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The MIT/RESTO Mastery Podcast
Ep 57 - Part 2 "The Four Agreements"

The MIT/RESTO Mastery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 57:20


In Part 1, Brandon and Chris talk through the first two agreements- Be Impeccable with Your Word & Don't Take Anything Personally- and rap about them extensively both professionally and personally. The principles touch every aspect of our life if we're consciously living them out. In Part 2, we dive into the last two agreements- Don't Make Assumptions, and Always Do Your Best. It's another deep dive on a theme that is very important to Brandon and I- as leaders, we must first master leading ourselves before we can maximize our effectiveness leading others. Check out these agreements and let us know how it provokes or inspires you. Shoot us an email or a DM on LinkedIn! - Chris Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the podcast please be sure to leave a review, follow the show (don't forget to turn on your notifications!) and share with a friend. Your continued support is what makes this mission possible. Thank you partners! We love our listeners and want them to have access to the very best in tech and supporting service providers possible. We've vetted each of our partners and highly recommend all them as key assets to help ensure our listener's success. As a way to honor our listeners, each of them has provided competitive DISCOUNTS. Simply click on the link below and take advantage of our ongoing partnerships. https://www.floodlightgrp.com/partners Floodlight Consulting Group Equipping restoration business owners to establish processes, develop their teams, increase revenues and grow their profits. Floodlight Leadership Circles The Floodlight Leadership Circles are designed to empower restoration business owners and key leaders through education, training, coaching and community engagement. Monthly Sessions Open Office Hours Expanding Partnerships Of Industry Professionals Customer Segment Leaders Continually-Updated Content Library Rich Non-Market Competing Community https://www.floodlightgrp.com/leadershipcircles Individualized Operations Consulting and Training The Floodlight team provides customized consulting and training support for restoration companies looking to grow and scale their business. 100% Tailored to each client Formal consulting sessions for owners and key leaders Full one-on-one access to the Floodlight team and their network of industry experts https://www.floodlightgrp.com

Enthusiasm is the bomb!
Bible College BCC

Enthusiasm is the bomb!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 44:51


Thank You Lord for Your Word. Help us today, win someone to Your Word. Amen. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fernando-montes-de-oca/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fernando-montes-de-oca/support

Reflections
Friday of the 14th Week after Trinity

Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 6:44


Daily Lectionary:Nehemiah 9:1-21; 1 Timothy 5:17-6:2Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. (1 Timothy 5:17)In the Name + of Jesus. Amen. In many Lutheran churches, there are a group of laymen called elders who aid the pastor in his ministry. Frankly, it is a bit odd to call these laymen elders. In the New Testament, the elders of the congregations are pastors.According to the Bible, Christians should assemble with other Christians, and every Christian assembly needs a pastor. And Christians are expected to treat their pastors a certain way. First, they should give extra honor and respect to their pastors. Second, we are told in 1 Timothy 5:18 that Christians should pay their pastors for their work. Third, Paul knows that pastors will make enemies, and so he tells us to never admit a charge against a pastor, unless there are two or three witnesses (1 Timothy 5:19). In sum, you should respect and love your pastor, provide for him, and protect him.Why? Pastors do important work. They oversee the ministry of the congregation. This means giving guidance and encouragement when needed, of course. It also includes leading the Divine Service—giving the Gifts of the Lord, and then leading the people in prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. They preach the Word of God, applying the Law and the Gospel to us. They teach the Christian faith—milk to new converts and meat for the spiritually mature.This is important work, indeed. Where the Word is preached, the Spirit works. The forgiveness of sins was won on the Cross, but gets distributed to individual sinners in the Church through the ministry of the Word. No ministry, no forgiveness. No ministers, no ministry. If you don't respect and love your pastor and he gets burned out, or if he doesn't get paid and must get another job, or if you allow false accusations to result in your pastor's removal, then who will give you the Word?  Your pastor is a sinner, to be sure. He is also a wonderful gift. God placed him in your congregation so that you always have access to His Word. In the Name + of Jesus. Amen.Almighty and gracious God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, You have commanded us to pray that You would send forth laborers into Your harvest. Of Your infinite mercy give us true teachers and ministers of Your Word who truly fulfill Your command and preach nothing contrary to Your holy Word. Grant that we, being warned, instructed, nurtured, comforted, and strengthened by Your holy Word, may do those things which are well pleasing to You and profitable for our salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.-Pastor Alexander Lange is pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Albany, Oregon.Audio Reflections Speaker: Rev. Duane BamschStudy Christ's words on the cross to see how you can show more Christlike grace in your life. Perfect for group or individual study, each chapter has a Q&A at the end, and the back of the book includes a leader guide. Available now from Concordia Publishing House.

Kerusso Daily Devotional
Young Disciples at Home

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 1:42


We think of her as a genteel Southern lady, and she was that, for sure.   But Ruth Bell Graham was so much more. While her husband was away so much, preaching to the masses, she was preaching to her own little flock. The result was children who became adults, and in turn, shared the Good News of Jesus with others.   Anne Graham Lotz and Franklin Graham didn't just fall out of the sky!   Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”   In their little home in the mountains of North Carolina, while daddy was in Brussels, New York, and Sydney, Mother Ruth was faithful for years on end to impart godly wisdom to their children. Much iron was sharpened on cold winter nights and long summer days.   Theirs was a home that didn't always have both parents available, but they thrived.   Use that as an example of how to bring up your own children. You'll be happy forever that you did.   Let's pray.   Lord, Your Word is good, and it shines a light on our path. Give us the strength to mentor our own children in your ways. Amen.

Kerusso Daily Devotional
Daily Study & Prayer Prepared Them

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 1:50


Some of the greatest stories of believers down through time have involved those who really studied God's Word. These people have gone before us to show us the way. From Charles Spurgeon to a missionary mother in China, daily study of the Word, and prayer, prepared them to mentor entire generations.   Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”   We also read in Romans 10 that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. We have to do it, so that others know how. Remember, there is no substitute for spending time in God's Word.   In order to properly train an apprentice, you need to obviously be prepared and adept. Anything less leads to weak faith, or no faith at all.   This is what the Great Commission, sharing the Gospel, has always been about. Duplicating disciples. Grounding your own faith in the Bible, then imparting that to others. That is the essence of true iron sharpening iron.   Let's pray.   Lord, keep us about your work by daily reminding us to spend time with you in Your Word. Amen.

David Hathaway
God reveals Himself through signs and wonders (Bonus)

David Hathaway

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 1:16


God works miracles, signs and wonders. And my prayer is that God would reveal Himself to you through the miraculous. - "Father I pray that everyone reading this will see the truth of Your Word and Power. O God speak to us through signs and wonders. In Jesus Name, Amen."

Family Talk on Oneplace.com
Lighthouse Faith - II

Family Talk on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 25:55


The walking wounded are all around us. They're propped up by their wealth, their beauty, and their success. However, under the surface, they're not only hurting, but they're in a fog. On today's edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson and Lauren Green, the chief religion correspondent for Fox News, continue discussing her book, Lighthouse Faith. Lauren notes how the Lord is the lighthouse to the world and His light cuts through the haze to illuminate the dangerous rocks of self-destruction. Psalm 119:105 says, Your Word is a lamp to my feet, a light on my path. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/707/29

The MIT/RESTO Mastery Podcast
Ep 56 - Part 1 "The Four Agreements"

The MIT/RESTO Mastery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 47:04


If you've not read the book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, today's show is a good place to start. This pair of shows hits on Floodlight's belief that as leaders, we need to first lead ourselves, before we attempt to lead others. We have to trust ourselves before we can expect to gain others' trust. In Part 1, Brandon and Chris talk through the first two agreements- Be Impeccable with Your Word & Don't Take Anything Personally- and rap about them extensively both professionally and personally. The principles touch every aspect of our life if we're consciously living them out. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the podcast please be sure to leave a review, follow the show (don't forget to turn on your notifications!) and share with a friend. Your continued support is what makes this mission possible. Thank you partners! We love our listeners and want them to have access to the very best in tech and supporting service providers possible. We've vetted each of our partners and highly recommend all them as key assets to help ensure our listener's success. As a way to honor our listeners, each of them has provided competitive DISCOUNTS. Simply click on the link below and take advantage of our ongoing partnerships. https://www.floodlightgrp.com/partners Floodlight Consulting Group Equipping restoration business owners to establish processes, develop their teams, increase revenues and grow their profits. Floodlight Leadership Circles The Floodlight Leadership Circles are designed to empower restoration business owners and key leaders through education, training, coaching and community engagement. Monthly Sessions Open Office Hours Expanding Partnerships Of Industry Professionals Customer Segment Leaders Continually-Updated Content Library Rich Non-Market Competing Community https://www.floodlightgrp.com/leadershipcircles Individualized Operations Consulting and Training The Floodlight team provides customized consulting and training support for restoration companies looking to grow and scale their business. 100% Tailored to each client Formal consulting sessions for owners and key leaders Full one-on-one access to the Floodlight team and their network of industry experts https://www.floodlightgrp.com

Strong. Confident. His. with Kim Dolan Leto
138. How to be Consistent with Healthy Eating, Working Out, and Staying Motivated: 5 Steps to Overcome Quitting!

Strong. Confident. His. with Kim Dolan Leto

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 28:07


Ever wonder why being consistent with your food, workouts, and motivation is SO hard? Women email me daily with questions like... "Why do I keep quitting?!”  “Why can't I be consistent? I do really well for a couple of weeks, but then I give up!” “Why do I always start strong and then quit my fitness goals? How do I see it through?” "How do you do it?!" Sister, the answer is simple and I'm sharing it today on Episode 138 of the STRONG. CONFIDENT. HIS. Podcast HERE to discover How to be Consistent with Healthy Eating, Working Out, and Staying Motivated: 5 Steps to Overcome Quitting!! I want to encourage you through a prayer I wrote for my new book, Fit God's Way. Dear God, The struggle to find the motivation to be consistent with my fitness goals has been a battle all my life. But in You, I am not a quitter. I am an Overcomer (1 John 5:5). Your Word says, “forgetting what lies behind and straining toward what is ahead, I can press on toward the goal to win the prize for which you have called me in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13–14). Fill me with Your presence, Father. I want to forget my past failures and recognize that I have this treasure in a jar of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from You and not from me (2 Corinthians 4:7). Today, I'm lying down every time I've quit in the past. I declare that I am done with being a poor steward of my body. No matter what comes, I'm pressing on and promising to rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and be constant in prayer (Romans 12:12). When the trials come. The enemy tests me, I will hold onto Your Word that says, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3). By the power of the Holy Spirit working in me, I will cross the finish line of my fitness goals and give You all the glory by saying, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). Father God, it brings me to my knees to know that I did not choose You. Still, You chose me and appointed me to go and bear fruit, and that my fruit should remain, that whatever I ask You in the name of Jesus, You will give to me (John 15:16). I'm asking and believing and trusting in You alone to empower me to press on and have victory over my fitness, my wholeness, my calling, my everything. In Jesus' name, amen. Remember you are Strong. Confident. His. God bless you and your family. With so much love, Kim Dolan Leto P.S. Want to be consistent? Tired of quitting your fitness goals? Want to really dig in with God and go all the way, THIS is how! Join me >>HERE!

Catholic Daily Reflections
Saturday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Listening

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 3:46


“Those on the path are the ones who have heard, but the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved.”  Luke 8:12This familiar story identifies four possible ways in which we hear the Word of God.  Some are like a trodden path, some like rocky ground, others like a bed of thorns and some are like rich soil.  In each one of these images, there is a possibility of growth with the Word of God.  The rich soil is when the Word is received and bears fruit.  The seed among thorns is when the Word grows but the fruit is choked off by daily troubles and temptations.  The seed sown in the rocky ground results in the Word growing, but ultimately dies off when life gets hard.  The first image of seed falling on the path, however, is the least desirable of all.  In this case, the seed does not even grow.  The earth is so hardened that it can't sink in.  The path itself provides no nourishment whatsoever and, as the passage reveals above, the Devil steals the Word away before it can grow.Sadly, this “path” is becoming more and more prevalent in our day and age.  In fact, many struggle with actually listening.  We may hear, but hearing is not the same as actually listening.  We often have much to do, places to go and things to occupy our attention.  As a result, it can be difficult for many people to actually receive the Word of God into their hearts where it can grow.  Reflect, today, on the many ways that the Devil can come and steal the Word of God away from you.  It may be as simple as keeping you so occupied that you are too distracted to soak it in.  Or it may be that you allow the constant noise of the world to contradict what you hear before it sinks in.  Whatever the case may be, it is essential that you seek to take, at very least, the first step of listening and understanding.  Once that first step is accomplished, you can then work to remove the “rocks” and “thorns” from the soil of your soul.My revealing Lord, help me to hear Your Word, to listen to it, to understand it and to believe it.  Help my heart to ultimately become rich soil that You enter so as to bear an abundance of good fruit.  Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2022 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

THE POWER OF GOD'S WHISPER
22-254 HIS MOUTH

THE POWER OF GOD'S WHISPER

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 4:59


THE POWER OF GOD'S WHISPER TITLE: HIS MOUTH EPISODE: 22-254 VERSE: [The Father] chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. JAMES 1:18, NIV ✔️ - The words of God —both the written Word and every utterance that comes out of His mouth —are alive. ✔️ - They seem to have a life of their own because they come from the mouth of the Living One, the source of all life. ✔️ - We need life. ✔️ - When we hear Him, we are sustained, secure, and satisfied. When we don't, we aren't. TAKEAWAY: We need to hear Him more than we need to eat, sleep, or breathe. PRAYER: Lord, I am born from Your Word and will seek Your words every day, now and forever. Your voice fills me with life. ▌ABOUT US ▌

Voice From Heaven
Lesson of the Day 254 - Let every voice but God's be still in me with Jubi

Voice From Heaven

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 34:06


Let every voice but God's be still in me. Father, today I would but hear Your Voice. In deepest silence I would come to You, to hear Your Voice and to receive Your Word. I have no prayer but this: I come to You to ask You for the truth. And truth is but Your Will, which I would share with You today. Today we let no ego thoughts direct our words or actions. When such thoughts occur, we quietly step back and look at them, and then we let them go. We do not want what they would bring with them. And so we do not choose to keep them. They are silent now. And in the stillness, hallowed by His Love, God speaks to us and tells us of our will, as we have chosen to remember Him.- Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles, Lesson 254

Sound Mind Set
Friday, September 16, 2022

Sound Mind Set

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 10:35


Psalm 130:1-7 O Lord, I have cried to You out of the deep places. Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears hear the voice of my prayers. If you, Lord, should write down our sins, O Lord, who could stand? But You are the One Who forgives, so You are honored with fear. I wait for the Lord. My soul waits and I hope in His Word. My soul waits for the Lord more than one who watches for the morning; yes, more than one who watches for the morning. ...hope in the Lord! For there is loving-kindness with the Lord. With Him we are saved for sure. David has worked through a great deal in his life. He has literally worked out his relationship with God to live in a state of security and blessing once again. He does not claim to be without sin now, but rather, he knows where to go when he does and to go quickly! Being aquatinted with our shortcomings produces humility and a correct posture of dependency on God for His grace and Power. David confesses that God is the only One who forgives, He is loving and kind, and the path to certain salvation. Can you confess with same assurance that the same God that David is talking about here from thousands of years ago is active and available today to you in real time. How would it change the way you approach your day, your relationships to live in the full acceptance of God's loving and kind forgiveness? Also, If God has forgiven you, isn't it time to let the weight of toxic shame go -and be empowered by the grace forgiveness and acceptance that the God of the universe extends to you. A free life is fully available every day, all the time, with God. Let's turn Psalm 130 into our prayer today: O Lord, I have cried to You out of the deep places. Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears hear the voice of my prayers. You are the One Who forgives. I wait for You, Lord. My soul waits and I hope in Your Word. My soul waits for You, Lord, more than one who watches for the morning; yes, more than one who watches for the morning. I put my hope in You, Lord! For there is loving-kindness with You, Lord. With You, I am saved for sure. ...As above, so below.

