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It's All Spiritual

19/06/2020 09:22

Friend, a life of spiritual fulfillment is much to be desired.

When this is achieved we're able to live in the world of chaos in perfect peace.

We may be attacked, we may suffer harm to our body and our things, but our mind is still ours. Our heart is still ours.

God designed us this way.

1 John 5:4 
For whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
 
God has designed us to overcome the evil of this world. Apostle John tells us that it is our faith in God which gives us the victory. When we draw near to God in faithfulness, He helps us overcome the sinful habits we have developed, and the trials we face because of the sin in our lives, and in our world.
 
John 16:33 
These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me, ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
 
Apostle John tells us we can have peace in this world even though tribulations will come. The peace he speaks of is given to us through Christ who shows us how to overcome in this world.
 
1 John 2:15 
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the Love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:16 
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
 
John understands and advises us to not love the world to the exclusion of God, nor to love the things man has devised for his own pleasure. If we love any thing more than we love God there is no room for God. God must come first for us to have peace.
 
John 18:36 
Jesus answered, My Kingdom is not of this world.
John 17:16
They (believers in Jesus) are not of this world, even as I Am not of this world.
1 John 4:4 
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he (satan) that is in the world.
1 John 5:19 
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
 
The three Scripture verses above show us that God has a place away from this world, which He calls "My Kingdom." Jesus made a Way for us to join Him in His Kingdom after this life is done, when He went to the Cross to pay for our sins. 
All we have to do is thank Him, know we are Forgiven; that He paid the price once and for all and then follow Him through the One He sent to help us, The Holy Spirit.
 
1 Corinthians 1:27 
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
 
In Corinthians The Holy Spirit's Word enlightens us. He says that God chooses people who the world calls foolish ( believers in The Christ, Jesus), which confounds those who consider themselves wise of the world's ways. And He further advises us that God chooses the weak in the world ( broken down and discarded by the world) to confound those who are strong and mighty in the world.
 
But, friend, those of us who love Jesus and are weak, having no power in this world, God chooses us, to give testimony of Him! 
The weak and broken people will hear a clear call from God when we speak. The powerful and mighty who cannot humble themselves to Him, will not hear His Voice through us. 
He knows how hard their heart is towards Him.
 
Matthew 13:49 
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just.
 
Friend in Jesus, when God declares "it is done" we the believers still alive on earth, will be separated from the unbelievers. We will have no more dealings with them.
 
Oh happy day!
 
Mark 8:36 
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
 
The Disciple Mark asks us how we will be profited, if we live in the world and do not stay in a relationship with Jesus, because it is hard at times.
We must never forget that the world hated Jesus and the world will hate us. But it is for a short time, and with the Lord's help, we can have inner peace and joy that the world knows nothing of.
 
1 John 4:9 
In this was manifested the Love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
 
Friend, John tells us this spiritual fact; God has shown His Great Love for us by sending His only begotten Son into this world as a baby, to experience all we have experienced; to live as we do, to eat, to seek shelter and to know our daily needs and to be hated; wrongly accused, arrested, beaten, tortured and crucified unto death. God also shows us that He resurrected His Son and offers us a new life with Him just as His Son has now, sitting on the Throne at The Father's Right Hand, interceding for us as we pray. God says He has grafted us into the Royal Line as brothers and sisters of Christ. For we have suffered too, but we have believed and loved Father, Son and Spirit never tossing away our belief, but overcoming the world by living a spiritual life, and testifying to others of His Great Love.
 
Colossians 2:8 
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
 
1 John 3:13 
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
 
John 14:17 
Even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
 
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Walk With Him

30/05/2020 20:31

Friend, so many people today are rioting and acting out their anger and fear!

But, friend, don't you hope to live in a civilized society?

It's true, we haven't come as far as we would like with our laws and personal interactions with each other.

Lessons from the Bible tell us that man has invited demonic beings to our tables, where they devour everything we have and turn on us.

Jesus when healing some people of what we would perceive as madness, said it was a demon or a host of demons who had taken control of the person.

These demons do not want us to have any heavenly peace, or peace on earth either!

They offer feelings of anger and fear which seems to be just right for the moment, but in fact is evil disguised trying to get control of our mind and emotions (heart). Or they offer sexual heights that are demonic, not godly that lead us into lustful temptations which lead to abuse of others, sometimes even murder to hide that abuse.

