Central Christian prayer, taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples
Jake and Phil are joined by Gurwinder Bhogal to discuss Poe's Law and Philip K. Dick's Faith of Our Fathers The Manifesto: "Poe's Law" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law The Art: Philip K. Dick's "Faith of Our Fathers" https://genius.com/Philip-k-dick-faith-of-our-fathers-annotated Also discussed: Gurwinder Bhogal, "The Best Cure for Fake News is Fake News" https://rabbitholemag.com/the-best-cure-for-fake-news-is-fake-news/ Ryan Ruby, A Golden Age? https://www.vinduet.no/essayistikk/a-golden-age-ryan-ruby-on-literary-criticism-and-the-internet/
The abcâ€™s of Greek: A Greek Recap Podcast
Today we are recapping Season 3, Episode 2: “Our Fathers.” Join us as we discuss ZBZ's “Daddy-Daughter Weekend,” Ashleigh finding out about the Rebecca/Fisher kiss, Cappie & Dale's book club and so much more! References for this ep include: https://m.imdb.com/title/tt1482601/
Our God is a powerful, good father, and we can be thankful that we approach Him confidently and rest in our relationship with Him. This week Andrew and Josh talk about their experience talking with Our Father. Please share your story with us at email@example.com.
This morning we looked at the importance of what lies beneath the surface. Like an iceberg, a significant amount of what we carry emotionally is below the surface of our lives, unseen by others. Most of our time is spent keeping it down in an effort to protect the surface life, rather than confronting the reality of what lies beneath. Unfortunately, this can result in an untransformed life where we continue the patterns of the past no matter how damaging they are. Our Father cares deeply about what's beneath the surface and desires for us to let Him in to rearrange our inner lives. This isn't to simply take the pain away, but to navigate our pain with Him. When we open the deeper places of our lives to Him, God meets us in that place and transforms us. You may be asking what you can do to begin this process of inviting God in and allowing Him to transform your inner life. Pastor Dale highlighted one way that's become incredibly helpful in his life: becoming aware and paying attention to what's under the surface within a relationship and/or in a community of relationships. One of the ways we can become aware is by answering these four assessment questions:What am I angry about (from the past or the present)?What am I sad about (small or big loss, disappointment, or choice)?What am I anxious about (money, future, family, health, job)?What am I glad about (a relationship, an opportunity, your church)?The goal is to identify what's going on below the surface so we know what we need to present to God. Once we've identified what's beneath the surface, we have the opportunity to take that through the lens of what we've Pastor Dale has taught us earlier in this series: Is this an untrue story I'm telling myself? Who do I need to clarify with?How can I grieve this?Is this something that's been passed on to me?Pastor Dale's strong encouragement to us is to practice the above with someone you love and trust this week. Then, take it to God. Talk to Him about it and ask Him what He wants you to know and what He's asking you to do. It may be to forgive someone, to surrender it to Him, to continue talking to Him about it. He wants to transform your inner life and is awaiting the invitation to be brought in.
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Lawmakers have passed a pro-life law in North Carolina that Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America says will “protect unborn babies from late-term abortions” and provide millions of dollars in support for children. And Democrats are ratcheting up calls for Supreme Court ethics reform. Republicans accuse Democrats of being bitter over recent High Court rulings. Meanwhile, a new report says the test scores for 8th graders in the United States in both US History and Civics are on the decline. Spokesperson for the Defense of Freedom Institute and former Press Secretary for the US Department of Education, Angela Morabito, joins to take us inside these numbers, how they are compiled and how concerning this is. Pope Francis will send a representative to the coronation on Saturday of King Charles III in England. Rome Correspondent for the National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin, is in England for the coronation. He joins to discuss how significant it is that Cardinal Nichols will give a formal blessing and what it might signal for future Catholic-Anglican relations. Finally this evening, EWTN Ireland presented its latest film in Rome. The "Faith of Our Fathers" is the title of the movie that tells the story of a Catholic priest hiding in fear of the Austere laws of the penal times in Ireland. Director of EWTN Ireland, Aidan Gallagher, joins to tell us more about this film. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
Is there a pattern for prayer? Is it the Lord's prayer or a model prayer? Jesus teaches his disciples the model for praying which starts off with God as your Father... Our Father... The model for prayer is broken out into three sections. Listen as Pastor Jensen goes through section one. The video of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/4eaIlcjObdY Web: www.ReformedRookie.com Podcast: https://anchor.fm/reformedrookie Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheReformedRookie Semper Reformanda!
Pastor Jeremy shares Wednesday in Glendive. Matt 6:9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. ● (NLT) may your name be kept holy. ● (TLB) we honor your holy name Hallowed - To be greatly revered or honored. Reverence - To regard or treat with respect. Respect - A feeling of deep admiration of someone because of their abilities, qualities, or achievements. Admiration - Someone regarded as impressive or worthy of respect. To “hallow” something is to treat it as sacred and holy and worthy of the highest honor and respect. The name of the Lord is a Biblical expression for the whole character of God. The name of the Lord refers to God's person and character. The Lord is our rock, our refuge, our fortress, our shepherd, our king, and our redeemer.
Welcome back to Prayer 101. Today's big question is, “Should I pray to Jesus or to God?” Most people at one time or another wonder who they should address when starting a prayer. The Christian concept of the Trinity has caused people to hesitate to pray. It's like, “Who do I pray to?” Luke 6:12 says, “One of those days, Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.” Interestingly, when Jesus prayed, as recorded in the Bible, He prayed to His Father. This is a difficult concept for many to embrace. How can someone be God but pray to Himself? In some sense, this is a matter of faith. We can't know and understand everything about the mysteries of God. But we can accept by faith that God the Father was manifest in earthly ministry as Jesus. So He models for us how to pray to the one true God. In Matthew 6:9–13, we read, “Pray like this, Our Father in Heaven, Your name is holy. May Your holy nation come. What You want done, may it be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us the bread we need today. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.” And that's from the New Life version, Matthew 6:9–13. And this is the famous Lord's Prayer. It's when Jesus tells His disciples how to communicate with God. Immediately before the prayer itself He tells them to go find a quiet place and God will see the sincerity of the heart offering a prayer. He also says something else amazing. God knows what we need even before we ask Him. Confusion over who we are praying to is one of the most commonly asked questions, yet God is not waiting to turn away or shut the door on us if we fail to use some formal greeting. There are plenty of examples in scripture of prayers to God the Father, of course. God exists as God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And the point is, this is not a trick that is set up so that you can fail. The triune God wants to hear from us, and a sincere heart wishing to talk to God will get through just fine. Let's pray. Father God, there are some things that are hard for us to process. We can have assurance that talking with You anytime is available to us and we don't have to be perfect. Thank You for that Lord. In Jesus' name, amen.
Matthew 6:9-15 9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.11 Give us today our daily bread.12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
Join Bishop Myron Powell as he discusses chapter twenty of Proverbs and the topic of The Inheritance of Our Father. Email your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Father desires that we cultivate intimacy with Him, choosing to be soft and pliable, receiving His love and giving it in return. It's then that he gives us the desires of our hearts. And by doing what we desire, we fulfill His will for our lives.
Peace Be Still- Daily Prayer Download
Today's breath prayer uses familiar words to most Christians, the Our Father prayer we find in Matthew 6:9-13. This structure has been given to us by the LORD. They are beautiful and holy words that all of God's people are to pray. Think of how many people might be praying it throughout the world right now. It's a prayer of intercession for His will on earth and in us. He is in control! So slow down and pray these precious words within! Simply follow along as led! Blessings in His presence!
The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Fr. Mike reveals how David exemplifies the virtues of reverence and faithfulness. David walks both as a man of faith and as a fallen son of God, but we continue to walk with him because we too are striving for a life with Christ. Today's readings are 1 Samuel 26 and Psalm 56. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Bible Study: (2:20) Acts 8:1b-8 It matters who we know How did the early Christians spread the faith? Jn 6:35-40 What does it mean to see Jesus? Letters (23:31) - Jim asks about Passover calendars (24:56) - How do I trust God more? (28:06) - I went to a mass where the priest skipped the consecration Word of the Day: Good News! (34:33) Callers (36:23) - How do we reconcile the evil of Abortion but the children still going to heaven? (39:44) - Children w/severe disabilities and receiving communion still? (42:01) - Could you comment on the 'American Catholic Church', and apparently priests could marry there. Could you comment on that? (44:18) - Where is hell, is it in the world? (46:36) - What is the proper way to say the Our Father? (48:36) - I'm taking an acting class, am I using God's name in vain?
Apr 23, 2023 “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” I am sure many of us can fill in the rest of the words. The prayer Jesus gave us (often referred to as the “Lord's Prayer”) is a powerful tool to connect us with God while also seeing his hand in our life. Here we see how this prayer, although succinct and simple, has the power to bring our heavenly Father's help to us right where we are. As you listen in, you will be: 1. Challenged to invite God's will into your heart, home, and habits 2. Encouraged to see God's power over the things that try to tempt you away from his plan
Exodus 3:4 - 14 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God. The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” It depends on who you ask. Ask God And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, ‘What is his name?' Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” I am the bread of life. John 6:35 I am the light of the world. John 8:12 I am the gate. John 10:9 I am the good shepherd. John 10:11 I am the resurrection and the life. John 11:25 I am the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6 I am the vine. John 15:5 Matthew 6:9 “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.'”
