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In Ephesians 6:10-20 says... My Brethren, be strong in the LORD and in the power of HIS might. Put on the whole armor of GOD, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkenss of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of GOD, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the SPIRIT, which is the WORD of GOD; praying always with all supplication in the SPIRIT, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

The next armor piece is Righteousness which is the state of being right with GOD; justification; the work of CHRIST, which is the ground of justification. Psalm 119:40 says, Behold, I long for YOUR precepts; Revive me in YOUR righteousness. Psalm 23:3 (Amplified Bible) says, HE refreshes and restores my life (my self); HE leads me in the paths of righteousness (uprightness and right standing with HIM--not for my earning it, but for HIS name's sake.) Righteousness means being just, fair, and morally upright. We all should walk in righteousness, not because we have to for being bound by law, but because we love GOD, we will want to walk morally, just and fair. Where do we find out how to walk morally? It is in HIS WORD! When the world is calling for us to act according to the flesh and sinful ways, we know that if we heed Apostle Pauls warning to put on Righteousness we will not easily be fooled by the enemie's scheme's and plan's. The third armor piece "Gospel of Peace" will be in part three of this article.

GOD Bless you!

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I am spending much needed time with my husband, so I am going to repost my articles about putting on our Armor of GOD! I will be back this weekend. I pray GOD to be with each and every one of you!

Ephesians 6:10-20 says...

My Brethren, be strong in the LORD and in the power of HIS might. Put on the whole armor of GOD, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of GOD, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the SPIRIT, which is the WORD of GOD; praying always with all supplication in the SPIRIT, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

In the verses above you see that Paul uses the roman soldier analogy, because he wants us to see that we are in a battle...a spiritual battle. My husband is in the ARMY and if he goes into battle, he has been trained to wear his battle gear to protect himself from harm and the possibility of death. GOD too, wants us to be trained to protect ourselves from spiritual warfare. We are battling some pretty nasty wicked beings. (If you notice it says that our war is not with flesh and blood= not with humans) They want us to fall for lies, self destruction, and most of all to keep us from telling others about what JESUS has done for us. This spiritual battle will continue until the day JESUS comes back for HIS people, so Paul tells us about our armor.

Notice that Paul says in verses 11 and again in 13 to put on the “Whole" armor of GOD, giving the impression that it is possible to go into battle partially protected. It is important to understand what the armor pieces are, and how to apply them. The armor piece's (breastplate, sword,shield etc., are physical and we are dealing with the spiritual) should not be focused on, but focus on and apply to our lives those things that GOD says will protect us. What are they?

The first is TRUTH. WE should apply TRUTH to our lives. "TRUTH" being of nothing false. GOD wants us to be honest and true to HIM, to man, and in all we do, think and say. The Ninth commandment found in Exodus 20:16 says, that we should not bear false witness. (We should not lie) Lev. 19:11 says, Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie, Ps. 119:163 says, I hate and abhor lying, Proverbs 12:22 says, Lying lips are abomination to the Lord, and John 8:44 says, The devil is a liar and the father of lies. If the devil is the father of lies, to battle him, we should put on TRUTH!
The second armor piece, "RIGHTEOUSNESS" will be in part two of this article.

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If only the world could come to know that they are FREE! Christians, let's be out there telling the people who are still shackled in their prison, that the shackles have been removed and the prison door has been opened. Praise GOD for you sharing the truth with others.
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Smart choice man!!! I pray all will come to know JESUS as LORD and SAVIOR!

I have been in on the go the past couple of days. I hope you enjoy the cartoons.

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Love and Forgiveness


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I love this one! We all need love and forgiveness! Remember, when we are patient, loving and forgiving with one another, it gives us permission to be human. Boy, do I need it!! Whew!! (As I wipe the sweat from my brow) Ultimately, I am in awe of the love and forgiveness GOD gives to each and everyone, through HIS death upon the cross for our sins, giving us eternal life to all who will confess sin, and turn from sin and begin a relationship with HIM.

