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--February 28 2014--

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Light Exposes Who We Really Are




"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God." - John 3:19-21

There are some things that just don’t like the light– at the top of the list are these four things: One cockroaches. Two, rats. Three, teenagers making out in a dark room, when a parent comes in and turns on the light. And four, a thief in the night. None of those four like the light. Why? Because the light says, “You’re up to no good!” So, obviously, there’s a tendency for roaches, rats, smooching teenagers, and thieves in the night to run for cover when the light comes on. They don’t want their deeds exposed.

Really, this is true for all of us. The closer we get to the Light, the more our sins are exposed. The closer a person is to Christ, the more aware they are of their sinfulness. The further a person is from Christ, the more unaware they are of their sinfulness and they tend to think that they’re basically pretty good people. So, when the Light exposes who they really are, they prefer to flee toward the darkness.

But there is good news in all of this. John 1:9 says, “There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.” And 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.” In other words, in Jesus, we are made clean – we don’t have to fear exposure. He is the Light that leads us into righteous living.

Right From the Heart is one of my devotions that I read and this particular one really stood out to me. Those who are actively sinning and don't want to change their ways cannot stand in the light of God, He burns them not because He is mean but because they are unwilling to let go of their sin, and it is the sin they are clasping on to that burns them so they need to flee into the dark. 

I have had the chance on many occasions to witness to those who are walking in sin and Scripture will shut them down every time. Who can argue with God? No one. His Words are living and active and they will either convict a person of the wrong they are doing and they will repent or that person will leave for the light that is shining on them they cannot tolerate for it exposes the evil that they choose not to let go of. 



Blessings,
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Yom Kippur

Leviticus 25:9 ESV
Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land.

Today is the day of atonement, the holiest day of the year for Jewish people.

John 14:6 ESV
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר, IPA: [ˈjom kiˈpuʁ], or יום הכיפורים), also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people.[1] Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.

This Wednesday October 8 2014 will come in, at 3:51 am PDT, the second blood moon, which falls on the Jewish holiday Sukkot.

Sukkot, Succot or Sukkos (Hebrew: סוכות‎ or סֻכּוֹת sukkōt or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (varies from late September to late October). It is one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals (shalosh regalim) on which the Israelites would make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Source
The blood moon falling on all of these Jewish holy days is a very rare occurrence.

Below taken from Jesus On My Mind:
The last time that four blood red moons occurred together was in 1967-1968, probably related to the recapture of Jerusalem by Israel. The time that the tetrad occurred before this was in 1949-1950, probably related to Israel becoming a nation. Before this time, the last occurrence was 1493-1494, probably related to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain.

Since 1 AD, a "Biblical tetrad" has occurred on these holy days a total of 7 times. In 2014-2015, it will be the 8th time. It won't occur again for another 500 years.


To me it seems reasonable to say that the coming of Jesus Christ is very near and we need to be alert and prepared to hear the blasting of the trumpet when He calls His children home. Are you ready?

Joel 2:31 ESV
The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.
Revelation 6:12 ESV
When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood,
Matthew 25:13 ESV
Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the. hour. 
We do not know the hour when our Savior will call us but we can know the signs. With the turmoil of ISIS, or ISIL  beheading children and Christians over seas and recently here in North America, we can know that it will be very soon.

Be prepared. Be on the lookout.

Blessings,
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Mesothelioma Awareness



Romans 12:12 ESV
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
 
September is cancer awareness month, and September 26 is Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness Day.

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that can be brought on by exposure to asbestos and it is 100% 

PREVENTABLE!

Mesothelioma: a cancer of mesothelial tissue, associated especially with exposure to asbestos. 

Doctors understand that exposure to asbestos cause cancerous cells to grow in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. Even though treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or in some cases surgery, mesothelioma has a poor prognosis. Having this understanding and knowledge the best offense is a good defense and that is awareness. 

There are only about 3,000 people a year diagnosed in the United States and with this minimum it is difficult to run the type of research needed to determine the best therapy needed to fight each stage of growth. Spreading awareness is key in advancing research and subsequently a cure.

Source


Heather & Lily Von St. James

This cancer is more common in men over the age of 60 who have been working in jobs linked with asbestos, but there are women and children who have secondary exposure to asbestos which has been carried on the clothing or body of the working men. 

Mesothelioma is difficult to identify as the indicators look a lot like other respiratory disorders which include chest pain, chronic cough, discharges of the chest and abdomen and the presence of blood in lung fluid.

Although this cancer, with a 10 month survival, seems hopeless to treat there is a survivor who is sharing her story, experience and wisdom with other victims. Heather Von St. James, has been 8 years as a mesothelioma survivor and she is honoured to share her story with you. Listen to her short video and spread the word.






