What is Truth? Many are Searching and Many are Confused.

I am afraid that no matter what I say here I could have an argument with many. Why? I suppose because so many are lost and confused. That is because of the evil that is in this world. Not all lost people are evil people. Not all unbelieving people are evil people. All lost people are unsaved people.

Some will agree with me and some will say, “saved from what?”
Truth to me may not be truth to another. In that case then just what is truth? Is there even such thing as truth?

Galatians 1:6-8

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.

John 8:31-33

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

So, I say to seek the Lord with all your heart and soul and He will reveal the truth to you.  The evil one has come to steal and kill and to destroy.  Don’t be fooled by smooth words.  Measure everything by the word of God.  When you hear those who lead this world and say that we are all following the same God and we should all come and worship together I pray that you will really look at and listen to what is being said.  One group may believe Jesus was a man and a prophet but not believe that He is God and that He came and He died for you and me and for our sins so that we might have life.  So that cannot be the same god that I worship and believe in.  We must be on guard.  We must seek truth.  Be careful and be not deceived.

I will end with what I know to be my truth.

John 14:6

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

Matthew 7:13-15

13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

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Are You Watching? Look for the Light in the Darkness.

Things are really getting crazy out there and seems darker by the day.  Yet….God is still on the throne and He is still working!

INSERTION===(The morning I wrote this I emailed to a group of ladies I work with and we had been doing a bible study at work at lunch one day a week.  I thought they would all agree how wonderful this was but instead I saw quite the opposite and it really broke my heart.  Again, I guess it just goes to show that you never know who may be sitting next to you in church or wherever and claims to be a believer in Jesus Christ, well lets just say they might be deceiving themselves.)  Now, back to my story.

So, this morning while getting ready for work a verse came to my mind. I put 3 of my favorite versions below.

Habakkuk 1:5 (NIV)

“Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

(ESV)

“Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.

(NASV)

“Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days– You would not believe if you were told.

So, while thinking about these I asked the Lord….”hmmmmm , So are You about to do something utterly amazing so that Your name might be glorified for all to see??? “

On my drive into work this morning the radio station I listen to KLRC read this news article.  (After hearing it I thought…”How amazing!  Thank you Lord for the town that is trying to be a light in the darkness!” John 1:5 (NIV) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Matthew 5:16 (NIV) In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:15 (NIV) Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house.  I could not help but think back to when I was getting ready for work this morning when the Habakkuk verse came to my mind.  I gotta give it to this town for doing this KNOWING they will surely end up getting some grief for it.  I will say that after all the police drama these days and how everyone seems to under appreciate them and what they do for us daily with the exception of a few bad apples that I was amazed this town is pulling together and taking a stand!  Praise the Lord!!

People Positive Over Bible Verse On Pottsville Police Car By STEPHANIE SHARP | ssharp@kark.com Published 09/30 2015 10:19PMUpdated 09/30 2015 11:51PM

ARKANSASMATTERS

POTTSVILLE, Ark. – A small police force in the river valley is getting some new decor. In addition to sirens and lights, you’ll see a bible verse on one of its cruisers. In the small town of just about three thousand, Pottsville Mayor Jerry Williams says you can find a common theme across the community. “[We have] four churches on one block,” Williams said, “We have a religious based community, and that’s shown in what we do around here.” When the police department came to him asking to put a bible verse on the back of a cruiser, he agreed. “I felt like this was a very good thing, and I went ahead and gave my okay for it,” Williams said. The verse is Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” “There is a lot of good feedback from it. A lot of people have mentioned that this is a good thing,” Williams said. People who live in Pottsville are glad it’s there. “It shows respect to the people we let take care of us and protect our community,” Brandy Price. Williams and Prince say they believe some people may not agree with it. “They have their own options and they have their right to that,” Prince said. “There is going to be opposition, there is opposition in about everything you do,” Williams said. Williams says, for now, it’s here to stay. “You may not believe like we do, you may not live like our community does, but this is something our community believes in,” Williams said. The verse is only on one vehicle now, but the department hopes to expand. A spokesperson for the ACLU says since the verse comes from the New Testament it is favoring one religion over another and could become a first amendment establishment of religion case. However, it has to be brought forward  by a citizen in the community.

