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Dec-31-07

God Has a plan

posted by PrayerWarrior

You read it in his word,we live it every day.God has a plan.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

God has a plan for my life and for your life. If we trust in Jesus Christ the plan of God is to one day perfect us in every way. We will be perfectly blessed with joy, with perfect health, with perfect knowledge and wisdom, with perfect hearts and minds forever. We walk today learning how to be holy, but one day we will be complete, made perfect in holiness. We learn obedience today by the things we endure, and we learn faith by trusting God in every kind of difficulty and testing. But one day we will awaken to a perfect faith, knowing without any reservations that God is truly and infinitely righteous, good, and fair.

God has been faithful in every age to do whatever He has promised to do. He has unfolded His plan in wonderful ways, showing His love for human beings, His great grace, and His unfailing mercies to everyone who turns to Him in faith. The Lord rejects no one who dares to hope in His mercy and goodness. The Lord delights to forgive, and to wash clean, and to make right. And He will one day make all things right forever.

In the same way that Jesus walked along, from town to town, making right anyone who was willing to be touched by Him, so also God will make all of heaven and earth right before Him forever. And there will be no more sin, no more weakness, no more fear, no more sickness, no more hunger or suffering of any kind. The children who died unloved in this generation and in the evil generations before us will rest in the very arms of God Himself, for He is a true Father to the fatherless, and He is the Protector and Provider of widows and orphans.

To believe in Jesus is to know the God who never forgets anything except the sins that have been confessed to Him and rejected by the sinner. Whoever loves their sin will partake of the fruit of that sin, but whoever hates evil and loves God will be filled with righteousness, sealed in mercy and kept forever by the God of our salvation. The Lord will not remember their sins on the day when they appear before Him, but He will reward them for the grace of God that has worked in them and through them.

Throughout the entire bible it is easy to recognize that God has a plan.Though he does not reveal His plans to us except the pieces we need when we need them,it is easy to recognize his hand at work through the scriptures.When we get to the end of a certain story you then understand Gods plan and purposes for all things he has done.When we go through those hardships that we feel we just cannot handle, stop!! and hand it to the Father.Praise him in the middle of your hardship, and watch His hand and His plan work out in perfection for you.

If you are here reading this, then don’t you know that God brought you here? He has a plan for you, and wants to bless you in unimagineable ways.He is making a call to your heart and wanting to reveal Himself to you.He has wonderful plans for you.King David and a host of others in Scripture have rejoiced, saying, “God is the Rock of my salvation!” And the Lord truly is the high and solid rock of safety for all who trust in Jesus. The Lord keeps all who are His, and provides for their every need. And whatever they have lacked in this life is made up for, a thousand million fold, in the life (that true and endless life) which is yet to come.

Today we may have many questions hard to answer — maybe impossible to answer — as pilgrims walking this earth. But one day we will know as now we are known by the Lord. We will understand all things then, and our strange pathway in this life will all make perfect sense. That age will know and understand this age, but this age can only look to that age with hope & expectation in faith. Someday that which is perfect will overtake all that still lacks perfection today.

But the one hope we all possess is the certainty of being with Jesus. For He said, “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; so that where I am, there you may be also.” (see John’s Gospel, chapter 14).

A day dawns soon. It is the day of eternity, the day without end, the day that has no setting sun or scorching heat ever again. Already the eastern sky grows brighter. Soon, my brothers and sisters, very soon we will see the Light of God face to face. We will behold with our eyes — our own eyes! — the perfect Lamb of God that has taken away the sins of the world. In the dawning of that day we will finally walk on streets made of a gold that we’ve only imagined before. At long last we will understand angels, and heaven, and eternity, and all things. We will behold the stars and galaxies — and every universe there is anywhere — from a different vantage point.

God has a rich and wonderful plan. Never forget that His plan is much, much bigger than whatever we may face today. And He will bring His plan to a perfect completion. As the Lord told Israel through Moses, “If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under heaven, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you.” (from Deuteronomy, chap 30)

I know this single truth: God Himself has a plan for me. And in that perfect planning of God is my joy and my ultimate victory. I know this because Jesus has already come down to this earth, and has already died for me, and has already risen from the dead. He has ascended back into heaven and is now at the Father’s right hand. And He sent a message by His servants to say that He is coming again soon.
I know all this due to his very real presence in my heart and in my soul.People have tried to tell me there is no God,oh but how wrong you all are,I know He is here I know He lives,because every day He shows me Himself,Every day He reveals his plans to me, for me.Every Moment since I have trusted Him, and surrendered to Him my life,He fills me with unspeakable JOY!!

