says of Black churches. The pastor is a prominent advocate of gay marriage. "I do believe a certain hypocrisy is there."


• A gospel music superstar shocked the non-gospel world years ago by revealing in a 2001 book that God "delivered" him from a gay "lifestyle" that he said was a result of being sexually abused as a boy. Notice that the gospel-singer never said God made him that way. So, to those who say that God made them that way, please stop lying on God.


• A person can become gay because of what the mother is doing while she is carrying the baby in her womb; the child can also pick up traits. Whatever the case, there can be deliverance; don’t let the devil continue to hold you in bondage.


 There are various types of addictions a person can have. It can be alcohol, smoking, and even physical intimacy. You are likely to inherit those addictions from your mom if she has them. There are also certain traits inherited from the father.


• Following the 1991 death of a gospel music legend still regarded as the "king" of the genre, a male member of the man’s choir sued his estate claiming that he contracted HIV due to his five-year sexual relationship with the singing icon. The lawsuit was settled out of court.


This is what a global Caucasian church said about gay people

• By all accounts, the church does seem to want LGBT people to feel welcome — with limits. They are welcome to attend, worship, even participate as members. They are eligible to serve in some roles, but not others. So and So for example, can sing in the choir, but would not be eligible to direct it. The leader even called his church “a gay-welcoming church” in a statement.


• While this may sound regressive (returning to former or lesser state) to many unfamiliar with Christianity, it is astounding (shocking, staggering) given the history of evangelicalism’s treatment of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people.


Brothers and sisters, please stick to God’s Word.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Breaking the Chains

Greetings Family and Friends ~ Announcement 6-6-2022

• I am going to be tied up tomorrow, but I plan to continue posting the unfinished series pertaining to what is an abomination to God on Wednesday.


• This is a topic that I was uncomfortable with, but in obedience to God, it will be continued. It was stated when this series began that I might lose some family and friends, but I would rather that happen than to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ and lose my reward for not doing what I am called to do.


• I do not know anyone whom I am connected with that does not have those on substance abuse or gay people in their family. The messages are not to hurt anyone, but it needs to be addressed and dealt with by those God has graced to come forth with the truth so people can be set free, and that is because God loves them as well as He loves everybody else.


• Yesterday one of my neighbors attended a church yesterday, and she said the pastor spoke about transgenders and he welcomed them to visit the church. I believe that was a blessing, because something in a message might bring conviction and their lives could be transformed, praise God.


• Welcoming gay people to come to church is different than allowing them to become a member unless they accept Christ, and it is different than allowing them to be involved in ministry, which is a big issue in many churches today.


• We should never agree or look over anybody’s sin, yet when these people are going against the nature of God, which is completely different. It is detestable to God. All sins have consequences, but the sin same-sex activity is different.


• I will put it like this: A person is saying that God did not know what He was doing when He made them a male or a female, so they have the right to make their bodies different. Evidently these people don’t realize that God made them and it was impossible for them to make themselves. This is dishonoring God!


• I am believing that these messages will bring conviction on many people who are living that kind of life-style. God said His Word would not return to Him void [empty]; whatever and wherever He purpose the message to go, it will be accomplished (Isaiah 55:11).


Coming Wednesday: Abominable Things that are Allowed in Some Churches (Part 1)


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Our God is Amazing! 6-4-2022

• Earlier this week my tire was flat (had a nail in it). Road-side assistance came out a put the donut on and I drove to a tire shop. Praise God, they were able to plug the tire at no cost, but I needed a new battery, which was replaced. An oil change and tires are next on the list, which will total almost a thousand dollars.


• During early morning prayer with some of my sisters I believed God our Jehovah Jireh (Philippians 4:19) would supply every need. Since this is one of His promises, I had no doubt. After getting off the prayer line, I had another talk with Him.


• Lo and behold, the Spirit showed me that I still had a gift card that has ninety dollars on it, which will take care of the oil change.


• God had someone to call and asked me to serve in a capacity that would bring monetary blessings that will be applied to the tires when I need them, not in a hurry, waiting to see how He's going to manifest the rest.


• I just want to say our God is absolutely amazing and every promise of His is yes and amen to His glory (2 Corinthians 1:20).


• I pray that the blessings of the Lord will overtake you as they are overwhelmingly overtaking me (Deuteronomy 28:2), the principle is for us just as it was in the Old Testament. But the principle is conditional – the little word if is a big IF.


• God wants us to look to Him as our Source, and He will make it happen in whatever or whomever He sees fit. Faith and Obedience are the keys to walking in victory!


Have an awesome day in the Lord!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

What is Accepted as Normal ~ Somebody’s Mind is Warped! 6-3-2022

• In continuing with yesterday’s message, I was reminded of what Paul the apostle wrote: For I am ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for every who believes to the Jew first and also the Greek [Gentiles] Romans 1:16. Even though none of these people were saved yet, they knew about God because the evidence of God was in His creation.


• During a conversation yesterday, the person said other sins were just as bad, like adultery. I said, but the sin of same-sex activity is worse because it goes against the nature of God (He created everything of its own kind). In order for the world to continue to populate, one kind has copulated (have sex with) with the other kind. How can the same kind reproduce?


• Sex should only be between a male and female who are married because God created it to be that way. Although having sex outside of marriage is sinful, to have sex with someone of the same sex is an abomination.


• Some people committed these atrocious and, there is another instance in the Word of God where angels went against the nature of God by transforming themselves into men and married the daughters of men and they had children with them (Genesis 6:4).


• This act was so atrocious (horrifyingly wicked), they didn’t keep their own habitation or first estate are chained in darkness (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6), waiting for that great day when they will be cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10).


• They left first estate means they changed themselves into something other than what God created them to be. Their horrifying act was so terrible that if God had not chained them can you imagine what the world would be like if they were still around?


• The reason I am sharing about the fallen angels is because they went against the nature of God and gay people go against the very nature of God also. I find it quite interesting that something horrifying does not happen to these people. Then I think about God’s grace when it comes to us, where sin abounds, grace abounds more. In other words, God’s children cannot sin beyond His grace (Romans 5:20).


• Old Testament: If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination, they shall surely be put to death, their blood is upon them (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13). Thank God we are living in the period of grace, but don’t take God’s grace for granted.


• New Testament connection – That they knowing God’s judgment practice such things are worthy of death, not only the ones who commit these horrifying acts, but those who give approval of these atrocious acts (Romans 1:32). 


 This is an example of someone cares about souls

• If you saw your child about to get hit by a car, wouldn’t you do everything possible to keep the child from being injured or killed? You would risk your own life to rescue the child from danger.


That’s me! I would risk trying to get souls delivered, even if my reputation were put on the line for being a Miss Goody Too-Shoes.


Coming soon ~ Abominable Things that are Allowed in the Church


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

What is Accepted Among Some Who Profess to be Born-Again 6-2-2022?

• This message may shock some readers, but as with the other posts, I am writing what the Word of God says. It will bless me tremendously if you check out the scriptures to see if these messages are true. I check people out regularly, and that includes my teacher.


• This is touchy topic because people are using all kinds of excuses which include twisting the scriptures to justify why they are gay. Some even say God made them that way; that is not true according to the Word of God. I may lose some family or friends because of this message, but the one thing I will not do is lose my reward when I stand before Jesus Christ. My relationship with Christ supersedes all other relationships.


• Believe me, this is a difficult task, but obedience is better than sacrifice. God loves everybody but He hates sin of any kind. However, this is one of the sins that is an abomination/detestable (moral horror that is a stench to God) because it goes against the nature of God.


• Why wouldn’t it be detestable, when God so wonderfully and fearfully made each of us (Psalm 139:14); some male and some female (after its kind), yet some want to change how God made them. Don’t you know that is was God who made you and you did not make yourselves? (Psalm 100:3)


• God made everything after its kind and that stands to reason because He wanted the different kinds, like male and female (husband and wife) to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth and subdue [bring under control] it and have dominion over living thing on the earth (Genesis 1:28).


 Let’s see what God says about marriage

Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:21)

• And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept – Pause: God was the first Anesthesiologist and the first Surgeon; He was the first in everything. Continue: And He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh. And the rib that God had taken from Adam, He made a woman and brought her to the man. God put them together. Again, He made everything after its kind, including male and female.


• A man who finds a wife, finds a good thing, and obtains favor with the Lord (Proverbs18:22). A woman should never, ever pursue a man, God will reveal to the man the woman that is to be his bride, because the man is seeking the Lord for his wife.


This is what the Word of God says about same-sex (homosexual) activity (being attracted to people of one’s own sex).

• For those who say they were born like they are, the Word of God says: They knew who God was, there was evidence of who God was, but they were not thankful and they did not honor Him, they suppressed the truth, and they chose to worship the creatures rather than the Creator.


• Their foolish hearts were darkened and they were vain [useless] in their thinking, claiming to become wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, and birds and animals and creeping things… For this reason, God gave them up to dishonorable passions They worshipped their bodies among themselves.


• For their women exchanged natural relationships and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. They were filled with all kinds of unrighteousness (Romans 1:18-31).


Please come back tomorrow, too much to continue today.


Set free ~ Betty A. Burnett

What are Preachers Doing With all That Money? 6-1-2022

• A few times as I was pulling up different sites on the internet, this is what popped up: Thirty-five of the richest evangelicals (preachers) in the United States. They were nothing compared to the billionaire preachers in some parts of Africa and China too.


• Why in the world would the children of God help to make these men and women richer, and they remain poor? Because they are ignorant and throughout the bible people idolized others because they wanted something tangible (what they could see) rather than trusting in the true and living God.


• Is that being a good steward over what God has given you to manage? We are to sow on good ground. And what is good ground? A ministry that is sincere with what God has given them to manage, money is not their number one priority, a ministry that gives as well as they receive.


• Some of these ministers say they give such and such, if that is the case why are they filthy rich? And what are they going to do with all that money. Although the bible says, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children” (Proverbs 13:22a), with $300 million, how will they spend it?


• God told Abraham that He would bless him and he would be a blessing (Genesis 12:2-3). Did God tell Abraham to keep all those blessings He gave him? The principle is still the same today. It is called the law of reciprocity – sowing and reaping (Galatians 6:7-9).


• Charge [counsel] them that are rich in this world, not to be high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy. That they are good and they do good works, ready to distribute…..(1 Timothy 6:17-18). Paul is talking about born-again believers.

I pulled up a list of fourteen of the richest pastors; not mentioning names.


Net worth – all in the millions

1) Three hundred million, 2 - 3) one hundred million, 4) sixty million

5) fifty-five million, 6) twenty-seven million, 7) twenty-five million

8 - 9) twenty million, 10) ten million, 11-14) five million


• I hope you not are saying “I wish.” The love of money is the root of all evil, which some coveted [strong desire] after, they have erred [wandered from the right way] from the faith and have pieced themselves with many sorrows (1 Timothy 6:10).


• Can you image how it would feel for someone to take a sharp instrument and pierce it into your body? It has to be extremely painful, that’s what happens to people who covet after money. I pray that you will sow into a ministry that is not for self-gain, and if you are led by the Spirit of God, your money will go to the right place.


• For those of you who desire to be rich in the world system, focus on Jesus Christ and be spiritually rich. You will experience peace and joy like never before.


Experiencing Joy and Peace ~ Betty A. Burnett


"Money, Money, Money"

Would You Like to Tell Your Story/Testimony? 5-31-2022

Before I finish the messages about the ungodly things that are going on in the church (body of Christ), I am asking some people who are instrumental in my life to share their story/testimony. This includes my brothers and sisters in ministry, and how God has blessed you with success.


A couple of weeks ago I was led to post a testimony/story about one of my spiritual children’s accomplishments.

There are others whom I have been close to for many years that have testimonies of healings and certain types of deliverances. Some may have pursued higher education, or some may not have, yet you have been blessed with good jobs.


Remember this, everybody does not have the same capabilities, but you are as good as the next person. No story is too small to share, and between you and me working together, your testimony is going to help someone else.

Everybody who has experienced anything in life, whether young or older; you have a story/testimony.


Example of myself

During the early years of my life fear gripped me because of some things that happened because of my surrounding, which put me in bondage for real. I also grew up in the hood and thought so little of myself because others had what seemed to be a better life. 


This inferior complex went with me most of my life, and I still have not reached the level of maturity I desire to reach. I do not like speaking to large audiences, but God has given me creative and innovative writing skills, which falls in the category of creative arts in addition to other gifts.


God set me free from being addicted to alcohol and nicotine. I was physically healed several times. Your story may not be the same as mine, but you have a testimony. I love to share what the Lord has done in the lives of others. 

Your story will encourage someone and motivate them in their whatever their pursuits are. The stories will be posted once a week, depending on the number of people who will share. This is not to make anyone famous, but it is for others to be encouraged and for God to be glorified! Remember, it's all about God!


For the many people (regardless or your age) who are connected to me, and are interested, this is what I need from you. Email me your story and three different photos. I will edit it and then contact you if any changes need to be made. Your story will be posted on LinkedIn, Facebook and it will be published on my website: Burnettministries.org

Contact information

[email protected]

(336) 681-2973


Waiting with expectation to hear from you!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

“Memorial Day”

Memorial Day Reflections of Patriotic Service ~ the Builders and Defenders 5-30-2022


• For all those who fought on foreign soil and lost their lives on behalf of the United States of America, this is in remembrance of a service well done!


• For the ones who came back to their native land; some physically whole, while others were wounded and lost limbs; for those who had emotional scars that damaged them permanently, thanks to the Almighty God for your sacrificial service.


• For those of you who offered support and love shown to the soldiers who deserved all the incentives available for putting their lives on the line and being loyal to the country they loved, thanks be to God for your compassionate hearts.


• Although these men and women fought for their country, there were others throughout history who shed blood, sweat and tears to build this country; they will never be forgotten.


• If it had not been for these people, we would not be where we are today, thanks be to the Lord God for how they laid the foundation that we continue to build on.


• Even though there are two sets of people who made a difference for the betterment of the United States, their cause was similar. One group was brave warriors who were trained and prepared for battle, while the others were given grace for whatever came their way on the US soil.


Land of the Free

Many of our forefathers died for our freedom. It also took a lot of strength and endurance for our forefathers to build this country.


Home of the Brave

It took a lot of courage to fight on foreign territory and face the enemy and do everything possible to win the war on behalf of our country.


• I pray that you will enjoy this Memorial Day and give thanks to the Lord for all those who fought on foreign soil for our country. As we reflect on the memories of those in our country who made a difference in our lives, let’s continue to give thanks.


Forever Grateful ~ Betty A. Burnett

Sunday Message from Saturday’s Blessings 5-29-2022 ​

• Yesterday some of us went to Atlantic City and had planned to leave there and go to a Mayday in Collingswood, NJ. Our trip did not go any further than AC.


• Even though the event was longer than we had anticipated, looking back I see how it was ordained by God for us to be there for that specific time.


• After leaving the event we walked along the boardwalk, looking for a place to eat and looking at all the shops.

• Finally, it was decided where we would eat. The eatery had nice outside tables with bamboo umbrellas. The breeze from the ocean was great!


• As we were eating, our conversation was about all the evil that is going on in the church and how things will get worse before Jesus returns. My niece read this scripture: Know this also, that in the last days perilous times will come ….. (2 Timothy 3:1-7). Please read it.


I used those verse in a message last week pertaining to all the perverted things that are going on in the church today.


• After leaving the eatery, we headed back to the Showboat my nephew and I picked up where we left off with our conversation, while heading back to the Showboat it started to rain. Once we got to the Showboat, there were empty chairs in the lobby and we sat down for a while. During that time, the conversation continued.


• My point being, wherever we may be, there is still freedom of speech. Instead of gazing at what was around us; the provocative way many people were dressed, we were engaged in a spiritual conversation.


• When I say the trip was ordained by God, it was meant for us to be exactly where we were. During these conversations in a worldly environment, who knows how many people heard us.


• I love going to Atlantic City as well as New York and Philadelphia, not just for having fun only, but wherever the Lord allows me to go, I take the opportunity to get engaged in the Word of God.


Sunday blessings to each of you.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~ 

Hiding Behind the Pulpit 5-26-2022

• It is important for the readers to know about all this evil that is going on in the body of Christ (church). While the reality shows are presenting what they think is a real picture, we as children of God need to know the reality of these evils and it should provoke us to be more eager to spread God’s truth.


• We cannot go behind the doors of the church and be comfortable, we are commissioned to carry the true Gospel so others can be saved and delivered from bondage (Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18, Matthew 28:19-20).


We have plenty of work to do! Why?

• Perverts are using their position to take advantage of innocent ones and using the pulpit to hide behind or cover their sins. The pimpin preachers’ pervert the Gospel and there are others who are perverts.


• There is a vast difference between the two; a pervert had issues most of their lives from child abuse, molestation and etc. Some became gay because someone took advantage of them. This demon used their past to influence them to have sex with a person of the same sex.


• There are many men standing behind the podium who are sex perverts. And some people call them a man of the cloth. Man of the cloth, what kind of cloth? It certainly is not clean cloth. It is dirty, filthy, low-down rotten cloth. These types of people need to be in a place where they can get delivered and set free from that pervert spirit of lust.


Definition of a pervert

A person whose sexual behavior is regarded as abnormal and unacceptable.

synonyms: deviant · degenerate · debauchee · perverted person · depraved person


• Let’s look at the other side of it when it comes to a pervert, he or she is still a soul that needs to be delivered. That person and all of us who are born-again are still in these flesh bodies, therefore we need to consider this. It could have been us. There is a difference in a sexual sin that affects people inwardly. When a person has sex with another person, their souls become tied, and only God can break that tie and set them free.


• However, other sins are outward and they can still affect others but not as severely. For instance, being a Christian and getting caught up into drugs will affect others. Somehow and somewhere, someone will see the person, whether it is copping drugs or being in a drug house getting high with sinners. This is why so many people are turned off with the church.


• Bottom line is, the sex pervert or the person on drugs, all of us have some deeply embedded roots that have entwined us with different issues. I do strongly suggest if the person is exposed and they have a position in the church, they should sit down for a certain time.


• If a man is overtaken in a fault you who are spiritual, restore him in the spirit of meekness [with humility and gentleness], considering yourself unless you will also be tempted (Galatians 6:1). This means don’t to beat the person up and make him or her feel more guilty than they are. Be careful because no one is above falling into sin.


• Notice the word spiritual or walking in the spirit. The people who restore the fallen brother or sister are mature Christians. How can a baby Christian restore someone who was overtaken in a fault? Yet, a baby Christian is hurt when they hear of pastors who took a fall. In a previous paragraph I said some people get so turned by the evils that are going on in the church, some of them will not step inside a church.


