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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

He Became Our Sin

I am sharing Joseph Prince's devotional message today. I felt it was worth sharing here. Please read it with an open heart and receive the truth of the word of Christ. HE took it all upon Himself, so that we wouldn't have to bear the suffering and punishment of sickness, pain and poverty. He died young, so that we could live a long full life in abundance! What a Savior!

Meditate On
He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.
1 John 2:2, NLT
The Price Has Been Paid!
When guilt and condemnation weigh heavily on their conscience, many feel the need to pay for their sins. To appease the sense that they have failed, they punish themselves by mentally berating themselves repeatedly for their failings, and some even go so far as to cause injury or harm to their own bodies. And when things don’t work out in their studies, work or relationships, they tell themselves that they deserve the negative outcome. They don’t feel that they deserve to succeed in what they do.
My friend, the answer to our consciousness of guilt, failure or inadequacy is the cross. The cross declares, “Jesus, the sinless, spotless, beloved Son of God, died in your place. There is your punishment! He was pierced. He was cut. He was wounded for your transgressions. He was crushed so that you don’t have to be crushed. He died young so that you don’t have to die young!”
Our conscience is satisfied when we look at the cross and see Jesus Christ hanging there, suspended between heaven and earth. He who knew no sin became our sin, and He bore the fullness of God’s holy and righteous indignation in His very own person on our behalf.
When we look to the cross and realize, “There is my punishment. There is my death,” our conscience says, “Peace. It’s paid.” We don’t have to wound ourselves. We don’t have to beat ourselves. Jesus suffered it all for us so that we can have His every blessing and reign in life. He alone is the sacrifice that atones for all our sins. Hallelujah!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Let's Put an End to Domestic Violence!

It's sad that I feel I needed to blog on this today, the Christmas season, where there should be peace and love in abundance. But, unfortunately, that is not always the case. And it seems that it is not always the case in the Christian realm as well. I wish I didn't have to type those words, but we live in a fallen world where bad things still happen. My hope for you (or someone you love) is healing, in the name of Jesus! We are Healing Heart Ministries and we love and care for you with the heart of Jesus.
Some say that nothing happens apart from God's will. I emphatically do not believe that. His will is for us to be in health and to prosper, not to be harmed or killed in a domestic violence situation. Know that if you are being abused, this is not something you deserve. God is not punishing you for some sin or transgression that you may have committed. No, He loves you! He is the Healer and Comforter.

This is an excerpt from a book titled, "No Place For Abuse"

"Domestic violence is a leading cause of injury and death to women worldwide. Nearly one in four women around the globe is physically or sexually abused in her lifetime, and gender violence causes more death and disability among women aged 15 to 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents or war. Regrettably, the church is not immune to this problem. Numerous studies suggest that incident rates among active church-goers are nearly the same as those among the general populace."

I'm happy that these two women decided to write this book, It's time for the hurt to stop and we all have a part in helping to stop it. It starts with awareness and giving voice to what is (and has been) happening for far too long.
I urge you to get a copy of the book today... here is the link. I hope this information will help someone.

This is the Kindle version.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Peace

Only Christ can bring peace to the heart of man (woman).
Violence and hatred are polar opposites of peace. We are seeing examples of this in Ferguson, MO. We hear stories of violent acts every day on our news channels. All of them can be attributed to a lack....specifically, a lack of Jesus.

When we come to Him humbly, knowing we cannot save ourselves and cannot find our own way, He comes in and exchanges His life with ours. He gives us new life in Him. Therein is the only way to find peace in your heart. I found my peace with Him...I want you to find yours as well. Then it will truly be a "Merry Christmas!"

Please see the commercial at the bottom of the blog titled, "Only Christ Can Bring Peace."

Friday, October 17, 2014

Houston, we have a problem.

I don't want this blog to become a political platform, but there are times when you just have to say, Ok, enough is enough. You have a chance to get involved today and let your voice be heard. Please do so.

Watch below and then go to and at the top of the page you'll see "Get Involved." Click that link and it will bring you to the page to write a letter (the letter is already written for you, you just sign your name to it) to the Mayor of Houston, letting her know that we adhere to the First Amendment. She has no business "commanding" pastors to hand over their sermons to gain her approval.

Thank you for getting involved!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

RARE Footage of Elvis Songs to the LORD!

I wanted to share this with you really blessed me. I hope it blesses
you as well. I truly believe that Elvis Presley is in the presence of the true King
now. You can clearly see by this video footage that he loved the Lord very
much. You see him worshiping before the Lord and it's not a show.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pray for America!

On this eve of 9/11, let's be in prayer for our nation.
There are those that would love to see us destroyed..all driven by satan.
His power is no match for the God of Abraham, if we stand in prayer and
ask the Father to protect us and this nation that was founded on godly
principles. Are you with us?

Let's pray.

Father in heaven, we boldly ask that you would put a hedge of protection
around our nation Lord. We plead the blood of Jesus over America! We curse
any and all plans of the evil one. We send confusion into the enemy's camp.
Father, let the enemy turn upon themselves and devour one another.
Father, this nation began as a godly one and You are not through with her yet.
Fight the battle for us Father, in Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Joseph Prince - Noah—The Real Story DVD Trailer

We've been taught the story of Noah and the Ark as a story of man's sinfulness and wickedness and God's wrath upon people.

How about the idea of teaching the story as a story of God's love for His people? God's mercy and His desire to save mankind?
Watch this and think about it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I am a Butterfly

If you have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ),
then you are a butterfly. Sound strange? Well, it's an analogy of
sorts. But a good one.

Bob George, in his book titled, "Classic Christianity" so aptly
talks about our newness in Christ by using the analogy of a caterpillar
who has transformed into a butterfly.

Bob says that the "old man," our old sinful nature can
be compared with the caterpillar. The caterpillar crawls around in the
dirt. Our old man enjoyed crawling in the dirt of sin, as well.