Oh Yes God has a plan,and it is a perfect plan.He does not make those who refuse Jesus Christ privy to His plan.You must first in faith, TRUST HIM!!! You must present him your life, surrender your life to His will.

Love in Christ Prayer Warrior/Tammy

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Dec-19-07

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

posted by PrayerWarrior

Hark the herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled”
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ by highest heav’n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris’n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

 written by Charles Wesley over 260 years ago, this carol (now somewhat altered) has become a favourite among Christians and non-Christians alike. One of this writers favorite Christmas Hymns.
I will attempt to explain this song, as it relates to Jesus birth, and our salvation.
First Hark, means to listen attentively; give heed.
So we are to stop what we are doing and listen attentively,The Angels have a message for us,Heralding angels, A herald is a person or thing that proclaims or announces: A good newspaper should be a herald of truth.
They are wishing us peace on earth and mercy which means, compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence: Have mercy on the poor sinner. But not only mercy they wish it mild which means, not cold, severe, or extreme,amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.
Ready heres the big part of this whole song,The reasons the Angels harkened us and heralded the news,God and sinners reconciled= to bring into agreement or harmony; make compatible or consistent: .Praise His Name,He sent us a reconciler.Joyful all ye nations rise join the triumph of the skies,yes there is triumph satan lost so much on that day.Luke 2 tells us of the Birth in Bethlehem. With Angelic hosts proclaim Christ is born in Bethlehem.To proclaim means-to announce or declare in an official or formal manner:Glory to the Newborn King.Glory-adoring praise or worshipful thanksgiving: Give glory to God.

Christ by highest heaven adored,oh yes he was adored long before he came to be man of flesh,because he is God.
Christ has been foretold since the very first book of the bible and that being Genesis.Here is a link that will show you almost  all of The Prophecies of Jesus birth ,life , and death. http://passionofchrist.com/english/preview.htm .There are many links within this particular link with tons of info.

The ever lasting Lord that means-lasting forever; eternal: everlasting future life.
Christ, the everlasting Lord. Jesus came to earth from heaven, where he enjoyed the adoration of the holy angels. And one reason why the angels adored him is because he was and is “the everlasting Lord”. He is “everlasting”, meaning that he had no beginning and has no end. He is “Lord”, meaning that he has the same name, nature and authority as the Lord God Almighty, and so is worthy of the same love, reverence and adulation.

The majesty of Jesus portrayed in the first two lines stands in marked contrast to the humility of Jesus portrayed in the next two lines: Late in time behold him come,/ Offspring of the Virgin’s womb. Jesus left heaven where he was adored by angels to come to earth where he would be despised and rejected by men. He came “late in time” in the sense that a long time elapsed between the first promise of his coming (Genesis 3:15) and the fulfilment of that promise. He came as the long-awaited Messiah (or, Christ). And the way he came was through conception and birth.

However, the songwriter alerts us to something unique about Jesus’ conception. He was the offspring not merely of a woman’s womb, but of a virgin’s womb. Jesus was not conceived through the natural process of sexual intercourse between a man and a woman. Rather, “the power of the Most High overshadowed” a virgin named Mary, and she conceived Jesus miraculously (Luke 1:35).
The next two lines of the second stanza celebrate the dual nature of Jesus: Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail the incarnate Deity. Jesus is both fully man and fully God. Although his “Godhead” (his divine nature) was partly “veiled” (concealed) by his “flesh” (his human nature), it was not diminished. He was the incarnation, the embodiment, of God. Indeed, in him “all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9). The newborn Jesus was no ordinary baby. The songwriter urges us to “see” and “hail” his deity in his humanity.

