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STANDING UP TALL!

Have you ever tried to reach for something, only to find that no matter what you did, you  just couldn’t quite reach it? Then you would wish you were just a little taller on one end!  I remember wishing this quite often, but now my wish is “ if only I could stand up tall without holding on to something!”   or “if only I could stand”! I guess we don’t really appreciate what we can do until we really do lose it”!   Who would have ever thought that I would one day be in this condition? Not me. of all people!  I guess it is good that we don’t know some things that lurks ahead in our future!  So if you can stand tall today just make sure that you are “standing up tall”as you can!  Don’t complain just because you are short as you can usually use a step- ladder or something!  Just remember there are things a whole lot worse than being in a wheel chair, at least I still have my mind, I could have been a vegetable, so I am very fortunate!  God has been very good to me!  Surely I can find other ways of “standing up tall”!

Many  people have stood up   tall for something they believed in.  How many protests have we seen or heard about lately?  Yet people don’t seem to stand up tall enough for the right thing! Yes, I know, people are being killed  for standing up for a lot of things that aren’t that important, even though they think they are doing the right thing!  But I wonder just how many would take their stand or stand up tall for the things of the Lord?  I think of Peter, when Jesus was crucified, Peter thought he was so strong, but Jesus told him before the cock crowed twice , he would deny Jesus  three times! Now Peter thought he would never do such

a thing as that, Hadn’t he already taken a strong stand when he cut off the ear of Mal’chus? Who was a servant of the High Priest who was a Kinsman! Peter felt so bad when he realized what he had just done that .he went out and wept bitterly.  I can just imagine how both sad and happy Peter must have felt when he got word that Jesus was alive and told his disciples to go tell Peter, He wanted to see him!  Peter must have been so surprised!  I want to stand tall like Peter did on the day of Pentecost when he ministered to all the people in the Upper room Acts 2:38.  He wasn’t about to make the same mistake again as we are told that they crucified Peter upside down as he said he did not feel worthy to be crucified the same way Jesus was!   

Jesus wants us to Stand Up Tall and be counted for HIM!! Ephesians  6:10 says Finally , my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on he whole armour of God, that ye nay be able to stand against the whiles od the devil. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour  of God. that ye nay be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,  to stand, 14,  Stand  therefore  having  your loins  girt  about with truth, and having on the breastplate  of righteousness ,And  your feet shod with the preparation of  t he gospel of peace’  Above  all taking  the shield of faith, wherewith  ye shall be able to quench all the  fiery darts of the  wicked. Take  the   helmet of salvation, and the sword of Spirit which is the Word of God, 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit.  Don’t you want to stand up tall for Him?  He gave us so many promises and blessings that we can trust in Him at all times.  He is so good all the time!

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord, bound to Him eternally by loves strong cord. Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword. Standing on the promises of God. Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God my Saviour. Standing. Standing, standing on the promises of God!

Stand up, stand up for Jesus ye soldiers of the cross,  Lift high  His Royal banner, it must mot suffer loss.  From victory unto victory , His army He shall lead till every  foe is vanquished and Christ is Lord indeed!

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A WARNING!

If most people are like me, they take for granted weather warnings etc.  I always like to know if a hurricane, tornado or even a thunder shower is on it;s way across our area!  At least we can usually get prepared as much as we can for things like that!  A while back we had a dog , called Brandi, who like me, was terrified of thunder and lightening, and the two of us would sit in our own little corner in the downstairs where we couldn’t see the lightening.  If there was a heavy clap of thunder I would try to calm her down as much as possible, and since  that  time it seems I haven’t been nearly as afraid during thunder showers as I had been!   I often think of those poor people who live in those areas where earthquakes and tornadoes have been taking place, they must live a life of terror!  We have so far been fortunate enough to miss  these things and I thank God for His protection!

Again I think of that great city of  Nineveh whom God said he would destroy in 40 days unless they repented, So He told Jonah to go and tell them His message.  Now Jonah didn’t want to go to  that city and went instead to a ship that was going to Tarsus, but God intervened and caused a storm to come up so fierce that the crew were afraid of their ship capsizing!  They then decided to cast lots to find out whose fault it was that this storm came up, apparently they didn’t get storms like this!  But God had a large fish prepared to swallow Jonah!  God knew before hand what they cast Jonah out he ended  up in the belly of the whale.  After three days  he cried out to God for help!  He was still alive and realized where his only help would  come from!  God heard his cry and caused the whale to vomit Jonah out upon dry ground. So Jonah went to  Nineveh and told them that in 40 days  Nineveh would  be destroyed  At his preaching the whole city fell on their faces and cried out to their God  for help !  God did hear them and forgave them and Jonah was angered!  The rest of the story can be found in the book of Jonah.  Another people; that I think about are those in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  they too were a wicked people, God sent two angels to warn them but the people rejected them, so God told them they would destroyed by fire, which they were!  The next people I think of are the people of today!  We are living in a day where people just don’t take time  to  stop and think about God, or their soul, or what is going to happen to them when they pass away.  The Bible tells us that we have no promise of  tomorrow, neither do we have any promise of the next few minutes!  People are passing away left and right, young and older.  This very week I heard of a young man, somewhere around 28 years of age and today my friend  who was 103 years this month. This is just in our little  area.  I wonder how many in this  present world has gone on today to their reward!  I am happy to say I believe my friend at 103 years of age made it in, she told us awhile ago that  she was ready to meet her maker!  I was there when  she accepted Christ as her personal saviour, also when she was baptised in Jesus name and later while visiting her in the nursing home I heard her speaking in that heavenly language. So I  believe she  obeyed ACTS 2:38.  I can’t judge anyone I  can only leave others in  t he hands of a merciful God.

