Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I'm feeling burdened

Hey some of you will not believe everything in this blog. In fact I'm willing to bet most will scoff. I can't make you believe I can't even make you read it. My prayer and hope is though is that you will read this and you will believe it.... I have it on my heart to spread the Gospel to every soul on the planet but I dunno how. And I'm mourning, aching and hurting inside for the lost right now and I dunno what to do. I just wish I could scream the Gospel and the whole world would hear it but I can't scream that loud. The Church I go to is also on my heart and I wanna pray for it but I dunno what to say. I wanna pray for this world as well but again I dunno what to say. I just feel this overwhelming love for people all over and I dunno what to do with it. I feel almost in tears for people in this world and I don't even know them all. I have always loved people but this is overwhelming. My soul right now is mourning for the death of people and I speak of Spiritual eternal death. This world needs a revival badly and how I wish I could make that happen. My soul is in torment for people in this world. People need to know there is Salvation there is hope. I wanna share GOD's love with everyone on this planet. If only I could shout to all people how much freedom and love there is in Christ. My heart is breaking for the lost. I dunno what to do or how to do it. I wanna help people but I dunno how. This nation this world needs prayer and a revival badly. This nation has no idea how badly either. This nation calls itself a nation of peace but its nation of baby killers. This is a backwards, crooked, upside down and stubborn generation. This nation calls homosexuality love but GOD calls it sin. This nation this world needs a good cleansing. The evil one keeps going around spreading lies that GOD will keep blessing this nation and this world keep merry and drink and dance live for pleasure. Who really listens and responds to what GOD says?? If Jesus were to come today would we truly be ready for Him?? Who has a heart for this generation?? Do GOD's children lament for the lost?? If we see someone about to die if we could would we not move to save them?? How much do we do that for those who will die for eternity?? The worlds song is eat and drink and dance away. This world lives for its own selfish pleasures. GOD's children need to gather and pray as one. My heart is hurting for people in this world. GOD's children need to gather and lament for the lost. This is all on my heart and more and I keep feeling burdened to spread all that on the planet but I dunno how. I feel such frustration wanting so badly to convince people of the Gospel and not being able to make them believe for their own good. There are no magic words or anything like that... People mock and say GOD will not punish this nation GOD doesn't do things like that but just wait. GOD will keep His promise He will not flood this world with water. A refining fire is coming. Judgement day is coming. A day of wrath is coming. He is not slow in coming as some understand slowness but rather He is patient wanting everyone to come to repentance. People need to repent and believe the good news. GOD's children need to pray for revival for this nation and for this world as its needed very badly. All of this is on my heart and I'm feeling burdened with it to share it with everyone in this world but I dunno how. My dream is to share the Gospel worldwide but I dunno how.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Addressing the Autism hate letter

My name is Jenny and I have pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified PDD-NOS for short. Depending on who you talk to and which DSM manual is being used it can be considered on or off the Autism spectrum. DSM is short for The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. It is the standard classification of mental disorders. The classifications for Autism have recently been changed so if someone is not using the old DSM manual they say someone with PDD-NOS is on the spectrum but if they are using the up to date one they say its off the spectrum. A while ago a letter was sent to the grandmother of an autistic child. This letter said many horrible things including that the child should be euthanized, that no one would ever love him, that whatever none autism parts of him he has should be donated to science and that his family should take their "wild child" and move to a trailer park. I read the story and this has hurt the family alot but the other neighbors have rallied around and are helping to protect the child as they feel unsure of his safety. After reading this story I decided to read the comments expecting to read some support for this family but unfortunately that wasn't the case. I will not mention any names but simply quote some of the comments here.... "The caregivers should have kept the child under control so the neighbors would be able to use their backyards. They have the right to be use their property in the manner it was intended for. An autistic child screeching continually should be controlled or taken indoors." .... "Kid should just learn to shut up!"... "The fact is that having diminished capacity does NOT give one carte blanche for bad behavior and if the mother has MS and children are threatened and bullies would a group home possibly be a better avenue for that family. If Lord forbid the day comes when Max physically harms someone else then the "outrage" will be directed elsewhere I am sure." .... "
The child is making noise in a residential neighborhood. There are rules everyone must follow. There is more than one person suffering here. There is a child and there is a neighbor. Fully counted this makes TWO parties. One person is causing a problem, and the other person feels as though they must find a way to cope with the problem. The neighbor is obviously losing the ability to cope anymore. Therefore the dysfunctional situation cannot be allowed to continue. There are solutions. Can you think of any? That would be helpful. Sitting here and proclaiming that what is happening is OK and Great for everyone is one sided and unfair. If the child is being left outside at the grandmothers house unattended and is out of control this is plain ignorant, immature and obnoxious. Why can't the behavior be ignorant? Ignorant is when someone doesn't know any better. It is a state of lack of education. IN this case the boy needs behavioral training. Immature? Well he is a little BOY isn't he? And Obnoxious? Well lets call a thing what it really is. No reason to sugar coat the truth. It's OBNOXIOUS."...."The child probably does scream out and probably scares other children, especially small ones.The other parents of the neighborhood needs to teach their children about this disease and teach them to be kind."... "if I ran around my neighborhood screaming, I'd be arrested within 20 minutes."...."the parent should do something with the autistic child other than let him 'disturb the peace". Neighbors should not have to listen to his constant noise making. His mother is the one at fault."...."I have also endured almost this exact scenario. The first thing that crosses your mind is.... " So they got tired of hearing the wailing and screaming inside, so they tossed him outside so we can all share in the misery. " Gee.....Thanks."...."Perhaps someone needed to tell these people that "Max" is a problem."... "Some societies do deal with "defects" in a much more harsh way than we do.  I feel awkward around mentally handicapped because I am always concerned they will do something and I won't know how to respond. The physically handicapped and deformed are also discomforting, maybe because I fear it happening to me, feel guilty because I am not challenged that way. But I always find myself trying to maintain eye contact rather than look away, but I know they can sense my awkwardness.".... "You're different ... so go away or die."... "I feel for the letter writer actually...i chalk the letter up to frustration. I live next door to an austistic child and we are no longer are able to enjoy our patio because of the noise. The incessant screaming and the ear shattering toys that he plays with non stop are enough to drive anyone crazy."... "The writer has every right to complain but should have done so with the rest of those in the area that are having this problem pushed on them .. ... and letter should have been sent to the city/town administration! ... (excluding ..((or euthanize him)) .. we all pay taxes for institutions to house those with problems as this child has ... or move with this child as requested.".... "WOW ! Finally someone who DARES say it out loud and simple ! I congratulate the person who wrote the letter ! SO TRUE ! Hurts to say it but it's true ! Everyone knows the truth hurts, that being a good example of it."... "I live beside 2 kids that are like that, and honestly it is horrible. When they squawk I can hear them through out my house and there is no refuge from that. There is also a huge open park 5 houses down that they can run around and play in. I am sick of it and is a significant reason why I am moving away from the area. Also, they have the audacity to call the police whenever any neighbours have music playing (which included 7:30 in the evening in the middle of summer when the sun was still high) because they want to put their kids to bed early. I can appreciate that they have a hard life taking care of those kids, but at the same time I paid for a house that I should be able to relax in and not have to hear them scream when ever they are outside. I have a beautiful back yard I cannot enjoy because their noise is worse then nails on a chalk board."... "some people can be quite uncomfortable around autistic people."... "All I know is that in all movies about the future, all forms of "abnormality" no longer exist. What a perfect world that must be.".....  "Can't say as I blame the woman for sending the letter. Whenever friends of ours come over with their 'tard (oops, I mean charming autistic child) we usually make up some excuse for having to leave. It's better than having this destructive, undisciplined wild-thing running around destroying everything in site.Either control or institutionalize your 'tards folks."...."We live in a society of 'victims' (often nasty victims) who demand that their behavior/problem/issue be subsidized by everyone else."...."I thought the letter writer had some valid points."...."I completely agree, finally somebody actually comes out and says it. Finally people who think the mentally disabled are annoying especially the people the women is describing, stop being afraid of what others will think. Mentally disabled without a brain are just bodies with noise makers whenever they feel like talking. Put the child in a home, he is definitely not going to notice the difference."... "I can see where she's coming from these kids can destroy a neighborhood."... "Bravo to the person who wrote the letter. We need more people like that who speak their mind. I couldn't imagine putting up with that noise either."... " my neighbour leaves her "special kid" outside for 1-2 hours a day and all the kid does is yell and screams. Ticks me off ...Keep on working millions of people on welfar depend on me.".... "I agree with the author of the letter. people with disabilities like that SHOULDN'T be living. We as humans, are at the point where we can empathize and pity creatures like the boy referred at in the letter, but there is simply something wrong with people like that.Either cure them, or cut them out of the picture. That's as simple as that."...... "Spreading resources among the weak noncontributing members of society eventually brings everyone down. The dumbing down of society is real and it's because we not only protect the weak, we encourage them to breed.".... "I can understand how this mother is feeling. She lives in a peacful neighboorhood and this loud obnoxious kid is running around."........ There were many comments like these. I post these here to show people that this is the kind of stuff that I and others like me have had to put up with. Some comments said all the mentally challenged should be institutionalized and that if someone knows their child will be disabled before they are born to abort them and that if the child knew they were gonna be disabled they wouldn't wanna live in the first place. This is along the lines of what Adolf Hitler thought to. Hitler wanted to get rid of anyone who was different. This is also like the thinking of the days before and a bit after the Civil War treat those who are different harshly they won't know. Maybe some of you remember the days of the Jim Crow laws where black and white people were separated everywhere. There was also a time when those who were labeled as crazy were strapped to beds and had drugs injected into them and every Sunday they were put in store windows wearing a sign that said "this is what a crazy person looks like." Then there were the slavery days when black slaves were beaten and whipped and shipped like cattle and had cigarettes put out on them and even had limbs cut off and were bought and sold like furniture. There were days in the 1800s when someone who was born mentally challenged was simply called "backwards." Some were thought to be possessed by the devil and were locked away.... I had thought that this kind of thinking was long gone but I guess I was wrong its still around. The reason I'm lumping the slavery and mentally ill together is to get across the point that they were treated harshly simply because they were different and its still this way even in the year 2013. The reason I mention the mentally ill is because that's what Autistic, ADHD, ADD and all others like those were called at one time. Now most people call us retard or short bus. And those of you who call yourselves Christians and tell people that if they had enough faith they wouldn't be mentally disabled you are just as bad as those I mentioned above and you are not true Christians. We are supposed to love one another and none of that is loving at all. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres" 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV. So clearly none of those words and actions were loving at all. Alot of those comments complained about the noise people with Autism make. Well I hear a worse noise and the worst noise is the noise of hate which is heard clearly in the letter and in those comments above. The screeching people with Autism make I believe has a simple explanation. First off children scream anyways weather disabled or not all children like to scream when they play. Second Autistic people have trouble comprehending the world and whats going on around them and its possible that most of the time they are afraid because they don't understand. Haven't you screamed when you were afraid of something?? The Autistic person could very well be scared so instead of condemning them why don't you try and see if you can see if there's anything wrong talk to them and ask them depending on their severity they might be able to answer you. Sometimes they scream out of frustration because some with Autism are unable to communicate. Try and imagine what it would be like to want to say something but you can't get it out and how frustrating that would be and you would probably scream from that frustration to. It would be like visiting a foreign country where you dunno the language at all and you dunno the customs at all and people are saying things to you in their language but you can't understand them. You try to speak but its all like babble to them. People give you dirty looks and you find you are being avoided because you are not acting according to their customs. Imagine how that would feel. That's a glimpse of what its like to be Autistic or to have any other special needs. As to keeping special needs indoors that's just a cruel suggestion. We have as much right to experience GOD's creation as you do. And it used to be normal for kids to play outdoors instead of now glued to video games all day. As to suggesting to control us a question do you like being controlled?? Do you like it when someone tries to control you?? If you don't like it we don't either we have feelings just like you do and we have rights to freedom just like you. To the comment that said the child should just learn to shut up. You are the one who needs to stop talking and start listening on what its like to have special needs and what you can do to help. As for the diminished capacity comment the special needs are not acting out or using bad behavior they simply do not understand or know this world and we do not have a diminished capacity in fact most special needs have a higher IQ then those who don't have special needs. To the one who says there is more then one person suffering you are right the Autistic child is suffering from having to put up with all the hate aimed at him. The Autistic child isn't being obnoxious they don't know any better and as for being immature well of course they are immature they are a child. And Autism is not a disease its a mental disability. By rudely complaining instead of trying to be compassionate and helping you are disturbing their peace and their lives are tough enough without having to put up with bullying. And no we do not get tired of them and so throw them outside we let them play outside because they have as much as a right to as any other child. And Max is not a problem at all the people rudely complaining are the problem. And we with special needs are not "defects" we are human beings with thoughts and feelings just like you. And the you are different so go away and die comment is just plain cruel. Everyone is different even identical twins are different no two people are exactly alike. Each person has a unique finger print, foot print and tongue print. Not everyone with special needs are institutionalized true some are but not all are. Some do live on their own and they work and they marry and they have kids just like everyone else. To the abnormality comment. Seriously your relating reality to tv?? And we are not abnormal we just have special needs. And don't ever call us tards or retards or short bus. That's just as offensive as calling an African American the N word. And we are not wild and destructive and we are not victims either. And the mentally disabled do have brains and as I have said most have higher IQ's then those who are not mentally disabled and we are not just noise makers either. And to say to put the child in the home he won't notice oh yes he will. We notice our surroundings and we are aware and remember what people say about us and whats been done to us we might not be able to say it but we are still aware and still remember and we don't destroy neighborhoods either. We have as much a right to live as anyone else and to say we shouldn't live is to agree with Adolf Hitler and to suggest aborting a child is a horrible thing to say. And to say we wouldn't wanna live well I have news for you I have PDD-NOS and I wanna live for Jesus. My brother has sever autism and he wants to live for Jesus. If you are afraid of someone with special needs please by all means find out what they have and re-search about it that might help you understand why they do the things they do and ask their parents or guardians perhaps they can help you out. If you have a child and your child is afraid of another special needs child please do your best to help them understand why the other child acts differently. There is nothing to be afraid of we just act and think differently then you do....
Here is an image of the full letter written to the grandmother of the Autistic child. There is some mild language in it and GOD's name is taken in vain unfortunately because of that some think this person is a believer therefore all believers act this way and that's simply not true. http://imgur.com/ViiihHg
For more on the DSM manual please click here 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagnostic_and_Statistical_Manual_of_Mental_Disorders 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Why females can be Pastors as well as men

