Tuesday, December 28, 2010

CLOTHE YOURSELVES

 
ROMANS 13
 11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.



1 PETER 3:1

3 Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,  2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.  3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.  4 Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.  5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands,  6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
 7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

GOD FOREKNEW



Romans 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified

Saturday, November 06, 2010

TAKE REFUGE IN HIM


PSALM 37

1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
   or be envious of those who do wrong;
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
   when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;  do not fret—it leads only to evil.

12 The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; 13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,  for He knows their day is coming.
32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death;
33 but the LORD will not leave them in the power of the wicked or let them be condemned when brought to trial. 
34 Hope in the LORD and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it. 
39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD;  He is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,  because they take refuge in Him. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CONSCIOUS OF SIN



ROMANS 3

3 What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness?

Present day/my translation:  What if some of us don't have faith in God????  Because of their lack of faith in Him, will this make our Creator, Lord and Savior any less faithful to those who lack in this quality????

4 Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar. As it is written:
   "So that you may be proved right when you speak
      and prevail when you judge." 
(see Psalm 51 verse 4)

Present day/my translation to question above:  "No, God is what He is...true to His Word, faithful to His Word.  Man is not always the same, not faithful to God's Word or faithful, in general to God or mankind because of the nature of the beast; because of our lineage of sin and disobedience.  Sometimes we do not mean to think a certain thought in a negative manner, but it happens and we will keep on doing it through the course of our life.  

These human actions are manifested to prove God's righteousness and not only His faithfulness to us in correcting us as a father or parent would, but also to prove that His judgment is fair, just, everlasting, ever faithful and loving for our own good.  "Love never fails."


Psalm 51:4
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
       and done what is evil in your sight, 

       so that you are proved right when you speak
       and justified when you judge. 



9 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in His sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.

Friday, October 22, 2010

BEHIND THE SCENES ALWAYS



ROMANS 8


5 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; 7 the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. 8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.

My personal take on this scripture is that we think we can rule ourselves; that we think we are own gods or goddesses within ourselves and truly know the nature of right and wrong.  But this attitude of self-governance is far from the truth.  In fact, it is very arrogant to think that man can govern himself most of the time without the aid of the Creator of this awesome Universe. And then, when man has a couple of minutes or feels like it, he will pick and choose when he will have time to commune with his Maker.  This does produce a sinful nature in that man distances himself from the Lord, thinking it's okay for him to think this way because it says in the Bible that God made him in image and likeness of God.  This type of self-aggrandizing outlook gives us a false sense of arrogant pride that eventually leads to a puffed-up ego; also thinking that one is in total control of themselves and the world they live in.  But as you can see, no one is in total control on this planet.

The only True one in control is our Holy Father who rules from the heaves above.  He is behind the scenes doing what is best for us, doing what is for the betterment of all mankind.  We cannot save ourselves, no matter how educated we are and how much we think we NOW understand the cosmos.  God is loyal, unchanging but changing His creation constantly as He changes us, molds us for our own good, as a good father who endearingly and faithfully loves His children always; He is always there to help us and guide us down the right path.  It is we who choose to go down the other path, thinking we can rule ourselves from all our books and wealth, and life experience on this planet.  But we cannot still control unseen events, can we????  Only Our Father can and does, except most people refuse to accept this simple fact because it is too easy to understand.

Work with God and He will work with you.  He keeps all his promises that He has made to us in the past through His Son, Jesus Christ.  He loves us all.  And if we are ready to learn,  He will gladly teach us His Way, regardless of our past, present, or future.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WHAT IS UNSEEN IS ETERNAL



2 CORINTHIANS 4: 16-18

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

THROUGH YOU


PSALM 44

1 We have heard with our ears, O God;
       our fathers have told us
       what you did in their days,
       in days long ago.
 2 With your hand you drove out the nations
       and planted our fathers;
       you crushed the peoples
       and made our fathers flourish.
 3 It was not by their sword that they won the land,
       nor did their arm bring them victory;
       it was your right hand, your arm,
       and the light of your face, for you loved them.
 4 You are my King and my God,
       who decrees victories for Jacob.
 5 Through YOU we push back our enemies;
       through YOUR name we trample our foes
.
 6 I do not trust in my bow,
       my sword does not bring me victory;

 7 but YOU give us victory over our enemies,
       YOU put our adversaries to shame.

