Previous Kid's Bible Studies Page 2

We Win in the End

Some times the news on TV or the things we hear causes us to fear. Fear is not of God. He has not given us a spirit of fear. He has given us a sound mind, and peace. What we need to realize is, that we are living in the Last Days and the Bible says certain things shall come to pass. BUT, if we read His book, the Bible, we find out that we win. We find out that God has promised not to pour out His wrath on His children. That's us! Before His wrath is poured out, He has promised to remove the Church. Those who go through that awful time, are those who refuse to receive Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives. They make the choice to stay and suffer the penalty for not receiving Jesus as Lord. If we have received Jesus Christ as our Lord, we do not go through that awful time. Plus, He has promised to take us through this time we are now living in. He will protect us, feed us, heal us, provide for us and care for us. We are not of this world He tells us, we are of His kingdom and He is our Lord and King. Now, the world, not us, will go through this time without His help, or protection. They will suffer some through the birth pains, but they can repent anytime they desire and get saved. They could be supplied for just like us if they would only receive Jesus as Lord. They could be protected by God if they would receive Jesus as Lord. But because they do not, they go through what the Bible calls "Birth Pains." Everyone knows that is not fun and it can be very dangerous at times. Plus, the closer they get to the wrath of God, the harder the birth pains become. But for us, we do not go through this! We are here for it, but God does not allow this time to be a hard time if we are believing Him and trusting in Him. We go through this victoriously! God will be with us every step of the way. He has promised us that when we call out to Him, He will answer us. He even answers before we ask! His love will strengthen us. Now that does not mean we will not feel some of this, but that we will go through it victoriously! If God is for us, who can stand against us? So remember, we win! 

"Father, I ask you to always remind all my friends that we win. That you are always there for us. Your protection is there for us, because we are Your children. We love You Father and we know Your Word is always true. Thank You. I also know I have received this request for Jesus said if I asked you anything in His Name, You would do it. Therefore I know I have the answer. Thank You Father and thank You Jesus, we love you."

Remember that I am here to help you! If you need any help whatsoever, please just come to the chat site and ask me. Or, you can write me with the addresses on this web page and I will answer you. Together we will get your answers and see the victory God has given to us every time. Remember that I am here to help you. I love all of you and I want to be here just for you. So please come and lets see the victory come that you need.

 

Scripture for the week: Psalm 44:7

but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame.

 

This week's question is:

What does Proverbs 4:22 say?

 

 

Last week's Question: 

Why was  John cast in prison by King Herod? (Hint: found in Mark chapter 6)

 

 

Answer: "For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife."

 

Congratulations to: Andy, GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY ; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister Or; Tod , NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase him, Not him You!

In the Book of James, James tells us to draw close to God. If we will submit ourselves therefore unto God, we can resist the devil and he will flee from us (James 4:7).  Usually, Christians are running from the devil. They tell everyone what he is doing to them. Yet, God's Word tell us just the opposite.  When Jesus died and went to Hell in our place, He paid the total price for our sins, defeated the devil. Plucked his teeth and may him just a roaring lion with no teeth. He took away the keys to hell, and death and made a show of the devil openly so all could see. Then Jesus gave unto us, all power and authority. We are the overcomers! The devil has to flee from us! Once we know who we are in Christ Jesus, we do not need to run away anymore, we run to the battles. We take our authority and we chase the devil and all his demons off and they flee! It is time for the Joshua generation to rise up and take their places in the family of God. We are the head and not the tail, we are above not underneath. But if we do not know who we are, how can we ever rise up and be all God has said we can be in His Word? It is time for us to get into the Word of God like never before! It is time we take our place as heirs to God's throne. We are joint heirs with Jesus. That means we can do all He did because He lives in us, empowers us and lives His life through us. We are cast-a - ways!  The devil has made Christians afraid of him and his so-called-power which he does not have. He is a powerless, defeated foe. Do you know who you are in Jesus? Have you ever read in God's Word who you are? God is not a man that He can lie! His Word never goes out and returns void but it always does what it has been sent to do. Jesus made you the victor and He is not only in you, but He stands behind you to fulfill all He side you could do. No wonder the Bible tells that the greater one lives in us. Greater is He that is in you, then he that is in the world. The devil and his demons are in the world; Jesus is in us.  The Bible asks us this question. If God is for you, who can stand against you? The answer; Nobody! 

