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50th wedding anniversary
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Fifty years ago today on Saturday October 21, 1967, William Albert von Lehe and Dorothy Christine Oman, stood at the altar of Mount Carmel Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and entered into the sacred covenant of marriage. Standing before God we took our vows to take each other as husband and wife, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health as long as we both shall live. We have been true to each other for 50 years and have not broken this covenant relationship. We made it this far, so we will stick to the "so long as we both shall live" part of our vows, too. It has been an interesting and challenging 50 years. I do so love our three children, Angela, age 48, Richard, age 47, and Cathleen, age 42, and our awesome five grandchildren,......
Written in my heart end time dreams with messages
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Written In My Heart: End Time Dreams with Messages As promised, I will now begin to share the specific end time dreams God chose for me to receive. In this writing I am sharing four dreams. In other writings I will further discuss each dream and prayerfully provide a greater sense and perspective of what I believe the dreams are revealing. As I begin, I wish to point out: The four particular dreams discussed in this writing are the only dreams I have received that include a spoken message from the Holy Spirit. I believe the Holy Spirit had me focus on "sequence" so I am starting with some of the testimony shared in a previous writing. During the early morning hours of Saturday, October 27, 2001, God revealed this assignment to me spoken by the Holy Spirit: Minister to......
Written in my heart outreach, the beginning and the end 16
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Written In My Heart: Outreach, The Beginning and The End (16) In previous writings, I shared how God has drawn my attention to the beginning, His creation of the heavens and the earth and the beginning of human history, the creation of Adam and Eve. Overlapping with this, God has also drawn my attention to the end of human history on this earth. He introduced me to both the beginning and the end in the fall of 2001 and into 2002... I have since focused much of my ministry keeping these revelations in my heart and mind. In this writing, I want to share what I consider a confirmation of the ministry Jesus has assigned me as I have worked to follow His calling. I will share a dream God gave me just prior to receiving the Baptism with the Holy Spirit with the gift of speaking in tongues. A......
Written in my heart mission - serving pakistani christians
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Written In My Heart: Mission-Serving Pakistani Christians #15 On Monday, nine people from our church, including our new pastor, left on a missions trip to Vietnam. Actually, missionaries are no longer allowed to come into Vietnam. The group must travel as visitors and cannot conduct meetings nor preach the gospel. They will have to meet people one on one. Also, I am aware that missionaries can no longer go to India now. Well the same is true for Pakistan. No visas are being issued to missionaries wanting to come into Pakistan. So, what does God do in this situation? This writing is dedicated to sharing one way God is reaching out to some of those who are designated as Christians who live in poor neighborhoods and poor brick maker villages in Pakistan. God reached across the ocean and......
Written in my heart god is the creator
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Written in My Heart: God IS The Creator In early August of 2001, I was driving south on Highway #169 in the Minnesota River Valley, and, for some reason, I was arguing with myself as to whether or not God really exists. Right then, I came to a curve in the road and was able to view a beautiful scene of a hillside of lush green trees, a partly cloudy sky, a small stream and the prairie stretching far off to the west, all in one long glance. I think God magnified the beauty of this scene at that particular moment. I said out loud, I know God exists. All of this could not have just happened. I believe for God's reason, He wanted me to declare Him to be "The Creator." This was the initial experience God used to launch and draw me into a focus on the literal truth of God's......
Remain strong in jesus
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Last evening's devotional time was spent reading chapter 3 of 2nd Timothy. I often think that a large portion of scripture was written for the present time and is leading directly to the soon return of Jesus. This scripture describes the state of a large portion of the human race today. 2 Timothy 3: 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, un...thankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (NKJV) Believers and followers of Jesus must......
Written in my heart baptism holy spirit speaking intongues
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Written in My Heart: Baptism With The Holy Spirit – Speaking in Tongues (#13) The first Baptism with the Holy Spirit literally took place on the Day of Pentecost. Its purpose was to give the apostles and believers in Jesus Christ the power to go out and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and do God's work throughout the world. Jesus, after His resurrection and in His glorified body, was able to breathe His Spirit into the apostles as told to us in John 20: 22 (NIV) "And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit." At the time we become saved we receive the Spirit of Christ - referred to as the Holy Spirit. When our life belongs to Jesus and we are walking with Jesus, Jesus abides in us and we abide in Him. Christians......
Written in my heart death to life experience part 2 (12)
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Written in My Heart: Death to Life Experience Part 2 (#12) It would be good to reread Part 1 to follow this writing. The final biopsy results, which were brought to me two days later seemed to confirm that what I had experienced was a rupture resulting in an internal bleed. The multiple masses floating inside my body cavity were coagulated blood and not cancerous tumors. In three days I went from a pronouncement of death to a newness of LIFE. This whole experience revolved around the shedding of blood! Jesus did not cause the internal bleed, but He definitely used the experience for good. I am still in awe that Jesus allowed me to share in this way a taste of His suffering on the cross. The pain in the very center of my left foot. Two days later, pain in the very center of my left hand.......
America founded as a christian nation
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The United States of America WAS founded as a Christian Nation. It bothers me to no end to see how God is being mocked and how history is being rewritten by so many today here in our beloved America. Remember what our Independence Day, July 4th is all about, our becoming independent of the religious dictates of Great Britain. “Blessed is the nation, whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 33:12 This verse indicates God blessed America because we made God to be our Lord. Following are quotes from our Founding Fathers, signers of the Declaration of Independence and signers of the Constitution of the United States: George Washington, First President "It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." - John Adams, Second President said "The general......
Written in my heart-death to life experience part 1 (11)
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Written in My Heart: Death to Life Experience Part 1 (#11) Moving on with personal testimony to the second month after I was born again in Jesus Christ. Words cannot adequately express the overall delight in our God and His ways that I felt as Jesus revealed Himself through this painful death to life experience. The experience was most precious! On or about November 7, 2001, as I was meditating, I suddenly felt a sharp pain in the very center of the top of my left foot. The pain was concentrated in one small round spot about the size of the tip of a small finger. My thoughts turned to Jesus and nails being driven into His feet. Two evenings later the same thing happened, but, this time the sharp pain was concentrated in one small round spot about the size of the tip of a small finger in......
Written in my heart god's assignment
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Written In My Heart: God’s Assignment (#10) I have started to share the awesome work done by the Holy Spirit after I surrendered to God. I now hear the Holy Spirit speak within me; most often by guiding my thoughts, but, at times by directly hearing Him speak within in a calm soft voice. In this writing, I will testify to the ministry assignment given that first month, October 2001. On the night when my spirit was regenerated, October 2, 2001, and I was "born again," I felt this sense of urgency as if there was something Jesus wanted me to do. I earnestly prayed to know what it was Jesus had prepared in advance for me to do. The Holy Spirit spoke within me this revelation on Saturday (a Sabbath), October 27, 2001: Minister to Children, Focus on the Young, These Little Ones......
Written in my heart jesus healed my physical heart (9)
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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 and the cardiologist who had cared for me at the time I had a stroke in February......
Written in my heart indwelling of the holy spirit (8)
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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 letter to believers in Corinth said this: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NKJV)......
Written in my heart becoming right with god-born again (7)
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Written In My Heart: Becoming Right With God-Born Again (7) Throughout my teenage years and much of my adult life, I knew within me that I was not in a right relationship with God. I grew up believing that Jesus was the Son of God. I believed that he died on the cross for man’s sin. I believed He rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven. I believed the facts about Jesus. I tried, on my own terms, to respond to this knowledge. Satan and demons believe these facts and they are not and cannot be saved. I had head knowledge. But, what was missing was surrender, a surrender of my “self will.” What was missing was an actual personal relationship with Jesus. I was not walking with Jesus. I was not in a right relationship with God. Somehow, I had some understanding of......
Written in my heart the holy spirit must draw you to jesus (6)
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Written In My Heart: The Holy Spirit Must Draw You to Jesus (#6) Everyone who has repented and given their life to Jesus Christ, I believe, recognizes through their own experience that it is the Holy Spirit who works to draw a person to Jesus Christ. In the previous writings of this series, I shared how God must first call you to Himself. Then, the Holy Spirit awakens you to your need for a Savior and enables you to come to a point of repentance with a desire to surrender to God. Following are the experiences I had as the Holy Spirit drew me to Jesus in August and September of 2001. What is important to understand is that each and every person is born with the desire to sin. This is referred to as a sinful nature that we have all inherited from "Adam." Because of the bondage of......
Written in my heart lay up .treasures in heaven (5)
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Written In My Heart: Lay Up For Yourselves Treasures In Heaven (#5) Moving on in chronological order, I am going to share an event that happened within a month of God calling out my name the first time in March of 2001. It was in early April, I decided to check out the back yard of the historic W. W, Mayo House to begin organizing for the opening day of the tourism season. As I walked across the lawn, something caught my eye. I saw what looked like the telephone wires going into the home had been cut. I went over to the corner of the house and sure enough the lines were cut. I then went to the back door and it was not locked. As, I opened the door, I was totally shocked. The little historic home had been broken into and almost all of the smaller artifacts were gone. The burglars had......
Written in my heart he who has ears to hear (4)
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Written In My Heart: “He Who Has Ears To Hear” (#4) In the writing last week, I shared how God called out my name the first time in March of 2001. This week I will share how He spoke my name a second and third time. Check out the Series Titled Written In My Heart for previous writings. It was the first Sunday after I gave and committed my life to Jesus Christ and became born again that God audibly spoke my name a second time. It was Sunday morning, October 7, 2001. The evening before I had told myself I needed to be sure to wake up by 8:30 a.m. in order to get ready and be on time for church. At exactly 8:30 a.m., an audible male voice woke me by speaking my name, Dorothy, into my right ear. I now rarely miss attending church. I love to go to church to worship and hear truth......
Written in my heart god called out my name (3)
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Written In My Heart: God Called Out My Name (#3) “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.” Isaiah 43:1 Jesus paid the price I could never pay for my sin, for my rebellion toward God. He redeemed me with His own pure blood. He called me by my name. He tells me I belong to Him. This is not only true for me. It is true for all who have been born again in Jesus Christ. This verse quickly became one of my most favorite verses in God’s Word. I love to reflect upon this experience. After leaving the church I had been a member of for some 26 years, I spent about 7 years not attending church. I will never ever forget the awesome thing God did. He reached down to me and audibly called out my name. It was in mid-March of 2001 at about 2 a.m.......
Written in my heart playing church (2)
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Written In My Heart: Playing Church (#2) At the time I married, I informed my husband-to-be, who had been attending church with me often, I believed in Jesus and wanted to be active in church after we married. He agreed this would be okay. After our wedding, we made our home in the small town where Bill worked for the Green Giant Co. He grew up on a farm near Le Sueur, Minnesota. I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. I made a promise, to God or at least in my mind, to go to church and raise our children as church goers. I made sure to join a church of the same Synod. We have three children. They were raised going to Sunday School and each of them was confirmed. In this church, I attended regularly and served as a Sunday School teacher, as Sunday School superintendent and even for a period of......
Fell and hurt my back
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I have not yet written the weekly ”Written In My Heart” testimony that was promised. On Monday, March 20, 2017, the first day of Spring, I fell and injured my back. After my usual Monday morning session of water-walking at our local community center, as I was walking into the locker room, I apparently stepped into a patch of water. Within a second, I was flat on my back on the floor. It was pretty awful. But, I did not hit my head, nor break any bones. I called for my husband to come and I agreed to have an ambulance take me to emergency at our local hospital. I was released after several hours. I praised and thanked God for His protection as the accident results could have been so much worse. This week has been pretty tough though. I am experiencing much pain and discomfort.......
Written in my heart introduction (1)
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I am coming back to Christianblog to write and share personal testimony of the experiences I have had with Jesus Christ. We are all called to be witnesses for Jesus. This will be a lengthy series of writings that I am sharing with as many people as possible. I have believed from the time I was born again in Jesus Christ, that I was to write and share this testimony. The time has come to do so. The Holy Spirit even gave me the name for these writings:.Written In My Heart. I will be posting a writing once a week. During my childhood and youth, I was raised attending Sunday School and Church as a Lutheran. I do not know of a time in my life when I did not believe that Jesus was the Son of God. That He died in my place for my sins. Jesus died on the cross for the sins of all of mankind. I......
Today i celebrate my rebirthday
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GOD IS SO GOOD! Today is my rebirthday. 15 years ago on this date, I became right with God. I was born again in Jesus Christ. There are no words to express how thankful and grateful I am to Jesus for reaching down and pulling me out of this world filled with sin and into a saving relationship with Him. He is my Lord, my Savior, my Redeemer. He is my Righteousness. He died for me so that I can have life through Him. And, I can live eternally in God's presence. On this date, God gave me His Holy Spirit to live within. From 1 Corinthians 6: 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.......
Billy graham and my testimony
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Today is Reverend Billy Graham's 97th Birthday. He, most assuredly, is recognized as the greatest evangelist of the 20th century. Last evening, I watched the program on Christian TV honoring Billy Graham's life and his service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They showed short clips of a good number of his crusades around the world and of his declaring and sharing a simple message of salvation through Jesus. Millions of souls have been saved through his crusades. Many last evening, along with wishing Reverend Billy Graham a Happy Birthday, gave their own testimony of how they came to Jesus Christ through one of his crusades. Praise the Lord! Thank you God for choosing and using this wonderful, loyal, dedicated man of God in your service. This brought back memories of Billy......
Today is my re-birthday
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Today, I celebrate my 14th Re-birthday. At about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2001, I repented of my sin, surrendered my life to God and made the commitment to serve Jesus for the rest of my life. I was born-again that morning. I wept for about 2 1/2 hours, which was a miracle in and of itself, as I had lost my ability to cry many years before. I literally felt the Holy Spirit come down upon me and enter my body. When I awakened in the morning, I felt a great, wonderful peace. The "peace that passeth all understanding" quoting God's Word. Within a week I experienced a "life-saving" miracle healing. I had believed I was dying. I had said within myself that if I was not taking a blood thinner, I would have died by now of a heart attack. Jesus restored my......
Thank you jesus for your intervention
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I did not totally understand how dangerous the situation was when I experienced a Hypoglycemic Episode in church two weeks ago. It started as a glorious morning arriving at church a few minutes early and witnessing to a dear friend, who is 70 % blind and has severe problems with his immune system. He is so ready to receive a miracle healing. We were both uplifted through our conversation. The praise and worship portion of the service was awesome and the sermon our interim pastor delivered was so good and I was taking it in. He was talking about Genesis chapter 3, and, if you know me at all, you know that I teach on the literal account of God's Creation and focus on chapters 1-11 of Genesis. So I was really hearing and enjoying his message. Then, it started, I felt hot and clammy in an......
Christians in pakistan
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Concern for Christians and reading an article with videos of women and girls sharing testimony as victims of rape prompted me to ask some questions of my evangelist friend who serves Christian families that have come to work as brick makers and living in very poor villages of Pakistan. According to Evangelist VW: In Pakistan, mostly Christians are very poor and living in villages. Muslim's don't like to have us eat and work with them. They don't like our children to go to school or work with them in offices. All of these things Christians are facing here. Why do Christians work in brick factories? Because making bricks is a very hard job, and, mostly, Muslims do not do this work. When our people are persecuted in other fields, they start working in a brick factory. Making......
Our omniscient god
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Awake already this morning so I wrote this: Last evening was another session of Kids Connection. Each Wednesday evening, I begin our lesson by talking about one characteristic of God. This week, I talked about God being Omniscient - All knowing. God the creator of knowledge. He knows everything past, present and future. God knows everything about you, your past, your present and your future. There is nothing hidden from God. Expanding on this - Many can not and do not see God for who He is because of the barriers they live their lives under. These barriers have been caused by sin, both by the sin of society and by personal sin. Our God created people to have fellowship with Him. He desires that you have a personal relationship with Him. God literally came in the flesh as Jesus the Christ,......
Niv version of bible being desecrated
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PLEASE, WARNING - DO NOT BUY OR USE A NEW VERSION OF THE NEW INTERNATIONAL BIBLE (NIV) The NIV version of the Bible is being desecrated. I read an alert on Facebook warning us of this. The NIV Bible was published by Zondervan but is now owned by Harper Collins who has also published the Satanic Bible and The Joy of (censored) Sex. I could not believe my eyes when I followed the alert and checked out verses that have now been removed from the NIV Bible online. According to the report I read, some nearly 65,000 words have been removed from the NIV Bible including Jehovah, Calvary, Holy Ghost and omnipotent as a few examples. 65 verses have totally been removed. I started checking out the ones listed as examples and it is TRUE. I looked at several different sites on the internet and found......
Lesson 4 - day 3: land, seas, plant life
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Kids Connection Lesson Lesson 4 Day 3: Land, Seas and Plant LifeGOD is completely SELF-EXISTENT He did not need anyone to give Him life or cause Him to come into being. GOD is completely SELF-SUFFICIENT He does not need anyone or anything to provide for Him. He has no needs. He can provide for Himselfanything that He desires.Each of us have life because our parents gave birth to us. But, also, because God created the first two parents, Adam and Eve. When you are young, you depend upon your parents for your survival, for your needs. When you get old, you may have to depend upon your children, or others to care for you. Throughout our lives we need the help and support of others, AND, we need the help and support of God. God is different. He does not need anyone for anything. God does not......
America established as a christian nation
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The United States of America WAS founded as a Christian Nation. It bothers me deeply to witness how God is being mocked and how history is being rewritten by many today here in our beloved America. On Thursday, July 2, at the assisted living home in a nearby town, the sermon I put together and delivered included many quotes from our Founding Fathers, signers of the Declaration of Independence and signers of the Constitution of the United States. Remember what our Independence Day,... July 4th is all about. We fought to become independent from the religious dictates of the national church of Great Britain. America was founded on the Bible, its principles, its belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the belief that God is the Supreme Being and without Him a nation cannot be rightly......
Lesson 3 - the firmament separates waters - genesis 1:6-8
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Lesson 3 - God's Creation - Kids Connection - June 17, 2015Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God. God is different from us because He is an “eternal God.” God does not have a beginning or an ending. For humans, creation is the beginning of our existence and history. God existed before creation. God created time for mankind. He is not limited to time in any way. For God, the past and the future are as clear as the present. God has an eternity to accomplish His plans. Ephesians 1:4 He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world. The Old Testament heroes had a place in God's plan, the New Testament saints were part of God's plan, and you and I have had a place in......
God's covenant with all flesh
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This is perhaps the most beautiful double rainbow I have ever seen pictures of. These rainbows appeared last Tuesday evening, June 9, over my daughter's apartment building in Le Sueur, Minnesota. It so reminds me of the promise God made to Noah, his family, all of us and all flesh on the Earth. Praise the Lord. Genesis 9:8 Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: 9 “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. 11 Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a......
Lesson 2 - let there be light - genesis 1:3-5
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Continuing the series of lessons on Genesis 1 and 2 that I have prepared for Summer Kids Connection at our church. I am sharing these lessons in case you would like to make use of them.Lesson 2 - Kids Connection - Wednesday, June 10, 2015 God Is Spirit. He does not have flesh and blood like humans. He does not have the physical limitations of a human body. God is not limited to time and space. God is a spiritual being. We cannot see Him.John 1:18: No one has ever seen God, but God the only Son, who is at the Father's side, has made Him known.Jesus was God before He ever received a physical body. Jesus is The Word that became flesh and blood. God is spirit. The Bible tells us that God has a will. His will is for us to know Him. God has emotions of personality, including anger, love and......
Lesson 1 - god the creator - genesis 1:1 & 2
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This summer, as I teach Kids Connection, the focus is going to be on presenting the literal account of God and His Creation found in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. I am going to share the lesson sheets I prepare for the children. I can't include all of the pictures I use with each lesson.Our first evening of Kids Connection-- Wednesday, June 3, 2015 God is referred to as the Creator of the heavens and earth and all living things in Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, I Chronicles, Nehemiah, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, Zechariah, Malachi, Matthew, Mark, John, Acts, Romans, I Corinthians, Ephesians, Colossians, I Timothy, Hebrews, I Peter, II Peter and Revelation27 of the 66 books in the Bible Honor God As Our CreatorRevelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to......
America speak loudly
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This happened yesterday (Wednesday, May 13)and a minister friend in Pakistan sent this message to me: At least 44 people have been killed and 13 others injured when some unknown gunmen attacked a passsenger bus near Safoora Chowrangi in Karachi, Dunya News reported. (Karachi is a hotbed of unrest in southern Pakistan.) Reportedly, sixteen women were among the dead. "Six terrorists came on three motorcycles, they entered the bus and began firing indiscriminately. They used 9mm pistols and all th... ose killed and injured were hit by the 9mm pistols," he said. The bus was enroute to Ayesha Manzil from Al-Azhar Garden My minister friend asks this question: “mother i am worried that all the christian nation (he is referring to the United States) know about christian who are......
Diabetes conquered! - my own testimony
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About 2:30 a.m. this morning, (Thursday, April 30, 2015) I experienced an attack of Hypoglycemia. Never experienced this rapid decline in my blood sugar level before. My blood sugar level dropped to 29. The symptoms of low blood sugar included feeling dizzy, sweating, my heartbeat seemed to vibrate my body, nervousness and confusion. It scared me. I did not realize what was happening. I took my pulse and it seemed to be in the normal range. I called out to God and rebuked what was happening in my body, in Jesus Name. It, then dawned on me to check my blood sugar level. The reading of the blood test, 29. I hurried to my refrigerator and poured a glass of orange juice and gulped down about half of it. And, I grabbed an ice cream sandwich and ate that. This did work. I probably should have......
The birth of gariel
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In June of 2003, God gave me a dream. Realize that I was 58 years old at the time of the dream. The dream, in full color, was about my giving birth to a tiny baby girl, that I give the name Gariel. I wondered what this dream meant. In 2003, I started a ministry and, because of this dream, decided to name the ministry Gariel Ministries. Other thoughts I had at the time; perhaps, God was giving me a new name or that my young granddaughter would be called Gariel when she responded to God's calling on her life in these last of days. Well, about a week ago, I believe, I finally know what this dream was about. Praise the Lord. His ways are so amazing and often so surprising. This is the story:About five weeks ago, on Facebook, an evangelist from Pakistan invited me to become his friend. I......
Are you a "christian"?
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Are you a Christian or do you just call yourself a Christian because you go to church, do some good works and try, under your own power, to be good? Those who became believers, understanding who Jesus is, and chose to follow Him and His teachings (became disciples of Christ) were first referred to as Christians in Antioch. Acts 11: 26 So it was that for a whole year they (Paul and Barnabas) assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples (students of Christ) were first called Christians in Antioch. (NKJV) A CHRISTian is a person who believes in who Jesus Christ is and chooses to follow Him and His teachings. A Christian understands he/she is a sinner and has sinned against God and repents of their sin turning away from doing things their own way. A Christian......
Overcoming an affliction
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This morning I went in for my six monthcheck-up concerning the hold diabetes has on my body. I rejoiced to learn that the A1C blood test came back 5.9, absolutely awesome. Thank you Lord Jesus. The level for not having this affliction is 5.6 and below. The last A1C blood test, I had six months ago, came back as 7.4. My weight was down 20 pounds and my blood sugar levels have been in the normal range for many months now. This problem is being overcome in my body. Healthy, disciplined eating and keeping close track of my blood sugar level is doing what needs to be done. But, it is Jesus Christ and my relationship with Him that is the reason why I am overcoming the hold diabetes has had on my body. All praise, all glory to God the Father because of His Son, Jesus, my healer and my best......
God wlll judge the nations for harming israel
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I was reminded this morning of what the Prophet Joel wrote concerning what God would do to those who have caused harm to the people He chose to preserve and record His Word and the people He chose to be the bloodline for the Savior (God coming in the flesh) He would send for the purpose of shedding pure blood in payment for the redemption of mankind from the trangressions and sin committed toward God. The chosen people are the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob's name was changed by God to Israel. God's chosen are Jacob's (Israel's) descendants. God led the Israelites to the land He had promised to Abraham. Only part of this unending promise of land includes the land where the nation state of Israel is located today. Please hear these words of prophecy......
Baptism of the holy spirit
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The sermon on Sunday morning delivered by our interim pastor on the Baptism of The Holy Spirit was excellent. Pastor walked through the events that led to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which literally took place on the Day of Pentecost. It's purpose was to give the apostles and believers in Jesus Christ the power to go out and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and do God's work throughout the world. I loved the discussion of how Jesus, after His resurrection and in His glorified body, was able to breathe His Spirit into the apostles as told to us in John 20: 22 (NIV) "And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit." At the time we become saved we receive the Spirit of Christ - referred to as the Holy Spirit. When our......
Birthday thanks and reflection
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This morning, January 27, at about 12:20 a.m. I turned 70 years old. It has been a bit difficult moving into this stage of my life. This morning, my husband, Bill, and I went to Emma Krumbees, probably my favorite restaurant, for breakfast. I suspect the rest of the day will be spent primarily in reflection of God's goodness in my life. These are some of the things I am most thankful for. It is not an exhaustive list. -- I am most thankful for the day I was born again in Jesus Christ. On October 2, 2001, at about 12:30 a.m., I called out to God, repented of my sin toward Him and committed and gave the rest of my life to serving and following Jesus! I have never ever regretted doing this. -- I thank God for sending the Holy Spirit to indwell me. He is the comforter and my teacher. I......
Chaos and confusion will soon reign
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I have words that are hard to hear. Life as it has been in America is coming to an end. Chaos and confusion will soon reign. My Voice is but a memory for some. They listened for a while, but, soon many will be filled with fear and will block out what is said to them about Me. Time is coming soon for the separating of the wheat from the tares. A hard time is ahead. Those who belong to Me will go through the maze ahead. Their eyes will remain focused on Me. Follow Me, Dorothy, as you are guided through the differing paths to take. I will lead, you are to follow. I will be the guide for many and the pathway that leads to safety. Hear Me My children. Your focus must remain steadfast steadfast on following My Voice. You must shut out the world around you. Do not allow yourself to become......
Jesus born in the fall, not on december 25th
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Jesus was not born on December 25th. He could not have been born later than September of the year. Let's look at some evidence for this statement. “It was custom among Jews to send out their sheep to the deserts about the Passover [early spring], and bring them home at the commencement of the first rain.” The first rains began in early-to-mid fall. “During the time they were out, the shepherds watched them night and day. As... the first rain began early in the month of March-esvan,... [begins sometime in October], we find that the sheep were kept out in the open country during the whole summer. And as these shepherds had not yet brought home their flocks, it is a presumptive argument that October had not yet commenced, and that, consequently, our Lord was not born on......
If the world hates you
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Be watchful, be sober in your thinking this Christmas and every day! Do not forget that Christians are facing devastating, rampant persecution worldwide. They're being martyred, imprisoned, and threatened. 1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. What is happening? Could what is happening be what is referred to in Revelation 6. Something to be very sober about. Jesus' return is coming very soon! Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs Revelation 6: 9-11 9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until......
Mindset breakthrough: losing weight
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I have reached the 15 pound mark in this "last chance" and opportunity to bring my weight under control. In 8 weeks, I have lost 15 pounds. This is the rate of weight loss that, I pray and with God's help, will lead to many more pounds being lost. I reach my first benchmark number at 18 pounds and then I begin work on my next goal amount of an additional 15 pounds. It will take, perhaps, a year to lose the weight I truly need and am determined to lose. My health and the ability to remain mobile depends upon successfully removing this weight.I have placed myself on the 1972 version of the Weight Watcher's eating program and have remained as near perfect as is possible for me. Thus, I am averaging between 1 and 2 pounds of weight loss per week. I give all praise and glory......
Internal bleed and jesus blood sacrifice
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Words cannot adequately express the overall delight in our God and His ways that I felt as Jesus revealed Himself through this painful death to life experience. The experience was most precious!On or about November 7, 2001, as I was meditating, I suddenly felt a sharp pain in the very center of the top of my left foot. The pain was concentrated in one small round spot about the size of the tip of a small finger. My thoughts turned to Jesus and nails being driven into His feet. Two evenings later the same thing happened, but this time the sharp pain was concentrated in one small round spot about the size of the tip of a small finger in the very center of the top of my left hand. Again, my thoughts turned to Jesus being nailed to the cross. Each time the concentrated pain lasted about five......
Great evil to be unleashed
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The time of the end is coming closer and closer. This is what the Holy Spirit spoke, in the quiet and stillness of the night, and I recorded as He spoke on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:45 p.m. Dorothy, My life I gave for you and My life I give to you. Use the life I gave to you to bring glory to the Father. I am directing you to walk on a very straight path. To not look to the left or to the right. What goes on around you, I do not want you to see. Keep your focus upon Me. Keep your eyes looking straight ahead. I am going to direct your path through the maze of evil that will fill the earth around you. My Name is above all Names. Call it out when trouble approaches. Shout it from the roof tops and you will be kept safe. My voice you will hear above the world and the noise that will......
Marriage vows - until death do us part!
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Today is my wedding anniversary. 47 years ago on October 21, 1967, Bill and I stood at the altar and stated these vows to each other in the presence of God: I, Dorothy, take you William, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part. These marriage vows meant and still mean to BOTH of us a lifelong COMMITMENT. The marriage covenant was the very first covenant instituted by God as we read in Genesis 2:23-24 And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” 24Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they......
Healing: connecting advancements in medicine and divine healing
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Followng is a slighted edited blog I wrote a few years ago. I believe it is time, once again, to focus some attention on divine healng miracles. In these last days, healing miracles are going to become much more commonplace.Healing: Connecting Advancements in Medicine and Divine Healing The Mayo Home was hand built by Dr. William Worrall Mayo in 1859. From this home, Dr. Mayo set up his first medical practice in Minnesota. Later, in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. W. W. Mayo and his two sons, Drs. William James and Charles Horace Mayo, founded the world famous Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic was the first private group practice in America and today (and for many years) it is the world's largest private group practice known for its contributions and excellence in the field of medicine.Over the......
The kingdom of god awaits
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I listened to this Prophetic Word and recorded it as the Holy Spirit spoke within me at about 12:25 a.m. today, Wednesday, October 15, 2014.Dorothy I have heard your cries as you have called out to Me. A new season of blessing and refreshing is coming upon you. My peace I give to you. Relax and rest in My arms as you are being prepared for your future work.The Kingdom awaits for all who call out to Me and turn control of their life over to Me. I AM the Good Shepherd and I am jealous over My flock. I long for My sheep to be safe in My pasture. A place is prepared and I will come when the appointed time has arrived to lead My sheep, My very beloved, home to their eternal resting place.My life I freely gave for the day I could bring home the flock My Father gave to Me to tend and draw near......
Feast of tabernacles
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As the Feast of Tabernacles is celebrated this weekend with my local church congregation, we understand that the three Fall Feasts of God point us to Jesus Christ, His return and eternity.Please notice, in Revelation 7, the reference to Jesus spreading His tabernacle over the nations of people standing before the throne of God. Revelation 7: 9 After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation... and of all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 and they cry with a great voice, saying, Salvation unto our God who sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God; and they serve him day and night in his......
Earth shaking violently
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Prophetic Message received and recorded on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at about 1:30 a.m. Dorothy, write what I speak. The earth is shaking with violence everywhere you look. In the nations, in people's own homes, on the streets, violence and human destruction everywhere. Fires are erupting, volcanoes spewing lava, earthquakes splitting the ground. There is little escape from the violent disruption happening around the world. Listen to what is happening. Hear in your heart what this means. I am hearing the earth cry out to Me. I am listening for mankind to call out to Me. I will come when the voices of My people cry out in accord and recognize that I am Lord over all. There is none like Me. I listen and I hear My loved ones' cries. My heart is moved by love. Love Me above all. I......
Major event shall shake the world
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From my Prophetic Message Series- This particular prophetic message received and recorded in September of 2013 is warning us and certainly seems to point to ISIL and the horrific actions taking place now in the Middle East! Please READ 38) Major Event Shall Shake The World - Spoken by Holy Spirit and recorded at about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Dorothy - My presence is upon you. Hear now and listen to what I say. Shortely, a major event will violate the overwhelming activities going on in the Middle East. It will shake the world to its very core. Fear is only for those who are rejecting My existence. Those who know and love Me have no reason to fear. I am the Great Shepherd who protects His flock. Hold on to this truth. Do not doubt Me and My words. I am the Great I AM, only......
Imminent attack on america
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Right after midnight this morning, Sunday, August 31, 2014, this message repeated itself over and over again within me. "An attack on America is imminent. An attack is coming." I must treat this as a warning from God spoken by the Holy Spirit within me. I share this warning with you!...
Destruction of evil plaque engulfing earth
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Prophetic Message I received and recorded early this morning, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at about 4:40 a.m. Dorothy Hear Me now as I talk to you about the world's situation. Anti-christ forces are roaming and pursuing the most evil activities conceived of by lost and wicked minds. I see what is happening and I call out to My children. Come home to Me. I am your refuge in times of such danger. I am your fortress and your protection. Put ALL earthly things aside and run without haste into My arms as I will carry you through this wilderness of desolation. My hand will come mightily against these wrongdoers. I will use forces and powers on earth to bring about their destruction. These heinous acts will unite nations to act against this evil plaque that is engulfing parts of the world. My......
Prepare for attacks on america
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Prepare For Attacks On America I received and recorded this prophetic message on the evening of Friday, December 7, 2012. I have been sharing, on Facebook, the 55+ prophetic messages about the end of days that the Holy Spirit has spoke and I have recorded from August of 2012 to now. They have been posted on Christianblog and are found in two series. See below. It seemed like a good idea to share this message once again at this particular time when there is so much violence, turmoil, slaughter, death taking place in various places in the world. Dorothy, I have this message for you. Today marked the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941). A day that changed the mindset of America. A day etched in the hearts and minds of a generation whose lives changed that very day.......
