Have you ever wondered about Easter and how Jesus spent three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, starting on Friday? It's because Jesus entered the heart of the earth on the night He was betrayed 
I have written some fairly hard to believe things in the past and I've tried to ignore recent events but it seems I need to post this much more: something happened to me a few months ago, something horrific and yet because God sheltered me through it all, it was also miraculous and my gratitude has been overwhelming and I'm in awe of so much. I don't like to talk about it, but it has left me with something that is again, hard to believe. There is a picture of a halo on this site and on the website, a picture and explanation of what I think it means. That halo is now visibly sealed on my forehead.  There is no way anyone human could have orchestrated how it got there. That all of this has resulted with this etched on my forehead...it's just hard for me to believe, let alone anyone else. And yet, there it is. I don't think I need to say any more.

All I know is to pray "God's will be done."

If you don't have a born again relationship with Jesus Christ, you really need to seek Him. You really do. His Holy Spirit is a breath away. He is for you not against you. Yes you. No matter where you are or what you have ever done. Come to Christ. Come.

It's true.

If what I have seen is true, things will happen in God's timing. If not, prophecies will still happen regardless because God Is. There is so much peace in that <3

Matthew 6:33 
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

The experience of God is slightly different for all of us, I think because God knows how to reach each one of us. Since we are different, His approaches are different. That's why I often don't write about how close God can be, because if your experience of Him is different from mine, that doesn't make your experience any less, and you don't want to miss how He reaches out to you because you're looking to find Him in the same places as others. The Holy Spirit knows you uniquely and will reach out in whatever way is best, it's why the Bible is so important, the Bible is the authority from God to discern with...not what anyone else says and not what anyone else's experience of Him is.

Matthew 11:29  Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My Yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

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Putting on the Armor of God

    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

      Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,  and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—  and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (Ephesians 6)

So just how does someone put on the armor of God? First of all, prayer. Simply ask. God loves us, He told us to give Him our burdens. For me, this is a huge one. So I ask. I ask Him to show me if my motives are correct. I can fool myself but I can't fool God, and He knows. If my motives aren't correct, if God looks down the barrel of time and sees me flaunting a thin body even if my motives began innocently, then I have to accept (and I do), that He knows better than I do what is best for me and I have nothing but sincere gratitude in that. Trusting my Shepherd to lead me to the right places...this is rest.

But if my motives truly ARE correct and my requests godly, God is all about helping me. He is the Giver of all good gifts, and right now He is gifting me with the insight of what this battle truly is about. It's about picking up where great grandma Eve left off except THIS time, Christ is in me, and He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4)

In fact, Jesus fasted for 40 days and the Bible says:

"Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.  Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
"But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

So the first maneuver that Satan used was to tempt Jesus with bread. It worked on Eve but not the Christ. Jesus responded with Scripture. He didn't shout at Satan, He just responded with the Truth. Jesus here shows me how to respond to temptation as well. It IS the Sword of the Spirit.

But there isn't always time to look up Scriptures when temptation comes. I find that there are many "darts" of the enemy aimed at me. Insecurity, anger, stress, guilt, mistrust, even plain exhaustion...those are what I call "toxic thoughts." Accumulate enough unanswered toxic thoughts and I fall to temptation easily. I believe it's why God said:

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. (Philippeans 4:8)

I am working on a list of Scriptures to memorize. I need to be battle ready. The enemy is gunning for me, for all who seek God. The Bible says:

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.  But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.  To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5)

The thief does not come except to steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10)

Did you think this battle didn't matter? Satan and his minions are seeking to destroy God's people. This battle is SERIOUS, but it's the battlefield we are born for. It's where we get to choose whom we belong to. 

But Jesus came that we may have life, and that we may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)

I choose life. I choose to be hungry as Jesus was hungry. We don't live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Easily said, much more difficult to follow....the Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. And that is why, when I think of Jesus and the hunger He felt...for me...

Jesus suffered hunger for me and so much more

He laid down His life and picked it up again....

He came...for me. For you and for me.