Surrounded By Water and Sleeping Well…

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Something that most of us have felt here in the good old United States of America.  We have always had a terrific military we could count on to fight for our freedom and to keep us safe.  We were always far enough from all those we deemed as lunatics and we (until we hit a certain age?) usually felt like we could trust our government to do the right thing for us.  Ok, so I felt that way until a few years ago.

So what has changed?  Well besides EVERYTHING…I suppose a better question to ask is why has everything changed?

I know much of it is me who has changed.  I have a different idea of what is good and right than maybe I did when I was younger.  As I have grown closer to the Lord much of my views have changed.  I used to not be any better than the younger generations today at watching the things happening in the world.  I get frustrated with them now.  I think….dear Lord, and they are voting?  Yikes….that is scary when they are voting because of the color of someone’s skin and they want to just be able to say they were a part of it.  Next will be they just want a woman president and want to be a part of that.  I have nothing against either view as long as they are voting because they agree with the issues.  The thing is that most of the youth or a lot of the youth are not any different than I was at that young age.  They are young adults that are clueless and only want to know who might put more money in their pockets.  Thing is that I did not vote then.  Glad I did not.

So, back to my point.

Oh yes….we can sleep soundly at night because we are in America.  We are surrounded by big bodies of water and we have a big military.  We can sit and play video games all day and teach our children to do the same.  We can legalize pot and tell everyone it is no big deal.  Don’t smoke a cigarette though….(really?  think about it…good grief).  Then lets let out thousands of felony drug dealers and say, it is no big deal.  Then lets bring in 100,000’s of refugees, not the Christian ones, but the ones who would love nothing more than come here and have many children and over power us and or simply just kill us from the moment they arrive.  After all, how hard is it to kill a nation that is high on legal pot and while stoned they sit and play video games.

What about the so called Church?  Not saying I am much better, but we all are such push overs.  This group that runs this nation has us so afraid to open our mouths for fear we will be called bigots or that we might offend someone or that we are on a watch list because we believe in one true God!  We believe in Jesus Christ!  Our King of Kings!  Because we believe in the word of God and that it is the TRUTH!  We are against this new “we all should unify, after all we all believe in the same god.”

When will we stand?  When will we say enough is enough?  When will we stop saying it is ok because we don’t want to ruffle any feathers.  What should we do?  I don’t know all the answers, I know if we do not begin to do something we may find ourselves wishing we had of after it is toooooo late.

So, in light of everything how well should we be sleeping at night?  How safe are we really?  I cannot remember a time when we were hated more and respected less in the world than we are right now.

Climb out of bed!  Wash your face!  Let’s pray!  We cannot fix this thing, but maybe God will hear our prayers and give us more time, give our children and family more time to open their eyes before it is too late.

God have mercy on us all….God please watch over us even though we as a nation have told you to leave….many of us want you hear with us.  Guide us Lord God.  Walk with us and teach us your ways and show us the light on the path to you.  Help us not to be frightened by the sounds we hear that are created to distract us and to take our eyes off of the one and only true God that can save us.  Thank you for loving us and for forgiving us.  Thank you for not forsaking us.  Help us to stand firm and to hold on to You and Your word and the hope that lies within our faith in our Savior, our King.  In the name of Jesus Christ I ask these things and I give thanks.

AMEN

What Have You Read Lately?

Middle East Prophecy Update April 26, 2015

Thank you Pastor JD Farag for the encouragement you give each of us!

Middle East Prophecy Update April 19, 2015

Thank you Pastor JD Farag!
Be encouraged!

Give Thanks to the King of Kings!

Thank You Jesus for each new day. .for a new opportunity to cry out to You our
ONLY Saviour and our only hope!

Psalm 32:1-2
A Maskil of David.