 8 In God we make our boast all day long,
       and we will praise your name forever.
       Selah
 9 But now you have rejected and humbled us;
       you no longer go out with our armies.

 10 You made us retreat before the enemy,
       and our adversaries have plundered us.
 11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheep
       and have scattered us among the nations.
 12 You sold your people for a pittance,
       gaining nothing from their sale.
 13 You have made us a reproach to our neighbors,
       the scorn and derision of those around us.

 14 You have made us a byword among the nations;
       the peoples shake their heads at us.

 15 My disgrace is before me all day long,
       and my face is covered with shame

 16 at the taunts of those who reproach and revile me,
       because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.

 17 All this happened to us,
       though we had not forgotten you
       or been false to your covenant.
 18 Our hearts had not turned back;
       our feet had not strayed from your path.
 19 But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals
       and covered us over with deep darkness.
 20 If we had forgotten the name of our God
       or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
 21 would not God have discovered it,
       since he knows the secrets of the heart?
 22 Yet for your sake we face death all day long;
       we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.

 23 Awake, O Lord! Why do you sleep?
       Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever.
 24 Why do you hide your face
       and forget our misery and oppression?
 25 We are brought down to the dust;
       our bodies cling to the ground.
 26 Rise up and help us;
       redeem us because of your unfailing love.

Monday, August 30, 2010

HE MADE EVERY NATION OF MEN


ACTS 17

22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.
 24 "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27 God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. 28 'For in Him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are His offspring.'

Saturday, August 21, 2010

THE EARTH IS MY FOOTSTOOL



ACTS 7

48 "However, the Most High does not live in houses made by men. As the prophet says:
 49 " 'Heaven is my throne,
      and the earth is my footstool.
    What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord.
      Or where will my resting place be?
 50 Has not my hand made all these things?'
 51  "You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 52Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him— 53you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not obeyed it."

Friday, August 20, 2010

LOVE



Romans 12

  9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 1 1Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 1 3 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
 1 7 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay,"says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
   "If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
      if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
   In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.



1 Corinthians 3

16 Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? 17If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

HE FIRST LOVED US



1 JOHN 4:19

19 We love because he first loved us. 20 If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen,cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 2 1And He has given us this command:  Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

God, my relationships with others reflect my relationship with You. When I know that You love me and accept me, I am free to love and accept others. When I know that I am a child of God, I am free to love others as brothers and sisters. Thank You for Your abiding love -- may it be seen in my relationship with others. In Jesus' name. Amen.  [From Prayers At Work by James H. Daughdrill, Jr.]

REAL LIFE
I have a hard time with loving people who are manipulating or loving that attribute in them and I know it is because I don't like it in myself.  It seems the more "stiff-necked" I become toward the individual(s) who is manipulating or controlling, the more they become more hateful towards me.  According to the scriptures, this is because I am becoming more hateful towards them, when I need to ask the Lord for help in this situation.  "LET GO AND LET GOD take over."  Submit to Him and love my enemies.  I think these things happen to me because I am NOT trusting in God fully; obviously, the more I write about this and think about what Jesus preaches, I need to submit to the Lord wholly.  I am going to do this fully and keep this project updated on this blog.  Because I am of a human spirit but made in the image of our creator God, I know this will work out but have a slight doubt, because I do not want to get hurt, because I have been hurt in the past. Jesus wants me to know and feel His love as His father loves Him, so does Jesus and His Father love me.