On the day of Pentecost when  Peter  stood up and told the people what CHRIST had said  they  asked him,’What most we  to be saved?”  Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of the Lord Jesus  Christ for the remission of sin and ye shall receive the gift of the holy Ghost.For the promise is for you and to your children and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call. Now you don’t have to take my word for it, you can read it yourself in Acts chapter 2 and verse 38  & 39.   If you don’t know for sure if you are ready or not would you please read this portion of scripture and pray about it, ask Jesus to let you know what is right for you, I promise he will do that very thing for you!

Jesus  said it , I believe it, His Word cannot lie,  If It is written in the BIBLE  I’ll believe it till I die! Though the mountains be removed and cast into the sea, God;s Word shall live forever, even through eternity!

I searched  for Him  and knew not what I searched for!  I longed for Him and knew not what I longed for!  Then I found Jesus, I knew that I would search   He filled that longing down in my soul!

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We shall See The King!

  • I know I wrote before on the KING IS COMING,but we are that much nearer to His coming and I want to see the King when He comes!  No man knows the day nor the hour of His coming but we do know we are living in the season of His coming! You may say ‘how do you know?’  Well, He told us when we see these signs come to pass then look up for our redemption draweth nigh! It seems to me that anyone could tell these signs such as the violent storms and earthquakes that are happening all over the world!  That would probably be enough to let us know things are happening just as he said they would! Matt.24:5 Many shall come in my name , saying I am Christ and shall  deceive many, and ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, there shall be pestilences and famines, all these are the beginning of sorrows   verse 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. v.10t then shall many be offended , and shall betray one another and shall hate one another.  and many false prophets shall arise and shall deceive many. 12 and because iniquity shall abound , the love of many shall wax cold.but he that shall endure until the end the same shall be saved…14..and this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for  a  witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come! v.21  for there shall be great tribulation , such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time no, nor ever shall be. and except those days should be shortened , there should be no flesh saved: but for the elects sake  those days shall be shortened.42.  watch therefore :for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.44 Therefore be ye also ready:for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Oh I want to see Him, look upon His face, there to sing forever of His saving grace, on the streets of glory, let me lift my voice, cares all past, home at last , ever to rejoice.    This world, this world is not my home.   This world, this world is not my home. This world is not my resting place. This world,this world is not my home!This world is not my home. I’m just passing through My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.The angel beckoned me from heavens open door,and I cant feel at home in this world any more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             What a beautiful day for our Lord to come again!    What a beautiful day for Him to take His children home! How  I long to see His face and to touch His nail scarred hands.  What a beautiful day for our lord to come again!

 

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PLEASE, DONT GO THERE!

When my children were young I would take them to the city but they were never allowed to just run, I would put them in a cart or hang on to their hand to keep them from danger, I didn’t want then to get lost or hurt in any way.  As they got older they would want to look at  something and I would usually take them where ever they wanted to go, whether it was to look at the toys or whatever.  When they became teenagers I had a hard time to let them go their own way.  My oldest child did very well and is working for the Lord as well as her husband and two girls. my youngest recently  married a lovely girl, but I am worried about my second child, who has two lovely girls, but only one is serving God. Although he  was  brought up just as the other two were, he thought he was missing out on some things out there in the world.  I am still praying  that God will save them!  Jesus said “Whosoever will may come”! He is such a gentleman that He won’t force himself on anyone, but we must make up  our own mind to serve Him!  We can still say “Please don’t go to Hell” we know they don’t want to go there but the enemy of their soul deceives them so!

What I say to them I say to all, Please don’t go there!  I don’t want to see any of my friends and neighbours go to Hell.  There is no reason for anyone to go there as Jesus  himself, paid the cost for our soul when He went to Calvary for the sins of the whole world!    In Matt. 7:13 Jesus said  “Enter ye in at the straight gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. 14- because straight is the gate , and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.19- Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them!  Matt. 11;28 Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give him rest, and ye shall find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light!  Rev.22;12 And behold I come quickly; and my reward is with  me, to give every man according as his work shall be.  I am Alpha and Omega, the  beginning and the end, the first and the last. 20- Surely I come quickly!  How can anyone reject Him?

Jesus took my burdens I could no longer bear! Yes, Jesus took my burdens in answer to my prayer.  My anxious fears subsided, my spirit was made strong, For Jesus took my burdens and He left me with a song!

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