AcknowledgementThank you to my colleague, Mr. Sean Maddigan, M.Ed., for his assistance in the research and formulation of many of the finer points of the atonement of Christ in this episode. Thanks, Sean!Perception of Serious Problems - Selling Indulgences?If you say the word “indulgences” to most people today, they would bring up Martin Luther. However, indulgences have been explicitly preached in Catholic theology since the 11th Century, and there have been reductions of penalties since at least the 9th Century. So, where and when does Martin Luther enter the scene?On October 31, 1517, Fr. Martin Luther an Augustinian monk and lecturer at the University in Wittenberg, Germany, issued his propositions for debate concerning the question of indulgences. The proposed debate was intended to be with Fr. Johann Tetzel, a German Dominican friar and preacher. Fr. Tetzel was an appointed papel commissioner for indulgences and was sent to his native Germany to make money to help build St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.From 1503 to 1510, Tetzel preached on indulgences and was effective in doing so. There are countless modern sources which say that Pope Julius II authorized the sale of indulgences, and that, likewise, Pope Leo X sold indulgences too and used the money to build the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. However, the claim that indulgences, as such, were sold seems to be a myth. At one time, one of the spiritual acts that you could receive an indulgence for is contributing to a charitable cause, such as the building of a church. Charitable organizations offer incentives today to increase donations. In the 16th Century, the building fund of St. Peter's Basilica did increase as the result of Tetzel preaching indulgences. There were absolutely abuses in the practice of indulgences, to be sure! But it is important to understand what they actually are. One of the main contributing factors to knowledge of the controversy was Martin Luther's “95 Theses.” In Luther's time, and especially now, there is no end to the horribly wrong interpretations of the Catholic teaching on indulgences. I have also had a few friends ask if I'd be willing to do an episode on indulgences. So, here you go, gents!Catholic Understanding of AtonementAfter the Fall of Adam and Eve, it was fitting that the atonement or reconciliation of mankind be made by a man. However, what mere man could stand in place of all of humanity? When Jesus Christ died on the Cross, He did so as fully God and fully man. Thus, His death and resurrection were offered in our place, in His humanity, and offered perfectly, in His divinity. In the sixth Session of the Council of Trent, chapter ii, we hear:“Whence it came to pass, that the Heavenly Father, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1, 3), when that blessed fullness of the time was come (Galatians 4:4) sent unto men Jesus Christ, His own Son who had been, both before the Law and during the time of the Law, to many of the holy fathers announced and promised, that He might both redeem the Jews, who were under the Law and that the Gentiles who followed not after justice might attain to justice and that all men might receive the adoption of sons. Him God had proposed as a propitiator, through faith in His blood (Romans 3:25), for our sins, and not for our sins only, but also for those of the whole world (I John ii, 2).”There are a lot of things to unpack here. God the Father sent His Son, who was foretold, to redeem the Jews and the Gentiles. This redemption brought with it adoption of each of us by God the Father, in Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit. The reconciliation or atonement (literally meaning to become “at one” with), comes through the propitiation of sins merited by Jesus' death on the Cross. The just wrath of God earned by our sin was turned away by the self-offering (the sacrifice and oblation) of our Lord Jesus on the Cross. By His wounds, we are healed, quoting the Prophet Isaiah. The Nicene Creed we profess each Sunday at Mass reminds us of this reality:“who for us men and for our salvation, came down, took flesh, was made man; and suffered…”Jesus did not come for Himself, He came to give His life as a ransom for many. We say “many” because not everyone will accept this gift, sad to say. However, this does not diminish that the gift of Christ's atonement was won for all mankind, without exception. But what is this ransom? Who was holding the souls of the fallen men? It is the Enemy, Satan.In his commentary on Psalm 95, St. Augustine puts it this way:“Men were held captive under the devil and served the demons, but they were redeemed from captivity. For they could sell themselves. The Redeemer came, and gave the price; He poured forth his blood and bought the whole world. Do you ask what He bought? See what He gave, and find what He bought. The blood of Christ is the price. How much is it worth? What but the whole world? What but all nations? (Enarration on Psalm 95, no. 5).”He goes on to explain, in a figure of speech that the Cross was like a trap for the Enemy:"The Redeemer came and the deceiver was overcome. What did our Redeemer do to our Captor? In payment for us He set the trap, His Cross, with His blood for bait. He [Satan] could indeed shed that blood; but he deserved not to drink it. By shedding the blood of One who was not his debtor, he was forced to release his debtors (Serm. cxxx, part 2).”The debt owed to Divine Justice was paid in full by Jesus Christ. Divine Justice was satisfied. But not everyone agreed with St. Augustine's reasoning. St. Anselm and Peter Abelard, for example, rejected the notion that Satan had some sort of right over man. St. Anselm held that an equal satisfaction for sin was necessary to pay the debt to Divine Justice. Abelard, though, did not hold to this strict notion of satisfaction and he argued that God could have pardoned us without requiring satisfaction. So, the Incarnation and the death of Chirst was the pure love of God. And Abelard was condemned by St. Bernard for this view because he argued the effect of the atonement was only moral influence and not any objective payment of a debt.St. Thomas Aquinas, later, agreed with Abelard in rejecting the notion that full satisfaction was necessary. He agrees with Abelard in so far as the atonement was the greatest demonstration of love, but still holds that under God's economy of salvation, the sacrifice of Christ objectively paid the debt of justice (which Abelard denied). Restoring mankind to grace was a work of God's mercy and goodness. It was fitting that Christ should die on the Cross to show the depths of God's love for us, but not absolutely necessary. Along the ages, Blessed Duns Scotus and St. Bernard of Clairvaux had differing opinions than Abelard and Aquinas.Though there is disagreement among theologians throughout the ages, what is shared among them is this. The Atonement is essentially a sacrifice and an act of love. The outward Sacrifice is the sacrament of the invisible sacrifice which comes from the heart of God. As the Catholic Encyclopedia puts it so well:“It was by this inward sacrifice of obedience unto death, by this perfect love with which He laid down his life for His friends, that Christ paid the debt to justice, and taught us by His example, and drew all things to Himself; it was by this that He wrought our Atonement and Reconciliation with God, ‘making peace through the blood of His Cross.'”Imperfect in the Old, Perfect in the NewIn the Old Covenants, the Jewish people would offer “sin-offerings” in which a cereal offering or animal was immolated, offered to God in worship, and then consumed by the priest. Likewise, we get the word scapegoat from the ancient practice of placing, so to speak, all of the sins of the town onto a goat and then releasing the goat to wander into the wilderness, presumably to die. This ancient notion of atonement was no clearer than on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The Day of Atonement is centered upon repentance, fasting, asceticism, and the confession of sins. However, the annual nature of this event shows that it is an incomplete and imperfect atonement. Atonement is made perfect in Jesus Christ, who died once for the sins of man and then rose from the dead, to die no more. In the Holy Mass, Christ does not die again. Instead, the Cross of Christ, a propitiatory Sacrifice is renewed daily in a bloodless manner on the altar. What Is An Indulgence?What does any of this have to do with indulgences? Well, everything, really. An indulgence is classically the remission of a debt. In Roman law, it meant to be release from imprisonment or punishment. The Catholic Encyclopedia defines an indulgence as “a remission of the temporal punishment due to sin, the guilt of which has been forgiven.”So, an indulgence is not permission to sin, it is not stockpiling forgiveness for a future action, nor does it forgive sin or the guilt of sin. An indulgence presumes that God has already forgiven the person receiving it! What is being remitted is the temporal punishment due to sin.Our sins affect us, our relationship with God, and our relationship with others. Particularly egregious sins, like rape and murder, have lasting effects which cannot be put right this side of Heaven. And putting things right is in the nature of justice. God will always set things right, one way or another, though we might not see it until the end of things. Nonetheless, once someone experiences contrition, there is a deep desire, rooted in justice, to make restitution. Imagine that you are a kid playing baseball in the street. Of course, this is a bad idea. Mistakes will happen. You know this, and, yet, you wrongly believe that you are special. So, nothing bad will happen. You will hit the ball perfectly and everything will be just fine. Then… you hit the ball and it goes sailing through Mrs. Johnson's bay window. Immediately, you feel terrible about it. You did not mean for anything to be broken. You experience contrition for the wrong you have done. You knew, of course, that you should not be playing baseball in the street. What did you expect to happen?! Now, you have a choice: run away and hide or go and fess up to what you have done. You decide to go and ask for forgiveness. You ring the doorbell and Mrs. Johnson answers. You immediately apologize for breaking the window and tell her that you are truly sorry. And she forgives you! … That's it, right? That's the end of the story?... No way! You still have to make restitution. You have to pay for the window. In this example, we can see analogously, how we can be forgiven for something, but justice still demands restitution, satisfaction, and even punishment. This distinction between forgiveness and the temporal punishment due to sin seems to have gone by the wayside in Protestant theology over the last five hundred years. Really, if we look at it with fresh eyes, hopefully we can see that it is basic common sense that a wrong done demands restitution. So, why can Protestants not go there? The answer really has to do with Martin Luther. In Luther's view, we can do nothing to merit our salvation and Catholics agree we cannot merit the gift of initial justification; it is completely a gratuitous gift from God whereby we are covered by Jesus Christ. Nothing in the Lutheran view demands cooperation with grace or even the internal change brought about by Baptism, which Catholicism has always held. How, Theologically, Does an Indulgence Work?But with Baptism there is a true change, right down to the core of our being. And grace is given, but our free cooperation is necessary. God's love does not force itself upon us. This means that our good actions, united with Christ, are meritorious. Our sinful actions require restitution. The Atonement won by Jesus Christ on the Cross is superabundantly meritorious, to use the language of the Church. When we unite our actions with the Cross, they do not add to the merits of Jesus Christ, but they come into communion with them. Likewise, the forgiveness of sins is a communion with the Cross of Jesus Christ! But, in justice, our bad actions still require temporal punishment and restitution. As the 14th Session of the Council of Trent puts it:“Add to these things, that, whilst we thus, by making satisfaction, suffer for our sins, we are made conformable to Jesus Christ, who satisfied for our sins, from whom all our sufficiency is; having also thereby a most sure pledge, that if we suffer with him, we shall also be glorified with him. But neither is this satisfaction, which we discharge for our sins, so our own, as not to be through Jesus Christ. For we who can do nothing of ourselves, as of ourselves, can do all things, He cooperating, who strengthens us. Thus, man has not wherein to glory, but all our glorying is in Christ: in whom we live; in whom we merit; in whom we satisfy; bringing forth fruits worthy of penance, which from him have their efficacy; by him are offered to the Father; and through him are accepted by the Father (The Council of Trent: On the necessity and on the fruit of Satisfaction).”Some Protestants hold to the erroneous view of “penal substitution” which is a theory of the atonement that holds that God punished Jesus on the Cross. But there is one glaringly huge problem: an innocent person cannot be justly punished. Jesus took upon Himself the sufferings and death that were due to our sins, but He did not take on the just punishment for our sins.Understanding How Christ Took on Our Punishment (And What That Means)Jesus Christ took our punishment upon Himself. As St. Thomas teaches:“Now by Christ's Passion we have been delivered not only from the common sin of the whole human race, both as to its guilt and as to the debt of punishment, for which He paid the penalty on our behalf (ST III, q. 49, a. 5, co.).”When discussing the fittingness of the death of Christ, St. Thomas also mentions:“... in this way Christ by His death brought us back to life, when by His death He destroyed our death; just as he who bears another's punishment takes such punishment away (ST III, q. 50, a. 1, ad. 3).”Satisfaction means taking up a penalty voluntarily in order to restore justice. St. Thomas Aquinas speaks of taking up this voluntary penalty as someone experiencing something against the will out of charity. In the case of sin and justice, in charity this action makes up for sin because sin is voluntarily doing one's own will at the expense of charity. In other words, satisfaction derives its power from the strength of the charity of the one offering it. There is no need for Jesus to suffer the pains of Hell to save us because even one drop of His Precious Blood could have satisfied the wrath of God. The payment of Jesus, who is sinless and perfect in charity, merits not only release from punishment. By the Cross, He merits for us eternal life!When a debt is to be paid, the punishment is measured. In merit, the root of charity is measured. When one merits for another, he merits more for himself. Yet, when one satisfies for another, he does not also satisfy for himself, because the measure of punishment still covers both him and the one on whose behalf he is satisfying. In the case of Jesus, who is without sin, He has no debt to pay. He is satisfying for sinful men out of perfect charity. The punishment He bore made satisfaction for the sins of all mankind and merited more than any man is capable of: eternal life!Back to IndulgencesTemporal punishment acknowledges that the eternal punishment for sin has been taken away on the Cross, but the temporal consequences of sin still remain. These temporal effects of sin require restitution, to the ability that we are able. We ought to make amends for wrongs done. Expiation, satisfaction, amends, and reparation all mean the same thing when referring to the temporal consequences and punishment due to sin.Going back to this notion of the superabundant merits of Christ on the Cross, we can also add all of the meritorious actions of the Baptized faithful through the ages, most notably the saints. The Treasury of Merit, as it is called, is the collection of the perfect, infinite, and superabundant merits of our Lord Jesus Christ, the expansive merits of our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph, and the merits of all the just. Our Lord gave to St. Peter, and to the Apostles and their successors, the authority to apply the fruits of these merits at their discretion when He said: “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Mt. 16:18-19).”Likewise, in St. John's Gospel, Jesus says to the Apostles, and their successors by extension:“And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld (Jn. 20:22-24).”When a confessor gives absolution to a penitent in the Sacrament of Penance, he is applying this forgiveness of sins which comes from God alone, through the instrument of the priest and the Church. Our guilt for sin and eternal punishment for sin are absolved, but the temporal punishment for sin remains. An indulgence is outside of the sacraments and it does not forgive sins. Instead, it applies the satisfaction of the Treasury of Merit to an individual thereby remitting their temporal punishment due to sin. In other words, by the merits of Christ and the saints, the debt of temporal restitution has been paid in full. The superabundant merits belong to God's mercy and justice, not to the Church absolutely. So, these concessions or diminishments of punishment are administered by the Church but they come from God as a free gift. There is value in what Christ has done for us. But there is also value in what Christ does through us. Either way, the primary action is God. But with our cooperation, we unite ourselves with the Sacred Action of Jesus. As St. Paul said:"Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church (Col. 1:24).”What could possibly be lacking in the sufferings of Christ, except for our cooperation with His grace and our own meritorious actions? Not only do our good actions possess the value or merit, they also certainly possess the value of satisfaction.Luther Had a Couple Good Points, But a Lot of ErrorsIt must be said that Martin Luther had some great points in his 95 Theses. In fact, only 41 propositions of Luther's from the 95 Theses and his other writings up to that point, were rejected as heretical, scandalous, erroneous, seductive of simple minds, in opposition to Catholic truth, or offensive to pious ears by Pope Leo X in 1520. Let us look at the first three of the 95 Theses:* “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, ‘Repent'' (Mt 4:17), he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.