[VIDEO] RIP Prince…

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RIP Prince…

I read somewhere that he was a believer and I hope that’s true, because surely he is in a better place now.

If you haven’t already done so, don’t put this decision off any longer, for one thing is true for ALL of us, and that is no one knows the day or hour of their departure from this life.

2 Peter 1:1-11
The Message (MSG)

Make your calling and election sure

1-2 I, Simon Peter, am a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ. I write this to you whose experience with God is as life-changing as ours, all due to our God’s straight dealing and the intervention of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Grace and peace to you many times over as you deepen in your experience with God and Jesus, our Master.

Don’t Put It Off
3-4 Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.

5-9 So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus. Without these qualities you can’t see what’s right before you, oblivious that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books.

10-11 So, friends, confirm God’s invitation to you, his choice of you. Don’t put it off; do it now. Do this, and you’ll have your life on a firm footing, the streets paved and the way wide open into the eternal kingdom of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Video link
Prince on Today Show, for Brian Gumble’s farewell in 1997…: 

http://www.today.com/video/see-prince-appear-on-today-in-disguise-for-bryant-gumbel-s-last-day-670939715672

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Looking Behind the “Matrix”

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Bankster fraud is being exposed…

BREAKING NEWS: Bankers Arrested In Iceland, Ireland, UK, USA, Switzerland, India, France, Russia, Austria:

Praise the Lord!

If this is true, then this is another answer to prayer, because these Banksters, and I’m talking about the ones at the very top, starting with the Rothschilds and Vatican Bank, through their central-bank ponzi scheme and worthless fiat currency, have been ripping us off, here in America, for over 150 years (and longer in Europe).

America’s history:
http://www.serendipity.li/jsmill/us_corporation.htm

How this corrupt “Central Bank” banking system works:

Who it’s in control:

Who are the Rothschilds:

These Banksters have been in control of this de facto United States Corporation for over 144 years, and have been using both Democrats and Republicans, who are bought and paid for, in order to bring about their “New World Order,” a fascist controlled (Antichrist) – One World Government – that is spoken of in the Book of Revelation.

I personally believe “Plan A” was Satan’s attempt to make this happen through the European Union and the D.C. CORPORATION, but God said “NO,” which I believe is happening in no small part to our prayers and the ongoing repentance of Christians in America (as per 2 Chronicles 7:14); and so now the “Turkey” (Satan) is begin forced to move over to “Plan B,” which is to have his dastardly NWO plan unfold in the middle east, as the Bible indicated all along it was going to happen.

We are told in the Bible that when Jesus returns there will be both “sheep nations” and “goat nations” (see Mat 25:31-46); and it will be the sheep nations who are battling against the Antichrist.

Question: who are these sheep nations,  who we read are battling against him in the last days – nations who would not bow to his authority?

Here’s another perspective to consider:
http://shoebat.com/2012/04/18/where-is-america-in-bible-prophecy/

I pray this is a sign that this rein of corruption, at least in Europe and America, is unraveling, and that these criminals are being exposed.

This de facto and unconstitutional Washington D.C. Corporation, with the Bankster puppet masters who control it, has to end, and our already reinhabited du jure (lawful) Republic reinstated to power, before we can have our Constitutional Law restored.

Republic for the united states of America website:

http://www.republicoftheunitedstates.org/

May God help the American people to wake up, finally, to what is going on, and the absolute corruption that comes out of Washington D.C., of which the Bush family, the Clintons and Obama are only the tip of the iceberg!

Keep praying!

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[VIDEO] Christians on the Jericho Road of life…

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Where Have All The Good Samaritans Gone?

What has happened to the concept of people helping people? Have we gone so far down the scale of human kindness that the concept of the ‘good Samaritan’ no longer exists? 

According to our actions, it appears that we may have.

VIDEO LINK
Parable of the Good Samaritan

1 John 4:20

If anyone says, I love God, and hates a brother or sister, he is a liar, because the person who doesn’t love a brother or sister who can be seen can’t love God, who can’t be seen.

Thursday, March 10

The Winning Walk
THE JERICHO ROAD

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus tells of a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. 