Lazaroo.com
Lazaroo – Thursday, September 8, 2022

Lazaroo.com

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022


  Pray this Lazaroo with over-the-top trust: “…the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority.” (2 Peter 2:9-10) There are times and circumstances, Jesus when none of us likes being told what to do. And of course, there are evil people in authority whose sinful commands must be disobeyed. But may I always be wholeheartedly responsive to the commands of Your Word! [LISTEN to today's Lazaroo by phoning (812) 473-7729…or by clicking the PLAY button below:] _________ Judges 2:17; Isaiah 1:19; Luke 2:51; Acts 6:7; 2 Corinthians 2:9; 2 Corinthians 7:15; 2 Corinthians 10:5… The post Lazaroo – Thursday, September 8, 2022 first appeared on Lazaroo.com.

Peninsula Covenant Church
Compassion & Obedience | Finding The Way | Scott Kirksey | 8.28.2022

Peninsula Covenant Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 26:40


Compassion & Obedience | Finding The Way | Scott Kirksey | 8.28.2022 "Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." Psalm 119:105 There may not be a better tribute to the Holy Scriptures than the one that is provided in Psalm 119. Every verse in Psalm 119 exalts the Word of God and the God of the Word. During this 10-week summer series, Finding The Way, we get back to the basics of allowing Scripture to help us grow in gratitude, awe, and dependence on God and His Word. In doing so, we believe it will guide us in the best way we should go in whatever comes our way. This week in Psalm 119:153-168, we focus on how to find the way through the rough places. Message Notes: https://www.bible.com/events/48944654 Beyond Sunday: https://wearepcc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Beyond-Sunday-Psalm119-Week-9.pdf To learn more about this sermon series visit: wearepcc.com/FindingTheWay #WeArePCC

Marriage After God
Keeping Marriage Strong During Life Transitions

Marriage After God

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 42:50


In Todays episode we are going to talk about life transitions, unexpected circumstances, and how we can keep our marriage strong during high-stress seasons. This Episode is brought to you by The Unveiled Wife This is our first traditionally published book and in it we share those first four years of our marriage. It was definitely a strenuous and difficult  time of our lives, one of our biggest transitions as we share the details of getting married …and what we faced was definitely unexpected. So in sharing about life transitions in todays episode we also wanted to give a shout out to this book as it dives deep into how we handled it all and how God led our hearts through those tough times. You can get The Unveiled Wife on Amazon.com Topic:So Life transitions.We know a little something about that. I guess we should recap for everyone what we have been experiencing this last year. First…Our last podcast episode was march 2021 so a year and a half ago! Where does time go?? I can't believe it has been that long and were sorry! We know many of you have reached out to us asking about the podcast and wondering when we were going to kick it back up. Honestly, there were several times we thought we were going to be able to do another season and then realized the timing and what we were going through was too much. There wasn't enough of us to go around. We thought we were going to launch a fall of 2021 season but thats right when we were packing up to move out of our house that we sold. Which was the beginning of a very long nomadic stint for our family that we just didnt expect. We were building - having our house built - and things got hung up. We just recently moved into our new house this summer and as soon as we unpacked our office boxes we got so excited to start planning for this season 6 of Marriage After God! We talked about starting the podcast up several times thinking we would be moving in and unpacking. I think we even mentioned it on social media. Then something would stall us. So for those of you who maybe felt like we were stringing you along….so sorry! So here we are at the start of a new season. We had fun brainstorming how to use this time to bless all of you listening. what to expect this season:Did anyone notice we have a new intro song? We just tried to freshen everything up for ya! We have 12 episodes coming your way for this seasonThen we will be back again in the beginning of the year with season 7 Some of the topics include money and cryptocurrency, Our journey with pornography, how to slow down when life feels so fast, and past baggage how it affects marriage. Just a reminder for our listeners that we are not coming at you with authority in these areas of marriage, we are not here to tell you how exactly how to do  X Y Z for a perfect marriage…..we are here to share what we have experienced and point you to the One - capital O - who helps us in our marriage. We hope to be a light in this dark world pointing you to the Christ and His word. We also added a weekly challenge for those of you who want to jump in and have fun with us - we have some creative ways of engaging in marriage. _______________Keeping Marriage Strong During Life TransitionsWhen we say “Transition” we are talking about the process or a period of time where life is changing. That space where there are shifts going on that can be strenuous on a marriage or family.We wanted to start this season off with talking about transitions because we know we are not the only ones who have experienced life transitions in the last year or two. We know many people and families who have been through housing moves, across the country moves, job moves, having babies, losing babies through miscarriage, school changes, and so much more. Some of these shifts may have been micro maybe barely noticed the affects and for others you are still be feeling the affects of. And then there is the transition of summer to fall which we are all in that space. The Season of pumpkin spice or bust.So we'll share a little about our transition and hopefully encourage you with some scripture to give you some tools to use as you endure yours. —We mentioned we sold our house and moved out last October almost a year ago. We have traveled and we have moved around a bit in our town since then. We just moved in to our house we built and have started to feel settled - although im sure to feel fully settled there will take more time. I think we should share a bit about the last 12 months or so. Maybe a quick rundown.Sold our house in April, But moved out in October. Permits took way longer to get than we thought. Then winter hit and slowed the build process down a bit.We traveled Lived in 30 or so different housesStayed with friends Stayed in trailerIt was a long season for us and some of it was unexpected…maybe we should have expected it. What was the hardest part of that whole transition for you? Jen - every time we got to a new place I set it up for our family putting clothes in closetsAnd then when we left a place I felt the need to clean up after ourselves and sometimes those mini-transitions were only a few days apart so I felt exhausted by it Aaron - I think for me the hardest part of it all was the loss of my routine and consistency. I feel like I lost all forward momentum. And it effects every area of my life. Constantly being on the move, in a new place trying to maintain anything that resembled a routine was made very difficult. The one routine that i regret dropping the ball on the most was our family bible time. Also, It was hard keeping the vision for our family in the right place. Because it was so long there was a lot of discouragement at times. JEN: yeah I remember thinking we hadn't been on a date where we vision cast in a while. It was as if all the usual things we did vanished under the change. But in the new year we did choose one things to pursue and that helped us feel like we were working toward something. The new book! Speaking on looking at the goodWhat was a highlight of our transition? Jen - I think God showed me just how flexible our family is and especially our kids. Although there were a few times they were worn out to at the end of it. But we had a blast traveling - 6-7 weeks on the road all the way to Ohio to see family. South Dakota. Mt Rushmore Tenn. Aarkansas. Waco. We all got to do something we wanted to do. Real quick note on transitions and kids - growing up fast almost 10 7 5 4 2 - baby and Aaron sent me a video this am of edie in Zion national park as a baby which just makes me want to have another! Aaron  - My Highlight was seeing how simple our family can live.  WE had to since we didn't really have any place to put anything lolJen - we are actually doing another episode on this living simple idea!Do you think our marriage remained strong during this transition? Jen- yes and no - there were definitely times that I broke down emotionally because I wasnt getting what I wanted - home and homeschool - but you were a pillar of encouragement and reminded me constantly that we chose to make an investment and that it was ok that it wasn't happening as quickly as we hopedA friend of ours also said to me when i was sharing in a text how difficult it was for me - what does God have for you in this? I was not always able to answer that with certainty but it made me take my eyes off myself and surrender to him. Aaron - I think our marriage did remain strong. Even when there were emotional breakdowns or discouragement or even regrets I don't believe those things were evidence of our marriage being weak but rather a test of our marriages strength. We as individuals can have weak moments but those weak moments do not define the entirety of our marriage. Times will get hard. Emotion will be high.Regrets will creep inFears will manifestAnd this is normal and ok. But, if they are walked through with Christ and The Spirit then those moments of weakness become part of the strengthening bond between us. What do you think helped our marriage stay strong during this transition for us? Jen - Prayer, our friends who supported us and let us vent or let us stay at their house and use their showers. Talking about it late nights with you. Crying and knowing it's ok to feel like something is hard and others validating that. But not staying there. Willing to press into the uncomfortable. Aaron - remembering that this was something that we wanted and looked forward to. We chose it and it was a good thing we were working toward. And good things rarely come easy.One of the scriptures I wanted to share about life transitions to encourage you all today is….Ecclesiastes 7:8-11Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools. Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this. Wisdom is good with an inheritance, an advantage to those who see the sun.Super convicting here. Being patient over proud. I mean….I see pride in me thinking that I needed my life to be a certain way. And angry when that didn't happen. Being stuck in that rat wheel of past days being better. Why did this happen. Even our kids would say I just want our old house. It dimmed the light for us to enjoy or look forward to what would be ours. Another good verse to anchor to in life transitions….Proverbs 3:5Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.Pretty clear. We don't need all the answers up front to move forward. Or know where we are living next :)  But we do need to trust the Lord in everything.AMEN to thatSometimes we look at life transitions and it can be easy to identify what was hard about it because its what we complained about or was our focus of frustration. A good thing to practice though in hard life transition is to take What James tells us to heart. James 1:2-3 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And also what paul tells us in Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.Having hearts of thankfulness and looking for the good will save you from so much heartache and frustration.Isaiah 40:8The grass withers, the flower fades,    but the word of our God will stand forever.I had reposted this verse on insta stories but I shared a graphic poster of it done by scripture_type and oh its so beautiful…..I had a friend come up to me at church and say give it to me as a gift! So now i have it hanging up in my house and I love it. So stalking your friends stories for gift ideas is good :) Our circumstances are constantly changes and shifts happen. What we have no will not always be, but what is faithful to stand forever, what can we trust, the word. We need to be in the word.Family bibletimeJen- i admit i was not good at this and in hindsight i wish i would have poured more into the word during this time. I was in this cycle of staying busy tired busy tired just waiting for circumstances to change so i can implement routine. Don't do what I did. Learn from my mistakes. I think this IS the number one way we can remain constant and steadfast during transitions and life changes. Being constant in The word of God and also prayer. It's feeding our mind and heart and spirit. We cannot hope to remain strong when we are not giving our heart mind and spirit the bread of life. Our strength and ability will only carry us so far. Conviction of not praying constantly for our circumstances. Learned a new lift and my coach encouraged me first - Im going to talk you through and tell you areas you can improve. Don't think about how you are doing it wrong just listen and try to adjust as you go. Immediately thought about God saying to me in this conviction of prayer - don't wallow over failure or what you haven't been doing just hear my voice and obey do the next right thing. Adjust.  As we take those next right steps we encounter growth. We change. We get better. Just like in the gym. And even though we have been talking about life transitions and how circumstances can shift our lives and routines up……other words that define transitions are: growth, development, progress, transformationWhich don't really define how i feel in the midst of a life transition…but i do believe that as we endure through hard circumstances and remain humble and teachable we DO grow in those moments. Philippians 3:12Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.This is the WHY we do what we do as christians. We choose to be faithful and rely on God because Christ has made us his own. So the perspective we hope to leave you with today is seeing how our life transitions transition us move us toward growth as we choose to do what is right as we respond to circumstances. Weekly Challenge:Play a game together - you might have it already, you can barrow it from a friend or go buy it! Chess, checkers, scrabble, card games like war, more active pickle ball or horse or catchPrayer:Dear Lord, Thank You for the transitions of life. Thank You for walking us through different seasons and circumstances to show us areas of our lives You want us to grow in. The varying seasons of life help us to learn to be patient and they also teach us to be content where we are. Lord, we know transitions and changes will always come, some may be anticipated and some may be unexpected, some may even be tragic, but in all these things please teach us to rely on You, to run to You for our hope and to remain in Your Word to sustain us and strengthen us. We pray for the husband and wife listening to this right now. We pray You would be their shelter and strong tower. We pray they would walk in thanksgiving and joy during whatever transitions they are currently going through or about to enter into. Lord, You are good. We love You and ask You to help us keep in step with Your Holy Spirit no matter what this life brings.In Jesus' name AMEN! 

Grand Lake United Methodist Church

Scripture and Questions for Study and Reflection: Read Psalm 119: 169-176. 1. What does David ask for in verses 169 and 170? 2. Pastor Mick connected David's request for understanding with James' discussion on wisdom from above and wisdom from below (James 3: 17). What are these two types of wisdom? What are their sources? How do they differ? Which one is better? 3. How do verses 171 and 172 indicate that God's Word shapes David's praise? 4. Is anything holding you back from praising God like David? If so, what? 5. Chandler describes Scripture as an “Invitation from the Creator into the richest life possible.” What does he mean by that? Does that change how you relate to Scripture? 6. What do you think David means in verse 174 when he says, “I long for your salvation”? In what ways, if any, do you long for God? 7. Chandler talks about “Holy Dissatisfaction” or “Holy Discontentment.” What does he mean by those terms? Do you experience these things? If so, how? 8. Chandler describes God as an “inexhaustible well.” What does he mean by that? 9. Pastor Mick summed up Psalm 119 with two words: Rescue me. What did he mean by that? In what ways do we all need rescued? Who will rescue us? Prayer for the Week: Almighty God, we long for a deeper, more intimate relationship with You. We long to have our lives shaped by Your Word and Your Spirit. We long to accept Your invitation to the richest life possible. We long to drink from Your inexhaustible well. But we confess, Lord, that we don't always know how to do these things. Grant us the wisdom we need to turn away from worldly temptations and surrender our lives to You. Give us the gift of holy discontentment that drives us to seek an ever deeper, more intimate relationship with You. And when we, like sheep, go astray, rescue us. We pray all of this in the strong name of Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.