This has been a debate for a long time and will probably go back and forth till the end of time. I wish to share my view of it and I ask you to please read it with an open mind... I have studied both ends of the argument for and against female Pastorship. I think to have a view one must know both sides for and against that view that way when the subject comes up they can argue their point better cause they will know what they are talking about. First off I wanna say that I believe every word in the Bible is true not always literal but fully true. Some Scripture is to be taken literally and some isn't some which we can tell by using our brains which is literal and which isn't and then other parts take discernment and prayer. The first verse I wanna look at is this "women should remain silent in churchs. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says" 1 Corinthians 14:34 NIV. So what is Paul saying here?? Is it as literal as it may seem?? Well I think first off Church needs to be defined. In Paul's day Church was not a building it was wherever two or more Christians were gathered. I personally believe Church is also not just a building but it is wherever Jesus believers are. "For where two or three gather in My Name, there I am with them" Matthew 18:20 NIV. Now surely Paul didn't mean that two Christian females couldn't even say hi to each other and act mute all the time did he?? GOD gave women voice boxes just as much as He did men and Paul knew that. So of course this verse is not literal or it would mean the only time a woman could speak was when she was alone or talking to a non-believer. With all the Prophetesses in the Bible and Jesus even telling the women at the tomb to go tell about His resurrection this verse can't be literal that wouldn't even make sense if it were cause then Jesus would contradict His own Word by asking the women to go tell He has risen and Jesus wouldn't do that. So what does this verse mean?? Well I personally am a visual learner so when I read verses in the Bible I try to picture them in my head so as to get a clear understanding of whats happening. Now back in the time of Jesus and further back women had their place in the Synagog. The women in the Synagog where to be a in place separate from the men and the gentiles and to be hidden they were not to be seen. Woman at that time were more treated like objects then human beings. Women had no say in anything. A woman's father decided when she would marry, to whom she would marry and why she would marry. A woman was not permitted to divorce their husbands for any reason at all only men were allowed to divorce their wives. Women were not allowed to receive an education their only training was in how to raise children and keep house. Women were to be seen as little as possible in public in fact young men were warned about talking to women in public so much so that it was a shame in ancient Israel for a man to talk to a woman in public. The men had a prayer each day they would say "Praise be to GOD Who has not made me a non-Jew. Praise be to GOD who has not made me an ignorant person. Praise be to GOD Who has not made me a woman." In that time women were thought to be inferior to men. I just want you to have a clear picture of the time period and even in Paul's day women were still being treated like that. Except for one thing and that was for the first time women were allowed to be where the men were in the Church and it was all new to them. Do you remember your first time in Church?? All the questions you had?? Well the women were the same and they didn't know all the rules they were never taught and Church was quickly becoming chaotic. Something had to be done. So Paul said the verse in 1 Corinthians and what he was basically saying was he understood they had questions but to ask their husbands later so they could still learn. This still goes today if you have a question ask the Pastor afterwards or whomever you think could help. Doesn't that make a whole lot more sense then to ask women to be mute their whole lives?? Ok time to tackle a verse that is most often quoted when arguing that women can't be Pastors. "I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet" 1 Timothy 2:12 NIV. What is the Bible saying here?? Is this as literal as it seems?? Well the Greek translates it as husband first off not man. A woman is to submit to her husband. "Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord" Ephesians 5:22 NIV. Now notice it doesn't say for a woman  to submit to every man but a wife to her husband and to Christ first. Now the 1 Timothy verse can't work out literally and I'll tell you why. Well a woman is typing this blog. There will be men out there that will read this. What if a man just happens to learn something I typed on this blog then what?? Do I put a disclaimer somewhere saying "if your a man please don't learn anything from this blog cause since I'm a woman I'm not to teach men." Don't you think that's a bit silly?? Do I pray and hope that no man ever learns anything from my blog?? Do I just stop blogging which I enjoy just to make sure I don't teach men anything?? Do I watch my words around men so they will not learn anything from what I say by accident?? Do I just play stupid and pretend I have no brains at all?? When one witnesses to a non-believer they are teaching that person new information so does this mean women can only witness to a women?? What if a man comes up to her with questions honestly seeking GOD?? Should she just ignore him?? Tell him that she can't help him cause she's a woman and so can't teach men?? Good luck convincing him on freedom in Christ after that. When Jesus told the disciples to go and spread the Gospel He did not say "men go preach the Gospel and women and go sit at home and shut up" no He never said that. He said to males and females to preach the Gospel. " And Jesus came and said to them, 'all authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples if all nations, baptizing them in Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" Matthew 28:18-20 ESV. No mention there at all of men only. And so at what age do boys become men?? Because its different for everyone. I have a brother who is 17 but has sever autism and has the mind of a 5 year old is he a man or not?? Besides him there are no other believers in my family. Should I not teach my brother about the faith simply because I'm female?? That's stupid. There are also male and female leaders at Celebrate Recovery a Christ centered recovery group and male and females give lessons which means women have taught men. Now what are they cursed for that?? Should the women apologize for teaching?? Is it somehow different cause they are leaders and not official Pastors?? But the Word says women can't teach men. There is no mention of Pastor in 1 Timothy just says women can't teach men. If women take 1 Timothy literally then she must pretend to have no brains at all and act stupid all the time so as to make sure no man ever learns anything. There are pretty smart women out there to some have become scientists and lawyers and all kinds of things. Should women be told to not use the gifts GOD gave them and pretend to be stupid just to make sure she never teaches men anything?? I can't believe that's what GOD wants for women. Why would He give them brains if He doesn't want women to use them?? Because if a woman pretends to be something she isn't she's lying isn't she?? Now suddenly we want women to break a commandment just so we can take one passage of the Bible literally?? We're asking women to sin just so we will be happy in taking one verse in the Bible literally. Do you feel comfortable asking someone to sin just so you can be happy and take one verse in the Bible literally?? Surely the Holy Spirit would convict the woman the whole time she's lying to cause that what the Holy Spirit does when we sin He convicts us. So now in asking women to take this passage literally not only are we asking them to live in sin but to ignore the Holy Spirit's conviction as well. That's not a good idea. We will be judged on what we have done in our bodies good or bad at the end of time. So are you saying you'd rather a woman be judged by GOD for not following conviction just because you wanna interpret a verse literally?? GOD's gonna wanna ask you about that to. What will you tell Him?? Now can you see how stupid it is to interpret 1 Timothy literally?? Man in the 1 Timothy verse must mean husband as interpreted in the Greek or we have to deal with all the above. So a woman can't teach her husband now that makes more sense. In the home the husband is to lead and after Christ is the final authority and has the last say. That does not give him permission to be controlling and that does not mean a woman can't have an opinion and is to be walked all over like a doormat. Men and women are equal lets keep that in mind but in the home the man after Christ is the authority. Men are called to lead but not control. Besides I've seen what happens when a woman tries to lead the home. Whatever she wanted he gave without question. She wanted a new car he got her a new car. She wanted another kid she got another kid. She wanted a bigger house he gave her a bigger house. Well time went on and well he got fed up and to make a long story short they got divorced. Ya know I did think of him as a weak man for not leading the home as he should. I think if a man can't figure out how to lead then he shouldn't get married or have a family. But notice that its only in the family?? A man can't simply just take charge wherever he pleases. Women have freedoms and rights just like men do. Also I wish to point out that just because the Bible never says a certain woman was a Pastor doesn't mean it never happened. The Bible is silent on a alot of things. Silence can imply a whole lot. The Bible also doesn't say that Paul or the twelve disciples were baptized in water yet its assumed that they were. In Exodus 18 Jethro visits his son-in-law Moses and sees what Moses is doing and that's its just to much for him to handle and judicial system is born. Interestingly the qualifications to be a judge in Israel are similar to the overseer qualifications in the New Testament. In Deuteronomy 16:18 the judge system is reaffirmed and the people are given a task to appoint judges. Interestingly there is no mention of gender at all. Also there was Huldah the prophetess and representatives of both the King and Priests came to inquire of her implying that the King and the Priests had submit to the authority of her words. Again would GOD have her in that position if it were bad?? Colossians 4:14 shows Nympha as a hostess of a house Church. One is lead to assume from this verse that she is a Pastor. "Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task" 1 Timothy 3:1 NIV. Overseer means Pastor and interestingly nothing about gender at all it says whoever. The Bible also teaches that GOD does not play favorites. Unlike the Christian t-shirt I saw that said "Jesus loves you but I'm His favorite." Galations 3:28 and Acts 10:34 agree that GOD does not have favorites. So it really doesn't make sense to favor men for preaching over women as it makes men seem like GOD's favorite when GOD doesn't play favorites. If a woman can't preach then she also can't witness as witnessing is a form of preaching. This also means no more female teachers in Sunday school as they are preaching to children. This also means no more female teachers in youth ministry as they are preaching to both male and female teenagers. Women preachers are also a fulfillment of Bible prophecy and another sign of Christ's return which is talked about in Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:17-18. The Bible also declares that women will prophesy in 1 Corinthians 11:5. The word prophet means public expounder. The word prophesy means to speak forth or flow forth. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 14:3 "But he that prophesieth speaketh unto MEN to edification, and exhortation and comfort." The dictionary says prophesy is to speak under divine inspiration to preach. Therefore we learn from the original translation, from the Bible interpretation, and from the dictionary, that to prophesy means more than to tell the future, but it is to speak publicly about the past, present, or future. It is to preach under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Why would GOD call women to that if its wrong??  GOD called and used women preachers in the Old Testament. DEBORAH - Judges 4:4-5.  Deborah was a Judge for both civil and criminal cases. She did the work of an evangelist, prophetess, Judge, and a preacher. God gave her authority over the mighty (Judges 5:13). MIRIAM - Exodus 15:20; Numbers 12:1; Micah 6:4. She was a Prophetess and a Song Leader in Israel. Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz's mother - Isaiah 8:3. She was a prophetess. God called and used women preachers in the New Testament. The first message of the Resurrection of Christ was spoken by women to a group of men. Anna - Luke 2:36-38. She must have prophesied in church, because she did not depart from the temple. Phillip had 4 daughters who prophesied. Acts 21:9. Priscilla assisted Paul in his revival meeting and even taught Apollos in the way of the Lord more perfectly. Paul commended Phoebe to the Church at Rome and requested that they assist her in her business. She was one of Paul's assistants in the work of the Lord and delivered the Book of Romans to the people from the hand of Paul. 1 Corinthians 14: 34-35 does not say anything about women preachers. If Paul intended this verse as a general rule to bar all women from speaking in church, then they cannot teach Sunday School, testify, pray, prophesy, sing, or even get saved, and this would contradict the rest of the Bible (Acts 2:4; Acts 2:16-18). "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13 ESV. Notice it says all things not just some things. It doesn't say can do all things but women all things but be a Pastor. It doesn't say that it says all things. And Jesus Himself said that with GOD all things are possible not And Jesus Himself said that with GOD all things are possible not just some things. That means if GOD wants a woman to be a Pastor then He'll make that happen cause with Him anything is possible not just some things. "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" Galatians 3:28 NIV. That doesn't mean we stop being male or female but that both are equal in GOD's eyes. "She speaks wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue" Proverbs 31:26 NIV. This is the Proverbs 31 woman the woman all women should aspire to be. GOD gave her that wisdom and instruction for a reason He didn't give it to her to play dumb. 1 Corinthians 12:7-14 says nothing at all about gender it doesn't say some gifts are just for men and some are just for women. "So GOD created mankind in His own image, in the image of GOD He created them; male and female He created them" Genesis 1:27 NIV. Another reminder that men and women are equal and created in the image of GOD. Neither one is inferior to the other... I also have some links on this subject http://newlife.id.au/equality-and-ge...-in-context-4/ , http://carm.org/1-tim-212-13-and-wom...ors-and-elders ,
http://www.mainstreambaptists.org/mob/woman_pastor.htm and http://www.ttc.edu.sg/csca/CS/2002-A...m%20Harvey.pdf  please look if you want... This is my two cents worth. GOD bless you.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The best blog on prayer ever!