I’ve been on that road, and I can tell you that it is downhill all the way. The distance between Jerusalem and Jericho is 17 miles… and the drop in elevation is 3900 feet. 

It was (and is) an easy walk downhill, but a dangerous road. Robbers would hide in the rocky crags. No one traveled it alone if they could help it. 

But this man did. Also the Jericho Road was the route from worship (at the temple in Jerusalem) to the world. Jericho was a place of trade, of commerce…of daily existence.

You may have never traveled to the Holy Land, but I can tell you this: the Jericho Road runs right through your life. 

You go to Jerusalem-church-and then you go home to Jericho. For some it may even be close to a 17 mile drive. 

But in that 17 miles (or whatever the distance is) you and I can become as blind as the priest and as hardened as the Levite. 

We can go past people who are hurting and never look twice. We can close our eyes to the pain and suffering and lost-ness and heartache of our world while we hum our favorite hymn. 

And many times, we do just that because the Jericho road can break your heart. It can tug at your heart until you feel compassion…and then what? 

It might require that we love our neighbor. You see, a right relationship with Jesus Christ should overflow to those around us, especially on the Jericho Road.

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LUKE 10:33
But a certain Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion. 

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[VIDEO] Noah’s Ark is now boarding…

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As it was in the days of Noah…

Jesus warned us that when He comes again, to take His church home, that the condition of the world would be like it was in the days of Noah (see Matthew 24:37-41). 

This passage, which is frequently cited by Biblical scholars, tells us that this will be one of several prophetic indicators to alert us to the Second Coming of our Lord.

This is what Peter said our world would be like in the last days:

2 Peter 3:2-10
New Living Translation (NLT)

2 I want you to remember what the holy prophets said long ago and what our Lord and Savior commanded through your apostles.

3 Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. 4 They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.”

5 They deliberately forget that God made the heavens long ago by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water.

6 Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood.

7 And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed.

8 But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.

9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake.

He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.

Peter had just told us in the previous chapter (2 Pet 2:5), that God did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, “a preacher of righteousness,” with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly.

So we are told here that “Noah was a preacher of righteousness,” indicating that he was a preacher who warned the people of his day of God’s coming judgment.

We can also assume from this verse that since Noah was a preacher of righteousness, that he was proclaiming God’s truth in some form to the people of his day; and given his godly character, we can assume Noah preached about the approaching flood and the need for them to repent.

Furthermore, offering the world such a warning would be in keeping with God’s character, since God typically gives opportunity for repentance prior to His judgments.

If Noah did warn the world, the world obviously chose to ignore that warnings, because the Bible teaches that the world was taken by surprise (as a thief in the night) when the flood came; and we know from the record of scriptures that of the entire world population, of that time, only eight souls we’re saved, of Noah’s immediate family.

The fact that the world was caught off guard by the flood does not prove that Noah never preached concerning the coming judgment. It only tells us that the world paid no attention to his warnings.

Obviously we can see that this is the same situation that we see all around us today, among our friends, our neighbors, co-workers and family, who also have a blasé attitude about all of this, and do not take it seriously.

Whereas Jesus said that “no man can know the day nor the hour of His return (Mat 24:36), He did admonish His disciples that they were responsible to know the prophetic times and seasons, for He said that the generation that would see all of these things come to pass, as outlined in the Bible – the first being the rebirth of the nation of Israel – that that generation would not pass away before He returned.

Matthew 24:33-34

32 Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34 Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

When I saw this video, this interview with this Jewish rabbi, I was literally blown away!

Torah Codes Shocking Evidence About Obama & Asteroid for 2015 2016

And then right after that, I received a link to this video, that I found equally amazing:

Asteroids, Meteors, Nibiru/Planet X & End of America 2015-2016 ? SHOCKING info:

One thing is for sure, truly we are living in the last days, just before our Lord returns to set up His kingdom in the earth.

Time is short and there should be a sense of urgency for everyone who has not yet obeyed the Gospel message, because when this happens, you don’t want to be caught on the outside.

