Lalibela, the Church of St. George

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Hello everyone, I pray that all is well and you will have a blessed day in church if you decide to go.

I came about a church that is in the ground made hundreds of years ago if not more. And this has fascinated me. It is carved in to the ground. I can not imagine doing this kind of work back then.

Here are some pictures of the Church. Not understanding as to why the men back then thought to make the church there, it is still a wonder.

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By Bernard Gagnon – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28203064
By Rod Waddington from Kergunyah, Australia – Houses, Lalibela, Ethiopia, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29766667
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I just thought this was cool. I don’t know how many of you have seen this site, but love the ways that people back in that day used the knowledge and talent they had to worship GOD.

Have blessed day in the LORD. Stay in prayer, keep reading the word of GOD to gain wisdom against those who will try to tell you false truths about our beloved GOD and HIS son JESUS.

Peace!!!

1 John 4:1 "Beloved believe not every spirit…."

Hello everyone, I do pray that you all will have a blessed day. For this is another day that the LORD has made for us all.

I have seen many people that cling to the idea of spirituality and turn their nose up at religion, saying it is too structured. Yet they acknowledge there is a higher power or there is a GOD. And prefer to be “spiritual”.

There are so many beliefs out there to confuse people and keep them from GOD and from accepting JESUS as their saviour of their souls.

To me from what I can see, if any religion or church does not teach that JESUS is the savoir of our souls who do believe in HIM, they are sending every soul in there to eternal hell.

John 14:6 King James Version

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (KJV)

When you are into the spirituality way of thinking, you are not into the truth behind salvation. You are distracted from the truth. JESUS is the truth. None of us mankind will enter into heaven unless we accept JESUS as our key to unlock the door of heavens gates.

ALL of those who have died on before us, who have not received JESUS as their savoir will not get into heaven according to scripture.

And I do understand that many reading this will have people in their lives that have gone on before them that were good people will not want to hear they are not making it into heaven. But the Bible is clear as how GOD’s plan is.

But it is NOT too late to save your own soul from hell. Allow JESUS in your life. Accept JESUS as your savior now.

1 John 4:1

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

King James Version (KJV)

Choosing a religion that does not teach salvation, is as the lost leading the lost sort of thing.

In those non- Christian religions, they may assume just being a good person, doing good deeds, doing nice things for their family and friends and giving large donations to the needy is being right with GOD. Or just a higher being that they call GOD.

But if you do not love GOD and HIS son JESUS and have a righteous relationship with them both, and have accepted JESUS as savior that is all you will accomplish is just being called a nice person by your peers.

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Ephesians 2:8 – 2:9

8. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: It is the gift of GOD.

9. Not of works , lest any man should boast.

There are many people out there who think they can buy their way into heaven. Or do favors for their friends and have it known they are a good person. It is not true. Ephesians 2:8 and 9 will correct us on that thought. Some faiths will teach this to people to do good acts/deeds and favors so they will get into heaven.

A person I know will says that they are spiritual. They listen to a person who comes on the internet. This person they listen to is into spiritual thinking, ways that that way appear to be good to this person I know. But what I see is this internet person is playing with their souls fate that will lead them to hell. They are into astrology, dreams, spiritual energy and similar things that has nothing to do with Christianity at all. This internet person is a false prophet.

Read the word of GOD to get understanding and protection from the nonsense of those who are false prophets. Because these workers of evil will seek after those who have not come to know GOD and his son JESUS.

Proverbs 2:6

“For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

I do pray that you will share this with all of your loved ones, for we not want to have anyone crash and burn in hell. Not even your enemies, for they need to be saved too. And once they see the light and repent then they will be part of the body of Christ you in heaven!

Peace!!!!

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Galatians 5:22-23

Galatians Chapter 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Hello everyone, I do pray that all is well with you and that our beloved GOD and HIS one and only son will lead and guide your steps at all times. For we can trust our GOD for HE is loving and knows all.

Temptation is all around us who seek after GOD at all times. The evil one will try to distract us and put up a wall to confuse us and cloud our thinking if we do not stay in prayer.

