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"To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified." Isaiah 61:3

Month: September 2015

Here’s to you Mrs. Robinson

“So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”  – John 8:7 And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know. […]

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Here's to you Mrs. Robinson

“So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”  – John 8:7 And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know. […]

Theory Of Life

I watched the movie, “Theory Of Everything,” for the second time last week, and it really fascinated me.  This movie is all about Stephen Hawking.  It’s about his life, his theories, and his struggle with ALS.  I personally do not believe in the, “Big Bang Theory,” other than if there were a, “big bang,” so to speak, that it was set into motion by God.  Something simply cannot come from nothing.  I wrote an article after watching the movie, for HubPages, and decided to share the link with you.  Feel free to leave any comments and opinions afterward.  God Bless.

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CLICK HERE to read devotional, Theory Of LIfe

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.  Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.  Be curious.  And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can succeed at.  It matters that you don’t just give up.” – Stephen Hawking

What Grace Is Mine

“My heart, O God, is steadfast,     my heart is steadfast;     I will sing and make music. Awake, my soul!     Awake, harp and lyre!     I will awaken the dawn.” – Psalm 57:7-8

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do […]

To be a Christian you MUST have a PhD

After church one Sunday morning, I was watching football game.  So okay, I was sort of watching a football game.  I really am not that big of a football fan, but nevertheless you are supposed to try and support the interests of your significant other, so I was being…supportive.

At one point the sports announcer person said that to be a football player, you must have a PhD.   He went on to say that all of these men in fact do have PhD’s.  I was like wow!  Then he said to have a PHD you must have Passion, Hunger, and Drive.

Immediately my brain started thinking, “Hey that’s not much different than being a Christian, or with anything really in life.   Passion really is half the battle in anything you take on.  I remember trying to learn the guitar once, and my neighbor said to me, do you have passion for it?  I said absolutely!  She said then you have already won half the battle.  I did later on give up on the guitar as some passions are short lived.  I may pick it up again; however, it goes to show that if you don’t have a passion for something, you aren’t going to invest yourself in it fully, and you will eventually lose the battle.

How do we get passion as Christians?  More than that, how do we keep Passion?  A candle only burns bright for so long before it dims, and eventually goes out.  You have to keep igniting the fire so it stays lit.  (Matthew 25:1-13) Sometimes you have to pray for a desire, since our flesh naturally is enmity toward God.  The bible says that God can give us a heart transplant!  (Ezekiel 36:26)

To have passion you must know your purpose.  Everyone has a purpose, but when we lose sight of what that purpose is, we become lukewarm and die spiritually.   Esther knew that God had given her a purpose.  (Esther 4:14)  So she had the courage to speak up and save her people.

The main purpose and passion for any true Christian is to save the hurting and help the lost find their way, and we all have unique gifts we can use to do this.  We must attain to be – Christ Like first and foremost.  We can do this by learning more about Jesus and what he sought out to do in the first place.  (John 3:16)  There are a lot of hurting people in the world, and a lot of times they will seek out doctors for prescriptions to end their pain, or go in search of other ways to fill the empty void.  They don’t know that Jesus is the true physician, and he’s given us all PhD’s so that we can practice His healing on others.  Here is all you need to know to receive your PhD.

PASSION  –  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” –  John 3:16

HUNGER – “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” –  Matthew 5:6

DRIVE – “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” –  Hebrews 11:6

WORD ALIVE

“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” – Hebrews 4:12 The tongue is not a vital organ; however, it […]

Where should I go?

“Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.  We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” – John 6:68-69 I work sometimes in an Alzheimer’s unit at a […]

Four Blood Moons

“The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the LORD arrives.”  – Acts 2:20

I was scrolling through Netflix, and found a teaching on the four blood moons, similar to what I once saw John Hagee preach on television.  Do I believe that God has and will use the moon as a sign?  Absolutely! He used a star to guide the wise men to Jesus.

Should we put all of our focus on this? Not really. I believe we are to absolutely be watchful, and expect that we are going to see a lot of what the bible prophecies in end times.  It’s fascinating really, but the bible also says that Jesus will come like a thief in the night , and we do not know the time, nor the hour so we have to be ready.   (2 Peter 3:10)

I think that this teaching on the four blood moons is absolutely fascinating to scientist and biblical scholars alike.  It is a great sign from God that we should not ignore, but we already know that Jesus is coming back.  God isn’t going to tell us the time nor the hour, but we can be certain that when a great phenomenon like this one is put forth by the hand of God, not only can we find beauty in it, but we can know that God is working on something great for his people.  I do not believe in spreading an apocalyptic message and causing fear around the world, that is not what this is about.  Jesus died so that we might live, and have eternity with Him.  He wants us to choose him out of love, not out of fear.  God loves us, that is the real message.

The last of the tetrad (four blood moons) is set to occur on the eve of Sept 28th.  Each of the four blood moons are connected to the four major Jewish Holidays.  There is a real significance in these four blood moons which have happened in a span of just two years, which is very rare.  The last three times the blood moons have occurred, were during important times in Jewish history.  Could there be another change coming?

The last phase of blood moons have occurred on the following dates:

  • Jewish Passover on April 15, 2014
  • Passover on April 4, 2015
  • Sukkot on Oct. 8, 2014
  • Sukkot on Sept. 28, 2015

It is said that we will not see another blood moon until approximately another eighteen years.  It is quite a phenomenon that many are in awe of.

We are watching Israel as it’s predicted that change will come to Israel during this next phase.  I certainly am expecting miracles and great things for Israel; however, I’m also ensuring I live everyday purposefully and praying that I am ready for Jesus when He does come back for his people, however the events occur.

Perhaps it is a warning sign that we need to be more watchful, and spend more time in prayer as this dispensation comes to a close.  That we need to be sending out a message to the world that Jesus IS coming back, it’s not a myth, and not to be caught unaware.  (Luke 21:34-35)  These signs are a gift, that what God said would happen is true, and we have something to look forward to!  Praise the Lord.

 “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” – Revelation 22:20