Saturday, April 30, 2016

Christianity Is A Love Relationship

by Dave Broome

You cannot love someone that you do not know, and you cannot know someone that you don’t spend quality time with.

To know Jesus is to love Him. To love Him is to trust Him. To trust Him is to obey Him. To obey Him is to be blessed. It begins with a daily, quality communication with the Lord.

Why is it best to spend time with the Lord in the morning? Because you are getting ready to go on a road trip through life. You don’t take the trip and then read the map, do you?

How are you starting your mornings? With a cup of coffee and the paper? Or with the pure milk of the Word and the light of His presence?

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.
Listen to my cry for help, 
my King and my God, 
for to you I pray.
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; 
in the morning I lay my requests before you 
and wait in expectation. -- Psalm 5:1-3

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Who You Are Makes a Difference

Author Unknown

A teacher in New York decided to honor each of her seniors in high school by telling them the difference they each made. She called each student to the front of the class, one at a time. First, she told each of them how they had made a difference to her and the class.

Then, she presented each of them with a blue ribbon imprinted with gold letters, which read, "Who I Am Makes a Difference." Afterwards, the teacher decided to do a class project to see what kind of impact recognition would have on a community. She gave each of the students three more ribbons and instructed them to go out and spread this acknowledgment ceremony. Then, they were to follow up on the results, see who honored whom, and report back to the class in about a week.

One of the boys in the class went to a junior executive in a nearby company and honored him for helping him with his career planning. He gave him a blue ribbon and put it on his shirt. Then, he gave him two extra ribbons and said, "We're doing a class project on recognition, and we'd like you to go out find somebody to honor, give them a blue ribbon, then give them the extra blue ribbon so they can acknowledge a third person to keep this acknowledgment ceremony going. Then, please report back to me and tell me what happened."

Later that day, the junior executive went in to see his boss, who had been noted, by the way, as being kind of a grouchy fellow. He sat his boss down, and he told him that he deeply admired him for being a creative genius. The boss seemed very surprised. The junior executive asked him if he would accept the gift of the blue ribbon and give him permission to put it on him. His surprised boss said, "Well, sure." The junior executive took the blue ribbon and placed it right on his boss's jacket above his heart.

As he gave him the last extra ribbon, he said, "Would you do me a favor? Would you take this extra ribbon and pass it on by honoring somebody else? The young boy who first gave me the ribbons is doing a project in school, and we want to keep this recognition ceremony going and find out how it affects people."

That night, the boss came home to his 14-year-old son and sat him down. He said, "The most incredible thing happened to me today. I was in my office, and one of the junior executives came in and told me he admired me and gave me a blue ribbon for being a creative genius.

Imagine. He thinks I'm a creative genius. Then, he put this blue ribbon that says: 'Who I Am Makes a Difference' on my jacket above my heart. He gave me an extra ribbon and asked me to find somebody else to honor. As I was driving home tonight, I started thinking about whom I would honor with this ribbon, and I thought about you.

I want to honor you. My days are really hectic, and when I come home, I don't pay a lot of attention to you. Sometimes, I scream at you for not getting good enough grades in school and for your bedroom being a mess, but somehow tonight, I just wanted to sit here and, well, just let you know that you do make a difference to me. Besides your mother, you are the most important person in my life. You're a great kid, and I love you!"

The startled boy started to sob and sob, and he couldn't stop crying. His whole body shook. He looked up at his father and said through his tears, "Dad, earlier tonight I sat in my room and wrote a letter to you and Mom explaining why I had killed myself and asking you to forgive me. I was going to commit suicide tonight after you were asleep. I just didn't think that you cared at all. The letter is upstairs. I don't think I need it after all."

His father walked upstairs and found a heartfelt letter full of anguish and pain. The envelope was addressed, "Mom and Dad."

The boss went back to work a changed man. He was no longer a grouch but made sure to let all his employees know that they made a difference. The junior executive helped several other young people with career planning and never forgot to let them know that they made a difference in his life...one being the boss's son.

