Lalibela, the Church of St. George

By Anne Saurat – This file has been provided by UNESCO (unesco.org) as part of a GLAM-Wiki partnership., CC BY-SA 3.0-igo, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37388049

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.

By Bernard Gagnon – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28202879
By Karte: NordNordWest, Lizenz: Creative Commons by-sa-3.0 de, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39206836
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
http://www.galenfrysinger.com/lalibela_ethiopia.htm
http://www.galenfrysinger.com/rock_church_ethiopia_2.htm
http://www.galenfrysinger.com/rock_church_ethiopia_2.htm
http://www.galenfrysinger.com/ethiopia.htm
http://www.galenfrysinger.com/ethiopia.htm

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!!!

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!

Lazarus awakened from the grave.

Good morning everyone, I do hope all is well. this is the 4th day of the year 2020!

Gee, the year 2020 sounds so futuristic! Like from the comics I used to read as a child. And for many of us, it may seem like that was just yesterday when we were kids with no responsibilities to concern us with like being grown and doing grown things as taking care of your children and working the 9 to 5 thing from monday to friday.

What I want to share with you all today is , faith and the power of it. In John chapter 11:37-44. What JESUS had done for the glory of GOD so others will believed and be saved.

As I recall of Lazarus being called from his grave after 4 days…I think about those who are confused and lost wrapped and bound up in sin. Seeing the light of Jesus and heading to him and being cut from his burial wrappings too!

38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. 

39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. 

40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? 

41Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

 42And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 

43And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

 44And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

John 11:45

“Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.”

I understand the reason as to why JESUS came 4 days after the death of Lazarus. It was so that when JESUS brought Lazarus from his sleep, many people would see this miracle and believe and be saved!

The people in those days were blessed to be able to look into the face of JESUS and see his loving eyes looking back at them. And to see these miracles set before them too! We don’t have that right now. We have our faith to hold on to as we wait on the LORD to return when GOD says it is time.

Let us all stay on track with our faith and never let it go. Never. For as you see how the times are right now with people choosing to do all sorts of evil, making fun and mocking those who love GOD and HIS son JESUS too.

Don’t let what some people do to you take away your faith, leaving you in a dark cave bound up in sin. When JESUS calls you, get up and go to JESUS and come out of the darkness into HIS light! Cutting off what was holding you back from JESUS.

JESUS is waiting for you and me, to follow him.

Thank GOD for JESUS!

Have a blessed day, stay safe, and thank you for taking the time to read my blogs! Pass it forward so others may be blessed too by reading the scripture in my blog to give them encouragement!

Peace!

Merry Christmas!

Good morning and happy blessed Christmas day to you all!

Let us all remember to true one and only reason for Christmas. It is becasue our beloved GOD in heaven sent HIS only son JESUS to this earth to save our souls.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Let us never forget our JESUS, for HE is the key to entering heaven where all of us who seek eternal peace will have it there. And this is good.

John 14:6

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

King James Version (KJV)

I need to make the Lasagna meal for tonight’s Christmas dinner. I pray that you all will have a blessed Christmas be it with our GOD, Jesus and our loved ones or with GOD and Jesus as you can not be with family and friends at this time. You are not alone or ever alone or unloved when you have a good solid relationship with GOD and Jesus the son of GOD!

Matthew 28:20

“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

King James Version (KJV)

Have a blessed , safe, peaceful and joyful Christmas! Stay in prayer, trust in the LORD not the ways of the world or mankind. Joy is in the LORD!

Peace.

My Addiction to GOD and JESUS!

Good morning all, I do hope and pray you all will have a blessed day. For this is another day that the LORD GOD has made.

I hear about all kinds of addictions in this day and age. Anything from drugs, sex, food, money and anything else you and I don’t know about and shouldn’t. I don’t hear much about people talking about out JESUS.

But I will tell you I do have an addiction. It is GOD the FATHER, and HIS son Christ JESUS. Yep, full fledged addict and proud of it too! I need my fix after a good nights sleep and getting up I need to talk to GOD and JESUS. I need to feel the instant “high” I get from them. Giving me a feeling of comfort and being loved unconditionally 24/7.

I “take” a reading of the word and it gives me a “high” too. I call it a spiritual high with the combination of knowing GOD and JESUS are there with me! Here are some “Bible shots of encouragement” That can get you going all day long.

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Jeremiah 17:14 – Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou [art] my praise.

Jeremiah 33:6 – Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

1 Peter 2:24 – Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Isaiah 53:5 – But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

James 5:15 – And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

Psalms 103:2-4 – Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:   (Read More…)

James 5:14 – Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

3 John 1:2 – Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

James 5:16 – Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Psalms 41:3 – The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

Psalms 147:3 – He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Matthew 10:1 – And when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Proverbs 17:22 – A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

You can if you need to , go ahead and print these out and carry them with you. Put it on your desk so you can read it with an situation comes up and you need your spirit filled up again with a shot of righteousness to get going back on track. Share it with others too.

Sometimes we can get so distracted by the ways of the world that we can get turned around. This is why we need to turn to GOD and JESUS as the first thing in the morning to have the HOLY SPIRIT as the juice to drink.

In this day and age, because JESUS is the very last one people mention i this holiday season. Many people are distracted from GOD, they will raise their children with no knowledge of GOD. Forgetting how they were raised in faith by their parents. So we have a lot of non believers walking around us these days not knowing what they are doing.