Sunday, August 15, 2010

COME BACK TO THE LORD




2 CHRONICLES 30

6 At the king's command, couriers went throughout Israel and Judah with letters from the king and from his officials, which read:
"People of Israel, return to the LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, that he may return to you who are left, who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria. 7 Do not be like your fathers and brothers, who were unfaithful to the LORD, the God of their fathers, so that he made them an object of horror, as you see. 8 Do not be stiff-necked, as your fathers were; submit to the LORD. Come to the sanctuary, which he has consecrated forever. Serve the LORD your God, so that his fierce anger will turn away from you. 9 If you return to the LORD, then your brothers and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will come back to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him."
10 The couriers went from town to town in Ephraim and Manasseh, as far as Zebulun, but the people scorned and ridiculed them. 11 Nevertheless, some men of Asher, Manasseh and Zebulun humbled themselves and went to Jerusalem.
18 Although most of the many people who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover, contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, "May the LORD, who is good, pardon everyone 19 who sets his heart on seeking God—the LORD, the God of his fathers—even if he is not clean according to the rules of the sanctuary." 20 And the LORD heard Hezekiah
and healed the people.

26 There was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the days of Solomon son of David king of Israel there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem. 27 The priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard them, for their prayer reached heaven, his holy dwelling place.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

THIS TOO WILL PASS





JOHN 16:33

These words I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In this world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.

Friday, August 06, 2010

LOVE EACH OTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU




JOHN 15

7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will given to you. 8 This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

9 "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

Monday, August 02, 2010

LET'S PRAY FOR LOUISIANA'S GULF

The Atchafalaya Basin, or Atchafalaya Swamp, is the largest swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge.

ROMANS 8

More Than Conquerors
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. 29 For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified.

31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

HE NEVER STOPS WORKING


Psalm 103

Of David.
1 Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

2 Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-

3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,

4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,

5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

6 The LORD works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.

7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:

8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.

9 He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;

10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.

11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;

12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.






"Even when we’re wayward, God gives time and help for us to turn back to Him."

"We can be encouraged that throughout our lives the Lord will give us the grace, mercy, and peace we need to live for Him."

These two quotes are from Our Daily Bread dated 7/20/2010.

Even when the horizon looks gray, beyond that view are surprises to be seen. "Keeping the faith" is sometimes hard to do but with each sustained hope, the rewards given by the Father and his son Jesus are innumerable. Maybe I am wrong on this one because I am still learning and, of course, will always be, but the Holy Spirit is the bearer or presenter of these gifts, given out by the grace of our Father and His "only begotten Son."

The more I learn about Him and the more I remain faithful, the more gifts are poured out on me. I don't do this for the gifts. I do it to be truly happy and because someday I want to be truly with the Lord. Don't get me wrong, I know the He is with me now on this earthly plane. Sometimes I get sick of fighting the earthly evils I encounter every day. But true happiness, contentment only comes from know the Lord and letting other people know about His salvation and grace through acts of love. We MUST follow in His footsteps and sometimes this can be hard to do while living on this planet.

That is when I have to remember that Jesus died for our sins, all of mankind's sins, past, present and future. He humbled Himself and was tortured and mocked, beaten, spit on and kept on going. even though his physical body was in complete pain. He had nails driven into His wrists and endured all of our pain through His pain, so He would know what it was like to be human in pain. HE WAS FAITHFUL to his Father's wishes and committed the ultimate act by sacrificing Himself so that we may know the real meaning of FREEDOM given ONLY by and through His Father, the one and ONLY creator of the universe. What other human man would have done this for us ???

Thursday, July 08, 2010




PSALM 13

1 O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever?

How long will you look the other way?

2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,

with sorrow in my heart every day?

How long will my enemy have the upper hand?

3 Turn and answer me, O Lord my God!

Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die.

4 Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!”

Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall.

5 But I trust in your unfailing love.

I will rejoice because you have rescued me.

6 I will sing to the Lord

because he is good to me.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

TRUE FREEDOM

Galatians 5
Freedom in Christ
1It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Saturday, July 03, 2010


ROMANS 5

1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we (let us) rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.

