Monday, October 31, 2011

On A Positive Note!


On a positive note I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by theway he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. Note: People will forget what you said; people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel......

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

In A Time Such As This!

There is most certainly a war 0n the horizon in the Middle East because the Muslim countries are determined and bent  to destroy Israel, We, as Christians, know this. because we are in-tune with the word of God. It will be a war that will be very serious and the effects of this war will be felt all over the world. This war will be about, the future existence of the state of Israel and in the end the free world. It will involve all of the Muslim countries, the same as in the past, the Muslims will attack Israel to try, as they say, to drive the Jews into the sea.  So much for that peaceful religion called Islam. Whenever this war starts, do not think that it is restricted to that area. Americans everywhere must do everything we can to put a stop to the enemies of Israel and freedom everywhere by letting these people think they have an opportunity to destroy Israel and freedom around the world. What do I mean? It means simply this, standing as one with Israel. 

The challenge (The fight) with the Islamist is this, they seek to impose their religion on everybody, This is what most people do not understand.  It is time for freedom loving people around the world to wake up and smell the coffee.  It is not only Israel but it is all the world that does not go along with their agenda. We are approaching the end of the age fast and people are numb as to what is happening in this world. If they would only read their Bible they would see what is clearly happening. Yes the Bible, because you can never believe what a newspaper or the news on TV will tell you. They lie, but God’s word is true! Amen!

“The problem is that, because in the end  the Muslims  must (according to sharia law), and according to what they believe is God’s will, make everyone feel subdued in order to achieve their purpose, These people will not stay restrained or moderate. They will not be satisfied with anything less than the final domination of sharia law and they certainly will not resist the use of violence when it becomes the means and method to get their way.” Not only is Israel in danger, the whole world is. There is a rising tide of Islamist governments growing throughout Middle East and North Africa and spreading even further.  They have all but taken over Europe. Just look at the news from there. They are taking over.

“We’re witnessing not just the violent kind of jihad that these Islamist believe God compels them to engage in, but also, where they must for premeditated reasons, use a more sneaky kind, or civilized jihad known as the Muslim Brotherhood.  If you take time to look you can see that playing out, not only in the Middle East but also in Europe, in Australia, in Canada and here in the United States. We must wake up! The spread of Sharia, is the most pressing and serious challenge we face as Christians and a free people. Yes not only Israel but the free world.

Through craftiness and just being plain sneaky, they have lucratively made a way into important parts of the free world including our own government and civil institutions.” We now even have Muslims worshiping in our Christian  churches. These people are working overtime to accomplish their purpose of a Muslim world. The fiddler plays as Rome burns! By his own actions Obama embraces the Muslim Brotherhood. By doing this he is legitimating our enemies. He is giving them the go ahead. He helps their influence, their action, and their saturation into our very way of life and it greatly increases the prospect that they will be successful at what the Muslim Brotherhood’s own documents indicate is their desire, which is to destroy western civilization from within.” Wake up Mr. Barrack Hussein Obama. Democracy is okay, with Muslims,  if all you want is one-man-one-vote one-time. That is precisely what the Muslim Brotherhood and its like-minded Islamist friends want.” People all over the world are being fooled or they think that it is nothing that they have to worry about. Boy are these people wrong!

“The president (if that is what you want to call him, I have a better name for him) and his administration are not trying to stop them. It is more like they are helping them. What we are going to wind up with in the end, not just in Tunisia, not just in Libya, not just in Egypt, but probably also in Syria, as we have in Lebanon, as we have in Gaza and probably will have down the road in Yemen, Bahrain, maybe Saudi Arabia  is the takeover through the ballot box and terrorism  of all people.  They will never allow others freedom, they will impose Sharia law and they will use whatever means they can gather, not only to suppress and hold back their own people, but to endanger us as well!”

As The followers of Jesus Christ we need to be on our knees seeking God's help in turning this dangerous tide of  Muslim terrorist who want to impose their way of life on God's people and a free world. Who knows if you or I might be here in this world for such a time as this. I will always speak out about this enemy of God's children and Israel. God bless the USA and the nation of Israel! Even so come Lord Jesus is my prayer.

Monday, October 24, 2011

This Little Light of Mine!