I tried before to do a blog series on prayer but there was much of it I didn't like so I deleted all those posts and will now do one blog on prayer... "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.  Amen" Matthew 6:9-13 KJV. The disciples had asked Jesus to teach them to pray and this was His reply. So what do these words mean?? It doesn't mean we just pray these same words in rote over and over. Just imagine being with someone who only said the same exact same words to you over and over. Wouldn't that drive you crazy?? GOD is more patient then us true but we are to be in a growing relationship with Him and to just say the same words over and over in rote is not growing. So what are we to pray?? First we are to tell the truth. It doesn't help to lie to GOD that's not a good idea and if you are tempted to lie to Him think of Ananias and Sapphira. Next we need to know who we are and who GOD is. It helps to know who you are and who the person your talking to is when conversing. We as Christians are GOD's children John 1:12 , as disciples we are friends of Jesus Christ John 15:15 , we have been justified Romans 5:1 , we are united with the Lord, and are one with Him in spirit 1 Corinthians 6:17 , we have been bought at a price and belong to GOD 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 , we are members of Christ's body 1 Corinthians 12:27 , we have been chosen by GOD and adopted as His children Ephesians 1:3-8 , we have been redeemed and forgiven of all of our sins Colossians 1:13-14 , we are complete in Christ Colossians 2:9-10 , we have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ Hebrews 4:14-16, we are free from condemnation Romans 8:1-2 , GOD works for our good in all circumstances Romans 8:28 , we are free from any condemnation brought against us and we cannot be separated from the love of GOD Romans 8:31-39 , we have been established, anointed and sealed by GOD 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 , we are hidden in Christ GOD Colossians 3:1-4 , we can be confident that the good work GOD started us He will complete Philippians 1:6 , we are citizens of Heaven Philippians 3:20 , we have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind 2 Timothy 1:7 , we are born of GOD and the evil one can't touch us 1 John 5:18 , we are branches of Jesus Christ the true vine and a channel of His life John 15:5 , we have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit John 15:16 , we GOD's temple 1 Corinthians 3:16 , we are ministers of reconciliation for GOD 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 , we are seated with Christ in the Heaven;y realm Ephesians 2:6 , we are GOD's workmanship Ephesians 2:10 , we can approach GOD with freedom and with confidence Ephesians 3:12 , we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us Philippians 4:13. That is who we are as Christians so now we need to know who GOD is. There is always more to learn about GOD since He is infinite we can never get to the end of GOD. But I can give you a little list of who GOD is just to start you off. GOD is eternal 1 Timothy 1:17 , GOD is holy Revelation 4:8 , GOD is unchanging Malachi 3:6 , GOD is infinite Revelation 1:8 , GOD is all powerful Matthew 19:26 , GOD is everywhere  1 Kings 8:27 , GOD is all knowing 1 John 3:20 , GOD is self existent Genesis 1:1 , GOD is good Psalm 100:5 , GOD is love 1 John 4:8 , GOD is gracious Psalm 145:8 , GOD is merciful Acts 17:11 , GOD is just 2 Thessalonians 1:6 , GOD is sovereign 1 Chronicles 29:11-12 , GOD is our Heavenly Father 1 Corinthians 8:6 , GOD never breaks His promises Joshua 21:45 , GOD does not lie Numbers 23:19. There is more but you'll discover more as you learn and grow in GOD. Next is look forward to Jesus coming back as that's a good thing. Nothing for Christians to fear about Christ returning. Also pray for GOD's will not just your own. Most often our prayers sound like this "gimme what I want and when You do I'll be happy then I'll ask for more." The world does not revolve around you. Ask Him to help you want what He wants and as you learn and grow in GOD you'll start wanting what He wants naturally. Its ok though to ask for the things you want and need just like if your a parent its ok for your kids to ask you for what they need and want isn't it?? What they ask maybe you'll say no but its still ok for them to ask. Well if you feel that way GOD does multiplied by infinity and for those of you who didn't have parents who feel that way just think of the one person you are closest to and multiply what the feel for you by infinity. Be specific and if you can't be specific cause your to upset or stressed don't worry GOD knows what you need and will still take care of you so just rest in Him you'll be fine. Ask His forgiveness for your sins as soon as possible don't delay as there is no point in delaying it. You can't hide your sin from Him He knows so you might as well just admit it to Him and repent. Then move on don't try to punish yourself by staying miserable or whatever it is you do to punish yourself by doing that your saying what Jesus did on the cross wasn't good enough so you must add to it. So after repenting no longer think of what you did cause GOD won't He'll forget about it cause He loves you just think of what Jesus did for you instead and move on. Also remember to forgive others and keep in mind that in GOD's eyes your just as sinful as they are and GOD didn't have to forgive you He chose to cause He loves you. When being tempted remember to pray and tell GOD your temptation its ok to tell Him that Jesus was tempted so temptation is not a sin. And last but not least give GOD the worship He deserves when you pray. Doesn't have to be talking you can sing to Him if you want or whatever it is you do in worship. Prayer is just a fancy way of saying your talking with GOD. Keep in mind you can't manipulate Him to do what you want so don't try. Tell Him everything no matter how small or big. I've told Him when I was bored or hungry. Think of that one person you are closest to and how excited they are to hear the smallest detail out of you when you have been away on trip well that is like GOD only GOD is like that multiplied by infinity 24/7. He wants to hear from you and looks forward to talking with you. Don't be nervous about GOD finding out something He already knows so you'll never surprise Him or shock Him. You don't have to wait in a line or something to talk to Him you can talk to Him anytime GOD never takes a vacation and He never sleeps. GOD will never be to busy for you. There is nothing you can't talk about with GOD no subject is off limits. You'll never tire Him out or bore Him. And there is no roaming fee so you can pray and walk which is what I like to do. You can pray anywhere even in the shower if you want I know someone who said they once prayed while on the toilet so no place is off limits. There is no time limit on how long you can talk to Him. You don't have to sit or stand a certain way to pray. You don't have to dress a certain way or be in a certain mood to pray just be yourself. Its never to late to pray until you are dead and in Heaven you'll continue to talk with Him constantly. Notice I say that we are to talk with GOD and not to GOD?? There is a difference. Way to many times we talk and say amen and we don't listen to His answer. In order to talk with someone you have to listen and if you are talking you are not listening. Its impossible to talk and listen to someone else at the same time. And if you are thinking of something to say while someone else is talking then you are not listening. "Be still, and know that I am GOD! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world" Psalm 46:10 NLT.... Now if you are not yet a Christian then you are not a child of GOD. I know the world says everyone is but that's not true in order to be His child you must be born again into His family. If you want to be born again first realize that you are sinner and that GOD is just in sending you to hell for your sins and you deserve that punishment. Know that you can't save yourself no matter what you say, feel, think or do. No one at all but Jesus Christ can save you. Jesus is the only way to the Father. Jesus is GOD's only begotten Son who was sent to die in your place and receive the punishment that was for you. Jesus came and lived on this earth and He died on a cross for all your past, present and future sins. The wrath of GOD was upon Him for you. Then after three days He rose again conquering sin, death and the grave. Then He ascended to Heaven where He is right now at the Father's right hand side. He then sent His Spirit into the world and everyone who is Christian has His Spirit living in them. "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord' and believe in your heart that GOD raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" Romans 10:9 NIV. If you have done this congratulations and welcome to the family. GOD is now your Heavenly Father and every Christian is your brother or sister. If you haven't I wanna ask you what are you waiting for?? If you wait till after you die it will be to late then and your time could be up at any moment no one knows when they will die....   

