Report: EU leaders pushing U.S. away from Israel ‘and closer to the Arabs’

I read an article which was very disturbing, here is the link:

http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2010/November13/1331.html

In it, it explains that EU leaders are pushing U.S. away from Israel ‘and closer to the Arabs’.

One quote I would like to pull from the article is this:

“The strongest external force pressuring the U.S. government to distance itself from Israel is not the Arab-American organizations, the Arab embassies, the oil companies, or the petrodollar lobby,” the report said. “Rather, it is the Europeans, especially the British, French, and Germans, that are the most influential Arab lobby to the U.S. government. The Arabs consider Europe to be the soft underbelly of the U.S. alliance with Israel and the best way to drive a wedge between the two historic allies.”

Soft underbelly indeed!  A more fitting term for Europe on this issue is “Yellow Bellied”!

How many bombs have destroyed Europe from Arabian Islamic “extremist”?  They shut down their streets so that Muslims may express their “faith”!  They bend over backwards because they are afraid to stand!  They allow themselves to be victims of terrorist attacks, and do the terrorist attacks stop because of it? NO!  They continue with great force!

So, Europe imposes us to do as they do-no doubt President Obama intends to comply with their pleas-he has made his agenda concerning Israel very clear.  To bully them into what he thinks is “peace”-more clearly what he is pressing on them is “piece”.  Trying to piece up and let them only keep a “piece” of what God has promised!

The Lord is very clear in His Word- The Holy Bible-those who stand against Israel will suffer the wrath of God!  They will know that He is the Lord because He will defend His Nation against all Nations.  Not because they are righteous-they are a stiff-necked people, but because of his covenant with them!  God keeps His promises.

If you have not studied the book of Revelation, please go to http://www.stickam.com/bigpreacher.  There you will find 1 hour videos of Bible Studies we have conducted over the past nearly 2 years.  Please be aware of what is happening now, and how it IS the prophesy of the Lord being fulfilled before our eyes!

Turn to Jesus, the Son of God, who died on the cross at Calvary, who’s atoning blood was shed to cover all sin, who was dead, buried, and resurrected on the 3rd day, and sits at the right hand of the Father God in Heaven until He will return to gather His elect!  Trust in the Cross!  Trust in Jesus – for He is the way , the truth , and the life.  No one will come to the Father except by Him!

 

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Scientific evidence

I recently read the post of my pastor, William Allen, in regards to a preacher friend of his who blogged about homosexuals.  In which my pastor explains “A preacher friend of mine read the article about the scientific evidence that homosexuals are born that way and was somewhat perplexed stating;’ “if they are born homosexual then they are not responsible and we as preachers cannot address this issue because they cannot help themselves.” My jaw about hit the floor!”

Well, William-my jaw hit the floor too!

On the matter of “scientific evidence”…years ago there was scientific evidence that eggs were great for you!  Later, there was scientific evidence that eggs were too high in cholesterol and were bad for you.  And the latest-eggs are great for you again per scientific evidence!

The point is simply, every time I hear there is SCIENTIFIC evidence, or this or that has been SCIENTIFICALLY proven-I make sure that I have a healthy amount of skepticism.  Because we as Christians know, it was God who created all things.  He laid the foundations of the earth and everything in it.  He created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them.
Things that we marvel at and reach for greater understanding to will be revealed to us if we trust in Christ.

In this matter I will let the Word of God Speak:

1 Corinthians 2:1-16

(1) When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. (2) For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. (3) I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. (4) My message and my preaching were not with wise persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,(5)so that you faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.
(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 a 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.

May God bless the reading of His Word….

I do not expect anyone who is not a true believer and follower of Jesus Christ to understand these things.  However, as Christians we have a responsibility to each other to hold each other accountable.
Those who are fully giving themselves over to their sinful nature need Jesus.  They need salvation.  If you, as a pastor are preaching a message against that of the Lord regarding His Laws-you are leading people straight to Hell.  Patting them on the back with they need rebuking…it’s a terrible crime to them and to yourself.

