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The Roman Road

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The book of Romans is a letter written by Paul to the Christian believers who lived in Rome, Italy.

Today, his letter is part of the New Testament of the Bible.

The "Roman Road" in Biblical terms, are 5 verses from the book of Romans that clearly explain the Gospel (good news) of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Please memorize them so you will be ready to tell others about the hope you have!

Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."

Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 10:9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God had raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved."

Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Hope in the Midst of Economic Disaster

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In the news these days, we are reading more and more of businesses that are either having layoffs, going bankrupt and/or closing down completely.

There are many factors that come into play here, but what comes to my mind is the following scripture from 1 Timothy 6:10 in which Paul writes, "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows".

Money is not the problem but the LOVE of money.

Much of the industrialized world is gluttonous for material things and power.

The Lord Jesus Christ tells us in Matthew 6:24, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."

The way things are going, it looks to get worse before it gets better. Pretty sad but still, there is hope. Each day, every day, we make choices and we must live with the result of tho…

Blue Skies Where Have You Gone?

Is 'Soaking Prayer' Biblical?

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Here are a few quotes regarding 'soaking prayer', something I used to do but not any longer.

Please prayerfully consider the following:

"In order to gauge whether or not soaking prayer is a valid form of prayer or communication to God, we must first look to God’s word. Prayer in its purest form is calling on the name of God and in every scriptural example is a done as a form of communication with the Lord. Although at first glance soaking prayer may seem that it follows this model of prayer it does not. Like most lies of the enemy a closer look will reveal a different picture. Soaking prayer involves a trance like meditative or contemplative state in which the adherent is encouraged to empty their mind. This type of prayer seeks to experience God’s presence through mystical exercises which teeters dangerously on the edge of the esoteric. As believers we understand that God’s presence is ever with us and when we come to prayer it is with His …

Behold the fowls of the air

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Received an email today which talked about a possible coming catastrophe which would cause food shortages and possible panic. What do we do, if anything, to prepare for this?



Today, it is raining which is good since we need it and as I look out my window and watch the birds fly around, enjoying the bounty of bugs that float in the puddles, I am reminded of Matthew 6 in which the Lord tells us not to worry about what we shall eat because He feeds the birds and he will feed us.



Okay, Christians are to not worry but rather trust God. Are we doing this?

Back in 1999, when we were told to prepare for Y2K, I for one was not financially able to stock up food etc but when I took it to the Lord, I was reminded back then also of Matthew 6. And guess what? It all worked out just fine.

In the past as a single parent or as a missionary, whenever my material future looked grim, each time the Lord provided. And He continues to do so.

This is why I say, come what may, I put my trust in the Lord Jesus and …

Helping the Unborn

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A couple of times this week, I received an email suggesting I mail an empty envelope to President Obama with a note on the back saying, "This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility begins with conception."

Do we really think this will make a difference? Our former supposed pro-life president did nothing to stop abortion. In fact, it increased along with the diabolical stem research on aborted fetuses which increased during his reign of terror.

Obama/McCain/Bush/Kerry/Clinton/BushSr... both sides of the same corrupt coin.

Our only hope is found in the Lord Jesus Christ, not in a self-serving government run by compromised money/power hungry heathens who claim to be Christians.

Writing letters, emails or calling government leaders is a total waste of time. And those politicians with good intensions either get shut out or they get bought out and play the game.

Sorry to sound so blunt …

Behold, He Cometh with Clouds

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Revelation 1

3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Control Freaks

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Yesterday, I spent some time with a friend who is struggling with letting go and trusting God for her family. Most of us battle this now and again, wouldn't you agree? We plainly see their problem and have the perfect solution. So why don't they listen to us??

Then this morning while reading through Acts, I found this interesting. After Peter heals a crippled man in Jerusalem and tells folks it was done in the name of Jesus Christ through faith in his name, he and John were taken by the local religious control freaks (Jewish priests, the captain of the temple and the Sadducees) and held overnight.

The next day when brought before the Jewish rulers, elders, scribes, Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander and the relatives of the high priest, Peter and John were asked, "By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?"

I love this next part! Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said, "Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, If we this day be examined…

Repent

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The Gospel message is simple and begins with one word: Repent.

Repent means to be sorry or have regret.

All of us have sinned and the payment of sin is death. BUT... the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

God showed his love toward us that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

TODAY if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved - whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. This is the Gospel message, the good news.

Please consider the following scripture which talk about repentance:

Matthew 4:17
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 4:16-18 (in Context) Matthew 4 (Whole Chapter)

Matthew 9:13
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Matthew 9:12-14 (in Context) Matthew 9 (Whole Chapter)

Matthew 11:20
Then beg…

Be Not Faithless, But Believing

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Matthew 17:20
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.



John 20

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the LORD. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God.

The Alien Hype

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Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. John 18:36

Received an email today from an unknown source stating that Alex Jones says there is an above human government running things, that Barak Obama is an alien god and that this connects the "alien" dots between Alex, Mark Philips tranceformation of America and George Noory (Coast to Coast Am).

Yes, the Big Red Flag of warning comes out when the above names are mentioned as not one of them can be trusted. They, among others, are double agents/agents provocateur with the agenda among other things to misled folks and provoke Christians to fear, rage and violence with his 90% truth/10% lies.

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Matthew 24:4

QUOTE: Satan has devised the delusion that mankind is entering into an important evolutionary phase - a New A…

The Comforter

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The Comforter comes reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness and of judgment. Here's what Jesus tells his disciples the night he was arrested:

John 16

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

15 All things that th…