What happened on the cross two-thousand years ago was a legal transaction. We sinned, (broke GOD's law) and JESUS stepped into the courtroom of forever and paid our fine in HIS life's blood, now the law has no more hold on us. (For those who trust and believe) Now GOD ( the JUDGE can legally set you you free!) Now that is TRUE LOVE, and TRUE FORGIVENESS!!! Amen!!! Praise GOD!!!

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Killer Dog

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Thank you Mike Waters for allowing me to post your cartoon! Your cartoons have truth that speaks volumes.

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A Confession

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Today, I need to share with you what happened to me yesterday. I am not proud of myself at all. I am sharing this in case some of you may hear from the LORD through my experience.

A friend of mine is going through a really tough time and asked me If I could go get some sandwiches from the deli. He was packing out his house and he could not leave the movers.

I am at the deli, and ordered four large sandwiches (each sandwich was six inches long) with three kinds of meat on each, and with all the veggies on them. The sandwiches were all the same. The lady told me (very loudly in front of a huge line of people) "If you are going to have a big order like that, can you call ahead and give us a heads up?" She was curt about it when she said it.

I felt embarrassed! I thought to myself, "Why is she talking to me like that?" My face reddened like the fresh tomato behind the glass in front of me. When she spoke to me again, again she addressed me snipety! I could not understand why making four sandwiches was a big deal. It was sandwich shop, that is what they do! I began to address her in like manner!

I am a Christian and I always want to behave in a CHRIST-LIKE manner, but for some reason, I reacted like her! When I realized my tone and facial expression was anything, but CHRIST-LIKE, I really tried to change it, but it was too late, the whole line saw my behavior. I repented to her, then later to GOD!

Friends, I really feel horrible! What if someone in the line needed to see JESUS, or maybe the lady behind the counter needed JESUS! What if that was my only time to reach one them?

Every morning I spend time with GOD in prayer, and read HIS HOLY WORD, this what HE talked to me about yesterday BEFORE my unpleasant encounter...

James 3:6-12...
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tames, and hath been tamed of mankind:
8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we GOD, even the FATHER; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of GOD
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

GOD was trying to tell me ahead of time to watch out, but I did not heed HIS WORD! I know I was not completely horrible, but it was evident I was a bit perturbed!

In the morning as I prayed, I asked GOD to pour out HIS wisdom unto me. Here is more of HIS WORD that HE spoke to me.

James 3:17...
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

I asked for wisdom, I read about wisdom, HE tried to give me wisdom, but I did not obey. What was wrong with me? This experience has totally gave me strength out of my weakness. I will be ready to battle my flesh next time. I know there will be a next time, because there are different personality types everywhere.

I feel led to go back and talk to her and try to really show her who JESUS is. I covet your prayers please!

GOD Bless You!!




The BIBLE Contains...

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HE IS MY KING!

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DO YOU KNOW MY KING?

Malachi 3:3

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Malachi 3:3 says; 'HE will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.'

This verse puzzled some women in a bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of GOD. One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.

That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver.

As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities. The woman thought about GOD holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says: 'HE sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.' She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time. The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.

The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, 'How do you know when the silver is fully refined?'He smiled at her and answered, 'Oh, that's easy -- when I see my image in it.'

Author Unknown

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HAIRBRUSH EXPERIENCE OF BETH MOORE AT THE AIRPORT

For those of you who do not know Beth Moore, she is an outstanding Bible teacher, writer of Bible studies, and is a married mother of two daughters. This is one of her experiences:

April 20, 2005, at the Airport in Knoxville, waiting to board the plane, I had the BIBLE on my lap and was very intent upon what I was doing. I'd had a marvelous morning with the LORD. I say this because I want to tell you it is a scary thing to have the SPIRIT of GOD really working in you. You could end up doing some things you never would have done otherwise. Life in the SPIRIT can be dangerous for a thousand reasons not the least of which is your ego.