* This word cannot be understood as referring to the sacrament of penance, that is, confession and satisfaction, as administered by the clergy.* Yet it does not mean solely inner repentance; such inner repentance is worthless unless it produces various outward mortification of the flesh.”All three of these are true. Interior repentance is a reorienting of one's entire life, not just a momentary “I'll try a bit harder.” This call of our Lord to repentance does not refer to the Sacrament of Penance because it is a call which is first addressed to those who do not yet know Christ and the Gospel. And finally, interior conversion should find expression in visible signs, gestures, and penitential actions. It does seem, though, that Luther is presupposing that indulgences were being sold, with official authorization. This myth is prevalent today and it appears it was in Luther's day as well. Indulgences are drawn from the Treasury of Merit and applied freely when those seeking them fulfill the requirements with proper disposition. Luther's 95 Theses presents many theological errors in this regard. These errors are still being repeated today. For example, this 2009 article from “The New York Times” which gets it wrong from the title (the content of the article only goes from wrong to worse, by the way): “For Catholics, a Door to Absolution is Reopened.”By the way, to show just how seriously the Church took these abuses, Pope St. Pius V, in 1567, issued a decree which canceled all grants of indulgences involving any fees or other financial transactions.Seeking an IndulgenceMany Catholics think that indulgences, per se, were an abuse. They are not. And though it was a focal point in the Protestant Reformation, indulgences did not go anywhere. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church stated in the 1990s:"An indulgence is obtained through the Church who, by virtue of the power of binding and loosing granted her by Christ Jesus, intervenes in favor of individual Christians and opens for them the treasury of the merits of Christ and the saints to obtain from the Father of mercies the remission of the temporal punishment due for their sins… to spur them to works of devotion, penance, and charity" (CCC 1478).Everything that I have presented about indulgences belongs to the infallible teachings of the Church. We are not at liberty to dismiss them, diminish them, or disbelieve in them. The Council of Trent's anathema makes this clear:The Council of Trent "condemns with anathema those who say that indulgences are useless or that the Church does not have the power to grant them."The Church does not remit temporal punishment due to sin with magic or the wave of a pen. The person who suffers those temporal punishments must be disposed to repentance and faith. As Pope St. Paul VI said:"Indulgences cannot be gained without a sincere conversion of outlook and unity with God (Indulgentarium Doctrina, 11).”Before the Second Vatican Council, indulgences were said to remove a certain number of “days” from punishment. Instead, this was to show that indulgences have two types: plenary and partial. Plenary, meaning full, means that all temporal punishment due to sin that a person owed is being remitted. Whereas, a partial indulgence remits part of the temporal punishment due to sin. In order to make this clearer, Pope St. Paul VI revised the handbook of indulgences (called the Enchiridion).As we have covered, satisfaction and temporal punishment for sin are ordered towards justice on the one hand and purification on the other hand. So, the actions for which one might receive an indulgence should likewise be ordered to justice, charity, and purification. Because the justice of God has been satisfied through the merits of Christ and the saints, applied to our lives, then the “time,” so to speak, needed for purification in charity after death has been lessened. Just as a checkpoint or reminder: indulgences remit the temporal punishment due to sin, not eternal punishment. Eternal punishment is remitted fully by the Cross of Jesus Christ, the merits of which we receive in the Sacrament of Baptism. Knowing rightly what an indulgence is, how can we receive this great gift? Please forgive the following lengthy quotation, but Jimmy Akin put it concisely and excellently in his Primer on Indulgences for EWTN:“To gain any indulgence you must be a Catholic in a state of grace. You must be a Catholic in order to be under the Church's jurisdiction, and you must be in a state of grace because apart from God's grace none of your actions are fundamentally pleasing to God (meritorious). You also must have at least the habitual intention of gaining an indulgence by the act performed.To gain a partial indulgence, you must perform with a contrite heart the act to which the indulgence is attached.To gain a plenary indulgence you must perform the act with a contrite heart plus you must go to confession (one confession may suffice for several plenary indulgences), receive Holy Communion, and pray for the pope's intentions. (An Our Father and a Hail Mary said for the pope's intentions are sufficient, although you are free to substitute other prayers of your own choosing.) The final condition is that you must be free from all attachment to sin, including venial sin.Because of the extreme difficulty in meeting the final condition, plenary indulgences are rarely obtained. If you attempt to receive a plenary indulgence, but are unable to meet the last condition, a partial indulgence is received instead.”The Church offers us special indulgences, both plenary and partial, for all sorts of things. But there are a couple of partial indulgences worth mentioning here. Partial indulgences are given by the Church for: * Devoutly spending time in mental prayer, * Reading Sacred Scripture with veneration as a form of spiritual reading (this one is plenary if done for at least 30 minutes), * Devoutly signing oneself with the Sign of the Cross and saying the customary formula: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”ConclusionIndulgences are not magic. They are a part of the infallible teaching of the Church. And they are for our spiritual well-being. We should not be wary of officially promulgated indulgences. We should be grateful to God for His superabundant mercy and His justice. Recognizing that we are sinners in need of His grace, we approach the Sacrament of Penance. Then, we do penance to seek temporal satisfaction and restitution for the consequences of our sins. All the while, we ought to seek out indulgences, because they are nothing more than being union and communion with Almighty God and striving to be more in love with Him who loved us first.Will Wright Catholic Podcast is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to Will Wright Catholic Podcast at www.willwrightcatholic.com/subscribe
Innocence Sees God: Reflections on Post-Resurrection:In this episode we are looking at the teaching of Christ-Jesus and His Course in Miracles in regard to our living in Innocence and Grace through which the meaning of the Atonement becomes perfectly clear and apparent to us. He talks about the "lamb that taketh away the sins of the world" and "the lamb and the lion lying down together" to show us that only the Innocent can See God. In using the Lesson of the Day and reviewing what He says in the Introduction to this Third Review about what we should not forget, how much we can learn now and what Our Father's need for us is in truth, that we share and live that Light and Peace and Joy abide in us, and that we Are as God Created Us. ◊ We are sharing A Course in Miracles as given in in the Notes correlating with chapter 3–I.-4.-6. — (3-III..11.-17. Complete & Annotated Edition) and parts of the Intro of the Lessons 111-120 and Lesson 112 of the Workbook — ACIM-Reflections (66).YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azu_nmRb3IE
Cults, Cryptids, and Conspiracies
This week we're discussing the Quiverfull Movement, and it's ties with the teachings of Bill Gothard. If you ever saw someone drive a minivan up to a building with a sign saying "Institute of Basic Life Principles" on it and let out nineteen children, here's why. From the Duggars to the documentary Our Father, there's so much awful examples of Quiverfull families out there. This shall be the beginning of a very Bummersville two-parter. Thanks for listening and remember to like, rate, review, and email us at: email@example.com or tweet us at @C3Podcast. Also check out our Patreon: www.patreon.com/cultscryptidsconspiracies. Thank you to T.J. Shirley for our theme.
Featuring stripped-down versions of "Our Father," "Yeshua," "Alpha and Omega," "Pursuit," and "Nothing Else"
What are the conditions of prayer and why the Our Father has everything we should desire and not desire. Conditions required for prayer Confidence Retitude Order Devotion Humility Benefits of Prayer: Remedies evils Obtains that which we desire Establishes friendship with God Exodus 90 – JOIN US Support Us on Patreon Become a Patron! Over 40 interviews, a course with Karlo Broussard, a 10 part series on the domestic church, a course on fitness and virtue by Pat Flynn, and free thank you gifts for supporting the show! Click here to join Join Our 2024 Pilgrimage Select International Tours in the best in the business. We are planning on a 2024 pilgrimage. Click here so you won't miss it. Living Beyond Sunday: Making Your Home a Holy Place Our new book is available for pre-order from Ascension Press! “I love this book. It provides wise counsel with beautiful simplicity. So, if you are looking to safeguard your family life from the wiles of the enemy and encourage your spouse and children to become the saints God is calling them to be, this is a book for you.” – Fr Gregory Pine Home life can be difficult and busy, and it's easy to get distracted from the point of it all: raising a family of saints. In Living Beyond Sunday: Making Your Home a Holy Place, two married couples share what has helped them make their homes a place of encounter with God–a place where saints are being made. Want to help The Catholic Man Show? By giving us a rating on iTunes, it helps others find the show. Want to say up with The Catholic Man Show? Sign up for our mailing list: Click Here Looking for a prayer to pray with your wife? Check this blog out. Are you getting our emails? Sign up for our newsletter where we give you all bacon content – never spam. SIGN UP HERE:
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You won't want to miss this week's episode with special guest Dr. Bob Schuchts of Restore the Glory Podcast and the John Paul II Healing Center. What is healing? What is deliverance? We cannot understand one without the other.Dr. Schuchts defines healing as an "ongoing encounter with the love of God that brings us into wholeness and communion." In light of 2 Corinthians 3:18, healing is gazing at the face of Jesus until we become the face of Jesus for others. Deliverance is the freedom from barriers that perpetuate our brokenness. Like Unbound, Dr. Schuchts' ministry advocates for the transformation of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of those who experience wounds, such as abandonment, rejection, and broken trust. How often do we treat woundedness with unforgiveness, judgment, identity lies, or sinful patterns instead of turning to the Lord? The deliverance and healing promised by Our Father is experienced through the salvation of Jesus Christ. This one's so good you'll want to listen again!And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV Find Dr. Bob Schuchts' book Be Healed and his other books as well. Learn about our Catholic Priest RetreatJoin our mission and donate today!Check out Unboound and find other resourcesFind an Unbound team near youLike us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramExplore with us on TwitterRelease: April 2023Music by Christian HarperArtwork by Rosemary Strohm at Command-S
Pastor Jeremy shares Wednesday in Glendive. Phil 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Matt 6:8 ... your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. James 4:2 ... you have not because you ask not ● God does not ask us to pray, or make our request known, because He does not have that information. ● Don't let your lack of understanding be an excuse not to pray. ● This is a vocal exercise, it involves speaking. ○ This is not meditation ○ Sending good thoughts out into the universe is found in 2nd Nowhere 2:3 ○ This is not manipulation or a display of spirituality. “The Lord's Prayer” Matt 6:9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 1. This prayer is simple 2. This prayer is short 3. This prayer is comprehensive (including every element or aspect of something) complete, full, all-inclusive, global, extensive, exhaustive, etc. Complete ● Front half about God, back half about us ○ Your Name - established by the Father, Your Kingdom - established by the Son, Your Will - established by the Holy Spirit ○ Give us, forgive us, lead us, deliver us ● Past, present, future tense all represented here ○ Forgive us - past - provided by Jesus ○ Give us - present - provided by the Father ○ Lead us - future - provided by the Holy Spirit ● Provision, direction, protection, wisdom, relationship, consecration, worship, praise, family, community, supplication, intercession, the lost, thanksgiving, authority, EVERYTHING represented in this prayer. Verse 9 “In this manner” ● Pray like this (NLT) ● Pray in this way (Amp) ● Pray along these lines (TLB) ○ This prayer is to be a guideline, a place to start, grow, and develop your prayer life. ○ Example: Eph 1 & 3 prayers ○ Example: God's Creative Power
Mother Miriam Live - April 19, 2023 The attributes of God continued Clearing up some confusion about God's vision for marriage and spousal roles Is it proper to raise our hands when praying the Our Father during Mass? What is really supposed to happen when the host is dropped during Holy Communion?
