A young man had been to Wednesday night Bible Study.
The Pastor had shared about listening to God. The young
man couldn't help but wonder, "Does God still speak to
After service he went out with some friends for coffee and
pie and they discussed the idea. Several different people
talked about how God had led them to do things in different
ways. It was about ten o'clock when the young man started
driving home. Sitting in his car, he just began to pray, "God..
If you still speak to people, speak to me. I will listen. I will
do my best to serve your wishes." As he drove down the
main street of his town, he had the strangest thought, to
stop and buy a gallon of milk. He shook his head and said
out loud, "God is that you?" He didn't get a reply and
started on toward home. But again, the thought was there,
"Buy a gallon of milk." The young man thought about how
he'd heard that not all those spoken to recognized God's
quiet voice inside of one's mind. Then he said, "Okay, God,
in case that is you, I will buy the milk." It didn't seem like
too hard a request to fulfill. He could always use the milk
himself if nothing else. So he stopped and purchased the
gallon of milk and started off toward home. As he passed
Seventh street, he again felt the urge, "Turn down that
street." "This is crazy," he thought and drove on pass the
Again, he felt that he should turn down seventh street. At
the next intersection, he turned back and headed down
Seventh. Half jokingly, he said out loud, "Okay, God, I will."
He drove several blocks, when suddenly, he felt like he
should stop. He pulled over to the curb and looked around.
He was in a semi-commercial area of town. It wasn't the
best but it wasn't the worst of neighborhoods either. The
businesses were closed and most of the houses looked dark
like the people were already in bed. Again, he sensed
something, "Go and give the milk to the people in the house
across the street." The young man looked at the house. It
was dark and it looked like the people were either gone or
they were already asleep. He started to open the door and
then sat back in the car seat. "God, this is insane. Those
people are asleep and if I wake them up, they are going to
be mad and I will look stupid." Again, he felt like he should
go and give the milk. Finally, he opened the car door,
"Okay God, if this is you, I will go to the door and I will give
them the milk. If you want me to look like a crazy person,
okay. I want to do as I wish. I guess that will count for
something, but if they don't answer right away, I am out
He walked across the street and rang the bell. He could
hear some noise inside.
A man's voice yelled out, "Who is it?" What do you want?"
Then the door opened before the young man could get away.
The man was standing there in his jeans and t-shirt. He
looked like he'd just gotten out of bed. He had a strange look
on his face and he didn't seem too happy to have some
stranger standing on his doorstep.
"What is it?"
The young man thrust out the gallon of milk. "Here, I brought
this to you," he said nervously. The man took the milk and
rushed down a hall way speaking loudly in Spanish. Then from
down the hall came a woman carrying the milk toward the
kitchen. The man was following her holding a baby. The baby
was crying. The man had tears streaming down his face.
The man began speaking and half crying, "We were just praying.
We had some big bills this month and we ran out of money. We
didn't have any milk for our baby. I was just praying and asking
God to show me how to get some milk."
His wife in the kitchen yelled out, "I ask Him to send an Angel
with some milk. Are you an Angel?"
In response to hearing this, the young man reached into his
wallet and pulled out all the money he had on him and put in
the man's hand. He turned and walked back toward his car as
the tears were streaming down his face. He knew that God
still answers prayers and that God still speaks to people.
Sherry Moore Budniak of Lagrange, Kentucky, had
never thought of dreams as special. She had just
had her third daughter and also had gone through
a tubal ligation, due to her rocky marriage. She
would not bring any more innocent children into this
household, she had decided, where things were more
like a nightmare than a dream. But her husband still
wanted out, and soon left her. Sherry worked hard
to keep her little family together, and try not to fall
apart. However, there were, on occasion, little signs
around her, events that told her she was not alone.
"Once my four-year-old told me that she often saw two
bright angels that followed me everywhere," Sherry
says. "And sometimes I simply felt a presence around
me." Often she prayed that God had not forgotten her,
and would bring her a good man to love and appreciate
Several years passed, and then Sherry met Chris, a
wonderful man and an answer to her prayers. Soon they
were married. "Chris is a caring husband, and a
wonderful stepfather to our daughters," Sherry says. "And
he never once mentioned his regret at not having a child of
his own." But Sherry knew how he felt. And when she
consulted her physician, he believed that there was a chance
Sherry could become pregnant again. "We began an
agonizing journey," Sherry says. "And finally things worked!"