I tried to keep from staring, but he was such a strange sight. Humped over in a wheelchair, he was skin and bones, dressed in clothes that obviously fit when he was at least twenty pounds heavier. His knees protruded from his trousers, and his shoulders looked like the coat hanger was still in his shirt. His hands looked like tangled masses of veins and bones. The strangest part of him was his hair and nails. Stringy, gray hair hung well over his shoulders and down part of his back. His fingernails were long, clean but strangely out of place on an old man. I looked down at my Bible as fast as I could, discomfort burning my face. As I tried to imagine what his story might have been, I found myself wondering if I'd just had a Howard Hughes sighting. Then, I remembered that he was dead. So this man in the airport... an impersonator maybe? Was a camera on us somewhere? There I sat; trying to concentrate on the WORD to keep from being concerned about a thin slice of humanity served up on a wheelchair only a few seats from me.
All the while, my heart was growing more and more overwhelmed with a feeling for him. Let's admit it. Curiosity is a heap more comfortable than true concern, and suddenly I was awash with aching emotion for this bizarre-looking old man.

I had walked with GOD long enough to see the handwriting on the wall. I've learned that when I begin to feel what GOD feels, something so contrary to my natural feelings, something dramatic is bound to happen. And it may be embarrassing. I immediately began to resist because I could feel GOD working on my spirit and I started arguing with GOD in my mind. 'Oh, no, GOD, please, no..' I looked up at the ceiling as if I could stare straight through it into HEAVEN and said, 'Don't make me witness to this man. Not right here and now. Please. I'll do anything. Put me on the same plane, but don't make me get up here and witness to this man in front of this gawking audience. Please, LORD!' There I sat in the blue vinyl chair begging HIS HIGHNESS, 'Please don't make me witness to this man. Not now. I'll do it on the plane.' Then I heard it....'I don't want you to witness to him. I want you to brush his hair.' The words were so clear, my heart leap into my throat, and my thoughts spun like a top. Do I witness to the man or brush his hair? No-brainer. I looked straight back up at the ceiling and said, 'GOD, as I live and breathe, I want you to know I am ready to witness to this man. I'm on this LORD. I'm your girl! You've never seen a woman witness to a man faster in your life. What difference does it make if his hair is a mess if he is not redeemed? I am going to witness to this man.' Again as clearly as I've ever heard an audible word, GOD seemed to write this statement across the wall of my mind. 'That is not what I said, Beth. I don't want you to witness to him. I want you to go brush his hair.' I looked up at GOD and quipped, 'I don't have a hairbrush. It's in my suitcase on the plane. How am I supposed to brush his hair without a hairbrush?' GOD was so insistent that I almost involuntarily began to walk toward him as these thoughts came to me from GOD's word: 'I will thoroughly furnish you unto all good works.' (2 Timothy 3:17)

I stumbled over to the wheelchair thinking I could use one myself. Even as I retell this story, my pulse quickens and I feel those same butterflies. I knelt down in front of the man and asked as demurely as possible, 'Sir, may I have the pleasure of brushing your hair?' He looked back at me and said, 'What did you say?' 'May I have the pleasure of brushing your hair?' To which he responded in volume ten, 'Little lady, if you expect me to hear you, you're going to have to talk louder than that.' At this point, I took a deep breath and blurted out, 'SIR, MAY I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF BRUSHING YOUR HAIR?' At which point every eye in the place darted right at me. I was the only thing in the room looking more peculiar than old Mr. Long Locks. Face crimson and forehead breaking out in a sweat, I watched him look up at me with absolute shock on his face, and say, 'If you really want to.' Are you kidding? Of course I didn't want to. But GOD didn't seem interested in my personal preference right about then. He pressed on my heart until I could utter the words, 'Yes, sir, I would be pleased. But I have one little problem. I don't have a hairbrush...' 'I have one in my bag,' he responded. I went around to the back of that wheelchair, and I got on my hands and knees and unzipped the stranger's old carry-on, hardly believing what I was doing. I stood up and started brushing the old man's hair. It was perfectly clean, but it was tangled and matted. I don't do many things well, but must admit I've had notable experience untangling knotted hair mothering two little girls. Like I'd done with either Amanda or Melissa in such a condition, I began brushing at the very bottom of the strands, remembering to take my time not to pull. A miraculous thing happened to me as I started brushing that old man's hair. Everybody else in the room disappeared. There was no one alive for those moments except that old man and me. I brushed and I brushed and I brushed until every tangle was out of that hair. I know this sounds so strange, but I've never felt that kind of love for another soul in my entire life. I believe with all my heart, I, for that few minutes, felt a portion of the very love of GOD. That HE had overtaken my heart for a little while like someone renting a room and making Himself at home for a short while. The emotions were so strong and so pure that I knew they had to be GOD'S. His hair was finally as soft and smooth as an infant's. I slipped the brush back in the bag and went around the chair to face him. I got back down on my knees, put my hands on his knee and said, 'Sir, do you know my JESUS?' He said, 'Yes, I do' Well, that figures, I thought. He explained, 'I've known HIM since I married my bride. She wouldn't marry me until I got to know the SAVIOR.' He said, 'You see, the problem is, I haven't seen my bride in months.. I've had open-heart surgery, and she's been too ill to come see me. I was sitting here thinking to myself, what a mess I must be for my bride.'