Daily Word with John
God's Refreshing Word

Daily Word with John

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 1:03


Yes, Your Word is ALL I need --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/john-veney0/support

Lazaroo.com
Lazaroo – Saturday, August 27, 2022

Lazaroo.com

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022


  Pray this Lazaroo with laser-focused intensity: “Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.” (2 Timothy 2:16) Show me, Jesus: Exactly what is godless chatter? Surely that doesn't mean that every conversation I have with anyone has to be about You or what's in the Bible. No. That's not it. But You don't want me to engage in the kind of talk that leads people away from You that disrespects the principles found in Your Word. To avoid that I need to stay connected to You. [LISTEN to today's Lazaroo by phoning (812) 473-7729…or by clicking the PLAY button below:] _________ Job 15:34; Job 20:5; Job 27:8; Job 36:13; Proverbs 11:9; Romans 1:18; Colossians 4:6; 1 Timothy 4:7… The post Lazaroo – Saturday, August 27, 2022 first appeared on Lazaroo.com.

Magnificent Life
The Audacity of Faith! Part Three

Magnificent Life

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 3:47


"Everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith." 1 John 5:4 In the miraculous Biblical story of Elisha raising the Shunammite woman's son, we see how great faith can move mountains. Elisha was a prophet of God who had the power to raise the dead. So, when he heard that the Shunammite woman's son had died, he went with her and raised him from the dead, and the boy's mother was so overcome with joy and relief that she fell at Elisha s feet and thanked him profusely. This story highlights the power of faith and shows us that even when things seem impossible, faith can still move mountains. According to the New Testament, faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. The Shunammite woman believed in God that her son would be restored to her despite his death. She laid her son on the bed without announcing him dead to her neighbors, trusting that Elisha would revive her son, and he called him back to life. This is a powerful example of the faith that God can do anything. Now, the question is, are you facing anything that you think is beyond God's power? 2 Kings 4:36 says, "Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, "Call the Shunammite woman." So, he called her, and she came. Then Elisha said, "Pick up your son." When we face difficult situations, it is easy to lose faith. We may feel like we are going through tough times alone, or God has forgotten about us. The story of the Shunammite woman reminds us that God is always with us and always willing to help us. We just need to have faith in him in our struggles and remember that God is our refuge and strength, and we can count on Him to help us through anything. We must keep our trust in Him, even when we cannot see what is happening. God is always working for our good, and we can trust Him to bring us through whatever we are going through. God's miraculous provision for the woman of faith in 2 Kings 4:8-37 is a testimony to the power of faith and God's faithfulness. Therefore, let this account reminds you that God is always ready to provide for His children and meet their needs, including yours. Consequently, you should never give up on God, no matter how dire your situation may seem. Instead, trust in God's goodness and power and boldly call on Him in faith. Amen. Matthew 21:22 says, "And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive if you have faith." Amen. Prayer: I am so grateful for all the blessings that Jesus gave me. Gen. 1:28; LORD, according to Your Word, increase my faith in every area of my life so that I can be fruitful and multiply to contribute to the earth's goodness in Jesus' name. Amen. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-divineo/support

Sound Mind Set
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 2022

Sound Mind Set

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 9:31


Joshua 1:6-8 NLT “Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. For those who love God, for those who follow Christ, the way to reach the life goals that God created us to attain is only through Him—His way, His will, and His Word. To become everything He planned for us when He formed us in our mother's wombs. When God spoke to Joshua on behalf of the people of Israel about moving to the Promised Land, He twice said to “be strong and courageous,” and then to be very careful to follow His Word. Then they would prosper and succeed. The same is true for us today. Follow God's way, His will, and His Word, which in today's culture, will take being strong and courageous. Listen once again to this rephrasing of today's passage, this time for the Message Bible: Strength! Courage! Give it everything you have, heart and soul… Don't get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you're going. And don't for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you'll get where you're going; then you'll succeed.” (from Joshua 1:6-8) It is clear in this passage how important it is to Study and Meditate on God's word to be successful. The path to success and achieving goals for the believer only comes through an uncompromising path through His Word. Let's pray: “Father God, please give me a hunger for Your Word, a desire to study Your Book, to meditate on it, and be careful to obey what You tell me. As above, so below.”

Living With Victory  Radio Podcast
Can You Out Swim Your Alligators Part ll/ Is The Lord Your Vital Need?

Living With Victory Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 24:00


Can You Out Swim Your Alligators? Part ll Is The Lord Your Vital Need?     in our Podcast, let us tell you  the upside. While going for treatments we looked for people who needed hope and encouragement; doctors, nurses, patients we gave each of them a copy of Laureen's Climbing Out Of Your Despair With God's Promises. We usually carry some with us as an outreach tool. Since December we have had our share of Alligators! most of it on the heals of the other. 1. Cataract surgery that did not turn out the way it should. and what followed was unreal. 2. Three of the family cars broke down at the same time. leaving us all with no transportation and costly to repair. Two cars where beyond repair had to be junked. 3. Came home from radiation treatments to a septic system problem. These are just a few issues we have faced since this year started. At this writing we also have had two dear life-long friends who passed away within a few days of each other. Download  Part ll and listen to the rest of the story.   Psalm 27 vs.1 The Lord is my  light and my Salvation-whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the refuge and stronghold of my life-of whom shall  I be afraid. vs. 8 You have said seek my face[Inquire for and require My presence as your Vital Need]. My heart says to you,Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require{of necessity and on the authority of Your Word]. AMPC JOIN US! We are Tony & Laureen Giorgio, your hosts of Living with Victory Radio Podcast. Laureen and I  believe in Living with Victory because, we live it every day (not alway easy but we remember who wrote the Book.:0) ) Our broadcasts are very transparent, as we tell you of our 55 years of marriage and  39 years of community service, and the various storms we and others faced; bankruptcy, breast cancer, losing homes, the list goes on. We share how our Jesus has brought us through every storm; and He did it while giving us PEACE, JOY & VICTORY IN THE MIDST OF EVERY STORM. We Know that JESUS IS YOUR UMBRELLA www.livingwithvictory.org     Check out Laureen' s Book on Amazon/Kindle and other platforms. Scan for addition details.     Living With Victory Radio Podcast Sponsor: Teague's Grocery and Cafe' 130 Soco Road Maggie Valley NC 29871 delivery GRUBHUB         Contact Laureen or Tony Giorgio livingwithvictory@gmail.com livingwithvictory.org PO Box 1982 Maggie Valley NC 28751   Living With Victory Ministries, Inc. is a 5o1(c)(3) Charity registered with the State of Florida.  A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Divison of Consumer services by calling 1-800435-7352 www.Floridaconsumerhelp.com          

Voice From Heaven
Lesson of the Day 228 - God has condemned me not. No more do I with Wolter

Voice From Heaven

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 57:09


God has condemned me not. No more do I. My Father knows my holiness. Shall I deny His knowledge, and believe in what His knowledge makes impossible? Shall I accept as true what He proclaims as false? Or shall I take His Word for what I am, since He is my Creator, and the One Who knows the true condition of His Son? Father, I was mistaken in myself, because I failed to realize the Source from Which I came. I have not left that Source to enter in a body and to die. My holiness remains a part of me, as I am part of You. And my mistakes about myself are dreams. I let them go today. And I stand ready to receive Your Word alone for what I really am.- Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles, Lesson 228

Law and Gospel with Pastor Tom Baker
Sunday's Hymn of the Day: LSB 655

Law and Gospel with Pastor Tom Baker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 28:02


Pastor Baker discusses theological distinctions between Law & Gospel. Today's topic of discussion is Sunday's Hymn of the Day for Series C, LSB 655 "Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word" with guest Rev. Mark Smith. Law and Gospel is independently produced by Pastor Tom Baker. Views and opinions expressed on this program may not represent the official position of the management or ownership of KFUO Radio, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. To contact Pastor Tom Baker, email lawandgospel@lawandgospel101.com.

DC Local Leaders Podcast
#104 Monday Mindset | Be Impeccable With Our Word

DC Local Leaders Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 7:13


CoPilot's Waiting List - An Ecosystem for Success. Join leaders as they build their own personal board of advisors using and use The Whole Human Method as a guide to Living Authentically, Transforming Personally, and Flourishing ProfessionallyEmail The Show - to work With Phillip 1:1, suggest a guest, and ask about Speaking Engagement and workshops.Connect with Phillip on Linkedin and InstagramThe Belief System is Like a Book of Law that Rules Our Minds – Don Miguel Ruiz In his book, The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz starts off by describing to us how we form beliefs. He refers to the world we live in as a shadow world or a fog of life that the ancient Toltecs refer to as Mitote. Often referred to in yoga as Maya meaning Illusion The formation of beliefs is what he calls the Domestication of Humans. From a young age, we didn't have the opportunity to choose our own beliefsOnce we begin to question our thoughts and the origin of our beliefs, we are able to free ourselves from the fogWe begin to live as our Authentic selves and leave the Dream that was layered on by the world around We can develop a new belief system that gives us the freedom to measure up to who we want to be rather than that of the Mitote and Don Miguel Ruiz offers us Four Agreements as a path to Personal Freedom. Check out today's Episode for a summary of Agreement #1: Be Impeccable with Your Word.

Thought For Today
In His Image

Thought For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 3:12


A very good morning to you. I greet you in Jesus' name! It is Friday morning, the 5th of August 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.“The fool has said in his heart,“There is no God.”Psalm 53:1What a sad statement! Charles Darwin said, “New species arrive naturally by a process of evolution rather than having being created, forever immutable by God.” The word “immutable” means unchanging.“So God created man in His own image”Genesis 1:27 Isn't that amazing? When God created you and me, He created us as individuals, not in batches of hundreds or thousands. After He created you He broke the mould. There is only one of you in the whole world. You are the only one on earth who has individual fingerprints. Isn't that incredible? Only one of you in the whole world! That is so beautiful. That is why I love Him so much! Jesus knows us by name. Just like in a crowd of children on a playground, a mother will distinctly hear the cry of her little baby, her little child, above all the voices of all the other children on the playground.Jesus will leave the ninety-nine in order to find the one lost sheep, like you or me. Our good Shepherd is so interested in us today because He has made us to be His very own son or daughter. Jesus says:“I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”Luke 15:7I want to pray for you today.Heavenly Father, I want to thank You for my dear friend, listening to this message right now. Oh Lord, through the power of Your Holy Spirit, show them that they are not alone, that they do not need to be lonely or fearful because You have promised us in Your Word that You will never leave and never forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).In Jesus's name, Amen.Jesus bless you and have a wonderful day.God bless you and goodbye.

