Your Faith Has Made You Well – Faith Bible Verses

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Your Faith Has Made You Well – Faith Bible Verses.


Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.

Habakkuk 2:4


“Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

Luke 7:50


According to your faith let it be to you.” Matthew 9_29 Bible Verse Instagram Post

For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 4:13


“If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Matthew 17:20


“So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.”

Acts 16:5


Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2_4 Bible Verse Instagram Post

To demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Romans 3:26


When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”

Mark 2:5


“If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?”

Luke 12:28


For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1_17 Bible Verse Instagram Post

“Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. 22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

Matthew 21:21-22


But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, 6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

Romans 4:5-6


Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.

Mark 10:52


For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. Romans 4_13 Bible Verse Instagram Post

“If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

Luke 17:6


Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, 6 among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;

Romans 1:5-6


Then Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Luke 18:42-43


If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17_20 Bible Verse Instagram Post

Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Acts 6:7


For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

Romans 1:17


But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

Luke 22:32


Your faith has saved you. Go in peace. Luke 7_50 Bible Verse Instagram Post

Strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”

Acts 14:22


Since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

Romans 3:30


So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, 9 and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.”

Acts 15:8-9


“According to your faith let it be to you.”

Matthew 9:29


I now send you, 18 to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’

Acts 26:17-18


But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;

Romans 3:21-22


“Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

Luke 17:19


“O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.”

Matthew 15:28


Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.

Romans 3:28


“Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”

Mark 5:34


Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.

Romans 3:31


“Have faith in God.”

Mark 11:22


“Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.”

Matthew 9:22



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A Letter Of Faith – Jack Phillips

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A Letter Of Faith – Jack Phillips.

Dear Jack Phillips,

It is because of people like you that our Faith is encouraged, fortified and strengthened.
It is because of strong pillars and fighters for Jesus, the Bible and righteousness, that hope billows in our hearts.
It is because of godly and upright people like you that love flows into our hearts.
It is your bravery, courage and boldness that spurs us on to the run the race and fight the good fight of faith.
Thank you so much for standing tall and fighting the good fight of faith.
Thank you for choosing Jesus above all else.
I pray Jesus Christ blesses you exceedingly, abundantly, above anything you can ever imagine.

June 4th 2018, seven out of nine Justices of the supreme court of the USA ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, a Baker from Colorado who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple because it was in contradiction to his beliefs.

I want to thank the nine Justices for making a wise and godly decision. For allowing their conscience to rule despite the pressures and popular trends. I pray Jesus blesses them abundantly for their decision in this highly controversial matter.

With increased persecution of believers in Jesus across the world, reading the supreme court ruling is a great victory for the Church of Jesus Christ.

The Bible says, that nothing can overcome the Church of Jesus. This victory clearly shows how Jesus fought for his Church and bride against the wiles of the enemy.

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

Matthew 16:18-19

When the humanists, secularists, devil worshippers took the Church to court, they lost.
Justice belongs to Jesus. Justice does not belong to the devil.

To lawyer Kristen Waggoner of the conservative Christian group: Alliance Defending Freedom and her team who represented Jack Phillips. Well done. Excellent job. Let Jesus bless your careers, give you more wisdom and knowledge of the Law. The Church needs more lawyers of your caliber.

I also want to thank the Christian protestors who took their placards and stood outside the court building to show their support for Jack Phillips and what he stands for.
Let Jesus mightily bless you for the love and unity you showed to Jack Phillips.

To those who prayed and fasted for Jack Philips and the Church of Jesus, thank you very much. Let the head of the church who is Christ Jesus mightily strengthen your faith and increase you.

In these perilous times, it’s comforting to see the Church unite for a common cause.

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Ephesians 4:11-13

We have no doubt that you Jack Phillips are a true son of the most high God Jesus Christ. We thank Jesus Christ for your life and your testimony.

Jesus bless you.

Jules

Appreciating Our Teachers And The Great Work They Do

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Appreciating Our Teachers And The Great Work They Do.

So, this week, is Teacher Appreciation Week in the United States.

The National Parent Teacher Association (NPTA) which is running the event had this to say:

“Teachers provide so much to our students—inspiration, motivation and, ultimately, their futures. From May 7-11, 2018, we would like to show our thanks and gratitude by treating them like a V.I.T. – VERY IMPORTANT TEACHER.”

Twitter is supporting the campaign by running the Hashtags: #ThankATeacher and #TeacherAppreciationWeek where users are encouraged to post on their student- teacher experiences and share photos, messages and videos, praising and thanking teachers.

Google has also shown it’s support by designing their doodle in accordance with the theme of Teacher appreciation.

Teacher Appreciation Week Google Doodle

I believe Jesus Christ is the greatest Rabbi or the greatest Teacher.

“Rabbi,” Nathanael replied, “You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
John 1:49

Below are some awesome tweets celebrating teachers and the great work they do.

Holy Bible Today tweets on Jesus and what he teaches. I can totally relate with this as Jesus and the Holy Spirit all this and more.

Bill Gates the Principal founder of Microsoft and one of the richest men in the world shows appreciation to his teacher Blanche Caffiere with this beautiful throw back black and white photo. 

This illustration shared by Julie Woodard is informative, colorful and creative. 

It is very interesting some of the things we remember about our experiences growing up. Cameron Kasky the founder of #MarchForOurLives has this thoughtful memory of his teacher. 

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How To Restore Your Mind, Spirit, Soul, Body, Heart And Recover From Pain – Healing

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How To Restore Your Mind, Spirit, Soul, Body, Heart And Recover From Pain – Healing

Many people don’t like talking about pain because there is a sort of shame and guilt that society often attaches to pain and suffering.

This therefore leads most people to burying their wounds and never fulling recovering and experiencing restoration.

There are many types of wounds; 

Some deep, some superficial, and some very close to the core.

Wounds can be caused by a number of things like burns, falls, car accidents, animal bites, physical abuse etc.

The list above is filled with physical causes of wounds and pain. But what about other kinds of wounds and pain?

I hope you understand that human beings are not one dimensional. We are made of five dimensions; Mind, Body, Soul, Heart and Spirit. 

We are so intricately and magnificently created. The creator sure knew what he was doing when he was making man.

The scriptures testify thus:

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Psalms 139:14

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalms 139_14 Bible Verse Instagram Post

If you have a bodily or physical wound, you can go to a doctor and he fixes you. 

But what about the kind of pain and wounds we can’t see?

Wounds buried in our souls, hearts, minds and spirit? 

Let us take an example of soul wounds.

Because it’s difficult to see a soul, some people ignore soul wounds but the more these kinds of hurts are ignored, the deeper they grow and fester.

Sometimes, they grow so deep, we forget who we are. 

They become so intense until we are shadows of ourselves. 

They grow so deep, we fail to find a cure and in turn seek out destructive and temporary escapes.

Some try to find a cure in drugs and pills. Others try sex and comforts in the bodies of others. 

Some try to drown the pain in a bottle or a hobby. But after awhile, and after much trying, they feel emptier and worse than when they started.

The above fixes don’t heal soul wounds. If you try any of the above, the pain will keep tormenting you through flash blacks and memories. 

You will never find a cure in drugs, pills, sex, alcohol, hobbies or video games.

A number of things can cause our pains:

The list may go something like:

Hurt and disappointment by friends, family or just the world.
or
Betrayal by loved ones.
or
Domestic abuse and violence.
or
Sexual abuse.
or
Loss of loved ones
And
The list goes on and on.

After awhile, pure souls can become dark and scary places. And dark souls can lead to hard and bitter hearts.

But thank God for a cure. Yes! There is but one cure for soul wounds.

LOVE is that balm and cure.

Love heals and restores. It is able to lead to recovery and redemption.

God’s love is the ultimate antidote but human love is good too. 

As you go out today, please love a soul. It could be a smile, a hug, a kiss, a kind word, a wave of the hand.