And the young boy and his classmates learned a valuable lesson. Who you are DOES make a difference.

JESUS GAVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU THAT HE MIGHT GIVE HIS LIFE TO YOU THAT HE MIGHT LIVE HIS LIFE THROUGH YOU!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How To Win The War on Debt eBook is now available on CD

"How to Win the War on Debt" is a home study program that is designed to help you overcome the burdens of being in debt.

My name is Chet and I have been a volunteer budget counselor since 1996 and have taught money-management classes using Godly stewardship principles found in scripture.

This eBook is based on years of successful financial research and debt counseling experience. I have done my personal best to provide information that will enable you to successfully progress through the steps of minimizing your debt and financial burdens. Please forgive any grammatical errors or improper use of the English language. I am not a professional writer therefore this book is for instructional purposes and not for entertainment.

During the course of this eBook, I provide my understanding of certain legal, tax, and financial matters. However, I do not practice law and I am not an accountant. This publication is not to be taken as legal advise therefore it is your obligation to consult and accountant or an attorney for legal matters.

It is my intention to share the methods used in my 20+ years of debt counseling and personal financial management to help you, the valued reader, explore potential debt reduction methods appropriate for your financial situation. I personally do not believe in the "Cookie Cutter" method that one method fits all, as taught by some. From my experience every counseling situation is different and requires a tailored approach to each individual case. With that being said, your reliance on any of my statements in this publication is solely at your own discretion and risk. No guarantees are implied or warranted.

It is very important for you to get totally out of debt as all forms of debt make you a slave to the lender. This is a form of bondage that God never intended for us to be in.

Life is like an "Open Book Test" as illustrated in the Joyful 'toon cartoon. Our lives consists of choices and sometime we make bad choices that cause us to be full of worries as shown in the "Don't Worry" Joyful 'toon cartoon. This eBook is designed to guide you in the Godly principles of money manage management and to seek His help in overcoming your debt.

Order this eBook today and I am certain that you will be inspired and encouraged as you implement the strategies that will help you win your personal war on debt.

Your cost for this valuable information is $5.00 which is strictly to cover the cost of shipping and handling.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Obama is setting himself up to be the LAST U.S. PRESIDENT

Obama is setting himself up to be the LAST U.S. PRESIDENT
by Nathan Shepard
The other day I was talking to a democrat at a show I was invited. He mocked the general concern about Obama being the next Adolf Hitler, arguing : “This could never happen here.  Congress and the Supreme Court would never allow the rise of dictatorship on U.S. soil.”
This cancer of thought has eaten away more than 3 quarters of all Americans who fail to see that Obama is almost there, just a few executive orders away from being an absolute ruler.
When he took office, almost 7 years ago, he issued a form of executive action known as the presidential memorandum, using it ever since to take unilateral action even as he has signed fewer executive orders than any other U.S. president.
Like executive orders, presidential memoranda don't require action by Congress. Some of his most totalitarian decisions have come not by executive order but by presidential memoranda.
obamamemo
Obama’s presidential mandate declares that he and his Secretaries have the authority to seize all transportation, energy, and infrastructure inside the United States as well as forcibly draft American citizens into the military.
Executive Order 11921 allows the FEMA to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and flow of money in the U.S.A. financial institution in any undefined national emergency.
The word throughout Europe is that Barack Obama is not America’s savior, but the man who will take the United States into a new era of World Government.
When I heard on the news Russia is calling Obama the last American President, it sent a shivering chill down my spine.
The United States is now moving into some very dark territory and confidence has been shaken.
All that’s missing now from Obama’s plan is the right pretext to declare Martial Law and seize America and Americans in the blink of an eye.
According to this touching video that really blows the whistle on Obama’s secret plans, it looks like all that Obama is waiting for… is a declaration of war from Russia.
One thing is for sure, we are heading with lightning speed towards a war between the world’s most powerful dictators… Obama and Putin.
For the American citizen, it doesn’t matter who will win, our old way of life will be lost forever… and this incredible material explains it beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Friday, April 01, 2016

Best Poem In The World

BEST POEM IN THE WORLD
author unknown

I was shocked , confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Bob, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.

