Monday, 13 April 2015

What difference does it make? Sermon Review

What difference does it make? Isn't that a now famous quote from Hillary Clinton concerning the Bengahzi scandal? Well for some reason our Pastor used that as his topic line in his sermon yesterday, he did not mention Hillary though so I have no idea if he is even aware of it. Anyway I took sermon notes and I would like to share them with you here. It was a study in the book of Acts.

Here are the notes I took in church:
Easter is the foundation of our faith.
God pours out His grace on our lives, we are unworthy.

What Now?
What difference does Jesus make in our lives? 
Jesus life, death and resurrection - what difference does it make in our lives?

Ascension of Jesus
Luke 24:51 -  And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
The Ascension of Jesus is a picture of Jesus taking His place of authority and power on the throne.
Ephesians 1:20-21  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come
Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth.
Matthew 28:18 -  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth

So what difference does it make?

The Holy Spirit is mentioned a lot in the book of Acts. Believers were filled and guided by the Holy Spirit.
Acts 1:4-5 
 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Now that God has given the Holy Spirit - what difference does this make? What does it look like to live in the Spirit?

How do we receive the Holy Spirit?
If you are a follower of Jesus, you have the Holy Spirit indwelling you. 
We can not earn the Holy Spirit -  it is a gift from our Heavenly Father.
Acts 2:38-39 
 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
You will receive - this is a promise of God - God is always faithful to His promises.
Then why do we not experience it that much?
- we misunderstand the Holy Spirit's role in our lives.
- the Holy Spirit comforts us and makes us aware of God's presence but there is more.
-we receive the Holy Spirit for the purpose to make us like Jesus. We have been created in the image of God, we are to represent God in this world.
We do not experience more of the Holy Spirit's power in our lives because we resist the Holy Spirit and we are not living for Jesus but we are living for ourselves!
What does the Holy Spirit want to do in our lives?
We have a mission to accomplish. There is a reason why we are here. We exist to reach the world!
Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Mark 16:15
 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Jesus sends us out - we are to witness for Him!
Every gospel ends with Jesus sending us out!
Image bearers reflect God's image to the world!

Acts 1:8
 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

How do we do this?
Show love and compassion.
How we live is our greatest testimony  but we must witness in word as well,
help others,
show grace,
pray for people,

This isn't easy, we must not look for approval from other people, we are called to lay down our lives for others!

- we cannot save anyone, God saves through Jesus Christ
- we are tools that God uses,
- pray for people who don't know Jesus,
-keep praying,
- pray for opportunities to share your faith,
- pray for boldness to witness

Prophecy Update JD Farag , April 12. 2015

Pastor Farag took about one month off from his prophecy update but he has now returned to his weekly updates. It is something that I look forward to each week. On a weekly basis I want to share the link with you here on my blog so that together we can be watching for the Lord's return as that is what He instructed us to do. 

I took a few notes as I listened, so please look for them below the link to this week's update.

Mark 13:33  Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
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Please take the time to watch this week's Prophecy Update from Pastor Farag. Here is the link to this week's update:

Prophecy Update, JD Farag April 12, 2015

My Notes:
Pastor JD Farag discussed the following:

* Nuclear framework with Iran
*it is a miracle that Prime Minister Netanyahu has been re-elected as Prime Minister of Israel.
*Obama continues to outright blast Christians, most recently at the prayer breakfast.
*Obama's anti-Israel and mocking of Netanyahu has been taken to a new level.
*all that we are seeing must come to pass so that the end can come,
*all these things must take place in the last days, so we are not surprised,
* everything from Christian persecution to Christian demonization has been predicted in the Bible,
*what to do about it?
*is it possible to once again reclaim back our Christian nation it once was?
*we need to support Christians in their politics as they stand for Biblical values,
* elected political officials have done little to stop evil - 50 million babies have been killed through abortion
*Christians should not place their hope and trust in politicians for change,
* the USA is not in Bible prophecy, so we can assume something happens that removes it's influence,
*Iran is out to destroy Israel and USA, even after this nuclear deal, the Iranians are still chanting death to America,
*God has an everlasting covenant with Israel but not with USA.
*God will save Israel from an Iranian attack,
*what is happening in Yemen has fingerprints of Ezekiel prophecy all over it,
*the Lord's return is near,
*troubled by the fact that in our day evil is pronounced as good and good is thought of as evil - this is a deception eg are homosexuality, Iran/Israel, Obama will meet with Castro but not Netanyahu,
*the word "live" is the word "evil" spelled backwards.

