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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Fresh Glimpse Of Glory

A Fresh Glimpse Of Glory
Read:   Psalm 145:1-13
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works.  - Psalm 145:5
Audio:  Psalm 145
Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 6-8; 1 Timothy 5
Every summer, thousands of Good Morning America viewers cast their votes to select "The Most Beautiful Place in America." I was delighted when the winner for 2011 was announced - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in my home state of Michigan. Admittedly, I didn't expect the winning location to be in my own backyard. It reminded me of the time my wife, Martie, and I visited Niagara Falls. A man nearby watched our tourist behavior and quipped, "Ain't nothin' to it. I see it every day."  How easily we grow accustomed to our surroundings and dulled to things that are familiar - even places and experiences that once brought great delight.
Although God's glory is clearly displayed all around us, sometimes the busyness of everyday life blocks our view. We take for granted His amazing work in our lives. We lose the wonder of the cross. We forget the privilege of being His child. We neglect the pleasure of His presence and miss the beauty of His creation.  I love the psalmist's declaration: "I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works" (Ps. 145:5). Let's take time today to meditate on God's "wondrous works" and get a fresh glimpse of His glory!
For the beauty of each hour
Hill and vale and tree and flower,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise. -Pierpoint
If created things are so utterly lovely, how gloriously beautiful must be He who made them! -Antony of Padua

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Talking to God

> Talking to God
> Read: Psalm 25:1-5
> Jesus said, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." - John 10:27
> Audio: Psalm 25
> Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 18-19; 2 Timothy 3
> I recently conversed with a friend who described her experiences in talking to God. I was powerfully moved when I heard about how she spent hours pouring out her deepest feelings to her Creator. I wanted to know more about her experiences and to find out what I was missing. After several days dwelling on the matter, I took a long drive by myself.
> Eventually I turned off the radio and CD player and started to unload feelings that I had bottled up for a long time. I lost track of time, but I must have spent at least an hour talking to God. Although I didn't hear God answer right away, within in a few days I found myself trying to connect to God and listen for God's voice as I prayed. I do hear God's voice inwardly now, a "still small voice" perhaps like what Elijah heard on Mt. Horeb. (1 Kings 19:12)
> At 64 years old, I ask myself, How could I have missed this my whole life? I will be eternally grateful to my friend for talking to me about how she prayed. Following her example opened the door to a deeper relationship with God.

In his time...



In His Time

2 Peter 3:8…. that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.

God moves in His timing, not yours. He is never late, but He is usually not early either. He is often the God of the midnight hour. He sometimes waits until the last second before He gives you what you need. Before He intervenes on your behalf, He has to be sure you are not going to take matters into your own hands and do something out of His perfect timing.


You must learn to trust God's timing. But first, your self-will and your spirit of independence must be broken so that God is free to work His will in your life and circumstances.

If you are waiting for something, set aside your own timetable tonight. Trust God and believe that while you are waiting for your breakthrough, He is doing a good work in you for His purpose.



Submit to Authority

1 Peter 2:13-14

A godly response to those in authority over you provides you with spiritual safety. If you submit to authority for the sake of honoring God and His Word, you will enjoy a free flow of His anointing in your life. If you rebel and refuse to submit, you will block the anointing. Submission protects you from demonic attack, while rebellion opens the door for the enemy.


Live by the anointing. God has given it to you to help you in all that you do. You must remember that things are accomplished by the Spirit of God and not by might nor by power (see Zechariah 4:6). Tonight, stay peaceful and calm; be quick to forgive, slow to anger, patient, and kind. You will find that your anointing will be stronger.



The Apple of His Eye

1 Samuel 2:7

A perfect example of this Scripture is found in the life of Esther. God raised her up out of obscurity to become the queen of the entire land. He gave her favor with everyone she met, including the king. Esther drew upon that favor to save herself and her people from being murdered by the evil Haman, Despite great personal risk, she was not afraid to go to the king and ask him to intervene, because she had favor with God.


Regardless what circumstances come into your life, believe God for supernatural favor. Despite how hopeless things may seem, God can lift you up. If your life is in His hands, the light of the Lord shines upon you. It is time you believe the words of your Father; "You are the apple of MY eye. You are My child." Think about that as you end your day right!