Whatever little you can do, please do. You just don’t know whose medicine and balm you might be.

The sages have said that words have the power to convey love and provide therapy. 

Poetry is one of those ways we can creatively share love. 

Wounds!

Deep gashes and slashes

Wounds that live in the soul

Some leave scars

But some keep bleeding

You can see and feel them

In angry words

In rude faces

In unkind acts.

Wounds!

They can be healed

Love heals

Love washes scars away

John

Belt Of Truth As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare

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Belt Of Truth As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare.


Spiritual Warfare.



Belt Of Truth.



Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist. 

Ephesians 6:14



Truth is deeper than just being honest. It means being sincere in your intentions and actions too.Telling the truth also takes Humility.Pride does not flow with Truth.







In human anatomy the area from the waist down is a sensitive area.On the human body, this area includes the reproductive parts, organs, thighs and legs.Any damage to our reproductive system can lead to infertility which ultimately leads to un-productivity.



As believers, we need to be productive. We need to multiple.Whether that multiplication includes talents, skills, wealth, families or any endeavors we find ourselves engaging in.Wearing your belt of truth firmly around your waist, will guard your production and even speed of production.



Don’t allow the enemy to bring famine, drought and hunger into your life through lies, dishonesty, pride and untruthfulness. Truth is life giving and there is life stored in your productive parts.We know the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy.




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"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness." (Ephesians 6:14) The Apostle Paul compares spiritual armor to the armor of the Roman soldier of this time. He begins by mentioning the truth as our loins girt, what is it? The truth of the word (John 17:17) is our first defensive weapon to destroy every lie of the devil and religion in order to be free from the influence of the thief because every lie you allow in your life gives authority to the father of lies on you. Let the truth set you free in the name of Jesus (John 8: 31-32) #s Wisdom4everyday#wisdomformife#jesuschrist#holyspirit#john#apostle#soldier#truth#lies#beltoftruth#gospel

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All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

John 10:8-10



If the enemy destroy’s you through untruthfulness, then he restricts and curtails your productivity and multiplication. We also know that the devil is the father of lies and there is no truth in him.



Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”

John 8:42-47







Therefore, if we are to distinguish ourselves and set ourselves apart as children of the light, then we have to train ourselves and learn to live in truth.It’s very important and imperative to. And when we find ourselves having any difficulties in living truthfully, let’s ask Jesus for help to live in truth like he does because Jesus is the Way, Truth and Life.



Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6



Truth Is Life. Jesus Is Truth.




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✝️ Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. ‭‭🔥Ephesians‬ ‭6:11-17‬🔥 . . . #fullarmorofgod #fullarmor #schemesofthedevil #schemes #devil #God #fleshandblood #powers #forcesofdarkness #spiritualforces #wickedness #standfirm #girdyourloins #truth #breastplate #breastplateofrighteousness #shodyourfeet #gospelofpeace #gospel #🛡#shieldoffaith #flamingarrows #evilone #helmetofsalvation #swordofthespirit #🗡 #⚔️ #wordofGod #bible #📖

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Let’s Live Victoriously By Embracing Truth



Elijah



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Sandals Of Peace As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare

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Sandals of peace as part of the full amor of God – Spiritual warfare.



Spiritual Warfare.



Sandals Of Peace.



And your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.

Ephesians 6:15


Who in this world doesn’t want peace? We crave for it. Whether as believers or non believers. I remember the speech President Donald Trump’s gave when he officially recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and he spoke about the world wanting peace.




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✝️ Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. ‭‭🔥Ephesians‬ ‭6:11-17‬🔥 . . . #fullarmorofgod #fullarmor #schemesofthedevil #schemes #devil #God #fleshandblood #powers #forcesofdarkness #spiritualforces #wickedness #standfirm #girdyourloins #truth #breastplate #breastplateofrighteousness #shodyourfeet #gospelofpeace #gospel #🛡#shieldoffaith #flamingarrows #evilone #helmetofsalvation #swordofthespirit #🗡 #⚔️ #wordofGod #bible #📖

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Especially considering the middle east conflict and the spiritual significance of events going on there.



Everyone in the world is speaking peace but the truth of the matter is that the world and everything in it can not give us peace.
In fact Jesus must have astonished his listeners when he told them that he had not come to bring peace but a sword.



“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’

Matthew 10:34-36






Kind of surprising since he is the Prince of Peace, right? Actually it is not surprising because in another passage Jesus promises to give his followers peace. The kind of peace the world can never give anyone. The kind of peace that cannot be negotiated, bought or sold. Only he as the prince of peace has the ability to give it.



Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27






And he is also that gospel of peace. When we preach Jesus to the world, we are in essence offering them Peace through the the Prince of peace. It is the same with the Beatitudes when Jesus speaks of the peacemakers. If we are peacemakers, we shall not only be blessed but we shall also be called son’s of God. How amazing is that?



Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.

Matthew 5:9



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"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:10-‬17 NIV #breastplateofrighteousness #helmetofsalvation #swordofthespirit #shieldoffaith #beltoftruth #gospelofpeace #armour #suitedforwar #timetofight #Godsarmy

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Let us always be ready to give people peace when they are faced with chaos, uncertainty, war and instability. Let’s give people Jesus, wherever and whenever we find them. The world is in desperate need of real peace. Let’s therefore put on our sandals of peace: run, sprint, jog, walk to give the world the Prince of Peace.



For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6


Be A Peacemaker. Let’s Live In The Peace Of Jesus.



Elijah



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Shield Of Faith As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare.


Spiritual Warfare.


Shield Of Faith.



In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Ephesians 6:16.


Faith, Jesus once said even the size of a mustard seed can move a mulberry tree and I strongly believe this.



“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,” the Lord said, “you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

Luke 17:6






Apostle Paul also wrote that without Faith, we cannot please God:



But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11:6


The devil is always throwing darts and arrows at believers. In fact, that is why the verse in Ephesians 6:16 says you need to have your shield of faith in every situation. You can never ever leave your shield of Faith behind. Never! Doesn’t matter what situation of life you find yourself in. Good, bad, sad, happy, sick, healthy, rich, poor.




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"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:10-‬17 NIV #breastplateofrighteousness #helmetofsalvation #swordofthespirit #shieldoffaith #beltoftruth #gospelofpeace #armour #suitedforwar #timetofight #Godsarmy

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In every situation, you have to have your shield of Faith.
The devil found Job in a rich, happy state when he started attacking him and he didn’t stop there. He carried on throwing flaming arrows at him even after he had lost everything.



However tough the situation you find yourself in, however dire the circumstances, however tempting to throw your hands in the air and start calling God a liar and feeling like quitting, I urge you, I beseech you to never lose your faith.



Shield of faith in full armor of God for Spiritual warfare
Shield of faith in full armor of God for Spiritual warfare.

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Because the moment you lose your Faith in Jesus, you have lost the battle and war. See, it’s Jesus who gives us victory during this war. Yes, we are soldiers but he is the commander in chief. We take directions from him. He leads and we follow.




So, if you lose faith in your commander in chief, you have inadvertently surrendered to the enemy and joined the other camp.
See, in this spiritual battle, there are only two sides.
Good and Evil. God and the Devil. There is no middle ground.







You either have full trust and Faith in Jesus or you don’t have faith in him. There is no gray, murky shady area.



I pray you take your faith seriously. I pray you always have your shield with you. So that when the devil comes with lies, slander, gossip, accusations, sickness, poverty, loss, grief, betrayal etc, you can quench and extinguish all his arrows so that nothing happens to you and you grow stronger in your faith and move from glory to glory.



Let’s Live Victoriously In Jesus. Take Your Shield Of Faith Every Where You Go.









Elijah



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Dear Oprah – Are You Still Searching For The Way To Heaven And Abba God

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Dear Oprah – Are you still searching for the way to heaven and Abba God?

