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  1. Nadine's Blog

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    Last night Jesus spoke to me and said... Believe every word that is written on My book.  Believe it and never doubt.  I am coming soon and My reward is with Me.   I answered... Yes Jesus.  I believe.  I trust, I want to see You face to face.    Amen

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    This is one of those topics that are unpleasant, at the best, to contemplate. But it is one that was of great concern to our Lord, and a ‘warning’ about the condition of the church in the end times. One we must be aware of, and understand, in order to pray for those in this condition for their salvation. We must always approach this difficult thing with the Love of God in our hearts, and forgiveness. To be there for one another…to pray for one another.

                Those interested in the signs of the end times, and who are in pursuit of these truths and knowledge, understand that the return of Jesus Christ will not occur without first a great ‘falling away’, and that His return will not precede this. “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first…”  (2 Thessalonians 2:3) KJV. First, what is meant by the great ‘Falling Away’? The term ‘falling away’ or ‘apostasy’ as called in many texts, means: to depart from the revealed truths of God’s Word; to be led away or seduced, defect and depart; to blind our own eyes by the manipulation of the truths of God’s Word; to justify that which is not of God by God’s Word; to be turned from the Truth by lying signs, wonders, and false teachings. The Greek translation of ‘falling away’ is ‘apostasia’ (ap-os-tas-ee’-ah): defection, revolt, apostasy, departure - literally, “a leaving, from a previous standing”; as defined by Strong’s Concordance (646).  These are just a few of the terms used to define ‘falling away’. Another example to the consistency of the meaning of a ‘falling away’ in the Word of God is this verse: “ Those on rocky ground are the ones who receive the Word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in time of testing they fall away.” (Luke 8:13) NIV. The meaning of this term must first be understood in the context of use for clarification.

                  This is a time in which the Lord is warning all, that many will not only leave the faith, but some will still claim it, and use the Word of God to serve their own pursuits. To justify their own desires; to mix His Truths with lies; for conformity with the world while yet believing for self-justification, and even themselves to lead others astray by their departed beliefs. Most importantly, not holding on to their ‘First Love”, Jesus Christ! “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have abandoned your first love. Remember therefore where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent.” (Revelations 2:4-5). NKJV. Who can fall into this category? Anyone! Not only you and I, but those who are students of the Word of God, those who also call themselves Pastor, teacher, church leaders, and elders.  Any one of us can be led into this deception unless we stay in His Word and seek His truths. Seeking His truths, and not just what we want His word to say, either by denial or omission. These are the things that can occur if after we have been called, we do not ‘stand the ground’. What is the result of  ‘falling away’ in any of these examples, without repentance?  The Lord Himself has strong Word’s on this that should shake the very ground we walk on.  “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the Will of my father who is heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you.  Away from me evil doers!”  (Matthew 7:21-23). NIV. Yes, these are the Word’s of God to those who have accounted themselves to be believers, but have fallen away. These things have invaded the body of Christ like a cancer. Yet in knowing the Lord’s response to those who have gone astray, there are those that will keep right on living these in deceptions, because they continue to justify their actions by mixing His truths with their lies. Therefore it is a ‘truth’ to them. We must remember that there is a wide and straight road that leads to destruction and hell, and many will follow it. “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:14). NIV. This verse ends with five Word's that should move us to self examination: "only a FEW find it." Of all those that proclaim HIs name, the vast majority will be lost! This should stir each of us to search our hearts to be sure that His Truths are alive and live in us. That we are not living in deception as to our salvation.There are far too many believers that are being desensitized to the Word of God by the world, false teachings and the false counsel of these individuals that are among us. And, according to our Lord, there are more that are 'fallen away' than not! So they are all around us and in our midst. We will be deceived by them, and the spirit of the enemy that is in them, unless we stay true to the truths of God's Word, and continually seek His understanding and wisdom. Where is our responsibility in all of this? We are to hold on to His truths and to test all things. “But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.” (Thessalonians 5:21-22). NASB.