Pray for deliverance for the person who is a pervert and pray for those who were traumatized by being molested.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~


"Hiding behind the pulpit"

Some Women Preachers Pimpin the Gospel (Part 2) 5-25-2022

• These are truly the last days and we are living in perilous times That is where we are in time, everything is getting worse, people who professed be born-again are jumping ship. There is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9b).


• One of the apostle Paul’s fellow-laborer Demas deserted him because he was in love with this present world (2 Timothy 4:10).


• In continuing with part two, the “Pimpin Preachers” are heady, high-minded: But understand this, in the last days there will be perilous times. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless….., reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God….


Avoid such people, for among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women who are burdened with sins and led astray by various passions (2 Timothy 3:1-7). They creep into the households of women who are weak through social media, television (talk shows, reality shows). I believe these women that they take advantage of could be dealing with certain issues that would cause them to be vulnerable to these lying charmers.


• I saw on YouTube where one preacher who called herself pastor planned to go out in the streets and witness. A man purchased the outfit she was going to wear, which was similar to daisy duke shorts and a see-through laced top. This seemed as though he was pimpin her.


• The woman said she was going to witness in those kinds of clothes. Her words: “How am I going to reach them in a suit.” She said this ministry God had given her in a very unorthodox way.


• Woah! Did you read that? I don’t what god she was talking about but the God I know would not do anything contrary to His Word. If what I saw and heard was not a hot mess, I don’t know what was.


She talked about reaching them on their level. What does the Word say?


• When the apostle Paul said he would condescend to their level to reach the lost, he did not mean to dress in a provocative way. He would preach on a level that they could understand, not being above their head.


• Remember, these people were not saved, so in order to reach them, he had to show Love and compassion. Paul did not say he became homeless to reach the homeless. He became weak in that he would condescend in ways that would lead to salvation, without compromising (1 Corinthians 9:22-23).


This is a warning pertaining to children of God, who are watching these ungodly shows, I urge you to stop. If you are looking so you will be able to tell others about all these evil things so-called Christians are doing, that’s fine. Just don’t be influenced by them.


However, if you think it to be entertaining, you are playing on the devil’s turf, and it is a shame before God.

Stand for what is right (truth, the Word) or fall for anything.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Preachers “Pimpin” the Gospel (Part 1) 5-24-2022

• I am sharing because it is mandated by God for these people to be exposed. These are a couple of scriptures about being aware of all the false and evil things that many of God’s people are not aware of. Why? Because they have not studied; it is plainly written.


• “Beware” of false prophets that come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves [they are not who they say they are] (Matthew 7:15). Beware unless you will be led away with the wicked (2 Peter 3:17).


• Several people told me about the reality show preachers and how disgraceful the show was; they talked about the life-styles of some so-called preachers. It is a shame how some preachers are making a mockery out of God’s Word. They are using it to their advantage to gain fame and fortune.


• These preachers are no different than where they came from, just using a different method. They use their charisma, charm, and manipulation to get over on, or take advantage of some people. They know how to play on people’s emotions.


• Watch out! They are perverting the Gospel; this is what Paul wrote to the church at Galatia and to us: I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you into the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – not that there is another one [gospel], but there are some who trouble you and want to distort [twist] the gospel of Christ.


But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed [under a curse] (Galatians 1:6-9).


• Years ago, I used to read about “Pimpin Preachers" and this falls in the same category. When these men and women build an audience in the name of the Lord through ways that are ungodly, they are no better than a drug dealer.


• The place I once lived drug dealers frequented the neighborhood. How did anyone know they were drug dealers? Because they drove high-end vehicles like Hummers, and etc.


• These people have literally gone nuts; it is all about themselves, being their own gods. And the worst thing they do is, use scriptures to justify why they live lavish life-styles. While watching a particular show, one quote-on-quote preacher said God said I wish that you prosper and be in health (3 John 2). - Only part of the verse.


• The Word of God written by John the apostle: Beloved, I wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers. Tell me, how was/is his soul prospering?


• These people will go to certain scriptures and pull out what they want to make them to be.. Example: God will give you the desires of your heart - Wrong. There is a condition - Delight yourself also in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).


• Then the same preacher said: Jesus said seek ye first the kingdom, Matthew 6:33. Again, he did not quote the entire verse: Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33). Does it seem like he’s seeking God’s kingdom?


• They mix with worldly people and they act like people of the world. The Word of God tells us to come from among and be separate (2 Corinthians 6:14-17). A day of reckoning is coming.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Love of Money 5-23-2022

• I am continuing with the evil that is going on among God’s people. You will find out what the love of money does to many people. It has been stated over the years that money is the root of all evil; that is erroneous. The love of money is the root of all evil.


• Line from the O’Jays song: “Money can drive some people out of their minds,” but the truth is, the love of money drives some people out of their mind. I am talking about some people/preachers who profess to be born-again.


• They are making a mockery out of the Word, by using scriptures to justify why they can be rich.


The Word of God says

• But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothes let us be content. But those who are rich will fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition [damnation].


For the love of money is the root of all evil which some have coveted after, they have erred [wandered away from] the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. Charge them who are rich in this world not to be high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy. That they be rich in good works, ready to distribute [share], willing to communicate (1 Timothy 6:6-17).


• What it boils down to, people who love money are covetous: They have an excessive eager to obtain and possess; they have extreme greed for wealth or material gain.


• People have gotten caught up in all kinds of stuff because of greed; they have altered from their original course, instead of what was first intended.


This is a parable of what riches did to someone

The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And he thought within himself, what shall I do because I have no room to put my fruits. Then he said I will do this, I will pull down my barns and build greater, and I will put all my fruits and goods there.


And I will say to my soul, Soul you have many goods stored up for many years take ease [lay back and take it easy], eat, drink and be merry.


But God said to him, you fool this night your soul shall be required of you, then who shall these things belong to that you have provided? So is he that lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God (Luke 12:21)?


In other words, they are more interested in getting from God than they are having intimacy with God. These are narrow-way (carnal) people who loved the things of the world more than they love God (Matthew 7:13).


• Many people concentrate so much on things that they don’t realize life is but a vapor, it appears for a little time then it vanishes away (James 4:14). Whatever is gained on this earth stays here. It can’t be taken with you when you die.


• Listen, my brothers and sisters; has God not chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised to those who love Him (James 2:5)?


• It is not wrong to have money and other things, but do not let them have you. God allows some to be rich for a specific reason, while others seek to be rich on their own.


Not poor when all my needs are met (Philippians 4:19), but definitely rich in faith


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength!

• Yesterday, I spent time with saints in different places and it was so enjoyable.


• Today is another great day to spend time enjoying life despite the obstacles, challenges, trials, and persecutions that come with life. Remember this, every day is not going to be peaches and cream, but we can still experience joy.


• Having the right attitude is important when it comes to how much joy we will experience. We can count it all joy when tastings come, knowing that the testing of our faith works [brings about] patience, which results in us being mature (James 1:2-4).


• Question: How many of you want to become more mature in your walk with the Lord?


If so, it takes time to get to that place, because there are steps each of us must take to be perfect, which means mature.


Study the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15)


Pray (communicate with God) regularly (Luke 18:1, Thessalonians 5:17)


Fellowship with other saints (Hebrews10:25)


Be accountable to others who are more seasoned; they have experienced some of the things you are going through (Titus 2:3-5).


Do not!

Hold grudges - God does not hear our prayers (Psalm 66:18)


• These are some essential nuggets that will cause you to grow closer to the Lord and be more effective in whatever He has called you to do. And your joy will remain and be full!


• These are some essential nuggets that will cause you to grow closer to the Lord and be more effective in whatever He has called you to do.


• Lastly, understanding that all things work together for the good of those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).


Have an amazingly joyful Sunday in the Lord!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

God does Great and Mighty Things Through His Children 5-20-2022

Shakera


This young lady is one of my many spiritual daughters; we have known each other for four years.


It is a privilege to give recognition to a young lady of such godly character, for her accomplishment as an author.


I have a great desire to see young people pursue and fulfill whatever God has purposed for them and the good success that results from their tedious and consistent efforts (Joshua 1:8).


The Word of God tells us to esteem or give high regard to others above ourselves (Philippians 2:3-5). I will do whatever and whenever possible to encourage the younger generation to follow their God-given dreams (Habakkuk 2:2-4).


Meet Shakera

My books were written to inspire others. I was first published in 2004, while in High School as a junior, in a literary work entitled “A Celebration of Young Poets”.


In 2011 I was published in a creative non-fiction collaborative work entitled “Take Nine” which consisted of nine writers and nine creative non-fiction pieces. This is where “The Dealt Hand” my first self-published work was created.


It was later published in 2012 in a literary work entitled “The Aurochs Volume 12” while earning my master’s degree in Social Work. Literacy is a key area that has impacted my life in positive ways.


It is one of the ways I grew as a writer. As an author, I encourage those that aspire to use this gift of writing to stay passionate and never give up on being the best author they can be.


Shakera Williams


Shakera’s books “The Art of Resilience,” “The Dealt Hand,” “Resilient Inspired Spiritual Excellence” can be found on Amazon.com


Published by Betty A. Burnett/burnettministries.org

Bigger Ministry, More Money, Money, Money 5-19-2022

• Who gets all that money? 

The followers certainly are not blessed by the money. There was a time when the Christian TV Stations were having telethons once a year and now they are doing it more often. Many of these ministries seemed to have started out with the right motives, but glamor, fame and money changed some of them.


• Some ministers are preaching the Word, but near the end of their message they end tying the message in with the money and telling why people should give. I heard another kind of message where the minister would prophesy and operate in other gifts and he would end up asking for a certain amount of money.


• I thought the gospel was free. Greed has taken over and it makes you wonder if these people are saved or just out there to scheme to get rich. We all should know it takes money to run any kind of ministry, but what about those who have gotten rich using the Word of God for their personal gain?


• What are these multi-millionaires doing for you except getting your poor money to make themselves richer? There was a restaurant named “Po-Folks,” which served foods at an affordable or reasonable price.


• Today I am writing to you about “Po-Folks” who are eating the wrong kind of food, and they are spiritually malnourished because of what they have been fed by many televangelists.


• They are giving their little bit of hard earned money to make these ministries bigger, and what are they getting in return?


• If you were sick, would they come to see you, better still, they will not pray for you personally over the phone. As a matter of fact, you would not be able to reach them. In this day and time, it is a rarity that a local pastor will visit someone.


• They live high on the hog, wear the top of the line clothes, live in the upper-echelon neighborhoods, have guards like the president of the United States have the secret service, frequent the best restaurants, must sit in the business class on the airplanes; some choose to have their personal jets. Don’t even talk about the cars! They gained all their riches from poor and ignorant people who do not understand the Word of God.


• It is spiritual manipulation (clever, skillful). Bottom line, they have gotten their followers hooked. Instead of getting into a bible study that is teaching principles, some people would rather hear something that will tickle their ears (2 Timothy 4:3).


• Another thing is people used their hard earned money and travel wherever their favorite preacher is ministering to another ignorant audience. Even though God is not going to hold them guiltless, neither will you be guiltless. It is just that they will receive the greater condemnation/judgment (James 3:1).


Coming Monday “The Love of Money”


~ Betty A. Burnett ~


Don't let things cloud your view.

So Much Ungodliness in the House of God 5-18-2022

Paul addressed the churches about similar issues several times. Why? Because the issues were still prevalent (accepted) or they were not being dealt with.


• Paul wrote similar messages to the church of Corinth several times about certain things that were immoral. He named what some of them used to do, but he also said, you have changed: Such were some of you, but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).


• Paul also wrote to the Ephesus about things that should not be named among saints.


This is what the Word of God says about children of God using bad language (vulgar, dirty, and obscene).

Ephesians 5:3-6


• But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, do not let it be named among you, because this is unbecoming to saints. Neither filthiness nor foolishness talking nor jesting.


Uncleanness – impure or dirty

Filthiness – foul, dirty, nasty talk

• Foolishness – silly talk, godless

• Jesting – coarse jesting involved vulgar speech, indecent talk


• I can understand why some translations use coarse jesting. When Paul said all uncleanses and filthiness, it meant everything he named was bad, ungodly.


• Please listen saints, there is so much deception in the church today; some leaders are deceived and they are deceiving others with all this ungodly mess. And the people following these leaders are looking at these ungodly things as nothing.


• It is like Isaiah the prophet wrote, Woe to them who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness (Isaiah 5:20). This was referring to the nation of Israel, but what about today?


• They have reversed or turned things around. Some are saying, I don’t see anything wrong with it, it’s not hurting anybody.


• Be careful what comes out of your mouth, whatever comes from your mouth is in your heart (Matthew 15:18). The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked…. (Jeremiah 17:9). That is the reason it is necessary to work out our soul salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12).


• One does not work to obtain salvation, but works are required after salvation. The fear Paul is speaking of in working out your own salvation with fear and trembling having high respect to God by fulfilling our assignment, which is a daily process.


Back to what comes out of our mouths; did your momma or daddy ever say, “Watch your mouth?’ Well, God wants us to watch our mouths and anything else ungodly that we are doing.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Exposing Evil in the Church 5-17-2022

Today will be the beginning of a mini-series pertaining to some of the evil things that go in the church, the house of God.


• But first, I want to remind the readers that my call has been validated by God. Since some don’t agree with certain scriptures, it was written in yesterday’s message stating what my call is. I do not wear a collar around my neck, nor a long robe. Even though I have been certified into ministry by man, most importantly, God confirmed my call. In other words, I did not call myself, God did.


• Since many leaders are not open to correction, God is sending messages to those who are following these leaders, so they can be aware of those who are not living according to God’s standards.


I am going to start off with:

Cussing Preachers

• This particular man was known as the “cussing preacher” among many audiences. Some who professed to be born-again thought he was funny and apparently they enjoyed his kind of entertainment. Some kind of preacher and people, huh?


• I also knew a local pastor who used bad (cussing) words that were shameful for him and any other preacher, or any born-again believer to use.


• A man at a fitness program where we both were members, asked me if I would talk to some of the pastors about the way they were carrying themselves, of which one was a cussing preacher.


• The man said it was a shame the way some of the pastors were acting. I told him that they would not listen to me. Especially since I was a female. Some of them were not speaking to me anyway, because of some things that had been told to them about me. I understand that part of it was because of my call. They did not want to be corrected.


• Some other leaders have said certain words from the pulpit that are not becoming at any time. If they say these words, what do you think the congregation is going to do? Paul said: Be followers of me as I follow Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). Do not follow these leaders who are not following Christ.


• I never heard so much bad stuff being done and said in the church as it is today. It is so sad. Many people are using language from the Urban Dictionary and they are cuss words replaced with another cuss word. 


Example

 They get on my freaking (f------) nerves. 

She p----d (made the person angry) me off. 

What does the bible say about anger? 

Put it away! (Ephesians 4:31). 

If a person has an anger issue, they need to get delivered.


There is more, come back tomorrow and read what the Word of God says about jesting, course jesting (bad language) and more.


~ Betty A. Burnett~


Setting the Captives Free

A Lack of Understanding Causes Confusion 5-16-2022

• I am not trying to expose or talk down on any ministry, but God is exposing them. Some of us are vessels through which He is working. It is time for all of you who support certain ministries to know the truth about them, and if you already know the truth, you will be held accountable.


• Things have gotten so bad that one doesn’t know where to go to be a member of the house of God. That’s where the Spirit of God comes in; there is no perfect church. Wherever the Spirit leads us, something good comes out it (Romans 8:28), because there is a purpose for everything.


• Since so many born-again believers do not understand the five ministry offices in Ephesians 4:11, I am going to explain the office of the prophet/ess. My call of prophetess has been misunderstood by many people because they have not been taught about the gifts.


• I have been functioning in this gift since the early nineteen eighties; before I knew about the gifts. The Spirit of God has sent me to many leaders and now He is prompting me to write about some of these leaders who are abusing and taking advantage of people who are ignorant of His Word.


• Now to my call and the part of the prophetic I function in. I am called to and sent to correct and warn leaders, which ends up protecting the church from Satan’s attacks and deception. Since the leader is in charge of the flock, he is the one who is warned. Another aspect of the prophetic call is to foretell future events.


• Isaiah - Also, I heard the voice of the Lord saying. Whom shall I send and who will go for Us? Then I said, send me. Isaiah 6:8 is my motto: “Send me Lord, I’ll go.”


• The Lord told Isaiah to go and tell the people (Israel) about their sins. Isaiah asked the Lord how long he must tell the people about their sins; the Lord said until the cities be wasted without inhabitants and houses with people and the lands be utterly desolate (Isaiah 6:9-11).


• Jeremiah - God told Jeremiah that He had ordained him to be a prophet to the nations. When Jeremiah answered and said to the Lord he was a child, the Lord told Jeremiah, do not say that you are a child, for you shall go to all I send you and whatever I command you shall speak.


• Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you and will deliver you said the Lord. The Lord touched Jeremiah’s mouth and said My Words are in your mouth. (Jeremiah 1:4-10).


• Jeremiah is often called “the weeping prophet” because he shed tears over the sins of his people (Lamentations 2:11; 3:48). I did not want to go to some leaders, out of fear, but I obeyed.


• My point is this, God wants you to understand that when His people are continually sinning, He sends warnings because of His love for us. He speaks through His Word, He speaks through His Spirit, He speaks through circumstances like a billboard sign and He speaks through people; especially those in the prophetic office.


• My heart is heavy as I write these messages because of my love and concern for the spiritual welfare of my brothers and sisters. Some do not receive for different reasons, but I must tell what the Lord tells me to say, even if it is not received by some.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Family

I thought this wall applique was befitting to post.


• Family is like the branches of a tree. We may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.


Biological Family

• When it comes to our biological family, we have the same roots, but the truth is everybody that is born stems from the same root of our fore-father Adam (Genesis 5:1). God has made one blood of all nations of men….(Acts 17:26). The root is the same.


• When people spread over various parts of the world, there were different nationalities, and from that we have different branches of families. Regardless of how the branches spread, the root is the same.


• Notice, that I never said root with a plural.


Example

• Today, families have spread more than ever, but we are still family. Even if you don’t like or associate with certain family members, the root is still the same.


For the readers’ information, there is a flip side and it is

Spiritual

• To those of us who are born-again, that is, received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (Romans 10:9-10), we have a spiritual root. Our Root is Christ (Colossians 2:6-7), being rooted and grounded in Love (Ephesians 3:16-17).


