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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Joseph Prince — Knowing You're Forgiven Imparts Faith For Healing

This is a wonderful teaching excerpt from Joseph Prince regarding KNOWING that you are totally forgiven and free.

I was asking God one day to show me what He meant by the word "stand" used so often in the Word of God. I know what "stand" means; dictionary-term-wise, but I wanted to know more about His use of the word. He showed me that I am only able to "stand" KNOWING that I am FORGIVEN.
It was a powerful word of revelation to me. He showed me this as I was standing at my kitchen sink, where He so often speaks His truths to me. God is so good!

If you have questions about something in the Word, or anything else, just ask Him with a sincere heart that is seeking truth. He loves to teach us, show us things, and reveal His love to us. Be blessed today as you listen to this message!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Names of Jesus

John is my favorite book of the Bible.

It (he) paints such a descriptive and beautiful picture of Jesus. He is the central figure of our Christian faith, the Object of our faith, and John did a wonderful job (through the Holy Spirit) of telling us who this Man is, and what He came to do.

In reading this first chapter of John, the varied names of Jesus are evident on it's pages;

The Word, the Light, God, the Only Begotten of the Father, the Only Begotten Son, the Christ, the Lord, Jesus, the Lamb of God, a Man, He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit, the Son of God, Rabbi, Teacher, the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth-the son of Joseph, the King of Israel, and the Son of Man.

Jesus is the great I Am. He is there for us [to be for us] whatever we need in the moment. There are many more names for Jesus, but suffice it to say that He knows what we need and He is capable of meeting that need in the fullness of who He is.

If you need healing, He is your Healer. If you are brokenhearted, He is the Mender of your broken heart. If you need strength, He is your Strength. (The joy of the Lord is our strength.) If you need a sound mind (peace of mind) He is your Peace. (You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee.) Thank you Jesus that You are our All in all.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer.

I don't think we've ever needed prayer for this nation as we do right now. This is my own prayer for our nation. Please join with me in agreeing for these things to be done in Jesus' name.

Father, we come to you today with heavy hearts for the state that our nation is in right now. It seems that unrighteousness is ruling the day in so many areas of our society. Your word says that 'righteousness' exalts a nation. We are praying, Lord, and asking for you to lift up wise and righteous leaders in our nation. We know that there is HOPE for our nation to be turned around and we acknowledge that our hope is in YOU, not in government or it's leaders. You are the One who can turn it all around.

Our nation was founded on Your principles and values. Our nation was founded on the Rock that is Christ. Take us there again, Lord. Help each of us to preach the Word and declare Your goodness to those who don't know You. Help us as Your body to be united in Spirit. Help us to love one another. Help us to walk in Your ways.

We declare that You will have Your way with America. You are not finished with us as a nation. Use the United States of America to be a shining city on a hill. Use America to show other nations that Righteousness truly exalts any nation.

We lift up and pray for Israel as well, that she would be safe and secure. We know that Your hand is upon Israel, as she is the apple of Your eye. Let her enemies be scattered and brought to confusion. Let anyone who tries to attack Israel be brought down. We pray a blessing over Israel for continued prosperity, health, and shalom peace, in Jesus' name we pray. Amen

Monday, April 27, 2015

Mother's Day Soon Approaching

Mother's Day is soon approaching (May 10th) and you'll want to be prepared to give thanks to your Mom for all she has done for you.

The word Mother means: 1. a. To give birth to  b. To give rise to: produce
                                          2. to care for or protect like a mother

When I think of the word "mother" so many more things come to mind than just those listed above. How could we ever sum up what being a mother entails? How could we ever define motherhood in any finite terms? There are so many things that a mother does in the lives of her children.

From the time a child is born, she spends endless hours, caring for, bathing, feeding, and protecting her child. What about the teaching? She will spend countless hours teaching her child everything from how to feed himself to how to walk, tie his how to ride a bicycle.

She teaches her child everything from manners to math. She teaches him how to treat people with kindness. She teaches him how to be helpful to others. She teaches him to respect people and especially his elders. She is his taxi cab driver, nurse, cook, confidant, friend ~ when he seems to have none.

She is priceless. How about giving her a book she will love for Mother's Day? Show her that she is important to you in your life. And if you are a Mom, I want to say thank you and wish you "Happy Mother's Day!"

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring is Here!

Ah, March 20th, we have waited for you for so long. Spring is here and many of us have been waiting pa...well, maybe not so patiently for it to arrive.

Spring always makes me think about Easter, and Easter always makes me think about new birth. I've been watching the birds and squirrels gather up leaves and this and that for the purpose of building a nest. I watched as one squirrel stuffed his mouth full of dried up leaves from last fall and then scurry up the pine tree toward her nest area.