But, when that caterpillar has a transformation and becomes a 'new creature,'
a butterfly, he is no longer the caterpillar. He ceases to be a caterpillar.
He has become new! You would never look at a butterfly flittering about and say, "Look
at that good-looking worm!
It would not even occur to you to say that. Yet, Christians (transformed
people) still go around talking about themselves as sinners.

Now, as a butterfly, he can fly around, no longer bound by his former digs.
He has come up higher! He sees things he never saw before. He has no desire to be on the ground
any longer; wallowing in the dirt. Sure he does land on the ground occasionally; normally to rest
on a beautiful flower, but he has set his sights higher. It is now part of his nature to fly!

We, having been transformed by the Holy Spirit, having newness of life, have become new
creatures (new beings). The old has passed; the new has come. I truly love the way Bob George
explains it. To say that we are just sinners (saved by grace) is wrong. We are saints
(butterflies)! No longer are we bound by sin. We are not slaves to sin any longer.

It's the truth that we KNOW that sets us free. We have a new identity!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the Sinners in Ephesus?

Today's topic revolves around the confusion that seems to be prevalent in the church concerning whether or not we are saints or sinners - saved by grace. I can emphatically say that we are saved by grace, but once we have been redeemed, we are no longer sinners of any kind. Once we are saved, we have a new nature. We have new desires. The Bible tells us that we are 'new creations,' the old has passed; the new has come. It's time the church read the New Testament.

Neil Anderson, in his book titled "Who I Am in Christ" says, "If I walked into any church in America and asked how many perceive themselves as a sinner saved by grace, almost everyone would raise their hands. But then if I asked how many perceive themselves as saints, few, if any, would raise their hands." How sad that the church at large has not come to the knowledge of the truth in this area.

If you read through Ephesians, you will soon see that Paul addressed the Christians there as 'saints.' This is what the believers were called and are still called today, it's just that many don't recognize that fact. Maybe they 'feel' that being called a saint is above them or even that it would be prideful to consider oneself a saint. But our feelings regarding the truth don't matter. The truth is the truth. Our feelings don't change it. Our feelings are very often wrong. We can't depend on them.

It's very important to know your identity; to realize that you are a saint. We behave according to what and who we perceive ourselves to be. If we think that we are still sinners, we will behave like sinners. Joyce Meyer has a quote on this. She says, "Where the mind goes, the man follows." And she is absolutely right. It's all about renewing your mind to the truth of God's Word.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

What happened at the cross?

This video animation was done by Joseph Prince and his team of Spirit-led ministers. Joseph had seen a vision of what actually took place at the cross and he wanted to reproduce it as best he could. I think they did a very good job with this.

All sin, condemnation and guilt was put on Him. He suffered the brunt of all of it for you and for me. The sacrifice was greater than the judgment. Watch and be blessed by this video from Joseph Prince Ministries.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hear Jesus Only and be Uplifted

Pastor Joseph Prince always seems to have a wonderful, fresh word for us in his sermons. I wanted to share this one, because it is crucial to see and hear Jesus in our Bible reading, in our Sunday services, in our fellowship with one another. Be blessed as you listen.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Independence Day

The 4th of July has come and gone. I hope all of you enjoyed the holiday weekend and spent some quality time with family and/or friends. As an American, I can say that I love this country and am proud to be an American.  

Some would say (and have said) that this country was not founded on God and godly principles. I beg to differ. Our country's history and historical documents are full of evidence of the fact that godly men were the framers of the Constitution and of our laws.

Here is just one example of that, written by John Adams, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence...

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.[6] 

Long may she wave...and God bless America!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day

We just celebrated Father's Day on Sunday, June 15th.

If you struggle with hurtful emotions and negative thoughts about your Dad, you are not alone. There are many people who don't have good memories regarding their fathers. There are some people who have awful memories of their earthly fathers.

If you are one of heart goes out to you. But, more importantly, God's heart goes out to you. That was never what He intended to happen for you.

There are those who would say that God is sovereign and whatever took place in your life was God-ordained. No, I don't believe that. Our God is for us. He wants only the best for us. Our Father in heaven is the Author of Life. He says, "I came to give you life and give it more abundantly." John 10:10

He is the very best Father anyone could ever want to have. He loves us with an everlasting love. He loves us unconditionally. Does that sound like a Father who would intentionally put us through pain and misery? No, a thousand times no.

God, the Father, gave each of us a will of our own so that we would have the privilege of making choices in life. Obviously, there are some people who make very wrong choices and those choices, many times, affect other people. It certainly doesn't mean that it was God's will for our lives. It was a consequence of someone else's choice.

Every Dad has (and had) choices to make in how their children were treated and brought up. Some Dads made terrible mistakes or even intentionally hurt their children. It's unthinkable to me, but we know it's happened. And it's very sad, but don't blame God for that. His will is always for your good!

I praise God today for Dads who love the Lord and love their children unconditionally. They are a treasure. If you've been hurt by an earthly father, run to your Father in heaven. He's waiting to bring comfort to you. He's waiting to hold you.

Monday, June 9, 2014


Ah, the faith of a little child...that's what we all need.

I think we need to remember where our faith comes from. The Word says that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. If He is the Author, that means that our faith came from Him. It is His faith that we were given.

The Word also says that 'faith comes from hearing, and hearing from the Word of God.' So our faith comes directly from the Word. John 1:1 says, 'In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God.' So..our faith comes from the Word, which is God (Jesus).

Sometimes, people, myself included, get so caught up with 'Do I have enough faith?' or 'I wish my faith was stronger.' We need to remember that what we think is 'our' faith is actually His faith. So, do we have enough? You bet we do. We have the faith we need for healing or any other need that we are facing. Use your (His) faith today.

Thursday, May 29, 2014


We are in the midst of moving yet again. If you have ever moved, you know how it is. I am typing this from the library, because we don't have internet service as yet. It's just one of the inconveniences of the move process.