Friday, May 24, 2013

Your judgement needs a shake up

This issue has been on my heart cause I wanted to speak out on a few things and so rather then do a ton of blogs I'll put em all into one blog as they all have one thing in common and that is our judgement. Some quote the Bible and say "judge not lest you be judged." Well that does not mean to not judge at all. It just means that whatever judgement you use the same measure will be given to you. In other words be sure of your judgement and don't judge by just appearances. Things aren't always what they seem. So lets go over a few things about how we are judging things as we want to be correct in our judgement.... Lets just say you go to the grocery store and you are getting a few things. Just your normal average day and you look at the entrance and see someone wearing a turban walk in. What is your first thought?? Do you pray and hope they are not carrying a bomb?? If you did congratulations that makes you racist. I made the same mistake a while ago and am still working on repenting of it. Just because someone wears a turban does not make them automatically a Muslim. Chances are they are a Muslim but even if they are that doesn't mean they are an extremist and wants to blow the place up. Not all Muslims are suicide bombers. And like I said they might not be Muslim at all maybe they became a Christian but still want to wear the turban cause its comfy. Maybe they like wearing the turban. Maybe they haven't settled in their minds about wearing a turban after all there are Christians who feel guilty about eating meat or having a sip of alcohol. So lets show some grace after all GOD does for us.... Next we have two mothers. One mother lets call her Audrey decides after having kids to still go to work and be a mom. The other mother lets call her Anne decides after having kids to be a stay at home mom. Which one made the better decision?? If you picked just one or the other well the answer actually is both made the right decision for them. Because of our economy most families just can't afford for mom to stay at home and so she has to go to work because husbands paycheck alone won't cover everything. So you being hard on them and saying to them constantly that the woman should stay at home is just plain mean and that doesn't help them at all. You are adding to their burdens and their stress. And what if she is called by GOD to go to work and be a mom?? Should she ignore GOD's call simply because you think its wrong?? Some of you would say GOD wouldn't call her to that. How do you know?? GOD's ways and GOD's thoughts are higher then ours. Just because a mother is also working doesn't mean she's evil and turning her back against all women. And just because a mother chooses to stay at home doesn't make her perfect either. Maybe she choose to stay at home just so you would tell her she's a great woman and to get praises. Or maybe not. Maybe Audrey picked what's right for her and Anne picked what's right for her and both their motives are pure. Or maybe they picked the paths they did for more attention..... Moving on lets say again you are in the grocery store shopping and again its a normal day. You see the entrance and you see an African American walk in wearing baggy jeans an t-shirt. What is your first thought?? You think he's in a gang?? You think he might be a drug dealer?? You think he might be carrying a gun or violent somehow?? If you did congratulations again that makes you racist. Lets call our African American Wayne. Well maybe Wayne likes baggy clothes that doesn't mean he's in a gang or he's sloppy or lazy. Maybe Wayne is comfortable in baggy clothes. That's ok after all as the Christian comedian Mike Warnke said "GOD changed my soul not my shirt." .... Lets say there are two women. One is name Jenny and the other is Christina. Lets say Jenny decides to never marry and stay single and Christina decides to marry and have kids. Which one made the right decision?? If you picked either one or the other the correct answer is both. Lets start with Jenny as many out there think that we all have to marry and have kids or else we are not being Christian. How sure are you on that?? Jesus talked about those who want to stay single in the Bible. 'The disciples said to Him, "if such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry." But He said to them, "Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of Heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it." Matthew 19:10-12 ESV. Even Paul said it is better to be single cause then you can be more focused on GOD instead of the one you are married to. Some say we are meant for relationships GOD created us this way. You are right we are but there is still Church and other meetings and places where one can go for fellowship and friendship. Just because Jenny chooses to be single doesn't make her evil. Maybe GOD has called her to be single. Some would say GOD wouldn't do that. Again how would you know?? Again GOD's thoughts and ways are higher then ours. And just because Christina chooses to be married and have kids doesn't make her perfect either. Maybe she did it on purpose to get praise. I'm not bashing marriage if you are in love and want to get married then go for it and I wish you all the best. All I'm saying is before you criticize Jenny for being single ask her motives first and really listen. If you are forming arguments in your mind as she is talking then you are not listening. Maybe Jenny chooses to be single cause she fears marriage if that's the case that's for her to work out and for GOD to fix not you. And if you get down on Jenny constantly telling her to be married or she's just not a Christian well that's plain mean and you need to apologize. Maybe Jenny and Christina decided what was best for them and have pure motives or maybe not.... Lets move on to two men. One is named Ralph and he goes to Church every Sunday and he lifts his arms in praise to GOD. He tithes every Sunday and sings every worship song. He can quote you the Bible any verse any time. And you see him out praying for others saying long prayers that sound like poetry. And when Ralph sees you at Church he greets you with a smile and asks how you are and he is friends with everyone at Church. Everyone knows Ralph and thinks he should pray on becoming a Pastor one day as he is a very good speaker and very friendly. The other man is named Thomas. Thomas also goes to Church every Sunday but he doesn't lift his arms or dance or sing when praising GOD. He doesn't tithe at all. When it comes to the Bible he remembers some but for the most part has trouble remembering it. He doesn't pray in public for others for the most part and when he does his prayers are short and not poetic. Thomas for the most part is introverted and doesn't have many friends but feels called by GOD to be a Pastor but doesn't tell anyone. Instead his friends suggest he should work in a library because Thomas is so quiet and introverted. One of these men will be a Pastor and is Christian the other is not a Christian and won't be a Pastor. Which is it?? If you answered that Ralph is Christian to be Pastor you are wrong the answer was Thomas. The Pharisees in Jesus day were alot like Ralph making lengthy prayers and tithing things and even the devil quoted the Bible when tempting Jesus. I don't remember who said it but they said "GOD doesn't call the equipped He equips the called." I have a Pastor who is naturally shy and introverted but he's working on that and GOD is powerfully using him. And going to Church doesn't make you a Christian unless walking into a garage makes you a car. Many students at universities study the Bible and can quote it but that doesn't make them Christian. The reason Thomas didn't tithe is the same reason I don't. I have no income or money at all of my own. Some would say to tithe anyways but one can't get blood from the stone and you can't tithe if you have nothing to tithe with. And to put pressure on someone to tithe when they can't do that is mean and just causes them stress and it's not helping.... Alright lets say you meet two people at Church. One is named Judy and she is in wheelchair the second one is named Andrew who is not in a wheelchair. Which one has more faith?? The answer is neither there is no such thing as more or less faith you either have it or you don't. And just because someone is physically or mentally disabled doesn't mean they don't have faith or are not saved. To tell someone is disabled that they have no faith or are not saved simply because they are disabled is downright mean and cruel and nasty and hurtful. GOD does heal yes but sometimes He uses the disability for His glory. Weather someone gets healed or not is GOD's decision and not yours. Again please remember GOD's thoughts and ways are higher then ours. Remember Paul's thorn?? He asked three times to be healed from the thorn but the answer was no and that His grace is sufficient. Paul could have had all the faith in the world and could have kept saying he had no thorn and the thorn no longer existed but thing was it still would have been there cause His grace is sufficient. Some say that to say you have a disability is to call into being and to say instead believe in your healing and say its not there. That is called denial and its not healthy and that is also lying cause you are saying it is not there and that's not true therefore you are lying. Besides you look really stupid going around saying you don't have something when its very clear that you do.... Ok lets say you meet a man named Ronald who is a very recently converted Christian and used to be gay but still struggles with that. Some would say to him just be straight go date a girl and will try and talk him into dating as if he's able to change overnight. Those of us in Celebrate Recovery know that recovery doesn't always happen overnight although we sure would like it to. But we all know we have struggles that will probably last a lifetime but if you struggle with homosexuality its for the most part expected you overnight are straight and ready to date women. That's not nice to expect someone anyone no matter what there struggle to just get over it overnight. In fact as Rick Warren said "Get over it!? Hose up your nose!" And you know those who struggle with homosexuality are already having a tough time as now they are seen badly by the gay community cause now they are a Christian and so they are already being bashed by them. The last thing they need is bashing from us who are supposed to set the example and love our neighbors.... Just a few more things. Just because someone has tattoos doesn't mean they can't be Christian. I have a friend who's Christian who has tattoos and hers are very pretty. The tattoo law in the Old Testament is part of the old law which was done away with after Christ died and rose again. Just because a man chooses to have long hair doesn't make him less Christian. Jewish males let their hair grow and chances are Jesus had long hair. Just because a woman chooses to have short hair doesn't make her less Christian I know some Christian women with short hair and it looks very pretty on them. Just because someone wears a turban doesn't make em less Christian or not one at all. Just because someone wears a Sari doesn't make them not Christian or less of one. Just because someone has multiple piercings doesn't make them less Christian. Just because someone has a drink of alcohol doesn't make em less Christian. Jesus turned water into wine and He wouldn't have done that if alcohol in and of itself was a sin. The Bible just says to not get drunk. Even Paul encouraged Timothy to have wine to help him with some health problems. Just because someone plays poker doesn't make em less or not a Christian. There is nothing in the Bible against gambling in fact people would cast lots and GOD never said it was wrong Jesus just said that the love of money is wrong. Just because someone listens to secular music doesn't make them less or not a Christian. As long as the lyrics have no swearing and are not rude and crude and not against GOD feel free to listen to it. To say all secular music is wrong is to say that even nursery rhymes are evil. Just use discernment and if you don't have discernment ask for it. Just because someone dances doesn't make them less a Christian. Some have said to just do Davidic dancing to just dance like David did. Well ok well then why don't we get a time machine and go back in time and watch how David danced and then come back and do that?? Oh wait can't do that. By the way when David danced he took his clothes off and I don't think that would be a good idea in Church. As long as your dance moves are not crude and rude then dance away. Just because someone prefers The Message Bible or NIV or ESV doesn't make them less a Christian. Some say to just read KJV. KJV makes my brain hurt. And GOD can speak through any version of the Bible He feels like speakin through. And just because someone belongs to a certain denomination doesn't make them less Christian. I like what my Pastor said he said there is unity in diversity. Just because you are a Christian doesn't mean we all have to be the exact same way. Hitler wanted everyone the same and no one was into that. Just because someone doesn't agree with you doesn't make them less or not a Christian. Some say if you argue then you are not being of the same mind. Being of the same mind doesn't mean you can treat me like a doormat and expect me to agree to everything you say that won't happen... Some Church's believe that a woman must always long sleeves right to their wrists and long pants or skirts down to their ankles and a high collar up to the chin. To the one's who suggest that why don't you try that and see how comfortable you are especially here in southern Cali when it reaches 100 degrees and sometimes over 100. To ask women to do that is stupid yes everyone should be covered up but that's ridiculous and its cruel to ask us to be uncomfortable just so you'll be happy. And as for keeping covered up ladies we must do what we can so that men can be comfortable around us and so to help them keep their minds pure. So if you wanna wear a skirt please make sure it goes at least to your knees. When wearing any top please make sure that your breasts are not showing at all and that your tummy isn't showing. If you are wearing a tank top please make sure your undergarments are not showing. And men I know it gets hot in the summer but women have a tough time when it comes to looking at men as well so please keep your shirts on and if you wanna wear baggy jeans please make sure your undergarments are not showing. Just because a man does not wear a tie does not mean he is less a Christian and if he wears a tie it doesn't instantly make him a Mormon. My Pastor for the most part doesn't wear ties and he isn't any less of a Christian. Just because a woman wears pants doesn't make her less a Christian. I'm really hoping that we are past the thinking that women should only wear dresses and skirts. As for wearing jewelry and makeup go for it it's fun to put on that stuff and dress up at least I think its fun. What Paul meant when he talked about the jewelry and makeup is the motive. If your just doing it to get all the guys gaga at Church then don't do it but if you are doing it as a way to praise GOD because you are a woman then go for it.... What I wanna get across with all this is don't judge just by appearances. The saying to not judge a book by is true. Like lets say someone puts in front of you two books. One is black looks tattered and worn and is falling apart and it looks old there and whatever writing there was on the cover has now worn off. The other book looks clean and new and it has a picture on the cover of a pretty landscape with a girl smiling and the writing on it says "GOD will end all suffering." Which do you choose?? If you choose the second one you just chose The Watchtower the Mormon magazine. The first book was the Bible. Just because someone's Bible is falling apart doesn't mean they are any less of a Christian or not taking proper care of their Bible. I happen to believe that the Bible that is falling apart belongs to someone who isn't.... Back though to the issue of race. When was the last time you invited someone not your race or culture to Church?? Church isn't just for one race or one culture its for all who believe. One other thing I been hearing from some Christians is that African Americans can't be Christian and that they are all Muslim. I thought we were past this but I guess not. If you go to Jesus to be saved He is not gonna say "oh your not the correct race sorry you can't be saved." Nope He will not say that. Anyone regardless of race, color or creed can be saved. "For GOD so loved the world, the He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" John 3:16 ESV. Notice it says the world and not a certain race.... Ok lets meet two more people. One is named John and he is a gardener and he also helps out with cleaning and things like that. He will often volunteer to do dishes and scrub floors and clean toilets. The second is Larry and he is the Pastor of a mega Church. Which one is Christian?? Nope not the Pastor its John. There are out there Pastors who preach a false Gospel and are complete hypocrites so beware. Just because someone is a Pastor does not mean they are a Christian. Always check the fruit and if the fruit is good then no problem. And when was the last time you thanked those at your Church who do the gardening and the cleaning and the stuff that no one else wants to do?? Someone has to do those things they don't get done by themselves. Their job is just as important as the Pastor's job. Without those doing the dirty work the Church would be a big mess. Not everyone is called to be a Pastor. We don't all have the same gifts and we are not supposed to. As Paul said we are all parts of the body and each part is important. Its not nice to put someone down just because they didn't go on a mission trip to deep dark Africa carrying the Jesus Film on their back..... Lets say at your Church there is a lady named Lisa and you find out that in her past she had an abortion and now wants to join your Church. Whats your reaction?? If you hold that against her I wanna ask why. She can't take back the past anymore then you or I can. If she is truly repentant then GOD has forgiven and welcomes her so why don't you?? We are made in the image of GOD and that's a big responsibility as that means people get ideas of what GOD is like based off of what we say and do. Things are gonna be hard enough for Lisa as she will struggle with the grief of her decision so she doesn't need a hard time from you.... Alright lets say you meet a lady named Mary and she's thinking about maybe going to Church for the first time but is unsure if she is good enough and so she asks you about it and you find out by talking to her that she used to be a prostitute. Would you welcome her to your Church?? If not why not?? Now maybe some of you will be offended cause I said the word prostitute but if your offended by the word then how will handle actually meeting someone who is one?? How are you gonna witness to a prostitute if the word itself offends you?? Some of you wouldn't witness to a prostitute. Why not?? They need the Gospel just as much as everyone else. When was the last time you witnessed to a prostitute or the homeless?? Everyone needs the Gospel not just the ones you think are good enough for it because no one is good enough for it..... Lets say there are two couples. One are the Smiths who just had their first baby. The other are the Fords who adopted their first child. Who made the better decision?? Again they both made the best decision. If you knock someone for adopting that is just plain cruel. Some out there struggle alot with infertility and so they adopt and you will not make it easier for em telling them they don't have enough faith to have a child. That's cruel and that is not loving your neighbor. Plus there are dozens of children out there who need to be adopted and need a good decent home. Not their fault that they are an orphan and they need love just as much as any child does. Some of you may say "well they won't be there forever." Why don't you go say that to the orphans and see how much comfort that brings because I'll bet for them it sure feels like forever... And as for the old food laws even Jesus Himself said its not what you put in your mouth that's sinful its what comes out of it so no one is any less or not Christian because of anything they eat. The old food laws were done with after Jesus died and rose again.... So lets love our neighbor. Lets show grace and compassion. Lets give our judgements a shake and stop judging by just appearances and make a correct judgment...