They are preparing for the new birth.

Just as the animals around us are preparing for the birth of their young; new birth...Jesus is calling  people into the experience of the new birth. The Bible says He calls us by name. Isn't that amazing? The Creator of heaven and earth calls us by name; calls us into His kingdom.

One day, Jesus was explaining the new birth to a man named Nicodemus. Starting in verse 3 of John ch. 3, He states, "Jesus answered and said to him, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.' Nicodemus said to Him, 'How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?'  Jesus answered, 'Most assuredly I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. (new birth)

Nicodemus answered and said to Him, 'How can these things be?' (please read John 3 for the full story)

I really hand it to Nicodemus. He was a sincere seeker of truth and because of this, Jesus revealed Himself to Nicodemus. Verse 17 says, 'For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 

It's the heart of the Father that all men be saved. Have you been born again? If not, then today is the day of salvation for you. The word says that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness (right-standing with God) and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10

If you prayed that and fully agreed with it in your heart, you are saved (born again) and have joined the family of God. Celebrate your new birth. Tell someone that you invited the Lord into your life (He makes you new) to perform His miracle working power in you!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet a Key to Recovery

Have you heard of the Ketogenic Diet?

Are you or someone you love struggling with a diagnosis of cancer?

I know that far too many people seem to be getting diagnosed with cancer these days. We are hearing about it like never before! According to what is shared in this video, there is hope for victims of cancer. It sounds like a simple fix, if a person is willing to change his/her eating habits.

What would it be worth to overcome cancer? To be cancer-free!  I think most people would say almost anything.

Life is precious and if there is something we can do to prolong it and be there for our family a while longer; fulfill the Lord's call on our lives, then by all means we should find out what that 'something' is. Please watch the following video. My prayer is that the information will be of help to you or a loved one.

Prayer is very important, along with thanking God for His healing power that works in us!

Thanks to for the use of this video.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Perfect PEACE

Now there's a concept. Perfect peace. Is it even possible?

Jesus said it was (and is). Do we believe what the Lord told us? He is not a man that He will lie or change His mind. (1 Sam. 15:29)
He is God and God is telling us that we can enjoy 'perfect peace.' But how?

He tells us how in His word. God says that we will have perfect peace when we TRUST HIM and KEEP OUR MIND ON HIM. The scripture where this is found is Isaiah 26:3, which says; "You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." This is a Promise to us that we can hold on to and remember in uncertain or fearful times.

I encourage you to read Isaiah 26 for yourself. The passage's subtitle is 'A Song of Salvation.' It goes on to say '...this song will be sung in the land of Judah.' Judah means praise. And we have come to know how important it is to enter into praising the Lord. We cannot be in fear or worry when we are praising the Lord of heaven and earth. It is powerful warfare in the Spirit.

The passage goes on in saying that we have a strong city (the Lord) talks about truth and keeping the truth. Then it says, 'in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength! It goes on to say 'The desire of our soul is for your name and for the remembrance of You.' Our hearts (the real spirit man) cry out for God every second of every day.

He is giving us instructions on how to stay in the love of God. He is reaffirming us that He is our strength and that He is trustworthy. He tells us that He will establish peace for us...already accomplished in us if we know His Son as Savior. He has given us, through His divine power, all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3)

Love and Peace to you today!

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Today I want to talk about Innocence. Not a word we hear very often anymore... it seems.

I have such a strong sense in me that it is a word that is important to God. And of course, not just the word, but it's essence. We live in this world that seems to be full of evil happenings. It really makes me wonder what the days of Noah were like... some days it seems we're there.

We are surrounded by dirty movies, porn shops, strip clubs, casinos (and everything that goes on there), bars (along with some pretty nasty bar fights). Cursing has become almost common within social media and on television these days, child sex trafficking is a huge problem, ISIS and the list just seems to go on....

I am not saying all of this to bring you down or cause you to be depressed. I just think it's something that needs to be talked about...the seeming lack of innocence these days.

 One of the strongest and I think best definitions of Innocence is:

1. a :  freedom from guilt or sin through being unacquainted with evil : blamelessness

I love that. As Christians, we need to be as unacquainted with evil as we can possibly be. God has given us eyes that we can close, heads that can turn away, voices to say no to certain things that we know to be wrong and vile. He tells us, that with every temptation, He will make a way of escape. And He does, if we are open to it; if we love righteousness and are willing to submit ourselves to Him.

I truly believe that when we arrive in heaven, Jesus will restore our innocence, and not just partially, but totally. He will give us back the childlike innocence we once had. I don't know about you, but I so look forward to that day. A huge chunk of that innocence was stolen from me as a young child...but one day... I'll get it back.