Only GOD knows how often HE allows us to be part of a divine moment when we're completely unaware of the significance. This, on the other hand, was one of those rare encounters when I knew GOD had intervened in details only HE could have known. It was a GOD moment, and I'll never forget it. Our time came to board, and we were not on the same plane. I was deeply ashamed of how I'd acted earlier and would have been so proud to have accompanied him on that aircraft. I still had a few minutes, and as I gathered my things to board, the airline hostess returned from the corridor, tears streaming down her cheeks. She said, 'That old man's sitting on the plane, sobbing. Why did you do that? What made you do that?' I said, 'Do you know JESUS? He can be the bossiest thing!' And we got to share.

I learned something about GOD that day. HE knows if you're exhausted, you're hungry, you're serving in the wrong place or it is time to move on but you feel too responsible to budge. HE knows if you're hurting or feeling rejected. HE knows if you're sick or drowning under a wave of temptation. Or HE knows if you just need your hair brushed. HE sees you as an individual. Tell HIM your need! I got on my own flight, sobs choking my throat, wondering how many opportunities just like that one had I missed along the way ... all because I didn't want people to think I was strange.

GOD didn't send me to that old man. HE sent that old man to me. John 1:14 'The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth'

Life shouldn't be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly shouting, 'Wow! What a ride! Thank You, LORD!'

~Beth Moore

True Funny Story

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In the past I have told a few funnies my six year old had said, and now I want to share with you a funny from my thirteen year old. Are you ready for this??? This is pretty funny!

We want our children to always know who our President, and Vice President are, so we told them that Barack Obama is our President, and Joe Biden is our Vice President. Then we went over this several times, especially with our six year old. We did this for several days, and one day we gave them a pop quiz. We asked Brandon, our six year old, who our President was, and he said Barack Obama. He then was asked who our Vice President was, and he said, that old evil lady." (Meaning Hilary Clinton) LOL! But we said no, she is Secretary of State. We gave him the last name Biden, and he said, "Joe!" We said, very good!

Then we asked Alyssa, our thirteen year old who the President and Vice President were, and she said..."Jobama and OBiden!" LOL!LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! She was not trying to be funny, this is a true story! She was truly confused! LOL!! Good news, she now knows their real names!! LOL!!

Ecclesiastes 3:4 says that there is a time to weep and a time to laugh...this was definitely a time to laugh! LOL

It might just be me, but I laughed for days! Whenever she has a so-called "blond" moment, (no offence to any blonds...I am one) she yells in a funny tone, "OBIDEN"! That girl so funny! I am happy we can laugh at ourselves!

My kids are such a delight, there is never a dull moment!

Since I have picked on my children, I will ask my husband to remind me of a goof I have said and post it, but it will be in a few weeks when he returns home from a job assignment. I know he will have a bunch! LOL!!

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Temptation

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I know, another video! I was working for GOD tonight and I got home late, but this video is so good. It shows how easy it is to be tempted, but if we just listen and obey GOD's commands, HE will give us so much more later! This is a great lesson for us all. Watch these kids, they are adorable! Watch, and tell me what you think.

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Too Funny!

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I have a funny I would like to share with you all. I believe it is sooooo funny! Comment, and let me know what you think!