The love of God changes everything. <3

The Spiritual Battle of Weight Loss

There was a day when I KNEW something was wrong in my son's world. He came home on leave and everything about him communicated extreme pressure, but when I asked him what was going on, he wouldn't talk about it.  Everyone in my family told me I was imagining it while I wondered how they could be so blind! So when he left, I fasted and prayed. It turned out I was right and those prayers were much needed. And now that the crisis is over, I find myself 70 lbs lighter and wondering how that happened.

God is so amazing. Fasting would be impossible for weight loss, but put God first and seek Him with everything you've got, and He answers, just like the Scriptures say:
"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.  I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity"

I learned a lot in that time and my walk with God became extreme. Jentezen Franklyn taught me about fasting and how offensive it is to God when we focus on food instead of Him. I never realized how I was using food as a crutch when God was there the whole time inviting me to lean on HIM and even now, I find myself reaching in wrong places after a stressful day, or in attempts to alleviate my concerns...and God is there the whole time with open arms, calling. Why do I ever turn anywhere else?

More and more I am realizing that life is about choice. Do we choose Him? All of us have constant streams of concern of some sort, and the enemy seems to wait for us to be vulnerable to tempt us. How many times have I felt strong in my walk only to hear that little voice of temptation....resisted...but then it returns and chip chip chips away at my resolve.

Anyone else out there struggle with these issues? One resource I have found that helps is a little known audio by Bill Foote that I think is powerful and blessed. "Putting on the Armor of God" In it he describes something SO KEY...and that's to recognize that I AM in a battle, an extremely serious battle, I will always lose if I don't realize how extremely intense this battle is.


Please pray for me and let me know, I will pray for you too. God bless

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 "For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you." (Matthew 7:2) 

If we look to criticize others, we internalize it ourselves. Negative thoughts about others are toxic thoughts to ourselves.

"Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things." (Philippians 4)  

First, be honest. If you want to lose weight for Godly reasons, for health, for energy, to repent from possible gluttony, for husbands, to find a godly husband, (most important) to give glory to Him; then God is wherever you are to carry that burden. If your goal is to drive men wild, to lord it over other women in social settings, to feel superior, well, believe me, God knows and I highly doubt you will find much here. 

Dieting almost always fails because so many of us approach it with an attitude of "I'm not good enough" as we are. Many beat ourselves up while mentally dangling seductive visions of ourselves born from today's culture. If we are in Christ, then the Holy Spirit is indwelling us, and we might be able to lie to ourselves about our motives but He knows us better than we do. So first and foremost, be honest with yourself. Once you have that, get ready to love yourself through Christ's eyes, which melts away that kneejerk reaction to toxic thoughts that cripple us. Toxic thoughts about ourselves and those around us. Anger, guilt, rebellion, there are so many reasons besides good taste that cause us to eat too much. My prayer is that all of us discover God's truths about how He sees us, about the love that He has for us, about His protection and strength in carrying the burden as we discover Him through our trials and the trials of others on this page. 

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Lord I pray that You lift each one of us today, cleanse our hearts and minds of all negative thoughts, help us to find the beauty in every person we come across this day, help us to see everyone through Your eyes, especially those that are difficult. Help us to become Your vessels that Your agape love would flow to us and through us and to everyone around us. Silence the enemy and let this day be one of newness and light. In Jesus name, amen.

Someone else in the group complained about her difficulties and needs (I have no problem posting my stuff, but won't post what others say in the group except generally)

I know that need. I get a handle on it and it creeps back. It's so hard to resist when you get in the thick of it and you feel like you just want to relax and indulge and it's been a tough day so why not? And it's hard to remember that it's that one thing that pushes you back into a void, when really, what we need is refreshing in the Holy Spirit. I don't know why I do things like listen to talk radio that gets me down when listening to praise worship puts me in such a great place. It's weird.

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 Lord I lift up every member here and pray for your strength and encouragement. Only You, Abba Father, can quiet our minds, only You remain at our sides through the good times and bad, only You can orchestrate every circumstance that we can grow as You shape us into who You desire us to be. Whatever that is, Lord, we just seek freedom and relief from self-sabotage or boredom. Keep us awake, keep us on guard, stay with us as we keep watch, explode through our hearts and mind with worship song...and help us find those songs that just set our hearts on fire. We praise You, we love You, we worship You, we give it all to You because You are the power and the glory forever. Thank you so much for being there, for caring, for watching over us, for keeping the wolves at bay, for Your patience as we learn to walk in ever stronger ways. In Jesus name we pray, amen.

