What’s in the Quran? Khalifa Koran and bible prophecy

What’s in the Koran? Is it really different than the bible? Is Allah the same God as the God as Israel? Who is the long awaited Promised One spoken from ages past? Is it Jesus or was it Mohammed?

Let’s start with the Quran translated from the original by Khalifa, Ill use a few other versions if necessary for understanding.

Khalifa uses this verse many times : Quran 3 :19 The only religion acceptable to God is submission.

Most people wouldn’t have a problem with this verse, which is exactly the idea. Allah wants them to find common ground. In fact, the coined term is : “A common term between us and you”.  It calls for peace between Christians and Muslims HOWEVER…looking at the verse above we have one discrepancy and that is the definition of ‘God’. (if you see the term ‘people of the book’ or ‘people of the scripture’, it refers to Christians and Jews)

It is believed by Muslims that the quran is  the new purified scripture. The old testament and the new testament are filled with errors and mistakes so Mohammed, through the visions he saw of the man/angel giving him new messages in order to purify and edit the old scripture. brought forth the purified version. Hence, we now have the quran aka  the final testament.

Khalifa’s second verse he uses to find common ground with Christians is the following :
Quran 2:62, 5:69 Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, and the Christians, the converts; anyone who
1- believes in God, and 
2-believes in the hereafter, and 
3-leads a righteous life, 
will receive their recompense from the Lord; they have nothing to fear, no will they grieve.

Sounds good, right?  We can all find some truth in that, BUT again we come down to what god? Who are you serving? Who do you believe? The bible tells us that Jesus is the only way to salvation, He made a way for us to be before a Holy God. He made us right before God. All through the old testament, there needed to be a sacrifice so we could be made right before God. Yet Allah says Christ was never crucified, it was only made to seem that way so Christians would be deceived.


  • That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:- [171] O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers. Say not “Trinity” : desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah: chapter 4:157-171
  • Say: “If (Allah) Most Gracious had a son, I would be the first to worship.”  Glory to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne (of Authority)! (He is free) from the things they attribute (to him)! 83] So leave them to babble and play Allah says there is no Son It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son.

Again, let’s read the last part of the verse above:  Quran 2:62. 5.69 above say that all who believe including Christians and Jewish will receive their recompense from the Lord and have nothing to fear if they believe and lead a righteous life.

What’s wrong with that verse? Well, for starters it shuts up Christians and Jews – who – whaaa? oh? ohhhh, so allah accepts Christians and Jews – really? Let’s look whats really written:

  • Allah actually curses them : The Jews call ‘Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! Q30
  • In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary. Say: “Who then hath the least power against Allah, if His will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary, his mother, and all every – one that is on the earth? Surah 5:17

Allah and denies the Son

  • 5:60-65Say “Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshipped Taghut (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hell-fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)…... Amongst them we have placed enmity and hatred till the Day of Judgment. Every time they kindle the fire of war, Allah doth extinguish it; but they (ever) strive to do mischief on earth. And Allah loveth not those who do mischief. And if only the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) had believed (in Muhammad SAW) and warded off evil (sin, ascribing partners to Allah) and had become Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V.2:2) We would indeed have blotted out their sins and admitted
  • The people of the book reject the truth and will not depart until they see clear evidence. Those who reject the truth ( the people of the book) will be in hell fire to dwell in , for they are the worst of creatures. But those who have faith and do good deeds are the best of creatures, and their reward is gardens of eternity. 98:1
  • say people of the book, do you disapprove of us, for no other reason than that we believe in allah, and the revelation , and perhaps that most of you are rebellious and disobedient 5.59
  • People of the book wish they could turn muslims back to infidelity only because o of their selfish envy 13:109
  • People of the book say only they enter paradise, but they say it with vain desires, say ‘prove it’ 13:111
  • Even if you were to bring to the people of the book all the signs, they would not follow. They follow their own desires and are indeed clearly wrong S 2:5  .
  • And they say: “None shall enter Paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian.” Those are their (vain) desires. Say: “Produce your proof if ye are truthful.” Chapter 2 111 

I’ve only just begun…. we’ve only hit the introductory pages with specific scripture on the first pages . Lets go to the Quran introduction page – Proclaiming One unified religion for all people by Khalifa ( God help me)

This specific Koran (there are a few translations) starts off quoting 5 scriptures from the Holy Bible that they believe prove that Mohammed was the long awaited one prophesied through Moses and Malachi. Let’s start off with the introduction page in the quran that tries to confirm that Mohammed is the messenger purifying and unifying the old and new testaments into the final testament as stated in 3:81

Quran 3:81 God took a covenant from the prophets, saying “ I will give you the scripture and wisdom. Afterwards, a messenger will come to  confirm all existing scriptures. You shall believe in him and support him. He said “ Do you agree with this?, and pledge to fulfill this covenant?” They said, we agree and He said You have thus borne witness and I bear witness along with you.

Here’s another version of the same verse:  And [recall, O People of the Scripture], when Allah took the covenant of the prophets, [saying], “Whatever I give you of the Scripture and wisdom and then there comes to you a messenger confirming what is with you, you [must] believe in him and support him.” [ Allah ] said, “Have you acknowledged and taken upon that My commitment?” They said, “We have acknowledged it.” He said, “Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses.”