This will never be an easy task for any of us. Some people may look as though they got it covered when you can truly see the fruits of their labor. What you do not see is the struggle they go through each day and how hard they pray when you are not around.

They are prayer warriors whose heart is after the LORD. They read and study the scripture for peace, wisdom and comfort from the LORD GOD. And they get it too. Ask me how I know.

This chapter and verse from Galatians chapter 5 regarding the fruit of the spirit comes to me when just living my day to day walking the face of the earth in this world.

There is a small amount of the fruit of the spirit around us all in these times,such as love and charity.


LONGSUFFERING, a. Bearing injuries or provocation for a long time; patient; not easily provoked.

The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering and abundant in goodness. Ex. 34.

I tell you all who read this , to know, that we all have crosses to bear. For no one has a perfect life because of the fall from grace from the first bite of the forbidden fruit by our Grandparents Adam and Eve.

I do encourage you all to read about all of the situations that happened in life in the Bible. You will find that our ancestors have been tempted with the same sins we are with now in our times. It is the same evil one who tempted them, that is doing the tempting now in present time.

Nothing is new when it comes to sin and temptations. How we get through it , is what counts. And we can get through it with our LORD GOD. Just call out in faith and he will help you.

James 4:7

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

King James Version (KJV)

May you be blessed for reading the word of GOD in this blog and have a blessed day. Share with others so that they can get a blessing for reading the word too. Thank you very much for reading this blog!

Peace!!!

Close encounters of the JESUS kind.

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Good morning to all! I pray that you all are doing well this new day. For each day that passes is getting closer to spring! Yay!

I had been thinking about how we all need to be closer to the what is good and right with the ways of GOD and have a peaceful way about us. A closer encounter. If you GOOGLE “Close encounter” you will come up with some links.

I came across an old move movie called “Close Encounters” from 1977. It is about how people all over are drawn to a location, like minded and lost in the thought of aiming to get to this location.

If you flip this to how it can be for those of us that are like minded and aim to be with the LORD…..this is something like this. You are focused and not distracted because you are seeking the destination of heaven.

If we are in the body of Christ JESUS then we are like mined, wanting to aim for the higher place away from the ways of this fallen world. We look up and have set our hearts on being with the LORD.

Acts 17:27-29 King James Version

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

Keeping our focus on the LORD is hard, because the evil one is always trying to take our eyes off our prize of our LORD JESUS . To be with HIM in all eternity long! Yay!!!!

Philippians 3:14 King James Version

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Keep your mind and heart on our prize in heaven. You will be encouraged by reading the word of GOD that is true and loving.

Have a blessed day in the LORD where ever you may be. Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog posts I share with you all . Pass it forward to others who may need to know loving GOD is always there with them.

Peace!

The body of Christ.

Romans 12:4

“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:”

King James Version (KJV)

All who seek after Christ are in the body!

Good day to you all. I do hope all is well as we are now into a new month in 2020. It is the month for Black history and Valentine”s Day. Both are good thing s to know about for all people.

Speaking of love on Valentines day…this is something that we all should consider doing is to share the love we have from the body of Christ with others. Many have no idea what this is.

As I have read the way that JESUS would talk to women in the Bible HE had compassion for us. Understanding too. But this was for everyone, not just us women. The Children along with the men. So yeah, that is pretty much everyone of all ages. The elders, infants and those in between too.

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 KJV

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

14 For the body is not one member, but many,

Eli Byrd -“Diversity Functioning in Unity” at the Southeastern Seminary

There is no division between the peoples of the body of Christ. Not an issue with the body of Christ when you understand what it is about. There should be unity. Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

We are all one, with differents jobs to do as a body would have hands, a head, a heart to make the body work in unity. We are all given different gifts to do to serve. Cool!

Let us do our serving as how GOD wants us to do so, to encourage others to GOD. Let us listen to GOD to find our gifts, and not to compare us to others. Others have their own gifts as how to serve. A foot can not do what the head can do. And if the leg hurts and you can not walk, then the whole body will suffer trying to move about in pain.

Let us find fellowship with our fellow members of Christ so we can edify each other.

Please do pass this forward so others will hear and read the word of GOD and get a blessing from this. We who love GOD and those who need to find GOD. Have a blessed day!