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

God is Sovereign to Meet Our Needs (2) (Audio) David Eells - 7/27/22 Father Helps Homeless Souls Through Our Testimonies  Isaac Payne - 4/10/2022   I dreamed I was in a recreational room that was upstairs and the walls were white. It was very spacious and included large areas for gaming and lounging. This area was for men and they held retreats there. I knew I was about to be visited by Malcolm from the UBM Zoom ministry. Malcolm, in this dream, was a wealthy man and very respected. (Malcolm means, “Devoted to St. Columba, which means, “Dove.” So he is devoted to following the Holy Spirit. He likely represents Jesus in the Man-child reformer body who is very rich.)  As I was waiting in the recreational room, Malcolm approached me. He was a tall (meaning very mature), slender man and he had a mustache. (I believe this represents authority over the tongue. [Hair is a sign of submission in 1 Co.11.] Pro. 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue; And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Jam. 3:2 For in many things we all stumble. If any stumbleth not in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also. Pro. 10:20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver.) Malcolm had an entourage of people that worked for him. (Representing the angels that are sent forth to do service for God's elect. In several of our dreams the Man-child David's had an entourage of Secret Service Angels that did His bidding. Heb 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?) He told me that he was sponsoring a homeless man and was looking for help to get this man off the streets. (Many of God's elect are “homeless” on the streets of Babylon.)  He had bought an apartment in a high rise building for this man to stay in. (This represents Zion, the Bride, the tower of the flock where the righteous run into it and are safe. The Lord paid for us to live in Zion, a high calling of God.) Malcolm asked me if there was anything I could offer to assist in furnishing the apartment. I looked over next to me and saw a filing cabinet.  (The filing cabinet represents the wealth of knowledge that we've stored up in our renewed minds from reading the Word. Then they are transformed by renewing their mind. This is how we help our homeless brethren and furnish their tabernacle.) I opened it and found some spare change. (I think the change represents repentance, or a "change of mind”, for those who are spiritually homeless.)  I gave Malcom the spare change and laughed about it after handing him the change because I knew I could offer more help. I went to look again in the filing cabinet and money was flowing out of it. I didn't know where the money was coming from, but it kept multiplying. (All provision comes by the knowledge of God's promises like this one in Php 4:19 My God shall supply your every need according to His riches in glory.) I told Malcolm to take all of the money and he accepted it. (The Lord will multiply our seed for sowing.) I once again looked inside the filing cabinet to see if there was anything else I could give. Then I began to pull out personal trophies of mine. These trophies were gold and the figurine on top was of Jesus on the cross. There were many trophies that were awarded to me which represent the victories Father has given me to help overcome self. (As we will see, these trophies, in turn, are testimonies of God's power through Christ working in our lives that encourages others and builds their faith.)  (Luk. 14:27 Whosoever doth not bear his own cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28  For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doth not first sit down and count the cost, whether he have wherewith to complete it? This fits really well with this dream of Malcolm buying an apartment in a high rise building, representing the tower. The high rise was built with a strong foundation in the dream as we will see later.)  The apartment was already purchased also. (Jesus said, “It is finished” when He had purchased the souls of men with His blood upon the cross.) (Mat. 16:24 The said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. And Gal. 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me: and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.)  Malcolm was very interested in the trophies more so than the money. (God owns the cattle on a thousand hills. Money is nothing to Him. But the blood of His Son and the crucified life that He set forth as an example for us is priceless and of eternal value.) He asked if he could decorate the apartment he had bought for the homeless man with the trophies. I obliged. (I believe that circumstances, the curse, and the flesh that we overcome through Gods grace, prepares our own testimonies to help others overcome their circumstances, the curse, and the flesh in their lives.) Malcolm was about to leave and asked me to help the homeless man into the apartment in the high rise. Malcolm instructed one of his workers in his entourage to assist and guide me. The person appeared to be a young adult who was very professional, clean cut, and dressed in business attire. …(Angels are all about God's business.) We walked out of the recreational room into the tower. Apparently, the recreational room was also in the high rise building. We walked down the hallway together talking and enjoying each others company.  As we were walking, we found the homeless man laying on the hallway floor and incoherent. He had glasses and was in dirty clothing. (I believe the homeless man represents those who are lost and those in apostasy that are being transformed by the truth. John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my word: and my father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  The loss of blood represents the nature of sin passed on through parents; leaving the homeless man. Lev. 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life. I believe the glasses represent eyes that do not see well and his filthy garments are outward sin and works of the flesh.)  His head was split open and his blood was spilling on the floor. He lost a tremendous amount of blood. In the natural, a person shouldn't be able to survive that much loss of blood. The homeless man naturally would have died with that much blood loss but he did not. (This loss of blood represents the loss of our old nature and life because it's being replaced by Christ's nature and His blood.) I believe that those who come out from among them and make God their strong tower will have the nature of Christ. It is His blood, His lineage that we are now a part of. John 6: 53-56 Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves. 54  He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day. 55.  For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56  He that eatheth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me, and I in him.)  The homeless man was still on the ground and incoherent. I pointed at the man and told him to get up in the name of Jesus. The homeless man woke up and tried to stand on his feet, but his legs were buckling underneath him. He didn't have the strength to stand on his own. I told the homeless man to walk in Jesus name and he was able to stand and began to walk. (Amos 7:7 … O Lord Jehovah, forgive, I beseech thee: how shall Jacob stand? for he is small. And Rom 14:4 … he shall be made to stand; for the Lord hath power to make him stand.)  (I believe this represents those who once could not walk uprightly but now can. Matt. 11:5  ...the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good tidings preached to them.) As the homeless man was standing, the young professional man pointed at a door in the hallway. He said, "This is the apartment Malcolm bought for him.”  I opened the door to guide the homeless man inside. The apartment was white and very luxurious. It was a beautiful, expensive apartment in the high rise building. (An apartment is a house joined to other houses as in Eph 2:21  in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord.)   I noticed inside the apartment was a grand piano. ( We are like a finely tuned piano in that when God touches a key the correct note comes out.) The homeless man walked into his new apartment to get familiar with it. I gave him some space and closed the door as I stood in the hallway.  The clean cut business man looked at me and said, “You have to lock the door behind him so he doesn't leave." I turned to the door and locked it with the homeless man inside his apartment. This door was able to be locked from the outside. (Representing being sealed into the Kingdom by the blood of Christ. He will not lose any that the Father hath given Him.) In the hallway of the high-rise building was a large window that looked out over the city scape. It was a very big city with many high-rise buildings. The young professional business man and I stood next to the window observing the city. We talked for awhile and laughed and had great fellowship. The young professional man looked at me seriously and pointing towards the ground, which was a long way down from where we were standing.  He said something along the lines of, "Those who jump off, never survive the fall." It was a very serious moment and quite sobering. I remember feeling sad for those who lose their soul for either jumping off or falling off the high rise. (Heb. 6:4-6 For as touching those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.) I could tell the young man was sad about it also. (The tower represents the Bride who is manifesting the Name which in Greek means, the nature, character, and authority of the Lord.)  Pro. 18:10 The name of Jehovah is a strong tower, The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.  The ground represents the world. 1 Jo. 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the father is not in him. 16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vain glory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. Mat 6:24 No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. At this point, the young professional business man and I were translated to David Eells' house. We were standing on his front porch. His house in this dream was a log cabin made of cedar trees. (I think the cedar represents eternal life and preservation against excessive rot due to water and insect infestation. Psalms 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree: He shall grow like cedar in Lebanon.    Also, cedar can grow in parched places where there is not much water. As you will see below, this fits with the revelation that Father gave further on in the dream. Also, the cedar can take root in a rock and they can grow to maturity. (The house that Solomon built the Lord was lined with cedar. This represents the House of the Son of David that is being built and restored in these coming days.) ... Jesus is the rock! Mat. 21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner, This was from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes?)  In this dream the porch of David's house had an A frame type architecture. It was a very beautiful porch that was on a hill and faced toward the trees. It seemed like a house hidden in the forest. (In real life, my house is hidden in a forest on top of a mountain.) The young professional business man and I sat on the porch looking out over the forest. (The forest represents the wilderness tribulation that is soon beginning.) Behind us was an older lady and man. (Representing the old man and those that are submitted to him who speak contrary to the Word.) They seemed to be married and were sitting on a rocking chair. The older lady looked up and pointed at the A frame cedar architecture and said, "In so many years these cedars are going to need to be refinished." The young professional man and I just looked at her, but didn't say anything. I felt in the dream not to acknowledge what she had said, as something didn't feel right about it. (We should never listen to or acknowledge the old man who doesn't believe in the nature of eternal life which the cedar represents.) At this point, I looked at the young professional business man and said, "You want to hear a revelation the Lord gave to me?" The young man nodded. I continued, "The valley of the shadow of death is parched land and the Sun scorches all unto death." As I said this to him, it was almost like a vision in the dream. I could see a very arid climate, almost like a desert with red canyons on both sides and no grass or vegetation to be found. (I believe this means the flesh is put to death on our journey with the sun/Son. Isa. 40:6-8 the voice of one saying, Cry. And one said, what shat I cry? All flesh is grass, and all goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field. 7  The grass withereth, the flower fadeth,  because the breath of Jehovah bloweth upon it; surely the people is grass. 8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand forever.   Psa. 23:4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (to self), I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.)  After I said this, the older woman and older man were no where to be found. I don't know where they went and they were not inside the house either. Then I woke up. (The flesh died. The more we ignore the mouth and words of the old man, the weaker he becomes until he vanishes away in the light of the Word.)   Testimony: Healed from Depression Missy Pollock - 7/17/22 This is a testimony my sister, Cindy, sent to me. She had emailed us a couple of weeks ago asking for prayer because she was dealing with depression. This is her update: "So I wanted to let you know how the depression had come and gone.I was playing games on my phone and using Face book again. It was over a period of time that I kept adding more and more games on my phone. Then the time on my phone was increasing more and more, it's all I wanted to do. In this process I was feeling or sensing less satisfaction and contentment.  I struggled with deleting them or using them less. I just simply couldn't stop. I was trying to rationalize their use. I had gotten to a point that I had no desire to cook or garden. These are the creative side of me, they bring me satisfaction, hope, contentment. I'd go to church and feel good and get home miserable. For weeks songs and music were empty. I wasn't delighting in nature. Devotionals were stagnant. And Bible reading came rarely. After a couple weeks of all this and getting worse, I realized I was depressed. After some prayer and honesty with God I realized it was the phone games and Face book. I still struggled to stop their use and remove them. Finally, Thursday I broke down, crying, begging, pleading with God. I told him I wanted my joy back, to have a hunger and thirst for Him again; to celebrate and rejoice in Him and to surrender. I KNEW I couldn't do it in my own strength and asked for Him to strengthen me. My answer was simply to delete and remove all my games and Face book, which I did without hesitation.  The best part was, it was an immediate freedom. I felt a relief. No more heavy weight on my heart, mind, body or soul. My depression is gone and my joy returned!!! The songs, music, flowers, clouds, cooking, devotionals, Bible reading and Holy Spirit are filling me with a sense of wonder, awe and contentment again. Thank you my loving and gracious God and Father!!! Teach me your will, for you are my God! May your good Spirit lead me forward on solid ground. Amen"Thank you Lord for setting Cindy free! Father I ask you to use Cindy and the experience with depression and media addiction mightily to set your elect free and as a tool to preach the gospel, in Jesus mighty name! Hallelujah, glory to God!   Testimony: Healed From a Stroke  Claire Pienaar - 7/1/22   I was praying the other night for my friend's dad to receive his healing from a stroke. I was imagining my hand touching his heart and healing him with the power of Jesus in me. Then I had this vision: I saw Jesus' profile, smiling. To his left, was the massive archangel, Michael, who had a gold body plate on. He clenched his muscles as a sign that he was ready. Jesus put his head back and laughed and He smiled the most beautiful smile I've ever seen.  Then He said, “It's time, Michael” or “Let's go, Michael”. At that point, many angels filed in behind the archangel Michael making a “V” formation, and there was so much light shining from them that it was blinding. I opened my eyes, told Riaan what I saw, and then closed them again and saw Jesus, once more, smiling. There was real joy coming from Him, and Michael was smiling too, agreeing with Jesus. Then I fell asleep.  On the Sunday after I prayed, I received this text from my friend concerning her father-in-law.   "Morning Claire!!  Thank you for joining us in praying for my father-in-law!!  It has been quite a confusing few days, so many mixed messages coming at us. My mother-in-law is forgetting so many things, or misunderstanding things, and the hospital staff are much the same it seems. So, now that we finally know what's going on, I am pleased to report that my father-in-law is home, and nothing has shown up from his MRI scan!! No sign of a stroke. They are believing it to be a flare up of his Bell's Palsy, from being overworked and out in the cold. But the nurse says that doesn't explain his numbness and weakness in his arms etc. So, I believe it was a stroke but the scan showed nothing on Friday because he had been healed!!!"    Testimony: Take Life One Day at a Time Eve Brast - 7/24/22 (David's notes in red) I wanted to preface this dream below with a testimony what I feel the Lord has shown me about my experience. (And I feel this is very prophetic.) For quite awhile I and several of my brethren that I've spoken with, have all been experiencing being led through a valley or a dry place, spiritually speaking. It has been a place where all you have left is your faith to cling to, that you are saved, healed, delivered, and provided for.  It is a place of seeming nothingness; no feeling of closeness or connection to God. It is a place where every morning you have to wake up and pray for strength, wisdom and guidance just for that day, and this is where God wants us in this season before the Man-child returns and a great outpouring of His anointing power is poured out upon us and the greatest revival the world has ever known ensues. He wants us to come to a place where we no longer dwell on the past because, if we've repented, it no longer exists in His Book of Remembrance. We can't look to the future because it's not guaranteed us. We only have today to be a good steward and disciple of this day that he's given us. It is a great blessing and a relief to come to this knowledge.  This is truly where the realization and acknowledgment of our weakness lies and the benefits of entering into His rest and peace are found. Jas 4:13-16 Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain: 14 whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that. 16 But now ye glory in your vauntings: all such glorying is evil.  As human beings who learn from an early age to rely so heavily on our 5 basic senses and our thoughts and feelings. This is how we've learned to gauge our success or progress as well as relying on the input and feedback from authority figures i.e. parents, bosses, and even God to affirm our value and worth. But God wants to ween us off of our senses or feelings and emotions that we rely on to grope around in the dark for reassurance of our right-standing with Him or our value to Him.  The enemy gets us into a mental and emotional trap by throwing up illusions in our minds of walls between us and God that don't exist; convincing us that we are separated from Him or that He has left us, or that He is displeased or angry with us, and this is why we are receiving the “silent treatment” from God.  We tend to make assumptions based on past experiences and try to compare our current walk with the Lord based on our past walk experiences. The only escape is to continually go back to the Word and cast down every thought that is contrary to it. We must do this daily because the battleground is in the mind. That's where all the victories happen and the defeats take place. God wants us to simply say, “Your Word is true about me and about You. You are not a man that You should lie, and all Your promises to me are yes and amen. It is no longer I that live but Christ in me. Etc.” The Bible says to take captive EVERY thought. We must get on God's side to defeat the devil in our thought lives and in our souls. 

The 260 Journey
My Children Do Not Leave for School without Hearing These Words

The 260 Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 4:41


Day 148 Today's Reading: 1 Corinthians 15 A woman asked her pastor when she should start training her child in spiritual things. “Should I start at six?” “No,” he said. “That's too late.” “At three years old?” “Still too late.” “Then when should I?” she asked. “With the grandparents.” That means my mom and dad for me and for my children. It's about generational influence. In today's chapter we will see how important relationships are. The other day I called my mom and thanked her for doing a devotional with me every morning when I was growing up. She always read the Daily Bread devotion with its corresponding Scripture and prayed the verse over me. Today as a parent, guess who never lets their kids leave the house without praying? Me! Where do you think I learned that? Every morning before my four children leave for school, I pray over them. I would encourage you to do this as well. For your children. Your grandchildren. Your nieces and nephews. My children never leave the house without me praying these three things: First, I pray to make them great students like Daniel. Daniel 1:20 says, “In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom [NIV].” So I pray, “Make them ten times better, God. Give them a great ability to learn. Your Word says in Daniel 1:17 that God gave these four youths great ability to learn, that they soon mastered all the literature and science of the time and that You gave to Daniel special ability in understanding the meanings of dreams and visions.” Second, I pray to make them great Christians (that God would give them great convictions and great boldness for the things of God), like Joseph and Esther who stood for God in the public arena (See Genesis 41 and Esther 5). Third, I pray for God to give them god-honoring friendships. And then I pray 1 Corinthians 15:33 over them: “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character [NIV].” My children can quote this verse and do it with a tiredness in their voices because they have heard it literally hundreds of times. I also add a companion verse to it, which I discovered recently: “The righteous choose their friends carefully” (Proverbs 12:26, NIV). There is a difference between authority and influence. As Erwin McManus explains in Seizing Your Divine Moment: “Influence is always more powerful than authority. Authority can shape what a person does, but influence shapes who a person becomes.” McManus says to look in the middle of the word influence and what do you see? Flu. “People who are influential pass on what they have like the flu. If you don't want what they've got, stay away from them because they'll sneeze all over you.” People with influence are contagious. How does the flu get passed on? “Human contact, but proximity still endangers your contamination. . . . And through our character we pass on attitudes, values, and other life-shaping virtues. . . . Character is the resource from which our influence draws. Relationships are the venue through which influence travels. Influence is defined as ‘a power affecting a person, thing or course of events' especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort.” Here is what I think I have learned about influence with raising children. Children are influenced on four levels at different ages/stages. Stage 1: From birth to twelve, parents are the most powerful voices in their lives. Stage 2: When they hit their teens, from ages thirteen to nineteen, peers become the more powerful influence. This is where, as parents, we need to be cognizant of who they hang with. We still have some contr

TheBridgeWynne Podcast
Free! From Slavery to Sonship

TheBridgeWynne Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 45:52


Continuing in the Free! series, today Pastor Dustin Clegg leads us through Galatians 4:8-31 and organizes his thoughts around three prayers for The Bridge Church from the passage:(1) Jesus, help us understand how to embrace and stay in Your freedom;(2) Jesus, help us live Your Word when it's not easy or popular; and (3) Jesus, give us passion to be like You and help others do the same. 

You Start Today with Dr. Lee Warren | Weekly Prescriptions to Become Healthier, Feel Better, and Be Happier.

Sometimes life can be overwhelming But you don't have to feel overwhelmed!  Here are some thoughts on what to do when life makes you say, "Are you kidding me? More?" I found an amazing list of scriptures, and I can't do a better job than this blogger named Haley Walker did in compiling them: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. Jeremiah 31:25 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 For who is God besides The Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. Psalm 18:31-32 Yes, my soul, find rest in God, my hope comes from Him. Psalm 62:5 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me. Colossians 1:29 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Make level paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. Hebrews 12:12-13 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 You are my place of quiet retreat, I wait for Your Word to renew me. Psalm 119:114 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 Yes, brother, may I have joy from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ. Philemon 1:20 Cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 But those who wait for The Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not grow faint. Isaiah 40:31 And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:9-10 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 Music by JJ Heller and David Crowder. Sign up for my Substack letter here. (Music shared on The Dr. Lee Warren Podcast is authorized under BMI license #61063253 and ASCAP license #400010513 )   Go to my website www.wleewarrenmd.com for more information about my letter, this show, my books, and more.