God's miracles of intervention
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I am reflecting upon and I remember very well, It was two years ago to the day, on a Monday, when I was driving home with my grandchildren from my daughter's, then, new lake home when Satan attempted to "take us out." I was, but a short distance from my daughter's home, traveling down a dirt road in the afternoon and in front of me, I could only see dark dark shadows and could not see the road at all. I looked off in the distance and I could see in front of me trees and a lake. All of a sudden, I realized I was directly in a curve of the road. What to do. Must be an instant response. I took my foot off the gas and turned the steering wheel as far to the left as I could. Somehow, with God's help, I made it around the curve with my car fish tailing back and forth and......
Time - when did time begin according to jesus (sermon part 2)
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There are those who believe there is a “time” gap between verse 1 and verse 2 of Genesis 1. One reason is to account for the fall of Satan. First, no form of measurement for tracking time was put in place by God before Day 1 of the creation week. Next, l will share the Assembly of God's discussion concerning this belief. I am reading from the text of the course Old Testament Survey, page 22: The Gap Theory Supporters of the gap theory think that a time gap occurred between the first two verses of Genesis. That is, they believe Genesis 1:1 shows God's first creation, which was afterward destroyed by God's judgment. Verse 2 then describes a dark, fallen creation many years later. Some refer to the prophecy against “the prince of Tyre” in Ezekiel 29, linking......
Time - when it began according to jesus (sermon part 1)
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The year 4004 BC is when “Time” began, according to an article and conclusion provided by Answers in Genesis. A leader in the study of Genesis and the organization that has brought us the new Creation Museum in Kentucky. The conclusion is one I do support. It was God who gave mankind “Time.” God is not bound by time. He has always existed. He exists outside of “Time.” Angels exist outside of Time. Time and the way it would be measured came from God for mankind to make use of. God is the determiner of when “Time” began, not man and according to scripture, “Time” began about 6,000 years ago. It was about three weeks ago when the Holy Spirit started having me run through my mind over and over again such thoughts as: there is no such thing as......
My beloved, hear my gentle call
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Yesterday, July 7, 2014, I posted the prophetic message spoken, received and recorded on July 1st. Last evening at about 10 p.m., the Holy Spirit spoke and I recorded this message of the love of our Savior. Dorothy See what I have for you to see. Much is happening across the globe. Much confusion, much chaos. It will only increase as the days go by until I return in My glory to claim the earth and rescue My people. I have longed for the day to bring My people under My wings, to hold them near to Me. They rejected Me time and time again. Very soon a change will come. Eyes will open and hearts will be filled with joy when I am seen as their Savior. My dearly beloved, I am calling you to Myself. The days of trials and tribulation are upon the earth. It will cause some to turn away from Me.......
The cup of god's anger has reached its top
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When the Holy Spirit spoke this message on July 1, I did not want to share it because of the weightiness of its meaning. But, as I wrestled with this and God's instruction- "You must hear and obey what is spoken to you. Stand up and speak what I say."- and, I listen to news reports on Fox News, I must post this message. Dorothy - Hearken now to My voice. I will bring much discomfort and confusion in the days just ahead. People will be confounded as to what is happening. My heart is broken over the nations of the world that will not see who My Son is. My judgment is upon the world. My Son will scourge the nations as He was scourged at the cross. The cup of My anger has reached the top and will soon be overflowing unto the nations that reject Me and persecute My people. I will......
Christianity and america
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"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." - George Washington, First PresidentChristianity and America On Thursday, July 3rd, I delivered a sermon on Christianity and America at anAssisted Living Home in St. Peter, Minnesota. It was well received. Quotes from founders of America were what was highlighted."We recognize no sovereign but God, and no king but Jesus!"-- John Hancock, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and John Adams, Second President"It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.--Attributed to Patrick Henry, Governor of VirginiaWhat brought tears to my eyes is the proclamation made by......
God's goodness triumphant on earth
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Dorothy, I am near, right at the door, hear Me now as I speak these words to you. Never again will I look upon evil as has been done in the past. I am coming to end the influence of evil on the nations of the world. This world will end and a new beginning is on the horizon. I will not stop until Satan has been vanquished from the earth. Removed from the souls who have been under his control. He will not reign. He will have no place in the hearts or in the minds of those who have chosen the goodness of God over the wickedness of his influence. Triumphantly goodness and purity will occupy the earth. No more will evil have a foothold in people's lives. Beauty beyond belief is what is in store. My children will be filled with joy unending and will no longer recall the heartache of the......
Coming in the clouds
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Just before midnight on Pentecost Sunday (June 8, 2014), the Holy Spirit spoke within me the following phrase in such a way that it was like He was spelling it out slowly, so I would hear what He was saying very clearly. First, a picture flashed before my eyes and I did not even see what was in the picture then these words were spoken slowly and clearly in the Holy Spirit's "still small voice" I A M COMING IN THE CLOUDS FOR MY OWN We all know that Jesus is coming in the clouds according to Matthew 24 and also Revelation 1, but we do not know when. All I can say is what has been stated above. On this Pentecost evening, I had been reading Judges chapter 19 in God's Word and arguing in my mind concerning the mistreatment of women highlighted often in the Bible and thinking......
The church: the great multitude in revelation 7
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I have asked the question, who is this great multitude standing before the throne of God in Revelation 7: 9-17 if not “The Church” that has just been rescued and removed from the earth? Is this not “the rapture” ? If not “the rapture,” please explain how these souls in their new bodies clothed with white robes, this great multitude, all of a sudden is standing before the throne of God?Revelation 7:9-17 KJV9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the......
My hand is in control of earth's destiny
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Last evening as a result of receiving this prophetic message from the "still small voice" of the Holy Spirit, I experienced a sleepless, restless night. I definitely am not the bravest of people nor do I walk naturally with a good amount of self-confidence. It is only through my relationship with Jesus Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit within that I would have ever considered sharing the prophetic messages I have been receiving over the past two years. After receiving the two messages, one at the time we celebrated Passover in our church and the other on Easter, I believe the time has arrived to openly share these messages with the leaders and parishioners of my church. I have now prepared a Journal that includes 51 prophetic messages concerning the Last of Days recorded......
Number of days winding down
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Prophetic Message received and recorded on Tuesday 5-13-14 at about 12:10 a.m. Dorothy The number of days is winding down until My return. First to bring home My children who confess Me as Lord. Then, I will bring judgment upon the nations that have spoken and acted against My people, Israel. There is rumbling in the heavens and rumbling under the surface of the earth telling of My return. I AM SPEAKING. Will they listen before time runs out? My own hear My voice and come to Me for shelter in the storms that have come upon the earth. My anger is upon the nations and upon the people who reject Me and persecute My sons and daughters. The time is near when the trumpets will sound and judgment poured out. I have been patient desiring no one to perish. Many hearts are hardened and will not......
Harvest of souls for the kingdom
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“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38). We are not short of worshippers, tithers, teachers, or even preachers. But, where there is a shortage is in laborers - those who will obey the Great Commission.There is truly a double dilemna. Jesus commanded us to pray for laborers, but those who do not labor will not pray for laborers because their conscience will condemn their prayer. This is the first of four dreams with messages I experienced concerning the End of Days. I went through a period of seven months of revelation during which time I was dreamless except for four dreams with messages. Experienced during the early morning hours of Monday, February 19, 2002 Dream......
Holiness and righteousness will reign
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I have watched as people have responded to recent events. Some turn their attention toward Me and some curse the very Name of God. This season of storms will be very intense and of great abundance. There will not be a decrease but instead an increase in unusual weather patterns. There will be more historic storms and damage to property and the loss of life will increase until the end of the age. Nothing on earth will be considered normal. It will be confusing to the world. There will come the time when the people of earth will know I AM God and these storms are a sign of the end. My love is hastening these events. It is time to call My children home. It is time to put an end to the reign of evil. I will cleanse the earth and bring forth a new heaven and a new earth. A place where holiness......
Israel cries for deliverance
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Israel, Apple of God's Eye! Look and see what is in store for this world that has rejected Me and My Word. Peace is leaving and My peace will not be experienced again until I return and bring the nation of Israel into a state of glory. My eyes are fixed on her, My beloved, My betrothed, who was the Apple of My eye until her rebellion became too great. She is turning, she is moving toward her Maker and her eyes are being opened to the future. She will weep no more when I come to her and pursue her once more. Her sins will be forgiven and I claim her as My own. Weep no more, for the One you rejected, your Redeemer, comes to His people and draws them unto Himself. No more to wander in the darkness Israel made for herself because of disobedience to My voice. She is mine and I will receive......
Jesus the passover lamb
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Praise the Lord! Today is Passover, it began last evening (Monday evening). It is the day Jesus became the Passover Lamb of God who was sacrificed for the sins of mankind. Jesus, the Lamb of God, is the only way to the Father, the only way to Heaven. Hallelujah! I posted the above on the Wall of CB and on Facebook on Tuesday, the day of Passover. A dear niece of mine made the following comment: Technically, Passover is a Jewish holiday, which signifies the escape of the Jews from the slavery of the Pharaoh. More specifically, the Pass Over week is designed to remind the Jews of when the Angel of Death Passed Over the houses of the Jews and the Eqyptians, killing the firstborn son in any house that did not have lambs blood painted on the mantle of the door. It has nothing to do with the......
Jesus is calling us home
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Today Passover begins. This evening we will observe a blood moon.I cannot express with words concerning the content of this prophetic message. I am in tears this morning, I am rejoicing. I am in awe of the Lord. I am speechless. Prophetic Message spoken on 4-14-14 and received at 12:14 a.m. Dorothy, listen now to these words. I am bringing you wisdom for the future, for the days ahead that will be faced by My peoples. You will observe My glory and My wrath unfold. It is written “My saints will see My face and recognize Me as their Lord. I will occupy the minds and hearts of My children. They wll fall down before Me and cry out Abba Father.” I am coming to claim and reveal to the world My sons and daughters who are walking uprightly in My sight. I will not linger much longer. The......
Did you know that . . .
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In the mail this morning came a booklet filled with ads for various businesses in the area. What caught my eye was at the top and bottom of each page were statements of "odd" things that could respond to the question "Did you know that?" I picked three that can be directly related to God's Word. 1) Did you know that "According to a recent survey, only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star." Did you know that? In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 (NKJV) It was not until Day 4 of God's week of Creation that God went to work at creating what we see in the "heavens". 14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and......
The shepherd is calling
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Hear Me now as I speak to the masses of people who hold My Words in contempt. Punishment is being called for by the behavior of mankind toward its Creator. I have been patient, loving, kind and good. My love never ends and includes the cleansing of this sin-filled world. Sin will not stand in My Kingdom. It will be destroyed. My justice will speak. The world will be judged according to the works of the flesh. I can not lie. Righteousness will reign when My Son returns to rule over My people. These are those who have been chosen out of this world as they have chosen Me over the world. The life I give freely lives within their hearts. They hear the Voice of My Son calling them home to their pasture where like sheep they find their shelter, their protection and their very being. They are......
Revisiting prophetic messages - nations imploding - intensity of storms
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Last evening, once again, the evening news was filled with the civil uprising happening in the Ukraine and about the historic weather we have been experiencing that just does not seem to want to come to an end.This has brought to mind, some of the prophetic messages I have recorded since August of 2012. I came under criticism here on ChristianBlog concerning the discussion of what a true prophet is supposed to be. I must point to what Peter preached in Acts 2: 14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 'And it shall......
Jesus says love me
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Hear My voice as I speak wisdom to this world. My love has no bounds. It is given freely to all who love Me and heed what I command. I came into the world for the purpose of saving the lost from the judgment and great wrath to come. The time of wrath to be poured out upon this sin corrupted planet is nearing, closer and closer. Love Me more than you love the things of the world. Love Me more than the lust in your hearts. The pleasures found on earth do not compare to the pleasures found in Heaven. A place has been prepared and I am coming to take the sons and daughters of God home with Me. All promises I have made will be kept. Do not question the Word. It is truth. All must be fulfilled as is recorded in the Words of My book. I am the vine and you are My branches. Bear fruit for the......
Something satan cannot do
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I was enthralled with the message of pastor's sermon this past Sunday because it reaffirmed what I believe and understand. He was pointing out what we believe. As he was sharing “what we believe” as an Assemblies of God Fellowship, one point he made really popped out at me. Something, I had not thought about in this way. The point concerns the one thing Satan cannot do. Romans 10:9-13 tells us what we must do to be saved.9 if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction......
Displeasing to god
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I am troubled by the working of lawlessness that I see among those who say they love Me and will follow Me. They have come to the point of deceiving themselves, to believe they can do what they want to do without consequence. My Word tells all sin is sin and to follow the ways of the world is displeasing to Me. Depart, I say, from these ways. Return to Me and walk in pureness of heart. My Son paid for the souls of many. He did not come so that My own could do as they will. Set yourself apart from the world. I am displeased with many. Consequences follow acts of sinful disobedience. I am the Lord and My Ways for My people are to be instilled in the hearts of those who follow Me. I am displeased by the lack of action by those who claim to love Me. Are they being obedient to My Word. I say,......
A january 21 day fast
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Our church does a 21 day Fast during the first month of the New Year. We are following the example of Daniel who fasted at the beginning of the New Year, Jewish calendar. Even though each who participate in the fast can decide what food sacrifice they want to make during the fast, the Daniel Fast is the one many will follow. Basically, in scripture, we are told Daniel's Fast consisted of no pleasant breads, no meats and no alcohol. Within the idea of pleasant bread we include sweets. So our pastor suggests no meats, no sweets and no alcohol. Also, in January, we do Take Up The Sword where the entire Bible is read outloud in church over a period of 76 hours. Participants sign up for one hour time slots. And, we are holding a week of prayer. We will have daily prayer services from......
Exploring the origin of demons
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And He (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. .. . And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils... Mark 16:13, 17.Jesus states very clearly those "that believe, in My name shall they cast out devils." Part of our calling to witness includes casting out devils, also referred to in different translations as unclean spirits, evil spirits and demons. I believe the most accurate description would be unclean spirits. In this discussion, however, I will use what I think is the most commonly used name today, demons.Many believe demons are fallen angels. I do not believe this to be true. In this writing I will share where the Holy Spirit has taken me and the understanding I now believe.Angels......
Great displays across the skies overhead
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Welcoming in the New Year came with somewhat of a jolt as I sat before the Lord at about 1 a.m. listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit as He spoke within me. I was hoping for an uplifting message. The following prophetic message can be viewed, perhaps, in one of two ways. As warning to unbelievers or as a blessing of anticipation for believers in Jesus Christ awaiting His return. Dorothy hear Me as I speak to the nations. The time is coming soon, the time has arrived for great signs to be displayed across the skies overhead. You will be alarmed at the magnitude of these displays. I will bring great confusion to the minds of many as their rejection of Me and My Word grows and grows. My patience is waning. My wrath is imminent. I will not stop until I have satisfied My anger. Warnings of......
Reflection: a christmas time blessing
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My grandson, Anwar, will be celebrating his 10th birthday this week, on December 19, 2013. I would like to share a writing I did, slightly revised, in 2003 about Christmas and his birth. In the fall of 2003, I was checking into the possibility of offering a Christian version of the Christmas Tour Program that I had been offering at the historic W. W. Mayo House for over 20 years. I wanted to offer the program to families and youth groups of local churches. I knew I needed to run this by the southern district manager of the Minnesota Historical Society. I made two unsuccessful attempts to gain approval. It became too late to pursue the possibility further for 2003. So, I considered other alternatives and decided to revise the content and format of the program and offer a Christmas program......
Every green trees - to worship false gods
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By 2005, I had become so convicted of how offensive the “celebration” part of Christmas is to God that in my heart there was a number of things I just could no longer do. Decorating a Christmas tree is one of those things I just can no longer do. Yesterday, I even tried to talk myself into decorating a really small tree with just battery operated candles on it. The idea being, Jesus IS the light of the world. I have tried to talk myself into something like this every Christmas since 2005, but I just cannot do it. This conviction of the heart, I believe, does not translate to a spirit of “bah humbug” at Christmas. Everything from the Christmas tree and its decorations to Christmas colors to holly and mistletoe to Christmas wreaths to candle lighting to singing carols to......
Respond to my calling
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I am the Light of the world shining brightly into dark places. My eyes see inside the souls of people. I see both good and evil. Your heart needs to become pure. Your soul needs to yield to My teachings. Your life must become mine to do with as I will. The days are winding down and there is much work to be done. I need My sons and daughters responding to My voice. Be still and listen as I bring instruction to you. The harvest is plentiful. It is time to bring many souls into the Kingdom. Time for action. The movement of the Spirit is mighty upon the Earth. Yield to and move with the Spirit. There is much work to be done. Hear Me speak to your soul and obey My commands. I am coming soon. Be ready. Respond to My calling. Spoken by Holy Spirit and recorded at 11:40 p.m. On Wednesday,......
Oh, blind and weary souls
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My Voice cries out in the wilderness. The wilderness of the minds of the lost is alarming. They do not hear, but, instead shut up their minds to My Voice calling out to them. Oh, blind and weary souls, what must I do so that you will hear? You're sad, you're depressed, you're tired of your wicked ways, yet still you will not hear Me calling to you. Oh, weary souls, why do you fight against My Spirit? Remove the barriers of your soul. Call out to Me and I will bring you peace of mind and a renewed spirit within you. I am meek. I am kind. I am gentle. And, I am pure. I cry out to you. Hear My Voice and let Me come into your heart where I belong. Your soul cannot rest without receiving Me. I cry out to you who are heavy laden and weary from the burdens of life without Me. I am......
I surrender all - my sermon (part 2)
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I invite you to continue reading the sermon delivered on October 27, 2013, I Surrender All2. THE HOLY SPIRIT'S ENABLES YOU - HE DRAWS YOU TO JESUS CHRIST Everyone who has repented and given their life to Jesus Christ, I believe, recognizes through their own experience, that it is the Holy Spirit who works to draw a person to Jesus Christ. I have shared how God calls you to Himself. The Holy Spirit awakens you to your need for a Savior and enables you to come to a point of repentance and puts in you the desire to surrender to God. Each and every person is born with the desire to sin. Referred to as a sinful nature that we have all inherited from "Adam." Because of the bondage of this desire to sin, no person is able to come to God on his or her own. Paul emphasizes this......
I surrender all - my sermon (part 1)
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I invite you to read the sermon I delivered at the Sunday evening service on October 27, 2013 I Surrender All Sermon / Outline Format Romans 13:11-12 (ASV) 11 And this, knowing the season, that already it is time for you to awake out of sleep: for now is salvation nearer to us than when we first believed.12 The night is far spent, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Jesus awakened me from a state of slumber when I was 56 years old, 12 years ago. This awakening began with Jesus audibly calling out my name in March of 2001. I was awakened with a feeling of urgency a sense that Jesus had something He wanted me to do. Over an 18 month period of time the Holy Spirit provided three ministry revelations.Each revelation......
My voice breaks through to dying world
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Prophetic Message recorded on October 31, 2013, at about 11:15 p.m. Dorothy the sound of My voice breaks through many barriers as it makes its way into man's ears. I speak but they do not hear. I speak again and they turn away and listen to other sounds. Be still world and hear My voice calling out to the multitudes who are dying in their sins. My voice will echo in the mountains, sound like the thunder in a storm and bellow like a tuba being overplayed in an orchestra. Hear My voice people of the world. Salvation is at hand to those who will listen. My Son shed His blood so that you might live. Jesus is His Name. The only Name that will save sinners. Quit mocking My Son ye evil doers. It stirs up wrath that will be poured on those who have abused His sacrifice. His Name will not be......
Gift of tongues
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In late January of 2002, I was participating in a Bible Study. The material we were exploring was titled "Becoming a Vessel God Can Use." As we were studying together, this message popped off of one of the pages of the book. God LONGS to have a personal relationship with His children, even more than He wants us to serve Him. The knowledge that God literally longed for an intimate relationship impacted me greatly. I had been working hard to obey the assignment the Holy Spirit had revealed and was devoting more time to trying to do what I thought God wanted me to do than I was spending time rejoicing and enjoying my relationship with Him. I put aside everything I had been working on and spent the next several weeks just expressing love, sitting in God's presence and exploring......
True or false convert
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In a post by Ray Comfort, he asks: Are you a true convert or a false convert? I became a true convert when I gave my life to Jesus Christ, 12 years ago, October 2, 2001. I put my hand to the plow and have not looked back since. I have an intimate, personal relationship with the Lord and Savior, the most important and special relationship a person can ever have. I know who I am in Jesus Christ. My life has reason and purpose. And, my eternal life living in the very presence of God is assured. Deep joy fills my soul! Ray Comfort wrote: It is fairly common to hear someone give a testimony by saying something like: “I gave my heart to Jesus when I was a child. Then I fell away from the Lord and became involved in drugs, robbery, rape, murder, pornography, gambling, adultery, extortion,......
Rotator cuff injury and healing
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A sister in Christ wrote this today on Facebook "Rotator cuff injury. That explains why I haven't been able to raise my left arm or put it behind my back, and the episodes of excruciating pain. Since June." This is the comment I wrote back to her: Alena, allow me to share a healing experience with you concerning a rotator cuff problem. My brother called me in May one day a few years back and told me how much he was suffering from pain and had been told he would need to have rotator cuff surgery. The Holy Spirit had been deeply convicting me that Jesus wanted us to understand that His atonement for man's sin included healing. "By His stripes I am healed." I told my brother, Jesus really really wants us to understand this. I told him of the miracle my daughter......
Healing: a doubting heart or biblical faith
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As I have been studying an internship course, I came to a discussion titled A Doubting Heart. It gave me some thoughts to ponder on. A doubting heart is more than an uncertain heart. Because, an uncertain heart seeks direction. But, a doubting heart rejects the direction it has already received. God's Word tells us that by His stripes we are/were healed. This work has already been done. Jesus finished it at the cross. It is part of Christ's atonement for sin. To doubt is to place into question what you have already received from God. On our spiritual journeys, the doubting heart demonstrates the reluctance to follow the path God has revealed. FAITH believes God will do as He has spoken. Many of us operate from a more dangerous definition of faith and present this idea to others.......
Jesus' voice calling into the darkness
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My Voice calls out into the darkness. Come to Me now before it is too late. Come to Me now before My wrath is poured out upon this evil wicked world. I am calling out of the darkness those who can see Me as the Savior, the One who can save you from the wrath that is to come. My Voice will come like thunder blaring across the sky and shaking the Earth. Heed My Voice, I call out to you. Do not wait any longer. Turn to Me now and give Me your very life. I am your refuge in the storm that the Earth faces. I am your shelter. I am the only safe place for you to hide. Hide yourself from the world that will be shaken from within and without. I am calling out to this dying world. Hear Me. Come to Me. Peace is found only in Me. Jesus is My Name. I gave My life for you so you can spend eternity with......
God has numbered the days
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The prophetic words spoken within me by the Holy Spirit and recorded this morning, Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 12:50 a.m. Dorothy let Me lead you into some of My private thoughts. The days are numbered according to the will of My Father. He has chosen what those numbers are to be. I am doing and acting according to the plan that is eternally under His control. The numbers are adding up to the finality of this stage of His plan. Know that the days are numbered and the end is soon to come. The Earth shall pass away, My words are eternal. Suffering and death have been numbered. The days this will be allowed are winding down. Look forward My children to life without suffering and not seeing death in front of you. The days are numbered for the Earth. Events are already pre-determined and......
Major event will shake the world
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I do not believe this prophetic message should be ignored. When the Holy Spirit speaks such a warning and a promise, it needs to be heard in our hearts and minds. Spoken by Holy Spirit and recorded at about 12:15 a.m. today, Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Dorothy - My presence is upon you. Hear now and listen to what I say. Shortely, a major event will violate the overwhelming activities going on in the Middle East. It will shake the world to its very core. Fear is only for those who are rejecting My existence. Those who know and love Me have no reason to fear. I am the Great Shepherd who protects His flock. Hold on to this truth. Do not doubt Me and My words. I am the Great I AM, only good faces My people. Suffering in the flesh will remain until My return to claim My own. Life eternal is......
Cataract surgery reminds me of the ten lepers
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As I am going through the experience of having cateract surgery on each of my eyes, it has reminded me of the story of the Ten Lepers. From Luke 17 beginning at verse 11 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us! 14 So when He saw them, He said to them, Go, show yourselves to the priests. And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And ONE of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and WITH A LOUD VOICE GLORIFIED GOD, 16 and FELL DOWN ON HIS FACE AT HIS FEET, GIVING HIM THANKS. And he was a Samaritan. 17 So Jesus answered and said, Were......
Light found only through jesus
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My voice cries out in the darkness ready to bring light to the hearts of many.  I am not far off.  I am near to all who will seek to find Me. Darkness cannot overcome you when you seek Me with your whole heart. The world is fast declining.  People are preferring the darkness over the light of God and His Word.  There are many who will turn from this darkness toward the light of life.  I am calling out to the world.  Receive the light of life.  Walk in its splendor, in its magnificence, in its warmth.  Its truth brings eternal life with it. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the giver of life.  Light can only be found in Me. Spoken by the Holy Spirit and recorded at 11:40 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013. John 1: 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light......
Dating of fossils is circular reasoning
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The rationale scientists use in determining the age of a fossil is simply a form of circular reasoning.  The result is made up in the mind's of people. Circular reasoning:  You  determine the age of a fossil by the rock layer it is discovered in.  You determine the age of the rock layer by the fossils you find contained in that layer.  It seems pretty silly to me. The vast majority of fossils are discovered in sedimentary layers of rock.  They are discovered to be in the order in which the creatures died and were covered over by sediment.  This occured during the great upheaval of the worldwide flood of Noah's day, which the Bible dates to about 4,400 years ago. The duration of the time Noah, his family and the creatures God saved by bringing into the Ark, totaled a......
Jesus and israel's awakening
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Prophetic message: Hear My voice as I speak these words of wisdom to you. In the days ahead much suffering, much distress, and much devastation will continue to take place.  People are blinded to the knowledge that these are events leading up to the return of Israel as My chosen.  Israel has been asleep through the period of The Church. The time has come for Israel to come out of its slumber. My people will have their sins forgiven and their eyes will see Me for who I am.  I am the Lord their God and Messiah.  Their hearts will soon leap for joy as the truth becomes known within them.  I am there, near to Israel, ready to welcome My people home. Israel can not be defeated. Jerusalem can not fall into the hands of Israel's foes. No longer will My eyes wander away from My chosen......
A mighty movement and the spirit
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Over the past few weeks, I have had my heart and mind focused on the planning, preparation and action needed to be taken to bring a summer children's program to the church I am a member of. Last evening, the Holy Spirit kept nudging me and I knew it was time to sit quietly before Jesus and spend some time with Him. At about 1 a.m. this morning, Thursday, July 18, the Holy Spirit spoke within me and I recorded this message. Dorothy sit near to Me as I speak to you. Many days are coming when mighty events will be taking place. Wars and rumors of wars are becoming more and more common place. These things must take place in preparation of the end that will come to present day earth. Nothing is new under the sun, all has been revealed in My Word about My return. Don't hide in fear......
I am calling out to you
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I am crying out to you like one in the wilderness in search of its home. Where are My people who call Me Lord? Are they lost in the wilderness of the attractiveness of the world? Are they lost in the cities that are filled with iniquities? Answer Me, I am calling out to you. Put aside your foolishness. Put aside earthly pleasures. You are Mine. I call you out of this world. Let go and become obedient to My call. No more entanglements, no more strongholds. You are released from the burden you carry for the world. My flock belongs to Me. See Me. Come to Me. I Am the answer, and not the things of this world. I am calling out My Own to live their life for Me. You are chosen out of this world. I claim you as My Own. Hear Me calling to you. Heed My call. Come to Me. I am waiting to take you......
Mighty in my ways
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It is time to put aside all foolish thoughts and ambitions that are not in line with the work I have called you to do. My face is turned toward those who truly love Me and do not falter with false ideas about that love. I am Mighty in My Ways and those who follow Me must yield themselves to My strength. Your faith and trust must be unwavering. Not blown about from day to day. My sons and daughters need to be focused on Me and who I Am instead of on who they think I am or who they want Me to be. I am Almighty God. There are no other Gods except Me. Know and understand what this means. Come to grips with Who I Am. The things of the world must become dim and undersireable to the hearts of the Children of GOD. My favor is poured out to those who honor Me as God, as Lord, as Savior of the......
Prophetic words recorded: america awaken to my words
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I speak words of rebuke toward the actions of America's judicial and governing bodies. Their actions are against the very truth of My Words. Evil is being called good and good evil. These actions feed the fury of anger building toward the wrath that will be poured out in days ahead. Much of America is suffering because of the dulling of the minds and hearts of its people. Many have little knowledge of who I am and instead worship themselves and their fleshly lusts. Everyone needs Me. There are great numbers of those who can not or do not choose to see Me. I WILL bring an awakening to America through those who have yielded their life to Me. I will lead and guide them in the spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. There will be a growing and a fervent desire placed into......
Prophetic message: take in my voice, speak my name
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The Holy Spirit spoke and I recorded this message on June 19, 2013, at about 11:30 p.m. Dorothy, My voice can only be heard by those who yield their life to Me. I am the Alpha. I am the Omega and I am speaking to My children. Hear Me, open the ears of your soul to take in My voice. I speak of a time soon to come when the noise will be so great that only those who have chosen Me above all others will be able to hear Me speak. There is much sorrow on the horizon for America and for many around the world. The warnings I am sending to Earth are not being heard. Open your ears, open your hearts and listen to the voice within you. Know the time is running short. Much destruction, must heartache is coming. There is peace, there is joy, there is a sense of great love flowing to My children who......
Prophetic message: the shaking earth
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The Holy Spirit spoke this brief message within me and I recorded it just before midnight last evening, June 6, 2013. Dorothy, I break through the noise around you in order for you to hear Me. I am watching disturbances take hold of the Earth. My hand is in control of what is occurring and will be restricting the damage that is being done. Times will continue growing darker and more and more disturbance will shake the Earth. It is time for these things to take place. I will just mention that there is a lot of noise going on around me right now that has my attention. The Holy Spirit never fails to bring a message when I feel His nudge. This evening, I believe, He is telling me to renew my focus on hearing Him speak. We cannot escape the shaking of the Earth or the damage that is taking......
Neurochemicals and the marriage bond
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And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man." Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:21-24 Discovering how our minds were designed to operate by our magnificent Creator reveals the truth in the way we were and are intended to live. God wired and designed our brains to bond ourselves with the person we marry. Bonding Man and Woman for Life There are several neurochemical processes......
Prophetic words: my voice cries out
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This is what I recorded as the Holy Spirit spoke within me early this morning, May 26, 2013, just after midnight. Dorothy I hear you and will respond to you. Night after night I wait for My children to call out to Me, but they are too busy to listen and obey My voice when I speak to them. They tell Me they love Me, but do not do what I ask. They fill their lives with what they desire and seek My blessings on doing their own will instead of Mine. I only have My children's interests at heart, but yet even My Own want to do things their way. I am paid lip service by most who claim to believe in Me. Lip service but no fruit for the kingdom. My voice cries out, but will it be heard? Be still and know that I am God. Be quiet before Me and I will speak to you. Hear Me and know Me. I reach......
Creation six ordinary days
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Why do I believe God Created the Heavens and the Earth and all of life on Earth in six ordinary days is explained in this lesson I just finished preparing for my Kid's Church class that I will teach on Sunday, May 26, 2013. The entire Old Testament serves as God's confirmation of this truth. Exodus 20: 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. The Bible provides proof from God that each day of His Creation week is to be understood as a regular, ordinary day and NOT as an extended length of time. The word "day" (yom in Hebrew) is used a total of 2,301 Times in the Old Testament of the Bible. The chart shows the uses of the word "day" (yom) in the Old Testament outside of Genesis......
Lost and found will power
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In the Garden of Eden, Adam's actions said "God not Your will be done, but, my will be done." Adam and Eve "lost will power" for all of mankind on the day forbidden fruit was eaten from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. What I mean by "lost will power" is that the "power" that comes with doing and living God's Will was lost. Genesis 2: 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit......
Prophetic message: feed my sheep
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Early this morning, 12:50 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2013, the Holy Spirit spoke within me this message which I recorded as it was being spoken. Dorothy, I, the Lord Jesus am calling out to you. Feed My sheep with the Word of God. Be not shy but bold for there is much to do as the days count down. Rise up all who are asleep. My voice needs to be heard among the nations. I am but a short time away from bringing judgment to the Earth. The harvest is ripe and I need My children reaping from what has been grown. The Holy Spirit is at work in multitudes of people preparing them to receive the Word of truth. Go to the ends of the Earth. Speak boldly My words of salvation for the soul. Speak and do not be silent. Go and do not look back. My words are like honey in a bitter world filled with lies and......
Command from jesus: go now into the world
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Last evening, as I felt the nudge of the Holy Spirit, I sat in God's presence ready to receive a prophetic message. Since August of 2012, this has become more and more of a common occurrence. In August, I started receiving specific messages concerning the end of days, America and Israel. I have been waiting for a good number of years for the ministry assignment, mission and commission the Holy Spirit spoke through three revelations to become clear and to take shape. When the Holy Spirit spoke within me last evening (11:50 p.m., May 17, 2013), what He spoke did come as a surprise. He has now spoken and confirmed the commission Jesus prepared in advance for me. Jesus has now given the command to GO and Tell. This is what the Holy Spirit spoke within me: Dorothy this message has been......
Prophetic message: hear my voice speak over clamoring gongs
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The Holy Spirit spoke this message at about 12:30 a.m. this morning and I recorded it as it was being spoken. Dorothy - I am speaking. My voice is like thunder clapping and wind mightily blowing. I have force man cannot handle hearing. I speak like trumpets blowing. Why do I speak this way? Because to hear My voice I must shout through the layers of self will that surrounds many people. They will not hear Me because they think the answers are theirs to make. Stiff necked and hard of hearing are the majority of people. Tuned into their own selfish and self serving ways. How are these sound barriers broken down? By bringing people to their knees. To a point where their own self will can no longer prevail. They are like shells that echo and reverberate inside, but no one is home. How do you......