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Many Christians are asked the question, What makes Christianity unique? What makes it different from any other religion? The answer can be found in the first two words of the prayer Jesus teaches His disciples to pray in Luke 11: Our Father. No other religion can claim such an intimate, personal communion between God and the worshipper. No other religion calls God their father. As Jesus teaches them—and us—to pray, there are some perspective-changing, life-orienting truths to learn from these two words: Our Father.
Many Christians are asked the question, What makes Christianity unique? What makes it different from any other religion? The answer can be found in the first two words of the prayer Jesus teaches His disciples to pray in Luke 11: Our Father. No other religion can claim such an intimate, personal communion between God and the worshipper. No other religion calls God their father. As Jesus teaches them—and us—to pray, there are some perspective-changing, life-orienting truths to learn from these two words: Our Father.
On the 67th podcast episode, Paul Cardall shares 9 ideas on how we can discover or re-discover our gifts, particularly our non-so-obvious gifts. Knowing our gifts shapes our life's purpose. From asking others to let you know, looking for gifts in adversity, praying for help to recognize our gifts, and more. Overall, our gifts were give to help others. This helps us experience greater joy in our lives. Discover your gifts: It seems everybody always says, “If you only knew how great you are.” Well, the truth is, sometimes you just don't know how great you are. When we don't feel like the smartest, the nicest, the best looking, the funniest, or the most talented, our self-assurance seems to disappear. But think about this: if we look out into the vast cosmos and see the constellation of stars with all its mystery our minds are expanded. I drove my daughter into a desert free from man-made lights so we could see the brilliance of each star. As a 10 year old, she recognized and pointed out to me various constellations. As she looked up in wonder I noticed her eyes reflected the light of the stars. Each star, like every type of flower has its purpose. We give red roses as a symbol of romance, yellow for friendship, pink for appreciation, lavender roses for love at first sight. Flowers, like stars, are part of the same family. Each has its purpose. As I think about the vast cosmos, solar systems, all the stars and the variety of roses and every other creation, I'm humbled by what God has organized. God's majesty is everywhere. God's creation surrounds us. And yet, at the heart of creation, and according to the Bible, each of us, particularly you are His greatest creation. So great that He gave us a Savior to redeem us so that who you are, who your neighbor is, who I am, can fulfill our destiny. Each of us was created by God. We are unique and diverse like roses and stars, but what separates us from those incredible creations, is that we are God's children. God made you. God made you unique. As such, the Lord of all things has given us unique gifts and talents to help us fulfill our divine potential. As we discover these gifts, we are reminded of our divine worth as His children, and we are able to draw closer to Him and help others do the same. As I've traveled performing my music or speaking to an audience, many of you come up to me and say, “I have no talent” or “God has given me any special gifts.” And yet, those who tell me this are some of the most faithful, humble, wonderful people I've met. Their devotion to their faith humbles me. And so, for any of you who don't know or believe you have talent and gifts let me give you 9 ideas to help you to discover your gifts, or at the very least help you discover or re-discover your not-so-obvious gifts. Now, grab a pen or pencil, or open your notes on your smart phones, and write these down. I will also put them in the podcast notes. While you're getting your tools to write this down, I want to thank Justina Lichner for this information that I agree will help you. Ok. You got your notes open? Just a reminder, please subscribe to this podcast. If there is someone who needs this message today—email them and share this podcast. Ask others to let you know.Sometimes we don't see in ourselves what others can see in us. Ask a friend, relative, or someone close to you at work or church to write you a note about a gift or talent they see in you.Look for gifts in adversity.During hard times we can choose between letting our best qualities or our worst qualities come out. When times are tough, focus on discovering and using your best qualities and gifts.Pray for the help to recognize your gifts.Our Father in Heaven knows our divine potential. If we have a difficult time seeing that in ourselves, He can help. You can pray for help to recognize your gifts.Don't be afraid to branch out.Do we only develop the gifts that we already know we have because we're too afraid to do something we haven't done before? Now's the time to try something new and discover unknown gifts.Search the word of God.God helps us discover and develop our gifts through clues found in His word—usually through invitations to act. For example, the 4th chapter of James says: “Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters. The one who speaks against a brother or sister or judges his brother or sister, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge” (James 4:11). What gifts could you develop from this invitation? The gift of speaking kind words, the gift to calm others, the gift of restraint, and more. And that's just from one verse!Look outside yourself.Sometimes our best qualities come out when we're not focusing on ourselves but focusing instead on how we can work with and help others. When we do that, we'll see that we have many Christlike gifts.Think about people you look up to.Who are some of your role models? You can make a list of all of the gifts your role models have and, instead of focusing on which gifts you don't have in common, celebrate discovering the ones you do.Reflect on your family.What gifts do you have that your siblings, parents, or grandparents have too? Go further! Research family history, discover stories, and identify even more gifts you share with your family.Pray or Receive a Prayer BlessingYour prayer could ask God about gifts you have and should develop, and that prayer could also point you to the path that will lead to the discovery of other new gifts and talents. Or ask someone to pray over you. Think about what they said. Now, if we know our gifts how can we help others discover their gifts. We can often see things in people they don't see in themselves. For example, my wife has the gift of discipline… She has spent years in the gym taking care of the physical body or temple God has given her that houses her spirit. She takes this so seriously that with exercise, she also focuses on what is taken into her body. We talked years ago about how she doesn't want to vandalize or damage the gift of having a physical body. So with the gift of discipline she chooses foods that will heal and repair the body. She also focuses what she puts on her body. Are their products with toxic chemicals damaging the temple she's been given. And so you see, she has a gift of discipline, a gift for understanding how to take care of the body, and the gift to teach and share with others what she has learned. I'll share with you another example of a gift I had no idea about. I don't believer this gift shows up all the time or can I access this gift without the circumstances being right. The famous scripture were two or three are gathered in my name, so will I be also. One of the men in my small mens group that meets every Tuesday in a roundtable discussion, after reading the word of God, shared some personal struggles. Though he didn't go into detail, I was moved and looked at one of our leaders, who parenthetically has the gift to remember everyone's names, even the new people, well I looked at him and he knew. We needed to pray over this brother. We gathered, laid hands on him, and a few different men led the prayer. I felt impressed to also bless him. I couldn't remember what I said… But this morning, that same leader said, “Last week what you did was a gift. You knew what to say that gave our brother confidence in God so God can work in him.” The gift to listen, the gift of understanding, the gift to know someone needs our prayers, and the gift to be vulnerable enough to communicate what we feel God wants to implore into the heart of the one seeking divine guidance. The gift of fellowshipping, ministering, or simply being a friend without an agenda are the great gifts we can do… Help Others Discover Their GiftsWe see things in others that they may not be able to see in themselves. This week, share those things with a friend or family member. Here are some questions to ask yourself that can help you discover the gifts of others.What is something they've done to help you?What do you like about them?What are they good at?What are they trying to get better at? There is NOBODY like you… YOU are a child of God, never forget it. The Creator of the Vast Cosmos is real. He loves you. He is not only award of you, but cares for you. We can go to him in prayer, and how great is that. Think about it—we can talk to God and share with God our hopes, fears, dreams, things we are grateful for and things we need help overcoming… You know years and years ago, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. The ability for someone to communicate their love from thousands of miles away is a miracle. The ability to not only call on a man made device, or a cell phone, and talk to someone we love and to hear them say, “I love you, I miss you, I'm can't wait to be with…” We've been able to get within our control the elements and through technology talk to loved ones across the globe. With technology, and invisible air waves, control over the elements, we can bring into our living room, Presidents, Kings, and all kinds of unimaginable things… If we can do this—I have no doubt the creator, whose children we are, deserves the credit because God has created each of us unique and given to us divine gifts. The gift of knowledge often goes to our head—so let's not forget that without our creator we wouldn't exist. And because of our creator and the various gifts he shares with us, our life has purpose. And that purpose is to love whoever God puts into our lives. And as we love, we are loved also. ABOUT THE HOST PAUL CARDALLOfficial Website - http://www.paulcardall.comFacebook - http://www.facebook.com/paulcardallmusicYoutube - http://www.youtube.com/cardallInstagram - http://www.instagram.com/paulcardallLISTEN TO HIS MUSICAPPLE MUSIC - https://music.apple.com/us/artist/paul-cardall/4312819SPOTIFY - https://open.spotify.com/artist/7FQRbf8gbKw8KZQZAJWxH2AMAZON - Ask Alexa to play Peaceful Piano by Paul Cardall Paul Cardall is an artist who has given a new meaning to the phrase, a change of heart and how he used this radical change to take his music to an unexpected place. Despite being born with a potentially life-threatening heart defect Paul Cardall has become a world recognized pianist. He is even endorsed by Steinway & Sons as one of the finest pianist of our time.A Dove award winner for his Christmas album, Paul's recordings have debuted on 11 No. 1 Billboard charts along with 46 other chart debuts. His music has 25 million monthly listeners with more than 3 billion lifetime streams and is often categorized as Classical, Christian, and Holiday. Although most of albums are instrumental, Paul has songs that feature Grammy winning gospel legend CeCe Winans, Matt Hammitt (Sanctus Real), Kristin Chenoweth, Country duo Thompson Square, David Archuleta, Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees), Audrey Assad, Steven Sharp Nelson (The Piano Guys), and more. Paul has performed for audiences worldwide including the White House. Forbes, American Songwriter, Jesus Calling, Lifestyles Television, Mix Magazine, and countless other media outlets have share his remarkable journey of receiving a life changing heart transplant and using music as a tool to help God heal spiritual, mental, and emotional hearts.
Join Chris & Robyn in this full episode of 2 Kings: Chapters 2-15. "If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9) "This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one." (Matthew 6:9-13) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT Opening a Bible for the first time can be intimidating. Join Amy & Robyn in an easy-to-follow discussion. This Basic Bible Study is perfect for beginners & those who have never read the Bible. Look for new podcasts every Tuesday & Friday morning! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BIBLE RESOURCES https://biblehub.com/ https://www.bible.com/ http://betterdaysarecoming.com/bible/pronunciation.html https://biblespeak.org/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/mybasicbiblestudy WEBSITE http://www.mybasicbiblestudy.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can contact us through e-mail or regular old snail-mail: Basic Bible Study 7797 N. 1st St. #34 Fresno, CA 93720 firstname.lastname@example.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lead Pastor Adam Harris delivers the first message in our series on the Lord's Prayer, discussing "Our Father, in Heaven."