A kind Reward

Luke 6:35…love your enemies, be kind, and do good

Has God ever asked you to do something really special for somebody who hurt you? If so, I am sure that like me you found it very difficult to do. Perhaps you have spent a lot of time in your life blessing someone who never blesses you in return. In that case, do not become bitter but trust God to reward you.


Some of us are a little more naturally disposed toward kindness than others. Many of us find we can be kind to those who are kind to us, but we run into trouble with those we do not think deserve kindness. God delights in being kind to those of us who do not deserve it. Actually, kindness is not even kindness unless it is extended toward the undeserving.



Once and For All

Hebrews 9:12

Under the Old Covenant, the sins of the people were covered, but they were never rid of the consciousness of sin. The blood of bulls and goats could be used for the purification of the body, but it could never reach the inner man and purify his conscience (see Hebrews 10:1-3).


Everything until that time was done to "tide us over", until the fullness of God's time. But when the time came to put into action the plan God had announced in the Garden of Eden, He sent His Son to do the job right. Jesus offered His blood once and for all. This means two things – first, He never has to do it again, and second, it has been done for everyone. You can go to sleep tonight knowing your sins are completely forgiven.



Freedom and Liberty

2 Corinthians 3:17

Jesus came to set the captives free. You are not free to do whatever you feel like doing, but you have been set free from legalism and are now free to follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit. A legalistic mentality says that everybody has to do exactly the same thing, the same way, all the time. But, realize tonight the Spirit of God leads us individually, and often in unique, creative ways.


Jesus wants you to have liberty and not legalism. If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed (see John 8:36). You are free from sin. Free from manipulation and control. Free from competition with others. Free from addiction. Free from fear. Free from selfishness. Free to be who you are. Free! Free! Free!



Turn Away from Evil

Leviticus 19:31…turn away from those [mediums] who have familiar spirits or to wizards; DO NOT SEEK THEM OUT

This is a serious command! Spiritualism, divination, and witchcraft are all forbidden in the Word of God. Many people, including some who consider themselves to be Christians, participate in practices that God considers vile and evil. God says He will set His face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them (see Leviticus 20:6).  Yet Christians still read horoscopes, consult psychics, and wonder why they do not have peace.


God wants you to seek Him and it offends Him if you seek these other sources. No one who does so will ever have a peaceful, joy-filled, and prosperous life. If you have been involved in any activity of this sort, I strongly encourage you to thoroughly repent, ask God to forgive you, and turn away completely from such practices.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

He Still Stands






AND HE STILL STANDS TALL... God’s grace and peace upon this man is my prayer, and I pray that before the end of his term, people’s hearts, minds, and eyes will open. There will never be another like him. May he lead and be guided in the way God would want him to lead and guide. He is not perfect and has never claimed to be. He and this whole country is in need of our prayers. It only takes a spark.
NO President has ever worked this hard for our country. Many wonder, does he ever sleep?? Only God can sustain
 such energy, knowledge, and person. Please let us form a powerful prayer chain around our President and his family and ask God to secure it with love, protection, mercy and grace. Amen.Will you please join in this prayer?Let's keep this going! Lord,
We pray for optimum health, mental clarity and political prosperity for President Barack Obama.We pray that what he lacks in political 'experience' you make up for with supernatural wisdom and power.
We also pray that when his enemies come upon him they will stumble and fall; and that your love will fill his heart to the end and that 'Your Will' be done through him.

All you are asked to do is keep this circulating if you are so inclined. May God bless and keep you.






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In All Ways And At All Times, God Is With Me

In All Ways And At All Times, God Is With Me

When I have a major decision to make, I do not want to limit myself to my past experience or what I have observed in the lives of others. My soul's potential is beyond what I have experienced or observed. When I yearn for my highest good, I trust in God within to guide me.
I meet God in prayer. Setting aside my own preconceived ideas, I turn within and allow God to reveal the truth to me. I know I have received the guidance I seek when my mind and heart are at peace.
God is the source of my highest good. I trust God to guide and direct my choices. As I open my mind and heart, I receive light, guidance and fulfillment. In all ways and at all times, God is my trusted guide.


