ChristianBlog.Com https://www.christianblog.com/ ChristianBlog.Com is an online community of family oriented Christian Bloggers! en-us Mon, 29 May 2017 18:18:00 PST Mon, 29 May 2017 18:18:00 PST Copyright 2017, ChristianBlog.Com editor@christianblog.com (ChristianBlog Editor) support@christianblog.com (Technical Support) Blog Christian Christianity Religious 3 ChristianBlog.Com https://www.christianblog.com/logo.jpg ChristianBlog.Com https://www.christianblog.com/ Three Different Ways God Will Reveal Himself https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/three-different-ways-god-will-reveal-himself/ Sun, 28 May 2017 00:25 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/three-different-ways-god-will-reveal-himself/ John Knox If you will bear with me for a few moments I wish to lead you on a theological pathway concerning a central tenet of our faith.  It is my recollection that the God of the Bible is the only deity that reveals himself to mankind.  I believe, if I remember my theological studies for this to be true.  Other faiths speak about their god(s) in a distant manner; certainly not in a self manifestation manner of seeing their god(s) face to face.

This is not true of the Old and New Testaments for one cannot escape the fact that the God of both testaments is a revealing God.  Beginning with the story of creation, and closing with the Parousia, God meets with, and speaks to mankind his creation.  God reveals himself to Adam; he came to Noah and Abraham and shows… Continue reading…

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Abba Father, I Want To Come Back. https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/abba-father-i-want-to-come-back/ Sat, 27 May 2017 06:50 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/abba-father-i-want-to-come-back/ Deepa N We are so much used to living in the miseries around us, that we dont realize that we have to leave these and go back to God, our Father. The pains, the sufferings, the poverty, the hunger, the thirst, the loneliness, the faithlessness, the selfishness, the egoism, the competitiveness, the comparisions, the discriminations, the harrassments, the cheating, the sufferings, and all possible miseries around us are so painful. We are so used to living in the middle of these and fighting, thinking how to save and protect ourselves from being hurt in the middle of these miseries. Our mind, body and soul is all so busy with our poverty and misery. By poverty I am the Spiritual, Intellectual and materialistic poverty.

We dont find time to step out of our poverty and stand up and… Continue reading…

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Lift Up Your Eyes Thirsty Ones https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/lift-up-your-eyes-thirsty-ones/ Sat, 27 May 2017 00:08 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/lift-up-your-eyes-thirsty-ones/ John Knox A prophetic word of encouragement.  Saturday 27th May 10pm NZST

The Lord says to those who are in a dry and barren place, ‘Let down your nets on the other side for I will cause the doors of heaven to open and you will enter in.'  May we not rely on our human wisdom and understanding when we are in the desert places.  John 21.  ‘When I lead my Children out through the desert there was no room for rational understanding for I feed my people and cared for them,' says the Lord. 

I believe this is the time and season that requires the departure of conventional wisdom.  ‘This is the time in our spiritual walk when we can no longer say I have tried this or that for as I said to Simon Peter to let down his net on th… Continue reading…

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The Difference Between Milk Faith And Meat Faith. https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/the-difference-between-milk-faith-and-meat-faith/ Fri, 26 May 2017 00:24 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/the-difference-between-milk-faith-and-meat-faith/ John Knox

When I was growing up my mother used to quote a number of sayings, most often when she was trying to ‘teach me a lesson.'  I have to admit that even now I cannot recall many of Mums pithy quotes, but one does stick in my mind.  I guess this is because I have used the same ‘proverb' to my own children.

‘Actions speak louder than words.'  How true this is.  Not only in the natural but more so in the spiritual.  Jesus had many a harsh word to say to the religious leaders of his day for their hypocritical manner of teaching.  I would estimate that most of today's d… Continue reading…

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How Will We Know The Lord Plans Without Discernment https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/how-will-we-know-the-lord-plans-without-discernment/ Thu, 25 May 2017 00:29 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/how-will-we-know-the-lord-plans-without-discernment/ John Knox

I have heard it said that this is the month of Issachar, who were known among the tribes of Israel as those who knew the times and seasons of God.  1 Chronicles 12:32.  This spirit of discernment that the sons of Issachar were blessed with is the word that I wish to bring to you through this blog from the Lord.