My son, Brandon, who is six years of age, received a Darth Vader voice changer for his birthday last year. This mask allows you to sound just like Darth Vader. One day he and his dad were playing around and having fun with it. Randy, my husband, made us all laugh by saying that famous line from Star Wars..."Luuuuuuuke, I am your FAATHER." Randy then placed the Darth mask onto Brandon. Randy prodded Brandon to say, "Luuuuuuuuk, I am your FAATHER." Brandon then said in the Darth voice,"Luuuuuuke, I am your PARENT! LOL!!!!! Does anyone else find that funny?

GOD Bless You!

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I know I have placed alot of videos on my blog lately, but I have been so busy the past few days. I hope you all enjoy them. I found this one and it is sooooo good!

THIS VIDEO MADE ME WANT TO START A REVIVAL!!! WOW!!

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This Blood IS For You!

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AWESOME VIDEO!

Beautiful Worship

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The LORD has led me to this wonderful video. This is Lisa McClung, who is a sign language artist. Watch her as she praises GOD through signing to music. She truly is worshipping GOD with this gift. WOW! Just watch and see if you do not want to fall down and worship with her. I love this! Comment and let me know what you think!

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A nugget of truth

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I found this nugget of truth by Ray Comfort! I love this picture in my heart... how about you?

Jesus is still stopping Sauls on the road to Damascus. He still gives light to those who are in darkness. The indwelling SAVIOR makes a man a new creature in CHRIST. He gives him a new heart with new desires, making him love the things he once hated, and hate the things he once loved!

PRAISE GOD for HIS unfailing love for us!

GOD Bless You!

Who Can Tell Me?

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"Who can tell me where I came from?" The little boy would ask.
His question was a good one, yet he faced a trying task.

Each man had different answers, as he was soon to learn.
This brought him great confusion, and it caused a deep concern.

He first went to his schoolmates, and they spoke with one another.
Then the smartest of the bunch said, "You came from your mother."

Now this had satisfied him, yet only for a time.
For as he grew in years of age, his thoughts began to climb.

He then looked all around him, at all that he could see.
And his mind began to wonder, how it all had come to be.

He thought about the cosmos, the infinitude of space;
And every star and planet that exists in every place.

He thought about the rounded earth, spinning in rotation.
And all four seasons that occur in yearly circulation.

He thought about the darkness, and he thought about the light.
He thought about the sun and moon that help the day and night.

He thought of all the creatures of the land, sea and skies,
Of all the different species and their variance in size.

He thought of all the plants and trees, and all that each provides.
Each growing from a tiny seed with roots the soil hides.

He then looked at humanity with all the different faces.
Different tongues and characters, and all the different races.

He thought of mortal bodies with features so profound;
All the senses: taste, and touch and smell, and sight and sound.

He thought of reproduction and the miracle of birth.
He thought of human life itself and all that it is worth.

He then considered human will: weak and also strong.
He thought about the conscience that discerns the right from wrong.

He thought about emotions and feelings that arise.
He thought about the love and hate and tears that flow from eyes.

He thought about the anger and the joy that does abound.
He thought about the happiness and sadness that is found.

And filled with curiosity, this boy would daily strive.
In hopeful expectation that his answer would arrive.

He spoke with scientific men who claimed his question solved.
They told him of a real big bang and that all things evolved.

He then spoke with philosophers and many did insist,
That there is no reality and nothing does exist.

He spoke with many people from various groups and sects.
And heard the vast opinions of various intellects.

Now baffled by confusion, a very troubled youth;
Unable to discern what is error, what is truth.

He almost gave up looking, but he took a second look.
And very unexpectedly, he found a special BOOK.

As he opened up the first page, the mystery came undone.
His questions all were answered in Genesis, chapter one.

With a nod of understanding, he smiles, so elated.
For now he surely knew...

"In the Beginning, GOD created..."

Author~Pastor Emeal Zwayne

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Preach on my brother!

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WOW! This man is on fire! This video is about 9 minutes long, but with a powerful message! It is not an accident that you have come to my site today. GOD wants you to hear a message. If you do not know JESUS as LORD of your life, I implore you to take 9 minutes out of your day to listen, it might be the best thing you ever did in your life.

