God Cares About the Heart of Man

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Sometimes when I am driving home from work, I listen to the Bible on CD in my car. First I usually talk to the Lord and see what he wants to show me in his word. As I was talking to the Lord I started to evaluate why he loved me. I thought to myself that I was not the same girl I once was. Over the years, I have put on a lot of weight, my hair is starting to grey, I now have dark circles under my eyes, etc… I thought the Lord deserves much better than to have a misfit like me in his family. He is the King of Kings and I have nothing to offer, at least by the worlds standards. That is when I thought of how he chose people on this earth that were not desirable people. At one point, Job was covered in boils. Lazarus was a beggar with sores that the dogs came to lick, but Jesus still loved him. Moses couldn’t communicate well with others, at least he thought he could’nt. David was young and referred as a ruddy youth. Jesus chose poor fishermen to be his disciples.

So as I thought about this, I thought that God couldn’t be looking at how great someone was, how rich they were, how beautiful, how wise in age they were, how popular they were with the crowds. God chose the Meek to inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5). See God doesn’t look at the outward appearance of man, but the Lord looks upon the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price (1 Peter 3:4).

God cares about the heart of man, not someone who appears perfect without.  Matthew 23:25-28 says: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. In case you don’t fully understand what this means, lets look at Galatians 5:22-But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:

Didn’t God destroy the earth by a flood because he looked upon man and saw:that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually Genesis 6:5).  Knowing this shouldn’t we focus more on having a pure heart, than working on our outward appearance.

Matthew 5:4-10-Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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Are the Israelites Gods Chosen (Part 2)

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This blog post is a continuation of Part 1 which can be found Here. To continue this lesson, I will recap from my last post. Abraham was blessed by God and was told he would be a father of many nations.  Out of his family, we learn of Issac, then Jacob.  Jacob was given a new name (Israel) and he has twelve children. We learned how his son, Joseph became ruler over Egypt.  He had been sold into slavery by his brothers, but God blessed him and later he found favor of the Pharoah, which made him ruler over Egypt. Now to find our answer to (Are the Israelites, Gods Chosen people), we must continue to learn about Jacob, which was later called Israel (Genesis 35:10). We know that Joseph became ruler, but his brothers had no idea at first. God had given Pharoah a dream, which meant there would be a famine in the land. Joseph had interpreted the dream about seven good ears and seven empty ears ( corn); meaning seven years of plenty of crop and seven years of famine.  So Joseph went out to gather food from the cities and fields to prepare for the seven years of famine (Genesis 41:48).  When the famine came, people cried unto the Pharoah for bread, so Pharoah told them to go to Joseph to buy corn.

Now Jacob saw there was corn in Egypt and he sent his sons to buy some. He didn’t know Joseph was ruler over the land; his sons had told him that Joseph had been eaten by a wild beast (last post). After Jacobs sons went to buy corn they later discovered it was Joseph that they bought from. They brought Jacob into Egypt with their whole family to live with them there in Egypt. Before Israel died, he blessed his children and told them what would later happen to them. They became the twelve tribes of Israel (Genesis 49:28).

The children of Israel were fruitful and multiplied and waxed mighty and the land was filled with them (Exodus 1:7). Now there arose a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph (Exodus 1:8). He saw the number of Israelites in the land, that he set taskmasters over them and they became slaves in the land of Egypt. The Egyptians made their lives bitter with hard bondage (Exodus 1:14).  The King commanded the midwives that the sons of the Israelites be killed when they were born. But the midwives feared God and saved the children and hid them. One woman took her child and hid him three months (Exodus 2). When she couldn’t hide him anymore, she build him an ark and laid it in the flags of the river. The daughter of the new Pharoah saw the ark when she was bathing and took the baby into her household.  Then the baby’s sister asked if the Pharoah’s daughter wanted her to get a woman to nurse the child (Exodus 2:7). After the baby grew, she brought him iunto the Pharoah’s daughter again and he became her son and she called the baby, Moses (Exodus 2:10).

Most know the story how God chose Moses to lead his people out of Egypt, from bondage. God appeared unto Moses from a burning bush on Mount Horeb (Exodus 3::7,8).  He was instructed by God to go to the Pharoah to ask him to let the Israelites go, to leave Egypt (Exodus 7:2).  The Pharoah’s heart was hardened and he refused to let the people go. So
God allowed Moses to do great signs before the Pharoah, in order to prove to him that God had sent Moses (Exodus 10:1,2). The last sign was that all the firstborn in the land; including cattle and man, would die (Exodus 11:5). In order for the firstborn of Israel to be spared, God told them to sacrifice a lamb without spot or blemish, and smear the blood on the doorpost of their house (Exodus 12:6,7). When the Lord passed through the land, if he saw the blood, he would pass over the house and not take the firstborn (Exodus 12:12).

