Tuesday, December 23, 2008
It seems like this was defeated for the time being but from what I understand the threat of a constitutional convention is not over...
World Net Daily (link)
Here is another link where you can find resources and take action to stop the concon(link)
Friday, December 19, 2008
there you will find Prisoner Alert and you can writer letters to the prisoners in there own language using a drop down menu...you can participate in bibles unbound there are a variety of ways you can minister to the persecuted church through voice of the martyrs. The offer a free monthly newsletter, email updates of prisoner alerts...you can use this material to inform others and as a resource on the prayers that are needed. Most of all keep them, their families and communities in your prayers. We are all part of the same body of Christ and we are called to love, encourage, and pray for each other.
Other sites that provide information on persecuted church is open doors(link), global response network(link) and China Aid (link).
I hyperlinked vom, opendoors, global response and china aid...not sure why the appearance doesn't look like a link so I typed the word link after each hyperlink...hope this works...please visit the sites.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I copied and pasted an email I received about Costco is Now saying Merry Christmas. I thought it only fair since I posted when they refused to say Merry Christmas that I also post that they have changed their mind and are now saying Merry Christmas! I didn't realize that when you copy and paste sometimes things are cut off...Anyway the gist of the email was thanks to those who took the time to email and phone Costco about refusing to acknowledge Christmas in their ads and stores.
Monday, December 15, 2008
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Thursday, December 11, 2008
I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.
Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as the Lord hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?
Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
For I have not sent them, saith the Lord, yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.
Also I spake to the priest and to all this people, saying, Thus saith the Lord; Hearken not to the words of your prophets that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the vessels of the Lord's house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon for they prophesy a lie unto you.
Hearken not unto them, serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?
But if they be prophets, and if the word of the Lord be with them, let them now make intercession to the Lord of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of the Lord, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem go not to Babylon.
God tells His people through the prophet Jeremiah that if they go submit and serve the king of Babylon-that they will live and if they don't they will die. God wants His people to live. He promises that He will deliver them in His time. God tells them that their prophets who are prophesying in His name and they are liars and that He did not send them. I pray that we would be like those who obeyed God. How could anyone choose to accept captivity without a relationship with God? Without Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Word of God -how would we know who to believe? How would we have the strength and courage to willingly go into captivity? Even today there exist those who will "prophesy" to us and they are misleading some to disobey God. I pray that we will know the voice of our Lord and savior. Jesus said His sheep know His voice...I believe we know Him and His voice through His word. I thank God for His word.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
As for the Baby Monitor....Hey Sharon...No there is no news I need to share with anyone(my name is debrah not sarah)! I found it on a pro life blog and thought I would put it on mine as a reminder to keep praying and interceding for pregnant mothers and their babies.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 9:18 AM
The article below ran on December 2nd in the online “ ,” and illustrates how Shariah-compliant finance is establishing a foothold in American financial and insurance markets. As we all know, AIG is the recipient of a massive government bailout (translation: our tax dollars).
Take special note of the shariah-compliant supervisory board. Muhammed Imran Usmani is the son and disciple of Muhammed Taki Usmani. The elder Usmani is a “who’s who” in the Islamist world and an outspoken proponent of aggressive jihad. For example, he has issued numerous fatwas (religious rulings) that provide material support for terrorism.
The danger of getting in bed with well-known advocates of jihad and terrorism should be obvious to anyone who takes even a cursory look. It was Lenin who stated “The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” In their thirst for capital and profits, the same corporate geniuses who gave us the sub-prime meltdown are going Lenin one better. At least the capitalists in Lenin’s day didn’t put him on their advisory boards and give him control over where money can be invested.
So as we connect the dots we see that (1) our tax dollars are being used to bail out a huge insurance conglomerate that (2) is now offering shariah-compliant insurance that (3) is under the direction of an advisory board that includes the son and disciple of one of the world’s leading advocates of Islamic terrorism. In 2009 we are going to need the help of every one of our members to start putting the brakes on this insanity.
AIG Offers First Takaful Homeowners Insurance Product for U.S.
December 2, 2008
Risk Specialists Companies, Inc. (RSC), a subsidiary of AIG Commercial Insurance, is introducing what it says is a first in the U.S.: a homeowners insurance product that is compliant with key Islamic finance tenets and based on the concept of .
