Jesus is the Light!

Everything and I do mean everything that we have on this earth can be made into a parable to understand the ways of God. Take for instance our ways of traveling.  Roads, signs, bridges etc….  There are roads and on these roads are all sorts of signs that help us get to where we are going.  Life itself is a road and if we look around we can see signs everywhere that show us where we are going. If we ignore those signs we get lost and or suffer consequences. Sometimes that is death or an accident.  The same holds true with life in general and the paths we choose to take. 

The Bible says there is only one way to get to Heaven and that is through Jesus Christ! Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)  One can take the wrong road and go someplace else besides Heaven if they do not follow the signs that God has given us!  The signs are all around us!  The world is in darkness and cannot see and some refuse to see these signs.  

The bible says that the wages of sin is death.  Most people have within their own hearts a moral compass that shows them what sin is. They know when they are doing right and when they are doing wrong.  This is built in to us because God created us that way!  It shows too as a lot of people that don’t even know Jesus as Lord are basically good hearted people. But it is also obvious that there are some that shut that compass off or decide not to pay attention to it.  😦  Sadly these people will follow the wrong path which ultimately leads to death.  

If you are seeking the right path know this.  Jesus is the light!  He will show you that path.  It isn’t that hard to understand really.  The biggest problem most times is our own foolish pride and or ego.  Some people think that Jesus is a crutch.  I am here to tell you right now that if He is I need that crutch!  But He really isn’t a crutch, He is a rock!  Jesus is THE ROCK on which I choose to build my life!  My faith is in Him and Him alone. There is no other way than through Him to reach the Father and this I know in my heart.  If you don’t know Jesus as the Lord of your life please do not wait any longer to seek Him out.  Time is short now and the time of Grace is nearing the end. Don’t wait until it is too late and you are thinking: I should have listened to those people I thought were crazy.  Jesus loves you! You have everything to gain and nothing to lose. It is a decision that you will never regret.

Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

 

The Son of God as revealed in the Brit Chadashah

This page surveys the plethora of Hebew names and Titles for God the Son, Yeshua Hamashiach, as found in the Brit Chadashah. They are listed in alphabetical order, with the Hebrew spelling, common transliteration, and English phonetics folowing. Scriptural references are included for each name.  After reading through this list you should be absolutely awestruck at the amount of direct revelation we have been given that Yeshua Hamashiach is indeed God the Son! 

Hebrew Names of God

Do Not Be Afraid! God is in Control!

So many things are going on around us every day. Things are happening so fast and furious and many of them are frightening and even terrifying to some.
Please try to focus your eyes and hearts on Jesus. Remember that God is still in control! He loves us very very much and all these things are happening for a reason.
Though many of us feel helpless there is something we can do. We can put our trust in Him and Him alone. All of what is happening, is being allowed to make us redirect our trust from the things of this world to the Lord of Lord’s and King of King’s sweet Jesus. (Although the enemy would have it be the other way around. Don’t let him win.)
Jesus is our infallible King! So therefore it is to Him we must direct our trust, allegiance, obedience, and faith. If you believe in God and worship Jesus the world government is not your government but Jesus IS THE KING! We must crown Him King of King’s and Lord of Lords in all things and in all ways! He is the one that should Govern our lives! He can move mountains and so can we when we walk in His will. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Nothing is impossible with God!
Because the “world” lacks the knowledge of God is it truly in captivity to the evil that rules this world. Our leaders are not Godly and they are leading us down a path of destruction for without the knowledge of God we all shall surely perish. Seek Him today while He can still be found. The Bible says in Romans 8:28 ” And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. ”
Do you love God? If so then seek His will in your life that you may be called according to His purpose in these last days. The fields are ripe for harvest! There is no such thing as too many workers! Be encouraged today knowing that God is in control and He has a plan and all these things that are happening are part of that plan in some way. His love is greater than we can even imagine. Put your life in His hands today. You won’t regret it!Imageriss

Do You Need Pruning?

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Our Countenance is important!

Today I was thinking about “countenance” as in the facial appearance or expression as a sign of mood, emotion, or character. The countenance actually expresses the inner working and or condition of a man’s spirit or heart.  The inner beauty, shame, guilt, turmoil, pain, or ugliness does show in a person’s countenance to some extent though it is not always easy to see. To be clear here I must say that I am not talking about beauty or ugliness as the world thinks of them.

Psalm 10:4  The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Let me explain what I mean by this.  I will use as an example a man that I have come to know recently who is very dear to me.
Upon first meeting him I thought that he always had such a sweet expression and appeared to be a kind man.  Not only that but he appeared to glow and even more at some times than others.  This attracted me to him and made me want to get to know him better as a person.
I still have not known him long but one thing I have learned about him is that the countenance on his face reflects the love of God that is in his heart. They say you can not judge a person from outward appearance but I am not sure that is always so true. The outward man tends to take on the appearance of the inner man. As we study the Word of God, spend time with Him in prayer and worship, and generally seek His will in our lives it really does show in our countenance.
The Bible says   “Ecclesiastes 8:1: Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.”  So it is when one is in relationship with God that his face shines.  I call it wearing the love of God like a cloak.  This is the kind of countenance I want to have.  That glow that comes from the inner man is not easy to fake in my opinion.  The countenance of ones face speaks a multitude of things about a person.