Reflections
Wednesday of the Fifth Week after Trinity

Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 6:06


Today's Reading: Small Catechism: First Petition of the Lord's PrayerDaily Lectionary: 1 Samuel 3:1-21; Acts 16:1-22God' s name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also. (Small Catechism: First Petition of the Lord's Prayer)In the Name + of Jesus. Amen. God is holy, so His Name is always holy on account of who He is. Yet Martin Luther teaches us that we have a responsibility to keep God's Name holy. How can we do this? We can only do this by remaining in the true Word of God. How does this happen? Well, it happens when all of God's Word is taught exactly as God intends it to be taught. The problem we face as churches and as individuals is that our sinful flesh does not ever want to hear the truth. You see, the truth revealed in Holy Scripture shows us our failures. It reveals our sins. It tells us that God does not want us to live as selfish individuals who only think about our own pleasure. The Law of God is intended to kill us, and we don't want to die. That is why it is a struggle to listen to the truth. This difficulty is one of the reasons so many churches distort, change, or ignore portions of the Bible and instead teach some other nonsense. In so doing, they lead people astray and profane the Name of God. By faith we pray, "Hallowed be Thy Name." The Holy Spirit alone has the power to lead us to hallow God' s Name. It is only by faith that you or I can hear and believe all that the Law has to say to us. Then, as we come to a knowledge of the truth, we are able to confess our sins and turn to Jesus, for He alone can forgive our sins. As forgiven children of God, we are called to live holy lives according to the Word of God. All of us do this when we continue steadfast in the Word, listening to what it teaches and doing what it says. As long as we sinners are here on earth, we will continue to do this imperfectly. But because of the sacrifice Jesus offered up by His death on the Cross, we continue to be forgiven of all our sins. So we daily must return to our Baptisms, and there in the water and the Word, we arise new men in Christ, forgiven always. In the Name + of Jesus. Amen.Heavenly Father, help us daily to hallow Thy Name. Protect us from all that would dishonor You and lead us to study Your Word with open hearts and minds. In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen.-Rev. William K. Stottlemyer is pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hancock, MD.Audio Reflections Speaker: Rev. Duane BamschChristians need to aspire to being people of THE faith. Not just any will do. In Faith Misused, Dr. Alvin Schmidt shares his case for a Christian reclaiming of the word “faith” from its ambiguous modern uses. Now available from Concordia Publishing House. 

Queen Anne Lutheran Church
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 17, 2022

Queen Anne Lutheran Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 69:37


Sunday Worship for July 17 2022, from Queen Anne Lutheran Church in Seattle. Rev. Elise Scott, guest pastor; Martha Freitag, guest organist Prelude Dearest Jesus, at Your Word (Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier), J. S. Bach • Gathering Hymn—Dearest Jesus, at Your Word, ELW Hymn 520 • First Reading—Genesis 18:1-10a • Second Reading—Colossians 1:15-28 • Gospel—Luke 10:38-42 • Sermon, Guest Pastor Elise Scott • Hymn of the Day—Day By Day, ELW 790 • Sending Hymn—Be Thou My Vision, ELW 793 • Postlude Voluntary in D Major, William Boyce View the bulletin and read the sermon transcript.