The above verse is saying that God asked us to confirm our belief of the Messenger to come and believe in Him.   God gives scripture and wisdom…sounds good. A messenger will come to confirm all existing scripture….. but wait! What messenger came to confirm all existing scripture? Was it Mohammed as he claimed himself to be or was it Jesus, who fulfilled over 300 old testament prophecies? Below we dive further into scripture to discover who this messenger is using the quoted scripture on the introduction pages of the quran:

They believe that Mohammed is God’s messenger as described and they quote Luke 17:22-36 to prove it:

 Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see the day when the Son of Man returns, but you won’t see it.  People will tell you, ‘Look, there is the Son of Man,’ or ‘Here he is,’ but don’t go out and follow them.  For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other, so it will be on the day when the Son of Man comes. But first the Son of Man must suffer terribly and be rejected by this generation.

 “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day.  In those days, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat and the flood came and destroyed them all. “And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business—eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building— until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.  Yes, it will be ‘business as usual’ right up to the day when the Son of Man is revealed.  On that day a person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack. A person out in the field must not return home.  Remember what happened to Lot’s wife!  If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it.  That night two people will be asleep in one bed; one will be taken, the other left. 35 Two women will be grinding flour together at the mill; one will be taken, the other left.” “Where will this happen, Lord?”] the disciples asked. Jesus replied, “Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near.”

It’s very interesting that they will point out this verse to prove Mohammed was one the world was waiting for, saying part of the scripture is true and yet deny that Christ suffered because plainly it is written along the same lines in the very next sentence:  But first the Son of Man must suffer terribly and be rejected by this generation” In other words, parts of the old and new testaments are selected and other parts are deleted and refuted.

According to the Khalifa quran (supported and read by 70-85% of Muslims), God’s messenger will purify the scriptures and unify them into one universal message – according to the Koran, this happens to be Mohammed. However as far as purifying or unifying of the scriptures – we see instead a new book written claiming that the other two were completely wrong. Mohammed’s “purification” was nothing more than denying Christ as the savior, denying the resurrection, denying the cross, denying the Jewish people and their promises from God, denying salvation through Christ and a deep rooted hatred for Christians and Jews.

Another verse noted by Khalifa, author of his translated quran is Matthew 27: 24 as proof as Mohammed being the messenger:

“For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes”

He’s trying to tell us that the savior to come was Mohammed…. But let’s look at the full context of this scripture:

26 “So if someone tells you, ‘Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,’ don’t bother to go and look. Or, ‘Look, he is hiding here,’ don’t believe it! 27 For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes. 28 Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near.29 “Immediately after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened,  the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky,   and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.[h] 31 And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world[i]—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven.

They claim this verse was  Mohammed but …was Mohammed’s appearing in the heavens? No it wasn’t. Was there deep mourning when he arrived? No sir. (actually if you read Zechariah 12 below, mourning is mentioned among the Jewish tribes when THEY LOOK ON HIM WHOM THEY HAVE PEIRCED- you see God has a salvation plan for the Jews. God loves them with an everlasting love, yet allah despises them them and wishes them to hell fire)  Read Zechariah 12

10 “Then I will pour out a spirit  of grace and prayer on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died. 11 The sorrow and mourning in Jerusalem on that day will be like the great mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddo…..On that day a fountain will be opened for the dynasty of David and for the people of Jerusalem, a fountain to cleanse them from all their sins and impurity

Look at that – “the one whom they pierced”. this is prophecy fulfilled in Christ, yet allah says this is not true. God promises a fountain to cleanse them from all their sins, there is no such promise for the Jewish people from allah.

Do you see how they are completly opposite? One God has a Son and loves the Jewish people, He came to save the Jew first and then the Gentile. Yet allah, on the other hand, has tossed aside all scripture and prophecy even though we know it to be fulfilled in Christ. He denies the Son. Scripture tells us that the one who denies the son is an antichrist.

Look again at the scripture quoted above that they believe describes Mohammed: Did Mohammed have his own angels he could send out with a mighty blast? No, in fact, if you read Mohammed’s book, he had no idea who it was that was giving him this new testament. It was his blind cousin who said : It must be the angel Gabriel! In fact, if you read biographies on Mohammed, they say that Mohammed was concerned that it was a jinn (demon) or one who was transforming himself into light as to deceive.

Also mentioned by Khalifa, quran translator,  as a prophecy of Mohammed is the old testament verse Malachi 3:1

“Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”

According to this verse, Khalifa claims this is referring to Mohammed, but this verse comes up again in the New testament  Matthew 3, let’s take a look:  Pay attention!

As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began talking about him to the crowds. “What kind of man did you go into the wilderness to see? Was he a weak reed, swayed by every breath of wind?Or were you expecting to see a man dressed in expensive clothes? No, people with expensive clothes live in palaces. Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet.10 John is the man to whom the Scriptures refer when they say,

‘Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
    and he will prepare your way before you.

11 “I tell you the truth, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John the Baptist. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he is! 12 And from the time John the Baptist began preaching until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing,[d] and violent people are attacking it. 13 For before John came, all the prophets and the law of Moses looked forward to this present time. 14 And if you are willing to accept what I say, he is Elijah, the one the prophets said would come.[e] 15 Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!

You see, Jesus tells us clearly that John was the one prophesied about in Malachi 3, not Mohammed.  But since Mohammed  “purified”  himself into the position of John and Jesus, it’s up to you on what you ultimately decide to believe.

Most importantly we know and were warned :

If someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough… For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.  2 Corinthians 11:2-4, 13-15

“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!” Galatians 1:8-9

Khalafa was a smart educated man, he spent his life studying the quran and works of Mohammed, yet with all his knowledge, he did not have wisdom from God. For all the worlds knowledge is foolishness to God. He has trapped the wise in the snare of their own cleverness. (1 Cor 3:19)

As I finish today’s word…and I’ve only just begun, the scripture that comes to mind is :

Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful 1 Corinthians 1:27

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A Prayer of faith in difficult times – Save me O God, for my hope is in You alone


       Save me O God,  and answer my prayer, for my hope is in you alone. You are merciful and full of unfailing love, hear my prayer and rescue me. Keep me from falling off the path of righteousness and into deep waters. Rescue me O God and don’t let the worries of life overwhelm me like mighty waves.