We turn on each other at the drop of a hat!

We gather together in cliques which enables the more aggressive demons to force us to think, in ways we normally would not.

After these grand looting and rioting excursions, the demon led people enjoy the camraderie of others like themselves as they hotly relive all their mad exploits and deeds, gloating over the damage and chaos they helped create.

What they don't know, is that the demons that led them are now rolling around in their midst laughing so hard at them because of how easily they are led, how easily they are deceived from the Truth. 

They love upheaval of any kind because in that chaos, they actually have fun!

Many of those rioters would stop immediately if they knew the Truth. The game they think they are playing for rights for all is not so. Nothing about what they do is Godly.

Nothing!!!

We get dependent on the gifts of the demons, sexual lusts, greed, envy, sloth, anger, violence, alcohol, mind altering drugs, food, even building up of the body.

We become addicted.

They influence what we see, how we talk, what we think, what we taste and eat, what we hear, how we interact with others, how we dress. 

There isn't any aspect of our lives they do not invade to cause us harm.

Many of us hate the life we live but don't know how to get out of it.

But, friend, it is simple.

Jesus made a Way that the demons hide from us by keeping us busy.

The demons use up our time.

Think about that. We only have so much time here! 

These days they have the many games that take up time.

They have deluded us into thinking that it is great to have used up that time in a fun game, movie, television show, hobby and so forth.

Is it possible to play with these "things" and stay unhooked from the demons?

Yes, but one must be walking closely with Jesus in order to do so.

First each soul should seek to know God. In knowing God we find His Word and we learn in The Word, The Holy Bible what God says about His Son, Jesus.

That He is The Light of the world. 

That He is The Saviour of the world.

That He is The Way out of darkness.

These three are just a few of the Names of our Lord but they must be three that one believes in wholeheartedly.

Accepting Him as Saviour God, means one has the chance to be born-again when the heart is humbled to Him and the mind repents for it's sinfulness.

Have you done this, friend?

Anyone can. If you're alive today, this is a Gift for you from Father God Almighty.

Will you receive it, friend?

If so, I encourage you to get to know Jesus, your Saviour through His Word.

The Apostle Paul wrote many Books in the Bible and he addresses the new believers whom he had the great honour of converting, Greeks, Romans, and Jews.

Read what he says to them and today it is a letter for you from Paul and the Holy Spirit. 

It should touch your soul, the inner part of you that cries out to be saved from this world.

Just, walk with Him for the rest of your days, reading, and learning and testifying to others.

God bless you, friend.

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Revelation Names of God

12/05/2020 21:39

In 1st John 5:7 pictured above, we see that the Disciple John who also wrote Revelation tells us what he knows to be Truth. 

John says that there are Three parts of God; Father, Word and Holy Ghost who we today call, Holy Spirit. 

The Word of God is also known as Jesus.

We attribute many Names to God because of what the holy men of old called Them.

It is always proper, reverential, to use a capital for the first letter of Their Names when we write, so people are able to tell the difference from an ordinary word, and also to see Their Name in all the contexts that show Their attributes and characteristics.

God Himself says to the Disciple known as John, who wrote Revelation; I Am the A and the Z, the Beginning and the Ending of all things.

John said, "Says the Lord, The All Powerful One Who Is and Was and is coming again."

John turned to hear who was speaking like a loud trumpet blast.

When he, John, turned, he saw seven candlesticks of gold. Standing amongst the candlesticks was One Who looked like Jesus whom John knew in the flesh. 

John described Jesus's hair as being white as snow, and His eyes as flames of fire. His feet gleamed like burnished bronze and His Voice thundered like the waves against the shore.

He held seven stars in His right Hand and a sharp double bladed sword in His Mouth and His Face shone like "the power of the sun in unclouded brilliance."

John fell at His Feet as though dead, but Jesus laid His right Hand on him and told John not to be afraid, even though He is the First and the Last, the Living One who died Who Is alive Forevermore, and Who has the Keys to Hell and Death.

When He speaks of the church at Thyratira, He calls Himself, the Son of God.

When He speaks of the church in Sardis He calls Himself, the Seven-fold Spirit of God.

