Sounds Too Good to be True? 

I am 52. I remember seeing in these science leaflets at school how one day you would be able to see the person on the other end of the phone.  Seemed too Jetsons to be true. Joke was on me.

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Calm Down – Word of God Speaks

I am a little disturbed by many seemingly grounded Christians who have seemed to have went off the deep end of singing the praises of President Elect Donald Trump.  I am glad he won this election over the Clinton bunch.  Trump is merely a man.  If he does what he says he will do, God willing, then we could see good change.  If he appoints truly good people to the Supreme Court that in itself can have long term effects on the future of this nation.

I only want to have everyone who reads this to ask themselves a question. 

Many have heard the ‘prophecy’ given by the fireman.  Many have been caught up in watching things unfold.  Many have prayed for Mr Trump and for America all across the world.  So many people have said, “Trump said he would build a wall and Ezekiel said that God sought a man that should make up a hedge (wall) and stand in the gap before me and my land.”  The Lord says BUT, I FOUND NONE.  The question we should be asking is…What does this all mean. Should brothers and sisters be putting on their party hats just yet?  Calm down and let’s continue to pray and watch.   Trump is merely a man.  Good intentions and plans,  maybe.  Could they be changed to something opposite along the way, possibly.  CALM DOWN,  stop singing Trump’s praises and keep looking for the One True Saviour,  Jesus Christ our Lord. 

It appears the election has been won and sure we all felt a sense of relief and joy and give the glory to God.  We need to continue focusing on God and not Trump.   Keeping your eyes opened wide.

Ezekiel 22:30-31
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.  Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord God.

Commentary 

I imagine that God was looking for a man like Noah. Jerusalem is in a terrible state as we enter this verse, among the list of sinful practices is: princes using their power to shed blood, making idols, oppression of foreigners and mistreatment of the fatherless and the widow, desecrating the Sabbath, men committing detestable offenses against women. God sought a man to stand in the gap so that the Lord could enact change in Jerusalem and bring life where there is currently only sin and death. God found no man that could do this, and thus Jerusalem is delivered into the hand of Babylon.

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MATHEW CHAPTER 10 VERSE 7 NO COINCIDENCES WITH GOD!

Praise the Lord!  I know from experience but more importantly I know from reading the word of God. 

When studying the book of Ruth the Lord God opened my eyes to the very thing. NO COINCIDENCES! 

The Picture that Comes to Mind

May God have mercy on us all.

We all see and hear of the terrorism spreading across the world at a rapid rate.  I  think it is natural to get angry and to spout off our opinions of what we must do to protect our nation’s and our family and friends and even ourselves against this sad ideology.  We read the plans behind the ideology.  Plans to dominate our entire world and to force their religion on any who think differently than they do. Plans are already in action even here in America.  Our colleges, our high schools,  our government and even our workplaces. Men, women and even their once innocent children are trained to hate and to kill and to take down anyone who believes differently.  Most want Sharia Law.  If they came to America and really wanted to live in freedom then Sharia Law wouldn’t be what they want to see.  They would go to a country in which that lifestyle is dominant and they could live very happily.  They have a large choice of places to do that.  So we must ask why do they insist on living in a nation with a completely different set of laws?  Why is our government trying to change our way of life ?  Why is our government not call it what it is?  Why do we see people speaking at our National Day of Prayer, against Christians?   Putting the Christian faith down?   It is a matter of time brothers and sisters.  So, we must make up our minds.  Be ready.  This isn’t going to change.  This isn’t going to get better.  I  believe this will continue at a rapid pace.  As the scripture in Leviticus states, we need to prepare to love them,  yes, even when they want to kill us.   Be ready to share the gospel with each one.  I cannot help but to think of the book of Acts  when Stephen was sharing the gospel and they all began to stone him.  As he was being stoned he cried out for our Father in Heaven to forgive them.  He then died.  You may ask, why not fight them back?  My thoughts first of all are we will only continue to fight and kill but we will not win this war here on earth.  When it truly hits in America we will be far out numbered.  Especially when you can clearly see our government is already infiltrated by plan and will therefore not be here to help the Christians.   We all know we only live here a short time.  The Lord wishes none to perish but to have eternal life.   When we are faced with this terrible time, I would say to each one (myself included), to share as many words of the gospel and ask the Lord to forgive them and have mercy on them just as He has given each of us.  You may die regardless, but one heart just might be penetrated and sofened and might then cry out to the one true God.  The one who has the power to give life and take it and power to raise one from the dead.  Has the power to change the heart of the corrupt.  That might begin with love that we can show to one who only wants death to us.  We are only able to love because God first loved us.