• Love is what is required of every child of God (1 Corinthians, chapter 13). Adding to that, this is what I tell all those who say they love God whom they have not seen and do not love their brothers [or sisters] who they see; the Word of God says they are a liar and the truth is not in them (1 John 4:20).


• Please don’t disconnect from the other branches of the family because we need each other. Let’s do it like this; since God Himself put us together, let’s stay together.


I love you and it ain’t nothing you can do about it!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Watch that Music, Who and What is Behind it 5-13-2022

During my research, I was led to look up something back in the day about the psychedelic look (music and bands), and guess what it was the so similar that you could not tell the difference from the musicians in the church.


• God is exposing some wicked things the church is doing and some severe consequences will result from the church’s ungodly actions.


• When your children and grandchildren start to act strange, do not overlook it. Something is going on that is causing them to be in a world of fantasy. Satan starts off arousing their emotions, and then they are seduced to going further until they are hooked on something more than the music.


• Watch those cell/small group meetings that are not monitored. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors? They are not doing what the Word of God says. It is the older people, seasoned in their walk who should be responsible for having the younger accountable for their actions (Titus 2:3-6). Help them Lord!


• I went to the nightclubs before my new life, why should I go in the church and feel like I am in a nightclub? I do not go to church to be entertained; church for me is all about God. It not about me getting my groove on.


• The other imitation that has blinded the eyes of many people is, the songs sound good and they are biblically related, but how can the songs be spiritual when they are being sung by people who are performing rather than being in true praise.


• I was asked to write a couple of songs for a gospel group “The Great Commission” and “Jesus is My Rock” During some events, the Lord allowed me to hear them sing and it was such a blessing. It gave me joy to know that the focus was not on them, it was evident that they were singing out their hearts instead of performing out of the flesh.


• I could not understand why some churches use these cultish acting churches’ music until recently. Then my lightbulb came on, it was really the Spirit of God who brought it to light. Why not accept their music when their motives are the same. As they say, birds of a feather flock together. They love to be seen and looked up to as they put on their best performance.


Maybe, just maybe, someone will discover them through the church and they will become famous. Beware! Satan has set some of his followers in the church!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Watch that Music and Other Entertainment in the Church (Part 1) 5-12-2022

• Over the last twenty plus years, there has been a major shift in the church when it comes to music. The bands, certain kinds of praise music, praise dancing, and miming are some of the forms of entertainment that have come into the church to draw the younger people in. Guess who else is invited in. The devil himself!


• The truth is, I also agreed with some of the ways the people were ministering (really)? What was not agreed with I confronted and tried to bring it into correction, but to no avail. The good that from it was I no longer participated in those things. They say, when you learn better you do better. Praise the Lord!


• The Word of God says: If I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to Me (John 12:32). It is for certain that the devil is being lifted up.


• Since all of the things named above are part of music, I will start with the mime dance. It is connected with Greek mythology which is a set of stories about the gods, goddesses, heroes, and rituals of ancient Greeks. Mime means imitator. So, is the church imitating Satan? He masks himself like the mimers, by hiding who he really is.


• What about the hazers and smoke machines that are also used along with these cultish acting peoples’ music? Does that go back to the “glory cloud?” There is nothing wrong with music when it is true praise, but when the church takes on the form of a nightclub, God is not pleased.


• Who knows more about music than the God who created music? When Satan was Lucifer, he was music: Every precious stone was his covering, the workmanship of tabrets and his pipes were prepared in him the day he was created. Lucifer was the anointed cherub - the highest rank of angels (Ezekiel 28:13-14). Lucifer was like the choir master.


• There is nothing wrong with music when it is true praise, but when the church acts like a nightclub, God is not pleased. Angels are constantly praising God (Luke 2:13-14). They are not like what the beautiful Mr. Music was, he was so beautiful that he wanted to be like God, the One who created him (Isaiah 14:12-14).


• Why is the church imitating Satan? Because of that same spirit of being high and lifted up has influenced the church is still working today. The devil imitates Jesus. In fact, he will be working signs and lying wonders (2 Thessalonians 2:9). He is making a fool of the church when they imitate him. It is all about glorifying God; no attention should ever be on a person; it should always be on God.


• Brothers and sisters, I did not realize the connection this message has with the previous message with the “glory cloud.” It appears that they could have been using a similar method to make the people think there is a glory cloud that indicates God’s presence is in our midst.


• If you are saying like I heard some leaders say: “We’ve got to do something to draw the young people,” you have got it wrong. The Word of God has the “Keeping Power.” Since God knows everything, don’t you think the Holy Spirit will reveal will show the leaders what is needed?


• Why not do a Jeremiah 33:3? Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you do not know. Additional verses (Psalm 5:3, Isaiah 30:21, Matthew 7:7).


Keeping my spiritual eyes open ~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Pillar of Cloud Manifesting During Church Services? 5-11-2022

• As I continue with all these off the wall doctrines, hopefully the readers will not to be quick to jump on every wind of doctrine. So many have not been biblically trained or are knowledgeable when it comes to all these bad doctrines.


• Many people who are older may not take this seriously, but what about your children and grandchildren who are old enough to visit other progressive churches (modern day) where many young people flock to. They dress like people of the world and some even think we are old fashioned and don’t know what’s happening. Has the bible changed in these modern times?


• Parents should remember that they are responsible for doing whatever possible to make sure their children are going in the right direction. God is also holding me accountable for telling the readers what His Word says.


• How important is this knowledge and awareness for you? It will keep you from being caught in this cultish environment in some churches. Ask me how do I know? It was stated in a previous message that the Lord has placed me in various churches to see how far the church has veered away from the truth.


• There is a mega church on the west coast whose beliefs are so mixed up and confusing. I wrote about this same ministry yesterday; today is just another area they are off in their doctrinal beliefs. As I continue with a couple more messages, you will the association this church has with churches worldwide.


• I read that they claim to see a “glory cloud,” the appearance of dust/smoke in their service that they say is a supernatural sign of God’s presence, similar to the pillar of cloud that traveled with Moses and the Israelites (Exodus 13:20-22).


• The story is about God leading Moses and the children of Israel: The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud (Exodus 13:21). Throughout the Old Testament God was using types and figures and foreshadows of things to come. This was symbolic of the Spirit of God leading God’s children today: The Spirit will guide you into all truth…. (John 16:13).


• I was in a service in Winston Salem, NC, in the nineteen-eighties and had a so-called similar experience. A well-known minister had a service and he was talking about the “cloud of glory” (God’s presence) being there, but I do not remember seeing a cloud, nor feeling anything different. Sometimes, you can have so much confidence in a leader until what is being said becomes real to you.


• This will come up again when “Watch that Music” with the smoke screen on the stage while the musicians perform (entertain).


Blessings to those who read the messages and take heed to what is being said.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Grave Soaking 5-10-2022

• I know this message is going to take some of you for a loop. There are some leaders who profess to be born-again practicing what is call “Grave-soaking.” 

It has been told that some people go to a famous person’s grave and lay on it to suck up or soak up the deceased person’s anointing by laying on someone’s grave and receiving their anointing.


• When these people are trying to receive a deceased person’s anointing, it seems as though they have made an idol of the dead person. And they either do not understand or they reject the fact that everybody who is born-again receives Jesus Christ’s anointing because we belong to Christ, the Anointed One (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).


• Why would anyone need someone else’s anointing when each child of God is already anointed and given special grace for their specific assignment or calling.


• This may have a connection in the Old Testament when Elisha received Elijah’s mantle. The mantle was symbolic of Elijah being Elisha’s mentor (2 Kings 2:13), so when Elisha would take up where Elijah had left off. In fact, Elisha’s ministry was some years longer than Elijah’s.


• From my understanding the Old Testament prophets wore mantles, but this was more than a prophet wearing a mantle. This was about Elisha being trained under Elijah, which was spiritual. When Paul trained Timothy, his son in the faith (1 Timothy 1:2), you never read where Timothy received Paul’s mantle.


• Why would someone want to lay on a deceased person’s grave, and what are they doing while lying on the graves? It is evident that they are communicating with the dead. This is an occult practice; we are not to communicate with the dead (1 Samuel 28:7), which is called necromancy (form of divination/witchcraft). Sounds demonic to me.


• Although Saul sought answers from the witch of Endor, the principle is the same.


• On that note, be careful about going to the graves of your deceased loved ones, they are not there. Plus, we are told to communicate with God through Christ (John 14:13-14, 1 John 5:14-15).


There is more to this ministry that sounds like it is a cult. Taking it slow and easy so it can be digested.


Love passing on information ~ Betty A. Burnett

Angel Tears for Healing? 5-9-2022

• There are many things going on with ministers today that are questionable if they were called into ministry or if they are saved. One of my nieces and I had a conversation about all the evil that is going on in the world and in the church.


• God has sent me different places for quite a few years, including churches and in my office as a prophetess, they were to be warned and corrected (Ephesians 4:11). Some of the other places were cults. It was necessary for me to get firsthand information as to what they were about. I also searched for information through other resources.


• The next few messages will pertain to the church and how Satan has been allowed to come in through various ways by deception. Remember, he presents himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). Satan does not appear as the man with horns, a pitchfork and a tail on the Red Devil lye can.


• As a children of God, we should be aware of what Satan is doing in the church, because there some so called pastors, false prophets, and false teachers who say they have been sent by God but they are liars. These people come in to manipulate and seduce the people into believing and looking up to them by their charisma and charm.


• Some people are caught up in this nonsense. They get their praise and shout on when they hear a whoop and this satisfies them. However, principles should be taught, so the children of God can grow into maturity.

• Some of you may not have heard of angel tears, but a minister was having a tent meeting, and he was interviewed on a local TV station in the city where I resided.


• When I saw the man being interviewed, immediately I said: “He’s a false prophet,” Later that evening a friend and I went out riding and it was in the area where the tent meeting was. The friend suggested that we go there and see what was going on.


• So, I parked with hesitation and we went into the tent. The minister was supposed to be there for people to get healed from whatever infirmities they had. Some people were there from a church with which I was familiar.


• The tent meeting was supposed to be a healing service. But they also selling angel tears, that was said to have healing powers. Why would he need to sell angels tears if he were there to minister healing? Absurd! How can somebody bottle any kind of tears?


• When it was time for the offering, he promoted the angel tears. He was asking for one-hundred dollars for a small bottle of tears. People were pulling cash money out of their pockets and others were writing checks. And one of the people at the tent meeting who wrote a check was a pastor.


• This upset me so bad that I felt like jumping on the stage and telling those people that they were fools because the man was a false prophet. But I knew they would not listen to me. I went away sad because of how ignorant they were.


• The Lord has sent me and others to open the eyes of people; that they will know what or who is from Him; they will be mature enough to know who or what is good or evil (Hebrews 5:12).


Just doing what I’ve been called to do ~ Betty A. Burnett

“Happy Mother’s Day”

Who can find a virtuous woman? A godly mother who raises/raised her children well.

• Blessings to all my nieces, god sisters, cousins, friends and my many spiritual daughters. Whether you are a biological, mentor, god-mother, adopted mother, thank God for how you have played a special role in somebody’s life.


• You have made such an impact in caring for and loving those who needed to feel love, needed, and accepted, which is the essence of every human being.


• I pray that your day will wonderful and that the blessings of the Lord will overshadow you.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Difference Between a Miracle and the Gifts of Healing 5-7-2022

• So many people say that healing in some instances is a miracle. For years I also thought the same way. There was a life threatening situation that occurred; when and how God manifested the healing was absolutely awesome.


• Many of my messages are to let the readers show how I was not knowledgeable about and did not have an understanding about much of God’s Word. This is to let you know that I am not putting you down, but as I was delivered from being in bondage because of a lack of knowledge.


• There was a saying “Don’t look down on anyone unless you are picking them up.” I am trying to help others to be set free from being in bondage. The Word of God says you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free (John 8:32).


• God’s Son is the Word and He makes us free (John 8:36) because Jesus Christ came to set us free (Isaiah 61:1-2, Luke 4:18). Jesus came to save us from sin (Luke 19:10) Being ignorant of the gifts will also hinder how you can minister to others.


• That is why I am going to explain the difference between miracles and healing. The two would have to be different because one is named miracles and the other is called healing.


Miracles –

 suspend all natural abilities. There is no human intervention. These are just a few of many miracles that happened in the bible.

• Lazarus was raised from the dead (John 11:38-44)

• Feeding of the five-thousand (Matthew 14:19-20, Matthew 15:36-37)

• Jesus walked on water (Matthew 14:25-27)


Healing – Whatever infirmities are in the body (Acts 10:38)

• Woman with issue of blood (Luke 8:43-48)

• Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law (Luke 4:38-40)

• Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52)


Jesus Himself said to His disciples and this is for us too.

And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My name they shall cast out devils [demons], they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover (Mark 16:17-20). In other words, whatever the devil uses the demons to attack you with, it won’t work.


• If anyone thinks the gifts stopped at the book of Acts, why would Paul and Peter write in the letters to the churches about healing, miracles and all the other gifts?


• How are you going to minister effectively if you don’t understand the difference in the gifts? Even though some are similar, they are not the same. It is like this, we have two legs (left and right) but they are not the same.


• Another thing is, the reason we do not see many miracles and healing taking place, is due to lack of faith (Hebrews 11:6). And faith without works (action) is dead (James 2:17-20).


• You say that you love the Lord and say how much faith you have, but when the rubber meets the road, which is a horse of a different color.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Grieving and Quenching the Holy Spirit 5-6-2022

• This is the second part of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The first is He is the One who baptizes us into the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13), and this causes us to become born-again. Every child of God should walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the desires of the flesh. This happens we surrender and yield to the Holy Spirit.


• It is a shame that the Holy Spirit gave us power and many of us don’t use it. Why do you think there is no supernatural move in the church? It takes all the members (gifts) of the body of Christ to function together in order for the body to be healthy.


• Can one foot or one hand make the body function properly? One body part cannot function properly without the other parts, so all the members of the body are necessary. Can the eye do what the ear does? No! That’s why every part of the body is necessary.


What it means to grieve and quench the Holy Spirit

• Grieving the Holy Spirit makes Him sad. How do you think the Holy Spirit feels when we are being bitter…angry…and have malice in our hearts against each other? He wants us to be kind to one another, tender-hearted forgiving each other even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven us (Ephesians 4:30-32).


Do not quench the Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19)

• The Spirit of God is the power behind everything. When we do not yield or surrender to the Holy Spirit, we do not allow His power to work through us, we are quenching the Spirit of God.


Example

• Suppose you had a water hose and it was knotted, how much water would come out? The flow of water would be restricted. We are restricting the Holy Spirit’s power to flow through us when we do not yield to Him.


• Be like the artist who recorded, “I’m gonna live so God can use me, anywhere, Lord, anytime!” Just don’t say or sing it, do it (James 1:22-25).


Coming up, "The difference Between a Miracle and Healing"


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Power of the Holy Spirit 5-5-2022

• Brothers and sisters, these messages are to caution and bring conviction so you will be continually transformed (changed). They will help bring about understanding and not be continually conformed to the ways of the world, by acting and thinking like those who are not saved.


• It is a shame that the Holy Spirit gave us power and many of us don’t use it. Why do you think there is no supernatural move in the church?


• Some authors say wisdom instead of word of wisdom. Everybody in their mind has some wisdom, but the word of wisdom is a supernatural impartation given by the Spirit of God which supersedes wisdom in the natural.


• Incorrect-knowledge, correct-word of knowledge; same as wisdom when everyone in their right mind has some wisdom; the bible says anyone who does not have wisdom can ask God and He gives it freely (James 1:5). The spiritual gifts to edify the children of God (1 Corinthians 12:8).


• Incorrect- discernment, correct-discerning of spirits. Every child of will be able to discern what is good and what is evil, as they mature (Hebrews 5:13-14). When people say wisdom, knowledge, and the gift of discernment, this certainly indicates they have not studied. That is the reason we are told to study for ourselves (2 Timothy 2:15).


• These are the gifts given by the Holy Spirit, and they are distributed by the Holy Spirit as He sees fit and they can be used by any child of God at any given time (1 Corinthians 12:7). But whoever operates in these gifts it is for all to profit.


Summary of gifts given by the Spirit

Word of wisdom – pointing someone in the right direction. Something could be revealed to the person, yet they are not sure as to what direction to go in.


Word of knowledge - speaking facts about what is going on in someone’ life- this can be revealed directly by the Spirit, through dreams and visions.


• Faith – one hundred percent belief without any doubt.


• Gifts of healing - any and all kinds of healings.


• Working of miracles – these types of healings that suspend all natural abilities.


• Prophecy – foretelling something about the future.


Discerning of spirits – able to detect spirits in the church that case havoc; can be detected through the five senses.


Different kinds of tongues – never to be used in the church as a stand-alone gift. This gift is different from being baptized with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues (Acts 1:8). This is the Dunamis (dynamite) empowerment to witness and minister.


Interpretation of tongues – tongues and interpretation of tongues are used together.


Come back tomorrow and see how the church is grieving and quenching the Holy Spirit.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

The Gifts Given by Christ 5-4-2022

• These gifts are the gifts given to the body of Christ, whereas the other gifts are for the body to edify/encourage each other. The teacher gift in Romans is different from the teacher in Ephesians, in that the five ministry gifts are to mature the children of God. These offices are the overseers, bishops and elders, the words are interchangeable.


• Why do you think they are gifts to the body? Because they help to mature the babes in Christ, which will keep the children of God from being tossed to fro with every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4:11-16).


• The sad part is some people have not been called into these five ministry offices.


• Many ministries do not accept the gifts; they say the gifts ceased after the book of Acts. If that is the case, why are the gifts listed in Romans 12:6-8, Ephesians 4:11, and 1 Corinthians, chapter 12?


The Word of God says

• Being confident of this very thing, that He which has begun a good work in you will perform it to the day of Christ (Philippians1:6). This means that God will continue to do a work in and through us until Christ returns.


• For it is God who works in you/us both to will and do His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13). But God will not force anyone because He gave us a free will, and we should choose to do God’s will.


• I am reiterating that every child has at least one gift. When the Bible says every child, that also includes females. Joel prophesied and Peter spoke what Joel wrote: 

And it shall come to pass afterward I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh [all those who are saved] and your sons and daughters shall prophesy [preach, proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ], your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.


And also, upon the servants and upon the handmaids, in those days I will pour out My Spirit (Joel 2:28-29, Acts 2:17-21). God used pour out His Spirit in both verses.


• Do you see where women are not to minister in the gifts? Aquila and Priscilla, a husband-and-wife team expounded on the Word (Acts 18:24-26). They were also apostles; established church in their home and they ministered with Paul (Romans 16:3-5).