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Fiery Trials Bring Great Revival (3) (Audio) David Eells - 7/17/22 What's Coming   The War is on…  Famine is being prepared: Bless your food and water and get most money out of the bank. The D/S is destroying the food production and the animals and are poisoning the municipal water sources. Their plan for depopulation was etched into the Georgia Guidestones which has been destroyed by the Alliance. They are being executed from the leadership in many countries where they also cheated on the vote. Here is the updated list of 98 us-based food manufacturing plants destroyed, damaged or impacted by so called “accidental" fires, disease or general causes under the Biden administration.  Biden's former secretary of agriculture, Tom Vilsack, met his demise last Monday when the Office of Military Commissions hanged him for having committed treason against the United States of America. Evidence of emails Vilsack had sent to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on April 13, 2022, days before food processing plants across the country began ‘accidentally' bursting into flames which led to his military tribunal conviction.   The Controlled Demolition of Food and Energy Infrastructure is Now Under Way The controlled demolition of food and energy infrastructure is now under way. The global destruction of food and energy infrastructure is accelerating by the day. The goal is rather obvious at this point: To destroy human civilization and starve as many people to death as possible by any means necessary. Those who don't yet realize this is happening will be destroyed by it. Today we bring you an astonishing list of sabotage against refineries, the deliberate takedown of the power grid, the shuttering of fertilizer manufacturers and even new attacks on lithium, the battery storage element powering the "green" economy. Globalists are trying to starve and kill billions. Situation Update, June 20, 2022 - The controlled demolition of food and energy infrastructure is now under way Watch this video PLAGUES: The first plagues which I told you of 3 1/2 years before they came are now nothing. Father told us greater plag/ues are coming which will kill many. The DS leftists are desperate. The vac/cines along with Rocke/feller guidelines for hospitals and doctors have and will kill many more.    Jesus Showed Her the Plagues of 2023 Youtube - Great Miracles Avenue - 6/10/22 (The following is a summary of this testimony by Eve Brast of 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. Around 10 pm one evening her heart was racing much faster than usual and her breathing was out of control and she couldn't do anything about it. There seemed to be an abrupt cessation of her breath and she felt herself suffocating. She attempted to shift her body in the bed.After repeated attempts to cry out to her parents for help and not being heard she began to feel cold and her spirit became detached from her body. She was propelled through space at an incredible rate of speed and began asking herself repeatedly if she was dead. After some time she felt a hand on her shoulder and turned to see a man in brilliant white and glowing face.She 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.”She 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 longer than humanity can imagine.”She was crying and started to hear sounds of screaming and pain and feeling the air. It all intensified as she 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 her that she was in Hell.She 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 she 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.She stated, “NOW PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY”: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 and this will be the cause of a severe pandemic. Conflicts between nations will erupt more frequently and violently than ever before. Even the most privileged will be concerned.” (Avarice means an extreme greed for wealth or material gain.)After sensing her anxieties, He continued to hold her 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.”She began to beg to stay with Jesus and asked if another could go in her 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, she was suddenly knocked off of her feet by a gust of wind that was so powerful that it was beyond her ability to resist its force.When she came back into her body she could hear the sobs and wails of her mother and the doctors rushing around and felt them taking her pulse. They declared that she was dead and that they had never witnessed a miracle like this. She had been dead from 10 pm the previous night and wasn't found by her dad until the next morning when they had rushed her to the hospital.She says she has relayed the information in precisely the same manner as Jesus had given it to her and she hopes that everyone 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   Three Men in a Wheat Field Michael Boldea - March 2010 (David's notes in red) Shortly after returning to the United States I began having a recurring dream. ... After seeking the Lord on the matter however, I know I was supposed to make this dream public.   I dreamt I stood in front of a large wheat field. (According to the Parable of the Sower, the field is the world. As we will see, an angel in this dream seems to indicate that this wheat field represents both the food supply, but also God's people in a larger interpretation.) By the golden hew the wheat stalks had taken on, in my dream, I knew that it was close to harvest time, either late summer or early autumn. (We are hearing the date of Sept. 12th as a day of great earthquakes and tsunamis and much death. Video link here.)  It was beautiful and peaceful watching the wheat sway gently in the breeze under a picture perfect blue sky.   As I grew familiar with the scene before me, I began looking around and saw three men, evenly spaced at the edge of the field. (We are on the precipice of these judgments.) One man stood on the left corner of the rectangular field, the second man stood in the middle, and the third man stood on the far right edge. (These men represent angels bringing judgment as well as a harvest upon the earth.)   All three men were dressed in white, and since I was seeing them from behind I could not make out their faces. Each of the three men held something in their right hand. The man on the left held a burning torch, the man in the middle held something that looked like a wineskin, (filled with water) and the man in the far right corner held an old fashioned sickle, and a basket lay on the ground next to him. I recognized the sickle, because I used to play with one in my adolescence while living in Romania. (These represent the angels of judgment.)  As I stood and watched this strange scene before me, the man on the far left tipped his torch slightly, and touched one of the wheat stalks with the lit torch. (We must say that these angels may be using men to do their works, for instance, it is the left that is destroying the food supply.)  Suddenly about one third of the entire wheat field burst into flame. The fire went out as quickly as it began a sudden burst of flame, followed by the scorched remnants of a once beautiful wheat field. (Although the scenario in this dream is speaking about global famine and the destruction of crops. Rev. 6:5-6  And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come. And I saw, and behold, a black horse; and he that sat thereon had a balance in his hand. 6 And I heard as it were a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A measure of wheat for a shilling, and three measures of barley for a shilling; and the oil and the wine hurt thou not.) As I continued watching, the second man uncorked the wineskin, raised it about shoulder level, and tipped it slightly. One solitary drop of water poured out of the wineskin, but as it made contact with the wheat another third of the field was leveled as though a great wave had just swept through it. (It's no secret now that they are poisoning the crops and doing weather warfare against them to flood them and kill many.) I did not understand what I was seeing but I continued to watch the scene unfold. I was expecting the third man to do something as dramatic as the first two, but instead he simply bent from the waist, grabbed a handful of wheat stalk with his left hand, and with a practiced swing of the sickle cut through it. He then laid the wheat he had cut in the basket. Although there was a solemnity in the actions of all three men, the gentleness and care with which the third man laid the wheat in the basket stood out for some reason. (This is the harvest of souls for the Lord.)  The man continued the process of cutting wheat and putting it in the basket until it was full, then with practiced ease, tied the wheat into a small bushel with a piece of twine he removed from his waist. He laid the bushel aside, and returned to swinging the sickle and filling the basket. This went on for some time as the man methodically and quickly made bushel after bushel of wheat. (Rev. 14:14-16 And I saw, and behold, a white cloud; and on the cloud I saw one sitting like unto a son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out from the temple, crying with a great voice to him that sat on the cloud, Send forth thy sickle, and reap: for the hour to reap is come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16 And he that sat on the cloud cast his sickle upon the earth; and the earth was reaped.) For the first two nights, this is where my dream ended, and as I knew this could not be the end of it, I began to pray that I might either see the conclusion of the dream, or receive the interpretation.   On the third night, the dream began as the previous two nights, with the first man setting fire to one third of the field, the second man flooding one third, and the third man meticulously harvesting the last third. I thought it would be the same dream yet again, until the man with the sickle turned, looked at me and said, "The world will know hunger, the faithful will know the power of their God.” (We can see from this statement the two fold meaning of crops and people.) I recognized him; I had seen him in both dreams and visions before. (This destruction of food will put the saints in a position to trust God for miracles, such as when Moses led the people of God into the wilderness tribulation where there was no visible means of support. They ran out of water and food but God supplied just as Jesus did when He led the people into the wilderness.) I woke up, and went about my day thinking that I would have the dream again that night, but the dream did not return. I received no further insight or interpretation, but this is what I believe in regards to its meaning: I believe that a worldwide food shortage is imminent. Whether due to too much sun and not enough rain, or too much rain and unprecedented weather patterns, global agriculture will suffer a severe blow very shortly. (We are currently seeing an engineered global food shortage and supply chain disruption.) I also believe that God has already prepared provision for His children, that He will provide for them, and miraculously so. I do not believe God reveals coming events to His children that they might grow fearful or panic, but rather that they might learn to trust Him, knowing that He who is already into tomorrow, has already made provision for it.   Matthew 6:25-26, Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.  Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:31-33, Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the gentiles seek.  For your heavenly  Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Factious Persecution Coming to the Church Dana Coverstone - July 14, 2020 (David's notes in red) I would like to prepare you to understand Dana's revelation of Wolves that are hidden in the Body being revealed. They a corporate "Son of Perdition” such as Judas was called.  Jesus had help going to His Cross and He said we would follow him with our crosses or we are not His disciples. Judas, the Son of Perdition, helped Jesus to go to His cross and he, as a corporate body, will help the true body of Christ to go to their cross. 1Joh 2:6  he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked. Now pay close attention to what Paul says is coming, long after Judas hung himself. His text regarding this speaks of the Lord not coming until the Son of Perdition comes out of the Body to purify it.  Let's keep in mind that the Son of Perdition crucifies both the Lord and His Body. There are two harvests; the "first fruits harvest" which is the Man-child reformer harvest and the "ingathering harvest” which is the Church. Both of these harvests must have a Son of Perdition to bring them to their cross of death to self which is when the harvest is ready. The Man-child reformers have already faced their Son of Perdition as the Dragon sought to devour the Man-child in Rev 12. The description below fits both of these "Judas harvests." 2Th 2:1-12  Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him; 2 to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is just at hand;   3  let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be, except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, (A corporate Son of Perdition is being revealed now and it is before the coming of the Lord in His David Man-child reformer ministry who is spiritually crucified by them.) 4  he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped;  (These Judas' are thieves, deceivers, and fornicators and they believe their actions are justified, putting themselves above God. This is a reprobation as it was with Judas.) so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God. (Paul used the word “Naos” 9 times as the body of Christ as in this case, but never as the Hieron, which was the word used for the physical temple. Judas was antichrist in his judgment of Jesus, putting himself in the place of God.)    5  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6  And now ye know that which restraineth ("that which restraineth” the coming of the Lord for His Body is the falling away of the Son of Perdition to purify the Body.), to the end that he may be revealed in his own season. (Judas was hidden among the disciples but was not revealed until he fell away.)  7 For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way (The Numeric pattern is, "be come out of the midst”. Judas the SOP in our day is hidden in the Body as spots and blemishes and must come out through falling away to purify the Body. In Dana Coverstone's dream below he said that the wolves would be sitting in Church right next to Christians and the Christians wouldn't know it but the wolves would come out! Dana said this was about the Church but this has already happened in the first fruits. God has shown us all of this text being fulfilled concerning His first fruits. Now Jesus in the Man-child reformers can come.)  8  And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth (Like David judged the Edomites and Jesus judged Judas', the Sons of Perdition or destruction, will be judged by the coming of Jesus manifested in the Man-child reformers.), and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming; (Notice the word “manifestation” here, which is phanerosis, means to become visible by a shining forth. The glory of God will be seen in His first fruits according to 2 Co. 3:18.) Isaiah said twice,"His reward is with him and His recompense before him.”  9 even he (The Judas'), whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (Witchcraft is rampant among the Judas'.) 10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (They will deceive only those who do not hold to the scriptures.) 11 And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie: 12 that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Dana's dream:…In the dream, I was standing over a field, looking down on a valley, and it was a large field. (According to the Parable of the Sower, Jesus said, "the field is the world.") And there …were hundreds, perhaps even thousands of wolves, all dark-gray, not black, but dark gray and menacing. …They were all sleeping and they were nuzzling each other and kind of laying around… (Mat 10:16-25 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in theirs synagogues they will scourge you; 18 yea and before governors and kings shall ye be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.  19 But when they deliver you up (as Judas did), be not anxious how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you. 21 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.  23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household!)   Suddenly, a very dark figure began running into the middle of all those wolves, and with …a whip, he began to whip all those wolves and they began to wake up and they were shrieking and making horrible noises. (This dark figure represents satan who stirred up the Son of Perdition.) They were waking up to being hurt. …The dark figure just kept whipping them and stirring them into a frenzy. He … was making them mad; infuriating them… And he kept whipping… but the wolves weren't hurting him. They showed him respect and showed some fear of him. He was like a master. Once the wolves finally cowered down he stopped and pointed his finger and spun around in a circle, and said, “Go to the cities!” And the wolves took off in every single direction possible, howling, at the top of their lungs. The sky was dark and I don't remember if I saw a moon. (Moon hidden because the Bride has not yet reflected the sun/Son.)  …So, the scene changes and I'm standing in front of… a monitor, or video screen of hundreds of TV sets or hundreds of computer screens. And I'm watching men and women of God, pastors, … from all around the world, and I saw myself with them, and we were all preaching the Gospel. Each one of us was sweating and there's almost steam coming off of our heads. It just showed the impact that we were trying to make and we were preaching hard and teaching hard, and we were teaching Biblical principles and dealing with some of the major issues and sin in our cultures. We were calling people to righteousness and holiness and to give up ungodly things that are a part of their lives. (The Church is going into tribulation to "learn to not go beyond the things that are written" as Paul said. Here is one of the things they will learn to obey: 1Ti. 2:11-15  Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection. 12 But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not beguiled, but the woman being beguiled hath fallen into transgression: 15 but she shall be saved through her child-bearing, if they continue in faith and love and sanctification with sobriety. There were no women pastors in the New Testament.) And as I'm preaching, and watching all these other men and women preach, I saw people in the chairs, in the pews, in the seats, and some are looking at their watches, some are yawing and some have their heads on the back of the chairs or the pews and they're asleep. Others, you could tell were uncomfortable and didn't want to be there. I saw people walking out the back doors. (They are hidden rocks in our love feasts. First there is disinterest, then there is a lack of conscience and then they persecute. Jud 1:8-13 Yet in like manner these also in their dreamings defile the flesh, and set at nought dominion, and rail at dignities. ...10 But these rail at whatsoever things they know not: and what they understand naturally, like the creatures without reason, in these things are they destroyed.  11 Woe unto them! For they went in the way of Cain, and ran riotously in the error of Balaam for hire, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah. 12 These are they who are hidden rocks in your love-feasts when they feast with you, shepherds that without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness hath been reserved forever.) But … I also see, at the front of the church auditorium, a hand-full of people. I'm going to call it a core group. …There was a small core group in every Church where the Gospel was being preached, who were emphatically listening, emphatically supporting their pastors who were preaching, supporting their doctrine, the teaching, the ideas that were coming out from these men and women of God. They were kneeling in prayer and they were praying and were supportive. …They … were praying for those people in the chairs that were behind them who weren't listening and leaving. …There was a gap of distance between those who were really listening and paying attention and those that weren't. (God is making a distinction and separation between his elect and the Sons of Perdition. We will know them by their fruits.) And suddenly, … the howling of wolves appeared outside the churches. I began to hear scratching at the door, like a dog trying to get in or get out. At that moment, the people who were up front, close to the pastor and close to the altar, began to turn around and they were aware that someone was at the door and they began to intensely and aggressively pray against the enemy and the spirit that was at the door. The door didn't burst open, but the wolves just began to come in quietly. They began to walk around and they walked up and sniffed some of the people that were just listening, and the people who weren't listening at all had no idea that the wolves were there.  Now, the wolves all had red eyes. … almost like a red LED light. … And when they were being stirred up and whipped by that …master-figure, their eyes began to glow and get brighter and brighter. So, when they were set loose and were going into the cities, their eyes were flaming. So now these wolves came into the churches but their eyes weren't red, they were just black and compliant and they're looking around and they … came up and sat down in the chairs, in the pews, right beside the people who were not listening. … There was no fear, no worry, no concern at all. It was almost as if the people didn't even realize they were there. (Sons of Perdition will be in every Church to help the elect go their cross.) But then the louder that I and the others preached, and the more intensely we preached, and the more we dealt with issues and things that were sin, … these people began to stir, and all of the sudden, the wolves eyes became redder and redder. And as the people became irritated, the wolves began to growl. And … the people who weren't listening began saying, “Shut up! Stop saying that! I don't want to hear that!” They were very aggressive … And I kept preaching, and preaching. And on the screens I kept seeing in my head, all these people just kept preaching and preaching and preaching.  Finally, the people who hadn't been listening, were now listening and saying, “Shut up!” and “Stop!” And the wolves are … beside them and nudging them; they're getting them worked-up too. So, the enemy worked these wolves up and the wolves came in and they started stirring up the people.  Now the wolves started coming up towards me. And, on the screens, I'm seeing, the wolves start coming up to the other pastors and preachers … of God who are preaching. (Jesus said the way was narrow and the gate was very small to get in, so we were preaching that kind of a message.) These wolves began nipping at my leg and they started trying to bite some of the preachers that I'm watching on screen. They were growling … and one jumped up on my pulpit, and he was right in my face and growling. (Judas was offended with Jesus when the woman with the Alabaster flask didn't sell it and give the money, because he was a thief and he was stealing the money.) I could see the saliva dripping off of his teeth and I tried to push him off and he bit my arm and he grabbed my leg. (It was said of the Lord and His body in Psa 22:16  For dogs have compassed me: A company of evil-doers have inclosed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. This speaks of the lies they speak against His work and walk and so it is today.)  I'm watching some of the … preachers and pastors that share the same heart for ministry and preaching that I do, being taken down to the ground by the growling wolves and we just kept preaching and the wolves just kept biting and … attacking us. (And we've been experiencing this and watching this happen for some years.) And the louder we got, the louder the wolves howled and the people at the altar, were praying for safety and for protection. The wolves weren't necessarily attacking the people that were praying. They were stirring up the people who weren't listening and they were attacking the preachers and pastors; those of us who were trying to preach the message that God had given us. The intensity of that moment was profound for me as I'm preaching, I'm trying to kick a wolf and there was no way to fend them all off… We were just being overwhelmed and attacked. And the angry people were getting up and leaving that had not been listening. They were slamming the doors and they were making a big scene and saying, “We're not coming back! You won't shut up! We're done here!” and they left.  And suddenly, the scene changed, and I saw courtrooms and judges with gavels, just pounding and pounding at the bench. I saw pastors in chains. I had shackles on myself. I saw people in the jury seats, on the witness stands, and they were crying. And the judges were saying, “You can no longer preach this message. You can no longer declare that this type of lifestyle is sin. … You cannot address these things from the pulpit, ever again. (You cannot say this, you cannot say that.)  You cannot say that Jesus is the only way, that was one specific thing that I remember. You cannot say that abortion is a sin… You cannot deal with alternative lifestyles … You can't say that these things violate Scripture. You can no longer preach from Scripture... And most of us that were in there, were saying, “We can't do that.” And the gavel comes down in anger and they're mad.  Then I saw churches surrounded by mobs of people. People that were yelling to shut it down, even burn it down. I saw people that were being so hateful towards the Church. I saw people who were harassing believers going into church services. I saw people waiting outside after Church to harass people who were leaving from Church to go home. I saw hateful attitudes.  But the thing that stood out in my mind was, that most of the people in those crowds were the people who had been sitting in those chairs and pews and were not listening to begin with. (Because they loved their sin.) In that moment, it struck me, even in the dream, that some of the biggest persecutions the Church is going to face, coming very, very soon, and, I believe, has already started, will come from the people who sat among us in our churches, never accepting the Word of God as the Word of God. They were raised in it all their lives and now they wanted to walk away because they did not like the preaching of the Word of God that says, “This is sin. This is wrong. You cannot walk in this and still be a believer.”  It was … their sons and daughters and grandchildren of these people who've been raised in church all their lives, but they've said, “We've had it. There's nothing in this for me. This Gospel has no power, has no authority. It says I can't have this, I can't do that, I can't go where I want to go, I can't be who I want to be, I can't do what I want to do.” And those were the people who were screaming, who were throwing rocks, who had baseball bats and guns in their hands. (We've seen this happen in our own faction. The people who fell away began to slander and steal and destroyed their families with factious witchcraft spirits.) … The anger was led, once again, by those who had fallen away… in backsliding. Those were the people who were pushing back against everything they've been taught. Those that had gone away to college, and have become very liberal in all that they think and do, who have given in to some of the ideas of the protest movements that we're seeing today and... the ideologies that say that one race is better than others.  The thing I saw about the pastors who were preaching was they were of every race and color. I saw black, white, Native American, Indian, African, Russian, Chinese etc. They were all preaching the Gospel… and the biggest persecution that came, came from the people who had walked away from the Church.  Then I saw pulpits being chopped up with axes, the big old-style, wooden pulpits. I saw them being chopped to pieces. I saw plexiglass pulpits being hammered and hammered. I saw Christians in chains. I saw them being publicly ridiculed and publicly assaulted because their ideas were “old-fashioned” and needed to go. Then I heard a cry that I've heard for six months previous, but there was something added to it. I heard, “Brace yourself and endure to the end.” And then, Snap!, just like that, I woke up.  My heart was racing because I saw people that I knew. I saw missionary friends of mine on the foreign fields. I saw pastor friends, I saw district leaders and officials from states that I know who were being attacked by those wolves while they preached the Gospel and held to the standards of the Word of God and they would not back down. And I saw the intensity in their eyes and the fight of their faith because of what they were dealing with and facing at that very moment. I saw it and it was laid-out. And I share this because …I just wanted to get a message out. … God showed me something for the Church and those that might be lost, you need to hear it, I'm telling you right now, this is for the Church. This is for the pastors, the missionaries, this is to those people who believe the Word of God is the Word of God… There's too much compromise in the Gospel right now. And I believe the Lord is showing me that some of the biggest persecution that we are going to face is going to come from within the Church itself, not from the lost, not from Muslims, not from protestors; it's going to come from people who sat in our churches and refused to listen to the truth of the Word of God and have “exchanged the truth of God for a lie.”   And Romans 1 comes in to play right here, right now. … So to my pastor friends, I say, “Get with it. Don't stop preaching the hard Gospel. Don't stop preaching the Word of God and the full Gospel behind it.” There is going to be a price that we pay for it. … Preachers, get on your knees, get in your secret place, get in your prayer closet. Hear from God and preach what He says, say what He says. Declare the message He gives you and do not stand down. No matter what it costs, no matter what it does to you or your family. Brace yourself, endure to the end.    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 that night, 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 of these 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 probably represents fear from the mainstream media.) 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.  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.)   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 for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers sepulchres, 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 fathers sepulchres, 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.) A verse for me, 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 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   Civil War in America  Vanessa Weeks - 6/29/30   I dreamed that I was looking at a map of the U.S. I saw the northeastern and mid-northeast states shaded in a blueish gray color. (These are the colors used in the civil war.) (The North was blue and the South was gray. As I read this dream, I did a little research and almost immediately found this picture of a map with the same colors in the same places.) Here is a link: We don't necessarily agree with all the theories in the article.       I knew this meant the D.S. was taking away all the color from this area and especially the trees. (Trees represent people.)(Taking away the color means turning everything grey, which means death.) They were calling this "Color Savings Time," and it was like the new time zone for the area. (This grey represents death to the ambitions of the country and hopefully to the population ignoring God. The resulting revival will save the color of some of the “trees” or people.)  I had a sense of sadness and foreboding of what would happen. I knew the color being removed had a spiritual application. (Color makes me think of the seven attributes of the light in as seen in 1Pe 1:5-7  Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge; 6  and in your knowledge self-control; and in your self-control patience; and in your patience godliness; 7 and in your godliness brotherly kindness; and in your brotherly kindness love. I believe the D.S. wants to remove the people who have these attributes of Christ.) I asked the Lord for a word about this dream and received by faith at random Isa. 42:20 (In context 18-23) 18  Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. 19  Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I send? who is blind as he that is at peace with me, and blind as Jehovah's servant? 20  Thou seest many things, but thou observest not; his ears are open, but he heareth not. 21  It pleased Jehovah, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable. 22  But this is a people robbed and plundered; they are all of them snared in holes,(foxholes of war) and they are hid in prison-houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore. 23  Who is there among you that will give ear to this? that will hearken and hear for the time to come?   Also by faith at random a promise from the Lord to return His people from the North and East in, Isa. 43: 1-7 But now thus saith Jehovah that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed thee; I have called thee by thy name, thou art mine. 2  When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. 3  For I am Jehovah thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour; I have given Egypt as thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in thy stead.  4  Since thou hast been precious in my sight, and honorable, and I have loved thee; therefore will I give men in thy stead, and peoples instead of thy life. 5  Fear not; for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; 6  I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back; bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the end of the earth; 7 every one that is called by my name, and whom I have created for my glory, whom I have formed, yea, whom I have made.    Dream of Continents Colliding William Steenland - 6/14/22 (David's notes in red) In a dream I was shown some portion of the globe from way up over the earth. I could see entire continents. Some continents were drifting into others and some were stationary. I could see continents shifting and converging together and knew it would bring a large loss of life. I believe South America and Mexico were due to collide with North America sometime in the near future. Then I woke up. (This is the invasion force that is approaching the Southern Border of the U.S. We just spoke of a distraction that would permit them to cross into the U.S. in Dana Coverstone's dream below... ...The next thing I saw was four lines of light that seemed to be coming up from the border all the way from Texas and California in broad daylight. (Representing that they were no longer attempting to hide their plans. This is a planned invasion over the border.) It seemed that many people were coming from the border but in a very organized way and they moved North, hundreds of miles… with lights bright enough to be seen from space. (As we said earlier, these lights could represent deception.) They all stopped moving at once and, when they did, smaller light trails from within the U.S. started moving towards the four big lines of light where the movement had stopped. (They're being joined by the CCP Chinese military advisors and sleeper cells. I remember George Washington's dream of the red light invasion from the East and how the angels had to come down and help the Americans who were almost overcome by it.) Then, suddenly, the smaller lights started attacking. (I could very much see this as being sleeper cells; (like leftist Anarchists, BLM, Antifa, and radical muslims) more people coming and the cells getting larger and larger. It was like watching moths drawn to a flame and the source lights kept getting bigger and bigger as the smaller lights came in.) … The source light kept getting bigger and bigger and then all four places flashed all at once and… everything went dark for a moment and then it pulsed almost like a slow light just going on and off. (This is what happened in the movie, “Red Dawn”. The Chinese invaders EMP'ed the Nation to take over.) Then it exploded and light was spread hundreds of miles from the source of that explosion. (Here we and Dana thought this was fear that was spread by the media.) (Back to Bill: I believe these land masses represent the displacement of people and troops from disasters natural or man made. As I had the dream, I remembered I had this dream many times before, maybe 3-4 times. Each time was very very similar. I didn't understand a possible interpretation until now. I believe it has to do with mass migration and troop movement on a global scale.) (The Man-child is coming with recompense before him. The next seal in Rev 6 is taking peace from the earth which will probably bring WW3. Also they are planning to bring the continental divisions together to make the 10 Kingdoms. The Alliance one world order is preparing that. They are plundering the DS to have the redistribution of wealth. The DS will kill all they can to stop this from happening.)   Stand Firm in Me!  Debbie Fenske - 7/8/22 As I was meditating on God's sovereignty in so many little and insignificant things, like Brandy receiving 12 knife sharpeners, instead of one, I began to hear Father speaking to me. “Have not I said, ‘Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord?' So, keep standing still, and firm in Me, leaning not on your own understanding, but diligently moving in obedience to the work that I have called each of you to do. For I am the wise Master Builder, and I direct in every step, and in every move you are to make. The path I direct you down is very narrow, but you will soon see that the horizon ahead of you is great and very encompassing. See it! My kingdom is encompassing the whole earth! How blessed you are to be called to such a great work. Be faithful! I speak to My faithful ones. (The angel in Michael Boldea's dream said, "The world will know hunger, the faithful will know the power of their God.”) For I know you, and know that you understand the work I call you to do is not a self gratifying work, but it is a work requiring great self denial. It is a moment-by-moment working out your own salvation through obedience to Me in holy fear and trembling, and in stillness, knowing that it is I, your Lord, and your God, who works in you to will and to work for My good pleasure.” I hesitated about asking Father to give me a random word from the Bible. Yet, I felt, strongly, that He wanted me to do just that. So I asked Him, “Father, I feel you want me to ask this of You. So, I ask that you would randomly lead me to a place in Your Word that will be an undeniable confirmation of this word from You.” So, without looking down, I just stuck my finger in my Bible ...and when I opened it up and looked down I saw my finger was on the word, “Let,” in Joel 2:16, "Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bride groom come out of his room and the bride out of her bridal chamber.”  Thank you Father! Thank You for the great work You have called us to do. Help us, by Your grace, to stay humble before You. Keep us still and firm in desiring to live the life of continual self-denial. Help us prepare ourselves through obedience to your Word, and as we pray, fast and war for the coming of your Man-Child and the Bride, and the bringing in and building of your kingdom of Priests all over the earth. In Jesus name. Amen     Select Language Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Assamese Aymara Azerbaijani Bambara Basque Belarusian Bengali Bhojpuri Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Cebuano Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Croatian Czech Danish Dhivehi Dogri Dutch Esperanto Estonian Ewe Filipino Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Guarani Gujarati Haitian Creole Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hindi Hmong Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Ilocano Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Javanese Kannada Kazakh Khmer Kinyarwanda Konkani Korean Krio Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Sorani) Kyrgyz Lao Latin Latvian Lingala Lithuanian Luganda Luxembourgish Macedonian Maithili Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Meiteilon (Manipuri) Mizo Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Norwegian Odia (Oriya) Oromo Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese Punjabi Quechua Romanian Russian Samoan Sanskrit Scots Gaelic Sepedi Serbian Sesotho Shona Sindhi Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Sundanese Swahili Swedish Tajik Tamil Tatar Telugu Thai Tigrinya Tsonga Turkish Turkmen Twi Ukrainian Urdu Uyghur Uzbek Vietnamese Welsh Xhosa Yiddish Yoruba Zulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version  