I'm not complaining mind you. I see God's hand at work all around us as we endeavor to get our lives back in order. And I mean order! Life gets complicated when you can't find your toothpaste, or your slippers, or the toaster...haha

God has always been so faithful to us in us finding our next home. He gives us strength to do what needs to be done. He has provided a new part time job for me, as well. Moving is never a fun time, but with God all things are possible. He is my Hope and Song. He is my Deliverer, my Redeemer, my Everything.    Have a beautiful day.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

See God

I titled this post 'See God' because I realized again today how important it is to see God in the everyday little things of life.

Our son helped us today in big way, and I saw God's hand at work in him. We are very proud of the man that he has become. Our daughter gave us some good news today that they still believe in us and are for us. She is a treasure. I saw God in her today.

I heard the birds singing today when we visited the Lake Superior shoreline. I saw the beauty of the area. The sun was shining, too. I saw God's handiwork in all of its glory today.

I saw the smiles of people, the smells of popcorn and hamburgers cooking, the joy of a little boy telling his mama he had never seen a lighthouse before! Then he challenged her to a race to the lighthouse. They both took off running. I saw God in that mother's love for her son.

It's seems like a cliche to say that God is all around us, but He is. He makes Himself so evident in our everyday wonder how some seem to miss Him. I think He takes great pleasure in the fact that we recognize Him as we go about our day. He wants us to enjoy ourselves in this world that He created for us.

Have you ever just sat and watched your children as they played or worked on some project? It gave you joy to observe them doing something they took pleasure in. It gave you joy to watch them grow and learn. You felt a sense of pride over them. I think it's the same with our heavenly Father. He looks at us and says 'That's my boy!' or 'That's my girl!' He is an amazing Father. Look to him today and just whisper 'thank you.'

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Lose the Fear

Fear, in some ways can be a good thing. The fear of getting hit by a car can save you from getting hit by a car! You have been taught to know enough fear to stop and observe the traffic both ways before crossing a street or highway. The fear of getting burned keeps us from touching elements that we know either are or could be hot.

Babies, by nature, are only afraid of two things: falling and loud noises. They actually test babies on this when they are born. The medical professional will act as if they are going to drop the baby and instinctively the baby's arms flail outward in fear. They cause a loud noise to happen to test the babies hearing ability. A normal baby will either cry or jump in a startled way. I believe that the remainder of the fears we seem to embrace later on are taught to us by our parents or others.

The Bible talks about the 'fear of God.' What does that mean? It used to really confuse me when I read that in the Word. I used to think, 'Why should I fear God when He is telling me He loves me?'

I came to understand that the word for 'fear' in these passages is better translated 'reverence.' Now it makes much more sense. Sometimes we really need to understand the real meaning behind a certain word in the Bible in order to get the full effect of what is being said. I can, should and do reverence the Lord.
But, I don't ever need to 'be afraid' of Him. Now, I need to clarify that I'm speaking of a person who has been born again. The blood-washed person has no need to fear God in the 'scared' way.

But, a person who does not have a relationship with God through Jesus needs to have a fear of going to hell, because if you aren't trusting in the fact that Jesus took your punishment for sin, then hell is your eventual destination. Not because God is sending you there, but because YOU through your unbelief, have chosen to go there. You have rejected [made the choice] Jesus and His payment for your sin, which ultimately means that YOU must pay for the sin of rejecting Jesus' work on the cross for you.

The reality for a Christian is ~ He is my Daddy; my Abba Father. He is the very best Father of all. Worship and reverence Him, but please lose the fear factor when it comes to God. He is not standing over you with a club, waiting for you to mess up yet again so that He can pound you over the head. He loves you and He is for you. He promised that He will never leave you nor forsake you. He rejoices over you with singing...and this is Old Testament Scripture! How much more does He rejoice over you in the New Covenant of grace.

Zephaniah 3:17

New King James Version (NKJV)
17 The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Hi Moms...just wanted to say that we love and appreciate you today. You do so much for so many! Much of what you do goes unnoticed because you are not out there tooting your horn about it. You do so many things for your family each day to keep things running smoothly around the homestead. 

Thank you!

God sees and knows what you do each day. He knows your labor of love and He sees everything. He is pleased with you, not because of your works, but because you are in His Son. We hope you have had or are having a very relaxing day doing something you really enjoy today. You are SPECIAL!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

A World in Turmoil?

Yes, it seems so. You certainly can't stomach a steady diet of the daily news these days. Some say, well, it gives us information about what we need to pray about. And I guess that could be true, but all of the bad news we hear on a daily basis is just not good for our souls. Jesus meant for us to have peace in our souls. Peace that passes all understanding...

That's why Jesus told us, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy~ meditate on these things." Phil. 4:8 NKJV

Do you think that Jesus knew we would be living in times such as we are? Of course he did. And He uses the Word to correct us, to teach us, to admonish us to think correctly; to think about the 'good.' He wants us to keep ourselves focused on Him and the wonderful future we have with Him.

There really is so much good in the world today, but you just would never know about it if you went strictly by what you saw on television or heard on the radio. Apparently good news doesn't sell, or so it seems.

I am preaching as much to myself as I am to you. Be aware of things that are going on in the world, yes. But don't focus and meditate on them. Let's be focused on the Word of God. Let's be focused on Jesus and His magnificence. Remember, we win! Jesus has conquered death, hell and the grave. So what do we have to be concerned about? Absolutely nothing. Keep looking heavenward. Keep the faith.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Ministry to Teens

Teen ministry is a wonderful opportunity to have a part in shaping the next generation of mighty men and women of God.
Think about it. If you are involved with children's or teen ministry, you are literally helping to guide a young person down the right path of his/her life. You are shining the Light.

Think about some of the ramifications of that. Their future employment/vocation, love interest, family and service to God are all affected by what happens to them in their childhood and teenage years. So, their spiritual training and mentorship in these tender years is crucial to the type of future they (and their future families) will experience.