Prophetic message: my light cannot burn out
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Prophetic Message spoken within by the Holy Spirit and recorded on May 11, 2013. A moment of enlightenment. I am bringing to life a memory for you. One you will cherish forever. My light shines wherever it has been used by My children. It lights up the darkest places. Lights up the paths of those who follow after Me. Those in My light need not falter nor stumble nor even pause because they know I am leading them. I am the Good Shepherd and I know My sheep. They hear My voice and follow Me. I will lead them safely through the dark places. My light cannot burn out. Run to it and hold on to it through the rocky and rough terrain ahead. Keep your eyes on Me and look forward. The world around you is enjoying the darkness and rejects the light I bring for them. Evil days will grow more evil......
Juxtaposition of blood and cleansing
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In Revelation 7, the multitude standing before the throne of God had washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Apostle John said that the blood of Jesus Christ "cleanses from all sin." How is blood a cleansing agent? Blood is a soiling or staining agent, something we try to scrub off, not scrub with. Or is it spiritually? If you wish to grasp how blood is a cleansing agent, you can try this simple experiment. Using a blood pressure kit, wrap the cuff around your upper arm and have a friend pump it up to about 200 mm. of mercury, which is a sufficient amount of pressure to stop the flow of blood in your arm. Your arm will feel an uncomfortable tightness beneath the cuff. We have all experienced having our blood pressure checked. The revealing part of this......
Prophetic message: my arms are open to receive
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At 12:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, I received and recorded this prophetic message. With the challenge that took place earlier this day concerning what repentance is, I did not return to posting this message until tonight. I present it now exactly as it was received shortly after midnight this morning. Dorothy, hear Me speak. Today will be a day of revelation. A day when chaos is recognized and explained for you. My eyes are moving to and fro across the world. There is much stirring under the surface that is about to explode and add to the turmoil mankind has brought upon itself. My arms are open to receive those who turn their eyes toward Me and away from their earthly thoughts and desires. Life on earth is limited. Eternal life is unending. I offer eternal life to those who turn......
Prophetic message: call out to me in repentance
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This is the most recent prophetic message I have received. Spoken by the Holy Spirit and recorded late evening, Thursday, May 2, 2013. I was thinking of not posting it. But, was reminded, I must. Dorothy I am always near to you now, ready to guide and show you what you need to know as the days and hours wind down for mankind. You are waiting for another event to occur. It is on the horizon. It will not come as a great surprise to you. To others, yes, but not to you. You will sense within before it comes. Much chaos will result. Much finger-pointing will follow. Lies flow like a river from the mouths of those in charge. Truth becomes foreign to many. Satan works to have people speak with a twisted tongue. I am not seeing repentance flowing up from the earth. This works to ignite the......
Jesus: light of creation, light of new jerusalelm, no sun or moon
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Connecting the ending with the beginning sheds much light on God's original process of Creation. Jesus IS the Light at Creation and Jesus Lights our eternal home. No sun or moon involved when time and history began. No sun or moon needed in our eternal home. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. Revelation 21:23 Time and History Begins In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the......
Prophetic message: dark days surround us - light shines through
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To record the words spoken to me by the Holy Spirit is the promise I made to God. I know I must do this. I am sharing the prophetic message recorded last evening. My task includes bringing both good and evil to your attention. Recorded just before midnight, April 26, 2013. Dorothy receive what I speak. Another day and another event is coming. Hear Me speak. Much confusion, much suffering, much terror. These things can no longer be escaped. The world is being ambushed by evil; evil men and evil deeds. Few will be able to escape evil's grip. It is all around ready to grab hold of whomever's heart is open to its influence. Days are dark, very dark. My light does shine through this darkness. My children must rise for this occasion. The good news must be told by the young as well as......
Prophetic messages: much tragedy, signs, wonders, the end
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I was not going to share the two messages received Monday evening, but with what just happened this evening in West, Texas, the explosion at a fertilizer plant, I thought I needed to report these messages. Received and recorded late evening Monday, April 15, 2013. The day when the Boston Marathon bombings took place. Dorothy you are hearing My voice as I speak these words to you. Tragedy struck America today as I forewarned you. This is but one of many on the horizon. These events will be beyond belief. They are the work of Satanic forces. Evil will have its moment as the time for mankind on earth winds down. A new earth and a new heaven await as My Words reach their fulfillment. Prepare in your mind and spirit. Know that much tragedy is in the future before the end of evil is celebrated......
See him as he is
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Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2 (NKJV) Beginning at about 4 a.m. this morning, Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Holy Spirit began a time of teaching and revelation. He brought revelation and understanding to two different areas. In this blog, I will share revelation of understanding to what is being conveyed by "for we shall see Him as He is." I know in my mind I have pictured "we shall see Him as He is," in more of a physical sense. Wondering what it is we are going to look like in the physical kingdom of Heaven. At times, I have pictured some strange things, even wondering if God is who He is presented to be in......
Prophetic words: 3 messages in 3 evenings - eyes on harvest fields
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After the prophetic message received on Sunday evening, I pondered on the message thinking about how Jesus wanted me to "let the Holy Spirit have greater access so that I can respond more astutely." I decided that could mean I was to deliberately sit in His presence more often and seek to receive His Words. I felt drawn, once again, to sit last evening and record what was spoken within me. I will share these words with you. It does seem like this is a little bit farther into the future, but then again, things are speeding up in these last days. Recorded late evening, Monday, April 8, 2013 Dorothy - I am directing My attention toward you. Today is a day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad. The days of human history and the present earth are numbered. Do not dismay, but much......
Prophetic message: letter of instructions - end of days events
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After receiving the prophetic message I recorded on Saturday evening, April 6, the Holy Spirit spoke, what I am going to refer to as, a letter of revelation and instructions from Jesus on Sunday evening, April 7, 2013. It may seem a bit self-serving to post this "letter." But, instead, I believe it will prove helpful and useful for readers to at least have the opportunity to read it as events continue to unfold in these end days. Dorothy - I am near. This message I give to you. Do not rush into making determination about what is transpiritng as events unfold. I will show you what is happening. You will sense within what you need to know as the Holy Spirit guides you. Reach out to those in distress as the days come and go and people seem lost as to what to do. You will find Me......
Prophetic message: turmoil, fear, falsehoods spoken
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Among the reasons why I have decided to share this prophetic message spoken by the Holy Spirit within me, which I recorded shortly before midnight on April 6, 2013, are these: One week prior to the onset of the War in Iraq, I had a dream, which to me seemed to point to this being an event that would be used as part of the setting up for final events of the end days. See this blog that I reposted on the 10th anniversary of the war: Beginning of Iraq War 10 Years Ago: Reflection End of Age Dream When I learned how I could receive prophetic messages spoken by the Holy Spirit, God opened up this other door to me to hear Him speak. I began receiving specific prophetic messages about America and Israel in August of 2012. I received two prophetic messages, one concerning America and one......
Paul commands mutual submission between husbands and wives
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Paul took the Household Code and stood it on its ear when he wrote his letters to the Colossians and to the Ephesians from his prison cell in Rome. Read about Household Code in After Shared Tragedy: Woman's Destiny Living Under Household Code Paul commanded MUTUAL SUBMISSION. No longer should men rule like a despot, a ruler with absolute power. No longer should a husband use power or authority in cruel, unjust, or harmful ways as was often done under the Household Code. According to Paul, submission should be a two-way street. Paul said that God's purpose was to bring all things together in unity in Christ. He told believers, man and woman had the shared tragedy of sin, but now they are heirs together. There is equality at the foot of the Cross. Galatians 3:27-29 (NKJV) 27 For......
Beginning of iraq war 10 years ago: reflection end of age dream
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With the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the War in Iraq, I am sharing what I wrote in the first writing I posted on my then website about this dream. It was the fifth dream I received concerning the End of the Age. I still stand firm on the belief that the War in Iraq was an event God used in His process of setting up for the final End of the Age events. Dream Concerning: Wars and Rumors of Wars-Nation Against Nation, Kingdom Against Kingdom Matthew 24: 6-8 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, see that ye be not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in diverse places. All these are the beginning of sorrows KJV......
"i will not be moved"
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Last evening, I found myself still up and it was about 1 a.m. I finally decided I need to get some sleep. I had been listening to, rejoicing in, moving with the music, re-listening to and singing along with Bible Songs for children. Probably, singing along with about 30 different songs. I was having a most wonderful time praising and worshipping while becoming totally involved with these Bible songs and their messages. I am preparing to introduce sing-a-long sessions to my Kid's Church classes. In our church, the children sing with their parents in the church service before being dismissed to go to Kid's Church. I realized that these young people are not learning and experiencing the many awesome Bible songs that, for example, I grew up with and still cherish. So, we are going......
Spiritual revival is coming to the valley - part 2 conclusion
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Many people have been receiving revelations, some for a good number of years, about a spiritual revival that is to break out in the Minnesota River Valley along the Highway 169 corridor. A strong confirmation was spoken on this past Sunday evening that for me answers a number of questions and gives direction to the calling Jesus has planned and prepared to be fulfilled. I am sharing early steps and revelations to provide encouragement for all Christians reading this two-part series. A major spiritual revival IS coming to the Valley, to America. You MUST read part one of this two part series in order to follow what is being shared beyond this point. You may click on this link: Spiritual Revival Is Coming To The Valley After I received the second dream with message, I went on to experience......
Sometimes, god does send and command storms
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When my granddaughter was about five years old, she was riding with me and it was raining. Ashley does not like storms. She asked, "Grandma, did (or does) God make storms?" There was a pause as I thought about her question. Finally, I responded by saying if there had been no sin there would be no storms. It is man's sin against God that made storms. Much of this blog is being written to counter a blog by a dear brother, tchable, titled False Prophecy Is False Prophecy No Matter Intent in which he calls prophetic messages I have recorded and posted as false prophecy. Obviously, I am in total disagreement. Sometimes, God does send and command storms. Bill Koenig, author of Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel, points out that nine of the 10 costliest......
Spiritual revival is coming to the valley
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Last evening at church, (Thursday, March 7, 2013) I received strong confirmation provided through a minister who received his first, a most awesome, vision at the age of six. He knew nothing about the book of Revelation. Basically, he saw in the vision Jesus riding a white horse followed by His Holy Ones on white horses behind them Angels and Heaven open revealing the city of pure gold, New Jerusalem. He has had a prophetic gift ever since. He grew up in North Dakota and now lives in Texas. He keeps being attracted to and spends time in the Minnesota River Valley along the Highway 169 corridor with the key location he visits being Le Sueur (where I live). He comes because he knows a major revival is to rise up and spread through the valley from here-north to Minneapolis and south into......
The word at creation
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At Creation God the Father spoke The Word and the Spirit of God moved. And, it was so. I used this as the approach to teaching children in Kids Church about The Trinity of God working in harmony at the creation of heaven and earth. I hope you will visualize our awesome Trinity - One God in Three Persons - at work. Genesis 1: God Spoke THE WORD 3 And God the Father, spoke The Word and said, LET THERE BE LIGHT: AND THERE WAS LIGHT. And, the Spirit moved. 6 And God the Father, spoke The Word and said, LET THERE BE A FIRMAMENT IN THE MIDST OF THE WATERS, AND LET IT DIVIDE THE WATERS FROM THE WATERS. And, the Spirit moved. 9 And God the Father, spoke The Word and said, LET THE WATERS UNDER THE HEAVEN BE GATHERED TOGETHER UNTO ONE PLACE, AND LET THE DRY LAND APPEAR: AND IT WAS SO. And, the......
Seven women "deacons" identified in scripture
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Did Jesus allow women to minister? Yes. Evidence in the Gospel is clear. Women ministered both to and with Jesus. The verb diakoneo is associated with seven women in the Gospel narratives. This is the same verb that describes the ministry of seven men appointed to leadership in the early church. The seven men described by the verb diakoneo is translated deacon or minister. Acts 6: 3-6 3Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; 4 but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” 5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and......
Jesus trusts women as evangelists according to scripture
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A few days ago when I was waterwalking in the swimming pool at the local Community Center, it hit me, and I related this thought to a retired female associate pastor who is part of our faithful group of waterwalkers, that seminaries in the not to distant past were doing the exact same thing that the rabbis did to all women at the time of Jesus. They were excluding them from educational opportunites to study the teachings of the Word of God. Should a woman, just because she is a woman, ever ever be denied the opportunity to study and grow in the knowledge and understanding of God's Word? See previous blog Mary and Martha, Two Women Taught by Jesus, Considered Not Kosher The First Evangelists Jesus certainly did not think so! He taught women, both in public and private, and He trusted......
Shared destiy: adam and eve sinned in unity
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Notice in scripture that God did not give mankind dominion over the earth until both man and woman had been created. Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” God's mandate was for both man and woman to rule over all......
My power and my might will continue to be displayed - prophetic messages
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Winter storms continue to ravage America and have struck a record number of states during the month of February. These storms have brought heavy snow, high winds, blizzard conditions, power outages, tornados, destruction and much devastation. They seem to just keep coming. Each one is reported to be history making. I want to direct your attention to two of the prophetic messages I have recorded. See what has been highlighted in bold print and what is underlined. The Holy Spirit informs us these storms are to be seen as signs that are leading up to the time of the return of Jesus Christ. October 30, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy (I believe this history making hurricane is, also, being predicted and is part of prophetic messages I recorded on August 18, 2012, about America, and on September 25,......
Mary and martha, two women taught by jesus, considered not kosher
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Mary Was Taught at the Feet of Jesus Jesus taught women in pulbic places and He also taught women in private settings. At the home of Martha and Mary, sisters of Lazarus, Luke tells us Mary “sat at the Lord's feet” listening to what He said. To “sit at the feet” of a teacher was a common expression used to show the formal mentoring relations between a rabbi and his disciple. Luke is indirectly telling his readers that Mary was taking a position typical of a rabbinic pupil. It's the same expression Paul used to describe his education under Gamaliel. The “Mishnah” a collection of rabbinical teachings, that included oral traditions,reads: “Let thy house be a meeting-house for the Sages and (pupils) sit amid the dust of their feet and drink......
Giant asteroid killed off the dinosaurs? - no this is not truth
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Last Friday, when a meteor exploded over Russia and another hugh asteroid flew by Earth within 17,000 miles, three times I heard news media make the statement, paraphrased: "65 million years ago, the dinosaurs were killed off by a giant asteroid colliding with Earth." I wanted to scream "No, No, No, quit repeating this lie over and over again. Dinosaurs were not killed off because of a giant asteroid hitting Earth." The event that killed off most of the dinosaurs was the Worldwide Flood of Noah's time. This event, according to the genealogies found in God's Word, took place about 4,300 to 4,400 years ago. Over and over again, time after time, people are being told and accept the idea that millions of years ago a giant asteroid brought about the extinction of......
The trinity of god: jesus, the expression of god
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God in three persons blessed Trinity. We sing this in church, but what does it mean when we say God in three persons? I believe the following perspective of the Trinity of God is accurate and, also, endearing. I wrote this in November of 2006 and just ran across it in my personal archives as I was preparing a lesson on the Trinity of God and The Word for Kid's Church this Sunday. God reveals the Trinity of God to us in Genesis 1: 1- 4: 1 In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. (God the Father = the Creative Mind of God) 2 And the earth was without form, and void: and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (God the Holy Spirit = the Movement or Action of God) 3 And God said. Let there be light; and there was......
Daughter of abraham
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How did Jesus challenge the double standards of rabbis? One example can be found in Luke 13:10-17 where we read about Jesus healing a crippled woman in front of a synagogue, and, on a Sabbath. One day when Jesus was teaching in a synagogue, He spotted a crippled woman, who was bent over double. Jesus called her forward to the very front of the synagogue. He laid His hands on her and she immediately stood up straight, completely healed. Oh my, what had Jesus just done? By the time of Jesus, women had been completely marginalized in places of worship. Women were relegated to the back of the synagogue separated from the men. The invitation to the crippled woman stuck out against the male monopoly of public worship. When Jesus put her in the spot light, right down in front of the whole......
Once again my might will be displayed
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Two nights ago, Tuesday, February 5, I received and recorded a prophetic message. I have made the decision to share it with CB friends and other readers. Dorothy - Hear Me this evening as I bring this news to you. My might is going to once again be displayed similar to the storm that hit the east coast. Much damage will occur. Electric power outages, winds, storm and blizard conditions. It will bring treacherous weather conditions. You will know it is generated by Me as others will not. Watch for changing weather patterns. The storm is already on its way. Watch and witness My might. A storm not easily pushed aside. It will stand out among other storms. Weather patterns and conditions will continue to be a sign of My nearing return. Dorothy revgenlink...
Prophetic message: a day of testing
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Whether to post this message or not has been circulating through me since I received and recorded it, word for word, on Friday, January 11, 2013. Those who have read the recent series on Miracles of Healing, that I have now deleted (except for Letter 2), should know a little about what the discord and what the content of this message concerns. In my heart, I believe the Holy Spirit is encouraging the sharing of this, especially with those who have been so supportive and of such encouragement to me as I have recorded and been sharing prophetic messages since August of 2012. This is the most intimate, personal message, Jesus through the Holy Spirit has spoken to me. Dorothy – Hear Me calling out to you. A day of testing has been thrust upon you. Do not shrink away, but instead look......
Prophetic occurrences: flu outbreak, shootings, hurricane sandy
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It is with no pleasure that I turn your attention to the happenings that keep coming and coming and relate these occurrences with the prophetic messages that I have been recording since August of 2012. I would be amiss if I did not draw your attention to what I am convinced is included in these prophetic messages. The flu and pneumonia outbreak ceasing hold of America; the tragic, horrific shootings, especially the shooting of 20 of our precious children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook, Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut ; and the superstorm, Hurricane Sandy that struck the east coast with so much devastation are included within these prophetic messages. These events are coming as warnings from God. And, they will keep coming until man bows before God. In other words, until the end of......
Flu, viruses do not belong to you: stand on the victory christ won for us
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Quit trying to win victory over sickness and sin. Jesus Christ already won that victory for us. Believers in Jesus must learn to stand in His Victory. To "receive" forgiveness and "receive" healing through His Victory. You can stand, for yourself and your children, in Christ's Victory against this epidemic of the flu virus that is sweeping across America. Jesus Christ at the cross took man's sin into His body. Jesus Christ at the cross took our sicknesses, diseases and infirmities into His body. Through Jesus Christ's shedding of blood - His suffering, crucifixion, death, descent to hell and His resurrection - God 's requirement of the shedding of innocent blood for man's rebellion toward Him was satisfied. Jesus purchased those whom God has......
Sickness does not belong to me-i belong to jesus: pneumonia??
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When I wrote the first blog with the title Sickness Does Not Belong to Me, I Belong to Jesus, I had been sick for four days. I have now been sick for some ten days. On Thursday, January 3, when I went in to see my family doctor to follow the progress of blood sugar levels for diabetes, I told the doctor I had been sick since Christmas. He listened to my back and said, you have pnemonia. I have never had pneumonia in my entire life. I am going to be 68 years old this month. To say the least, I did not receive this news very well. Pneumonia and being elderly do not go well together at all! But, instead of feeling sorry for myself, I felt a great sense of shame and I cried on the way home. Why, did I feel ashamed? Because of the knowledge and understanding that lives within me concerning......
Miracles of healing: the dear billy letters (letter 2)
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Dear Billy, In your comment to my first letter, you posed this question "I wonder why you want to keep others out of the exchanges?" The answer to this is multi-faceted. First, this is intended to be an exchange between the two of us with the purpose of being of help in the receiving of a healing miracle for your knee. However, these writings are meant to be of benefit to all readers. Its purpose does not include an emphasis on expressing doctrinal viewpoints. There has been, on a number of occasions, open hostility expressed toward healing ministries and judgment cast upon assumed content even before, example, a blog series is written. Second, healing miracles are very dear and precious to me. Healing miracles have played and continue to play a very deep and intimate role in my......
Sickness does not belong to me - i belong to jesus
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Over the course of the next several weeks, I will be writing blogs titled Miracles of Healing: The Dear Billy Letters. I have been preparing in my heart for this venture sharing knowledge, understanding and experiences with billyb in the hope and belief that he can divert having to have surgery and receive miracles of healing. I will be posting an introductory letter in one or two days. The purpose of this post is to tell you that for the first time in two years, I have been sick for about four days. Sickness does not belong to me, I belong to Jesus Christ. The sad thing is I allowed access to Satan and thus have become sick. My grandson, whom I have had in my home every day since he became sick, which I have concluded must have been a pretty nasty virus. He basically has been sick and......
Christmas time reflection: i was hugged by jesus
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The events of the fall of 2008 highlighted the ending of a season and the birth of a new season in my walk with Jesus. The feeling of my serving two masters became intense. With the desire to follow and serve Jesus only and fully, I chose to retire after 35 years of public service working with a Minnesota historic site. The W. W. Mayo House Christmas Tour Program is discussed in this blog: The Root Origins of The "Celebration" of Christmas Revisited In 2004, I had founded and began operation of a ministry and a small Christian gift shop. In the late fall of 2008, I moved out of the physical space used for the ministry's operation and back into my home. And, to my surprise, I made the decision to leave my local church in September of 2008. I had made the heart commitment to......
"celebration" of christmas: commandments broken - 3rd, 4th commandments
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The "Celebration" of Christmas - Four Of The Ten Commandments Broken-Part 3 A From my original writings of 2006. (Part 2 of this series - Commandment 2 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. Exodus 20:4 - the Christmas tree - I posted a blog recently from my original writings, link below) Commandment 3 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. Exodus 20:7 Many think the use of the name of God, Jesus or Christ in a profane manner is what this commandment means. Such use is only a small part of what it entails. According to the Webster Dictionary, the word vain means: 1) having no real value or significance; worthless, empty, idle, hollow, etc. 2) without force or effect; futile,......
Prophetic message: exploitation of the birth of jesus
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I knew last evening that the Holy Spirit had a message He wanted me to record and share, so I sat In God’s presence and received and recorded this message of prophetic wisdom. Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at about 9:30 p.m. Dorothy, Hear My voice as I speak these words of wisdom to you. I came into the world as a baby born in a humble state and placed in a lowly manger. What has happened with My birth has been a violation of the most sacred vows between humanity and Me. I came as a servant to mankind. I came as a shepherd for My sheep. I came as a sacrifice for the sin of mankind. I did not come so people can revel in their own lusts and passions. I am meek. I am gentle. I am kind. I am the Savior. The fruit of My children is to be likened unto Me and not to be of this world......
The root origins of the "celebration" of christmas revisited
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Yesterday, I received a request to become a friend on Facebook to a Wilma who lives in Anyang, Kyonggi-Do, So. Korea. I noticed she had indicated she was a Christian. After I confirmed her as a friend, I returned to her information and her timeline page opened up to me. I saw that she had recently posted a link to a blog I had posted on ChristianBlog way back on December 6, 2009. CB can and does make the world just a little bit smaller. I am reposting that blog as originally written and posted. The "Celebration" Part of Christmas is Today a Full-blown Pagan Celebration I wrote a series about the origin of Christmas celebration traditions in 2006 that I will share here on CB over the course of the next few weeks. (Note: I will do this over the next few days) The......
A nation weeps over the slaughter of young children
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. . .How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. Matthew 23: 37 This verse recorded in both Matthew and Luke is what came to my mind as I took in and listened to the news reports and openly wept over the horrific slaughter of some 26 people. None of us can have a heart understanding of how something like this heinous act of evil, that occurred in the beautiful, quiet, close knit community of Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School, could possibly have taken place in America. For some ten years now I have known that much persecution, loss of life, much sadness would come to this nation and the world before the return of Jesus Christ. God has been preparing me for these difficult days leading up to......
The "celebration" of christmas: the christmas tree?
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Commandment 2: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. Exodus 20:4 Preparing for Christmas in 2001 had me struggling with decorating my home and a Christmas tree. I had given my life to Jesus Christ on October 2, 2001. How should I decorate? I purchased a manger scene and set it up on my dining room buffet. I put lights on an artificial tree, but set aside many decorations and ornaments deeming them inappropriate to honoring Jesus Christ and His birth. After Christmas, when it was time to take down the decorations, I found I did not want to remove the manger scene from my buffet and decided to leave it up as a reminder of Christ’s birth year round. It has been on my buffet ever since. Over the next two years, I purchased some manger scene ornaments, angel ornaments and a set......
Prophetic message: prepare for attacks on america
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Received and recorded this prophetic message on the evening of Friday, December 7, 2012. Dorothy, I have this message for you. Today marked the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941). A day that changed the mindset of America. A day etched in the hearts and minds of a generation whose lives changed that very day. A day such as this is again facing the nation of America. A day no one is prepared for. No one wants to recognize it could happen to America. An unexpected attack that will take the lives of many people will happen in the near future. (My spirit is saying less than a year, but not certain.) It will change the mindset of America. Many will turn to Me for the first time. As will many turn their backs toward Me. America's future has many bleak days ahead......
You are sinless, you are healed (part 4) - sin unseen after justification?
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Repentance of the heart with confession of sin toward God results in becoming justified before God. You are seen by God just as if you had never sinned. Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.(NKJV) So, what about the sin committed after being reconciled (in peace) with God and justified before God? How can God see your sin? The answer is He no longer sees you as a sinner, but, instead you are seen as......
Prophetic message: israel, more persecution to come
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Spoken by Holy Spirit and recorded Thursday, November 30, 2012, at about 11:15 p.m. Today, Palestinians were given the go ahead that will bring more persecution to Israel through the nations surrounding Israel and much of the rest of the world. My people are going to suffer for who they are and will be looked upon as shameful in the eyes of others. I am with Israel. End time events are unfolding. There will be little rest in the Middle East as the nations battle within themselves and their hatred toward Israel keeps heating up. This hatred will lead to the downfall of the nations. I have promised My chosen the land I gave as an inheritance to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. No nation can any longer take this land from Israel. Israel will suffer persecution and the loss of life but remain the......
Hobby lobby - a christian running a business on christian principles
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This letter of testimony has been approved to share with all contacts. What Hobby Lobby is up against. A Letter from Hobby Lobby Stores CEO By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn't much bigger than most people's living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God's word. From there,Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation's largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family. We're Christians, and we run......
The seven spirits of god
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Have you ever wondered what the Seven Spirits of God is referring to in the book of Revelation? We find this reference in Revelation 1:4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, In Revelation 3:3 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: Revelation 4:5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And Revelation 5:5-7(NKJV) 5 But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the......
You are sinless, you are healed, part 3
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The series began by introducing the revelation of the message to be focused on. That message is recognizing the direct association between the forgivenss of sin and physical wholeness-healing-wellness. Jesus equated forgiveness of sin directly with the miracle of physical healing (see part 1). Luke 5:23 Jesus speaking "Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’?" Forgiveness of sin and physical healing go hand in hand. There is a direct association according to these words spoken by Jesus. Can you see the direct association between forgiveness of sin and healing in Isaiah 53:5-6 and 1 Peter 2:24(NKJV)? Isaiah 53: 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for......
Prophetic message: israel - my face has turned to my people
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I am now posting the prophetic message I recorded given to me on November 15, 2012. The Holy Spirit told me to hold this to myself until I was instructed to post it. I have received another prophetic message that I will be posting later today. Dorothy - Israel is under attack and My voice is speaking to My people. Their mission will be successful at this point but unrest will be the norm. I will bring nations against Israel and this will be a motivator for what is happening. My people Israel are being awakened in My Way and in My Time. Do not rush your thoughts. Do not bring this message yet to others. I want you to know My hand is directing the events taking place. My people belong to Me and they will soon recognize who I am. My face has turned to My people. Their thoughts will turn to......
Christians of america bowed to idolatry, exile is babylon
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Because of your detestable idols, I will punish you like I have never punished anyone before or ever will again. – Ezekiel 5:9 The Bible verse of the day from CBN. This was applied to Israel. The content of the verse reminded me of the burden that I have been carrying in my heart for several years. America has been ignorant of and/or has turned a blind eye to the very cause of its own decline. Of its own downfall. Our exile is a Babylon of our own making. I participated in Bible Study Fellowship, a program offering seven years of study. One year, the study focused on the history of Israel and the Minor Prophets. There was a revelation that hit me so strongly concerning the repeating downfall of Israel. Israel has an ever-lasting covenant with God. Time and time again Israel rebelled......
The message of salvation
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As I read another's blog on the subject of salvation, I decided to look for an easier way of presenting the message of salvation and discovered the following: An Easy Explanation of Biblical Salvation Biblical salvation is God's way of providing His people deliverance from sin and spiritual death through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament, the concept of salvation is rooted in Israel's deliverance from Egypt in the Book of Exodus. The New Testament reveals the source of salvation in Jesus Christ. By faith in Jesus Christ, believers are saved from God's judgment of sin and its consequence - eternal death. When Adam and Eve rebelled, man became separated from God through sin. The holiness of God required punishment and payment for sin, which was......
You are sinless, you are healed (part 2)
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The truth of the "Good News" of Jesus Christ has been watered down. In some cases, watered down to the point of no longer resembling the truth of scripture. In this series, I am working to impress upon you the truth that with genuine repentance of the heart, Jesus has power to and does forgive all of your sin. He does this at the moment of repentance. All of your sin includes all past, present and future sins. Jesus does not do this over and over again. He paid the "price of sin" once and for all. Jesus extends forgiveness once, not over and over again, to each and to all who repent and come to Him. With the forgiveness of all sin, you have been justified before God, seen as if you have never sinned. Before God, you are sinless. You are seen by God to be without sin.......
You are sinless, you are healed (part 1)
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The title is being used to draw you into this blog and its message. The title contains a true message to all believers IN Jesus Christ. I will share with you explanation of this truth. I implore you to read this full series. The bottom line message is "where there is no sin there is no sickness and no disease." On Friday evening, November 9, 2012, as I humbled myself before God and in prayer asked for the prophetic message from Jesus that He wanted me to receive, this is what the Holy Spirit spoke within me. Dorothy - Sit before Me and still your heart. Rest in Me and I will bless you and your service to Me. Keep listening as I speak. Tomorrow you will receive a message that you are to respond to. Listen to Me as I instruct you in that response. You will be enlightened in spirit......
The time is now
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"The time is 'NOW' that you are to be consecrated to Me. Things are speeding up. A CHANGE is coming." These are the words the Holy Spirit spoke within me on August 18, 2012. Then, beginning on August 28 and now on-going, the Holy Spirit has been delivering Prophetic Messages that I have recorded and posted here on ChristianBlog. On Monday, September 24, Jesus gave me instructions to start writing blogs on the topics He gives to me and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The message: Dorothy, I have this message for you. Bring yourself to Me to hear the Words I am speaking. You are to go to work writing blogs on the topics I give to you. The Holy Spirit will openly guide you. Publish them as I put them into your mind and heart. Be not afraid to write what I tell you......
Election: the holy spirit spoke "i will bring change to america"
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This morning I sent the following e-mail message to my pastor concerning the results and meaning of the election. The results as they unfolded last evening were very depressing and very confusing. As I have shared prophetic messages, I have believed that Mitt Romney was to win the presidency. However, it has been demonstrated that this is not so. I had a few tough hours during the night and God let me go through some moments of doubt, despair and confusion. But, at about 7 a.m., God took the confusion and turned it into understanding. It involves His ways verses our ways. Three times in the prophetic messages I received and recorded, the Holy Spirit spoke of a change coming to America. At about 7 a.m. He drew my attention to these messages: "The election will bring change to the......
Prophetic message: my church must be pure, must be holy, i will come soon
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Today I was preparing for the sermon I will deliver this Sunday morning at the Nursing Home. Since so much emphasis recently has been on the devastation of hurricane Sandy and on the election, I wanted to present an uplifting message to my little but very special "congregation" of residents of the Nursing Home. I happened across an awesome sermon on Heaven that I slighty changed to title to Heaven Will Be Worth It. Since last January, as I have done before I preach a sermon, I have asked our Lord for a prophetic word to share at the service. This evening, I asked for a word for the Nursing Home service or about anything having to do with the other Prophetic Messages I have been receiving. To my surprise, this prophetic message is about Jesus and His return, and, I realize, it......
America, israel, the world-the prophetic messages i have recorded
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To see with greater clarity how the Prophetic Messages the Holy Spirit has spoken within me all weave together, I have decided to post them together in date order as one blog writing. Received and recorded from August 28 through November 2, 2012. Prophetic Message God Allowing Time For Nation to Repent-August 28, 2012 The world is going through a shaking because of the sin of man. I am no where to be found in their thinking or plans. Lip service is all that I receive. Man has become boastful in all they do and say. God Bless America with their lips, but not with their hearts. I will allow time for repentance, but the hour is short. Repent or suffer My judgment on this nation that once knew and honored Me. The election will bring change to the country. My hand is upon all that is......
Prophetic message: my anger is being fueled
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The Holy Spirit spoke this message and I recorded it at 2:30 p.m. on November 2, 2012. Dorothy, I am speaking. Disaster has come to America as a warning of what still lies ahead. My call is for America to repent of its wicked ways. My anger is being fueled by the disobedience of mankind. My created creatures do not see me as the Creator. Many do not see Me at all. They worship themselves, their material wealth, their possessions, their toys, and do abominable things to defile themselves before My eyes. I am a God of mercy and compassion to those who humble themselves before Me. To those who recognize Me as LORD over all of Creation. My Words come as a stumbling block to many. I sent My Son in the flesh to pay the price for the sinful rebellion of man. The wickedness on Earth is calling......
Prophetic message: my people must learn the meaning of fear the lord
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A few minutes ago the Holy Spirit nudged me and I knew He was about to give me a message so I got a pen and paper and sat before the Lord and asked in prayer to receive His message. This is what He spoke within me: Dorothy - My hand has come across America and has brought destruction and devastation with it. The people of America no longer fear Me, no longer honor Me, no longer think they need Me. I am near and My anger is aroused. As this storm has worked its way along the coast and inland what is heard on news stations are people saying we made it through and we will rebuild. No mention of My name is uttered from their lips. My power and My might will continue to be demonstrated until the people see me as the source of this devastation. I am the Lord God Almighty. My people need to......