6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Friday, July 02, 2010




1 JOHN 4:1-6

1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

Monday, June 28, 2010




Psalm 42:1

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God

Thursday, June 24, 2010

PRESENT TIME




HABAKKUK 3

16
I heard and my heart pounded,
my lips quivered at the sound;
decay crept into my bones,
and my legs trembled.
Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity
to come on the nation invading us.

17 Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,

18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.

19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010






EPHESIANS

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of G_d— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are G_d's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which G_d prepared in advance for us to do.



The Lord knew me before I was even born. He already had a plan for for me before I started to form your own plans. He had it planned out for me because He loves me and wants to guide me in the right direction but still give I have free will. When we do not do as our Father has taught us, we pay the consequences and, hopefully, as we get older we either see the "fruit" of our life, good or bad, or just plain non-productive. I can tell you that G_d's guidance IS very important through His WORD in the bible, because if I could have followed this prescription for a good life, earlier on in my life, I would have done so. But because I wasn't taught in the whole WORD of our creator, I had to go through my trials and tribulations; and still do. But now that I have been saved I understand the underlying causes for all of the issues I have been through, and am doing the best to iron things out. This is the path I have been led down. Even through my most lowest and loneliest moments, G-d would not leave me, because He knew what was in my future; that I would be praising His name and giving Him the just glories to the best of my present abilities.

If you think there is no G-d, think again. I do not have a PhD or master's degree or even a bachelor's degree but I have had spiritual experiences that have been life-changing to me through the GRACE of G_d, to protect me. My husband, who is a US Army veteran, has also had his experiences out on the battlefield. He told me that numerous times he has held soldiers in his arms when they are dying, and the one's who he knew were atheists, did not cry out for their mother, they cried out for G_d to save them, the last words out of their mouths seconds before they passed away.

So, if you are, now, not a believer in our Lord, take a chance and believe in Him. He wants you to. He wants to love you as a good and decent father does. He is there for us always. Knock on the door and He will answer. It will be an ongoing growth process, and sometimes we will have doubts about our faith. But this is normal, and He knows that also. We are only human. We are made in "His image and likeness," so we may be like Him and show that our human works are done because of Him and through His grace, but we are not gods ourselves. We cannot do it by ourselves, because sooner or later this type of thinking leads to self-destruction in the physical or spiritual realm of our being.

I have been down this road of thinking that if we are made in the "image and likeness" of G_d, then the realization is, 'Well, that means, we are god, or we have gods in our own rights, and just have to meditate on this and we will be at the center of the universe, be at one with ourselves, and know the true nature of our "god-selves."; that we have our own self-knowledge within us and this was the message that Jesus was telling us about; that "Ye must be born again," is about reincarnation, not about being born again into G_d's family. We are born of the flesh and out of the flesh, and into the flesh of the world. It's a carnal thing. Being born into G_d's family is not carnal, it is a spiritual rebirth into our really family and learning who are real Father is, our real creator is.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ANCIENT OF DAYS


PSALM 24: 4-5

4
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or swear by what is false.

5 He will receive blessing from the LORD
and vindication from God his Savior.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

THE GOD OF ALL GRACE



1 PETER 5

5 Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,
"God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

10 And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

LIVING FOR GOD

MATTHEW 11
28
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."


PROVERBS 11

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When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.

1 PETER 4

3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4 They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you.

7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

Friday, May 28, 2010

THERE IS TERROR ON EVERY SIDE




PSALM 31: 13-16

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For I hear the slander of many;
there is terror on every side;
they conspire against me
and plot to take my life.

14 But I trust in you, O LORD;
I say, "You are my God."

15 My times are in your hands;
deliver me from my enemies
and from those who pursue me.

16 Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

RETURN TO ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART






Jeremiah 24:7

I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD. They will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with all their heart.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

WISDOM FROM THE SPIRIT




1 Corinthians 2:6-16

6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written:
"No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him"— 10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord
that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

WHEN OTHERS REVILE YOU AND PERSECUTE YOU






Matthew 5:11

"Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account."