Knowing the times and seasons of the Lord will bring us into the plans that the Lord is unfolding before us, for the gift of discernment is needed more than ever today.  For I hear the word of the Lord saying to his sons and daughters that he is opening up doors before us; he is asking us to enlarge the… Continue reading…

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The Faithfulness God https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/the-faithfulness-god/ Mon, 22 May 2017 02:58 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/the-faithfulness-god/ K Reynolds

The dream was impressed upon his heart more than 35 years ago but after completing his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education in May of 1982, all doors remained closed to pursuing his Master of Divinity. A short time earlier, a call had come through to come to Minnesota, his wife's native state and though it was an unpaid position, he decided to accept it. He and his wife of less than nine months, packed up all their worldly goods into a small trailer and headed to the northland, more than 1,100 miles away.

1982. It was a bad year to try to make a new beginning. His wife had hoped to teach but since they were closing… Continue reading…

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Beware Of The Little Foxes https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/beware-of-the-little-foxes/ Sun, 21 May 2017 00:36 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/beware-of-the-little-foxes/ John Knox

I believe that many of Gods intercessors are coming into a time and season of new harvest for the blossoms are already on the vine.  For many of Gods saints who have laboured long and hard in prayer for a breakthrough are to be assured that the harvest is soon to come as I see the blossoms on the vines.  God is already enlarging your tent to accommodate this heightened level of ministry and spiritual walk that he is about to position you into.  Loosen your tent pegs to co partner with the Lord of Hosts to bring you up higher.

This is a time and season of suddenlies, for suddenly the breakthrough will overtake you… Continue reading…

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Written In My Heart Jesus Healed My Physical Heart (9) https://www.christianblog.com/blog/revgenlink/written-in-my-heart-jesus-healed-my-physical-heart-9/ Sat, 20 May 2017 06:47 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/revgenlink/written-in-my-heart-jesus-healed-my-physical-heart-9/ Dorothy Von Lehe Written In My Heart: Jesus Healed My Physical Heart (#9)

After being born again and filled with the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, October 2, 2001, one of the first phrases the Holy Spirit spoke to me was "put your house in order." He did not tell me I was going to die, but since early September I had the sense I was dying and this sense of death lingered over me.

I am ashamed of how I abused my physical body over the years by not taking care of myself and not being able to establish healthy eating and exercise habits. As I repented, early that Tuesday morning I wept for two and a half hours as I called out to God. On the third day after being born again, I made appointments with a family practitioner… Continue reading…

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Come In, And Go Out, And Find Pasture https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/come-in-and-go-out-and-find-pasture/ Sat, 20 May 2017 05:26 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/come-in-and-go-out-and-find-pasture/ Deepa N I am the door, through me if any one may come in, he shall be saved, and he shall come in, and go out, and find pasture. John 10:9

Three step journey, come in, go out and find pasture.

When I was reading John chapter 10, last night I saw these words, and the word "go out" in the middle grabbed by attention. So He has been specific that each and everyone of His believers has to go out. Go out of your comfort zone and go out into the world to Glorify the Lord and reveal to the world the Glory of His name.

Apart from teaching in the Synagoges, I always feel conversation of Jesus Christ with the samaritan woman, has many interesting, unique and important messages in it. When I look at this woman… Continue reading…

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All Together Now. Lift! https://www.christianblog.com/blog/paulphil/all-together-now-lift/ Fri, 19 May 2017 05:22 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/paulphil/all-together-now-lift/ Paul Phillips The boy was determined.  He didn't mean to argue.  He just meant to help his grandfather do what he had said he was going to do.