One man and one woman become one flesh
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This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, for she was taken out of Man. Genesis 2:23 The first human words recorded in Bible are a love song. You could say when Adam looked at what God had given to be with him, he said "Wow!" Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 Woman was made from man in order to complete man. When a man and woman marry they are joined together and God says (once again) man and woman become one flesh. The very first covenant God made with mankind was the covenant of marriage. Only the joining of one man to one woman can become one flesh in the eyes of God. Who are we to violate what God instituted? Marriage is between one man and one......
Superstorm hits america, prophetic message: take notice of my might
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With this superstorm hitting the East Coast, America IS receiving a direct warning from God. "Take notice of My might." I received and recorded this prophetic message on August 28,2012. As God states: "Heed My warning." Prophetic Message: "The world is going through a shaking because of the sin of man. I am no where to be found in their thinking or plans. Lip service is all that I receive. Man has become boastful in all they do and say. God Bless America with their lips, but not with their hearts. I will allow time for repentance, but the hour is short. Repent or suffer My judgment on this nation that once knew and honored Me. The election will bring change to the country. My hand is upon all that is happening. See what transpires. Take notice of My might. Take......
Made in the image of god: the god kind
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Taking one month off after having a stroke, I am now back teaching Kid's Church one Sunday per month. One area of focus that I have been called to teach on is Genesis 1-11. This morning, October 28, 2012, the subject I based the lesson on was what happened on Day 6 of the Creation Week. The God Kind In Genesis 1, for Day 5 and Day 6, God uses the phrase "according to its kind" 7 times (NKJV) as He talks about His creation of sea creatures, birds, and land animals. But, when God comes to His making and forming man and woman, scripture tells us clearly in Genesis 1:26-27 (NKJV) that God made man and woman in His own image and likeness. 26 “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air,......
40 days = november 4, 2012: is frankenstorm a sign?
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God is about to demonstrate something powerful. The Holy Spirit provided the following prophetic message on the day when Yom Kippur started in the evening. I shared this message at that time and am offering it again as we approach the completion of 40 days. Forty days from the onset of Yom Kippur = Sunday, November 4, 2012: Prophetic Word My chosen people will be awakened by My voice in 40 days. They have been asleep since My Son was rejected and hung on a cross in payment for the forgiveness of the sin of many, both Jew and Gentile. I speak now to tell you what is about to happen. In 40 days, the Spirit will move through the nation of Israel and other lands where those who are among My chosen will begin their awakening. The time of Jacob's Trouble is coming. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob......
Will god call america again to the rescue of israel?
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Yom Kippur War, 1973 Egypt and Syria launched attacks against Israel on Yom Kippur, October 6, 1973, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. On Yom Kippur, the entire nation of Israel comes to a virtual standstill. It is a day for fasting, going to synagogue and refraining from the use of fire, electricity and communications systems. Israel could not have been more vulnerable to surprise attacks. What was Israel up against? 180 Israeli tanks faced over 1400 Syrian tanks. Closer to the Suez Canal, a mere 436 Israeli infantry were poised to fight over 80,000 Egyptian soldiers. The attacks by Egypt and Syria were backed by nine Arab states, as well as the Soviet Union. By the second day, the slaughtering of Israeli troops and destruction of their equipment had been a great blow. Moshe Dayan......
Daily bible verse: romans 8:29-30
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All who have been born again in Jesus Christ are predestined to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ. God called each of us to Him. Each of us are justified (just as if we had never sinned) through our repentance and then being washed by the blood of Jesus Christ. And, as each of us go through the process of being conformed to the likeness of Jesus and meet Jesus face to face, each of us are and will be glorified. What a glorious time it is indeed as Jesus already reveals Himself to us in so many ways. How awesome. Give yourself. Wholeheartedly commit yourself to Jesus Christ today. You will never ever want to go back to the time when you did not know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. Praise and thank you Jesus. All glory to God, through Jesus Christ. revgenlink...
America made a covenant with god
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America was founded on a covenant made with God at Cape Henry in 1607. Let us, sons and daughters of God in America, recommit this land, America, to Jesus Christ. On the evening of Tuesday, August 28th, the Holy Spirit spoke and I recorded this prophetic word: The world is going through a shaking because of the sin of man. I am no where to be found in their thinking or plans. Lip service is all that I receive. Man has become boastful in all they do and say. God Bless America with their lips, but not with their hearts. I will allow time for repentance, but the hour is short. Repent or suffer My judgment on this nation that once knew and honored Me. The election will bring change to the country. My hand is upon all that is happening. See what transpires. Take notice of My might. Take......
My re-birth day: 11 years ago today, i was born again in jesus christ
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Today, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 is my 11th Re-Birthday. It was on a Tuesday, eleven years ago, at about 12:30 a.m on October 2, 2001, that I came into a right relationship with God. I called out to God, seeking forgiveness for my sin and repented, turning away from my rebellion toward God. I gave my self and my life to God and made the committment to follow and serve Jesus for the rest of my life. For the first time in many many years I wept. I wept for two and a half hours. I literally felt the Holy Spirit enter my body where He took up residence. My spirit was quickened. When I awakened in the morning, I experienced peace. The kind of peace that passeth all understanding. I awakened with a great hunger for the Word of God. This hunger for the Word and its truth remains with me today. It......
Message: a song of rejoicing
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This evening the Holy Spirit spoke this message: Dorothy, I am about to speak to you. Hear My words as I call you before Me. I am going to sing a new song with My chosen people. A song of rejoicing, filled with praise. A new song as My Son is seen and recognized as the Messiah. Join in sons and daughters of God. Join in with prayer and praise as the eyes of a nation are opened. As my chosen ones are no longer blind. They will hear with their ears and see with their eyes. Rejoice in the Lord all saints. Recorded at about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 revgenlink...
Message: time appointed for evil to end
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Received and recorded this message: Dorothy, I am near to you. Today begins a countdown to events that are showering the world. Many nations are being shaken because of their evil lusts. Watch as they tumble. Financial ruin is widespread. Violence will increase as nations implode from within. You will see evil crushing evil as people rise up against each other. This is only a beginning of what will take place, as the words of the prophets have spoken beforehand. Day by day My eyes are upon the Earth. Just as in the beginning I numbered the days of creation, I have appointed and numbered the days until evil comes to its end. I am the Almighty. I will avenge My children. Spoken by Holy Spirit and recorded at about 6 p.m. September 28, 2012. revgenlink...
Message spoken: now be consecrated to me
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What I am sharing through the following testimony is the direction God is taking my life and service to Jesus Christ. It is summarizing events over a period of time from August 18, 2012 to today, September 27, 2012. 1) On the weekend of August 18th, I was at my daughter's lake home and had nodded off while two of my young grandsons were watching a DVD. It was one of the Star Wars movies. When I woke up, the scene unfolding was about Skywalker's turn to the dark side. I had this alert flow through my body as will happen when evil is sensed and shortly thereafter the Holy Spirit in His "still small voice" spoke this: It is NOW that you are to be consecrated to Me. Things are speeding up. There is a CHANGE coming. When the Holy Spirit said NOW, I believe God was telling......
Message on yom kippur: no more blasphemy
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The Holy Spirit just spoke this message: My chosen people fasted on the Day of Atonement as a way of remembering their sin toward Me. My Son was sent in the flesh to be the atoner of the world. He bore all of mans' sin in His body to bring forgiveness to many. To all who would and will receive Him as Master, as Lord. The meaning of repentance has lost its sting. Jesus bore ALL sin. Repentance is turning from that sin back to obedience in following Me. Jesus is the role model. He is the teacher I sent into the world. His words, His teachings have been compromised by all who claim to follow Him. The Counselor sent by Jesus to His own must be heard. I will no longer tolerate the blasphemy spoken from pulpits. My Word is truth. It must be received as truth. I am God Almighty and My Son......
A stroke put into the hands of jesus
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This morning, September 13, I saw my local physician as part of the follow up to having a stroke. At the end of our visit, my doctor said, “it is a rare thing to not have ANY side effects from a stroke. Congratulations.” This was confirmation that I truly did experience a miracle. I had no side effects whatsoever as a result of suffering a stroke. On the drive to Emergency at ISJ Hospital in Mankato, Minnesota, with my mind pretty much in a confused state (expressive aphasia). I prayed: “Thank you Jesus for taking care of me and protecting me. I put myself into your hands.” With pure belief and trust, I knew to the core of my very being that Jesus would do just that. I was calm throughout the whole experience. Jesus was right there with me, all the way. Through my......
Choose: have a stroke or peel potatoes?
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That Saturday morning, (September 8th) everything seemed fine. I was getting ready to go to church to help “peel potatoes” for a Grandparent's Day service and lunch on September 9th. I had about 40 minutes before I needed to get going. So, I went to my computer and tried to enter the password to get into my side of the computer. I tried and tried to remember the password, but I could not. I tried to type what I thought might be my password but had difficulty even being able to type the letters. I knew something was not right. Next, I went to the phone in my living room to call my grandson, since he always plays on my computer and knows my password. When my daughter, Angie, answered the phone, I discovered I could only speak two or three words of a sentence and then the......
Stroke abated: clot buster works
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This past Saturday, September 8, I suffered a stroke just before 9 a.m. I realized I was in trouble when I tried to go out onto the internet and I just could not remember the password to get onto my computer. I tried and tried to think of it, and tried to type what I thought might be the password, but had much difficulty attempting to type what I was thinking. I soon realized, I could not speak full sentences. I could only speak two or three words and then the words locked up inside me. I did not have trouble thinking the words I wanted to say, but I could not express them. I discovered when I tried to write a note, all I could do was make a straight line. My husband realized what was happening to me, a thing called "expressive aphasia". His aunt had a stroke and this......
The supremacy of jesus christ: supreme head of church and reconciler
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In Corinthians 1:15-23, Paul exalts Christ and asserts His supremacy in a least four ways. The previous blog presented two of these ways: Christ is the supreme revelation of our invisible God and Christ is the firstborn over all creation. Part 1The Supremacy of Jesus Christ: Supreme Creator and Sustainer 1 Colossians 1:15-18 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may......
The supremacy of jesus christ: supreme creator and sustainer
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Apostle Paul uses a hymn extolling Jesus Christ as our supreme creator, sustainer and reconciler in his epistle to the Church at Colosse. Colossians 1: 15-18 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. In Jesus' day, those who navigated the seas understood the importance of fixed points of reference. Paul is telling us in these verses that......
Daily bible verse: isaiah 41:10
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Recently, I asked this question, "Did Satan just try to wipe me out?" A sort of long story follows. Go to end of blog for what happened. The story: My daughter and son-in-law purchased a lake home at the end of June. My husband and I are retired and have been invited to stay at the lake home any time. This is a year round home, but they are using it more like a cabin. I know that I know God has a purpose in mind for this lake home and its location. When my granddaughter was a young child, she stayed with us much of the first five years of her life and then, after starting school, stayed with us most weekends. She went with me to church attending Sunday School on a regular basis and she attended Bible Camp each summer until she was 9 years old. My daughter does not attend church.......
Honor god as our creator (sermon)
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The hymns we sang remind me “I Love to Tell the Story” of God and His Creation, whose “Wonderful Words of Life” spoken directly by God brought all of life into existence and how God placed the first man and woman, Adam and Eve “In The Garden” of Eden to tend and keep it. Thank you Lord for this time we have together. Thank you for your very presence here with us today. Open each heart dear Lord, give each of us attentive ears and minds to receive this message. In Jesus name, Amen. Genesis 1:27-28 tells us 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the......
God allowing time for nation to repent
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Last evening, August 28, 2012, God spoke and I recorded this prophetic word: The world is going through a shaking because of the sin of man. I am no where to be found in their thinking or plans. Lip service is all that I receive. Man has become boastful in all they do and say. God Bless America with their lips, but not with their hearts. I will allow time for repentance, but the hour is short. Repent or suffer My judgment on this nation that once knew and honored Me. The election will bring change to the country. My hand is upon all that is happening. See what transpires. Take notice of My might. Take warning of My anger toward America that rejects Me as Sovereign Lord thinking man can rebuild America by their own hands, under their own power and might. It will not happen without the......
Honoring god: creatures that defy evolution series
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Introduction to Series This past Sunday, August 26, 2012, the children in Kids Church were introduced to Day 6 of God's Week of Creation. Emphasis was placed on the creation of land animals with each creature created being created "according to its kind," as recorded in Genesis 1:24-25 (NKJV) and on Adam being given the privilege of naming birds and creatures of the field, Genesis 2:19-20. Genesis 1:24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.......
To those who will hear my words
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Be My voice to those who will hear My words. I gave My life so that those who believe in Me can have life and can have life to the fullest. Many fall short of sharing in the glory of God because they will not surrender all to Me. I am your strength, I am the One who comforts and cares for My adopted brothers and sisters who know Me as their Savior. I am all in all to those who believe and trust Me with their very life. For when you are weak, I am your strength. When you are troubled, I bring peace to your heart and soul. When you are in need, I provide all that you need. I redeemed the world at the cross, but so few know what this means. Your life, your hope, your very existence is in Me. And, I will never leave nor forsake My sheep. I am the Good and Faithful Shepherd. You are mine.......
Daily bible verse: proverbs 21:21
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Our righteousness is found in Jesus Christ. When we give our life over to God and place Jesus at the center of our life, God's love comes to live within us. The result is living life in abundance. As we honor God with our very life, we walk with honor. Seek first the Kingdom of God and everything that is truly needed Jesus provides. Jesus is what each and every person truly needs. He is everything! Great proverb. Great and awesome Lord and Savior. revgenlink...
Persuading mankind: it is improper to read the bible at schools
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America's Christian Roots Series Continued: 1789: Benjamin Rush "The great enemy of the salvation of man, in my opinion, never invented a more effective means of limiting Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible at schools." Now what is GOOD is referred to as harmful to our children's well-being. 1963: The Supreme Court Removal of Bible readings: "No state law or school board may require that passages from the Bible be read or that the Lord's Prayer be recited in public schools or a State at the beginning of each school day." The court went on to say, "If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could be and ... had been psychologically harmful to the [student]. Abington......
My second sermon to congregation: honor god as creator
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I am posting the sermon I presented on Sunday Evening, July 8, 2012 – Honor God As Creator Moving against the mainstream flow of popular beliefs is the focus of this evening’s sermon. Beliefs concerning God as Creator and Genesis 1 and 2 continue to be questioned and are under attack in one way or another by many Christians as well as by atheists and unbelievers. Trying to come up with a place to start as there are hours of testimony and teachings I could share, I decided to start near the beginning with testimony and revelations that the Holy Spirit has brought to me. I am going to work to convince you that Jesus has called me to engage the confusion and attitude surrounding God as Creator, His Creation and Genesis 1 and 2. Vision - Unsnarling Tangled Up Vine Branches I will......
Healing points supplement 1- renewing of the mind - rotator cuff miracle
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Healing Points Series Supplement: The "renewing of the mind" takes place within the believer and follower of Jesus Christ through the hearing and receiving of the uncompromised truth of the Word of God. The "renewing of the mind" for every person born again in Jesus Christ is critically important and does positively affect every aspect of your life. So, it is in the area of receiving miracles of healing. You must believe in order to receive! About five years ago one day in May, my older brother, Bill, called and told me about how he was suffering with such terrible pain in his shoulder. He said his doctor told him it was his rotator cuff and that in order to be rid of the pain, he would have to undergo surgery. I told my brother how the Holy Spirit has put deep into me......
The bible and education
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America's Christian Roots Series Continued Congress passed this resolution: “The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.” - United States Congress 1782 Noah Webster, American Schoolmaster - Educator to Children of the Founding Fathers "Education is useless without the Bible. The Bible was America’s basic text book in all fields. God’s Word, contained in the Bible, has furnrished all necessary rules to direct our conduct." Preface Noah Webster Dictionary, 1828 "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed ... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be......
Daily bible verse: joel 1:3
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I remember as a young child how I was influenced by my two great grandmothers on my mom's side of the family. I could just feel their faith in and their love for Jesus. I remember watching great grandma diligently read her Bible. I remember reading this simply written letter from my grandmother to her son that read: "be sure to tell your children about Jesus." I remember my grandparents demonstrating their Christian values and strong beliefs simply by the way they lived their lives. I remember my grandpa going over to the television set and turning it off as us kids were in the middle of watching The Lone Ranger. He gave my brother and I a very stern look of disapproval. I remember love just flowing from my mom to other people. It seemed she only knew how to love and never......
The gospel and jesus in founding states constitutions
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America's Christian Roots Series. As I was searching for material on the Christian roots of America, I discovered that all 50 states of the United States of America make reference to God in their Constitutions. I came across these very early Founding States constitutions that tell us the beliefs of the people and founding fathers of their states were strongly based on Christianity. These early documents express their strong belief and faith in Jesus, the truth of Scripture and the significance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. NEW ENGLAND CONFEDERATION CONSTITUTION: 1643, As covenanted together by the colonists of New Plymouth, New Haven, Massachusetts & Connecticut, stated, "The Articles of Confederation between the plantations under the government of Massachusetts, the......
Daily bible verse: revelation 21:6
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The verses before verse six tell of the new heaven and the new earth and Jerusalem coming down from heaven. Jesus is making the proclamation that His work that God had assigned for Him to do was "done." A few weeks back I wrote a blog on the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I had asked for revelation concerning what is the beginning and what is the end. This is my understanding: The beginning was when God spoke The Word for the first time in Scripture and said "Let there be light." The Word came forth in Genesis 1:3 and in due time became flesh. The Word became Jesus Christ as we are told in John 1. The end we are told about in 1 Corinthians 15: 20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For......
Healing points: #1-renewing the mind and measure of faith
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My belief is that the calling of God on my life includes the area of divine healing. Over the course of time, since I was born again in 2001, the Holy Spirit has been teaching and guiding in this area. He has provided a variety of miracle healing experiences that have aided His teachings by adding to understanding. What I would like to do is share a number of truths I have learned along this journey to date. A main purpose of this series is to offer a number of points intended to open your mind to "think soberly" what it is that you actually believe about healing and to consider how and if it lines up with God's Word. The renewing of the mind of everyone who is a believer is essential. Going from an earthly / carnal way of thinking to a supernatural / spiritual way of......
Mayflower compact 1620: beliefs expressed
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America's Christian Roots Series Excerpts from The Mayflower Compact, Signed by those aboard the Mayflower, November, 1620 “In the Name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten . . . having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, . . . a voyage to plant the first colony in northern Virginia; do by these present, solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic . . .” Three biblical truths those on board the Mayflower believed: (a) They believed the new nation would glorify God. (b) They believed the new nation would extend Christianity -- “the advancement of the Christian faith.” (c) They believed their authority came from God. They planted a......
God and america - prophetic word spoken 5-24-12
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As I was working on the preparation of a sermon for this Sunday, May 27, I prayed and asked God for a Prophetic Word to use or to speak anything He wanted to tell to me. He spoke and I wrote down this solemn message I am to share: Prophetic Word Spoken to Dorothy von Lehe on Thursday evening, 5-24-12. Today is a day set aside to honor those who have given their lives to insure freedom from oppression to the peoples of many lands. I have used the United States as a brother of many nations to free others from evil abuse at the hands of leaders who have little regard for the rights and sanctity of all human life. The United States has been favored by Me for a long time, but things are changing and not for the good. Your land was to be a land that honored Me. Your land was to be a land......
God and his universe
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Preparing for today's (Sunday) Kid's Church class, we are continuing discussion of Day 4 of God's week of Creation, I have looked over information about stars, galaxies, the Milky Way galaxy, the solar system, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteors. It became apparent very quickly that I know little about God's universe. I enjoyed and was blessed doing this research. Following is just a taste of the information: Did you know the estimates for the number of stars in the universe are beyond the trillions? Astronomers estimate our universe could be the home to 300 sextillion stars. This many: 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Did you know that in 1999, the estimate for the number of galaxies in the universe was 125 billion and with new discoveries is now believed to......
Holy spirit: convicts of sin, convicts of righteousness
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John 16: 7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see Me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. The other evening, I tuned into a Christian cable station and heard John 16: 7-11 being explained in a way that confirms and strengthens my understanding of the forgiveness of sin and of the righteousness we have in Jesus Christ. I just want to share these thoughts with readers. The Holy Spirit is the one who......
Daily bible verse: 2 peter 3:8-9
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Often I have written that each day (yom) of the Creation Week is a regular ordinary day and not an extended period of time. Often, a reader's comment will point to these verses. What is being discussed in 2 Peter 3 is how Earth was engulfed by water in the worldwide flood of Noah's time (about 4,400 years ago) and the Earth of today is going to be destroyed by fire. These actual verses are demonstrating God's restraint, His longsuffering, His patience toward us. The truth is that God does not want people to perish, but that everyone come to repentance. These verses are from the New Testament, written in Greek. In the Old Testament, written in Hebrew, every time the word day (yom) is qualified by any of these words - night, evening, morning or by a number - it always means a......
God is a god of order: in creation
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Get out of the muck. Proceed out of the fog. Cast aside thoughts of millions and billions of years. Do not acknowledge man's imaginative theories nor anything else that is contrary to God's Word and His Account of Creation. This will make it possible to see how in a simple and literal way God has demonstrated that from the very beginning of the history of mankind, He is a God of Order. The Holy Spirit very recently enabled me to see this: Genesis 1:1 serves as a simple straight forward introduction to the text that is to follow. It introduces the order in which God created the Heaven and the Earth. This becomes easier to see when one takes notice of how each succeeding section of scripture from Genesis 2:4 through Genesis 11 begins with an introductory phrase, "These are......
Daily bible verse: joshua 1:9
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On January 15th of this year, 2012, I preached my first sermon to the congregation of my church. It was actually the 15-20 or so that come to the Sunday night service mostly for the purpose of encouraging those who are part of the Ministers in the Making Studies Program. These M & M's are taking courses to become certified as pastors or to gain more knowledge and become more active as disciples of Jesus Christ. I used this verse, Joshua 1:9, as my opening prayer that evening. I do not know how I come across when I write, but in person my voice shakes and I may easily look like someone who is terrified. And, most certainly, at times, this is a discouragement. But, the Lord has demonstrated more than once that my strength and courage comes from Him. Even though my voice shakes a......
Daily bible verse: ephesians 4:32
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I just look at this passage and think of the many passages where God expresses His compassion toward us. He was full of compassion. He was moved with compassion. When we realize how compassionate God is, how can we NOT look upon forgiving each other, just as in Christ God has forgiven us. Romans 9:15 For He (God) saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Praise the Lord, God moved with compassion for us! 1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 1 John 3:17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? Psalm 78:38 But he,......
Ran down the hall at church
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Church was great yesterday. I had this Sunday off from preaching the Sunday service in a nearby Nursing Home and the Sunday off from teaching Kids Church on God's Account of Creation. I was able to be on time to attend a full church service. A husband and wife team were guest speakers and they talked about their missionary experiences. My good friend Liz and I were so uplifted and blessed by the message and the sharing of their experiences. We had a wonderful time of sharing on the twelve mile drive home. The Sunday evening service was a healing service led by this couple. When the prayers and healing in the Name of Jesus began, I started believing that I was to take off my shoes and run through the church. I told Liz and she said, Dorothy, you know you need to be obedient. So, I took......
Daily bible verse: revelation 3:15-16
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When I experienced rebirth, I was enabled to hear the "still small voice" of the Holy Spirit speak within me. As my spirit was quickened, a strong sense of urgency came over me, the sense that their was something Jesus wanted me to do. I prayed earnestly asking what it was He wanted me to do. About three weeks later, on October 27, 2001, the Holy Spirit spoke this assignment: Minister to children, Focus on the young for these "little ones" will become "lights" in the darkness, Expose the work of Satan, Focus on Eternity, Evangelistic, Far Reaching, Five Years. The next day, a Sunday, He elaborated on the steps to take to establish this ministry. The Holy Spirit spoke the following: Lay the foundation, Gather materials to use (The Holy Spirit said......
The making of eve
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So God created man in His own image,In the image of God He created him;Male and female He created them. When God was ready for the crowning touch of His Creation--mankind--Scripture breaks into poetry for the first time. Hebrew poetry is based on the rhythm of parallel ideas. The image of God is the emphasis of the first line. The second line builds on this, saying this image was true for all of mankind. Then, the third line crescendos, saying that mankind was created as male and female. Ephesians 2:10 We are God's workmanship. The Greek word for workmanship Paul used was the source of the English word poem. Humanity--man and woman together--was God's master poem! Serving Alongside, Not Underneath The Word of God tells us God designed woman as a help meet or a helper suitable for......
Are women to be silent in church? - no - paul and 1 corinthians 14:26-40
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1 Corinthians 14:26-40 is a well crafted piece of writing. The central message of this passage of scripture is God is a God of Order. Seeing how Paul has pulled his thoughts together will make the message clearer. Paul blended two literary devices - particularization and chiasm. PARTICULARIZATION is a common form of communication. In it a writer makes a general statement and then illustrates it with several specific examples. In this passage, Paul used particularization with a twist. He repeated his general principle or main idea three times: once at the beginning(14:26), again in the middle (14:33) and once again at the end of the passage(14:40). His main idea was that since God is a God of order, all should participate in Christian worship in an orderly and edifying way. Paul then......
Passover and firstfruits: jesus fulfills all
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The Feast of Unleavened Bread begins on Passover and lasts for seven days. The year our Lord, Jesus Christ, was crucified, Passover fell on a Thursday and began at sunset. That was the very evening Jesus celebrated a Passover meal with His disciples, prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, was arrested and in the early morning hours was tried and sentenced to die. By about 9 a.m. in the morning, Jesus had been nailed to the cross. Three days and three nights later, it was Sunday morning, the actual day the Feast of First Fruits was held. The Feast of First Fruits comes before the Feast of Unleavened Bread ends. For several hundred years, the Sunday morning after Passover was known to Christians as Resurrection Morning. Jesus Christ, the Passover Lamb, literally was sacrificed to redeem us......
Why no "it was good" after day 2 of creation
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Have you ever noticed that after Day 2 of the Creation week the phrase "it was good" does not appear. A couple of weeks ago, this was pointed out to me and after preparing the blog titled Jewish Midrash: Heaven and Earth Created Same Time, I believe I can provide an accurate reason why this phrase was not applied. It was for a simple reason. On Day 2, the waters were divided and a firmament was created. Genesis 1: 6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. On Day 2 God......
God's prophetic word: edifying messages
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Ministering Spiritual Gifts was the name of a workshop I participated in at our church during the third week of January. Session two was titled God Wants to Communicate. On that night the "activation" was "Writing the thoughts of God." The purpose was to develop confidence in hearing God's voice. "Writing the thoughts of God" is a meaningful method of hearing and recording God's communications to us personally. After doing this activation, I decided to ask God for an edifying prophetic word to share each time I deliver a sermon to the Nursing Home residents I serve. I conduct a service and deliver a sermon three out of four Sundays per month. God has been faithful in providing an edifying message each of the weeks since this workshop, and I have......
Jewish midrash: heaven and earth created same time
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This week I was seeking support from my pastor to advocate that in Genesis 1:2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters," the phrase "darkness was upon the face of the deep" is referring to space. The word deep in this verse is referring to space. Also, to begin to openly advocate that heaven and earth were created at the same time. My pastor mentioned Jewish Midrash, that something may be included in this critical form of interpretation of the Torah, the first five books of the Bible. I entered this into the search engine "Jewish Midrash Genesis-Creation of Heaven." The very first listing was as far as I had to look to discover this teaching and more: But......
Good and evil now reversed by laws of man
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Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20 Before the time of Moses, no law had been given by God. The reason God gave "The Law" was to teach mankind what God views as sin. "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster (tutor, guardian) to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith." Galatians 3:24 The following verses from Leviticus 18 and 20 provide us with the seriousness and the severity of God's viewpoint concerning acts of sexual immorality - adultery, fornication, incest. God calls sexual immorality evil and calls for blood, the death of those committing these abominable acts, or, for certain acts, banishment or childlessness.......
Prelude to the making of eve (genesis 2)
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As part of a series covering the first of six times the phrase "these are the generations of" is used as an introduction to the next section of Scripture (Genesis 2 through 11). The first time the phrase is used involves Genesis 2:4 through Genesis 4. Two blogs have been written so far in this series. Links are provided at end of blog. In this writing an answer to the following question is being offered: Genesis 2 is a different account of creation, with a different order, so how can the first chapter be accepted as teaching six literal days? Genesis Chapter 1 is an overview of the whole of creation. Genesis Chapter 2 is not a different account of creation. It provides a more detailed account of Day 6. It gives details surrounding the creation of the garden, the first man, the......
Signs announce the onset of the day of the lord
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In the last days, the wrath of God will be poured out during a specific period of time called The Day of the Lord. There are frequent Old Testament and New Testament references to this day of God's judgment upon the wicked. The Old Testament is where this day of God's wrath is first explained. The prophet Isaiah teaches us that during the Day of The Lord, "the pride of man will be humbled, and the loftiness of men will be abased, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day." Isaiah 2:17 Zephaniah tells us that during the Day of the Lord "all the earth will be devoured in the fire of His jealousy, for He will make a complete end, indeed a terrifying one, of all the inhabitants of the earth." Zephaniah 1:18 The Day of the Lord will come with great severity.......
Series these are the generations: the ground
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Part 1 God's Focus on the Ground--Discussion of Genesis 2:4 - Genesis 4:26 Six times a portion of Scripture is introduced by the phrase "these are the generations of" starting in Genesis Chapter 2 through Chapter 11. This series is going to explore each of the six sections of Scripture. First, Genesis 1 provides God's simple literal account of His six days of creation. He provides the order in which He created. Read Creation Series: Supplement Creation Six Ordinary Days Why does God speak of days in Genesis 1 then, with Genesis 2:4, refer to generations? A look at the first time the phrase "these are the generations of" is used is what is being offered in this writing. First time: These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in......
Answer to: "these are the generations" in genesis 2:4
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The whole Account of Creation found in Genesis 1 has been under offensive attack by both believers and unbelievers due to the deception and lies of Satan that are being accepted and circulated by mankind. Genesis 2:4 is one of the verses that seems to contribute to the overall confusion and to questioning whether or not God's Account of Creation in Genesis 1:1 through 2:3 is literally true. Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, The question simply asked is: How can the days of creation be interpreted literally as six ordinary, regular days when Genesis 2:4 refers to generations and not days? The simple answer is: Genesis 2:4 beginning with "these are the......
The alpha and the omega: what is the beginning? the end?
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Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Jesus refers to Himself as The Alpha and Omega a total of four times in Revelation. Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant when He declared to us He is the beginning and He is the end? Since Jesus tells us there was a beginning and He tells us there is an end, then, there must be an end / ending. The question is what is this end? I used to be quite concerned about what Jesus means by Omega, The End. I do believe the Holy Spirit has led me to the meaning of this declaration made by Jesus. And, of course, the answer is simply revealed to us in Scripture. First, I am Alpha, the beginning.. John 1:1-5 In the beginning was THE WORD and THE WORD was......
Sermon 2/5/12 in the beginning, water, light
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Prophetic Word received 2/2/12 and Presented at Nursing Home 2/5/12 Call to Worship Hear me O Lord as I call out to you this day. I have come to hear Your Word. I have come to worship You. My heart longs for you. My soul cries out to you. Hear my cries. Hear my cries. Dear Lord you are worthy of all our praise. Word (I would like for each of you to open your ears to hear this Word and receive it as if Jesus is speaking directly to you. Praise to you Jesus!) I am near, don t look afar, for I am here with you. My face is shining upon you and I will bring peace to each of you who look at me and turn your face toward me. You call me the Blessed Hope. Your hope for eternity rests in me. I am easy to find. Yield to the calling of your heart. Turn from your sinful ways. Give me your heart and I......
Spirit, soul and body and the light of jesus
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Sermon - Nursing Home 1/29/12 Prophetic Exaltation and Word received 1/26/12 spoken at Nursing Home 1/29/12 This is the day the Lord has made. Let us be blessed and rejoice together for the Lord God is with us in this place. He is our strength, He is our provider, He is our healer, He is our comforter. Let us bless His Holy Name as we gather together to worship our Lord Jesus Christ. I would like for each of you to open your ears to hear this Word and receive it as if Jesus is speaking directly to you. Praise to you Jesus! I am with you in this place. My hand is upon you and I bring healing to your spirit, soul and body. Hearken to the Word of God. Let the Word fill you up and nourish you. Know that I love each of you and want you as My own. Jesus says: Come to me, give your heart to Me......
Lead us not into trials (temptation)
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The focus of a message of a sermon was on what Jesus told His disciples to do while He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane before He was arrested. Luke 22: 40: "Pray that ye enter not into temptation." Instead of praying the disciples fell asleep. Again in Luke 22: 46, Jesus said to them: "Why sleep ye, rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation." The Greek word translated temptation could be translated as trials. Pray that you enter not into trials takes on a somewhat different meaning. The disciples' failure to pray as Jesus told them to led to their wrong actions and agitated the whole situation. Jesus prayed and He entered with confidence and in control of the situation surrounding Him: Judas was coming to betray Jesus with a kiss and Jesus was going to be......
Revealing jesus, miracles, healings
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Sermon 1/15/12 Until I retired at the end of 2008, I worked with the historic W. W. Mayo House in Le Sueur (Minnesota). For 35 years, I shared the story of the Mayo family, the birth of St. Marys Hospital and the founding of the Mayo Clinic. This is a ceramic Mayo House made to scale. A few years back a Christian friend pointed this out to me. SHOW HOUSE / ROOF IN SHAPE OF CROSS. I had been sharing history about the healing of the sick in the 19th century while literally being sheltered under the covering of a cross all these years. Just the thought brings such delight in the ways of our Lord. Psalm 37:4 4 Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires of your heart. The desire of my heart is to know God. I am going to share a little more about me which will work......