    Is the great ‘falling away’ present and are we in its shadow? If we look at the world today, and the divisions occurring within in the church and the resulting strife that is among believers by internal conflict, it would seem that at the very least, the door has been opened. And if we are seeing this, then we know that the Lord's arrival, by His own Word's, is imminent. Are you truly ready for His arrival? We stand in danger of 'falling away'  when we begin to self-interpret the Word of God, to say what we want His Word to say,  rather than seek His truths and hold fast to them…to be immovable in ALL of His Words. But, it is for each and every one of us to pursue the understanding in this by staying in the Word of God and by prayer. And where does the understanding of His Truths come from? Any man can teach the Word of God, but understanding comes ONLY by His Holy Spirit. "As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about ALL things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him." (1 John 2"27). And again: "But the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you." (John 14:26). We should seek His understanding by the Holy Spirit, in prayer.

    So in all of this ‘doom and gloom’ where is our hope and peace?  It is here:

    “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9) NIV. Are we seeing the "falling away?" Absolutely! If we can't see this, then we have also been deceived. My prayer is for us all to stand and stay strong in the truths of His Word. To not be deceived by this world or the enemy. To not be one that has ‘fallen away’. May God’s blessings be upon each and every one of you.


    As always, your comments are always welcomed and appreciated.

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  4. Hans
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    The only gifts that we have on this world is Gods word and His holy presence in our lives.  Set your eyes upon Him who has promised us a wonderful place to abide with  Him forever.   Heaven is my eternal home.   That is His promise.  No one can take away that from you and from me.  My my gaze be upon HIs face full of love, full of mercy, full of compassion to all of us who need Him. 

  5. Father, we love You, we praise You, we adore Your holy name.  Glorify Your name on all the earth.  In our lives, in our homes, in our work.  Glorify Your name o Lord.  Blessed are they whose ways are blameless.  Who walk according the the law of the Lord.   Blessed are they who keep all His statues and seek Him with all their hearts.   Psalm 119.1,2   Those special moments spend with the Lord, will open our hearts to love Him more than ever before.   Then we shall say... You are my hiding place... You fill my heart with joy.   Bless the Lord o my soul...and all that is within me ... Bless His holy name.  Amen

  6. Help us give "real prayers" for people's requests in Jesus name. It is so tempting to read a few lines and click "Quick Reply" and not actually request anything from the Father... Much less believe we actually received what we prayed for according to Gods will (1 John 5:13-14). God's will is His Scripture...


    Maybe we could just quote a pertinent verse and pray in accord with it? It would be profitable since all scripture is inspired and useful for training in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16). Perhaps we could put a little personalization into it and not just the same generic prayer for every person with every request?


    Help us pray not just "click" -- give us freedom to access heaven's Mercy Seat clothed with the righteousness of Christ and request mercy for something only you can do... And BELIEVE it is done -- In Jesus' Name -- Amen.


    Please understand I am not saying we are all doing this every time, but just sometimes quality is superior to quantity... Thank you in Jesus' Name...


    "The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple" (Isaiah 50:4). May the Word of the Lord spread rapidly and be glorified (2 Thes 3:1-5) in Jesus' Name.

  7. Just bend your heart and your mind before Jesus.  The sound of many water, the sound of worship shall come from the throne of God.  He alone is worthy of all praise,honor and glory.  Blessed be the name of the Lord now and forever more.  Amen

  8. When Jesus told us to go into the whole world to preach the gospel He meant to open our house for prayer, for bible study, for feeding the hungry and clothing the naked.  The whole world means our next door neighbors to invite them in and giving them the Bread of Life that  is written in HIs word.  Heavens gates will be opened when we obey Gods word.   The thoughts of the Lord are far above our own thoughts.  He is Almighty, all powerful and giver of life.  The thought of God are filled with hope, with joy and He wants to bless each one of us who love Him with all our heart, mind and soul.   O the glory of Gods mercy and kindness.  Let us all raise our voice in praise, in honor and adoration to Him who lives forever and ever.   Amen

  9. Psalm 27:10 (NKJV)

    When my father and my mother forsake me,
    Then the Lord will take care of me.


    As a young boy I saw this very scripture come to pass in my life. My dad passed away in 1971 and it was a terrible loss for me. I looked up to my dad as he was our protector, provider, teacher, basically our covering for our every need. Then all of a sudden that security and comfort was snatched away from me. After my dad's death, my mother was going through the early stages of Alzheimer’s and wasn't thinking very clearly. She had the burden of two twin teenage boy's and couldn't deal with that so she threw our clothes out of the house and left us a note, telling us basically we had to fend for ourselves from that day on..


