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.
“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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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,
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!
Good morning , afternoon or evening to all who are reading this blog today. I do pray that you all will have a blessed day in the LORD!
As each year in time, it gets closer to the return of our JESUS coming again to take all of the people who love HIM away with HIM. We are here in this fallen world to cling to our faith in our loving GOD and HIS loving son JESUS. Our trust and prayers to our GOD for us to have eternal peace.
Confusion, defiance, going against all that is right and Holy by calling it wrong seems to be the normal way of things today. It must be close to what Noah saw in his days before the great flood.
And in all of this confusion we wait in prayer for our saviour to return. But while we are here we must pray for all those we meet in passing. Our families and loved ones. Our beloved friends who we hold close to us too as if they are family. And also our enemies, those who seek to do us harm.
These people who hate us , hate our ever loving GOD too. They feel the need to hate us too because they know that GOD is in our hearts….they can sense it. Even at 1st glance. They do not want you around. Period. They will have to answer to our GOD for all they do to us.
These worldly people will always have more friends than you simply because they will be around like minded worldly people. There are more worldly thinking people around than there are saved and love GOD.
It is our job as Christians to try to spread the good news about salvation to these people in a loving way. Never harsh. We should give them hope and an truthful answer to why things happen. We all have a burden to carry or a cross to bear. But because of the confusion, they will or may assume wrong. This is why we need to tell them about JESUS in a loving way and let them know we all are sinners too. No one is better than the other, the only man to walk the earth with out sin was JESUS.
You will find people who do not have a connection to our GOD everywhere there are pepople, for the devil is busy trying to steal souls.
So this is why I say we need to not only pray for our loved ones, but for all people we know. Friends or not, they need prayer as well as you and I do.
My prayer book.
I started a prayer book. My book is not a fancy one. I little spiral note book that is small enough to fit in my pocket or bag. Love how small and thick it is at the same time.
The first page has my prayer for all of the people I add to the book. I add the names and what the need is or not. The LORD knows their need and that is what is important their need. The LORD knows the details.
It will fill up fast when you see how many people might confide in you with the situations that they may have. When you have a peacefulness about you, people will come to you who are seeking GOD and want to have someone who cares about them around .
Not like those who hate GOD and have no intentions on changing, but those who want to know GOD and are aware that there is a GOD. They are “babes in the LORD” as how my Husband will best explain it. I think this is a good explanation!
I have heard of people praying for people and then adding them to their prayer list since a child. Some would have more than book from doing so for years. Each person will do so in the way that they feel the LORD is leading them to do it. There is no set formula but a sincere heart and compassion for the people you write in your prayer book.
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
King James Version (KJV)
Our enemies do not realize what they are doing and the consequences that will come from it. They have not a clue. And if they feel there in a GOD, they may not care what our GOD thinks or GOD will not see what they do if they do so in secret. Yeah, but we who love and fear GOD know way better than that.
Here is some scripture to get things started in understanding why we as CHristians need to pray for all people. JESUS sacrificed HIS life on all of us people. So a loving prayer for all people is nothing compared to what our JESUS has done to save us all from sin.
Bible verses related to Love Your Enemies from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance
Matthew 5:44 – But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;