Betrayal, Deception & Denial

This posting is about how family members will betray each other,  the deceptions of false teachings and beliefs, and the denial of Christian Faith.  We all know the story of Judas betraying Jesus and Peter denying him.

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It is never easy when your own family members tell you to be quiet and not share the truth.  What makes this worse in the eyes of the Lord, is when they verbally confess to no longer believe in Jesus Christ as their personal savior after they have known and preached the truth.  

Many of our family members, friends and neighbors have already labeled us as “Nut Jobs”, “Prophets of Doom”, “Jesus Freaks” and some will even say we are “Obsolete” since we don’t believe in the garbage being spewed out by Government, False Preachers, Media and the Elites of society.   Many will gladly turn us in when Christianity becomes illegal!

Some of our family members may even say that we are no longer “part of the family” because of our firm beliefs in the teachings of Jesus Christ.  We must always forgive them, no matter what they do or say. Remember what Jesus said:

Luke 23:34  Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.”  And they divided His clothes and cast lots.

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“Backsliding” or turning away from the truth is one thing, but to totally renounce your Christian Faith in front of other people, is one way to seal your fate in Hell.  You can still be saved if you have done this, but you must go before our Lord and Savior and ask for forgiveness.  You don’t get a “once saved always saved” ticket out of Hell.  Waiting until the Lord returns or you die, will make sure you get bound for the Lake of Fire for all eternity!  Our heavenly father is not to blame when someone goes to hell, he gives us choices.  He loves us so much, he sent his only son to die for our sins and give us eternal life with him.

2 Peter 2:21

For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy command delivered to them.

We must hold onto the truth, be washed in the blood of the lamb and repent from our sins often.

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John 3:16-18

16 “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.
17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He that believeth in Him is not condemned; but He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

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Revelation 3:5

In the same way, the victor will be dressed in white clothes, and I will never erase his name from the book of life but will acknowledge his name before My Father and before His angels.

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Many of us have already faced the decision to walk away from family members and friends. We can’t force them to repent or believe.  If any of them have silenced us, it may indeed be time to say goodbye to them.  We are always to forgive, love and pray for them,  but we can’t deny our faith!   It’s not healthy to stay in relationships where we have to wear masks, just to make others comfortable.  If we keep putting on masks when it comes to our faith, we would all be no different then Peter when he denied knowing Jesus.

BETRAYAL

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Matthew 10:21-22

21 Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will even rise up against their parents and have them put to death. 22 You will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.

Mark 13:12-13

12 Then brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise up against parents and put them to death. 13 And you will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.

Luke 21:16-19

16 You will even be betrayed by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends. They will kill some of you. 17 You will be hated by everyone because of My name, 18 but not a hair of your head will be lost. 19 By your endurance gain your lives.

2 Timothy 2:11-13

8 Keep your attention on Jesus Christ as risen from the dead and descended from David. This is according to my gospel. 9 I suffer for it to the point of being bound like a criminal, but God’s message is not bound. 10 This is why I endure all things for the elect: so that they also may obtain salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 11 This saying is trustworthy: For if we have died with Him, we will also live with Him;
12 if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us;
13 if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

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DECEPTION & TRUTH

Titus 1:10    For there are also many rebellious people, full of empty talk and deception, especially those from Judaism

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2 Peter 1:3-11

3 His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. 4 By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, 6 knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, 7 godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble. 11 For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.

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Hebrews 3:12-13

12 Watch out, brothers, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God. 13 But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception.

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1 John 4:3-6

2 This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God. 3 But every spirit who does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist; you have heard that he is coming, and he is already in the world now.

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2 John 1:4-10

4 I was very glad to find some of your children walking in the truth, in keeping with a command we have received from the Father. 5 So now I urge you, dear lady—not as if I were writing you a new command, but one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another. 6 And this is love: that we walk according to His commands. This is the command as you have heard it from the beginning: you must walk in love.  7 Many deceivers have gone out into the world; they do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch yourselves so you don’t lose what we have worked for, but that you may receive a full reward. 9 Anyone who does not remain in Christ’s teaching but goes beyond it, does not have God. The one who remains in that teaching, this one has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your home, and don’t say, “Welcome,” to him; 11 for the one who says, “Welcome,” to him shares in his evil works.