"Judge not, that ye be be not judged" Matthew 7:1 KJV.
"Otherwise, you will be judged by the same standard you use to judge others. The standards you use for others will be applied to you" Matthew 7:2 GOD's Word Translation.
"Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly" John 7:24 NIV.   

GOD bless you... 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Fun things to do in the elevator

Lets face it riding in an elevator can be boring especially when that dumb elevator music is playing. So why not have some fun?? So here is a list of fun things to do in the elevator. Try em all out and let me know how it goes.

Make car noises whenever anyone gets on or off the elevator.
Shake each person's hand as the enter or get off the elevator.
Congratulate everyone for being in the same elevator as you and let them know you'll sign autographs later. 
Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead muttering "shut up all of you just shut up!"
Whistle the tune "its a small world after all" over and over. 
Sell girl scout cookies.
On a long ride sway side to side at the natural frequency of the elevator.
Shave.
Crack open your briefcase or purse and say into it "got enough air in there??" 
Offer name tags to everyone in the elevator and wear yours upside down.
Stand silent and motionless in the corner of the elevator facing the wall without getting off.
When arriving at your floor grunt and strain to yank the doors open and act surprised when the open and say "magic!" 
Lean over to another passenger and say "noogie patrol coming!" 
Greet everyone coming in the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them all to call you Admiral. 
Give yourself a manicure or pedicure.
On the highest floor hold the door open and demand it stay open till you hear the penny you dropped go "plunk" on the bottom. 
Do Tai Chi exercises.
Grin at another passenger for a bit then say excitedly "I got new socks on!"
When at least 8 people have gotten on the elevator and its moving moan from the back "oh no not now motion sickness." 
Make animal noises occasionally then pretend it wasn't you who made the noise.
Bet the other passengers you can fit a quarter in your nose.
When the elevator has a couple people in it and its moving start to sing "Mary had a little lamb" while pushing all the buttons. 
Walk in the elevator with a straight face carrying a cooler that says "human head" on it. 
Stare at another passenger for a while then say "your one of them!" then back away slowly. 
Leave a box in between the doors.
Ask a passenger if you can push the button for them if they say no pout and whine about it like a 5 year old. If they say yes be all excited and get emotional and say "I just wanna thank the Academy for this moment and also I wanna thank my pet rock oh I'm just so happy!" 
Wear a puppet on your hand and talk to passengers through the puppet. 
Try and start a sing a long.
Play the harmonica.
Press all the buttons and then say "ding" at each floor.
Lean against the button panel. 
Say "I wonder what all these do" and push the red buttons.
Listen to the elevator walls with a stethoscope and tell passengers your giving the elevator a check up. 
Draw a little square on the floor and announce to the other passengers that its your little personal space.
Blow spit bubbles.
Chew bubble gum loudly with your mouth open and pull out the gum in long strings.
Make explosion noises whenever someone presses a button.
Say to other passengers "wouldn't it be great if this elevator plummeted to the bottom!? What do you think would happen then!?" 
Pretend to get your arm or leg stuck when the elevator door closes.
Set out a picnic on the floor and ask other passengers to join in.
Say to other passengers that you just won the lottery and your on your way to collect your winnings. See who's listening to you. 
Offer to polish the passengers shoes and when they say no look sadly at them with big doe eyes and say sadly "but I need the money to feed my family in Estonia."
Hand out leaflets that say "what to do when the cable breaks or this thing becomes possessed and plummets to the basement. Ten tips that will keep you in one piece you still won't live but it makes it easier on us with cleaning up the blood and all. Have a nice day."
Act surprised when the elevator moves and say "ITS ALIVE!!"
Let your cell phone ring and don't answer it.
Walk into the elevator saying "ahh this reminds me of being buried alive oh those were the days."
Stop the elevator and say "twenty years of being in prison for murdering some dude and now I'm in here stuck in an elevator just my luck!"
Announce in a computer like voice "this elevator will self destruct in 5...4..3..2...oh here's my floor!"
Take your shoes off before entering the elevator and looked shocked and appalled that everyone else has there shoes on.
Tell people your in charge of the elevator and instruct them on how to press the buttons correctly and tell em where to stand and when they can get off.
 When you get to your floor act emotional and say to the passengers "I won't forget any of you for as long as I live. You all have meant so much to me." Ask for a group hug.
Insist the ride the elevator costs 5$ and everyone must pay you to ride it.
Yodel.
Sing "I know a song that will get on your nerves get on your nerves get on your nerves..."
Try breakdancing.
Challenge passengers to a thumb war.
Explain your ideas of world domination to the elevator wall.
Dress like the grim reaper when its not Halloween and look at a passenger and say to them "its time.."
When the doors are opening say "hide it quick!" Then whistle innocently looking at the ceiling as people get on the elevator.
Tell the others passengers that all the elevators look the same and you just can't understand why and act upset.
This only works if your going down to parking and standing with alot of people say in a very loud voice to the elevator without laughing "TAKE ME DOWN TO P!" 
Do air guitar.
Do the disco.
Start riverdancing. 
Start laughing uncontrollably at nothing.
Announce loudly to another passenger "you got grey in your hair!"
Announce loudly in a crowded elevator that your an ex-con.
Bring a pillow and try and start a pillow fight.
Sing off key and loudly and when your done tell other passengers your trying out for American Idol.
Try and start a tickle fight.
Start shadow boxing.
Whisper in someone's ear "I see dead people."
Do the snoopy dance.
Bang your head against the wall over and over for no reason.
Keep pokin the other passengers then insist it wasn't you who poked them.
Talk baby talk to everyone.
For every person that walks into the elevator say to them "well butter my butt and call me a biscuit look who's here!"
Keep talking to yourself.
Do jumping jacks.
Take a skipping rope and start skipping.
Do Elvis impressions.
Get a white sheet cut out holes for your eyes and your nose and put it over you and go in the elevator and try and convince all the passengers that get in that your the ghost of the elevator. Say "boo" every once in a while. 
Do random things in slow motion this include talking.
Announce "clean up on aisle 5!" 
Talk like an auctioneer and auction off the buttons to people.
Try and figure skate.
Do Elmo impressions.
Dress up like Gandalf and when someone tries to enter or leave the elevator get in front of em and say "you shall not pass!" 
Do gangnum style.
Do the macarena. 
Try and teach people how to dougie. 
Try and get everyone to do the electric slide. 
Get into a sudden rage about how no one accepts your requests for Farmville on Facebook. 
Try and convince all the passengers that you can operate the elevator with your mind.
Try and get everyone to do the wave.
Do a comedy routine.
Say to everyone who gets on the elevator "whats up doc??"
Play hopscotch. 
If you have a mustache comb it.
Take your invisible dog into the elevator and introduce him to people and act offended when no one else can see him.
Keep telling knock knock jokes.
Hum the Jaws theme song.
Every once in a while shout "ICEBERG!"
Try and convince all the passengers that the elevator is alive and has feelings and that they must talk nice to it. 
Jog in one place.
Do push ups. 
Do ballet.
Go up to the elevator wall and hug it and say "I know how you feel. I understand what you been through elevator. I'm here for you. It's ok." 
Lick the elevator walls and tell everyone it tastes great.
Do a mime act.
Look at another passenger and smile and open your arms wide and say to them "let me love you."
When someone gets on the elevator act angry and say to them "where have you been! I been waiting for you here for an hour!" See what they do.
Tell passengers that if the elevator goes to the wrong floor you'll release the Kraken.
Play with a yo-yo.
Make faces at people. 
Sit cross legged in the middle of the elevator with your eyes closed and don't move or make a sound or get off.
Crack your knuckles.
Get a garbage bag and put a dummy in it with an arm sticking out and walk in the elevator and say "well another one bites the dust..."
Do the robot.
Moonwalk.
Do the YMCA.
When someone presses a button shout "BAZINGA!"
Tap dance.
Say "allow me to sing you the song of my people" then sing the theme song of Bill Nye the science guy. 
Do some Hawaiian nose humming.
Try and start a conga line.
Try and get everyone to do the locomotion.
Juggle anything or juggle nothing.
Walk in the elevator wearing pajamas and act appalled that no one else is dressed that way.
Propose to the elevator and say it with alot of emotion.
Try and start a game of rock paper scissors. 
Pretend to be a news reporter and report everything in the elevator and interview people. Put it on youtube. 
Pop your cheek.
March in one place.
Get in a sudden rage that you can never find Waldo or Carmen San Diego. 
Try and make snow angels.
Hop around on a pogo stick.
Tell all the passengers your a member of the lollipop guild and pass out lollipops.
Try to play the game the floor is lava.
Twirl.
Take some bubble wrap and pop it.
Talk like a parrot to everyone.
Sing the llama llama duck song over and over.
Do the harlem shake.
Do the charleston. 
Do the hustle.
Take a hula hoop and start hula hooping in the elevator.
Wave your arms around trying to whack the invisible flies flying around your head.
Play air drums.
Push the buttons with your tongue. 