Don’t continue to put off until tomorrow, what you should have done yesterday, because tomorrow is guaranteed to know man!

Today is your time to come and join this Grand Adventure!

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[VIDEO] God’s reason and purpose for your life…

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God has a purpose and a calling on every individual…

If you are alive today, then that alone is the evidence that God has a reason for your being here.

However here’s the deal, if we aren’t willing to count the cost, in order that we may become a disciple (follower)
of Christ (Luke 14:28), to pursue after God, with all of our heart mind and strength (Deut 4:29, Deut 6:5, Jer 29:13, Luke 10:27); after having first obeyed the Gospel’s message, to have our sins forgiven and be born-again, then as per Jesus’ own words, nothing else will matter, because we will never even be able to see God, let alone achieve our destiny (John 3:3, 10:9, 14:6, Acts 4:12).

As born-again Christians, we must make it our mission and goal in lIfe to learn of God, by our total immersion in both God’s Word and Spirit.

We are now to become intimately acquainted with the person of the Holy Spirit, whom the Bible says is now our “Comforter.

The Greek word translated “Comforter” or “Counselor” – as found in John 14:16, 26; 15:26 and 16:7 – is parakletos or paraclete – meaning  the Holy Spirit is our lifelong Guide and Director from now on.

It is the Holy Spirit who gives us illumination and understanding in God’s Word and helps us to apply that Word to our lives, that we may gain wisdom, counsel and direction for our lives (John 16:13).

It is also through the Holy Spirit that we receive power from on high, that enables us to go out into the world and do the job that God is calling us to do (Acts 1:8).

All of this however requires that we have a teachable spirit and that we are willing to submit to God’s directions and instructions, as found in His Word (which is our “Operations Manual” for life and ministry); but should we choose rather to exercise our free will and go another way, in a different direction, apart from God, then He will find someone else to take our place; and we will have no connection with Him in eternity.

God has given to each of us the free will to choose, to say yes or no to Him; and so the choice as to whether we will ever fulfill our destiny and purpose in life is entirely ours.

In the following video, Daniel Kolenda and Reinhard Bonnke deliver a powerful and sobering message about the call of God upon our lives.

God’s purposes will come to pass one way or another. If we won’t do what God has called us to do, then He will find someone else who will do it, and do it with joy.

There isn’t a manufacture on the earth who ever created something, be it a product, a machine or anything else for that matter, and then afterwards tried to decide how to use it or what it’s for.

The beginning of every product is first cast as a vision or dream in the mine of its creator;

And before any drawings or engineering blueprints are drawn up, in the mind of its creator there is already a vision or dream, and a purpose for that product’s existence – be it a problem that needs to be solved, or some sort of remedy or a solution in order to meet a need.

As our Creator, God is no different.

Psalm 139:13-17
New Living Translation (NLT)

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!

Romans 8:29

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

1 John 2:6

He who says he abides in Him (Jesus) ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

Ephesians 1:11

In Christ we too have been claimed as God’s own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will.

Come join the adventure while you still can!

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We might as well get used to it, God’s ways are not ours…

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God says to Joshua,

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

Every day of our life we ALL are having to make decisions that will affect our future.

From the Hebrew biblical point of view, as they view the Scriptures, those decisions will either be leading us towards the light or towards the darkness; meaning they will lead us either closer to God, or away from Him.

It’s our choice which direction we go; either we follow our flesh, or we allow God’s Word and the Holy Spirit to rule in our life.

The Book of Joshua 
by Max Lucado

Introduction
May I describe a few battles?

Let’s say that you have a problem with a person—a rotten person.

A scoundrel who has taken advantage of your kindness.

Because of him you have less money, more headaches, and a bitter heart.

Let’s also say that you’ve got the goods on this guy. Caught him. Aha! Red-handed.

You can turn him in. Make a spectacle. Get even and get out.

Give him what he deserves.  But something won’t let you.

A verse from your past tethers your heart. “Vengeance is Mine,” says the Lord. “I will repay.”

Within you the battle rages. Let vengeance be mine, Lord, you pray.