Dear Oprah,

Are you still searching for the way to Heaven and Abba God or you finally found the way?
See, Dear Oprah,

It doesn’t matter what the popular television shows teach.
It doesn’t matter what the famous authors write.
It doesn’t matter what revered people speak.
It doesn’t matter what the secular media promotes.
It doesn’t matter what Bhudda enlightens.
It doesn’t matter what Mohammed instructed.
It doesn’t matter what New Age has come up with.

There is only one way to heaven.

The world can deny him or look for other ways to heaven.

Unfortunately there is only one way to heaven and there is no other.

It is useless searching for other ways to heaven and God when the right way has been shown and taught.

It’s a truth that can’t be argued, debated or even discussed.

It’s an unchanging truth.

And yet it’s a life giving truth.

None of our good works matter.
Our loving hearts don’t count in the equation.
Our generous hands don’t factor in.Our righteousness is as filthy rags to God.

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6 But we are all like an unclean thing,

And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;

We all fade as a leaf,

And our iniquities, like the wind,

Have taken us away.

Isaiah 64:6

There is only one way to God and his name is Jesus.

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6

If you are still searching for ways to God and to heaven, I pray the Way himself pays you a visit so that you can have an encounter with him.

Letter Inspired by the Youtube Clip below where Oprah Winfrey is denying Jesus Christ.

You Can Click Here To Watch The Video.

Jules

Is God’s Love Conditional Or Unconditional – Exploring Love In The New Age

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God’s love is Conditional, it is not unconditional!

WHAT?

I think I just had a nightmare I immediately reasoned when I woke up one cheery morning a few days ago and the first thing that came to my mind, wasn’t how lovely the weather was, but that God’s love is conditional.
It sounded almost like hearsay and blasphemy!
God’s love is not unconditional?

After everything the Televisions, Newspapers, Magazines, Novels, Hollywood, a hoard of Pastors, Priests, Popes, Prophets etc had been preaching and screaming for years?

How could God’s love be Conditional? The thought alone started causing me Cognitive dissonance.
I started remembering all the times I had advocated for blindly unconditional love.

I was really having a difficult day with these thoughts that stubbornly refused to leave me however hard I tried getting them out of mind. And where had this thought come from to occupy my mind?
How could this be?
Where was I going to put 1 Corinthians 13 and all the other love verses I believed?

All these thoughts led to emotions and feelings that felt like daggers to my soul and heart. In fact I started going through the 5 stages of Grief in no particular order.

During the anger phase, I felt like screaming, ‘God this feels like sabotage, Why are you doing this to my long held beliefs?’ But that day it felt like God was pin drop silent.

Soon my Anger had turned into denial. This could not be possible. God’s love could not be conditional. So to help calm myself, I started bargaining with Jesus. But despite all the  negotiations and arguments that went in my head with God, the thoughts just grew louder and louder.

Anyhow, as with every time I get cognitive dissonance, to ease my mind of the pain of conflicting thoughts, I often research and that is what I did. I got my tools and went to work to explore whether God’s love is truly conditional.

I started by praying and then I proceeded to open my Bible. I went to re-read John 3:16 the famous and widely quoted Bible Verse that speaks of the greatness and largeness of God’s love.

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:16-18 (NKJV)

Indeed God loved the world so much! He loved the world so much, he left his glorious kingdom and showed up himself to redeem the world himself, BUT, in verse 16 there is that catch phrase WHOEVER which doesn’t sound at all like ALL. If you don’t accept Jesus and his perfect sacrifice, like verse 18 says, you are already condemned.
Now, that sounds conditional.
Either accept Jesus or be condemned.

Let’s stop deceiving ourselves and taking God’s Love for granted. God love’s us very much but he also expects belief from us. Plus it’s time for a mindset change too because we have held onto these deceptive and manipulative thoughts for a long time.

And to all those who have been blackmailing other’s to manipulate them into giving unconditional love in the guise of God’s love is unconditional, so if you are a Christian you have to put up with my evil and wicked behavior etc … Think Again! Yes! Please THINK AGAIN.

Jules

Jesus You Satisfy – Poem

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Jesus You Satisfy – Poem.



Jesus you satisfy me with Joy
Jesus you satisfy me with Love
Jesus you satisfy me with Life
Jesus you satisfy me with Salt
Jesus you satisfy me with Food
Jesus you satisfy me with Hope
Jesus you satisfy me with Faith
Jesus you satisfy me with Light
Jesus you satisfy me with Mercy
Jesus you satisfy me with Music
Jesus you satisfy me with Water
Jesus you satisfy me with Family
Jesus you satisfy me with Health
Jesus you satisfy me with Victory
Jesus you satisfy me with Beauty
Jesus you satisfy me with Friends
Jesus you satisfy me with Purpose
Jesus you satisfy me with Produce
Jesus you satisfy me with Patience
Jesus you satisfy me with Gratitude
Jesus you satisfy me with your Word
Jesus you satisfy me with your Blood
Jesus you satisfy me with Abundance
Jesus you satisfy me with Compassion
Jesus you satisfy me with your Presence
Jesus you satisfy me with your Holy Spirit 



Bible Verse:


Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy,
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
15 Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us,
The years in which we have seen evil.
16 Let Your work appear to Your servants,
And Your glory to their children.
17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands.

Psalms 90:14-17



You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Psalms 145:16



Jules


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To The Greatest Muse Of All Time – Poem

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To The Greatest Muse Of All Time – Poem.



Who Coax’s Excellence From Exhaustion
Who Coax’s Perfection From Purgatory
Who Coax’s Purity From Pain
To The Lord Who Turn’s Our Crazy Into Creativity
To The Lord Who Turn’s Our Anguish Into Art
To The Lord Who Turn’s Our Bad Into Brilliance
Who Turns Carbon To Diamonds
Who Turns Trash To Treasure
Who Turns Lost To Found
To The Maker Who Molds Pottery From Clay
To The Creator Who Makes Universes From Nothing
To The Inventor Who Innovates Extraordinary From The Ordinary
Who Polishes Us Till We Shine
Who Cleans Us Till We Sparkle
Who Chastises Us Till We Are Right
To The Perfect Shepherd
To The Loving Father
To The Patient Savior
Who Brings Forth Songs From Sadness
Who Brings Forth Praise From Pressure
Who Brings Testimonies From Trials
To The Kind Master
To The Ever Present Guide
To The Greatest Must Of All Time
Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus!

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Jesus has given me so many creative opportunities. He has allowed my artistic side grow in ways I could never imagine possible. I thank him for every endeavour I have pursued. I thank him for the results. I thank him for the places he has taken me. Jesus is really my biggest Muse.



Bible Verse:


I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.
2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord.

 

Psalms 40:1-3


Jules


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Refresh Me With Apples, For I Am Lovesick – Love Bible Verses

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Refresh Me With Apples, For I Am Lovesick – Love Bible Verses.



The Song of Songs has been called Names Like:

. The Song Of Solomon.

. The Best Song.

. Songs.


The Songs of Songs was written by King Solomon and it is filled with allegories, metaphors, imagery and direct messages that teach us a number of things on Love;

  1. The Love Between Jesus as the Bridegroom and His Bride The Church. 
  2. The Love Between A Man and Woman.
  3. The Love Between God and Israel his Nation.

The Songs of Songs also provides Christian romantics with prose, poetry and lyrics they can share with their spouses and partners to spice their unions and add color. Below are some of my favorite Bible Verses on love from the Song of Songs.



Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love all the wealth of his house, It would be utterly despised.

Song of Songs 8:7


O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah, Lovely as Jerusalem, Awesome as an army with banners!

Song of Songs 6:4


Tell me, O you whom I love,
Where you feed your flock,
Where you make it rest at noon.
For why should I be as one who veils herself
By the flocks of your companions?

Song of Songs 1:6-7


Behold, you are fair, my love!
Behold, you are fair!
You have dove’s eyes.

