Turbulent Times, Trust Jesus

Romans 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Where is the world headed these days? It seems as though things are getting more intense and out of control. But there is a hope for you and I, it’s the constant hope that Jesus is with us during these troubled, turbulent times.

When you look back on your life do you see that things are not as they were? Things are moving fast, people are making decisions without going to Jesus in Prayer. But I say to you, don’t let the world overtake you and seek Jesus, He will give you understand in the midst of a battle or stressed time.

When you don’t know the answer and don’t know where to turn, look to Jesus, He makes everything clear and new! There is no one on earth that knows you like Jesus does and He wants you to turn to Him in prayer. The battle is not yours, it’s His, Trust God.

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Pride & The Fall

Psalm 10:4   In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;  in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

Lately I have been observing many people that put themselves on a platform and seek the admiration and glory for the things they have done, their accomplishments and the things they have acquired, totally leaving out God and what He has done in their lives, the things they have done come from His hand not by human efforts.

But that’s not what people think, they are proud of their accomplishments, boasting and bragging and taking credit when the glory should have gone to the Father who provides it.

Life is a gift and what we do here and accomplish should always be for His glorification and praise, that’s a sure mark of humbleness and we need to be more humble and stop thinking that the things of this life, the praise that we get isn’t for our good but for the good of following the Creator of it all.

Proverbs 16:18   Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

 There are Pastors on television that follow a prideful gospel, they seek to speak about victory, but in reality there are many trials and we aren’t suppose to be thinking we are to get all the things of this world and be victorious. What happens when disaster hits do then the people go astray because they think their God has deserted them?

We are to be joyful people, God will test us as He purifies us molding us into His image and sometimes that means struggle, putting your needs to the side and helping someone else. Making a determination do I need to exalt myself or put the other person in front of me?

Pride can choke a person, it’s a deadly disease of selfish means, and it can destroy relationships and make destruction in its path where there is no peace.

So my friends, may I ask you this question, where do you place yourself in life, ahead of others, your needs first? Is God in the forefront of your mind? Do you give Him credit for all you have, not just the material things but work, family, food and recognition?

 

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Betrayed & Left Alone

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During Supper, when the disciples were sharing the bread Jesus broke a piece of bread to and gave it to Judas to eat and then satan entered in to him. Jesus told Judas to go and do what you have to. Jesus knew what was coming, He was going to be betrayed into the hands of his enemies, the religious leaders who hated Him because Jesus called them out on their hard hearts and love of the things of this world instead of God.

Isn’t it strange how  we can relate something like this in our lives? We assume someone is a nice person, you have treated them fairly, you may even love them and then you find out they have walked away from you, spoken about you negatively and all the while you felt like you were doing the right thing. But people are naturally sinful and have a sinful nature  and just as Jesus was knowingly betrayed by his enemies, he was also betrayed by the leader of the disciples, Peter, who He trusted so much and God revealed it to Jesus this way; Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?”Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.”Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times! John 13:36-38

Through this Jesus continues to pray for them even though He is facing death on a cross, betrayal and being left alone. But His Heavenly Father was with Him all the way to the cross and for this very reason, Jesus Blood on that cross has covered our sin debt. So this very day (Good Friday) is a day to repent your sins to Jesus and ask for a relationship with Him because He saved your life over 2000 years ago and He has never left you even if you feel as though he has. If you don’t know what this really means ask Jesus to come into your heart and show you because you are never alone when you have the One and only Son, the Savior of your life that came in for you and paid your debt.

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2 Peter 2:1-3

False Teachers and Their Destruction
 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.  In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

How true is this in our current day to hear false prophets push their own agenda promoting books asking to sow seed into their ministry, they boast about their own agenda, selling their ideas, not including the high God or giving Him the glory. Watch how someone conducts themselves are they Christ like in nature? Do you feel that something they have said sounds “off”? Be very careful and listen intently because the tongue reveals many things about the heart of the person and if you are not careful can sway you away from the Lord and His teachings.

It’s easy to encourage others to a life of victory, but truly, Jesus never said you would not face trials and tribulations, that’s what refines you, makes you stronger. I am going to boast to you right now… FOLLOW JESUS, not pastors, priests, people, statues, saints or anything else. FOLLOW JESUS, He is the only who can and will set you free.

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Yom Kippur-Holy Day

Yom Kippur in the Jewish religion is the day set for atonement of sins, as you read below through parts of  Leviticus God gives Moses clear instructions on what to do and when to do them. There is a process that God had them follow and as we look on these sacred duties of the priests, begin by looking at verse 16 God has told Moses and given instruction for Aaron not to go into the Most Holy place whenever he wanted or he will die.

Leviticus 16 (NIV)

The Day of Atonement
16 The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron who died when they approached the Lord. 2 The Lord said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron that he is not to come whenever he chooses into the Most Holy Place behind the curtain in front of the atonement cover on the ark, or else he will die. For I will appear in the cloud over the atonement cover.