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If you don't know this in your soul, drink up! For it is good http://www.fathersloveletter.com/fllpreviewlarge.html <--video format

You may not know Me, but I know everything about you…
Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up…
Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways…
Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered…
Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in My image…
Genesis 1:27
In Me you live and move and have your being…
Acts 17:28
For you are My offspring…
Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived
Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation…
Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in My book…
Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live…
Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made…
Psalm 139:15-16
I knit you together in your mother’s womb
Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born…
Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know Me…
John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love…
1 John 4:16
And it is My desire to lavish My love on you simply because you are My child and I am your Father…
1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could…
Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father…
Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from My hand…
James 1:17
For I am your Provider and I meet all your needs…
Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope…
Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love…
Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore…
Psalm 193:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing…
Zephaniah 3:17

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"I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day...being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy, when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you... and I am persuaded is in you also. Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you...For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

I looked up the verse and thought so much of the context was perfect for here. Lord I lift up each one of these people and ask for Your blessing upon them. Help us to walk in the Light as You are in the light. Show each of us what we need to know today and thank You for Your presence and guidance in our lives. In Jesus name we pray, amen.

I don't know about anyone else but the only success I have had is when I wait until I'm hungry, I learned it with the Weigh Down Workshop, and with that you can eat ANYTHING YOU WANT as long as you're hungry. It's awesome, you never feel deprived, you just have to wait, it teaches patience. You also learn to listen to your body signal what it's craving because I believe God gave us bodies to help us know what it needs. So I started out a LITTLE hungry but...I pray to do better tomorrow. Other than that it was pretty good. Anyone else? I know you have different strategies, how are you doing?

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I don't know about anyone else but the only success I have had is when I wait until I'm hungry, I learned it with the Weigh Down Workshop, and with that you can eat ANYTHING YOU WANT as long as you're hungry. It's awesome, you never feel deprived, you just have to wait, it teaches patience. You also learn to listen to your body signal what it's craving because I believe God gave us bodies to help us know what it needs. So I started out a LITTLE hungry but...I pray to do better tomorrow. Other than that it was pretty good. Anyone else? I know you have different strategies.

Check this out, cause the SECOND I tell myself I can't have something, I WANT IT. With this you can have it and it makes sense, nobody wants chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner, not even me... You can read the first pages and get the idea. But I'm not pressuring anyone in the group to try it, I just think I'd be 300 lbs if I tried to diet these past years

That's a lot easier to take than, NO! followed by self-condemnation because I need to lose weight. That's just so negative to me and toxic thoughts are a huge reason why I reach for indulgence in the first place. It doesn't even have to be toward me, I have noticed anger at others triggers a need, I think it might even be a need to self destruct.

I'm in a situation now in a car pool and they were just obsessed with talking about one woman's new bf and their sex life. Well...her new bf is married and I am having such a hard time with this. Someone else in the group is proud that she "got some" with a married man in her apartment complex. And I just sit there and try to be loving when inside I am seething. My ex was a chronic cheater and I have such issues with women that would lure away a husband. I was in such a sour mood all day after that and I think that has a lot to do with my overindulgence last night.

God is helping me with it though. I found it in Hosea. We all have different lessons to learn and it helps me to know that the Holy Spirit is in control of everyone's lives. She might need to learn not to , well... and I need to learn not to react the way I do, but right now it's the perfect op to learn to recognize how I get worked with this and then self destruct because of negative emotions about someone else.

I really think that happens with me. It's like something inside of me can't differentiate between anger at others or anger at myself, to me, deep in my soul, it's just anger. And part of my self-destructiveness is my effort to destroy that anger. Self-sabotage. It's an ugly beast.