   

Monday, April 1, 2013

How Jesus has changed me

Hey. So I wanted to update my blog on how Jesus has risen and is alive. I been struggling all day today with it as to what to say. And I got very frustrated as I was havin some trouble so I just went for a walk and prayed about it. And GOD gave me the idea to share how Jesus has changed me as He couldn't have changed me if He weren't alive now could He?? No He couldn't. So now I will share just a bit on how He's changed me. Before I came to Christ at the time I thought I was Autistic but I have since been re-diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Anyways at the time I thought Autism defined who I was. And I thought should I ever be cured it would change me and I would no longer be the same person and that was a bad thing so I used to hope that there would never be a cure cause I wanted to remain the same person. I also used to think that GOD was after me. I thought GOD was this great big mean GOD who was gonna get me with lightning. I used to be afraid of being outside for to long as I thought if I was He was gonna get me. I thought if I stayed indoors I would be safe from Him. I literally feared Him. I used to think that all I had to do was just be a good person but really how good is good enough?? I was so afraid of letting anyone down so really I lived in constant fear. Fear of GOD getting me, fear of being cured and becoming someone totally different and fear of not being good enough. I would have my escapes. I used to escape in my daydream world but that did not fill the void I had nor did it take away my fears. Nothing I could do seemed to help me. Also with this fear came the want to control certain things. I had to have a certain routine and when it got disrupted I got very upset as I didn't like not having that control. Nothing was allowed to change ever. Then I came back to Christ and Jesus has shown me how compassionate He is. I still don't fully understand His love and I don't think I ever will. Instead of getting yelled at by Jesus which was what I expected I was forgiven and there was no punishment. No lightning like I thought just grace. It took me a while though to finally accept the fact that GOD was not gonna punish me or get me. When I first came back though I thought now I had to work my butt off to make up for lost time with GOD. I thought surely GOD would want some payback from me and I thought He would be so upset with me for that lost time. I struggled with such guilt over that lost time and I wanted so much to make up for that as I thought I should and I thought I had to. I thought basically that's what Christianity was that it was working to please GOD so He would be happy. Boy was I in for a shock. I started to hear at Church and stuff people calling GOD their Father and I used to think that was blasphemy and I would think surely GOD was gonna be so mad at them for that. But no no lightning no nothing. I was at the time also attending Celebrate Recovery a Christ centered recovery group for any hurt, habit or hang-up and I still go. But people would come forward and say their struggles things I thought Christians weren't supposed to struggle with. But no leader judged them or told them to get out. When I came forward with my struggles each time I thought this time for sure no one was gonna like me after hearing it and each time I was wrong. Nobody there ever told me my struggles were stupid or that I just need to get over it or just deal with it. No they wanted to pray for me and help me through it. But no one tried to fix me either. No one told me what to do and I was never forced to do anything I wasn't comfortable with. GOD has taught me that I can call Him Father which I do in my prayers. I now have my identity in Christ and no longer in my disability. In Christ I am loved. In Christ I am accepted. Because of Jesus I am an adopted daughter of Almighty GOD. GOD made me in His image. In Christ I have worth. In Christ I am important. In Christ I have value. GOD is a King and since He is a King that makes me a Princess. In Christ I have destiny. In Christ I have a hope and a future. In Christ I am beautiful. And because of Christ I will live forever. GOD is not a mean GOD who is sitting there waiting for someone to have fun and then strikes lightening at them. GOD is good. GOD is love. GOD is patient. GOD is kind. GOD is just. GOD is holy. GOD is perfect. GOD is forgiving. GOD is awesome. GOD is wise. GOD is understanding. GOD knows everything. GOD is King. GOD is Sovereign. GOD is mighty. GOD is Lord. GOD has taught me that I don't have to work to please Him. He wants me to work because I want to and I love Him. GOD has taught me that Christianity is about a relationship with GOD its not some long list of impossible things that no one can possibly do. GOD has taught me that He accepts me just as I am but loves me to much for me to stay that way. GOD has taught me that yes He does get mad but it takes alot for Him to get there and He doesn't suddenly go kaboom for no reason. GOD has taught me that He won't leave me no matter what. Even when I'm a grouch He still adores me. I'm GOD's little girl. GOD has taught me I don't have to make up for lost time He's just happy I'm back. GOD has taught me that He is not gonna punish me but rather give unmerited grace and love. GOD has also helped me deal with change and not wanting to stick to routines so much. I barely even have a routine anymore. And when change happens I no longer get upset but GOD helps me focus on Him as He never changes. Since GOD is my Father every Christian is my brother or sister. For those out there though who struggle with father issues and have a very hard time seeing GOD as Father because of the father issues here is something that might help. I read in a book that in John 3:16 where it says GOD so loved the world. So loved translates into as more then a mother cares for her child. Or just think of the person you think loves you the most and GOD loves you more then they do.... I'm gonna ask that my fellow brothers and sisters please comment and leave a little testimony of yours for others to read if you feel comfortable with that. Just short and sweet of where you once where and where GOD has brought you now.... GOD bless you

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thoughts on the cross

Well its just been Good Friday and Easter is on it's way. So I been thinking about the cross of Christ lately and I wanted to share with you my thoughts. First is at the last supper Jesus tells all the disciples to not be afraid. Yet what He is facing is very frightening in fact I can't even imagine having to face the kinda fear He did. He faced the three denials of Peter, or the Pharisees abusing Him, or the Roman soldiers whipping Him and mocking Him and putting a crown of thorns on His head, all His disciples leaving Him, being spat on, being nailed to a cross, having the Heavenly Father turn His back on Him, taking on the sin of the world and dying. I wanna just take a closer look at all these things He choose to face for you and for me. First is the disciples leaving Him. They all abandoned Him at some point. They couldn't even stay awake to pray and then when the soldiers came Peter drew his sword and struck the high priest's servant cutting off his right ear. Now some of us if in that situation might say "hey thanks Peter now I'll run for it!" Some of us might have thought "hey now Peter's got my back how cool." But that's not what Jesus did. Instead of running for it Jesus told Peter to put down his sword and willingly went with the soldiers. Jesus did not attempt to defend Himself although He could summon legions of angels right then and there but He didn't. Then after being led away Jesus was takin to a "trial" and I'm using that word very loosely that the Pharisees held. Reason I'm using the word trial so loosely is that it really wasn't one at all as the Pharisees broke basically every rule in the book to do it. First even at this point of time a person when in trial was innocent until proven guilty. They assumed Jesus was guilty from the start. According to the Old Testament law two or more persons had to agree on what someone did wrong like if someone had stolen something two or more people had to say "yes I saw them take it" or something like that but two or more people had two agree on the fact. No two people at Jesus trial could agree on anything He had done wrong. Also His trial was held at night which was illegal to do. Also Jesus trial was held on the first day of unleavened bread on the eve of Passover and it was illegal to hold any trial during any holy days. The trial was also illegal because it was concluded within a day according to the law a night had to intervene between trial and whatever decree the trial came to. Also Jesus was not permitted a lawyer to defend Him. I'm only touching on a bit of this as there is way more to it. So already now though Jesus has been abandoned and now an illegal trial and we are not even done yet. While Jesus is on trial Peter denies that he knows Jesus three times and Jesus knew Peter had done this. After the so called trial the Pharisees take Jesus to Pilate. But Pilate don't wanna deal with Him and sends Him to Herod. Now Herod had been wanting to see Jesus and wanted Jesus to perform a miracle for his entertainment. Herod questioned Jesus but Jesus gave no answer. Herod with his soldiers then humiliated Jesus and mocked Him and put Him in expensive clothing and sent Jesus back Pilate. After this Pilate and Herod became friends. Pilate then called the chief priests and rulers of the people and told them he had examined Jesus but found He had done no wrong so Pilate would have Him whipped then let Jesus go. The law then said a person was to be whipped 40 times minus one for mercy. Although the Bible doesn't say how many times Jesus was whipped I think its safe to assume that it was 39 times and they used the cat-o-nine tails at the time. The cat-o-nine tails was a multi-tailed whip used for sever punishment. According to their law though Pilate had to release one prisoner to them and they asked for Barabbas. Pilate talked to the people again wanting to release Jesus but the people shouted "crucify Him! crucify Him!" Pilate asked them for the third time what Jesus had done wrong. But again the people shouted to crucify Him to Pilate sentenced Jesus to death on a cross. A crucifixion was a horrible and terrible way to die as it was a very slow and very painful death. When someone was crucified they had all their clothes stripped off them and then their hands and feet were nailed to the cross and were left to hang there so it was also very humiliating. So by now Jesus has been abandoned, had a fake trail, denied three times, beaten, mocked, had a crown of thorns placed on His head, whipped and now crucified. And we are still not done yet. The soldiers gambled for Jesus clothes what they called casting lots. Above Jesus head they placed a sign that said "THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS." There were two robbers who were crucified with Jesus one on His left and one on His right. When people passed by they hurled insults at Him and the chief priests and teachers of the law also mocked Him. One of the robbers said to Jesus to get down from the cross and save Himself and them to. But the other robber rebuked him and said "don't you fear GOD," he said "since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what out deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong." Then he said "Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom." Jesus answered him "I tell you the truth, today you will be with Me in paradise." From about the sixth hour till the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. The sixth hour was about noon and the ninth hour was about 3 pm and its not normally dark at those times but on the day it was. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" Which means "My GOD, My GOD, why have You forsaken Me?" At this point the Father and Son were separated and the Father had to turn His back on His own Son. Then Jesus said "it is finished" and then Jesus called out with a loud voice "Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit." And Jesus died then the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom and the earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. The Pharisees though didn't want the bodies on the crosses hanging there during the Sabbath so they asked Pilate to have the legs of those hanging there broken so that they would die quicker. The soldiers then came and broke the broke the robbers legs but when they came to Jesus they found He was already dead and didn't break His legs. Instead one of the soldiers pierced Jesus side with a spear bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. So Jesus was certainly dead. Later Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of the dead Jesus. With Pilate's permission Joseph and Nicodemus took the body of the dead Jesus wrapped Jesus dead body with strips of linen and spices as was the custom. There was a new tomb which had never been used so they laid Jesus dead body in this tomb... So Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of Almighty GOD who lived a perfect life never sinned in thought, word or deed came and willingly went through being abandoned, a fake trial, being denied three times, being mocked, being spat on, being beat up, humiliated, insulted, had a crown of thorns put on His head, whipped, crucified, mocked some more, separated from His Father and then died. At anytime He could have saved Himself but He was to busy saving you and me. When He looked down from the cross He wasn't only looking at the people standing there but He also looked right at you and me and said in action "I love you this much." Just picture in your mind the best you can Jesus tied and a Roman soldier standing there with a whip and the soldier says "this is for your past sins" and whips Jesus. Then the soldier says "this is for your present sins" and whips Jesus. Then the soldier says "and this is for your future sins" and whips Jesus. Jesus took all your sins of the past, present and future committed in thought, word and deed and paid for them fully. Not like He forgot anything and He did it willingly. Nobody made Jesus go through any of that and He could have backed out and let us get the punishment we deserve. But He loves us infinitely so He died for us so that we could live. He wasn't heard so we would be heard. He was ignored so that we would be welcomed. He was separated so we could be together with GOD. He was hurt so that we would be healed. He took our punishment for us. Maybe you have a sibling or other family member you grew up with and at least once they said they did something wrong when it was you who did it and took the punishment for you. Well that's what Jesus did He got yelled at for you. He was sent to the coroner for you. He was slapped for you. Maybe you have a family member or friend who you know when if it ever came down to it would die for you or maybe you would do that for a friend or family member if you had to. Well that's what Jesus did for you and He loves you more then anyone you have known, do know or will know.... 