The Takaful Homeowners Policy is underwritten through RSC member company A.I. Risk Specialists Insurance, Inc., in conjunction with Lexington Insurance Co. and in association with AIG Takaful Enaya. Headquartered in Bahrain, AIG Takaful Enaya was established in 2006 to provide Takaful products, including accident and health, auto, energy, property and casualty products.
The Takaful home policy is the first installment in Lexington Takaful Solutions, a series of Shari'ah-compliant (Takaful) product offerings in the U.S.
According to Ernst & Young's 2008 World Takaful Report, Takaful was estimated to be a $5.7 billion market globally with over 130 providers in 2006. The Takaful market is estimated to be in excess of $10 billion by 2010.
Takaful is similar to mutual insurance and cooperative risk sharing but there are key differences including a clear segregation of funds owned by participants and those owned by the insurance operations entity. Investments of funds are also restricted to avoid companies involved in entertainment, alcohol, pork and other elements prohibited by Islamic law.
Muslim countries only account for 5 percent of the global insurance market although they represent 25 percent of the world's population, according to AIG, which launched its Takaful operation in October 2006.
The Takaful Homeowners Policy builds on LexElite, the homeowners policy from Lexington that is sold throughout the U.S. The Takaful Homeowners Policy is available in all 50 states.
According to Jim Crain, associate vice president and personal lines underwriting director for Risk Specialists, the coverage, terms, commissions and sales proceduers are the same for this new products as they are for LexElite.
"The introduction of Takaful products in the U.S. represents an important and emerging growth opportunity for AIG Commercial Insurance. We are pleased to offer socially responsible solutions to this segment of the domestic market," said Matthew F. Power, president, Risk Specialists Companies, Inc.
AIG Takaful Enaya is licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain and its Shari'ah Supervisory Board is composed of Shari'ah scholars Sheikh Nizam Yaquby, Dr. Mohammed Ali Elgari and Dr. Muhammad Imran Usmani.
Risk Specialists Companies, Inc. is a U.S. surplus lines broker providing access to specialty casualty, property and personal lines insurance from Lexington and other AIG companies.
Source: AIG Commercial Insurance
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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Monday, December 1, 2008
In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
Thus saith the Lord to me: Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,
And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon,, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah;
and command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters;
I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.
And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.
And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him
And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon that nation will I punish, saith the Lord, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon.
For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.
But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the Lord; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
This is a very hard word to hear and a hard word to speak forth . God had given Israel a time to return to Him and repent. Israel refused. Now God through Jeremiah tell the children of Israel they are to enter into a time of captivity...if they submit then God will let them remain in their own land...if they attempt to escape and not submit then the Lord said He would punish them with the sword, pestilence and famine. It is not a light thing to defy God. God also warns them not to listen to false prophets - these prophets would take them out of the Land. They choose not to serve God they refused to repent ...so now they will serve Nebuchadnezzar as captives. But God did not want them to lose the land. Elsewhere in the bible we are told to choose this day whom you will serve. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. We're going to serve someone...I would rather serve the one who created and loves me. Why would we refuse to serve God? Do we not take Him seriously-have we been deceived into thinking that God will not correct us-that He will not use non believers to serve His perfect will in us? I know of so many people who suddenly woke up and now do not know what to do...actually there are also some who have been awake and fighting the good fight who do not know what to do...wait on God...get in His Word...get to know Him..His sheep knows His voice...study with those who are walking with God...Trust God...handle prophecy as it lines up with the Word of God...I love reading Alice's blog because she always has an encouraging word that fills my heart and mind with peace...that confirms no matter what we are going through God can be trusted...God loves us and will keep His promise...He ask that we Love Him with all our hearts and that we obey Him...We need to keep our eyes on Jesus...view our present time through Him...Stand in Him...that is our place of safety...Trust God and encourage each other in Him...
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
From Christian World Newstoday...
Just Read this on the Persecution Blog
Iran's Christians are calling on churches worldwide to join them in three days of praying and fasting this weekend.
Elam Ministries, a group that supports Iranian Christians, says the church has come under increased persecution this year, including the introduction of a law requiring the death sentence for men who leave islam to follow christ.
Women would face life in prison.
In an initial vote, Iran's Parliament approved the measure overwhelmingly.
It is now under review before a final vote and approval by the Guardian Council.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Then said the princes and all the people unto the priest and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die: for he hath spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God.
Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to all the assembly of the people, saying,
Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jeruslaem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.
Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? did he not fear the Lord, and besought the Lord and the Lord repented him of the evil which he pronounced against them? Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.
And there was also a man that prohesied in the name of the Lord, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah;
And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, the king sough to put him to death: but when Urijah heard it, he was afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt:
And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with him into Egypt.
And the fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, and brought him unto Jehoiakim the king; who slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.
Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.
Those who spoke out against killing Jeremiah said that Jeremiah was not worthy of death - they said that he spoke the word of God. Others spoke about another prophet and another king...king Hezekiah sought the Lord and the Lord repented of the evil that He had pronounced against them. So they argued might we do great evil against their souls if they did not fear the Lord and if they killed the Lords prophet. Then they spoke of Urijiah and king Jehoiakim...Urijiah preached the same as Jeremiah and king Jehoiakim wanted him dead...Urijiah being afraid fled to Egypt...king Jehoiakim sent after him and then slew him with a sword. Jeremiah for the time being is spared.
The prophets of God speak His word to whomever and wherever God sends them. Some are sent to those who repent of evil and they receive the mercy of God. And others kill or attempt to kill Gods prophets. These men and women do not take the word of God lightly. They have been mocked, scorned, imprisoned, beaten and killed. Pray for those who risk humiliation, rejection and even death to bring us and others the word of our Lord God.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Then spake Jeremiah unto all the princes and to all the people, saying, the Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that ye have heard.
Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord your God: and the Lord will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.
As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.
But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the Lord hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears
The priest and the prophets want to kill Jeremiah. God sent Jeremiah to speak to them and say REPENT and OBEY the Lord your God. God would then repent of the evil that their rebellion deserved. Jeremiah repeated God's message to them. Then he said that they are to do with him what they will but know this that you will be guilty of shedding innocent blood. They would be guilty of shedding the blood of one sent by God. Someone who spoke the truth that God had given him to speak to them. I believe that Jeremiah was showing compassion. Jeremiah knew that his life was in God's hands. Jeremiah knew that they could do nothing to him that God did not allow. Jeremiah knew that even greater consequences would befall them had they laid their hands on his life. Jeremiah also displayed wisdom to speak to them in this way. Truthfully and honestly declaring that the Lord had sent him to speak these words unto them.
God sends His prophets and He tells us in His word to REPENT and OBEY...what is our response? It seems that we believe that the world needs to repent - but we sometimes fail to see that we as individuals and as a corporate part of the body have need to repent. God wil discipline His Children...whom the Father loves he corrects. God said in 11 Chronicles 7:14 if my people humble themselves, pray and repent then I will hear their prayer and heal their land (paraphrase).
Monday, November 10, 2008
Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the Lord had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die.
Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.
When the prices of Judah head these things, then they came up from the king's house unto the house of the Lord, and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the Lord's house
Then spake the priests, and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die, for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears.
Previously in verses 1-7...
God told Jeremiah to speak to all who come to worship in the Lord's house. Jeremiah was to speak this message to the people of God, those who came together to worship God. God sent Jeremiah to say if they listen to God and repent then God would repent
God had also told Jeremiah that if they did not repent that He would make the city a curse to all nations...The priest and the prophets heard Jeremiah speak in the house of the Lord.
After hearing all that God had spoken through Jeremiah...the priest, prophets and people took him and proclaimed that now Jeremiah will die.
All were gathered against Jeremiah(in the house of the Lord) angry that He had prophesied against them and their city. They have an opportunity to repent and yet the ignore the option to repent. They blame Jeremiah for speaking such words and want to silence Jeremiah, put him to death. This is amazing people of God wanting to place a prophet to death for speaking the truth. That truth being if you repent in your ways and turn back to God- that God will withold His judgment Can you imagine being so wrapped up and bound by sin that you don't leap at the chance for mercy? You would think that they would be on their faces before God weeping and praising Him for His mercy. But they considered killing the messenger. In dark days God provides a prophet(s) to draw us back to Him - often that prophet is rejected. But the prophet who is not of God, the one who does not care for your soul and has no desire to return you to the Father- that prophet is heard, praised and sought after.
I believe that Judgment begins at the church and reading this is chilling to think that it is the church that could possibly reject the true prophet(s) of God...I think elsewhere in God's word He said that if it were possible even the very elect will be deceived...that gives me the hope that we will not be deceived...but will there be a time that we may reject the true prophet and entertain the false...will we support and encourage the true prophet or will we remain silent while others mock, belittle and deride them. Will we stand up against the false prophets and be witnesses for our Lord and Savior or remain silent not wanting to stand out in the crowd.