• However, the Word of God is not contradictory. The man has the lead role in the home and in the church (1 Corinthians 11:1-12). Who was created first, Adam or Eve (Genesis 2:7)?  Even though they are co-equal, their roles are different, two heads are a freak.


• These people read the scripture and talk about the five ministry offices, but they do not fully function in them. Most churches only function in pastor, sometimes teachers.


• When the church is not functioning the way God has it to function, it is a dead church. It is the Spirit that quickens, the flesh profits nothing. The Words that I speak to you, they are Spirit and they are life (John 6:63). When the church is not abiding by the Word of God, there is no power to function supernaturally. And the Spirit is grieved and quenched.


I am writing so you will live a victorious life and that can only be done by doing what God tells us to do.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Understanding the Different Gifts 5-3-2022

• Every child of God is a minister and he or she has a ministry in them, but there are different aspects of ministry Romans 12:7).


• As everyone [those who are saved] has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another as the manifold grace of God (1 Peter 4:10). God’s truth supersedes everything.


• It would irk me when going to revivals or funerals and all ministers were asked to stand up and say who they were and the name of their church. This gave the impression that these men were important than others.


• When this happened I said, one day I am going to stand up. You see, I have known for a long time we are ministers of God.


• The gifts are by God the Father in Romans 12:1-10, and at least one of these gifts are given to every child of God – prophecy [preach or proclaim] according to the proportion of faith. This means, not to prophesy about something that you are equipped to do.


• Or whatever aspect of ministry, let us wait on it. Or on teaching, wait on teaching. This does not mean that one has to go to seminary, everyone needs some proper biblical training, not to get a title to give the appearance that they need to be looked up to.


• Paul put emphasis on Love because he knew some would think more highly of themselves than they should. We all started off with the same measure of faith. Therefore, he cautioned them and us to let love be without dissimulation [deceit, hypocrisy].


• Despise what is evil, cleave to that which is good. Be kind to each other with brotherly love preferring others above yourselves.


• Can you see what I mean about some people in ministry having respect of persons and being cliquish? That is sickening. What kind of love is that?


This was one of my experiences

• Certain men would be in the company of male and female ministers; they called me sister and addressed the men as reverend. They were so silly, ignorant, and foolish. Who told them to use a title that belongs to God Almighty? God said He would share His glory with no one (Isaiah 42:8). It’s a wonder that God doesn’t strike them down.


• The reason: Although they have been transformed through new birth, they stopped there instead of being transformed. They are conformed to the world (Romans 12:2).


The other gifts given by God the Father


Exhortation – Encourager

Giving - with simplicity and not telling others, but let the receiver testify of how God used you to bless them.

Ruler– to govern; to rule with diligence, to use speed, be prompt, to make effort.

Mercy – be cheerful, love to show mercy, passionate about it.


Anyone can do all of these, but the gift comes with the anointing to set people free.


There is more tomorrow, come back and read what God wants you to learn.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~


Are You Willing to Wait on Your Ministry? 5-2-2022

• After reading today’s message, you will see how important it is to wait on your ministry (Romans 12:7), this could also help you to assess (evaluate) where you are and if you have taken a leap into ministry too soon, or if you been called into a specific ministry. The only way to please the Lord and have good success is to do what God tells us to and at the right time.


• That the trial (testing) of our faith being more precious than gold that perish, though it is tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor (1 Peter 1:6-7).


• When you know there is a reason for everything that happens in your life and that it builds your character, it should bring much encouragement and joy. And, when you are functioning in your call, you will be passionate, instead of feeling like it is a difficult task.


James said 

• Count it all joy when you fall into different temptations/trials; knowing that the trying of your faith works patience, let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect [mature] and entire [complete] - (James 1:2-4).


• Shortly after I was born-again, trials came my way and I had a conversation with someone and told them that I thought once Jesus became my Savior, everything was going to be great! At that point no one had told me about the trials and persecutions that came with the “New Life.”


• Once there is an understanding, which comes through spiritual growth, we should consider the joy that comes on this side of eternity.


Jesus said this to the disciples

• These things I have spoken to you, that My joy would remain in you and that your joy may be full (John 15:11). John also wrote: And these things I write to you, that your joy may be full (1 John 1:4). The joy of the Lord strengthens us (Nehemiah 8:10b).


• Remember the song: “This joy I have, the world didn’t give it and the world can’t take it away”?


• How can one experience joy when it seems like all hell is breaking loose? Jesus’ joy remains and is full when there is an understanding of what God is doing in our lives. He is helping us to be patient, He is strengthening us, and our character is being built, which works for our good, because we are the called (Romans 8:28), and for the good of those we minister to.


• How will we be able to minister to someone else if we have not experienced those tests? Not only that, but we must also pass the tests in order to minister effectively. By the way, every child of God is a minister, but there are different aspects of the ministry.


• It is painful when you do not see anything happening and you know God has called you to ministry, even though the Word of God tells us to wait on our ministry (Romans 12:7). That the trial of our faith being more precious than gold that perish, though it is tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor (1 Peter 1:6-7).


• How in the world can the trial of our faith be found unto praise and honor? Patience strengthens us: They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).


That is befitting because we learn how to be patient through the Word of God.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Striving for Greatness 5-1-2022

• The Word of God tells us to esteem (look highly on) others (Philippians 2:3-5). Yesterday the Lord allowed me to see one of my nieces in rare form as she was at a Pop-up for her business "Warrior Keychains" in Pleasantville, New Jersey.


• I would like to give accolades to Jayla a twenty-one year old who is not only a young entrepreneur, but she is also a student at Rutgers University, Camden campus. Jayla is planning to further her education by entering the master’s program.


The greatest testimony for Jayla is, she belongs to The Master!

• On that note, the Word of God says: Whether you eat [not be a glutton], whatever you drink [not to be drunk], or whatever you do, do it to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).


• Yesterday was a successful day. To all of you young people, I hope Jayla’s testimony will encourage and motivate you to move forward in your pursuits. God made you to fit in His plan and have good success.


• Although each of us is different, no one is greater than the other. No matter what your age may be, don’t give up on your dreams. And don’t forget our God who caused you to have great success for His glory (Deuteronomy 8:7-18).


• God has used and He is still using many people to support Jayla in her endeavors. To God be all the glory for what He done; for what He is doing and what He is going to do.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Three Types of Judgment 4-30-2022​

• On April 26, 2022, a message was posted about “A Person can be Forgiven for Everything Except Self-Murder (suicide)?”. The moral of the message was judging whether someone was saved or not. Today I am sharing about three types of judgment.


• This message is the flip side of judging others’ hearts. As I was writing the message, a type three judgment was revealed to me.


• 1) A no-no judging the heart when it comes to whether or not people are saved (Matthew 7:1).


• 2) A no-no when it comes to those who don’t profess to be saved. It is God’s business to judge the unsaved (1 Corinthians 5:2-3).


• 3) A yes-yes for those who profess to be saved and they are in sin. When they refuse to stop their sinful acts, the church needs to deal with it. The Word of God also tells us to judge our brothers and sisters’ actions.


• Paul goes to the point of saying that we should be ashamed when we know our brothers and sisters are openly sinning, and we don’t do anything about it. The reason being, if the sin is not dealt with, it will affect others in the church (1 Corinthians, chapter 5).


• Simply put, the sin will spread and others will do the same thing, because they will think it is okay for them to fornicate and so on. That’s why Paul said it was not named among the Gentiles (unsaved) that one would have sex with his father’s wife.


• In other words, it is like a church where “anything goes.”


• The church was told to confront the sinning brother and if the brother refused to change, they were to put him out of the church, hoping that the devil would beat him up and he would come to his senses. Paul not only warned about the fornicator; he named other things that should not even be done as a Christian. He went as far as to say, do not eat with such a person.


• I said all that to make it clear enough for you to understand the difference between judging someone’s heart and another person’s action. We have a right to judge our brothers and sisters who are committing known sinful acts. I pray that you take heed to this message and do what the Word of God says.


~ Betty A. Burnett~

Sinner Saved by Grace? 4-29-2022

• I hear this spoken out of the mouths of many people, even some pastors: “I am a sinner saved by grace” and “We are sinners.” If that were true, we would have two natures and that is impossible.


• The Word of God says: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ [saved], born-again, he or she is a new creature, old things have passed away, behold all things are new (2 Corinthians 5:17).


• The spirit man is new and perfect, but the soul is being saved. It is a process of working out our own soul salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). The flesh will not be saved until we receive our glorified bodies (1 Corinthians 15:51-52).


• The old habits are still there and our flesh rise up. Paul said: In his flesh was no good thing; when he wanted to do good, those bad habits would manifest (Romans 7:18).


• Even though the embedded bad habits are still there, it still does make one have two natures. Before we were saved, we only had one nature; since we have been made new, we can only have one nature.


• Paul also wrote about all the things we did before we were born-again; those things we did as unrighteous people and how we could not inherit the kingdom of God. He went on to say: But such were some of you, but you are washed, but you are sanctified [set apart], but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).


• One cannot be righteous and unrighteous at the same time; dirty and clean at the same time (2 Corinthians 5:21).


• Christ’s death and resurrection took care of all our past, present and future sins. Knowing that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin (Romans 6:4-13).


• When someone says we are still sinners after Christ died and rose to give us a new life, they are saying that what Christ did was not sufficient. When Christ said it was finished (, He meant everything was new and complete.


• Transformation is two-fold – a change has taken place through new birth, and we are still being changed (Romans 12:1-2).


• Let’s look at transformation as a metamorphosis. After a certain period, the wormy caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly.


• Metamorphosis of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly also shows how we will be changed with incredibly beautiful bodies (1 Corinthians 15:51-53).


• Saints, God is not pleased when His children are nullifying what Christ did for us by taking away our old nature and giving us a brand new nature. Eventually we will have a brand new glorified body.


I pray that after reading this message you will never again say you are a sinner, or a saint is just a sinner who fell down. A saint is a saint who misses the mark every day (1 John 1:8-9).


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Metamorphosis

What to Look for in a Church 4-28-2022

The following list of what to look for in a church is short, but it gives the readers an idea of what God's standard is.


• Is the pastor called by God (Ephesians 4:11)? Or is he a wolf in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15)? Is he in this for what he can gain and does not have a heart for the sheep (John 10:12)? This type of person is charismatic (charming), manipulative and plays on the peoples’ emotions.


• Is teaching the bible the number one priority (2 Timothy 2:15)? Or is entertainment their focal point?


• Are they using gimmicks to draw people in, when God said if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to me (John 12:32)? Or numbers do not matter because they are focusing on the peoples’ spiritual life by helping them to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18)?


• Does the church live up to God’s standard, by allowing Him to be a light to their feet and a lamp to their path (Psalm 119:105)? Or do they allow people to work in ministry, and their lifestyle is ungodly, because they are carnal and taking the wide way by doing whatever they want to do (Matthew 7:13)?


• Think about it! Would you want to be in a church that has a bad reputation because any and everything goes? Or would you desire to be in a church where the Spirit of God is present, because where the Spirit of God is, there is liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17). 

That means they walk in freedom because they are surrendering to the Spirit; they are walking in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust [desires] of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).


• Who is your first love, Jesus Christ, or the building (Revelation 2:4)? If Christ is your answer, you will be in a church that is following Christ (Ephesians 5:1).


• These are some of the things to look for in a church. As you are able to discern, your eyes will become more open to what is good and what is evil (Hebrews 5:14). Although there is no perfect church, the things listed above should not be what the church of God is allowing to take place.


• Paul the apostle wrote to several churches to warn and correct them because of different issues that needed to be dealt with.


Example

• The church at Ephesus was situated in the midst of idol worship. Diana the goddess of Ephesus was known by all, and it could have affected the church. Whatever we are surrounded with will affect us. That is why we should careful and do not be deceived, because evil communications corrupt good manners (1 Corinthians 15:33).


• Be careful about some of those TV shows, and who you are hanging out with.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Will God’s Children go Through the Seven-Year Tribulation Period? 4-27-2022

• Just recently I heard a well-known minister say this: “In my opinion we won’t go through the tribulation.” Who asked for his opinion? What does the Word of God say? The Word is based on facts, not on someone’s opinion.


• For years and years, some scholars have had different views on the tribulation. Some say all Christians (all the church) will not go to be with Jesus when He returns (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). They say only those who are living according to God’s will are going to be caught up in the air to meet Jesus.


• This doesn’t make sense especially when there is only one Judgment Seat of Christ where all the saints will be judged for their deeds, whether they are good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10). Not only that, but we are also told not to be ashamed when Christ comes (1 John 2:28).


• This could have more than one meaning. For instance, living immorally, not being a good steward over what He has given us to manage (gifts/assignment).


• This scripture gives confirmation about those who will love Christ’s appearance. Let us rejoice and give honor to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb is come and His wife [us, we are His bride]. It was granted to her to clothe herself in fine linen, pure and white. For the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints (Revelation 19:7-8).


• I do not understand why these people do not see that God always have other scriptures to support, connect, relate, and this certainly confirms that His Word is true.


• God told Noah to build the ark, because sin had gotten so bad that He was going to destroy everything on the earth (Genesis 6:5-7). Noah and his family were not destroyed (Genesis, chapter 7, key verse is 23).


Jesus said: 

• As it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son [Jesus] be. For in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking and giving in marriage until that day Noah entered the ark (Matthew 24:37-38).


• The Lord certainly is going to take us out of here and immediately after we leave the tribulation will begin. God does not send wrath on His children; He only sends wrath on the children of disobedience (unsaved people)-(Ephesians 2:2).


• Will you be ready to meet Jesus Christ, the One who suffered, died, and was resurrected for you to live eternally with Him?


• Is your house in order? If you are saved/born-again, you will live eternally with Him. But how will you spend eternity with Jesus Christ? Those who are faithful will be rewarded and they will have greater rulership (Matthew 25:21, 23).


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

A Person can be Forgiven for Everything Except Self-Murder (suicide)? 4-26-2022

• I have not heard this stated lately, but years ago it was said regularly by some people who professed to be born-again. Just in case someone may still be thinking that it is true, let’s see if the Word of God says anything about self-murder.


• Years ago in a bible study, the question was asked, could a person go to heaven if they professed to be saved, and committed suicide.


From the Word of God

• Wherefore I say to you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men, but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven to men. And whoever speaks a word against the Son of man [Jesus], it shall be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him neither in this world or in the world to come (Matthew 12:31-32). 

Do you see anything in that scripture about self-murder (suicide)?


• Blasphemy means to speak evil against; reject – the reason the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven is because it is the Holy Spirit who brings [spiritual baptism] people into Christ. That is how everyone is born-again.


• You must remember that we see peoples’ actions, but only God knows the heart of each person (Matthew 7:1). Judging whether or not someone is saved is wrong. If someone commits suicide it does not mean that they are no saved, but they selfishly shortened their valuable life.


• That is the reason Jesus told the disciples not to throw out the tares, because the tare and the wheat look so much alike, they could throw out something good (Matthew 13:24-30).


• I do not say a person is not saved because I see them acting like unsaved people, but I do say they don’t act like they are saved.


• The scribes and pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and placing her in the midst they said to Him, “Teacher this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.” 

According to the law of Moses she should have been stoned to death…… Jesus bent down and wrote with His finger on the ground.


• And as they continued to ask Him, He stood up and said to them. “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone at her…. And when they heard it, they went away one by one (John 8:1-7).


• This meant, if the scribes and pharisees had the same sin, which is apparent that they did, otherwise why would these hypocrites know that the woman was committing adultery? And why did they walk away when Jesus questioned them?


• Who are we to judge when we are not perfect ourselves? Our sin may not be the same as someone else, but it is sin (1 John 1:8).


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

I found Christ? Really? 4-25-2022

• I love to listen to and watch other televangelists. God has so many resources that are accessible to us. Therefore, being ignorant of the Word of God is inexcusable and unacceptable.


• However, the more I learn and understand the Word of God, I am able to discern what is true and what is false.


• Our number one resource is the bible - study for ourselves (2 Timothy 2:15), then the Holy Spirit brings to our remembrance what we have read and studied (John 14:26).


These are some examples of how it is no way possible for anyone to find Christ

• Lady with lost coin - Did the coin find its owner? (Luke 15:8-10) The coin was dead, just as we were spiritually dead prior to our new life (Ephesians 2:1-5).


• Jesus found us - He came to seek and save those who were lost (Luke 19:10).


• No one seeks after Jesus (Romans 3:11). In fact, before salvation, Jesus was the farthest from my mind.


Jesus said

• I am the Vine; and you are the branches; we can do nothing without Him (John 15:5). This is important to know. All the sap is in the vine and the branches live and thrive through the vine. The branch drawing its sap from the Vine will produce fruit.


• No one can come to Jesus unless the Father who sent Him draws him (John 6:44).From reading that, did anyone find Christ?


• Everyone who is born-again was predestined by God to be saved (Romans 8:29).


• What about “You were saved by God’s grace through your faith” (Ephesians 2:8-9). How did you get the faith to say yes? Jesus said we can do  nothing without Him. Since we were lost and can do nothing without Christ, how did we find Christ?


• Since we were lost and could not find Christ, there is nothing to brag about. However, we should worship, and praise Him every day for finding us. And this should keep us humble knowing we played no part in our salvation. I am going to reiterate that we did not even have the faith to get saved, God gave us faith to respond to the call.


• This does not mean that God did not know where we were; God knows everything, He knew us before we were born (Jeremiah 1:5) and He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4).


• From our perspective, we were lost and had to be found. Brothers and sisters, the only way to understand God is to look at the Word from His perspective. Although we live in a natural environment, we are spiritual people and we must see through spiritual eyes (Ephesians 1:17-18).


• To those who may say this is too deep, God wants you to become mature enough (grow-up) and learn from His perspective. That is the only way to be intimate with Him.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Do Human Beings Gain Wings When They Die? 4-22-2022

• When the Word of God says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32), that is because one has to study to know the truth (2 Timothy 2:15). 


These messages are to help us to watch what comes out of our mouths. They are to provoke the readers to search the Word of God for themselves.


This message is referring to humans gaining wings

• David: And I said, oh that I had wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest (Psalm 55:6). However, the previous verses let us know what David was going through with those that of his equal.


• David’s experience reminds me of “The Great Escape” and having wings of a dove meant he wanted to get as far away as possible. At some point in your life you probably felt like David, your life seemed so hard and sometimes people that were close to you allowed the devil to use them against you and you just didn’t want to be here anymore. It happened to me. 