Jeremiah 30

This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you. 3 The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivityOr will restore the fortunes of my people Israel and Judah

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and restore them to the land I gave their forefathers to possess,’ says the Lord.”

4 These are the words the Lord spoke concerning Israel and Judah: 5 “This is what the Lord says:

“ ‘Cries of fear are heard—terror, not peace.

7 It will be a troubled time for Jacob, but he will be saved out of it.

10 So do not fear Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed O Israel,'

says the Lord.

11 I am with you and will save you,’

declares the Lord.

Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you,

I will not completely destroy you.

I will discipline you but only with justice; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.’

14 All your allies have forgotten you; they care nothing for you.

I have struck you as an enemy would and punished you as would the cruel,

because your guilt is so great and your sins so many.

16 “ ‘But all who devour you will be devoured; all your enemies will go into exile.

Those who plunder you will be plundered; all who make spoil of you I will despoil.

17 But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’

declares the Lord,

‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’


24 The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back until He fully accomplishes

the purposes of His heart.

In days to come you will understand this.


Sunday, May 09, 2010

DOING WHAT IS GOOD

TITUS 3

1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.

3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in G_d may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.


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P.S. I have had the gracious opportunity of being annointed by the Holy Spirit. At first and or a week or maybe even a month, i didn't know what it was. But the day it happened, I felt this warmth of well-being come over me and it lasted the fully the whole day and for the whole week.

This isn't some mumbo jumbo things that happens to one....it is a truly religious experience. I don't even like using the work "religious"; more appropriate would be Jesus Christ experience because without Him, Our saviour and Lord, it would not happen. Christ sees your real heart and allows this to happen to you because He knows that you are ready or this.

I pray for Israel's protection and that of the USA, the tribes of Israel and Judah. I pray or Pres. Obama and his administration, that G_d will touch their hearts and open them up to the blessings and truth and knowledge of our Lord; this I also pray for all other countries all over the world especially Iran, CHina, and Russia.

I pray that the place I work at will be prosperous and that everyone will have a great day and to especially or the manager of the whole store; for his heart to be touched also that he may know you Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, his redemption, someone he can lean on when no one else will give him the time, and someone else he can learn the TRUTH from.

I pray for the sick people on our prayer lists and others. I also pray for G_d to bless our troops all over the world ad protect them and take of them and also our missionaries.

I love you Lord with all my heart and without you I would be nothing. Please help me with my fears and shortcomings and please especially help my husband's PTSD because this puts in him a certain mindset. But thank you Lord, because I think he is listening to me more and is reading the Bible more.

Please Lord also, take care of our Pastor and help his church to grow more and help him financially because I know he doesn't ask for much and just lives on what he needs, he a nd his family. Please bless him Lord and thanks for listening again and answering my prayers.


I need you so much...only You know how much. Love you Lord.



Wednesday, May 05, 2010

IN THE LAST DAYS

 

2 Timothy 3

Godlessness in the Last Days
1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth—men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
Paul's Charge to Timothy
10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 1 1persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 1 6 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

LAWLESSNESS

THESSALONIANS 2

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Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A TREE



PROVERBS 11:28

A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a G-d-shaped life is a flourishing tree.

(Also in the book "A Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren.)


Unless you assume a G-d, the question of life's purpose is meaningless.
Betrand Russell, atheist

Sunday, April 18, 2010

LIFE BY CHRIST

Colossians 2

2 My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding , in order that they may know the mystery of G-d, namely Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge 4 I tell you this so no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments

6 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human principles and basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

8 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions. 19He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as G-d causes it to grow.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

IT'S NOT MY STRENGTH, BUT HIS

PHILIPPIANS 4

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Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


Some Common Sense

DEAD FLIES PUTREFY THE PERFUMERS OINTMENT,
AND CAUSE IT TO GIVE OFF A FOUL ODOR;
SO DOES A LITTLE FOLLY TO ONE RESPECTED FOR WISDOM AND HONOR
(Ecclesiastes 10: 1).