Just once. Let me get even. But the Word won’t let you. And with time, you drop your fists to your side and just trust.

Here’s another battle.  Let’s say you have a problem with money.

Every month you just barely make it. Each paycheck is spent before it’s cashed.

If just one month you could get a break. Just some cushion. That’s all you need.

Poof, your prayer is answered. Unexpected bonus. An extra month’s salary.

Finally, some breathing room. First, pay off the credit card, next repay my sister, then get the bumper fixed and . . . uh-oh—my giving.

“Surely God doesn’t want me to give 10 percent of the bonus? I mean, I give every month. . . . Surely, He’ll understand if I use this for something else. . . . ”

But the words challenge faintly yet firmly, “Honor the Lord . . . with the firstfruits of all your increase.”

Within you the battle rages. One side says, “Believe.” The other, “Be real.”

Finally, a truce is called and a white flag is waved and a check is written and placed in the plate.

But even as you give, you confess, “Doesn’t make sense, but because you say so . . .”

Let’s go one more. This time let’s really stretch it. Let’s say you are a general. A general in the Israeli army.

Moses is dead, the Jordan has been crossed, the mantle passed, and you are wearing it.

God has promised that you will take Jericho. But as you look at the city, you have to wonder . . . the walls are high.

The people are armed. The challenge is great.  But God has a plan.

You can’t wait to hear it. “Surely, He’ll give us more soldiers, stronger weapons, mightier swords.

His plan must include this and more.”  So you sit and listen as God explains.

As He talks you are stunned, “What? Walk around the city seven times, blow some trumpets, and . . . . Wait a minute, God, this doesn’t make sense.”

The Book of Joshua is a book of battles. A book for soldiers. A book for people who would dare to win God’s way.

What applied then, applies today. It is the faithful who conquer. Those who follow the strategy win, those who don’t—don’t.

Certainly God’s ways are not our ways!

To follow God requires our absolute trust, that we willingly hang the total of our individual lives and our life’s circumstances upon His trustworthiness and reliability.

It also requires our absolute obedience and that we trust Him with all of our heart and lean not on our own understanding.

It requires that we let go and let God in every situation we face in life!

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What does it mean to be a Christian…

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What does it mean to be a Christian?

This is where it starts for all of us:

Psalms 100:3
JPS Tanakh 1917

Know ye that the LORD He is God; It is He that hath made us, and we are His, His people, and the flock of His pasture.

Everything comes from God

Colossians 1:16

For in Jesus all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him.

1 Corinthians 8:6

But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him.

Who is Jesus the Christ (Messiah– Anointed One)?

The original plans, purposes and designs began with God the Father.

It was Yeshua (a.k.a. Jesus, whose name means Saviour), whom the Bible calls the “Living Word” (John 1:1,14) and the “Light of the World” (John 8:12), who is also the second person of the Godhead, who goes out and implements ALL that God the Father desires (Col 1:16), and it is the Holy Spirit, who is the Power Source, that makes it happen and then holds it all together (Gen 1:1–2; Job 26:13).

Everything the Father desires happens  through Jesus

He is the Aleph and Tav, the beginning and end of all creation.

Romans 11:36

For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

So what does it mean that Jesus “saves?”

He presented Himself, in our stead, as a propitious sacrifice, on Calvary’s cross, to provide a covering and forgiveness for our sins, that we may be reconciled back into God’s family.

Jesus humbled Himself to become a part of His own creation, then He voluntarily out of His love for the sons and daughters of Adam, presented Himself for this sacrificial death; and He did so when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to help ourselves.

And the truth is, even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway.

We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice.

But God put his love on the line for us by offering His only begotten Son in sacrificial death, while we were of no use whatsoever to Him.

So why did He do this, you ask?

John 3:16-18

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotton Son of God.”

Now that we are set right with God by means of this sacrificial death, by this consummate blood sacrifice, there is no longer a question of our being at odds with God in any way.

If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of His Son, now that we’re at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of His resurrection life! (Romans 5: 6-10)

What’s behind all this, and where is it going?