Today is a Special Occasion..

A friendof mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper-wrapped package:

'This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package.'

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

'She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on, was saving it for a special occasion.

Well, I guess this is it.

He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.

He turned to me and said:

'Never save something for a special occasion.

Every day in your life is a special occasion'.

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the porch without worrying about

I spend more time with
my family, and less at work.

I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.

I use crystal glasses every day...

I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.

I don't save my special perfume for special occasions; I use it whenever I want to.

The words 'Someday...' and ' One Day...' are fading away from my dictionary.


If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do
it now.

I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.

I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.

I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favorite food.

It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come.

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one.

If you got this, it's because someone cares for you and because, probably, there's someone you care about.

If you're too busy to send this out to other people and you say to yourself that you will send it
'One of these days', remember that 'One day' is far away... or might never come...

No matter if you're superstitious or not, spend some time reading it. It holds useful messages
for the soul.

Don't keep this message.

This Tantra must leave your hands within 96 hours.

Send copies and watch
what goes on in the next four days.

You'll have a
pleasant surprise.
This is true, even if you're not superstitious.

Now, here's the fun of it:

Send this message to at least 5 people and your life will improve





Not of This World...Crowned With Favor


Not of This World

Romans 12:2…do not be conformed to this world

Constant vigilance is required to avoid becoming like the world. You are exposed to so much violence today that you hardly notice it or pay any attention to it. Many people are desensitized to the agonies real people suffer due to the wealth of violence that is seen in movies and on television.


You may reach the point where you have no empathy for people that are suffering. This is understandable, but not acceptable. You must fight apathy. As a Christian, you may not be able to solve all the world's problems, but you can care – and to truly end this day right, you can pray.



Crowned with Favor

Psalm 8:5-6

In this Scripture, honor and favor have the same meaning. According to this promise, you can have favor with God and with other people. But just because something is available to you does not mean you will partake of it. The Lord offers many gifts that you never receive and enjoy because you do not activate your faith in that area.


For example, if you go to a job interview confessing fear and failure, you will be almost certain not to get the job. On the other hand, even if you apply for a job you are not fully qualified for, you can still go in confidence, knowing God will give you favor in every situation that is His will.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Doomsday Predictions...

Doomsday Predictions

Read: Luke 21:20-36
Don't let that day catch you unaware. . . . For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. Keep alert at all times.  - Luke 21:34-36

Audio:  Luke 21

Bible in One Year: Isaiah 56-58; 2 Thessalonians 2

A doomsday prophet predicted that Jesus would return on September 6, 1994, then May 21, 2011, and then finally on October 21, 2011. He even said that God had stopped saving people after May 21. When the final doomsday prediction did not happen, the man had to finally apologize for his false teachings.  For centuries, the Jews were expecting the Messiah to come to be their King. They wondered if Jesus, a small-town rabbi, was the One (Luke 7:19). But the Pharisees challenged Him - saying in essence: If You are the Messiah, when will You set up Your kingdom? (Luke 17:20).

Jesus said that many will speculate about His coming, saying, "'Look, there is the Son of Man,' or 'Here He is,' but don't go out and follow them" (Luke 17:23). It's also futile to predict the date of His return. "It will be 'business as usual' right up to the day when the Son of Man is revealed" (Luke 17:30). But Jesus will return at a time when people least expect Him (Luke 17:26-29, 34-35), as quickly and suddenly as lightning (Luke 17:24).

When Jesus returns, the world will be as it was in the days of Noah (Luke 17:6-27) and Lot (Luke 17:28-30) - consistently and totally evil (Genesis 6:5; 2 Peter 2:7-8), characterized by unprecedented violence (Genesis 6:11) and unnatural relationships (Genesis 19:5).  Yes, Jesus will punish a corrupt and wicked world when He returns (Luke 17:26-20). But, no, God has not stopped saving people. For God "does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent" (2 Peter 3:9). "He wants everyone to be saved" (1 Timothy 2:4). There is still time to believe in Jesus. "Indeed, the 'right time' is now. Today is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:2). 