    There I was crying and in a desperate situation, not knowing what to do, no where to go and thrown to the streets. I had a little part time job with a grocery store making a dollar and a half an hour and believe me on 12 to 14 hours a week that didn't go far. I had bought an old Chevy station wagon for nearly nothing and was living and sleeping in that thing. I thank God for that car, at least it was a shelter from the elements. It took almost everything I made nearly to keep that old car going.


     During this period of time you could collect coke bottles and get a ten cent deposit from them, so that is how I made money to eat on. I would go about daily finding bottles on the road side and collected money for them. There was a Krystal Hamburger joint near where I was staying and you could buy ten Krystal hamburgers for a dollar plus tax. That was what I ate every day for months.I parked my old car in a shopping center parking lot that was lighted at night. That seemed to be a little comfort to me as I slept and everyday I would go to a Kmart store there to cool off when it was so hot. I would use their bath room to bathe and brush my teeth and I did this everyday like clock work.


    One day when I went into the store and there was a kind lady who worked at the service desk, she had noticed me coming into the store and going out everyday. She stopped me and said son come here. It really scared me, I thought she was going to call the law on me and I didn't know whether to run or stay. I guess she saw the fear in my eyes and she said don't worry I'm not  going to hurt you, so I walked over to her. She said son you don't have a place to stay do you? I said no mam, and began telling her the whole story as to what had  happened with me. She got on the phone and called her husband, she talked only a few minutes to him and then turned to me and said son I keep orphan kids at my home and we have a bed open for you if you would like to come stay with us.


    I was scared but I told her I would like that. She took me home with her and I met her husband, he was so nice to me. They treated me like I was their own child right from the start. I can remember sitting down to my first meal with them. No more Krystal hamburgers thank God. I had real food again and it was wonderful. I had a place to lay my head and not fear, I could bathe again and I had real soap and tooth paste and towels to dry off with. They laundered my clothes for me. I truly thought I had died and gone to heaven. They kept me there for well over a year and never charged me a dime. I always felt like I was imposing on them but that was just me. All they ever showed me was love. I know they both will be rewarded greatly in heaven for what they had done.


    At the time I didn't see it but it was God's loving hand intervening in my behalf. I was raised up believing in God and I prayed every day for a normal life again. My God was attentive and He heard that young boy's prayer and did just that. I didn't write this testimony to gain any sympathy because I would not take anything for the experience now.  I learned that I had a heavenly Father who saw it all, and He met that kid's every need. He showed me real love through those sweet people.  Just as the scripture had said, When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me. I had found my true heavenly Father through this ordeal, hallelujah. Just remember this, we are always in our Heavenly Fathers loving care, He see's it all and no matter what you are going through, your heavenly Father promises that He will take care of you.



  10. The Encourager
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     Philippians 4:19: But my God shall supply "ALL" your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  



    Let's Pray: God thank You. Thank You. Thank You Lord Jesus. God I just need to tell You Thank You for all that You have done for me. Thank You.

    God I ask You in Jesus' name bless my financial situation. God open up doors for me that no man can close. Bless me with a financial miracle. And while I am waiting on You God to answer this prayer, I surrender my financial 
    worries into Your hands. God help me to leave all my worries in Your hands.  Because in Your hands miracles happen.   



    God please deliver me from the spirits of doubt, discouragement, fear, and worry when they try to attack my thought life.  God grant me the endurance, tolerance, trust and faith in You and Your Word necessary to calm my spirit knowing that I am Your child, You are my Father, and You have everything under control in my life.  Help me to always remember and never forget to be thankful that "ALL" my needs are being met according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  Help me to be thankful for all my blessings (big and small).  God I love and appreciate You. God I thank You for coming through for me. Thank You Jesus. God all that I have asked of You in this prayer, please do the same for the writer of this prayer, and all those I love and care about.  Amen.  



    Encourager Linda Flagg, M.A., CS
    Certified Life Coach & Youth Minister

    PS:  When the 
    spirits of doubt, discouragement, fear,  anxiety, and worry try to attack your thought life, began to praise and thank God for coming through for you. God Got You! 






  11. Listen To Anointed Music. Create The Climate That Unlocks The Best In You. Godly music drives evil spirits away. Listen to music that glorifies your Heavenly Father. When depression enters, turn on music that ushers in the Presence of God.

    "And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him," (1 Samuel 16:23).

  12. GreeterJustin's Blog

    Show kindness to everyone you see.  Smile and Jesus will smile on your life.  Be a greeter in the house of the Lord and blessings will flow on your life.