Please everyone - take the time to watch the prophecy update :  Prophecy Update April 12, 2015, JD Farag

Saturday, 28 March 2015

New Blog for Children

I just want to let everyone know that I have started a new blog. It is especially for children. I know that many children are on the internet and could be blessed by it. The stories are also suitable to be read out loud to children. The blog is Bible Stories for Children  My goal is to tell and post many more Bible Stories to children - I will write as I feel led of the Lord, and I want to be accurate as the Bible tells the stories.  Please share this with parents and children in your life. Please link to the blog for children here:

Bible Stories for Children

God bless you and your children!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

What Has the Lord Been Teaching you recently??

What has God been teaching you lately? This is a question that we should ponder regularly. We can bring glory to our Father in Heaven by sharing these kinds of things with each other. So I want to share a few thoughts that The Lord has been encouraging me with and I would invite anyone to share as well in the comment section below.

* The Lord is not angry or impatient with me when I ask Him about things I should understand by now but still do not. I can be real with Him and tell Him what is on my heart, I can tell Him everything - things that no one else would understand and even embarrassing things.

*Jesus whispers in the quietness - Come, Take my Hand, Come with Me, Follow Me

*Jesus hears us pray, He hears me cry out to Him. In the midst of the noise all around, He picks up my voice out of the crowd. He hears me, He is pleased to hear me, He loves me and will answer. Remember the story in the Bible of Bartimaeus. He called out to Jesus for healing. Jesus picked up on his cry in the midst of the crowd and called for Bartimaeus, and Jesus healed him. Read the story below - it is found in Mark 10:46 -52

 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Prophecy Update - JD Farag, March 8,2015

For some time now I have been listening to the Prophecy Update each week by Pastor J.D. Farag and it is something that I look forward to each week. So now on a weekly basis I want to share the link with you here on my blog so that together we can be watching for the Lord's return as that is what He instructed us to do. 

Mark 13:33  Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Please take the time to watch this week's Prophecy Update from Pastor Farag. The link is near the bottom of this post.

Here are some notes I took as I watched the Prophecy Update:

Pastor JD Farag announced that he is going to be away for 3 weeks. He will be returning the first week of April. He did not explain why he will be away. The next Prophecy Update will be on April 12, 2015

Here are some of the topics Pastor Farag covered in this Prophecy Update:

* Speech to Congress by Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel

* many in America wish Obama were a President more like Netanyahu

* talked about the similarities between Islamic State of Iran and ISIS 

*ISIS trying to establish a Caliphate, this may be why Boko Haram has now sworn allegiance to ISIS

*ISIS is Sunni Islam

*Iran is Shiite Islam 

*God has not given us a Spirit of fear, but of power of love and a sound mind

* Both Iran and ISIS seek to destroy Israel

*Discussed the article "What ISIS really wants?" 

* Satan is the master counterfeiter

* peace agreement with Israel

* the nearness of the fulfillment of prophecies

*being ready for the return of Jesus

* we don't know how soon the return of the Lord Jesus is - no one knows the day or hour

*be watching, always ready

LINK Here is the link to this week's Prophecy Update from JD Farag, Prophecy Update JD Farag, March 8,2015  Please take the time to watch this update.

Recent Quotes from Franklin Graham on ISIS and the Muslim faith

Christians are so very blessed to have Franklin Graham speak up so fearlessly on behalf of our faith. He tells it like it is, he invites the Muslims to come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our God, the God of the Bible, our heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ is not the same god as allah. Allah is a false god and everyone needs to recognize this. The following are recent quotes from Franklin Graham on ISIS and the muslim faith and he reminds us that one day all people will bow before the Lord Jesus Christ.

Franklin Graham writes the following:

February 17, 2015...
"The evil of ISIS really shouldn’t shock us--it is fully in keeping with their ultimate agenda of hastening a final apocalypse. God’s Word tells us that there will be a final battle one day, but it will result in the defeat of Satan and all those allied with him. One thing is for sure—one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

March 9, 2015...
"ISIS may try to knock down, blow up, or bulldoze over ancient artifacts in the Middle East to erase its history. But they can never erase the fact that the most important event in history occurred in that part of the world— God sent His Son from Heaven to this earth to pay the price for our sins by dying on a Cross. He died for all of mankind, and that includes ISIS and you and me."