"Father, I ask You to reveal these truths to my friends hearts, so they can be and do all You have said they could be and do. I thank You for that! I know that You are doing this right now because Jesus told me that whatever I asked You in His Name, You would do it. Thank You Father, Amen

Remember that I am here to help you! If you need any help whatsoever, please just come to the chat site and ask me. Or, you can write me with the addresses on this web page and I will answer you. Together we will get your answers and see the victory God has given to us every time. Remember that I am here to help you. I love all of you and I want to be here just for you. So please come and lets see the victory come that you need.

 

Scripture for the week: 

 

Each week I will ask you a question from the Bible. The first one to write me, (we will go by the date mailed) or come on the chat and give me the right answer before I post it, I will send you $2.00.  I am waiting for your answer! If you win, don't forget 20 cents belongs to God! 

 

This week's question is:

 

 

Last week's Question: 

Why was  John cast in prison by King Herod? (Hint: found in Mark chapter 6)

 

Congratulations to: Andy, GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY ; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister Or; Tod , NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waiting Before God

When God tells us, “when you have done everything to stand, Stand”, He is giving to us, the secret of how to win every battle. Waiting is where the battle is won in the spiritual realm. Waiting and keeping our eyes on God and His promises. This is when we can boldly confess God’s Word; “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him will I trust” (Psa. 91:2), and wait and watch as God fights our battles for us, or brings our prayers into being. He changes things for us. Changing things can take time. If you are rebuilding your house for example, it takes time to change it from what it was to what you want it to be. We have to be patient and wait for it to be complete, and then we can enjoy that completeness. An apple pie does not taste like an apple pie when it is being made, but wait until it is finished, and WOW!  True, at times it seems hard to wait and we want to rush things. But with spiritual things as well as most natural things, that only makes it worse; and does not work.  God said in Proverbs 3:5 (Good News Translation) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know.” Always remember, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible” (Mark 10:27). That is why it is so important to wait on God. Let God do it. The devil may try to fight, but then, the battle is not ours, but the Lord’s. So let God fight the battle for you. Just stand on His Word, His promises and wait. He will bring them to pass. A person would be very unwise to try to do what only God can do. God asks us to trust Him! He says He is our refuge. A refuge is a safe place from all harm. A waiting place for the storms to pass by or go away. A fortress is like a Fort. Inside its walls you are protected and safe. God is our refuge and fortress. He is our provider! He wants us to know in our hearts that He has taken care of that for us. Just to rest in the refuge, the fortress, and wait. He will give us the total victory no matter what it may look like outside our refuge or our fortress. God always brings the victory! If we have done everything He has told us to do to stand, then just stand. He does not need our help to bring it into being. He needs our faith, our trust in Him and His Word. That’s all He needs! If we trust Him and believe Him and His Word, then He uses all His power and authority to bring into being what we are standing for. We are trusting in Him! We know we have won, so we wait for the victory or answers to come because God said they would. Trying to make them happen, will only cause the battle to be longer and usually worse. Sometimes causing us not to get what we are believing for, because of unbelief. Wait on the Lord and He will bring it to pass.

 Father, please help my friends to learn how to wait upon you. The eagle renews his strength when he waits on you and becomes much, much strong because of that. Help us to put all our trust in You. Let us see that standing, is exercising our faith in You. Be believe you and we know we have whatever we have asked for and we know it will come. So we stand! Thank You Father. We love and trust You. I ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here to help you. I found out my email address was not correct, but it is now. So write or come and chat and I will be here for you. I love each and everyone of you!

Scripture for the week:   Mark 10:27 "And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."