Song of Songs 1:14-15


I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys. The Beloved 2 Like a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters.

Song of Songs 2:1-2


I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases.

Song of Songs 8:4


He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love. 5 Sustain me with cakes of raisins, Refresh me with apples, For I am lovesick.

Song of Songs 2:4-5


By night on my bed I sought the one I love; I sought him, but I did not find him. 2 “I will rise now,” I said, “And go about the city; In the streets and in the squares I will seek the one I love.” I sought him, but I did not find him. 3 The watchmen who go about the city found me; I said, “Have you seen the one I love?” 4 Scarcely had I passed by them, When I found the one I love. I held him and would not let him go, Until I had brought him to the house of my mother, And into the chamber of her who conceived me.

Song of Songs 3: 1- 4


How fair is your love, My sister, my spouse! How much better than wine is your love, And the scent of your perfumes than all spices!

Song of Songs 4:10


Set me as a seal upon your heart,
As a seal upon your arm;
For love is as strong as death.

Song of Songs 8:6


Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—For your love is better than wine. 3 Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.

Song of Songs 1:2-3


How fair and how pleasant you are, O love, with your delights!

Song of Songs 7:6



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Breastplate Of Righteousness As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare

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Breastplate of righteousness as part of the full armor of God – Spiritual warfare.



Spiritual Warfare:



The Breast Plate Of Righteousness



What is the importance of the Breastplate of Righteousness as one of the components of the whole armor of God?


The breastplate of righteousness is the part of the full armor of God that guards and protects your heart and soul from dangerous manipulations that the enemy tries to implant.


I’m sure some of you have met situations and people who try to manipulate you by using your emotions to try and make you stumble in your spiritual walk.


Righteousness gives you confidence when the enemy tries to carry out a smear campaign against your character which you know is secured in Jesus Christ.


When you sense the devil tempting you to throw away everything you know about Jesus and to start worrying because things seem to be getting worse instead of better, putting on your breastplate of righteousness is what helps you not to worry. Because you remember that life is about seasons. The seeds of good and righteousness you sow today will reap a plentiful harvest in future.



But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:33-34


So, despite all the manipulations of the enemy to deter you from running your race of Faith, you persevere and hold onto trusting that Jesus knows best. Jesus will always know best.



Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness

Ephesians 6:14


Breastplate of Righteousness Full of Armor of God Spiritual Warfare
Breastplate of Righteousness Full of Armor of God Spiritual Warfare.


If your righteousness is under attack right now and you are wavering in your faith and If for one reason or the other you are feeling discouraged and anxious about the cares of the world, I encourage you to listen to the song, “You’re gonna be ok” by Brian and Jenn Johnson of Bethel Music and I pray it encourages you and let’s you know that whatever it is, “You’re gonna be ok“.



Brian & Jenn Johnson



You’re Gonna Be Ok Lyrics



I know it’s all you’ve got to just, be strong
And it’s a fight just to keep it together, together
I know you think, that you are too far gone
But hope is never lost
Hope is never lost

.

Hold on, don’t let go
Hold on, don’t let go

.
Just take, one step, closer 
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll, get through this 
Just follow the light in the darkness 
You’re gonna be ok        

.
I know your heart is heavy from those nights
Just remember that you’re a fighter, a fighter
You never know just what tomorrow holds
And you’re stronger than you know
Stronger than you know

.
Hold on, don’t let go
Hold on, don’t let go 

.
Just take, one step, closer 
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll, get through this 
Just follow the light in the darkness
One step, closer 
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll, get through this 
Just follow the light in the darkness
You’re gonna be ok        

.
And when the night, is closing in
Don’t give up and don’t give in
This won’t last, it’s not the end, it’s not the end
You’re gonna be ok
When the night, is closing in
Don’t give up and don’t give in
This won’t last, it’s not the end, it’s not the end
You’re gonna be ok



Please wear your breastplate of righteousness and let no enemy manipulate you into taking it off.



Elijah



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Music Made By Kings – Poem

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Music Made By Kings – Poem.



I love music!
Music is a language to me
It’s a language that speaks to my bits and pieces
It speaks to crevices in my soul
And shards of my mind
It speaks to the scars on my body
And the unknown planes in my spirit
When I hear the right music.
And yes, there is a right kind of music.
Not all music will do for this soul.
I go through transformation
I go through renewal and healing
Of late, I started listening to a new kind of Song
A song made by Kings!
The Psalms & Songs of Songs.
Songs of victory, faith, hope and love.
And what a swell time I’m having
By listening to Music



Bible Verse:


Then David and all Israel played music before God with all their might, with singing, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on cymbals, and with trumpets.

1 Chronicles 13:8



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Sword Of The Spirit – The Word Of God As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare

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Sword Of The Spirit – The Word Of God As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare.



Spiritual Warfare:



Sword Of The Spirit |The Word Of God.



In our spiritual warfare against the powers of darkness, we have to come against the schemes of the devil and his agents using the word of God. It is therefore important that as a believer you read your Bible, memorize scripture so that you can able to speak the word of God when the enemy tries to tempt you or lead you astray.







The word of God is also very important for encouragement, edification and inspiration. It is daily bread that replenishes our souls, minds, spirits and heart when we grow weary.

Sword of the word of God
Sword of the word of God


The word of God also helps us know about God so that we can worship him in spirit in truth.



And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

Ephesians 6:17


Sword of the word of God Spiritual warfare
Sword of the word of God Spiritual warfare


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

Hebrews 4:12-13






He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.

Revelation 1:16






But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ”

Luke 4:4



Get your sword and go defeat the enemy.



Elijah



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The Full Armor Of God For Battle Against Enemies Points To This One Man – Spiritual Warfare

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Unfortunately many people don’t know that we are in a war every second of every day.  Many people are oblivious to the forces battling around them. This is no ordinary war. It’s a ferociously dangerous war for the souls, minds, hearts and spirits of men. 


And it’s a war that has been raging from the dawn of mankind. Some believers erroneously believe they have no enemy. Some who know they have an enemy think the enemy they are fighting is weak.


Well, the enemies we fight are not weak. They are powerful. But as believers in Jesus Christ we take strength and power in the knowledge that Jesus conquered the devil.





Jesus gave us authority over satan and his agents.



And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 

19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 

20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

Luke 10:18-20


But that authority and power is useless if we don’t engage and use it. We have to know who we are in Christ and to take up our rightful places of dominion.



The full armor of God Apostle Paul wrote about in Ephesians 6:10-18 has been the subject of many sermons. And the components of the armor need to be known by every believer. When I personally think of the Armor of God, it points me to one man.



The Man Jesus Christ of Nazareth.



Every piece of Armor speaks of Jesus and his preeminence. So every time I put on my Armor I know I’m wearing Jesus Christ from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet.



Let me illustrate:



Truth like a belt around your waist.


Jesus is the Truth.



Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6


Righteousness like armor on your chest.


Jesus is our Righteousness.



But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us — our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption

1 Corinthians 1:30






Feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.


Jesus is the Prince of Peace.



For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6


Shield of faith.


Jesus the source and perfecter of our faith.



Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

Hebrews 12:2


Helmet of salvation.


Jesus our Salvation.



After He was perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him, 10 and He was declared by God a high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 5:9-10


Sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.


Jesus the Word.



The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14






Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil.  12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.  13 This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day,  and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14 Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, 15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. 16 In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. 18 Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

Ephesians 6:10-18


Take Up Your Armor and Let Us Rush Into Battle Certain Of Victory In Jesus’s Name.



Elijah



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Men Who Died For Love In The Bible, History, Mythology, Literature And Folklore

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It’s the love month, and one can already feel all the love vibes wafting through the air as couples enjoy the blessing of love.


Love is a beautiful blessing. Without love the world would not be in existence. I strongly believe love holds the world together and without it, everything we know would come off the seams.