So many died in the land and many mourned for their loved ones. Pharoah rose us and called Moses and told him to take the Israelites and leave the land of Egypt (Exodus 12:31). After Moses brought the children out of Egypt, the Lord spoke to Moses and told him that he was going to bring his people to a land that they could call their own. It was the land of the Canaanites, Hitties, and Jebusites; a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 13:5). And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth (Deuteronomy 28:1).

The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways. And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee. And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee. The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow (Deuteronomy 28:9-12). And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the Lord shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar. And the Lord said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither (Deuteronomy 34:1-4).

The God gave this land to the Israelites many years ago. No one can undo or steal the land from the Israelites. One day God will make sure that his people have their rightful land again and bring them back from other lands. So yes, Israel belongs to the Israelites, Gods chosen people and no one will ever be able to take their land away. The Lord said he would fight for them and protect them: And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you (Deuteronom 20:3-4). God’s Word affirms that the Jews are God’s chosen people: “You are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession” (Deuteronomy 7:6).

Another important post is: Christians and the House of Israel

More proof that God loves Israel

After Solomon built the temple and dedicated it to the Lord, that the Lord spoke to him and said: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments; Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel (2 Chronicles 7:14-18).

Ezekiel 37:12-23 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.  And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,  And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.

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Are the Israelites Gods Chosen (Part 1)

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To understand why Israel belongs to God’s people, we must know what the Bible says. It began years ago, God appeared unto Abraham and told him that he would be a Father of many nations and that he would bless him with many seed or children (Genesis 17).  Then later Abraham had a son when he was old and he named him Issac (Genesis 21). Abraham commanded his servant to go to his own country to find a wife for his son, Issac.  The servant obeyed and went to the land Mesopotamia.  He saw Rebekah, one of Abraham’s relatives.  He told the story to Laban her brother of how Abraham had commanded him to find a wife for Issac.  Laban accepted that this must have proceeded from the Lord so he didn’t object (Genesis 24).  So the servant brought Rebekah back to Issac to marry.  Rebekah conceived and had two sons, who were twins (Genesis 25).  The Lord had told her that her sons, Jacob and Esau, would be over two nations; one people would be stronger than the other (Genesis 25:23). Esau was the oldest and should have received the birthright, but he traded it for a morsel of meat (Genesis 25:33).  The birthright was of great importance.  When Esau lost his birthright, he lost a greater ownership of his father’s property, as well as the position of leader of the family (thinking of family as a whole tribe of people).

Issac was old and felt he was going to die soon, so he called his son Esau into his room.  He asked him to go to the field with his bow and get a deer (venison), then prepare it for him and he would bless him (Genesis 27).  Rebekah heard this so she told Jacob to go and fetch two goats and she would prepare some meat for Issac.  Then she told him to take it in to Issac so he could be blessed.  Jacob said, “Esau my brother is hairy and I am a smooth man.”  So Rebekah put clothes that belonged to Esau on Jacob, and placed the skins of goats upon him, so he would appear hairy.  So Issac blessed Jacob because he thought he was Esau.  When Esau came back, he found out what had happened and was angry.  He asked his father to bless him, but Issac told Esau that he had Jacob his master (Genesis 37:27). Esau hated his brother and made plans to kill him. Rebekah told Jacob to flee to her brothers Laban’s house. Issac told him to take him a wife from Laban’s daughters.

On his journey he became tired and so he lay down and fell asleep Genesis 28:11).  Jacob had a dream about a latter that reached into Heaven and angels ascending and descending on it.  The Lord stood above the ladder and told him that he was the Lord and that he was going to give him the land where he liest; to him and to his seed (Genesis 28:13).  He told him: And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.  Jacob made a vow and said that if God would be with him, help him have bread to eat, and help him to come to his father’s house in peace again, that the Lord would be his God.