           Lord, you always take care of me, your mercy is abundant and your love is indescribable. Please answer me quickly as I cry out to you – Lord, I am overwhelmed, confusion tries to stop me, I stand at crossroads and ask for your leading. I don’t know the road to take, I wait for you to show me. Lord, show me the right path.

          I know the Lord rescues me, His power is great. He hears my prayers and considers my ways. Morning, noon and night I cry out to you O Lord. Hear my voice, I give my burdens to you and you take care of me. You will not allow me to slip and fall. How my heart rejoices in you. I trust in you to save me, I trust in you to lead me.

        I praise you Lord for your promises, I think about them night and day. I trust in you, why should I fear the future?

You keep track of all my sorrows, you collect my tears in your bottle, you have recorded each one in your book. My enemies retreat when I call on you for help, for You God are on my side.

   The Lord will send help from heaven to rescue me, He sends forth unfailing love and faithfulness. Even though troubles surround me and my enemies try to fill me with discouragement and lies, I will not fear neither will I tremble. I will arm myself with the peace and righteousness that comes from God above, holding on to the truth and hope of my salvation in Christ Jesus. I lift up my sword, which is the word of God, I will claim in Christ Jesus that no weapon formed against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises up against me shall be put to shame for this is the heritage of the saints of the Lord.

   My heart is confident, my heart is confident in you O lord. No wonder I can sing your praises. For in your unfailing love, You, O God stand with me.  You will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies. You are a mighty warrior, you rule the nations.

   I wait for you, show me the way, answer my prayer. I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost waiting on you. There I will wait for your direction, I will wait to see what the Lord says,

In the name of Jesus my Savior,


Ps 69, Jeremiah 7, Ps 55-59, Eph 6 , Is 54:17, Hab 2:1

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A prayer for direction and God’s will



 Give me discernment to make decisions based on your will and your revelation. Help me make godly choices and keep me from following the wrong path. Instruct me while I am sleeping (Ps 16:7) and in the morning.  Show me the right path, O Lord, and point out the road for me to follow. Lead me in the right direction and point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me. Show me the path you have planned out .  I stand at crossroads, as the scripture says : Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it (Jer 6). I wait for you direction, all day long I put my hope in you (Ps 25:4-5)

   Teach me the way you have planned out for my family and make your way straight before me. You are my rock and my fortress, I trust in you alone to lead me and guide me. (ps 5:8, Ps 27:11, Ps 31:3). I praise you O God, the God who guides me, even at night my heart instructs me, I know you are always with me (Ps 16:7-8) I trust in you with all my heart, let me not lean on my own understanding. In all my ways I will acknowledge you and You will direct my paths.

   Make your way clear to me , for I am trusting in You. Show me where to walk, teach me to do your will. (Ps 143:8-10)   I will wait for your guidance, I will pray continually, never allowing worry to come between me and Your promises for my children. Thank you for taking care of us each day, thank you for the blessings that you fill our lives with. Fill my heart with a desire for you, and a heart of hope and trust in You. (Phil 4:6)

   Your word says keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for, keep on seeking and you will find, keep on knocking and the door will be opened for you. Lord, hear my cry and answer my prayer. Give me direction concerning the future of my family , give everyone in my family a great desire to always seek you. I will wait on you, I will keep knocking and keep praying and I know you will answer me. (Matt 7;7-8)

    Thank you Lord for your salvation in Christ Jesus, teach me to seek your Kingdom in all I do, and your righteousness, remind me of your commands and may my life be pleasing unto you. For all your promises are true in Christ, you will add all these things unto me, you fight for me, you make me victorious, I know you know the right path for me. (Matthew 6:33, Jer 10:23

  Thank you that whatever I ask I may receive from you because I keep your commands and do those things that please you.  Hear my prayer O God, protect my family from all evil, make your way known to me, forgive us for our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us.  I praise you that you hear me, thank you for your unfailing love and mercy.

In the name of Jesus, my Savior,



Matthew 6:33  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you

Jeremiah 10:23 O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

Whatever we ask we receive from Him,  because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 1 John 3:22

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Gay Marriage Victory?  Hey, I’m not on this boat!

Hey! Who pulled the rug from under my feet? I’m not on this boat and I won’t agree and neither will the God who this country claims to be under.

This is not okay! Where is the voice of righteousness? Where is the voice of wisdom?

Who says I have to be politically correct?  I want my liberty!  I want my generations to be raised under God and not the lust of this nation. Why do teenagers who have sex with the same sex get their own room in the library – the “safe zone”? Thanks  ACLU for your gay sex posters all over my  public libraries that we pay for. I want my posters up – God made marriage for a man and a woman.

No, this is not hate speech, I signed up for a country under God, of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and I’m not happy right now.  There is no life where the flesh rules, there is only death, there is no liberty except in Christ and the ways of the Lord God.  America, you have robbed me of my liberty to raise my children in righteousness, America you have crushed our foundation and what we stand for, America you are no longer the land of the free and brave but a land of moral decay , weakness and lust.



   Where is righteousness? Can justice be found? Holiness is in a grave long forgotten and the name of our God is no more than a curse word. 

We are a country filled with wicked lust of every kind,  no one stops to say

Is this the right way?

Which path should I take?