I wrote an article about Women Who Died For Love In History, Literature And Folklore. These courageous and brave women through the ages gave up their lives for the sake of love. For some it was love for family, men, husbands, lovers, work, beliefs, faith etc.


I’m following that article up with a post on Men who died for love. Contrary to popular media portrayal, men love deeply and many men have died for love too. Some of these men have laid down their lives for their faith, friends, their wives, lovers, women, work, beliefs etc. 


Of course I will start with the Greatest Man of All. The Man who laid down his life on an accursed cross for me, you and the whole world. The Man Jesus Christ who once said:


“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13

Apostles And Disciples Of Jesus In The Bible Killed Because They Refused To Denounce Their Love For Their Master And friend.


  • Philip
  • Matthew
  • Simon-Peter
  • Thomas
  • Bartholomew
  • Thaddaeus
  • Matthais
  • Apostle Paul
  • Simon the Zealot
  • Stephen The First Marty
  • Andrew brother of Peter
  • James the Greater, Son Of Zebedee
  • James the Lesser, Son of Alphaeus 

Other Bible Figures Who Died For Love


  • Samson
  • John The Baptist

Greek Mythological Figures Who Died For Love



Men Who Died For Love In Literature And Folklore


  • Romeo
  • Tristan
  • Paolo
  • Majnu
  • Pyramus

Men Who Died For Love In History


  • Mark Antony

Men Who Died For Love Of Their Beliefs And Faith WorldWide


  • Jan Hus
  • Saint Alban
  • Saint Valentine
  • Jacques Hamel
  • Thomas Becket
  • Thomas Cranmer
  • St. Thomas More
  • St. Jean Brebeauf
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  •  St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Abraham ben Abraham
  • Archbishop Janani Luwum
  • Jean-François de la Barre
  • Blessed Devasahayam Pillai
  • Francisco Maldonado da Silva
  • Jim Elliot and His Companions

Men Who Died For The Love Of Their Faith In Africa: Uganda Martyrs


  1. Achilleus Kiwanuka
  2. Adolphus Ludigo-Mukasa
  3. Ambrosius Kibuuka
  4. Anatoli Kiriggwajjo
  5. Andrew Kaggwa
  6. Antanansio Bazzekuketta
  7. Bruno Sserunkuuma
  8. Charles Lwanga
  9. Denis Ssebuggwawo Wasswa
  10. Gonzaga Gonza
  11. Gyavira Musoke
  12. James Buuzaabalyaawo
  13. John Maria Muzeeyi
  14. Joseph Mukasa
  15. Kizito
  16. Lukka Baanabakintu
  17. Matiya Mulumba
  18. Mbaga Tuzinde
  19. Mugagga Lubowa
  20. Mukasa Kiriwawanvu
  21. Nowa Mawaggali
  22. Ponsiano Ngondwe

Jules


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I Am A Woman – Poem

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I Am A Woman – Poem.


I am A Woman of Joy
I am A Woman of War
I am A Woman of God
I am A Woman Of Faith
I am A Woman Of Hope
I am A Woman Of Love
I am A Woman of Truth
I am A Woman of Jesus
I am A Woman of Grace
I am A Woman of Peace
I am A Woman of Favor
I am A Woman of Virtue
I am a Woman of Honor
I am A Woman of Prayer
I am A Woman of Praise
I am A Woman of Beauty
I am A Woman of Victory
I am A Woman of Loyalty
I am A Woman of Service
I am A Woman of Destiny
I am A Woman of Healing
I am A Woman of Promise
I am A Woman of Wisdom
I am A Woman of Worship
I am A Woman of Miracles
I am A Woman of Wonders
I am A Woman of Patience
I am A Woman of Brilliance
I am A Woman of Prophecy
I am A woman of Anointing
I am A Woman of Kindness
I am A Woman Of Gratitude
I am A Woman of Knowledge
I am A Woman of Intelligence
I am A Woman of Productivity
I am A Woman of Understanding
I am A Woman of Righteousness
I am A Woman of The Word Of God

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
I choose to live life believing the promises of God for my Life.
I choose to speak positivity into my life daily, holding fast onto Jesus.
There are still parts of my life that Jesus is working on but I know that someday, when I stand before my King, I will be as perfect as his word encourages me to be.
 



Bible Verses:


“Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

Matthew 5:48 

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Proverbs 18:21


Jules


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Signs In The Skies, Moon And Stars – Super Blue Blood Moon – Harbingers Of The End Times

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Signs In The Skies, Moon And Stars – Super Blue Blood Moon – Harbingers Of The End Times.

I don’t believe in Astrology, reading palms and other practices of reading the stars and planets to determine destines, foretell the future etc but I do believe in the Bible and the word of God.

I believe when the good book caution’s us to be alert and awake so that the Bridegroom finds us prepared and ready at his coming.

Every week seems to come with it’s own signs of the end times with cosmological, astronomical, political, social and other signs.

A few days back, I wrote on the Various Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions that shook the Earth. A few weeks before that, I reported on Hurricanes, Fires, Winter storms, Epidemics and other signs many people were oblivious to.

As the rest of the world anxiously waits to watch the Super Blue Blood Moon that hasn’t occurred in 152 years (Last happened March 31, 1866), all I can think of are these Bible Scriptures.

25 “Then there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars; and there will be anguish on the earth among nations bewildered by the roaring sea and waves. 

26 People will faint from fear and expectation of the things that are coming on the world, because the celestial powers will be shaken. 

27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 

28 But when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near!”

Luke 21:25-28

12 Then I saw Him open the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred; the sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair; the entire moon became like blood; 13 the stars of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind;

Revelation 6:12-13

The Super Blue Blood Moon simply put is:

– Super-moon: The Moon’s Closet point to Earth.

– Blue Moon: When two full moons occur twice in a moon, the second full moon is defined a Blue Moon.

– Blood Moon: A total lunar Eclipse which makes the moon look red.

To read more on the Super Blue Blood Moon, check the links below:

Hannah

For Children With Lost Dreams

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For Children With Lost Dreams.

Some children dream of positively changing the world.

Some children dream of helping their parents and others.

Some children dream of spreading love, light and beauty.

Despite all these glorious aspirations, the dreams of so 

many children get lost in the sea of illness, 

parent’s divorce, abandonment and sometimes death.

Jesus had a special and soft spot for children and he once said this to those who were rebuking the children from accessing him:

13 Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them.

14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

15 And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.

Matthew 19:13-15

So, for the children whose dreams have been cut short for one reason or another, I dedicate this Poem written by Kae Bucher.

This heartbreakingly beautiful poem was written by Kae in honor of Down syndrome babies who are now nestling safe and secure in their heavenly Father’s bosom.

It’s a deeply moving poem you can finish reading by clicking the link below.

Xoxo… she hopes to give hugs and kisses hugs and kisses…but amnios show she has too…too…too much love to give away..too many #21 chromosomes… she has too many xoxo’s so her love is filed under aborted reasoning on tic tac toe charts … where mommies and daddies don’t hold extra special babies with extra special […]

via she hopes to be a birthday princess  — Buckets on a Barefoot Beach

Tikva

Get Found After Beautiful Surrender – Praise And Worship

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Get Found After Beautiful Surrender – Praise And Worship.

A deeply moving enriching worship experience is what the album “Beautiful Surrender” released September 30, 2016 by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser of Bethel Music provides the listener.
The songs they written and sang are the kind you don’t want to stop listening to.

The Sound: 

Harmonies that are very pleasing to the ears.

