Monthly Archive: July 2015

A Life Worth Living

Randall_Daluz_serpentanddoveMatthew 10:16-20  Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

Dear Readers:  I have some astonishing news.  As many of you know, a judge made a politically motivated decision which wrongfully denied me a new trial.  Admittedly, the first two days were very hard.  I had a root of bitterness in me after my attorney gave me the news.  Through much prayer and fasting, the Spirit of the Lord reminded me to overcome my despair.  I am currently very much at peace.  Praise God!  You see, the Lord reminded me that I have a battle to fight for His namesake.  This evil and tyrannical, racist and unjust justice system is attempting to stop myself and others from publicly proclaiming the name of my Lord and teaching His Word worldwide.  They are trying to stifle our God-given creativity by silencing our faith.  I am here to tell you folks that fascism is alive and well in present day America.

The first couple of days, my flesh was troubled.  It caused me to focus on myself and how I have been wronged.  I was tormented and discouraged.  I felt victimized and defeated.  I prayed and cried to my Lord repeatedly and He answered my prayers.  On the third day, I instantly knew peace.  The Lord awakened my spirit and opened my eyes.  He put it on my heart that I have been anointed to serve Him.  Hallelujah!  He said, “Son, your captivity is necessary; for you have a mission to complete.”   (more…)

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Pursue Peace With All People

odb.org pinterest photoPsalm 34:14
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.

Dear Readers,
As I am writing this, I have 9 days left until I am sentenced.  It has been such a long journey through the jail system.  Soon I will transition to the prison system.  I have had my differences with some of the staff and inmates here, but I have done my best to remain peaceful.  The Lord has put it on my heart not to be bitter, no matter my circumstances.  And thus, I have chosen to leave here in peace.

There was a man here who sometimes called me racial slurs and did his best to aggravate me to no end.  We had the occasional argument and spouted obscenities to one another over the past year.  But, I never could stay mad at him.  God showed me his pain.  He gave me a heart for this man.  I see beyond his racist tattoos and rhetoric.  I see a man who is hurting and in need of love and guidance.  I see a man who needs Jesus.  This man and I had an argument about a month ago and we did not speak for several weeks.  When I was denied a new trial, he read about it in the paper.  I hadn’t seen him for two weeks.  He had stopped going out to the rec yard, but the day after he read the news, he came outside.  He walked over to me, shook my hand and gave me a huge hug. [He is a giant of a man.]  He said, “I am so sorry for you, Randall.  It is not right – your not getting a new trial.  I am praying for you, brother.”  What a beautiful sentiment.  It warms my heart just to think of it. (more…)

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Return To The Lord

Randall Daluz - Extended HandLuke 15:29-32  So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends.  But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’  “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.  It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’”

Dear Readers,  When I was a child, my mother brought me to church on Sundays.  I have fond memories of going to church back then.  I loved the singing and clapping.  We always attended multi-ethnic churches.  I loved seeing people of all colors worshiping Jesus together.  I accepted Jesus as my Lord many times back then.  I attended Sunday school and bible camp.  And, I do believe I loved Jesus as a child.  As I got older, time and circumstances led me away from church and eventually away from God.  The further I drifted away from God, the worse my life got.  I lost my faith and with it, my peace.  I suffered a lot in my twenties.  I lost a lot of people that I loved.  I blamed God.  I got so angry at Him that I refused to believe in Him.  I thought He wasn’t real and if He was, then He surely hated me and abandoned me, leaving me broken and forsaken.  I didn’t understand God.  I could not fathom Him at all.  I question whether or not my acceptance of the Lord as a child was real.  Sure, I believed at the time, but I ask myself, “How could I have drifted so far and sunk so low if I truly was saved?” (more…)

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God Bless America!

Randall Daluz - One Nation Under GodGenesis 12:2-3  I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great;  And you shall be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Dear Readers, I love America so much.  Even though the system which governs her has thus far failed me and countless others; Even though I have been wrongfully accused and it was suggested during my trial that I was more likely to carry a firearm because of my color; Though I have been wrongfully convicted, mislabeled and misrepresented; And, though I am being mistreated by an unfair, unbalanced, racist and biased system which is seeking to rob me not only of my life and liberty, but even freedom to praise my Lord and speak about my experiences for fear that myself and others will expose tyranny… I still love my America.  For it is not America who has wronged me, but the corruption which has run afoul in this great nation.  Yea, though my country may be under the devil’s spell, I still believe she can one day be a godly nation once more.

I speak of my own experiences because I have lived them.  But, one need only turn on the news to see the evil that is polluting this country.  Recent events should leave you with no doubt that this nation is in need of a spiritual reawakening.  We are in need of God’s healing.  We the people have become complacent.  Many of us are so self-absorbed that we have not payed attention to the direction this country is going.  We forgot to be our brother’s keeper.  I have lost faith in this government, but not in God or this nation.  In the name of Jesus, I am asking my fellow Americans to stand up for what is right.  Let us strengthen our bonds and unite.  Let us fulfill the promise in the pledge of allegiance that we be “one Nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  Amen!

May God bless and keep you!  May we unite to win back our country!  And, May God Bless America!
Love In Christ,
Randall
(a proud Christian American)

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LOVE?

Randall Daluz - Love Question MarkI Corinthians 13:1-3  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Dear Readers,  God and Love are quintessential of one another. One cannot exist without the other for they are the same. What is God? God is Love. What is Love? Love is God. Once we understand love, we understand God and vice-versa. Many people have been fooled by their flesh and mistook lust for love. They end up getting spurned and become fearful of love. From then on, their hearts began to harden and they shut down. Many marriages fail today because people mistake the lust of the flesh for love. If you ask them why they got divorced, they’ll say “We grew apart. The love faded away.” Listen to me carefully. Real love never fades. It never dies. It does not go away. We may leave love, but love will never leave us. True love is God. God’s love is the glue that holds everything together. Without it, everything falls to pieces.

Randall Daluz - Just Find GodI never had a successful relationship. I never left a woman, but they always left me. I did not understand why until I got saved. I never knew what love was until God showed me. You see, I tried to love with expectations and that’s not real. Love is meant to be a gift. It is not supposed to cost anything. Love is free. When you attach strings to it, it’s no longer love. It becomes merely desire and desire fades. (more…)

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