A friend told me she would have said something to these women. The first time they talked like this, I didn't bite my tongue so well and all it did was alienate (which I tend to be fine with but the Lord calls me back) The truth is, this is the world of which we are not a part of. I had to remind myself about my own past, how I got dragged to a Bible study by some awesome women years ago. They all knew I was uh...doing the same kind of thing except he wasn't married. They just loved me and somehow it fell on me to read about how God feels about fornicators...But by then I was hooked on God and had to choose between God and my boyfriend. The boyfriend lost. If those women had behaved toward me the way I feel like behaving toward this cheating woman, well, I would have lost so much. I'm so grateful to them and I need to try to walk in that same light. God is working with her, I just need to pray for her. And NOT laugh and agree and encourage what she does...people can sense that you disapprove just by your looking away and saying nothing. Sometimes that speaks louder than anything.

God calls us to love everyone and I'm really learning in huge ways that when I think negatively about anyone, somehow it turns on me, deep inside, and that leads to unhealthy food for me. It's like I want to bury those negative thoughts with food. Some use drugs, but we want to bury it with something. Learning to combat those negative feelings is truly the battle that belongs to the Lord. Only with His help have I found ways to love people, SINCERELY love people, that I find hard to love. And in doing that, somehow that opens a door to love myself, and when you love and appreciate yourself, self-destruction no longer makes sense. It never really did.

Losing weight while enfolded in God's love

I haven't been posting or writing very much for a long time because I'm being still about certain things, and waiting. In the meantime, I have been active in various ways, one being as part of a weight loss group. If anyone is interested in a closer walk with God as He helps you break a trouble area, addiction, stronghold, these are what I have been posting there and with the prayers of other Christians, I can't believe how much God is blessing me. I have never felt so free. Here is the opening post and I'll be adding to this as time goes on. I pray God give you breakthroughs in your endeavors. Feel free to comment anonymously or by name at the bottom of the page and we will pray for you too. It says, "No Comments" to start with,  just click on that.  God bless!


Everyone has their own ways of trying to lose weight and that's great, but the one common thread everyone can have is seeking God for help. So if you want to lose weight for Godly reasons, for health, for energy, to repent from possible gluttony, for husbands, to find a godly husband, (and most important...) to give glory to Him; then I believe God is wherever you are to carry you. If your goal is to drive men wild, to lord it over other women in social settings, to feel superior, well, believe me, God knows and I highly doubt you will find much here.

Dieting almost always fails because so many of us approach it with an attitude of "I'm not good enough" as we are. Many beat ourselves up while mentally dangling seductive visions of ourselves born from today's culture. I know I didn't have the right reasons many years ago and it was like beating my head on a wall. I have learned since then how much God LOVES us, just as we are, today. He knows why we reach for unhealthy foods, He watched us grow up, He saw everything that tripped us up even before we could remember. I don't understand myself but I know God does, and I am always learning to trust Him more. I honestly think the Holy Spirit kept me from achieving my goal because God knew the trouble I would get into if I had the body I hoped for (good grief how I would have!)

So first and foremost, be honest with yourself. Ask God to search your heart and examine why you want to lose weight. Once you have that on the right road with Him, get ready to love yourself through Christ's eyes, which melts away that kneejerk reaction to toxic thoughts that cripple us. Toxic thoughts about ourselves and those around us. Anger, guilt, rebellion, there are so many reasons besides good taste that cause us to eat too much. My prayer is that all of us discover God's truths about how He sees us, about the love that He has for us, about His protection and strength in carrying the burden as we discover Him through our trials and the trials of others on this page.

I had a page like this before and the insights of friends were such a blessing to me. Community prayer covering over ourselves and others on this page is a huge part of it. If you join this page, please come back often and pray over all of us together, openly or alone with Him. Christian, Catholic, charismatic or not, it's all about being born again. God knows His own and His arms are open wide! Praise God!