 

A mother and her young son returned from the grocery store and began putting away the groceries. The boy opened the box of animal crackers and spread them all over the table. "What are you doing?" his mother asked. "The box says you can't eat them if the seal is broken," the boy explained. "I'm looking for the seal."

This week's question is: What famous visitor from Arabia was impressed with Solomon's wisdom and brought gifts to him?

 

Last week's Question: Who was Solomon's Mother? (Hint: 2 Samuel 12)

Answer: Bathsheba

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

Raising Above All Your Troubles 

Jesus told us that in this world we would have troubles, trials, and battles, but to fear not, for He had overcome the world. And because He had overcome, He made us over-comers and gave to us all power and authority, even over the devil and his powers. Now that is good news! When we look at the world and everything that is going on, it’s good news to know we win. The devil loses and we win! Praise God for that. No wonder Paul told us to only think on the good things. When we know we win, we can face anything the devil tries to fire at us, because we know we have already won. Kathryn Kuhlman once said. “God has provided power through the person of the Holy Spirit that will cause us to rise above our troubles”. Jesus made sure the Comforter would come and fill us with His power and ability. He guides us into all truth. He shows us everything that will come. We are well informed by God, and the enemy does not have a chance. We know what he is going to do, before he does it. We can arm ourselves with the Word of God and the power of His might, and the devil runs away.  Jesus said in John 16:13, “But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.”  “Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you” (Acts 1:8). I have good news for you! God will let you enjoy the supernatural! You cannot fail! God has empowered you with His power, so you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you. You are the victors and the devil is defeated! You win and he loses! God has given to you this power and authority. Use it!

Father, make this real to all of my friends. Give them divine revelation from Your Word on what You have given to them, that they can be the victors. Thank you Father for hearing me and answering me, for I ask it all in Jesus Name. Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here to help you. If you need anything, please come and chat with me, or email me and I will pray for you. Remember that I love you.

Love Noelle


 Acts 1:8 "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."

 

A father was reading Bible stories to his young son. He read, "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city, but his wife looked back and was turned to salt." His son asked, "What happened to the flea?" 

This week's question is:

Ahab offended God by marrying Jezebel and by building something. What did he build? (Hint: found in 1 Kings 16)

 

Last week's Question: What famous visitor from Arabia was impressed with Solomon's wisdom and brought gifts to him?

Answer: the Queen of Sheba

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

 

God’s Three Mightiest

One of my favorite sermons ,my pastor has preached, is about God’s three mightiest men. In it, we find truths that cause us to draw closer to God and make us the over comers we desire to be. We find this story in 1 Chronicles 11:15-19. “Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and encamped in the valley of Rephaim. And David was then on the hold, and the Philistines garrison was then at Bethlehem. And David longed and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate. And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well…” Have you ever wanted to be one of God’s mightiest men or women? David had many mighty men who did some mighty supernatural things. He had many captains, yet the Word of God declares that these here were the mightiest. Now I don’t know about you, but if we want to be one of God’s mightiest men; then we need to know why these three were the mightiest so we can be like them. Once we have determined what made these three the mightiest and apply it to our lives, then we too can become God’s Mightiest. That is what I desire to be!

Let’s look at the story together and see what made these three the one’s God called David’s three mightiest men. God always sees to it we have directions in His Word to be anything He has said we could be. Anything!

First we find David in Hold. In other words he is surrounded by his enemies and is hiding in a cave and cannot move. Hold seems to be one of the key words we need to understand. It is like our old western movies where the good guy is in Hold because the bad guys are outside looking for him. He is surrounded by the bad guys. To hold means unable to move or go forward. Have you ever been put on Hold on the phone? Nothing we can do but Hold. David is on Hold. All of his men are with him. When all at once he longed for a glass of water. Not just any water now, but water from the well at Bethlehem. Longed is another key word. Have you ever longed for something. He did not ask anyone to get it for him, he just longed for it. These three men God called his mightiest were so close to him they realized just what their Lord longed for. They love him so much they fought their way through this great garrison of men, got the water and fought their way back and gave it to him. Wow! What do we learn from this? We need to hold (wait) as close as we can to our Lord until we know His longings, what He wants us to do. We need to Hold (wait) until we do. We need to be so close to our Lord Jesus Christ we know without Him asking, what He wants and regardless of the enemy, we will get it for Him. When we are close enough to Him, we too will know His longings. Oh what Love they had. Plus, just think how close to him they were. He did not command this, He just longed for it. I want to fulfill my Lord’s heart for the things He longs for. I want to be so close to Him, I will know, without him asking, what He wants. How about you?