The Lyrics: 

worship experience that truly helps the believer to worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. The words leave you marveling at the love of God and how much he wants to commune with each of us.
The lyrics describe the love of God so powerfully one is left feeling deeply cherished;

For example here are the Lyrics from the Song titled Find Me:

I fall down upon the ground
Press my face against the earth
Till my heart it rises over my head
As the wheat it bows down low
When the autumn wind blows
I kneel before the One
I love

~

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in Your grace

~

Like the dust that You first held
In a garden where You knelt
Pull me up against Your face again
Till the breath of Your hope
Fill the depths of my soul
Till all I know is I’ve been
Found by love

 ~

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in Your grace

~

[Sweet Humming]

~

Like the dust that You first held
In a garden where You knelt
Pull me up against Your face again
Till the breath of Your hope
Fill the depths of my soul
Till all I know is I’ve been
Found by love

~

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in Your grace

~
Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in Your grace

~

Find me grateful
Find me thankful
Find me on my knees
Find me dreaming
Find me singing
Find me lost in Your grace

The lyrics and song led me to meditate more deeply on the Bible Verses below!

35 “Be ready for service and have your lamps lit.

36 You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.

37 Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed. I assure you: He will get ready, have them recline at the table, then come and serve them.

Luke 12:35-37

7 “Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 7:7-8

39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

Matthew 26:39

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Various Earthquakes And Volcanic Eruptions In A Space Of Days – Harbingers Of The End Times

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Various Earthquakes And Volcanic Eruptions In A Space Of Days – Harbingers Of The End Times.

In a space of less than a week, various places in the world have experienced earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  As the days go on, it feels like Cosmology keeps going through a sort of metarmophosis daily. 

A few days back, I did write an article speaking on hurricanes, fires, winter storms, earth quakes, epidemics as being signs of the end times and various Bible verses to accompany the article.

Well, the latest Earthquakes and Volcanoes are just more Harbingers signaling the times.

As we watch these often disturbing events, I hope we can take comfort in the knowledge that Jesus is in control and we need not fear.

The Bible does talk about the last days and what will happen;

17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,

That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;

Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

Your young men shall see visions,

Your old men shall dream dreams.

18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants

I will pour out My Spirit in those days;

And they shall prophesy.

19 I will show wonders in heaven above

And signs in the earth beneath:

Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,

And the moon into blood,

Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

21 And it shall come to pass

That whoever calls on the name of the Lord

Shall be saved.’

Acts 2:17-21

Below, I have collected some of the latest cosmological occurrences and what the major news outlets are saying about the events. 

Indonesia earthquake: Powerful 6.0 magnitude quake strikes off coast of Java.”

“According to the US Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude quake was centered offshore western Java at a depth of about 43 kilometres (27 miles). The epicentre was about 153 kilometres (95 miles) southwest of Jakarta.”

Independent

Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Indonesia as buildings in Jakarta shake.”

“Buildings in the capital swayed for 10 to 20 seconds and people have taken to social media describing the earthquake as terrifying. 

‘This is the second time I felt an earthquake in Jakarta, so shocking, so scary, so traumatic,’ one person wrote.”   Daily Mail

Strong earthquake sets buildings swaying in Indonesia.”

“Zainal, who heads Banten province’s search and rescue agency, said the quake damaged houses and other buildings in Lebak district, including a high school and hospital, and a mosque in Pandeglang district collapsed.

Buildings in the capital swayed for 10 to 20 seconds and some ordered evacuations, sending streams of people into the streets.”

CBS News

Strong Earthquake Off Alaska Prompts Tsunami Watch For Entire U.S. West Coast.”

“A magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit the Gulf of Alaska in the early hours of Tuesday, prompting warnings of a possible tsunami down the west coast of North America.

Emergency sirens sounded in Kodiak, a town of 6,100 people on Alaska’s Kodiak Island, one of the closest settlements to the epicenter.

“This is a tsunami warning. This is not a drill. Please get out to higher ground,” said the announcer on local public radio station KMXT.”

Huffington Post

Entire West Coast On Tsunami Watch After Earthquake Rocks

“The entire West Coast of the U.S. has been placed on tsunami watch after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Gulf of Alaska. 

California is included in the alert, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) Tsunami Warning System. The quake has also triggered warnings for Alaska and the coasts of British Columbia in Canada. 

Authorities have urged residents in Alaska to evacuate low-lying coastal areas, with the NWS sending out an emergency alert to mobile phones warning: “Tsunami danger on the coast. Go to high ground or move inland.”

 Newsweek 

U.S. West Coast under tsunami warning, watch after 7.9 earthquake off Alaska coast

“The earthquake woke Putney up out of a dead sleep, and he estimates it shook for at least 30 seconds.

“I’ve been Kodiak for 19 years that was the strongest, longest lasting one I’ve ever felt,” he said by telephone.”

ABC News

Fiery Philippine Volcano Mount Mayon Forces 56,000 People to Evacuate

“The Philippines’ most active volcano spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes Tuesday in a dazzling but dangerous eruption that has sent 56,000 villagers to shelter in evacuation centers.

Lava fountains gushed 700 meters, or about 2,300 feet, above Mount Mayon’s crater and ash plumes rose up to 3 kilometers at night and at least twice Tuesday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. An explosive eruption Monday was the most powerful since the volcano started acting up more than a week ago.”

The Wall Street Journal

Mayon Volcano Alert Raised to Level Four: ‘Intense Unrest’

“Mayon sits about 500 kilometres southwest from the capital of Manila. It’s the most active volcano in the Philippines, although it’s been relatively calm since its last major eruption in 2009. In 2013, a freak explosion at the summit killed five climbers, including three Germans, one Spaniard and a Filipino tour guide. Despite the tragedy, the alert level remained at 0.

On January 13 this year the cone began releasing clouds of ash, prompting the evacuation of surrounding areas. More than 24,000 people have since been relocated.”

Vice

Skiers Injured by Flying Rocks on Japanese Volcano

Twelve people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of a volcano in central Japan were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden eruption, officials said. One soldier later died.

The eight soldiers were in a group of 30 who were undergoing ski training when they were hit by the volcanic rocks, defense officials said. 

USNews

Hannah

Hurricanes, Fires, Winter Storms, Earth Quakes, Epidemics – Signs People Don’t See And Bible Prophecies – Harbingers Of The End Times

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Hurricanes, Fires, Winter Storms, Earth Quakes, Epidemics – Signs People Don’t See And Bible Prophecies – Harbingers Of The End Times.

In recent times, our world has been plagued with many disasters. The news keeps flowing in from all over the world. There is no place in the world that has not suffered one calamity or another. The intensity and frequency of these events keeps increasing and intensifying. 

Many people have not taken much heed to these Harbingers and signs of our times. Wickedness has intensified. Sin and Idol worship is glorified. Righteousness is frowned upon. Godly living is considered outdated.

Some of the things people do in the dark are unutterable and abominable.

Many people have been told the lie that Heaven and Hell are not real. Unfortunately so many people have accepted this deception and been led astray. Living life recklessly because they don’t believe there is an afterlife.

These are signs of the End times as prophesied in the Bible and yet many people can’t these signs and harbingers because they are blinded by sin and iniquity.

Despite these happenings in the world, we can live with hope and be comforted that where ever we might live, however bad the situation might be, Jesus has us covered and protected. We only need trust him and listen to his Holy Spirit.

The Prophet Hosea said:

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6

And Prophet Ezekiel adds:

This is the declaration of the Lord God.
9 I will trouble the hearts of many peoples,
when I bring about your destruction
among the nations,
in countries you do not know.

Ezekiel 32:8-9

I pray that people can finally wake up to the realities of the days. I pray that the Lord will give Knowledge to those who lack it so that they are not ignorant. I pray that people can turn to God and make their robes clean so that when Jesus Christ comes, he will find a clean church that has been washed in his blood and is living righteously. I pray people turn away from shameful and sinful acts. I pray for renewal and conversion of souls. I pray People receive Jesus.

