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t4        TWO WAYS TO APPROACH GOD

 

I have learned over my 62 years of reading the bible, that there are two ways to approach God about my need for obtaining His help. I can make a VOW, 0r I can approach Him in FAITH.

I’ll explain the VOW approach: 

If I approach God with a request for help, and couple it with making Him a promise, it will sound similar to this;  EXAMPLE:  “Oh God, if you are out there somewhere, will you help me out of this mess I’m in?  I will always love you and I will follow your advice in the scriptures. I will do something for somebody, or I will stop doing this or that, or begin to do this or that, etcetera, etcetera….A vow will always ask God to move first with a following promise from us!

This method is called “making a VOW” in the scriptures. It is a dealmaking approach, –  it is legal! It was done several times by personalties in the bible with following positive results. This was done mostly in the First Testament under Moses law. Simply stated; – a vow is making a deal with God. We are asking Him to move first,- and then trust us to keep our promise. This is sometime referred to as a “foxhole prayer.”  “…Oh God, if you will get me out of here alive, I promise I’ll do whatever you want me to do for the rest of my life.” There is no telling how many times this kind of prayer was used in ‘World War 11’. And no doubt, very often successful. The giant killer David, said the following to God in Psalms; “…I will pay you my vows… which my mouth has spoken when I was in trouble.” It is an acceptable way to approach God.  However,- there is a downside to using this approach for help. It is our humanity! We make promises that we sometimes don’t keep -when once the heat is off.  We’re imperfect humans, and we can forget. It appears that God only forgets when we repent!  If God answers our petition for help based on the conditions we gave Him,- and then we don’t keepour end of the deal‘, it can compound our problems.  [Read  Ecclesiastes 5: verses 1 and 2 in your bible.] Those words are not very complimentary to a person who makes a vow and then doesn’t follow through on their part of the deal. The fallout can be pretty severe.

Because a vow is made on a deal of our choosing,-  if I don’t then follow through on my  part after God has done His part, – the legals of  “law keeping” kick in. We step back into the old covenant system when we make a vow… “An eye for an eye.” It works similar to probation. If I am given clemency based on an agreement, and then don’t fulfill my agreement, – my troubles will compound!  Many people have created this kind of problem in their life because of this approach, and then don’t realize what is causing their continual dissapointments. They ponder questions like;” Why don’t things get better for me?” or, “Why is it that nothing I do seems to work right for me?”

Before you set these thoughts aside, – I strongly recommend that you read the above mentioned verses in the bible. I would suppose there is a place for this “vow” approach even today, in an extreme emergency situation. But there is a better system in place now..

Give this some meditation! If you know of an agreement you made with God, that is in your history, – Correct it and fulfill it if you can, if not ask God to forgive you for your failure, – and He will!  God is quick to forgive,- ‘when we acknowledge our failure,’ – and ask Him!.  Now observe the following- ‘faith approach.

THE FAITH APPROACH:

If I go to God in the ‘faith method-  which works “by grace through faith”–  I am then moving into the New testament system, which was instituted when Jesus rose from the dead. I am no longer operating under the realm of  ‘law keeping’.

The ‘faith approach‘ sounds similar to this: “Oh Father God, author of grace and mercy, I am in a mess, and I really need your help. I love you, and I trust you, and I believe in you. I believe your promises are for me. Here is what I need help for; [such and such, and etcetera.] I am doing everything I know to do to be pleasing in your sight. If there is something I am not doing, or should be doing, please forgive me and let me know what I can do to correct it. I am leaning on your love for me and your stated promise to “listen when I call.Open my eyes and let me see what I need to know. I will be careful to do what you tell me to do. Thank you for your love and willingness to help me in this situation. I want to thank you in advance for helping me right now! I offer this prayer in Jesus Holy name.” This method is applying what Jesus has done for us. Then God sees us through the prism of Jesus’ perfection and applies it to us.  This is “grace” not law. This is clearly a New Testament way to pray!