Family in CHRIST, you already know the SAVIOR, but listen to this mans heart for the lost! We all should be on fire like this, telling ALL who will listen about JESUS! People walk by us everday that are going to the lake of fire. Does that bother you? It should! Everyone was created in the image of GOD, and though we all are sinners, JESUS paid our fine in HIS lifes blood. People need to know that because of sin there is a wrath to come, but they do not have to be a part of that, because though they broke GOD's law, JESUS paid their fine, and now the law has no more hold on them. GOD can legally let them go free into everlasting life. All people need to know that GOD really loves them.

I hope this video will be a blessing to you! GOD Bless You!





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T H E W H I P P I N G

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A friend sent this story to me, and I thought I would post it. It has a great message!

There was a school with a class of students that no teacher had been able to handle. Two or three teachers had been run off from this school in one year by the unruly students.

A young man, just out of college, heard about the class and applied to the school.

The principal asked the young man, 'Do you know what you are asking for? No one else has been able to handle these students. You are just asking for a terrible beating'. After a few moments of silent prayer, the young man looked at the principal and said, 'Sir, with your consent I accept the challenge. Just give me a trial basis.'

The next morning the young man stood before the class. He said to the class, 'Young people, I came here today to conduct school. But I realize I can't do it by myself. I must have your help.' One big boy they called Big Tom, in the back of the room whispered to his Buddies, 'I won't need any help. I can lick that little bird all by myself.' The young teacher told the class that if they were to have school, there would have to be some rules to go by. But he also added that he would allow the students to make up the rules and that he would list them on the blackboard.

This was certainly different, the students thought!

One young man suggested 'NO STEALING.' Another one shouted 'BE ON TIME FOR CLASS.' Pretty soon they had 10 rules listed on the board.

The Teacher then asked the class what the punishment should be for breaking these rules. 'Rules are no good unless they are enforced', he said.Someone in the class suggested that if the rules were broken, they should receive 10 licks with a rod across their back with their coat off. The teacher thought that this was pretty harsh, so he asked the class if they would stand by this punishment. The class agreed.

Everything went along pretty good for two or three days.. Then Big Tom came in one day very upset. He declared that someone had stolen his lunch.After talking with the students, they came to the conclusion that little Timmy had stolen Big Tom's lunch.. Someone had seen little Timmy with Big Tom's lunch!The teacher called little Timmy up to the front of the room. Little Timmy admitted he had taken Big Tom's lunch.

So the teacher asked him, 'Do you know the punishment?

Little Timmy nodded that he did. 'You must remove your coat,' the teacher instructed..

The little fellow had come with a great big coat on. Little Timmy said to the teacher, 'I am guilty and I am willing to take my punishment, but please don't make me take off my coat.' The teacher reminded little Timmy of the rules and punishments and again told him he must remove his coat and take his punishment like a man. The little fellow started to unbutton that old coat. As he did so, the teacher saw he did not have a shirt on under the coat. And even worse, he saw a frail and bony frame hidden beneath that coat. The teacher asked little Timmy why he had come to school without a shirt on. Little Timmy replied, 'My daddy's dead and my mother is very poor. I don't have but one shirt, and my mother is washing it today. I wore my big brother's coat so that I could keep warm.' The young teacher stood and looked at the frail back with the spine protruding against the skin, and his ribs sticking out. He wondered how he could lay a rod on that little back and without even a shirt on.. Still, he knew he must enforce the punishment or the children would not obey the rules. So he drew back to strike little Timmy. Just then Big Tom stood up and came down the aisle. He asked, 'Is there anything that says that I can't take little Timmy's whipping for him?' The teacher thought about it and agreed. With that Big Tom ripped his coat off and stooped and stood over little Timmy at the desk. Hesitatingly the teacher began to lay the rod on that big back. But for some strange reason after only five licks that old rod just broke in half. The young teacher buried his face in his hands and began to sob.

He heard a commotion and looked up to find not even one dry eye in the room. Little Timmy had turned and grabbed Big Tom around the neck apologizing to him for stealing his lunch. Little Timmy begged Big Tom to forgive him. He told Big Tom that he would love him till the day he died for taking his whipping for him.