1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,whose sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

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Praise Your most holy name! 
God Almighty
Lord of Lords
King of Kings
Beginning and the End
First and the Last
Mighty Councilor
Physician
Father
Saviour
I Am
The Way
The Truth
One true God
The Alpha and the Omega!

Lift your Spirit!

Praise the Lord! Sing a song to The Lord God Almighty! Your spirit will surely be lifted up! “Days of Elijah ” sung by Twila Paris!

7 and 7 and cows in Genesis

I found this very interesting. God moves in ways to get our attention. He gives us warnings and He tells us to ALWAYS be watching. He uses all sorts of things and can use all sorts of people. Don’t believe everyone, but pray for discernment and pray look at scripture and read it for yourself. Maybe something does not have any real deep meaning and maybe it sometimes it does. Maybe it is something just interesting and interesting enough that you look at scripture and you read a story that you read many times but never really paid any attention to one detail that now you see. To me that alone is pretty awesome!

First, here is the scripture.
Genesis 41:14-21

14 So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh.

15 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.”

16 “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.”

17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile,

18 when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds.

19 After them, seven other cows came up—scrawny and very ugly and lean. I had never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt.

20 The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first.

21 But even after they ate them, no one could tell that they had done so; they looked just as ugly as before. Then I woke up.

Ok, now we know the story about feast and famine. How Joseph was put in charge of everything and then saved his very family that tossed him into a pit to die when he was much younger. I had never noticed this part about the dream of the cows.

Several months ago I watched several clips and read articles about the cow born with the 7 on its head. AP put it out on September 25 th which was the beginning of the Shemitah. Everyone in the cecular world was talking about it and football and some player. You had some christians putting a biblical spin on it. At that time I simply thought it was a cute cow and was interesting….a little but not over the top.

Today, I was watching a couple of clips and (no, I am not a huge Jim Bakker fan but see a clip someone may post here and there and find something interesting), so I see a clip and they have a couple in the audience who happened to see the first airing of Jonathan Cahn talking about the black cow with the 7 on its head. They had a calf that was born on the same day that the AP had announced the black cow with the 7. Their calf was born on the 25th of September and had a 7 on its head. It was a red heifer. The show discussed how the 2 cows with 7 on their heads could be like in the scripture above which has 7 cows who are plump and then 7 cows which are thin…= 14 cows each cow is = to a year. 7 years of feast and 7 years of famine. Then you have these 2 cows with 7 on each one’s head so you have again, 7 + 7 = 14. One cow is male and one is female which represents 2 different things and then they are different colors and the red one is supposed to be spiritual. Below are the pics of each cow and then after will be a clip of the story of the red cow and the second one and how they came about even telling about their calf. If nothing else you must admit it is interesting and I did not even know that the bible in Genesis had anything about cows! I love that the Lord showed me something I have missed, the detail that I always overlooked because I was only focused on Joseph.

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Our Savior! He Lives!

The song at the end was posted by “RevelationNow101”.

Revelation 22

1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. 4 They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5 There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

 

The Time Is Near
6 Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.

” And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.
7 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book
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8 Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

Jesus Testifies to the Churches
12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, hand may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

A Warning
18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

I Am Coming Quickly
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Daniel’s Prayer

Daniel 9:3-19 (nothing for me to say)

So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed and said, “Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances. Moreover, we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers and all the people of the land. “Righteousness belongs to You, O Lord, but to us open shame, as it is this day—to the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those who are nearby and those who are far away in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of their unfaithful deeds which they have committed against You. Open shame belongs to us, O Lord, to our kings, our princes and our fathers, because we have sinned against You. To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him; nor have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His teachings which He set before us through His servants the prophets. Indeed all Israel has transgressed Your law and turned aside, not obeying Your voice; so the curse has been poured out on us, along with the oath which is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against Him. Thus He has confirmed His words which He had spoken against us and against our rulers who ruled us, to bring on us great calamity; for under the whole heaven there has not been done anything like what was done to Jerusalem. As it is written in the law of Moses, all this calamity has come on us; yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our iniquity and giving attention to Your truth. Therefore the Lord has kept the calamity in store and brought it on us; for the Lord our God is righteous with respect to all His deeds which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice. “And now, O Lord our God, who have brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand and have made a name for Yourself, as it is this day—we have sinned, we have been wicked. O Lord, in accordance with all Your righteous acts, let now Your anger and Your wrath turn away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; for because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people have become a reproach to all those around us. So now, our God, listen to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplications, and for Your sake, O Lord, let Your face shine on Your desolate sanctuary. O my God, incline Your ear and hear! Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”