The LORD has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything. Psalm 103:19 NLTIs the Kingdom coming a reference to moment on the timeline, or a reference to eternity?Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. - TA - I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:13-19 ESVIf we like Peter believe in Jesus, we like Peter will be used by God. God's Kingdom is an eternal Kingdom with incredible earthly authority and impact! Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9-10 ESVOne day the Pharisees asked Jesus, “When will the Kingdom of God come?” Jesus replied, “The Kingdom of God can't be detected by visible signs. You won't be able to say, ‘Here it is!' or ‘It's over there!' For the Kingdom of God is already among you.” Luke 17:20-21 NLTWhen His will and wisdom become our most important plans and priorities, His Kingdom has come.A Kingdom of TogetherLet us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6 NLTOur call to the King and His Kingdom is a call to walk together, knowing he will make us stronger when we do.A Kingdom with Authority!Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go make disciples of all nations… Matthew 28:18-19 NLT“Don't begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don't try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously. Matthew 10:5-8 MSGKingdom authority isn't based on who you are or what you've done, but on who He is and the life you live in Him.In Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. Galatians 3:26 ESVA Different kind of Treasure.The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field. - - “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it! Matthew 13:44-46 NLTWhen earthly treasures become idols, eternal treasures are marginalized or completely forgotten.Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21ESVA Kingdom of LightYour word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 ESVWhen you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:19-23 NLTIn the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 ESV We are called to shine a light for people not on peopleHis is an all encompassing Kingdom Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33 NLTJesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” Mathew 13:33 NLT
Message for 04/16/2023 "God Gets Personal" by Justin McTeer. *All verses are NLT unless otherwise noted* Exodus 3:1-15 - One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn't burn up. 3 “This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn't that bush burning up? I must go see it.” 4 When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, “Moses! Moses!” “Here I am!” Moses replied. 5 “Do not come any closer,” the Lord warned. “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground. 6 I am the God of your father —the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” When Moses heard this, he covered his face because he was afraid to look at God. 7 Then the Lord told him, “I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own fertile and spacious land. It is a land flowing with milk and honey—the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites now live. 9 Look! The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them. 10 Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” 11 But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” 12 God answered, “I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the one who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.” 13 But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,' they will ask me, ‘What is his name?' Then what should I tell them?” 14 God replied to Moses, “I am who i am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you.” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations. 1 Samuel 3:4a - Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!” Genesis 16:7-8 - The angel of the Lord found Hagar beside a spring of water in the wilderness, along the road to Shur. 8 The angel said to her, “Hagar, Sarai's servant, where have you come from, and where are you going?” Luke 19:1-5 - Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. 2 There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. 3 He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way. 5 When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.” John 4:29 - “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” Exodus 3:13-15 - But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,' they will ask me, ‘What is his name?' Then what should I tell them?” 14 God replied to Moses, “I am who i am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you.” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations. Psalm 100:1-3 - Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! 2 Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. 3 Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Matthew 6:9 - Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. Romans 8:15 - So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” John 1:1-13 - In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. 3 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. 4 The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. 6 God sent a man, John the Baptist, 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn't recognize him. 11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. Romans 8:16 - For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God's children.
Sermon by Dr. David Rountree on April 16, 2023 at New Covenant Church in Anderson, SC. Scripture: 1 John 3:19-24 Outline: FACTUAL PERSUASION (v.19-20) A. Our facts are greater (v.19). B. Our Father is greater (v.20). FRUITFUL PRAYER (V.21-24) A. The Position Condition (v.21). B. The Practice Condition (v. 22-23). C. The Person Condition (v.24). www.ncchurch.net
Almighty God is our Creator and Maker of our life. It is in Him and thru Him that we have our value. Our value isn't what we do or how we act or what we have. HE is our value. Nothing will truly make sense unless we've established our worth in what God says about us! Go over Psalm 139 and Ephesians 2:10 as many times and days as it takes until His Word overrides the lying mindsets of this carnal natural world. Our Father created us to live in victory. This beyond imagination bliss can only be experienced as we know and trust Him. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/KINGworldwide/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/KINGworldwide/support
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Happy Easter Everyone! Check out this episode! When Jesus was teaching His disciples how to pray, He told them to pray like this.. “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. ' Matthew 6:9-10 He taught them to pray that the Father's will be done on earth as it is in heaven, but what does that mean? It means that if God could have it His way, He would want Earth to be perfect with no death, no sickness or disease, no poverty...like it is in Heaven right now. ALL of those things listed (death, sickness, poverty, etc) came as a result of Sin. Prior to that, Adam and Eve lived in total bliss in the Garden of Eden. What is one of the main reasons Jesus came to die? He came to reverse the curse of sin that came on mankind when they sinned! Listen to hear more about how Jesus reversed the curse! Enjoy :) If you enjoy, please subscribe to the podcast and share this episode! Thank you :) Listen on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/intermittent-fasting-vs-spiritual-biblical-fasting/id1504410254?i=1000598018039 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4305LHLydUN0gyCimsRQJI?si=UV_G1MzjSKih2-g6F7JcIQ Like/Share/Subscribe Instagram: @adayinthedayofoggy Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC718_retxqY_G3Ja8qInZdw Twitter: https://twitter.com/ADITLOGGY Email: email@example.com To bless the show: https://anchor.fm/adayinthelifeofoggy/support --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/adayinthelifeofoggy/support
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Question: What doth the preface of the Lord's prayer teach us? Answer: The preface of the Lord's prayer, which is, "Our Father which art in heaven," teacheth us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, as children to a father, able and ready to help us; and that we should pray with and for others. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1267/westminster If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier: Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/ 5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/ Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/ Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/
Friends of the Rosary: Today, the faithful mourn the death of Christ Jesus. We observe the "Celebration of the Lord's Passion." It's a sad, solemn day of mourning, spent in fasting, abstinence, and prayer. We try to find ways to slow down and practice contemplation by participating in the devotions and liturgy, while we restrict ourselves from outside entertainment, TV, music, and social media, as a way to avoid distractions from the spirit of the day. Families can gather to pray the rosary, Stations of the Cross, the Divine Mercy chaplet, and meditative reading and prayers on the passion of Christ. The title for this day varies in different parts of the world: "Holy Friday" for Latin and Spanish nations; "Good Friday" for Anglo and Dutch countries as a variation of the term "God's Friday." According to the Church's tradition, during the liturgy, the sacraments are not celebrated on Holy Friday nor Holy Saturday. The altar is completely bare, with no clothes, candles, or cross. The service is divided into three parts: Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion. The liturgy starts with the priests and deacons going to the altar and prostrating themselves in silent prayer. We hear the Suffering Servant passages from Isaiah (52:13-53:12), Psalm 30, "Father, I put my life in your hands," the Epistle to the Hebrews, 4:14-16; 5:7-9, and the Gospel Reading is the Passion of St. John. Ten intercessions conclude the Liturgy of the Word. For the Church For the Pope For the clergy and laity of the Church For those preparing for baptism For the unity of Christians For the Jewish people For those who do not believe in Christ For those who do not believe in God For all in public office For those in special need In the second part of the liturgy we venerate and kiss the wooden cross "on which hung the Savior of the world." In part three, the Blessed Sacrament is brought to the altar from the place of reposition. The Our Father and the Ecce Agnus Dei ("This is the Lamb of God") are recited. The congregation receives Holy Communion. During this Holy Friday, we take time to look at a crucifix, whether in our church or home, thinking of its significance. On the cross is the savior of the world. Christ died so we might be forgiven and set free to live. The love of Christ is shown on the cross, to set us free, enjoying the freedom of being a child of God. By the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you. For by your Holy Cross, you have set us free. Ave Maria!Jesus, I Trust In You! + Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York • April 7, 2023, Today's Rosary on YouTube | Daily broadcast at 7:30 pm ET
My mother, Claire Nix, fell asleep in the Lord on the third of April 2023. I was there with my whole family. This is the sermon I gave two days later. Please say an Our Father for my mother.
Kathy, Susan, and Laura explain God's Appointed Feasts and why they are so important to God. Our Father is a God of cycles and order that He set up when the world was created. He has a purpose for every season, and our yearly cycle of life is marked by a series of feasts or appointed times that are designed to take us through key steps to deepen our walk with the Lord - which will in turn bring in His blessings over us. Resources: https://www.compellingtruth.org/Jewish-Feasts.html https://www.alephbeta.org/passover/what-is-pesach-101?gclid=Cj0KCQjwn9CgBhDjARIsAD15h0CcWyS7NboYVUjo-FGMDLmmFkF3NTxCdnWejAzCBUNkC_fMNljcSwUaAmV4EALw_wcB https://www.petebriscoe.org/devotionals/the-hope-found-in-an-empty-tomb/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwn9CgBhDjARIsAD15h0DdUx5UqynugJ0EintpCIbUWGMYnP8fBfn2wGNIQCzLBRWkfMTLjZcaAs6OEALw_wcB https://www.gotquestions.org/death-resurrection-Christ.html Michael Norton – “Unlocking the Secrets of the Feasts” Dr. Richard Booker – “Celebrating Jesus in the Biblical Feasts” Chuck D. Pierce with Robert and Linda Heidler – “A Time to Advance Kathy Zacca's website: https://kathyzacca.com/ Susan Offen's website: https://susanoffen.com/ Laura Potter's website: https://laurapotter.us/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“Most people, in fact, will not take the trouble in finding out the truth, but are much more inclined to accept the first story they hear.” Welcome back to another episode of Made You Think! In this episode, we're diving into History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides. Full of speeches, history, parallels, and battles, this book provides an account of the Peloponnesian War as told by an Athenian general. We cover a wide range of topics including: The style of combat in 5th century BC vs. modern tactics Effects of the plague of Athens Unhinged Google reviews of the US House of Representatives How war is depicted differently depending on your perspective The difference in lifestyle between the Spartans and Athenians And much more. Please enjoy, and make sure to follow Nat, Neil, and Adil on Twitter and share your thoughts on the episode. Links from the Episode: Mentioned in the Show: Chesterton's Fence (22:20) Battle of Stalingrad (37:16) Letters From Iwo Jima (49:37) Flags of Our Fathers (49:40) Books Mentioned: History of the Peloponessian War The Three-Body Problem (0:07) (Nat's Book Notes) The Iliad (8:12) (Nat's Book Notes) The Fourth Turning (44:29) The Lessons of History (46:36) (Nat's Book Notes) People Mentioned: Chris Kyle (48:02) Clint Eastwood (49:29) Xenophon (51:11) Show Topics: (1:06) History of the Peloponnesian War- The first and oldest history book that we have. While there are older books about historical events and periods, this book strives to depict things with historical accuracy rather than for storytelling and entertainment purposes. (6:08) The history was divided into eight books, and each book changes slightly in the style of which it was written. (9:10) What was the Peloponnesian War? We talk about the history of the war. While the Athenians and Spartans were the main players in the fight, there were a bunch of smaller allies mentioned as well. (14:41) "If an opponent made a reasonable speech, the party in power, so far from giving it a generous reception, took every precaution to see that it had no practical effect." Nat, Neil, and Adil read some passages from the book and discuss some of the parallels. (19:44) "A city is better off with bad laws, so long as they remain fixed, than with good laws that are constantly being altered, that lack of learning combined with sound common sense is more helpful than the kind of cleverness that gets out of hand, and that as a general rule states are better governed by the man in the street than by intellectuals.” Many politicians in the earlier days had a career before they were a politician, and many roles in politics were just on a part time basis whereas today, most elected officials are in that role full time. (26:19) What do people really think of the US House of Representatives? (28:09) Strength of the Athenian navy. Much of the naval battles included hand-to-hand combat as guns and cannons were not yet in use. This looked much different than naval battles would in today's time. (35:01) While the sizes of the battles seem very small in comparison to today, it still affected a sizeable percentage of the population. (40:54) The writing style changed as the book went on. In the beginning, there were more detailed descriptions of the actual war, but as it went on, the narrative became more of an accounting of the battles and casualties. (41:37) The book describes a plague that broke out that ended up killing a lot of people. Why “watch words” were common in this war as a tool to recognize who was or was not on your side. (47:45) Depictions of war today include the costs that come with war such as the potential of losing your home or family. There can be different perspectives of the same battle just based on what side you're on and where you live. (53:14) That wraps up this episode! As previously hinted, we will be covering The Three-Body Problem next. Make sure to grab a copy to follow along with us! If you enjoyed this episode, let us know by leaving a review on iTunes and tell a friend. As always, let us know if you have any book recommendations! You can say hi to us on Twitter @TheRealNeilS, @adilmajid, @nateliason and share your thoughts on this episode. You can now support Made You Think using the Value-for-Value feature of Podcasting 2.0. This means you can directly tip the co-hosts in BTC with minimal transaction fees. To get started, simply download a podcast app (like Fountain or Breez) that supports Value-for-Value and send some BTC to your in-app wallet. You can then use that to support shows who have opted-in, including Made You Think! We'll be going with this direct support model moving forward, rather than ads. Thanks for listening. See you next time!
