The Holy Spirit: Our Comforter & Helper :)

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” – John 14:16

“From beginning to end, the Holy Spirit has always been active: In the beginning, creating, and at the end of the story, tending to us. He comforts us, helps us, guides us, reminds us, teaches us, comes along side us, counsels us, and intercedes and advocates for us. There is no area of life in which the believer does not need the help of the Holy Spirit.” – BibleStudyTools.com

We forget sometimes, just how much the Holy Spirit really can Help and Comfort us! Because Jesus loved us so, He asked the Father to send us the Holy Spirit. And because God knew that our lives on earth would sometimes be difficult; He sent the Holy Spirit to Comfort and Help us 🙂 .

But sometimes we forget just how much the Holy Spirit can Help and Comfort us. And sometimes, although we remember, we forget to ask the Holy Spirit for His Help and Comfort. But the Holy Spirit will Help us-if we just ask Him. Because He loves us too 🙂

Ask The Holy Spirit for Help, in Jesus’ Name, today. And He will 🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Have We Forgotten Who Truly Helped Us On September 11th?

I remember sitting at the kitchen table with my husband.  We were still waiting to hear if my Aunts and Uncles and Cousins were safe in New York.  We knew that some of them worked in the Twin Towers and many lived in New York.  Both of my parents were from New York.  Gradually, through the next few days we heard that they were safe.

I remember taking my son out of school and bringing him home so I knew he was at home.  My daughter was already with me.

I remember watching the news with my husband and wondering if we had enough bottled water and food stored away for our children.  We heard the military helicopters and planes overhead. (We lived in a suburb of Cleveland). We watched a lot of TV following September 11th!

And most of all, I remember praying.  All the time.  It really was the best and worst of times for this country.  It was the biggest terrorist attack on U.S. soil, but it was also a time when the entire nation seemed to turn back to God.  Christians songs played on the radio on every station.  People throughout the country were praying, and not afraid to share that.

And we all knew, without a doubt that Jesus gave every single person in those Twin Towers a chance to go to Heaven.

We were united completely, as One Nation Under God.  And we were not afraid to say so!

Fast forward around 20 years and our country has turned so far away from God, it’s hard to even bear witness!  Are there people who truly love the Lord Jesus, absolutely!  Thankfully, many have remembered that Faith and Family always come first!

But there is a large, growing number who have turned away from our Lord or they claim to Follow Jesus, but do not!

Will our nation turned back to our Lord?  I don’t think so. At least, not as a nation. Like Franklin Graham, I believe those days are in the past. 

And sadly one has only to look at those who have been elected in Washington to see what our nation has become.

Once upon a time, our nation was so greatly Blessed by God, but our nation has rejected God.  Where once we returned God’s Love and put serving God first in our lives, that is no longer the case.

We were a nation based on Faith, Family & Freedom, but we are not now. There are still Americans who put Faith, Family & Freedom first, but our nation does not.

So what should we as Christians do?  Pray for one another.  Pray for the lost as well. And pray for those you love. Before it is too late!

There are those among the American people who can still be Saved.  If they have turned away from our Lord Jesus, pray that they turn back-in time. Pray for their Salvation!

In Jesus’ Name,

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

We Need To Tell Each Other The Truth – In Love-God’s Truth!

“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”-Galatians 4:16

In Galatians 4:16, Paul is speaking to the Galatians. But he might as well be speaking to America.

Sadly, we have arrived to a place in our country in which people do not want to hear God’s Truths. Our nation has “itchy” ears. Many want to do as they wish and do, but not as God commands.

And many become angry when God’s Truths are spoken. They don’t want to be reminded; and when they are reminded, they feel guilty! And they should, for they ARE guilty of continuing and embracing their disobedience towards God’s Commands.

But the truth is, if we love someone, than we must share the truth-with love- with them. And Truth, by its’ very nature, has only ONE version. God’s version!

Jesus commanded us to:

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” – Matthew 22:37-40

If we love one another ,we need to be honest with one another!

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Can A Person Lose Their Salvation?

Perhaps they were never really Saved in the first place?

Sadly, some who thought they were Saved-were not. Sometimes God’s Seed falls on hard ground. Very hard!

Regrettably, the truth that no one wants to hear is that those who are not truly Saved, who refused to genuinely accept Christ’s Great Gift, even unto death, will not enter Heaven. And will suffer even more than someone who never thought they were Saved at all!

Jesus and the Gospel were given to them, but they failed to truly accept Christ’s Salvation!

So please, Prepare, Pray & Be Ready! Accept Christ Now!

Warning: “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe-and tremble” !