Lord, Hear our Prayers

I am going to start something new. I believe we need prayer. We need a lot of prayer. The world is full of hurting people. Lonely people. Scared people. People in denile. Frankly we are a people who are in need of a savior. Not a savior but THE SAVIOR! Jesus Christ.

Will any of you join me in prayer? I wonder what God might do when His people call on His name? Each day I post will be for a prayer of a different situation. If you agree with me in prayer with each new post then just click the like button and join me.

Dear Lord God Almighty, we come humbly before you.
Psalm 148:13-14
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above earth and heaven.
14-And He has lifted up a horn for His people,
Praise for all His godly ones;
Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him.
Praise the Lord!

Lord, we lift up our brothers and sisters all over the world to you. We ask that you would rescue them in their afflictions. We know that NONE of us deserves for You to hear us. Not one of us is good enough to come near your throne. Yet, you are a merciful God. A forgiving God. You don’t want any of your children to parish and only want us to repent and come to you…draw near to you. Hear our cries. Forgive us, not because we deserve it but because You are God and You do that which You choose to do.

Lord, we pray for all those who are being tortured by ISIS. All the women and children being raped over and over and being forced to marry. Free them Lord, hear their cries, see their tears. Wipe them from their eyes. Give them strength to keep their minds on You, keep their focus on the One who can save, the One who gives life in spite of the death that may be staring them in the face. Show Your glory to them! May the hope that we have that ONLY comes from You, may it be restored to all those hurting. May the Holy Spirit fall upon them and lift them high! I pray for their families who may be filled with anxiety would rest in You. Rest in the King of Kings and the Creator of all things. Fill them with the wisdom and knowledge that comes from You. Fill them with the peace that only You can give.

I also pray for those who are part of ISIS. I pray that they would see You and it might fill them with a terror that even they have never seen even doing all that they are. I pray that You might use just one Lord. Use just one to set a captive free. I pray that one by one their lives might be changed because they have seen You…God Almighty…the One True God….the Alpha and Omega…the Beginning and the End…the First and the Last!

I pray Lord that You would begin to move across the nations of the world and that Your mighty Spirit would be felt all around the world. That people who are touched by You, who get a glimpse of who You are would be forever changed! They would be people with changed hearts and a renewing of their minds. They might go forth and serve You as they never dreamed they would or even could. The world might be filled with the testimony of what the Lord God has done for them and in them.

Lord, Your word says that nothing is impossible with You! NOTHING! Forgive us for thinking too small. Help us to have bigger expectations when it comes to what You can do! Help us to become bolder because we have a faith that is strong in the One who was and is able to do ALL things!

We praise Your most Holy Name! We thank You for all these things we have asked. We ask all these things in the name of Your precious son Jesus Christ. We lift up the name of Jesus and we exalt You Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Amen

Jesus Prays for You

Our God is good. We will suffer. Some more than others. I lovingly send prayers out for all….may Jesus give us each strength to stand firm until our end. This is prayer of Jesus to the Father for each of us who know Him. If you do not know Him then cry out to Him and He is faithful and will hear….

John 17:1-25

PRAYS FOR HIS GLORIFICATION

Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You, even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

PRAYS FOR THE DICIPLES

“I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You; for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me. I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours; and all things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I have been glorified in them. I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

JESUS PRAYS FOR US….ALL WHO BELIEVE AND HAVE FAITH IN HIM

“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. “O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; and I have made thy name known to them, and will make it known; that the love wherewith Thou didst love Me may be in them and I in them.”

Thank you Jesus