It could be so bad that you not only want to escape, but you may think of ways to end your own life; the greatest escape- been there and done that!


• Once our lives have ended, we are escorted to the presence of God by the angels. God always have something in His Word pertaining every situation in life.


Example

• Angels carried Lazarus into Abraham bosom (Luke 16:22). This is where all the Old Testament saints went prior to Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. After His resurrection, Jesus carried paradise and the Old Testament to heaven (Ephesians 4:8-10).


• When I read death notifications from a couple of funeral homes, they post: So, and So “gained their wings.” Even in the eternal realm we will not have wings. Think about it, does Jesus have wings? The Word of God says we are the sons of God, it does not appear yet what we shall be, but we know that when He appears, we will be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is (1 John 3:2).


• No one gains wings, but they do gain or receive rewards if they fought the good fight of faith and finished their course. Paul goes on to say about receiving his crown, that it was not for him only, but for all those who love Jesus’ appearing (2 Timothy 4:7-8).


• Humans and angels are different, and people do not become angels when they get to heaven. When God created everything, He made each of His creation different for a reason. Although angels are called the sons of God as we are, there is a difference between the two. God made us to reproduce and multiply and replenish the earth (Genesis 1:28).


• Angels were not created to have sex; those who committed that horrible act went against the nature of God and they have been reserved in everlasting chains under darkness until the judgment of the great day (Jude 1:6); the final judgment (Revelation 20:10). 


In other words, they left their natural habitation; it was not natural for them to marry women, not natural to have sex and for women to have children by them. That was absolutely atrocious!


• It is imperative for God’s children to know the truth and stop passing errors, this is damaging to both the carrier and the receiver. 


Sharing and giving it my best shot ~ Betty A. Burnett

The Lord Gives and the Lord Takes Away? 4-21-2022

• This is another misunderstood verse that has been spoken at funerals when the minister is leading the family into the church. Let’s get an understanding of what this scripture means.


• Job said: 

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1:21).


• To get the full meaning we are going to see what happened in this story. It starts with a man name Job who was upright and shunned evil (Job 1:1); skipping to verse six: Now there was a day when the sons of God [angels] came to present themselves before God and Satan [fallen angel] also came among them.


• Wait! What about scholars who said the “sons” of God were not angels. Could humans go into heaven and present themselves before God?


• I am going to paraphrase a few verses: The Lord asked Satan where did he come from? And Satan answered: From walking to and from the earth. This question did not mean that God did not know where Satan had been; God is all-knowing (Omniscient).


• It was like the situation with Adam when God called out to him and asked him where he was. God already knew where Adam was, He wanted Adam to explain to Him what he had done. This was after Adam ate the forbidden fruit and he and Eve’s eyes were opened to their nakedness (sin) – (Genesis 3:1-13).


• God and Satan continued a conversation about Job. God asked Satan if he had considered His servant Job who shunned evil and there was no one like him on the earth. Satan said to God: You have a hedge of protection around Job, but if You lift that protection, he will curse you to Your face.


• So, the Lord allowed Satan to take everything Job had, including his health, his family, and his possessions, but he could not take Job’s life. Job said: The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord. In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong (Job 1:21-22).


• This is the point I am trying to drive home, look at the scripture where God gave Satan permission to afflict Job. God never took anything from Job and He does not take back anything He gives us.


• Job did not know that God and Satan had a conversation, so from his perspective, he thought God took all he had and made him suffer. Even with that being so, the Lord still does not give or take away.


• Further proof that God does give or take away: Every good and perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights of whom there is no variation [change] or shadow due to change (James 1:17).


• Footnote: John McArthur ESV Study Bible – Everything related to divine giving is adequate, complete, and beneficial. God is changeless (Malachi 3:6, 1 John 1:5)


• I am using this scripture that can relate to how God does not take what He gives: The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable [unchangeable]. Why would God take a gift back? He does not need them; God loves us so that He wants to give all those wonderful blessings to us.


Grateful for all my blessings  ~ Betty A. Burnett

Did the Bible Say We Could Live to be Eighty-Years Old? 4-20-2022

• The challenge today is for you to think about what is true and what is not true when it comes to the Word of God. Look at it like this, once you think about what is being conveyed, you will say “It makes sense.”


• A portion of the scriptures from Psalm Ninety is read at some funerals: The days of our years are three score and ten (70) and if by reason of strength four-score (80) (Psalm 90:10) –

 then the minister usually says:

• God has only promised eighty-years at the most. Let’s go to the Word about what seems to be a contradiction and we know that God’s Word cannot contradict itself. Something needs to be cleared up.


• Psalm Ninety is a prayer written by Moses because of Israel’s lack of faith and disobedience. It had nothing to do with what God said about man living to be one-hundred and twenty years old (Genesis 6:3). Although the shortened life-span had to do with sin and how things had gotten worse.


• Think about this, Moses was forty years old when he fled Egypt (Acts 7:22-24), he was in Midian forty years and Moses was eighty-years old when God sent Him back to Egypt to deliver the Hebrews from bondage (Exodus 7:1-7). Moses led the children of Israel through the wilderness for forty-years (Numbers 14:33).


• After forty-years of being in the wilderness, Moses died when he was one-hundred and twenty years old (Deuteronomy 34:7), and Joshua, his successor led the children of Israel to the Promise land (Joshua, chapters 1-5).


• When Moses wrote the prayer in Psalm Ninety, this had to do with the children of Israel’s disobedience and lack of faith (sin). God promised the Israelites He was giving them a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 3:8), but because of their unbelief, only Joshua and Caleb entered into Canaan – Please read Numbers, chapter fourteen about who God said would enter the promised land.


• In this prayer Moses was asking God to have mercy on the children of Israel whose lives were cut off from those who were twenty and above (Numbers 14:29). Israel would die off in the wilderness until forty-years were expired; a year for each day the spies were in Canaan (Numbers 14:34).


• Their unbelief had cost them a whole generation of blessing that God had desired to give them. As with the Israelites, a lack of faith hinders our growth.


• How can someone say that God promised eighty-years at the most. If that is true, what about Genesis 6:3, and what about Moses living to be one hundred and twenty years old? Think about it, Moses himself was past eighty-years old when he wrote Psalm Ninety.


• Things that some people come up with don’t make no sense at all! Those who do not know how to count would flunk Math. Think I’m crazy, writing messages like these? Sure am, crazy about Jesus!


Studying to show myself approved unto God ~ Betty A. Burnett

Angels’ Assignment/Responsibility 4-19-2022

• Angels have ministered to and protected us from the time we came into the world (Hebrews 1:14). Why? Because the devil tried to destroy us just like he did Jesus. He worked through King Herod to destroy all babies; this way Jesus would be included in the slaughter (Matthew 2:13-23). That’s why Jesus’ parents fled and took him to Egypt. They went to Nazareth after Herod died (Matthew 2:13-23).


• We are still being protected by the angels, in fact, God has commanded His angels to have charge over us, in all our ways (Psalm 91:11). Pause: Since the angels have charge over us, who gives anyone the right to command angels?


• Have you ever been so close to having an accident (hitting someone else or they were about to hit you) that your heart felt it jumped out of your body? That is scary! I learned many years ago that it was my angels protecting me. After it was over, all I could say was “Thank You Jesus for the angels.”


• Caution: Just because we are protected, doesn’t mean something won’t happen to us. Remember, we are living in a mean old world where the devil will do whatever he can to destroy us (John 10:10).


• The devil knows the angels protect us. He did a foolish thing when he tempted Jesus in the wilderness: Then the devil took Him to the holy city and sat Him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to Him, if you are the Son of God, throw Yourself down, for it is written, He will give His angels concerning You and on their hands they will bear you up….. Jesus said to him, you shall not tempt the Lord God (Matthew 4:6-7).


• Some of you may have heard the song titled: “Everybody plays the fool sometime.” Well, that’s what the devil did when he tempted the Son of God, and you are fooled if you think angels are females.


Angels’ Gender

• For your information, you will never see any place in the Word of God about angels being in the feminine gender. Michael the archangel was the warring angel (Daniel 10:13, 21; Jude 1:9; Revelation 12:7) and Gabriel was the angel who appeared and announced what God said to the people he was sent to (Luke 1:26-38), and Lucifer who became Satan (fallen angel) – (Isaiah 14:12-14, Ezekiel 28:13-15).


• Pastors are considered angels because they are messengers (Revelation 2:1, 8,12,18; Revelation 3:1,7,14)


• Please take heed and do not think lightly of this when you purchase figurines or other feminine objects that that look like angels. If you truly are born-again, at the Judgment seat of Christ Jesus will not take it lightly (2 Corinthians 5:10). That’s why He has others and me to tell you the truth and if you don’t accept it you will suffer loss (Hosea 4:6).


Speaking truth is rewarding ~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Who are Angels and Who are the Sons of God? 4-18-2022

• This is a follow-up message about “Noah Preaching 120 Years”, since the fallen angels played a major part in the reason God destroyed the earth.


• Some scholars say that angels are not called the ‘sons of God.” Let’s see what the Word of God say about angels being the “sons of God,” and all others that were/are called the sons of God. The first account is when the “sons of God” married the daughters of men (Genesis 6:1-2).


• Remember, I you God gives them the ability to take on forms, however, it was the most atrocious act for them to have sex with women. Therefore, they are chained until this very day (Jude 1:6), if they were not chained, there would be much more evil in the world that we are experiencing today.


• Further proof that the angels took on forms of men is in Sodom and Gomorrah when homosexuals were trying to break into Lot’s house and have sex with the angels who were lodging there (Genesis, chapter 19).


• Verse five is the key: The men of the city compassed [circled around] Lot’s house and they called to Lot and said, where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them to us that we may know them. Brothers and sisters, the word know meant that they wanted to have sex with the angels who looked like men.


Example

Adam knew Eve (his wife); he had sex with her (Genesis 4:1).


Who are the sons of God?

• Adam the first human created was a son of God (Luke 3:38)


• Angels were sons of God, but these particular ones married the daughters of men (Genesis 6:2) – because of their atrocious (horrifying/wicked) acts, they are now called fallen angels and they are chained (Jude 1:6).


• The sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord (Job 1:6, 2:1). When the morning stars [angels] sang together, and all the sons [angels] of God shouted for joy (Job 38:7)


• Jesus Christ was the Son of God. There are at least one-hundred bible verses stating that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, these are just a few (Psalm 2:7, Matthew 3:17, John 3:16 - John 10:36, Romans 1:4).


• Do not mistake Jesus and the angels for being brothers - angels were created by God (Ezekiel 28:13-16). Since God created Lucifer, He also created the other angels. Jesus was not created, he born of a virgin (Luke 1:26-35, Luke 2:1-7). He was God in the flesh (John 1:1-14)


• Those who are born-again are also called the sons (male and female) of God (Romans 8:14, 19, 1 John 3:2).


• I pray you have learned how the Word of God is full proof, and regardless of what someone says that differs from the God’s truth, you are not to receive it, no matter who they are.


Passionately sharing ~ Betty A. Burnett

What a Joyful Resurrection Day! 4-17-2022

• Let’s celebrate our Savior’s triumphant victory that resurrected us into a “New Life”


• Although today is celebrated as Easter Sunday around the world, I recognize the day, but the meaning of the day is not what I honor. No Easter for me - I’ve been set free! (John 8:32, 36)


• Because Christ became the Passover Lamb that was sacrificed for my sins, I celebrate His “Resurrection” (1 John 2:2)


• I do not mix a pagan holiday with the holy day that commemorates the “Resurrection of Christ.” It is like oil and water and the two certainly do not mix.


• Easter was an annual Roman holiday (Acts 12:4). The name easter originates from Eastra, the goddess of fertility (brings life).


• Anyone who says they are children of God and celebrate both days are double minded (James 1:8). These types of people do not stand for truth; therefore, they fall for anything.


• The children of the Most-High God are in the world but we are not of the world (John 17:16). In other words, we don’t do what those in the world do. We are to be different (2 Corinthians 6:14-16).


Why not let Christ’s Resurrection be The Number One Focus?


Have a blessed “Resurrection Day”


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Did Jesus go into Hell and Preach after He was Buried in the Heart of the Earth? 4-16-2022

Yesterday’s message stated that Jesus died on Thursday. Some scholars say He died on Wednesday, while others say it was Thursday; it is a fact that it was not Friday. Jesus rose early Sunday morning (Matthew 28:1-6). A new day begins at 12AM for us, whereas their new day began at 6PM.


• Since so many quote on quote born-again believers celebrate “Good Friday” as the day that Jesus died, there is another discrepancy about Him going into the heart of the earth and preaching to the spirits in prison [hell] - (1 Peter 3:19-20).


• According to scripture, hell is located in the deep part of, or in the heart of the earth. Lazarus died and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom (the comfort compartment), the rich man also died and was buried.


• In hell he lifted up his eyes being tormented and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in Abraham’s bosom (Luke 16:22-31). Even though there was a great gulf fixed between comfort and torment, Abraham and the rich man could communicate with each other.


• This proves that Jesus went to hell, and He had to be in paradise because He told the man on the cross, this day you will be with me in paradise (Luke 23:43). Jesus had to be on the comfort compartment of hell and He preached to the spirits in hell (the torment side)- (1 Peter 3:19-20).


• Remember how the rich man was being tormented and Lazarus was comforted, a conversation went on between Abraham who was on the comfort side and the rich man on the torment side.


• Paradise, also called Abraham’s bosom is no longer in hell, it was taken up into heaven along with the Old Testament saints (Ephesians 4:8-11). Nobody could go to heaven before Jesus died and rose from the dead.


• Jesus had to go into heaven and sprinkle blood on the mercy seat in heaven. He became the High Priest like the Old Testament high priests who sprinkled blood on the mercy seat (Leviticus 16:14-17).


• When we read Ephesians 4:8-11, it tells us about Jesus ascending and descending to set those who were captive in hell (not torment); they were released, and He also gave gifts to men, which are the five-fold ministry offices of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.


• So, where did somebody come up with, Jesus could not have gone to hell? Many scholars say this was a parable. A parable is short story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.


Example of a Parable

• The prodigal son nor his father’s name was mentioned. No matter how far away from the father the son had wandered, when he repented, the father was so full of joy to see his son, he ran to welcome him and thew a party for him (Luke 15:11-24). God does the same thing for us when we stray away from Him (1 John 1:9).


The story about Lazarus and the rich man is factual; anytime a name is used, it is not a parable.


Setting the Captives Free ~ Betty A. Burnett

How can Friday to Sunday be Three Days and Three Nights? 4-15-2022

• This is absolutely amazing! Yesterday morning, while finishing writing the message about “Noah Preached 120 Years?”, I was prompted by the Spirit of God to write about “Good Friday?” and the lie that has been used for generations by many people in the body of Christ. Traditionally, man says that Jesus died on Friday and He rose Sunday.


• You can count for yourself. This is how to come up with the correct numbers. Read what Jesus Christ, who is the Word says: Tear this Temple (His body) down and in three days I will build it [raise it up] – (John 2:19).


• For as Jonah was in the belly of a fish three days and three nights, so shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights (Matthew 12:40).


• Read the first chapter of Jonah, this is the key verse: Now the Lord prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights (Jonah 1:17).


• Some people have come up with the lie that at one time there was only twelve hours in a day. When Jesus talked about twelve hours in the day, He was speaking of daylight: 

Jesus answered, are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walks in the day, he does not stumble because he sees the light of this world (John 11:9).


• The devil will use anybody he can, to discredit Jesus Christ’s finished work on the cross through His death burial and resurrection. It is so sad that many of God’s children fall for the devil’s lies.


• I found this to be quite interesting about the number three from BibleProject: The third day matters - For Jesus and the apostles, the timing of His resurrection has strong theological implications. The three-day timeline matters to the biblical narrative because it is the special day on which God creates new life and activates His covenant with humanity.


If it was so important and mattered so much to Jesus and the apostles, it should matter to us.

• Are people in the body of Christ calling Jesus, the Word a liar? Let God be true and every man be a liar (Romans 3:1-4). That’s what the Jews did, they had the law, and God’s people do the same thing today; we have the Word, but we are not abiding by it..


• Do you think God is pleased with His children when they do not study and search out truths? You may think this is innocent, but God holds us accountable for not knowing the truth and most of all for not accepting the truth.


• Although no one knows the exact date of Jesus’ birth, at least they are not trying to squeeze three days into two days. When this happens, people do not understand the “Resurrection” which brings “New Life.”


• Jesus Himself put emphasis on three full days and three full nights. Let’s count the three days and three nights: The evening and the morning were the first day (Genesis 1:1:5). Since Jesus rose early on the first day of the week (Sunday), count backward and see how many days that would be.


• From what I calculated; Jesus had to die on Thursday. Please count for yourself and see how many days you come up with. Who are you going to believe, Jesus or some person who came up with these unbiblical traditions and doctrines? The choice is yours; it is between you and your God/god? But as for me, I choose not to compromise.


Loving His truth ~ Betty A. Burnett

Noah Preached One Hundred and Twenty Years? 4-14-2022

• There has been much controversy about the lifespan of mankind. I am beginning with some history as to how all this came about.


And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them. And the sons of God [angels] took themselves wives (Genesis 6:1-2).


• It is important for you to know that angels were also called the sons of God in other scriptures (Job 1:6; 2:1, 38:7). Some theologians do not agree that those who had sex with women were angels. Whether they believe it or not, God gave angels the ability to take on different forms and these particular angels took on the forms of men.


• These same angels who went against the very nature of God, are chained for their atrocious [horrifyingly wicked] acts: And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority [first estate] but abandoned their proper dwelling, these He has kept in darkness bound in everlasting chains for judgment on the great day (Jude 1:6, Revelation 20:10).


There will be a follow-up next week because what is written today has a direct relation to the message today. The title will be “Who are Angels and What is Their Responsibility?”


• Adam and Eve died spiritually, immediately after they sinned (Genesis 2:16-17); their fellowship with God was broken (sin separated them and us from God). God restored them by clothing them with the skins of an animal (Genesis 3:21). 

This was symbolic of Christ shedding His precious blood and clothing us with His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21). God Himself was the first One to prophesy or preach the Gospel (Genesis 3:15).


Back to the 120-year lifespan of humans

• Adam continued to live past the 120-year lifespan God pronounced on the human race. Methuselah lived longer than Adam, but as time went on, the age span of humans began to decrease.


• Noah died at 950 years of age; he lived three hundred and fifty- years after the flood. I have no idea why the life-span did not keep going down in the number of years at that time, but eventually it went to the number 120 years as God said it would (Genesis 6:3). God said it and I believe it!