Grandson's miracle at birth
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In the sermon I am writing to present to my church on Sunday evening, 1/15/12, I included this miracle experience. I would enjoy sharing the miracle with you that took place at the birth of my grandson, Jacob, who is now 4 years old. Several months before the baby s due date, I began sensing that there was a reason why I was to be with my daughter during the delivery of this baby. I did not sense anything bad was going to happen, but that I needed to be there with her. My youngest daughter, Cathy, was two weeks overdue with her second child. Labor was finally induced. The contractions started and continued, but no baby came. My granddaughter and I slept overnight in the waiting room. No baby came during the night. It was about 1 p.m. the next day when she was finally told to start to push......
Sermon: 1/8/2012 - god's blood sacrifices for mankind
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Nursing Home Ministry - My third sermon In the teaching and the writing I have done, I often start in the Book of Genesis. Through God s revelation and a desire of the heart, I believe God wants me to connect the beginning with the end. You will discover this emphasis in my sermons. Today, I will be focusing on the sacrifices in love God has made for man. From Genesis 1: 26-27 26 Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. 27 So God created mankind in his own image. When Adam was created, God gave Adam one command. He gave this one command in the best interest of all of mankind to come. From......
What i believe: the premillenial and pre-wrath positions
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I believe in and take a literal, at face value, hermeneutic (scripture interpreting scripture) approach to viewing and understanding the Word of God. The Premillenial view is the position I am in agreement with and support. Premillennialism -This view takes a literal approach to the Scriptures. It is the view of the early church fathers. It teaches that after Daniel's 70th week is completed, Jesus Christ will establish His kingdom here on earth and reign for 1000 years. Primarily, the subjects of this kingdom will be the surviving remnant of Israel that turn to Christ as their true Messiah and King. There may also be a remnant from among the surviving Gentile nations, especially from Egypt and Assyria, none of which will have taken the mark or worshipped the beast or his image. (I......
End times: israel and the 144,000 sealed and protected - perspective
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This seems to be an appropriate time to offer this particular blog once again that provides some perspective concerning the 144,000 sealed in Revelation 7. I wrote a series on the End Times in 2010 and would like to again draw attention to this series. See links below. I shared an overview concerning three linked dreams with messages spoke by the Holy Spirit in the parent blog titled: Series End Time Dreams with Messages-Removal of "The Church." In this writing, I will share thoughts and perspective concerning the second dream of these linked dreams. This dream concerns Israel. Experienced in the early morning hours of Palm Sunday March 24, 2002 Dream 2 with Message In this simple dream I saw a brownish-orange colored shape with a pointed outline something like the outline of a......
Sermon, new years day, 2012 - my new beginning in christ
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Presented at a Nursing Home in St. Peter, Minnesota. My second sermon. Today, January 1, 2012, we begin a brand New Year. With the New Year, it would be awesome to experience a new beginning. I would like to share with you, today, my new beginning, the beginning of a brand new life in Jesus Christ. I would like to share testimony about the most important decision I have made in my life. That decision was to repent and surrender myself and my life to God and make a heart commitment to follow and serve Jesus for the rest of my life. My rebirth took place about ten years ago, when I was 56 years old. I do not remember a time in my life when I did not believe Jesus to be the Son of God, that He died for the forgiveness of sin and that He was resurrected from the dead. As a young teenager, I......
Christmas day sermon, 2011 - my first sermon
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Sermon: The Beginning, The Word and The Word Made Flesh\ Presented on Christmas Day, 2011, at a Nursing Home in St. Peter, Minnesota. My very first sermon. Four times in the book of Revelation Jesus refers to Himself as the Alpha and the Omega. For example Revelation 1 verse 8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." Alpha is the Greek word that means The Beginning. Jesus tells us He is The Beginning. This morning we are going to focus on The Beginning and on The Word made Flesh. In the New Testament , John 1 verses 1-4: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any......
First sermon given on christmas day
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On Christmas morning, I stood in front of an audience of about 12 residents of a nursing home and delivered my very first sermon ever on The Beginning, The Word and The Word Made Flesh. If you knew me, you would know that one of my greatest problems is with a shaky voice. A voice that I imagine is not much fun to listen to. My nervousness comes out in my voice. With much belief, prayer and pressing in to God, I believed in the truth that when you are doing the work of the Lord, when you know that you are engaged in preparing for and doing what God has planned for you to do, God's hand is upon you. His anointing will be present. Before I stepped up to the podium, I was experiencing a very weak shaking voice as I attempted to sing some Christmas songs. But, when I stepped up to the......
Attributes of jesus applied to santa claus
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First Commandment: I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20: 2-3 The tradition of Santa Claus can be a touchy subject to some Christians. For some, perhaps many, this blog could make it an even touchier subject. I would like you to consider what is shared in this blog that provides the attributes ascribed to Santa Claus that are only true of Jesus Christ, the Savior whose birth Christians claim to honor and celebrate at Christmastime. Among the gods at Christmas, Santa Claus is clearly the most highly revered in the United States. This beloved man-created god emerged from the story of what we believe to be a loving and generous man named Nicholas who lived in the fourth century. It is understood that Nicholas became the Bishop of Myra in the land now......
In the beginning the word and the word made flesh
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Where I am going with the message of this blog is this: The virgin Mary was made pregnant through the action of the Holy Spirit. In a very real and literal sense, Mary was made pregnant with The Word spoken by God and recorded in the Old Testament. Hence, through the Holy Spirit's overshadowing of Mary, The Word was made flesh. Jesus must fulfill all of the prophecies spoken and recorded because He was, is and until the end be The Word. "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:8 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.......
Celebration of christmas: where is jesus?
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In my 26th year of offering a Christmas Tour Program, thoughts went racing through my head as I began leading my first group of young second grade students from our local school through the historic Mayo House in early December of 2005. These thoughts seemed focused on society dictates concerning what I could and could not talk about with these young children. The thoughts included this kind of utter nonsense: don't you dare talk about Jesus, don't even mention His name, and you know you must bow down to the idea of separation of church and state. It was both the hardest and the worst tour I had ever conducted. I struggled through the parlor program that included sharing information with these little ones on the evolution of the "Christmas time gift-bringer, Santa Claus"......
Teaching kid's church: creation 6 days about 6,000-7,000 years ago (part 2)
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As stated in Part 1: On one Sunday morning per month, I now teach a class of 5-12 years olds on Genesis 1-11. The first two Sundays, I endeavored to prepare the children for an indepth look at each of the six days of the week of Creation. On November 20, I shared biblical proof with the children that the six days of Creation were six regular ordinary days and not extended periods of time and I shared the biblical proof that the week of Creation took place 6,000 to 7,000 years ago. In Part 1, I shared the proof for six regular ordinary days. In this Part 2, I will cover the biblical proof that the week of Creation took place 6,000 to 7,000 years ago. If you were able to read the chart featured in this blog, you would find it includes the longevity from Adam through Jacob. This information......
Teaching kid's church: creation 6 days about 6,000-7,000 years ago (part 1)
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One Sunday morning per month, I am now privileged to teach a class of 5-12 years olds on Genesis 1-11. The first two Sundays, I have been preparing the children for an indepth look at each of the six days of the week of Creation. On November 20, I shared biblical proof that the six days of the Creation week were six regular ordinary days and not extended periods of time and I shared the biblical proof that the week of Creation took place 6,000 to 7,000 years ago. In the Old Testament the word day (yom) is used a total of 2,301 times. The only problem people seem to have with understanding what the word day means in the Old Testament is found in Genesis 1, God's literal daily account and order of Creation. To prove that the word day in Genesis 1 is a regular ordinary day and not an......
Signs of onset of the great day of the lord.
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In the last days, the wrath of God will be poured out during a specific period of time called The Day of the Lord. There are frequent Old Testament and New Testament references to the day of God's judgment upon the wicked. The Old Testament is where the day of God's wrath is first explained. The prophet Isaiah teaches us that during the Day of The Lord, "the pride of man will be humbled, and the loftiness of men will be abased, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day." Isaiah 2:17 Zephaniah tells us that during the Day of the Lord "all the earth will be devoured in the fire of His jealousy, for He will make a complete end, indeed a terrifying one, of all the inhabitants of the earth." Zephaniah 1:18 The Day of the Lord will come with great severity.......
Great tribulation, great harvest of souls, rapture, great day of the lord
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Is there a difference between the Great Tribulation and the Great Day of the Lord? I believe the answer to this question is Yes. God did not say believers would escape tribulation, but, God did promise believers would escape His wrath. The position of a pre-tribulation rapture seems to include tribulation and wrath as one event. But instead, there will be a period of Great Tribulation and there will be the Great Day of the Lord. The Great Day of the Lord is when God's wrath will be poured out upon evil and the ungodly of this world. During the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord, only the remnant that is sealed by God is quaranteed protection and preservation (Revelation 7:1-8). What prompted me to write this blog at this particular time is a comment made to one of my blogs expressing......
Black friday and exchanging gifts
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Black Friday, when people are out trying to get everything they want but don't have, is a paradox to the day before when the same people were giving Thanks for everything that God has provided. (Courtesy of Pastor G. Grant, 2011) In 2006, I wrote a series of articles on The "Celebration" of Christmas. The following comes from these writings: In November of 2006, I watched a program on the History Channel titled Christmas Unwrapped: The History Of Christmas. It was an interesting and educational summary of Christmas. As I viewed the program, it became apparent that Christmas has never been kept holy in the eyes of God from the time of its worldly conception. The word Christmas comes from the Roman Catholic's Christ Mass. From the beginning, the celebration or Feast Day of......
In israel: dried bones become flesh need holy spirit
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The House of Israel is what is being referred to in the end of days passage of Scripture about the Valley of Dried Bones found in Ezekial 37. Two weekends ago, my church held a missions weekend with the guest speaker being Dan Sered, the Israeli National Director of Jews for Jesus. His first session was about the state of Israel today. I shared in the previous blog (see link below) how only about 5,000 Jews living in Israel know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Mr. Sered's sermon for that Saturday night session was about fulfilling the prophecy found in Ezekial 37. Selected verses from Ezekial 37: 1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones;......
In israel: yeshu - blot out memory or yeshua - salvation
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Last weekend, our church had a guest missionary talk on the present state of Israel. Sadness and shock came over me as I learned that in Israel, with a population today of between 5.5 and 6 million Jews, only about 5,000 Jews believe in Jesus. In America, there are more than 6 million Jews with approximately 100,000 that believe in Jesus. The speaker was the the Israeli National Director of Jews for Jesus. I was shocked to learn that such a very small number of Jews in Israel and around the world believe in Jesus Christ. In addition, he reported that the vast majority of young adults in Israel know nothing about Jesus. In Israel you will hear the term Yeshu. Yeshu means: May his name and memory be blotted out. Messianic Jews and other Christians use the Hebrew name Yeshua from the Word of......
Motto of the united states: in god we trust
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Citing a crisis of national identity and mass confusion among Americans about their nation's motto, on Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted on a resolution reaffirming In God We Trust as the official motto of the United States. The resolution, smaller than a law but bigger than a wish, is designed to clear up any confusion over the motto s official status and to encourage schools and other public institutions to display it, said Representative J. Randy Forbes, Republican of Virginia and the measure's sponsor. The vote was 396-9. Quotes from New York Times November 2, 2011 On Wednesday, November 3rd, in a speech in Washington calling on Congress to pass legislation to repair the nation's crumbling infrastructure, President Obama said Congress should be able to get to the......
Kingdom of god: present and future aspect
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Even though we may not notice the distinction between a present and a future aspect of the Kingdom of God, careful study reveals that Jesus referred to both aspects of the Kingdom in His teachings. There are some Bible scholars who tend to link all references to a future manifestation and there are others who limit them to the present. The Kingdom of God is now with us, but not yet fully realized. The Present Aspect Following are some Scripture passages that refer to the present aspect of the Kingdom: Matthew 4:17 and Mark 1:15--Jesus begins preaching that "the kingdom of God is near." Matthew 12:28 and Luke 11:20--Jesus states that driving out demons shows "the kingdom of God has come upon you." Luke 17:20-21--Jesus declares, "The kingdom of God is within (or......
God uses us presidents for his purpose: bush and middle east-iraq
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A few weeks ago as I was considering writing about President George W. Bush as part of this series on God using US Presidents for His purpose, I decided to see if there was anything about Bush and a calling from God on the internet. I just want to mention this here because I had not known about the revelations credited to Bush before reading the information quoted below. This seems to connect with the dream and revelations I have experienced concerning Bush / U.S. and the Iraq War. Prelude God prepared the world for the first coming of Christ. Everything from ease of travel and communications to Roman peace and political stability and an appropriate religious system established. Things that would enable the gospel to be spread and have maximum effectiveness was prepared in advance. God......
Sanctification is two-fold: instantaneous and progressive
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Some churches teach that sanctification is a distinct work of grace after salvation. The belief is sanctification is the eradication or elimination of sin. After one has been sanctified according to this teaching, he or she can no longer sin. But, then follows the struggle of explaining what actually goes on in the spiritual life of a believer. Salvation is santification! AND, the initial salvation experience begins the process of sanctification! These statements do not contradict each other. They are both true. The understanding of sanctification is two-fold. Instantaneous Sanctification There are definite verses in God's Word that teach sanctification occurs at the moment of salvation. 1 Corinthians 6:11 But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the......
Pentecost and end time harvest of souls
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The word pentecost has a history that goes back far earlier than the time when the Spirit was poured out as described in Acts 2. The Greek word penekoste means "the fiftieth." Fifty refers to the number of days counted after the Passover. It is also known as the Feast of Weeks, because it falls seven weeks after Firstfruits which was an offering of the first of the barley harvest to God. Pentecost was a day of celebration and joy for the end of the barley harvest. Pentecost also included offering the firstfruits of the new wheat harvest. The Feast of Pentecost was related to the wheat harvest. Likewise, the Day of Pentecost is related to spiritual harvest. Luke 10:2 "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out......
200th blog - praise and thanksgiving
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With the writing of this my 200th blog, I just want to praise and thank our Lord for He is So faithful and true. He is So good. He is So awesome. Psalm 100 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Praise you Lord. Thank you Lord. Bless your Holy Name. I am eternally grateful for the Holy Spirit's work in drawing me to Jesus Christ and enabling me to to say yes to God's......
Kingdom of god series: importance, definition
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One of the topics I was drawn to as I was taking a course on Christ in the Synoptic Gospels is the discussion and information on the Kingdom of God. Along with this study, my pastor gave a recent sermon on this topic. For the most part, we tend to be concerned about our day to day lives. Instead, we should be seeking the kingdom of God. When we focus on the kingdom of God, our cares and needs seem to fade and we can see our God taking care of them. The more we focus our minds and hearts on the Kingdom of God that lives and operates among the followers of Jesus Christ, the less and less priority we place on the struggles we may face here on earth. Let's look at the emphasis Jesus places on the Kingdom of God in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. The kingdom of God occupies a place......
End of days dreams with messages
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During a 7 month period of revelation, I received four dreams with messages spoken by the Holy Spirit. From February through August of 2002, I was dreamless except for these four dreams. These dreams were the beginning of the Holy Spirit's putting into me knowledge and understanding concerning the End of The Church Age; concerning the "Removal of The Church." I have shared these dreams in an earlier blog series, but, wanted to put the dreams by themselves in a separate blog so that I can make reference to them as I write future blogs. Dream with Message Experienced during the early morning hours of Monday, February 19, 2002 Throughout the early morning hours I had this on-going dream that involved soul after soul after soul going through the process of becoming saved,......
God's response: c drive 100 gbs becomes 900+ gbs
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Last week, I discovered that somehow my computer was gobbling up memory storage on my C drive. My husband and I purchased a new computer system about one year ago. The C hard drive had 100 GBs of memory space (ROM) and 8 GBs of RAM. We believed with how we use our computer this amount of memory would last us for the life of the computer. I am so sure that just a month or so ago, there was no problem with our memory space. Then, I am seeing the bar that shows how much memory we have used and what is left is indicating we are almost out of memory storage on our C drive. Each day it seemed like we were actually losing hard drive memory. And, our grandson was becoming unable to go out to the website he accesses called Clone Wars where his character runs around in different rooms and he can......
Taxes: what is a fair share?
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It has been said over and over again "the wealthy need to pay their fair share in taxes." You hear this or a similar refrain so often and to the point of casting blame and even demonizing people of wealth. The point of this blog is to bring to light what the "wealthy" are contributing to the total amount of federal income tax dollars collected. In addition, to draw attention to the fact nearly 50% of all wage earners contribute 0 dollars to the total federal taxes collected. After reading this information, see if you can answer, what does FAIR SHARE really mean? During a speech at George Washington University on April 13, 2011, President Obama called for "shared responsibility and shared sacrifice." He went on to explain what he meant: "I say that at a......
Signs show us end times are here, why? israel's rebirth
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Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 2 Peter 3:3-4 (KJV) To those who say such things as "well there have always been wars and natural disasters. Nothing is really new and different that would point specifically to the soon return of Christ." I disagree. There IS something new and very different that makes the frequency of wars and commotions, earth shakings, seas rolling, famine, pestilences and the like point to the soon return of Jesus Christ. The accounts recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21 and Revelation 6 point the way and are coming to pass. What is new......
Jewish religious system - the sanhedrin
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With the writing of this blog, the study of Christ in The Synoptic Gospels - The World will be complete. This study has introduced background and information about the authors of the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke; the history and shaping of Israel up to the time of Christ; plus the Jewish religious system Jesus faced when He came in the flesh into this world. The emphasis in this blog on the Sanhedrin will complete a glimpse of Israel's religious system at the time of Christ. The Sanhedrin is the institution through which the Jews governed themselves. The word Sanhedrin is not found in the New Testament. The Gospel writers used the word council or court. The word Sanhedrin is found in literature written on or about the Gospels. The Sanhedrin was both the local judicial......
God uses us presidents for his purpose: israel-golda meir and nixon
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As a young boy growing up, Richard Nixon's Christian (and a Quaker) mother told him that one day he would be in a powerful position, and a situation would arise where Israel and the Jews needed his help. When it did, he was to help them. It is reported that Nixon said he heard the voice of his mother saying these words to him when he responded to the call and plea for help from Golda Meir at 3 a.m. in October of 1973 during what is called the Yom Kippur War. Israel becoming a nation once more in May of 1948 after almost 2,000 years of the Jewish people being scattered among many nations and President Harry S. Truman officially recognizing Israel as a nation was the topic of the first blog in this series. The Yom Kippur War of October, 1973, Golda Meir and Richard Nixon will be the......
Religions and spirit of anti-christ revisited
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Right in the middle of my responding to a positive comment on the blog False Religions: The Spirit of Anti-christ in World Already, as I was about to push publish reply, everything disappeared. Soon, I discovered that the blog had just been suspended. Searching to find out why, the reason posted was violation of Global Content Policy - specifically Denominational Bashing. I want to point out that this is being written as an explanation of the blog and that I respect the decision made by Christian Blog and its owner. Before I wrote the blog, I checked the Content Policy on Denominational Bashing. I looked at the Denominations listed, all of which are recognized as being Christian Denominations. And I looked at what defines a Christian according to the Faith Disclaimer we agree to when......
The sadducees, essenes, zealots and scribes
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Continuing this study on Christ in the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) looking at the world into which Christ made His entrance, specifically this blog concerns the Jewish religious system. The Sadducees The Sadducees and the Pharisees were the two largest religious parties in Christ's day. In the preceeding blog, the focus was on the Pharisees and synagogues. Synagogues and Pharisees Of these two groups the Sadducees were the smaller group, but by far were wealthier. They took their membership from the powerful, aristocratic and high priestly families of Israel. They were more of a closed society. In contrast to the Pharisees, they did not recruit members for their party. Membership was usually hereditary. Unlike the Pharisees, the Sadducees accepted the intrusion of......
God uses us presidents for his purpose: israel and truman
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"The future of one and one-half million Jews in Europe depends on what happens at the present meeting of the United Nations. . . . . .How they will be able to survive another winter in concentration camps and the Hell holes in which they live, is beyond my imagination. In all this world, there is only one place where they can go - and that is Palestine. You and I know only too well this is the only answer. . . . . . I have read Secretary Marshall's recent statement that the U.S. would give great weight to UNSOP's recommendation; . . . . .I trust to God that he give you strength and guidance to act immediately. . . . . because tens of thousands of lives depend on words from your mouth and heart. Harry, my people need help and I am appealing to you to help them." (Excerpts......
Surrender and salvation
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This blog will complete the series (10 blogs) of My Testimony: Younger, Middle, Mature Years & Holy Spirit. My question is when was I saved? As a teenager when I accepted Jesus as Savior or was it when I repented and surrendered my life to God and made the commitment to follow and serve Jesus for the rest of my life? I have asked myself this question over and over again. I professed in my younger years that I accepted Jesus as my Savior. During the middle years I was active in church, but knew in my heart I was not in a "right" relationship with our Lord. Then, I quit attending church for about seven years. In 2001, God audibly called out my name, the Holy Spirit enabled me to see my need for Jesus and drew me to Him. On October 2, 2001, I repented and surrendered to God. I was......
God's ways: communing with his own
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In the series of My Testimony, I have shared some of the ways God communicates with His own. I believe it is of considerable importance to acknowledge and understand that indeed God does speak to His sons and daughters. He does so in a number and variety of ways. I have experienced the following ways God uses to commune with His own: 1) Speaks with an audible voice 2) The Holy Spirit's still small voice (gentle whisper) 3) Through sitting in God's Presence and allowing the Holy Spirit to lead my thoughts 4) The Holy Spirit's process of revealing God and His ways and of teaching / bringing to you His wisdom, knowledge & understanding 5) Through dreams with and without spoken messages 6) Through visions 7) Through God's Word, the Holy Bible, and His revealing levels / layers......
My testimony: first month & amazed by work of holy spirit (part 2)
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In part 1, I began to share the awesome work done by the Holy Spirit during the first month after I surrendered to God. I shared how I now hear the Holy Spirit speak within me most often by guiding my thoughts, but, at times by directly hearing Him speak in a calm soft voice. I also shared the two healing miracles experienced in early October of 2001. My Testimony: First Month & Amazed by Work of Holy Spirit (part 1) In this blog, I will testify to the ministry assignment and prayer instruction I received that first month. Ministry Assignment As I mentioned in part 1: On the night when my spirit was regenerated and I was "born again," I felt this sense of urgency as if there was something Jesus wanted me to do. I earnestly prayed to know what it was Jesus had prepared in advance......
My testimony: first month & amazed by work of holy spirit (part 1)
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I have testified to the experience of being born again in Jesus Christ. On the night I repented and surrendered self and my life to God and made the commitment to follow and serve Jesus for the rest of my life, I literally felt the Holy Spirit enter my body. He came down into my body and since then He lives in me. When I awoke in the morning, I experienced a wonderful sense of peace. Testimony found in blog titled: My Testimony: Surrender to Christ-Holy Spirit Now Lives In Me What happened after this initial experience during that first month, October 2001, is what I want to testify to in this blog. Holy Spirit Speaks Within Me The Holy Spirit's work surprised me and continues to amaze me. He is awesome! I testified that I heard and was able to recognize the voice of God speaking......
Synagogues and pharisees
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Continuing in the study of the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. The Synagogues One major result of the period of exile for the Jewish people was the establishment of the synagogue. If you recall, when Babylon invaded Judah, the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. The temple had been the central place of Jewish worship, and now it was gone. The second temple would not be built until early in the Persian period. Meanwhile, a place was needed where God's people could study the Scriptures and teach His law? The answer to this was in the establishment of a synagogue or "meeting place." Wherever ten or more adult Jewish men lived, it was determined that a synagogue could be established. One could make a comparison to the establishment of churches today. In synagogues the......
My testimony: forty year desert experience
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Continuing My Testimony - The 40 year journey in the desert, August 1961 - August 2001, began with this experience: In August of 1961, when I was 16 years old, Billy Graham held a crusade in Minnesota. My pastor's daughter, Sharon talked me into going through a training session to become one of the counselors for this crusade. A counselor is assigned to each person who comes forward when Graham gives an altar call. The counselor talks to and shares God's Word with the person, encourages them, exchanges contact information, etc. Sharon and I also became involved with singing in the choir for the crusade. On the first night of the crusade, I was assigned to a teenage girl. She actually seemed to know more than me. After this nervous and uncomfortable experience, I just could not do......
My testimony: surrender to christ - holy spirit now lives in me
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John 6:44 (ESV) No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. In the preceding blog, I shared my experiences as the Holy Spirit drew me to Jesus Christ. ( My Testimony: Mature Years & Holy Spirit Draws Me to Jesus ) You may remember, I wrote about how throughout my adult (middle) years, I knew I was not in a "right" relationship with Jesus. It was in October of 2001, at the age of 56, that I finally entered into that right relationship with Jesus Christ. I came into a right relationship with God when I asked for forgiveness of my sins and truly repented of my sin toward God. I surrendered self and my life to God and made the commitment to spend the rest of my life following and serving Jesus Christ. This experience was......
My testimony: mature years & holy spirit draws me to jesus
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Everyone who has repented and given their life to Jesus Christ, I believe, recognizes through their own experience that it is the Holy Spirit who works to draw a person to Jesus Christ. In the previous blog of this series, I shared how God must first call you to Himself. Then, the Holy Spirit awakens you to your need for a Savior and enables you to come to a point of repentance with a desire to surrender to God. Following are the experiences I had as the Holy Spirit drew me to Jesus in August and September of 2001. What is important to understand is that each and every person is born with the desire to sin. This is referred to as a sinful nature that we have all inherited from "Adam." Because of the bondage of this desire to sin, no person is capable of coming to God on his or......
My testimony: mature years, god's call to come to him
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In the previous blog of this series, I confessed that throughout my adult middle years I knew in my heart that I was not in a "right" relationship with Jesus Christ. And, I confessed that I actually quit going to church in 1994. Now, I will move on to the most precious parts of my testimony. I will share the experiences that demonstrate how God works to draw a person to Himself and into a right and saving relationship with Jesus Christ. God's Call To Come To Him I had stopped attending church for about 7 years when God called me to Himself. My husband was at work and it was around 2 or 3 in the morning of a day in March of 2001. I was awakened by a soft masculine voice audibly calling to me. The voice called out my name "Dorothy." I sat up expecting to see someone......
My testimony: middle years & holy spirit is still with me
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Moving now from my childhood and teenage years into my adult years. I met my future husband at a public dance in September of 1963. We agreed to meet on campus the following Monday. I had just started college at the University of Minnesota. We went together for four years, being engaged two and a half years. Both, Bill and I believed in waiting until after we were married to have sex. He attended church with me often. I told him that Jesus was my Savior and I wanted to continue being active in church after we married. He agreed he would go to church with me. We married on Octber 21, 1967, nearly 44 years ago. After we married, we moved to his hometown of Le Sueur, Minnesota. Bill had promised to go to church with me. A promise that was not kept. He attended the baptism of each of our......
My testimony: younger years & the holy spirit is with me
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As a ministry activity to go along with the study program I am undertaking, I have decided to share testimony beginning with my childhood years and going through my experiences as I went from accepting Jesus as Savior to my older years when I truly repented and surrendered all to God and committed the rest of my life to following and serving Jesus Christ. In the years before my surrender, I believe the Holy Spirit was with me. But, after surrendering my life to God, the Holy Spirit entered me and now dwells in me. Soon, after I was indwelled by the Holy Spirit, I was baptized with the Holy Spirit. I hope you will come with me as I share testimony of my life's experiences. My hope is that some questions you may have will be answered and that your walk with our Lord and Savior Jesus......
Politics of palestine: herod the great and family
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Continuing the study of the Synoptic Gospels - Matthew, Mark and Luke. Although the Jews were ruled by several different empires, they more or less controlled their own affairs after they were exiled. As long as they were allowed to worship God and not violate His law, they were content with foreign rulership. However, when idols and foreign religions were introduced by any ruler, the Jews rebelled. Our study has taken us up to Syrian rule. Under the rule of Syria the Jews did rebel. Reminder, the intertestamental period is the 400 years between when the last prophet of the Old Testament spoke and the beginning of the New Testament record. In the last half of this period, a priestly family named the Maccabees, later known as the Hasmoneans, rose to power. This family led the Jewish people......
Greek and roman influence leading up to time of christ
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Continuing with the study of world history leading up to the time of the birth of Jesus. Prevously, we looked briefly at the succession of countries having executed rule over the Jewish people. We looked at Assyria and the Samaritans, Babylon and Persia. Now compleing the discussion on Persia. The Persians ruled a mighty nation, that included Palestine, for about 200 years before being conquered by the armies of a famous man in history, Alexander the Great. The period of Greek dominance in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern world came about rather suddenly. The brilliance of Alexander the Great is credited for this sudden rise. Greek Influence Probably more than any other people, the Greeks exercised a long lasting influence on the Jews. The Greek influence extended into the......
3 generation end time ministry: dreams-protection of angels
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Part 3 In parts 1 and 2, I have shared revelations and dreams that confirm Jesus is raising up a three-generation ministry that will be active during the end times. Please read these blogs. In this blog, I am going to share dreams concerning my granddaughter and how, I believe, God is telling us she will be supernaturally protected by angels. This dream took place in late winter and early on a Sunday morning in 2004. In the dream, I, and what I believe is my little granddaughter, are walking down steps, steps like you find in front of a public building. In front of us is a parking lot where a semi truck is parked. My granddaughter walks ahead to the parking lot as if she is going to meet someone on or by the truck. The parking lot is pure white as is the truck. As she approaches the......
Dependence on god brings independence and blessings
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Our forefathers gave us excellent examples of what the United States and individuals must do to restore our relationship with Almighty God! LINCOLN'S PRAYER PROCLAMATION In 1863, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln called the nation to repentance, to confession of national sins, and to a turning back to God. A Proclamation for a National Day of Prayer Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the supreme authority and just government of the Almighty God in all affairs of men and nations, has by a resolution requested the president to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation. And whereas, it is the the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God: to confess their sins and......
Birthing 3 generation ministry for end times - dreams of war, tornadoes (2)
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Part 2 If you have not done so, please read part 1. In part 1, I shared how just like in the Bible, God revealed to both my daughter and me that my granddaughter is chosen to serve the Lord. Jesus wants to speak through her in these end of days. I shared my ministry assignment and several dream revelations. In this blog, I continue to share dreams concerning the birthing of an end time three generation ministry. Emphasis is on my granddauughter, who was about 5 years old when the Holy Spirit spoke of her calling to me. The next dream was experienced in 2002, about the time I began trying to share testimony with my local church-pastor and elders-about the dreams and revelations I had received from God. In the dream, as I am coming down an escalator, I see my granddaughter going up the......
Birthing 3 generation ministry for end times - dreams of war, tornados (1)
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PART 1 My heart rejoiced in the ways of our LORD when I realized that the Holy Spirit had revealed and confirmed to both myself and my daughter that my little granddaughter was to be a part of the ministry Jesus has been preparing me for. The revelation begins when the Holy Spirit spoke this ministry assignment on October 27, 2001. I was born again in Jesus Christ on October 2, 2001. At this time of regeneration, the Holy Spirit put into me a sense of urgency and that there was something God wanted me to do. Earnestly in prayer, I asked what it was Jesus wanted me to do. On October 27, 2001, the Holy Spirit spoke this assignment revelation: Minister to (His) children, focus on the young (in Christ), for these little ones will become lights in the darkness, expose the work of satan, focus......
Israel's historical background relating to assyria, babylon, persia
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Our study, of the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, now turns to the historical world in which Christ lived and the nations that formed the background for the world in which He preached. We begin by focusing on Assyria. Assyria The Old Testament reveals to us that after a period of prosperity and power under the kings, Saul, David and Solomon, Israel divided into two kingdoms (around 922 BC). The ten northern tribes were called the Northern Kingdom or Israel. The two southern tribes were called the Southern Kingdom or Judah. Neither kingdom wholly followed the commandments of God, and in the end, both forsook the law of Moses. The Northern Kingdom offended God more consistently, so they were first to bring God's wrath and judgment upon themselves. God's people had sinned......
Luke and the gospel of luke
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As we continue in the study of the Synoptic Gospels - Matthew, Mark and Luke - this writing will conclude the background facts about these gospels. We conclude with a glimpse at the background of Luke and of the Gospel of Luke. Remember, Matthew and Mark each had two names, but, Luke was simply referred to and known as Luke. Only three times is he mentioned in the entire New Testament Scriptures. 1 Colossians 4:10-14 Paul names Luke among the six men in his final greetings to the church at Colosse. Luke is identified as "our dear friend Luke, the doctor." 2 Timothy 4:11 Luke is at Rome with Paul. Paul is imprisoned and he states that Luke is the only one with him. Philemon 24 Paul refers to Luke as one of his "fellow workers." These verses do shed some light on Luke.......
Women: god's messengers - first coming and second coming of jesus
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In the New Testament is recorded God chosing women to serve as His message carriers to share the good news, Christ has come, and of His resurrection, and, God is now raising up many women to serve Him by carrying His message to His children during these days leading up to the soon return of Jesus Christ. Let us use Christ's dedication, Evangelistic outreach to Samaritans and Christ's resurrection as examples: >>Anna in the Temple after dedication of baby Jesus - First to carry the message of the Redeemer's arrival in Jerusalem. Luke 2: 36-38 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, . . she was of a great age . . . which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord,......
Woman with woman or man with man - new testament's response
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Romans 1: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; God's response to homosexual relationships is not only found in the Old Testament. Romans 1 and 2 are relevant today and it......
Matthew and the gospel of matthew (part 2)
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Continuing with background information on the Apostle Matthew and the Gospel of Matthew as we move through this study of the Synoptic Gospels. In part 1, we took a brief look at Matthew, known also as Levi, and established that he wrote the Gospel of Matthew probably between AD 65 and 70. Now let's look briefly at the Gospel of Matthew itself. Matthew wrote this gospel primarily for Jews. He stresses the relationship of Jesus to the Jewish faith, organizes evidence to show that Jesus fulfilled many Old Testament propheciies and challenges Jews to see Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah, the Son Of David. He addresses his fellow countrymen to convince them that Jesus is their promised Messiah. The Jewish people had been taught to look for the Messiah. Many Old Testament prophecies spoke......
