Beautiful testimony. ..moving from darkness to the light. The true light. Not a light that can be blown out but a light that will shine brightly wherever it goes! Jesus Christ still lives! He is still coming to all to seek Him, to all who cry out to Him, to any who hear Him knocking on their hearts ! He loves you and wants to come in. You have to ask Him, you have to open the door and don’t give up, keep seeking the only One who has the power to save! God bless you all. God is not finished yet!
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
The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
COMMENTARY —-Knowing our own hearts isn’t really our strong suit, though we often think that it is. In fact, there are those who take pride in the fact that they know themselves well, some even reject counsel because they conclude that others cannot possibly know them well enough to give sound advice. Apart from God, we cannot possibly know our own hearts well enough to make choices that reflect our faith. Part of the process is learning how to accept that He knows better, will always know better, and to trust Him completely. If we are willing to face that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, our challenge becomes surrender. We are met with forgiveness, and empowered by grace to see our world differently, and cast aside the idols of our heart. Life cannot be more than when Jesus, the Master, is at the helm.
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David Wilkerson | Soldiers for Christ
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Short and sweet – rely on the Lord. Do not rush to your own actions or panic when seasons of life take a turn for the worse. Seek the Lord, and wait on Him. He is good and awesome and for us. The “turns for the worse” may last a few days, or they may last many years. Whatever the hand you are dealt, know that God knows and is prepared for whatever may come. Let Him be your refuge and your rock, for He is ever faithful.
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Can’t wait to get to Heaven where I am imagining that we will enjoy the simple sounds and colors and beauty of all of the Lord God’s creation just as HE meant for it to be. Simple and yet nothing simple about His perfectly created universe. It will be far better and far more than ANYTHING that our minds could ever dream.
Praise the Lord God Almighty for He is good and mighty…He is our Creator, He is our Saviour, He is the First and the Last, He is the Beginning and the End, He is the I AM, He is the Alpha and the Omega! He is everything we need and if we have Him we are lacking NOTHING!
Thank you Jesus! Thank you Lord for lifting the vail from my eyes so that I might see. Continue the work You have started in me. You are the Potter and I am the clay so continue daily to mold me and make me who You desire me to be. I pray You will open my ears so that I might hear the voice of only my good shepherd each and every day of this life and that I might have boldness to follow You and Your leading. That I would care only about pleasing You. That what this world and the people of this world think of me would matter not, that those things would be so overshadowed by Your glory that I wouldn’t even think about them and what they think but only what my King desires of me.
May my faith continue to grow, finally lacking nothing. As Abraham’s faith grew and he believed and yet did not fully have the faith to trust you to take care of everything on his journey in the beginning and yet he continued to grow and he fully trusted You with his son Issac that he LOVED so much and was willing to follow You no matter the cost. May I one day have that kind of faith. I won’t kid myself and say that I do because I only hope and pray I have the strength that can only come from You in order that I might be able to stand firm against any and all evil that comes against me. Not by my strength but by the might and strength that comes from my Creator my God, my King! In the mighty name of Jesus Christ I pray, AMEN.
So what does the word of God say about being an overcomer?
There are several instances it is used but I an going to go straight to 1st John who tells us how we become overcomers. The verses following that passage tell us about the rewards of being overcomers.
1st John 5
5 Who is the one that overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood. (I suggest you continue reading the rest of the chapter.)
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
(WARNING) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Dear Father in Heaven, my God, my King, you are worthy to be worshipped and praised and exalted in all the earth and the universe.
I pray Lord God that You might have mercy upon your children and that your grace might be poured out over us even though we are not deserving of it. We humbly ask you to help each of us in these last days. We are weak but in Your mighty strength we can continue on toward the goal You have set before us. Lord, You know each of our weaknesses in this flesh we currently dwell in, so please help us Lord, help us not to fear, help us to stand courageously for Your names sake. Help us to boldly testify to Your goodness and Your word and Your truth and the salvation that only comes from Your Son Jesus Christ . Help us that we might share the gospel of Jesus Christ without fear of man. We ask that You would do this supernaturally by the Holy Spirit because we left to ourselves will surely fail.
We ask all these things for Your glory and we give thanks in every circumstance and praise Your most holy name. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen
If you are a Christian then you have hope. Our hope is in Jesus Christ and in Him alone! Does America have any hope? Maybe, but it will take some major backbone. This may be the last chance to change things but it will take the church! Great sermon and just what I needed! WAKE UP AMERICA!
By Pastor Billy Crone
Dear Heavenly Father, I will need Your help daily as I always do. I admit and know I can’t get past a moment in any day without You. You are the glue that keeps me and keeps all the things in my life held together. Even on the days it feels like it is crumbling because I know You are there. It is not me that is crumbling but it is only the world around me. In Psalms 91:1 your word says: Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High WILL rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I praise you Lord God and I ask You to help me stay focused on You and Your goodness and that is how I might be able to walk in Your ways and others will see Your glory in my life and around me no matter what my circumstances. In the powerful name of My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I ask and pray , AMEN.
Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
The KJV says, “but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake”. It is important that all of us as believers give God the glory as we experience His presence, power, and love in and through our lives and the lives of others. The truth is that the glory belongs given to God, because it is rightly His and it is Him orchestrating the goodness, the mercy, and who offered His unfailing love to save all those who would believe in Him. As we glory in the name of Jesus, others may come to know Him, and will praise Him!
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This is not to cause fear but consider it an alarm clock. The word ‘admonish’ is used many times in the Holy Bible. Here’s the meaning of the word.
—verb (used with object)
to caution, advise, or counsel against something, to warn about a direction that one is headed
to reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner…
Many friends and family still walk around in this dream world that says that it will all go away if people would just stop talking about it. Jesus said in the bible that He has told us these things before they happen so that when they happen we might know. Jesus warned us about these things and He warned us ‘be careful lest you be deceived’. It is time brothers and sisters to wake up AND suit up for spiritual warfare.
Ephesians 6:10-20 tells you about suiting up in the armor of God. Verse 11 tells you WHY we must suit up in the special armor the Lord God Almighty has given us.
If you have faith to pray for the Lord to open your eyes and watch this 25 minutes of recent world events and ask for understanding then I pray you do that. Miss the 25 minutes of reality TV you were preparing to watch and watch the real reality of what is happening. I dare you.
One more thing, at about 20:35 or just after prepare to say amen and hallelujah! The world would have all Christians believe they are alone but we are not and so therefore FEAR NOT! God bless and may God have mercy upon His children .
EVIL REVEALED – KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM
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?
6 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— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 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.
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.
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
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.
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.
Am I alone? Am I the only one that has claimed this? Suddenly there is this voice in your head saying, “so, you really think God has forgiven YOU for all of the detestable things you have done and said and THOUGHT?”
The evil one is out to steal, kill and destroy! God is faithful and does not lie! Don’t listen to the one who lies. The evil one has an evil plan so turn that around and praise the Lord God and give glory to Him. You have the victory over your past if you give it all to the Lord.
On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
Jesus’ invitation is for all. The invitation doesn’t say, “Those who feel worthy”, or “those who know the most about God”. The requirement is thirst or, in other words, “need”. The promise is not only for that thirst to be quenched, but it is to be quenched by a living water that flows from within. Recognize and remember today your need for Jesus. If Jesus is not exactly who He said He was, we are all hopelessly lost. Lord Jesus, help our unbelief! We praise you for the gift of the Holy Spirit!
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