This one's a little too big to get over the fence.  We'll have to drag it out the gate, after all.  Hopefully, the dogs won't get out while we do it.

The boy's aging grandfather was only being pragmatic.  After all, the mulberry limb was twelve feet long and loaded with unripe mulberries.  There was no reason to strain anyone's muscles when the gate was just ten feet away.

Why don't we lift together and just see if we can get it over, Grandpa?

The question was never an argument; it was simply a trial balloon, floated through the air… Continue reading…

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Lets Tear Down The City Walls https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/lets-tear-down-the-city-walls/ Fri, 19 May 2017 00:18 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/lets-tear-down-the-city-walls/ John Knox

On the fourth of June of this year we recounted the coming of the Holy Spirit with wind and fire as recorded in Acts two.  This was the birth of the church for up to time the disciples were confused and anxious, but in the upper room that day in Jerusalem the bride of Christ was born.

Many centuries before on Mount Sinai the Jewish nation was born when the Ten Commandments where given in a mighty display of Gods; thunder and lightning.  The Jews gave this giving of the law, the name Pentecost.

I see a parallel here in Gods dealings; one, a birth of a nation and the other a birth of a Kingdom.  Both came… Continue reading…

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The Widow M And Her Widda Friends https://www.christianblog.com/blog/blest/the-widow-m-and-her-widda-friends/ Thu, 18 May 2017 09:38 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/blest/the-widow-m-and-her-widda-friends/ Beth M

Several weeks ago at Grief Group, one of the Widows mentioned that her anniversary was coming up. She said that she was going to visit Archie and release some orange balloons for their wedding anniversary. She explained that Archie was a great Tennessee fan and that orange was his favorite color. She then wondered aloud if anyone would care to join her at the cemetery on that special day.

Candy was hoping that perhaps two or three of us Widows and Widowers would join her to release her 23 orange balloons.

Ten of us showed up.

Do you remember my writing in my blog "Sleep Peacefully My Love" (written on… Continue reading…

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Quick To Take Offense https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/quick-to-take-offense/ Thu, 18 May 2017 06:18 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/quick-to-take-offense/ K Reynolds "But they didn't even ask me to join them! They must not have wanted me! They knew I was by myself!"

In the wee hours of the morning, these were the thoughts the enemy hurled at me as I awakened yesterday morning. I had not only been overlooked, I had been slighted and it hurt. That suggestion, the replaying of that moment in slow-motion is something the enemy loves to do when we have been "hurt" by the words and/or actions (or lack of) by others. In response to our hurt we lash out in anger. Oh, our anger may not be visible. We may not scream, throw ourselves down on the ground and behave like a two year old who has been told no or seek revenge but angry thoughts fill our mind about the believed perpetrator(s). We may tell ourselves we do not care… Continue reading…

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Sidewalks To Nowhere https://www.christianblog.com/blog/paulphil/sidewalks-to-nowhere/ Tue, 16 May 2017 07:16 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/paulphil/sidewalks-to-nowhere/ Paul Phillips Well, that's it.  We'll head down to City Hall and pay our fine now.  After that, we're done.  The new owner can move in tomorrow.

I grinned at the builder's words, thinking he meant that fees still needed to be paid—for inspections or permits, possibly.  Then, looking into his serious eyes and noticing his chin shaking back and forth, I realized he was serious.

A fine?  Why would you have to pay a fine after building this beautiful new house?

With a wry chuckle, the man with the sun-bleached blonde hair explained.

Our little town, a forward-looking village of sixteen thousand residents, has a requirement in the building code which is intended to make all of the roadways frie… Continue reading…

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Its Okay, I Did It Because https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/its-okay-i-did-it-because/ Mon, 15 May 2017 05:10 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/its-okay-i-did-it-because/ K Reynolds The commandment God had given King Saul was very clear:

This is what the Lord of Heaven's Armies has declared: I have decided to settle accounts with the nation of Amalek for opposing Israel when they came from Egypt. Now go and completely destroy the entire Amalekite nation—men, women, children, babies, cattle, sheep, goats, camels, and donkeys.”