Disease Epidemics and Outbreaks

10 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness
In the house of the wicked,
And the short measure that is an abomination?
11 Shall I count pure those with the wicked scales,
And with the bag of deceitful weights?
12 For her rich men are full of violence,
Her inhabitants have spoken lies,
And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
13 “Therefore I will also make you sick by striking you,
By making you desolate because of your sins.
14 You shall eat, but not be satisfied;
Hunger shall be in your midst.
You may carry some away, but shall not save them;
And what you do rescue I will give over to the sword.

Micah 6:10-14

Mudslides

22 “I will rise up against them” — this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts — “and I will cut off from Babylon her reputation, remnant, offspring, and posterity” — this is the Lord’s declaration. 23 “I will make her a swampland and a region for screech owls, and I will sweep her away with a broom of destruction.”
This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.

Isaiah 14:22-23

Fearsome Fires

22 For a fire is kindled in My anger,
And shall burn to the lowest hell;
It shall consume the earth with her increase,
And set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Deuteronomy 32:22

………………………………………..

6 Upon the wicked He will rain coals;

Fire and brimstone and a burning wind

Shall be the portion of their cup.

Psalms 11:6

Winter Storms and Bomb Cyclones

15 I will destroy the winter house along with the summer house;
The houses of ivory shall perish,
And the great houses shall have an end,”
Says the Lord.

Amos 3:15

…………………………

20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 24:20-21

Malnutrition

15 ‘So it shall be a reproach, a taunt, a lesson, and an astonishment to the nations that are all around you, when I execute judgments among you in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I, the Lord, have spoken. 16 When I send against them the terrible arrows of famine which shall be for destruction, which I will send to destroy you, I will increase the famine upon you and cut off your supply of bread. 17 So I will send against you famine and wild beasts, and they will bereave you. Pestilence and blood shall pass through you, and I will bring the sword against you. I, the Lord, have spoken.’ ”

Ezekiel 5:15-17

Earth Quakes

10 The earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
The sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.
11 The Lord gives voice before His army,
For His camp is very great;
For strong is the One who executes His word.
For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible;
Who can endure it?

Joel 2:10-11

Floods

28 A flood will carry off his house,
rushing waters on the day of God’s wrath.
29 Such is the fate God allots the wicked,
the heritage appointed for them by God.”

Job 20:28-29

7 The Lord is good,

a refuge in times of trouble.

He cares for those who trust in him,

8 but with an overwhelming flood

he will make an end of Nineveh;

he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.

Nahum 1:7-8

Famine and Drought

11 For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”

Haggai 1:11

Hurricanes

22 With the force of a flood they shall be swept away from before him and be broken, and also the prince of the covenant.

Daniel 11:22

……………………

2 Thus says the Lord:

“Behold, waters rise out of the north,

And shall be an overflowing flood;

They shall overflow the land and all that is in it,

The city and those who dwell within;

Then the men shall cry,

And all the inhabitants of the land shall wail.

Jeremiah 47:2

Hannah

How To Make Your Marriage More Successful, Stronger And Healthier – Top Rated Books

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How To Make Your Marriage More Successful, Stronger And Healthier – Top Rated Books.

As Marriages come under attack and the divorce rates increase, can we hope for successful Unions? Can married people stay in strong, healthy unions? Can single people aspire to successful and happy marriages? With some of the challenges that arise with maintaining a prosperous marriage:  Some involving, sex, finance, children, work, families, etc can we learn to overcome the obstacles that may present themselves and achieve happiness and longevity? 

Marriage is ordained by God. It please’s God for people to get married, have godly marriages and raise godly children who will worship and follow his ways.

The Bible clearly states:

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Matthew 19:4-6

There is always room to learn new ways to:

– Treat our spouses better and more lovingly,  

– Heal and restore broken marriages 

– Grow more successful marriages.

The Authors below offer invaluable information, strategies, ideas, principles and concepts in making marriages successful and reducing divorce rates.

These books are great for married people seeking to strengthen their marriages, married people facing challenges in their in their unions, married spouses faced with a cheating spouse and single people contemplating marriage.

Who wouldn’t want to have a Marriage made in Heaven? As marriages face challenges, opposition and problems, it helps to remember the Principles that can help to maintain them. This is a book for you, if you need to move your marriage from Childhood to Godhood. 

 

Drawing Heaven Into Your Marriage written by Dr. H. Wallace Goddard, a Professor of Family Life who has developed programs on marriage and family relations. He is also known for his television series entitled Guiding Children Successfully.

 

Get a copy and Read

Is your marriage facing challenges with sex, work, finances etc? The strategies and solutions offered in this book can help you to reasonably manage these challenges and resolve the issue.

 

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work written by Dr. John Gottman, a leading research scientist on marriage and family, is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Washington, Executive director of the Relationship Research Institute and cofounder of the Gottman Institute. 

 

You can obtain the Book by clicking Here:

In reviewing this New York best seller, Amazon Review writes, ” Reveals the secret to couples meeting each other’s deepest needs–without love she reacts without respect, and without respect he reacts without love, and a painful, negative cycle begins.”

 

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs written by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. 

Dr. Emerson was, “The senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, Michigan for almost twenty years and  holds a PhD in child and family ecology from Michigan State University, a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College, an MA in communications from Wheaton College Graduate School, and an MDiv from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sarah have been married since 1973 and have three adult children.”

 

You can obtain the Book by clicking Here:

Loving your spouse creatively and gently the way they deserve to be loved. Learning about the needs of your spouse so that you can provide them with what satisfies them so that you can avoid challenges that lead to extramarital affairs.. Find out these secrets by reading:

 

His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr.

Dr. Willard is a nationally acclaimed bestselling author, clinical psychologist and marriage counselor. His website, Marriage Builders, offers practical solutions to almost any marital problem.

 

Get yourself a copy of this best seller by checking Here:

Relationships can be challenging and difficult. So how do we navigate the complex terrain of relationships and love the people in our lives the way they need to be loved so that we can have fruitful relationships? 

 

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts written by Gary Chapman who is a counselor,  speaker and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc helps to answer the question.

You can get the Book and even read a Preview Here:

 

To know more about Gary Chapman and read his other books, visit his website at 5lovelanguages.

Trust is a Vital Component to building and maintaining Healthy, budding relationships. Has Trust in your Relationship broken or under Stress? This is the Book for You.  

 

I Love You But I Don’t Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship written by Mira Kirshenbaum an international Author and Clinical director of The Chestnut Hill Institute which specialize’s in research and Psychotherapy.      

 

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Do you desire to love God and your spouse more deeply? Do you want to know the Mystery of Marriage? Are you yearning for a successful marriage based on God and his principles? Then getting this Book is something you should do.

 

 

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God authored by Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller who have been married for over 37 years, have three children and started The Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York.

 

 

Get a copy and Read the book.

A Holy Marriage that makes you and your Partner Holy Too? Christian Wisdom, Insights from Bible Scripture and Examples from Successful marriages all to help you to develop a Godly and Sacred Marriage. Look no further. The book below is just what you need.

 

Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy is  written by Gary L Thomas who is an International Author and speaker whose Vision is to encourage people to Know Jesus Christ. He is also the Writer in Residence at Second Baptist Church Houston, Texas. He is married and has Three Children. 

Find Your Copy.

We all know how important Communication is to the success of any Relationship. Yet many times, we find Communication lines breaking down and conflicts rising up. How can we effectively and efficiently communicate with our partners and spouses in order to have productive and fulfilling Relationships? Well, you can find out by obtaining:

Communication Miracles for Couples: Easy and Effective Tools to Create More Love and Less Conflict which is Authored by Jonathan Robinson who is an experienced Psychotherapist, Author and International Speaker From North Carolina who has helped many Partners rebuild their relationships and marriages by teaching them how to Communicate more effectively.

Read the Book Here.

Visit Jonathan Robinson at Finding Happiness.