Of course, the most important and first concern is guiding them to a relationship with the Creator of the universe. That whole process has to begin in prayer for the young people God has brought into your life, with you and the Holy Spirit co-missioning together. Maybe it's you and a team of people working together to make a difference in their world.

Above all, live your life before them, showing them your relationship with Jesus. Model that for them. Don't just give them a bunch of "do's & don'ts." They need to know how much God loves and accepts them and how much He longs to have a relationship with them on a daily basis. That will be the most powerful witness you can have to reach them.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hell is a Real Place

There are some people and certain denominations that teach that hell is not a real place; that it doesn't exist; or if it does exist, it's only for the devil and his demons. That's a 'nice' thought, but it certainly isn't what scripture teaches. We are warned over and over again in the Bible about hell. Jesus spent quite a bit of time talking about it with His followers.

I am here to tell you that hell is real. No, I haven't been there personally, (although I have had a few demonic things happen in my life) but the man you're about to see, Bill Wiese, has had a very clear vision/experience with hell itself. If you haven't seen his account of it before now, you're in for an eye-opener.

Hell is nothing to fear for those of us who are born-again believers. But, if I was not a believer, I would be very afraid of a hell to come. If that's you, there is a remedy for you, right now... today. You just need to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, give Him your life, trust Him [the only Man to never have sinned] to do in you what needs to be done and know that when you do, you are on your way to heaven to be with Him for eternity. There will be no hell for you when you turn to Him, because you are trusting that Jesus paid for your sins in His own body, so that you are not responsible for them any more. He loves you.

Please watch this testimony by Bill Wiese now.
Hell Really Exists!   It contains questions and answers about demons, satan and hell. Bill Wiese gives his personal account of going to hell.

Monday, April 28, 2014

How to Meet Jesus in the Word ~ Joseph Prince

I believe this video will be a great blessing to you today! It's just a little over 5 minutes.

Joseph talks about how the scripture brings us peace. It is food for us (the bread of life). We find grace and strength in the Word. We know, as Christians, how important it is to be in the Word [daily]. Just as children grow, are nourished and strengthened by eating physical food; we as Christians grow, are nourished and strengthened by 'eating' the Word of Christ. We grow spiritually.

He talks about how many people read the Word to find out what to 'do.' So much of the church is about 'doing.' And there is a place for that. Scripture certainly can and should guide us in many areas of life. So, it's not wrong to look into the Word anytime.

But, there is a better way. We need to open the Word and 'meet with' Jesus. We need to be conscious of the fact that He is there with us as we open the pages and begin to take Him in.
Jesus said, "I come in the volume of the book." (see Heb. 10:7)

Expect to meet Him there. Remember what John 1:1 says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.
Continue to abide in the Vine. Take life and health and wholeness from Him. He longs to provide it to you. Amen?

Saturday, April 26, 2014


If you have ever or are now dealing with issues of shame, you know it's a horrible thing. It's kind of like this monkey on your back and you never quite know how to get rid of it.

As a child, I grew up in a home that my parents rented; it was a farm house with some acreage in fields and some old out buildings. It was right on the river and in the country, so the location was great, but the house had no indoor plumbing. We lived there from the time I was about 6 or 7 until I was 19.

It was a constant source of shame for me...the fact that we had no bathroom, no running water in the kitchen either. I used to be afraid that the kids on the school bus would see our outhouse in the back yard and I imagined the incessant teasing that would result. I hated to even think about it.

One day, some family friends had come over and their eldest daughter had never been to the house before. She asked to use the bathroom and when she was told there was no bathroom, she blurted out, "Well, how do you take a bath?" She had this look of disgust on her face...I'll never forget it.

I remember just being mortified. All of a sudden, I felt very dirty. I was fairly young at the time, maybe 9 or 10, but I felt so bad. It was like this blanket of shame was put on top of me, and it stayed there for many years. It was a heavy blanket.

There was another incident, which in hindsight seems very trivial, but at the time, for me, it was anything but trivial. It was a hot summer day and I had asked my dad if we could go and get an ice cream cone at the A&W Drive-In. He looked at me and somewhat gruffly told me, "We can't afford it." I remember just standing there, staring at him and thinking 'How poor are we if we can't even afford an ice cream cone?' More shame.

Satan was making sure that I would grow up with a great sense of shame. There were other things that happened in my childhood, including my dad's suicide, that succeeded in piling on more shame. We lived in a small community, so the whole town knew and talked about it. Even at my father's funeral, there was a lady sitting behind me in the pews. She apparently didn't realize that I was his daughter because she proceeded to tell the person sitting next to her, "You know, he committed suicide by hanging himself." I spun my head around to her and said, "Yes, he did." It was an awful moment for me. My younger brother didn't want to face the kids at school and have to hear them talking about it, so he quit school. It just goes to show the way satan operates. He comes to steal, kill and destroy.

This is why it's so important to be born-again into God's family, where there is no shame. It's vital to renew our minds to the Word of Christ and know who we are in Him. Hebrews 12:2 says, "looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." What this awesome verse of scripture tells us is that Jesus took all of our shame on the cross. He bore it so that we don't have to anymore. I've been freed from shame, forever!

An interesting note: Another meaning for the word 'shame' is 'disgrace.' [Dis-grace; without grace]

It's not an easy thing to write about very personal circumstances that have taken place in one's life, but I'm doing so because I don't want to see others trapped in their sin and shame. There are some other painful things that happened to me growing up, but through Jesus I have forgiven them and don't want to inflict pain on them by exposing what happened. I want to give God glory for allowing me to forgive, so that they.. and I can walk free.

 There is a way out and Jesus is the Way...just give him 
your life and ask Him to do something with it.

If you belong to God, there is no more shame for you or upon you. You are His; He has adopted you into His family; you are dearly loved as His child. Know the truth and the truth shall make you free! Receive His promise today.

1 Peter 2:6

New King James Version (NKJV)
Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,
“Behold, I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jesus that we would be crucified??

I just finished reading this article entailing Filipinos and a Dane who decided that personal crucifixion was the thing to do on Good Friday.