So here are some links in case you wanna look up some more information on any of this. 

Here is more information on the cat-o-nine tails http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_o%27_nine_tails
Here is more information on crucifixion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifixion and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifixion_of_Jesushttp://rsc.byu.edu/archived/%E2%80%9Cbehold-lamb-god%E2%80%9D-easter-celebratio
Here is more information on the trail of Jesus http://www.netbiblestudy.com/00_cartimages/illegaltrialofjesus.pdf
Here is more information on Jewish funeral and burial customs http://jewish-funeral-home.com/Jewish-burial-customs.html and http://www.religionfacts.com/judaism/cycle/death.htm and
n/12-jesus-and-ossuaries-first-century-jewish-burial-pra 

Also for more information pick up a Bible and read Genesis 3:15 , Micah 5:2 , Isaiah 7:14 , Genesis 12:3 , Genesis 22:18 , Genesis 17:19 , Genesis 21:12 , Numbers 24:17 , Genesis 49:10 , 2nd Samuel 7:12-13 , Isaiah 9:6-7 , Psalm 45:6-7 , Daniel 2:44 , Hosea 11:1 , Jeremiah 31:15 , Isaiah 40:3-5 , Psalm 69:8 , Isaiah 53:3 , Deuteronomy 18:15 , Malachi 4:5-6 , Psalm 2:7 , Isaiah 9:1-2 , Psalm 78:2-4 , Isaiah 6:9-10 , Isaiah 61:1-2 , Psalm 110:4 , Psalm 2:6 , Zechariah 9:9 , Psalm 8:2 , Psalm 41:9 , Zechariah 11:12-13 , Psalm 35:11 ,  Isaiah 53:7 , Isaiah 50:6 , Psalm 35:19 , Psalm 69:4 , Isaiah 53:12 , Psalm 69:21 , Psalm 22:16 , Zechariah 12:10 , Psalm 22:7-8 , Psalm 22:18 , Exodus 12:46 , Psalm 34:20 ,  Psalm 22:1 , Psalm 109:4 ,  Isaiah 53:9 , Psalm 16:10 , Psalm 49:15 , Psalm 24:7-10 , Psalm 68:18 , Psalm 110:1 , Isaiah 53:5-12 , Matthew 26:1- 28: 20 , Mark  14:12-16:20 , Luke 22:1-24:53 and John 13:1-21:25 

Here are some songs that I think go well with this that I wanna share 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paPFcHb5MJA Petra - Judas Kiss 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuFvhjEO0Ao Petra - It Is Finished! 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZsgm9DIW6Y Petra - All Over Me 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARHhDQ1tKc8 Petra - He Came, He Saw, He Conquered
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyVIzX1AGMc Steve Green - He Holds The Keys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM3cfzZc_Cw Abandon - Hero 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIKhqWkA7J4  Dallas Holm - Rise Again 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyJuKHvoPGc Jeremy Riddle - Sweetly Broken 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00Nci1ATvPg Hillsong - At The Cross 


"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with Me." Revelation 3:20 NIV. 


"The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life." Revelation 22:17 NIV. 

GOD bless you

Friday, March 15, 2013

A story

Here is a story I made up today. I hope you enjoy it...

