“The New Missiology – Doing Missions Without the Gospel”

“With Rick Warren saying your religion should have no bearing on your spiritual life, Erwin McManus saying he would like to destroy Christianity, and missionary societies telling new converts they can have Jesus without Christianity (or baptism), the results could be devastating and will very likely undo the tireless efforts of many dedicated missionaries around the world.”

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=11424

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2 Timothy 1:7

As we go out and “tackle” the world today remember:

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Speak of our God that took us out of the wilderness. There are many wandering there in that same dark wilderness today that need to know which PATH to take to bring them out of the dark and into THE LIGHT! ❤ There are many wandering through the world with out a sound mind. We know where a sound mind can be found! SPREAD THE WORD! DO NOT BE AFRAID! ❤

Baffling Belief

YES! AMEN!

A Necessary Pain

Not the conditional, good time, sunny day faith, but the broken, gaping deficit, sickly, challenging to the very core type. That faith that prompts growth in areas you once prided yourself on being strong in. Only to find that under pressure, the fortitude of your faith resembled an ant trying to hold on to a crumb in a tornado.

The halls are painted with horror, and the lights are broken. How often, does Satan attempt to lure us into the depths of fear. Lacking solid evidence, yet the lump in your throat and the racing of your heart cosign. The wages are missed opportunities. The benefits package is regret, doubt, and anxiety. How can we possibly combat the physiological effects of the illogical?

We must begin and end with faith. Impossible situations, gaping deficits, sickbed faith, is the air that flows under the wings of the, seemingly, dreadful situations. Strengthened from the energy derived…

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Call Upon the Lord

“It is mine to obey His commands; it is not mine to direct His counsels. I am His servant, not His solicitor.”

He Hath Said

 “And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered” -Joel 2:32

Why do I not call on His name? Why do I run to this neighbor and that when God is so near and will hear my faintest call? Why do I sit down and devise schemes and invent plans? Why not at once roll myself and my burden upon the Lord? Straightforward is the best runner–why do I not run at once to the living God? In vain shall I look for “deliverance anywhere else; but with God I shall find it; for here I have His royal “shall” to make it sure. I need not ask whether I may call on Him or not, for that word “Whosoever” is a very wide and comprehensive one. Whosoever means me, for it means anybody and everybody who calls upon God…

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~When Doubts Come Your Way~Continued

The following is part 3-shared-NOT my words.

The Bible Cure For Doubt!

HE IS OUR HELP IN TROUBLE, HE IS OUR PEACE AND MAKES THE ROARING WAVES STILL. HE KNOWS OUR NEED AND ANSWERS US WHEN WE LOOK UNTO HIM.

*Psalm 107:28-30*

28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

 

HE GUIDES OUR STEPS. HE LEADS US ON THE RIGHT PATH.

*Psalm 48:14*

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

 

*Psalm 73:24*

24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

 

*Psalm 27:11*

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

 

HE HELPS US AND ENCOURAGES US. HE TELLS US TO, “FEAR NOT.”

*Deuteronomy 31:6*

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

 

*Psalm 27:14*

14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

 

HE IS OUR GOD!! WHAT AN AWESOME GOD WE SERVE.

*1 Samuel 2:2*

There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

 

*Psalm 86:10*

10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

“The Lord restores peace in our homes~ He gives joy and blesses us with spiritual blessings~ He restores marriages~ He heals our bodies~ He protects and strengthens our health~ He gives us peace in the midst of storms~ He gives us hope when all hope seems lost~ The Lord provides for us~ He is our help in times of trouble~ He is our Shield in the midst of battle~ He is our Shepherd when we don’t know the way~ He is our voice of wisdom when we don’t know what to do~ WHAT AN AWESOME GOD WE SERVE! HE SAVED US AND ABIDES WITH US…NEVER TO LEAVE US!”

My lil note:WOW! JUST WOW! How can we have any doubt at anytime? Especially after many of us knowing FOR SURE HE IS GOD AND HE IS GREAT AND HE IS GOOD ❤

Have a great day~ no matter what may come your way because` THERE IS NO DOUBT THE LORD IS WITH THEE!

(More tomorrow!)

 

 

 

 

 

~When Doubts Come Your Way~ Continued

The following is shared ~ NOT my words.

The Bible Cure For Doubt !

GOD LOVES US. HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO DIE FOR OUR SINS.

*John 3:16-17

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

*1 John 4:10

10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

*Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

 

HIS LOVE NEVER FAILS US. HE LOVES US WITH EVERLASTING LOVE.

*John 14:1-3

1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

*Psalm 111:2-5

The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

*Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

THE GOOD HE HAS DONE FOR US IN THE PAST, HE WILL DO FOR US IN THE FUTURE. THE LORD IS GOOD TO US.

*Isaiah 46:9

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

*Psalm 40:5

Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

THE LORD NEVER LEAVES US. HE IS ALWAYS WITH US.