Please be knowledgeable about asbestos and if you are working with this deadly substance, or know someone who does, understand your options by visiting: Mesothelioma.com

Proverbs 23:18 ESV
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Blessings,
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Change

Hi there friends!

Things are starting to slow down for me. It has been a very busy spring/summer but now as the weather is changing I am finding I have a bit more free time on my hands. I sure have missed this wonderful blogging community. I miss your comments and I miss reading your blogs.

I now have no homeschoolers with me as my son has headed off to university to continue on his degree. My daughter has graduated from her Bachelor of Science and is now doing a Master's study and I am finding that I really miss them being around the home. Yesterday, I realized, it was the longest time I had spent alone in 22 years. I have always had one of my children around me and now I don't. It was a very odd feeling and my emotions were all over the place. This year is going to have a lot of adjustments for me. A time of change is coming.



I'm looking forward to sharing some awareness and prayer requests with you. 

Blessings,
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lucy

Hi folks!

I have been busy!

I wanted to give you all a quick update on Lucy. She recently had scans and they came back CLEAR! Do I hear an amen?! This sweet girl who the doctors thought wouldn't make it is thriving,
growing and just doing so well.

Thank you all for faithfully praying, for stopping by here often just to pray over these children who I have shared on the prayer page. Your prayers are being answered with healing here on earth for Lucy. Please keep her covered and also the others whom I have had no updates on.


Blessings,
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Do You Have the Courage?

"Giving His Spirit" SpiritFire for 06/25/2014

Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by your observing the law, or by your believing what you heard? — Galatians 3:5

Key Thought

God's Spirit is given and God's power is displayed in those who believe. We don't make the Spirit come to us — the Spirit is God's gift to followers of Jesus. We cannot make God's power happen in our lives — this power is released through the work of the Holy Spirit in those who believe. So what is the bottom line? Do we believe or do we try to force God to act by adhering to a set of laws or do we believe in Jesus and trust God will supply what we need?

Today's Prayer

O Father, move among us by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe in Jesus and his power to save, redeem, and transform. So we ask for you to move with power among us! In Jesus' name. Amen.

The above is a daily devotional from Heartlight

We cannot force Holy Spirit to work in us or others we need to step out in faith and just believe.  When we do this act of obedience then we will see the mighty hand of God move and miracles happen. Studying, seeking wisdom through worldly means will enable our minds to know a lot of things but it takes real courage to step out and take the chance to look like a fool to those who belong to the world and trust what Scripture says. 

Jesus is a real man of courage. He was not afraid to go against the world and the common way of doing things. He stood in the face of utter humiliation and said,“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”  Luke 23:34 

Recently I watched the movie 'The Cross and the Switchblade'. I have attached the movie here and I encourage you to listen to 1:31 - 1:41 where David Wilkerson talks about having the guts to be different from the world and choose to love instead of hate. 



Holy Spirit is calling all people and offering a relationship with Jesus, the only way to Father. Are you listening? Are you a real man or a real woman? Only the brave ones who are not afraid to step outside of the group will find the way to eternal salvation and true, pure happiness. 

Blessings,
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cancer Sucks!

Luke 23:43 ESV
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”


Hi friends and prayer warriors.

I know there has been little activity on the updates of these dear people we have been praying for but truth is there has just been not much activity on their blogs. Until recently.

You might not remember this dear one because I never got permission to post a picture of her. Kerri T is her name and she blogged at He will carry me through. Here is a snippet of the update she shared in October:

Ok so everyone has been waiting and waiting to find out what we found out. We found out where the cancer is.
It is in a lot of places:
around the outside of most of my right lung
a spot on my left hip
a spot on my right pelvis
spots in my right chest and neck
spots in my left neck
on multiple spinal bones in my back
Places it is NOT:
Liver
kidneys
brain- due to some people's lack of belief this report said my brain is normal!! LOL

Treatment:
Chemo every 3 weeks
PET scans after every 3rd treatment to see how the cancer is responding
 - IF the cancer is not responding they will change up the chemo and keep going. My dr in Philly said that she has some out of the box ideas too.
ALL of my drs said this IS treatable!!

Since then I haven't heard until a few days ago. Kerri has gone home to be with our Lord on June 4 2014. Her gracious husband Bob has updated us. Please visit her blog for the full update and read how she was able to plan her own memorial service. Here is a little bit of what Bob has shared with us:

While we are all saddened by this loss, I would like to note that because the doctors did do things to help in January, when things were looking bad, she was able to live to see our oldest son's first band concert, and also to have Easter and Mother's Day with us.  When I get pictures from the memorial service I will post them under a Memorial Service heading.  One Kerri decided to stop treatment, she started planning her memorial service; she called it, her "party".  We had around 250 guests there, and the hotel we held it at said this was the largest memorial service they have done. 

Please pray for her family as they make it through without Kerri by their side. 

Revelation 21:4 ESV
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
 Blessings,
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