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DENIAL

Mark 8:38     For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”





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42 thoughts on “Betrayal, Deception & Denial

  1. Daily Devotional – 5/29/16: (Goes perfectly with post of “Betrayal, Deception and Denial”)

    COMPROMISED BY DECEIT
    …but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. James 1:14-15

    One of the touristic highlights of visiting China is to walk on the Great Wall. Six thousand kilometers of wall with ten thousand strategically placed towers stretch across the north of China, reportedly the only man-made object observable from space. Construction of various sections began back in 770 B.C. when rival feudal kingdoms built walls around their territories to keep out invading nomadic tribes from the north. These were eventually joined into one wall. The wall averages eight to ten meters in height and five meters wide.

    When you walk on the wall, two history lessons make the visit somewhat somber. First, the wall was built at great cost. Prisoners of war, convicts, soldiers, civilians and farmers provided the labor. Some estimates say “millions died for this cause”. Their bodies were buried in the very foundations of the wall or used to make up its thickness. You walk on top of a cemetery.

    The second lesson is that the wall was reportedly breached by Mongol soldiers disguised as peasants pretending to be gathering firewood and leaving behind pieces of fruit when they left the area. The guards decided to go out and retrieve the tempting fruit. This was repeated over time. Eventually the guards were compromised and overpowered and the Mongol army streamed through that tower thereby breaching the Great Wall. So after all the effort to build such an amazing structure for protection, it was rendered useless through simple deceit.

    One of Satan’s favorite tactics against believers is deceit. Here’s an example from China. Brother Chen arrived one spring day in 1996 at a small rural Chinese house church group. Some said he was “sent straight from God.” He said so too. He said he had known Wang Ming Dao and he spoke with a loud booming voice. His large eyes held their attention closely, and his whole body shook with vigor at the points he was making. The believers were just so impressed with the way he talked. He quoted lots of Scripture and wove it into a thrilling story.

    After a few months, he began to talk about heaven being a city of gold, and that to enter that city they would have to demonstrate that they had given Jesus their gold in their lifetime. Brother Chen said, “Jesus needs your gold to build your mansion in heaven and the more gold you give him now, the bigger your mansion will be.”

    Because they were poor, the idea of having a golden mansion in the afterlife was very tempting. They handed over all they owned: family heirlooms, money, some expensive textiles from a distant ancestor. One in the group even gave his motorcycle.

    After all the “gold” had been collected, Brother Chen said he had to go and “open the gate of Heaven for them.” He left, on the donated motorcycle. He took most of their savings and he hasn’t been back.

    RESPONSE: Be aware today of Satan’s subtle tactics of deceit and intimidation.

    PRAYER: Pray for new house church believers in China who are easily deceived by false prophets.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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    1. The humans becoming dogs part of the video above is truly “off the charts” and unreal. They TRULY NEED THE LORD!!

      Why are the two women smiling about this? Are they “nuts”?
      And why does the man look like this is something to be intently interested in? Is he “nuts” too?

      Do I REALLY see dog-biscuits on the table? He EATS that stuff?
      WOW!

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  2. It’s a BITTER truth, that I believe ALL who read your blog and my blog will have to face in the days ahead. Some even have already faced this very painful situation. We are given grace to endure for a season with those who will not repent. . . Then the time comes when the Heavenly Father releases us to move on. A VERY painful time indeed. . . Brings grief and tears, but we MUST choose to follow the will of the LORD over anybody else or anything else, including our own desires.

    It’s a simple bottom line here:
    Is Jesus Christ . . . YAHSHUA . . The King of our life, whom we love, serve and obey?
    There are only two answers: YES or NO

    Sadly, even professing Christians are saying “NO” by their actions. LORD HELP US ALL TO BE FAITHFUL TO THE VERY END.