March 7,2015....
"Why do followers of Islam and Christianity react so differently to the public ridicule and mocking of their respective faiths? Christianity has been repeatedly lampooned by Charlie Hebdo, but there have been no riots, assassinations or murderous threats.
Here is what I believe is the fundamental distinction: Christianity has a Savior who has been beaten and battered. A Savior who endured the public ridicule and mockery of crowds as He was stripped and hung on a Roman cross for our sins. A Savior who was betrayed and spat upon and who endured shame and derision so that we might be redeemed.
Our God does not need to be defended. He is holy, all-powerful and eternal. He needs no man to protect His honor. He is the sovereign of the universe who does whatever He pleases, and whose counsel and purpose can never be thwarted. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Creator, Sustainer and End of all things. He will have the last word on the Day of Judgment when all men will bow before Him."

March 4, 2015.... 
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - בנימין נתניהו said it well: “Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire. In this deadly game of thrones, there's no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don't share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone…The difference is that ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube, whereas Iran could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs.” Mr. President, wake up to the very real threat of Islam."

March 3, 2015.....
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a powerful speech today before a joint session of Congress. He made the case that the greatest threat to the world is the marriage of militant Islam and nuclear weapons. He called for an end to Iranian aggression and contrasted America with Iran--"America's founding document promises life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Iran's founding document pledges death, tyranny, and the pursuit of jihad." Let's pray that our president and our leaders will wake up to the true threat of Islam."

February 18,2015... 
"Mohammed is dead and buried in Medinah. Jesus Christ is alive and He is sitting at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven. Who do you want to follow, the dead or the living?"

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Our God, Our Heavenly Father is Greater and Higher Than Any Other

I don't know if you have ever had the chance to meet someone famous. I have not. The only thing remotely close would be several years ago when Franklin Graham and his team were in Winnipeg for a crusade. We took our family to the crusade two nights to hear Mr Graham  preach. I remember I felt sort of in awe to actually see him in person from a distance. To be in the same building as the famous preacher was kind of an exciting feeling. I felt small and insignificant. But Franklin Graham is human, just as I am and really God's love is the same for the both of us. All of us humans are sinners, and in need of the Saviour Jesus Christ. So when I think of the who really is great - it is only God alone who deserves our worship. 

Psalm 99:5 says Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
 We are able to understand  the point that we should worship God, after all He is God .....but then to think that He actually also wants to be in relationship with us. That is simply amazing!! To think that God Almighty, the I AM God, God from everlasting to everlasting, the God who made the whole world and keeps it in place  welcomes us to come to Him.   We feel like such insignificant human beings and yet He loves us so. God treats us with so much love and grace every day.  He wants us to come boldly to Him in prayer with our burdens and requests and lay our lives down before Him.

 Hebrews 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. 

 We do not need to try to pretend anything before God, we can come just as we are and He is pleased that we have come and He is more than willing to communicate with us, be our best friend and meet all of our longings.

 Jeremiah 29:13 says  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

He saves all who come to Him in repentance believing in Jesus as the only Saviour. And He is preparing a home for us to live with Him throughout all eternity! It can't get any better than that!! 

John 14 verses 1-3 talk about the mansion He is preparing for us:

 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

We see that there is no person that can ever compare to God Almightly, the LORD of all!

Isaiah 6 1-8 gives a good description of God on the throne, and how the heavenly beings worship Him. He alone is worthy of our worship!!

 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.
 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

JD Farag - there is no prophecy update this week, March 1, 2015

Just a note here to remind everyone who is watching the JD Farag Prophecy Updates with me, there will be no Update this week, March 1 2015. Pastor Farag announced this in last week's Update, I believe he said he was going to be away due to a funeral that he needed to be at.  

This week too has been a busy week of news prophetically speaking. There was the killing of the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemptsov,  the revealing of the identity of the ISIS jihadi john and their continual persecution of Christians, but probably most important is that Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel is visiting the USA this week and President Obama is refusing to even meet with him. Then today the news broke that Obama has threatened to shoot down Israeli jets if they were going to attack Iran.  I do hope that Pastor Farag will address some of these news items when he returns with his next prophecy update. 

