What A Friend We Have In Jesus

The title of this post comes from an old Hymn.

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“What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Joseph M Scriven) Wedding String Quartet”


 

1 John 4

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.  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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You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.  They are from the world. Therefore what they say is from the world, and the world listens to them.  We are from God. Anyone who knows God listens to us; anyone who is not from God does not listen to us. From this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deception.

Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.  God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.  Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another.  No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us.

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This is how we know that we remain in Him and He in us: He has given assurance to us from His Spirit.  And we have seen and we testify that the Father has sent His Son as the world’s Savior.  Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God—God remains in him and he in God.  And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.

In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, for we are as He is in this world.  There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.  We love because He first loved us.

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If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For the person who does not love his brother he has seen cannot love the God he has not seen. And we have this command from Him: The one who loves God must also love his brother.

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John 15:9  “As the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you. Remain in My love.

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Romans 8:34 Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the One who died, but even more, has been raised; He also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us.

John 3:16-18

16 “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.


If anyone out there does not know Jesus, ask him into your heart right now.  Repent of all sin and accept him as your Lord and savior.   Consider these example prayers:

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“Victory In Jesus”


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62 thoughts on “What A Friend We Have In Jesus

  1. Put in plain context, it’s easy to see how the god of this age has blinded many: “Anyone who knows God listens to us; anyone who is not from God does not listen to us.”
    We are indeed a peculiar people….a friend encourages, lets us grow, doesn’t enable, I could go on. The times of refreshing from Jesus always come when least expected it seems…….always when in dire need of encouragement from a Friend

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  2. Prayer request for weather stability here in Cherokee Village, Arkansas. We’ve had about a dozen power outages since I moved here. My gas generator isn’t working, but the Lord knows my needs in obtaining another one. The one I have would generate enough power to keep the refrigerator and small items running for awhile.

    Last night around 9 p.m. Central Time, lightning struck the power lines here in town and took out our power. It also knocked out the cell towers here, so no cell systems were available. I took authority over this in Jesus name and the power was restored about 1 minute after the prayer — Thank You Jesus 🙂

    The storms last night had intense lightning, thunder and winds. Cody is stressing out over these, so I pray over him often. I believe these storms are being caused by man’s weather manipulation, as this much rain will ruin crops in the area.

    You can see on the link below that there is a man-made wave pattern coming from South America near Chile.
    http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/mimic-tpw/global/main.html

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  3. Steve Quayle had yesterday something about this wave from the Antarctica. Israeli news live Holds that Based on the description in the book of Enoch the mountains inprisoning some top level fallen angels is located there. Hence the late interest in the arctic and many world leaders going there probably to pay obeisance.

    Maybe the wave is caused by the great interdimensional strain or activity there.

    WHO knows what they are doing there?

    But our friend Jesus laughs at them in derision as in psalms 2!

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    1. The one I need is around $400.00 U.S. dollars. I have no mechanical skills at all and know that someone who is, could probably fix the one I have. The Lord is good all the time, as provisions come in his perfect timing. The Lord has blessed me in so many ways and it’s him that deserves all the praise.

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      1. Thats cheap in Finland a cheap generator is close to 600 euros. If one day i would be adequately financially blessed id donate a generator for you that run a whole park 😃

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  4. Holy Ghost wind!! Learning to be more consistent and persistent praying over many things thanks to the reminders on this forum! We’ve thus far dodged out the hail and I believe we are on the “No trespassing the blood of Jesus” property boundaries. Including my neighbors. 🙂

