And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
As I watched the news and saw the Tsunami caused by the Japanese earthquake,I was in awe at the force water has, it even moved huge ships as if it was a small car. Wooo I just keep thinking of what’s going through the minds of the people there,and what would we do if this happens here. And from what I’ve heard and know it’s possible. Then God‘s Word came to mind concerning the things we are seeing all over the world,and God said these things are just the beginning. Mercy,mercy Lord have mercy on your people that survived and all of your people all over the world. Father help your people to know that all of our protection is found in you. Help us Heavenly Father to recognize you and your Son Jesus Christ,for the things coming will fill our hearts with such fear that our mind can hardly handle it. Help us to know and believe that with you all things are possible,even peace in these trying times. For your Word is going to be fulfilled each and every day,so Father help us to prepare ourselves by calling on the name of Jesus for forgiveness and salvation.Amen
44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. 45 For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. 46 I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the darkness.
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
27 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.
We have God’s Word and as we stay in his Word our faith gets stronger,it’s a wonderful thing to know that God is real and that Jesus came to rescue us. In order to receive you must first believe.
Love in Christ Pat
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer
and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your
requests be made known to God; and the peace
of God, which surpasses all understanding, will
guard your heart and mind through Christ
Jesus. Amen. ( Philippians 4:6-7 )
Sometimes on our journey we feel pressured and want answers now! But God does not answer when we want him to,only when he knows it’s best. Waiting on God is not easy as we learn,to walk with God. We pitch fits and scream for the answer,but still nothing yet.What do we do? Well one thing that really helps is to continue “Praising God”,for that takes our mind off of our self,and puts it back on God.God is able to do above and beyond anything we ask,and he will. But it’s a process called waiting, God has a way of calming us down,and that is through his Holy Spirit.The Spirit of God can and does give us such peace,that we want worry,scream or become filled with doubt and fear “Hallelujah”! Pay close attention to the scripture above,don’t be anxious,do pray,and give thanks.You don’t praise for the thing that’s causing you pain and heartache,but you give “Thanks and “Praise” BECAUSE OF WHO HE IS,THE GREAT “I AM”.
Love in Christ Pat
Jesus Foretells the Future
5 Some of his disciples began talking about the majestic stonework of the Temple and the memorial decorations on the walls. But Jesus said, 6 “The time is coming when all these things will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!” 7 “Teacher,” they asked, “when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to take place?”
8 He replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and saying, ‘The time has come!’ But don’t believe them. 9 And when you hear of wars and insurrections, don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place first, but the end won’t follow immediately.” 10 Then he added, “Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven.
12 “But before all this occurs, there will be a time of great persecution. You will be dragged into synagogues and prisons, and you will stand trial before kings and governors because you are my followers. 13 But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me. 14 So don’t worry in advance about how to answer the charges against you, 15 for I will give you the right words and such wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to reply or refute you! 16 Even those closest to you—your parents, brothers, relatives, and friends—will betray you. They will even kill some of you. 17 And everyone will hate you because you are my followers. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish! 19 By standing firm, you will win your souls.
The word of God is the whole truth and I love God’s word.It gives me wisdom,strength,joy and peace! It’s so very good to stay in the word for God has forewarned us of many things going on now,and if you don’t know the word and believe it,then fear may over take you.I want to encourage you to stay in the word.
Love in Christ Pat
There are still so many people that think this way;
I’ll come to Jesus after I get myself right. But what they fail to realize is
that there is no way to get right without Jesus Christ. No matter what you try
you cannot get clean enough on your own to please God. The void in your life is
there on purpose,it’s where Jesus is suppose to be. Jesus Christ,God’s great
gift to us is God’s way of getting us right.And we must first believe in God,and
the finished work that Jesus Christ has done. For by the power of the eternal
Spirit,Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.
Hebrews 9:14 (b)
I no longer count on my own goodness or my ability to
obey God’s law, But I trust Christ to save me. For God’s way of making us right
“with himself depends on faith. Philippians 3:9
For if you confess with
your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from
the dead,you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are
made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.
Simply by faith you are made right in God’s sight
Love in Christ Pa
I’m adding some of my past post,enjoy
Who are you listening to? The voices that “Whisper” there is no God and there is no hell.Are you listening to all paths lead to God? Or mybe you’re hearing; I’m just as good as the other.Have you heard you’re fine just the way you are? Or maybe you’re hearing Jesus was just a man like me,the word of God was written by men just like me.Listening to the wrong voices can really get you into trouble,because God is not the only one talking to you.But if you believe the Whispers coming from satan you’re in for a really “Big Surprise” in the end,for remember…
1. 2 Corinthians 11:14 Even satan can disguise himself as an angel of light.
2.Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was the shrewdest of all the creatures the Lord had made.
3.Matthew 4:17 Turn from your sins and turn to God,because the kingdom of heaven is near.
4. John 8:44 He was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth.There is no truth in him.
5.John 14:6 Jesus said: “I Am the way,the truth,and the life,no one can come to the Father except through me”.
The voice of God will cause you to repent and he’ll give you peace,so be very sure of the voices you’re listening to.Because it would be a shame to lose your soul over lies.
Love in Christ Pat
Yes, Amen! I thank God for another year, last year was quite challenging! But with God all things are possible. God is true to His word! He is my great keeper, protector, and provider. There were a few times last year that I really thought I was going to lose it! But as always God stepped in on time. God has warned us about the tricks and wickedness of Satan, he is a liar and he knows our weaknesses, he comes to steal, kill and destroy us. We must keep that in mind! As I think of the challenges I went through last year it brings tears to my eyes, because there were some very difficult times! But it also brought back some good memories of God’s faithfulness. I can still remember back in 1975 how very hard Satan came against me, it was worse than last year. I can smile and rejoice now because of that. It felt as if darkness has covered me and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get free, my mind was all tore up. I knew I was saved but I didn’t really realize the power of God. I never will forget when in the midst of that darkness I heard Jesus say, Satan take your hands off of her she belongs to me from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet! “Hallelujah “!! It’s been on every since. I praise God for the wisdom and knowledge He’s given me. Now I’m “Celebrating ” because I know He brought me through all of this for His glory and my good! If it had not been for the Lord who is on my side, where would I be.
John 10:10 NKJV
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.
Ephesians 1:4 NKJV
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
Philippians 1:6 NKJV
being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
Yes I am very Happy because I know God is still working on me and through me to God be the Glory!
Love in Christ Pat
My heart truly goes out to all of the Family Members who lost loved ones in the senseless killings by Police Officers. I cannot even imagine what they are going through as yet another Black Man is killed. What oh What will it take for our eyes to be opened ! If it were not for the Lord who is on my side,I could not handle any of this. Jesus sees,He knows and He cares Hallelujah!
In the midst of the sadness,anger and so much confusion I thank God He is the reason I can yet Praise Him
Love in Christ Pat
|I am not Invisible
Can you not tell
I am different from you
But I Am not Invisible
Look at me and
maybe you’ll see
I Am not Invisible
My Ancestors were
And til this day
You cannot see
I Am Not Invisible
I am a black Man
With hopes and dreams
Look at me I am
We are different in
So many ways and
Yet our hopes and
Because God created
Us we deserve the
Same respect, peace
You’ve enjoyed for
I Am Not Invisible!
Written by :Pat Thacker