God knew what He was doing from the very beginning, when He purposed from the outset to shape the lives of ALL those who would, through faith, accept and love Jesus; who would also be willing to be conformed to God’s purposes, to be shaped and molded into the image of His Son (Rom 8:29).

Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, the source of our creation, stands first, at the head of the line of all people everywhere; of all those He restored, who also have received Him, by faith, and have made Him Lord over their lives.

Through Jesus, whom the Bible calls the “last Adam” (1 Cor 15:45), we can now see the original intent and purpose which God the Father had for all of our lives, that we ALL should be can conformed into the image of His Son (Rom 8:29).

God then, through Jesus, fulfill His original purpose, in creating Adam, and He made the decision of what His children should be like, and then He followed it up by calling His children by name (Isa 43:1, Rom 10:3).

After He called them by name, He set them on a solid basis with Himself; and then, after getting them established, He stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun. (Mat 28:20, Rom 8: 29-30, Php 1:6)

How do you not love a God like this, who has given so much for us?

Don’t you understand that it is because God is the Source of ALL creation that He gets to make the rules?

People often will get offended, when Christians proclaim the Gospel message.

They call us narrowminded because we say “Jesus is the ONLY way!”

We’re just the messenger’s folks, don’t shoot us, the message did not originate with us.

Access into heaven does not come by the will of man, for the Bible says, “For by grace you are saved and that not of yourself it is a gift of God (Eph 2:8-9).

Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and that no man may can come unto the Father, except through Me!”

In John 10:9 He said, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

What God is trying to tell us here is that our access into heaven is not multiple-choice.

As men and women of God’s creation, we don’t call the shots and we don’t make the rules; God does not bend to our wishes, but we must learn to bend to His.

Being a Christian is all about our learning to follow Jesus by faith, and our learning to walk as He walked (1 John 2:6).

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[VIDEO] Let us start taking responsibility for what’s wrong with both our nation and our personal lives…

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There is a good message in this video…

Dave Ramsey’s EPIC Rant: Politicians Aren’t Jesus

This message is all about our getting ourselves out of this victim mentality!

Our culture and our pseudo-watered-down compromised faith has turned us, as individuals and as a nation, into a bunch of wimps, that are told what to think and how to think it.

Do you not see that you are being played as a fools?

Here we are once again, going through this political election cycle, every four years, looking for some compromised lying politician, instead of ourselves and our faith in Jesus Christ, to fix everything that’s wrong in our culture and in our lives?

Someone once said that the definition of insanity is when people do the same things the same way, over and over again, and yet each time are expecting different results.

It’s not gonna happen folks, not until we take responsibility, ourselves, for what’s wrong with our nation and for what’s wrong in our personal lives.

To begin with, what’s wrong with our culture and what’s wrong with our personal lives is not going to change until we change them; and that first is going to require that we are honest with ourselves, and that we are honest with God.

Now the world may not understand this or believe it, but as Christians we understand that the heavens above and this entire world, and everything in it, was created, including our very lives, through the person of Jesus – the Christ (Messiah / Emmanuel – God with us)!

Colossians 1:16

For in Him (Jesus) ALL things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him.

It is to God and to God alone that we are responsible, and as the Bible tells us, our lives are no longer are own – but that through the propitious sacrifice of Jesus, on Calvary’s cross – that we ALL have been bought with a price.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

The road back home, into our proper relationship with our Creator, starts with the first step, in that we as individuals and also as a nation, humble ourselves before God and pray, that we each turn from our wicked ways and we seek God’s face, as per second Chronicles 7:14.

So what do you say, how about if we get real for a change, and we make the difference, and not look to some man to do it for us?

Come join the Adventure and commit your life to Jesus Christ!

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Don’t let the hassles and conflicts of life embitter you…

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This is so true…

Bitterness, anger, unforgiveness, all of these are choices that we make, that if we allow them to take their course, they will make our lives miserable.

We all need to learn to let go and let God, in every area of our life!

And this is particularly true when it comes to the subject of forgiveness.

I don’t care what the offensive is, anytime anyone starts to go down the path of unforgiveness, bitterness and anger, they are ONLY hurting themselves!