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  5. Psalm 103

    1 My soul, praise Yahweh,
    and all that is within me, praise His holy name.
    2 My soul, praise the Lord,
    and do not forget all His benefits.
    3 He forgives all your sin;
    He heals all your diseases.
    4 He redeems your life from the Pit;
    He crowns you with faithful love and compassion.
    5 He satisfies you with goodness;
    your youth is renewed like the eagle.
    6 The Lord executes acts of righteousness
    and justice for all the oppressed.
    7 He revealed His ways to Moses,
    His deeds to the people of Israel.
    8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger and rich in faithful love.
    9 He will not always accuse us
    or be angry forever.
    10 He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve
    or repaid us according to our offenses.
    11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is His faithful love
    toward those who fear Him.
    12 As far as the east is from the west,
    so far has He removed
    our transgressions from us.
    13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
    14 For He knows what we are made of,
    remembering that we are dust.
    15 As for man, his days are like grass—
    he blooms like a flower of the field;
    16 when the wind passes over it, it vanishes,
    and its place is no longer known.
    17 But from eternity to eternity
    the Lord’s faithful love is toward those who fear Him,
    and His righteousness toward the grandchildren
    18 of those who keep His covenant,
    who remember to observe His precepts.
    19 The Lord has established His throne in heaven,
    and His kingdom rules over all.
    20 Praise the Lord,
    all His angels of great strength,
    who do His word,
    obedient to His command.
    21 Praise the Lord, all His armies,
    His servants who do His will.
    22 Praise the Lord, all His works
    in all the places where He rules.
    My soul, praise Yahweh!

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  6. Hello folks, I am seeing a resurgence of the Trump delusion that is disturbing me. I heard it from my mother last Friday, who I thought finally saw through it. This new Dave Hodges article also states it plainly:

    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/05/29/can-trump-defeat-the-deep-state-whos-side-is-god-on/

    The Trumps delusion says that God is for America, Trump is God’s chosen man to save it, if only the good people would rise up and get behind him. The truth (that few are willing to hear) is that America has become a stench in the Lord’s nostrils because of it sin, rebellion and bloodshed. God is judging this nation, not saving it. Only individuals can be saved at this point by their own faith and repentance, just as it was in the days of ancient Judah and Jerualem:

    “‘Even if these three men were in it [the land] – Noah, Daniel and Job – they would by their righteousness save only themselves,’ says the Lord God.” – Ezekiel 14:14

    The Trump delusion is part of our judgment. Satan’s agenda is to divide this nation against itself and provoke civil conflict and war. His minions are rallying half the nation behind the progessive left/Obama/Democrat/George Soros machine and the other half behind the fake Trump konservative (with a “k”) reformation. Then everything will go sideways and chaos and collapse will ensue. Toss in hordes of jihadis and drug cartel gangs hiding in the shadows as well as paid agitators, shake and stir, and then it’s blood in the streets.

    It’s time to seek the Lord, walk with him by faith and trust his protection.

    Okay, I’ll get off my soapbox now.

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    1. Mike, what you said is exactly what I’ve been telling family and friends. O was in to deceive the left, T in to deceive the right. It is soooooo hard watching all his happen and yet with a hard enough shaking many will hit their knees. The other side though is those who will shake their fist at God thinking He betrayed them, when it was the prosperity, KN teachers/preachers.
      As to the hordes……..one strong warning…….I believe all those incarcerated will be loosed……..I dont know how but believe it will happen along with much more……:(

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    2. You are right on there Mike. I have been observing Trumps behaviour in official circumstances and he behaves like he owns all places he visit. He does not have a humble character that is a trademark christian characteristic.

      And officially he has stated he is an follower of Norman Vincent Peales teachings who as far as i know whas a mason and a christian deceiver who introduced positive thinking instead of faith.

      A mans behaviour tells a lot. If you have Jesus you already have what you need. One does not need to bring forth ones excellence anymore because Jesus Christ is my excellence and his work on the cross.

      So instead of pushing aside the italian Pm as Trump did he could have humbly accepted his place behind him. This is but one example!

      But the guy radiates wrongness in so many ways to me and as Mike has seen too.

      Be back soon Sonshine dont let em rattlers get you 😎

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  7. I love this song!!

    PS> what a morning. Started off last night with dear husband telling me this morning he took a shot in the dark at a coyote we’ve been dealing with. (Yes, I am praying). I’m upping the warfare prayer over the property after lifting a 4X4 (the end was slightly elevated or I wouldn’t have just lifted it due to spiders etc) to move it.
    There was a loud rattle and I dropped it quick and backed away. There was a huge snake that was leaving??? Snakes don’t leave unless there’s a nest….normally they face you until you are gone or they are “gone.” With the tall grass I am waiting for our friend to get home to stand guard with the possible “end” to the slithering creature while I pull out more posts…..bullsnake-stays. Rattlesnake=to the pit.