"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? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s." (1 Cor 6)

And in that day you will say: ‘O Lord, I will praise You - though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me! Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid - For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song - He also has become my salvation!’ Therefore with joy, you will draw water from the wells of salvation!” - Isaiah 12:1-3

from David Parker's Amazing facebook page

Pure ministry, I don't know why I get drawn to politics when God's word fills my soul

Gun Rights: When do we pick up arms and fight?

by Jen Shroder  http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/shroder/130117

It was 2 a.m., raining hard and my Dolphin motorhome was leaking. I was a college kid with 18 hour days of school, work and racquetball, so it made sense to live in a motor home. It worked out well until the dripping began, so I found shelter at a strangely lit, abandoned gas station. I climbed on top of my motorhome equipped with a tube of silicone to fix the leak. There was a busy street in the distance, I felt safe to think I was visible to passing motorists but I grabbed my grandpa’s old Remington handgun just the same. Half way through my repair, a man appeared under the light below me and approached my ladder with a menacing look in his eye. I told him to back off but he kept coming. I pulled out my gun, aimed right at him and repeated my orders. He froze and then quickly slinked off into the dark.

I read an article claiming weapons are rarely used in defense. On the contrary, it happens all the time. Was my story newsworthy? Would the camera crews roll up, microphones in hand? Did the world want to know exactly how close he came, how I held my gun and the puddle he left behind? Oh what a fascinating puddle, let’s splash THAT all over the six o’clock news. No, my story is common, no blood, no headlines, but without God and my gun, I’m fairly certain I’d be just another missing person or dead body turning up. How many women were spared such an ending but didn’t report it?

Another time I found myself walking a dark street, alone in a big city late at night, looking for a restaurant to catch up with my buddies. We were all unfamiliar with the area as we played racquetball tournaments all over the state. My last match went late into the night so I was trying to catch up to friends. Directions were hasty, the road was closed for construction, but I could see the restaurant a block away so I parked and walked past the equipment. A couple of men came out of the shadows and started trailing me. I stuck my hand in my purse and gripped the handle of my gun, was about to pull it but they seemed to read the move and suddenly stopped, muttered to each other and turned around. Criminals seem to be very astute at measuring their prey.

Is this newsworthy? No, but just because it’s not sensational doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. We live in a dangerous world with a false sense of security. The news will highlight ONE case of a missing person when there are tens of thousands missing under criminal or suspicious circumstances. Home invasions seem to be on the rise, but how would we know if we depend on the news?

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334

"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." --Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824. ME 16:45

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." -- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188

As this is our forefather’s intent, then we should be able to attain as much artillery as our military! As our legislators argue over what new restrictions to impose, I demand LESS! Taking guns away from law-abiding citizens is only going to VICTIMIZE law abiding citizens. When someone is shooting at you, you do not throw down your guns!

Anti-gun politicians naively ask, "What does anyone need automatic guns for?" Do they really not realize the affront our government has become? The 2nd Amendment is already infringed, Pelosi laughs at the thought of adhering to the Constitution, Obama calls it a "negative charter of liberties" as he positions his executive pen, and an awakening America remembers what happens in emerging communist countries after people’s guns are taken away.

If we don’t need ID to vote, why do we need ID to purchase guns? If $6 to provide proof of citizenship impedes a person’s right to vote, then why doesn’t gun fees and licenses impede their right to bear arms? In fact, if we MUST provide Sandra Fluke her condoms, then I demand our government provide my ammo!

And yet.

I urge you, America, do not fight. We may have every legal reason to pick up arms and fight, but be at peace. When our founding fathers prayed and beseeched God for help, there was a future for America, a purpose. For generations we have been a Light on the hill, we have blanketed the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No other nation has sent out as many missionaries and charities in His name as America has. God had a purpose for us and gave us the opportunity to serve His Kingdom.

But what has America become? For what purpose are we asking to be blessed? That Christians in other nations would continue to be brutally slaughtered as we fawn over Kim Kardashian? Slave markets, torture, the blood of the saints continually spilled while we, in America, care nothing except for our own pleasure? We are told to tolerate, our schools write in their standards to teach our children to compromise on everything, that there is no right or wrong, no good or bad, we throw down all understanding of God’s heavenly Kingdom to trample it with secular humanism, applauding multiculturalists like Karen Armstrong who writes that "religion is manmade" in our textbooks and has set out to prove conclusively that Christianity is "bonkers" while applauding Islam. We pollute our children with made up fantasies that we evolved from primordial goo randomly, insist they repeat it as fact, warp their minds to atheist beliefs and then ask that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless our cause to regain this perversion called freedom? That modern America can continue on this path of inflicting the butcher of the unborn worldwide? That we can continue to spread pornography, homosexuality, Christian persecution in all four directions around the globe? What America has become in the past ten or twenty years, is that what we are asking God to uphold?