So, what would the 120 years have to do with Noah’s preaching?

• People became so wicked that God said He would destroy the earth (Genesis 6:5-7). When it comes to the number 120, let’s do some math. Noah was five hundred years old when God told him to build the ark (Genesis 6:14-22), he was six hundred years old when he and his family his (wife, three sons and three daughters-in-law) and two of every kind of species went into the ark (Genesis 7:1-11). This means that Noah could not have preached more than one hundred years at the most.


• I heard a well-known leader (theologian) say on national television that Noah preached one-hundred and twenty years. The word Theo which relates to God.


• When I looked up the definition of theology, it means the study and nature of God. I know none of us are perfect, but we are commanded to study and show ourselves approved unto God, a workman [worker] who needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). Notice the workman [worker]. This means to labor (toil) at something.


Searching for more truth ~ Betty A. Burnett

The New Heaven and the New Earth 4-13-2022

• What will the new heaven and the new earth be like? So incredible that our finite minds cannot comprehend its glory - streets made of gold. Denver, the mile high city cannot be compared to the height of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:9-22). Christ will sit on His throne in the New Jerusalem (Luke 1:32).


• Who is going there? Everyone who is born-again. I hope you have made yourself ready (Revelation 19:7).

• Rewards will determine our rule and reign with Christ; what He told us to do will last, not what we want to do (1 Corinthians 3:11-15).


• Who will we rule over? People, cities, countries, etc. (Revelation 5:10). The earth will continue to populate, and we will govern them just as we are governed here on earth by those in authority over us.


• Let’s talk about some things for you to think about before going to the present heaven and standing before the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10), and then to rule and reign with Christ in the New Jerusalem.


It is absolutely necessary to understand the Do’s and Don’ts


Do say, I am one of those who are the called by God (Romans 8:29-30, Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9). 

Don’t say, I hope I make it in. That indicates you are not sure of your salvation.


Do say, I am doing everything possible so I will not be ashamed when Christ appears (1 John 2:28).

  Don’t say, I just want to make it in. Having that kind of mindset is not good. This doesn’t mean you are not saved, but you are not intimate with God.


Do say, I am waiting with anticipation to meet Jesus Christ (Luke 21:28). 

Don’t say, I hope Jesus doesn’t come back soon, because I want to live here a while longer. I said the new heaven and the new earth are incredible, so what is the problem? The only thing I can conclude is, you are not preparing yourself (Luke 12:47). Do you love this present world more than you love God?


• Do say, I am waiting to receive my rewards (Revelation 22:12). 

Don’t say, I do not know what my gifts are. Shame on you!


• If you do say what has been written above, then you will receive a “Well done” from Jesus Christ for your faithfulness (Matthew 25: 21, 23).


If you say the don’ts, I do feel sorry for you.


Hoping to see ya’ll in the new home (John 14:6)


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Heaven is Our Eternal Home? 4-12-2022

• Brothers and sisters, quoting and continually believing errors will hinder your walk with God. What I mean is the more one knows God or another person, the more intimate they are with them. Some people do not take heed to these corrections, but they are written to help God’s children to become closer to Him.


Example

• One becomes closer to someone else by spending time with them; they learn about the person’s characteristics. They begin to act alike, think alike and they can become inseparable. Many times, in friendships, when one person is not with the other, someone may ask, “Where is So and So? Ya’ll are always together.


• It is the same with God, we should be so close to Him that people will always see Him in our lives. Not being intimate with God is evidenced by our actions and what comes out of our mouths.


• To clear something up, some of the readers may be thinking that the present heaven is going to be our eternal home.


It’s time to see what the Word of God says about heaven being our eternal home.

• We will go to the present/existing heaven to be with Jesus when we die; this is called the third heaven [paradise] where God is ((2 Corinthians 12:2). 

First heaven is the clouds, second heaven is the stars, third heaven is where God is. The Word of God says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8).

But that is not where we will be throughout eternity


• Even though we may not fully understand about the new heaven and the new earth, according to the Word of God, both will be made new. Waiting and hastening the coming of the day of God of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! But according to His promise we are waiting for new heavens and new earth for which the righteous dwells (2 Peter 3:13).


• Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no more sea. And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem [where Christ will sit on His throne] coming down out of heaven from God prepared as a bride adorned for her husband (Revelation 21:1-3).


• Jesus said He was going away to prepare a place for us, that where He is we will also be (John 14:1-6). Being that Jesus had come from heaven, this would mean that a new place was being prepared for us.


• Since the present earth is cursed because of Adam’s sin, wouldn’t it make sense for us to live on the new and perfect earth since we will be in a state of perfection?


Now that you have learned that we will have a new and perfect dwelling place throughout eternity, please do not continue to think that the present existing heaven is your eternal home.


Looking forward to my new home ~ Betty A. B

God Will Not Dwell in an Unclean Temple? 4-11-2022

This message is a continuation of quotes that are not scripturally correct. God wants us to know and speak the truth about His Word.


• Psalm Fifty-One is about David, his sexual sin with Bathsheba and he also had Bathsheba’s husband Uriah killed because he was trying to cover up his sin (2 Samuel, chapter 11). 

After a year passed David had not confessed his sins, so the Lord sent Nathan the prophet to confront David, and repentance resulted (2 Samuel 12:1-13, Psalm 51).


• We should be glad when God that uses whatever and whomever is necessary to expose and confront our sins. This shows how much He loves us (Hebrews 4:12, Hebrews 12:5b-9).


Psalm 51:10-11

There are two points I want to bring out.

• David said, Create in me a clean heart O God and renew a right spirit within me. That is under the old covenant before Jesus Christ died for our sins. Nobody could be born-again before Jesus Christ shed His blood and was raised from the dead (John 3:13).


• Therefore, we do not say create in me a clean heart, because we are born-again, and we have clean hearts. We have been made righteous through Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21).


• David goes on to say, do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Some people try to connect these scriptures by saying God will not dwell in an unclean temple. They take the scripture from this verse: Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, which you have of God and you are not your own (1 Corinthians 6:19).


• Personally, I don’t see the connection, but it has been quoted many times. Let’s see what the truth is when David said do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Under the old covenant, because no one was actually born-again the Spirit of God did not dwell in God’s people.


• However, when kings, priests and prophets had specific assignments, the Holy Spirit would come upon them to fulfill whatever task they were assigned to do.


• For those who do not understand, the Holy Spirit does not jump in and out of us every time we fall into sin. If that were the case, He would be in and out of us every day. The Word of God says we are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30).


• Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit who lives in us, which we have of God and we are not our own. For we are brought [purchased] with a price, therefore we are to glorify our bodies and spirit which belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).


• Since we are the called (a specific people) by God and we were predestined to be saved (Romans 8:29-30), that makes us sealed by His Spirit. Therefore, our salvation is secured and nothing can change our status with God; not even when we fall into sin.


The truth shall make us free.


More truth brings more abundance ~ Betty A. Burnett

Sunday Thought ~ WWJD 4-10-2022

Sometimes on the weekends, I switch from a series of messages because it seems good to break away. Then, all of a sudden something pops up for me to write. When that happens, I don’t say like some people say “Something told me to do this or that”


• If you are a child of God you should not say something told you. When it comes to me, I say the Holy Spirit told me. I said something popped up, but it was from the Holy Spirit. Do you see the difference in how it is worded?


• Remember, the Holy Spirit is not some-thing; He is the Spirit of God who empowers (Acts 1:8), leads, and guides us (John 16:13). Saying something is as bad as calling the Holy Spirit it. If you were going to do something and you felt that something told you to do it and you did it, that was not something, it was the Holy Spirit.


• Not too many years ago, some people in the Christian community were wearing bracelets on their wrists, “WWJD” - What Would Jesus Do?


• I have been thinking about that bracelet for quite a while and I wonder what would you do if Jesus was physically in your presence today.


• Would you drink wine for a celebration at a wedding (John 2:1-11)? Or would you have a glass of wine with your dinner? I don’t know about you, but I would. Why? Because Jesus did, He turned water into wine at a Jewish wedding and it was their custom to drink wine.


• On the flip side, the Word of God says not to be drunk with wine in excess, but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18).


• Clothes is a major issue in some churches today. What kind of clothes would you wear if Jesus were with you physically (1 Timothy 2:9-10)? Would there be any shame in your game?


• What Would Jesus Do? Think about it! Even though you cannot see Jesus, He is in you – The Spirit of Christ lives in you (Romans 8:9-11).


• Many people are doing ungodly things behind clothed doors. Do you know that Jesus knows about all those hidden things?


• I only named a couple of things, but there are many other things to be considered if Jesus was physically here on earth with you every day and all day and all night, 24/7.


Consider what you just read. What Would Jesus Do? If Jesus would not do it, we should not do it either.


~ Betty A. Burnett ~


"Hosanna in the Highest" 

Walk in the Light 4-9-2022

• Blessed [happy] is the person [child of God] who does not walk in the way of the ungodly nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful or those who ridicule (make fun of) others (Psalm 1:1). God is delighted with His children who are walking upright.


• Do not be a stumbling block or hinder somebody else (Romans 14:13-23) because you are not walking in the light; walk in the light as He is the light (1 John 1:7). Walking in the light is to walk in truth. 


John said: 

• I get no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth (3 John 4). I too feel the same way John did; I get no greater joy than to know my brothers and sisters are walking in truth. That is why I am so passionate about writing messages and posting them. 


• Carry and present the Word of God as an ambassador of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20), who says only what they have been told to say. When you are walking in the truth, then others will be blessed.


• Let your [bright] light so shine that people may see your good works and glorify our Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16). When others see your good works, they too will walk in truth.


• These are not options, they are commands, and if you are a child of God you should be obedient to what He tells us to do, not what He asks, but what He commands.


Closing:

As you got about your activities today, don’t forget who you are and whose you are.


The truth will set you free!


Blessings ~ Betty A. Burnett

What Does the Blood of Jesus Protect You From? 4-8-2022

• In continuing with the blood and what it is for, today will be another quote that is not biblical. Let’s get to the blood when it comes to protection. Brothers and sisters, this is coming straight from the Word of God; not adding my two cents in these messages, because they are not worth a hoot (they are worthless).


Cover us with Your blood

• Some of these may be repeats, but in our bible study, the teacher loves to do refreshers, especially when something taught is new to the students. The more something is repeated the deeper it sinks in.


• From what I read in the Word of God that He has given His angels charge over us: He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways (Psalm 91:11). Satan tried to destroy Moses (Exodus 1:22-3:1-3), Jesus (Matthew 2:13-16), you, me and all those who are the heirs of salvation (Hebrews 1:14).


• Satan even knew what the blood was for! Have not God given His angels charge [for protection]? When he tempted Jesus in the wilderness saying, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, He shall command His angels concerning You and….. Again, Jesus said to Satan, you shall not tempt the Lord God (Matthew 4:1-11).


• Didn’t Jesus say He could ask His Father and He would send Him twelve legions of angels (6,000) at once (Matthew 26:53)? Since that is so who gives anybody the right to command angels, when God has given them charge over us? For He shall give His angels charge over us (Psalm 91:11).


• My question is, do you see anything about the blood of Jesus when it comes to protection? That is not all, our Father protects us, so we have His intimate protection on us. He [we] that dwells in the secret place of the Most-High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 


I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress [protection], my God in Him will I trust ….. He shall cover you [us] with His feathers and under His wings you shall trust, His truth shall be your shield and buckler (Psalm 91:1-10).


• No matter who says it, if what is being said is not lining up with the Word of God, we are not to receive it. Some of these flaky (unreliable) leaders have gotten rich by spiritual manipulation and preying on peoples’ ignorance.


• God is holding us accountable to study His Word, not just take someone else’s word for truth. I find it quite interesting that many people take the time to find scriptures quoted that someone else came up with rather than going in bible and find scriptures to post.


It shows that whoever takes all that time to find those quotes do not have an interest in the Word of God.


Under God’s divine protection ~ Betty A. Burnett

Are These Quotes Biblically Correct? Pleading the Blood for Healing ~ The Challenge 

4-7-2022

• I am posting these messages to open the eyes of some people who profess to be born-again, but they are saying things that are not biblical and it is damaging to themselves and to others. This is not nit-picking; God wants His children to know the truth and to pass on truth.


• If you find these quotes in the Bible, please let me know, and I will come back and share it and will admit I was in error because I don’t know everything.


• Two days ago, I said God also wants His children to discern (understand) what is good and evil (Hebrews 5:14).


• Over the years, I have heard such quotes as “Plead the blood of Jesus” for healing and protection. Plead means to intreat, petition or ask for something earnestly. Does it make since to plead the blood of Jesus for healing? 


Does it line up with the Word of God?


What does the Word of God say about Healing and how it comes?

• Isaiah’s prophecy – He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, upon Him [Jesus Christ] was the chastisement that brought us peace and with His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5). That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet Isaiah saying, Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses [diseases] -(Matthew 8:17) – Confirmation.


Further confirmation: 

By His [Jesus Christ] stripes we are healed (1 Peter 2:24).


The Word is established: 

How God anointed Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit and with power and He went about healing those who were afflicted by the devil (Acts 10:38). Why healing happens to some and not to others, is questionable. As for me, regardless of the afflictions that come upon my body, I still stand on the Word of God, and it works.


• Many of God’s children believe what they hear or what they read in a book, rather than going to the Book. A pastor said something that was so profound: Don’t give someone a book, unless it is pointing to Jesus. Every scripture that I am sharing is pointing to Jesus.


Example

• I challenged someone about praying the blood of Jesus for healing and that I had not seen it in the bible. She had some books by different authors who believe we can plead the blood of Jesus for healing and protection. The person brought a couple of the books to me and when I returned them, my mind had not been changed.


• I heard this from a leader: “Grace makes space for any differences we have.” We love even though we do not agree. She said that the blood came before love. Folks, when she said that, I was done!


• God so loved that He sent His Son to shed His precious blood. What makes it so bad is, this person was teaching classes and had many followers. That is one of the very reasons we need to study the Word of God for ourselves. God gave us some wonderful minds, why not use those brains. Put your thinking cap on!


Thank God for the blood of Jesus that cleanses me from my sins.


Loving to share truth ~ Betty A. Burnett

Are These Words in the Bible? ~ The Challenge 4-6-2022

I am posting these messages to open the eyes of some people who profess to be born-again. I am not saying everyone who reads these messages are not aware of what is being posted, but I am not assuming it either. Over the years questions have been asked about certain words that are not seen in the bible.


Example

• Sovereign - Supreme, above, and greater than all and I AM; these have the same meaning. We know that spiritually these words belong to the Almighty God, only.


• Trinity (three in one) – The Godhead consists of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit: Baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19), Three are the same – Holy Spirit, Lord Jesus, God the Father (1 Corinthians12:4-6).


• There are three that bear record in heaven; the Father, the Word (Christ) and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. These three-bear witness in earth and the three agree in one (John 5:7).


• All three work in total harmony with the other – God the Father initiated the plan for salvation; He said let Us make man…. (Genesis 1:26), God the Son carried out the plan- All things were created by Him (Christ) and for Him, and by Him all things consist (Colossians 1:16-17) and the Holy Spirit is the power behind it all - He moved upon the face of the waters (Genesis 1:2b).


• Sometimes the Holy Spirit is worded as it (Romans 8:16, 26), but that is a misprint. The newer translations have replaced the word with He and in some margins in the older translations, they inserted Himself. It is disrespectful to call the Holy Spirit it. He is the power behind everything; it cannot do a thing. For instance, my table is it, but it can only do what I make it do; it has no power.


• Many translations do not capitalize pronouns like He, Him, You when it comes to the Godhead - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. However, out of due respect to the Triune God, we at Burnett Ministries capitalize the pronouns.


• Rapture – means to be caught up or snatched away (1 Thessalonians 4:17). This is what will take place when we meet Jesus Christ in the air and go to heaven to be with Him.


• Bible - is the Word of God. On the outside cover and the inside, you will see Holy Bible or Authorized King James Version. Let’s pause on that one. Many people who try to discredit the King James Version say that King James wrote the bible.


• That is absolutely absurd! What does authorized mean? It means to be sanctioned or approved by someone in authority, and this happened in 1611 when many scholars asked permission from King James for them to print the bible into the old English language that was originally printed in Hebrew, Aramaic (Old Testament), and Greek (New Testament).


Let me explain what God says about His holy Word:


• All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for reproof [rebuke, to expose, to convince], for correction, for training in righteousness, that the man [woman] of God may competent and equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16).


Willing to share the truth ~ Betty A. Burnett

A Servant Who is not doing God’s Will (Challenge#1) 4-5-2022

The challenge today is an example of a servant who had been given an assignment.


• The warning is for today also since we are servants/ministers of God. Let’s pause on that one; every child of God is a servant/steward/minister. So, when the word minister is used, we need to know what aspect of ministry we as the called have been graced to serve in.


• God’s plan for our lives is laid out in His Word. That’s why it is so important to study the Word of God. Those who do not find out what their purpose will be whipped, but not with as many stripes as the one who knew his master’s will and did not purpose in his heart to do God’s will. He will basically get a little spanking, whereas the servant who knew God’s will and purposed in his heart not to do His will, will be whipped with many stripes, or whipped severely .


• This makes sense because God gave us everything that we need to accomplish His will, yet some take it lightly and go about doing whatever they want to do. That is shameful and totally disrespectful and the person has no regards for our heavenly Father.


Look at the word Master; it means to be over somebody.


Example

• A master was over his slave and if the slave did not do what he was told, he would be whipped unmercifully; blood would be coming from him. Many times, the punishment was so horrible, it was unbearable.


Parents are examples of masters because they have charge over and they are in charge of their children. My momma used to tear my behind up, but she did it because I had done something wrong.


• The slave-master expected the slave to obey him, the parents expect their children to obey them, Christ our Master expects us to obey the Word of God.


• The challenge is, what are you going to do with your life now that you know that you are not on this earth just to be here; that God has a plan for your life and He expects you to fulfill and reach your destiny? What we do on this earth affects how we rule with Jesus Christ.


• Who has more success in the natural world? Those who strive to achieve all they can to have a better life.

• God also wants us to know and understand His Word so we can know the difference between good and evil (Hebrews 5:11-14).


I am also in this challenge; God is not finished with me yet.


Accepting my challenges ~ Betty A. Burnett

A Series of Challenges (Introduction) 4-4-2022

• This week I will start with these challenges to all of the readers who profess to be saved, that is if they have confessed with their mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in their hearts that God raised Christ from the dead, they shall be saved. For with the mouth confession is made and with the heart one believes and receives Christ as Savior and Lord (Romans 10:9-10).