Once there was a lady named Anne. She lived in a faraway land and one day an army invaded the land she lived on. This army was called the Demonics. They were invading to take people to a land of eternal heat to die in flames. Anne found this out and tried to find a way as to not get caught by this army. But no matter what she thought of there was no escape there was no escape for anyone. Then one day she was visted by a Prince of a land called Peace. His name was Emmanuel and He told her He was there to rescue her from the Demonics and take her to a land called Peace. Just then though they were surrounded by the Demonics who wanted to take Anne and kill her. Prince Emmanuel stepped in front of the army and said "kill Me instead." So they took the Prince Emmanuel and nailed Him to a tree and killed Him. Anne was in dispair and she cried. Three days later this same Prince came to visit her and she was frightened as she thought He was a ghost. He
asked her for something to eat and she gave Him some fish and He ate it and then she knew He wasn't a ghost. So then the Prince told her He would now take her away to a land called Peace as the Demonics wouldn't be able to kill her now since He died in her place. Anne said to Prince Emmanuel "but there is no way out..." The Prince looked at Anne and said "I am the way. Please follow Me." So Anne followed the Prince and they came to the land of Peace. The Prince took Anne straight to the High King of kings. Many feared this High King of kings. Anne stood in front of this High King of kings in her rags with her hair all askew and no shoes on her feet and she kept her head down as she felt ashamed and not good enough even to stand in this High King of kings court. The Prince went forward to the High King of kings and said "I have found Anne and led her here. I paid the price of her life with My own life. For You gave Me the authority to lay down
My life and take it up again." This High King of kings was pleased and got His servants to take Anne to a a room in the Castle they were in and the High King of kings gave them orders to give her a new white dress without spot or wrinkle and a tiara for her head and shoes for her feet and to give her nourishment. Anne came back in front of the High King of kings in her news clothes which she liked very much. She curtsied before Him and He said "what do You think of Prince Emmanuel??" Anne answered "I love Him. He died for me and I am so grateful and I am also greatful for these new clothes." The High King of kings nodded "You shall be married to Him this very day." So it was written and so it was done. Prince Emmanuel and Anne were indeed married on that day and there was a big celebration with music and dancing. Then again Princess Anne was brought before the High King of kings and said to her "this now makes you My daughter. Not of your own will or of anyone else's will but born again into My family and you shall be My daughter forever you now have the same rights and privileges as Prince Emmanuel. All I ask of you is obey My commands which are to love Me your Father and love others as you love yourself." The High King of kings also gave her a book that He inspired others to write that was about Him so that she could get to know Him and Who He is. Princess Anne was very happy and went on and did her best to obey the High King of kings commands. But she always seemed to fall short but her Father the High King of kings always forgave her and encouraged her. But one day she got very frustrated
with always trying and always seeming to fail. Plus she had been wondering what she had done to deserve the Prince dying for her or to be married to Him or to have all the rights and privileges as He or even to have the pretty clothes that were given her. So that day she decided she was fed up with trying and getting no where plus it really bothered her that she did not earn what she had. So she ran away to a faraway land. One of the servants came and told the High King of kings this news and He was greatly distressed. The Prince Emmanuel that day went out to look for her and vowed to not come back till He had found her. Meanwhile in a faraway land Princess Anne
had gotten herself into much trouble but didn't seem to realize it. She was now doing things she had said she would never do. Then one day a great famine came upon the land and Princess Anne was now without money and without food so she decided to work there. She became a scullery maid of a different prince. But no one gave her any food although lots were promised to her. This prince she worked for was a very dark prince and made Anne work her fingers to the bone but it was never good enough. She begged him for food but he only gave her crumbs. Then one day she tried to run away from this dark prince but his servants caught her and chained her up so that she couldn't escape and was forced to live off crumbs dropped on the floor. Princess Anne was in deep dispair and cried alot. When she refused to work the princes servants would torment her and tell her off of how awful and lazy she was and would tempt her by waving food in her face so she would work again but was still only given crumbs. Then one day Prince Emmanual showed up and the servants scattered before Him as they were afraid of Him. Prince Emmanuel confronted the dark prince and got the keys for Princess Anne's chains from him. Prince Emmanuel then freed Princess Anne and carried her out of there and they went back to land of Peace. Anne felt very ashamed of herself and thought for sure her Father the High King of kings would be furious with her. She was thinking of how to word her apology and then thought "this is what I will say. I will say to Him I have sinned against You and am not worthy to be called Your daughter please make me one
of Your servants." The Prince Emmanuel and Princess Anne were almost home when they say the Father the High King of kings pacing back and forth in distress. The High King of kings then looked up and saw His daughter in the distance and He ran to her and picked her up and swung her around and held her and gave her many kisses. Princess Anne said to Him "Please forgive me I have sinned against You and am not worthy to be called You daughter please make me on of Your servants." But He didn't listen but instead called the servants and said "cook the roast and put up the banners and put on music and lets dance and celebrate for this daughter of Mine was lost but
now is found and was dead and is now alive. Quick get a new dress for My daughter and a tiara for her head and shoes for her feet!" There was a big celebration that day with much music and dancing and even the Father the High King of kings danced over His daughter. Later on though Princess Anne still felt bad and went to talk with her Father the High King of kings and asked "how can You forgive me?? What I did was awful and disrespectful. Shouldn't I be punished for what I have done??" The High King of kings her Father put Princess Anne on His lap and replied "I have chosen to forgive you and forget what happened. The Prince Emmanual on the day you left took your punishment for you so no punishment is needed. I love you no matter what you have done, are doing or will do because you are My precious daughter and I have great plans for you. Plans of hope and a future that are greater then you can imagine."  Princess Anne again was
very happy and one day was wondering around the land of Peace when a servant dressed in white came to her and said "I have found many riches and treasures. Please follow me." So Princess Anne followed this servant and they walked into a land that was very dark and suddenly
this servant changed and was a dark servant and before she knew it Princess Anne was caught in chains and taken to the prince of darkness. She was forced to bow to this dark prince and he threw her in a dark dirty dungon and had her chained there again without food. No matter how hard she tried she couldn't get out of her chains and was in dispair. The dark servants would torment her and tell her that now her Father the High King of kings would not rescue her and to give up hope. Again the Prince Emmanuel showed up and rescued Princess Anne and carried her all the way back to the land of Peace. After Princess Anne got cleaned up and fed she again came in front of her Father the High King of kings and He asked her why she left. Princess Anne replied "a servant in white came up to me and told me of riches and treasures and asked me to follow them and so I was curious and so I followed them and they took me to the dark place." Her Father the High King of kings nodded and said "anytime you look for riches or treasures outside of My Kingdom you will end up in the dark place. The riches and treasures outside My Kingdom are not riches and treasures at all and only lead to death and destruction." Again her Father the High King of kings forgave and reminded her to keep reading the book about Him that was given her. One day Princess Anne was sitting under a tree reading this book when a servant in white came up to her asked "don't you know about the rules??" Princess Anne looked up at them and replied "what rules??" The servant in white said "the High King of kings rules. Don't you know about them??" Princess Anne nodded "oh yes I know I am to love Him and to love others as myself." The servant in white looked shocked "oh goodness I am glad I am here! Yes those are two of the rules but there are many more you must obey or you will be kicked out of the Kingdom forever. Please follow me I will teach you these rules." So Princess Anne followed this servant who taught her hundreds of rules that Princess Anne tried to obey but again she ended up in chains and again taken to the prince of darkness and thrown into a dark dirty dungon. Again Prince Emmanuel came
and rescued Princess Anne and brought her back before her Father the High King of kings and He asked her what happened. Princess Anne told Him that a servant in white told her of many rules she would have to obey but the more she tried the more she failed and ended up in chains
again. The Father the High King of kings forgave her and explained to her "the only rules are the ones I gave you for they are the sum of the whole law. When you try and obey the other laws you will fall short and end up in chains because you can't be perfect. Therefore before you even came here My Son the Prince Emmanuel lived out all those laws to perfection for you so that all you need to do is love Me and love others as you love yourself." Again her Father the High King of kings reminded her to keep reading the book that was given to her and suggested that they spend more time together and Princess Anne agreed to this and again was very happy. One day she was out walking with her Father the High King of kings and they were looking at the whole Kingdom and Anne noticed dark places here and there.Princess Anne asked if the dark places were also part of His Kingdom and He said yes. She then asked "why don't You make them light like the rest of the Kingdom??" Her Father the High King of kings answered "I have made it this way so that you will be tested and made strong and so that also you will get to know me in a more personal way then My servants ever could for they long to look into our relationship and understand it but they can not." On another day Princess Anne was walking through a garden when she saw a very
attractive young man who winked at her and she went over to him. He said his name was Mahlon Kilion and he asked her if she was willing to go out on a date with him. Princess Anne shook her head "I am already married to Prince Emmanuel." Mahlon Kilion then said "ah its ok. Don't worry. We'll just hang out then as friends. Can I hang out with a beautiful friend such as yourself??" And he winked at her again. Princess Anne nodded "I guess then it would be fine." So they went for a walk and they talked and they got very close. And he kept tempting her and they ended up kissing. But Princess Anne pulled away but he tempted her again and he was very seductive and before she knew it she had commited adultery. And after committing this act the dark servants came for her again and chained her up and put her in the dark dirty dungon and they had recorded what she had done and made her watch it over and over again and they tormented her. She felt this time for sure the Prince wouldn't rescue her now after what she had done. But He did the Prince Emmanuel did come and did rescue her again and took her back to the land of Peace. She apologized to Him and she felt awful and He forgave her and held her and kissed her forehead. Princess Anne then came before the Father the High King of kings and He asked what she had done. Princess Anne told Him of the man and how she was unable to resist his temptation and how now she felt lower then dust. Her Father the High King of kings forgave her and said "anytime you search for love outside of My Kingdom you will only find death and destruction. Look to Me for love and you will find life for I am life." Princess Anne spent the rest of the day with Prince Emmanual and He told her how much He adored her and reminded her of how He died for her and that in His eyes she has worth. Princess Anne again was very happy and  content. One day she was in the garden of the land of Peace when a commoner came up to her and introduced himself as Mr.Bunko. The commoner Mr.Bunko said to her "you know there really isn't a High King of kings." Princess Anne replied "yes there is I've met Him and talked with Him." Mr.Bunko then said "oh and let me guess told you that He made this whole Kingdom??" Princess Anne nodded. Mr.Bunko laughed "you are so naive. He isn't really a king and He didn't really make any of this. He's just taking all the credit. Come follow me and I'll show you how its all just here by chance." So Princess Anne followed Mr.Bunko and he told her that they evolved and used to be monkeys and everything is just chance. Princess Anne began to believe this and then the dark servants surrounded her again and chained her up and put her in the dungeon. Again Prince Emmanuel rescued her and took her back to her Father the High King of kings and Princess Anne was very afraid this time. Her Father the High King of kings asked her where she had been. Princess Anne replied "someone told me that You are not a king and that You did not make any of this and its just chance I believed them and I am ashamed." Her Father the High King of kings forgave her and said "If you had been reading the book given you then you would have not fallen for this because it tells you of how I made everything. Please read this book it will keep you from falling or the things that tempt you to fall will keep you from this book." After many years Princess Anne came to her Father the High King of kings with the book given her that now was in sad shape. The pages were coming out and it was barely holding together. Princess Anne held out her book and was upset that now it was falling apart and her Father the High King of kings smiled and said "the book that is falling apart belongs to someone who isn't." Princess Anne again was very happy. Princess Anne was spending the day once with her Father the High King of kings in His court and someone came before Him in rags that Prince Emmanuel brought before the High King of kings. But this person owed the High King of kings a very large debt one that they couldn't possibly pay so they begged for mercy and the High King of kings had compassion on them and cancelled their whole debt right then and there. This person was very happy and went out and saw one of their servants who owed them some debt and demanded it back from them but the servant couldn't pay it back and begged for mercy. But this person had no mercy on them and put
them in prison for their debt. Well Princess Anne saw what happened and went and told her Father the High King of kings what happened as it greatly upset her as she felt bad for the servant and wanted to help them. So her Father the High King of kings brought this person before him and said "you ungrateful servant! I had mercy on you and forgave you your debts freely but you yourself were not willing to do this for your servant! I now banish you to the land of darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!" The High King of kings also released the other servant and forgave them their debts and also He gave Princess Anne treasure which a thief can not steal and a moth can not destroy for her goodness in wanting to help her neighbor in need. At the end of the day Princess Anne's Father the High King of kings asked her if she liked spending the day with Him in His court. Princess Anne smiled and replied "better is one day in Your court oh Father then thousands elsewhere!" On another day in His courts a fellow Princess named Elzabeth came wheeling in in her wheelchair in tears and her Father the High King of kings had compassion on her and wiped away her tears and asked what was wrong. Princess Elizabeth replied "I keep being told that if I believed enough in Your power I still wouldn't be in this wheelchair I'm sorry I keep trying but I can't do it." Her Father the High King of Kings held her and kissed her forehead and replied "My precious child My power is greater when you are weak so I use your weakness to lead others to Me. It is not a punishment at all." Princess Elizabeth was very happy to hear this and wheeled off and preached how the Father the High King of kings was using her and boasted of her weaknesses. Later that same day a rich commoner came into the High King of kings court and asked "what must I do to be part of Your Kingdom??" The High King replied "you know the commandments. Don't steal. Don't lie. Don't murder. Honor your father and mother." The rich man replied "I have obeyed all these commandments since I was born." The High King looked at him and loved him and replied "you still lack one thing. First go and sell all you have then come and be part of My Kingdom." The rich man walked away sadly. The High King of kings turned to Princess Anne and said "its harder for a rich person to enter My Kingdom then for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle." Princess Anne then asked "who then can enter??" Her Father the High King of kings replied "on your own its impossible but for Me anything is possible." Princess Anne then nodded and understood. One day Princess Anne was walking on the top of the castle admiring the view when a commoner shouted to her "I don't believe you are the adopted daughter of the High King of kings!" Princess Anne shouted back "But I am you believe wrongly!" The commoner shouted in reply "if you are the adopted daughter of the High King of kings then jump down from there as He has given His servants charge over you and your feet won't even touch the stones!" Princess Anne was about to jump off when she remembered that the book given her said to not tempt her Father the High King of kings. So Princess Anne shouted to them "the book given me says to not put my Father the High King of kings to the test so I will
not jump!" And the commoner left and Princess Anne was glad that she remembered what the book said and read it all the more. Then one day as Princess Anne was walking around a commoner came up to her and said "I know of something fun to do. Would you like to come
have fun with me?? Follow me if you want to have some fun!" So Princess Anne followed them and the commoner gave her alcohol and drugs and said to try them. Princess Anne felt unsure about it but the commoner said "oh comon it won't kill you! You won't get addicted to it. Everyone else is using these they are fun comon try and you'll see how fun they are." So Princess Anne tried them and gotten herself  drunk and high on the drugs and the dark servants came again and put her in chains and threw her again in the dungeon. While Princess Anne was hungover with a huge headache the dark servants marched back and forth playing a loud drum and tormented her. Prince Emmanuel came again and rescued Princess Anne and brought her back to the land of Peace. Princess Anne came before her Father the High King of kings and He asked her what happened. Princess Anne explained that she was offered fun but instead got chains. Her Father
the High King of kings forgave her and told her there is no fun outside the Kingdom just death and destruction. Princess Anne then spent the rest of the day with her Father the High King of kings in His court. On that same day came a man who had sold his farm that day and kept half for himself. But went before the High King of kings with a sack of money and said it was all the money he
got from selling his farm and set it before the High King of kings. The High King of kings was greatly displeased and the man fell dead right then and there and he was taken out and buried. A short while later his wife came in and the High King of kings asked her "is this all the money your husband got from selling his farm??" The wife said it was and again the High King of kings was greatly displeased and she fell dead right then and there and she was also taken out and buried. Then one day Princess Anne was brought before her Father the High King of kings and said "I am sending you out to preach My Gospel. Take it high and low. Make disciples and baptise them in the Name of Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. I will be with You the whole time I will never leave you or forsake you. You will be persecuted for what you preach but remember my Son was also persecuted so dance and rejoice when it happens. Keep reading the book given you and keep in constant contact with Me." Princess Anne felt a bit scared "I feel unsure of what to say or how to say it." Her Father the High King of kings replied "don't worry about what to say I will give you the words when you need them. Have I not sent you?? Now go..." So Princess Anne went and preached the Gospel wherever she went. Many years later she saw the Prince Emmanuel in the sky sitting on a throne and the dead were raised and she was taken up in the air with them and taken again to the land of Peace. Then Prince Emmanuel got on a white horse and waged war and judged the nations. Then the Father the High King of kings wiped every tear from His children's eyes and there was no more tears, suffering, death or pain or anything like those again for those
ways were gone never to come again. And everywhere now was peace and there was no more dark places and no more dark servants as they were thrown into a lake of fire and the prince of darkness was thrown in with them for eternity. And the Father and His children lived happily
ever after. The end....

"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with Me."
Revelation 3:20 NIV.

"The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" and let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him
take the free gift of the water of life." Revelation 22:17 NIV.

GOD bless you

Your sister in Christ
Jenny =^.^= moo