Following that prayer, I will then do something to help someone else with their problem. Or I will give God an offering to something that I know God is interested in. I will be quick to make some kind of move as an act of faith and confidence in God. I will forgive someone for a transgression they did to me, or against me. This works by the law of “seedtime and harvest.” What I sow is what I reap. What I do toward others finds a way to come back to me.  We are then applying the ‘law of grace’ through the sacrifice that Jesus has made for us.  SELAH! (meditate this)

When we move in faith, we will always move first, i.e. [pay our tithe, give an offering, or do something to help somebody else with their problem, etc] – and then trust God to do His part. In this approach, we are not trying to earn it. We are relying on “grace through faith.” It is relying on what Jesus has done.

God can always be trusted. “JESUS NEVER FAILS.”

God made the first move toward us when He gave us His son to redeem us. What we do in return is done in faith , – to embrace what He has done for us. Someone said it this way; “God is a good checker player; – when it is our turn to move, –  He waits. It pleases God when I trust Him and show faith in His integrity.

Summary:  A vow says; “God, you move first and then trust me to do my part. ” Faith says; “God, I will move first, –  then trust you to help me.

Which way does your heart tell you to pray?   Selah!  GD

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FEAR OR CAUTION?

t53                           IS IT FEAR OR CAUTION?

 

President Franklin Roosevelt famously stated; “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

We are told in the book of Job, (from the bible) that Job said, “The thing I feared came upon me.” And then again He declared; “that which I was afraid is come to me.” If you are a bible reader you know the horrible things that happened to Job.

What is the difference between  fear and caution?

Consider this:  Fear and faith are both believers. One believes for bad and the other believes for good. If God is good and the devil is bad, then faith believes in what God will do, and fear believes in what the devil can do. Think about it!  In Psalms 23 the author said; I will fear no evil…” It is a choice we make.

One of them (God) loves us and the other one (devil) hates us. Which ever one we lend our believing to is the direction our life will go. Fear has torment! It will wake you up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, worrying about tomorrow. It makes many people hit the bottle to assuage that awful feeling. Fear will make you panic, and panic will make you hurt yourself.

Faith is totally supported by love.God IS love”

I read this following statement in the bible; “There they were in great fear, where no fear was.” (Psalm 90) Fear is one of the greatest and most effective tools that man’s enemy, the devil, uses. It seems to release him to do his dirty work, just like faith appears to release God to do good and desirable things for us. Fear and faith are only opposites in this respect; –  one believes for good things and the other believes for bad things.

Faith has JOY, – fear has TORMENT.

What is Caution?  Fear and caution are not the same. I can be cautious without being in fear. But it requires some wisdom and honesty to determine the difference. The scriptures taught me to “be careful (fearful) for nothing.” I am cautious when I drive my car. I am cautious when I consider the words I use. If I use grievous words, I stir up anger. If I speak softly I can turn away wrath and settle dissagreements. “The power of life and death is in my tongue.” I use caution when I train my child, lest I build in him/her an angry spirit of rebellion, and have a future I didn’t want for myself or for my child.

I choose to operate in faith. – not fear. It is my choice! That is also your choice. Faith keeps me in ‘good standing’ with God. “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” By living my life in faith, I know that God does things for me that I am not even aware of.

I have chosen to never let a comment come out of my mouth that claims either FEAR or PRIDE.  They both have clearly declared negative and undesirable consequences.  If I can restrain my mouth from claiming fear and pride, -my  believing will begin to align with it.  If I live my life in fear, bad things can happen that would have otherwise been avoided. GD

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* A NEW START FOR 2017*

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IT’S A NEW DAY – AND A NEW YEAR – AND A NEW START!

“This is what the God of Heaven says…he sent me to the nations who spoiled (did damage) to you (Israel),…he told me to tell them; ‘”he that touches (does damage) to you (Israel) touches the apple of my eye.” {Zech. 2:8} *Paraphrased*

“My eye” is a colloquial term sometime used to express disbelief in what someone told for the truth. It is derived, (as so many often used terms are today), – from the bible. God is clearly telling those who oppose Israel that they are ‘sticking their finger in His (God’s) eye.’