Miracle at birth - grandson four years old today
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My first "Laying on of Hands" experience happened at the birth of my grandson, who turned four years old today. I am reposting this experience in celebration of his birthday and to praise and thank God for the miracle of His intervention. My youngest daughter, Cathy, was two weeks overdue with her second child. She went into the hospital on Thursday, June 14, 2007. At about 11 a.m. the medical staff began the process of inducing labor. Several months before the baby's due date, I began sensing that there was a reason why I was to be with Cathy during the delivery of this baby. I did not sense anything bad was going to happen, but that I needed to be there with her. I was pleased when Cathy invited me to be in the delivery room with my son-in-law to observe the birth of this......
Matthew and the gospel of matthew (part 1)
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Exploring the background of the Gospel of Matthew and its writer, Apostle Matthew, will be the focus of this writing in the series Christ in Gospels-The World. The writer of the Gospel of Matthew is referred to by two names: Matthew and Levi. There are seven references to Matthew in the Gospels. The name Levi is used twice and the name Matthew five times. John Mark, the writer of the Gospel of Mark, had two names, John, his Jewish (Hebrew) name and Mark a Roman name. Unlike Mark, Matthew was known by two Hebrew names. Two realistic possibilities for the use of two Hebrew names are: It is possible that Jesus gave Levi, the name of Matthew, which means "gift of God," just as He gave Simon the name of Peter. Another possibility is that Matthew's father may have had the surname......
John mark and the gospel of mark (part 2)
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Shared in part 1 was information about Mark and his relationship with Paul. In part 2, a closer look at the Gospel of Mark and Mark's relationship with Peter will be the focus. Evidence Even though there is no internal evidence, nothing recorded in the Bible, that links Mark directly to the writing of the second Gospel, there is considerable external evidence. One contemporary of Mark, Papias from AD 60-150 who was a bishop of Hierapolis, a city in Asia Minor (now present-day Turkey), gave direct testimony that was recorded in the Ecclesiastical History produced by Eusebius of Caesarea (AD 260-340), an early church historian. Papias' testified that Mark was the author of the Gospel that bears his name. Other well-known early church fathers, among them Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, and......
Creation series: day 5 and day 6 according to their kinds
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Day 5 - Genesis 1:20 And God said, Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky. 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind . And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth. 23 And there was evening, and there was morning the fifth day. Day 6 - Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind . And it was so. 25 God......
John mark and the gospel of mark (part 1)
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Number 2 (part 1) in the series Christ in the Gospels - The World. The next group of blogs will cover background information on the Synoptic Gospels and the writers of these gospels. The Synoptic Gospels are Matthew, Mark and Luke. The Synoptic Gospels see the "good news" alike or in the same way. This discussion will begin by becoming acquainted with the writer of the Gospel of Mark. John Mark is believed to be the author of the Gospel of Mark. John was his Jewish name and Mark his Roman name. Many of the Hellenistic Jews had two names, one being Greek or Roman and the other their Jewish name. (Hellenistic is a word used to express the assimilation of Greek speech, manners, and culture.) Among the synoptic writers, Mark is referred to most often in the Bible. There are ten......
Study of christ in the synoptic gospels begins
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Here we go! This is the first installment of the Christ in Gospels Series. As I journey down the road that leads to becoming a pastor, I will share with you knowledge from the courses I take. The first course is titled Christ in the Synoptic Gospels. The synoptic gospels are Matthew, Mark and Luke. This course examines the background of the world into which Jesus Christ came, focuses on His life from the Announciation to the Ascension, and stresses the message of Jesus and His method, including parables and miracles. There are three themes the course is organized around - the world, the Man, and the message. Recognizing, it is important to lay a solid foundation, this portion of the complete series is being subtitled "The World" and introduces the Synoptic Gospels and includes......
The new jerusalem - the bride of jesus christ
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Have you asked this question: what IS the Bride of Jesus Christ? The Bride of Jesus in its completeness appears to be the holy city Jerusalem that will descend out of heaven AND those allowed to enter its gates, those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life. For certain, the bride does not only include "The Church" but instead involves all souls from the very beginning of mankind's history; ALL whose names appear in the ancient book, the Book of Life! In Revelation 21:1-2 and 9-27 a description of "the bride" is provided to us: 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem , coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride......
At my age it is back to school to become a pastor
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For nearly two years, I have been writing blogs and posting them here on ChristianBlog.com- Many of these writings have been on the topics of God's Account of Creation and Genesis 1-11, Healing God's Way, and the End of Days-Removal of The Church (Rapture). I have shared blogs covering revelations, dreams and visions, healing experiences and teachings, and have shared the knowledge and understanding of God's Word that the Holy Spirit has taught and guided me into. Usually my blogs have shared testimony and they are intended to acknowledge and share the authoritative truth of God's Word. Last fall, I became a member of a church that serves as a center for ministerial studies. Through the courses and internship programs, students can complete three levels of study. The first......
Creation series: day 4 continued - sun on day 4, why not day 1? plus more
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(God is Literal: Creation Account Series) One important truth to keep in mind is God's act of Creation was a one time "supernatural" event. How could the first 3 days of the Creation Week have been real 24 hour days when the sun wasn't created until Day 4? Many have not thought this through as Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis discusses on a podcast made in August, 2005. He explains that the sun is not really needed for there to be day and night. "You just need light from one direction." God said "Let there be light" on Day 1. On Day 4, God replaced this temporary light with Earth's sun. Ham suggests that God may have waited until Day 4 to create the sun because He knew many cultures would want to worship it. God told the Israelites not to worship the......
Mary made it possible for jesus to occupy the eternal throne of david
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God promised that King David would always have a descendant on his throne (Jeremiah 23:5-6; 1 Chronicles 17:10-14). The legal right to this throne was passed through David's son, Solomon, to his descendants. However, a great-great-great . . . grandson to Solomon and a king of Judah, by the name of Jehoiakim (also known as Jeconiah) was so wicked that God punished him by declaring that none of his children would ever again sit on the throne (Jeremiah 22:17-30). This created a problem since Joseph, the adoptive and legal father of Jesus, was a descendant of Jehoiakim. If Joseph had been the biological father, Jesus would have had the legal right to the throne, but would have been unable to occupy it due to being under Jehoiakim s curse. God solved this problem through Mary. Jesus is the......
Healing god's way: a friend's healing-swelling leaves, abscess drains
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Saturday, April 30, 2011, when I called Liz, a dear sister in Christ, to ask if she was planning to go to church with me on Sunday, her response was I am so sick. In her weak voice she said she had an abscess on her tooth, her face was so swollen and her eyes were swollen shut. I thought she told me a friend was just arriving to take her to urgent care, but apparently what she said is a friend is bringing her some soup and ibuprofen. This friend was unable to drive her to urgent care. What Liz was trying to do with me is in her humble way encourage me to offer to take her to urgent care. I didn't recognize this attempt to ask for help. On Sunday, after church, I called Liz to see how she was doing. She told me no one had taken her to urgent care and that she had suffered horribly......
Intensifying birth pains: great shaking of earth
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Earth is experiencing many kinds of commotions and shakings. In the United States alone, just for this month of April, an historic 453 tornados have been recorded so far. Less than 200 would be closer to the record numbers for previous Aprils. We have also experienced in recent weeks many many fires, many snow and rain storms and much flooding. With events shaking the world, I wondered if the Greek word that we translate most often as earthquakes means what we think of when we think of earthquakes. Signs of the end of the age from Luke 21 : 9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified, for these things must first come to pass. But the end is not at once." 10 Then said He unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, 11 and great......
God spoke: will never again have pain in knee - left knee healed
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In God's healing of my left knee, God used a word from an orthopedic surgeon and a word of knowledge spoken on two different occasions by Gordon Robertson of the respected Christian program, The 700 Club, to confirm that my knee was being healed and that I will never again have pain in my left knee. On a Sunday in mid January, 2011, after standing at the altar in church praising God for a period of time, I started feeling increased pain in my left knee. I had experienced some pain and discomfort before this, but had been ignoring it. The pain became more and more intense as this day went on. It felt like there was a tight band around the base of my knee and pain was emanating from that area. This strong pain did not want to stop and it got to be both an annoying and a gnawing form of......
Creation series: supplement - creation six ordinary days
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The word "day" (yom) is used a total of 2301 times in the Old Testament. Notice the chart to the right shows the uses of the word "day" (yom) in the Old Testament outside of Genesis 1 and how each of the qualifiers--number, evening and morning, evening or morning, and night - when used with the word "day" always means an ordinary day. If not totally legible, the chart reads: Uses of "Day" Outside of Genesis 1 (from Answers in Genesis) A. "Day" + Number - Used 410 Times (in plural or singular) - ALWAYS means an ordinary day! B. "Evening" & Morning" together without "Day"- Used 38 Times - ALWAYS means an ordinary day! C. "Evening" or "Morning" with "Day" - Used 23 Times Each - ALWAYS......
Creation series: day 4, god and universe - sun, moon, stars
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When you closely read Genesis 1, you see that God formed Earth first and prepared it for inhabitance by animal life and by man before the universe took shape and was filled with stars (galaxies). Earth Formed Genesis 1: 1-13 summarized Day 1 Earth without form with water needed for creation of life and to support life on Earth - Light created distinquishing Day and separated from darkness, Night - Time begins Day 2 Dividing of waters forming atmosphere surrounding Earth Day 3 Waters gathered together in one place to form one large mass of dry land and grass, herbs and fruit trees appear Day 4-Sun, Moon and Stars Genesis 1: 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and......
Healing god's way: command god-no; use authority given by jesus-yes
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Continuing Series on Conquering Unbelief - - Believers in Jesus Christ demonstrating love for Jesus by keeping His words and commands, have the authority to do the same works as Jesus did while He was here on earth, and even greater works than these. This is what Jesus is telling believers in John 14. John 14: 6 Jesus said unto him, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself; but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the very works' sake. In this passage Jesus tells us that He abides in the Father and the Father abides in......
Creation series: day 3 continued - god refutes day age theory
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After God gathered the waters together in one place and one large land mass appeared, God brought forth plant life - grass, herbs, fruit trees. . . Genesis 1: 9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the......
Baptism with the holy spirit, speaking in tongues: the power to witness
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The purpose of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to receive power to be witnesses unto Jesus Christ. Acts 1 : 4 And, (Jesus) being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days hence. . . 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. The Baptism with the Holy Spirit is not the same as the regeneration you receive / the quickening of your spirit you experience when you have been converted / born again in Jesus Christ......
Creation series: day 3 - one land mass
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When God created Earth, the dry land that appeared on Day 3 was one large mass or supercontinent, similar to the picture. Man's version of how this supercontinent split apart forming continents and God's version are quite different. Let's first briefly read man's word as it describes the splitting apart of the supercontinent. Then we will look at what God's Word tells us. Man's Word as Sold to Children of this World During the Triassic period, 200 millions years ago, all the land was just one supercontinent called Pangaea. After millions of years, Pangaea gradually began to split apart. By the Jurassic period, the supercontinent was breaking up into separate continents. Further separation occurred as shallow seas spread across parts of the land. Sea levels had......
Healing god's way: whoa! forgive god?
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An area written little about in the three healing series I have posted is the truth that an inability to forgive another will block the release of the healing power of God and most assuredly hinder receiving the manifestation of healing to the mind and body. Just a few days ago, I became aware of the ministry of Brian Adams. His ministry includes healing. He shared testimony about a revelation God gave to him. This revelation is SO important to take into your heart. I want to share it with you. The Holy Spirit in His "still small voice" gave Brian this word of wisdom: - - - Faith moves Me but forgiveness releases My power - - - Pastor Adams focuses his ministry around forgiveness. The Holy Spirit has been guiding and moving his ministry forward. He has gone from seeing about......
Creation series: day 2 - divide waters above and below
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On Day 2 of the Creation Week, God created the firmament (space) surrounding the earth with an atmosphere that provided for perfect environmental conditions for luscious plant growth and for animals and humans to grow large, live long. . . . and flourish. Genesis 1: 6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. Waters Above A very interesting possibility that I first learned about coming from Carl Baugh's Program - Creation in the 21st Century - was the possibility of a canopy made......
Healing god's way: by his stripes ye were healed?
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Considering context, does 1 Peter 2:24 include the healing of our physical bodies? Context was called into question when I referred to "by His stripes we were healed" in the last blog I wrote in this current series titled Healing God's Way: Conquering Unbelief. Reflecting on the ministries actively involved with healing that I am somewhat familiar with including the five that I would call the primary ones I have learned and gained spiritual insight from, to the best of my recollection, all of them connect "by His stripes ye (are) were healed" to the healing of our physical bodies. The (35 + year) teaching and healing ministry of Andrew Wommack presents a pretty exhaustive study regarding this passage. Andrew has been involved with 1,000 s upon 1,000 s of healing......
End times: enduring birth pains and tribulation
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Dealing with the trauma brought about by massive destruction and much death during these birth pains and into the period of great tribulation is the subject of this writing. This may seem like a strange place to start, but I want to share a little of the testimony shared with me this past Friday from an abused woman. She shared how she endured an attack by a man who broke into her home when she was not there and laid in waiting for her to return. Over a period of 5 1/2 hours she was raped and stabbed eight times by this monster. He played a cat and mouse type game with her, catching her, stabbing her first with a shallow stab and raping her and when he let her escape he would catch her again and rape and stab her deeper. There is so much to this horrific event, but what I want to share is......
Healing god's way: renewing of the mind - rotator cuff healing miracle
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A series of blogs on conquering unbelief with testimony of healing miracles - - The "renewing of the mind" takes place within the believer and follower of Jesus Christ through the hearing and receiving of the uncompromised truth of the Word of God. The "renewing of the mind" for every person born again in Jesus Christ is critically important and does positively affect every aspect of your life. So, it is in the area of receiving miracles of healing. You must believe in order to receive! About five years ago one day in May, my older brother, Bill, called and told me about how he was suffering with such terrible pain in his shoulder. He said his doctor told him it was his rotator cuff and that in order to be rid of the pain, he would have to undergo surgery. I told my......
This generation will not pass away till all these things be fulfilled
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In the news is the passing of the very last veteran of W.W.I. This news reminded me of when my dad died in September of 2000. He was a veteran of W.W.II. Sometime after his death, I heard a report that announced the fact that hundreds of W.W.II veterans were now dying daily. The generation that played their role in W. W. II has almost completely passed away. In Matthew 24:33-34, Jesus tells us "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you. This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Israel became a nation, once again, basically overnight in 1948. This event, I believe, marked the beginning of the generation that will not completely pass away before Jesus' Second Coming and what is......
Creation series: day 1 - the word and light
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What awesome physical and spiritual meaning when on Day 1 God spoke The Word - Let there be light and there was light! Genesis 1 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. THE WORD was and is the light of all life. THE WORD was the light (energy) source for God's creation of the earth and the heaven(s). THE WORD came in the flesh as JESUS CHRIST to be the light of life to all mankind. John 1 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not......
Creation series: day 1 - water for life
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Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven(s) and the earth. God is making this announcement - in the beginning of the history of mankind and man's relationship with God, He formed the physical, natural heavens and the earth. In verses 2-5, God is telling us about Day 1 of His week of creation. About His preparing to bring form to the earth and finish with filling the heavens. He created what was needed for life to exist - water - and created what was needed to bring physical reality into existence- atoms - the building blocks - composed of space, matter and energy. I believe it is important to recognize all of this makes up Day 1 of the six literal ordinary days of God's Creation Week. 2 And the earth (matter) was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of......
Healing god's way: yesterday, i talked to a mountain and it moved
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Part of a series on conquering unbelief. Yesterday, (Thursday, February 24, 2011) after my daughter dropped off my grandson on her way to work, I decided to continue resting for a few more minutes before getting ready to take my grandson to school. As I started to rise, the room started to spin around me. I knew I was heading into a bout with vertigo. I believe in my heart God's Word about healing and how we can speak to our mountains and they will be removed, be uprooted, moved out of the way. I have been learning to walk in this knowledge and understanding, believing and trusting in Jesus and the Word of God. Forcefully, I spoke directly to the vertigo saying it did not belong to me, it could not take hold in my body and it must leave now. I told the vertigo, I belong to Jesus......
Healing god's way: conquering unbelief - mind focused on healing
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After receiving the healing miracle of the restoration of my physical heart and Jesus revealing His suffering, death and resurrection to me when I suffered a major internal bleed, the Holy Spirit had my mind focusing on healing. Week after week and month after month, my thoughts were so very often on divine healing. On my long trips back and forth to a daughter's home two or three times a week, my mind focused on healing and on seeing myself talking to others about divine healing and envisioning many healing miracles manifesting. I believe the times I spent and continue to spend focused on healing are orchestrated by the Holy Spirit. He has taught me so much. I abundantly understand the need to deeply believe in and trust the work accomplished by Jesus at the cross, "by His......
Creation series: day 1 introduction - space, dirt and light
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Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Space, Matter, Energy Atoms are the building blocks of all physical reality, Essentially, they are composed of three things--space, matter and energy. SHAMAYIM- Hebrew word for "heavens" - simply means STRETCHED OUT SPACE! ERETS - Hebrew word for "earth" - simply means the dirt or MATTER! Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; When you take the building blocks and build something, you have "form." Before that the "Matter" is without form. The earth was VOID, empty, but the earth was about to take on form. Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Light includes the entire electromagnetic spectrum, not just the narrow band of color we can see.......
Healing god's way: conquering unbelief - blood of jesus, my blood and life
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The next month after I received the miracle healing of my physical heart, I had this experience I still consider most precious. Why, because of the way Jesus revealed Himself to me. And, how He made it known He was right there with me every step of this difficult journey. And, how He made life in and through Him so real. Jesus IS alive. He IS Life! I did not have the knowledge and understanding about the manifestation of healing miracles that I have today, and I am certainly still learning. But, whether or not we understand His ways, He promises and is right there with each of His own every step of each difficult journey we are on. You can always count on His faithfulness. The experience I am highlighting I describe as a death to life experience. It involves a major internal bleed event.......
Creation series: prelude to day 1 - in the beginning
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The authoritative truth, The Bible, written and inspired by God, the Creator, begins in GENESIS 1:1 with this phrase: In the Beginning, God. What and whose beginning is being addressed? The beginning of God Himself? No. God has always existed. God is a supernatural spirit being. God (The Father, The Word, and The Holy Spirit) is the Creator of all. The beginning of Angels. No. The Bible does not tell us when God created Angels. But, we know from Scripture that Angels are supernatural, eternal beings. Angels were already present when the natural, physical heavens and earth were created. (Job 38: 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6......
Healing god's way: conquering unbelief-miracle, heart restored
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This series is intended to be of help in the process of learning about how our unbelief hinders the flow of God's healing power, thus a full manifestation of healing can not be experienced. I am using my own learning experiences in an effort to better explain how our self will and attitude often gets in the way of receiving the manifestation of healing. Jesus Christ, through the shedding of His blood, paid and made provision for our healing. God's will is for healing to manifest in our bodies. The first miracle to be examined is the one I received shortly after I repented from the heart, surrendered all of my self and my life to God and made the committment to follow and serve Jesus Christ for the rest of my life. The receiving of this miracle demonstrates a near perfect......
Creation series: what happened to dinosaurs - more physical evidence
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What would we expect to find if there had been a worldwide flood in Noah's day, 4,300 to 4,400 years ago, what would the evidence be? "Billions of dead things, buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth." Yes, and, this is exactly what we see. A global flood explains the vast majority of fossils and rock layers around the world, and eliminates the need for cramming millions of years into the days of God's creation week. Listen to the words of this Buddy Davis song from Answers in Genesis. At the end of the video, there are choices of other Buddy Davis songs you can listen to. Enjoy! Interesting Discoveries Fresh unfossilized dinosaur bones were found in Canada. In 1987, a bone identified as part of a lower jaw of a duckbill dinosaur was found by a......
America's foundation burning
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A prophetic dream is what I am highlighting in this blog. Normally, I would not do this, but the dream contains a believable solid warning and it is alarming. Since, I have had dream revelations and this dream is similar to what I have experienced in terms of the way God has presented dream revelations to me, I am choosing to share this dream received by Rick Joyner. The dream revelation was shared on the program It's Supernatural hosted by Sid Roth. A brief summary of the dream includes Rick seeing himself with other people in a log cabin. This cabin represents every area of America. Within the cabin, little fires spring up in the floor and the people go around in a way that it looks like its a natural thing to do and they just put out these small fires. Looking out the window, Rick......
End of days: we have come full circle
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Flooding and more flooding in diverse places. The water just keeps coming. Is this one of the signs leading up to the return of Jesus? I certainly believe so. We are experiencing events that are leading up to the end of The Church Age. I believe Jesus, who has been holding the universe together for mankind for some 6,000 years, is removing some restrictions and more and more shakings in the earth and weather related events are occurring. These events will keep increasing in number and intensify until God's plan of redemption and of judgment is finished. Over the centuries, history has kept repeating itself. These circular cycles are about to end when Jesus removes "The Church," God's wrath is poured out, and Jesus' 1,000 year reign on Earth begins. With our attention......
Creation series: what really happened to dinosaurs continued - scripture
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The Bible provides us with proof that dinosaurs ("terrible lizzards") lived after the worldwide flood. In God's Word, these "terrible lizards" are referred to as Behemoth, Leviathan, Dragon and Fiery Flying Serpent. Biblical Evidence - Some passages: Job 40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. 16Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. 17He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. 18His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. 19He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. Psalm 104:25-2625 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and......
Creation series: what really happened to dinosaurs
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According to the Bible, a massive flood covered the earth-Noahs Flood, when God judged the world for its wickedness. This worldwide flood occurred 4,300 to 4,400 years ago according to the genealogy recorded in the Bible that tracks the lineage from Adam to Jesus. All the dinosaurs (except the ones on the Ark) drowned and were quickly buried in dirt and mud. They are among many of the fossils that are uncovered today. These fossil remains are found in Flood sediment. Today, the flood sediment is commonly referred to, in man produced charts geared toward evolution, as the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous layers. A significant part of the belief that the universe is billions of years old rests with the idea that dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago and are part of an......
A right "posture" for healing
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Healing God's Way: A Series on Conquering Unbelief At the end of July, 2010, I started attending a church in a nearby town that I have now become a member of. About once a month, emphasis is placed on healing and those in need of healing are invited to come forward and receive hands-on prayer. A couple of Sundays ago, a word of knowledge was given. She was given the word "posture" stating that God's children need to be in the right "posture" to receive healing. She talked about being in a "posture" of worship, praise and thanksgiving. Being in a "posture" of worship, praise and thanksgiving works to shut out unbelief and puts emphasis on belief and trust in God. Heart belief in what Jesus taught us about healing while He was here on earth......
End of days: birth of jesus and rapture dream
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Recently, I shared in a blog titled A Christmas Time Blessing about hearing the Holy Spirit and following His directive to spend time with family, which involved the birth of my grandson Anwar. He was born on December 19. I was staying with my daughter helping her out when on the third day of Christmas, December 27, 2003, I experienced this dream: It was right at 12 a.m. that I dozed off and had this very fast simple dream. I experienced the rapture. Actually, all I saw was similar to what you might see in a movie - you stand on a transport spot and swoosh you are transported elsewhere. In an instant, I experienced and saw the swoosh. I did not feel anything except I sensed I was on my way to meet Jesus. Soon I awakened and it was only 12:07 or 12:08 a.m. on December 27th. I had not been......
God's christmas time surprise - a car
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Four years ago, 2006, at Christmas Time God orchestrated our getting a car. The Christmas before, my husband had hinted about our buying a different car. I said no I really did not want to, I did not want to spend that kind of money. So, now the car had 155,000 miles on it. The highest mileage we ever had on a car. In 2006, I still did not want to spend the money, but, the Holy Spirit put into me the thought that I was to allow my husband to buy a car. You may say oh yah really. But, I have experienced on a good number and a variety of occasions the still small voice and nudging thoughts from the Holy Spirit. So, I told my husband, I really liked the car we had. It was a 1998 Park Avenue. It has been our recent practice to buy a car that is about three years old, then drive it for about......
Creation series: god, angels and age of universe
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The idea of the universe being billions of years old is what is being explored in this blog. The question I want to ask is why do you think the universe is billions of years old? I wonder, do you realize this is contrary to what we are taught in God's Word? People are questioning what God made known directly to Moses. God gave Moses His account of Creation. The Creation account tells us that God created the heavens and the earth in six literal days about 6,000 years ago. This is verified through the Old Testament's use of the word day and through the lineage that leads up to the birth of Jesus Christ. So, the question to ponder is where did this idea of billions of years come from? In this writing, I am going to offer perspective on this subject and I would like for you to ask......
Index to blogs on creation account series
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Following are links to the blogs in a series titled: God Is Literal - Creation Account Series. (Short title: Creation Series) For a number of years, I have been envisioning writing about each day of God's Creation Week. I do not know if these writings will eventually turn into a book(s), Bible Study, Sunday School lessons, hand-outs or simply blogs. God knows for sure. But, I have a strong sense that I am to do this writing. It seems as if this belief is coming to the forefront once again as a number of blogs have recently been written around this subject. So, with the belief that I am in obedience to God, I have begun work on this endeavor and the writing of this series is part of the endeavor. I will keep adding additional links as this series continues to be written. God Is Literal......
Healing gods way: series on conquering unbelief
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A few weeks ago, the 18 lesson study, God Wants You Well provided through Andrew Wommack Ministries, was completed. God made provision for our healing when Jesus shed His blood by being scourged - by taking the stripes on His back. He removed from us the necessity to suffer consequences of the curse that came upon man when sinful rebellion toward God began. Jesus paid the price for our sin. If we can bring about a change in the way we think and believe in our hearts that Jesus removed the curse, we can accept that we do not have to live any more with it consequences. Jesus made the way for us and He served as the example for us to follow on how we can live without the curse of sickness, disease, infirmities and oppression. None of these things, no not one, belong to us when we belong to......
Creation series: evolved from apes - no, created by god in his image - yes
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While attending college in the mid-1960s, I took an anthropology course that presented an evolutionary approach to explaining what could be referred to as pre-Adamic man. I remember learning about possible transitional links and pre-modern man including the Neanderthal Man and the Cro-Magnon Man. At the time I actually enjoyed the class, but, what I could not reconcile within me was that these beings supposedly lived before, long before, God made the first man Adam, contradicting God's Word. I came away from this class confused. Things did not make sense to me. There was an uneasiness of not knowing or being sure that lingered and it worked to make me question an acceptance of the Word of God as authoritative truth. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God......
A christmas time blessing
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From a letter of testimony I wrote in 2003 about the signs surrounding the birth of my grandson, Anwar. This fall, I was checking into the possibility of offering a Christian version of the Christmas Tour Program done at the W. W. Mayo House. I wanted to offer the program to families and youth groups of local churches. I knew I needed to run this by the southern district manager of the state historical society. I made two unsuccessful attempts to gain approval. It became too late to pursue the possibility further for 2003. So, I considered other alternatives and decided I could revise the content and format of the program and offer a Christmas program in the Mayoview Center. I prayed concerning when to offer the program, before or after Christmas. It could not be offered until the regular......
Creation series: science and theory start with assumptions
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Science and theory each begin with the creation and adoption of assumptions. Since God created and made the entire universe operational, a great place for science and theory to begin would be by using God's Word. A place NOT to begin is outside of God's Word, with the denial of God's Word or just with mans' imaginations. So much confusion and so much damage could have been avoided. The literal six days of creation that took place about 6,000 years ago along with the account of the worldwide flood about 4,400 years ago would be proven and accepted as truth. The fossils would be rightly recognized as coming from the deposits made during the worldwide flood, a flood that kept Noah, his family and the selected animals in the Ark for 371 days. Guess what? If assumptions used......
What is a covenant of marriage to god? consequences of ignorance
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When I was a teenager and young adult in the 1960s, the acceptable practice between a boy and girl, man and woman, was not to kiss until at least the third date and no sex before marriage. Today, we find having sex with one or more partners before marriage and living together before marriage to be common and even accepted practices. What I want to approach in this writing is God's view of a covenant of marriage. My impetus for writing this blog comes from the fact that my first grandchild, a girl, is now 14 years old and I am concerned about the peer pressure that she may face. I do so believe it would be wise to share with her God's Word and His view on sex and marriage. But, the primary reason I am writing this particular blog is because of what I have read here on CB concerning......
Reason for angels not coming to rescue?
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This morning I was reading Luke 12 and came to verses 8 and 9 that read with Jesus speaking: "Also I say unto you. Whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God. But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God." (KJV) I stopped and thought why is Jesus talking about angels here and suddenly this thought came to me to ponder on. Could Jesus be telling us why angels do not come to a person's rescue? People will ask where was God when I needed Him? Why didnt God stop this from happening to me? One simple answer might just be found in this promise made by Jesus. How many many people that claim they believe in Jesus Christ, do not confess Him before others. They go to church, but the rest of the......
Creation series: earth formed first and age of earth
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As you may know, I am working on a series of blogs titled God Is Literal: The Creation Account. The series will consist of a good number of blogs and I will be writing about each day of the Creation Week and introducing a sizeable amount of physical evidence. This is the fourth blog in the series. It was about ten days ago, as I was meditating on how to approach explaining water and light described in Genesis 1:1-5, I experienced a vision. In the vision, I am looking downward from high above. I see darkness and in the far distance I see light and a patch of water. As I am experiencing this, I realize God is giving me a small glimpse of His creation process in progress. This was a precious and deeply touching experience. Within a short time, I felt the impact of what God was impressing......
Creation series: expose the work of satan
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Part 3 of Series Introduction. The sun is shrinking are the words I heard as I tuned into Creation in the 21st Century for the first time. I did not catch the entire program, but this statement grabbed my attention. I do not remember the exact comment, but I do remember host and scientist Carl Baugh saying something like even 200,000 years ago the earth would have been too hot to support life. After this initial exposure, the program became one of my favorites and I watched it on a regular basis for several years on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Shortly thereafter, I ordered through the Creation Evidence website / Baugh's ministry, a book titled Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation by Dennis R. Peterson. I am so very certain God put this book directly into my lap, almost......
Healing: act on your faith - lesson 18
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We have arrived at the final lesson of this study provided through Andrew Wommack Ministries. Please come into agreement and in faith receive the prayer at the end of this lesson! Directly from the God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Faith without corresponding actions is dead: But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? James 2:20 You must act on your faith. If you are sick, and from reading this Study Guide, you have started saying, "I believe in the name of Jesus that I am healed" but then you continue to think sick, talk sick, and act sick, you won't see the manifestation of your healing. You need to meditate on God's Word concerning healing, speak it forth again and again until faith comes, and then act on your faith. If you've......
Creation series: no gaps, no evolution, no death before sin
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God Is Literal: Creation Series, Part 2 of Introduction-- Genesis 2:16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die (dying thou shalt die). The Gap Theory, Day Age Theory, Theistic Evolution and the other views that have been made up by man place suffering and death BEFORE the sin of Adam and Eve. All of these views directly contradict God's Creation account that tells us why and how physical death came into the world to all of mankind and living things. Because of satan's deceptions that continue to prey upon mans' minds, there have emerged all kinds of theories and views that......
Healing: words are powerful - lesson 17
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Intro - Jesus said in Mark 11, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed. Mark 11:23 The mountain here is referring to your problem. If you are sick and have a disease, speak to that disease. Say, "Cancer, you are dead. I command you out of my body in the name of Jesus. Cancer, you are leaving my body now." The Bible says to speak to your problem, yet most people speak to God about their problems. This is simple, but it is profound, and it has revolutionized my life. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack When this woman with the issue of blood had heard of Jesus, she . . . Came in the press behind, and touched his......
God is literal - introduction to creation account series
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For a number of years, I have been envisioning writing about each day of God's Creation Week. God knows for sure, but I do not know if these writings will eventually become a book(s), Bible Study, Sunday School lessons, hand-outs or simply blogs, etc. But, I have had the strong sense that I am to do this writing. It seems as if this belief is coming to the forefront once again as a number of blogs have recently been written around this subject. So, with the belief that I am obeying God, I will begin work on this endeavor through the writing of this series. When the Holy Spirit was drawing me to Jesus Christ, I had this experience early in August of 2001. As I was traveling along a highway in the Minnesota River Valley, I was arguing in my mind whether or not God is real. As I came to......
Healing: the spiritual world - lesson 16
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God has already provided His healing power for everyone. Jesus has already healed you. By His stripes, you were already healed (1 Peter 2:24). If you are just praying and waiting on God to do something, then you are violating the laws that govern faith. You are not cooperating with the kingdom. God has already provided healing. If you are a born-again Christian, the same virtue that raised Jesus Christ from the dead already dwells on the inside of you. Read on: Directly from the God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack The woman with the issue of blood vividly illustrates several of the spiritual laws concerning healing. This is not an all-inclusive list, but it is a great place to start: And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of......
Healing: governed by law-lesson 15
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So here is what we have found out in previous lessons: The reason most people are not healed is unbelief in one form or another. Unbelief is a counterbalancing, opposing force to faith. Most people try to build and increase faith but do nothing about their amount of unbelief. They simply do not understand that faith and unbelief are opposing forces. Jesus said in Matthew 17:20 that a mustard seed amount of faith is all we need to do anything, even see a mountain cast into the sea. The next lessons will introduce how God has set up laws that govern how the kingdom of God operates, both naturally and spiritually. Directly from the God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Healing is part of Christ's Atonement, which means it is not optional. It's already been provided for. The......
Healing: a pure, strong faith - lesson 14
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Directly from the God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Once you believe the truth that God wants you well, then all you have to do is starve your unbelief until your faith starts producing the results you desire. In Matthew 17:20, Jesus was saying to His disciples, "Guys, you do not have a faith problem; what you have is an unbelief problem." The parallel account in Mark 9 says that . . . They brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. Mark 9:20 Personally, I believe this is what caused the disciples' unbelief. I you have even seen an epileptic seizure; it is a frightful experience, especially if they start biting or swallowing their tongue. It is terrible. I have seen it before. It......