• Some may say they are a Christian which was said by some people at Antioch after the people were preached to in Antioch, a great number of them were added to the Lord. And the disciples were first called Christians at Antioch (Acts 11:26). The Greek word for Christ is Cristo - to be a follower of Christ.


• Nicodemus did not understand what it meant to be born-again, so he asked Jesus how could a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born? Jesus told Nicodemus that this kind of birth was spiritual. In other words, the first birth is by natural means and the second (new birth) is done by the Spirit of God (John 3:1-8).


• Whether one say, I am saved, a Christian or I am born-again, it is fine as long as you have a relationship with Christ. You are a new person and that is what matters (2 Corinthians 5:17).


• Now that you understand that as a child of God, you are to draw closer to Him daily. This is a process of sanctification that makes one more intimate with Christ. The only way that can happen is to study God’s Word and get trained by those who have the ability to impart truth.


• God wants each of His children to learn what they have been called to do while on this earthly journey. Not finding out what your call (gift) is has eternal consequences (Matthew 25:14-30). There are also consequences for functioning in something God has not called you to do (1 Corinthians 3:11-15).


• Be careful of others telling you what your gift is, they may not know what their gift is. I tell you the truth and do not lie, according to what I have learned in the Word of God, many of God’s children are not functioning in their call.


• Many of the children of God are diligently working in the church, but when it comes to learning principles, they are clueless. Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His Word, although Jesus commended Martha for her service (work), sitting at the feet of Jesus was and still is more important (Luke 10:39-40). Works are fine if we understand why we are working, and for whom we are working.


• When our lives are over our good works should follow us: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, they rest from their labors and their works follow them (Revelation 14:13). Rest from what labors? From our earthly assignments.


• Our works are what we will give account of to Jesus at the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10).


• When we are doing what God called us to do, our lives are enriched and there is contentment, peace, and joy in knowing we are pleasing to God. These upcoming challenges will cause you to search out the Word for yourselves and to be aware of what is true and what is false.


Learning and growing ~ Betty A. Burnett

Missing Family and Friends 4-3-2022

• To all of you wonderful people whom I hold dear to my heart, I want to tell you how much you’re missed. Some of you became my friends (family of God), when I moved back to North Carolina from New Jersey in 1994. I met many others in 1999, and I met more friends a few years ago. I am certainly not forgetting all of you who attended school together back in the day.


• Is there anything wrong with missing loved-ones? Paul the apostle missed those whom he was no longer with physically (2 Timothy 1:4). It is not wrong to miss those God placed in your life, seasons come and seasons go, there are short seasons and long seasons to be in others’ lives.


And does this make it seem as though I do not like where I am living now? No way! I love where the Lord has ordained for me to be! During the twenty-eight years of residing in Greensboro, I still was connected  to my family and friends in other locations.


• In addition to all my family and friends in North Carolina, I have family and friends across the globe and I am grateful for each of you also.


• Last but not least, it would be an injustice to leave my family and friends out in this area, whom I am more closely connected with physically. I have not seen many of them yet, but there are ways we keep in touch.


• I just want to publicly tell those who have been and the ones who still are in my life, that you are important to me even though we are no longer together physically. What matters most is, we are spiritually connected and there is no distance in the spirit realm. And even better, we will be together throughout eternity.


• Let’s continue to enjoy each other even though we are physically apart, by using our fruit of the Spirit: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23), and the awesome gifts given to us to continue ministering to each other (Ephesians 4:11, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:8-10).


A heart full of Love ~ Betty A. Burnett

Have an Enjoyable Weekend! 4-2-2022

• Since God has given His children so many things to enjoy, do not let the devil put you in bondage. Throughout the Bible you will read about different games and sports. Whatever we do, it should glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31).


• As a matter of fact, Paul the apostle used a natural situation about a marathon runner to bring about a spiritual principle (1 Corinthians 9:24-25).


• One might say: “How can I glorify God at a football game?” One can go to the game and do not get caught up in what everyone around them may be doing. This could also be a door of opportunity to witness. What if someone gets sick? You could be the very one God uses to be bold enough to pray for the person.


• In more recent years, I have heard many people in the sports world boldly say something about God, thank you Jesus for those who are not ashamed to let others know about You and Your goodness.


• Everything started with God and that includes games; but because of Adam’s sin, what was good turned out to be bad. Yet, God can get the glory in whatever we do, by us keeping in line with God’s Word. However, the warning is not to let anything we do come before God (Exodus 20:3).


• For those who do not agree or do not choose to watch sports or enjoy games, which is not problem: Let every person be persuaded in his or her own mind (Romans 14:5).


I attend some events and watch some things on television or YouTube, play a game on my computer, which are to my liking. These are not ungodly and I do not focus on them more than I do God. My life with Him is more important than anything or anybody else.


May your weekend be filled with abundant blessings!


Enjoying life ~ Betty A. Burnett

Friday ~ A Loving and Compassionate People? 4-1-2022

• I was pondering what to write on this seventh day of messages about each day of the week. I felt the Spirit prompting me to write about God creating everything in six days, and on the seventh day, not only did He say everything He made was good, God said it was very good (Genesis 1:25, 31).


• Since God made us in His image and after His likeness (Genesis 1:26-27), and He is the God of Compassion (Lamentations 3:22), why are some of His children uncompassionate?


• Last week-end a situation occurred that affected many people; whose emotions were skyrocketing, and so were mine. As children of God, we should not get caught up in the things of the world. Even though we are in the world, we are not of the world. In other words, what the people in the world are doing is normal because that is what unsaved people do.


• However, when we concentrate or put more emphasis on, or say anything, it should be from a godly perspective, which brings me to what is being shared today.


• Who knows what is going to happen in our lives; what will come upon us and cause problems in our bodies? Adam caused all these curses to come upon the earth and upon us (Genesis 2:15-17, Romans 5:12).


• Thank God that Jesus became the curse for us (Galatians 3:13), but the effects of the curse are still here. Many of us have been healed, but physical and emotional scars are still there.


• What I mean by that is this, some people like me had surgical procedures that left scars, yet they are not as difficult to deal with as someone who is blind, mute, lost a limb and have other physical scars that are noticeable.


• Now, I am going to talk about what happened recently that affected many women. This is pertaining to alopecia, which has been a struggle for me since I was in my twenties, that’s a long time! I was even called a bald-headed (b), and it took me years to forgive and heal.


• I wore uncomfortable wigs up until seven years ago, then fashionable headwraps became a part of my life. For a short time, I was shaved and went in the public that way. I was looked down upon by some others and that caused me to wear head-wraps.


• For those of you who look down on others for one reason or the other, I want to tell you what the Word of God says. I will praise You, for I am fearfully [You are in awe as to how You made me] and You wonderfully made me, how marvelous are Your acts………How precious are Your thoughts of me….. (Psalm 139:14-17).


• Some youths mocked Elisha, saying, “Go up you baldhead! Go up you baldhead!” He pronounced a curse on them in the name of the Lord and two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of them (2 Kings 2:23-25). It is not known why Elisha was bald, but it was considered a disgrace. Regardless of the reason the youths were mocking Elisha, it was evil.


• If being bald was considered a disgrace during the time Elisha was on the scene, what do you think about women who are bald because of alopecia.


• Be careful how you look at others, because those who do those evil things are no better than the ones they look down on. People might not die physically like those children, but God is not pleased with anyone who does evil.


• All you beautiful women, hold your head up and walk tall because you have been hand-picked by God for a reason. Yours and my alopecia may be to change the mindset of those who are looking down on us.


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett

Thursday, Packed with LOVE! 

Faith, Hope, Charity (Love is the greatest of all!) 3-31-2022

• This is the sixth day of messages that have to do with each day of the week. However, when it is wrapped up tomorrow, you will see that all the messages are for every day but broken down into daily readings.


• You have read about faith, and then came hope, both of which are in First Corinthians, Thirteen, the LOVE chapter. Notice that I wrote in the order that they were listed. There must have been a reason they were in that order.


• There is a saying: “Save the best for last.” When it comes to faith, hope and charity, the reason Love is last and the greatest is because Love never ends. In the eternal realm, we will not need faith or hope.


• Everything hinges on God’s Love, and with that being so, He created us out of love. And since God created us in His image, He wants us to love, not just to love, but to love unconditionally, which is called Agape Love. This means to love with no strings attached. Unconditional love has no special conditions or restrictions.


• In case you are not aware of how many times the word LOVE is in the Bible, according to my research, there are 179 in the Old Testament and 131 in the New Testament, totaling 310.


Two of the vital mandates in the Bible are:

1) Love God above all else (Matthew 22:37); we should have no other gods before Him (Exodus 20:3). He is a jealous God and His name is Jealous (Exodus 34:14).

And

2) Love your neighbor as you love yourself (Matthew 22:39-40). Whoever keeps these two commandments, keeps them all.


This is a test of Love pertaining to the church

• Do you make a difference in those who come to church that are more prominent, affluent, or dress better than others and give them the best seats in the house (sanctuary)? And make the poorer persons stand?


• Don’t you know these are evil thoughts? Hasn’t God chosen the poor of this world who are rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He has promised to them that love Him?


• If you have respect of persons, you are committing sin. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet offends in one point, is guilty of all (James 2:1-10).


• So, what part does love your neighbor as you love yourself play in this? It is evident that these types of people who are doing this evil do not love themselves. And that is pitiful! Lord, have mercy!


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

A Hopeful Wednesday 3-30-2022

• Yesterday, you read about faith and how faith and works go hand in hand; you cannot have faith without works. The example given was about me packing (works) by faith believing that it was going to happen. Since there is no presumptuous faith, in my spirit it was my time. It was also confirmed that this was ordained by God.


Let me explain the difference between faith and hope so you will have a clear understanding of what each one means.


Faith is defined as complete confidence in something or someone. When it comes to having faith in God, this means that one believes without a doubt that what was said will come to pass.



Hope is defined as expectations and desires for something to happen, and we hold on to what we believe.

Let’s go to the Word of God and see what some scriptures say about hope.


• For you who have lost hope because of circumstances, do not throw the towel in, stand on the Word of God. Paul wrote: But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). Paul wrote this to the church at Philippi because they generously supported him, but the principle is for every child of God.


• As for myself, I do not lack anything. In fact, God has blessed me with an overflow. I stand on His Word when it comes to having the blessed hope of knowing that whatever God promised is yes and amen to the glory of God our Father (2 Corinthians 1:20).


These are some things we have hope for

• Hope deferred [delayed] makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is the tree of life (Proverbs 13:12). This is similar to faith in that it does happen right now. Some people throw the towel in when they don’t see anything happening and they miss some blessings.


Like faith, we cannot see what we hope for, but there is the expectancy that it will happen.


Example

• We believe that Jesus is coming to meet us in the air and we will go to heaven to be with Him. We do not sorrow as others who have no hope….. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Since we have the blessed hope of being with Jesus, we are told to comfort one another. In other words, we are waiting with expectation to meet Jesus Christ.


• God has given us hope in the midst of all the things we have gone through as Christians. We have hope that our suffering in this cruel, evil, and cold world will soon be over.


• May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace believing, so by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in that hope (Romans 15:13). So, what does this mean? We know that God is the Source of all things which comes through the scriptures and it is applied to every believer’s heart by His Spirit.


• How do we know about this hope? We must study God’s Word and stand on it, by believing that every Word of God is true and what He says shall come to pass.


Be encouraged and look forward to your God given dreams coming true.


My hope is built on the Word of God ~ Betty A. Burnett

Tuesday’s Faith Energized with Action! 3-29-2022

Put some action to your faith! Start working on it.

If you are still in a Monday slump and have not quite made it over the hurdle, here is some Tuesday energy that is called Faith.


Faith is an action word! Faith without works is dead (James 2:14-26)

How do think God called Abraham a man of faith? Because Abraham acted and went where God told him to go (Genesis 12:1). Faith cannot be seen, but if one believes, they will put some action to it. Please read Hebrews, chapter 11; it is called the “Faith Hall of Fame.”


Example of faith pertaining to my transition to New Jersey

• There was an issue with mail getting to its destination within a certain period. It did not get there, but I did not give up. Another package had to be mailed and it reached the destination within minutes of the deadline.


• By faith I had packed a few months prior to the move not knowing that something was going to pop up out of the blue; a surgical procedure was performed on my toe November 23, 2021. If I had not been packed, there was no way possible for me to pack after the surgery.


• A rental truck was secured on December 20th; got the truck home and some friends packed it for me. Later on, I went outside to start the truck and the ignition would not turn over. This almost sent me into a panic. The rental company sent someone, he had an extra battery, and it was just what was needed.


• The next morning (December 21st), I headed for New Jersey believing by faith that the truck was going to get me to my destination. December 22nd was my move in date.


• On December 24th, I traveled by train back to North Carolina, had two medical appointments and on December 29th. On December 30th I drove to New Jersey and God has confirmed over and over again that it was ordained by Him. Doors have already opened for ministry.


• This is important for the readers to know. I had desired to live in New Jersey again for years. But even in this faith walk, it does not happen immediately. All those years prior to my transition, God was breaking me to strengthen me for a time such as this.


• What does that mean? There was some me that had to be changed, but it was for my good. How do you think I could get to the place in my walk that I am now without being broken?


• Look how long it took for the promise of God to manifest in Abraham and Sarah’s life. Abraham was seventy-five years old when God called him (Genesis 12:4). He was one-hundred years old when Isaac was born (Genesis 21:5).


 God had to change Abraham’s way of thinking. His faith was tested by God allowing Abraham’s circumstances to seem like nothing was going to happen. But Abraham took some action when God told him to leave his family and his country (Genesis 12:1). Abraham believed God and he was counted righteous because of his faith (James 2:23).


• I am sharing one of my faith experiences so someone else can be encouraged and strengthened by this testimony. Sometimes we can jump ahead of God, but I am encouraging you today, that no matter how long it takes, wait on the Lord and be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart.


• Remember the song, “You can’t hurry God, no, no you just have to wait. Trust and give Him time no matter how long it takes. He’s a God you can’t hurry, you don’t have to worry. He may not come when you want Him, but He’s right on time.”


Exercising my faith ~ Betty A. Burnett

Monday Blues? How About Some Joy? 3-28-2022

• Many of you enjoyed the weekend of being involved in various kinds of activities, and now it is Monday and you are back to your routine. A great number of you may still be in the workforce whether it is out of the home or physically at whatever company you are employed by.


• You may be feeling like that song that Fats Domino recorded, “Blue Monday.” I want to tell you how to turn your Monday (mourning) into Joy!


• Jesus prayed that His Joy would be full in us and that our joy would be complete (John 15:11), meaning regardless of what we are going through, the Joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10b) and God gives us grace to go through whatever comes our way (2 Corinthians 12:9).


• Remember the song: “This joy I have, the world didn’t give it and the world can’t take it away.” That is in line with what Jesus said.


• Instead of being sad or feeling down and out this Monday morning, start praising God, give Him thanks and say, “This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24)!” You could have been dead, but God kept you alive.


• Don’t let the devil steal your joy; he came to steal, to kill and to destroy (John 10:10). The devil gets a kick out of seeing you miserable.


If you want to feel better today, spread joy to someone else.


PS, by the time Friday gets here, you will see what each day of these daily messages resulted from. If you choose to read them, they can be found on my blog page 2022 at burnettministries.org


~ Betty A. Burnett ~

Sunday Do’s 3-27-2022

After a Saturday of O’s that we should be doing every day, let’s go to what the Word of God and check out some Do’s.


• Do be glad to go into the house of the Lord, my day is Sunday unless I am visiting another denominational church, not hung up on the day, hung up on Who the day is about! I was glad when they said to me, let us go into the house of the Lord (Psalm 122:1).


• Do you know how wonderful it is for brothers and sisters to come into each other's presence to worship and praise God and to hear a Word from the Lord? The Word of God says: Do not forsake assembling with other saints (Hebrews 10:25).


• Do you know that the devil cannot stay in the midst of God’s people when they are gathered together on one accord? Why? Because we are submitting to the will of God the devil has to flee (James 4:7).


• Do greet each other with a holy kiss [hug, handshake] – (1 Thessalonians 5:26).


• Do take the time to pray (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and do be willing and ready to pray whenever. Every time I turn around, prayers are being requested - the effectual fervent (earnest with a great zeal passionate) prayer of a righteous person (born-again) avail (can do) much (James 5:16b).


• Do treat others as you want them to treat you (Luke 6:38).


• Do not think more highly of yourselves than you ought to (Romans 12:3).


• Do nothing through selfish ambition or empty pride (Philippians 2:3).


• Do Love your neighbor as you love yourself (Matthew 22:37-40), loving your neighbor shows that you love God (1 John 4:20).


• Do study to show yourself approved to God, a workman who is not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). The evidence of how much someone knows is how they accurately and clearly present the Word of God to others, anything else is shameful.


• Do go into the world and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, this is a command (Matthew 28:1-20). It is called “The Great Commission” that we have been commanded or instructed to do.


You will not see the word do at the beginning of these verses, each verse is a command, therefore we are to do what the Word of God commands us to do. If we do, we will be blessed abundantly.


O what another glorious day to do God’s will ~ Betty A. Burnett

Saturday’s “O” Menu! 3-26-2022

If you want to have a great Saturday, use this menu and I guarantee you will be filled and refreshed.


O taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the person who trust in Him (Psalm 34:1). His Word is food for our souls. The spiritual nourishment (Word) helps us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12).


• O magnify the Lord with me, let us exalt His name together (34:3). When saints are gathered on one accord to lift up the name of Jesus, there is a supernatural move of God that will wake up those who are spiritually dead.


• O clap your hands, shout with the voice of triumph (Psalm 47:1). Joshua and the Israelites shouted and the walls of Jericho came tumbling down; they were victorious over their enemies (Joshua 6:1-5).


• O God you are my God, early will I seek you…. (Psalm 63:1). The Word of God says, those who seek God early shall find Him if they search after Him with their whole heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Jesus Christ went out early in the morning to pray (Mark 1:35).


• O praise the Lord all you people (Psalm 117:1). The anointing from corporate worship destroys yokes and captives are set free (Psalm 133).


• O give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever (Psalm 118:1, Psalm 136:1). I thank God that His mercies are new every morning and His compassions never fail (Lamentations 3:22-23). I know without a doubt that God’s grace and mercy brought me through. And, O God my Father, I am living each moment because of You.


• O come let us sing to the Lord, sing unto the Lord a new song (Psalms 95, 96, 98 - verse 1). Singing songs that are scripturally based pleases God. In fact, everything we do should be connected with the Word of God.