Don't believe me? You can read the article for yourself. I guess it happens every year, in the Phillipines, on Good Friday. Certain souls take it upon themselves to be nailed to a cross [in remembrance of what Jesus did for them?]

Hold on a minute.

Aren't they missing the whole point? Jesus said he came to bring life and bring it more abundantly. I know He was speaking, in large part, about spiritual life, but I believe he meant life as a whole, as well. He was punished and crucified, as mankind, so that we don't have to suffer! If we have received Him, we will never be accountable for our sins ever again! He paid our price for sin. We don't have to do some sort of penance and walk around feeling bad and ashamed at His death.

He laid down His life willingly, as the true and only Sacrifice that could be made. He was the only sinless Man; His blood the only pure blood that could be shed for the sin of the whole world. Don't ever have the impression that you or I have to add to what Jesus has done. For one thing, we couldn't add a thing. He completed the work and He said, "It is finished." Period.

We wish you a very happy Resurrection Sunday tomorrow. Enjoy the day with friends and family. Go to church.

Filipinos, Dane crucified in Good Friday rites | ABS-CBN News

Thursday, April 17, 2014

You Can Help

I apologize for the nature of today's post. It's not my usual style or tone of writing, but I felt this was important enough to sway from the usual. As Christians, there are times we just need to take a stand for what is right and stand against those things that are wrong.

Remember Kermit Gosnell?

He's the abortionist "Dr." who killed hundreds of babies after they were born alive from one of his abortion procedures. He called it 'snipping' when he ended their tiny lives by snipping their spinal cord in order to kill them.

Hollywood and the mainstream media don't want to mention anything about Gosnell and what he did, but there is a couple who are determined to make a movie about Gosnell and tell the story. You can help fund the movie by giving... as little as $1 up to $10,000. You can pay by Paypal, as well.

Just visit the following link to give and help support this movie.

Thank you for caring about these tiny lives that never had a chance at life. God bless you.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Who Am I To God?

Many people struggle with their identity in life. There are those who equate their worth to the 'job' that they hold or the title they carry behind their name. We should never let that be what defines us.

Our identity should only be found in Christ. He is the only One who truly knows who we Him. I am speaking of Christians now. If you are in Christ, you have been made a new creation; the old has passed. Your thoughts and your deeds have changed from the 'old man' you used to be. You need to begin seeing yourself just as God sees you. You are precious to Him.

David's book, Gates:Thanksgiving Papers, would really help you understand who you are in Christ. He talks about the fact that we are the righteousness of God (even when we don't feel like it) and the fact that Jesus will never leave us; He will never abandon us..or even judge us. There is so much truth wrapped up in the pages of this book.

You'll find the link for the book on this yourself a favor and order it today!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

All Judgment

Today, I'm reading John chapter 12; it's six days before the Passover, and Jesus has gone to the home of His friends, Lazarus, Martha and Mary, in the town of Bethany. It says that a great many of the Jews came, not only to see Jesus, but to behold the man that Jesus raised from the dead. Because of Lazarus, many Jews believed on Jesus. This made the chief priests very upset and they plotted to kill Lazarus, as well.

What is it about signs, miracles and wonders that make the enemy very unhappy?
There was no denying that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the living God. Miracles proved that He was doing the Father's will. Even on the Sabbath!

Then Jesus begins to talk about what will happen to Him in a short time. What must happen. He tells them that unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. Jesus goes on to tell the Father, "Now my soul is troubled and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour? But for this purpose I came to this hour." The Father responds in an audible voice and the people hear it; some say it thundered; others said an angel spoke to Him.

Jesus makes a profound statement next. He says, "Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself." The word 'peoples' in the text is in italics, which means that the translators added the word. It was not in the original writing.
So, Jesus was really saying, "I will draw all [judgment] to Myself. 'Judgment' is the subject of this passage. He took the full judgment and punishment for our sin.
He bore it so that we wouldn't have to. He bore it so that we could go free!

Verse 50 says, "And I know that His command is everlasting life." Amen

Friday, April 4, 2014

Ben Hur

Last night David and I watched a movie, Ben Hur, produced in 1959, starring Charleton Heston. He is a pretty young Charleton Heston at that. I'm sure I must have seen it as a child, but didn't remember seeing it. David said he probably saw it at age 7 or so.

It is set in the year 28 A.D. or so, in Jesus' time. The Romans were ruling over the Jews. It must have been a terrible time for them with so much oppression. Fear was instilled in them to comply to everything the Romans demanded. They had a huge army of soldiers, ready to do their master's bidding.

There is a scene in the movie that is very powerful. Charleton, who plays Judah Ben Hur, is a slave for the Roman government. He has been made a ship's galley slave, who basically was forced to live in the bottom portion of a ship and was put in chains to row the ship; they were whipped at times; he and his fellow slaves.

When these Jews had been rounded up and forced to walk many miles without water, to get to the ship's destination, the master in command had refused to give Judah any water. He had seen that Judah had some fire in him and so had it in for him.

But, Judah fell to the ground and prayed to God to help him. Suddenly, there was a container filled with water presented to him. There is a moment when he looks up and sees who has given him this water. It's a great scene, but I don't want to give it all away. I recommend you get the movie; (our library had it for free.) You should be able to get it there. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Obedience of Christ

I couldn't get back to sleep last night, after being woken up, and God gave me a scripture to meditate on while I attempted to fall asleep. It was 2 Cor. 10:5, a well known verse by most.

It says, "Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." As I lay there contemplating the verse, 'the obedience of Christ' kept standing out to me. 'The obedience of Christ.' Notice the passage does not say, 'obedience TO Christ.' It says the 'obedience OF Christ.'

What this said to me was, we are to point to, or look at, the obedience of Christ in every situation. With every wrong thought and every wrong action that occurs in our life, we are to look to the obedience of Christ as our perfection. When we fail, God is not looking at our failure. He is looking at the 'obedience of Christ', His Son. (Of course, I'm speaking of born again people here.)