Our Father, the Devil is Ellie Foumbi's first feature film, and she has a distribution deal. The Tribeca Film Festival calls the lead performances "Oscar-worthy" — in a story that explores trauma, what forgiveness means, and whether anything is unforgiveable.
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This week, Zach preaches from Ezekiel 34 and John 10 about how Jesus is the Good Shepherd. Our Father cares about us, and He wants to guide us and lead us. He is our firm foundation, and our true hope! (4/2/23)
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The Beast's Great Deception (8) (Audio) David Eells - 4/2/23 Worse Than You Thought it Would Be Dana Coverstone - March 10th and 18th 2023 (David's notes in red) (I had this dream three or four days in a row and it was the same dream over and over and over up until the news guy (Jesus) shows up. (The repetition of the dream reminds us of Joseph's interpretation that a dream will surely come to pass.) The dream starts off with a time frame going back a decade because things were safer and my children were 10 years younger.) The dream began with me loading an 80's style station wagon with lawn chairs, blankets, and large coolers. (The station wagon indicated to me a time of good work ethics and a family focus.) My kids were younger like the ages of between 10 to 15. They were excited about going to a very large fireworks display close to the town we lived in. … I didn't recognize exactly where I was. …It was in the early evening and traffic was very heavy. I saw SUVs and trucks loaded down with outdoor items as we got closer to the fireworks location. There were signs pointing to parking and other carnival-like activities … and rides and a lot of music…. Parking for the carnival was over this extremely large field, like three to four football fields and the fireworks area was set up near an area that had been barricaded. … People were walking around blankets on the ground getting ready for the fireworks display. The place was packed with cars and hundreds of people. It seemed like every child there had sparklers and the teens were lighting up bottle rockets and firecrackers with adult supervision which made me think of the 80's when things were a little bit different. There was a bluff area that overlooked the flat ground and we decided to pull the car up there and park, so we got the blankets, lawn chairs, and food out. (This bluff that we were on was an overlook area meaning, not just for a better view, but an access to a safer way to get out of there.) (Like he was expecting to leave the celebration in a hurry.) We began to talk about the fireworks that were about to be displayed. Then there was this announcement over some loudspeakers that they would start in 15 minutes. Patriotic music began to play but … I didn't get the feeling that it was actually like a July 4th or a Flag day. It may have been in the dream but I'm just telling you I didn't get that feeling. (The patriotic spirit is very prevalent right now. The Alliance of nations are planning a celebration of their victories over the DS. But we have been told by the Lord for some time that He is going to use DS Babylon to judge the apostate people of God and Americans even though this will also be worldwide.) (I don't necessarily think it was a July 4th event. It could've been but I believe it was indicative of “big events” that draw people's attention to the country itself and the patriotic music meant that something's going to happen with the country. As we will see, it was a country-wide attack. (Our country is very polarized and many are angry about the destruction that the Left is bringing to the country and are about to celebrate a victory over them.) It's close. I did not get a sense that this was a terrorist event. I'm not saying it's a natural thing either. No one knew what was going on. No one knew where it came from or who was behind it.) (It's not a terrorist event because it is an internal civil war, the difference being, now the Left is killing civilians instead of military.) …When the patriotic music began to play, the crowd began moving, laughing, and getting ready for the fireworks. The entire field below us was filled with people. …It appeared to be literally thousands of people excited to see the show and after a bit the announcer asked everyone to stand for the national anthem. (I noticed that when the guy called for the national anthem everybody began talking and everybody got up. (So, we can be sure this is a crowd of conservative people.) So, I think this indicates we're going to see a whole lot of things happen as far as how people feel about the country and most people today will agree with me that it's gone downhill in the way that people look at the country and its leadership.) When it stopped it got very quiet and the people sat down on the ground. My family all did as well. The first shots of the fireworks rose straight into the air and seemed to go up forever but there was no noise or lights; no explosions. It was literally two minutes of silence with everybody looking up until there was this horrific noise like a bomb going off. (Everybody was looking up. We were all distracted before we realized what had happened and it wasn't fireworks going off but something a whole lot worse and once again, I'm not saying war or missiles because I saw no military equipment at all in this dream.) My family and I jumped being startled and everybody else jumped too. It was just so loud and so sudden. There were huge flashes of light like hundreds of flares had suddenly been uncapped. There was debris raining down on people and hot bits of fire, sticks, and paper. Bigger than expected chunks of wood and pieces of brick were hitting people. They were screaming and running down there on the field. (People didn't recognize what had happened because we were all looking up waiting for the fireworks. We were distracted, waiting for what was going to happen. We knew something was going to happen, we just did not know exactly what it was. But after those fireworks or whatever it was exploded, everybody knew and it got really bad, really quick.) The announcer came on and told people to remain calm as the problem would be remedied soon. …He said in a very very calm voice. Just then, another blast of fireworks shot into the air, but they sounded more like F-16s taking off. (F-16's taking off could represent the military, left and right, getting involved.) They were really loud, and they had the same effect in the air after a few minutes of silence. Then they exploded like a bomb. Now people were running everywhere. Some had their clothing and hats on fire. People were yelling for their kids to “Come here. Hurry come on let's go!” They were trying to get to their cars. Some of the cars were now burning and people were running towards the bluff where my family was. (When judgment comes people seek for “higher ground” spiritually.) I told my kids to leave everything and get in the car as fast as they could. (Time to come out from among them.) This is when it got harrowing because there was still debris falling and burning things and people screaming and running for their lives. More and more of the cars in the field were burning now and people were frantic for safety. … (We didn't notice until we had to get to safety, so this thing happened out of nowhere. It was dangerous and everybody knew something bad had just happened. Obviously, something had gone wrong but it was obviously planned because it was happening everywhere.) There were people surrounding my car and beating on the windows. (Suddenly, people want to get into the Ark, but a little late.) This car was a station wagon which I've never owned in real life. My father owned many of them. (Representing the Father who owns our vehicle through the purchase of Jesus' blood.) The entire inside of that car was so small nobody else would fit so, I just hit the gas … because the crowd was dangerous. They had this crazy looks in their eyes and were pulling on the door handles. (Like they were outside the Ark.) The doors were locked, and my kids were holding each other and we were just trying to get out of there. My wife and my kids were terrified so I maneuvered the car down the bluff and got back on the road. (The crowd was dangerous. They were trying to get away at all costs because their cars were on fire. (It's not water this time, it's fire.) At that moment, my family and their safety became the most important thing to me… This might indicate that we're going to need to be careful about being in large groups or around a lot of people.) That's when we realized that this was not just a fireworks event. There were houses burning and cars along the road that had been abandoned. The sky was alive with fire and darkness and I'm not talking about lightning. It seemed like there was fire burning in several places in the air. There were cars underneath overpasses that were kind of waiting it out. (Overpasses are a play on the word “Passover”. God's people will have a passover during these judgments.) People were watching the skies … in the cars, out of the cars, under the overpasses, … leaning out and looking up to see what was going on. I was trying the radio but there was only static. I stopped under the underpass and asked, really quick, if anybody knew what was going on but nobody knew anything. EMP People were trying to make phone calls, but the calls weren't going through …because of the overwhelming number of calls. We got back on the road and I headed home as fast as I could. Now the roads were littered with trash and cars were parked and there were burning trees and overall chaos. (I was made aware that this bigger event was more than just the local fireworks because it had impacted the whole country. The sky seemed to be angry at America. There was fire and darkness but no flashing in the sky. It was almost like the sky was reflecting the earth and the fires that were burning down here. People were hiding under those overpasses wondering what else the sky might unleash. The cell phones weren't working. Busy signals were being heard. It was like a war zone but without the military equipment involved that's the best way I can describe it.) We got back to the place where we lived and got in the house and locked the doors. Then we turned the TV on and there were emergency tickers going across the bottom of the screen and local numbers to report damage. There was no mention of war missiles. I saw no military equipment either. There were reporters with SAT phones, and they were running… and frantically trying to talk to people. They were saying here's what's going on here and they were sharing information and talking quickly with other people in the newsroom. I also saw a whiteboard and it had gibberish all over it, in other words, when they got a report, they'd write something down and somebody else would come and scratch that out and write something else. They were trying to figure out what in the world had just happened. Nobody had any clue. They were red-eyed and frantic trying to figure out what had happened, just like most of the crowd. There was no accurate reporting of, “this is what's happened” or “we've been invaded” or “there's war, we've been bombed”. There was fear and panic and a seeming blackout. This event happened so fast and so unexpected that nobody had a clue of what was happening. Then I heard a camera man say, “We're going live in five, four, three, two, one and then sitting at the desk in the newsroom was the man I always see in the dreams. I knew him to be Jesus. He was wearing a modern dress shirt and looking at a clipboard. He looked directly into camera, and He began reporting. (Jesus is coming by Spirit of the latter rain as Hosea 6:1-3 says. He is coming in a body of reformers, hence the modern garb, at the beginning of peace being taken from the earth. Jesus in the Man-child will be the only one to speak the true Good News. You can't get that from the right or the left. He will report the true news according to Rev. 6:1-4 Then I watched as the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say in a thunderous voice, “Come!” 2 So I looked and saw a white horse, and its rider held a bow. And he was given a crown, and he rode out to overcome and conquer. 3 And when the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 Then another horse went forth. It was bright red, and its rider was granted permission to take away peace from the earth and to make men slay one another. And he was given a great sword.) Jesus said, “We have gotten report after report of strange occurrences at outdoor activities and 911 calls have been overwhelmed and have overwhelmed the entire nationwide system. Many of you are aware that chaotic events spread over the entire country have left fires and confusion on every front. (We have received dreams of people crying because the country had been burned. They were saying this didn't have to happen.) Then He said, “Let me be very clear; it is worse than you thought it would be. You were warned and told that perilous times were coming but, this is worse than you thought it would be. Many have ignored the truth and now it is worse than you thought it would be.” At this point, tears began to come down His face. …He put His hands on His face and lowered His head down. …Then He composed Himself, looked at the camera again, and spoke further but those tears continued … He said, “Don't leave your first love. Do not fear what you're about to suffer. Stay repentant in the center of my will. Overcome. Walk through the open door. Stay disciplined. I will walk beside you during persecution and pain.” When he said that word pain, at that moment, a tear streamed down his face and hit the desk and it had this amplified effect. (It reminded me of the tear in the movie, The Passion of the Christ that fell after Christ died.) (When the tear hit the ground in this movie, that's when the earthquake happened that rent the vail in the temple.) Jesus went on to say, “Many will say that it's worse than they thought it would be and they will be right. So, remain hard braced and battle ready. I Am coming and my reward is with me and I Am with you always … (The complete text quoted from here is Isa. 62:11 Behold, Jehovah hath proclaimed unto the end of the earth, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. So, we see Jesus is coming in a modern body of people to save the Bride and judge His enemies.) Jesus went on to say, “These are the hard facts in the news as I am reporting it to you in Living Color.” I turned the TV off and looked at my kids who now appeared to be their ages that they are today. (The day he speaks of here is upon us.) So, in the dream they aged about 10 to 12 years. (My kids aging in the dream represent that the chaos has been ongoing under our noses. I also think that my kids being older at the end of the dream represents the absolute necessity for maturity in our wisdom, in our thinking, in our in the steps that we take, because it's going to be hard to navigate these times if we're not mature in our faith serving the Lord, hearing his Word.) We all joined in a circle and began to pray for boldness and strength when there was a knock at the door. Without fear I opened the door and there were several families who were crying and holding smaller kids and they asked