In the mean time if you are interested you are most welcome to join the online radio family with Dr John McTernan and Brother Joseph tonight, Sunday nights is when they discuss prophecy news stories so join us if you are interested. This radio program is on every night of the week, so join us if you can. There is an interactive live chat room.  It is at 9pm - 11pm  Eastern, so 8pm - 10pm Manitoba time. Here is the link to the show: 

 Looking for the Blessed Hope with John McTernan and Brother Joseph

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Bible Study for Older Men

Titus 2:1-2 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

As we begin our Bible Study in Titus chapter 2, we see that Paul is giving instructions to Titus as to what he is to teach various groups of people. In this chapter, he will give instructions concerning older men, older women, younger women and younger men. These instructions are applicable to us today. God does not change and His instructions and guidelines for living do not change with the changing times. Some of these instructions that he gives are going to sound old fashioned to some of you but we need to remember that God created marriage and family and He does know best. He sets the boundaries and not we ourselves. So lets begin.

picture thanks to fitnnessthrroughfasting.com

Verse 1 -  But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
The Words of the Bible are the Words of God, Words of Wisdom. Sound doctrine is the basis for holy living and for producing characteristics and qualities that a Christian possesses. These are qualities that identify us as true Christians. This includes living a life of faith in our Lord Jesus, and trusting Him with our lives. It includes living a life of love, love in action. A good definition of the word love is "you before me" - that is the putting the needs of others ahead of what we think we need or want. We care for others - this includes those in our immediate family. It can be easy to neglect those closest to us, when these are to be our first priority.

Verse 2  That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
We see here a list of characteristics that are to be evident in the life of an aged ( or older ) gentleman. Let's go through them word by word.
*sober - this means to be clear minded, level headed and serious in how one lives, not thoughtless or careless, but rather making right choices intentionally with purpose. 
* grave - this is to be self controlled and live with dignity
* temperate - this means to show moderation and self restraint
*sound in faith - this means to be solidly grounded in the Lord, living the faith you profess to have. This would include having a personal relationship with the Lord and being in prayer and in His Word daily, saturating yourself in it, keeping your mind focused on the things of the Lord throughout the day.
* in charity - we understand charity to mean love - this is not romantic or puppy love or lust for younger or older women. It is not listening to love songs on the radio all day stirring up your flesh. It is a pure desire to bless another in the Name of Jesus. This includes helping the poor, and widows and widowers, a neighbor in need, those who are lonely, donating to honorable causes and charities etc. but also just putting others in your family ahead of yourself.
* patience - this is being steadfast and willing to wait. Sometimes the answers to our prayers are delayed, and as we wait on the Lord, we need to keep strong in our faith, and not begin to doubt that He is indeed good, that He loves us and He has planned the very best for us.

That concludes our study on instructions from the book of Titus specifically written to older men. 
Deuteronomy 11:16  Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

I am studying through the book of Titus on my Live By Faith Blog, please feel free to check out other studies, there is a study for young men, women, the workplace and other studies - link to the blog here Live By Faith Online Bible Studies

May God bless each one of you!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Faith in the Fire

Hey Sister Mary! This is the post I spoke to you about.  
I first posted this story in October of 2012. It is a great testimony of what real faith looks like...

Job 13:15  Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Yesterday a community in southern Manitoba experienced tragedy when a horrific fire passed through the small town of Vita. With strong south winds blowing, a grass fire quickly moved into the town forcing the entire town to be evacuated on very short notice. Four houses burned down as well as a bridge on the highway leading into the town of Vita. What caught my attention has been the faith of one particular family who lost everything and escaped with just the clothes on their backs. Their names are Jacob and Margaretha Marten. Mrs Marten was interviewed by both CBC radio and also by the Winnipeg Free Press.

This is what's left of the Marten's home ( picture from Winnipeg Free Press)

 Through this tragedy, Margaretha Marten is sharing her faith and being a shining witness for the Lord. Here is what the Winnipeg Free Press reported :
"We don’t turn from the Lord now," said Margaretha Marten. "We are safe and we don’t question His ways."
She and her husband, Jacob, returned to Vita this morning to see the charred aftermath of a wild fire that swept thourgh the edge of town on Tuesday afternoon.
While they have their faith, they no longer have material possessions.
When firefighters pounded on their door at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, and warned that a raging fire was only minutes away, they fled with only the clothes on their backs.
This morning, Jacob peered into the smoldering ruins, trying to see a metal strongbox that held the couple's personal papers, including insurance policy on the house that had an estimated value of $125,000.
The couple said it's too early to say if they will continue to live in Vita. For now, they are being surrounded by the loving support of their seven grown children, several of whom inspected the rubble with their parents, and their church family at Sommerfeld Mennonite Church in New Bothwell.
This reminds me of the importance of becoming grounded solidly in faith in the Lord Jesus before hard times come into our lives. Then if and when tragedy strikes in our lives, we can stand strong like the Martens are doing, trusting in the Lord regardless of our circumstances.  We do not need to wonder if God is good or if He has forgotten us or how we will carry on. Through faith in the Lord Jesus, we can be confident and have assurance that  - Yes, God is good, and He will never forget about us and He never leaves those who trust in Him.
Hebrews 3:5-6 for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Matthew 28:20   lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Prophecy Update - JDFarag February 22,2015 ( discussion on ISIS, terror, deception )

For some time now I have been listening to the Prophecy Update each week by Pastor J.D. Farag and it is something that I look forward to each week. So now on a weekly basis I want to share the link with you here on my blog so that together we can be watching for the Lord's return as that is what He instructed us to do. 