Everyone follows after their own wants, lusts and desires. We have become proud and arrogant in all our riches and plenty.  Destruction is sure to come. Enjoy today- go ahead, follow your lustful desires and your perverted ways. There is no longer any right or wrong. My right is your wrong and your right is my wrong and it’s all a confusing mess of accusations and confusion.

God is always in control. He runs the nations and He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Perhaps, He will raise the voices of the righteous because with Him, all things are possible.  I don’t get it – This act is against Jewish law, Christian Law and Muslim law – who is making these decisions if it’s not one of these 3 groups that covers at least 85% or more of America?

What liberty was denied to them? None!  They had more liberty than any straight person plus extra benefits. They had equal rights all the way around. I can’t believe people think this is beautiful.  Isn’t it odd that teens who are having sex hide it – they know they shouldn’t be doing it. Yet something is different in the homosexual world… they want to expose their actions to everyone around them.  We may say, well everyone sins, but one admits they are doing wrong and knows it,  the other wants to make it okay and flaunts the sin even trying to bring others down with them.

The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves. Is 3:9

If your gay, fine – but please stop shoving it my face. It’s as if you continually need someone to tell you that what you are doing is right. Stop promoting it on television, in children’s books, children’s tv shows, God warns us :

 if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea. Mathew 18

No one looks for wisdom or values understanding,  every one has fallen to complete foolishness. As the scripture says

  “they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.  Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. … So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.  That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other.  And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. Romans 1

Is there an island of righteousness anywhere?  Is there any freedom? any liberty? any justice? any righteousness? any wisdom? any understanding? I hope you  will earnestly and soberly consider your salvation. If Christ came back tomorrow would you be with us?  I’m not just talking about homosexuality or hate, it’s the sin that entangles you –  may you escape the ropes of sin that drag you away. Tremble, for the day of the Lord is near.

IF YOU DONT AGREE with me and call yourself a Christian, perhaps you love man first and love God second. You are supposed to love God first with all your heart, mind and soul and then love others as yourself. This is God’s commandment to us. Consider how Jesus threw all the people out of the temple who were selling temple items. He knocked over tables, spilled their money and chased them out with a cord of whips. Would you reprimand Jesus for not loving people if you were there? You see, He loved God first and He had to honor God above man. Look also at Paul when he threw a man living in sexual sin out of the church. Would you reprimand Paul for not loving people if you were in that church? Again we see the love and honor of God and His righteousness over man. In both circumstances, they loved man but had to Honor God first. Hopefully this taught those sinning to turn from their ways and save them from eternal destruction. That should be your goal, Honor God first not honoring people. Honor God first and help guide others back to the path of Salvation, the narrow path, in Christ Jesus.

Scripture says over and over again that this sin is detestable in the sight of God. God never changes, so what just happened? Who made you a god to call it acceptable? Surely wrath is about to come. If you claim to be Christian but change God’s word to fit you life, you are fooling yourself, you have just made yourself your own god. You have decided to love man first and God second.

I see WordPress is happy about this decision, as I type, I see a new glorious rainbow border – it should remind me of God’s great promise, but today it marks a signal of a day of future destruction. I wonder if they will give me the same freedom they were given.In all this, I bring it God. He will give me justice, this is yea and amen in Christ. I eagerly await His return, yet trembling as I do.  I almost cringe as I press publish, I can imagine the number of haters and heterophobics who will want to comment hate speech against us God fearing Americans. I suggest you just glory in your win, may God help us.

Also see: 10 reasons why homosexual marriage is harmful, opposing your liberal professor
and https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/what-are-the-implications-of-the-supreme-courts-marriage-decision-four-key-things-to-consider/

  1. Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11  Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
  3. Romans 1:26-28  For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
  4. Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
  5. Jude 1:7 Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
  6. 1 Timothy 1:10-11 The sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
  7. Leviticus 20:13-15 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death;
  8. Ephesians 5:1-21  But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. …
  9. Galatians 5:16-21 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, …
  10. Colossians 3:1-8   Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. …
  11. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; …
  12. Romans 1:21-28  Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. …
  13. 2 Timothy 4:3For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,
  14. 1 John 2:9 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.
  15. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 That each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor

…and yet after all the words of warning we rejoice as our president sings amazing grace on this day, the same president who said , in 2008, that marriage is between a man a woman. We are a nation where we honor God with our lips, but our hearts are far from him. We claim his name, but our backs are turned on Him. Isaiah 59.

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Stop Worrying and Tell God what you Need

How is your walk with the Lord? satan is always out to destroy your relationship with God and one of his target zones is your prayer life.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and
thank him for all he has done.
 Philippians 4:6

God desires a relationship with you. In fact, the bible says to pray at all times, without ceasing.  There are times when we find quiet hidden time to spend time with Him, yet other times we are wrapped up  in busyness. I love the short prayers of Nehemiah, even though he was busy at work for the king or at work with the people, he constantly spoke to the Lord, lifting up His requests throughout the moments of his day.

When we pray, we are before God’s throne – seated in heavenly places. You see, because of what Jesus did for us, we have this great gift. Don’t cast it aside or consider nothing, because it is a great gift. Because of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit – we are before the Lord, making our requests known to God, lifting up our praises and offering thanksgiving.

You don’t have to copy the way others pray or repeat the same prayer over and over – God knows you, He created you, He made your heart and understands you. Just go to Him,  the bible says even when we don’t know what to say, the Holy Spirit intercedes for you on your behalf.  How amazing is that!

Jesus said : “DO NOT  worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing.  Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds!  Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?  And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?