When He speaks of the church at Philadelphia He says He is the One Who Is Holy and True and has the Keys to open and shut what no-one else can.

When He speaks of the church in Laodicea He says He is the One Who Stands Firm, is the Faithful and True Witness of all that is or was or evermore shall be, the Primeval Source of God's Creation.

In Revelation 4:9b He is called  The Eternal Living One.

These are just some of the Names for our Most Powerful, Almighty, Loving and True God.

Yet He is also called, The Lamb that was slain.

He is The Lamb Who Is Worthy to take the scrolls and open them which ushers in the Second Coming of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus.

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Why Praise God?

30/04/2020 21:21

A person once said to me that they could not worship a God who needed the praise of men.

Many people think this way, not realizing that if God is Good, holds all the Power, Knows all things, is Love, Truth and Justice, He of course does not NEED our praise.

Then why is praise so important?

It is because God looks on our heart.

If we don't love God, we cannot praise Him genuinely; that is from the heart; from experiencing His Great Goodness towards us.

He knows we are sinners, and He sees those who have been covered by the Blood of His Son's Sacrifice, and He desires we do not stray from Him; that we do not grow cold in our relationship with Him.

Praise is the answer for us!

We're the ones who need to praise; and it is Him only who should be praised.

Every time a believer praises Him, He draws near to that soul; we are rewarded with His Presence, and that benefits us in many ways.

When we praise Him we identify His Goodness to our soul and spirit, and it helps our mind to know He is Good all the time.

Nehemiah the Prophet said in Neh. 9:6 Creator God, I praise You because You made the heavens, even the Highest Heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of Heaven worship you.

Nehemiah called Him the Creator of all things. He knows that a man cannot create the things that God has created.

Man can only take the things that God has created and develop something from the already created. So man is an experimenter.

There is nothing that man can conceive that is good that isn't already found in Heaven. The Blueprints are all there; be it music, art, buildings, machinery, whatever.

King David said in Psalm 89:8 O Lord, God Almighty, who is like You? You are Mighty, O Lord, and Your Faithfulness surrounds You. 

King David says He (God) is Faithful to him.

The king of Israel, David, had great wealth and power, and never thought himself better than God. 

King David depended on God's faithfulness to him in all he did. 

When war was imminent...

2 Chronicles 20:22 
And when they (Israelites) began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
 
King David said the following words...
 
Psalms 18:3 
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
 
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Here King David speaks to the people who love the Lord ( the righteous) and he advises them to praise The Lord because it is the right thing to do as believers.
Psalms 33:1 
Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
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In this next Bible verse we see David inwardly thinking about his soul being depressed. He reprimands himself because he knows for sure as if it is never a question that The Lord is his Hope, Health and his God.
Psalms 42:11 
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. 
 
We can use these same words when feeling low!
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Here David says his heart is made up that he believes that God is Everything to him and singing and praise is his way of telling God how he feels.
Psalms 57:7 
My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
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In this Psalm verse we see David admit to The Most High, that it is a good thing to give thanks and praise God. And that is because he has seen the results of his thanksgiving and praise.
Psalms 92:1 
(A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.) It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto Thy Name, O most High:
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Here we hear David tell us that when we want to communicate with the Lord, we approach the throne Room of Grace and Mercy first by entering the gates of Heaven with Thanksgiving in our hearts and then as we go to the courts of the Heavenly Kingdom we begin to praise Him for Who He Is and what He does for us; then we bless His Name. Jesus.
Psalms 100:4 
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
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Psalms 102:18 
This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
 
That's us, friend!
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More reasons to praise Him.
Psalms 117:2 
For His Merciful Kindness is Great toward us: and the Truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
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Dancing while praising Him...Beautiful expressions from the soul and spirit within.
 
Psalms 149:3 
Let them praise His Name in the dance: let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp.
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Isaiah, a prophet of God Almighty who forsaw by God's Hand, the coming of His Son speaks of God's Faithfulness and Holy Truth. He tells us by the Holy Spirit, the why of our need to praise Him.
Isaiah 25:1 
O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy Name; for Thou hast done Wonderful things; Thy Counsels of old are Faithfulness and Truth.
 
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Another reason, God is Righteous in all He does. We will never find fault with His Way, Will and Law.
 
Psalms 7:17 
I will praise the LORD according to His Righteousness: and will sing praise to the Name of the LORD Most High.
 