If God calls you to be His prophet - How will you respond?
I pray that God will send His prophets to His people and I pray that His people will respond with repentance and obedience to His will
Thursday, October 30, 2008
This link is for John McCain site with ways you can volunteer such as phone banks, flyers, events etc. check it out
Most importantly Pray for our nation!
Saturday, 1 Nov: TheCall California - LIVE from San Diego. (2 Nov on Australasia feed)
Led by Lou Engle, this massive prayer gathering is an ideal opportunity for believers worldwide to rally together and intercede for the nation of America and for God's Will to be done in the presidential elections. The outcome of this election will have international ramifications, so let's turn to the One who is sovereign and stand with the global Body of Christ as we pray for the USA.
Someone posted this on team sarah (I think it was on the prayer warriors group) in addition to this someone also posted that we pray as we pull the lever that God would multiply our vote as He did with the loaves and the fishes....
I'd like to suggest an idea for everyone's consideration and action. In addition to all of the prayer going on now and this week, I think it would be good if folks could garner support for actually going to the polling places the day before and/or the day of the election to just walk around outside and pray, and lift up Jesus as Truth and the Light of the World over our Nation and claim victory. I believe in the power of intercessory prayer an doing it "on-site". I believe there are people God wants to speak to, gripping their hearts, as they're walking in to vote. If our kids can do this at the Flag poll every September for their schools, could we do this for our Country? Could we get this mobilized?
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from the Lord, saying,
Thus saith the Lord; Stand in the court of the Lord's house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the Lord's house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:
If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings
And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord; If ye will not hearken to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you,
To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;
Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all nations of the earth.
So the priest and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the Lord.
I pray that God will speak to and through our leaders, those with authority over us.
I pray that they will be obedient to speak all that God reveals to them that they do not take it upon themselves to edit God.
I pray that our ears will be open, that we truly hear what the Lord Our God is speaking through those obedient leaders.
I pray that we will repent of our wicked and evil ways.
I pray that the Lord Our God will then repent of the judgment our evil ways deserve.
I pray this all in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.
And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
and he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand Forth
And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath day, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? but they held their peace
And when he looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
and the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
Is it lawful to do good or to do evil? Is it lawful for Christians to speak out on issues such as abortion? Is it lawful for Christian leaders to speak from the pulpit on issues such as abortion or homosexuality? The Pharisees remained silent when Jesus questioned them and Jesus looked on them with anger because of the hardness of their heart. I wonder how Jesus looks on Christians who remain silent while it is lawful to shed innocent blood? If we are blessed enough to have a Pastor or Priest to speak out against abortion from the pulpit...how is the congregation responding?
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king's provinces:
For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?
Pray for our Nation
As the bride of Christ we are able to approach the throne of our King and Savior...to make our request known to Him...to ask Him to reverse the evil that shall come unto our people...many in our nation have turned away from God, some have outright rejected Him, others openly oppose Him...even in the church there are some who are timid to speak His truth or have compromised His truth...We deserve God's judgment let us pray for His Mercy...like Esther let us pray that God will reverse the evil that has taken place and that evil that threatens to take place unless He intervenes on our behalf.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I have been told that someone couldn't get on my blog because of an objectionable video....The original link had been pulled....I certainly agree that this is frightening....but believe that people should see this...What happened to Freedom of Speech...
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Thank God for those who have been fasting and praying for our nation...thank God for Pastors who have said enough is enough and are preaching the truth and refusing to be intimidated any longer...
If we don't handle this bail out correctly we are in danger of becoming a socialist nation...our nation's sovereignty is in danger....Thank God for the house of reps(both parties) they exemplify what is right with our nation....not as some have stated that they are what is wrong with this nation...they are standing and debating what they believe...if we let the house work this out I believe that we will have the best solution...if we allow them to continue to discuss and debate...
I am concerned that one of the candidates for President of the United States....has relationships with several people who are not proud of America....a former Pastor that has stated that God should not bless America but that God should !!*! America....a 60's radical who believes that violence against his own country is an appropriate form of protest and a spouse who stated during her husband's campaign that this is the first time she is proud of America...
