Center Yourself In Jesus

This weekend marks the end of a great summer, here in the east, it’s been glorious, we have had some great days!

As we wind down, it’s always time to think and refocus on what we have done during our summer, I know for myself it’s time to refocus and center my life in Jesus. In the early spring  left a church that I loved very dearly, loved the people and the great things that were being accomplished through some of my efforts of recruiting and speaking to others about Jesus. I had been convicted by a friend on “being on a slippery slope”and called out from the Holy Spirit to take leave of absence. It was extremely difficult. But now I go to a Gospel Church that is awesome and I am resting there.

But as the summer moved along, I realized that the temptation to go back to that church a few times, then I remembered why I left and the yoke of slavery I would have been under just working and not reaping all the Jesus had for me. So I resisted and still think so much about it, but I am so much better now just centering myself in Jesus.

Now I say to you are you centering yourself in Jesus? Have you put him aside for other things? Jesus tells us you cannot divide your loyalty as He said in Luke 16:13-“No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” My thought is Jesus is trying to tell us, make Him the center not the stuff of the world that distracts you.

Hope you have a great weekend my beloved!

Shalom

Nancy

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What does the Bible say about False Teachers

Todays message short but to the point.

Occasionally I will run into someone who will tell me that they have gone to a Tarot card reader or listened to some false psychic on Tv or wherever. The Bible clearly tells us not to follow such ways, That is against God, it’s one of His first Commandments-“Don’t put any false gods before me.” Following these false people is following deceptive spirits that do not come from God our Father, stop trusting people for informational about your future and start trusting God who is the creator of all.    Shalom

 

This is from About.com-Christianity

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Hebrews 4:14
That is why we have a great High Priest who has gone to heaven, Jesus the Son of God. Let us cling to him and never stop trusting him. (NLT)
1 Timothy 2:5
For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people. He is the man Christ Jesus. (NLT)
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do. (NLT)
2 Peter 1:3
As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness! (NLT)

Are psychic experiences of talking with the dead real?
Yes, I believe they can be very real, but not true experiences of talking with dead people. The Bible considers these experiences to be associated with deceiving spirits, demons, angels of light or counterfeits for the true Spirit of God.

1 Timothy 4:1
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. (NIV)
1 Corinthians 10:20-21
No, not at all. What I am saying is that these sacrifices are offered to demons, not to God. And I don’t want any of you to be partners with demons. You cannot drink from the cup of the Lord and from the cup of demons, too. You cannot eat at the Lord’s Table and at the table of demons, too. (NLT)
2 Corinthians 11:14-15
But I am not surprised! Even Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder his servants can also do it by pretending to be godly ministers. In the end they will get every bit of punishment their wicked deeds deserve. (NLT)
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. (NIV)
What about Saul, Samuel and the witch of Endor?

There is one somewhat confusing account in Scripture that seems to be the ‘exception to the rule’ in 1 Samuel 28:1–25. After the death of the prophet Samuel, King Saul was terrified of the threatening Philistine army and desperate to know the Lord’s will. In his helpless desperation, he resorted to consulting with a medium, the witch of Endor.
Using demonic powers of sorcery, she called up Samuel. But when he appeared, even she was startled, for she had expected a satanic apparition and not Samuel himself. Shocked that God had intervened for Saul, the witch of Endor knew this “spirit coming up out of the ground” was not the result of her demonic conjuring.

So, Samuel’s appearance here can only be explained as the unprecedented intervention of the Lord in response to Saul’s hopeless desperation, permitting him one firm and final encounter with the prophet. The event in no way indicates God’s endorsement of talking to the dead or consulting with mediums.

In fact, Saul is condemned for these actions in 1 Chronicles 10:13-14: “Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord and even consulted a medium for guidance, and did not inquire of the Lord. So the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.” (NIV)

God has repeatedly made it clear in his Word that guidance is never to be obtained from mediums, physics or sorcerers, but rather, from the Lord himself.

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Gods Playing Field

Each ady we make a decision to follow God, many times when you are caught up with the things of this world, you follow other things. What does God say about this in His Commandments?

I am the one and only God, you shall not put any gods before me. So that being said, I say to you what are you doing that prevents you from following the one true God?  If only people would see themselves from Gods perspective they might understand that He is a very jealous God and when you worship other things and put them before Him, he gets angry. For He is the glory of Heaven and earth and should always be worshipped like that.

So when you ae on Gods playing field you have to look at things from his view and trust in him not people or things that drive you away. The perfect way is to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and do not look at any other gods. Jesus is waiting for you, right now to come to him, seek his face make him your Lord and Savior as you ask him to forgive your past sins and rebuke the time you spend not seeking Him. Be sure to read the Gospels and hear Jesus speak to you through them. Jesus was a sacrificial lamb sent by The Father for you, he shed his blood for your sin, he redeemed your life through His death and resurrection, There is no god/gods that have done this. Seek Jesus, change your life!

