Describing the 2017 Great American Eclipse

“It’s incredible. It’s almost indescribable,” said Hannah Winit, struggling to put into words the glory and wonder that was unfolding in front of her. (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41007632)

Why do people have to get into the path of totality?

When you do see the eclipse from the path of totality, why does everyone seem to freak out?

I saw mine for the first time in 52 years of life!  I agree, it was AMAZING!  But WHY?

Maybe a quote from this article will help put it in perspective.  This was from perspective of a group who had taken a plane up to see the Eclipse.

At first the light seemed to dim almost imperceptibly but soon it was undeniable: day was turning to night.

When the total eclipse was nearly upon us time seemed to speed up.

Cameras clicked frantically; solar glasses were pulled on and off and then on again; faces of strangers were suddenly cheek to cheek, pressed against any window with a view.

And suddenly we were there.

“Totality! Totality!” came the excited announcement on the intercom and through the thick plastic windows on the right hand side of the aircraft the moon looked as if it were a tiny spherical pebble which had been hurled, with beautiful accuracy, straight into the gaping, glaring mouth of our star.

“It’s incredible. It’s almost indescribable,” said Hannah Winit, struggling to put into words the glory and wonder that was unfolding in front of her.

I personally cannot think of any better way to describe it with the exception of what the writer said Hannah was trying to put into words.  Glory and Wonder! 

Psa 19:1 KJV  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Psa 24:7 KJV  Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Psa 24:10 KJV  Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Isa 66:18 KJV  For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

Isa 66:19 KJV  And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

I could go on with ‘glory’ but I will stop there.  It is in 371 verses in the KJV.

I find myself pondering on the book of Exodus.  Moses asked God to show him His glory.  Perhaps, maybe, God is giving each of us an opportunity to get a glimpse into His glory?  His power?  Give us another opportunity to be sure we know Him or that perhaps we try to get to know Him while we still have a little time?

Exo 33:18 KJV  And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.

Exo 33:19 KJV  And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

Exo 33:20 KJV  And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Exo 33:21 KJV  And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:

Exo 33:22 KJV  And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:

Exo 33:23 KJV  And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

What a wonderful and awesome God!  Loving and protecting!  Praise His Holy Name forever and ever and ever!!!  Thank you Jesus for saving us and calling out to us to turn from our wickedness and come to you!

Photo and quotes from this article. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41007632

The sun is obscured by the moon during a solar eclipse as seen from an Alaska Airlines commercial jet at 40,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Depoe Bay, Oregon, U.S., August 21, 2017.

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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

Sandra Solomon: From Islam to Christ (Palestinian Ex-Muslim Testimony)

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!

2017-Those Who Have Ears to Hear and Eyes to See…

​Isaiah 42:5-9

Thus saith God the Lord,

He that created the heavens, and stretched them out;

He that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it;

He that giveth breath unto the people upon it,

And spirit to them that walk therein:

I the Lord have called thee in righteousness,

And will hold thine hand, and will keep thee,

And give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

To open the blind eyes,

To bring out the prisoners from the prison,

And them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

I am the Lord: that is my name:

And my glory will I not give to another,

Neither my praise to graven images.

Behold, the former things are come to pass,

And new things do I declare:

Before they spring forth I tell you of them.

What Would You Do?

I like to think we would each stand for the right thing,  for the truth.   Do you KNOW Him? If you don’t know Him intimately then ask Him right now to speak to you , to reveal Himself to you.  He can and will if you are seeking Him in truth.   He has to do it and nothing that anyone might say can show Jesus to you or put you in the place where you KNOW that you KNOW that you KNOW you are a child of the one true God.  If you are unsure then start today and talk to Him and bathe in His word and He will open your ears and your eyes and remove the impurities from your heart.  He is waiting.   / If you don’t know Him in that way then ask yourself  this,  would you be in the crowd in yhe scripture below yelling CRUCIFY…CRUCIFY?  

John 19:6-11
As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”  The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”  When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid,  and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.  “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”  Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”
Commentary
Pilate wants nothing to do with the crucifixion of Jesus, yet the Jewish leaders continue forcing his hand. Pilate is afraid, and he is beginning to believe that there might be some truth to Jesus’ claim: the Son of God, Messiah. Jesus is the King that Israel always needed, He is the King that all people need in order to be in right standing with God. He is the ONLY one qualified to be that King – forever mediating our relationship with God.

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

Middle – East Prophecy Update – January 24th, 2016

Thank you Pastor JD Farag!
Keep looking up folks!

Middle East Prophecy Update August 30th, 2015

Keep looking up!
Thank you Pastor JD Farag

“What Have You Become?”

Nothing else needs to be said.

I took this from a brother in Christ Jesus. YouTube RevelationNow101

Time is Ticking

This is not aimed at anyone but instead to each one of us.

Sitting here saddened by the state of affairs this world is in.

Watching it snowball into a bigger mess day by day.

Everywhere I see…
Anger
Lust
Pride
Worship of things other than God
Theft
Drugs
Abuse
Lies
Mocking God
Selfishness
Hate
Backbiting
Calling evil good & good evil
People killing those they claim to love
Kill innocent and say they do good
No conscious
No shame
Unable to say I am sorry

They don’t know God so they do not cry out for Him!

How long will He wait? How long until He says enough?

Jeremiah 23:20
20 The anger of the Lord will not turn back
until he has executed and accomplished
the intents of his heart.
In the latter days you will understand it clearly. (ESV)

How far from the days of Noah are we?
How about the days of Lot?
Are we watching?
Suit up!  Ephesians 6:11
Spiritual battle is here!
Are you prepared?  Am I?

I pray for everyone who has yet to cry out for God to have mercy!
Pray for the King of Kings to show Himself to you.  To complete each of us. To take us from this evil world.  Bring us to our home. Turn from our evil ways and repent…
The Holy Spirit will lead your true heart.
Time is almost up!

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Holy Spirit & Faith

Ephesians 4:30
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

1 Thessalonians 5:19
19 Do not quench the Spirit.

Galatians 5:16-18
Walk by the Spirit
16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
(Brothers & sisters,  we cannot live life simply by doing that which we desire to do because it feels good but be sure it lines up with the will of the Father. )

Hebrews 11:1
By Faith (what is faith? )
11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

2 Corinthians 5:7
7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.

Hebrews 10:38
38 but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back,
my soul has no pleasure in him.”

Hebrews 11:6
6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

I hope today you all find encouragement in these words. Hold fast to that which we have in Christ Jesus for we are in the last days!