A supporter of this candidate painted a nude of the opposition party's v p using his own daughter as a model and hung it in his wife's bar in Chicago....now people are coming to this bar just to photograph the painting...so far I have not seen any outrage from the candidate or his supporters...have not heard any of the powerful women cry out against this attempt to demoralize and humiliate a candidate in this fashion.
A video was placed on youtube of children singing about the change that Obama will bring to the world...This is frightening- it is reminiscent of the evil that preceeded WWII - others have said it should be titled "dear leader" More than a few referenced the film "caberet"....view it and judge for yourself....is this the party of change you want to run our nation?
Sarah Palin nude painting
Sarah Palin painted in the nude at Old Town Ale House in Chicago
- By Emma Graves Fitzsimmons |Chicago Tribune reporter
- 11:15 AM CDT, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
New International Version (NIV)
2 Samuel 19
1 Joab was told, "The king is weeping and mourning for Absalom." 2 And for the whole army the victory that day was turned into mourning, because on that day the troops heard it said, "The king is grieving for his son." 3 The men stole into the city that day as men steal in who are ashamed when they flee from battle. 4 The king covered his face and cried aloud, "O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!"
5 Then Joab went into the house to the king and said, "Today you have humiliated all your men, who have just saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters and the lives of your wives and concubines. 6 You love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that the commanders and their men mean nothing to you. I see that you would be pleased if Absalom were alive today and all of us were dead. 7 Now go out and encourage your men. I swear by the LORD that if you don't go out, not a man will be left with you by nightfall. This will be worse for you than all the calamities that have come upon you from your youth till now."
8 So the king got up and took his seat in the gateway. When the men were told, "The king is sitting in the gateway," they all came before him.
Absalom? Lord what does this have to do with me? Why are you speaking this to my mind and heart? Lord what have you delivered me from that I am mourning? What am I grieving over that I should be rejoicing over? Lord I do not want to grieve the death of my flesh but rather I want to rejoice in the resurrected life you have given me.
When Moses led the people out of Egypt...there were some who wanted to return to slavery...
David mourned a son who wanted to kill him... his men won the victory against his enemy but there was no rejoicing because David their king moaned the loss of his son.(a son who wanted David dead)..
I believe the Lord is speaking to me through David and Absalom...I hear Him say stop mourning the death of self and rejoice in the new life-the resurrected life I have given you...you are making those who have battled for you, those who stood in the gap...lose heart...at a time when they should be rejoicing at your deliverance that they have labored with you...they are saddened by your grief...you're holding on to the old life instead of embracing the new...
Have you or anyone you know ever held on to something that was harmful to them/you...something the Lord has set you free from...addictions, wrong relationships, false doctrine, wrong emotions and thoughts etc.? Have you ever gone to battle with/for someone and see them delivered and they miss the old life? Have you (or someone you know) ever grieved the loss of the very thing/person who was set on destroying you (or them)?
I confess that I don't understand this as well as I should...but I will begin with asking for the Lord's forgiveness and repent of grieving over the death of self...and say thank you all who have prayed for and with me....I will praise God for the victory....
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This month our main prayer focus is Laos and prisoners in Laos.
The Voice of the Martyrs has a great site -on their PRISONER ALERT -you can compose a letter to a prisoner in their own language, you can look at the Prisoner and the Country Profile.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
AFA Values Voter Webcast
YES! I just heard it is now confirmed that SARAH PALIN will be his V.P. pick! Yes! He picked a pro-life woman! I am not familiar with her so I will be waiting to learn more about this woman. It seems like this news is HUGE!!!!! It seems like at this point I don't have to consider sitting out this election...This just might energize the republican party and I hope will energize those who stand for life...to get out the vote...Praise God!!!! It looks like Prayers have been answered!!!!Thank You Jesus!!!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
McCain's selection for the V.P. will be part of what I consider when making a decision to vote or not to vote. If McCain chooses as V.P. a person who supports abortion, homosexual marriage and embryonic stem cell research...then I would be hard pressed to vote in this election. This may be the time for me to stop voting for the lesser of two evils. If McCain truly supports life then why would he select a V.P. who does not support those values. I know that many are concerned about the economy and so am I but we cannot serve two masters...we cannot serve God and Mammon...I am struggling with this because I do not want to see what will become of America if the other candidate wins this election...but I am becoming more and more convinced that I should not continue to elect candidates who support laws that defy God. The lesser of two evils is still evil. I am praying that McCain will seek wisdom from the Lord as He announces who his running mate will be and that America will repent and turn back to God.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Last time I did not participate...I am not sure how to link the people I have tagged...but nothing ventured nothing gained so here goes...