• O give thanks to the Lord……. (Psalm 105). There are so many things we could thank the Lord for; salvation should be number one on our list.


• O that men [people] would praise the Lord for His goodness (Psalm 107:8, 16, 21, 31). Why do you think this verse is in Psalm 107 four times? God wants us to remember how good He is. He is a good God and all the time He is good.


What a mighty God we serve, angels bow before Him, heaven and earth adore Him, what a Mighty God we serve!


Digesting all the O’s ~ Betty A. Burnett 

The Awesome God 3-25-2022

• Now that you have learned what it means to see things from God’s perspective, there is no reason to question or find fault in Him. You should be praising God for electing you before the foundation of the world as one of the called to be in His family.


• You should feel humbled and grateful that you are one of the ones who will be with Christ throughout eternity. There is no need to worry about the way some of your family or friends act, because their wrong actions do not prove that they are not one of God’s chosen. However, we should be concerned when we see others doing wrong.


• We sin too, maybe it is thought of as a little sin compared to some others’ sin because theirs is more pronounced.


• No one should judge a book by its cover; it made look good on the outside and it could be messed up on the inside. The Temptations hit it on the head with “Beauty is only skin-deep”


• On the other hand, it may not look so good on the outside, but the beauty on the inside is what matters. So, don’t forget that just as God called you as one of the ones, He calls whomever He wills. That’s why we should work out own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). What goes on between another person and God is their business.


• I heard this years ago, the ones you think are going to heaven may not get there and the ones you may not think will make it to heaven are the very ones that will be there.


• The truth is, if you are a child of God, you should live a life that is pleasing to our awesome God.


• It has been a delight to share an overview of what we learn in “An Hour of Bible Sharing with Betty”, pertaining to seeing things from God’s perspective. I certainly am thankful for the teachers and the participants.


• As new insights and understanding is given to us, I will share more overviews. In the meantime, I’m moving on with other messages.


Sharing for God’s Glory ~ Betty A. Burnett

Answering a Difficult Question about God’s Sovereignty 3-24-2022

I am reiterating from yesterday’s message that called, justified and glorified are past tense (Romans 8:30), meaning that God had a relationship with us before the foundation of the world (Jeremiah 1:5, Ephesians 1:4).


• The question has been asked: “If God chose those He elected to be His children before the foundation of the world, “why do we give the plan of salvation by quoting these scriptures?”:


If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and you believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10). Jesus Christ also commissioned us to into whatever part of the world we are and teach what we have learned (Matthew 28:19-20).


• Why witness, minister and operate in gifts if we were predestined by God to be in His family? Think about it! How would you feel if God put you on this earth and there was nothing to do? It would be so boring.


• Perhaps the reason some Christians say they are bored is because they don’t know how to witness. I love sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I am not ashamed to share (Romans 1:16). I love to operate in my gifts because it is encouraging to others. Perhaps others may not know what their gifts are, therefore, life is not interesting to them.


God gave us these awesome responsibilities to show us how important we are to Him.


Examples

Natural Realm

• The CEO of a company knows all the ins and outs of the business because he or she started it. But those who become a part of the company must become familiar with the business and how it operates. They are also expected to abide by the rules (doing what they have been told to do). 


Does the employee question or tell the CEO how he should run his company? Notice within the company people have different job descriptions. Each role plays an important part in the success of the business, especially when each person is functioning in their role.


Spiritual Realm

• God started everything and He wanted us to be part of His plan, and He is not to be told how to run His business. He placed us in His family to run His business on this earth we are to run God’s business by witnessing and ministering in the capacity He called us into. We have been given different types of abilities to advance His kingdom. Therefore it behooves us to be about His business.


Jesus was about His Father’s business (Luke 2:49).


• Since everything started with God, we walk through time frames until our lives are over on this earth. But it is over in this life only! There is something greater than we can imagine that is in our future! God’s awesome plan results in us ruling and reigning with Christ throughout eternity.


• So, as you continue to read the messages, don’t forget that I have been one of the called, for your benefit, whether it is through my office of evangelist (souls are especially important to me). Or whether it is through my prophetic office of warning and correcting which protects you from the wolves who are feeding many of God’s children with bad doctrine.


Standing on the wall ~ Betty A. Burnett

If We are Glorified from God’s Perspective, How do We Fall Short of God’s Glory? 3-23-2022

This has been written before but this time I am going another way with it as I have done with some other messages. It is similar to that in the Word of God; you will see scriptures repeated but they may be worded a little different.


• What about a born-again believer falling short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23)? 

The Word said those or them who are the called, He justified, and He glorified (Romans 8:29-30). From our perspective, we will not receive our glorified (perfect) bodies until we get to heaven. However, from God’s perspective we are already glorified.


• The Word of God said the whole world was guilty, therefore He chose some people to be in His family. And, regardless of what anyone thinks negatively about God, He is still loving and just. The apostle Paul said it like this, Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid (Romans 9:14).


• God loves everybody, yet everybody will not be saved (John 3:16-18), and whoever He chose is His business. If you are born-again, be thankful that He chose you.


• Since God predestined us to be the called, His seed remains [stays] in us (1 John 3:9). And from God’s perspective we do not sin, so how can we lose our salvation?


• What about if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9)? What about if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us (1 John 1:8)?


• Sounds like a contradiction? 

Impossible! 

This is where we are seeing things from our perspective. Remember, we are going through time periods and we are living in a natural environment. The truth is, as we journey through this life these things happen, yet we are to see them from God’s view.


• Some think they have to get saved all over again after they fall into a sin. If that were the case, we would be getting saved every day. Falling into sin breaks our fellowship with God, not our relationship.


I am reiterating that one can never lose their salvation. Why would the Almighty God give us something and take it back? The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable (Romans 11:29). They cannot be reversed or changed. 


Thank God, He took care of everything pertaining to us before the foundation of the world.


Grateful ~ Betty A. Burnett

Eternal Security “From God’s Perspective” (Part 2) 3-22-2022

Children of the Most-High God, it is high time for us to come out of our way of thinking and think like God thinks. It is time to be weaned off the bottle so you can digest so meat.


• Strong meat belongs to the mature, are you grown enough to digest this? Please do not say that is too deep for me. If you are in a relationship with Christ, you should want to know everything possible about this awesome God.


• The more one knows about who they are in relationship with, the more they understand them and the deeper their love grows for them. You should never remain in the same state as a child of God.


Let’s continue with Eternal Security - how you did not do anything, it was all God’s doing.

• No one comes to the Father unless they are drawn by His Spirit (Romans 3:11). God knew no one would come to Jesus Christ unless He drew them (John 6:44), that’s why He chose those who would be born-again.


• I visited a lady a few years ago and talked to her about the Lord. She said, I hope I’m going to heaven; she passed a few days later. The lady had been in church for many years; apparently she did not understand what it meant to be saved. Even though the lady did not understand, she still was saved if it had been predestined by God for her to be in His family.


• Going to the altar Sunday after Sunday for salvation is a lack of understanding. I was in a church years ago and the same people went to the altar to be saved Sunday after Sunday. There should have been some follow-up and materials given out to help the person to have a better understanding.


• More importantly, there should have been classes to explain what their walk would be like with Christ. Instead of putting more emphasis on working in the church than on teaching principles, more people would have a better understanding of God.


• After my new birth, I thought my troubles were all over; that Christ not only took care of my sins, but my life would be smooth sailing. No one told me what the walk with Christ would be like, and I definitely did not know about sowing and reaping. Boy oh boy, there were consequences to all that wicked stuff I did before I was saved (Galatians 6:7), but I asked questions and desired to learn more.


• It took time to get more understanding, about how difficult the Christian life could be at times. I hung in there and with the help of the Lord, His all-sufficient grace sustained me (2 Corinthians 12:9).


• As many of you can see, it is evidenced in my life that I kept pressing toward the mark of the prize of the high call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14). My prayer is that my brothers and sisters will continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).


Moving forward ~ Betty A. Burnett

Eternal Security “From God’s Perspective” (Part 1) 3-21-2022

 • A reminder for the readers, remember to look at things from God’s perspective, looking from your perspective will cause you to be confused. We are studying the book of Romans and this book is from God’s perspective. This may be hard to digest; that is why the people of God need to get off milk and eat meat.


• It lays out the Christian experience; that is how we are to live; that all people were guilty before God; no one was righteous. Yet, from God’s perspective, whoever is righteous didn’t just become righteous, they/we have always been righteous because they were chosen before the foundation of the world (Jeremiah 1:5, Ephesians 1:4).


• From God’s perspective, those He chose to be the righteousness of Christ are seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 1:6), but it is different from our perspective. Since we are people with natural bodies and living in a natural environment, in order to understand God, we must look at Him through the Spirit realm.


Caution:

• Although everything is done from God’s perspective, we are still responsible for fulfilling our purpose, and we are accountable to God (Romans 14:12, 2 Corinthians 10). This is where free will comes in.


• When you understand that with God everything has been done, your view of God will change. Remember that God is eternal with no beginning and no end, but when it comes to us who are living in time, we have been conditioned to looking at things from our perspective. But when we became born-again, our view should change, therefore we no longer think like people in the natural think.


Let’s move on to understanding our eternal state.

Eternal Security

• I am amazed at all the people that said you can pluck yourself out of God’s hand! Are you greater or more powerful than God? Jesus said this: And I give them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father who gave them to Me is greater than all (John 10:28-29). Sadly, somebody has not been reading the Word of God.


Saved by God’s Grace, where did your faith come from?

• Remember this is from our perspective; it is absolutely necessary to keep the right perspective, if not your mind will take you to a place where you should not go. Even though we have natural bodies, and we live in a natural environment, we are spiritual people because the Spirit of God lives in us (1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 John 4:13).


We are saved by God’s grace and not ourselves, that way we can’t brag about doing anything to obtain our salvation. With that being true, where does faith come in? Christ said we could do nothing without Him (John 15:5), therefore our faith had to be given to us by God (Ephesians 2:8-9).


Knowing that nobody did anything to get saved, should humble every born-again believer. It should also cause you to be grateful and desire to be pleasing to God for choosing you.


Grateful ~ Betty A. Burnett

Grateful! 3-20-2022

“Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks for all He has done,” words from a song, but ever so meaningful.

• I want to thank each of you who helped me celebrate the anniversary of my spiritual birthday, which was the greatest day of my life.


• Another song goes like this: “To God be the glory, to God be the glory, to God be the glory, for the things He has done.”


• I not only give God the glory for the things He has done, I give God the glory for what He’s doing right now, I also give God the glory for whatever He does in the future if He lengthens my life.


• I truly thank the Lord for being able to attend church services on a regular basis again. Do not forsake [neglect] assembling with other saints (Hebrews 10:25).


• I certainly thank God for all the other ways He has allowed me to fellowship with some saints, such as “Bible Sharing with Betty” on Tuesday night conference call. I thank Him for teachers that are the called to instruct the class. I thank God that they love the Word so and want to make sure they are teaching correctly, that on Thursdays we fine tune what was shared and what will be shared.


• I thank God for my prayer partners who are five hundred miles away, yet we still intercede and stand in the gap over the phone line.


• I thank God that even though I am on a new assignment, nothing has changed with the other assigned, just location.


• I thank God for being available twenty-four seven, when there is a need.


• Finally, I thank God for all my family and friends wherever you may be, and I am so grateful for your readership.


Love to all of you ~ Betty A. Burnett

Are You Condemned? “From God’s Perspective” 3-19-2022

Even if you shifted from your first love, you are not condemned if you are born-again, but it does affect your eternal rewards.


Since you are child of God, you were never condemned, therefore you were never on your way to hell. However, in the natural we have to go through the process because we are in a time frame. We must go through the process because we live in a fallen world, but from God’s perspective, He had a relationship with us before we were born (Jeremiah 1:5, Romans 8:29-30).


Because of the fallen condition of humans, we must go through time periods. This means that in the natural realm, and we must walk/live our time out on this earth.


Let’s go to what the Word says about us when it comes to being condemned. There is a difference between suffering consequences and being condemned.


Suffering consequences is reaping what was sowed, or not doing what we were called to do (1 Corinthians 3:11-15) which will affect our rulership in the eternal realm.


Being condemned means to be damned, the penalty following condemnation. The Word of God says: He that believes on Him [Jesus Christ] is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned [damned] already because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God (John 3:18).


My brothers and sisters, God’s Word never contradicts itself. That’s why this verse: 

There is therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1), and the sentence should end there. But the verse continues with who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.


I stated in a previous message the words in italics were interpolated, meaning to alter. I also warned about some translations. When studying God’s Word, you will find a scripture that supports, connects, and relates to the verse you are reading.


Since we are not condemned, there is no penalty. There is a difference between condemned and penalty. Since condemned has already been explained, let’s look at the word penalty, which means to be punished.


We were guilty of a crime (sin), but Jesus paid the penalty (He took our punishment), and we are no longer declared guilty (1 Peter 3:18).


Please study the Word for yourself and look at key words that stand out, because they make a difference. The Word is rightly divided within its context.


Now that you have read this message, I pray that you will never think you are condemned; that comes from the devil, not from God. And please, if you are a child of God, don’t say you were on your way to hell. How could ever have been on your way to hell when God had a relationship with you before you were born (Ephesians 1:4)?


Caution

Just because God fore-knew you and predestined you to be born-again, that does not give anyone a license to sin.


On my way to heaven ~ Betty A. Burnett

Shifting from the Foundation 3-18-2022

• This is where we are in history, and it is getting progressively worse before Jesus Christ returns and we are taken out of here.


• The church getting colder and colder when it comes to Jesus Christ and hotter and hotter with the world’s way. It has the worldly beat, if you want to get a good feel, just go to certain churches.


• There is no need for people to go to the nightclubs; just go to some churches and you can dance to what is supposed to be praise music. The Word of God says: These people draw near to Me with their mouths, but their hearts are far from Me (Matthew 15:7-9, Isaiah 29:13). And Lordy, Lordy, the way some of them dress!


It is down-right shameful the way some churches are functioning.


• At the beginning of the church age and throughout the New Testament there was a mighty move of the Spirit; now it is a mighty move of the devil. Not that the devil has not always been the influence of evil when it comes to God’s people. But it gets worse as the time of Jesus’ return gets closer.


We don’t know who is who

• Judas was an apostate; he departed from the faith because he never was born-again (John 17:12). The disciples did not know that Judas wasn’t born-again; he walked with them for three years and he was the treasurer (John 12:6). A person can act like they are saved, work in the church and still may not be saved.


• Yet we do not have the right to say who is saved, regardless of how they act, because God calls the ones into salvation, and it is none of our business who He calls or who He does not call.


• The Bible tells us not to judge so that we will not be judged. The more I see my own faults, the less faults I see in someone else. This scripture means that we are not to judge someone’s heart; only God knows who is saved (Matthew 7:1-5). How many sins have we committed?


• Although we do not judge people’s’ hearts, we are to judge their actions because the sin will spread if it is not dealt with. Today, in many churches sin is swept under the carpet from the leaders to others in the congregation.


• If one said he or she was a brother [sister], and it was known that they were committing certain sins, once they were confronted and if they chose not to change, the church was told to put them out believing the devil would beat them up and they would come to their senses (1 Corinthians, chapter 5).


My Experience

• About a year after I was born-again, I had not kicked (to be delivered from) that cigarette habit, and someone told me I was not saved because I was still smoking. Even at that early stage of my walk with Christ, I knew that was absurd.


• The person who made that statement did not understand that the only instantaneous thing that takes place in our lives is our spirit is saved, the soul is being saved and our bodies will not be saved (made perfect) until we are taken up into heaven to be with Jesus Christ.


• In other words, we are saved from the penalty of sin, we are being saved from the power of sin and we will be saved from the presence of sin when we reach heaven.


Watching and waiting ~ Betty A. Burnett

Actions Speak Louder than Words -A Mature Christian Versus an Immature Christian (Part 2) 3-17-2022

Continuing from yesterday’s message


• In addition to the attention being drawn to some leaders, there is no mighty move of the Spirit God in the church. He is quenched because te gifts are restricted and this grieves (saddens) the Holy Spirit. God gave gifts (various abilities) to all of His children (Ephesians 4:11, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 28-30).


• No one has the right to stop God’s children from functioning in their gifts. This certainly indicates that these people want all the attention. 


Example 

I was permitted to answer a question that was asked in Bible study and after the question was answered, the leader said to the people: “Listen to your pastor.”


• There are other ways that people get attention. For instance, speaking or blurting out in tongues in a congregation of people, unless there is an interpreter, it is out of order (1 Corinthians, chapter 14). I have been there and done that, but when I learned better, I did better.


• I do not have the gift of tongues that must be interpreted in the church. If someone speaks in tongues without the interpretation, unbelievers will think you are crazy. Actually, some believers who do not believe in tongues, will think they are crazy too. I do have a prayer language (pray in tongues), and when I am in a small group of people who are praying, it is not improper to pray in tongues.


• From my observation, many people who spoke in tongues gave the appearance of being more spiritual. The truth is, these people were not as spiritual as they thought, because they were operating in the flesh. Why do you think Paul addressed the church of Corinth about being out of order and that God was not the author of confusion? (1 Corinthians 14:33, 40).


• Why is the church gung-ho on speaking in tongues and the gift of prophecy and it is not functioning in the other gifts? These are the main gifts that bring attention to the person.


• Suppose you were on the street and was having a conversation with someone and you start speaking in tongues? The person you were speaking to would probably run away, and because they could not distinguish what you were saying, they would say you were from the devil.


• Many years ago, a lady in the choir would blurt out in tongues and when it was addressed, she said she could not help it because the Spirit made her speak in tongues. She had not been taught properly; this is the reason why. Would God have any of us to do anything that was contrary to His Word? Certainly Not! (Please read 1 Corinthians, chapter 14).


• The person was speaking in tongues out of her emotions. How does it benefit the person speaking or those who hear them speaking in tongues? I have some Hispanic friends who speak in their native language and when they do, since I only understand little Spanish, I don’t understand what they are saying. But when they speak English, I understand.


• Suppose there was a classroom full of students and some only knew a particular language and the others only knew another language. How much would they learn? The teacher is only going to speak one language; therefore, somebody is not going to benefit from being in the class. Plus, it leaves those who do not understand, confused.


• There are so many things done in the church to take the focus off of Jesus Christ, who should be the central focus of everything. The church has taken on the ways of the world, and you will see how in the upcoming message.


Next: The Falling Away


Grace and Peace ~ Betty A. Burnett