Saturday, January 21, 2023

January 21, 2023

Lately, the news reminds me of someone swatting a hornet's nest. They are backtracking on the lies they've told us for several years. The people who predicted it are now feeling satisfied because they were right. We are facing challenging times. As each day passes, more and more of the devil's agenda is exposed because it seems that his minions mixed some truth with their lies. Listen carefully to what officials say. What may seem like they've stumbled on their words is them telling the truth. We don't want to believe it's true because it seems too far-fetched. Not to worry; the Bible is clear that those who seek to commit evil atrocities will face the full wrath of God. The people complicit in their crimes, like news organizations, government officials, and Hollywood elites, will face God's punishment. He will not let them get away with what they have done, especially what they've done to those who love him. There is a warning for believers, too; do not shrink back! We must stand firm in our faith because God takes no pleasure in those who don't. So, as we try to traverse through what seems like tribulation, draw strength from God and stay committed to him through every challenge. Our reward is great. If you have time, read Hebrews 10:30-39. It's only ten verses, but they draw a vivid picture of today's times. 

For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Hebrews 10:30-31

but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” Hebrews 10:38

Friday, January 20, 2023

January 20, 2023

Part of our remodeling project on our house includes new pipes. Cast iron was used when the house was built, and after nearly fifty years, they are unreliable. We didn’t want to get the house finished and then have to dig everything up and ruin it, so we decided to be proactive. We had to cut the slab and dig trenches. At the same time, we installed new building materials such as insulation, window sills, and lumber. So, as we tear out the old stuff, it’s necessary to integrate the new materials to maintain the sturdiness of the house.

We are a remodeling project and must renovate the rooms in our heart piece by piece, ripping out the old junk left by years of sin and adding new biblical truths to shore up the integrity of our mind. As you recover from your past sin, make sure you build yourself back in the likeness of Jesus. He has given you a firm foundation, but it’s up to you to recover from your past. It’s also essential that you remember the following verses:

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Hebrews 10:16-17

Thursday, January 19, 2023

January 19, 2023

Yesterday, my neighbor's chow puppy, who was twice the size of my Yorkies, crossed the fence into our pasture. She set off our cameras, so I went out to help her get back to her home. I tried to persuade her to come to me and console her with a calm voice, but she was afraid of me. I was concerned she would hurt herself by getting caught in the fence. I got close to her because I had her cornered and thought she would settle down, but she bit me. Finally, her owner had to come and get her; there was no calming her down. 

Right now, mayhem is unleashed and causing the atmosphere to stir. We are not to become overly concerned; prepared but not obsessed over what is to come because we are not the ones who need to fear. It is our enemy that needs to worry. They are cornered and fighting back; be careful because they will bite. Their goal is to distract us from our source. Focus. Don't allow anything to draw your attention away from Jesus. He has promised us that he will return, and those who adore him eagerly wait for him to appear. 

so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

January 18, 2023

It is not enough for you to believe in Jesus; even the demons believe in him and shudder. You must trust him with your life as the Savior of your soul. Run to him in times of trouble; praise and worship him daily. He is our priest who intercedes for us and is the only priest who does not have a replacement because he is eternal. The elaborate precession displayed by religious leaders is extraordinary and uncalled for by God. They are imposters. Jesus is the example, and he came to us humbly and is the only way to be saved from death and eternal damnation. No religion or denomination is infallible, which is all the more reason to comb through the scriptures to confirm your belief or refute false prophets or teachers.   

The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:23-25

Photo by Stephanie Centella

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

January 17, 2023

I had one of those days where I stayed busy and barely accomplished anything. How does that happen? The day is gone in what seems like minutes. Lately, I've noticed it's already noon when I look at the clock, and I haven't even changed clothes yet. What is going on?  Has anyone else noticed? It makes me wonder if God has sped up time. I mean, it is possible because nothing is impossible for God. If he has done such a thing, there's only a little time left for us to encourage our loved ones to change to a better way of life through Jesus. It is now more important than ever to listen carefully to the Holy Spirit and not hesitate to follow his instructions. If you have yet to figure out what that is, it is that initial impression, a still, small voice you have that makes you feel like you should act a certain way, meaning put into action something he is telling you. You usually figure it out after you've failed to listen to that impression. You will say, "I knew I should have done that!" But you dismissed that thought. We must start listening more carefully and react quickly by following through the first time. I'm still learning to do that, but it will come with practice. 

And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. 1 Kings 19:11-12

Monday, January 16, 2023

January 16, 2023

I only wrote a little yesterday, so today's post is long. Please remember to come back and read it when you have the time.

Today's governments are increasingly about how the elite can control the people. One of the things they've chosen to use is the pharmaceutical industry; the latest scandal proves that to be true. They knew what they were doing and worked with social media to hide opposing information from the public's view. Don't let anyone fool you into believing they are innocent. Many have died or are living with injuries caused by the government's disturbing mandate. The same industry that has caused the harm now has an antidote using the same technology; I would be cautious about it, even though when a poisonous snake bites you, the anti-venom comes from a snake. I trust the snake more. Some holistic doctors can help you overcome the effects of the poison; get online and seek them out.

Did you know that wheat used in your bread and other products are sprayed with weed killer to dry it quicker? If you are still eating wheat products, you should reconsider. Did you know soy will strip you of masculinity? Soy is in everything! Save yourself and your health by eating whole foods rather than overly processed foods. I'm not a health expert, but I know how to research. 

I'm telling you all this because I couldn't hear God's voice as clearly until I cleaned up my eating habits and began fasting and cutting out certain foods. I believe that's why prayer and fasting are mentioned together in the Bible. Prayer is not just a one-way conversation; God will speak to you through it, and to hear him, you must rid yourself of any poison you may have consumed. Remember, the enemy has the same information we have and will use it to his advantage. Don't let him win just because you have no willpower. The Holy Spirit will help you if you decide to make a change.

As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” Hebrews 3:15

Sunday, January 15, 2023

January 15, 2023

We went to dinner last night, and I believe I got food poisoning. I checked my symptoms this morning and checked off all the boxes. I was up all night vomiting, and I feel awful today. I have a headache and feel weak. I’m trying to regain fluids because I know my headache is probably from dehydration. Doing what you know you need to do to get well is hard; perseverance may be crucial to my recovery. Today, if you find yourself struggling, be patient and persevere! God will rally behind you to keep you going or give you the rest you need. 

so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:12