    I was shaking after that little incident. It didn’t last long though. )Shaking generally follows when caution is thrown to the wind and later discovering how close your face is to a threat….) Last time this happened was many years ago. I was once again, picking up posts by the edge of the barn and went in for a drink. I looked out to see why Becca the cowdog was acting so crazy where I had just been. I picked up my “friend” and walked outside to see. It was a badger. One acting very odd and had been inches from my face. Well, I was shaking so bad I couldn’t help hold my friend very steady. God has good timing. The vet showed up just then to give a colt some medication and he took care of it for me. It was rabid.

    When I think on these things I realize how much the Lord is continually with me. Off to the woodpile………….thank you Jesus.

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  8. I often pondered about this authority. As far as i can ascertain Based on scripture our authority extends only as far as the will of God gives leave. But then there is whatever you bind on earth is bound as well as in heaven. This one i can only attribute to spiritual warfare which My first and foremost experience comes from being a family father.

    That is daily warfare for childrens future.

    I have to refreshing My mind on your post later JC. You have so much top notch material that even Walmart cannot bring the comparable level of bulk material to counter your quality strategy 😎

    Ment in the best of ways so that My mishandling of english dont make misunderstandings 😁

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  9. This is the Arkansas Christian Network I discovered after moving here. I don’t follow all of the preachers/teachers on here. My 2 favorites are Charles Stanley and Happy Caldwell.
    https://www.vtntv.com/
    I watched the final televised show from Rexella & Jack Van Impe on 5/27/17. It sounded like Rexella will probably take control of this ministry due to Jack’s failing health. They are planning to focus more on online ministry through Facebook and other sources, but no more television.
    https://www.jvim.com/

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    1. This is very good. I used to watch them all the time. They amazed me because I usually “saw” them as being themselves on as much as off TV. What a testimony they have

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  10. Testimony of healing. A few days ago I felt the Lord told me to accept healing in faith. I have been healed of a Chronic illness that I’ve had since 2008. I was also told to stop taking medications for this, which were possible cause of my Stage 3 kidney disease. I asked the Lord for confirmation. I flipped through the Bible and every place I landed was relative to healing! I did not search for the word healing, it’s where I was taken by the Holy Spirit.

    Since stopping this medication, I’ve felt better than I have in years — Thank You Lord! All of my intestinal problems have also healed! The extreme rapid weight loss has also stopped!

    Psalm 150
    1 Hallelujah!
    Praise God in His sanctuary.
    Praise Him in His mighty heavens.
    2 Praise Him for His powerful acts;
    praise Him for His abundant greatness.
    3 Praise Him with trumpet blast;
    praise Him with harp and lyre.
    4 Praise Him with tambourine and dance;
    praise Him with flute and strings.
    5 Praise Him with resounding cymbals;
    praise Him with clashing cymbals.
    6 Let everything that breathes praise the Lord.
    Hallelujah!

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    1. Great news Jc. Scripture though is adamant that pharmakeia or sorcery or medication what have you weakens the nations.

      So soon we will see Jc back in texas beef meat measures 6 feet 4 and 250 pounds of pure north american lean mean fighting machine 😎

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      1. Amen Stig!
        I’m terrified of taking all prescribed for me even though it’s called a minute dosage. I kept trying in my own strength to stop the thyroid and the other. I take half of a 5 mg pain tab a few times a day. It’s for nerve pain. I had the doc cut the dose from 3 tabs of the 5mg to 2 of the 5mg a couple years back, I take a half of one as needed out of the 2 whole tabs a day they are prescribed. It still bugs me and I battle to leave it in the Lords hands and NOT pick it up again trying to get a new body He already gave me when He died and took those stripes on the cross for us.