We have heard the expression “poking the bear.” Would you not think it would be worse to ‘poke your finger in God’s eye,’ especially if you did it deliberately in an attitude of rebellion. That is what former president Obama did in his recent ‘non-vote’ to protect Israel’s boundaries, –  and colluded with other nations, and even orchestrated this action against Israel. NOT SMART!

He was elected by the American people. Therefore, being our leader, making us responsible. The American people (christians) obviously claimed 11 Chronicles 7:14 during this last presidential campaign, and humbled ourselves before God, repenting for the sins committed in this nation, and for our departure from His principles. I could never be convinced that Donald Trump was elected to this office for any other reason offered, –  that could overpower that reason. 

Because of that, I can believe that the act of ‘poking God in the eye’ by the former president, can give us a reprieve from the consequences that might follow from that recent action against Israel. Our new president, Donald Trump does not have that view or attitude toward Israel. I believe God will grant us mercy because of our election of a man who has a clear love and respect for God and of Israel. Many factors are involved of course,- but this is a major one.

I am an eternal optimist. I am only moved from a position of faith, – not by unbelief and doubt or fear. But I can never disallow that the negative does exist. If I deliberately do wrong, I will experience the corresponding consequences. Only a certain loser will climb out on a limb and saw it off back close to the trunk. Keep your ‘eye clear’ –  and don’t “poke God in the eye.”

I offer my most grateful thanks for the American people who rose up and prayed, and then voted to correct the devastating direction we were headed in. I look forward with anticipation, as many of you are now doing,  to the corrections and changes we will see through the election of this new head of states, our new and God fearing President, Donald Trump. But – he won’t succeed without the arms of God around him!

God Almighty “counts our faith as righteousness” (read the book of Romans)

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What is it about THAT BABY?

39          What is it about THAT BABY?

For over two thousands years the world has celebrated the birth of one single little boy. We know the stories of the shepherds and the wise men and the angels singing in the heavens above the shepherds fields, – and that manger in a cattle stable, in the little town of Bethlehem, in the nation of Israel.

No man can ever describe it all.

But what fascinates me among other stories that are well known; –  is that little boys origin. If He was born of a virgin, then he had no human blood. We know the blood of a new born child is passed on from the male to the female at the time of conception. Which explains why women take on the males last name in the marriage ceremony. If the bloodline is through the male, –  then Jesus didn’t have human blood.

Mary was said to be about 14 or 15 years of age when she conceived. According to the scriptures, an angel hovered over her and the seed was planted by a spoken word from the angel. Where did that baby’s blood come from?

The blood of that little boy Jesus, was a specially created blood at the time of His conception. The IMMACULATE conception! It was never contaminated with sin. This is why no other person could remit sin. He referred to himself as “the door.” He was God, who put himself in a human body, who could be offered as a sacrifice to redeem man from eternal separation from Himself,- because of unforgiven sin.

That explains why the blood of Jesus was shed as a holy sacrifice for the sins of the world. No other blood was an acceptable sacrifice  because all human blood was contaminated with sin. Nobody else has ever been born of a virgin, – and nobody else could walk on top of a stormy lake either.

The spirit that was  in Jesus was not a natural human spirit. It was a Holy Spirit. “The Holy Spirit.” He was (is) the “Son Of God.” Or “God in the flesh.” He was all three – in one body. It is for good reason called,- the “mystery of the Godhead.”

Jesus could therefore correctly declare; “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” Before He left the earth, He told his disciples, “It is necessary for you that I go away. If I don’t go away the comforter cannot come.

The comforter was the Spirit that was in Him. He returned fifty days after He departed (on the day of pentecost), and entered the believers that were in that upper room. They spread the word and that wind of the Holy Ghost (Spirit) now dwells with us, and also in us, – today!  The Holy Spirit of that baby now dwells in beleivers who walk by faith and not by sight. He came back in His Spirit, – He will come back in spirit and flesh, – but not in flesh and blood. He gave his blood away, – to redeem us!

