November is saying good-bye today. She will leave her mark on history. A newly appointed President by vote. Sandy, made her way around the states jumping from October to a November event that will never be erased in the minds and hearts of Our Nation. Sandy will enter December with us but with hope asContinue reading “Good-Bye November 2012”
How many scriptures can we identify related to the Eagle? Flying in the skies of Eastern NC. A FB friend of mine, Denise Bunch, caught this on her camera while taking her daughter to school. She now knows how to find the Eagles’ nest. WOW
The dictionary says: “To encourage is to give active help or to raise confidence to the point where one dares to do what is difficult.” With that being said…..how do we know that our words or actions are; indeed, ENCOURAGING to someone? My wonderful husband, Chris and I in Charlotte, NC with our boys. MyContinue reading “Encouragment”
By Tammy Holton Edenton, NC (Luke 7: 36 – 50) “One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat. When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume.Continue reading “How’s your Faith?”
By Rena Oynes: Louisiana
In my early morning walks along the Lakefront in Mandeville, Louisiana there are many stately sprawling “LIVE” oaks. They have been through many a hurricane and still stand. They are hardwood trees that symbolize strength, stability, and steadfastness. In my Bible study of Beth Moore’s book “Breaking Free”, the theme passage is Isaiah 61: 1-4 AMP which reads as follows:
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor and the afflicted: He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison and the eyes to those who are bound; 2. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord – the year for His favor – and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; 3. To grant to those who mourn in Zion, to give them an ornament – a garland or diadem of joy for mourning, the garment of praise instead of a heavy, burned and failing spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness (lofty, strong and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. 4. And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the deviations of many generations.”
Are we “LIVE” Oaks in the house of the Lord or are we oppressed, non-functioning dead wood in the house of the Lord. In the Isaiah scripture above we read the Spirit of the Lord is UPON me. Having been to David Hall’s saturation meetings, he said in Ezekiel 37:1 “The hand of the Lord was UPON me….. He said the most important word was UPON – God’s hand, mighty hand, anointing. The Isaiah scripture says the same thing – UPON me. Things happen when God’s hand is upon you. In the case of the Ezekiel story the dry bones came ALIVE. How many of you have dry bones – Bones, lives, that have been given over to SIN, idols of SIN, sin of the world. You are as a DRY bone – dead to GOD. The obstacles of the world that caused your death is unbelief, idolatry, prayerlessness, and legalism as summarized by Beth Moore from the Word of God. The dead bones were scattered in the valley, in the world and so is the church’s body today. It seems that most churches have no LIFE, no power. David Hall said the pastors aught to prophecy to the church, LIVE bones!!!!!!
I once asked a pastor, “How does one get out of Egypt?” or How does one get out of slavery to sin. Perhaps we love the mud pin of life so much we can’t recognize Jesus’s hand outstretched to pull us out. We seem to all walk as if we had no freedom in Jesus Christ who shed his blood so we might LIVE. A counselor told me to stop tiptoeing around the white elephant (sin), dry bone, in my living quarters. What white elephant is in your living quarters. Is it one of the sins as summarized by Beth Moore. ARE we so dry that there his not one living cell to sound the trumpet call to the bones – “LIVE”!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this just happening to you or your church? How many of you go to churches that are literally dieing, becoming dead bones. Are we people who have become dead bones, so scattered in the valley of the earth and so dry that God has no one to be the hand, the foot, the head, mouth, nose, ear, etc. Yes we hear TheDailyLily trumpeting, Beth Moore and David Hall sounding the warnings or do we. Have our ear bones grown dry with no movement to hear what is said. Without a BODY the church can not function. I have yet to see a hand do anything without a body. We need the body of Christ to come together and move as a unit. JESUS needs us to be the LIVE OAKS so that he can work through us as HIS HAND moves UPON a BODY. Calling all dry bones, Come together in the church – LIVE! Give thanks for God’s LIFE and breath in you. Give thanks HE has called you from the dead and has a special place for you in HIS BODY. He wants you to MOVE. Exercise your part of the BODY and move under HIS hand. Stand tall and strong under HIS hand and as the winds blow, stand as a MIGHTY OAK, immoveable from your LOVE of HIM, the Almighty God and extending your limbs out to HIM in appreciation for all the dry bones he has unearthed in you so that you might LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!
What is HOPE to you? Is it possible to have hope, if we do not have faith, in God?
Quoted from my Bible in Habakkuk (under the megathemes), this is what it says hope means: “Hope means going beyond our unpleasant daily experiences to the joy of knowing God. We live by trusting in him, not by the benefits, happiness, or success we may experience in this life. Our hope comes from God.”
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Iphone served my son, Christopher, well as Discovery made its way into Dulles airport.
How exciting. Getting ready for landing! This is alive shot!
I think they must. Why do I think this? I am found by God wherever I go, are you? The Psalmist recorded in Psalm 139:8 (NIV), “If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” Matthew Henry commenting on 139:7-16 says, “We cannotContinue reading “Do Angels carry cell phones?”
St. Paul writes to his younger colleague, Timothy, and urges Timothy to have the church pray for and in this manner; “…first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This isContinue reading “Intercessory Prayer”