“LOOK at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.  And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. 30 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs.  Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom”

  We are commanded not to worry and that starts with disciplining yourself and not allowing your mind to wander off into fears and worry. If all your steps are ordered by the Lord and since He loves you dearly, you know that you trust in Him. Lift your head up, your help comes from the Lord.

God did not fill you with a spirit of fear, weakness, or of unsound mind. If you are a follower of Christ, you have been given a spirit of power, love and a sound mind.

Proverbs 31: definition of a Virtuous Woman :  SHE LAUGHS WITHOUT FEAR OF THE FUTURE, She is clothed with strength and dignity

ALWAYS PRAY AND NEVER GIVE UP. (LUKE 18:1), another verse tells us to ask and keep on asking, knock and KEEP ON. Be persistent in your prayers. I like the parable from Luke 18 of the annoying woman and the wicked king : 

 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.  “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people,  but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”

 Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge.  Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?  I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”

The bible tells us to fix our thoughts and this is key to three things:

  1. knowing God’s will for your life
  2.  being transformed into a new creation and
  3.  having God’s peace guard you heart and mind.

My thought test: (according to Phil 4:8)

  • is it true?
  • Is it praiseworthy?
  • is it righteous?
  • is it honorable?
  • is it pure?
  • is it just?
  • is it lovely?
  • is it of good report?
  • is it virtuous?
  • “Listen to me, you who know right from wrong, you who cherish my law in your hearts. Do not be afraid of people’s scorn, nor fear their insults. Isaiah 51:7
  •  Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” Isaiah 35:4
  • Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered.  They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. Ps 112:5-7
  •  Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous.Be strong. And do everything with love. 1 Cor 16:13-14
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Faith is dead without good works (James 2:26) and Good works are nothing without love 1 Corinthians 13

Where will you stand during the Final Judgment ?
On the left or on the right?

When Jesus returns in His glory with His angels with Him, He will sit upon His throne. All the nations will stand before Him as He separates each person as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

The sheep (righteous) at His right hand, the goats (cursed) at His left.

 To the sheep (righteous) on the right, He will say : “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.  I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
and they will reply: 
 ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’

 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

   To those on His left, He will say, “Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons. For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink.  I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
and they will reply :
 ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’

And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’

“And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.” Matthew 25


Love is 

  • Love is patient
  • kind
  • Love is not jealous
  • or boastful
  • or proud
  •  or rude
  • Love does not demand its own way
  • Love is not irritable
  • Love keeps no record of being wronged
  • Love does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out
  •  Love never gives up
  • Love never loses faith
  • Love is always hopeful
  • Love endures through every circumstance (1 Corinthians 13)
   PRAY ABOUT IT, pray at all times, on every occasion. If you ask anything according to His will, He will hear you, for the prayer of the righteous has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16, 1 John 5:14 and Eph 6:18

There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while,  So be truly glad.  1 Peter 1:6

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Warning: Kids summoning demons in newest game

I received two emails yesterday on a new game children are playing ( and just found out kids are playing this game in my child’s class- as young as 8)  It’s similar to using the oujia board and from reports, the children are becoming possessed.  The game only needs a sheet of paper and 2 pencils, they call on a spirit to move the pencils to answer the question. Here’s the newest fad and information, please pass on the warning to others. I listed 3 sources below, please take the time to review link – unfortunately we must warn even the youngest ones from these dangers.  ( I would be careful when watching the videos)

The name has been searched on Google more than any other event. Teens have even been posting videos of them doing the “Charlie, Charlie Challenge.”The game has been around for a long time in Latin America, although it is just now recently gaining popularity here through social media.

A new occultic social media trend has gone viral, challenging kids to attempt to summon a demon.The homemade game is similar to using a Oujia board, and it’s called the “Charlie Charlie Challenge.”It involves putting two pencils on a piece of paper in the shape of a cross, and writing the words “yes” and “no” in the boxes outlined by the pencils.The participants then summon what they say is a Mexican demon called Charlie, attempting to ask him questions for guidance for their lives.**CB

Spanish exorcist Jose Antonio Fortea told ACI Prensa that the so-called #CharlieCharlieChallenge involves the very real, occult practice of “calling on spirits.”In an interview May 27, he warned that “some spirits who are at the root of that practice will harass some of those who play the game.” Even though the priest thinks that players “won’t be possessed” necessarily, the spirit that has been invoked “will stay around for a while.”Fr. Fortea also warned that playing the game “will result in other spirits beginning to enter into even more frequent communication.”“And so then the person really can suffer much worse consequences from the demons,” he said.Catholic experts have noted that occult activity and the resulting need for exorcisms has reached a critical level worldwide.The International Association of Exorcists (AIE) met for their 12th annual conference in Rome last October. According to AIE spokesperson Dr. Valter Cascioli, an increasing number of bishops and cardinals asked to participate in the conference due to an increase in demonic activity.