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Psalms 47:6 
Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
 
 
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Faithfulness

28/04/2020 17:13

Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

King James Version (KJV)

Friend, once we have given over our will to the Will of Him Who died for us; to save us from eternal death, the only thing we need to do is remain faithful to Him.

In doing so, we will love Him above all others.

We will have no desire or wish to look elsewhere for anything we need.

We will believe that He will supply all our needs.

Some people think that they will not work and just sit around waiting for all the good things to come their way.

So, God must work to get you your sustenance, but you do nothing at all for God?

Come on!

Don't test God in this way.

Will He deliver something to you in your direst need?

Yes.

He is the One Who decides our direst need; and what to give us because He is Law, and never breaks His Own Law; therefore how He gives is up to Him.

He knows us. He knows the soul and spirit within us. He knows the sin in our lives. He hears our thoughts. He knows our feelings.

Therefore within His Will, He will act to bring into our lives the answers designed by Him, for our situation and for those we interact with and for those all around us; all according to His Will and Law; something none of us could do because even though we think we know all things, we do not and He does!

This life is fraught with evil and most people are walking in evil ways even when they do not consciously know it.

Not to mention those who openly choose or cunningly hide their choices for evil in order to trap the unwary, the naive and the innocent.

God sees it all.

He allows it all.

We do not know why.

That is a Mystery for now.

Many enter into a trying time where trusting and having faith in Him is truly a difficult endeavour.

But, all we are asked to do, is step out in a faithful belief that He is God of All Creation - All That Is; All that we can and cannot see or understand.

God Is from Everlasting to Everlasting.

We came on the scene when He was ready to create us.

We should trust Him because He Is Trustworthy.

He has told us in His Word that He is Unchanging.

His Law will not adapt to please our evil choices.

The Dark cannot exist in The Light.

We should take it seriously to be faithful to Him because He is faithful to us according to His Will.

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One Book

25/04/2020 08:19

Friend, there is a trick, a delusion, that the devil plays on seeking minds.

We get so eager for Knowledge that we sometimes jump ahead of The Lord and follow satan, who is waiting with his innumerable demons to fulfill his every wish; to trap us in an extended (lifetime) search of never finding Holy Truth, but finding some "almost Truth" that will tickle our fancies just enough to help us continue down the road to Hell.

Those demons keep us from choosing The Holy Bible, and entice us into other "more interesting" books.

He directs these demons to waylay any seeker, believer, of Holy Truth.

Demons obey his every command just as we will, if we follow after him and get so trapped, we die in the trap thinking we have found God.

Consider the cults, the odd animal gods, the worship of rocks and mountains, the carved images, the iconic status of human entertainers, staying in cultures even when they're about violent expansion and land grabs. The things we get trapped in goes on and on. 

We waste our time here on all kinds of ungodly endeavours. Following every rabbit trail the devil concocts for us.

This is when satan is truly victorious; when he has our soul and there is no other Way for us to be reunited in Spirit with God because we die having never given our will to Jesus.

We want to keep our will thinking we know best, but we are like sheep being led to the slaughter by satan and his army of devils.

Satan is continually producing the written word, among other forms of communication and entertainment; films, television, radio through, many times unknowing, artists although some do know and honestly say " I sold my soul to the devil".

We love to find a "new,' "old" book with "proof" of other worlds and ideas and happily will read volumes of nonsense while the Spirit is gently showing us another Book, more Holy, full of Truth, Wisdom and Knowledge that the devil laughs at to encourage us to stay away from. (Because when we really study His Word, we find Someone Who loves us, and the devil is revealed as our adversary).

He uses humans to carry out this endeavour!

We call them gifted and talented and give awards to them!

Martin Scorsese has said of film when we are exposed to them; "Those images replay in our heads and we live our lives by them."

Satan's work is designed to keep Truth hidden from us, because He knows that hearing and reading God's Holy Word is Powerful and once smitten with God's Truth, we will no longer desire to follow satan and sinful ways of which he is the author and finisher in our lives.

Books are delightful to us. We love stories, and we love to be surprised by events unfolding in fiction. We find it easy to believe there are other ways to know God, and follow after many types of alternative belief systems of our own making or described in the entertainment we seek.

