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

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RUN…RUN…RUN…Don’t Look Back

Don’t slow or let discouragement beat you down.   If you should fall tgen, get back up and start where you left off!  God is for us and not against us!

Psalm 31:23-24
Love the Lord, all his faithful people! The Lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

Commentary
Holy Spirit, please usher each of us into an ever deepening relationship with the Lord. Infuse us with the courage to live boldly and stand firm in the midst of lies and deceit that seek to disarm us. Let the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (NIV) become evident in our lives. Let the impact of Your amazing love for us change and guide everything we are in this life. Help us patiently hope in You alone Lord Jesus, for You are everything. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
http://www.verse-a-day.com/Apps

Finding Jesus: Broken And Cant Be Fixed?

Why does God allow bad things to happen if He really exists?

Middle – East Prophecy Update – May 8th, 2016

Thank you Pastor JD Farag

Food for Thought 2/27/2016

Do you have this issue?  Maybe not, but we must each take an inventory of ourselves. Do we do the same thing that this scripture warns us about only it takes on a different look in our life?

James 2:1-4
My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.  Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in.  If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,”  have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
http://www.verse-a-day.com/Apps

John Haller’s Prophecy Update “What a Mess” February 14th, 2016

Should Christians always be Joyful?

This resonated with me when I recently  listened to a study on Daniel.  It is funny how you can read the same thing many times and suddenly someone else is reading it or you might be again and for some reason it is as though it is the first time you heard it or you understood it a little differently.  Maybe it is because God knew I needed it right now?

Daniel 7:28

Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

So,  after Daniel had the vision and had the interpretation given to him he was basically freaked out!   

Cogitations much troubled me. – Means he thought on it and he meditated on its meaning , which in turned troubled him. I might say it also caused him some anxiety. (My words -anxiety – not the bibles.)

Countenance changed in me. – Normally we see this when you might try to act cool and like everything is all good BUT, your facial expressions say what you are really thinking and feeling.  Daniel says his countenance changed IN ME.  That seems to me like it is even deeper than just a change in your facial expression. This seemed to effect his whole being.  Then the verse says,  but I kept the matter in my heart.

I suppose that I can relate to this so much is because the last 2 to 3 years have been tough and yet amazing.   Amazing to see the word of God happening in many ways right before our eyes.  Yet, troubling because so many people are oblivious to any of it and even those who say they are Christians.  I feel the Lord reveals things almost daily and much of it is a little sobering to say the least.  I feel myself pulling away from everyone and from this wicked world. My heart feels heavy,  feels sad,  feels emotional.  I  want to yell, CAN YOU NOT SEE?  ARE YOU NOT LOOKING OR WATCHING?   I have done it in emotional ways and in subtle ways.  Same outcome,  nothing. No response.  A look that says ‘get a grip’.  An email from a  son in the military who says ‘stop sending me emails and trying to convert me because I just delete them all’.  (Those were the subtle ones and would have a news clip and simply say…we all better make sure we are right with the Lord because we never know if today is our last day or not.)  Not trying to convert him, maybe WAKE HIM.  I say all this to say it is really hard to just pretend I am happy that many are asleep.  My family and strangers.  It is heavy on your soul.

Daniel had a hard time with the information he was given such a long time ago.  Now that this scripture resonated with me I no longer feel so guilty about having a heavy heart for the lost in this world.  A burden for those who cannot see or hear.  Doesn’t make it easier but only let’s me realize it is probably normal and ok that I am not bouncing off the walls with joy about it. I am continuing to look up as I do believe the end of the road is approaching at a high rate of speed and that is a joyous thought for our minds and hearts.

God bless you all and may the Lord God have mercy on each one of us.

Prioritize Your Day

How?  
Only one thing MUST be at the top of your list!

Psalms 71:8

My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.

Thank you Jesus!

Never fear….

Tomorrow I will finish my version of my study I challenged for you all. Today, actually for about 2 weeks I have had this Psalms laid on my heart. It is like an old friend coming home to refresh my mind! Read it. Slowly listen to the words. This is something I read almost daily and as a prayer for the abuse my children and myself lived in. It will bring you peace. Believe every word and if you know someone share it with them and pray it for them. Love you all….

Psalm 91:1-12 –

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you make the Most High your dwelling— even the Lord, who is my refuge— then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
Psalm 91:12-16 – they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation. ”

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