Saturday, January 8, 2022

January 8, 2022

Back in October, we ordered an extra long patio table and chairs. We wanted enough seating to fit all of our family, including the children. It was finally delivered yesterday, but before they offloaded it, they came to me and told me that the table broke during transport and must be returned to the warehouse. I was disappointed. They left me with the chairs, so I have them set up, without the table, to get an idea of how well it will fit. Here is the lesson I got from the situation:

As Christ-followers, God has given us the seat of honor and the authority, the chairs, to continue with his business while we wait for him, the table, to return. He was broken for our transgressions but was made whole again at his resurrection. We will all sit at his table in holy communion with Him and fellowship with one another on that great and glorious day when he arrives. Until then, we are to wait patiently and continue his work. 

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. 1 John 3:2-3

Friday, January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022

We aren’t supposed to sit back and watch as the evil powers try and overtake us and try to turn us to toward their way of living. We are to continue to live right in the eyes of God and perhaps turn some of them back from the fire that awaits them. Rather than give them a dose of their own medicine, we must continue to be good to them. We have been given life because of God's great love for us; we shouldn’t want anyone to suffer eternal damnation. I know what you’re thinking; I had to ask myself if I really believed that because everything in me wants to fight back with the same kind of force they use, but after I talked it out with God, I came to conclude that those who are doing evil things are ultimately deceived. If they knew the truth about God, they wouldn’t do what they do. Our weapons are different; they are spiritual, and we must use them to turn the forces of darkness away. So, keep shining the light of Jesus, and the darkness will flee; that’s real love.

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1

Thursday, January 6, 2022

January 6, 2022

Last night, my husband and I went out to watch our engineer play in his rock and roll band at a local pub. He plays 70’s and 80’s music which is my era. Listening to the music on the radio on the way there and the music he sang made me realize that a part of the fall in our country’s standards has a lot to do with the glamorization of sin through the music in which we listen. We have become tolerant of sin; not that sin didn’t exist before the music, believe me, it was there, but it wasn’t poured into the heads of children who, as adults, now think it’s okay to commit sin and dismiss it as old-fashioned when past generations are intolerant of it. Most kids don’t listen to the words and sing along with the lyrics, not understanding that they were being programmed to believe that sin is okay. 

We wonder why the family dynamics have become decimated over the past fifty-plus years. The master manipulator made sure he had people in place in the government and the music industry to force-feed us the misleading information. Eventually, our families would be torn apart by what we came to believe through music. Make sure you understand that the government, Hollywood, and the music industry are connected. When you open your eyes, you will begin seeing the trap set by Satan. For this reason, it’s hard to teach people to trust Jesus to help them turn away from sin. As a soldier in Christ’s army, we must continue to fight for others to come to know him; he is their only hope.

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

January 5, 2022

Isn’t it interesting how light can change things? Jesus was called the light of the world, “in him there is no darkness at all.” Light makes a difference. If you haven’t noticed, light is being shined in some very dark places, and we see the underbelly of the world exposed. It is part of cleaning up society, a virtual separating of the wheat from the tares. It’s a messy process, but aren’t you glad we are beginning to see the truth about how swampy the world's governments are and how they use every means possible to continue to try and keep us in the dark about their treasonous acts? There is a bright light beaming on their illicit deeds at the hand of the LORD. They lie so much that they lie about their lies! We see it, and I believe Jesus will give us a way out of this mess. Good things are happening; wait while the wheat is threshed and the chaff gets burned!

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

January 4, 2022

After a few days of being tormented by the evil one, a breakthrough came. The badgering wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle with the help of Jesus, but frustrating nonetheless. If you’ve read a few of my posts, then you know that I believe in physical signs of spiritual manifestations, especially when the sign is a bird. Yesterday, after I left the house to go to the bank, my neighbor called and asked me if I saw the white doves sitting on my roof. White doves? I’ve never seen them in the wild, so I drove back home hoping to catch a glimpse, but they had already flown off. They probably escaped from somewhere and stopped in for a bite to eat. Whatever the case, I’m happy to know that they were at my house and that someone saw them. 

What does this mean? Does it mean the Holy Spirit descended upon my home? Maybe, but I think he’s already there. Did you know that the name Jonah means “dove”? What is the sign of Jonah that Jesus mentioned? God sent Jonah to preach to Nineveh to help turn them from their wicked ways, like the resurrection of the dead. I believe it’s a confirmation of my calling; to speak to those who may think they have salvation, when maybe they don’t, the people that are Christian in name only. God knew I needed his confirmation, so he sent me a sign. 

What can you learn from this experience? Pay attention to the physical signs confirming that God may be speaking to you.

Thank you for reading and sharing my posts. I appreciate every one of you!

And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. John 1:32

Monday, January 3, 2022

January 3, 2022

Our fellowship with Jesus is precious, and we must defend it against the power of sin and darkness. I know a person who claims he loves his children, but his actions prove otherwise. He cries because he longs for them. He is in and out of jail and can’t seem to leave the drugs and foolishness behind. He is compelled to continue in a lifestyle that prohibits his interaction with his children leaving them to wonder if he even cares. 

What are you doing that would cause Jesus to wonder if you love him? Are you neglecting a relationship with him because your lifestyle is opposed to righteousness? It’s time to do an assessment and see if anything is blocking you from the blessing of fellowship with Jesus.

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 1 John 1:6

Sunday, January 2, 2022

January 2, 2022

An excellent start to this year would be for us to untangle ourselves from the deeds of darkness. Many pleasures we hold dear have become useless in an age of spiritual war and can bring hopelessness if we don’t keep them in check. We’ve gotten used to certain lifestyles and having extraordinary things, thinking we can’t live without them that we stress when they are gone. Still, the reality is that they are only useless inanimate objects or a catalyst for our entertainment. Use your mind to reason and contemplate your actual needs, and consider anything outside those needs as only tools to help fulfill those requirements. We have become slaves to our entanglements, so slough off any dead useless behaviors and attachments to possessions so the life of Jesus will shine more brightly through you.

They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. 2 Peter 2:19