We easily (with the demon's help) accept science fiction scenarios, other world type stories, and weave those into our own thinking and come to a belief in all things other than a Great Creator God.

Yes, many of us are vulnerable, and come to believe; that much of what we read in them has either a small element of Truth or even worse, a huge amount of Truth in them.

This causes us to go feverishly running after more of the same so we can have the same "great" feelings as the previous book gave to us.

Among these books are the following genres; self-help, health, esoteric religions, ancient culture beliefs. 

Delusion for the rest of our natural lives is the end game for satan.

If he can keep us otherwise occupied in pursuing his machinations, we are doomed to spend eternal life with satan and to receive his punishment too.

Satan and his co-horts must jump about cackling with glee when they see they have "caught" us.

He tells us what we want to believe and it makes us feel important that we easily "get it."

But God has made only "One Way" and all others are fiction.

We inwardly know, that the Way of the Cross is a road of sacrifice of sinful ways, a daily giving of ourselves to Goodness and we would like to put it off for as long as we can, because we enjoy dabbling in sin.

We also know that we are living a sinful existence and God is aware of our sin. 

We secretly hate Him for being so Pure.

Yes, He Is, Pure.

And He wrote 66 books by The Holy Spirit; that to-day have found themselves bound together in the Holy Bible;which tell His Story, all that He desires we know about how we came to be; how to live; and how to communicate with Him. 

This is The One Book the devil wants to keep you from reading.

It is a Holy Spirit filled Book.

It contains The Word of God and it is The Word, Who is described in The Bible as Jesus, Immanuel The Christ.

There are things that God alludes to; doesn't reveal fully, in The Bible, and this is where the devil has his most fun.

They are called Mysteries, and no scholar of Christianity has been able to find the Truth of them because God does not find it necessary for us to know at this time.

Satan actually knows the Truth because He was close to the throne of God before rebelling. He takes these Mysteries of God, the unknown bits, and he confuses us with "great unrevealed knowledge" when in reality it is the writings of a deluded sinner filled with "peace and light" but in fact it is evil revenge and darkness, from Hell.

Let today be the day when you take up reading The Holy Bible.

The Old Testament gives an account of Adam, the fall of man, Abraham, Moses, The Temple, the sacrificial system, rules and vows, Joshua, Gideon, Samson, Ruth, King David, Psalms, Proverbs and Prophet Prophecies.

The New Testament begins with the telling of the birth of Jesus as heard by Matthew and others from conversations with Jesus in person, to His Death and Resurrection, plus prophecies and lastly Revelation, His Second Coming as told by John the Disciple.

Most Holy Bibles have a topical concordance at the back where we can look up a certain word we may have a question about and it will direct us to the passages throughout The Bible where the word is used.

When reading The Bible; Christians are encourraged to pray first - asking God The Spirit, to reveal to their hearts what He desires them to learn. 

The Holy Spirit is intent on revealing the Diety of Jesus to us as our Saviour Redeemer.

It is amazing how He will eagerly help us when we come to Him with a humble seeking repentant heart.

But, also the devil has a claim on us so we must be aware that he will try to delay us and confuse us and scoff at the Word as we try to find Truth. 

But a seeker and searcher intent on finding Truth, will find Truth.

Start with The Holy Bible, preferably King James Version as it has the closest translation into English from the original texts even though it is in a style a few hundred years older than our modern versions.

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Praise The Lord

22/04/2020 21:45

Praise The Lord for He has done great things above what seemed possible in my life!

He is an Amazing God and He is Perfect in all He does!

He has listened to me and worked a beautiful tapestry of my life, that to others is all tattered and not very pretty. 

But I know what He had to work with, and can look back at the threads, and see how strong He has made them; and the Craftsmanship is so beyond what man can weave. 

From a distance the tapestry is so beautiful but up close, makes no sense!

Ha! He is a Master Magician Who deals in Truths, Who is Beautiful Himself so how could He not make something Beautiful!

He is The Magician who men strive to be like, but must use smoke and mirrors.

He is the Film-maker who produces an Amazing and Magnificent work of art drawn from living characters, with a cast of thousands. He weaves beautiful words, and feelings into the scenes that keep us wondering, but we see also behind the scenes and realize He is The Master of All Things Great and Good.

He is Amazing friends!

Praise His Name, Jesus!

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