What else could explain or perpetuate this annual celebration called Christmas,- for over 2000 years?  The story has survived and will never die,-  because it is TRUTH!

” Oh tell me the story of Jesus, write on my heart every word. Tell me that story most precious, the sweetest that I’ve ever heard…”

I love to say it over and over again;

   MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  * Selah!

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NOW THAT IT’S OVER – OR IS IT?

T209

NOW THAT IT’S OVER – OR IS IT?

It was a breath taking event when the election was determined and the ‘God rejecting Democratic party’ (2012 convention) was defeated. At eighty years of age, I have never seen a more obvious intervention by the hand of supernatural power on a national scale. But.- as the following week was passing, it became obvious that it was not over, – and not to my surprise!

The violent demonstrations, registering the opposition to the election results here in the streets of America, reminded me of a happening in the life of Jesus.

Example:  A boy was brought to Jesus by his father, who was possessed by demons. (Mark chapter nine KJV.) Jesus commanded the demons to come out. “You deaf and dumb spirit, I charge you, come out of him…and the spirit cried, and rent (threw a walleyed fit) him sore (severely), and came out of him…”

Why does Satan do that? Answer: Because he hates to lose when a greater power overpowers him. It is in his fallen nature to “tear” and do as much damage as he can,- for as long as he can. He will do that until a “greater power overpowers him.”

We are seeing this play out before our eyes here in our nation.

What makes a child (immature person) throw a “hissy fit” (southern lingo) when they don’t get their way? My dad had a way of stopping that. He would simply say to me, “If you don’t stop that, Im going to give you a real reason to scream.”

I quit screaming and crying.

Satan has lost in his effort to destroy the foundation this nation was built on. We were never closer to going over the precipice of no return. The threat to destroy Christian America has  never been more clear or obvious in our nation.

CONSIDER THIS:

I view America as ‘Israel out of Israel’. The USA is the Christian nation that Israel was not ready to be. God will never cease to keep His promise to the nation of Israel. I am convinced that God will also keep this nation of believers who have made Jesus,- LORD! We are also called Abrahams seed by our faith in, and acceptance of, –  Jesus Christ!

We stand with Israel as our brother nation. Because of the Hebrew nation’s rejection of Jesus as Messiah, the door was opened to the gentiles who accepted Jesus as Saviour. God established America as a gentile nation and brought us under the Abrahamic covenant. God calls believers in Jesus Christ, His son, “Jews.” “You are no longer gentiles, but Jews.” and therefore. partakers of the Abrahamic covenant.

Yes, I view these matters through spiritual lenses. Maybe you would call it “seeing beneath the surface.” God cleaved an opening in the natural branch,- the Hebrew nation, who were the “children of promise. ” He then grafted the believing gentile (non Jew) into the natural branch, –  because of their acceptance of His son Jesus. These things that I have declared are clear in the scriptures if you are a bible reader.

The opponents of this election are those who have not known these things. They were educated in other dimensions, and not on, or from the scriptures.

We pray for them. We are thankful for this new opportunity to spread the “good word of the Lord” without fear of government retaliation. We don’t try to push this “good news” on anybody. It is still an invitation to come and taste of the good things of a good God. We threaten no one. It is true that the scriptures will offend the people who do not want to align with God’s directives.

But screaming and fit throwing will never change God or His word.

GOD – IS A GOOD GOD, – but He is also a Father. He does chasten His disobedient children to help them learn how to function and stay out of trouble. “He is not willing that any should perish…”  Selah!

 “Nobody’s arms are long enough to box with God”.


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Did Democrats Eliminate God?

t3   DID DEMOCRATS  ELIMINATE GOD?

 

Clearly this is a time in our nation when emotions are running extremly high.

I cannot erase from my memory this following occasion;

Black Day in America...

