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I’LL BE CHANGED!

I’ve never been one to keep changing things around , partly due to the fact that  I would put things the way I wanted them and didn’t want to change them, and then my husband doesn’t like change either. So this has helped me to keep things the same!  It may not be for the best sometimes but I prefer it like this, otherwise my hubby would be complaining about where he is going to sit, (l0l) isn’t that just like a man!  I do like to change my clothes often though! Hubby says I have too many clothes but there isn’t too many for me!  I like a different outfit every day, whereas he would rather change his clothes once or twice a week! (is this truly a man thing too)?  Or is it just a Royden thing?  Regardless of what it is, I wouldn’t trade him for anything!  People  are changing partners all too often these days!

job 14:14 says If a man die, shall he live again?  all the days of my appointed time, will I wait till my change come! Psalms 102;26 They shall perish , but thou shalt endure; yea all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed.Jeremiah 13:22 can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then may ye also do good who are accustomed to do evil.  Philippians 3:20-21  For our conversation is in heaven: from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord  Jesus Christ:Who shall change our vile body , that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body , according to the working  whereby He is able  even to subdue all things unto Himself.

1 Cor. 15: 51-53 Behold I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep,.but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:for the trumpet shall  sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this  corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. I don’t want to miss this, I want to be changed! Oh, to be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is! We shall reign as Kings and Priests with Him throughout the countless ages of eternity!     Oh, to be like thee, Oh, to be like thee, Blessed Redeemer, Pure as thou art, Come in thy meekness, come in thy fullness. Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart!

When He comes in the clouds descending, and they who loved Him here, From their graves shall awake  and praise  Him, with joy and not with fear!  When the body and the soul are united And clothed no more to die. What a shouting there will be when each other’s face we see, changed in the twinkling of an eye!  Changed in the twinkling of an eye: Changed in the twinkling of an eye..The  Trumpet shall sound. The dead shall be raised. Changed in the twinkling of an  eye!    I am determined, I’ve made up my mind. I’ll serve the Lord!  This is the best life there is both here and in the hereafter!  I’ll be changed!

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While sitting in the car waiting for my husband to come out of the store I was looking at the clouds! They were just magnificent, fluffy white marshmallow clouds in all sizes and shapes! They were just beautiful!   As I sat there watching The shapes were changing so swiftly from an animal to what ever your mind could imagine!  I have always loved to watch the clouds, even as a little child, I remember taking a blanket out on the grass at the end of the house and laying there by the hour imagine  all the sheep, pigs, cows and people up there inn the clouds! I have seen pictures of Jesus in a cloud taken in a thunder shower!  I just don’t know quite what to think of these pictures, while it does look like Jesus it is not a very clear picture.                                                                        I often think about Moses and the children of Israel, they were on their way to the promise land and the Bible tells us that the Lord went before them  by day in a pillar of a cloud to lead them in the way and a pillar of fire by night.  Exodus 13:21.  How glorious that must have been!  But in 1 Cor. 13 ;1t says I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers  were under the cloud and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and did all eat the same spiritual meat , and did all drink the same spiritual drink, for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. It goes on to tell us how they weren’t satisfied with what they received from God and he destroyed them  in the wilderness, when they lusted after other things. Oh Lord, help me to be true to you and not to lust after the things of this old  world!   Hebrews 12 : 1 Seeing we  also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight , and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race  that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame , and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God!

In Matt. 26:64 Jesus said: nevertheless I say unto you , hereafter shall ye see the son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven,  Matt 24:30  and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory!

When we meet Him in the clouds of the sky, Oh, what singing and shouting there will be.  When our trials  are ore, and we’re tempted no more, and the face of my Saviour I see!  When we meet Him in the clouds of the sky.  To this wicked old world we’ll  say goodbye.  Heaven’s Bells will be ringing and the saints will be singing when we meet Him in the clouds of the sky!

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LOVE CONQUERS ALL!