1 Samuel 15:2-3 (NLT)

In fact, I do not believe it could have been any clearer. God had had enough of the Amalekites and now their account would be settled. It was over, done with and they would have no more descendants... nor would their livestock. Wow! 

Saul did not obey God. He not only spared the life of the king but David l… Continue reading…

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Rivers Of Righteousness Flowing Across The Nations https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/rivers-of-righteousness-flowing-across-the-nations/ Sat, 13 May 2017 23:43 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/rivers-of-righteousness-flowing-across-the-nations/ John Knox

Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.  Hosea 10:12

Over these last two days I have heard the Holy Spirit say to me, ‘I will shower you with my righteousness.'  Whichever way I have turned this word has not escaped me, so much so that I was compelled to look the phrase up.  Using a concordance I came across the above verse which I believe the Holy Spirit is drawing ou… Continue reading…

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So Your Joy May Be Complete https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/so-your-joy-may-be-complete/ Fri, 12 May 2017 18:01 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/so-your-joy-may-be-complete/ Deepa N John 15:11 I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.

Most of the times when I look at the things that are happening around me, I always feel that the rule of life is "Accept or you get destroyed". It sometimes gets so hard and painful to accept the things that are happening around, I know I cannot fight it, and there is no reason to fight it as well. I know I will get sick and sinful, when I am going to do anything that is against the will of God. God will remove His Spirit and His presence from me. And I will never want to be without Him. So no matter what He does, I am okay and I accept. I know it so well that what ever God has planned for me is good and I am going to be fine, but still it hurts as I go through the… Continue reading…

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God Is Leading His Children Out https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/god-is-leading-his-children-out/ Fri, 12 May 2017 00:13 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/god-is-leading-his-children-out/ John Knox Do you hear the Holy Spirit calling to each of Gods children to partner with Him in the great end times out pouring of his grace?  Now is the time to re position our spirits in alignment with the spirit of God. To those who have invested their time and energy into the heart of God so will their reward be in proportion to their surrender.  For this is the month of Issachar.  Issachar was the tribe who was blessed with the ability to discern the times and seasons of the nations.

In this month those who are aligned with the heart of God, will find that their prayers and desires of their heart will be reveled to them, including strategies and plans for completion.  During this month those sons and daughters who feel the heart beat of the Father will receive… Continue reading…

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Written In My Heart Indwelling Of The Holy Spirit (8) https://www.christianblog.com/blog/revgenlink/written-in-my-heart-indwelling-of-the-holy-spirit-8/ Thu, 11 May 2017 09:39 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/revgenlink/written-in-my-heart-indwelling-of-the-holy-spirit-8/ Dorothy Von Lehe Written In My Heart: Indwelling of the Holy Spirit (8)

The focus of last week's writing was on my becoming born again in Jesus Christ. This most wonderful event happened in the early morning of Tuesday, October 2, 2001. I repented of my sin toward God, gave up my “self” and gave my life to God and made the commitment to follow and serve Jesus for the rest of my life. It is at this very moment of Jesus cleansing me of my sin toward God that my body became the temple of the Holy Spirit.

I literally felt the Holy Spirit come down upon me and enter my body. The Holy Spirit had come to live within me. I was and am no longer my own. I belong to God. What a difference this has made in my life.

Paul's l… Continue reading…

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The Forgotten Biblical Virtue https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/the-forgotten-biblical-virtue/ Wed, 10 May 2017 23:39 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/the-forgotten-biblical-virtue/ John Knox A thought came to me the other day as I was in the Lords presence, that I am convinced was prompted by the Holy Spirit.  I received an impression in my spirit that many believers, those who are born again have not fully repented.  At first I was startled for I thought ‘How can this be.” As I meditated on this revelation I began to have my spiritual eyes opened to see that the Lords word to me was valid.  The Holy Spirit took me quickly on a systematic theology treatise by Yahweh.