A Step of Faith

A Step of Faith

Proverbs 16:9…..A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure

There are times in life when you must take a step in order to find out, one way or the other, what you should do. Some doors will never open unless you move toward them. At other times, you may take a step and find that God will not open the door. If you trust Him for guidance and the door opens easily, you can trust that He is leading you to enter into the opportunity before you.


Sometimes the only way to discover God’s will is to practice “stepping out and finding out”. If you have prayed about a situation and still do not know what you should do, take a step of faith. We can stand before an automatic door at a supermarket and look at it all day, but it will not open until we step forward to trigger the mechanism. Trust God, take a step, and see if the door opens!



Faint Not

Deuteronomy 20:1, 3-4

A fainthearted person cannot take much. He has to have everything a certain way or he gives up and quits. He gets discouraged and depressed quickly.

What happens when your heart faints? It just gives up. In your heart you say, “I can’t do this. It’s just too hard”. If that describes you, know that you do not have to stay that way. The power of God is available to you to break that fainthearted spirit of your life. Instead of thinking and saying, “It is too hard”, say, “I can do whatever I need to do because God is with me”.



Prisoners of Hope

Zechariah 9:11….even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you

As a “prisoner of hope”, you must be filled with hope, you must think hope, and you must speak hope, Hope is the foundation on which faith stands. Some people try to have faith after having lost all hope. It will not work. Refuse to stop hoping no matter how dry the bones may seem, how dead the situation may appear, or how long the problem has been around.

Psalm 42:5 says, “Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my Help and my God.”



A Word in Season

Isaiah 50:4

You can bless people with the words of your mouth. The power of life and death is in the tongue (see Proverbs 18:21), therefore, you can speak life to others. Proverbs 15:23 says, “A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment - how good it is!” When you edify or exhort, you are urging people forward in Christ. You can actually hold people back or encourage them forward just by your words.


What a tremendous honor to be used by God to lift up another. Ask Him to teach you; to give your words in season that will heal and encourage, bless and edify.



No Fear

2 Timothy 1:7….for God did not give us a spirit of timidity, cowardice, and fawning

In this passage of Scripture, Paul was encouraging Timothy and saying, “You may feel like giving up, but you have everything you need to succeed. The Holy Spirit gives you peace and the power to face anything. Press on without fear!


You may not understand what is going on in the world around you, but you must trust God through it all. You can pray and ask God for answers, but when heaven is silent, you need to keep doing what God has told us to do and just trust Him. God will make all the pieces work together for His purpose, even when you do not see tomorrow clearly. Tomorrow’s answers usually do not come until tomorrow.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Enjoy reading this, and have a Blessed day





What would you do

if for every moment you were truly happy

there would be 10 moments of sadness?


What would you do

if your best friend died tomorrow

and you never got to tell them

how you felt?

So, I just wanted to say,
even if I never talk to you again in my life,
you are special to me and you have made a
difference in my life.


I look up to you, respect you,

and truly cherish you.


Send this to all your friends,

no matter how often you talk,

or how close you are,

and send it to me.


Let old friends know you haven't forgotten them,
and tell new friends you never will.

Remember, everyone needs a friend

Someday you might feel like you have NO FRIENDS at all;

just remember this e-mail and take comfort

in knowing somebody out there cares about you

and always will.

In times of trouble,
In times of need,
If you are feeling SAD,


You can count on me.
I will give you a wink,


Until you smile,


give you a hug,

And stand by your side.

I'll be there for you till the end,

I'll always and forever, be your friend!



isclaimer: This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure.





Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Road of Relationship

The Road of Relationship

James 1:26…if you do not bridle your tongue, you delude your own heart and your service is worthless

Sometimes it seems that religion is killing people. There are many who are seeking a relationship with God, but the religious community tells them what they need to “do” in order to be acceptable to Him. This religious spirit was alive in Jesus’ day. And even though He died to put an end to it and bring people into close personal relationship with Himself, the Holy Spirit, and the Father, that same spirit still torments people to this day – if they do not know the truth.