THANK YOU PLANT LADY!!!!! YOU ARE A GREAT TEACHER...I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH ALICE AND PLANT LADY AS INSTRUCTORS IN THIS WORLD OF BLOGGING...
Four things I like about my husband . . . . .
1. I like his compassion
2. I like his intellect
3. I like his creativity
4. I like his sense of humor
Four movies I have watched more than once . . . . .
1. Peter and Paul
2. The Passion
3. The Trouble with Harry
4. The Horn Blows at Midnight
Four TV shows I watch . . . . .
1 Burn Notice
2. Fox News
3 Cnn News
4. 4400(no longer on...)
Four places I have been . . . . .
2. San Francisco
4. La Jolla
Four people who email me regularly . . . . .
1. My sister Lynn
2. My friend Virginia
3 My friend Leslie
4. My friend Kelly
Four favorite foods . . . . .
2. Soft Shell Crab
4 Peet's Coffee
Four places I would like to visit . . . . .
1. Santa Fe
Four things I am looking forward to in the coming year (2009) . . . . .
1. getting a job and getting out of debt
2. growing closer to my Lord and Savior
3. growing closer to the body of Christ where I worship
4. a women of the bible discussion group with the women of our fellowship
Please bear with me I am not sure how to link those who are tag...I tried to pick ones that have not been picked. Enjoy and have fun and let see what you have to say.
Four friends I am tagging:
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
According to Prisoner Alert.
This communist country is one of the poorest in Asia as a result of the Vietnam War and implementation of Marxist economics.
There are 132 people groups, 92 languages and classification of persons based on the altitude of their home environment. Buddhism is the religion of the majority(61 percent) with less than 2 percent Christian.
In Policy Laos' constitution guarantees freedom of religion but in practice many restrictions exist. Many Christians are forced to choose between life and their faith in Christ.
KhamLa Namheng and seven other pastors were arrested in March 2008 - their bags were searched and two bibles and some letters were confiscated. The police claim the letters were written against the village authority reporting persecution.
Please keep these pastors and the people and government of Laos in your prayers.
For more detailed information visit prisonalert.com and consider taking the opportunity to write to one or more of these prisoner for their faith in Christ.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Please continue to keep all those who are persecuted because of their faith in Jesus Christ in prayer. I tried to put a link for the persecution blog on this post...but it didn't work...there is a video on that blog that puts a face to those who have or are suffering persecution because of their faith in Christ. Todd of VOM shows what you will probably be shown during the Olympics and what will probably not be shown.
Here is the address http://www.persecutionblog.com/ and I believe the link is also on my sidebar.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Our church will be joining a neighboring fellowship to spend time together on Saturday the 16th of August in Fasting and Prayer for our Nation...If you are attending the event in Washington DC or if your gathering with others in your community...please share...I love to hear about what the Lord is doing with and through my brothers and sisters in Christ...
Friday, August 8, 2008
In the last year Chinese police have detained some 600 Christians and sentenced 38 of them to more than a year in prison. Please pray that the Lord will grant His strength, His comfort and His wisdom to those in prison for their faith. Pray that they will remain faithful and be salt and light to their fellow prisoners.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
31 days of Prayer for China
In June 2008, senior house church leader Zhang Mingxuan was detained for several hours – to prevent him from meeting with an EU official in Beijing. Officials closed down his orphanage early this year; Zhang’s family have been forced to move home more than ten times since Christmas. The government reportedly wants to move the family out of Beijing. Pray for strength and courage for Pastor Zhang, his family and four orphans living with them. Ask God to provide them with a permanent home.
Thank God for the powerful witness of a house church in Beijing whose members’ homes were raided recently by officials. Despite their ill-treatment, Christians pronounced a blessing over officials and shook their hands after the raid. Pray that this powerful Christian witness will touch the hearts of these officers and open their eyes to their own brutality.
Monday, August 4, 2008
In His Love,
Sunday, August 3, 2008
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe thou has sent me.