        BUT this is what the Lord showed me:(He really had to get this drilled into me, and has to remind me still from time to time…)
        HE not ME will do this and in His timing and my soul prospering. Your testimony is so encouraging!
        The Lord has been so good to me and healed so much a new spine is nothing for Him.

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    2. James, what an amazing testimony of our Lords provision!Thank you for sharing this. I needed to hear it and it’s right on time. Again. Praise You Jesus!!!! Thank you for healing James, for Your faithfulness and Your compassion!

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  11. Well sonshine i have a medication too so im no posterboy for healthiest living being walkin around.

    It is as you said its his time and place no ones else.

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  12. FYI — there are a lot of blogs now referenced in the “Blogs I Follow” area of this Blog. I don’t always get notifiers and often people send me a copy of their new postings. Mike’s 2 blogs and many others are available in this area to the right of page layout (near the top).

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    1. This SkywatchTV video is not all about Trump. They talk about the state of the “Church”; the great falling away; the fact that many people are into a generational denomination that has been passed on from parents, etc..

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  13. Watching the video i was slightly disturbed by children so i did not catch are they PRO Trump in their message or cautionary watchful in his case. I heard they mentioned a friend in the White House but thats not how i see it.

    IF you remember can you post the sequel here JC thanks.

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    1. Stig, I can’t answer that question with this video. I truly don’t know where they stand on this. They refer to Trump as “friends of Christians”, but that maybe just a topic for discussion — too many believe that lie. The video posted really had little discussion about Trump. Many have always believed that a Republican is a friend of Christians. We know that Trump is not a Christian, and should be one that is prayed for. It’s one thing to put on a show and profess to be a Christian; another is the fruit of the spirit. We all know that many believe Trump is the great savior and they are not trusting in the Lord to see the truth.

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  14. As an addition i read a testimony of a woman named Janet Teem today about what is causing confusion in the churches. One as the above video mentions is hereditary norms that dont form conviction and faith in youth. This is clearly Based on what mrs Teem said is the multitude of bibles used in churches today that form cliques of this says this and this says that. What happened to 1 Cor 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

    IF youth are not given a standard but just hereditary and cultural pep talk they will abandon IT as rebellious youth because IT does not make them aflame with passion and sound of truth.

    I thank JC for part 1 of the coin of problem, part 2 was just defined. Many youths want tangible things to form their handprints on the world and there is a real risk that radicals like kingdom theology with their idea of prebuilding the kingdom of God for him before he arrives with keys in hand approach will take too many into its fold.

    The USA being the last bastion of possible visible revival should take this into consideration because a passion for the gospel and not ones own work is what remakes a man and provides result.

    As in the book of James which i am personally not hitting the mark too well about showing My faith by My works is the bullseye or giving ones body as a living sacrifice for the gospel.

    Those two are very High standards and i feel i have yet to reach either but still i have a passion for the gospel and i want its message to sound clear as crystal to the world Based on Gods standard and not the Southern baptist definition of the Holman standard as this, finally we have a version we can control.

    We cannot control Gods word, he does his management of IT!

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    1. Hi Stig-Ove, am I detecting an advocacy for the King James Bible in your comment? If I may ask, what is the key reason why you support the KJV over the proliferation of other English translations?

      I also agree with you that the idea of prebuilding the kingdom of God and handing Jesus the keys when He arrives is false. It will be Jesus leading his heavenly army who takes back the earth from Satan. In the meantime, we just help bring in souls before the satanic deluge hits and try to remain unstained by sin and deception.

      A related doctrine of kingdom theology is the “manifestation of the sons of God” or “shining ones,” which says that elite Christians will become invincible superheroes for God and will pre-build the kingdom for Jesus. I keep encountering these ideas in various forms with accompanying prophecies that I would judge as false. Sometime I will write a post about it. In the meantime, if anyone is interested, I had a respectful back-and-forth with James Bailey about this topic in the comments of this article:

      https://z3news.com/w/lord-waited-to-begin-manifestation-sons-of-god/

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      1. Hello Mike

        I have stated before that im open to bibles based on the so called majority text which the kjv is based upon and a few others usually published during the reformation. The problem with about 90% of todays bibles are their forcing of wording based purely upon copyright reasons.