if they could please come in so we could explain to them and help them understand what was going on. So, we invited them into our home and when the door was shut and all that noise from the sirens and the chaos outside stopped. A little girl with one of the families said, “I feel better in here than I did out there!” Then I woke up. The news anchor that I recognized as Jesus very calmly spoke to the viewing audience. In other words, people are going to need answers. Even the Christians needed answers to the dilemma as well. I mean the entire country's been hit with something. The news anchor Jesus says, “It's worse than you thought it would be” three times. And then He said you didn't listen to the concerns. You didn't listen to all the situations that were going on. Many of you are aware that you were born into perilous times. Many have ignored the truth and now it's worse than you thought it would be. At that point he begins to cry. Why? Because something's happened and people don't know what to do. They're scared. There were probably people who were dying but I did not see dead bodies. (We have already shared that there are going to many dead among the enemies of God's people especially; it's the Red Sea time of their destruction going into the wilderness tribulation.) I did not see burning bodies. (Many times, vehicles represent our mobile tabernacles or bodies. He saw vehicles burning and abandoned representing death.) Three times he says you were warned but not ready. You were told but you're not believing. You were hearing but not listening, and therefore unprepared. But I believe the tears of Jesus reveal the heart of God for his people and the compassion He has for us. You know He's for us which is why He warned us to begin with. The next thing He said was, “Don't leave your first love. Do not fear what you're about to suffer. Stay repentant in the center of His will. Overcome. Walk through the open door. Stay disciplined. Those things come from what Jesus spoke to the seven churches in Revelation … Every one of those churches Jesus spoke a message for. He's telling us what's coming so we can be prepared and that's what the amplified tears represent. These cries from God's elect to be heard by the body of Christ and felt, so we can rise above the chaos and work and serve despite the circumstances in other words folks God's calling us to be the medics in the middle of the battlefield; going out to help. … We need to be rooted spiritually and deeply rooted because chaos is coming. He says, “It's worse than they thought it would be.” So, remain hard braced and battle ready. I've never heard Him say in my dreams anything about being hard braced. We cannot ignore the facts that difficult perilous times are definitely coming. This is the time you better be repenting. This is the time you better be in the Word. This is the time you better be praying in the Spirit. This is the time you better be hearing the voice of God. This is the time you better be connected to believers… (When Moses picks up his staff to part the waters, you'd better be ready to cross by faith.) With the things that we're facing, we need to realize that things are about to get tough, and we can't “play games with God” anymore. Don't ignore the truth. I think this also says that death is going to come to some of us. There's going to be martyrs among God's people; yes, even here in America. Jesus goes on to say, “These are the hard facts in the news. I'm reporting to you in Living Color.” Hard warnings are coming to us and being reported to us by Jesus himself. These things are going to come to pass. …The truth of who you are as a believer is going to be revealed to the “watching world” and your weaknesses, your shortcomings are going to be seen. It's all going to come out if you're really serving God, really living for him. …. Living Color means everywhere the truth of what's going on is going to be seen by everybody. Most people don't have black and white TVs anymore representing that things have changed. Living Color, I believe, means … the real is what will be seen by everybody. The thoughts and the intentions of the heart, as well as the real commitment we have to serve Jesus is going to be seen by everybody. (Turning off the TV represents turning off worldly distractions.) We need to focus on the need of the moment, which was pray for wisdom, pray for boldness, pray for strength. We've got to hear from Him folks. (Don't look to man) You have turn them off and hear what the Holy Spirit is saying. You get into the Word until the Word gets in you. Realize that God wants to speak to His people and prepare us for what's coming and what's happening now. The people knocking on the door illustrates that we have the answers that other people need. They're going to be genuinely seeking truth in the midst of all the chaos around them. …We've got to stand strong and grounded in the Word and help people and make a difference. …We have got to speak the hard truth and not sugarcoat the Gospel. We bring the Light of Christ. …We help people understand that no matter how crazy things are out there, they can find safety in our presence because we know who Jesus is and He's with us. When the world is falling apart, that's our job….The Holy Spirit is trying to warn the church to get ready because He's got work for us to do. We pray Lord that You help us to be ready as the body of Christ. Help our eyes to see, to know who you are, and when this comes, may we stand hard braced and battle ready. May we share with the world around us the hope we have in Jesus. …God may we be the bride you've called us to be. May we be the body of Christ ready to speak the truth in love. Give us wisdom and discernment God and may we hear your words and that's our prayer today in Jesus' name, amen. The Fire of Judgment Falls on the Apostates Missy Pollock - 7/9/22 (David's notes in red) (To preface this dream, before I had fallen to sleep, I asked the Lord to give me a dream that would let me know what He has for me ahead. Also, I was weary from all the disinformation coming from the D.S. news and alternative news media and had asked Him to give me or anyone else His Intel through dreams, visions, prophetic words etc. So, I believe that's what He did! Thank you, Father, for quickly answering and encouraging me greatly, as well as all who read and listen to this.) (I believe Missy is representing the Bride in this dream.) I dreamed I was resting on a daybed with sky blue sheets, just like the one I've slept on when I stayed with Eve. (Representing being in the rest of the Bride; ceasing from our own works.) It was dark and I saw out the window what I thought were little meteorites falling from the sky like rain. But then I realized they were falling embers. (We are living in dark times.) … (In part 2 of this series, “Fiery Trials Bring Revival”, Dana Coverstone said, "I saw small embers of flames that were coming down around the clock but not catching the ground on fire although it looked like fire coming down. (Missy's dream also shows the embers of fire coming down out of the sky but not catching anything on fire just like the portion of Dana's dream. Both dreams seem to show the embers as being spiritual, A fire from Heaven. Also, it's the fire one feels when going through a test and denying their flesh.) So, these explosions of the lights were spreading out and the flames were going hundreds of miles beyond them. (This connects this dream with Dana's dream about the fireworks exploding and the damage extended nationwide.) Back to Missy's dream: I went outside with a dustpan and brush to sweep up the remnants of what I saw and to look at it. But there was nothing in my dustpan. (I believe Father put that in my dream to show me that what I saw falling from the sky, wasn't physical but spiritual. Also, I didn't get burnt by it.) (It was the judgment from Heaven falling as fire. Elijah called down fire from Heaven on Jezebel's apostates. This fits the dream as we will see.) The house was on top of a hill. (Representing Mt. Zion, the Bride who is over the rest of God's elect.) My father (Representing the Father) came, and we got into a white SUV. (Representing a vehicle of holiness where there is safety.) I called my husband, who was in the house, and asked him if he saw the embers that were falling from the sky, and he said that he did. (Those on top of Mt. Zion have spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear. The Bride will point out these judgments from God and many will be saved.) My father took me for a drive to see what had caught on fire from the embers falling from the sky. We were at the bottom of the hill and as we drove up an incline, I saw some really old houses engulfed in fire. (This represents the fire of judgement that burns up of the wood, hay and stubble and purifies the elect of God's people, i.e., REVIVAL!) (The really old houses near the bottom of Mt. Zion represent the apostate religious institutions that are going to experience judgment for ignoring the call to climb Mt. Zion.) The next thing I know, my husband and I were at my son Curt's house. (Curt is my second son and spiritually represents the fruit of Christ in me.) His house was on top of the same hill (Representing Mt. Zion) that I was on at the start of the dream. It was built up high like the houses built on stilts along the beach to protect it from the waves. Psa 18:2 Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.) I was holding my grandson. (Representing the multiplication of my fruit of Jesus in me.) He was all swaddled up with a pacifier in his mouth. (He's not born yet and is due mid-October this year. Is this a timing thing? Is judgment going to fall not long after he's born?) I asked Curt if he had looked out the window and saw the houses burning below. He said, “yes” he did see them burning. Then I woke up. (UPDATE: In my dream of the embers falling from the sky. I was holding Maverick who wasn't born yet, and he was swaddled. Surprisingly, he's still being swaddled! Since the beginning of the year, especially, there has been a lot of judgement falling. The other morning as I was waking up and getting out of bed, I was half dreaming. I heard myself say something like, "It's now 2024"and I knew it had just turned 2024. I have a sense this is when the tribulation will begin, in 2024. I asked the Lord what this was about and by faith at random I received: Song 7:11, context 10-13, I am my beloved's; And his desire is toward me.  Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; Let us lodge in the villages. (Time to go into the wilderness tribulation, which is also the 7 day marriage feast.)  Let us get up early to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine hath budded, And its blossom is open, And the pomegranates are in flower: There will I give thee my love.  The mandrakes give forth fragrance; And at our doors are all manner of precious fruits, new and old, Which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved. Tiannah was telling me she had an encounter or something like that before she was born again. She said that the Lord showed her we were at the time of the end of the world. She had a knowing of the year 2024.) (The beginning of the tribulation marriage feast?) I asked for verses by faith at random for the dream. Underlined is where my finger came down. Num. 26:40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites; of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. (Ardites means "I shall subdue" as in God shall subdue the Church.) (Finally, now it's time to rebuild.) Neh. 2:1, (in context 1-5), And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was before him, that I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence. 2 And the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid. 3 And I said unto the king, Let the king live forever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchers, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? 4 Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So, I prayed to the God of heaven. 5 And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favor in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my father's sepulchers, that I may build it. (The people rebelled against the Word, like the Church has, and were taken into captivity. Here Nehemiah is going to lead the return and rebuilding of the kingdom.) I asked for a verse for me, (Here again we see the captivity and the forgiveness and the return.) Zec. 8:14, (in context, 14-17), For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: As I thought to do evil unto you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith Jehovah of hosts, and I repented not; 15 so again have I thought in these days to do good unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not. 16 These are the things that ye shall do: speak ye every man the truth with his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates; 17 and let none of you devise evil in your hearts against his neighbor; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith Jehovah. (These Zechariah verses remind me of Psa. 15. This chapter is about the coming peace and prosperity of Zion.) As I was meditating on this dream about the embers falling subconsciously this song was going through my head over and over until the Lord got my attention. It was a song that I had listened to a couple days before. It's a song called FIRE by Cece Winans.) These are the words of that song that were going through my head… Fire, fire - Fall on us - Start a new revival - Fire fall on us. Jesus Showed Her the Plagues of 2023 YouTube - Great Miracles Avenue - 6/10/22 (The following is a summary of this testimony transcribed by Eve Brast. The entire video testimony linked here. This is an awesome testimony, well worth your time. This young girl grew up in a religious family and went to church and participated in religious activities. She was a good person but didn't have a relationship with Jesus. When she died, she was taken to hell before Jesus brought her back with a mission to tell the world about the coming fate of 2023.) This young African lady had been having a lot of heart trouble and chest pains and had been diagnosed by the doctors with Endocarditis. Her words: Around 10 pm one evening my heart was racing much faster than usual and my breathing was out of control, and I couldn't do anything about it. There seemed to be an abrupt cessation of my breath and I felt myself suffocating. I attempted to shift my body in the bed. After repeated attempts to cry out to my parents for help and not being heard I began to feel cold, and my spirit became detached from my body. I was propelled through space at an incredible rate of speed, and I began asking myself repeatedly if I was dead. After some time, I felt a hand on my shoulder, and I turned to see a man in brilliant white with a glowing face. I asked him if he was Jesus and He responded, “I Am the way, the truth, and the life. Come with me and I will show you mighty things that you do not know.” I asked, “Jesus, am I dead?” Jesus said, “You are here for one purpose and that must be accomplished as soon as possible. I will impact upon you my Word and ask that you disseminate it throughout the world. Let them know the great tribulation is due. It will be tougher and [feel] longer than humanity can