Do not submit to the ways of this world, submit to the Lord and let Him lead you into His great wisdom and understanding.

James 3:13-18

(13) Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deed done in humility that comes from wisdom. (14) But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. (15) Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. (16) For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
(17) But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (18) Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.

So, I ask you, what greater selfish ambition is there of a lost person than that of holding onto their sinful nature and not giving in to submission to the Lord God!?  What greater selfish ambition is there of any man?  Also, I must say we should all know by now not to call what is evil, good.

I will close with the words of Peter…

2 Peter 1:1-11

(1) Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:

(2) Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
(3)His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (4) Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
(5) For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith, goodness; and to goodness,knowledge;(6)and to knowledge,self control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; (7) and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. (8) For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (9) But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. (10) Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,(11)and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Why do I suffer as a Christian?

So, you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior!  You are starting to walk in His ways and follow His commandments…just when you think you are getting it together and you have God on your side-BAM-something “terrible” happens, a domino effect.  You lose your job, your car gets repossessed, your house gets foreclosed on…you lose everything.

So, what are you going to do now?

Many times I see people blame God “How could He let this happen”  “I’m trying my best-I’m finally doing good, and He has taken everything”

Other times, they scramble to pick up the pieces themselves and become overwhelmed.  With little or no results for their efforts they end up right back to square one; now more frustrated and feeling more hopeless than ever.

Then, there are those who do not panic.  Those who are most certainly startled but also realize what is taking place.  They pray and wait patiently on the Lord to answer.

You see, you must realize-if you are a Christian (a true Christian)-Our perfect God came in the flesh and took our sin upon himself, but even before this ,He suffered, was tempted by Satan himself, surrounded by unbelief… He was obedient even to death on the cross-all to fulfill God the Father’s will.  And he has called us to do the same.

I think for some reason there is a misconception about Christianity.  That it’s all gumdrops and lollipops, but this is not true.  And the Lord is very clear about this.  For Jesus Himself told his disciples and the crowd in Mark 8:34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said; “If anyone would come after me,he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (35) For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. (36) What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? (37) Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? (38) If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

Wow, pretty strong words!  These words alone should put in perspective our self-pity.  Much of our problems are self-induced.  Others come from a different source.  A supernatural source.  You see, when you were walking in darkness before you came to know Christ, Satan and his legion had no reason to cause havoc-you were doing a pretty good job of that yourself.  Maybe your life seemed simpler, maybe it was harder.  But as the Holy Spirit purges these spiritually cancerous lifestyle “tumors” from you-there will come trials.  The moment you started turning to Jesus an alarm sounded for the unholy who will use every thing in their power to bring you back to damnation through the hardening of your heart.  They will do anything to stop you from Glorifying God.  They will make you feel that God has turned His back on you.  That the Lord doesn’t care…but they are evil – and they are liars.

There are other reasons for bad things happening in our lives.  Perhaps you turned your life over to Christ at some point in the past and started back sliding.  Then, perhaps it is not evil forces pulling you to do wrong, but maybe the Lord disciplining you for the wrong you are already doing.  Drawing you back to Him.  Because salvation is a gift He has given us, some people do choose to throw it all away.  And He will allow it-because he has also given us free will.

Be certain, Christian, that you do not become one of these…

Romans 1:18-32 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,(19) since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. (20) For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen,being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.  (21) For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. (22) Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools (23) and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. (24) Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. (25) They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-who is forever praised. Amen. (26) Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. (27) In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.  Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. (28) Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. (29) They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,(30) slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;(31)they are senseless, faithless, heartless,ruthless. (32) Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

Please brothers and sisters, be careful NOT to turn away from God, for if you insist, He will allow it.