God told us through the prophets what is to come that we would believe and many of us have recognized the slow turn of the wheels which have begun. I believe we are being divided by the angels as they separate the wheat from the tares or weeds, indeed as they bundle the weeds for (future tense) burning (Matthew 13:30), but as is common in the Bible, it happens much more slowly than we expect. Did you wonder how we all seem to be so blind and deaf to each other’s point of view, wonder how the other side cannot see what is obvious? I contend, this is why! They are being blinded as their time runs out, the separation is becoming distinct, depraved minds are falling deeper into their own depravity and they can’t even comprehend they are falling.

And so our nation has fallen into decline. It is like we are all in a boat and certain ones among us insisted on boring holes in the bottom of that boat. We will all pay the consequences as we sink but God will not forget His own. When hunger comes, when chaos and thieving and unmitigated murder begins, we are to defend our families, our guns will be of use in the face of chaos, we are to have a sword! But just as there was a purpose for Christ laying down His life, when the law against Christians becomes the law of the land, we are to survive the chaos that we can then lay down our lives and give glory to God. For that we will be persecuted and killed. Some will wonder, "Where is God" but God is right here! Submit! Not to evil, but to God! Recognize that the end times are and will be upside down, that evil will be called good and good, evil; that much of what God told us is happening slowly. But have faith! Let not your heart be troubled for we were told of these things!

We will not win America back. Our choices will be: will we pick up our cross and follow Him or will we pick up arms and attempt to fight for a continuation of the liberal perversion of freedom, leaving a trail of blood behind us? Will we lay down our lives in the name of Christ? Saints, I think America has run it’s course, and praise God for His blessing upon our nation that has brought so many worldwide to His Kingdom. Many of us are not ready to stop fighting for the cause, but I urge you, consider what that cause today truly is.

I will not fight to finance worldwide abortion mills, homosexuality, pedophilia, pornography, child slavery and everything that evil men have twisted "freedom" to mean. We have been corrupted from within and a darkness is coming, evil will appear to prevail but it will not succeed. We cannot fight this one world government that has already been laid out. We need to realize that it was foretold and keep faith. Hold your lamp high that all around you can see because your neighbors will need help in the coming days.

"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God." (Romans 8)

Ezekiel 8

This morning I saw an amazing pic of a Marine standing alone at a vigil for Sandy Hook Elementary School. I cleaned it up a little, couldn't think of a caption so I prayed God speak to me about it as I spend time listening to Scriptures. I randomly chose a section to listen to, not thinking it would have anything to do with this picture, but sometimes He speaks to me as Scriptures play in the background. But what I randomly chose has me seriously concerned. It begins: 

"...2 Then I looked, and there was a likeness, like the appearance of fire—from the appearance of His waist and downward, fire; and from His waist and upward, like the appearance of brightness, like the color of amber."

What it says next is extremely concerning but also what many have been warning about long before what happened in Newtown. This is hard to even post, but I can't ignore the second sentence describing the picture that I JUST asked him about. This is not a good way to start the morning...though I praise God in all things.

..." Furthermore He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations.” Ezekiel 8

If this is a description of our time, it has nothing to do with Israel. God's warnings to Israel apply to all since Christ, and all that are His. I believe America was founded on Biblical principles, our foundation gives glory to God...we have strayed very far." 


God & the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School


Lauren Green of Fox News apologized to her guests for surprising them with a different topic. She wanted to talk about God in light of the tragedy that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 children were brutally slaughtered. "IF there is a God, why does He allow this?" Her guests struggled with an answer. Green pressed on obviously seeking something concise, not happy with the response of how to comfort victims. "What kind of evil is out there that would choose such an innocent group of human beings? If children aren’t the most innocent, I don’t know who is. What kind of evil does this?"

Today’s tragedy is ripping the hearts of so many. Any parent that has held the hand of their kindergartner on their first day of school is breaking at the thought of the horror that happened today. Prayers are flooding our nation as many also ask, "Why, God, WHY?"