While I was watching the Democratic Convention in 2012, a vote was taken  to either include God in their platform, or disallow God from their platform. The vote was considered and discussed. It was then brought to the floor and brought to an open verbal vote.

With thousands in the voting audience, the voices  dis-allowing God in their platform was stronger than those who wanted to keep God in their platform. The vote was taken twice to be absolutely certain.  It carried both times, and the Democrat Party became officially “the party who rejected God.”  All persons in that convention didn’t agree with that,- but it became democratic policy.

Question: “Do you think God agreed with that vote?

Regardless of that anti-God vote, – according to our constitution and our preamble, we are still ONE NATION UNDER GOD! 

The activities of the democrat party at the time of this writing, are showing us, by what they are doing to oppose every move of this new administration to correct this anti-God, anti-bible direction, – that they were  serious about that vote in 2012. There would be some room for debate for those who are democratic in their political position, if it were not for that ‘vote to remove God’ decision at their convention in 2012. Where is there room for an argument there?

I can’t help but meditate on a thought that won’t seem to go away;- – Considering all the terrorism activities that have been, and are now happening in our nation, and the world, and all the crime increase in our streets, and the many other negatives, such as increased Christian persecution, etc….

– has the lid been taken off of HELL? 

 If you were the God of the bible, – what would you be thinking?

Regardless of the color of our skin, we are all judged by the same God, and by the same weights and balances. He is a just God, but also a severe God who will judge us by our hearts, – and according to His word. We will all be held to the same standards.

Republicans…

We have watched Republican politicians disappoint us, as many of them have conceded to agree with matters that they were elected to correct and oppose. These Republican representatatives are commonly referred to as Rino’s (republican in name only). Consider the division that now exists  in this party! I don’t take the position of either party. I’m just a bible believing christian who agrees with God. I voted as closely as I could to maintain that lifestyle.

 Question: Do you think God-fearing, God-loving, patriotic and America loving people, need any help from above?

We can’t have his favor when opposing Him.

Providence shows itself in surprising and unanticipated ways. We stand and believe as we watch God “part the waters,” and we prepare to move ahead. President Trump must be supported by our continual daily prayers.

We are without doubt in a major spiritual conflict. It is a war in the heavenlies. It is clearly the spirit of the Anti-Christ,- determined to erase the Christian America and the true and only God that we have always known and loved.

If you agree with me and the Apostle Paul, – – I have no confidence in the flesh.” I can’t even depend on me. I make mistakes!  So, where does that leave us? –  Hopeless! – OH NO! – I believe God!  There IS a God!

 I cannot imagine myself, or any God-fearing person, supporting any person or group of persons who openly, on national television, disallows God from their life or decision making. In doing so, I would connect myself (in the eyes of God) with that platform, and be subject therefore to whatever consequences they may experience from that.

I trust God that after I have done my best,- He will do the rest. I don’t want to see God’s “handwriting on the wall” for this nation. Politics is a necessity – but only God is our HOPE, OUR REFUGE , AND OUR REST.

 My closing thought:  *God never destroyed an enemy with a sword unless it was in some human hand.*

It’s time to – STAND UP!- STAND UP FOR JESUS –  and let your light shine, and show the works of a living God !

* SELAH! (think about it)  * GD

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BAD THINGS HAPPENING TO GOOD PEOPLE!

t10        Why do bad things happen to good people?

This question has been bantered around so much in the minds of curious, searching hearts. Only when I see things from God’s point of view does this clear up to me. According to Jesus and other scriptures – BAD THINGS DON’T HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE!

Explanation:

Jesus replied to a man who called him good, “Why do you call me good, there is none good but my Father in Heaven.” (Mark 10:18) And again,- “There is none good, no not one. We have all sinned, and gone out of the way. and come short of the glory (goodness) of God.” (see Romans 3:23-24) Jesus knew that if we view things acccording to appearances from our view, then we would never understand such questions. It is error to judge according to our view of who is good and who is bad. We can only judge their deeds. We all need a saviour. That is why God sent Jesus. No one deserves redemption. That is why we are all “saved by grace, – not by our good deeds.