Mark 13:33  Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

A few main points that Pastor Farag points out in this week's Prophecy Update are as follows:

* - he started with this headline from nowtheendbegins.com -


* -  he shared a statement from Franklin Graham's Facebook page 
"The evil of ISIS really shouldn’t shock us--it is fully in keeping with their ultimate agenda of hastening a final apocalypse. God’s Word tells us that there will be a final battle one day, but it will result in the defeat of Satan and all those allied with him. One thing is for sure—one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." ( Franklin Graham)

*  -  he shared an overview of the religion of islam and said that islam was manufactured by a demon possessed man namely Mohammed. Jews and Christians rejected Mohammed. Therefore Mohammed turned on Christians and Jews and has instructed in the Koran to kill them. The Koran states that those who do not submit to allah and the koran are to be beheaded. Christians are called people of the book, namely the Bible. The Muslim endtime prophecy is a counterfeit of Biblical endtime prophecy. Islam is a false religion and allah is a false god.

We must remember that as Christians, no one can lay a hand on us or touch us without our Father in heaven seeing it and allowing it. Our Heavenly Father is above all!

Satan will be defeated. One day every knee will bow to the Lord Jesus Christ. Please pray for the Muslims to be saved, that many will come to salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ. He died to save each of us.

Acts 2:21 
 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Please do take the time to watch this week's Prophecy Update from Pastor Farag.

Here is the link to this week's Prophecy Update from JD Farag, Prophecy Update JDFarag - February 22, 2015

Pastor J.D. talks about the Islamic beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya and the demonic deception on the part of those who continue with their false narrative concerning this unspeakable evil

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Kids need love

Photo thanks to TheMankindProject

A Letter to Cancer by Jeremy Bradley - ( Southeast Journal )

This is an article in our local newspaper "The Southeast Journal". The article is written by Jeremy Bradley. It is a letter written to "cancer", this is a must read for anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer. You can link to the newspaper here - Southeast Journal

I took this picture of the article

Jeremy Bradley writes the following in the article in the Southeast Journal:

To the Point” By Jeremy Bradley World Cancer Day was earlier this week. Here’s my open letter:

Dear cancer, There are a lot of things in life that I don’t like. Rarely would I say I hate them but I truly do hate you. You have physically hurt and devastated so many people’s lives. People who I love dearly and who will never get back what they lost from your disastrous grip. It’s like a chokehold you instil in people’s lives forever. For that, I will never forgive you. You are a murderer. You’re an elusive homicidal maniac that no one can catch. If you were a person you’d be locked up forever. The worst part is everybody knows you but very few have the power to stop you. You are so wellknown that every single person in the world will somehow be connected to you. Whether you will directly affect us or someone we care about, we all have to deal with you sooner or later. Y o u d e s t r o y everything you touch. I’m not a violent person but I wish I could destroy you. People cringe at the thought of you. People get sick because of you. You are singlehandedly responsible for the deaths of my grandfather, my aunt, my uncle, my friends and what’s your response? You just move on to your next victim. Is there ever an apology? Is there ever any remorse? What do we get from you besides heartache and pain? Are you there to comfort us? Do you see us crying at the gravesite of our loved ones? Or are you too busy plotting, scheming and surveying the crowd to see who you’re going to attack next? I’ve written many things in my day but never has this letter meant so much. I am confident in saying that I hate you and I hope to never have to battle you myself. Because if I do, watch out. I’m a fighter. Hatefully yours, JB That’s my point. What’s yours? Tell me at www.speakfreewithjb. com. 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Prophecy Update JD Farag - February 15,2015 - prophetic significance of recent rise of world leader...

For some time now I have been listening to the Prophecy Update each week by Pastor J.D. Farag and it is something that I look forward to each week. So now on a weekly basis I want to share the link with you here on my blog so that together we can be watching for the Lord's return as that is what He instructed us to do. 