        The Kjv and older bibles hold a licence that they are free to distribute only the printer pays material costs. And problem is also the socalled minority texts variation between manuscripts which omit whole passages. Tischendorf found codex sinaiticus in a monastery trashcan and codex vaticanus was buried centuries in the vatican library.

        These were later edited by Westcott&Hort who used a socalled neutrality clausule that negated specifics like Lord and used words like him instead.

        For a trained bible reader this might not be always a big problem but for a neophyte it is.

        In my home country we have one bible based on the kjv text left and its used by the only growing christian organisation in Finland.

        Here it is also called archaic and outdated like the kjv there.

        I stand on the kjv and derivatives of the same text based on honesty , proven results, scholarly evidence and above all a unified and wholesome majestic text that has kingly poetry inbued within it that no other text in modern times can replicate.

        Hope i made my case Mike and that you wont ditch me based on this opinion of mine which i find strongly anchored by honest evidence.

        Find out what Derek Prince said when he had preached the gospel almost his whole life in Britain and Usa and returning on his old days to the Us he said that with the usage being stopped by the Kjv the national character of the Us changed and not for better.

        I stand for the Kjv and its known children around the world and fathers. Be they named Luther bible, Reina Valera, interlinear hebrew- greek bible what have you. The kjv has some issues but it is the bible id recommend anyone with definitions if one finds the language archaic.

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      2. An excellent debate with mr Bailey Mike. One i concur with you on the subject.

        Im hesitant to judge but i find there are so many prophecies today about protection and well being during tribulation.

        The Ot prophets were all to a man handled badly because of honesty and speaking what the majority did not want to hear.

        That is the modus operandi we ought to look for. The more against mainstream and straight out of the bible the more disliked it will be.

        Jesus spoke plainly in the gospels and he even asked the disciples will you leave me also? But they been with honesty and truth so long that it rubbed on them.

        Something i think will replay in the future also that mostly mature christians with facts straight will stand and fall with truth!

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  15. I read psalms 77 before sleeping and here is an interesting passage in verse 9-10.

    It goes on by remembering the infirmity of being a regular person of flesh and then it says i remembered the days of the right hand of the Lord.

    The days of the right hand of the Lord. Its either Christ its referring to or 5 fingers as in 1 day with the Lord is as 1000 years with us. Or its a referrall to the right hand of the Lord as in the new testament being on the right side of your bible which saves.

    Now someone else might find more but there is a message in that phrase a very deep one at that. I leave it here for now.

    Good night

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    1. When I Iooked up Psalm 77:9-10 in NASB, it said this:

      “Has God forgotten to be gracious, or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah. Then I said, “It is my grief, that the right hand of the Most High has changed.”

      The right hand of God has changed? That doesn’t make sense to me. Sometimes I think the NASB is so word-literal in its interpretation that it misses the MEANING, because Hebrew often expresses ideas in rhetorical and poetic ways.

      In contrast, here is what the KJV says:

      “Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah. And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.”

      The author is saying he is experiencing troubles and for a moment it makes him question God’s mercies, but then he accepts his situation and remembers all the great things God has done. Well that does make sense to me.

      Funny that I noticed this around our KJV discussion.

      Here is another discrepancy that I think the KJV gets more accurately:

      “But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” – Luke 21:36, NASB

      “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” – Luke 21:36, KJV

      To have strength to escape vs. to be counted worthy to escape are two very different meanings.

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      1. There are so many subtle on the surface inconsequential changes. But in the long run they form a veritable river of verbal poisoning. Those are just surface scratches but good examples Mike.

        The Nasb was amongst the first to use the Westcott&Hort texts in America like in Finland IT was the 1938 church bible that turned the table here using the same manuscripts.