Word of life Podcast
Ask The Right Questions - Tuesday 12th July - By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Word of life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 13:00


Christ Jesus is on His way coming!!!  You can reach out to us on gospel2020project@gmail.com Visit the following links to subscribe and connect with us! Telegram link https://t.me/rhapsodyfm Google Podcast link https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9yaGFwc29keS5yZWN Apple Podcast link https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/word-of-life-podcast/id1507564447   And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles… (Judges 6:13). In life, there're people who ask the wrong questions and make the wrong requests. There's just something about them that makes them ask the wrong questions every time they have an opportunity. But you can ask the right questions. There're good questions that guide you to useful answers. Until you learn to ask the right questions, you won't find meaningful answers that'll propel you forward. God wants you to ask the right questions. At a time when Israel was being oppressed by another nation, an angel appeared to Gideon and greeted, “The Lord is with you, mighty man of valour.” Gideon replied, “Why do you call me a mighty man of valour? If God is with us, where are all His miracles?” This was a good question. If God was with them, then their lives ought not to be ordinary. Have you ever watched the Olympics or some other sporting event on TV and wondered at the sportsmen who seemed to have superhuman abilities? You most likely found them amazing because you knew you couldn't do some of the things they were doing. Or have you ever been blown away by the level of intelligence of a genius? What about you? Who says you can't be more extraordinary than these people? When are you going to say like Gideon: “If God is with me, then my life cannot be ordinary!” And then you start asking the right questions. God gave Solomon wisdom, and the Bible says he was wiser than all men. So, there was a time in this world when one man was wiser than all men, and he wasn't Jesus. Why can't that be you? Why can't you be wiser than all the people in your city? Who says you can't? Is there some sickness or disease troubling your body? If you've received the Holy Spirit, then you need to ask the question: “Should I still be sick with the Holy Spirit living in me?” Not only should you ask this question, you must answer it. Take a hold of your Bible and meditate on the verse that says, “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you” (Romans 8:11 NIV). Before long, the power of the Spirit will course through your body and produce results. Put this to work today. PRAYER: Dear Father, thank you for your wisdom that's resident within me. Your Word has made me wise and brought me into a place of excellence, success, victory and abundance. I'm inspired by your Word to think the right thoughts, speak the right words, ask the right questions, and receive the results of the Word in my life today, in Jesus' Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY: 2 Timothy 2:23 (KJV) 23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. Titus 3:9 (KJV) 9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Acts 21:17-36 & Job 29-31 2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Galatians 3:13-22 & Isaiah 32   To give towards sponsoring free copies please kindly click the below link  https://buy.stripe.com/bIYcOj8vQepC3eM6op

Go(o)d Mornings with CurlyNikki
Living FROM Your Worth, Not For It.

Go(o)d Mornings with CurlyNikki

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 5:27 Very Popular


"How scary it is to admit to yourself that you want to live a different kind of life."*But you're doing just that. Living from your Worth, from the feeling of your Peace, from your Freedom, from God's Love. You ARE God's Love, and your life is blooming as you feel It, consciously.  TRUST DEEPER. I Love you, Nik  Bonus content:▶▶https://www.patreon.com/goodmorningsGo(o)d Mornings merch:▶▶https://www.patreon.com/goodmornings________________________________Today's Quotes:*@howtobehumanpod via IG"Lord help me to live from my worth and not for it. Anchor me in Your Word and what you say of me, not what the world expects of me. In Jesus' name, amen."-@hertrueworth via IG "God is hearing all our prayers. In truth, the Lord knows each and every thought; He does not have to hear the prayers of His devotees. He is all pervading. People's thoughts exist in God only, but they do not know it. All powers belong to Him."-AmmaSupport the show

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
Psalm 14. Keep praying saints: Salvation comes out of Zion. (Rebroadcast)

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 56:41


Rev. Paul Cain, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther Grammar School in Sheridan, WY joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study and pray Psalm 14. David pulls out many difficult words as he laments. “There is none who does good, not even one.” We all fall short of the glory of God, corruption is real for each one of us, and our only chance for salvation is God. The LORD assures us that He is with us, His chosen ones, He is our refuge, and salvation has come in Christ from Zion. “Lord God, thank you for salvation from Christ. Keep us from foolishness and from the snares of the devil's lies by Your Word and Holy Spirit. In Him, Amen” This is a rebroadcast from November 16, 2021.

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
Genesis 25. End of an era but a continuation of the promise.

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 29:16


Rev. Scott Adle, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School in Collinsville, IL joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 25. Abraham's death was the end of an era, but the promise of a son did not end. We see how the LORD provided many sons for Abraham and Sarah, which leads to our Savior, but it did not mean that everything was perfect. The twins in Rebekah's womb battled from the beginning which led to decisions that allowed their own desires to lead them instead of the Word of God. We are reminded of how we will allow our desires to be above the ways of the LORD, which never seems to end well, but as the LORD brought reconciliation for Jacob and Esau, in Christ, we have the hope of reconciliation with the Father and one another. “Lord God, Your promises continue throughout the generations. The promise of salvation and forgiveness extends to sinners like us, so we ask that You may continue to open our hearts in faith to trust in all of Your promises and live according to Your Word. In Christ, Amen”

Kerusso Daily Devotional
There Is No Substitute

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 1:22


Some of the greatest stories of believers down through time have involved those who really studied God's Word. These people have gone before us to show us the way. From Charles Spurgeon to a missionary mother in China, daily study of the Word, and prayer, prepared them to mentor entire generations.   Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”   We also read in Romans 10 that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. We have to do it, so that others know how. Remember, there is no substitute for spending time in God's Word.   In order to properly train an apprentice, you need to obviously be prepared and adept. Anything less leads to weak faith, or no faith at all.   This is what the Great Commission, sharing the Gospel, has always been about. Duplicating disciples. Grounding your own faith in the Bible, then imparting that to others. That is the essence of true iron sharpening iron.   Let's pray.   Lord, keep us about your work by daily reminding us to spend time with you in Your Word. Amen.  

Women World Leaders' Podcast
294. Celebrating God's Grace - Breathe, Rest, & Reset In His Presence

Women World Leaders' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 14:59


How do we live this abundant life God's Word talks about in John 10:10 when we are, quite frankly, often so tired – on the verge of burnout.  We, as women, wear so many hats.  We desperately need time to rest, to rest in Him. To breathe and reset – to gather strength, His strength, and allow His power to work through us.  Just like our bodies need sleep and rest – our souls need rest too!  Rusanne Carole, our host, takes us on a Christian meditation to spend time with Jesus. Take a "Mini-Sabbath" and step into His presence to refresh and renew your soul.  *******  Welcome to Celebrating God's Grace, a WWL's podcast. I am your host, Rusanne Carole. Thank you for joining us today and we invite you join us each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday where a variety of interviews, teachings and sharing of God's grace helps uplift us and support us in our walk with God.  Today I thought we would look at how to live the abundant - a life of resting in God knowing He has all things under control. We can feel anything but abundance when we are exhausted, overwhelmed and the battles keep coming…how do we live this abundant life God's Word talks about in John 10:10 when we are quite frankly often so tired – on the verge of burnout.  We, as women, wear so many hats. Some of us are carrying quite a bit – You may be: Caring for a loved one who is totally dependent on you Looking after an elderly parent Trying to juggle work and home duties – which may even include home schooling young children and many women are doing this alone without the support of family or a husband We may have health issues we are facing – financial problems to try to work through The list goes on. and we desperately need time out, to rest, to rest in Him. To breathe and reset – to gather strength, His strength and His power to work through us. Just like our bodies need sleep and rest – our souls need rest too! Matthew 11:28 Jesus says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. And Psalm 23:1-2 tells us the Lord is our shepherd and we lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters. Our soul is defined as our mind, thoughts and feelings. How do we turn the unhealthy thoughts of the mind and unhelpful feelings felt in the heart over to Him – to be restored, refreshed, and renewed enabling us to move through each day with courage, strength and operate with the perseverance needed to persevere in this world! By being in His presence! By allowing Him to take us to lie our souls down in those green pastures, to lead us beside the quiet waters where all we see is His face, all we hear is His voice. I am presently going through one of the most difficult times in my life and what sustains me is Him. I cannot get through this tunnel I feel I am in without looking to Him and His Word constantly – knowing who He is and His promises are for me no matter what I am facing in the natural. The Bible talks of two women who were very close to Jesus. They and their brother, Lazurus, were friends with Jesus. Any of us who have studied the Word know that Martha is described as the “doer” and Mary as the women who sits at Jesus' feet – some might say she is able to simply “be”. But we need a balance of both! We are called to pray on all things, do what we can and then leave everything else to God! I don't know about you but I can pray, do what I can, give it to God then keep picking it back up! Worrying thoughts, the what ifs! The confusion! The fear! How do you sit? Sit still when there is so much to be done. Globally, women are now working outside the home & this is on the increase year after year. So there's work to be done to pay the bills then work to be done to be there for our children or husband or family. I just love the Word of God. It really does have all the answers to life's questions… and challenges we face.  One thing it tells us is in Hebrews 4 – we must MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENTER REST! We were given a gift called the SABBATH. Mark 2:27 says the Sabbath was made for man, not man made for the Sabbath. Yes, God rested on the 7th day and looked at everything he had made and said, “It is good”. He didn't need to rest! I think He was modeling what a good and abundant life looked like for His children – just as we are called to do the same. The little ones are watching us – how we live, what we say… So it is intentional – on purpose -that we take the time to rest. Rest our body and our soul to renew and reset with more strength and focus. It's easy to seek the “other things” – the “worldy things”. God tells us these are the idols in our heart that need to be cleansed. Where do you go to get rest and comfort? I know I've turned first to the phone vs the throne. Girls like to chat it out! God wants us to bring it all to Him. Food, shopping, gambling, drugs, alcohol, a relationship– all kind of things we can turn to, to make us feel better when often we need to sit, be still and hear from God. I have found that when I need rest the most is when I cannot hear from my Father. The enemy will use busyness to keep us from the best God has for us. Satan is good at distracting us – and we keep going rather than spending that quality time that our Lord loves to have with us. I like to take a day to “spend with God”. Sometimes it's a walk on the beach or sitting with my journal and writing to Him and with Him. I admit it is hard to simply sit and listen but that is what His heart desires. We often do all the talking and forget the waiting and listening part. Life can get busy. So I like to take what I call “mini Sabbaths”. Just little moments throughout the day to breath, rest, reset.. Have my mind, my heart, my thoughts, my focus on Him. We know the mind is the battlefield. “I don't have time for this now.” “I can do it later.” “How much good can it really do?” All the lies and unhelpful thoughts come. I teach young people and one of the superpowers I teach is “the unhealthy thought zapper”. We zap the unhealthy thoughts and replace it with a helpful thought” “I will make the time to spend in God's presence. He loves me and loves when I hang out with Him.” “I will do it right now, even if it's for a few moments.” “I know it's good for me for my Father tells me we lack nothing in Him” So I had an idea to take us for a Christian meditation. God gave us an imagination and I believe we can use it to close our eyes and be with Him, whether it's for 5 mins or longer if you can carve out the time. Just to sit and be with Him. Go into His presence and imagine you are with Him. My hope and prayer is that it will refresh you and encourage you to take these mini-Sabbaths with Him daily. So hit pause if you can (or you can do at a later time)  grab a coffee or tea if you wish, find a comfortable place, put some instrumental worship music on and let's together go to a quiet, peaceful place and be with our loving Jesus. Take a few deep breaths in through the nose. Pause for a moment and out slowly through the mouth. Even as you exhale imagine all the worry, the fears, the tiredness of your soul being released. Let your shoulders relax. Let your whole body relax. Keep taking slow, deep breaths. Keeping your eyes closed, imagine you are walking through a large green grassed pasture. You are barefoot and the grass feels like a soft carpet under your feet. You see every colour of flowers: purple ones, red ones, yellow and white ones. It is a spectacular sight. The hot sun beats down on your face and shoulders and you can feel the warmth on your face. You have been here before and you look for Him. He meets you here. You look up to the sky and it is the most beautiful blue with fluffy, white clouds dispersed amongst the blue background. You are so relaxed and all is calm and peaceful. You see the biggest oak tree by the still waters of the lake that is nearby so you walk toward the swing that is hanging by the large, sturdy trunk of the tree. You hop on and begin swinging like you did as a little girl. Your white cotton dress is swaying and flapping in the wind – just like the green leaves are in the tree. Then you see Him. Jesus is walking toward you up and over a big hill. He has the sweetest smile on His face and He is looking right into your eyes as if to say I am here, I have been waiting for you. I love when you come to spend time with me. I know you are tired. I know your heart is aching with the troubles of the world. But you are here with me now. So let's make the most of the time we have. You jump off the swing and run through the grass to meet Him. To look closer in His face, to meet His glance and to look deeply into His eyes. And He says in the most tranquil, soft, loving voice: You are beautiful. You are loved. You are my masterpiece. My most beloved child. As you hold His hand you feel a peace only He can offer No words are even needed. His holy presence is all that is needed in the moment. You just know He can read your every thought. You just know He has caught and stored each tear that has travelled down your cheeks You know He cares so deeply for you and all that you go through each day, He sees it all. He sweeps you up and twirls you around and it's as if the wind and the blades of grass are playing a magical tune that you've never heard before but it brings a joy and laughter from you both and you are dizzy with love, a love like no other. He places you to rest upon a soft blanket He has prepared for you by the still waters in the green pasture. He gently kisses you on your forehead and leaves you to rest and reflect on Him and your time with your Father. He begins His walk back over the hill, but you know you will see Him again when you take the time for He is always there, waiting just over the hill, waiting just for you!   Let us pray: Lord, I pray we can know the power of Your presence and take the time to spend with You. Alone with You. To bring all our concerns, burdens and worries to You. To visualize you holding our hand and our heart. And that all will be well. You are all we need, and You have us in the palm of Your Hand and shelter us under Your mighty wings. May we all be prompted to spend time getting to know You through Your Word as well as simply stopping through our busy days to sit with You so we can see You and hear You. We love you Jesus. Amen  

