Friday Thought of the Day:
Friday Thought of the Day:
“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.”—Corrie ten Boom
—Lord, may we be extremely intentional when it comes to communicating with You above all else.
—May we not forget to listen to what You have to say to us.
—May we sit still enough to hear Your Spirit and be filled by You so that we could have our full warrior armor on! because the only way we can pray in the Spirit at all times is by having our warrior armor on!
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“saying, “By a charge we commanded you not to teach in this name, and behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring upon us the blood of this man.”But Peter and the apostles answering said, “It is necessary to obey God rather than men.” — Peter in Acts chapter 5:28-29
I was talking to One of the guys in our family who is in full-time ministry along with his wife. He was telling me that the city Council of that city that the church is in, sent a letter telling all Christian churches that they were not to use the name of Jesus anymore in city council prayer meetings..
I disagree 100% with that. As Christians we do not cower because we have the power. As Christians we do not run from fire we run into the fire because like the three young men and the story of Daniel Jesus will hold us and keep us and protect us. We won’t do as the world says — for all to bow down to satanic images and culture; we do not, we cannot.
—It would behoof all of you not to try to hide His Name that is systematically being deleted. It will be in vain! The Roman Empire tried, they failed. All kingdoms have tried but failed. Don’t make the same mistake as they did. Instead embrace and welcome His name into your lives and into society. Jesus has changed societies for the better.
In Roman times when a baby was born, the midwives would gently swaddle the newborn and lay the baby right in front of the father. If the father picked the baby up from the floor, he or she was accepted into the family.
- On the other hand, if the baby was left on the floor he or she was taken outside for “disposal”.
Because promiscuity was normal in Roman society, mistrust was common in the family structure. Having babies born in a house with doubting husbands, was a disadvantage.
A husband with the smallest of inklings that the baby was not his, would instruct his servants to get rid of the baby. It was up to the father to approve of the newborn and accept it into the family. Not a very good way for a baby to come into the world but this was how it was.
In came the new religion of those who called themselves Christians. Ever growing numbers from all walks of life; slaves, masters, free men, and women were coming into a personal relationship with Jesus the Jewish Messiah.
- Christians who saw rejected displaced babies would pick them up, take them home and made those infants their very own.
We have to remember that a great percentage of Romans were slaves and had very few means to provide for their own children. Yet, they would still bring another mouth to feed. The kindness they showed to strangers’ babies would have a huge impact on all Roman Society witnessing these incredible acts of love.
- We find the same thing happening presently. Where people are “disposing” of their newborns like the Romans did two thousand years ago.
But the great news is, that Christians are once more stepping up and adopting children fortunate enough to be born and given up, instead of being aborted. Christians are bringing babies into their households. I have, with exceeding joy witnessed this among our circles and see that Christ’s love still reigns.
- Even if people think that this world is getting darker, the Light of Christ still has the power to change modern societies with its overwhelming sense of compassion.
God is so amazing, He turns everything that is meant for bad in this world, into good. By Christians fulfilling the love of Jesus and bringing in kids from all over the world, from different ethnicities, they are turning God’s people into an incredible mosaic of love.
Percentage of slaves in Roman times
Letters to my kids:
There will be some great times ahead for you and the rest of the grandkids. I want you to know that even when things get tough for you or your mom and dad, always remember that Jesus loves you and that He will always be there for you. Even when life seems to get you down, God will always give you joy.
- A wise man once told me that a person of God never stays down, because God always lifts them up from the floor.
I want you and the rest of the kids to know that Poppa and Nana had some incredible times on our journey together. But we also had some tough times. It was in those tough times that we learned more about our Mighty God and held on to his promises more.
- I want you to do the same thing. Always depend on God guiding you. Always be joyful no matter what life brings you.
Always love your family and family in Christ. They will be there alongside of you because nobody can get through life without Christ and people around them to be there for them. And when those you love need your help, always joyfully lend a hand!
Love you kids & always praying for you!
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Before reading anything click to watch Bishop EW Jackson’s encouragement to black voters. I encourage every voter to take the same stand. Then please read this post…
As a registered Independent voter, I have a different view of what is going on in the political world without being subjective to one party or the next. I have voted for both party candidates in the past. But more and more, this has changed for me. I can’t or am unable to reconcile the doctrines coming from the Democratic Party anymore. They are anti everything. The overall rhetoric being conveyed from the top down, is simply frightening.
A lot of Hispanics, Blacks voters, vote because their families voted Democrat. This was my case. Before I was a Christian, I had heard how awful President Reagan was. What I kept hearing from my family and friends made my thoughts who they were.
To the point which I am now ashamed of admitting, that I grinned when we heard the President had been shot. This was in high school in the early 80s. How awful, lost and pathetic was I?