  • There used to be an old saying that went something like this”Love is such a funny thing. it’s shaped like a lizard. It wraps it’s tail around your heart, and nibbles at your gizzard!                                                                      They tell us there are different kinds of love!  Now we know there is love for our children which is different than the love between husband and wife. You may also love your pets but not in the way you love your children.  Then most important of  all is the love we should have for the Lord! The LOVE  He has for us is the Agape Love, there is no greater Love than this!                                              Lets go back a ways here and think of when we were just a little child how much we loved our parents! No one dared say anything about Mommy or Daddy or we would  tell them what we thought of them. The same goes for the parents and the children! The love between a husband and wife is not sacred today as it used to be, It seems to change from one day to  the next!                                    Love is a powerful emotion!  Perhaps the strongest of human  emotions!People will  do almost anything to get love!  Why then do it seem that love is the only thing there is just too little of? We may think we love somebody but really we may just love what he or she does for us! We are so self-centered! there are four different kind’s of love , all but one are basically self centered or what is there in this for me? First there is affection  which is the kind of love we feel for a dog, home or car, other than people. Then there is friendship, this is the basis of most human relationships.  then there is erotic love , which is beautiful between a husband and wife but is a mess outside of married love. All these are wonderful and necessary loves, each depends on the object of our affection for complete fulfilment.  The only love that is completely other-centered is called agape love,  when we love with agape love,  we desire the best for the people we love.  We are even able to love the unlovable. We are only capable of this kind of love to the extent that we give the details of our lives over to God and allow him to work through us. love us with this kind of love,  He is never self-centered, and Before this can happen we must realize that God loves us and can only od’s love is always sacrificial.  While  we were  enemies of  God, He loved us.  When we ran away from God He loved us so much  thateternal life!  Love is the very essence of God, that is what mother gave His only Son that He loved most so that we could experience vats Him to do what He does for us, even when we don’t love Him in return!. St.john 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him, should not perish but have everlasting life”.                                                                                           It’s this fourth love that will keep marriages together as long as both partners take it to heart! It’s the love with the funny name – agape. This is that unselfish Love that seeks to give rather than take from the other person!  This is the love that works!  If loving your spouse unselfishly seems like a challenge to you just think how God loved us so sacrificially . The Bible says that Jesus “made Himself nothing” in order to serve those He loves and asks us to love our spouse in the same sacrificial way. Here are some things to remember: 1. Be respectful   to your spouse 2. ! Tell your spouse “I love you’ at least once a day, say it all the time with your eyes. 3.Think back and remember at least one thing you admired when you were dating. 4. be as enthusiastic to stay married as you were to get married.5,  Be loyal to your spouse. 6.  Express admiration in public.7,  A marriage can be a great investment, that yields tremendous dividends, if yoo have the interest! 8. Give your spouse a gift for no reason.9.  Trade in your car, not your spouse! 

      For God so loved! the world, He gave His only Son to die     on         Calvary, from sin to set me free.  One day He’s coming back    .    What Glory that will be!  How wonderful His love to me!

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Some  people I know have gotten tattoos and are marked for the rest of their life, even though they may have changed their mind and don’t want what they have , now their is no way, short of skin grafting, to get rid of it.  I have seen people with tattoos over most of their body and I didn’t think it was a very pretty sight! For these people I don’t see any way they could get them removed, There is just far too many! I saw a man just the other week while at the hospital whose  arms were a mess of tattoos from his shoulder to his wrist, this almost made me sick! Now I know it is none of my business what others do to themselves, but if they could only see themselves from the eyes of others, I doubt if they would like it either!  Other people have scars that can’t be removed.  I know this as I am one of these people and if there was a way to remove it I would have done it years ago.  This is what caused me to have a scar from my lip to my nose. I went up the hill on my daughters  bicycle to invite (my sister and her husband and family)them down for supper that evening, which I did. On the way back down the hill I saw a car behind me and tried the brakes only to find they were gone! So I tried to get off so I wouldn’t have to go in front of the car when I reached my driveway which was directly at the bottom of this hill. Instead my ankle turned and over I went on my face on the newly chipped road! It was not a pretty sight!  My brother-in-law saw me fall and came out on the tare and started to the Hospital but met my husband who was just getting off work and he took me on in to Fredericton Hospital, where they operated  at 11pm. When they showed me the  next day what I looked like, I was shocked! My face was black and so swollen I thought it would never be the same again, but the surgeon knew what he was doing,and it only left a slight line, which could have been far worse!