The final two lines of the second stanza emphasise Jesus’ identification with us: Pleased as man with men to dwell,/ Jesus, our Emmanuel. Jesus became one of us so that he might live among us, sympathise fully with us and do everything necessary to save us. And he was pleased to do this! He did not come to earth grudgingly, or under compulsion. Despite the suffering that he knew awaited him, he came willingly and gladly.

The songwriter here mentions two names for the “newborn King” whom until now he has simply called “Christ”. The first name is “Jesus”, meaning “Saviour”—a name given to him shortly before his birth by an angel (Matthew 1:21). The second is “Emmanuel”, meaning “God is with us”—a name given to him seven hundred years before his birth by a prophet (Isaiah 7:14).
The first two lines of the third stanza present two more names for Jesus: Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness! The title “Prince of Peace”, first used by the prophet Isaiah (9:6), highlights the power of Jesus to establish peace in the lives of his people. The title “Sun of Righteousness”, first used by the prophet Malachi (4:2), emphasises the majesty of Jesus as the one from whom the light of purity and truth shines forth.
The next two lines extend the image of Jesus as “the Son of Righteousness”: Light and life to all he brings,/ Risen with healing in his wings. Just as the sun is the source of all physical light and life, so Jesus is the source of all spiritual light and life. Further, as exposure to sunlight helps in the healing of physical wounds and mental depression, so exposure to Jesus heals the wounded soul. The next line brings us back to earth, as it were: Mild he lays his glory by. Mildly, without fuss, this Prince of Peace, this Sun of Righteousness, laid aside his glory to become a baby.

The final three lines of the carol explain why Jesus came to earth as an infant: Born that man no more may die,/ Born to raise the sons of earth,/ Born to give them second birth. Jesus was born to be our Saviour. He came to deliver us from the death we deserve because of our wrongdoing. He came as a baby to the cradle so that he could go as a man to the cross to make amends to God for our sins. He was born so that we could have forgiveness and eternal life. The salvation that Jesus won for us is likened to a “second birth” because it involves a whole new life-principle, a radical change in perspective and desire. Jesus himself said, “You must be born again” (John 3:7). This new birth, he said, requires the miraculous intervention of the Spirit of God. And God’s Spirit intervenes to bring about this second birth whenever a person humbly believes in Jesus,and Repents.
New life and eternal life are promised to all who trust in Jesus—the Jesus who is both Man and God, the Jesus who is both Sacrifice and Saviour, the Jesus who is celebrated in this Christmas carol.

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Dec-11-07

Does God Really Exist?

posted by PrayerWarrior

by Marylin Adamson.

This dear friends, and brothers and sisters, is an excellent article

http://everystudent.com/features/isthere.html?gclid=CKHjh5iEoZACFSjKhgodVTUArQ

Then when done reading that one click on the link that says Beyond Blind Faith. I pray Father in Heaven that you will touch many lives with Marilyns article,I thank you Father for those in the body who have the right words to lead others to seek you out. Praises to you Lord, to your name be the Glory and Honor. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Dec-10-07

A Truer Love You’ll Never Know

posted by PrayerWarrior

Imagine for one moment, The very moment we Christians have been looking forward to!! The moment we hear our name called by our precious Savior. In that moment we are also changed, IN AN INSTANT! One of the reasons I believe we must be changed, put on incorruption, and immortality, is because we are heading home to ABSOLUTE LOVE. Pure, perfect, never imagined, Wonderful 100% Love.
And I do not believe our human bodies can house that kind of Love. I know on those moments that I myself have experienced the closest feelings to God I have ever known, and I tell Him how much I love him, I feel like my heart will explode within my chest,like I can hardly contain the Love I am feeling at that second.

I feel sure, though not the only reason, this is a big part of the reason we must be changed.Imagine never worrying about committing sin ever again. Imagine the start of eternity. Every moment as a thousand years,and a thousand years as a moment. forever to praise, and Love our Lord and Savior, but more importantly to be loved by Him. The very purpose we are made. Oh what Joy eternity sounds like. Try letting your imagination rome, your furthest reaching imaginings cannot even come close to fathoming the Love of the Lord. Our deepest and furthest reaching imaginings are infinately less than is the Full Complete Knowledge of the Lords Love. It is fun to try letting your imagination rome freely about this subject, and knowing that God’s love will be infinately more than your mind can possibley hold onto.