To understand this new concept I needed to recall the Greek word used in the New Testament that is translated by the English versions as repentance/repent.  The Greek word is metanoia; simply meaning… Continue reading…

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Before I Sleep https://www.christianblog.com/blog/paulphil/before-i-sleep/ Tue, 09 May 2017 06:44 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/paulphil/before-i-sleep/ Paul Phillips “Don't worry, Mr. Phillips.  You'll be asleep through the whole process.”

I think she meant it to be reassuring.  No, I'm sure she did.

I'm not all that reassured.

I like being awake.  I've spent most of my life being awake.  I remember things that have happened when I'm awake better than otherwise.

I don't sleep much—a habit the man who's doing the procedure in a day or two says I need to break.  Come to think of it, that may be what he's trying to help me with by having me sleep while he works.  He's going to give me a jump-start on breaking the habit of not sleeping.

It's a habit I've cultivated over a lifetime, one … Continue reading…

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The Devil's Gospel https://www.christianblog.com/blog/barbkaye/the-devils-gospel/ Mon, 08 May 2017 11:03 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/barbkaye/the-devils-gospel/ Barbara Kankowske

Jesus came declaring that the Kingdom of God has come.  It is a Kingdom of light in which there is no darkness at all. 

He instructed His disciples to go out into the world and preach the Gospel, heal the sick, and cast out demons.  This was a command that required power.  Jesus instructed them to wait for that power from on high.[i]  The early church moved in that power.

Unfortunately, over the centuries, in many movements and denominations, that power from on high has undergone a… Continue reading…

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Snipitz - It's Ok Son https://www.christianblog.com/blog/hisdisciple2/snipitz-its-ok-son/ Sun, 07 May 2017 19:17 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/hisdisciple2/snipitz-its-ok-son/ Dale Sharp This Snipitz is not going to be the same as the others, the subject matter is still to raw and too close to my heart. It is, however, something that I want to share with all of you.

Take it for what you will, love it or dislike it. It is what it is.

Over the last year since my dad passed I have had time to reflect on the relationship that my dad and I had….

This is what I want to share with you. A brief snippet, a glance into who my dad was and still is.

 

From my earliest memories my dad was there for me.

 

When I was young he would lift me when I fell, and as I grew older he gave me the encouragement to get up on my own.

To dust myself off and take that next step forward.

From… Continue reading…

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Brother Against Brother https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/brother-against-brother/ Sun, 07 May 2017 15:46 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/brother-against-brother/ K Reynolds Last Thursday, as I was on my way to attend a National Day of Prayer event that was being held outside of the football stadium in downtown Minneapolis, I wondered if there might actually be protesters present. There were but they were not the people I would have expected to see. It was a small group of ten or 15 people who identified themselves as Christians. They had gathered across the street around a small sound system and some of them also carried signs. 

What were they protesting? Well, being near the back of the plaza, I caught snatches of what they were saying now and then. First of all, they did not like it that we began with a time of worship. Apparently they believed that if Christians were worshipping God they had a watered-down, feel-good, fluffy… Continue reading…

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Have You Lost Your Full Benefits Of Eternal Life https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/have-you-lost-your-full-benefits-of-eternal-life/ Sat, 06 May 2017 23:35 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/have-you-lost-your-full-benefits-of-eternal-life/ John Knox I have recently come to the realization that for a period of my Christian walk I had lost the full benefits of eternal life.  Even more disturbing was the knowledge that I was not aware of this loss, nor did I care.  I had neglected my ‘spiritual mojo' to the point that it had disappeared from my life. 

I was not availing myself of the benefits from  the deposit that had been placed in my heavenly bank, as a result of my re birth into Gods family.  My eternal life deposit which was a gift from my Heavenly Father as a down payment, was being treated as if it was to mature when I died.  For years I never touched my blessings deposit gifted to me as a result of the death and resurrection of Jesus.

I believe that I was not alone … Continue reading…

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