Often enough people think they will get everything they want because they are in “good” with the man upstairs.  They enter in prayer by the spirit and present themselves before God’s throne with wrong motives.  I’ve been guilty of that before too!  “Oh Lord, please just let me win the lottery!  There is so much good I could do if I had that 10 million dollars!”  And the Lord’s answer?  “Lisa, how can I give you 10 million dollars to “do good” with when you are not obedient with what I have already given you?”

Amen, Lord.  Amen.

Jesus told us life would be hard, even harder as a Christian.  Listen to our Lord who spoke these sweet promises…

Matthew 5:3-12 (3) “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (4) Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (5) Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (6) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (7) Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (8) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (9) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God. (10) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.(11) “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. (12) Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Do not forget when things get bad-pray,read His Word, seek, listen, obey the Lord!  Do not forget to put on the Armor of God.

2 Timothy 1:14 Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you-guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

2 Timothy 2:3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Do not give up!  Do not give into your old evil ways! We all go through difficult times-endure for the Glory of God!

2 Timothy 3:12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, (13) while 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. (16) 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.





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The Mercy Seat of Christ

Today I went in spirit before the Mercy Seat of Christ.  I was completely surrounded and swept up in all love and peace.  I cried, tears flowed of joy and understanding and true peace.  I am so unworthy of His love and peace, because of His Grace and Mercy He allowed me Salvation through the spilling of His atoning blood on the Cross.  He is Holy and Almighty and He allowed me before His throne today.  I love Him so much, and I felt the connection between His Holy Spirit that lives in my body so that I am never alone.  He is always with me.  He smiled at me and I was filled with peace that was so overwhelming – it was peace that I have never experienced before as a human.  He told me He is with me, and will always be with me, do not fear – one day I will remain with Him in Glory forever.

He said these things to me through His smile.  How could He love me?  I am so unworthy.  He has loved me always and always will.  Even when I fall He lifts me up. He is patient, and forgiving-neither of which I am worthy.  I know as a Christian that it is not by my works or anything I do or see-I know it is by Christ alone that I am saved.

I do not want to be consumed by this world-by it’s thoughts, the priorities it has commanded, I want to be changed in all I do through the Holy Spirit -through Christ.  I want to live by the commission of Christ.  My mind can lead me astray, it is a constant battle.  Sometimes it seems like I am tearing down a brink wall with my fists just to get a glimpse of His Glory.  It is a wall that builds quickly if we allow it.  Though it is only through Faith in Christ we keep that wall down.  There is a reason the Lord tells us in His Word…

Proverbs 3 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, (2) for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. (3) Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.(4) Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. (5) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;(6)in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (7) Do not be wise in your own eyes;fear the Lord and shun evil. (8) This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. (9) Honor the Lord with your wealth with the firstfruits on all your crops;(10)then your barns will be filled to overflowing,and your vats will brim over with new wine. (11) My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke,(12)because the Lord disciplines those he loves as a father the son he delights in. (13) Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding(14) for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. (15) She is more precious than rubies nothing you desire can compare with her. (16) Long life is in her right hand;in her left hand are riches and honor. (17)Her ways are pleasant ways,and all her paths are peace.(18) She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.

You see, the Lord has been convicting my heart for months about tithing.  It is so hard to let go of earthly things.  Especially when your husband values having money and does not accept the validity of tithing.

I have realized today that it is only to Christ that I am accountable.  Only to God do I owe a reconciliation of our accounts.  He is the One who provided all things, it is not by our works.  What a selfish act to not tithe.  We tithe not only out of obedience but also so that we do not grow an attachment to this world and the things in it that hold no value to God.  He knows we need these things and therefore has provided in abundance all that we need.  Not on our terms but on His.  As it should be.

My mind has been totally flooded by thoughts of bills, money, payments, lack of money-tomorrow-next week.  I was so busy questioning IF we would have this, and IF we would have that taken care of.  It is overwhelming.  But, today, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ brought me up in the spirit away from this world so that I would be able to understand the meaninglessness of my concerns.  That I, though unworthy and sinful, have Peace in Him.  “Stop what you are doing to yourself – I am here. I AM HERE.”