So we who DO love GOD must hand on even harder, holding on for dear life for it is our life we pray for.

Keep your addiction to the LORD, and never let it go. Ever. Our GOD keeps us strong. Our GOD is good, and all of the time.

Thank you for reading this post, share it with ours who need a boost of faith to read some scripture so they can be blessed too! Pass it forward, be blessed and never stressed!

Peace!

The best psychotherapist for us all. JESUS!

John 16:13 English Standard Version (ESV)

13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

Good morning everyone. I do pray that you all are well and warm from the cold if you live in the colder weather. Where I live it can get as cold as a single digit or below zero once in awhile.

It was like this yesterday with the single digit! But we made it through. Thank GOD for that!

Many times we all will go through something that we will raise our eyes up to the heavens and seek GOD’s help. We need HIS direction, guidance and counseling. I do know I do need GOD’s guidance at all times. Even if I feel I can make it on my own unintentionally going about my day. I have to stop and think about what I am doing.

I do not want to leave GOD out of what I do for any reason, in anything that I do really. For we know that we will have to answer to all thoughts and actions we do in this life as we stand before our JESUS.

There is no sure confirmed counseling I know of that will see us through in the righteous direction that is GOD approved. Going to another human who does not have the HOLY SPIRIT in them will cause you to be distracted from GOD.

Many people who are educated counselors, psychotherapists, or physiatrists do NOT believe in GOD and are not saved. So how can an unsaved person lead you in the right direction? They can not, for the right direction is to follow the ways of GOD’s laws.

John 1:14 English Standard Version (ESV)

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[a] from the Father, full of grace and truth.

We all need the moral teachings of our GOD to be able to stay on track with our loving GOD. If we do not we wind up off the road into the wilderness of trouble. Lost and turned round.

Picture is from the site: https://parade.com/63160/marilynvossavant/youre-lost-in-the-woods-which-direction-should-you-walk/

When you are alone like this in the wilderness, who would you call? Calling out to another person who is lost will only mean that the two of you are lost together.

John 15:26 English Standard Version (ESV)

26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.

GOD’s words are true. GOD is not a man that HE should lie. GOD has sent a helper to me many of times. I go to the LORD GOD first with all of my concerns. And I have to wait fr the LORD to give me an answer. I so do need the LORD GOD to guide me for HE is all knowing.

I do understand that many people seek advice from other people and not our GOD. But do consider this

Let our loving GOD always lead you out of the wilderness, and back onto the path of righteousness forever.

Thank you for reading this blog, and many blessings to you as also are free to share this post. Pass it forward so others can receive the blessings and GOD’s word as well too!

Peace!!!

Anti Semitism is a sin. JESUS was a jew too!

African jewish men. By Government Press Office (Israel), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22811416

Good morning and good day everyone. I do pray that you all are having a blessed day and that you all are well. This is another day that the LORD GOD has made.

I want to share with you all the rise of anti Semitism. It is another form of hate conceived by evil one to distract us from the LORD. And not only that to divide the peoples of the earth from bonding and having fellowship with each other.

When we do not obey or listen to our loving GOD about the warnings pf the world, meaning the dangers of listening to the devil and his lies …it casue all kinds of confusion and hate.

For our beloved JESUS who walked the face of the earth was a jew.

John 8:31-59 King James Version (KJV)

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Anti Semitism is an example of it.

Being a jew is not a race, it is a faith called Judaism. The people read their Bible called the Tanakh from my understanding. And the people will be in all skin colors like those who are Christians are too!

African jewish women.

When I hear people say mean things about anyone I don’t like it. And to hear people say they do not like Jews are doing just what the evil one wants us to do cause all kinds of confusion and fights and wars.

“Jesus Christ was born in a particular place and at a specific time in history. Although His Father was God (through the agency of the Holy Spirit), His mother was a Jewish woman named Mary. Her husband, Joseph, was Jesus’ legal father or guardian. According to the genealogy from Mary, on His human side Christ is descended from the Israelite tribal patriarch Judah and his descendant King David (Luke 3:31Luke 3:33; compare Acts 2:302 Timothy 2:8).” from the site https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/who-is-god/jesus-was-a-jew

Being a Christian because I have accepted JESUS as my savior and I follow our beloved Christ JESUS…..I do understand as to why we are called Christians. Christs believer and followers are called as such.

The jews from my understanding have not accepted our JESUS as the messiah and only a jewish teacher.

Faces of young jewish boys with their locs.

I have seen jews in all colors across the earth in photos. None are all one color. The oldest group of people are the Ethiopians who are to believes as the first jews. And even there they are different shades for brown too.

Ethiopian rabbis in Israel 2012. From site https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-history-of-ethiopian-jewry/
Hasidic jewish woman with her head covered

The white hasidic jew from Brooklyn New York look totally different from the jews in africa with the way how they dress, they way they believe as well too. They do still cover their heads both the men and the women, but they way how they may think to serve maybe a little different,

Hasidic jewish men.

See, to say one hates jews is wrong, for as I have mentioned… JESUS WAS A JEW.

Judaism is the 1st religion mankind practiced waiting foe JESUS to come to earth for the 1st time for our salvation.

Let us remember what season this is right now. It is the Christmas season and JESUS is the reason for the season. This season and all seasons now , when our JESUS returns and for all seasons!!!

Have a blessed day, and please do share this blog with others so they will be blessed as well. Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog post!

Peace!!!!