The couple was overjoyed. This baby would have all the love
it needed, Sherry knew.
One day in May 1998, Sherry came home from work
unusually exhausted. She was midway through her
pregnancy and had been feeling well. But now she went
to bed, and fell into a deep sleep. At one point, she felt a
light touch on her toe.
Immediately, she opened her eyes and looked at the clock.
Three-thirty a.m. Then Sherry saw something else. "There,
standing by our bed was a very tall woman with dark wavy
hair," she says. "It was an angel, and it seemed to be
floating, and glowed the most glorious shade of blue. For
some reason, I wasn't at all afraid." Nor was she in pain.
Then the woman spoke. "Get up, Sherry. We will have to try
this again." Sherry obeyed. Horrified, she discovered that
she was bleeding profusely. Chris called her physician, and
they rushed to the hospital. Sherry had miscarried.
Furthermore, she had been near death. "If you hadn't
awakened when you did," the doctor told Sherry, "you
would have bled to death." Sherry hadn't awakened by
accident---she was sure of it. Nor was her vision just a
dream---it was far too clear. But she was heartsick too.
Had it been wrong of her to try and have another baby?
Should they abandon their dream? One night, she
remembered something. "My angel said, 'WE will have to
try this again"," she told Chris. "I think, if we do try, it
will work this time." Her husband wasn't so sure. But his
longing for a child overcame his objections. And nineteen
months later---just before Christmas---Chris and Sherry
brought their new baby daughter home.
During her second pregnancy, Sherry never saw the dark-
haired woman. "But I will remember her until I die, and
treasure the experience," she says. "I fully expect to see
her again someday."
Jesus Christ is Lord
Not the Church
Seek His Mind Together
"Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name-
the name you gave me-- so that they may be as one as
we are one"
The tongue has no bones yet it's the strongest part of one's body. It can make the difference between life and death. Confessing one's sins with one's mouth and asking God's forgiveness in Jesus's name, it will be forgiven. Address and confess each sin outloud and ask God's forgiveness. All are sinners and all suffer not just for the sins one committs , bad thoughts, action or deeds but suffer from the sins of parents, grandparents and ancestors. God knows if the heart is truly sorrowful when asking His forgiveness.
Satan is real. He is a fallen angel (Rv 12:7ff) bent on seducing us, destroying us, and leading us to hell. Although we humans are very weak and stupid compared to Satan, we have authority over him by the power of Jesus (see Mt 10:1). In fact, Jesus has already irreversibly defeated Satan. "The strife is over, the battle done." All that remains is to place Jesus' enemies beneath His feet (Heb 10:13).
How could we ever lose a war we've already won? The devil's only hope is to confuse us so much that we don't know that he exists, that a war is going on, that he is the enemy, and that Jesus has already won. It seems impossible to convince anyone that they've lost after they've already won. But the devil is a master-liar (Jn 8:44).
Although the devil cannot perpetrate his evil works without our sins opening the door, "our battle is not against human forces, rather, it is against the tactics of the devil (Eph 6:12). Because of the devil, the evil in the world is much greater than the cumulative effects of mankind's sins. The devil is our ultimate enemy. God has given Satan power to do what he pleases with those that do not follow and obey His ways and commandments
This photo was taken by me on 7/07/07/7p.m.
I ran this before but want to share it again
As I was praying for my daughter who was hospitalized
for months I notice a beautiful golden upsidedown bird
shape cloud in the sky. First thing popped in my head
was the Holy Spirit because this cloud stood there all the
while I was praying. The thought came to me to get
a photo with my new Easy-Share digital camera I just
bought days before. I resisted the urge to get my camera
since it was in the bedroom and thought the cloud would
be gone by the time I went to retrieve it. I sat in my chair
I continued to pray for our daughter to be well enough to
After going through several prayers I notice the cloud hadn't
moved at all, so I figure I'll try it. It really surprise me the
golden upsidedown bird shape cloud was still in the same spot.
I stepped out on the patio and took a photo, then another
and another. It was strange because this cloud stayed in the
same spot till I snapped a photo, now it was fading fast. I
notice a large cloud over my house. I didn't see anything
in this cloud but I snapped three photos. When I went inside
I checked my camera to see how the bird shape cloud came out.
The first photo on camera screen was a face of Jesus.