We need to let the devil (the accuser of the brethren) know that in ourselves we are nothing, but in Christ we are everything. We have put on His perfection. The first part of that verse talks about things that come against the 'knowledge of God.' I think the meaning here is that sometimes the devil wants us to believe we don't even know God; or that we don't know enough about Him; that we have failed and God has abandoned us. This is where we affirm that we know God, and not only know Him, but are found in Him.

The enemy's game is to always try to separate us from God; he can't do it in reality, (because we've been sealed) but he can do it, essentially, if he can get you to believe (in your mind) that you are separated from Him. Do not buy his lies. He is the father of lies. And he is not your father, as a born again person, so he has no authority over you (or your thoughts).

Brothers and sisters, be encouraged today, in the Lord. He loves you with an everlasting love. How long is everlasting?  Forever!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Keep the web free!

This is not my normal sort of post today, but I feel compelled to say this today. As an American, I feel the need to do what I can to protect our freedoms, and really, the freedom of anyone who uses and appreciates the use of the internet.

Up until now, we have not been taxed or charged to use the internet. If control is given over, as Pres. Obama wants to do, all of that will change. It's not a matter of "will it?" but when and how much will we be taxed.

More importantly, it will be the end of freedom of speech, as we know it. If the internet is put under the control of nations with dictatorial leaders, THEY will decide who gets to hear and say what and when. People... this cannot be allowed to happen! It's time to rise up and do something about it. We can effect change if we get together and do it!

I urge you today to go to ACLJ's website and at the top of the page you'll see "UN CONTROL OF INTERNET AND FREE SPEECH." You can listen to Jay's radio program there (to learn more about it) and sign the petition (in favor of freedom) that will be presented at the Congressional hearing on Wednesday to vote to draft legislation to stop Obama from giving over even more of our freedoms by handing the internet over to the "international community" or the UN!!

Thank you!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Deep Cries Out to Deep

When this man reached the end of himself, he was ready to cry out to Jesus.

He sensed that if he were to die he would go to a very dark, awful place, and it concerned him to the point that he decided to call out to a God he wasn't sure existed. But, the point is that he called; he inquired from a sincere heart. That's all that God asks of us. Seek Him with your innermost being and He will be found by you.

CBN TV - Living a Double Life Catches Up to Cheating Spouse

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Power of Right Believing

I am presently reading a book by Joseph Prince, (pastor of New Creation Church in Singapore) entitled "The Power of Right Believing." It just came out recently and is already on the New York Times Best Seller's list.

From this book, I'd like to share an excerpt from chapter 3 that deals with the power of hearing and knowing God loves you:

"I heard a story of a minister from Oregon who was assigned to provide counseling in a state mental institution. His first assignment was to a padded cell that housed deranged, barely clothed patients. The stench of human excrement filled the room. He couldn't even talk to the inmates, let alone counsel them ~ the only responses he got were groans, moans and demonic laughter.

Then the Holy Spirit prompted him to sit in the middle of the room and for a full hour sing the famous children's hymn that goes, "Jesus loves me! This I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong; they are weak, but He is strong." Nothing happened at the end of that first day, but he persisted. For weeks he would sit and sing the same melody with greater conviction each time: "Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so."

As the days passed, the patients began singing with him one by one. Amazingly,
by the end of the first month, thirty-six of the severely ill patients were transferred from the high-dependency ward to a self-care ward. Within a year, all but two were discharged from the mental institution." [taken from The Power of Right Believing, Joseph Prince]

If that doesn't speak to the power of those words, "Jesus loves me!" I don't know what does. Thirty-six people got their lives back, literally, from hearing and believing the truth of those three simple words! With child-like faith, sing along with the video that follows. My prayer is that you would know the love of the Father in a deeper way.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Marriage Supper of the Lamb

I enjoy food...maybe a little too much. I could stand to lose a few pounds, as well. I tend to run to "comfort food" in times of stress or when things seem a little out of control. I guess it's confession time. Well, they say confession is good for the soul, right? Mashed potatoes with gravy are probably second on the "comfort food" list to potato chips..

Well, let me just say, I used to drink alcohol (and to excess) and smoke cigarettes. I don't do those things anymore; not because I'm trying to be 'holier than thou,' but because God delivered me from them..thank you Jesus!

He delivered both my husband and I from alcohol. Now I'm not trying to put law on you and tell you that you need deliverance from these things...just giving you "our" testimonies. But, because I don't do those things anymore, sometimes I feel 'justified' in eating the wrong foods or even eating too much of something. There is no excuse for it, and I know that. I'll own up to that.

What I truly look forward to is the 'Marriage Supper of the Lamb.' See verse below~ I can imagine a banquet table set with wonderful foods, an abundance and a variety of foods. Best of all, we won't have to worry about calories!! No fretting over the waistline anymore! We will have a glorified body that can never get fat!! Won't that be awesome?  

But, the most awesome thing will be the fact that we are finally in the presence of our Savior, the Lord Jesus. He will be the Host of the 'momentous meal.' I don't really think that our eyes will be on the food...they will be fixed on Him, in all His radiance and beauty. Make sure that YOU are on that guest list. The only way to be included is to be born again, born from above, born of the Spirit. And that takes place when you make Jesus Lord of your life.

Revelation 19:9

New King James Version (NKJV)
Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”

I look forward to dining with you at the 'marriage supper of the Lamb.'

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


I love the book of John; it's my favorite book of the Bible. But, I especially love Jesus' analogy of us being sheep and He being the good Shepherd. I've always had a fondness for sheep, I guess because they look so cuddly with all of that wool, and they're cute! *Some say they are dumb, but they're smart enough to follow the shepherd!

Jesus even refers to Himself (John ch.10) as the "door." So, he is the Door and the good Shepherd. He says that his sheep know him and they follow Him. He goes on to say "the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep." (vs 11) I find it so beautiful that He who is the Door and the Shepherd becomes the 'Lamb' that was slain before the foundation of the world.