His foundation is strong and unmoving, it was I who moved, and I cried tears of joy and peace and relief because I had forgotten what peace felt like.  Though I had never experienced it in this way before, it is certainly something I will never forget.

A moment I pray I can hold on to tightly in this terrible world.  The Lord is with me.

Psalm 23 (1)The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. (2) He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters,(3) he restores my soul.  He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. (4) Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,for you are with me;your rod and your staff,they comfort me. (5)You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil;my cup overflows.(6) Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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Onward Christian Soldiers!

Economic Crisis, hurricane, tsunami, flooding, earthquakes, suicides, murders, unfaithfulness, adultery, drunkenness, jobless, homeless, starving, turmoil, grief, sorrow, frustration, despair

…Jesus-forgiveness, healing, peace, mercy, grace, salvation, eternal life.

A hymn resounds through my soul this morning…

“Onward Christian Soldiers, Marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus Going on before!  Christ, the royal Master, Leads against the foe; Forward into battle See His banners go!”

We are in the times of the end of the age.  The Lord has prepared us for this through His Word!  He has prepared us for battle against unseen forces of evil at work all around us.  So, Christian brothers and sisters put on the Full Armor of God!  We are at war!

Ephesians 6:10-20 (10) Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (11) Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (12) For our struggle is not against  flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (13) Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

The people of this world are at odds with God.  They can’t discern the things of God, because they are not of God as we are.  The Lord given us this discernment through the fullness of His love.  So that through the Holy Spirit we shall find strength not of this world, but of God and to be patient and endure and take our stand against the evil in this world!

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.

Do not become entrapped by people who speak of peace but deny the Spirit of Peace in their denial of Jesus Christ!  Theirs will be a horrible fate.  Instead, stand firm, Christians!  The Lord is with us!

Hebrews 10:23-25 (23) Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. (24) And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. (25) Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hold precious the Faith you have in the Lord!  Do not become wavered in your journey through Christ Jesus!  We have a mission, there is a battle before us that we can only win by the Grace of God, through Faith in Jesus Christ who strengthens us.  If you falter now, how will you endure what is to come?

2 Corinthians 4:7-11 (7)But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. (8) We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (10) We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. (11) For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.

1 Corinthians 3:10-17 (10) By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. (11) For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. (12) If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, (13) his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. (14) If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. (15) If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.(16) Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? (17) If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.

Christians, be strong, draw your Strength from the Lord!  Your conviction through the Holy Spirit!  Speak out against evil and spread the Gospel of Salvation through Jesus as He has called us each to do.  So that our numbers will be more complete each day as the Day of the Lord draws near!  Keep your focus on God and allow Him to work through you through His Holy Spirit.  Do not give up even though times are tough-fix your eyes on the Lord for He is eternal, and through Him we shall share in eternity!

2 Corinthians 4:13-18 It is written, “ I believed; therefore I have spoken.” With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, (14) because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. (15) All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.(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.

Though we may be oppressed by the ways of this world, we have freedom through the Spirit of the Lord.  Hold firm to the Spirit and listen to Him in every moment so that His Glory may be revealed through you!

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (18) And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

There will be people who refuse to no end the Salvation the Lord has given us freely, do not despair, the Lord has already revealed this to us!

2 Corinthians 4:3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. (4) The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God. (5) For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your servants. (6) For God, who said, “ Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

Again I say, HOLD STRONG, put on the full armor of God.  These are evil times, let the Lord’s light shine through you.  May God bless you and the peace of Christ Jesus keep you and be with you all!

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 (16) Be joyful always; (17) pray continually; (18) give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.(19) Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; (20) do not treat the prophecies with contempt. (21) Test everything. Hold on to the good. (22) Avoid every kind of evil.(23) May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (24) The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

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RE: Andy – Regarding your response on my blog

Dear Andy,

I am sorry it has taken a few days to respond to your reply.  I have been in prayer over the matter and was praying for the Holy Spirit to guide me in my response.  I do not wish to express something to appear to be intelligent, because it is only through the Holy Spirit that we receive knowledge and understanding.