The heart of a believer
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Not long ago, a friend asked me if I knew what the "heart" of a believer is. Thinking she wanted to share something special with me, I asked her what is it? She said the "heart" of a believer is the place where the spirit and soul meet. My face lit up with a big smile as this simple but profound definition wowed me. Since then, I just love to visualize this special place, the heart, the place where my spirit and soul meet! Our spirit, that was deadened by sin, is quickened (made alive) by the Holy Spirit when we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and the Holy Spirit comes to live within us. It is our spirit that connects up with the Holy Spirit and allows us to commune directly with God. Such an awesome thing to experience; this on-going, two-way, intimate......
Unbelief conquered: restoration of hip takes place
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Both of my hips have been replaced. My right hip was replaced in the spring of 1990. I was considered on the young side, so the doctors were trying to delay surgery as long as they could. After walking with a cane for about five years, it was decided the time had come when it needed to be done. Pretty much, all of the cartilage was gone from this hip. I was 45 years old. This particular hip had a congenital defect. The socket bone was too thick for the ball thus causing greater wearing of the hip. Add to this a great amount of arthritis eating away at the cartilage. After 20 years, about seven months ago, I started becoming more and more concerned about this replaced hip. It seemed to me to be failing. I cannot really adequately describe how the hip was acting, but it was hurting and......
Healing: faith negated- lesson 13
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Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Keep in mind, this study is from Andrew Wommack Ministries and it reflects Andrew's knowledge, understanding and 30 plus years of experience. There are six more lessons left in this study. The last 7 lessons tell us "regardless of how sicknesses and diseases come, there is always something we as believers can do about it." Be sure to read the whole of this study and not just a little bit here and a little bit there. Thanks! Not long after the first time God used me to raise someone from the dead, I was excited, I was pumped, I thought, If I can see someone raised from the dead, then I can see blind eyes opened, deaf ears healed, people come out of wheelchairs-anything! As I was holding a service in Omaha,......
Healing: because of your unbelief - lesson 12 (please read)
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To ALL of my dear brothers and sisters in Christ here on CB - Please, Please, Read This! Directly from the God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack After Jesus rebuked His disciples (Matthew 17:17), He turned and healed the demonized boy: And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Matthew 17:18 The disciples immediately pulled Jesus aside and asked, Why could not we cast him out? Matthew 17:19 This is the question we are dealing with. If it is God's will to heal and Jesus healed this boy, why couldn't the disciples get him healed? If we believe it is God's will for everyone to be healed, how come we do not always see every person healed? What are the reasons someone is not healed? Why They Were Confused The......
Healing: why isnt everyone healed? - lesson 11 - part 2
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Directly from the God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Continued from Part 1 Sin There are three main reasons people get sick. One of them is sin. After healing the man at the pool of Bethesda, Jesus said to him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. John 5:14 Jesus made it very clear in this verse that this man's sickness returning, and even something worse than what he'd had, could come on him if he sinned. Therefore, Jesus linked sickness with sin. Now, this is not the only reason people get sick, but it is one reason. When alcoholics drink all of their lives and get liver disease, they did that to themselves. Satan used their actions to gain access to them. They have liver disease not because God did it, not because the devil......
Healing: why isnt everyone healed? - lesson 11 - part 1
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Directly from the God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack If it is God's will to heal us all, why isn't everyone healed? Jesus' disciples basically asked Him the exact same question in Matthew 17: Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? Matthew 17:19 In the first part of Matthew 17, Jesus had taken three of His disciples - Peter, James and John - and gone up onto a mountain. This is where He was transfigured. He literally began to radiate the light of the shekinah glory of God. A cloud overshadowed Jesus and these three disciples, and an audible voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. Matthew 17:5 Elijah and Moses appeared and spoke with Jesus about His crucifixion,......
Storms stir action
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The Minnesota River Valley where I live has been experiencing, perhaps, the worst autumn flood on record. In late September, two days of heavy down pours of rain rampaged southern Minnesota. Prior to Sunday, my pastor sent out an e-mail informing parishioners of the roads that were still closed. I took a scenic country road route to and from church. The town across the river from my town reports the highest flood water level recorded in its history. One day there was no thought or threat of a flood, within two days, a major flood starts bringing devastation to Minnesota. Is all this extreme and strange weather reported in the U.S and around the world to be taken as an indicator that we are in the end times? I sure do think so. Are Christians and the lost waiting to hear and receive the......
Healing: jesus healed them all - lesson 10
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Directly from the God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Note: Beginning with this lesson we will be moving into several lessons that deal with some of the main reasons why we do not see every single person healed. Healing is part of Chris's Atonement (Is. 53:4-5). Therefore, it is not an add-on or an addition to salvation. It is a done deal (1 Peter 2:24). Through Christ's death, burial, and resurrection, healing has already been provided. Paul's thorn in the flesh was a demonic messenger that stirred up persecution (2 Cor. 12:7). It was not sickness. The Lord is not putting sickness or disease on anyone today. Under the New Covenant, we have been redeemed from the curse of the Law (Deut. 28:15-68 and Gal. 3:13-14). Through faith in Christ and what He has done, every......
Born again - 9 years ago today!
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It was actually on a Tuesday, about 12:30 a.m., the morning of October 2, 2001, that I came into a right relationship with God. I called out to God, repented of my sin and rebellion toward God, gave self and my life to God and made the committment to follow and serve Jesus for the rest of my life. I wept, for the first time in many many years, for two and a half hours. I literally felt the Holy Spirit enter my body and take up residence in me. My spirit was quickened and when I awakened in the morning, I experienced peace. The kind of peace that passeth all understanding. I awakened with a great hunger for the Word of God. This hunger for the Word and its truth remains with me today. It was so awesome to go through the experience of how God calls us to Him; how the Holy Spirit woos us to......
Sowing and reaping: god is serious, my experience
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In a recent comment to a lesson I posted on Paul's thorn in the flesh, I brought up God's principle of sowing and reaping. I do believe this principle is applied universally to believers and unbelievers alike. But, those who are serving the Lord need to take extra notice. I will share the difficult experience that demonstrated to me how serious God is when He is preparing you to fulfill a specific assignment. I have learned obedience to His voice is all important. I have learned that doing it my way, even with good heart intention, does not please God. In 2003, I situated an office for a ministry in space located in the history center associated with a Minnesota historic site. Two years later, I moved the ministry into its own space to the front of the building and started paying......
Healing: redeemed from the curse - lesson 9
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Directly from the God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack I've given these different interpretations much thought, study, and prayer. I've listened to other people and considered their positions. Yet I believe that what I have shared with you is more honest and more consistent with the whole of Scripture than any of those others. (See lessons 7 & 8.) Grabbing at Paul's thorn in the flesh and making it sickness is a convenient theology. In other words, we don't really have to produce. We can just live carnally. We don't have to seek God. We just pray a prayer, and if the person doesn't get healed, we say, "Well, it must be like Paul's thorn in the flesh. God just wants you to bear it." That's a cop-out! The truth is that the Lord wants us......
No part of the curse belongs to me: resisting sickness!
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It has now been nearly two years since I began putting into practice what I have learned and understand about resisting sickness. It has been nearly two years since I have had any sickness of any kind enter my body. As I have shared in a previous blog, I care for grandchildren four to sometimes seven days a week and, I used to catch a version of pretty much everything my grandchildren were experiencing such as cold symptoms, sore throat, feeling nauseated and throwing up. I have not had a cold, flu, virus or any other form of sickness for nearly two years now. Each time I am exposed to something, I speak against it entering my body. I refuse to claim any form of sickness. Sickness does not belong to me. Let me express this thought to you. Jesus Christ won the victory over everything that......
Healing: eye problems? - lesson 8
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Directly From God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Some people teach that Paul had a sickness that God refused to heal him of, and therefore we can't expect to be healed of all sicknesses today. That's not true. It's not a consistent interpretation with the whole of Gods Word. As we saw in the previous Lesson, Paul's thorn in the flesh wasn't sickness but rather a demonic messenger sent from Satan to stir up persecution. People who teach that Paul's thorn in the flesh was sickness often misinterpret Galatians 4. They theorize that he had some kind of eye disease that caused runny, puffy eyes and gave him constant eye problems. They attempt to verify this with a passage in this chapter: Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not......
Where did demons come from?
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And He (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. .. . And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils...Mark 16:13, 17. Jesus states very clearly those "that believe, in My name shall they cast out devils." I sometimes wonder what today's born again believers think these words are saying. They are very clear! Part of our calling to witness includes casting out devils, also referred to in different translations as unclean spirits, evil spirits and demons. I believe the most accurate description would be unclean spirits. In this discussion, however, I will use what I think is the most commonly used name today, demons. Many believe demons are fallen angels. I do not believe this to be true.......
Healing: paul's thorn in the flesh - lesson 7 (part 2)
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Directly From God Wants You Well Sttudy Guide - Andrew Wommack Persecutions and Hardships All of these things listed were talking about persecution and hardships that Paul endured for the cause of Christ. Then, just a few verses later, he declared, Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities. 2 Corinthians 12:9 In context, "infirmities" here is talking about all of the hardships he suffered for the Gospel. It's a wrong assumption to just take the word "infirmity" and assume that it refers to sickness when, in context of other verses, Paul made it very clear that it didn't. Romans 8:26 used the same word--"infirmities"--to refer to lack of knowledge or understanding about how to pray. Paul's thorn in the flesh was a messenger from......
Healing: paul's thorn in the flesh - lesson 7 (part 1)
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Directly From God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Anytime I minister on physical healing, someone brings up Paul's thorn in the flesh. They say, "God gave Paul a thorn in the flesh. He made him sick. Paul tried to believe the Lord for healing but wasn't healed. Since Paul was such a great man of God--and the Lord didn't heal him--who are we to think that God will heal us?" This misconception is based on a misinterpretation of Scripture. The Bible does not say that Paul's thorn in the flesh was sickness. You can't find that. You can listen to people who argue that, but it's not what the Word really says. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger......
Hearing angelic music accompanied by serenity
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This past Sunday, I spent much of the day thinking about two experiences I recently had. One where satan's demonic forces showed up and the other where I experienced a "little taste" of heaven through angelic music and serenity. The morning started when in church the pastor, a Messianic Jew, told us of how at the Saturday evening meeting, a number of people heard the music of a Shofar when there wasn't one being sounded. About six people in this the second worship service had heard that sound of a Shofar. Then, the day went on with my reading the comments made to a recent blog here on CB about being careful not to invite evil spirits into our midst. This initiated my spending the day pondering all of this. I will begin this writing by recapping the experience I had after......
Kidney transplant miracles -- dead -- life restored
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Just this past Friday evening, I was watching Christian television and caught part of the testimony of a man who had fallen head first off a cliff some 45 feet onto rocks. As he was air lifted to a hospital, his wife was told it was very unlikely he would live because of damage to his brain, massive internal injuries and broken bones. The result when tests were completed on him was he was in perfect shape. Doctors nicknamed him the miracle man. No brain damage, no internal injuries, no broken bones. He was just fine. Later that day, his wife talked to his mother who told her that she had felt the need to pray for her son. Their conversation made them realize a spiritual battle had taken place over the very life of this man. The Holy Spirit is much more powerful than anything satan and his......
Healing: a cop-out - lesson 6
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Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Healing is part of Christ's Atonement. It's not a separate issue from salvation. The very Greek word associated with salvation over a hundred times in the New Testament was also translated "healed," "made whole," and "saved" in reference to healing the sick. God never intended for what Jesus accomplished through His death, burial, and resurrection to be broken up and separated into different elements. Some people have said, "We're going to accept forgiveness of sins but reject healing, prosperity, and deliverance." No, it's actually all a package deal. It's wrong for the church to present healing as some fringe benefit that "could happen but certainly isn't......
Healing: sickness and sin - discussion questions
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Lesson 5 - Teacher's Guide (In a regular class setting, this would be read out loud and the class would respond to the questions posed.) 1. It's always God's will to heal us. We know this because Jesus only did what He saw His Father do (John 5:19). And God the Son is the express image of God the Father (Heb. 1:3) In Hebrews 1:3, the Greek word translated "express image" speaks of an identical copy or a perfect representation. So, we can be confident in determining God's will concerning healing by looking at the life of Jesus. A. Read John 5:19 and Hebrews 1:3. How do we know it is God's will to heal us? B. What can we be confident about? 2. In the Gospels, there is not one example of Jesus ever putting sickness on anyone. The modern church that preaches......
Healing: sickness and sin - lesson 5 (a must read)
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Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide -- Andrew Wommack It's always God's will to heal us. We know this because Jesus only did what He saw His Father do: Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. John 5:19 And God the Son is the express image of God the Father: Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3 The Greek word translated "express image" speaks of an identical copy or a perfect representation. Therefore,......
Healing: sickness and sin - lesson 5 outline
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Directly from the God Wants You Well Study Guide - Offered to prepare readers for the content of Lesson 5. I. It's always God's will to heal us. A. We know this because Jesus only did what He saw His Father do: Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. John 5:19 B. And God the Son is the express image of God the Father: Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3 C. The Greek word translated "express image" speaks of an......
Healing: the full package - discussion questions
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Lesson 4 - Teacher's Guide (In a regular class setting, this would be read out loud and the class would respond to the questions posed.) 1. Jesus didn't just die for our sins, and then healing was something He could do if He wanted to. This may be different than what much of the modern-day church presents, but scriptures bear it out (Ps. 103:1-3 and 1 Peter 2:24). Psalm 103:2 specifically tells us not to forget ALL of His benefits. Both Psalm 103:3 and 1 Peter 2:24 mention the salvation benefits of forgiveness of sins and physical healing together in the same verse. As far as God is concerned, salvation is a package deal. It's people -- not God -- who have said, "Let's not talk about healing, deliverance, or prosperity; let's just focus on forgiveness of sins.......
Healing: the full package - lesson 4 (part 2 of 2)
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Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Lesson 4 Continued Oppressed of the Devil In the same way that Jesus died to set you free from sin, He also died to set you free from sickness. In the same way that Christ does not lead you into sin, neither does He bring you infirmity or disease. God is NOT the author of the sickness that comes against you! In Acts 10, Peter was preaching the Gospel to Cornelius and his household. He summarized the life and ministry of Jesus, saying, God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. Acts 10:38 Notice that the Word says that when Jesus went about healing people, it was good. Some religious churches today think......
Healing: the full package - lesson 4 (part 1 of 2)
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Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Jesus didn't just die for our sins, and then healing was something He could do if He wanted to. No! Christ paid for the healing of our bodies as completely as He paid for the forgiveness of our sins. He purchased it all at once in His Atonement. This may be different than what much of the modern-day church presents, but scriptures bear it out. Consider Psalm 103, which says, Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. Psalm 103:1-3 Verse 2 specifically tells us not to forget ALL of His benefits. The Lord forgives all of our iniquities and heals all of our diseases......
Index to blogs for god wants you well study
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Following is a listing with links to each of the blogs written for the God Wants You Well Study that began the first week of August, 2010. The study guide used is from Andrew Wommack Ministries. As the class progresses each new lesson's link(s) will be added to this index. Lesson Titles and Guidelines God Wants You Well - Class Begins Next Week Lessons Introduction God Wants You Well Class - Introduction Lesson 1-- Miracles Confirm God's Word Healing: Miracles Confirm God's Word - Lesson 1 (Part 1 of 2) Healing: Miracles Confirm God's Word - Lesson 1 Continued (Part 2 of 2) Lesson 2-- Part of His Atonement Healing: Part of His Atonement - Lesson 2 Lesson 3-- Sozo! Healing: Sozo! - Lesson 3 (part 1 of 2) Healing: Sozo! - Lesson 3 - Continued (part 2 of 2) Lesson 4-- The......
Healing: the full package lesson 4 - outline
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Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide. Offered to prepare participants for the content of Lesson 4 I. Jesus didn't just die for our sins, and then healing was something He could do if He wanted to: A. This may be different than what much of the modern-day church presents, but scriptures bear it out. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. Psalm 103:1-3 B. Verse 2 specifically tells us not to forget ALL of His benefits. C. In the New Testament, 1 Peter 2 says, Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter......
Healing: sozo! - discussion questions
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Lesson 3 - Teacher's Guide (In a regular class setting, this would be read out loud and the class would respond to the questions posed.) 1. Jesus gave Himself for our sins that He might deliver us from this present evil world--not just the evil world to come (Gal. 1:4). We're not just saved from hell, our sins, and future punishment - Jesus also came to deliver, protect, and provide for us in this physical world right now. A. Read Galatians 1:4. What did Jesus deliver us from? B. Are we saved only from hell, our sins, and future punishment? 2. The Greek word sozo was used over a hundred times in the New Testament. It's an all-encompassing word for salvation, often rendered "save" or "saved." However, a closer look at how this important word was translated......
Healing: sozo! - lesson 3 continued (part 2 of 2)
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Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack Lesson 3 Continued Made Whole This same word - sozo - was also translated "made whole" in reference to healing. Consider the example of the woman with an issue of blood: But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole [sozo]. And the woman was made whole [sozo] from that hour. Matthew 9:22, brackets mine In faith, she touched the hem of Jesus' garment and received healing. She was sozo - made whole. This is that same Greek word that is synonymous with forgiveness of sins. Here, again, it's applied to being healed physically. This same instance, recorded in the book of Mark, reveals that right before she reached out to Him, she said, If I......
Healing: sozo! - lesson 3 (part 1 of 2)
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Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack [Jesus] gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. Galatians 1:4 brackets mine Jesus gave Himself for our sins that He might deliver us from this present evil world -- not just the evil world to come. Many people think that what Jesus produced through His death, burial, and resurrection only affects the spiritual, eternal realm. Because of this, they come up with song lyrics referring to when all of us get to heaven, what a day it will be. Of course it will be glorious in heaven, but Jesus also came to deliver us from this present evil world. We're not just saved from hell, our sins, and future punishment -- Jesus also came to deliver,......
Healing: sozo! lesson 3 - outline
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Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide (Provided to help prepare participants for content of Lesson 3.) I. Jesus gave Himself for our sins that He might deliver us from this present evil world--not just the evil world to come: [Jesus] gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. Galatians 1:4, brackets mine A. We're not just saved from hell, our sins, and future punishment--Jesus also came to deliver, protect, and provide for us in this physical world right now. II. The Greek word sozo was used over a hundred times in the New Testament. A. It's an all-encompassing word for salvation, often rendered "save" or "saved." B. However, a closer look at how this important word was......
Healing: part of his atonement -- discussion questions
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Lesson 2 - Teacher's Guide (In a regular class setting, this would be read out loud and the class would respond to the questions posed.) 1. If the body of Christ was fully presenting the Gospel--the whole counsel of God--we'd be making a much greater impact on the world today. God not only wants to forgive us of our sins; He also loves us dearly and desires to heal our bodies, bless us financially, and deliver us from discouragement and depression. We need to think about that! A. If the body of Christ was fully presenting the Gospel--the whole counsel of God--what would we be making? B. What does God desire to do besides forgive our sins? 2. One of the main reasons the modern-day church has been rendered so ineffective and irrelevant in many people's eyes is it has only......
Healing: part of his atonement -- lesson 2
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Directly from the God Wants You Well Study Guide - Andrew Wommack If the body of Christ was fully presenting the Gospel - the whole counsel of God - we'd be making a much greater impact on the world today. God not only wants to forgive us of our sins; He also loves us dearly and desires to heal our bodies, bless us financially, and deliver us from discouragement and depression. Think about that! One of the main reasons the modern-day church has been rendered so ineffective and irrelevant in many people's eyes is that it has only preached that God is for the life hereafter. It's made having a relationship with the Lord a heaven-and-hell issue, and it hasn't preached that He loves us right now. The church hasn't taught that God wants to give us dynamic and absolutely......
Healing: part of his atonement--lesson 2 outline
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Outline From God Wants You Well Study Guide. Offered to help prepare participants for the content of Lesson 2. I. If the body of Christ was fully presenting the Gospel--the whole counsel of God--we'd be making a much greater impact on the world today. A. God not only wants to forgive us of our sins; He also loves us dearly and desires to heal our bodies, bless us financially, and deliver us from discouragement and depression. B. Think about that! II. One of the main reasons the modern-day church has been rendered so ineffective and irrelevant in many people's eyes is that it has only preached that God is for the life hereafter. A. It's made having a relationship with the Lord a heaven-and-hell issue, and it hasn't preached that He loves us right now. B. It has preached,......
Miracles confirm god's word -- discussion questions
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Lesson 1 - Teacher's Guide (In a class setting, this would be read out loud to the class and then class members would respond to the questions posed.) 1. Healing is a part of Christ's Atonement. If He suffered and took strips on His back for our physical healing, then it's not insignificant. If He thought enough of healing to purchase it for us, then we ought to think enough of it to receive. God the Father caused His Son to bear all of our sins and all of our sicknesses on the cross. Jesus took our diseases just as much as He took our sins. A. If Christ suffered and took stripes on His back for our physical healing, then it's not what? B. Jesus took our . . . . . just as much as He took our sins. 2. The Lord used healing like a bell to get people's attention and to......
Healing: miracles confirm god's word -- lesson 1 continued (part 2 of 2)
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Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide -- Andrew Wommack The Way It Should Be Some folks say, "We don't need miracles today; we have the Word of God." Yet that's not what the Bible teachers. Mark 16 reveals to us some of the final instructions Jesus gave His disciples before He ascended back to heaven. Notice what He promised after commanding us to go into all the world and preach the Gospel: And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.......
Healing: miracles confirm god's word -- lesson 1 (part 1 of 2)
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Directly from God Wants You Well Study Guide -- Andrew Wommack Many people criticize me for emphasizing healing. They say, "This isn't important. You don't have to be healed to go to heaven. You shouldn't spend any of your time on radio, television, or in print emphasizing healing. It's a secondary issue. You're making it greater than it is!" In a letter forwarded to me from a certain radio station, one man threatened to take legal action against me. Basically, he said, "It's a big sin for you to take people's money, which is hard to come by, and preach something like healing!" This fellow was one of many people who contend that it's a waste of time to talk about healing. I strongly disagree! Healing is part of Christ's Atonement. If......
Healing: miracles confirm god's word lesson 1 -- outline
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From God Wants You Well Study Guide (Provided to prepare participants for content of Lesson 1) I. Healing is part of Christ's Atonement A. If He suffered and took stripes on His back for our physical healing, then it's not insignificant. B. If He thought enough of healing to purchase it for us, then we ought to think enough of it to receive. C. God the Father caused His Son to bear all of our sins and all of our sicknesses on the cross. Jesus took our diseases just as much as He took our sins. II. The Lord used healing like a bell to get people's attention and to prove that He did have power on earth to forgive sins. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning......
God wants you well class - introduction
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Introduction by Andrew Wommack Although I don't know everything there is to know about healing, I have grown a lot in this area, and I consider it to be a real strength in my life. In fact, it's now been almost forty years since I've had sickness win in my body. That doesn't mean I've never had a problem. Along the way, I've had things attack me. One time, while I was making radio programs, all of the symptoms of the flu hit me. My sinuses stopped up, my nose ran, and I began to have aches, chills, and a fever--all within a very short period of time. It took me about an hour praying over it, but then it was gone. Probably the worst sickness that's come against me these past forty years was the time I returned home from England and went right to work on my pond.......
God wants you well - class begins next week
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It is a pleasure to announce that a class on divine health and healing will be offered beginning this next week. The class will follow the God Wants You Well Study Guide prepared and offered by Andrew Wommack Ministries. I have obtained written permission to reproduce all content of this guide for participant benefit. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to be a part of this class. The class will cover 18 lessons. I have decided to offer each lesson as presented by Andrew. You will have an opportunity to read his background and experience in the introduction that will be posted next week. Following is a list of the lesson titles: God Wants You Well Study Guide - Lesson Titles Lesson 1-- Miracles Confirm God's Word Lesson 2-- Part of His Atonement Lesson 3-- Sozo Lesson 4-- The Full......
End of days: a struggle with feeling love for others (part 2)
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In part 1 of this writing I talked about conditioning myself to handle the difficult end time events that lie ahead. In this part 2, I will share a little about the ministry assignment revealed to me and my experience with some professing Christians. On October 2 of 2001, I surrendered and committed my self and my life to Jesus Christ. My spirit was quickened and the Holy Spirit indwelled me. With this quickening came a sense of urgency and that there was something Jesus wanted me to do. I prayed earnestly concerning this and on October 27, 2001, the Holy Spirit spoke within me this assignment: Minister to (His) children Focus on the young, these little ones will become lights in the darkness Expose the work of satan Focus on eternity Evangelistic in nature Far reaching Five years I......
End of days: a struggle with feeling love for others (part 1)
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In a previous blog, Struggle With God's Love, I ended with talking about feeling love for others. After writing that blog, I have come to believe I should share two reasons why I struggle with "feeling" love for other people. I am not saying I do not love others. I am talking more about a struggle with "feeling" love for others. One reason will be discussed in this blog and the other in part 2. Eight years ago, I went through a period of revelation from God that began in February of 2002 and went until August of 2002. During this period of time, I received four dreams with spoken messages from the Holy Spirit and confirmations along with the guidance of the Holy Spirit walking me through scripture concerning certain end time events. This process brought about the......
Noah's ark and flood: creation week to worldwide flood, 1656 years
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Adam was created on day six of the creation week. According to biblical history, creation week occurred about 6,000 years ago. According to the Word of God, how many years passed from Adam's creation to the onset of the worldwide flood? The answer is 1656 years. Straight From Genesis Chapter 5 Adam . . . . . . .At Age 130 Years Seth Is Born . . . . . . . . . Adam Lived 930 Years Seth . . . . . . . .At Age 105 Years Enos Is Born . . . . . . . . .Seth Lived 912 Years Enos . . . . . . . At Age 90 Years Cainan Is Born . . . . . . . . Enos Lived 905 Years Cainan . . . . . At Age 70 Years Mahalaleel IsBorn . . . . . . Cainan Lived 910 Years Mahalaleel . . At Age 65 Years Jared Is Born . . . . . . . . . . Mahalaleel Lived 895 Years Jared . . . . . . At Age 162 Years Enoch Born . . . . . . .......
Struggle with god's love
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For two years after I repented, surrendered and committed my self and the rest of my life to Jesus Christ, this thought kept being put into my mind "God does not love you." Since my childhood, I have had a heart for Jesus Christ, but it was not until I was 56 years old that I surrendered and received Jesus Christ as both Lord and Savior. I guess you could refer to this as a flaw in my character, but throughout my life I had this inner feeling that I was not worth being loved by other people. So, after being truly born again in Jesus Christ, October of 2001, it is no wonder that Satan and his forces chose to use this area of weakness to focus an attack. I spent two years struggling with this thought that kept being put into my mind, "God does not love you." Finally,......
Quotes from founding fathers
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A few Quotes of Wisdom from our Founding Fathers: Samuel Adams- Father of the American Revolution, Signer of the Declaration of Independence I . . . recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins. From the will of Samuel Adams Charles Carroll - Signer of the Declaration of Independence On the mercy of my Redeemer I rely for salvation and on His merits; not on the works I have done in obedience to His precepts. From an autographed letter, 1825 John D ickinson - Signer of the Constitution Rendering thanks to my Creator for my existence and station among His works, for my birth in a country enlightened by the Gospel and enjoying freedom, and for all His other kindnesses, to Him I......
Created according to its kind - believe god's word not man's imaginations
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This blog was originally posted exactly one year ago today, July 2, 2009. Because it fits in nicely with my current series of blogs on Noah's Ark and The Worldwide Flood, I am reposting it today. It was in August of 2001 that the Holy Spirit introduced and started to draw specific attention to the subject of God's Creation. One day, as I was driving south on Hwy 169 nearing Jordan, Minnesota, where a bend in the road allows you to see the beautiful array of green trees, the sky, clouds and lowlands all in one long glance, I was arguing in my mind about God. Does He really exist? I could not deny or reject God's existence. Looking up toward the heavens, I acknowledged God through His creation. I spoke out loud words similar to these, "I know you exist God, look at all of......
Believe god's word not man's word: creation account six literal days
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The only place in the Old Testament that Christians as well as unbelievers seem to have a problem understanding what the word "day" means is in Genesis Chapter 1. The Hebrew word for day (yom) in the singular or plural form is used 2,301 times in the Old Testament. Let's first look at the uses of day outside of Genesis 1. Whenever the word day (yom) is used with a number (over 400 times) it always means an ordinary day, there are no exceptions. Whenever the phrase 'evening or morning' is used without the word day (38 times) it always means an ordinary day-no exceptions. Whenever the words 'evening' and 'morning' are used individually with the word day (in fact, 23 times each), the word day always means an ordinary day. Whenever the word......
End of days: olivet discourse and i and ii thessalonians
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In my previous blog, Matthew 24, the Olivet Discourse and Revelation 6-8 were harmonized. The purpose of this writing is to discuss how Matthew 24 harmonizes with Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians. Many teach there will be a pre-tribulation rapture and use I & II Thessalonians as a foundational base for this teaching. I see I & II Thessalonians harmonizing with both Matthew 24 and Revelation and pointing to a pre-wrath removal of The Church. I do not see scripture supporting a pre-tribulation rapture. In Matthew 24, the Olivet Discourse, Jesus lays out in a very orderly and sequential fashion what to expect, He tells us what "the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world" will be (Matthew 24:3). In Revelation, Jesus reveals to John in an orderly and sequential......
Noah's ark and worldwide flood: gulf oil disaster is a tough reminder
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The discussion in this writing will bring attention to the origin of the widespread deposits of oil. Oil is a by-product of the worldwide flood that occurred about 4,400 years ago. The content of this blog may be truth that is a bit tough to take in. Most scientists agree that hydrocarbons (oil and natural gas) are of organic origin. Most petroleum comes from plants and animals that were buried and fossilized in sedimentary source rocks. Petroleum chemically alters and becomes crude oil and gas. Genesis 1: 29-30 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat (food). And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every......
End of days: olivet discourse and opening seven seals
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In the series of blogs I have written on the End Times, emphasis has been on when the removal of The Church will take place (popularly referred to as The Rapture). These writings have brought to the forefront the truth that the removal takes place at the time the Great Day of the Lord begins, the period of time during which God's wrath is poured out upon the inhabitants of earth. What is very important in this discussion is that Christians become aware that the period of tribulation is not the same as God's wrath. The great tribulation focuses on the intense persecution of God's elect, believers in Jesus Christ by Antichrist. Jesus comes to rescue The Church at the time the Great Day of The Lord begins. In Colossians 1: 16-17 it tells us "all things were created by Him......
Noah's ark and the flood: land mass breaks up, tower of babel
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When God created the earth, the dry land that appeared was one large mass or supercontinent, similar to the picture. Man's version of how this supercontinent split apart and God's version are quite different. Let's first briefly read man's word as it describes the splitting apart of the supercontinent. Then we will look at what God's Word tells us. Man's Word as Told To Children of This World During the Triassic period, 200 millions years ago, all the land was just one supercontinent called Pangaea. After millions of years, Pangaea gradually began to split apart. By the Jurassic period, the supercontinent was breaking up into separate continents. Further separation occurred as shallow seas spread across parts of the land. Sea levels had risen by the middle of the......
End of days: nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom
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In the next two or three blogs, the attention will focus on events leading up to the Removal of The Church and The Day of The Lord. The beginning of sorrows and the period of tribulation will be discussed with a look at how scripture harmonizes. In this blog, I am introducing the 5th dream in the series of 7 dreams I have experienced concerning the End of Days. Matthew 24: 6-8: And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, see that ye be not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. KJV (or- beginning of birth pains NIV) 5th Dream One week prior to the commencement of the War......
Noah's ark and global flood: waters prevail - in ark 371 days!
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This is part two of a series focusing attention on the Ark and worldwide (global) flood that occurred about 4.400 years ago. In the first blog, the construction, size and cargo capacity of the ark was examined. In this blog, the actual flood, what the sources of water were and how much time Noah and his family spent in the Ark, will be examined. In God's Word, in the book of Genesis, the account of Noah and his family, the Ark and the flood is straightforward and clearly told. Genesis 7: 6-10 (KJV) And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every......
End of days: god avenges the saints casting fire unto the earth
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"Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." Romans 12:19 "the heaven and the earth, which are now,...(are) reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men." 2 Peter 3: 7 In the previous blog much scripture was presented to show that God WILL provide signs in the sun, moon and stars to announce to all inhabitants of earth that the onset of the Day of the Lord, the period of God's wrath, has come upon the earth. In this blog, I will discuss the fulfillment of God's promise to avenge His saints. According to scripture, I believe the avenging of the saints will be accomplished through the sounding of the seven trumpets, which includes the casting of fire unto the earth. I will again begin with the dream experienced that concerns......
Noah's ark and flood: construction, size and cargo capacity - (1)
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Some, perhaps many, people discount the story of Noah's Ark especially the part about the flood being worldwide (global). After reading this series of blogs that will explore the construction, size and capacity of the Ark, the events and duration of the flood, the outcome of the flood including a look at the fossil remains such as behemoth (dinosaur) fossils and more, I hope to have enlightened many and bring at least some skeptics to the conclusion that the Bible's account is literally true and fully accurate. With the recent claim of a group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers who say they have discovered the wooden remains of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey, I believe it would be useful and educational to begin by looking at the construction, size and......
End of days: signs and the day of the lord
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In the last days, the wrath of God will be poured out during a specific period of time called The Day of the Lord. There are frequent Old Testament and New Testament references to this day of God's judgment upon the wicked. The Old Testament is where this day of God's wrath is first explained. I would like to begin with the sharing of a dream I had early Thursday morning, March 18, 2004. In this dream, I am peering out a lower level window into the night sky when I see orange-colored round-shaped designs appearing in various places in the sky. As I am attempting to determine what I am watching, a formation appears closer and one of its parts separates from the formation allowing me to see that it is an angel and that the formations appearing are made up of angels. Then, a large......