John 17 20-21
So many times I seek for the Lord to answer my prayers but I don't think about how we are the answer of His prayer...He prayed for us to believe on Him and that we may be one so that the world will believe that God the Father sent Him. This is what was on our Saviors mind before He was crucified for our sins. The world places weight on death bed statements and yet how much weight do they put on the words spoken by Jesus Christ before He died. He was praying that we would receive eternal life. He not only paid the price for our sin - He interceded to the Father on our behalf...He is still before the Father interceding on our behalf...So the questions is what weight will you put on Jesus' prayer in the Garden?
The Olylmpics in China, begin on Friday August 8th please pray for Chinese Christians who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ Jesus. Pray that President Bush and other world leaders will speak up and take a stand for those are suffering persecution for their faith.
We will also be celebrating my birthday this week. I keep trying to convince my husband that it is birthday month....I enjoy birthdays as long as there is no "surprise" party- I don't know why but I have ruined every surprise party ever planned for my bday....then I spend the month (that's right that's when it becomes a month) trying to make it up to everyone involved.
Thanks to Alice(from the heart) I am getting a little bolder about experimenting with my blog- is she ever patient, kind and gentle.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Pray for restoration of Human Rights.
Pray for the salvation of prisoners, guards and for the concentration camps to be permanently closed.
Pray for those who are starving and for breakthroughs for Christian workers to reach the poorest communities.
These are just a few of the prayer points...I believe you can go to Open Doors to get specific prayer points.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I just visited GRN site and there is a request for prayer for the people of Loka,Sudan...A group calling themselves LRA ( I believe the letters stand for the Lord's resistant army.) have entered a village and took 45 people with them and one boy lost everything..there is much tension....they request prayer ...for specific information please go to the GRN site. Loka is where GRN have rebuilt a school.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
This week-end I read "In the Presence of My Enemies" the story of The Burnhams, a missionary couple that were kidnapped and held hostage by a terrorist group for over a year. They had to deal with hunger, insects, humiliating circumstances and all this not knowing if they would survive the day. Gracia shared in this book how she and her husband Martin saw that God revealed to them the thoughts in their own hearts and reminded them that they were to love their enemies. They learned to make the best of their circumstances. Martin died in a battle between those who captured them and those who were sent to rescue them and Gracia took a bullet in her leg.
They had to rely on memory in order to hold on to the promises of God. They saw the smallest gesture of kindness as the Lord's mercy on them. How quickly our lives can change. I thank God for the freedom to worship with other believers, to read His word freely and the opportunity to get to know Him. I thank Him for people such as Gracia who share their testimony even though it is painful. I am thankful for her humbleness because she shared the truth even when the truth wasn't especially complimentary about herself. What an amazing witness.
Friday, July 18, 2008
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Monday, July 14, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I go so far with okay I'll wait and trust the Lord...then I get impatient, fearful and think well maybe I didn't hear right and jump in and take action...so far this has been a mistake...
At times it is physically, emotionally, psychologically uncomfortable. I liken this to losing weight- I have gained 10 lbs for every year since I moved back to N.Y.- It has been 8 yrs that I have been overweight...so I have been wanting to lose weight for a long time...within those eight years I have attempted to change my eating habits and exercise...but I have not been consistent for one reason or other...
So while it seems like I have been "waiting" a long, long time...because I have jumped in and tried to have things my way - I have not truly been waiting...waiting on my Lord and Savior looking to Him for direction and guidance...trusting His timing...not panic during the quiet times....I see that sometimes I want to jump into something, just do something is because I don't want to face what is confronting me at the time. I don't know how to stay put when it gets uncomfortable...sure there is a time to move out of uncomfortable situations but there are other times that dealing with the uncomfortable will lead to healing and deliverance...and my uncomfortableness seems to be more an internal rather than in an external circumstance.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thank God for His Word and for those who teach , preach and testify of His Word. His word is a Living Word.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I listened over and over again. I felt the Lord saying hear this song as if I am singing it to you. I have been in pain for a few weeks...as I listened to the song again and again I felt comforted and Loved as I let my thoughts and heart hear the Lord telling me that He'll Stand By Me...He won't let nobody hurt me...even in my darkest hour...He will never desert me...there is nothing I confess that will make Him love me Less...He'll stand by me...won't let nobody Hurt me...I don't remember the lyrics verbatim...
I am amazed and grateful at all the ways Jesus will let us know that He Loves us and will protect us...Our God is a very personal God and loves us deeply and intimately. Every time I hear that song now I will think upon how Jesus used it to get me through a painful night.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
That they all may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou has loved me may be in them, and I in them.
John 17: 20-26