Mark 13:33  Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
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So here is the link to this week's Prophecy Update from JD Farag, JDFarag Prophecy Update - February 15, 2015

Pastor J.D. explains the prophetic significance of the recent rise of a world leader who has now captured the attention of students and teachers of Bible prophecy.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Franklin Graham Points to Jezebel Scriptures to Describe America from charismanews.com

"Nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, and couples who cohabitate before marriage are even more likely to split. Some studies show that the proliferation of pornography available on the Internet has likely contributed to the declining marriage rate." Franklin Graham

The following is an article written by Franklin Graham. I found it on charismanews.com  

 This is a very important message, I really hope you will take the time to read the entire article.


 You can find the article here at this link:  Franklin Graham Points to Jezebel Scriptures to Describe America

Franklin Graham Points to Jezebel Scriptures to Describe America

Franklin Graham
Franklin Graham (Courtesy/BGEA)
The sexual revolution that began in earnest five decades ago with promises of new and liberating sexual freedoms has instead left behind a shattered moral landscape that has undermined the fabric and foundation of our nation. Casting off what was perceived as the puritanical restraints of previous generations, the '60s and '70s launched a new era of sexual experimentation. The revolution, publicly inaugurated by 1967's "Summer of Love" in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, promised an enlightened age of sexual morality.
The new thinking said cohabitation wasn't really a problem. Divorce wasn't nearly as harmful as once thought. Promiscuity presented no clear and present danger to the family unit. Same-sex attraction was perfectly normal. Pornography was little cause for concern. Indeed, an entire industry developed around its spurious allure.
Fifty years later, we can see that the results have been catastrophic.
In many respects the American family is completely unrecognizable, courtesy of a failed sexual revolution that has left a devastating wake of destruction.
In certain segments of American culture, more than 70 percent of children are born to single parents and remain in single-parent households. Nationally, more than 1 in 4 children today live in households with only one parent. Demographers predict that by age 18, nearly 50 percent of all children will have lived with just a mom or dad.
Nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, and couples who cohabitate before marriage are even more likely to split. Some studies show that the proliferation of pornography available on the Internet has likely contributed to the declining marriage rate.
The freedoms promised by the sexual revolution have instead given way to ever increasing slavery and captivity to sin. The attempt to cast off moral restraint has only opened wide the devil's destructive, deadly toolbox. "For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved" (2 Pet. 2:19).
The plague of immorality has so swept across the American landscape that there is virtually no place where its corrosive influence is not felt. The pervasive, immoral reach of popular media, which actively promotes every type of sexual misconduct imaginable, constantly agitates against the biblical norms of upright, godly behavior.
The Scripture is clear: "But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you. ... For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous ... has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God" (Eph. 5:3, 5).
Today, what our society seems to value most is the freedom to do whatever we want, whatever makes us feel good. Anyone who would try to stop us from doing what we want—even when what we want is destructive to ourselves and to others—is mocked and vilified.
But God's laws and commands are given for our good. Sexuality is a gift from God to be used within His wise restraints. Like the levees that hold back mighty rivers from destructive floods, God's Word and ways are designed to keep our thoughts, passions and desires in godly bounds. They are for our good, not our harm.
"The body is not meant for sexual immorality," wrote the Apostle Paul to the Corinthian church, "but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body'" (1 Cor. 6:13). Our bodies, which one day will be redeemed, glorified bodies, are made by God for God. To flaunt His design is, in essence, to commit idolatry by prizing and delighting in what God hates.
Our culture, like ancient cultures that ultimately were destroyed in large part due to their own moral depravity, has been severely weakened. A stable family unit committed to the truth and precepts of the Bible was once the foundation and backbone of our nation. That model is now the exception, not the rule.
We know that as the end draws near, this world will be characterized by escalating violence and rampant sexual immorality. In Revelation 17 and 18, Babylon represents the "great prostitute" of the earth. It stands for the unbridled pursuit of sensual pleasures. The earth, about to be judged by the King of kings and Lord of lords, has become completely intoxicated by wanton pleasures. "For all the nations have drunk ... of her [Babylon's] sexual immorality" (Rev. 18:3).
As Christ is about to return, shouts of triumph break out as multitudes in the heavenlies declare: "Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for his judgments are true and just; for he has judged the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality" (Rev. 19:1-2).
The only answer I know for any society in any era is the strong word of the Lord to the church in Thyatira who, though faithful in some ways, apparently tolerated sexual permissiveness that spread through the church: "I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality" (Rev. 2:21).
There is still time to repent. That is why Jesus is delaying His return, "not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance" (2 Pet. 3:9).
My prayer is that we do not refuse that offer while there is still time.
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