Revs. Larry and Mary Ellen Swartz
Your Word is Your Wand by Mary Ellen Swartz

Revs. Larry and Mary Ellen Swartz

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 20:45


In the book "Your Word is Your Wand" by Florence Scovel Shinn, we are reminded that our word is filled with magic and power!Death and life are in the power of the tongue,  meaning our words have more power than we have realized. Listen as Mary Ellen uses the allegory of Ezekiel to emphasize the power of our word which is always available to use in even the most impossible looking situation.  Support the show

Voice From Heaven
Lesson of the Day 171 - Review of the lessons 151 - 152 with Clare

Voice From Heaven

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 53:32


REVIEW V Introduction We now review again. This time we are ready to give more effort and more time to what we undertake. We recognize we are preparing for another phase of understanding. We would take this step completely, that we may go on again more certain, more sincere, with faith upheld more surely. Our footsteps have not been unwavering, and doubts have made us walk uncertainly and slowly on the road this course sets forth. But now we hasten on, for we approach a greater certainty, a firmer purpose and a surer goal. Steady our feet, our Father. Let our doubts be quiet and our holy minds be still, and speak to us. We have no words to give to You. We would but listen to Your Word, and make it ours. Lead our practicing as does a father lead a little child along a way he does not understand. Yet does he follow, sure that he is safe because his father leads the way for him. So do we bring our practicing to You. And if we stumble, You will raise us up. If we forget the way, we count upon Your sure remembering. We wander off, but You will not forget to call us back. Quicken our footsteps now, that we may walk more certainly and quickly unto You. And we accept the Word You offer us to unify our practicing, as we review the thoughts that You have given us. This is the thought which should precede the thoughts that we review. Each one but clarifies some aspect of this thought, or helps it be more meaningful, more personal and true, and more descriptive of the holy Self we share and now prepare to know again: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. This Self alone knows love. This Self alone is perfectly consistent in Its thoughts; knows Its Creator, understands Itself, is perfect in Its knowledge and Its love, and never changes from Its constant state of union with Its Father and Itself. And it is This That waits to meet us at the journey's ending. Every step we take brings us a little nearer. This review will shorten time immeasurably, if we keep in mind that This remains our goal, and as we practice it is This to Which we are approaching. Let us raise our hearts from dust to life, as we remember This is promised us, and that this course was sent to open up the path of light to us, and teach us, step by step, how to return to the eternal Self we thought we lost. I take the journey with you. For I share your doubts and fears a little while, that you may come to me who recognize the road by which all fears and doubts are overcome. We walk together. I must understand uncertainty and pain, although I know they have no meaning. Yet a savior must remain with those he teaches, seeing what they see, but still retaining in his mind the way that led him out, and now will lead you out with him. God's Son is crucified until you walk along the road with me. My resurrection comes again each time I lead a brother safely to the place at which the journey ends and is forgot. I am renewed each time a brother learns there is a way from misery and pain. I am reborn each time a brother's mind turns to the light in him and looks for me. I have forgotten no one. Help me now to lead you back to where the journey was begun, to make another choice with me. Release me as you practice once again the thoughts I brought to you from Him Who sees your bitter need, and knows the answer God has given Him. Together we review these thoughts. Together we devote our time and effort to them. And together we will teach them to our brothers. God would not have Heaven incomplete. It waits for you, as I do. I am incomplete without your part in me. And as I am made whole we go together to our ancient home, prepared for us before time was and kept unchanged by time, immaculate and safe, as it will be at last when time is done. Let this review be then your gift to me. For this alone I need; that you will hear the words I speak, and give them to the world. You are my voice, my eyes, my feet, my hands through which I save the world. The Self from Which I call to you is but your own. To Him we go together. Take your brother's hand, for this is not a way we walk alone. In him I walk with you, and you with me. Our Father wills His Son be one with Him. What lives but must not then be one with you? Let this review become a time in which we share a new experience for you, yet one as old as time and older still. Hallowed your name. Your glory undefiled forever. And your wholeness now complete, as God established it. You are His Son, completing His extension in your own. We practice but an ancient truth we knew before illusion seemed to claim the world. And we remind the world that it is free of all illusions every time we say: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. With this we start each day of our review. With this we start and end each period of practice time. And with this thought we sleep, to waken once again with these same words upon our lips, to greet another day. No thought that we review but we surround with it, and use the thoughts to hold it up before our minds, and keep it clear in our rememberance throughout the day. And thus, when we have finished this review, we will have recognized the words we speak are true. Yet are the words but aids, and to be used, except at the beginning and the end of practice periods, but to recall the mind, as needed, to its purpose. We place faith in the experience that comes from practice, not the means we use. We wait for the experience, and recognize that it is only here conviction lies. We use the words, and try and try again to go beyond them to their meaning, which is far beyond their sound. The sound grows dim and disappears, as we approach the Source of meaning. It is Here that we find rest.71. LESSON 171 God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (151) All things are echoes of the Voice for God. God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (152) The power of decision is my own. God is but Love, and therefore so am I.- Jesus Christ in ACIM- Review V- Lesson 171

First15 Devotional
Encountering God Through Faith

First15 Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 8:31


Having consistent and transformational encounters with God while on earth is meant to be foundational to the Christian life. Our God has not left us. Through the sacrifice of Jesus, we've been filled with the very Spirit of God who longs to reveal to us daily the nearness and love of our heavenly Father. We are never alone. There is nowhere we can flee from the presence of our God. May this week be filled with transformational encounters with the living God as we learn what it is to seek the face of the one who has formed us, knows us, and loves us unconditionally. Our Scripture for today comes from Hebrews 11:6, and today's worship is Man of Your Word (feat. Chandler Moore & KJ Scriven)  by Maverick City. --   Faith doesn't happen on its own. It's a byproduct of time spent experiencing the faithfulness of our God. It's a gift given to us by the Giver of good gifts, himself.    It was a supernatural faith that allowed Paul to sing even while in chains. It was supernatural faith that allowed Peter to proclaim the gospel, even unto death. And it's supernatural faith that will carry you to and through the greatest gospel opportunities in front of you.    We pray our printed devotionals, Faith and Trust, help people like you experience the life changing reality that faith and trust have on your everyday life.     With Faith you'll:    Discover a Biblical framework for living faithfully Study powerful moments of God's faithfulness in scripture Tear down personal strongholds in your life where you struggle with faith Develop a lifestyle of faith, that weathers the storms of life   And every dollar you give today goes to help more people like you experience the nearness and love of our God.    Everything changes when we learn to trust and become filled with faith in our good, good God. Get your copy at supportfirst15.org! 

The FLOT Line Show
Time on Earth, Part 3 (2012)

The FLOT Line Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 28:27


You have been given a certain amount of time on Earth. Only God knows the time, the manner and the place of your departure. Your mission during your time on Earth is to shine the light of the Gospel, to re-present Jesus Christ to those in darkness. “I am the Light of the world and he who follows Me shall no longer walk in darkness but will have the Light of life” (John 8:12). You must be ready to shine the light anywhere, any time, any day to lead lost men and women to Christ. “Now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Eph 5:8). This means you are the reflective light of the righteousness of Jesus Christ. The truth of the Word of God in your soul is the battery that produces the light. “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps 119:105). The light of God's Word keeps you from stumbling in the darkness of Satan's world and comforts you. Your attitude and actions can enlighten the lost man. You are an ambassador for Christ. Shine the light. Click for Full Transcript: https://rhem.pub/time-earth-6a01fb --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rick-hughes/message

Sports Business Classroom Audio Experience
SBC Worldwide: A Student's Experience with John Hartofilis (EP 63)

Sports Business Classroom Audio Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 56:31


The Sports Business Classroom Immersive Experience is approaching with just a few weeks away and with the help of one of our very own Sports Business Classroom Alumni, John Hartofilis, gets to sit down with a number of the Top Performers from our December GM Academy and breakdown the experience they had learning from the best of General Managers and NBA Executives as well as what they are most looking forward to for the upcoming Business of Basketball Immersive experience in Las Vegas. Students will also breakdown the ins and outs of the Sports Business Classroom as well as getting to hear about what Opportunities have come since joining the Sports Business Classroom Family. Hope you enjoy this Episode of the Sports Business Classroom Audio Experience and dont forget to sign up for the SBC Full Immersive Experience July 10th - 17th in Las Vegas.Connect with our Guest Scott Brown Jr https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottbrownjr7/Kendall Danglade https://www.linkedin.com/in/kendall-danglade/Watida Mukukula https://www.linkedin.com/in/watida-mukukula-38726a16a/Peter Gosnell https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-gosnell-b0511a218/Todd Patterson https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddpatterson89/Mikhail Ratts https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikhail-ratts-8a0b688b/LJ Hapanowicz https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrencehapanowicz/Ari Eizen https://www.linkedin.com/in/ari-eizen-88a3b674/Cheyne Gadson https://www.linkedin.com/in/cheyne-gadson-7b9539176/Ric Lampkins https://www.linkedin.com/in/riclampkins/Niyanth Anand https://www.linkedin.com/in/niyanthanand/Derrick Morris https://www.linkedin.com/in/derrick-l-morris-ii-mse-a7b14a1aa/- 2:30 - 3:00 GM Academy Assignments - 3:01 Scott Brown Jr - 3:30 - 4:32 Expectations joining the Sports Business Classroom - 4:33 - 5:30 Influential Guest Speakers - 5:31 - 6:42 Advice to give to younger kids who want to join SBC- 6:44 Kendall Danglade - 8:23 - 9:55 Importance of the GM Academy- 9:56 - 11:20 Advice for Future GM Academy Students - 11:21 - 12:33 SBC being a Relationship business - 12:34 Watida Mukukula - 13:02 - 14:04 Networking and Understanding the Role - 14:05 - 15:10 How to get the most out of the SBC experience - 15:11 - 15:30 How Valuable is the Summer League - 15:31 Peter Gosnell - 15:49 - 17:05 Importance of the Guest Speakers at SBC- 17:06 - 17:45 The Journey from New Zealand to the NBA- 17:46 - 18:30 Taking a Chance - 18:30 - 19:07 Life Lesson from Tommy Shepard and John Hammond - 19:08 Todd Patterson - 19:53 - 21:12 Understanding a New Sport - 21:13 - 21:38 Which Speakers stood out to Todd?- 21:39 - 22:18 Advice to give to other non basketball students - 22:19 - 23:15 Sean Raggio Producing SBC shows- 23:16 Mikhail Ratts - 23:50 - 25:00 Having a Strong Mentality - 25:01 - 25:41 Tommy Shepard Lesson - 25:42 - 26:18 Real Life Deals - 26:19 - 26:43 Being a Man of Your Word - 26:44 LJ Hapanowicz - 27:36 - 28:22 Biggest Takeaway being apart of SBC - 28:23 - 29:34 Chasing Your Dreams and following your path- 29:35 - 30:04 The Value of the Job is whats important - 30:05 Ari Eizen - 31:05 - 31:45 Takeaways from the Guest Speakers - 31:46 - 32:45 One of a Kind Experience - 33:00 Tenee Denson Griffin - 33:34 - 34:34 Learning from Rachel Nichols- 34:35 - 35:15 Coaching 101 and CBA Master Class- 35:16 Chenye Gadson - 36:30 - 38:24 Experience coming from the G League - 38:25 - 30:45 Doesn't matter where you start its about finishing - 30:46 - 41:07 Soaking up the Knowledge - 41:08 Ric Lampkins - 42:28 - 43:11 Attending the Program Virtually- 43:12 - 44:20 Getting to learn from Rafael Stone - 44:21 - 45:30 Recommending SBC to future GMS- 45:31 - 46:00 How can you be Helpful? - 46:01 Ramsen Jacob - 46:49 - 47:10 Becoming a certified NBA Agent - 47:11 - 47:42 Lessons that will always stick with you - 47:43 - 48:18 Teaching the Future GMS about SBC Experience - 48:19 - 48:45 Respecting the people that are with you - 48:46 Niyanth Anand - 49:35 - 50:38 Getting to Talk Trades with GMs - 50:39 - 51:40 Continue to sharpen the skill set - 51:45 Derrick Morris - 52:40 - 54:01 Help shape your Career and add value to the team- 54:02 - 54:47 Take a Chance and Invest in it- 54:50 - 55:50 If you build it they will come