Aren't you glad that Jesus took our whipping for us? That He shed His precious blood on Calvary so that you and I can have eternal life in Glory with Him? We are unworthy of the price He paid for us, but aren't you glad He loves us that much?

GOD Bless You!

Friends Award


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I have received this lovely "FRIENDS AWARD" from Rita at Following 31! Thank You Rita! I am a big fan of your blog as well. Again, Thank you sister!
Here are the rules...
"Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.”

Here are the friends I have chosen...
These blogs are so wonderful at showing the SPIRIT of GOD! I love you all! Love, hugs and smiles!
Honestly, there are so many I want to list, but I can't list all today. GOD Bless you for reaching others in the name of JESUS!


Does Anybody hear her

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There are a mass amount of human beings who perish everyday. As people who believe in the ONE and ONLY TRUE LIVING GOD, we should be telling someone everyday about sin, the wrath to come, and the ONE who came to die for them. If not, we are living in disobedience. GOD said to go and tell the world about what HIS SON has done for them. How can we let anyone die in sin, knowing we have HEAVEN as our home?

There are so many who are walking around with a pretend smile, but inside, they are broken. This video is powerful! It shows how (we) Christians can gather in our cozy groups, and forget our main purpose! We are to have a relationship with the FATHER, and then train up for our battle, while allowing GOD to use us to yank the ones in bondage out of the clutches of the devil. I hope you are spreading the WORD of the LORD to someone who will listen. Remember, satan counts on us to be so busy within the four walls of Church, when the real mission is on the outside of it.

This video touched my heart, because I see the truth in it. Fellow believers, it is time to man our battle stations. There are many souls at stake. If you do not feel comfortable to talk to someone, give out tracts instead, you never know who GOD will talk to through it! Are you up for the Challenge?

GOD Bless You!

Love one another

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This is an older video, but this song is still relevant today! There are so many Christian music artists in the video. What a blessing! Enjoy!

GOD Bless You!


New Mercies Everyday

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Lamentations 3:22,23 says...
22 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because HIS compassion's fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

I am so excited!! No matter what, I have mercy! GOD is so faithful that when I fall, HIS anger will not consume me, and because HIS compassion's will not fail me, HE will renew HIS mercy every morning. I have renewed mercy daily because I am HIS child and HE loves me. HE loves you too, and wants you to know of HIS tender love and mercy. Be still and know HE is GOD.

GOD Bless You!

The wheat and the tares

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I was reading in the BIBLE about the wheat and the tares in Matthew 13:24-30...Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this, The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

This parable is about true and false believers working along side one another. See how JESUS said they grow up together. Obviously the wheat in the parable are the saved children of GOD, but let's look at the tares.

Tares, or Lolium Temulentum, are typically known as a Darnel or Cockle. It usually grows in the same production zones as wheat and is considered a weed. The similarity between these two plants is so close in resemblance, that in some regions cockle is referred to as "false wheat." It bears close resemblance to wheat until the ear appears. The ears on the real wheat become so heavy it causes the plant to droop, but the "false wheat", whose ears are light, stands up straight.

Also according to the encyclopedia, Tares parasite wheat fields. A parasite is an organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host. One of the characteristics of the tares are the making of one feel poisoned with drunkenness.

GOD establishes HIS Church and builds up HIS body of believers, and satan sends his people among the true believers to try to infect the Church with his poison. The BIBLE also says we will be able to decipher if someone is a true Christian by the good fruit they bear. (Luke 6:43) As the "false wheat" will give itself away eventually by the ears not drooping down, the false converts will eventually give themselves away, some may not, but a majority will. How? By their lifestyles. Can you see GOD's WORD being lived out in their lives? Or do they go to Church on Sunday and praise GOD with their mouths and actions, to leave and live an opposite life?

It was no different with JESUS. JESUS had a false disciple among HIM. Judas was a disciple to JESUS, made relationships with the other disciples, and they had no idea he was stealing from the offering. (John 12:6) No one would have expected Judas as being a traitor. The scripture says in Matthew 26:21,22, And as they did eat, HE said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, LORD, is it I? They had no idea he was not really one of them, so seeing bad fruit in a non-believer may not aways be apparent, but it is something we should not really be looking for either.