Conclusion:

Satan is alive and plenty active. According to John Chapter 10: v.10,  Satan is doing all the “stealing, killing and destroying.” He always takes advantage of our “lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)  Contrary to popular thinking; What we don’t know is what is hurting us. Satan has no mercy on anybody – old or young! When God binds him and throws him into “the bottomless pit,” (that time is nearing) there will be no more of this.

God is not interested in hurting us, even when he disciplines us through His word. It may cause deep conviction, and require some changes in our ways of thinking and doing, but it is only meant for our progress and victorious living in this life. “He sent His word and delivered them.” (Psalms) Bad things happen to all people, – but God can, and wants to turn them to something good.

If we study the scriptures and learn to think the thoughts of God, we will rise above these futile and limiting ways that plague the thoughts of “Fallen Man.” These points of ignorance and wrong thinking open a path for satan to come in and do his dirty work. (1st. Peter 5:8) “The foolishness (ignorance) of man perverts his way; and causes his heart to fret against the Lord.” (Proverbs 19:3) Remember this: God is a good God – and only God is always right!  – whether I understand it or not! * Selah! (think about it.)

We should never be offended at the ways and thoughts of God, – Never!  God is not mad at us,- neither does He do things to hurt us!

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*We win – if we won’t quit!*

t39      ... you rule in the midst of your enemies…” Ps.110:2

At one point I was ready to stop the world and get off, when that voice within said; “I won’t quit, – if you won’t.”

The story is told of a general in World War 11 who told his paratroopers to meet him at a determined location behind enemy lines. After jumping and meeting at that spot, the general enquired of those who came from the North, South, West and East. Each responded with the same answer, “Sir, we are totally surrounded by the enemy on every side.” To which the general replied, “OK, don’t let one of them get away.

To a believer, tough times are just opportunities for miracles! But we must expect them!

We are never without proper equipment to win. Yes, there are things that are unscriptural for us, as christians to do.

Examples:

I can’t take vengeance on my enemies, – but it’s not illegal for God God can, and He said He would!

I can’t take money for myself from someone by force, – but it’s not illegal for God... God can, and said He would,.. and added that He would put it into the hands of the believer!

I can’t determine the day of my departure, – but God can,- and does!

I can’t lie, –  but God said He would “… send strong delusion that they (your ungodly enemy) should believe a lie and be damned.” (11 Thes. 2:10-13)  The devil will lose, – we will win,- every time!

God never runs out of options to find a way to cause me to win. God can and will do things that would be unscriptural for us to do.

We have angels that are commisioned by God Almighty to watch over us. Sometime they take on a bodily form and other times they just function in supernatural and unseen ways. Some time we are aware of it, –  but most of the time we are not. The teen age giant killer of Israel named David noted…  “The lines have fallen unto me in pleasant places.”  Things just worked out!

Hold firm to what you do know, then trust God who can do anything but fail!

*He never quits – if we won’t! * Believe and obey the word of the one who created knowledge. Never resent what God says!  Be sure to keep praising the lord!

“Blessed be the Lord who has not given us a prey to their (the enemies) teeth..” (Ps 123:6)  Selah! GD

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** WHEN THE WIND BLOWS **

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WHEN THE WIND BLOWS…

“The wind blows where it chooses,…no man knows where it comes from, and no man knows where it goes. – So also is he that is born 0f the Spirit.” (Jesus’ words in John 3:8.)

After rising from the dead on the third day, Jesus appeared in the room where his disciples were hiding for fear of the rulers, and He “breathed” on his disciples and said “receive ye the Holy Ghost.”  Jesus blew his breath on them, – Have you ever wondered if they felt anything?

The wind is defined, in function, to be the same as the Holy Ghost. It can blow softly and move a huge seagoing sail ship along in an orderly fashion. Or it can be a tornado, or hurricane and leave a permanent change in the landscape. In Ezekiel 37  the wind blew and turned a valley full of dead men’s bones into an “exceeding great army.