First, I appreciate your response and need to clarify some very specific issues you brought up in your critique of my blog.

Truth-I apologize for commenting on an email that was part truth and part (unbeknownst to me) a lie.

The truth of the email is that President Obama did, in fact, cancel The National Day of Prayer in 2009.  I had, prior to writing this blog, researched that much, which was enough to blog about in itself.  You can find one of the articles I read regarding this matter on the following link:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1724544/obama_cancels_national_day_of_prayer.html?cat=9

As for the part of the email that stated that President Obama prayed with the Muslims on Capitol Hill, that part was found to be untrue upon further investigation.  However, please understand that my blog contained a copy and paste of the email of which was an example of one of many articles, news and broadcasts I have seen regarding the beliefs and expressed viewpoint of the President in which I was blogging.  The email I pasted is not something that I personally came up with and I believe that the fact that the President cancelled the National Day of Prayer was issue enough for the me to express my feelings regarding the email without someone adding to that truth, a lie (i.e. praying with Muslims).

I have asked God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ if I aroused any kind of wrongful thinking, though I did not post the email to my blog in order to mislead anyone, but to warn the President and the Muslims as well as everyone to turn away from their sins, repent and turn to Jesus.

But I do have a big problem with the President claiming to be a Christian.  If there was anything to be upset about as a Christian it is how misleading it is for the President to call himself a Christian, and extend abortion rights- which is the murder of babies.  Is that what we as true Christians want people to think we are about? No way!

You see, God has called us to watch out for each other.

Galatians 6:1-10  Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. (2) Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (3) If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. (4) Each one should test his own actions. The he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, (5) for each one should carry his own load. (6) Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor. (7) Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. (8) The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. (9) Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (10)  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

You see, we are responsible for sending out the message of Jesus Christ, which is to repent and turn to Him.  If we see a fellow Christian in a back-slidden stage we are to tell them.  But we must be careful that we do not fall into the same sin we are warning them against.  For example, if you have a friend who is a Christian, but has become an alcoholic, and you yourself go to a bar to confront your friend through your love for him, do not be tempted to join in that sin, as you have gone to rebuke the sin that is keeping him from living for Christ and so that your friend’s heart will not be hardened against the Lord and in the hardening of his heart in turn fall away from the salvation he once professed through Jesus Christ.  Though each individual is responsible for their own actions, we are to be imitators of Christ always building each other up-one sword sharpens another.  Sometimes the truth is not easy to hear.  And if the Word of God is offensive to someone then they really need to pray about it.

Ephesians 4:17-25 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. (18) They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. (19) Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.(20) You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. (21) Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. (22) You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;(23) to be made new in the attitude of your minds;(24) and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (25) Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

We must be honest and speak the Word of God to our neighbors.  If we withhold what the Holy Spirit has laid on our hearts through conviction for our neighbors we are doing a great injustice.  What God has called us to speak against is sin.  What the Lord has called us to share is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It was not my intension to spread deceit, but to spread the Truth of the Word of God.  There is no other way to salvation except through Jesus Christ.  Any other way is going to lead straight to Hell and the Lake of Fire.  This is the Word of God.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “ I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

So, if President Obama is not a Christian, which we can say with a great amount of certainty that he is not (even if he thinks he is out of ignorance) because he believes in collective salvation when the very words of Jesus Himself tells us that Jesus is the ONLY way….my question is this…if you are not bowing down to the One True Lord and Savior, who ARE you bowing down to?

Answer is:  IDOLS-who are of Satan.

Ephesians 5:5-7 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person-such a man is an idolater-has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (6) Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. (7) Therefore do not be partners with them.

Therefore, I say with certainty that other than the part of the email that claimed Obama prayed with Muslims that day on Capitol Hill was wrong, the contents of my thoughts were not.