How do you forgive a cheating spouse? How do you move from brokenness to restoration? How do you heal from wounds of spousal betrayal? How do you recover from humiliation and grief caused by your partner? In sharing her personal story of recovery and rebuilding her marriage after her husband cheated, Cindy Beall writes a compelling book that can help you too.

Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken: Finding Forgiveness and Restoration by Cindy Beall who is a Speaker, Author and Mentor of leaders. She also ministers to Pastors Wives and Women in Ministry.

Visit her Lovely and Inspiring blog at Cindy Bell. 

 

Read her Touching Book.

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Followers Of Jesus Being Persecuted On Social Media Like Facebook And Twitter – Harbingers Of The End Times

Followers Of Jesus Being Persecuted On Social Media Like Facebook & Twitter - Harbingers Of The End Times

Followers Of Jesus Being Persecuted On Social Media Like Facebook And Twitter – Harbingers Of The End Times.

Can sharing your Christian Faith on Social Media Like Facebook and Twitter Get You Harassed and persecuted?

The Answer is a resounding YES! And it’s even harder to imagine that this is happening in America and not some Middle East Muslim nation.

Everyday our world grows darker and very interesting things keep happening. As many Christians wake up from slumber, the number of Non-believers and Atheists also grows in strength.

 

The first time I watched God is Not Dead 1, I silently wondered whether the situation depicted in the Movie, with Education systems trying to shut Christians up was truly as dire as predicted.

And when God is Not Dead 2 was released with parts of the story line based on how Atheists were using the Law and Judicial systems to overpower Christianity, a small part of me still wanted to keep believe that our world wasn’t growing more wicked.

 

However reading stories where Atheists groups like the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) group are writing inflammatory letters to Leaders, In this case the Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas being targeted and his religious activities being policed because he likes to post Bible based Scripture on his Facebook and Twitter makes me realize just how pressing the situation is.

I still have no idea how this story ties in with the recently repealed Net Neutrality Regulations by The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) but I’m certain there is a connection and I’m just watching and waiting to see what that connection will be.

These Atheist Groups seem to have conveniently forgotten that President Abraham Lincoln called for a National Fast Day (A fast is  a religious activity) in 1863 and is quoted saying:

It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord,

It seems like the devil is really scared that his time is up and so he is seriously charging at believers and fighting the body of Christ. This simply means that we have to pray even harder and grow closer to the Lord. Apostle Peter cautions us saying:

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
1 Peter 5:8-9

I also found it quite interesting that the Atheist Attorney Andrew Seidel who wrote the Letter used Bible Scripture to try to get his point across.

“If the law and your oath to uphold the Constitution are not sufficient to convince you to stop, perhaps you might consider reading Matthew 6:5-6, in which Jesus condemns public prayer as hypocrisy in his Sermon on the Mount,” 
Andrew Seidel

This scenario reminds me of the Devil using Scripture to try and Tempt Jesus in the desert.

5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”
7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”
Matthew 4:5-7

I must add that I’m motivated by Governor Asa, and his posting of Bible scripture on social Media. I will certainly be posting more Bible verses myself.

There is indeed power in the Word of God. For those facing persecution or are being targeted please don’t give up sharing the word of God.  Let’s keep pushing the word of God out there. The devil can be overcome.

The Bible clearly says this:

Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Revelation 12:10-11

My question to you as a believer is: What are you using your social media spaces for? If Atheists and other non-believers looked at your social media accounts like Facebook or Twitter, would you get a warning letter for your beliefs in Jesus’s Christ?

Jules

Whoever Sows Bountifully Will Also Reap Bountifully – Reaping Bible Verses

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Whoever Sows Bountifully Will Also Reap Bountifully – Reaping Bible Verses.


As Christian believers, sometimes it can feel like the work we are doing is futile. Sometimes it may feel like it is not worth it to keep obeying God. To stay in ministry. To keep living a righteous and godly life. To keep doing good. To keep forgiving despite the hurt. To keep praying even when God feels silent. To keep praising and worshipping God even when we are dry.


When everything is against you, it maybe easy to fall in the trap of giving up. Forgetting the faithfulness of God. Forgetting his promises of faithfulness to us. Our God is a God who rewards obedience and faithfulness. It pleases him immensely when we live righteous lives.


So, if you feel like giving up your faith because of hardships in your life, spiritual attacks on your life or any other reason, the Bible verses below are for you. The scriptures we have collected are filled with the promises of God as a reminder to keep running the race of faith.


They are an encouragement to keep our eyes on the prize and reward. Please don’t give up your faith. Please keep holding on because it matters. You might not see the fruits of your work and obedience right now but I want to motivate and let you know that in due time, you will reap. Our God is a covenant keeping God. Our God is a faithful God. Keep on! Don’t dare give up for any reason.


Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”

Psalms 58:11


Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.
11 He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 40:10-11


You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Psalm 23:5


For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Isaiah 55:10-11


You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.

Psalm 65:11


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9


How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you.

Psalm 31:19


The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.

Psalm 145:15


Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

Psalm 1:1-6


Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.

Genesis 28:15


Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.

Acts 14:17


Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?

Matthew 24:45


After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”

Genesis 15:1


And you may eat it in any place, you and your households, for it is your reward in return for your service in the tent of meeting.

Numbers 18:31


The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!”

Ruth 2:12


For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away safe? So may the Lord reward you with good for what you have done to me this day.

1 Samuel 24:19


The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb. 11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Psalms 19:9-11


May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life! 21 But you, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name’s sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!

Psalms 109:20-21


Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalms 127:3-5


The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.
19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.

Proverbs 11:18-19


The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.
5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them.

Proverbs 22:4-5


Thus says the Lord: “Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work, declares the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. 17 There is hope for your future, declares the Lord, and your children shall come back to their own country.

Jeremiah 31:16-17


For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship. 18 What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

1 Corinthians 9:17-18


But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 6:6


Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12


Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 6:1


But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 6:3-4


But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 6:17-18


Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward.

Matthew 10:41


And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

Matthew 10:42


For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

Mark 9:41


Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

Luke 6:22-23


But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Luke 6:35-36


Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

1 Corinthians 3:12-15


Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. 25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

Colossians 3:23-25


For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. 35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Hebrews 10:34-36


He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.

Hebrews 11:26-28


Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward. 9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

2 John 1:8-9


He said to him, I will condemn you with your own words, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?

Luke 19:22


Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negeb! 5 Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! 6 He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalms 126:4-6


Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.

Hosea 10:12


Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

Matthew 6:26-27


Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

Luke 12:24-25


Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. 36 Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. 37 For here the saying holds true, One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”

John 4:34-38


For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles.

Romans 1:11-13


Does he not certainly speak for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop. 11 If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? 12 If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more?

1 Corinthians 9:10-12


The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7


Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6:7-10


And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.” 16 So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped.

Revelation 14:15-16


Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him;
he refreshes the soul of his masters.

Proverbs 25:13


You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.

Isaiah 9:3


For you also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed. When I restore the fortunes of my people, when I would heal Israel,

Hosea 6:11 – 7:1


Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Matthew 9:37-38


Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.

Matthew 13:30


He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

2 Corinthians 9:10-11


But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

James 3:17-18


May this be the Lord’s payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me. 21 But you, Sovereign Lord, help me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me.

Psalms 109:20-21


And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. 25 For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

Mark 4:24-25


Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.

Revelation 18:6


Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.

Exodus 16:4


And if you will indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil. 15 And he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full.

Deuteronomy 11:13-15


A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

Ecclesiastes 3:2


Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. 11 He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 40:10-11


For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory

Isaiah 66:18


Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. 4 I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 23:3-4


I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob; I will gather the remnant of Israel; I will set them together like sheep in a fold, like a flock in its pasture,
a noisy multitude of men. 13 He who opens the breach goes up before them; they break through and pass the gate, going out by it.
Their king passes on before them, the Lord at their head.

Micah 2:12-13


His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.

Luke 3:17


Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Revelation 22:12-13


For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

Hebrews 10:30


For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.

Matthew 16:27


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