“COMING OUT OF “HER”

I will never forget the time a friend of mine came out of Catholicism and became Born Again. He said, “Some day I will tell you everything that is wrong with the catholic religion.” Of course, I was offended….that was “my” religion and no one was going to tell me I was wrong. I was quite annoyed at him (to put it lightly).The whole concept of being Born Again was beyond my comprehension. As I sat in church years later as an active participant helping with CCD, starting a church nursery, etc I started being convicted by the Holy Spirit. The biggest conviction came to me about “Mary” and praying to or through the saints.. I began to ask questions with a sincere heart to fellow Roman catholic believers as to why we did this and no one could answer me. I even went to the priest and asked him where in the Holy Bible we are told to worship Mary? He got so mad at me he yelled at me and told me ” THAT IS JUST WHAT WE DO!” He later brought me back a book about Roman catholic worship to “Mary” and why we do it…I NEEDED God’s answer…I was devastated as I really liked this priest and REALLY with ALL my heart wanted to make sure I was correct in any kind of worshipping I was doing beyond JESUS.

I gave up on trying to find the answer and stayed put begrudgingly where I was.

One day I was driving to pick up our boys from school I was flipping through the radio stations WAIT! WHAT! I had to stop scanning and go back..THERE IT WAS! I COULDN”T BELIEVE IT!

GOD’S ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION THAT BURDENED MY HEART! It was a Christian radio talk show and they were speaking on this very topic!!!!

THE SCRIPTURE THAT PROVED MY WORSHIPPING OF MARY AND SAINTS WAS WRONG:

JOHN 14:6

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

GOD KNEW I WAS SEEKING HIS ANSWER WITH A SINCERE HEART…I STILL MARVEL HOW GOD ANSWERED THIS QUESTION AND MARVEL EVEN MORE HOW SIMPLE HIS SALVATION PLAN FOR US IS.

I couldn’t “come out of her” right away because I was afraid of offending people (we can not fear-OR REVERENCE man- we are to REVERENCE GOD).

When I finally did I kept feeling like I am not “doing” enough….THERE IS NOTHING FOR US TO DO! AMEN! HE DID IT ALL! HE SAID BEFORE HE GAVE UP THE GHOST “IT IS FINISHED”! HE WAS NOT KIDDING! HE IS FOR REAL WHEN HE SAID THAT!

Today- and every day-I thank God for allowing us to “rest in Him”. May you, too, learn to rest in HIS finished work so you may know HIS freedom and TRUTH and to know HE is the ONLY WAY

I never left to offend friends and family. I left to reverence and folllow the GOD of TRUTH.

I love you with the love of GOD that is why I share this testimony. For those that may be feeling conviction on their heart about practicing a religion instead of just resting in the Lord’s finished work may you find HIS peace. THE ULTIMATE PEACE. IT IS FINISHED ❤️ Jesus said so ❤️

P. S. I am very thankful to GOD for that friend now that wanted to tell me I was wrong and that GOD IS RIGHT! I got angry before I was ready to be set free and I thank GOD for HIS correcting conviction through His Holy Spirit for HIS children! Are you HIS child? Are you obeying HIM or man and a system?

Galatians 6:1

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of *meekness; *considering thyself, lest thou also be *tempted.

*MEE’KNESS, n. Softness of temper; mildness; gentleness; forbearance under injuries and provocations.

*CONSIDERING, n. The act of deliberating, or carefully attending to; hesitation; as, many mazed considerings.

*TEMPT’ED, pp. Enticed to evil; provoked; tried.

Show your brother back to God through Jesus lovingly, kindly, patiently. We too have been in that place and we are NOT above being tempted!

(Never say “I would never do that!” )

❤️❤️❤️

Safety

“…We thank You…” 🙏🏻

Watching Daily At Wisdom's Gates

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For your servant became a pledge of safety for the boy to my father, saying, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, then I shall bear the blame before my father all my life.’
Genesis 44:32 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.44.32.ESV

Judah’s life story is enough to give hope to the worst of sinners. He started off bad and got worse. He was the inspiration and main instigator of selling his brother Joseph into slavery and faking his death for their poor dad.

Judah got worse though. He started hanging out with an even worse crowd than his brothers, the Canaanites. His sons were even more useless than him. He even stooped so low as to sleep with who he thought was a prostitute but who turned out to be his daughter in law (Genesis 38)!

But at some point, Judah changed. He came back…

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A Petition to Mary?

“You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.” – Matthew 4:10

“When the day comes when I approach the valley of the shadow of death, I will turn to my loving Savior and Shepherd, Jesus Christ, and say, “Take me home, Lord.”

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We know from Scripture that only Almighty God is worthy of our worship. The Bible is not fuzzy about this; it commands us to worship God alone.

“You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.” – Matthew 4:10

But Roman Catholics dedicate a large portion of their religious devotion to Mary. Protestants have even charged Catholics with worshiping Mary. Our Catholic friends strongly deny that they worship Mary. They claim that they simply honor her with the veneration she deserves as the mother of Jesus and “mother of the church.”

Despite the denials, the line between “veneration” and “worship” is not altogether clear in regards to how Catholics actually relate to Mary. Let’s focus on just one example; the celebrated Catholic saint, Alphonsus Liguori.

Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787) was an Italian Catholic bishop who founded the Redemptorists religious order of priests and brothers and is considered one…

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I am…

… awestruck by God’s greatness of the moon tonight! He commanded it there! And there it stays until He commands it down!!!

Genesis 1:16

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

WOW! Just WOW ❤️❤️❤️