Jacob arrived at Laban’s house and saw Rachel, whom he later married. Laban wouldn’t allow Jacob to marry Rachel first, because she was the youngest.  He had to marry Leah first, then Rachel.  Leah bare Jacob four sons, whom they named Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah.  Rachel envied her sister Leah and asked Jacob to go into her handmaid Bilhah to marry.  Bilhah conceived and had two sons who Rachel named Dan and Naphtali. Leah couldn’t bear any more children so she gave Jacob her handmaid, Zilpah. Zilpah bear two sons; Gad and Asher.  Then Jacob had two more sons with Leah, whom she called Issachar and Zebulun. Leah then had a daughter named Dinah.  Then God allowed Rachel to conceive and she had Joseph. Later on, she had Benjamin and she died.

The Lord God spoke to Jacob and told him to go to Bethel and dwell there and make an altar to the Lord.  When he built the altar, God said into him: Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land (Genesis 35:10-12).

When Joseph was young, he had a dream and he told it to his brethren.  They hated him because of it.  Jacob rebuked Joseph when he told him the dream. He said,  What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?  His brothers when they were in the fields conspired against him to slay him (Genesis 37:20). First they placed him in a deep pit, then they sold him to a company of Ishmeelites (Genesis 37:25). They told their father that Joseph had been devoured by a evil beast (37:33). Jacob mourned for his son many days. 

Jacob’s (Israel) son’s began to multiply upon the earth. Joseph was taken to Egypt and was bought by Potiphar an officer of Pharoah. Potiphar made Joseph overseer of his house because he saw that the Lord was with him.  He was later accused of wrong doing by Potiphar’s wife, that he was thrown in prison. After he had interpreted a dream for Pharoah, he was let out of jail, and made him ruler over Egypt. (Genesis 41:39-43) And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

Part 2 Continued

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Servants Obey Your Masters

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Today, when a person works in the public eye, it is easy for them to see changes in how people act in the workforce, as compared to a few years ago.  This may seem harsh but I feel that it is true. More and more people are becoming disobedient to their bosses, disrespectful of the customer, forward and lazy in their jobs.  Recently I took a leadership role at my job.  I thought it would be easy to lead others at work by example.  The more I tried to help the employees, so they would have an easier day, the more disrespect I was shown.  This might seem odd, but true.

I have seen more and more disrespect from coworkers than ever before.  I believe we are closer to the Lords return than ever before. The Bible tells us that in the end times these things will happen.  1 Timothy 3:1-5 says: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.  Satan is working overtime to corrupt people’s minds.  We need to be aware of these things and be cautious of what we allow ourselves to watch or see. (If you are watching a YouTube movie that is violent, turn it off).

Colossians 3:22 says: Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God. Your boss is your master and you need to obey him, but not if it goes against God’s law. If you are a boss, be good to your servants or workers. Colossians 4:1 says: Masters give things right and equal to them, knowing you have a master in Heaven.

1 Peter 2:18 says: Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the forward.  This means that we are to obey our bosses, even if they are disrespectful to us. I know this is hard to do but the Bible says in verse 19: For this is thankworthy; if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.  But if we take it patiently, this is acceptable of God (verse 20). 1 Peter 3:9 says, Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

It is human nature for someone to want to strike back at someone when they are offended. No one likes to be mocked, ridiculed or hurt by someone else. One thing that a Christian must work on is self-control. They should control their actions and tongue in order to present themselves as a Christian.  Christians should not retaliate against others but have forgiveness, love and meekness.  Work your job the best you can, for this brings the Lord honor.

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Nothing That I Have Done

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A person who has lived a sinful life sometimes question this:  Will Jesus forgive me for my sins? We often question how God can forgive us, Sinners. We all know that God is a righteous, holy, sinless Father. We know that sin cannot enter Heaven.  The Bible has many references to what God calls: sin. The Ten Commandments alone tells us not to steal, kill, bear false witness, commit adultery.…. So a person who has committed many sins in their life may try to do things that are good to make up for their sins.  They may give to the poor, witness to others, attend church, etc….

One thing that stands out to me most of all in the scripture is this: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). So this tells me that a perfect God gave his son as a sacrifice on a cross, for the sins of the world.  Why?  We all know the terrible things the Lord Jesus went through in his life, even before he came to the cross.  He sacrificed so much.  He slept on the cold, hard ground.  He missed many meals.  He was ridiculed, mocked, spit upon.   So why would God allow his son to go through all of this.  Then, Jesus was nailed to a cross and hung up for the world to see.  He was stripped of his garments.  He couldn’t hardly breathe, while on the cross. Then, the Holy Father turned his eyes away from him.  What torture!  His heart had to be broken.  So I ask again why? 