imagine.” I was crying and started to hear sounds of screaming and pain and feeling the air. It all intensified as I was moving closer to where the voices and cries were coming from. The smell and hotness in that place was like none other. It then dawned on me that I was in Hell. I cried out, “Master Jesus!” Jesus said, “On earth you just went to church and did other religious activities because it was imposed on you by your parents, and you never looked for me with the whole of your heart.” He paused for a moment, and I observed the sorrowful reaction from his movement as they walked then He said, “This is how Hell's fire is. You won't be here for long. I want you to tell my people about the coming year 2023.” As soon as He said this, the obnoxious scents and sounds gradually faded away and the atmosphere and power shifted to a more comfortable state. Jesus went on to say, “2023 will be a tough year and the year of more doom. The pains and sufferings of the past years will be nothing compared to the future. The avarice and greed of men will be made known. (Avarice means an extreme greed for wealth or material gain.) This will be the cause of a severe pandemic. (Obviously, the last pandemic was not what they claimed it was. The real pandemic ended up being the mRNA vaccines. So now we're speaking of another pandemic, and it is truly severe. This fits with our dreams of factious people dying.) Conflicts between nations will erupt more frequently and violently than ever before. Even the most privileged will be concerned.” After sensing my anxieties, He continued to hold my hand tightly. He went on to say, “Tell my people that in spite of everything, everyone who seeks and finds salvation in Me, I the Lord, shall be with them. I will dry the tears from their eyes and will comfort them even if the repercussions of greed continue to rule and prevail. My Father who rules beyond Heaven and earth shall bring peace to the world, but only if the world seeks repentance. Go now and tell the world.” I began to beg to stay with Jesus and asked if another could go in my stead, but Jesus said, “These are My plans for you. You were born for this purpose, and this is your mission on earth. Go and tell the world what you have seen and heard.” As soon as He was done speaking, I was suddenly knocked off my feet by a gust of wind that was so powerful that it was beyond my ability to resist its force. When I came back into my body, I could hear the sobs and wails of my mother and the doctors rushing around and I felt them taking my pulse. They declared that I was dead and that they had never witnessed a miracle like this. I had been dead from 10 pm the previous night and wasn't found by my dad until the next morning when they had rushed me to the hospital. I have relayed the information in precisely the same manner as Jesus had given it to me and I hope that everyone will take heed to the warning. The Lord is the only cure for the things coming. Learn from God's Vaccine Book 7 simple steps to be immune from plagues/pestilences There are Three Things God Told Me to Warn You About in 2023 Kynan Bridges - 12/31/23 (Link) God told me to warn the church in 2023 and I want to go on record saying these things. … God said warn the church about these three things in the coming year. I need you to hear me and pay very close attention to what I'm going to say because this is very critical. … Judge this [word] and consider this and take heed if possible. Number one: The year 2023 would be a time of great deception. Deception would become a culture and we must be aware of deception. (I'm talking about deception in the media. Deception in the religious church mountain. Deception in the political mountain. Deception in business and in so many other areas. He said we needed to guard our hearts and minds against Deception. (Well, we've observed already of deceptions of demons impersonating aliens, 1,000 years of peace because they don't believe in the book of Revelation, the demon possessed AI liars, etc.) There would be such a strong push in the area of deception that people would literally lose their minds because of this. People will begin to question reality. I'm talking about the kind of deception that Paul talks about in Thessalonians. The Bible says that God would send them strong delusion that they would believe a lie. (If you are not on guard, if you are not sensitive [to the Holy Spirit], and more importantly, if you are not Biblically literate [you will be deceived].) … Please pay attention to this because many of you will say, “Well that's already happening!” No. You've never seen anything like this. Beginning with the first quarter of 2023 they will begin to monetize and systemize this deception. It will be a systematic thing and if you're not really abiding in the truth then you would be susceptible... Number two: Write this down because this is so important. In the days to come not only will there be a lot of deception but there will be a lot of distractions. What is a distraction? Something that's meant to take your attention away from what's really happening. I'll give an example: As we speak, they're talking about all these committees and panels, but look at what they just approved, trillions of tax dollars are being spent right now and it's being spent while people are distracted with other things. People are looking over here to the left but pay attention to what's going on on the right. When they talk about food shortages, when they talk about wars, (and you know there will be an increase of fear and of global conflict) Pay attention to what's really going on. Do not be distracted in this season. The things that God has shown you in dreams, the things he's shown you in visions, but more importantly what he has shown you in his Word, lay hold on those things and do not let go of what God has spoken to you. I'm telling you God's gonna do some things in 2023 that are very very supernatural. Stay focused on the Word of God and on what God spoke to you. Stay focused on God's promises and do not be moved by distractions. Do not allow things to take your attention off of what God is speaking and doing in this season. We're going to see a lot of major distractions in the political arena in the first quarter of the year going into the middle of the year. There will be many things that are said in legislations, committees, and panels but they're all smoke and mirrors. They're just a show. There's no substance to them. Don't be distracted. They're designed and strategically orchestrated to take your attention and your focus [away from God and His plans.] Do not give in to fear. Number three: I'm to warn you against disappointment and despair. The Bible actually says, “Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid, for in my Father's house there are many mansions.” In Hebrews 10 it says, “Do not cast away your confidence which has a great recompense of reward.” I'm telling this by the Holy Ghost. Do not give in to the temptation in the upcoming year to believe that the things God has promised you have not come to pass. The devil will try to play on your emotionally. He will try to make you think, “I thought God was going to do this or I thought God was going to do that and none of it has happened.” The devil will try to use your disappointment to take you to a place of despair. That's when you give up hope and become hopeless. In this next season of our lives, we must hold on to hope which is the anchor of the soul. This is why I believe the Lord told me to warn the church in this season because as things begin to shift you need to hold on to the truth and to the Firm Foundation that God has not forgotten you friend. He is not slack concerning his promise. Maybe you that by this time you would have seen the restoration of your marriage or … whatever it may be. Listen, do not let go of “your appointment”. That's what disappointment is when you distance yourself from your Divine appointment. God keeps his appointments even if it seems like He's not on the way, even if it seems like He's not showing up, even if it seems like it's not going to happen, do not become disappointed. The devil will try to destroy people with disappointment. He will try to talk people into giving up even to the point of taking their own lives, even to the point of conceding to that Spirit of Despair, that Spirit of hopelessness. There are many other things that I need to share with you about the upcoming year, but the Lord hasn't released me to share them yet. There's a lot of things that God's going to be be doing in this upcoming year. There's going to be great Revival that happens and begins to happen in churches. There's going to be another push in terms of infectious diseases. Infectious disease will be one of the talking points in 2023. But also, there will be unprecedented Miracles and documented Miracles. Globally we're going to see the church explode in the area of miracles, signs, and wonders. Those are the three things God told me to tell you right now. I'm Going To Make All Things New Julie Daughter of the King - March 2, 2023 My Dearest Sisters and Brothers in Yahushua, Yahushua teaches us all the time that we are to have His Kingdom perspective. But it's often challenging in this life to do that! We were brought into this world for a purpose, His purpose(s), but often our self has more influence over us than we would like to admit, especially when we are downtrodden, weary and don't see any progress towards the goal and victory Yahushua has promised. It is a struggle daily to see evil escalating without being reigned in. And, when the enemy seems to be winning, then our frustrations can mount and be on full display, despite Yahushua having taught us how to operate from the Spirit and not from the flesh. Father, we want to be launched, to bring in the harvest for Your glory! Let's go and save the lost! Father isn't it time, yet?! And, like a child anticipating a positive response to a well-presented case, we wait with anticipation and are crestfallen and discouraged when the answer is, "Not, yet." However, we must remember that Our Father has set in place a design that is so incredible in its perfection for converting the soul, that we cannot fully grasp all of it on this side. This is a word that Yahushua gave to me, as I cried out yet again, asking Him why we haven't been transformed yet!! His response was loving but very clear: Message Received Feb. 28, 2023: “My coming to heal you, to strengthen you and to transform you is not contingent on how you feel at any given moment. It is not contingent on how much the evil has increased. It is not contingent on your perspective, as to whether you 'feel' you can continue one more day in this realm, or not. I Am with you and never leave your side, and I understand how difficult this life is for all of you. You have desires, plans, and dreams that have and will go unfulfilled. You have given up the identity that is you, so that I can manifest through you, and at times, this saddens you. My Word says I give you the desires of your heart, but this is [only] truth when you align My will with your life and allow Me to place the desires within. Desires birthed from the flesh often do not come to fruition, because these are either outside of Me or simply not needed for your growth in Me. Things don't always go as you had hoped, and some of you are disappointed, frustrated, and even discouraged as you wait for Me. I realize the wait seems so long, but as I always tell you, without praying for My perspective, you won't have the understanding that, the appointed time I have chosen is the perfect time by My design. There are infinite outcomes and possibilities based on each soul's choice, in even the smallest matter, every second that passes each day. Only I as Creator know the outcome of every single choice or motive. Because you hear that the victory has been won but have yet to experience it in the natural realm, you only have limited vision and understanding, as to why I have not poured out My Spirit in full measure yet. However, I say to you evil must rise to the degree that satan and all his dark kingdom believe they have won, believe they have the upper hand, and that they are in complete control. Then, I will move upon the lands like has never been seen or done before. Then, I will pour out My Spirit as a flood that all the souls of men will know that I Am that I Am. Would you have it any other way?? When that appointed time has come, I will be known as Creator of all things, King of kings and Lord of lords. I have always offered you free will in every choice you make, never stopping you from walking the path you choose to walk. I force no one to completely surrender to Me. But when you were born again, it was your decision, freely given, to give your lives to Me as a living sacrifice. However, you can choose at any point to take matters into your own hands, because I have not moved in the way you would have Me move, yet. You could make decisions without My counsel, to fulfill your own desires and dreams, because it appears that time as you know it goes on and on. But where does this lead you? You have been chosen before the foundation of the earth to be My kings and priests and to help Me bring in the lost. Surely, you would not rather be one of the souls needing rescue who have gone their own way. Are you not one of those chosen as My remnant, those who have been trained to walk in obedience, those who have fully surrendered their lives to Me, so I can use all of you as instruments of righteousness, bringing in the larger harvest of those who have not yet committed? When you gave everything to Me in this life, My desires became your desires, My will became your will, and the 'you' known as your soul gave all its hopes, dreams, and desires to Me to do with as I would have it. I assure you; your wait will not have been in vain. There is a process that is taking place as you wait, as you hold the line and keep the faith, as you stand, when it's all you can do but stand, and simply abide in obedience and pray. Many of you are sick and disabled. Many of you have suddenly found yourselves alone. Many of you have relocated, and many of you are very unsure of how to proceed. Many of you have lost loved ones unexpectedly, but nothing has happened outside of My will. I am bigger than all of this. I Am in control. I have the perfect plan in place. I see all and I hear all. I am walking through this with you, and so much is about to be revealed to you. You walk by faith and not by sight, and blessed are those who believe, even though they don't see Me. All is about to change. I would not say this if it wasn't so. I am not a man that I would lie. I am Truth in all its essence. Trust Me My beautiful ones, trust Me. Your journey will suddenly take a turn, and all that has been hurtful here, all that has been stolen from you, and all that has caused heartbreak- All will be healed and restored!” YAHUSHUA Psa 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Jer. 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Psa 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. Prov. 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 1 Pe. 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Jer. 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Rev. 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Ro