Friday, September 17, 2021

September 17

In a speech on September 11, President Trump asked us to join “Let us Worship” to pray for our country for 21 days. I didn’t see that portion of his speech until yesterday, but I’ve already been praying, just as many of you have. I’m asking you to follow his recommendation to pray, and I will also make a conscious effort to pray specifically that our country is restored and refined to a glory that it has never seen. Also, pray that the deep state enemy is entirely removed and disabled, so we are never deceived again, and that our liberty is restored so we can live in peace with Jesus as our ruler. If you would like a reminder, sign up at

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Thursday, September 16, 2021

September 16

Part of my mission is to encourage believers to live free from their past and release all regret, fear, trauma, unbelief, and rejection. We tend to hang onto some of this, not realizing that the point of Jesus’s sacrifice was so we could live our lives with a clear conscience. God instituted the Day of Atonement to give his people relief, but because the sacrifices were symbolic and only gave them a clear mind for a year, he knew we needed a more permanent sacrifice, so he sent us Jesus. If you are still living in the past, and your mind still goes back to your regretful experiences, you are not living the life God intended for you, and you are neglecting the point of Jesus’s sacrifice. Take control of your mind, and when you begin to reiterate the past, stop it in its tracks! The more you take control, the less you will go down that pathway in your mind. My suggestion is to call out to Jesus. When I see something that makes me recollect my past, I call his name “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!” There is power in his name, so use it, and it will bring back your joy and peace and will direct your conscience onto more delightful things.

For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. Hebrews 9:13-14

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

September 15

Tonight at dark begins The Day of Atonement. It is considered the holiest of all the Jewish holidays. Before Jesus, a priest would do the ritual prescribed by God to cleanse the people of their sins which would last until the following year. Some believe that the evening before Jesus was sacrificed was a living picture of Jesus entering the Holy of Holies, similar to the priest's ritual. First by bringing the disciples with him to Gethsemane, like they were in the outer courtyard, then taking only Peter and the sons of Zebedee, like entering the Tent of Meetings, where only the priest are allowed, then going a little further by himself where he prayed and spoke to God as if he were entering the Holy of Holies like only the High priest was allowed. If you think about all the steps he took up to his crucifixion, they coincide with what happens on The Day of Atonement. Everything is perfectly synchronized in a well-laid-out plan, as only God can orchestrate. 

I know that most of us were not raised to commemorate the feasts of God and have no idea of the rituals involved or the way they were performed, but we can do our best to acknowledge them and appreciate what Jesus did for us. Take some time today and tomorrow to meditate on the sacrifice Jesus made to atone for all of our sins.

But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. Hebrews 9:11-12

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

September 14

We’ve had a whirlwind of activity over the last few days. We completed our project and are in the process of renting out the units. This crazy market has caused desperation in finding housing. I attribute it to people leaving authoritarian states with excessive lockdowns. They are fleeing those states much like the pilgrims did ages ago; this has created a challenging situation. In Florida, you can sell your home at an inflated price, but you must find another one; that’s where the problem lies, there is a limited supply of homes for sale or rent. It’s a piece of cake for seller’s agents but a nightmare for buyer’s agents. Anyway, we are exhausted! We get one cleaned, detailed, and started up, and someone wants it! We are in a good place! 

I’m expecting this to happen when people finally get tired of the devil's antics and want the assurance of a forever home with Jesus. Soon, there will be a revival with many fleeing their homes with Satan and looking for comfort; they will find it in the arms of Jesus, and we will all be required to work to accomplish the task of evangelizing and teaching others how good Jesus is! The LORD has plenty of room, thank goodness! We will be in a good place when that happens!

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:16-17

Monday, September 13, 2021

September 13

I went with my daughter to the mall yesterday. I think it’s been years since I’ve been. I’m more of a destination shopper which means if I must go to the mall, I park at the entrance closest to the store, get what I need and get out. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but that place was packed! Who would have thought? It seemed normal, which is exciting news. Fewer people were covering their faces than I expected, and those that had them were in the minority. Has the media finally lost its credibility? It felt free again, but remember, I’m in Florida, which is freer than most of the country, but other states are catching up. What I saw gave me hope that the world is waking up and beginning to see through the lies of the enemy. Don’t lose hope. The enemy is not going to win! 

If you haven’t confessed all of your sins, you have a couple more days before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kipper, which begins at dark on Wednesday. Confess and repent to honor Jesus for all he did for us on the cross; it’s simple, but cleansing and we can start this new season fresh. While you’re at it, pray that the world is freed from the stronghold of Satan and his cabal. 

“Now on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves and present a food offering to the LORD. And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God. Leviticus 23:27-28

Sunday, September 12, 2021

September 12

What if the things that we’ve learned don’t pan out the way we think they will? What if we don’t have the proper understanding of God’s Word because his teachings were skewed by unrighteous individuals who are using that information to keep us dangling? For this reason, Paul tells Timothy to teach the people of Ephesus not to devote themselves to myths and to focus on the love that comes from a pure heart. There are too many false teachers out there, and it’s hard to know, through our own wisdom, who is a true Christ-follower and who’s in it for the money. We must pray for discernment and listen carefully as the Holy Spirit warns us by giving us a check in our spirit. However, we must make sure our heart is not bucking against the teaching of the truth because of a stronghold of false information put there by the enemy. The lines get blurred; that’s why it’s essential that we stay connected to Jesus, listen to the Holy Spirit, and read our Bibles. We must seek God’s wisdom because he is the only one we can trust to give us the whole truth.

nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:4-5