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Hello,

this is a link to my Facebook Jesus page if you want to sign up just ask and I will respond.

Thank you.

I am always home, almost. It is hard to spread the Gospel this way but in between Facebook and my little blog, I hope to bring God to attention.

Jesus Loves US very much!

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Later,

Pat.

When you think things can not get worse…

 

I received a text filled with fear and what hit my heart as well, the Paranoia of my best friend, creeping back stronger with good reasons. God put my Best Friend back in my life so I could offer help for her sister. Now, I don’t understand this picture but am asking the Lord to make it clear to me.

Well, I pray, for her sake, my best friend will NOT lose her apartment.

Jill sent me 5 emails regarding her Health Care, Medicaid,

The Governator of Virginia, in order to gain political points, is NOT going to take care of the most vulnerable of his Citizen and blame the White House for his shortcomings.

The Governator of Virginia decided not to replace them with something different that would still protect the Mentally and Physically ill, both handicapped People.

Now, my friend is terrified of losing her home because the new Federal law is applied with no regard for the sick even if the State has the Power to make a new and better plan. All this is political,. SHAME ON THE GOVERNATOR! (I am not even taking the time to look up his name)

The new law takes away some benefits badly needed by my friend and thousands of other handicapped People.

I am shocked and yes, afraid for her.

The new, inaltereted law I was told does not pay anymore for Class 3 and 4 Medications and her food stamps will be taken away!!

My friend works hard in maintaining herself independent and others like her, with the help that they did receive, did not make all these people like me, dependent on their families.

I have Insurance from my husband Employer.

I am stunned and again, from the plan on going to see her because she was feeling better to this, I  am afraid of the fragile state of her mind.

This is all for now.

I pray for the Father’s Mercy and for all the families of those in need to make the unfeeling Governator change his mind.

 

Faith in All the Ages

February 17, 2018

“And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets.” (Hebrews 11:32)

Hebrews 11 is a thrilling catalog of the faithful servants of God in all the ancient ages. There were Abel, Enoch, and Noah before the Flood; then Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph in the patriarchal age; followed by Moses, Joshua, and Rahab in the time of the exodus and conquest. Finally, today’s verse summarizes the periods of the judges (Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthae), the kings (Samuel, David), and the prophets.

All these were men and women of great faith, though each had to endure great testing. They, as the writer says, “stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword . . . had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder . . . destitute, afflicted, tormented” (Hebrews 11:33-37).

In every age, men and women of faith were more often than not despised and persecuted by the world (even by the religious world!), but the Bible notes, parenthetically, that it was they “of whom the world was not worthy” (Hebrews 11:38). In God’s sight, they all “obtained a good report through faith” (Hebrews 11:39), and this is worth more than all the world, for it is the entrance into a far better and eternal world.

Note that faith is not a sentimental wishfulness but a strong confidence in God and His Word, through Jesus Christ, who is Himself “the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). Like those of past ages, we can also “run with patience the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1) through the faith He offers us. HMM

Lesson 1—Healing and God’s Covenants

This is Just a little extract from an Healing “Promises” of God.

I might add some more if liked it.

Some time ago, in a local church prayer service, one of the recent converts was heard to pray, “O God! Please do something; please do something!” The pastor did not interrupt the prayer, but after the service he counseled the young man, explaining, “Son, it isn’t necessary to address God so indefinitely. He is a covenant-making and covenant-keeping God. You can ask for, and receive from the Lord, any one of His precious blessings and benefits revealed in His Holy Word. The Bible contains hundreds of such promises.”

The dictionary defines a covenant as follows: “A formal, solemn, and binding contract between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action, or transfer of assets, usually modified by certain conditions.” The Bible is actually a Covenant revealing what God will do for His people under what conditions. Many scholars prefer the terms Old and New Covenant to Old and New Testament. In fact, the Old Covenant contains several lesser covenants, some of which are conditional and some of which are unconditional. In Exodus 15:26 God makes a healing covenant with His people:

If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you. (Read the whole context, vv. 22–27.)

From Faithlight,

Later,

Pat.

The Lively Oracles

“This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us.” (Acts 7:38)

This pungent expression, “lively oracles,” is the felicitous King James translation of Zao logion, “utterances that are vibrantly alive.” In Stephen’s address, he was referring, of course, to the tables of the law, “written with the finger of God” (Exodus 31:18) and received by Moses on Mount Sinai directly from the Lord.