Religion says, “You must find a way, no matter how impossible it may seem. You had better follow the rules or suffer punishment.” But relationship says, “Do your best because you love Me. I know your heart. Admit your faults, repent of your mistakes, and just keep loving Me.”


A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle..





Monday is world cancer day...would you be interested in forwarding this request?

93% won't forward

A small request and it's just one line.

Dear God, I pray for a cure for cancer. Amen

All you are asked to do is keep this circulating, even if it's
only to one more person. In memory of anyone you know
who has been struck by cancer or is still living with it.

A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle..

Please Keep This Candle Going...






Tuesday, October 16, 2012

No matter what your going through

 2 Timothy 4:17  But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.

No matter what your going through this season of your life, be reminded that the JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH.  Just think about GOD standing by you at this moment, his loving arms wrapped around you and girding you with his everlasting love.  No weapon formed against you will prosper, it might form, although it will not accomplish that which it is set out to do.

God Bless








Subject: God Bless







is certain but the Bible speaks about untimely death!

Make a 
personal reflection about this.......

interesting, read until the end......

It is 
written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7):

'Be not deceived; God is not mocked:

for whatsoever a man sow,

that shall he also reap...

Here are some men and women

who mocked God 

John Lennon 


Some years before, during his interview with
an American Magazine, he said:

'Christianity will end, it will disappear.
I do not have to argue about
I am certain.
Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple,
today we are more famous than Him' (1966).

Lennon, after 
saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, 
was shot six times.

Tancredo Neves

(President of Brazil ):

the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes 
from his party, not even God would remove him from 

Sure he got the votes,
but he got sick a day before being made President, 
then he died.


(Bi-sexual Brazilian 
composer, singer and poet):

During a show in Canecio ( Rio de Janeiro ),
while smoking his cigarette,
he puffed out some smoke into the air 
and said: 'God, that's for you.'

He died at 
the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a horrible manner.

The man who built the Titanic

After the construction of Titanic,
a reporter asked him how safe the 
Titanic would be.

With an ironic tone he said:
'Not even God can sink it'

The result:
I think you all know what happened to the Titanic

Marilyn Monroe 


She was visited by Billy Graham
during a presentation of a show.

He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her.

After hearing what the Preacher had to say,
she said:
'I don't need your Jesus'.

A week later, 
she was found dead in her apartment

Bon Scott


The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC.
On one of his 1979 songs he sang:

'Don't stop me;
I'm going down all the way, 
down the highway to hell'.

On the 19th of February 1980,
Bon Scott was found dead, 
he had been choked by his own vomit.

(IN 2005)

In Campinas , Brazil , a group of friends, drunk,
went to pick up a friend......

The mother accompanied her to the car
and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends 
and she said to the daughter holding her hand, 
who was already seated in the car:

'My Daughter, Go With God And May He Protect You.'

She responded:
'Only If He (God) travels In the trunk, 
cause inside here..... 
It's already full.'

Hours later, 
news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident, 
everyone had died,

the car could 
not be recognized what type of car it had been,
but surprisingly, the trunk was intact.

The police 
said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact.
To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, 
none was broken

Christine Hewitt
(Jamaican Journalist and entertainer) 
said the Bible (Word of God) was the worst book
ever written.

In June 2006 
she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor vehicle.

Many more 
important people have forgotten that there is no other name 
that was given so much authority as the name of Jesus.

Many have died,
but only Jesus died and rose again, 
and he is still alive.



If it was a 
joke, you would have sent it to everyone. 

So are you going to have courage to send this?.

I have done my part, Jesus said

'If you are embarrassed about me,

I will also be embarrassed
about you before my father.'

are my 8 in 8 seconds.
I am not breaking this. 
No way!

Bishop T.D. Jakes '8 Second Prayer.' 
Just repeat this prayer and see how God moves!!

I love you and I need you,
come into my heart, and bless me, 
my family, my home, and my friends,
in Jesus' name. 

this message to 8 people
You will receive a miracle tomorrow. 
I Hope that you don't ignore and 
let God bless you