Let’s move down to verse 29 God tells them exact timing and instructions for this very Holy Day

29 “This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month you must deny yourselves[c] and not do any work—whether native-born or a foreigner residing among you— 30 because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the Lord, you will be clean from all your sins. 31 It is a day of sabbath rest, and you must deny yourselves; it is a lasting ordinance. 32 The priest who is anointed and ordained to succeed his father as high priest is to make atonement. He is to put on the sacred linen garments 33 and make atonement for the Most Holy Place, for the tent of meeting and the altar, and for the priests and all the members of the community.

34 “This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: Atonement is to be made once a year for all the sins of the Israelites.”

And it was done, as the Lord commanded Moses.

What does this mean for a Christian of today? God will always look at this His Holy Day, but He gave us Jesus as the sacrificial lamb, Jesus came in to die on the cross so that these Old Testament rules of sacrifice are obsolete, done-over.

How blessed are we that we don’t have to do this? Do you want to be forgiven of sins?  Pray “Jesus, I am a sinner, please forgive me, wash me clean and I make you my Lord and Savior”  as many have said one and done. No fasting, nothing held, except the love and sacrifice of Jesus for us on the cross.

Shalom to you on this day, Pray!

Nancy

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Having Faith Through Difficulty

These are difficult days, there will more ahead and we must all be prepared to lean more on God for everything. If you were depending on the world to make you happy that will almost always be an empty well, nothing will spring up from this world and what it offers. But if we hold steadfast to God’s word, we will be able to weather any storm ahead and be the beacon of light for others to see.

So that being said, Have Faith!

Hebrews 11:1 says Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

If we look back on the people in the Old Testament, we can read about what great faith the people of that time had and God being faithful, always gave them the hope that He would do what He promises. I love that, I love the assurance that God will do what He promises, He will never leave us or forsake us. That’s awesome!

Well I will be praying for you, no matter who you are and hoping that you will work on your faith, hold strong to it and you will see God work things out in your life you never thought were possible.

Shalom and much Christian love

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Only way to the Father is through the Son-Jesus Christ

Only way to the Father is through the Son-Jesus Christ

Stand Firm For Jesus

These are the days that much prayer is needed, if we are to face what is ahead then we will need all of the things that God has promised us a boldness to stand with jesus for truth and justice.  I have to say that so many times the world has offered us a way to  grow in selfishness and at the end of getting what we want it’s always emptiness. But when you stand with God, your life will be forever His and the riches of this world will be a yesterday thought.

Having a rich relationship with jesus is the way to the Father, Jesus tells us this. But as the days of this world grow colder, we need to stand firm on Jesus, what His promises are and how to behave when the attacks of satan are coming our way. The boldness you show for Jesus will be recorded and spoken about in heaven, be assured, the way to the Father is through His one and only Son Jesus Christ.

Shalom and Happy- Ross Hashanna

Nancy

Only way to the Father is through the Son-Jesus Christ

Only way to the Father is through the Son-Jesus Christ

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Simply Grateful

This morning I woke up early and realized that tomorrow is the first day of Fall 2014, I had a wonderful Summer this year, best one in over 14 years. I didn’t go anywhere,didn’t do anything special at all to tell you about but I spent this summer healing from a lot of things that happen in the first part of the year. It wasn’t pretty.

I left a church, my sewer backed on to the basement floor-on Easter day, I had root canal and lost my corporate job of seven years all within 3 months.

Talk about when you go through a season, that was rough. But God was making a way!

All the things that happened opened a door for me, I was healing from some bad experiences and I had to trust the Lord with whatever he had for me next, talk about faith! I had that even though I was dragged through mud and mire I saw God working in my life, wow, it could not have been better that.

So I sit here telling you this because I am so grateful for this is my testimony, when bad things happen, it really is a time for healing when you pass through that season. Now it will be a new season and who knows what God will do now! I’m looking forward to it. Shalom-Nancy

Christian Writer, Speaker and Leader

Christian Writer, Speaker and Leader

Psalm 104:19

He made the moon to mark the seasons,

and the sun knows when to go down.

Holy Ghost Movie

I had just viewed the Holy Ghost Movie made by Bethel.tv

I was amazed at the amount of evangelism and stepping out in faith these men were doing. From local to India sharing their faith of love of God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, faith, healing and indwelling of spiirt was so abundant in the film. It was about 184 minutes long but well worth it for the gospel message it produced.

I was also amazed at the people who were featured, the band Korn, as I recalled years back they were not very holy in anything they produced -but now, Christ has taken over their lives in spirit they are praying for people, healing in Jesus name and more! Talk about a transformation experience!

The message is clear in this movie, not about religion… it’s about relationship with Jesus. Please support this film.

Shalom

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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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