He divided the 300 men into three companies, and he put trumpets and empty pitchers into the hands of all of them, with torches inside the pitchers. He said to them, “Look at me and do likewise. And behold, when I come to the outskirts of the camp, do as I do. “When I and all who are with me blow the trumpet, then you also blow the trumpets all around the camp and say, ‘For the LORD and for Gideon.’” So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, when they had just posted the watch; and they blew the trumpets and smashed the pitchers that were in their hands.            {Judges 7: 16-19} NASB

When The Lord called Gideon to lead Israel against their enemies, He wanted to show the Israelite s that a small army sanctioned and authorize by God was more efficient and successful than huge armies. But look how they came to battle– with weapons that an army would as a rule would not use. They fought with the shofar (A trumpet made of a ram's horn, blown by the ancient Hebrews during religious ceremonies and as a signal in battle, ) and lamps! They fought with weapons that the world would consider ineffective, yet the Israelite s overcame and prevailed mightily over their enemies. They shouted as loud as they could, sounded the shofar, and broke the vessels that held the fire so that their lamps erupted all the way through with brightness and intensity. The trumpet was and still is symbolic of the word of our God. We as Christians must put forth that certain and sure sound. The sound of that mighty rushing wind! We must keep our lamps all trimmed and burning!

This Bible story is a powerful symbol and image for us. If we look at ourselves as "earthen vessels" holding the fire of God, in other words,  the Spirit of God within us, then a "breaking" of the outer man is needed and is essential for His inner light to come through. Victory, Triumph, and achievement can come out of brokenness. Do not ever forget that. The old life, often called the "old man", (self) when it is actually and beyond doubt crucified and broken, will give way to the release of the Lord's Spirit that will and can come into our lives. God cannot and will not fill that which is already filled with self-will, The death of Christ has broken the power of our self-will, because we were crucified with Him. When we remember and become aware to that very statement we will see the bright light and the victory that awaits us as his followers. Remember, we are the light of the world and we can be that light only as long as we are full of the Word of God.

We must, as followers of the Lord let the love, peace, joy, and all the Fruits of the Spirit breakthrough in our lives. Our old life of Self has been and is continually being broken, as the Lord’s  triumphant and victorious light shines through our earthen vessel.
Just like Gideon and his men won a great victory that day, we can too! This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Two Horses

The Following was sent to me in a email and I thought that it would be worth passing on to the readers of this blog. Lot of truths are in the story!

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.

From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing....

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.

This alone is amazing Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to the horse's halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.
 

As you stand and watch these two friends, You'll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, And that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk To where the other horse is, Trusting that he will not be led astray.

When the horse with the bell returns To the shelter of the barn each evening, It stops occasionally and looks back, Making sure that the blind friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives To help us when we are in need..

Sometimes we are the blind horse Being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way....Good friends are like that... You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.

Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours. And remember...Be kinder than necessary- Everyone you meet is fighting Some kind of battle..Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly......

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Being In The Faith

Try your own selves, whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves. Or know ye not as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed ye be reprobate.       (2 Corinthians 13:5)
 
Deception and trickery is one of the Devils greatest tools. He uses it as a weapon against Christians. Deception was the weapon that he used to trick Adam and Eve in the garden and both of them to fall. Since deception was the primary weapon used by Satan in his effort to trick Adam and Eve we can rest assured that he will do the same to all people. The human race is plagued with deception and for this very reason many are deceived, including Christians.  
The church is no longer what it used to be. It (in most cases) is not no longer a refuge, a hospital for the sick, a place to give honor to Christ. In fact most churches are everything but that. During my lifetime I have seen the church steady go down. Sad, but the truth! Most churches today are no more than a glorified social club. The crosses are coming down from more churches every day. Most signs, in front of the churches, say nothing about Jesus, but rather everything else from chicken dinner sales, to fashion shows, garage sales, soup sales, bingo, and you name it.
 We now have in some churches the removal of song books, the Koran is being placed next to the Bible in the pew. What fellowship does light have with darkness.  People come to church with problems and the preacher sends them to a psychologist. This should never be. The church of our God should be a house of deliverance and not what it has become.  This is a very alarming thing. People do not need the 12 step program, the prosperity gospel, or the purpose driven life. These things should be a warning sign.  In either of these there is no cross, or a crucified Savior. What we do need is Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  
Every believer needs to do the same thing that our brother Paul did and said; “Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith”   Our belief system must revolve around Jesus Christ and Him crucified. If it does not we need to get rid of it and deny the false ways and take up the cross and follow Jesus, because He is the way.