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  3. Thank you James for all the encouragement and truth you provide on this blog. I really appreciate you and your sister Linda for your faithfulness and courage to speak the truth no matter the consequences.

    I have had to realize many times the need to walk away from family and acquaintances that will not hear and run to Him, in total surrender. God will not contend with man forever, (Isaiah 57:16). It doesn’t get easier as time goes by, but, I know one day, Yahshua, will wipe away every tear. May we keep our eyes on the prize.

    Lord, may our hearts be broken by what breaks Your heart. God bless you all.

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  4. So very timely
    One of those heart on the floor yet looking to Him days….as I watch loved ones so far from Him…..only a couple months ago seemed a closer walk with Him yet now they seem further. Its literally a wall I feel …not just see….
    I do however, give our Lord thanksgiving and praise because at least I see how to PRAY and how the enemy is using tactics against them from past trauma. Prayer is the key to wage the war…the response is up to them.

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    1. Sonshine,
      I copied and pasted your sentences below and put them in quotations.
      I am experiencing this very thing this day.

      “as I watch loved ones so far from Him…..only a couple months ago seemed a closer walk with Him yet now they seem further. Its literally a wall I feel …not just see….”

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  5. Everything seems to be accelerating these days. Sin in public display, Christianity being called evil, Satanic worship being called normal, family members becoming a bit “special” and so much more. May the Lord show mercy on all who does not know him and all who did know him but have now totally rejected him and even denounced their faith.

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    1. Amen, J.C.
      I truly believe that things are accelerating these days as you stated above!

      Regarding those that have totally rejected Him and denounced their faith—
      following Jesus is not getting easier or more comfortable; was never meant to be that way. Jesus endured His Cross and we must, too. He is our Way-Shower.

      Could it be that some reject Him because they have bought in to the idolatry of COMFORT, CONVENIENCE, and CONFORMITY with the masses?
      We need to remember that we are on a very NARROW ROAD.

      Also, seeing some totally reject Him now could be a Prophetic Picture of what we will all soon see much more of soon: A GREAT FALLING AWAY.

      Lord have mercy on us all!

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      1. Peggy, we already are seeing “The Great Falling Away” right before our very eyes. Just look at the Sunday Social Clubs, where the lukewarm “Churchians” like to hear cotton candy messages. Don’t dare use the “R” word. . . REPENT!!! Oh no, that’s just too uncomfortable for the social club members.

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      2. Also, I pray that any people that have expressed “total rejection” of the Savior could be supernaturally visited by the Lord and receive a “TOTAL CONVERSION.” Yes, I believe that all things are possible!!

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  6. As always great post Jc!

    Coming from Finland there has always been a strong religiosity under the surface here! But the pain is always hidden here, its a societal taboo to show weakness in Finland. And being a person of open faith is considered a weakness here, but it is still accepted. But for how long, especially with this Lbgt issue stealing headlines and everyone who does not accept it paraded as a bigot.

    To face the issue of human weakness and need for Jesus has been hidden by modern welfare. Most people living in the west have been able to downplay their need for Jesus because of material welfare.
    Once that comes crashing down we better pray that he will be still accepting repenting!

    Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

    Isaiah 55:6

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      1. Thank you Peggy

        The similarities between Japan and Finland in thinking is very strong. Silence and strong work ethic. Combined with total denial of personal needs. This is changing with the younger generation but it will remain im sure for some time to come.

        This approach has both strength and weakness, results being the strength but spiritual vacuum or a void of heart being the weakness. This can only be rectified with an great absolvence of performance pressured culture and replacing it with christian biblically based ethic and humanity stemming from a populace that knows who Jesus is and who talk and read and absorb him daily in their life.

        Prophecy of course will run its course but the Lord will heal the land like he did in Nineveh if the population repents.

        Gods timeline will hold but repentance will bring positive results in the long run!

