Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Time of Testing of the Church is Coming Soon

In the last post I mentioned that our Heavenly Father is upset because people have not taken Him serious.  Even the churches and so called "True Believers" have not taken Him serious.

The Lord is looking for a people that will walk with Him, hear His voice and obey Him.  Read Revelation 3 below and see what I mean:

To Sardis

"1Write this to Sardis, to the Angel of the church. The One holding the Seven Spirits of God in one hand, a firm grip on the Seven Stars with the other, speaks:

“I see right through your work. You have a reputation for vigor and zest, but you’re dead, stone-dead.

2-3“Up on your feet! Take a deep breath! Maybe there’s life in you yet. But I wouldn’t know it by looking at your busywork; nothing of God’s work has been completed. Your condition is desperate. Think of the gift you once had in your hands, the Message you heard with your ears—grasp it again and turn back to God.

“If you pull the covers back over your head and sleep on, oblivious to God, I’ll return when you least expect it, break into your life like a thief in the night.

4“You still have a few followers of Jesus in Sardis who haven’t ruined themselves wallowing in the muck of the world’s ways. They’ll walk with me on parade! They’ve proved their worth!

5“Conquerors will march in the victory parade, their names indelible in the Book of Life. I’ll lead them up and present them by name to my Father and his Angels.

6“Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches.”

To Philadelphia

7Write this to Philadelphia, to the Angel of the church. The Holy, the True—David’s key in his hand, opening doors no one can lock, locking doors no one can open—speaks:

8“I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. I’ve opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. You don’t have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You didn’t deny me when times were rough.

9“And watch as I take those who call themselves true believers but are nothing of the kind, pretenders whose true membership is in the club of Satan—watch as I strip off their pretensions and they’re forced to acknowledge it’s you that I’ve loved.

10“Because you kept my Word in passionate patience, I’ll keep you safe in the time of testing that will be here soon, and all over the earth, every man, woman, and child put to the test.

11“I’m on my way; I’ll be there soon. Keep a tight grip on what you have so no one distracts you and steals your crown.

12“I’ll make each conqueror a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, a permanent position of honor. Then I’ll write names on you, the pillars: the Name of my God, the Name of God’s City—the new Jerusalem coming down out of Heaven—and my new Name.

13“Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches.”

To Laodicea

14Write to Laodicea, to the Angel of the church. God’s Yes, the Faithful and Accurate Witness, the First of God’s creation, says:

15-17“I know you inside and out, and find little to my liking. You’re not cold, you’re not hot—far better to be either cold or hot! You’re stale. You’re stagnant. You make me want to vomit. You brag, ‘I’m rich, I’ve got it made, I need nothing from anyone,’ oblivious that in fact you’re a pitiful, blind beggar, threadbare and homeless.

18“Here’s what I want you to do: Buy your gold from me, gold that’s been through the refiner’s fire. Then you’ll be rich. Buy your clothes from me, clothes designed in Heaven. You’ve gone around half-naked long enough. And buy medicine for your eyes from me so you can see, really see.

19“The people I love, I call to account—prod and correct and guide so that they’ll live at their best. Up on your feet, then! About face! Run after God!

20-21“Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you. Conquerors will sit alongside me at the head table, just as I, having conquered, took the place of honor at the side of my Father. That’s my gift to the conquerors!

22“Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches.”

Walk With Me

During my year of Old Testament study certain key words and phrases seem to jump off the page to me.  I felt impressed that the Lord was speaking to me as He has a message for me hidden within the text.  

The main theme I discovered is that the Lord searches the hearts of every individual.  He is searching for those that are seeking Him that desire a personal relationship with Him.  He is searching for hearts that will trust Him and obey His commands.  He is looking for a people that follow Him and  "Live by Faith".  The just shall live by faith.

Every morning is an exciting adventure as I read His words.  It was as if He is saying, "Walk with Me".  It is as if I am walking beside the Lord as He reveals His heart to me.  It was like a father and son walking down a path together as a dad would teach his son things about life and the things he needed to know.

This past year has been a wonderful and joyful experience as the Lord has revealed things I never knew or understood before.   The enemy attacked me in an attempt to stop me from my quest to know my Heavenly Father.  The enemy's attacks of sickness, hurts, and disappointments only made me stronger in the Lord.

After finishing the Old Testament I started reading Matthew again and I was amazed at how exciting it is to read the words of Jesus as He teaching me things I didn't understand before. It is as if He, like the Father, is saying, "Walk with Me."  

The Lord impressed upon me that most people have not taken Him seriously.  He is saying to me that too many people do not care to know Him the way He wants them to. 

Jesus is calling you too to come to Him, "Walk with Me".

Monday, May 23, 2016

Getting To Know Him

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If you are a follower or subscriber of this BLOG you may have noticed that I have not posted very much over the past year.  A little over one year ago I had finished reading and studying the New Testament from beginning to end. I sensed that the Lord desired for me to get to know Him in a more intimate way. I felt impressed that He wanted me to read and study the Old Testament. 

It has taken me a year for me to study the Old Testament and I have to say this was an incredible journey. I have been studying the Bible for over forty years and I thought I knew God, but now I know that I didn't know His heart. He spoken to my heart as I read and taught me many things that has changed me for my good. He is such an awesome Heavenly Father and I am so glad to know just how much He loves me.

There is so much that I have to share with you, but at the same time I am so overwhelmed with all He's taught me I almost don't know where to begin.  This morning I found a scripture the will be a good starting place as the following scripture pretty describes how the Lord was able to wake me up from my lack of knowledge of Him.

"Awake [[a]from your drunken stupor and return] to sober sense and your right minds, and sin no more. For some of you have not the knowledge of God [you are utterly and willfully and disgracefully ignorant, and continue to be so, lacking the sense of God’s presence and all true knowledge of Him]. I say this to your shame."  1 Corinthians 15:34 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

The Living Bible says it this way: "Get some sense and quit your sinning. For to your shame I say it; some of you are not even Christians at all and have never really known God."

The Lord has changed my heart is ways that I didn't realize I needed change.  I am ashamed to admit that I had been willfully and disgracefully ignorant before.  Now I have a burden for the lost and for those that don't know they are lost.  I'm not sure what the Lord has planned for me from here I just know that He has a plan or a calling for each and every one of us.  

Listen to your heart because He's calling you and drawing you to hear Him speak to you.  He has a calling a ministry to serve Him in these Last Days.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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"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.

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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.

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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!