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    Listening To God

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 5:28 PM [General]

        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

        people?"

     

        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

        intersection.

     

        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

        of here."

     

        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.

     

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    Special Dream

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 12:07 PM [General]

         

          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

          her.

     

          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."

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    Pray With Christ

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 2:30 PM [General]

                                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"

                                                           John 17-11

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    A Sinner's Prayer

    Monday, July 7, 2014, 8:36 PM [General]

                         

    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


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    Cloud "Face of Jesus"? No Way!

    Sunday, June 22, 2014, 10:37 PM [General]

           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

       come home.

       

       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

       house. 

       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

           with him,

           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!

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    Miracles Happen

    Sunday, June 22, 2014, 4:14 PM [General]

                     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

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    No Greater Love

    Friday, May 23, 2014, 4:03 PM [General]

                "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."   

                                                                  John 15:9,12-14

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    Purpose On Earth

    Thursday, May 22, 2014, 10:59 PM [General]

     

           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

           gets tough,

     

           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.

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    God Bless America

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:31 PM [General]

         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

         multi-culturalism.

         We have endorsed perversion and called it

         alternative lifestyle.

         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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    Restoring Leadership Under God

    Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:08 PM [General]

        The earth has been under the influence of the ruler of this

        world," Satan". Spiritual leadership has both authority and

        responsiblity within the Body of Christ. When  that authority

        and responsibility are misshandled, leadership can bring

        confusion to the work of God in the earth.  Those who are

        believers in God are responsible to analyze the quality of

        their leadership and decied whether to accept or reject

        that leadship.

     

        Many leaders have taken advantage of their position and

        misuse the anthority given them. The fault belongs to

        leaders and also those being led. By continuing to accept

        such leardership, followers are condoning that wrongdoing.

        Believers share the responsible to judge whether that which

        is coming from their leaders is of God.

        The point is leaders and the followers are responsible. The

        blame cannot always be place totally on the leadership. If

        the leaders are involved in error and the followers are aware

        of it, the followers are responsible to do something about it.

        But those who continue to follow they too must accept a

        share of the blame. We should not judge their hearts but

        examine the words and deeds. Just listen to them and

        determine if their words line up with God's Word.

     

        We must restore the leadership under God back into our

        nation. The world has seen the works of evil and it will

        continue to grow under Satan's influence. We need Prayer

        back into our schools by having a moment of silence.

        Why wait for a tragedy to happen then people of all

        faiths turn to God. Wherever God is Satan will flee.

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