Christians will answer that God doesn't do it, man does. But are they implying that God is sleeping? That He didn't notice what was happening? We worship a loving God, where was He? The answer will be hard for many but try to see it from God’s point of view. Green wants to know what evil does this and someone needs to point out that it BEGINS in our public schools. We have a generation of kids that are being taught that there is no God. Under the guise of "multiculturalism," they are given shallow samples of religions and are told they are all equal (with the exception of favored Islam), which leads anyone to the obvious conclusion that all beliefs can’t be right so all must be wrong. THIS is spiritual harlotry and it is the GOAL of our public education that our children sample all of them to see them all as useless and the cause of war. Attempting to fill in the gaps, "how life began" is offered by pseudoscience simply making up that man evolved from species jumping from kind to kind without a SINGLE shred of proof.

These heinous killings in the news are the result of atheism promoted in public schools. Our kids are without a moral compass. We tell our children that they came from apes and then wonder why they act like apes. We are creating the Adam Lanzas, James Eagan Holmes’s and  Jared Loughlins, then rail at God for allowing them to kill. Not only that, but these little ones that were taken from us are gifts from God, and we are teaching them that GOD doesn’t exist? What kind of evil does this? It is us! Yes, there are some good teachers but the direction of the academic elite, teacher's unions and state standards have clearly lost their way.

These precious little children have begun their lessons to reject God, which God allows because He gives us free choice. But I have to wonder why we expect God to then stop the murderer from carrying out his evil, so that His kids could grow up and do the same? Understand, God welcomes children into heaven. After King David’s child died, David said he would see his child again. (2 Samuel 12:22) These lives that were cut short did not cease to exist, they are with God. He didn’t do it but they ARE SAFE. What is at stake here is far more than our children’s lives, though that is hard for us to imagine. It’s their eternal destination. Eternity is so much more than this fast little life that we all go through.

I am acutely aware of why God might allow a child to die at a young age because I have been asking the opposite, why did He allow my sons and me to live? God supernaturally saved us years ago. I was grateful but one of them has grown up and now claims to be an atheist. I have asked, "Lord, why did you let us LIVE?" I would have far rather my sons and I died that day and were secure in heaven, than risk one of my own rejecting God and suffering the eternal consequences of life and death without Him. (And NO, I never would consider doing such a thing, that would go against everything God has said! Don't even start with that ridiculous accusation). I thought I could prepare my sons to not believe everything they were taught in public school, but five days a week, seven hours a day of being taught by professionals trained to convince our children that parents don’t know anything has taken its toll. They call it, "critical thinking" but our kids are not taught to criticize anything that the teachers teach. They are only humiliated if they express any real faith in God.

To be spared supernaturally for this end makes no sense to me. All of these people asking why did God let their children die and I want to know why God let us live. And yet God gives me peace when I pray about it, God is not finished with my son. There ARE reasons from God’s perspective to welcome a child home. Our loss is heaven’s gain, but if we are His we will see them again. It is hard, but know that nobody loves our children as much as God does. Trust Him.

Two days ago, I was happily walking in the rain. I stretched out my hand from under my umbrella hoping to feel the spray of it. A single large drop splashed on my finger and I froze with the knowledge that something terrible was going to happen, it was like a teardrop from heaven and I remembered how Christ wept for His people. I have felt sick to my stomach ever since. God is GRIEVED about the sorrow that is going on, He knows every tear, every heart wrench of the families. No, this was not God’s plan for those precious children’s lives, but He does turn what was meant for evil to good, He does welcome us home, as many as will come.

What happened today, the sorrow that these parents must be going through, I cannot begin to comprehend the depth of it. I know many are angry at God, but how confused we are to blame Him. I know we want those children with us, but our society has given our kids over to darkness as we teach them to bow to Allah in demonstration, lead them to believe there is no God, hand them condoms and tell them to experiment with both boys and girls in the most profane of ways and if they wind up pregnant, can be driven to butcher their own babies off campus while mom can’t ask teachers to give her children an aspirin without 15 forms signed by a doctor.

What kind of evil does this? It is a principality that is in our public schools. And then we blame God when our children suffer.

God did not kill them but He did welcome them home. The suffering is not in heaven, it is here.