Give ALL your burdens over to God and trust Him to take them.

We are each instructed to put on the mind of Christ (Php 2:5); and in ALL of our affairs, here on earth, with Gods help and the Holy Spirit living inside of us, we are to exhibit the following attributes, as listed in Galatians 5:22-23:

Love – “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him” (1 John 4:16). Through Jesus Christ, our greatest goal is to do all things in love. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).

Joy – “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).

Peace – “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).

Longsuffering (patience) — We are “strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness” (Colossians 1:11). “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2).

Gentleness (kindness) — We should live “in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left” (2 Corinthians 6:6-7).

Goodness – “Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power” (2 Thessalonians 1:11). “For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth” (Ephesians 5:9).

Faith (faithfulness) – “O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth” (Isaiah 25:1). “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith” (Ephesians 3:16-17).

Meekness – “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted” (Galatians 6:1). “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2).

Temperance (self-control) – “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love” (2 Peter 1:5-7).

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Being healed and set free from the sins of our past…

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“People will admire you for your success, but they will relate to you because of your pain.”

Anyone who has been abused, emotionally, sexually or physically, as a child, will relate to this video and this testimony…

The Victor Marx Story – When Impossible Is The Only Way Out

“Growing up, I suffered abuse.

I was left in a cooler to die at 5 years old. I was molested. I was tortured by a sadistic stepfather. His methods included suffocating, electrocution, drowning, sleep deprivation and extreme physical pain.

One time he held me under water, and I awoke to him breathing in my mouth to resuscitate me. He looked at me and said, ‘Boy, I am the one who gives you life—don’t ever forget it.’

I started drugs in sixth grade. I attended 14 schools, lived in 17 houses. My grandfather killed his wife and shot himself in public. My mom was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. By the time I was in eighth grade she had married four men.

I never got help as a kid; I was taught to just move forward.

At 18, I joined the Marines to get away. While in the corps I received a letter from my biological dad. He said, I know I was never there for you as a father, and I know you think I am crazy—he’d spent time in a mental hospital for homicidal tendencies—but he said, I’m crazy for Jesus Christ.

The letter was very compelling. I flew to visit him. He invited me to go to church, and I heard a very simple gospel message that changed my life .”

In adulthood, Victor Marx was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and mental illness; but, instead of remaining a victim, chained to his horrible past, he embraced new life and hope through Jesus Christ.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, as an adult, unless you have been healed and delivered – by the Lord Jesus Christ – from your past childhood traumas, then that traumatized child is still there, very much alive, living inside of you today.

All those emotional scars, from your past, are still there and when under pressure they will manifest and erupt in your life through unforgiveness, bitterness and fear, which become footholds and strongholds of the enemy (Satan) in your life (Eph 4:26-27), in order that he might further torment you and make your life miserable.

Whether you will admit it or recognize it, all of these negative emotions are still affecting all of your horizontal relationships, with those around you, including your family; and it will remain that way until you are willing to confront all those demons and the fears from your past, acknowledge them and repent before the Lord, and then be set free.

You see what happens today, as an adult, when somebody touches those areas of your life that are still sensitive, there is inveritably an emotional eruption and outburst of anger, and it is that eruption of anger and all the past history that caused it, that God, if you let Him, will heal you of.

And the way you can know that you are free is the same way that you know when you have been healed from an old physical wound.

Many of us today are carrying in our bodies scars from injuries that we have received in the past, that were very painful when they happened, but today all we have is that scar; and even though the memory traces are still there, there is no longer any pain associated with it.

Likewise when you can see your past in that same way, and have someone touch those emotional triggers and find there is no longer any pain associated with them, it is then and only then that you will know that you are healed.

The first step is to be honest with yourself and then to be honest with God.

We have to be willing to admit that we have a problem and that we can’t heal ourselves.

We then have to be willing to admit and confess our faults, and
then through repentance, which means to change the way we think, we allow the Holy Spirit to come in through the washing of God’s Word and rewrite the corrupt programming of our past.

The truth is Jesus Christ is the ONLY one who has the power to change your life and make all things new!

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