  1. And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead.  Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord. DT 18:10
  2. The nations you are about to displace consult sorcerers and fortune-tellers, but the Lordyour God forbids you to do such things.Deuteronomy 18:14
  3.   When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,  idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Galations 5:19-20
  4.  Many who became believers confessed their sinful practices.  A number of them who had been practicing sorcery brought their incantation books and burned them at a public bonfire. Acts 19:19
  5. Household gods give worthless advice,fortune-tellers predict only lies, and interpreters of dreams pronounce falsehoods that give no comfort. So my people are wandering like lost sheep; they are attacked because they have no shepherd.Zechariah 10:2
  6. I will put an end to all witchcraft, and there will be no more fortune-tellers Micah 5:12
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God is good all the time, all the time God is good

The Lord’s promises are Pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified 7x over. His promises are true. ps 12:6 and 18:30

  • He promises to protect me, comfort me and is always close – I will never be afraid Ps 23:3
  • He promises to show me the proper path so I won’t go astray. He leads the humble in doing right! Ps 25:8
  • He protects me from danger, He is my fortress Ps 27;1
  • He hears our cries and he helps me, He gives His people strength and protection Ps 28
  • He promises to watch over me Ps 32:8
  • He looks down from heaven upon us, he made our hearts so He understands us  Ps 33
  • He will help you when you rely on Him, call to Him and He will help you in your troubles. He surrounds and defends all who fear Him, for the angel of the Lord is a guard. Ps 34:
  • He will make sure that those who trust Him will lack no good thing. Ps 34:10
  • If you do waht is right, God will watch over you and hear you when you cry for help. He will rescue you from your trials Ps 34:15
  • He is close to the brokenhearted, He will rescue you when your spirit is crushed. Ps 34:18
  • He will deliver you from all your troubles ps 34:19
  • Delight yourself in the Lord and you will have all your hearts desires Ps 37:4
  • Commit everything you do to the Lord, Trust Him and He will help you Ps 34:5
  • The Lord will take care of the innocent, day by day they will receive an inheritance that will last forever. 37:18
  • The innocent will not be disgraced in hard times and in famine they will have enough ps 37:19
  • He will direct your steps and He takes delight in every detail of your live, Even though you may stumble, you will never fall, For the Lord hold you by the hand Ps 37:23
  • He will never abandon the godly Ps 37:28
  • God fights for you: The battle is not your’s but God’s..take your position and stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, Do not be afraid or discouraged. 2 Chr 20:15-17
  • God speaks again and again, but do you recognized it? Ps 62 and Job 33:14
  • The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed  and a refuge in troubled times Ps 9:9
  • He is with those who obey Him Ps 14:5
  • The Lord is always with me, I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me. Ps 16:7 He gives me wisdom in the night
  • The godly will never slip from His path, they offer good counsel, they make God’s law their own Ps 37:30
  • God’s Salvation and Righteousness will last forever, from generation to generation so do not be afraid of people’s scorn nor fear their insults those who Cherish His laws and know right from wrong Is 51
  • The Lord rescues the godly, He is your fortress in troubled times Ps 37:39,37,33
  • Oh the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble, The Lord protect  them and keeps them alive. He gives prosperity to the land and rescues them from their enemies. He nurses them when they are sick and restores their health. Ps 41:1
  • He rescues me from my enemies, He is the power that saves me ps 18
  • In His strength, I can crush an army, with God I can scale any wall Ps 18:29
  • His laws protect us, give us wisdom, revive the soul, they are a warning to your servant, a great reward to those who obey Him . Ps 19;7

  • Jesus said : “with God everything is possible”
  • All of the promises of God are YES! in Him and AMEN! to the Glory of God 2 Cor 1:20
  • everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.  But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then
  • 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. John 3:16
  • He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3

  • Arms me with strength ,always beside me, always keeps his promises, advises me and guides me, A shield around me Ps 18:32,145:13,33:8
  • Bends down to listen to my prayer, he hears my voice Ps116:1 – 2
  • Crowns the humble with victory, close to all who fear Him Ps149:4, 145:18
  • Destroys the wicked. directs my steps, and delights in the details of my life Ps145:20,37:23
  • Examines my heart Ps139,17:3
  • Frees the prisoners and those under heavy burdens Ps68:6
  • Guides me and gives me glory when I am in trouble, gives food to the needy Ps 33:8,40:15,146:7
  • Helps the fallen, hears the cries for help and rescues them, heals the broken hearted Ps145:14,145:20, 147:3
  • Is close to all who fear Him Ps 145:8
  • Justice , He brings to the oppressed Ps 146:7
  • Knows everything I do and everything about me, keeps all His promises, keeps me alive Ps146:6, 41:2
  • Lifts up those bent beneath their loads that weigh them down Ps 145:14,146:8
  • My safe haven, maker of heaven and earth Ps 43:2
  • Nurses those who are sick Ps 41:3
  • Opens the eyes of the blind Ps 46:8
  • Protects those of childlike faith and those who fear Him, protects me from danger Ps 116:6, 27:1
  • Quickens me according to His Word Ps 119:25 (revives, restores, preserves me)
  • Remembers us in our weaknesses , rescues us from all our troubles , and restores our health Ps 136:23, 41:3
  • Saves me from my enemies, strengthens me, surrounds me with songs of victory, I trust Him with all my heart Ps28:7,136:24,96:2
  • Takes care of the innocent, they will not be disgraced in hard times Ps 37:18
  • Understands all I do because He made my heart Ps 40:6
  • Victory comes from you, O Lord! Ps 62:7, Ps 3:8
  • Withholds no good thing from those who do what is right Ps 69:9
  • Executes judgment from His throne , examines the righteous and the wicked, examines our heart in the night Ps 9:7,11; 17::3
  • You O Lord, are a shield around me, You can be sure of this; the Lord has set apart the godly for himself Ps 3:3,4:3
  • Zeal of house house will consume Him Ps84:11, John 2:17

He is always beside me, I will never be shaken. He keeps every promise forever.
You can be sure of this;
The Lord set apart the godly for Himself
The Lord will hear when I call to Him
Psalm 4:3


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“These are the nations which the Lord left, that He might test Israel” Judges 3 Are you being tested?

