Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Heartbeat of the Miracle

The following is a excerpt from Jonathan Cahn's book "The Book of Mysteries" - Day 21.

Since January 1, 2017 I have been using this book as my daily devotion and I have been throughly blessed each day as I read. I would highly recommend that you consider purchasing a copy for yourself. I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby.  This reprint is not intended to be a copyright infringement.

THE HEARTBEAT OF THE MIRACLE


We were sitting on two large stones at the base of a small mountain. The teacher leaned down to the ground, picked up a rock, and handed it to me.

“What do you feel?” he asked.
“Nothing,” I replied. “A rock.”
Now put your hand on your neck. Do you feel anything?”
“My heartbeat.”
“But the rock had no heartbeat,” he said.
“Of course not.”
“The rock exists as a rock with no heartbeat. It retains its shape, its size, its consistency, with no need of a heartbeat. But you have a heartbeat. Every moment of your existence hangs on a heartbeat. The moment it stops, your earthly existence is over. That’s the difference between a rock and your life. God ordained it.

Rocks just exist. But life never just exists. It must strive to exist, fight to exist. Your heart must keep beating, every moment of your life. Even if you do nothing, your heart beats. Even when you sleep, it keeps beating so that you can remain alive.

If you waste your moments on earth, still it beats that you can waste your time.
When you sin, when you gossip, when you covet and hate, still it beats while you do so.
When you weep, when you give up hope, still it beats so that even in your tears and despair, it still fights for you to live and to be able to cry.”
“So the difference between my existence and that of a rock is . . . ”
“Your life doesn’t just exist; it strives to exist. Your life is a miracle. Your every moment is a miracle. Your joys are a miracle. Even your tears are a miracle. Your life is the gift from God. Every moment is sustained by Him. Every moment is a miracle.”
“How does one apply this?”
“You cease taking your life for granted. You stop wasting it, mistreating it, treating it as something less than the miracle it is. You cease to allow your life to be given to sin and what is less than God’s will. You treasure the existence with which you were entrusted. You stop throwing away your moments. You treat your life and your time on earth as a treasure. You treat your every moment as if there was a heart beating behind it, striving for that moment to exist.

In short . . . You live a life worthy of every heartbeat.”

The Mission: Live this day in the miracle of your existence. Take account of every heartbeat and make your moments worthy of each one.


Forty Million Heartbeats

My personal scripture reading for today is Romans 14 NKJV

Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald J Trump's inauguration Day as President of the United States of America

Today is January 20, 2017 and it's Donald J Trump's inauguration Day as President of the United States of America.  I have never been one to talk about politics on my blog, but today I feel inspired to do so.

The reason I feel inspired to do so is because the scripture reading for today is found in Romans 13 and the first key phrase is "Submit to Government".  I will share the entire scripture below, but before I do I feel compelled to say something.  The way the media is showing the way people are behaving over the election and President Trump is very shameful and embarrassing.  I have considered deleting my FaceBook account because of the horrible things people are saying.  Even some of my called Christians friends are spouting the same evil words as non-Christians.  If they are truly Christians they are not behaving like Christians on TV and on social media.

Behave Like a Christian - Romans 12:9-20 NKJV

9 "Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”[a] says the Lord. 20 Therefore

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head."

The whole world looks on as Americans are so divided against on another.  The world sees Americas as weak and stupid.  Satan sees Americans as defenseless because we have lost our first love.  Read what Jesus says:

"But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand." Matthew 12:25 NKJV

America has fallen into the evil grip of Satan because our Christian nation has allowed itself to be  divided to the point of a civil war.  Will God allow desolation to come on the US because of our sins?  Yes, He will.  That's the bad news, but the good news is God will use what Satan intended for evil and turn it around for good.  The bad that is coming on American will actually turn many Americans back to God.

Now as promised above here's Romans 13 - Submit to Government:

Submit to Government

13 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

Love Your Neighbor

8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,”[a] “You shall not covet,”[b] and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”[c] 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Put on Christ

11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.








Robert Morris - Living in His Presence - His Thanksgiving - November 23, 2016




Published on Nov 23, 2016
Robert Morris | His Thanksgiving

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman - Trailer

The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman

ON January 1, 2017 I published a post titled "Prayer and Fasting Part 1 - Today's post is a continuation of that theme.  I will be posting more videos as on The Daniel Plan and I would encourage you to become in the Daniel Plan.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Robert Morris - Created to Be - Become A Follower

Created to Be - Become A Follower, Robert Morris


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Robert Morris | Become A Follower

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Robert Morris - Created To Be - Belong To Family

Created To Be - Belong To Family, by Robert Morris




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Robert Morris | Belong To Family

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Prayer and Fasting - Part 1

Before I get started writing this article today I want to express to you that my writings are my observations and the things I feel the Lord is showing me.  I do not claim to know everything nor claim that I am right about everything.  

Things happen in life that cause me to stop and observe what I see that perhaps other people do not notice.  The first things is the scriptures concerning "Prayer and Fasting" in Matthew 17:21 and Mark 9:29 are omitted from the NIV (New International Version) Bible.  I find it rather strange that these two scriptures would be deliberately left out, don't you?

The second thing, and I've mentioned this in previous posts, is that certain scriptures are not allow to be mentioned by pastors.  How do I know this?  My wife and I were in a Life Group Sunday morning class that was being taught by one of the church pastors.  The pastor was teaching about Jesus' death.  The pastor gave several scriptures on the subject, but he left out one in particular.  I mentioned 1 Peter 3:18-20 and he stated that this scripture (specifically verse 19) is not an accepted scripture by our church and cannot be taught.

Wow!  I thought I was going to fall out of my chair.  I had no ideal that certain scriptures could not be taught.  I thought all scripture as divine inspiration and is what this church says it believes on it's website:

The Bible was written by men divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit. In the Scriptures, God completely reveals Himself to man. The Bible is perfect and true, without any error. It reveals the principles by which God judges us and is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tested. The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is revealed in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ

Well, I know I did get off the subject a bit, but I just wanted to make you aware that certain scriptures are left out of some bible translations and certain scriptures are not taught in church because these scriptures disagree with their church doctrine.
  
The phrase "Fasting and Prayer" is found eight times in BibleGateway.com.  Click on the link and you will see it mentioned three times in the Old Testament and five times in the New Testament.  

In Matthew 17:21 and Mark 9:29 Jesus is answering the disciples question as to why they could not cast out a  deaf and dumb spirit out of the boy.  Please click on the in context link to get the full context of what is being said.

Fasting and prayer always makes me think of Daniel and he was very dedicated to prayer as he prayed to God even when he was forbidden to so by his captors.  Daniel also refused to eat any foods sacrificed to idols - in the next post I will go into more detail about fasting and the Daniel Fast.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

How To Show Your Love To Our Heavenly Father

Today is Thanksgiving Day and I found two very interesting YouTube videos I feel impress to share with you today.  I feel these two videos are in perfect timing as they teach us how to show our Love to our Heaven Father for all the wonderful love He gives to us.

The one teaches us how we can Kiss the Lord and the second one teaches how and why we are to give the Lord thanks for everything - even the simple small things that our loving Father gives us. He gives us many good, but yet little things, we sometimes hardly notice. Why does He do that? Because He is a loving Father that loves bless us. He also loves it when we take the time to love Him back with a kiss.



Published on Jan 19, 2017
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn explains a new mystery of how initmate our worship of God should be.

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