Leviticus 19:28 tells us “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks  upon you  I am the Lord!”  Revelation 13 & 9 warns us saying If any man have an ear, let him hear. vs,10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: He that killeth with the sword must be killed by the sword. Here is the patience and faith of the saints. vs.11  And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and he spake like a dragon. vs 12, and he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. vs 13 and he doeth great wonders , so that he maketh fire  come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, vs 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast: saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had  the wound by a sword and did live.vs 15 and he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. vs 16 and he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor,free and bond, to receive a MARK IN THEIR RIGHT HAND , OR IN THERE FOREHEADS. VS.17 AND THAT NO MAN MIGHT BUY OR SELL, SAVE HE THAT HAD THE MARK, OR THE NAME OF THE BEAST, OR THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME. VS,18  Here is wisdom.  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is six hundred threescore and six Chapter 14 & 9 And the third angel followed them saying with a loud voice, if any worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead or in his hand, vs.10 the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels , and in the presence of the Lamb. vs.11 and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. vs 12 here is the patience of the saints, here are they that keep the commandments of God and the FAITH OF JESUS.This is serious business folks!!!!!!!!

I am Marked, marked, marked. I am marked wheresoever I go!  I am Marked, marked, marked .What I am everyone seems to know!  I am!.Sealed. sealed. sealed.I am sealed by His spirit Devine. Oh Glory to God, Hallelujah, Amen. I am His and I know He is mine!

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ONLY ONE!

Growing up we were a poor family, as I have said before, Perhaps we would get a bottle of pop that we would share.  Of course, we didn’t mind sharing in those days, as we were so happy to get it! Furthermore, I don’t remember anything being thrown out, as it would be kept and eaten later on, or for another meal.  I do remember one time we had company for supper.(our Pastor and his wife) and we got a brick of ice cream for dessert. We didn’t have a fridge so decided to put it outside in the snow bank until after the main course , but when we went out to get it a dog had apparently sniffed it out first and all that was left was the cardboard  that it was packaged in! Talk about some disappointed kids! We seldom had anything like that and we were  all  just waiting for our special treat!  There was only one that day and the doggie had it!

It is so much different today, most everybody has more than one treat in the house! A lot of things come in sets of two or three! A house has more than one door, and most people have more than one bathroom! Even though some people have only one child  it seems as if something is really wrong, people have  things all mixed up!

It is not only different with material things but when it comes to religious things, many people have so many gods.They make idols of almost everything, they seldom think of God other than a swear word! St.John 10:9 Jesus said  “I am the door’ by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture”  verse 25  Jesus answered them.I told you and ye believed not, the works that I do in my fathers name, they bear witness of me.  But ye believed  not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck  then out of my hand, my father which gave them me, is greater than all;and no man is able to pluck them out of my father’s hand. I and my Father are One!  2 Chron 2&5 Solomon said, who is able to build him an house seeing the heavens cannot contain him, He is God above all gods. Ps 86:10  Thou art great, doest wonderous things.  Thou art God alone!  Isa..44:8  …..Is there a God beside me?  yea there is no God, I know not any! 

Thank you Jesus for your Word  Your Word is truth!  There is none else like you!

Oh, I’m so glad He found me. With love He bound me, wrapped His arms around me, and he led  me to that shelter,Now I’m one, I’m one of His own. And oh, the joy of knowing with hearts all glowing, some day I’m going to my home., my home in glory where I’ll walk on streets of gold!.

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THE SEED!

I think that everyone knows what a seed is! So  instead  of trying to explain what it is I’m going to talk a bit about it,  in Genesis chapter 1, verse 11  This was creation remember,  And God said , let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth , and it was so. Verse 12 And the earth brought forth grass and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, after his kind, whose seed is in itself, after his kind, and God saw  that it was good.My husband planted some radish seed just last week and they must be at least3 inches tall now. If a seed is kept dry and then planted  it will most always grow!   When he was just a young boy he planted an apple seed down on the old homestead and it grew to a tree  and for several years now has been  producing fruit,!  You can’t expect to get  an orange off an apple tree,or a peach off  a plum  tree,  the Bible  says God told them to bring forth after their kind.