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  16. Please Note

    *** Take everything I share to the Lord for confirmation via the Holy Spirit *** We need to seek clarity, discernment and wisdom like never before.
    *** We also need to come together and support each other, as we all have different gifts and are all unique.
    *** I want to make it very clear that I am not a bible scholar, nor am I a preacher/teacher. I freely share the scripture on this blog and often provide pictures (others have taken/shared) to help with understanding. It’s rare that I give my interpretation of what the scripture says, unless I’ve noticed debates taking place in various areas (blogs, emails, youtube, televised preachings, etc..)
    *** I don’t proclaim I know exactly how everything will unfold in what order or timing. We know there are various parts in Revelations that may not be in man’s ideas of sequential events. These events could be concurrent. (Seven Seals, Trumpets and Bowls)

    Everything will happen according to God’s perfect timing.
    *****************************************************************************

    Here’s a refresher of what Jesus himself said about his returning, how we must endure tribulation during the end times (aka Great Tribulation / Tribulation Of Those Days – Matthew 24:29-31). We have been promised that this tribulation will be cut short for the elects sake; otherwise nobody would survive. We must be ready at all times.

    Some teachers/preachers have twisted the verses found in Matthew 24:21; but they don’t share the verses before and after it. They twist “20 Pray that your escape may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.” to mean “Rapture”!!! The verses in Matthew 24 are very clear — review the parts before and after where it talks about escaping to the Mountains.

    Anyone teaching/preaching a pre-tribulation rapture; is placing a false sense of peace on God’s people and this can have bad consequences when they are suddenly faced with the truth and have not prepared.

    We need to be prepared for what is about to come on this earth; otherwise we will be like the foolish Virgins. (Matthew 25:1-13)

    We must suit up/armor up. (Ephesians 6:10-18)

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    Matthew 24 (HCSB)

    As Jesus left and was going out of the temple complex, His disciples came up and called His attention to the temple buildings. 2 Then He replied to them, “Don’t you see all these things? I assure you: Not one stone will be left here on another that will not be thrown down!”
    3 While He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached Him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what is the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?”

    4 Then Jesus replied to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will deceive many. 6 You are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, because these things must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these events are the beginning of birth pains.

    9 “Then they will hand you over for persecution, and they will kill you. You will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 Then many will take offense, betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 Because lawlessness will multiply, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be delivered. 14 This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a testimony to all nations. And then the end will come.

    15 “So when you see the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place” (let the reader understand), 16 “then those in Judea must flee to the mountains! 17 A man on the housetop must not come down to get things out of his house. 18 And a man in the field must not go back to get his clothes. 19 Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days! 20 Pray that your escape may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For at that time there will be great tribulation, the kind that hasn’t taken place from the beginning of the world until now and never will again! 22 Unless those days were limited, no one would survive. But those days will be limited because of the elect.

    23 “If anyone tells you then, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Over here!’ do not believe it! 24 False messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 Take note: I have told you in advance. 26 So if they tell you, ‘Look, He’s in the wilderness!’ don’t go out; ‘Look, He’s in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever the carcass is, there the vultures will gather.

    29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days:
    The sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not shed its light;
    the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the celestial powers will be shaken.
    30 “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the peoples of the earth will mourn; and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

    32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: As soon as its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 In the same way, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near—at the door! 34 I assure you: This generation will certainly not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.

    36 “Now concerning that day and hour no one knows—neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son —except the Father only. 37 As the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. 38 For in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah boarded the ark.

    39 They didn’t know until the flood came and swept them all away. So this is the way the coming of the Son of Man will be: 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this: If the homeowner had known what time the thief was coming, he would have stayed alert and not let his house be broken into. 44 This is why you also must be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

    45 “Who then is a faithful and sensible slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give them food at the proper time? 46 That slave whose master finds him working when he comes will be rewarded. 47 I assure you: He will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked slave says in his heart, ‘My master is delayed,’ 49 and starts to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 that slave’s master will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not know. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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  17. I read quite many years back an worldly assessment of how well countries will recover from a financial crisis. And one major fact was this…..the farther east the faster recovery. The bible says the kings of the east will dominate in the endtimes and looking at finnish economic growth numbers of late i think there might be something to it.