He was (is) the perfect spotless Lamb that gave His life for the sheep (us). He laid down His life, so that He could take it up again on resurrection morning. He did all that for you and for me; to give us new life in Him. Praise His name!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Great Physician

Luke was a physician, the author of the book of Luke in the New Testament. The account doesn't talk about whether or not he practiced medicine after his conversion to Christianity, but we do know that he was a follower and companion of the Apostle Paul.

Overall, the Bible contains very little about healing by way of medical science.

Prov. 17:22 says that "A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones."

Jer. 30:13 says, "There is no one to plead your cause, that you may be bound up; you have no healing medicines."

Jer. 46:11 states, "Go up to Gilead and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt; in vain you will use many medicines; You shall not be cured."

In the book of Luke (8:43) the good doctor recounts the story of an un-named woman who had had a flow of blood for 12 years. He says that she had spent all her money on physicians and could not be healed by any. (until she came to Jesus)

In Matthew, Mark and Luke, it is recorded that Jesus told the people, 'those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.' He was, in essence, saying, I am the greatest physician and I know that your spiritual condition is of the utmost importance; more important than your bodily physical condition. He knew there was a greater need. 

I believe that all healing comes when we come to the Savior of the world and first of all receive His love and become born again.  Know how much He loves you, in that He provided healing for you... spirit, soul and body. He is the Healer.
"For I am the Lord who heals you." Ex. 15:26b

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Broken Hearted

Before I came to know God through Jesus, many times I found myself broken-hearted. There were many things that happened to me, as I grew up and even as a grown up person that caused me to have a broken heart, including some very painful boyfriend relationships.

My father committed suicide when I was 19. That was the saddest day of my life, and yes, I was broken-hearted. I would say I was broken-hearted... to the core of my being. There were feelings of blame, shame, resentment, anger, confusion and betrayal. I was in a sea of emotional wreckage.

I was not a Christian at that time. I know that if I had been, it still would have been terrible, but I would have been able to cope with it so much better. I would not have felt the profound despair that I felt that day. Not that terrible things never happen to you as a Christian, but if you are a Christian and something bad happens, you have a "Rock" to depend upon. You have a "Comforter" to lay your head on. You have Someone who will listen to you in the midnight hours. You have Someone to run to when trouble comes. 

If you find yourself broken-hearted today...know that the Father loves you. He truly cares about you and everything that concerns you. I hope that you have been born again and belong to Him, but if not, you can do it right now. Just say, Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God and that You died for me. You became sin for me. You paid the price for my redemption. You rose again so that You could offer me new life. I know that in You is the only place I will truly find life. I give you my life with all its brokenness...take it and do something with it. Amen

If you prayed that simple, but life-giving prayer, welcome to the family of God! He is the Healer of broken hearts. He sets us in families. He intercedes for us. Begin your journey by reading the book of John. You will never be the same!

Friday, March 7, 2014

If You Have a Need, Ask.

Would you say that God would be the best example of what a great Father looks like? I certainly would. He is the Creator of fatherhood! Fathers have such a crucial role in the family. When fathers have gone missing (or never showed up in the first place) there is a real and painful void in that family unit.

My point in saying all this is...God is certainly the best Father of all, and He loves you deeply. He wants to see you blessed, prosperous, healed, joyful and at peace. The true definition of "peace" is "nothing missing, nothing broken." And the Word says that He has "no greater joy than to hear that His children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4

Read "the truth" below...believe in the "how much more" and then ask Him.

…what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
Matthew 7:9–11

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jesus Culture- Your Love Never Fails

We know, according to the Bible, that God loves us. Just being honest, sometimes we feel as though He is far from us and we have a hard time sensing His love for us. (There are those pesky five senses again) That's why we are told not to go by what our feelings are telling us. We are to renew our minds to the Word of God.... Rom. 12:2 (the truth)

This is what 1 John  4:7-11 has to say: "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

And knowing that we are loved by our Father...we CAN love others. It frees us to love others. In order to love, we first have to receive the Father's love for ourselves. Receive it today as you listen to this song....

Sunday, March 2, 2014

About My Father's Business

I stayed home from church today. I was feeling a little funky, not to was -15 degrees outside this morning! We live in NW Wisconsin of the U.S. of A. and it has been mighty cold lately [pretty much all winter]. The kind of cold that makes your eyeballs hurt. Haha No...I'm not kidding.

I was watching Charis Christian Center's online service today. Here is the link.
Once you get there, just click on MEDIA and then LIVE STREAM. The times are 8:25 am and 10:00 am Mountain Time (USA) on Sunday mornings. Lawson Perdue and his lovely wife Barbara are the Pastors there. He was teaching from Revelation 1 this morning, expounding on who the person of Jesus really is.

As I watched the sermon, God began speaking to me about what he wants us to do. We had felt this was the direction to go, but God pretty much confirmed it in my heart. Not only did He confirm it, but He gave me insight as to why we were to do this particular thing. Sometimes we try to reason things out and if it doesn't make sense to us, we toss it aside. So, He knew I needed a reason! He is so good.

This is a prime example of how God gives us revelation and knowledge when we seek Him. His word says, ..."He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Heb. 11:6c We are also told to "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matt. 6:33 These are His promises to us!

Jesus, when He walked the earth, asked his parents..."Did you not know that I must be about my Father's business?"  Luke 2:49b

He is a good God, and He isn't trying to hide things from us. He wants to pour into us, but we do need to position ourselves to be poured into, the same way you position a cup prior to pouring coffee in that cup. That means being available to listen to Him when He speaks. If we keep ourselves so busy and distracted by what the world has to offer, (which isn't much), we won't be able to hear from our Father in heaven. So, today....make yourself available to Him. He won't disappoint you.

Friday, February 28, 2014

This man made a decision for Christ at age 5..

Watch this man as he tells his story about getting off track, but that God had him safely in His grasp. He had given his life to the Lord at age five. Jesus never left him, not for one minute. He loves us enough to reach out to us and teach us a better way to live! I love His redemptive nature. Be blessed as you watch.