Then I heard a sermon about the love of God for mankind.  Then I seen what God was showing me.  It wasn’t anything that we could do, to earn forgiveness.  The Bible says: 1 Peter 2:25-For ye were as sheep going astray. Jesus said, “How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?” (Matthew 18:12).  See God cares about each and every person. He will come after us when we go astray.  Without God, we are as lost sheep, having no shepherd to lead us.  We are often blinded by this life; whether it is riches that blind us or other life circumstances.  We cannot live a life that is sinless.  Only Jesus could do that.

No matter how great a person you think you are, you cannot live your life, sinless.  You may read your Bible daily, go to church, listen to sermons daily, but you are still a sinful creature, without the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.  Our Heavenly Father knew that without the blood of Jesus as our atonement on the cross, we had NO HOPE.  It would take a lamb without blemish to cover our sins.  Jesus became that Lamb without blemish; without sin in his mortal body.

Nothing that we can do or say can earn us, Salvation. We cannot work our way to Heaven. it is only by the grace and gift of God that any man may enter Heaven.  Ephesians 2:4-9 says:  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Doing great and mighty works brings out pride. God hates pride.  Realize that nothing you can do in yourself can help you get to Heaven.  It is only by the true repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ into your heart, that will give you that place in God’s family.  2 Corinthians 6:18 says: And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Are you ready to become a son of the king.  Are you ready to accept Jesus into your Heart?

1. pray on bended knee and ask Jesus to forgive you for your sins.  2. Take time with Jesus. Pray to him and get to know the king.  3. Trust in his mercy and grace  4. Praise the Lord and thank him for what he has done for mankind at Calvary. 5. Find a Bible believing church to attend. Fellowship with other believers will help you stay on that straight and narrow way.

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The Lord is Coming Soon

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The Lord Jesus is coming to rapture his church; will you be found worthy? 1 Thessalonians 5:23 says, that if we forsake our sins and turn to Jesus, we can be found blameless, “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Matthew 10:37 says, “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”  We must love the Lord thy God with “all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might (Deuteronomy 6:5).

We know by the signs that  Jesus is coming soon.  Don’t let someone tell you that Jesus is not coming because his return is near. It will happen quickly, you will not have time to repent after he comes.  You must repent now and by faith, receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:10 says, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”

 1 Corinthians 6: 9,10 says, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

I urge you to come to Jesus Christ and ask him to be your Lord and Savior before it is too late.  Behold today is the day, behold now is the time of Salvation. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9).

Related Scriptures:

1 Thessalonians 4:16-For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

1 Corinthians 15:51-53-Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

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The Battle is The Lords

Recently heard a sermon about Joshua fighting in a battle against Amalek. How God helped Joshua win the battle, through the help of Moses.  As long as Moses held up his hand, Joshua and his people prevailed, but if Moses lowered his hand, then Amalek prevailed.  By the help of Aaron and Hur, Moses was able to keep his hand up by propping it up with a stone.  See the Lord let them know that it was not them or their strength, but the Lord’s strength that they won the battle.

Exodus 17:8-13 says: Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

This shows me that we can win any battle as long as God is helping us.  We should never forget who is helping us, though.  We should never think that we are doing anything in this life through our own strenth, but through the Lord’s strength.  He has helped me so much lately.  He has helped me overcome a lot of battles, but he has reminded me that it is him who is doing it.  It isn’t anything that I could do without him.  See God knows our thoughts.  He knows if we do not show him the honor.  He deserves all the honor, glory and thanks.

Lately I have heard about how God has protected Israel and its soldiers through the battles that have been participating in. The media has been silent.  I am amazed at how God has protected them; he helped them by sending a storm to separate their enemies from them.  He sent a strong wind to knock down missles from hitting Israel.  He loves Israel and his divine intervention has prevailed on numerous occassions.  See God protects the Jewish men from danger.  See related article post by clicking this link: https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/79560/biblical-pillar-cloud-appears-golan-proving-hand-god-protects-israel-isis/#Yug6kxDpyCdgCbCF.97

Another passage about God’s protection and divine intervention in Exodus 14:13-30, it tells us that God interceded in the battle. Exodus 14 reads: And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night. And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians. And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

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What is Heaven Like

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heavengateAs I laid on my bed and thought what Heaven would be like, so many things came to mind.  I like the thought that I will never have to worry about anything. I will not have to worry about time.  Time dictates a lot of how we interact here on this earth.  Time can make someone sad if they hate getting up out of bed in the morning.  Time can cause someone to have an accident if they are rushing to work.  Time causes worry, stress and uneasiness. We know there will be a time when Jesus returns and this makes some anxious, some sad, some eager, some happy and some excited.