Leviticus 19:33-34
“‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.  The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

Commentary
I can’t help but think of “love your neighbor as yourself” when I read this verse. Here nestled in the Old Testament law is a verse that commands love for all who “reside in our land”. Because Israel was once slaves and strangers in the land of Egypt, the command is to treat foreigners in their land better – much better than they were treated by the Egyptians. God can and will do amazing things through loving relationship and community. The command to Israel, and to us today, is of love – because God Himself is love.

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Let Us Each Be Careful

Not you?  I would be kidding myself in the working world if I tried to say I NEVER get upset with certain people and even feel dread when the work phone rings and I see their name come up and I find myself literally think about not answering the phone. 
Do you have to examine yourself daily as I do?  Maybe it is just me.

Proverbs 10:18

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.

When You First Fell in Love

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When you first fell in love you couldn’t stand not to be with them.  To hear their voice, even if it is just a phone call. To get an email meant that they were thinking about you above whatever else was going on around them. 

We must keep our first love first.  Have you called Him today?  Call upon the name of the Lord!

Luke 4:42-44
At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them.  But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.”  And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
COMMENTARY
We offer today’s verse as a reminder that there are times when Jesus “stole away” to be alone with His Father. Jesus does this consistently throughout his ministry, and only a select few times does He take someone along. These are times filled with purpose for Christ, and they brim with intimacy with His Father in Heaven. In a world where there is never enough time in a day and technology surrounds, persuades, and permeates our very lifestyle; take time to steal away and just “be” with God.

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Listen, God Speaks!

ISAIAH  52
The Lord’s Coming Salvation
52 Awake, awake,
put on your strength, O Zion;
put on your beautiful garments,
O Jerusalem, the holy city;
for there shall no more come into you
the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Shake yourself from the dust and arise;
be seated, O Jerusalem;
loose the bonds from your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion.
For thus says the Lord: “You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.” For thus says the Lord God: “My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there, and the Assyrian oppressed them for nothing. Now therefore what have I here,” declares the Lord, “seeing that my people are taken away for nothing? Their rulers wail,” declares the Lord, “and continually all the day my name is despised. Therefore my people shall know my name. Therefore in that day they shall know that it is I who speak; here I am.”

How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him who brings good news,
who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
who publishes salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice;
together they sing for joy;
for eye to eye they see
the return of the Lord to Zion.
Break forth together into singing,
you waste places of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted his people;
he has redeemed Jerusalem.

The Lord has bared his holy arm
before the eyes of all the nations,
and all the ends of the earth shall see
the salvation of our God.

Depart, depart, go out from there;
touch no unclean thing;
go out from the midst of her; purify yourselves, you who bear the vessels of the Lord.
For you shall not go out in haste,
and you shall not go in flight,
for the Lord will go before you,
and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

He Was Pierced for Our Transgressions

Behold, my servant shall act wisely;
he shall be high and lifted up,
and shall be exalted.
As many were astonished at you—
his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—
so shall he sprinkle many nations;
kings shall shut their mouths because of him;
for that which has not been told them they see,
and that which they have not heard they understand.

I pray this word richly blesses all who read it.  God bless my brothers and sisters!

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What Have You Read Lately?

What do these words make you think of? Habakkuk 1….

I am a little speechless. I had read this passage before and marked it. I seem to have a different view this time reading it. Could it be that it feels to familiar because of our recent and current headlines? Anyone else?

5 “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.

6 I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwelling places not their own.

7 They are a feared and dreaded people; they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor.

8 Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like a vulture swooping to devour;

9 they all come bent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand.

10 They deride kings and scoff at rulers. They laugh at all fortified cities; they build earthen ramps and capture them.

11 Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—guilty men, whose own strength is their god.”

Joy! ANOTHER GREAT DAY! Really? YES!

Why praise the Lord today?
We woke up this morning.
We slept in a warm comfortable bed.
We had a roof over our heads.
We have food in our cabinet and refrigerator.
We have heat and air.
We probably have a car to get us where we need to be.
We have jobs.
We have clothes on our backs.
We have hot water for warm showers.
We live in America and as of this moment it is still a pretty safe place to live. Even if you live in a bad area, all you need to do is compare it to the countries in the middle east to KNOW that you are still in the safest country.
AND LAST BUT SHOULD BE FIRST…….We have a savior and I pray you know Him!
So, for all those reasons, we have a lot to be thankful for this morning!

Please keep all who are less fortunate in your prayers and help wherever you can!

The Amazing Rainbow Over Atlanta June 5 & Ezekiel 1:28

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I had never seen such a rainbow as this in my entire life.

I don’t think I have read this verse before or it simply did not reveal itself to me before.  Read it and really think about these pictures taken by random people that day in Atlanta.

Ezekiel 1:28
As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance.  Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.  And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.