On the day of pentecost the wind blew – and turned “unlearned” fishermen and even tax collectors etcetera, into some men who “turned the world upside down.”  The wind serves to be either constructive or destructive. We can’t see it, but we can see the results of it. So also with the Holy Ghost. In Psalm 1, when referring to “the ungodly” the wind is said to “drive away the chaff.”  and again –  The whirlwind of the Lord goes forth with fury…upon the head of the anti-God disobedient. (Jeremiah 30:23) And then again, – “…the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them,- and you shall rejoice in the Lord…” (Is. 4:16)  Good verses to claim right now in these turbulent times.

When the enemy of God gets in the ring with Him, their arms are always too short to ‘box with God’. Just consider the wind storms of the past, and meditate on the “power of the wind.”

 Only the wind of the Holy Spirit can bring about the necessary changes to save our nation and propel us in the right direction.

THIS IS MY CONSTANT PRAYER; “Father God, I pray that you will send the wind of the Holy Spirit to blow on men and women in this established Christian nation, which satan is trying to destroy, and raise up a mighty army from what might seem like certain ruin. Restore this nation to be the force that you can use once again to “turn the world upside down”. Blow away the chaff ( the ungodly rules and laws and those that are making them) so we will once again be acceptable in your sight as a nation. We can’t make it without your favor! Will you bring us back to the place in you, where we willingly abide by your written rules and principles. In The name above every name, JESUS, – I do offer this prayer.  GD 

If you agree, please say – Amen!  

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LIBERAL?

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“The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that waters others shall be watered also himself” (Proverbs 11:25)

The term ‘liberal’ is used today to describe a political ideology. It does not align with basic common sense or with the bible definition of that word.

The true meaning of the word “liberal” can be defined like this:

1. One inclined to overdo when there is a need. i.e; “You want me to go a mile, sure,- I’ll go two miles with you.” (The non-liberal soul thinks, “How about if I walk you to the corner.”)

Or,- “Do you need my coat, here take my overcoat also, I can buy another one, you might need it.” The non-liberal soul thinks, “My coat-  what am I going to do for a coat?  I don’t think so, – sorry!  Go find your own coat. I paid a lot for this coat!

Or,– “Great, an opportunity (not an obligation) to be a blessing, and give something  to someone less fortunate than I.”

The liberal soul anticipates tithe and offering time in church. The non-liberal soul recoils and thinks in terms of minimums. If a non-liberal soul does tithe, he will figure it to the penny. The liberal soul will round it off to the next highest number. The liberal soul shall be made fat.” Selah!

2. One who is delighted at the good fortune of another, – without resentment!  (“…rejoices with them that rejoice, and weeps with them that weep.“) “Wow, – I’m so glad you got that new beautiful car.”  The non-liberal soul kicks the dirt and thinks, “Why can’t I get a new car.” –

“THE LIBERAL SOUL SHALL BE MADE FAT”

NOTE: Doing a liberal deed does not make a person a liberal soul.  The term, “liberal soul,”describes the TYPE of person we are. It is a mindset that some people operate in. It is totally unselfish. It considers others before themselves. It operates in the faith realm.  The liberal soul believes that he/she will be taken care of – if  I do unto others as I would have them do to me. A person who has a good traction in faith will not have that much of a problem living in that mindset.

3And of course, work!  “Fat” is never promised by God to anyone who will not work. Fat is excess;- It is some you could lose, – and not be hurt by it. The above verse is God’s promise to anyone who will work, – and become a “liberal soul”. It is a decision we all have to make. “To be- or not to be?”

Question:  “But what about the turkeys out there who would take advantage of a person like that?” Yes, they are out there. But they will never know the fatness of the liberal soul. The liberal soul will never let that be their problem!

My readers will not walk in todays ideology of what a liberal soul is. According to the scriptures, that is a very misguided mindset, – and a misuse of the word “liberal.”      

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