Then I thought about not ever having to worry about money. I will not have to worry about paying my bills or working because I won’t need money.  God will provide everything from a mansion to food.  I know…

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A Mighty God We Serve

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So many things have happened lately that prove how great and mighty a God we serve. God has been working more mightily in these last days and trying to get people’s attention.  Sometimes thing happen that we don’t understand and we question, “Why?”  Let me tell you that God knows what is going on and he is in control of everything, even when the time looks grim.  I went through a terrible time in my life a year ago and I questioned, “Why?”  I still don’t fully understand why it happened to me.  I thought I was on the mountain top and nothing could bring me down.  That is when everything went against me.  Satan through dart after dart at me and it took me a long time to get back to where I was before with God.  Then recently I had the chance to talk to this lady at work.  I had ask that morning for God to open a door for me to talk to someone that day. Usually everything is so fast speed at work, that we barely have time to breathe.  God allowed this lady to work in my office that day, and another Christian lady was there too.  That is when I shared my testimony with her.  Bear in mind, that I don’t share it often because it is a time I usually don’t like to remember.  It is one of the worst times in my life, but I was compelled to share it.  After giving this lady my testimony, she confided in me that she was going through something similar and then I knew.  I knew without a doubt that God had set the stage for me to talk with her.  I did’t know why I was compelled to tell her my story.  But I did.  I went home feeling honored that God had allowed me to witness to someone that day and I felt like God had shared with me, Why I went through that terrible ordeal.

God allows his people some great opportunities to share the gospel with others.  Sometimes he takes us through trials so we can help others who will face the same trial.  See God was able to not only set the stage a year ago, but God provided a way for me to talk to this lady.  He provided a quiet time and even provided a Christian lady in the room where she could share the truth also.  You may think this is something minor but God speaks to us in so many different ways.  He might speak through others or just through our circumstances.

A terrible event happened in Gatlinburg, TN a few days ago.  A terrible fire swept through the beautiful Smokey Mountain National Park and burned many houses, buisnesses and trees. Bear, deer and other types of wild animals lost their homes. Many were devastated that this beautiful place was burned. Some people were killed when they couldn’t get away from the raging fires.  Tourist visit this place year round to enjoy the scenery and smell the frest air, including me.  Through this all, God allowed one page from a burned Bible to be left, where someone was able to find it.  It read from Joel Chapter 1:  Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.  The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered. How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate. O Lord, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field. The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

Some may say this page was left by chance.  I believe God is working mightily in these last days to say that he is coming soon.  That the day of the Lord is at hand and we better get our affairs in order.  Repent and turn from our sins and turn toward the living God.  If you don’t know the Lord Jesus, I ask you now to pray and ask him into your life, before it is too late.  He is our only hope in having eternal life.  He is the son of the most high and we must believe on him to enter Heaven.  He can cleanse you of all your sins. He died on a cross for the sins of the whole world.  John 3:16 says: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosover believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.  Here is other post that can teach you about who Jesus is.

https://godlywitnesses.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/jesus-our-high-priest-2/

https://godlywitnesses.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/saved-by-the-blood-of-jesus/

https://godlywitnesses.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/the-importance-of-the-blood/

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Preaching of the Cross

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The closer we get to the Lord’s return, the more and more that false prophets are going to arise. My son called tonight and spoke how someone had come to his door today that wanted to speak with him. Jamie looked at their dress and assumed it was someone from church or someone coming to invite him to church.  Well it was someone from a church but not the true church of God.  How do I know, you may ask. Well they started off telling my son about two Gods.  One female and one male.  My son is a Christian! He is in the military and he has run into all sorts of people.  He doesn’t realize you can’t be friends with the world.  You must chose a side.  Yes, you can be nice to people, but when they contradict the truth of God’s word, it is time to show them the door.

He went on to tell me how he tried to talk with them,  and how strong his faith is and so on and so on.  The Bible tells us not to give them “God speed”! 2 John 1:10 says: If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed!  That means don’t even listen to them or give them your attention.  I went on to tell my son that our adversary, Satan is walking around seeking whom he may devour.  He knows all about us.  He knows what our strong points are and he knows what our weaknesses are.  He knows where he can deceive you, if you allow him to.  So don’t even allow him into your house or in your thoughts.

We need to keep our minds and thoughts on the true gospel.  The gospel that teaches us about Jesus Christ and what he suffered for us on the cross.  1 Corinthians 1:18, 23-31 tells us: For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

 

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