 CBN TV - When Your Lavish Lifestyle Leads You Astray

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What does it mean to "stand?"

One day I was meditating on the Word and the word "stand" kept coming up in my thoughts. I began asking the Lord what He truly meant by using the word "stand" so many times in the Bible. When a particular word is used many times, it must have great significance.

I looked at certain passages such as, I Peter 5:12, which says in part, "...exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand."

I Thes. 3:8, "For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord."

Col. 4:12 in part, "...that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God."

Eph. 6:13 in part, "...and having done all, to stand."

Gal. 5:1 in part, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free..."

There are many more that I have not listed. You can do a search (I use for the word 'stand' and see what you come up with. It's quite interesting. The Lord spoke to my heart and said, "You are able to stand when you know that you are forgiven." [Read it over a few times.]

I Cor. 15:1 says, "Moreover brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand."  The gospel is the good news that we have been forgiven! We are able to stand, knowing that we are forgiven! Once and for all time. Our sins have been dealt with and He remembers them no more. The gospel tells me that I have been forgiven..I stand in that forgiveness. What love the Father has for us!

Be sure to watch the video, on this blog, by Joseph Prince titled, "Boast of the Lord's love for you." and be blessed.

Boast of the Lord's love for you, not your love for Him

Friday, February 21, 2014

Spring...Where are you?

Are you having a tough day? Winter can get to feel mighty long right about now...seems to be no end of snow and cold in sight, at least for us northerners. Well, let me rethink that last statement. The south has been getting it this winter, too.

It's pretty easy to become weary if we let ourselves go there. I am the "let me hibernate" type. I would be most happy to crawl into a cave (a warm cave, mind you) and just wait it out 'til Spring. But alas, we don't have that option. Back to reality, Nina.

I love to be an encourager and I think I got a little off track this morning. :/ Forgive me. Lately, I am reading Hebrews. It's such an amazing book of the Bible. While in chapter 9, we are reminded of Christ, our High Priest vs. 11 "But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. vs. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption."

When we are found in Him, we have eternal redemption! The way that it is sometimes preached, you would get the impression that our redemption is 'conditional.' Conditional upon our performance on a daily basis. No, a thousand times no. We belong to Him. A person, at the last day, will either be found in SIN or in CHRIST. I have chosen to be found in Christ. Once and for all time.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Joseph Prince - What is Earnest Prayer to God? - 22 May 2011

This is such a powerful teaching from Joseph Prince. God has given US authority to command things on the earth and in our own bodies. See Luke 10:19 and Titus 2:15
Earnest prayer to God, then, is taking and using the authority that we have been given by God to command situations.

Once at a Christian Women's meeting, God spoke to my heart as I was studying the Word. He said, "The Spirit and the Word work together to bring LIFE to a situation." It was a powerful word to me then, and whenever I repeat it, it's just as powerful in me. In other words, when we who are Spirit-filled (born-again believers) speak the living Word of God TO a situation that needs to change, LIFE goes forth to it. We are speaking life to it. I hope you will meditate on this today...let God speak to your heart about it. And if you need to watch the video several times, do so. Walk in your God-given authority.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Come Over to the New Covenant

David and I have had a revelation of 'grace.' Since that time, we have had a tough time attending some of the churches out there. Not because we don't love our brothers and sisters, because we certainly do! We love and enjoy the fellowship of the saints.

Our problem stems from the fact that so many preachers/teachers are still teaching and preaching as if we are bound to the law. Still living as if the New Covenant hasn't happened yet. It's as if Jesus' sacrifice means nothing. It's a shame and it's not right.

It's time for them (us) to step into the New Covenant! Even Old Testament scripture tells us (looking forward) that there will be a time when this next passage will be a reality for us [and now is]; "The time is coming, declares the Lord, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah." Jer. 31:31 And He goes on to say, "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more." Jer. 31:34c  Please read through this chapter for yourself. This is Old Testament! We have the "how much more" of the New Testament!! Ask God to give you revelation on what this means.

We are the New Covenant Church...let's walk in the liberty and grace Jesus suffered and died to provide for us. Let's BE WHO WE ARE as the Church.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

There is One Door

Some people try to to tell us that there are many ways to heaven, many ways to God. This is simply not true. How do we know?
Well, Jesus Himself said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

If you are truly, sincerely seeking God from your whole heart, He will reveal Himself to you. I've seen it over and over again. The Bible also says that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. He will reward you with the truth of who He is. (Heb. 11:6) That is for starters.

Then as you begin to dig into His word, you will find a multitude of promises that He gave to you. By faith, you appropriate the things that He has for you. He has such amazing good plans for your life. For every life, if only people would look to Him. His will is that none should perish. None. His heart is for you beloved.

Friday, February 7, 2014

You are powered up

Sometimes the road ahead looks pretty daunting. The weather can be treacherous at times. Sometimes there are family problems we're not sure how to handle. If we're not careful.. our emotions are up and down like a well pump handle.  Let's face it, we live in a fallen world.

We'd really like it if things in this world were perfect, but it's not to be on this planet. So, we just need to deal with things the way that they are, knowing that we have an edge, an advantage that so many people do not have. Being born again, we have the Lord's Spirit living on the inside of us. We have an overcoming spirit!

Eph. 6:10 says, " Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." If you read on in the chapter, we have the full armor of God. He hasn't left us defenseless. And He said He would never leave us nor forsake us. He's got us covered. So no matter what you may be facing today...know that you have everything you need to overcome and be victorious. His grace is sufficient for you.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Joseph Prince - How Believers Fall From Grace - 17 April 2011

So many times, I've heard a preacher, or a news anchor say, "Yes, he's fallen from grace", talking about someone who had yielded to some sinful behavior. Joseph explains that that is not what is meant by "falling from grace," not in the biblical sense, at all. Watch and see the true meaning of this Bible phrase.