Brings me to the point I am making. We are what we hear. The social media and news outlets have a 90% negative reporting on President Trump. Even though he has done what he promised while campaigning. He has brought this country back from economic recession. Not that I am a 100% Trump supporter. He makes me cringe sometimes when he opens his mouth. This is in fact, what America is nowadays…more on that in a future post. Just remember, we elected what America is. Our reflection is who we vote in…
Compared to what we hear now in Democratic circles, if you were to take what JFK said in his State of The Union’s, he would sound very much like a conservative today…the shift in Democratic philosophy has drastically swung to the far left, almost socialist….I remember how most Democrats booed God in their 2016 convention.
This divisive crowd booed in 2012, DNC Chair Antonio Villaraigosa, had to ask three times for votes on reinserting references to God, and Jerusulem, back into the Democratic Party platform. Why? Because the Democratic Leadership knew that it had turned off a good percentage of liberal voters in the country. Some Democrats gave so many excuses when these two events happened. Yet, I see something happening that is very disconcerting. This party is becoming alarmingly secular and socialist. When people I know who are Democrats try to explain these events off as no big deal, I will stop them when I hear this and tell them:
- There was a time in America when someone started a prayer, 99.9% of people would stop everything and show respect for the prayer to God. This did not happen in the prayer/ convocation in 2016 nor did it stop there.
Granted, some people defend the boo’s saying that it was the Bernieites who booed against Hillary’s nomination. But, this is my point. Some adults have become like those unruly-screaming-for-everything-they-don’t-get-kids we all see at stores. The ones the parents look and stand by like victims instead of parents….
- To the sane Democrats out there, it looks like it’s your responsibility to become the parent who brings back the unruliness of your party. Before it’s too late.
This is the problem I see with the Democratic Party, they have allowed a good percentage of people to dictate and bully their agendas. It’s time for some of my family members who vote Democrat, to really think things through, before automatically voting for their Party. The videos say enough of what is happening. The news media shows off the screamer adult kids who have gotten their way throughout their lives without true parental discipline. Hence, the state we are now in. And hence, my Independence from that Party in decline…and my Independence in voting for what’s morally right, just and will glorify God!
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First thing I want to say is that I am a father of two grown women. I have told my daughters to reach for the stars. That they can do anything that they put their mind to, with God’s help.
- With the Elections coming, I want to make sure that people vote morally or with their morals and not a specific loyalty to one party or the other,
- To Fast & Pray on Monday November 5th
- For God’s Divine intervention & Wisdom
I very rarely watch live television anymore because the debacle of our nation is shown like a laser pointing directly at our culture’s demise. I’m not going to talk about whether Justice Kavanaugh is guilty or not. That drum has been beaten to the pulp. But I will talk about what I am seeing in this country. The division is real, and it will set women’s rights back a few steps with the way women are treating other women.
The Kavanaugh hearings were too unbearable. Don’t get me wrong, I have very thick skin.
- Yet, I found myself hurting for the little girls that came into the courtroom on that early September day where the welcoming of the now Justice Kavanaugh and his family was interrupted fourteen times before the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Grassley (R-Iowa), could say welcome!
Then to top this off, we see the faces of these little girls whose smiles begin to fade as they see the nastiness of the so-called “educated people” and “leadership” of the opposing party. Right from the beginning these civic leaders and their followers just went haywire against the Kavanaugh family. I had only seen this kind of hate when I was younger and moved in where we were the only Hispanic family in our town at that time.
I mention their followers above, because it’s almost a cult-like feel to the crowd screaming in unison, with an emotional high and low note going from buzzing to screeching, almost as if an invisible dark force is orchestrating their movements and tones.
- These trance like zombi-ish screaming interruptions continued on as the chairman was trying to bring order. I had to turn off the monitor when I saw the security team dash the poor girls away from all the commotion.
The disruption of those calling for women to unite against this confirmation hearing because it would violate women’s right to choose had gone extremely awry. These protesters were filled with such hate, that they spewed out what they thought was their right to do and didn’t care who got in the way.
- I stopped to just say a quick prayer for these young future female voters.
- I prayed that God would take away what they had just witnessed, or at least make their memory of what was supposed to be a glorious and proud day for them, seeing their daddy do what very few people in history had done…
But it was not to be. I don’t have to explain how catastrophic the confirmation hearings were. This is not a bump on the road in our history. This is a consolidated, specific, and intentional scheme for this country’s demise. I won’t get into who I believe is behind all these perfectly, well thought out protests, that’s for another post.
I will ask every person reading this to ask themselves the following:
If you agree that killing any unborn human being is wrong, please go and vote on your morals and not your Political Party.