God also made man in  His own image, then he told them to go forth and multiply. I don’t believe that man came from  monkeys or that the world evolved from a big bang! God’s word explains it all out to us!

In order to get a good crop to grow you must first prepare the soil! In Matthew 13 Jesus told a parable of the sower and the seed! Saying a sower went forth to sow, some of the seed fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and devoured them up.  Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth and they forthwith sprung up , because they had no deepness of earth; and when the sun was up they were scorched ; and because they had no root they withered away. And some fell among  thorns’ and the thorns sprung up and chocked them;  But others fell into good ground , and brought forth fruit, some an hundred fold, some sixty fold, and some thirty fold.  Who hath ears  to hear let him hear.  His disciples asked Him why do you speak unto them in parables?  He answered because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom  of heaven,but to them it is not given, for whosoever hath , to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance. But whosoever hath not from him shall be taken away even this he hath.  Therefore I speak to them in parables because they seeing,see not and hearing  they hear not, neither do they understand. Verse 18  Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.  When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the wayside. He that received seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it.  Yet he hath not root in himself, but dureth for awhile: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.  He also that received seed among the thorns;is he that heareth the word : and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word and he becometh unfruitful.  But he that received seed into good ground is he that hear eth the word , and understandeth  it, which also beareth fruit , and bringeth forth , some an hundred, some sixty , some thirty.  

Another parable …he said  The kingdom of heaven  is likened unto a man which sowed good seed into his field. While He slept , his enemy came  and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.   But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him. Sir. dids’t thou not sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?    He said unto them”an enemy hath done this!” The servants said “wilt thou then that we go and gather them up”? But he said, “Nay lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them   Let them grow together until the harvest and  I will say  to the reapers gather ye first the tares and bind them in bundles and burn them :  but gather the wheat into my barn”.  verse 37. The sower is the  son of Man. The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one, The enemy that sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.  As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world.  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they gather out of his kingdom all things that do offend, and them which do iniquity: And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.  Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father. Who hath ears to hear let him hear!  Verse 49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth; and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire ; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

It is going to pay to be ready when Jesus comes again for His people!  Psalms 126:6  He that goeth forth and weepeth , bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with Him!             Going forth with weeping sowing for the master sowing in the noontime and the dewy eve. Waiting for the Harvest and the time of reaping  We shall come rejoicing Bringing in the sheaves! Bringing in the Sheaves, bringing  in the sheaves, we shall come rejoicing bringing in the sheaves. Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves.  We shall come rejoicing bringing in the Sheaves! 

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If you are like me you probably love to watch the expression on others faces. You can pretty much tell what a person is feeling by watching their face I can pretty much tell if Roy is upset with me as it shows on his face, even if he says nothing! If he is feeling sad, then that shows too. If he is tired, I can tell. If he has read a sad book he gets really emotional or. if he has had good news, I can tell by the expression around his eyes! if he is ill or has pain then he is pale and his face is expressionless! If he is happy then he has a big smile! That is the expression I like to see! I love to surprise him,too!This is something I can’t do very often as he usually knows what is going on. Sometimes while Roy is running errands i just sit in the car and watch people come and go. Some will come out whistling as if this day is their very best while the next person may be talking to himself/herself and they have a terrible scull on their face! They don’t look very happy!I like what the Bible says in Numbers 6:25 The Lord make His face to shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee. If we keep his face shining on us we will be a lot happier, and we will have a joyous expression on our face! The Spirit of the Lord gives a real joy a way down deep within! i have also seen His glory shining on peoples faces! It makes their face really shine and we can see there is something different about them! James 1;23 says”: for if any man be a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass, for he beholdeth himself,and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed! I’ll be somewhere listening. I‘ll be somewhere listening, I’ll be somewhere listening for my name! i’ll be somewhere listening, I’ll be somewhere listening. I’LL be somewhere listening for my name. when He calls for me i will answer, when He calls for me, I will hear. When He calls for me I will answer, for I’ll be somewhere listening for my name! I’m so happy, I’m so happy. I’m so happy, happy, happy, happy. happy, happy! happy! Yes I’m so happy. I’m so happy Just to know that Jesus is mine!

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