Mom, love and god's peace
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After reading a blog by billyb, I started reflecting upon my own mom who died in 1971, at the young age of 52, from a massive stroke or cerebral hemorrhage. Four of her six children were still living at home when she died. My reflections begin with the 1959 Yellowstone earthquake. I was in college and it was probably 1964. I was studying in my bedroom and must have been reading about this 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit just west of Yellowstone Park causing a huge landslide with 28 people being killed. This earthquake scared me and made me ask myself was this a sign that the end of the world was near. My mom came into the room and we started to talk. She had never shared testimony, but at this time she told me she had accepted Jesus as her Savior when she was a teenager. My mom did not......
Confessor or denier
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For the past six Sundays, I have been attending the church my son and daughter-in-law attend. They told me I would really like this church. I truly do. It IS biblically based. I am being mightily blessed. All praise and thanks to our Lord. Instead of a typical style of Sunday sermon, the pastors use a hermeneutic approach to walking through and studying Scripture. This past Sunday, the study was on Luke 22: 54-71, the account of Peter's denial of Jesus. The pastor walked us through each of the verses and then we looked at applications of the text. What stood out to me were the 3 applications that I will briefly highlight and add my own convictions for you to meditate on. If we do not deny our self, we will end up denying the Lord! In the garden of Gethsemane, Peter did not obey Jesus......
End of days: rapture passages
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Matthew 24: 27 & 29-31, Mark 13: 24-27, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 and Revelation 7: 9-14 harmonize with each other and describe for us The Rapture, the removal of The Church (the true believers, the elect, the saints). Man's modern day phrase for the removal of "The Church" is "The Rapture." I did not even know the term rapture until December of 2001. Before then, I was only familiar with the phrase "Second Coming of Jesus,"which by the way leads to a better understanding of what very soon will take place. The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is not far into the future. Online Wikipedia's definition of The Rapture is the gathering together of all Christians up into the air at the time of the return of Jesus Christ. I agree with this definition that......
Index to blogs on healing
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Following is an INDEX with links to the blogs I have written concerning the subject of HEALING: Posted in 2009 Internal Bleed Experience Death to Life Experience: Internal Bleed and the Cross of Jesus Christ Series Introduction The Finished Work of Jesus, God's Power and Healing, Series Introduction Part 1 Assignment, Mission, Commission Finished Work of Jesus, God's Power and Healing, Part 1-Commission Part 2 Healing Miracles Finished Work of Jesus, God's Power and Healing, Part 2- Healing Miracles Part 3 It is Finished Finished Work of Jesus, God's Power and Healing, part 3, It is Finished Part 4 God Does the Mighty Works Finished Work of Jesus, God's Power and Healing, Part 4, God's Mighty Works Part 5 Speak No to H1N1 Flu Finished Work of Jesus, God's Power......
End times: removal of the church (part 3 of 3) - revelations summarized
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"I shall pour out Spirit of Me on all of flesh and they prophesy sons of you and daughters of you, old ones of you dreams they shall dream, choice of you visions they shall see and moreover on the servants and on the maids in days the they I shall pour out Spirit of Me." Joel 2: 28-29 - Literal translation from Hebrew text, Repeated by Apostle Peter, Acts 2:17-18. (see note at end of blog) My discussion concerning End Time events with an emphasis on the timing of the Removal of The Church has been based on a series of dreams with messages received from the Holy Spirit. Testimony shared has been based on direct revelation from God through the guiding work of the Holy Spirit. The foundational base does not come from mans' teachings. It was God who chose me to receive these......
Index to series of blogs on end times and removal of the church
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Following is an INDEX with links to blogs written about the End Times and Removal of The Church Assignment, Mission and Commission Finished Work of Jesus, God's Power and Healing, Part 1-Commission Introduction to Series and First Dream with Message - "It is Time for The Harvest of Souls To Begin" End Times: Connecting 1859 to Rapture and Sharing End Times Dream Parent Blog - Overview of Three Linked Dreams with Holy Spirit Messages Series End Time Dreams with Messages-Removal of "The Church" Linked Dream 1 with Message - 1 Corinthians 15:22 End Times Assignment-Discussion of Dream 1 with Holy Spirit's Message Linked Dream 2 with Message - "The Gathering of Thy People Israel" End Times: Israel and the 144,000 Sealed and Protected by God Linked Dream 3......
Rapture positions - supplement (2) to end times: removal of the church
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As part of the preparation for the writing of part 3 of a grouping of blogs discussing the timing of the removal of The Church (the rapture), I have prepared two supplements. The first drew your attention to the views on the Millennial (1000Year) Reign of Jesus on Earth and this second supplement will look briefly at the different views regarding when The Church will be removed (the rapture will take place). I believe in and take a literal, face value hermeneutic (scripture interpreting scripture) approach to viewing and understanding the Word of God. The Prewrath position is what I believe is biblical truth. I am in agreement with it and support this position. The Prewrath Position - teaches that the true Church will be removed (raptured) when the great tribulation (persecution) by......
Millennial views - supplement (1) to end times: the removal of "the church"
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In this supplement, I want to draw attention to and offer a little of my own perspective regarding views on the Millennial (1000 Year) Reign of Jesus on Earth. In a second supplement, I will look briefly at the different views regarding the Timing of the Removal of The Church (the Rapture). These supplements are being offered as part of the preparation for presenting part 3 in the grouping of blogs titled: End Times: The Removal of The Church. The parent blog is titled: Series End Time Dreams with Messages: The Removal of The Church. I believe in and take a literal, at face value, hermeneutic (scripture interpreting scripture) approach to viewing and understanding the Word of God. The Premillenial view is the position I am in agreement with and support. Premillennialism -This view takes a......
End times: the removal of "the church" (part 2 of 3)
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After receiving the third dream, a dream with a message spoken by the Holy Spirit that points to the timing (sequence) of when the removal of "The Church" will take place, the Holy Spirit brought understanding as to what this dream revealed through a process of clarification that I will begin to share in this writing. You will need to read part 1, and, please read the other four blogs written about the series of 3 linked dreams with messages that Jesus had me experience. Links are provided at the end of this blog. Revelation 7 The second and third linked dreams directly connect to Revelation chapter 7. At the time, I said to myself "this is too easy." I thought this because there it was laid out right in front of me in chapter 7. A short time later, my thoughts turned......
Pray that you enter not into trials
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Focus in the message by the pastor this past Sunday morning was on what Jesus told His disciples to do while He prayed in the garden of Gethsemane before He was arrested. Luke 22: 40: "Pray that ye enter not into temptation." Instead of praying the disciples fell asleep. Again in Luke 22: 46, Jesus said to them: "Why sleep ye, rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation." Pastor pointed out the Greek word translated temptation could be translated as trials. Pray that you enter not into trials takes on a somewhat different meaning. The disciples' failure to pray as Jesus told them to lead to their wrong actions and agitated the whole situation. Jesus prayed and He entered with confidence and in control of the situation surrounding Him: Judas was coming to betray......
End times: the removal of "the church" (part 1 of 3)
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The beliefs behind pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation and post-tribulation rapture place emphasis on tribulation. There is a difference between experiencing great tribulation and experiencing God's wrath poured out on the godless of earth. The most accurate description of when "The Church" will be removed (the rapture will take place), I believe, is shared by those who support the belief of a pre-wrath rapture. My conclusions are based on what God has revealed through a series of three linked dreams with messages spoken by the Holy Spirit, the confirmations God has provided, and the level of understanding the Holy Spirit has brought to me thus far. I shared an overview concerning three linked dreams with messages spoken by the Holy Spirit and the confirmations in the parent......
Just some advantages of being part of the christianblog community
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In October of 2003, I started writing letters of testimony and perspective to members of two local churches, family, friends and others, doing mailings to about 240 households every two to four months for a period of about five years. Shortly after starting to produce these publications, I created a website where I posted and have archived these writings. Besides the annual fees of owning a website and the bi-annual cost of maintaining a domain name, I have been paying $15.00 per month for what is called kick-start. This program supposedly helps people find your website when using a search engine. I started posting blogs here on Christianblog in June of 2009. In less than six months, more people had checked out the blogs I have written here on Christianblog than the total number of people......
The tree of life, resurrection, and life forever
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In a dream experienced about five years ago, I am instructing a young man dressed in a brightly colored short sleeve shirt. I am telling him that God wants this ministry to always begin in Genesis. This man appears to be an associate of the ministry. He is standing in front of a display of hanging signs. I can clearly see that each sign has the word Genesis on it and under the word Genesis is a topic. As the dream is coming to an end, one of the signs comes into clear focus directly in front of my eyes. This sign has one word on it: RESURRECTION. As I began to awaken from this dream, I found myself wondering what God meant by resurrection. Was this referring to the resurrection of Jesus Christ or was it referring to the resurrection of believers who have died in Christ? I have concluded......
End times: israel and the 144,000 sealed and protected by god
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I shared an overview concerning three linked dreams with messages spoke by the Holy Spirit in the parent blog titled: Series End Time Dreams with Messages-Removal of "The Church." In this writing, I will share thoughts and perspective concerning the second dream of these linked dreams. This dream concerns Israel. Experienced in the early morning hours of Palm Sunday March 24, 2002 Dream 2 with Message In this simple dream I saw a brownish-orange colored shape with a pointed outline something like the outline of a city. The dream involved people and more people and more people having to come to this place in order to be saved. When I awakened, the Holy Spirit spoke this message: The Gathering of Thy People Israel I felt prompted to ask if there was more and what the Holy Spirit......
God shed first blood ever shed to cover adam and eve's sin
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Part 3 of series While studying the Book of Genesis in 2005, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes and enabled me to begin to receive a glimpse of the enormity of what God did for us and is telling us through this simple but "mind renewing" verse: "Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them." Genesis 3: 21 The first death in God's creation took place when God made coats of skins to clothe Adam and Eve. God killed animals, most likely lambs, to provide clothing to cover Adam and Eve's exposed nakedness. Our perfect, holy God willingly shed the very first drop of blood ever shed for the sake of mankind. The shedding of blood, the first death, came as a result of man using his free will to choose to sin, to not trust God's......
End times assignment-discussion of dream 1 with holy spirit's message
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I experienced four dreams with messages between February and August of 2002, which I shared an overview of in the parent blog titled: Series End Time Dreams with Messages-Removal of "The Church" During the seven month period of time, I had no other dreams; I was totally dreamless except for the four dreams with messages. In this writing, I will provide some perspective on the first of three dreams that were clearly linked together. The other two dreams of the linked series will be discussed further in two subsequent blogs. Experienced in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 3, 2002 Dream 1 of 3 with Holy Spirit's Message When I began to doze off, I started thinking about a young boy on the street. This boy appeared to be very sad and he was saying no one cares about me.......
Originally created in image of god, now born in likeness and image of adam
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Part 3 of Series- "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made He him; male and female created He them, and and called their name Adam in the day when they were created, And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth." Genesis 5: 1-3 Born in Likeness and After Image of Adam God's Word does tell us that originally God created man (Adam and Eve) in His own image. But, God's Word goes on to tell us that descendants of Adam and Eve are born in the likeness after the image of Adam. Before, any descendants were born to Adam and Eve, sin had entered the world. Adam and Eve could no longer perfectly reflect the image of God. Thus, their......
Let us stand our ground for christianblog!
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Christianblog IS God's ministry. Those who are bloging on Christianblog are working hard to share the truth of God's Word and, also, work to support and encourage one another. However, there are always ways for demonic forces to creep into any ministry. There is absolutely no good reason why Christianblog should not have the finances it needs to continue operating and to provide for its owner the finances he needs to continue in his excellent work of providing this outstanding ministry and its many opportunities for Christians. What I am asking from members is for us to stand together and stand against anything that is hindering, anything that is blocking, anything that has influence over this site that is not of God. As born-again Christians, Jesus has given each of us the......
Jesus christ's victory over satan and haiti's plight-follow up 2
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Jesus Christ Won the Victory over Satan Jesus Christ's work was "finished" at the cross. He took all the past, present and future sins of all people upon Himself and He overcame the world. Jesus won the victory over Satan and over death. Jesus won the victory over Satan, but, its benefits do not automatically flow to people. We must respond to God's expression of grace by putting faith in Christ's finished work and receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior. The way Christ's victory over Satan works here on earth is through God's people. Jesus has given to believers in Him the authority to use His Name and the power of the Holy Spirit. When a person is born again, he or she is afforded certain protections from Satan. However, Satan can still work to deceive, tell......
Sin enters the world bringing physical and spiritual death with it
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Part 2 - Sin Enters The World Bringing Physical and Spiritual Death With It (Spiritual Death Means Separation From God) God gave Adam and Eve only one command given in their best interest: "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die (Hebrew-dying thou shalt die)." Genesis 2: 17 Eve, deceived by Satan manifested in a serpent, exercised her will and ate fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve gave fruit to Adam and he, too, chose to eat. Thus, sin entered into the world and man became blemished, holiness and purity started eroding. Living a "self" focused life instead of a God focused life was birthed on this tragic day. "And when the woman saw that the......
God created man as spirit, soul and body
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Series Part 1 - God Created Man as Spirit, Soul and Body God is Spirit. "God is Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth." John 4:24 (KJV used throughout) God created man as spirit, soul and body. The spirit is the supernatural part of man with an ability to communicate directly with God. The soul is the individual personality of man, his/her mind, will and emotions. The physical body was created to house the spirit with a soul. Many people are confused about spirit and soul having been taught or simply have come to assume that spirit and soul refer to one and the same thing. This is not accurate. The following two Scripture passages provide clarification: "And the very God of peace, sanctify you wholly; And I pray (to) God your whole spirit......
Honoring the sanctity of life
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In this blog I wish to share the story of the journey my son and daughter-in-law have been on for the past three years. This emotionally trying journey does have a wonderful ending. Praise and thank you Jesus. Celebrate with me the birth of a granddaughter born Saturday, February 27, 2010, at about 3:45 p.m weighing in at 6 pounds 4 ounces, the smallest birth weight of all of my grandchildren. I have been richly blessed with two granddaughters and three grandsons. My Christian son and Christian daughter-in-law have been on a very emotional and difficult journey. They have one son, who is now 4 and a half years old. Wanting to add another child to the family, my daughter-in-law became pregnant. When she was 4 months along, she was informed that their baby had died in her womb. My son and......
Sometimes god commands or alters the path of storms
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When my granddaughter was about five (8 years ago), she was riding with me and it was raining. Ashley does not like storms. She asked, "Grandma, did (or does) God make storms?" There was a pause as I thought about her question. Finally, I responded by saying if there had been no sin there would be no storms. It is man's sin against God that made storms. In this writing are a few examples of how God at times does command or alter the path of a storm. Prayer Splits Storm's Path When Ashley was either 8 or 9 years old, I believe it was in August of 2006, she had been attending an awesome Bible camp near Fergus Falls, Minnesota. I traveled to the camp about 200 miles away to pick her up along with providing a ride home for a couple of other girls. The talk on our drive home......
Series end time dreams with messages - removal of "the church"
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As promised, I will now share with readers the specific end time dreams with messages God chose for me to receive. In this writing I am introducing the dreams and then in subsequent blogs, I will look at each dream and provide a greater sense and more perspective of what I believe the dreams are revealing. As I begin, I wish to point out: The particular dreams discussed in this writing are the only dreams I have received that include a spoken message from the Holy Spirit. During the seven month period of time I received these dream revelations and clarification - between February and August 2002 - I had no other dreams, what I am trying to clearly say is: I was totally dreamless except for the dreams discussed in this letter. It is important to focus on "sequence" so I am......
God's wrath, god's judgment not same thing as curses: follow-up 1
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Neither God's wrath nor God's judgment has come upon Haiti and its people. This is my conviction and belief. God's wrath and God's judgment will come at the end of the Age of The Church. They are not the same thing as the principle of blessings and curses or the principle of sowing and reaping put into motion that is on-going when Adam and Eve sinned and man entered into rebellion toward God. The purpose of this writing is to serve as follow-up to the blog I wrote titled: Blood Pact Sown and Watered, Harvests Curses - Remedy for Haiti's Plight. A primary goal of that blog was to look at remedy for Haiti's plight. I will address this further in a subsequent follow-up. In this blog, discussion of God's wrath and God's judgment. God's Wrath Now Abated......
Blood pact sown and watered, harvests curses - remedy for haiti's plight
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This blog is being written to offer discussion on the making of a blood pact with Satan and on the remedy to end the oppression plaguing Haiti and its people. And, to provide response to criticism unleashed toward Pat Robertson of the 700 Club. Interplay between Good and Evil, between Blessings and Curses When Adam and Eve committed the first sin, rebellion toward God by man had its beginnings. The tasting of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil put into motion interplay between good and evil. Included in this interplay are blessings and curses. I do not believe, as humans born with a nature to sin, we can fully understand nor fully explain how the interplay between good and evil operates. Since the "world" lives in rebellion toward God, curses are commonplace.......
Unsnarling tangled up vine branches: reason for writing blogs on cb
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A key reason why I came onto ChristianBlog is to follow God's directive and work to "unsnarl tangled up vine branches." In mid-December of 2001, I experienced a dream in which I am writing a book about "Who God Is." As the dream progresses, I am writing more and more books or forms of written materials. Then, during the last week in December, the Holy Spirit spoke the word "internet" and put into me the sense that I would work with an internet website. Immediately I proceeded to learn how to create a website and actually created three websites. One for my church and one for the historic site I worked with. These two websites I knew were not what God was referring to, but I created them as a service to these two groups and to gain experience working with......
Last evening after i posted blog on end times satan responded in anger
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Last evening, January 10, 2010, I posted a blog titled End Times: Connecting 1859 to the Rapture and Sharing End Times Dream. Later that evening, I had this horrible and scary experience. I am sharing this experience because I believe there is value in doing so. I had been reading God's Word, communing with God and was just sitting quietly and meditating. All of a sudden my very thought was abruptly interrupted and I received a vision from demonic forces. I have never experienced such a thing like this before. The vision came, for example, like you are in the middle of watching a program and suddenly another program breaks into it and starts airing. The vision consisted of this: I am in a bathroom looking at the inside bowl of a toilet and typed text keeps appearing on the side of the......
End times: connecting 1859 to rapture and sharing end times dream
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God has called me to buck the tide of popular beliefs in the areas of end times, creation, and healing. This is the third writing in this group of three blogs sharing how God used the year 1859 as one way of confirming His directive. These popular beliefs concern the end times and pre-tribulation versus pre-wrath rapture (blog 3); evolution versus creation (blog 2); and medicine versus divine healing (blog 1). All three areas have brought confusion to the Body of Christ and with the Word of God. In this the third blog, the focus will be on the End Times and the timing of the Rapture. Here the year 1859 is connected to a book written by John Darby. Darby was a major contributor to the popularizing of the belief in a pre-tribulation rapture. As I write on this subject, I suspect a number of......
National debt: harvesting what has been sown
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Defining the difference between National Debt and the Federal Budget deficit and looking at God's principle of having to harvest what has grown from what has been sown are the reasons for writing this blog. It has become very tiring to me to hear people say that when Bill Clinton left office the United States had a budget surplus. Through this line of thinking, George W. Bush would be fully responsible for the 9 trillion 986 billion dollar National Debt that the US (thus the American people) had at the end of 2008. This, of course, is not true. Many people do not understand the big difference between National Debt and the Federal Budget deficit (or rarely surplus). 1) The National Debt is the total amount of money owed by the government. 2) The Federal Budget deficit is the yearly......
Creation: connecting 1859 to evolution versus creation
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Creation: Connecting the Year 1859 to Evolution Versus Creation God has called me to buck the tide of popular beliefs in the areas of creation, end times and healing. This is the second of a grouping of three blogs sharing how God used the year 1859 as one way of confirming His directive. These popular beliefs concern creation versus evolution; end times and pre-tribulation versus pre-wrath rapture; and medicine versus divine healing. All three areas have brought confusion to the Body of Christ and conflicts with the Word of God. The first blog in this grouping was titled Healing: Connecting 1859 to Medicine and Divine Healing. The 1859 refers to the year the historic Mayo Home was hand-built by Dr. William W. Mayo, founder of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. I worked with this historic......
The bible does tell us when jesus was born
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God's Word does tell us when the birth of Jesus Christ took place. The timing of the birth of Jesus is told through the story of the conception and pregnancy leading to the birth of John the Baptist. What could be more uplifting to realize and more fitting than for God to use John the Baptist whose destiny was to prepare the way for Jesus Christ to also prepare the way that reveals to us when Jesus was born? The timing is spelled out in Luke 1. The difficulty is accurately determining when Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, executed his duties as a priest in the temple. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia; and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that......
"celebration" of christmas: commandments broken, part 2, christmas tree
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The "Celebration" of Christmas: The Ten Commandments Broken-Part 2 Preparing for Christmas in 2001 (after being born again) had me struggling with decorating my home and a Christmas tree. How should I decorate? I purchased a manger scene and set it up on my dining room buffet. I put lights on an artificial tree, but set aside many decorations and ornaments deeming them inappropriate to honoring Jesus Christ and His birth. After Christmas, when it was time to take down the decorations, I found I did not want to remove the manger scene from my buffet and decided to leave it up as a reminder of Christ's birth year round. It has been on my buffet ever since. Over the next two years, I purchased some manger scene ornaments, angel ornaments and a set of simple round shaped......
The "celebration" part of christmas: commandments broken-part 1
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The "Celebration" Part of Christmas: Commandments Broken-Part 1 Thoughts went racing through my head as I began leading my first group of young second grade students through the historic W. W. Mayo House for the annual Christmas tour program in early December of 2005. These thoughts seemed focused on society dictates concerning what I could and could not talk about with these young children. The thoughts included this kind of utter nonsense: don't you dare talk about Jesus, don't even mention His name, and you know you must bow down to the idea of separation of church and state. It was both the hardest and the worst tour I had ever conducted. I struggled through the parlor program that includes sharing information with these little ones on the evolution of the......
Healing: connecting 1859 to medicine and divine healing
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Healing: Connecting the Year 1859 to Advancements in Medicine and Divine Healing Called to buck the tide of popular beliefs in the areas of healing, creation and end times. This is the first in a grouping of three blogs sharing how God used the year 1859 as one way of confirming His directive. Creation-1859, Darwin and evolution; End Times-1859, Darby and rapture; and Healing-1859, Dr. Mayo and medicine. Popular beliefs concerning creation versus evolution; pre versus mid versus post tribulation rapture; and medicine versus divine healing has brought confusion to the Body of Christ and conflicts with the Word of God. This writing will focus on healing -1859, Dr. Mayo and advancements in the field of medicine. The Mayo Home was hand built by Dr. William Worrall Mayo in 1859. From this......
Introduction: the root origins of the "celebration" of christmas
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Series Introduction-The "Celebration" Part of Christmas is Today a Full-blown Pagan Celebration I wrote a series about the origin of Christmas celebration traditions in 2006 that I will share here on CB over the course of the next few weeks. The "celebration" part of Christmas dishonors and is offensive toward God. After being born-again in the fall of 2001, it took the loving and gentle guidance of the Holy Spirit four Christmas seasons to bring this truth into clear focus and understanding. Over the course of some 26 years, I shared the evolution of Christmas traditions in America with thousands of young children and adults without realizing I was dishonoring and being offensive toward God. I am the person who researched Christmas traditions for the Christmas tour......
Called to buck the tide of popular beliefs: healing, creation, end times
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Ministry: Called to Buck the Tide of Popular Beliefs - Healing, Creation and End Times God used the year 1859 as one way to confirm that He has called me to buck the tide of popular beliefs in the areas of divine healing, creation, and end times. Along this journey, through the teaching and guidance of the Holy Spirit, I have been made to see how God and His Word have been compromised by many churches and Christians. The authority, accuracy and truth of the Word of God has been compromised diminishing who God is, who Jesus is, the finished work of Jesus at the cross and the power and work of the Holy Spirit. When I started to write blogs here on ChristianBlog.com, I got my feet wet by writing a few blogs on the accuracy of God's account of creation. For the past several months I have......
Healing: god's intervention and a miracle of tears
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Personal Testimony: I put "all of my heart and half of my soul" into the work I had come to love so much and paid a heavy physical and emotional price for doing this. I believe it was God's intervention that kept me from becoming a permanent emotional cripple. In 1974, I was hired as one of the first tour guides at the soon to be opened to the public W. W. Mayo House. This 1859 pioneer home was hand built by Dr. William W. Mayo, who later with his two sons founded the world renowned Mayo Clinic. In 1977, I became its site manager. Most, if not all, of the 24 state historic sites of Minnesota reflect the personality, interest and skills of its site manager. This is especially true at sites located outside of the Twin Cities. I did research, created interpretive programs,......
God belongs everywhere: thanksgiving proclamation by george washington
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God Belongs Everywhere: A Thanksgiving Proclamation Thanksgiving Day is upon us. In today's America, we are assaulted with the idea that there is to be separation of church and state. In fact, the promoters of this idea tell us this is what our founding fathers called for. This is a lie. First, let's look at a Thanksgiving Proclamation from 1789 from the pen of George Washington. We can clearly see that our early fathers knew full well that Almighty God belongs and needs to be welcomed everywhere. It is only our one, true God who is worthy of all praise and thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Proclamation from George Washington: A National Thanksgiving Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and......
Part 6, god's way of delivering divine healing
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Finished Work of Jesus, God's Power and Healing, Part 6, God's Way of Delivering Divine Healing Throughout God’s Word, Old and New Testament, we see that God’s Way to accomplish His redemptive plan for mankind involves working through people. Some examples: Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Jonah, the Prophets, John the Baptist, Jesus, Peter and Paul. God's Way of Delivering Divine Healing Does Involve Working Through People You could profess that it is God’s choice to work through people. Or, you could profess that the reason God works through people is because He gave dominion over all the earth to mankind when He created the earth and all living things. (Genesis 1: 26 & 28) Or, you could profess a number of reasons are involved. God did give mankind dominion......
Finished work of jesus, god's power and healing, part 5, speak no to h1n1 flu
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Do Not Give Entrance to H1N1 Flu and Other Contagions! In this writing I will share with fellow sons and daughters of God how we are equipped and have been given authority to speak to contagions and their symptoms that are trying to enter our bodies. We can speak to colds and flu and prevent them from entering or taking hold in our bodies. During this past week, I have been nudged strongly by the Holy Spirit about this subject. There must be a specific reason for the nudging to be so strong right now. Thus, I must respond in obedience. I will share with you the understanding the Holy Spirit has put into me thus far. I care for three grandchildren on a regular basis. Most weeks, I am with two of my grandchildren three days of the week and the third grandchild another two to four days. I am......
Finished work of jesus, god's power and healing, part 4, god's mighty works
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God The Father Does the Mighty Works In God’s Word Jesus provides example upon example of healing miracles we are to learn from. The hardest part of a healing miracle comes on the receiving end. In the next several writings in this series, I will be walking through John 14 and a number of other Scripture passages with the hope of helping to prepare hearts for the receiving of healing. The first step in the process was shared in part 3 of this series. Please, take into your heart to the point where it becomes part of your inner most being the understanding that Jesus did all the required work for the healing of your spirit, soul AND body with the shedding of His blood at the cross. His work was finished 2000 years ago. The flow of God’s healing power is what will be discussed......
Finished work of jesus, god's power and healing, part 3, it is finished
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A Heart's Look at the Finished Work of Jesus Integrated into the perfect sacrifice Jesus made at the Cross was God’s provision for healing; the healing of our sickly, diseased and infirmed bodies. The Holy Spirit has rooted and grown in me the understanding that Jesus at the cross completed the work necessary for our healing. Healing includes the quickening of our spirit, the renewing of our soul and the healing of our body. Jesus did not go to the cross to leave His own to suffer from sickness, disease and infirmities. While on earth Jesus provided us with example upon example upon example of healing miracles that we are to learn from. In part 2 of this series I shared two healing miracles experienced shortly after being born again. In the blog titled Death to Life Experience:......
Finished work of jesus, god's power and healing, part 2- healing miracles
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Reposted as a supplement to God Wants You Well Study - August 2010 Healing Miracles: From the Sense of Lingering Death to a Renewed Sense of Life "In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said. This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover." "Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, Remember, O Lord how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes. And Hezekiah wept bitterly." "Before Isaiah had left the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, This is what the Lord, the God of your father David......
Finished work of jesus, god's power and healing, part 1-commission
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As promised in the sidebar to this series, I will testify to the assignment, mission, commission and goal Jesus has prepared in advance for me to walk in as the age of "The Church" comes to its end. In the introduction to this series, healing was declared to be the focus of this series. This will most definitely be an important part of these writings. However, please allow me to begin by sharing on the road to Damascus testimony. Jesus Audibly Spoke My Name Three Times First Time It was eight years ago Jesus audibly spoke my name the first time. I want you to know what I mean is the voice came from outside of my body. At about 3 a.m. one morning in March of 2001, I was awakened by a soft warm masculine voice that called out my name, Dorothy. I sat straight up fully expecting to......
Sidebar to the finished work of jesus, god's power and healing series
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On Monday morning, August 24, 2009, I was once again pondering the comments made concerning the introduction to this series and seeking how to move forward. (Please read The Finished Work of Jesus, God’s Power and Healing: Series Introduction.) I asked God to provide a Bible verse for this day. In less than 30 seconds, the Holy Spirit brought forth into prominent thought Colossians 2:12. I went to the Bible and looked up this verse. It brought tears to my eyes. I believe God provided His response to all of us! "Giving thanks onto the Father, which hath made us to meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:" Colossians 2:12 This brought tears to my eyes for at least two reasons. 1) God has purposed this meeting of saints in light. 2) God has made it......
The finished work of jesus, god's power and healing, series introduction
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At the cross, Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for the forgiveness of our sins. The price Jesus paid included wholeness and wellness for our spirit, soul and body. God’s Will IS to heal. Sons and daughters of God should not be battling infirmities, sickness and disease. Why do we go through these experiences? In this series, I am going to do my best through the inspiration, power and guidance of the Holy Spirit to share the understanding the Holy Spirit has put into me. At this particular time, I am sensing His strong nudge to begin to do this. I can no longer handle sitting by the wayside as I hear of the varieties of sickness and disease Christians are experiencing and the debilitating and challenging effects many bear. I can’t handle this anymore. It should not be this......
What do the gift of tongues, resting in jesus and a hug have in common?
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In perusing recent blogs, I have read discussions on speaking in tongues and resting in Jesus. What do the gift of tongues, resting in Jesus and receiving a hug have in common? Read on - On Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at about 12:30 a.m. I became right with God. With repentance in my heart, I surrendered my SELF and my life to God and made the commitment to serve Jesus Christ for the rest of my life. While becoming born again in Jesus, I literally felt the Holy Spirit enter me and I know for sure He now indwells me. I wept for about two and a half hours then fell asleep. In the morning, I woke up experiencing an overwhelming sense of peace. I have an on-going hunger to know more of God and the desire to seek His truth only found in God’s Word. Overnight, I truly became a new person......
Who is jesus: in christianity, in other religions, to cults
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The primary purpose of this blog is to introduce Christians to what some other religions and cults believe about Jesus Christ. The following quotes should serve as an eye opener and an encouragement to many to become more courageous in their walk with Jesus Christ, increase in strength through the power of the Holy Spirit and begin to witness to others the truth and good news of Jesus Christ. It is imperative for those professing to be Christians to do so. God’s Word tells us the way to salvation: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved; For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10: 9-10 What do......
4oth anniversary moon landing; physical evidence for young earth
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For those who have been following my blogs on Genesis and God's literal Creation account know that recently a discussion concerning physical evidence was initiated through a reader's comment. I was not going to start introducing physical evidence for a young earth yet, but since the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing is coming up on July 20th, I am sharing the following article provided by Chick Publications on there website Battle Cry for you to read and ponder on. Evolution's Big Lie Looking More Absurd - Issue Date May/June 2007 When Neil Armstrong guided the lunar lander down toward the surface of the moon in 1970 he had many concerns. One of those was Cosmologist Isaac Asimov’s prediction in 1958: I get a picture, of the first spaceship picking out a nice level......
Creation: created for god's glory to display his character and attributes
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For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are (man is) without excuse.” Romans 1:20 KJV Many people tend to think, especially today, that the universe” revolves around them. It does not. The universe” revolves around God. Everything is about God and for God. So important it is to understand that our Triune God (Father-The Creative Mind, Son-The Living Word, and Holy Spirit-The Powerful Movement of the Father and Son) created the universe, the earth and all living creatures including man for His glory. For God’s glory alone, not for man’s glory. We were created for the purpose of reflecting His glory. God created all things and......
God's word provides proof: creation of adam happened 6,000 years ago
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Jesus stated in Matthew 19:4 and in Mark 10:6 the creation of Adam and Eve was the beginning. "And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, the He which made them at the beginning made them male and female." Matthew 19:4 "But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female." Mark 10:6 Most Biblical scholars agree that God directly provided Moses the text of the first five books of the Bible known as The Torah. God's Word teaches that Adam was created about 6,000 years ago. Through genealogies and comparisons provided in God's Word and through historical records this becomes apparent. In Genesis 5 and 11, God meticulously provides concise and detailed information concerning the age of His creation and the human lineage of Jesus up......
Death to life experience: internal bleed and the cross of jesus christ part
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Because of the length of this writing it will be done in two parts. Part 1 Words cannot adequately express the overall delight in our God and His ways that I felt as Jesus revealed Himself through this painful death to life experience. The experience was most precious! On or about November 7, 2001, as I was meditating, I suddenly felt a sharp pain in the very center of the top of my left foot. The pain was concentrated in one small round spot about the size of the tip of a small finger. My thoughts turned to Jesus and nails being driven into His feet. Two evenings later the same thing happened, but this time the sharp pain was concentrated in one small round spot about the size of the tip of a small finger in the very center of the top of my left hand. Again, my thoughts turned to Jesus......