“these are the nations which the Lord left, that He might test Israel” Judges 3

When I read this  verse in Judges, I thought NO! That’s horrible, no more testing! They need a break, but wait….  He did this to teach warfare to generations of Israelites who had no experience in battle. In  the wilderness, the tests and trials they experienced were to refine them, to humble them, to know what was in their heart, to see if they loved the Lord with all their heart and whether they would keep His commandments. Deuteronomy 8:2  Deuteronomy 13:3Judges 2:22

The people of Israel finally reached their promised land after wandering for 40 years but God did not destroy all their enemies.  The Lord left Israel’s enemies so that they might be tested. I couldn’t believe it when I read it, why!? They experienced plagues, death, sword, leprosy, sickness, they even saw those who rebelled be swallowed up by the ground. Finally – they reached the promise land, the promise given to Abraham but their testing and proving still was not completed. You’d think, phew! Finally! They made it, but they were still not at their final destination, they needed more testing in order teach the next generation.

 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.  Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.1 Peter 4:12-13


Even in all Israel’s trials, God always wanted them to know how much He loved them. This same truth is for you today, He wants you to know that He loves you and He has always loved you. His thoughts for you outnumber the sands on  the shore, He loves you with an everlasting love. Isaiah 40:30 tells us that those who wait on the Lord (that means to reach out to Him/trust) will renew their strength, mount with eagle wings, run and not be weary, walk and not be faint. He is your source of strength. Reach out to Him. “ Indeed He loves His people, His holy ones are in His hands” Dt 33:3 and also “He will never leave you nor forsake you” Dt 31:8. Jesus said “and lo, I am with your always, even until the end of this age”

 Who rides the heavens to help you,And in His excellency on the clouds Dt 33

  To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old!Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.ps 68:33

Even though the people of Israel endured many trials and still had much more ahead, they knew the Lord was with them. We know the Lord doesn’t change, He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He still rides the heavens to help you.  Every time the people cried out to the Lord, He came to help them.  They cried out to the Lord 50X

We, like the Israelites in the wilderness, look forward to our heavenly country 

Hebrews 11:10, 13-16 :  Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God……. All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth.14 Obviously people who say such things are looking forward to a country they can call their own. 15 If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back. 16 But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

As I read the verse above, I wonder if the walk of the Israelites through the wilderness to the promised land represents our walk on this earth as we journey to our promised land. Just as Israel reached their promised land, so we have received our promise but our enemies are still here – just as they were with Israel. Jesus defeated death, He made a way for us but we still have much work do to. We are told we wage an invisible war, we are soldiers of the cross not to be entangled with the things of this world.  We embrace these promises as we walk as strangers and pilgrims on this earth.We, like the Israelites, are headed to the promise, our heavenly country. We, like them, will die in faith seeing this promise afar off. We don’t see the heavens, we don’t see eternity just as Israel didn’t see the promise, but they knew it was ahead- it was in their heart. We know that there is a heavenly country ahead that we journey to also. Maybe the walk of the Israelites is symbolic of our walk today.  Yet, we are also told that as we walk here, we are citizens with the saints and members of the household of God because of Christ Jesus.  Even on this journey, the Lord is with us just as He was with Israel as they walked. (Eph 2:19)

Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,  having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.1 Peter 1:11-12

In Ecclesiastics 3, King Solomon wrote that everything has it’s time

 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
 A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
 A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
 A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
 A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
 A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.


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How do we handle life during seasons of testing?

  1. Cry out to Him
  2. Patiently Endure
  3. Reach out to Him and He will help you Isaiah
  4. Don’t give up
  5. Put on the Armor of God- we don’t fight flesh and blood, but the unseen
  6. Rejoice and Count it all Joy (it develops great endurance)

Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and then there are other times when God brings peace and lets you rest for a while. It’s good to know that in whatever circumstance you are in, God is always there for you. Have you cried out to Him? Are you too overwhelmed to pray? Ask someone for prayer to help you though this time.  Romans 5:3-5 tells us to rejoice in our trials, because it is during these times that we change. James 1:12-15 promises God’s blessing on those who patiently endure testing and temptation.

 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.  And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.  And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:3-4

 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. James 1:12-15

The testing of our faith produces patience and this testing refines us as silver is refined or gold is tested.

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  •  Revelation 2:10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
  • Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
  • 1 Peter 1:7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
  • James 1:3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
  • Psalm 11:4 The Lord is in His holy temple, The Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
  • Psalm 11:5 The Lord tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.
  • Psalm 17:3 You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
  • Psalm 66:10 For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.
  • Zechariah 13:9I will bring the one–third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
  • 1 Corinthians 13:7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
  •   In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind.  We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food. We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love.  We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense. We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. 10 Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything. 2 cor 6
  • James 5:11 We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy


 The great men and women in the bible had to go through testing and trials. Consider Joseph, Job, Abraham, Joshua, Moses, David, Jeremiah, the prophets, Jesus, Paul, Esther, Gideon, Elijah and many more. Every great man and woman of God endured trials.

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Deuteronomy 1-12 & You must not call on the name of any other god, do not even speak their names.