Peace!

Spiritual warfare in the world. Ephesians 6:12

It is a real issue.

Good morning to you all, and giving glory to our beloved FATHER GOD first and foremost, for with out GOD there is nothing.

Never forget that our GOD loves us so. And with the ups and downs in this fallen world, we need to keep strong in our faith and to kick in even harder with our faith in GOD and HIS son JESUS our savior.

The evil one is busy confusing people who have little or no faith with whispering lies into their every thought. And you can see the weak ones do the immoral acts of the day. Doing things that they feel they wont get caught doing, or don’t care because they like what they do. The devil knows the weakness of all mankind. It is the flesh that we are in.

He can lie to us and tell us such as:

We are not handsome enough, or pretty enough. But someones set standard.

We are too tall or too short. Why? GOD made variety so that each one of us will be special.

We are not smart enough or even overqualified for a job or task. Why?If a person is under qualified, teach them. If they are over qualified let them teach others.

If a person looks different from you and your family and relatives so what?Then they just have different mothers and dads. If you feel they are not as good as you, then you are wrong for being narrow minded.

Assuming that when a person is over 21, or even 30 is old if you are younger. And assume that they do not work out, like wearing fashionable clothing. That women should not wear dresses above the knee, even if she is fit and works out. This is wrong, for men seem to be considered still attractive when they get older. No one gets ugly as soon as they turn 22 years old. You still remain attractive but you are just older.

These things can cause issues in society when people wind up not getting along with each other because some people need to put other in a box.

Listening to our beloved GOD will give us they encouragement you need, every single time. It will come from like minded people who love GOD as well as you. For any friend that will stop and pray right along with you is a blessing.

Defense against the spiritual warfare. Praying with your family and friends.

Ephesians 6:12

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

King James Version (KJV)

I came across this on YouTube. I found it very interesting so I am sharing it with you. We live in a fallen world and GOD will send HIS angels to watch over us.

Luke 10:19

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Thank you all for taking the time to read my post in this blog. I pray that you all will have a blessed day. feel free to pass it forward to others you know who will need encouragement too.

Peace!

Hebrews 13:4. Marriage is honorable!

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Hebrews 13:4

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”

King James Version (KJV)

Good morning all, I pray that you all will have a blessed day! For this is another day that the LORD GOD has given us. Another day to start our lives over and move on.

Love is a precious thing . And from a natural man to a natural woman it is sacred and in our GOD’s laws and plans. Marriage is sacred with the bonding of the two on the marriage bed. For this is undefieled and a beautiful sacred sexual bond where no one else is allowed in between the two.

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When we take our vows, we say this before our FATHER GOD. So this makes it a HOLY union. A legal, moral, loving, bond that is before our GOD. It is not just a piece of paper. It is way deeper than that. It is a lifetime loving comfortable commitment with your spouse.

In this day and age in 2020, we need to know that the one we commit our live to is doing the same thing and we are equally yoked.

Ephesians 5:25:

“For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.” Genesis 2:24: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” … He who loves his wife loves himself.

This maybe something that was never known to you if you do not read the word. But once you begin to study the word there is a new understanding of peace when you get into a relationship that is right by GOD. You get a feeling of comfort knowing that the person who loves the LORD is all into doing what is right by GOD, will be right by you too. You will be equally yoked as man and woman , no complications.

Both of you need to commit to GOD. Follow GOD’s commandments as humanly possible with the help of our beloved JESUS.

Even if you are in a sexual relationship right now, you don’t have to keep dong what is not right by GOD. Just stop, and repent to wait until marriage. We live in the time of GRACE because of what JESUS has done for our salvation. JESUS is the way in this fallen world.

John 8:3-11 King James Version (KJV)

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

Note: JESUS said…..” neither do i condemn thee: go, and sin no more”

See? Simple. No more sex out of marriage. We don’t have to go in our heads and assume we can not be forgiven. We just stop the sin we are in, and seek and follow JESUS.

Have a blessed day and thank you for reading my post for our beloved GOD, and HIS son JESUS. Pass it forward to someone who may need to know this post and to read GOD’s word.

Peace!!!!