We are to do our FATHER's will and love everyone, and if you see someone whom you think could be a false believer, pray about it and then approach him/her LOVINGLY about their sin condition. Get them to understand that you care enough about their eternal life to talk to them about it. Always show them what the scripture says about the subject and let the HOLY SPIRIT do the rest. Never input your opinion, only GOD's WORD. GOD's WORD never returns void.

After studying a bit on satanism, I found that this cult trains people to go into Christian Churches to tear them apart. Girls are taught to go and seduce the men, especially the pastor. If satan can tear down the leader then he can divide and conquer the Church. If not, they are trained to cause divorce in the Church. They also teach young girls that it is acceptable to dress provocatively to cause lusting in the Church. The cult teaches their women to go into BIBLE study leader positions to mislead the ladies into thinking that their busyness within the Church is for GOD, but the things being done are not even what GOD said to do. It is always so subtle, that it is not noticeable until they have succeeded.

I knew a Church that had a female from the satanic cult try to seduce the pastor, he refused her, and he saw through her charade, and called her out in front of the congregation that following Sunday, and she laughed very loud on the way out as she left. She then went to another Church and did the same thing, but that time she succeeded. The two pastors were acquaintances and that is how the first pastor found out.

The cult teaches the men to go into leadership positions to make changes on the board that would tear down the Church instead of build it up. The suggestions are so subtle that it causes no alarm to the other board members. For example, (Cult member talking)"Hey, I noticed that no one is really coming to Wednesday night prayer time, I bet we could get folks to come if we implement a Christian drama class in its place or replace it with a Wednesday night fellowship dinner". If no one challenges him, he will more than likely get his way. Once prayer is removed, it is not long until the Church will fail.

Whoever the non-believer is, they need JESUS. I believe that is the reason GOD does not want to uproot them before harvest, some will be saved, but the scripture is clear what happens to the tares.

Remember do not go around and look for the non-believers to judge them, but love everyone as they are your heavenly family. This is written only to warn of the witnessing need within the Church. Only approach someone if you truly believe they are not saved, because sometimes it is just Biblical ignorance on their part. GOD will separate the wheat and tares... in HIS time.

GOD Bless You!

Be back

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I have been away for most of the day, so I will be back to post tomorrow!

GOD Bless You!

Prayers needed for Obama

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I need to vent for a moment! I try to just pray, but today I feel sad! I feel sad over Obama's infatuation for mass murder! Not only has he paved the way to fund overseas abortions, Click here for story now he is trying to mandate all medical doctors and nurses to perform abortions, and if they refuse, they may lose their job. Click here for the story.

I have one question...

Why is it so important for a President to get so involved with aborting babies? A President should focus on the economy, health care, foreign relations, etc., so why is it so important to our President to be involved with the destruction of innocent lives?

We (US) do not have money to fund overseas abortions! The US is broke! So, guess who is going to pay for those abortions? We will! Our tax money will go to the worldwide murder of innocent babies. Blood forced upon our hands!

I saw on CNN the other day, a school was serving cold cheese sandwiches to the poor kids. Cold cheese sandwiches! Click here for the story. So why doesn't Obama take the tax money that would go for the killing of innocent babies, and feed the poor kids that do not have much! I would rather see my tax money go to help others, rather than the killing of others!

Thank you for allowing me to vent. I know eventually the SPIRIT of GOD will comfort me, but at this moment, I am so sad for all the babies who will be killed!

I pray for Obama to make JESUS the LORD of his life. Everyone, pray for him. There is nothing more powerful than people praying.

GOD Bless You!

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I feel led to only post this scripture! I pray it is encouragement to someone!

2 Corinthians 12:9...And he said unto me, MY grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.

GOD Bless You!

Warning!

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Family in CHRIST, I have used many different Bibles for study over the years, but GOD has removed them all from me one by one, except one...The King James Version. I kept finding errors in all of the other books, and GOD has led me to use the original King James only!

Doing more research on an unrelated article, I came across this article, and I believe you all should read it for yourselves. Click here for the article.

May GOD guide you in your research! Comments please!

GOD Bless You!

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