My Father Is…..

John 8:42-47
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

COMMENTARY 

In verses 31-32 Jesus says, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Jesus is addressing Jews who have believed Him, yet knowing their hearts He clarifies that they need to be set free. His audience is having a difficult time understanding why they need to be set free. Jesus responds that everyone who sins is a slave to sin. He confront them more by saying, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires.” Satan is in the business of twisting truth into lies and these folks are unable to see Jesus as the truth: the only way to God the Father. Holy Spirit, protect us from being unable to hear the truth. Reveal to us any corrupt allegiance that we have to evil, and let the light of Christ illuminate our hearts.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.

http://www.verse-a-day.com/Apps

Anyone Hurting? 

Pray one for another. 

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Can We Glorify God? If So Then How?

First we must look at a couple of things about ourselves and about this world around us.  We need to take a honest look within ourselves to see if something is there that hinders our hearts from being poured out before our Lord God in prayer.  Not JUST prayer, but fervent prayer. 

FERVENT / Fervently – to be hot, to boil, to glow; to swell with heat. FERVENCY- Heat of mind; ardor  (heat or warmth such as from the sun rays);eagerness. ..passionate. FERVENTLY -earnestly; eagerly; vehemently-  (means with great force and violence; urgently; forcibly; with great zeal)

James 5:16

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.  The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Luke 12:51-53

Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

​It is happening.  I MUST BEGIN TO PRAY LIKE I DID IN THE PAST.   I must pray like that for my husband,  for my sons, for my husband’s grown children, and for our 5 grandchildren.   I might not be able to do anything else for them but WHY AM I NOT FERVENTLY PRAYING FOR THEM AS I DID WHEN I HURT SO MUCH?  Has my love for the lost in my family began to grow cold?  Perhaps it has.   I have began to feel so alone in my faith that it feels like the world around me is only unbelief.  I  must begin praying in a bigger way!  I must pour out my heart before the Lord again in a way and a level that I haven’t in awhile.

Psalm 50:15 says, 

And call upon me in the day of trouble:

I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

I love this verse. Our Father desires His children to call out to Him when we are in trouble or distressed.   He desires to help His children.  He wants the best for us.  He will deliver us AND THEN. …it will GLORIFY HIM!  How awesome is that?   How often do we think about us crying out to our Father in Heaven doing anything other than helping us in our distress?  We try doing it on our own which isn’t what God tells His people.   We are also missing opportunity to glorify the Father.   We are supposed to glorify Him in all we do and yet we often miss a basic daily opportunity to do just that.

If anyone is still reading this then I pray with FERVENCY that God will bless you and keep you and one day I look forward to meeting all my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus!

SIDE NOTE 

How many of us in 2017 really know what the meaning of the word fervent means?  So often we think we know what something means but do we really ‘get’ the underlying truth to a word?   Look up words, even those you claim to understand. May I also suggest that you purchase an 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster.   This has been one of my best investments other than that of the King James Bible.   Any other dictionary along with new versions sometimes change the meaning of words with the times. I personally desire to know what the word originally meant.  What did it mean when it was translated into our language?  

John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Quick Change” July 2, 2017

John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Quick Change” July 2, 2017

The Mind of God (Pastor Charles Lawson)

John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Things My Father Taught Me” June 18th, 2017

 Middle-East Prophecy Update – June 11th, 2017

Just Walking in the Shade – I Mean the Shadow 

The scriptures are clear.  How easily we can kid or should I say lie to ourselves not to mention others.  Scripture tells us that our very own hearts deceive us. We cannot be trusted even to ourselves.   Put your trust in the only one that has the power to save you.   Jesus Christ is His name!   So EASY for us (I have been guilty too), for us to throw stones at Kathy.   I mean she makes it so easy.  She needs Jesus Christ,  she needs to repent and we do too.  We should all be praying for ourselves AND for Kathy Griffin.   Instead of stoning her.  Yes, she needs to be called out for her actions and that’s been done.   Now let’s all pray for her and pray she comes out of the darkness and sees herself for what she has become.   Pray she stops making excuses to others but is first honest with herself.   Right now she is being deceived by her very own heart as most of us from one degree or another. It is a heart issue.  

Proverbs 16:9  (flesh leads us our way but the Spirit of God leads us to life)

A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. 

Jeremiah 17:9-10 (we are easily deceived unless we stay in the word of God to be able to know and discern the truth even in our hearts)

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked :who can know it? 

I the LORD search the heart,  I try the reins,  even to give every man according to his ways,  and according to the fruit of his doings. 

Deuteronomy 30:6 (tells us the why)

And the LORD thy God will circumcise  (means to cut away all the wickedness ) thine heart, and the heart of thy seed,  to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. 

Matthew 22:37-38 (backs up old testament law)

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  38- This is the first and great commandment. 

Romans 2:12-16

For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;  (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.  For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:  Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)  In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

COMMENTARY 

Today we see again that God is writing the “requirements of the law” on the hearts of people. This is the Holy Spirit of God transcribing on our hearts how we ought to live – by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. A day is coming when God will judge people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, and there will be absolutely no excuses on that day. We will not be able to say, “but Jesus, I…” and talk our way out of what is already plainly known. None of us are without conscience, which according to this verse bears witness impacting judgment. The Holy Spirit is not going to lead us down a path that lives a life “secret” from God (as if that is even possible). The power of God is at work showing your life for what it is, and we have choices of how we will respond to those revelations. Will we choose the light, or will we choose the shadows?

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ 

John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Israel Trip” May 28th, 2017

WARNING – Deception is All Around – Are You Watching – You Decide for Yourself 

Israeli Citizens Now Back Creation Of Palestinian State Based On ’67 Borders

Is this the time?   Talk about keeping you on the edge of your seat! 

I am perplexed.  If they do this it seems crazy, they just had 50 year celebration of taking Jerusalem, of winning the 6 day war.

Maybe or maybe not but we better make sure our hearts and minds are before the Lord and don’t get caught up in the drama our news sources in America are reporting on.  All you will hear is distractions from things that might be happening under our noses.

Amazing times, scary times. Keep looking up! 

Another Jesus, Spirit, Gospel (Pastor Charles Lawson)

Powerful!   This gave me a renewed passion to pray for those I love so dearly that are lost.   God works in amazing ways!