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    1. Stig-ove,
      I copied this sentence from your post:
      “Most people living in the west have been able to downplay their need for Jesus because of material welfare.”

      You are correct. We are currently in this FINAL Church age. These are Jesus’ words to both the actual church in that time as well as our Church Age which began somewhere in the early 1900’s. By the way, Laodicea means “THE PEOPLE RULE.” That’s what is happening. GOD is not ruling the churches, except for a small remnant. Read on and see just how accurate your statement is in Revelation 3:14-22 —-(some translations read “To the angel of the church OF THE LAODICEANS— reflecting that the people rule)

      14.“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:

      These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15.I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16.So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17.You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18.I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

      19Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

      21To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

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      1. Everyone notice Verse 19 above, second sentence, “So be earnest and REPENT.” (There’s the “R” word!!— and directly from the mouth of Jesus Christ.)

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    1. Thanks for sharing that E-Book. I downloaded it for a “to read later” list — which is getting quite large now. This one looks like it has around 110 pages, but I know it has some excellent material in it.

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      1. Especially for people that think they are “too far gone” to come to Jesus.
        Bette Stevens noted on a call one time that some people really think that way. Also, Bette said that she is a friend of the author of this e-book.

        The last page has some recommended web-sites and Books.

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  7. Daily Devotional — 05/30/2016:
    WHICH ARE YOU?
    I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

    A young woman went to her mother and told her how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.

    Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

    Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me what you see?” “Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.

    She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter tasted its rich aroma.

    The daughter then asked. “What does it mean, mother?”

    Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity—boiling water—but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. After being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water they had changed the water.

    “Which are you?” she asked her daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do you wilt and become soft and lose your strength? Or are you an egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Do you have a fluid spirit, but after a loved-one’s death, a relationship breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have you become hardened and stiff? Does your shell look the same, but on the inside you are bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart? Or are you like a coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If I am like the bean, when things are at their worst, I get better and change the situation around me through Christ-likeness.

    When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate to another level? How do you handle adversity?

    RESPONSE: Christians are like carrots, eggs or coffee beans. They don’t know how strong their response is until they get into hot water. Which are you?

    PRAYER: Lord, help me realize that every experience You gives me, every person You put in my path, is the perfect preparation only You can see.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Peggy. I watched a presentation on this “Super Volcano at Yellowstone” sometime back — it was on the Smithsonian or National Geographic channel, but they only presented from a scientific view and of course nothing about Christianity.

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  8. Thinking about betrayal and such things relating to the post here. Timothy said that the Love of many would run cold in the end times.
    But im thinking about Jesus statement about not hiding your candle. We as Christians manifest different skills as persons. Some are empathic some rational but if through us some can by soft manners and social interaction grow love in the populace through Christ in us we do our part to use our candle and light one more!

    Lighting enough candles it produces heat and society in general will be flocked to that warmth. So gentle behaviour, rebuking bad behaviour with love and knowledge stemming from scriptures will at the very least Lord willing create enclaves of human warmth and love in even the coldest and evil of times.

    By my Spirit says the Lord, praying we can use that in these days!

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    1. No matter what the enemy plans to do and is doing now — God is still in control. The Luciferian crowd believe they have all the power they need! Good luck with that one! So much evil in place right now — it would make a lot of people die from fright, if they really knew everything that was going on “behind the scenes”.

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      1. I agree JC, especially with your last sentence:

        So much evil in place right now — it would make a lot of people die from fright, if they really knew everything that was going on “behind the scenes”.

        On top of that, it seems like most don’t even want to hear about an inkling of evil. They are very content with the illusion that “all is well” and do not want to be shaken out of it.

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    2. Sonshine,
      I watched the whole thing and overall it was very good.