I am not a Republican, or a racist, or of any other political agenda.  My agenda is that of the Lord.  To follow Him, and grown in Him, and spread His Gospel and warn others who I can tell by their fruit are falling away from Him or have never known Him.

As I stated in my blog, I pray for the President.  My prayer is that God’s will be done in the President’s life and in the lives of all people.  God’s will is that everyone come to the knowledge of Christ Jesus and be saved, but not all people will be saved because they have a free will choice.

I warn and pray because I do not want them to go to Hell, or to be cast into the Lake of Fire which is the second death.

When we become Christians, we are to put off our old self and not live as we did before we came to the knowledge of Christ.

Ephesians 5:11-16 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (12) For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. (13) But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, (14) for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said:“Wake up, O sleeper,Rise from the dead,And Christ will shine on you.” (15) Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, (16) making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Matt 7:15-20 “ Watch for out false prophets.  They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. (16) By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? (17) Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. (18) A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. (19) Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (20) Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

The President is in the public eye, he is making all of these choices right in front of our faces.  Extending abortion rights unimaginably, signing Hate Crime Bills into action that forbid Pastors from preaching the infallible Word of God concerning the sexual immorality of gay marriage and gay relationships; the President while giving a speech in Egypt spoke a passage of Scripture from the Bible, a blabber from the Quran and some Buddist message all in the same sentence!  We will know them by their fruit.  And not that I am by ANY means perfect-but if I were making choices on these matter they would not be those of murder, blasphemy and editing of the Lord’s Word to appease the sinful nature of man!

This must be obvious to you as you stated yourself that you believe that I am “a good woman who lives for the Lord…” but in the same statement said I need to “practice what I preach”.  I certainly hope the message did not fall on deaf ears, because you contradicted yourself through your own statement.  You can tell I am a good woman who lives for the Lord, but you do not see that I am practicing what I am “preaching”?

I do not worship idols, I do not eat of the sacrifices of idols, I do not condone murder, or blasphemy or the sexually immoral.

Which brings about your question of judgment again…please read the following which was written by my Pastor, William Allen regarding judging others….

Don’t judge me! The Bible says we are not to judge! He who is without sin cast the first stone! These statements are Lies! Yes, I said Lies! Many who call themselves Christian have and do continue to believe lies. How, you may ask, do I know this? Because the Bible does not say these things, unless you take the Bible out of context. Read the Bible in context! Here are the examples: Mt 7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Jesus does say that and most Christians stop there. But now listen to the context. “Mt 7:3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?
5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Context changes everything does it not? Sure it does. The Bible judges when taken in context. Now we know we are to judge ourselves first by recognizing our own sins and shortcomings, then we can help our brother or sister with theirs. Do not judge self-righteously! Romans 2:3 So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Next, look at this lie. John 8:3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”
6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Jesus did say that, right? Here is the context. John 8:8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” Makes a big difference when you finish the context! Most do not like when Jesus says “leave your life of sin!” So if we call ourselves Christian we need to read the Bible in context and then obey what it truly says and not twist the words to justify ourselves! The Bible judges us. Listen to this. “Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are– yet was without sin.
16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
So the next time you find yourself or someone else speaking lies like; Don’t judge me, the Bible says we are not to judge, he who is without sin cast the first stone, we really need to deal with our walk with the Lord Jesus! Something to ponder.”

I know that this is a lot to take in, but I wanted to make sure you had a full understanding of my purpose and point.  I pray you have a blessed day, and that the Holy Spirit would bring you peace, joy and understanding. I leave you with one last passage-which is my resolve-

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he (the Lord Jesus) said, ” My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (10) That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

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Women are not equals with Men

I recently read a commentary in which a woman stated that “women need to know that they are equals with men”.  With the overwhelming amount of new-age hype that is poisoning the Christian church and the world, it is our responsibility as Christians to bring truth to light in these times of darkness and false teaching and false belief.  For the Lord told us to do so in keeping in step with Him.  So, I must bring to light what the Word of God proclaims throughout.  That women and men are loved equally by God, but God DID NOT make us to be equal to men. He made us(women) in order to be mans’ helper.