“You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!” – James 2:19

There isn’t really a debate if God is Real and it’s clear that there is only one God. Even the demons believe that! The real difference is who truly Follows Jesus. For if we truly accept Jesus and sincerely ask Him to be our Savior, we want to Follow Him. Which means we want to Follow God’s Word, which He gave us in the Holy Bible. The Real Holy Bible.

Because a number of countries are attempting to rewrite the Bible to support bad behaviors or their country’s actions, it is critically important that we memorize as many real Bible verses as we can.

This is also helpful as our children return to school, where so many of our children are pressured into a sinful life by their own teachers! The more Bible verses our children “hide in their heart”, the less influence these schools will have!

And please, Pray for all of the children who are returning to public schools. May Jesus protect them!

There is Power in the Name of Jesus. We need to teach our children to say His Name out loud whenever they are being pressured to believe or do something that is against God’s Word!

Here’s a great one to start with:

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” – Psalm 119:11

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

More On The Love Of God :)

Galatians 4 is not a book of the Bible that we talk of often, say as we do Isaiah or John…But it is an important book.

In the beginning, Galatians 4 talks of God’s Grace. On earth, there is a concept known as, “What goes around, comes around”. But this is not so for those of us who are children of God through our Faith in Jesus Christ. We do not have to “earn” our way to Heaven. We are Saved by Grace , through Faith alone 🙂

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”-Ephesians 2:8-9

Galatians 4 goes on to teach us that we are, through the great Sacrifice and Gift of Jesus Christ, the children of God. In Galatians 4:6, God refers to Himself as Abba. and Abba in Arabic means Daddy. So our Father God is not some far away Father who only cares about the “big” things of life. God is our Daddy, who cares about every, single, tiny thing in our lives. God cares about that which frightens or worries us and God cares about that which brings us happiness. God cares about it all.

And there is nothing too small for us to bring to our Daddy who loves us so!

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

God Loves Us :)

God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to Save us :).

 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16

But even before that, God Loved us :). And Psalm 91 – tells us just how much:

My Refuge and My Fortress

91 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
    and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
    the Most High, who is my refuge—
10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    no plague come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

The Red Horse!

 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” – Revelation 6:3

While Praying the Rosary, I saw the Red Horse standing outside its’ stable. Ready!

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Our Hope Comes From The Lord!

Remember this verse: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”. With it becoming more difficult to find True Bibles in other countries, we must prepare for a day when they may become more difficult to find in America. And believe it or not, that day will come! That is why it is so important to hide God’s Word in your heart, where no one can ever take it 🙂

“Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” And the word of the Lord came to him: “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” – 1 Kings 17:1-4

Although Elijah knew that there was a great drought coming and that there would be no food or water, his Hope, and indeed his Help came from the Lord. Key here: Elijah listened and obeyed God 🙂

“But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”-Isaiah 40:31

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”- Romans 12:12

When life is hard, fight to hold on to hope. Let your faith in who God is and what He says to keep you firmly rooted. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.”-Psalm 119:114

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” -Deuteronomy 31:16

“The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing”-Zephaniah

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

“Where is the hope? The hope that each of us have, is not in who governs us, or what laws are passed, or what great things we do as a nation. Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people. And that’s where our hope is in this country. And that’s where our hope is in this life.”-Chuck Colson

There is no doubt that many in our government and media have fallen for Satan’s lies. How sad for them! Pray for them that the Holy Spirit will open their eyes to the truth-in time!

Fortunately for us, our Hope, indeed our Help, does not come from them! Our Hope and our Help come from the Lord. And our prayer for America should be that as many American’s turn back to our Lord as possible.

However, we are not citizens of any nation; we are citizens of Heaven. While life on earth may at times seem really hard, it is incredibly short compared to our eternal lives in Heaven. So please, take Jesus’s Hand and keep walking. Keep Following Christ, for our Home in Heaven awaits, and there, all suffering will end and joy and peace will begin 🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Truth: Homosexuality In The Bible

A Times poll sited by Christian Concern has said that 64.5% of the Church of England pastors think the church “should abandon the biblical teachings that homosexual practice is incompatible with Scripture” -WND. Many churches in the United States have split over the same issue. But what does the Bible really say?

First of all, the Bible clearly says that homosexual behavior is a sin.

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”-Leviticus 18:22

 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination;” – Leviticus 20:13

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” – Romans 1:26-27

“We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,  for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine” – 1 Timothy 1:9-10

The Bible is true as it is; we don’t get to change it to match our behavior!

Can this sin be forgiven? Of course. Jesus forgives all sin, while we are still alive! But like all sin, it does require repentance. Which as we know, means both “sincere regret” for our sin, as well as a true commitment to change.

Jesus loves each one of us and wants to bring us all to Heaven. It’s up to each one of us to accept His invitation 🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!