    Though not falling asleep here i know the economy will tank at some point but it will be kept running til the big bad one called the Ac will reveal himself. And then eastern mostly non christian countries will ride on the waves of decep….i mean success.

    Good catch on that z3 article Jc.

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  18. As I was working on today’s post, I went to Youtube to discover all of my playlists were deleted again. It is possible that I have done this when I cleared the history on my computer, but more than likely it’s the enemy trying to cause stress. The removal of my lists was annoying but did not create great stress, as I have a printed list of these things 🙂

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    1. Mine has the same thing happening and I get warnings every time I open certain pages etc. It scrolls real fast to the bottom and acts like a virus. Just my thoughts, it’s all part of everything else going on. Yes, there have been many hacks but this is part of messing with believers and censoring.

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  19. From Anna — 5/31/17 —

    REPENT, RETURN OR PERISH
    Daughter, write these words down.
    My children, you need to hear Me loud and clear that I require OBEDIENCE over sacrifice. If anyone is in disobedience to my commandments there will be a heavy price to pay if you do not repent and remove yourselves from your sin. You cannot merely repent and think you are in good standing and right before My eyes if you have not removed yourself from the sin. To remain in sin means death.
    Children, understand what I say; to be in sin is disobedience. Disobedient and rebellious children cannot enter in. Do not think you can trample over My Son! Do you not know that My commandments define sin? These are the moral laws you are to live by. Without My Ten commandments you would have never known what sin is.
    Many say we are not under the law but under grace. My Son did not come to abolish the law but to establish the law. The law of sin and death was put to death on the cross He bore for you but My commandments He never changed. They were ordained from the beginning of time long before tablets were given to Moses. How did Abraham know to keep them or all those long before Moses?
    Do you not know if there is no law to abide by, then there is no sin? How can this be? Without a moral compass (my commandments) to live by, all that is left is lawlessness. The enemy is clever! He has deceived even the elect who believe the lies that these preachers on pulpits spew out that when My Son came everything changed. My Son kept my commands and was obedient unto death so why do you choose to disobey? He came to demonstrate how to live and also how to love Me!
    If you are in disobedience to Me, you do not know how to love Me nor do you truly know Me! How many of you truly walk as My Son walked? The churches are full of serpents and vipers whom I have not anointed nor appointed. They will be held accountable for misleading my flock. Repent, return or perish!
    I AM THAT I AM, I AM THE GREAT I AM, I AM THE REPAIRER OF THE BREACH, I AM HEALER, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, AND I AM IS AN ALL CONSUMING FIRE! DO NOT PUT ME TO THE TEST!! My Word has NEVER changed. DO NOT TEST ME! Come out of her My people!
    To my obedient children who have come out of her and left Babylon, you are truly those that love Me. I know how difficult it is for you and how much you suffer standing on My truth. I see your tears and how even your families have rejected you. My return is soon, stay steadfast. Stay on the narrow road and I will guide you home.
    To all, it is MY WILL that will be done, not yours. Pray that I have mercy on your soul. Pray for mercy in the midst of judgment. When you stand before Me what excuse will you try to give me for your disobedience? If you continue to reject truth, I will reject you on that day and say I never knew you.
    I AM–Your Father
    Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
    1 John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments.
    Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
    1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
    Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
    Ephesians 5:6 – Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
    LEVITICUS 26:14-16 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, [but] that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

    ISAIAH 58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

    Word given to me on 5/30/2017 to put out 5/31/2017 at 4:44 pm

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    1. Ask the Lord to give you clarification on the Sabbath. I know that the Jewish people in Israel celebrate the Sabbath starting Sundown on Friday and ending Sundown on Saturday. Their work-week starts on Sunday.

      For me, I try my best to celebrate every day by repenting (as needed) and asking for guidance. I don’t set aside one specific time each week or day, as for me I feel the Lord wants 100% of us. The same holds true for giving — the Lord wants 100% of us and many may be asked to give in various ways (financial, physical help, written help, prayers, bible studies, food, clothing, shelter, teaching, etc.)

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