I was surprise by this photo, looking at the cloud itself I saw
nothing, now Jesus appears in the photo of cloud over the
Now 7 days later our daughter was release from the hospital.
Upsidedown Golden Bird Shape Cloud as it was taken
Golden Bird Shape Cloud photo turned up
I do not believe the photos I took with the image
of Jesus is a sign from heaven but I do believe it is
the works of the devil. Satan and his fallen angels
can work miracles, they have all the same powers
as those in heaven. Yet Satan and his fallen angels
do answer prayers that are made to anyone other
than God. Prayers said to his mother(Mary) or father
(Joseph) or any so call saints will be answered by
satan and the angels that chose to follow him.
In Exodus 20:5, it is not that God is jealous or envious
because someone has something He wants or needs.
5 says, “You shall not make for yourself
an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on
the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not
bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your
God, am a jealous God...” Notice that God is jealous
when someone gives to another something that rightly
belongs to Him.
When a prayer is answered when praying to any other,
say his mother Mary, people tell others and in return
others pray to his mother Mary too. People everywhere
are praying to so call saints or others taking away what
is God's. Praise and glory to God, it is only He one must
ask and He who to give thanks, praise and honor. People
are mislead by the ruler of this world over and over again.
Satan rules the earth till the return of Jesus. Satan has
already lost the battle and continue to take as many souls
Those of God's who continue to pray to others, and
unknowing they are going into the pit with him. It is to
God we should address prayers and ask in the name of
Jesus and they will be answered.
Jesus is called God and Lord; KING of KINGS and LORD
of LORDS; Jehovah; Emmanuel; mighty God; the true
God; the Alpha and Omega; the Amen; "the I AM"; the
word of God. He is the creator of all life and by Him all
things consist. He is heir of all things and upholds
everything by the word of his power. All power in heaven
and in earth is His. His name is above all names to bow
and confess His Lordship. All the fullness of the Godhead
dwells in Him, and He has all devine attributes.
He has the right and power to forgive sins, to raise
the dead, to be the judge of all men, and will return in the
clouds of Heaven with power and Great glory. He has the
keys of hell and death. He is worthy to be loved, praised,
adorned, obeyed and served by all of His creation.
In another lies no greater love, neither is there salvation in
any other: for there is none other name under heaven given
among men, whereby we must be saved.
Jesus was God the Son, He is from everlasting. Yet He chose
to leave the beauty of heaven and die on the cross to save
men from their sins.
God is awesome!
When God lives in your heart
You don't have to tell
It shows through your eyes
Let God live through you
And become the miracle you have come to be
"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.
Now remain in my love...
My command is this: Love each other as I have
loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that
he lay down his life for his friends. You are my
friends if you do what I command."
We all have some kind of purpose on this earth.
It's not to hurt people or tell them their worth.
Everyone was put here with an equal chance.
Take a look around you, take a good long glance.
Some were meant to heal, and some to teach,
Some are used to build and some to reach.
You may not know your purpose just yet,
God will tell you when he knows you are set.
Don't rush your fate, it has already been planned.
And God will always be there to lend a helping hand.
You will go through times that are ready rough.
But you will always have someone when the going
Don't judge others, for when you do
There is always someone else judging you.
Think about things before they are said.
Say your prayers before going off to bed.
Take time just to sit and observe all things.
A flower and it's petals, or a bird and it's wings.
For when you just look at what is around,
A new aspect on life could be what you have found.
Live for today, live one day at a time.
Live for yourself and for God, that's no crime.
For when you do all these things to make your life great,
You will find your way to the pearly white gate.
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask for
Your forgiveness and seek Your directions and guidance.
We know Your words says, "Woe to those who call evil
good." but that is exactly what we have done. We have
lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.
We confess that:
We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your World
and called it Pluralism, moral pluralism.
We have worshipped other gods and called it
We have endorsed perversion and called it
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
We have shot the abortionist and called it justifiable
We have neglected to discipline our children and
called it building self -esteem
We have abused power and called it politics
We have conveted our neighbor's possessions
and called it ambition
We have polluted the air with profanity and
pornography and called it freedom of expression
We have ridiculed the time- honored values of our
forefathers and called it enlightment
Search us, oh God, and know our hearts today,
cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide
and bless the men and women who have been
sent to direct us to the center of your will. I ask
in the Name of your Son Jesus Christ. AMEN
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