'And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said,
'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.'

JUDGE NOT!!

Remember....Just going to church doesn't make you a
Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.

Every saint has a PAST...
Every sinner has a FUTURE!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Live For Him

“For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus:
 that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, 
that those who live should live no longer for themselves, 
but for Him who died for them and rose again.”






Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Are You A Prophet

Most people think of being a prophet as one foretells the future and often we think of gloom and doom prophets.  Old Testament prophets typically warned God's chosen people of pending judgement if they change their ways.  Many of these prophets were killed because the people did not want to hear what these people had to say.  They were comfortable with their rebellion against God and were so hard headed they refused to stop their idolatry.  They broke God's first commandment and thought they would get away with it.

God was very patient with His rebellious people and spoke warnings through His prophets to the point He could not do it any longer.  God is a just God and he had no choice, but to allow the judgement to happen.  These rebellious people caused their own disaster by refusing to serve the living God and creator.  They chose to worship images made with their own hands that did not have any life or power.

Are you a prophet? God spoke through the people He called to be prophets and He will speak through prophets again in these last days.  If you are a believer you have God's words in a book we call the Bible and you have God's words in your heart.  We are not necessarily the kinds of prophets like Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah and others, but God does speak through the believer to others.  

How are we prophets?  I think the number one thing we have to understand is the believer does not think of himself or herself as a prophet because it can cause one to be puffed up and think they are something special.  We as believers exhibit the fruits of the Spirit by walking in the Spirit as mentioned in Galatians 5 especially verses 22-26.  Because we walk by the Spirit the Spirit speaks through us as He desires and when He desires.  I do not have the ability to turn the Spirit and on and off at my will.  He speaks through me to others at His will.  There has been times when a person has asked my advice about a particular subject that they are troubled with and I did not have a deep spiritual word of wisdom for them.  All I could do was listen and let them know that cared about what they were going through.  Then there has been other times when people have mentioned to me about something that was going on in their life and I was able to share things that I had never thought of before.  I was saying things I did not know or did not know I knew.  And, every time the individual told me that this was exactly what they need to know or to hear.  They went a way blessed and encouraged.

Is speaking and teaching God's Words a form of a prophet? I believe that those who speak God's words whether in a pulpit, a classroom, or one to one, should also teach what God is saying.  We are like the "Watchmen on the Wall" (Isaiah 62:6) that warns of danger and I think it also means for us to encourage and exhort one another.  I believe your job, as a prophet is immerse yourself in His Words and let His Spirit teach you through your studies so that you will be able to encourage others and teach them how to worship and praise God.  I believe that the believer that allows themselves to be used by the Lord operates not only in the gift of prophecy, but walk in all the natural fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5) and in the supernatural gifts of the Spirit as He wills.  Notice it's His will and not our will.  We cannot turn these supernatural gifts on and off as we please.

What about false prophets?  A few months ago I wrote an article titled "I Never Knew You" based on the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:21-23.  The prophets mentioned here are false prophets that attempted to use Jesus' name for the wrong reasons.  I believe they are people that attempt to manipulate others to believe something that is not true.  These false prophets have people believe everything is okay as there is more than one way to heaven and God would not send anyone to hell.  Jeremiah talks about this kind of false prophet in Jeremiah 14:13-14.  Notice ". . . The prophets prophesy lies in My name . . . ".  This is the same thing Jesus is talking about in Matthew 7 above.

What can I do? There are hurt and lost people that cross your path everyday.  Some of those people God deliberately sent to your path in order for you to be a blessing to them.  God knows what individuals are going through and He hears their prayers, their cry for help.  He is looking for those who will allow Him to minister through.  If you feel this calling on your life just relax and trust in Him He will send people to you.  Don't worry about what you are going to say as He is with you.  Let His Spirit flow out of you living waters.  Should you decide to accept your calling you will be rewarded exceeding and abundantly.