*Isaiah 41:10

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Jesus said in Matthew 28:20…”lo, I am with you always, evenunto the end of the world. Amen”
*Deuteronomy 1:30
30 The Lord your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
*Psalm 118:6
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
**My own little note:
AMEN! HIS MERCY IS NEW EVERY MORNING, TOO!
*Lamentations 3:22-23*22 It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

WHAT A BLESSING TO HAVE AND KNOW THE MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH AND THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH!
*Psalm 146:6*Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

HAVE A BLESSED DAY KNOWING THAT THE KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO HAVE OF THE LORD IS THE ONLY KNOWLEDGE WE TRULY NEED TOKNOW TO GET THROUGH THIS JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD. ❤
(More tomorrow!)

 

NEED A MIRACLE?

“They KNOW the Lord will always take care of them and one another and they have experienced the Lord’s miracles to that end.” ~ RJ DAWSON

Real Christianity

         The Lord Jesus is available. He has never stopped being available. All things are possible with God.

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THE FAUX BROS

         The faux brethren are preaching a different Gospel. It brings no honor to the Lord. But it does bring them a living, and that is what they desire the most.

         “Christianity” is very different behind the scenes. Once a Christian performer leaves the stage he or she can be seen for what they really are. I remember very well the early days when idealism gave way to reality. While the reality of the Lord was always the same the Lord showed me how the faux brethren change when away from the spotlight. I wondered then, just how a Christian performer is supposed to represent himself in public. There is obviously no way he can maintain the same persona and attitude as the one presented onstage.

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~When Doubts Come Your Way~

The following is shared~ NOT my words.

The Bible Cure for Doubt!

Psalm 42:6 “ O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.”

The key to victory over doubt is to REMEMBER THE LORD. Go beyond your present circumstances and KNOW that the Lord has brought you through this far and He will see you all the way through unto the end! The Lord will NEVER leave you. Look at all the many blessings in your life that He has given you! The Lord gives us good things. Don’t doubt the Lord…Remember Him!

*Romans 10:17 “ So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

PRAY TO THE LORD TO HELP YOU..

*Mark 9:24 “ And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”

LOOK AT ALL THE GREAT THINGS THE LORD HAS DONE FOR YOU.

*Psalm 77:11-14

11 I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

MEDITATE ON GOD’S GOODNESS.

*Psalm 143:5 “ I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.”

REFLECT BACK ON THE PAST YEAR AND GO THROUGH ALL THE THINGS THE LORD HAS BROUGHT YOU THROUGH.

*Psalm 119:47-50

47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath **quickened** me.

**My own little note:

**QUICKENED-TO MAKE ALIVE! AMEN! SO TRUE~ISN’T IT!!

MORE TO SHARE LATER. THIS IS A BIG “STUDY” I CAME ACROSS AND WANT TO SHARE JUST BITS AND PIECES AT A TIME ❤

http://av1611.com/kjbp/kjv-dictionary/kjv-dictionary-index.html

 

 

 

Religion says ~DO~ Jesus said ~IT IS FINISHED.

After The Lord so graciously led me out of  the practice of Catholicism ~ through His Holy Spirit ~ the “scales started falling from my eyes” (*Acts 9:18). I could see clearly! One of the first things I “saw” was that man has taken what God The Father so simply (**2 Corinthians 11:3) meant for us through HIS Gospel (***John 3:16-17) and made it a mess! Man has made their own “gospel”. They have made their own religion believing they are right. It’s NOT just Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism it is happening today in “modern Christianity”.

Why must man fight God’s simplicity through Jesus The Christ of Nazareth so much? Why? Why must we fight God on our gender? Our Sexuality? Our wants that are not good for us? Why?

When we have been lost and then found it is then that we can start seeing that what God has meant for good man has made it evil…”Woe unto them…” (****Isaiah 5:20).

Jesus has said something very important to us in Matthew  11:28-29  meant for our own good ~ so we can rest in this worldly life knowing WHO our Saviour is: 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Do not get caught up in the lie of religion and its acts. Religion says ~ DO ~ Jesus said ~ IT IS FINISHED! ❤  (***** John 19:30)

*Acts 9:18*

18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

 

**2 Corinthians 11:3**

3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

 

***John 3:16-17***

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

****Isaiah 5:20****

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

*****John 19:30*****

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

 

 

Testimony from a FORMER hardened, heart…(and FORMER wretch!)