Shalom

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Where is God’s Hand In This All?

Chaos and more chaos, where is God’s hand in this all?

The Lord is working in ways we will never understand, for the days are coming when there will be no peace to be found at all. But we must be ready as Christians for the days ahead. We have to ask God where are you in this? Where is Jesus and when will this be over?

Look at the facts, people have turned away from the faith, churches are uprising in places that only can be put asunder. But we must stay in prayer for the days ahead, there are Christians all over the world that are praying for safety, do you pray for them? We are blessed to be able to sit in quiet confidence in our homes but these persecuted Christians are running for their lives and seeking safe havens. If you would take the time to pray for them, then they will know in their hearts that God is in control through prayer and supplication.
I hope you are pressing forward my friends and ask you for prayers not only for those Christians but for all Christians who are struggling at this time.

Shalom

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When God Abandons A Nation Part 3

When is Gods Wrath and abandonment?

Chapter 44 God has brought a great disaster on Jerusalem and the towns of Judah  verse 2- “Today they lie deserted and in ruins, 3 -“because of the evil they have done, They provoked me to anger by burning incense and by worshipping other gods that neither they nor you nor your fathers ever knew.”

Even the prophets were ignored.

How God deals with a Nation is in his hands, we see the nations at this rising up against each other and the punishment is theirs. Their infliction of self righteousness and anger towards each other as uprising occurs and all the people are left in ruin. But God has his moments when as a loving Father he will come forward and heal his people in the day of redemption. So as a follower of God, we must consider these things, is the day of reckoning at hand? Are we prepared to see that God has been provoked in many ways, the Nations are turning away from the truth of the gospel and preparing themselves for what may be inevitable danger to themselves.

We as a Nation, must stand firm on our God and His promises. He will be our only salvation and when we are not following what he commands us to do then we are in trouble. Turn your back on Him He will turn his back on the Country.

 

So this is the last post on this subject, my answer to all is clear, Praise God, look to Him and pray for this Country and countries all around the world, we are in crisis now, we need prayer, your prayer for us all.

Shalom

 

When God Abandons A Nation Part 2

Following Idols- Part 2

Reading through Jeremiah , God truly is speaking to his people with warning in Chapter 10 he is instructing Jeremiah to speak to them about their worthless idols and worship of the man made things that they shape into gods.
But think, how many things are we putting in front of God as our worship? How about our own agenda and what we want, forgetting God when we should be always praising Him!

So we see here in the following verses Jeremiah was given to remind them who their God is, to praise Him because of His mighty power, He alone is God- Jehovah.
Shalom

Jeremiah 10:11-16

11 You people must tell them that the gods who did not make the earth and the sky will be destroyed. They will no longer exist anywhere on earth.

A Hymn of Praise to God
12 The Lord made the earth by his power;
by his wisdom he created the world
and stretched out the heavens.

13 At his command the waters above the sky roar;
he brings clouds from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning flash in the rain
and sends the wind from his storeroom.

14 At the sight of this, people feel stupid and senseless;
those who make idols are disillusioned,
because the gods they make are false and lifeless.

15 They are worthless and should be despised;
they will be destroyed when the Lord comes to deal with them.

16 The God of Jacob is not like them;
he is the one who made everything,
and he has chosen Israel to be his very own people.
The Lord Almighty is his name.

When God Abandons A Nation- Part 1

The Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah- Part 1

Jeremiah 7:27 When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you. when you call to them, they will not answer. Therefore say to them, “This is the nation that has not obeyed the Lord it’s God or responded to correction. Truth has perished, it has vanished from their lips. Cut off your hair and throw it away: take up a lament on the barren heights, for the Lord has rejected and abandoned this generation that is under his wrath.

If you don’t know anything about Jeremiah the Bible tells us he was a messenger and the Lord came to him about Jerusalem and the wickedness of their ways, such as adultery, worship of other gods and stars with  immorality in  shame. God told Jeremiah to warn the people to turn back to Him and give up their wickedness, repent, shave their heads in mourning. But as the story continues, the countless warnings with ignorance and pride the people with their King and priests just turned away. God wanted them back, God is jealous-even today.

Looking at all of this, I have to think about how many people are living way beyond even what those people were doing, with advancement in technology, crime and riches, people today have forgotten God- this is being said to the non believers consider  a relationship with God, today. He is jealous of everything you are distracted by, which is controlling your thoughts and you are forgetting Him.  stop, take a long look at your life right now and consider what eternity will look like for you. You have everything, but you have nothing if you don’t have a rich relationship with Jesus, clearly in Jeremiah the people forgot how to worship, they thought everything was cool, life was good in their world.

I am going to stop here and continue on next post about what God saw and how he reacted to the Nation that abandons God.

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