I'm sure that you have had areas in your life where innocence was stolen from you, maybe far too soon, maybe by someone bigger and stronger than you were. You may have even been afraid to say anything about the abuse, and you may have held it inside of you for years. What was stolen from you...your innocence, will be restored to you one day.

Take heart, Christian. Jesus loves you, as the song says, and He will turn all of the wrongs into rights one day soon. He will govern righteously, with justice and equity. He will wipe away every tear from our eyes. Innocence...hold on to what you can, until all is restored.  God bless you richly.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Day for Love

Valentine's Day is soon approaching...are you ready to share your feelings with that special person in your life? Show the kids how much you love them? I think most of us do that every mid-February. After all, at least for we northerners, we need something to focus on other than the temperature and wind chill!

There are several ways to show love...a gift, a special dessert, bringing a meal to someone in need, a special card in the lunch box, a night at the movies, dinner out, roses, etc. There are a host of things we do to show someone we care for them.

God demonstrated His love this says in 1 John 4:9-11, "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."

You can see that I emphasized the words, 'God so loved us.' I did that for a reason. I think so many people just skim over this fact...that God loved [and loves] us. The Bible says that 'while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.' [Rom. 5:8] He chose to love us as sinners, (we had no way to clean ourselves up in order to be holy, righteous or clean enough for Him) because He is Love.

It's tough to really get a grasp on that concept, isn't it? We tend to think of love in terms of things or an emotion, rather than a Person. But Love is a Person...the Person of Jesus Christ. Ask Him to reveal His love to you today. Seek to know [through His Word] how much He loves you. Don't worry about your [amount of] love for Him...that will follow naturally.. once you understand how much... 
He loves you. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

His Grace Abounds

There are those who would say they have a 'good handle' on grace. Others say, "Oh yes, our pastor is a 'grace' preacher." Or, "Our congregation understands grace."

Upon listening to the pastor, or talking with the people, we've discovered, they don't have an understanding of the grace of God. If they did, they would not have uttered what was just said. I don't mean for this to sound 'high and mighty' or arrogant at all, by the way.

Everyone is on a journey of learning and exploration. Some seem to really press into the word of God. And that's great, but it's not the 'be all and end all.' What we've discovered is (not to say we have arrived by any means) that grace has to come by revelation! Paul makes this statement more than once. See 2 Cor. 12:7, Gal. 1:12, Eph. 1:17, Eph. 3:3 and others.

God says in His word.. 'And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.' Jer. 29:13 We had such a longing for truth, and especially truth in this very area of grace and wanting to know God's true character. Were we sinners or saints, was God good or sometimes just an angry God? We had sincere questions that we needed sincere answers to, and God has delivered in many ways and will continue to answer as we ask Him.

We won't know everything while we are here on the earth. Maybe we won't even know everything in heaven. But I do know He answers a hungry heart. I know that He delights in us when we seek Him. I know that He is good, because his word tells me so.

Delight yourself in Him. Meditate on His word. Ask Him those things you are puzzled about and need answers to. He won't let you down.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Through It All Andrae Crouch

I'm sorry to say that I wasn't very familiar with Andre Crouch and his music and ministry. I'm not sure why...I think I've been missing out.

Today is the first time I remember hearing this man's testimony and I really enjoyed it. It's so interesting to see the way God moves in each person's life. He was born again at the age of 9 and had a stuttering problem, but that was no match for what God intended to do in his life.

Watch, listen and enjoy his redemption story...another one of many great testimonies to God's power and grace. Blessings!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Welcome 2015!

A new year!
New possibilities, new relationships, new's all here.

As we ring in the new year, I hope that you can say you are 'in Christ.' I wouldn't want to face anything, including a new year, without Christ living in me. It can be a tough world out there.
Yes, many good things can happen and there are many good people out there, but as we all know, life can be very challenging at times. Work and family relationships can be trying. Things just naturally go wrong...we live in a fallen world where satan is the ruler. But he is only ruler of those who have not received Christ as Savior and Lord. He has no authority over the "believer."

As I said, I hope that you can say, with assurance, 'I am safe and secure in Christ. He is my Rock and my Fortress, my Strong Tower.' If you have not received Him as Lord yet, today is the day of salvation. God is a NOW God; He is in the present. He is there with you right now, calling you into His kingdom. He loves you with an everlasting love. He is LOVE.

2 Corinthians 5:17New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
The Bible tells us,

Romans 10:9-10New King James Version (NKJV)

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 
So, if you have believed from your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord, go and tell someone about what you've done. As you confess what you believe, your salvation is being sealed by the Holy Spirit.  Welcome to the new you in the New Year!