*Since there have been some that have come along this blog recently I felt led to share the testimony that the Good Lord has given me to share about suicide. I apologize to those that have already read it as I am NOT bragging but have found there are many struggling in this area.  I want to reassure them through what The Lord has done for me and MANY others that there IS hope… HIS NAME IS JESUS~JESUS THE CHRIST~ THE TRUE PHYSICIAN! ❤

God’s Golden Glow
As a child growing up I had always felt a void. It was an empty black void. Growing up in “different circumstances” I had been taught by one parent that everything that happened bad was because of God. So my perception of God was hate. I had grown up grumbling at Him hating Him and myself. Thinking that everything that was happening to me was because of Him. It seemed as though I were always being “punished” and I couldn’t figure out why.
As a teenager I became promiscuous-had an eating dis-order, drank and did drugs. I tried desperately to fill that void with these things only to be right back where I started-empty and full of void and lonely. I compare it to how the world must have been before God made it. EMPTY-BLACK-LONELY-FULL OF VOID-black is not even a descriptive enough word for depression. I had so much hate on my heart towards life and God and had attempted suicide twice. Some say if you really want to kill yourself you can. That’s not always true-I was a teenager and did NOT know how. I knew I wanted out of my misery though. GOD KNOWS, I TRIED!!
I had been on anti-depressants and found all they did was make me loopy they NEVER took the depression away. So I would stop taking them thinking okay-this IS the way it is and I am going to have to live through it. I learned to just get through life. So I dealt with it on my own. Some days I would just shut down. I would work and then come home and not talk to anyone for days. Then, I would have days that I was extremely high or extremely low-there was no “happy medium”. (I was never diagnosed bi-polar/manic depressive but do believe that is what I would have been diagnosed with.)
On July 28, 1986 at the age of 20 I gave birth to my oldest son I looked at him after he was born and cried and thought, “THERE HAS GOT TO BE A GOD-A GOOD GOD! This little baby is such a miracle-he didn’t come from no where!” That was the thought I had and left it at that. That was also the first KIND thought I had towards God. Shortly after, the depression settled back into my every being.
As time went on I found myself pregnant with my second child.
One night I had gone to bed. I was in a deep state of depression. Suicide was now the only way I saw to escape….as I lay there in the dark with my oldest baby in his crib at my feet-pregnant-I began to weep-I couldn’t quit-I was trying to figure a way to escape from the dark-to end it all through suicide. Then all of a sudden I remembered someone that had been in my life. She loved the Lord with all her heart. She would insist to me that He was good as I would watch things “bad” happen to her. When she lost her only daughter (someone that was a good friend of mine- that was the love of her life and mine) she STILL thought God was great! I could not understand that! I went to her and asked her “do you still love God?”. She said ,”Yes. My heart is broken but HE is still good.” I flat out told her “I am TIRED of this God and I have had enough” and left.” I thought “She is nuts”! I wasn’t able to comprehend how she could love a “bad” God that kept inflicting pain on her heart. I had remained close to her and loved her as I had become her substitute daughter. While in the midst of being broken hearted and weeping I had remembered this special lady and how much she loved the Lord and in a last ditch effort I cried to Him. Not thinking He would hear me or that He would care about me because so many times I screamed at Him and blasphemed Him-and cursed Him-WHY SHOULD HE LISTEN TO ME? I thought as I wept uncontrollably. I said “God, I don’t know if you are there-I don’t know if you care or know who I am-BUT I CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER DAY OF BLACK-I CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER DAY OF LONELINESS I CAN’T TAKE….” Then bam out of no where came a glow- I call it God’s Golden Glow now-it started at the top of my head and washed threw my whole body to the end’s of my toes! It was a PEACE! A peace I had never-ever known! I was stunned-I KNEW it was a peace from God-I had been so hateful to Him and people in my life and there He was when I didn’t even deserve to be listened to by Him!! He didn’t let me kill myself! HE SAVED ME FROM LITERAL DEATH! WOW!
I have learned a lot since that day and it has taken me many years to come to the knowledge that we rest in what God has already done for us. We love the Lord and keep the faith no matter what! Just as that special lady had done so many years ago! I know now how she did that. I NEVER EVER thought I would know that day! I believe this special lady was placed in my life for a reason-God placed her there under “different circumstances”. HE knew because of her faith in Him He would save me from MURDERING myself and my only daughter one day….I do not believe people are in our lives by chance-God has shown me He does the placing of those people. Could it happened from some one else in my life if she hadn’t of been part of it? Maybe? But that’s not how He chose to work it! I learned FAITH in Jesus and what He did for us for our eternity is the best depression medication ever-it’s free and no withdrawals!
I THANK GOD He so graciously let me live that day. A lot of things have happened since-some bad-some good. He has shown me it is easy to get through those things because they are “BUT FOR THE MOMENT..” compared to an eternity with Him.
I leave you with these 2 verses of scripture that I didn’t even know that dark day:
1) Psalm 53 :1-The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.”
(This was me- a fool-a LONELY DARK FOOL)
2) Psalm 138:3-In the day when I cried thou answeredest me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
(This is me now!)
AWESOME! GOD IS THE MOST AWESOME!!
To who ever reads the testimony God has given me to be shared in due time, may you feel God’s Glorious power that He can give such a deep dark heart!
LOVE- The FORMER wretch He saved!!