      One small point in the beginning—-I’m not sure why he was pointing to Pentecost as the time of the Rapture. My understanding is that Pentecost has been fulfilled in the gift of the Holy Spirit/Birth of the Church. I thought that the Feast of Trumpets in September represents the Rapture. All Spring Feasts have been fulfilled in Jesus’ First Coming. We are now awaiting the fulfillment of the 3 Fall Feasts in his Second Coming (Trumpets-Rapture, Atonement-Actual Second Coming, Tabernacles-1,000 Year Reign)

      As far as the main information on public conditioning and ongoing campaign for public dis-information— EXCELLENT.

      I’m interested enough to explore this source of information further.
      Thanks for bringing it here to my attention. I didn’t know of it previously.

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  9. A Watchman on the Wall — Posted: 31 May 2016 12:00 AM PDT

    “Beauty for ashes. The redeemed for the downcast, righteousness for rags, all await those whose hearts and minds desire to love, serve and honor Me. Changes come quickly. Do not be dismayed, nor overtaken by the load. Your lives rest in My hand. Regardless of what you see, how things appear, they are never as they appear, they are never as they seem.

    Too quickly people look for the darkness and miss the light. Be aware of My goodness, seek Me at every turn. Rejoice for the faithfulness of your God brings eternal salvation through His Son. JESUS the Christ – Redeemer of the world.”

    “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your gracious Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalm 143:10
    “Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; According to Your lovingkindness remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD. Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.” Psalm 25:7-8
    “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

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  10. Daily Devotional — 05/31/2016

    ONE WITH THEM
    If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 1 Corinthians 12:26

    For Marina Shestakov and her three daughters, the imprisonment of their husband and father, Dmitry, was a time of great loss. But four years of loss soon became four years of gain, as Marina and the girls discovered they had a new family—a family without boundaries. Christians from around the world came alongside them reminding them of God’s love through their prayers, letters of support and offers of practical help.

    In 2007, Pastor Dmitry Shestakov was sentenced to four years in a labor camp. He was leading a church in the east of Uzbekistan and had been watched by the security services for some time. In an attempt to blacken his name, he was falsely accused of many things, such as the excessive use of drugs and alcohol.

    Marina will never forget the moment Dmitry was arrested. “It was a huge shock,” she says. “Suddenly I was left alone. Quickly many things changed in our family. The girls (Sasha, Masha and Vera) were at an age when they were discovering all sorts of things, and sometimes they did not take notice of what I told them. Once Dmitry was gone, that changed. Gradually we became a close-knit team. That was good, but at the same time hard. They missed a part of their childhood.”

    After Dmitry’s arrest, division arose in the church that he led. Some of the Christians were afraid and fled. However, God also brought good out of the situation. “Often in Central Asian cultures, when the pastor is removed, the whole church falls apart,” explains Marina. “Although some families left, new leaders arose as well. I’m thankful to everyone who took over Dmitry’s work,” she adds.

    When Dmitry’s arrest became known outside Uzbekistan, several organisations launched aid campaigns for the Shestakovs. Open Doors started a writing campaign and encouraged its supporters to send cards and letters to encourage the Shestakov family. This support was vital for Marina and the girls.

    “All the cards were a great encouragement for me,” shares Marina. “I thought it was so wonderful that people sent cards which were intended especially for one of us: for Dmitry or for me, or for one of the girls.

    “I gained most strength from the Bible verses. The promises of God that He was watching over me, that He was holding me in His hand: those promises that people had written on the cards helped me to get through.”

    RESPONSE: Today I will thank God for the oneness of His body around the world and the encouragement we can be to one another.

    PRAYER: Pray for the Shestakov family—and others like them—as they struggle to resume their lives after the pressures of isolation and separation.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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  11. Confusion
    May 31, 2016 01:37 pm | Glynda Linkous

    My people are surviving in a confusing time. The enemy has confused so much of My creation, yet if you look to My Word, children, you will no longer be confused. My Word is clear on how things should be.

    Do not rebel as those of the world do, or great woe shall be upon you, My little ones.

    Fear not, only obey Me.

    1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

    Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

    Isaiah 3:11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

    Isaiah 41:29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.

    Jeremiah 3:25 We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.

    Daniel 9:8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

    Psalm 32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.

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