Genesis 2:18 The Lord God said, ” It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a helper (or helper comparable to him)suitable for him.” (19) Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air.  He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. (20) So the man gave names to all the livestock the birds of the air and all the beasts  of the field. But for Adam(or the man) no suitable helper was found. (21) So, the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping,  he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. (22) Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. (23) The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman’, for she was taken out of man.”(24) For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

Then, after Eve (the woman) ate of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and brought some to Adam (the man) who also ate it – of which The Lord God had commanded them not to eat of…

Genesis 3:16 To the woman he (The Lord God) said, ” I will greatly increase your childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children.  Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”

God also tells us that we are to submit to our husbands.  In His Word, God also tells men what their responsibilities are as the head of the household-and spiritual leadership in the home.

Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. (19) Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh to them.(20) Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. (23) For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, its body, for which he is the Savior. (24) Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. (25) Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her(26) to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, (27) and present her to himself as a radiant church, with out stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. (28) In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies.

You see, the church is to submit itself to Christ.  We don’t see that much anymore, do we?  We also do not often see women who submit themselves to their husbands.  Nor husbands who are obedient and spiritually mature or responsible enough to lead the household.  There is most certainly a ripple effect-do you see it?  One sin cascades into another until we have backslidden so much we can never return to the Glory that the Lord has given us freely…because our hearts will be hardened.

A LOT of women do not like to think of themselves as having to submit themselves to their husbands- I think in today’s society it’s frowned upon because it makes some women feel their role is less significant.  I have to question my motives when I start to think in this way by praying to God and asking-“where does this sense of entitlement stem from?”   Well, it stems from selfishness, and self-serving PRIDE.  And when we start saying to ourselves, or proclaiming “WHAT ABOUT ME!” –the answer to it’s origin are obvious (if we are honest with ourselves)!  It is a selfishness and a self serving motive and attitude that brings this manner of thinking about.

And what does Jesus say about the matter?

Mark 9:33 They came to Capernaum.  When he(Jesus) was in the house, he asked them(the disciples),” What were you arguing about on the road?”(34) But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. (35) Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ” If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

You see, it is not about Pride, it’s not about who is greater than who.  We KNOW who is the Greatest, the Sovereign, the Almighty, Holy and Worthy of Praise!  God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit!  So, it is absurd to me that when I hear there’s a seminar about “empowering women”, or “empowering men”-WHAT ABOUT THE EMPOWERING THAT COMES FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT!    And from the knowledge and Wisdom that comes with understanding scripture and putting it into action!

Because no matter if you are married, or divorced, or single, we are to humble ourselves before the Lord and the needs of others ahead of ourselves.  God being our first priority! Not ourselves and the need to feel important.

This subject really hit home with me, because I’ve always been described as a “giver”, but about 6 months ago I found myself crying out “what about me!? What about what I want?! “finding that I was becoming selfish.  But through Bible Study, and through personal study of the scriptures, I was reminded that I am called to humble myself.  Who am I that the Lord of Lords would die for me?  Who am I that God hears my prayers?!  We are NOT worthy.  We are NOT to think highly of ourselves.  To do so is idoltry.

And, so even when my husband is not being the Spiritual leader God has called him to be in my household, I pick up “the slack” so to speak-I help him.   I remind him through studying God’s Word whenever I can, by praising the Lord in song when I’m cleaning house or running errunds in the truck, by praying and blessing each meal, by praising the Lord for the miracles He works in our lives.  You see my husband happens to be much more spiritually immature than I. He was saved only 4 short years ago.  So, through my obedience to God and love for God I am his helper.  Not for my husband’s pleasure, but because it pleases the Lord!  Not so that I receive the praises of man, but so that I may Honor and Glorify and Praise the God I love!

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