I am pleading with you, any who read this, if you do not know the Lord as your personal Savior then find out how. So that you can have that absolute surety that you are safe. He holds you in His hand. He changes your world from within you. He guides you with perfection,when you give him back your life. When you surrender your will to His will. I must say,  humble yourself, and give him back the life he gave up for you. Now he has won victory over the grave, He is alive!! He is the giver of pure perfect love, and he desires a relationship with YOU!
Not a relationship based on your own ideas of whom or what God should be.On His terms, accepting Him for the God he is.The one The Only God. He has never changed, nor will He ever change. He created you and he died for you and was raised again for you. He loves us all of us, and does not wish to lose even one to satan. Why you ask does he love us? Well He created us. When you have created something either out of wood, or a paitning or anything you have created, do you not love your creation? Do you not feel proud of your creation? He created us to love us.
Let him show you His love, all of it for eternity. The only way, let me say that again, THE ONLY WAY to God is through the blood of Jesus Christ. This blood that Jesus shed for us, acts as a cloak for God to see Jesus in our stead, once we have accepted that Jesus Christ is savior, is the only begotten son of God, who was sent here to die, to free us from our sin nature. Sin that has been imputed to us by Adam and Eve, because we are bathed and washed clean as the driven snow in Jesus blood. Jesus blood is the payment for all man’s sin. His ressurection was to show us that we, if we accept him, will also have eternal Life.

You see we live surrounded by evil. There is evil everywhere you look now a days, there is even evil cloaked as good and lightness. Just look on your computer at you tube or even on tv, evil and sin is all over the computer and all over the Tv. Commercials are just as sinfilled as are the movies and shows that are making sin acceptable, and have been making sin acceptable since the dawn of television.We have allowed evil to infiltrate slowly slowly, but ever increasing as we go along.
Look at our teenagers these days,they are so corrupted and are corrupting one another.  Nothing but unimaginable things they are doing. It is no wonder God will have no choice but to put this world out of it’s misery. Now before anyone get’s in an uproar let me say not all teenagers are sinful disgraceful people, there are some really good teens out there. Teenagers who’s parent show care and Love, and guide them through life with a disciplinning hand.Then you have the teens who’s parents just don’t have time or an inclination to share time with their children. They do not listen to their children, and they don’t love them enough to discipline them,or guide and teach them through life. Imagine these unloved uncaring teens as adults, running our world, no thanks.

Change the way you see God. Ask Him to pour His spirit out on you. To open your eyes, so you can see what the Spirit has to show you. Your ears to be made undeaf so you may hear what the Spirit has to say to you.
The way to learn about God is through his word,The Bible. God already knows you mind body and soul. It is not he who needs to get to know you, no sir nor ma’am you must get to know him. Fill yourself with his word, and he will pour out knowledge of himself on you. He knows your needs before you even do, but He will not give what you need, until you specifically mention to Him what it is you want and or need.You see He wants to hear it from your own words to Him, thus building a relationship with Him.When we communicate with one another, we are making a stronger connection as humans, correct? Well it is the same with God,pray three times a day in themorning noon and night. You build that relationship and you learn to love Him more and more especially once He shares His love with you, and wow!! what a feeling.

Trust that God loves you. Accept Jesus blood as the ultimate sacrifice for you! Confess with your mouth that Jesus is the savior. Ask God to change you,to make you brand new in His eyes, and inside you. Give up the things of earth, and know that this is not your home. Thats right earth is not our home, Heaven is eternally our home. Do this for Ultimate Indescribable Unfathomable LOVE, For Eternity.
Ephesians 1:3-23
 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ:
4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:
See Jesus was, before the foundations of the earth was laid out. Our Lives were predestined by God.

 5 having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
 6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:
7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
8 which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence
 9 making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
10 unto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth; in him, I say,
 11 in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will;
 12 to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
13 in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation,– in whom, having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
 14 which is an earnest of our inheritance, unto the redemption of God’s own possession, unto the praise of his glory.
prayers;
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him;
 18 having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 and what the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might
 20 which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,
 21 far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church,
23 which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Love to all my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus

Prayer Warrior/Tammy

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