Please pray God comfort the families in this tragic time of loss.

Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown

Take God out of our schools and we have a whole generation of atheists graduating right now. We have lost our moral compass because we would not stand up to the secular humanist agenda.

We need God. We always did. 

SB 1172 & activist judges in California

If you live in California, seriously do everything you can to get your kids out of public school. You no longer have the right to take your child to a therapist if they are confused about sexuality, even if they have been abused. Yet a California teacher can have your child taken off campus and encouraged to explore gay sex without your permission. It is outrageous. Parental rights are gone, this is, in essence, a dark claim to your child as the government's more than your own. See Matt Barber's article at RenewAmerica. Since his post, an activist judge has ruled to uphold this law.

Jerry Sandusky laws: sick and twisted by Matt Barberhttp://www.renewamerica.com/columns/mbarber/121203

and pray for our nation. We will not stand. We are bringing judgment on ourselves.

The effect of  sin upon the land and God’s grace

Scriptural Backup for the audio message, "Oh how God loves you" Part II

Our sins pollute the land, and it seems there are limits to how much it can take. These Scriptures show that all of creation longs for the return of Christ. God also says that we are ambassadors in Christ, so as we walk in nature singing praise or quietly walking with Him, how are the surroundings effected? Would prayer and a reminder that Christ is coming make a difference even to our environment? 

Leviticus 18:24 ‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you. And the land is defiled; therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants. You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you  (for all these abominations have the men of the land done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled),  lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you.

Jeremiah 3:1 They say, If a man divorces his wife, and she goes from him, and become another man's, may he return to her again? would not that land be greatly polluted? but you have played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to Me, saith the LORD.  Lift up your eyes unto the high places, and see where you have not lain with men? By the road you have sat for them, like an Arabian in the wilderness; and you have polluted the land with your harlotries and your wickedness.

Numbers 35:33 So you shall not pollute the land where you are; for blood defiles the land, and no atonement can be made for the land, for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it. Therefore do not defile the land which you inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the Lord dwell among the children of Israel.’”

Psalm 106:38 They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they were defiled by their own works, and played the harlot by their own deeds.

Jeremiah 12:10  “Many rulers have destroyed My vineyard, They have trodden My portion underfoot; They have made My pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. They have made it desolate; Desolate, it mourns to Me; The whole land is made desolate, because no one takes it to heart.

Hosea 4 “There is no truth or mercy, Or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying,Killing and stealing and committing adultery, They break all restraint, With bloodshed upon bloodshed. Therefore the land will mourn;

Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now

Genesis 3:17 Cursed is the ground for your sake

2 Cor 5:20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Romans 10:15 “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,

Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

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Netflix Recommended Movies & Reviews

What a refreshing surprise. So happy I found this, will be looking to purchase copies for my family and watching for other movies from Mission. Also awarded the Dove Faith Friendly Seal of Approval, which I will also be looking up. I am SO TIRED of the agenda of Hollywood. 

Available on Netflix right now, I have seen others disappear so don't wait, this one is really good.
No, no great special effects,  just...good.

Petition to Secede Update

Last Sunday at 3:00 pm, I noticed all of the petitions to secede at the White House site were down for just a few minutes. (I was gathering links for my last article). All states seem to have slowed down dramatically in numbers since then. Perhaps it's because all of the talk show hosts and conservative media criticized the effort, but with so many reports of outrageous election statistics, well, it will be hard to trust any election or similar activities such as these again. Regardless, God is in control, and a message is heard. I was also given a little clue to the cause of much of these problems, the 14th Amendment. I was told it has never been challenged and is very much unConstitutional. According tot his source, some in North Carolina have been trying to combat it. More on this later.

Signatures gathered as of Nov 18 at 3pm PST:

CLICK HERE to read article

Alabama 29,742

More petitions of worth

Allow all seceding states to reform a New United States of America https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-all-seceding-states-reform-new-united-states/3lqH8jhL

Stop using hundreds of millions of our tax dollars to fund planned parenthood. Where is our CHOICE? Defund them now!https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-using-hundreds-millions-our-tax-dollars-fund-planned-parenthood-where-our-choice-defund-them/K4SRnSkT