I’m reading through Deuteronomy and selected a verse/s from each chapter that really caught my attention:



  1. 1:17b Don’t be afraid of anyone’s anger, for the decision you make is God’s decision. Bring me any cases that are too difficult for you, and I will handle them. This verse was for the judges. They were not to judge based on appearances, wealth or anything other than what was  right and wrong before God. Seek counsel from the Lord always. Even if others don’t agree with you, you are instructed not to be afraid of anyone’s anger or  countenance.
  2. 2:2a “Then at last the Lord said to me,  ‘You have been wandering around in this hill country long enough….. That’s it! It’s time to live in obedience. Time to stop rebelling, complaining and running to other gods and/or man for our our needs. Time to stop wandering and walk in step with the Holy Spirit, walking with the Lord.
  3. 3:22 Do not be afraid of the nations there, for the Lord your God will fight for you.’  How awesome is that? The Lord our God fights for us. It’s interesting that throughout the bible, we are repeatedly told not to worry or be afraid. We can always trust in the Lord. I remember the verse “and lo, I am with you always, even until the end of this age”
  4. 4:29a if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him. Am I searching for the Lord with all my heart, soul and mind? What can I change and does anything stand in the way? Read His word daily and read to my children.4:39-40 “So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The Lord is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other.”   If you obey all the decrees and commands I am giving you today, all will be well with you and your children….The Lord is in heaven AND earth. If I live a right life pleasing to the Lord, He promises to bless my children. That’s is a great promise!
  5. 5:28b-29” I have heard what the people said to you, and they are right.  Oh, that they would always have hearts like this, that they might fear me and obey all my commands! If they did, they and their descendants would prosper forever.” The Lord wants to have a relationship with us, He wants us to have a heart that loves Him. He loves us so much that He sent His only Son, His love for us is evident every day – in good times and bad. God promises us prosperity, I believe the Lord wants the best for my children, making what is impossible for man, possible before God. I know the Lord has good plans for my children.
  6. 6:2525 For we will be counted as righteous when we obey all the commands theLord our God has given us.’  Our faith counts us righteous before the Lord, just as Abrahams faith counted Him righteous because of his faith. It is because of Jesus Christ, the righteous servant, who made it possible for me to be counted right because He bore all my sins. That is truly amazing, humbling and awesome!
  • Romans 4:5 But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.
  • Isaiah 53:11 When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of his experience, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins.
  1. 7:26 Do not bring any detestable objects into your home, for then you will be destroyed, just like them. You must utterly detest such things, for they are set apart for destruction. This reminds me of a dream my daughter had 2 weeks about the Disney Frozen movie. She dreamt she was sitting in her room and Frozen book was on her bed and she had a necklace with a locket. She was putting olaf, the snowman, in the little locket she had. Suddenly she heard a voice and she said she immediately knew it was God. God said to get the Frozen book off her bed and get rid of that necklace. Take what you want from that, but it moved me to get everything Frozen related out of the house. I never liked olaf to begin with, he always scared me but everyone said he was so cute..so after this dream my daughter had, everyone agreed to get rid of everything. I didn’t know my youngest had a magic frozen game in her either, so time to clean house. Something is wrong with the minion movie too and peter pan – and all of them, I’m sure. I had a super spooky dream/vision of peter pan when I was little and never forgot it. I am pretty sure I was wide awake and saw it, but I was a kid so who knows. I remember being awake and afraid to move because he might see that I was awake and kill me, anywho enough of dreams, maybe it’s nothing but it still spooks me out.** oh and while I’m on the subject, I woke up signing uptown funk by bruno mars one morning. I usually wake up with a praise song, but this morning I was waking up singing it in my head and what is odd is the lyrics (its a part of the song where the lyrics aren’t real clear) were chanting “demons inside of us” over and over to beat. I thought that was really strange -strange enough to where I won’t listen to that song anymore.
  1. 8:3 Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. – Jesus said that! In the desert when He was tempted… wait I just read something else this morning on food..proverbs 13:24-25  The righteous eats to satisfying of his soul, but the stomach of the wicked shall be in vain….. If that doesn’t make you stop overeating, I don’t know what will.
  1. 9:23  Lord sent you out with this command: ‘Go up and take over the land I have given you.’ But you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God and refused to put your trust in him or obey him.  Yes, you have been rebelling against the Lord as long as I have known you. Do you know what this says to me? Get up! Go! Move! Trust in the Lord and SEEK His counsel in all you do (Johsua 9:14)
  1. 10:17-22  For the Lord your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed.  He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing. So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.  You must fear the Lord your God and worship him and cling to him. Your oaths must be in his name alone.  He alone is your God, the only one who is worthy of your praise, the one who has done these mighty miracles that you have seen with your own eyes.  – God show’s no partiality, and we are to do the same to others.
  • Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality 
  • Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God.
  • Ephesians 6:9 And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.
  • Colossians 3:25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality 
  • 1 Timothy 5:21I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality
  • James 2:9but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
  • James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
  • 1 Peter 1:17And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay herein fear 
  1. Deut 11:18-21 “So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders.  Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.  Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.– BE committed- Set your face like flint to do His will, and know we will not be ashamed
  • Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
  • Matthew 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven

12.    12:30 Do not fall into the trap of following their (other nation and religion’s) customs and worshiping their gods. Do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations worship their gods? I want to follow their example.’ You must not worship the Lord your God the way the other nations worship their gods,

  • Pay close attention to all my instructions. You must not call on the name of any other god Do not even speak their names.

Not only are we not to inquire of the ways other nations worship their gods, we are not to speak the name of them. I wonder if studying the other religions, like when my daughter spent all year in History class studying the greek gods and goddesses (required class) along with their perversions. Maybe it seems likes nothing , but when you look at it as God looks at it, I think He sees that as detestable. Consider also the names of gods we use and speak and don’t realize it. Maybe calling out their name brings them into your life? The names in stories, movies, and tv shows – many are the names of the ancient gods and goddesses worshiped. The Lord makes it clear we are not to call out their name or even speak their name. Think about that and look over the lives of the youth around you – video games, books, movies, shows, they are full of the names of gods we are not to speak. Don’t call  their names. Time to go back to # 7 and get rid of every detestable thing in our houses.

Peace, I need to clean house and maybe my last post. Amen.

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