The Greek word logion is derived from logos (“word”) and occurs just four times. In the other three references, it appears in the phrase “oracles of God” (Romans 3:2; Hebrews 5:12; 1 Peter 4:11). These “oracles” are living words precisely because they do come from God. They include not only the Ten Commandments but all the Holy Scriptures.

The word “lively” is the Greek Zao, occurring over 140 times and translated variously (depending on context) as “alive,” “live,” “living,” “quick,” etc. It is significant that it occurs, first of all, on the lips of Christ Himself when He said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). We are truly alive only through the life-giving words of the living God! “For the word [that is, each individual saying] of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword . . . and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

The Bible is not just a book but the Book. Its content is “forever . . . settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89), “able to make thee wise unto salvation” (2 Timothy 3:15), and is “given by inspiration of God” (“God-breathed”) (2 Timothy 3:16). Its words must guide our very lives! HMM.

From The Institute Of Creation Research.

Later,

Pat.

The Call of the Twelve

“And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach.” (Mark 3:14)

Early in His public ministry, Jesus gathered around Himself those to whom He would eventually entrust the Christian message. Many others had also been attracted to Him and His works, as indicated in the previous verse: “And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would [emphasis in the Greek is on he; the choice was His alone]: and they came unto him” (v. 13). Of those He invited, He “ordained twelve.”

Such a momentous selection could not be taken lightly, and we should not pass over it either. Luke gives us further information: “He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God” (Luke 6:12) before choosing the twelve. As a sidelight, it bears mentioning that if God the Son so relied on the wisdom from God the Father before making an important decision, how can we neglect prayer as we so often do?

Four purposes are listed for these appointees, but the last three flow from the first: “That they should be with him.” They would see Him in action, learn truth from Him, assist Him in His work; but most importantly they would see His character and habits, and would never be the same.

Part of their training included being sent out to put in practice what they had learned, “that he might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out devils” (Mark 3:14-15). He gave them a message to preach and the ability to authenticate that message.

A study of these disciples as revealed in the gospels makes one wonder if Jesus made a proper choice. However, in the book of Acts, once He was gone and the Holy Spirit empowered them, we recognize that their training was complete. We are the result of their effective ministry. JDM,

Later,

Pat.

After the beginning…

Sin Has Damaged Everything

Nothing works perfectly. Because the entire human race has made poor choices …

Everything’s broken, and nothing on this planet works perfectly. Sin has damaged everything.

Sin has ruined everything. Sin has destroyed everything. Sin has corrupted and spoiled everything. Sin has injured everything — every relationship, idea, dream, and human body. Everything has been touched by this damage.

In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon describes six dimensions of your life that sin has damaged. Over the next few days, we’ll look at these six dimensions.

1. The first result is natural disasters and deformities.

We’re not living in Eden anymore. As John Milton wrote in a very famous poem, paradise was lost. We live on a broken planet. And, as a result, we have hurricanes, typhoons, wacky weather, earthquakes, droughts, and floods.

It’s amazing to me that insurance calls all these things acts of God but doesn’t call the birth of a baby an act of God. In other words, an act of God is only the negative stuff that happens. God does not want these things happening in the world. And he is as upset by natural disasters as we are. The world was broken when sin damaged everything.

The Bible says in Romans 8:20, “Creation is confused” (CEV). Everything on this planet has lost its original purpose. Everything in the world was damaged including your DNA, your parents’ DNA, and their parents’ DNA. Have you figured out yet that your body doesn’t work right? If everybody’s body worked perfectly, there would be no need for doctors.

2. The second result is physical decay and death.

There was no death on this planet until sin entered the world. Ecclesiastes 8:8 says, “We cannot control the wind or determine the day of our death.” We know that death is inevitable, but we sure try to stop it. We go to great lengths to postpone the decay, too.

But there’s actually good news: God doesn’t want you to live forever on this planet. He wants you to live forever in a perfect place, not on a planet that’s been broken by sin.

 

For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.
Romans 8:22 ESV

This devotional © 2014 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

To the family and Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

I live 10 minutes away from the Highschool where that terrible shooting took place.

This is a very simple post.

I ask you to pray with me for those families that lost their loved ones. May the Lord comfort them in this terrible trial. Valentine’s day in Florida will never be the same.

The Lord Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[a]
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness[b]
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,[c]
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely[d] goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell[f] in the house of the Lord
    forever.[g]

R.I.P.