“Psalm 42:11b  I shall yet praise Him, Who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”
Every day I see so many beautiful people as I go about my daily routines.  It is hard sometimes for me not to hug some of them when I see the pain in their eyes.  This world is a hard place and many times it beats down those that have a tender heart and sometimes they become bitter.  The only way I know to overcome this is to get into a relationship with Jesus. Only He can heal a broken heart and fill it with hope and love that is like a healing balm to our soul.
I am most always quite cheerful smiling, humming, singing or whistling a lot.  Most of the time I have a smile on my face even when I am alone and it is a reflection of the joy that God has placed in my heart.  Upon first meeting me sometimes people ask me why I am so happy.  I love it when people ask that question as it gives me a chance to tell them of the joy that I have found in Jesus.  This isn’t saying that I have not had hard times or heart break and sadness but it is that my Father in His Mercy has lifted me up and caused healing in my life.  The joy, hope and peace that He has given me is so precious and priceless!  I would not take for my walk with Jesus.  He has truly set me free.

I always say I am not judgmental but I guess I am really because I do judge a person by the countenance they wear.  In that countenance I can see their inner beauty no matter what they look like on the outside or at least I think I can. That inward beauty is there in all of us but as we seek relationship with God it grows and begins to shine like a light from the inside out.  This is the light that Jesus told us not to hide.
Matthew 5:14-16  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.

So today as I meditate on His Holy Word and spend time thinking upon the things of God, it is my prayer that His love shines brightly upon the faces of those that have relationship with Him. All for His glory that the world will see the light in His people and be prompted to ask us from whence it comes.  And I pray that with boldness we will share with them the Good News that Jesus is our Savior and Lord of All!

Thoughts and Sharing Current events

Just thought I would talk a little about what I have been up to lately and share a little of my own thoughts.  Much of my time is being spent trying to list things on the internet to sell.  I have been working on a  little web site and am now adding things to it for sell. After much thought I decided to just put things in my stores on Etsy, and Bonanza and just link the items in on my page.
I am not a web master and had to find an easy and free wysiwyg editor to work with which is truly easier said than done. And I know nothing about CSS and can not even figure out how to make a style sheet.  The point here is that one gains a new respect for people who build web sites when they pursue a project of this sort.
My main reason for the web page is that people are always asking me where I list my things.  I have more than one place and with the web page I can share all of those places at one time.  Seems like a great idea anyway!  The problem is that it is very time consuming and trying to juggle buiding the web site and accomplishing the other things that I have to do in my life is difficult to say the least.  And yes I am saying that with a smile on my face.
It is a challenge and one that I hope I can accomplish.  Slowly I am adding some things to my stores and I do mean slowly. Hopefully as I get going I will gain momentum and get things listed faster.  When I look around on the web and see stores that have 100’s and thousands of items I think; “Wow! These people have put a lot into that.  I bet they had help.”  It is a lot to do by yourself and involves a lot more than people understand.  I am the photographer, book keeper, lister, web page builder, writer, buyer, seller, mail clerk, bargain finder, social media person, computer operator, and then on top of that wife, chief cook and bottle washer, and overall household manager. I guess one might say I am a multi tasker.  Not a very good one either!
One thing I know for sure is this.  If it were not for my relationship with Jesus I would go completely stark raving mad. A lot of things get put off til tomorrow that I thought I might get done today. Many things sit on the back burner for the day when I might be able to get to them. Sometimes I tend to put God on the back burner and then I remember that He belongs front and center, in my heart and Lord of my life.
It is when I keep Him there that things don’t seem so tough.  You see He carries me most of the time.  When I get too tired to walk He tells me everything is going to be ok.  This is just a season and soon it will all be in the past and I will be able to breath a sigh of relief and know that at least I tried to do what I was supposed to do.
There have been times in my life that were much tougher than now. A time when I had no place to call home, times when freedom was a dream, times of hunger, fear for my life,  loneliness, despair, heartache and deep depression.  Grateful doesn’t even begin to express the way I feel about my life at this present time.  Blessed is more like it, although I know that through it all and because of it all I have been blessed.
Many things that might have been tragic in my life have been turned around for the good by an Almighty God that loved me and lifted me up no matter the situation. Many times it happened  in ways that I would not have chosen but God’s ways are higher than mine and He chose the way that would teach me a lesson that I would never forget.  I know He was right and am truly grateful for it.  Everything that I have gone through in my life serves a higher purpose. I can understand and empathize with others that have gone through similar situations or may be going through them now.  I am not one to judge people because when I point one finger at them there are 3 pointing back at me.
Yes everything happens for a reason and this is all just a season soon to pass.  We are in a day and age when any moment the Rapture may take place. Many terrible things are happening in the world what with all the active volcanoes, the earthquakes, floods, pestilence, disease, violence, wars and rumors of wars and signs in the heavens that tell us that the time is near. This Day of Grace is drawing to an end.  My heart is heavy for those that are lost or those that scoff at God. Those that call what is evil good and profane the Word of God to make a mockery of Him.  My hope is in God and it is in Him alone that we can find peace, salvation, and the safety and security that we really need.  An eternal security like none that anyone else can offer us is to be had if we have Jesus as Lord of our life!
Ask Jesus to be Lord of your life today. You will never regret it because His yoke is easy and His burden is light.  There is only one way to enter the gates of heaven and Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Light!  He is the Lamb of God that was slain for the sins of the World. Without Him there is no hope. Without Him all would perish.
(If you would like to see the web site I am working on it is deboriah.com. God bless you and thank you for visiting my blog.)

Wednesday night’s guest speakers

Reverends Eugene and Carolyn Hunt were truly a blessing to us Wednesday night. I have been thinking about what they had to say. Their message brings Matt. 28:18-20 home to my heart.
” And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Isn’t it good to know that even when we can’t go out personally that we can still take part in obeying this command that Christ Himself made to each and every one of us. How blessed we are that we have leaders that have a heart for God and want to obey Him in every way. I am truly thankful for the unconditional love that these people show. May God richly bless them in everything they do.
Let us keep our missionaries everywhere continually in our prayers as they go forth into the utter parts of the earth, facing dangers we know not of, to bring the Word of God and His wonderful gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord to the lost sheep everywhere.

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