Father, help my friends to be so close to You that they will know Your longings and with out you even asking them, they will do it for You. Father I thank you for this. I know you will do it because I ask this in Jesus name. Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here if you need me or need anything. Just write me or come and chat with me, and I will seek the Father on your behalf.

 Ephesians 6:10  "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might."

The kindergarten teacher was showing her class an
encyclopedia page picturing several national flags. She
pointed to the American flag and asked, "What flag is this?"
A little girl called out, "That's the flag of our country."
"Very good," the teacher said. "And what is the name of
our country?" "Tis of thee," the girl said confidently.

 

This week's question is:

Who hid a hundred prophets in caves to prevent them from being killed by Jezebel? (Hint: found in 1Kings 18)

 

Last week's Question: Ahab offended God by marrying Jezebel and by building something. What did he build? (Hint: found in 1 Kings 16)

Answer: He built a temple for Baal and worshiped it.

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

Our Heavenly Coach

The best translation of Jesus’ prayer in John 14:16 is this: “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another coach.” Why is the word coach my favorite translation of the word “comforter”?  Well one has to picture themselves as one of the 12 disciples. You have been with Jesus for 3 ½ years and He’s been with you, teaching you, showing you and helping you every step of the way. You’ve just seen Jesus return back to heaven, and you’re standing there, looking up at the sky, thinking about what it has been like to walk and talk with Him on earth for the past three and a half years. Now he is gone! Jesus had been your leader, teacher, mentor, revelator, prophet, miracle worker, healer, pastor, Lord, and friend. You had done nothing without Him, and he had shown you how to do everything you did. He was the center of your life, the focal point of your attention. Jesus was the One who sent you out to preach, and instructed you in what to preach. He gave you authority to cast out demons, told you how to speak to demons and when to speak to demons. He taught you how and where to lay hands on the sick. He showed you how to deal with religious leaders and conduct yourself as a minister of the gospel. He taught you how to hold crusades and build a ministry. He even taught you how to handle money in the ministry. For three and a half years you carefully followed His orders and dared not take a step without consulting Him first. In the truest meaning of the words, Jesus had been your coach. But after His ascension into heaven, He was suddenly gone. Who would direct you now? Who would guide you now? Who would show you how to pray? Who would show you how to minister? Who would lead you as Jesus had led you? Who would coach you in your daily decisions? The good news is that the Holy Ghost has come to be our new coach! He is our teacher and guide. Through His anointing we are able to heal, do miracles, cast out demons and be led into all truth. The Holy Ghost has come to be our new coach! That is why I like that translation so much. Jesus did not leave us alone. He sent another coach to do everything He did and more. So now we have Jesus living inside of us, and we also have the Holy Ghost living inside of us. Today is the day of the Holy Ghost! Today it is His ministry that coaches us along with Jesus and God’s Word. This is why Jesus told us not to go anywhere until we received the gift of the Holy Ghost as He had promised to send. Without Him we cannot do anything. So Jesus sent Him so we would have the perfect coach to show us everything we need to know. Have you received the Holy Ghost since you’ve been saved? If not, why not ask Him to fill you and become your teacher and guide.

Father, I ask you to fill everyone with the Holy Ghost that ask You for Him right now. Father, I ask this in Jesus name and He said you would do whatever I asked in His name. Therefore, I thank You for filling everyone that asked you. Thank You father. I love you. I love Jesus. I love the Holy Ghost.

 Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here to help you and pray for you. If you would like to write or come and chat, I will be here for you. Have a great week. See you next week!

Scripture for the week: John 14:16 "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter (coach), that he may abide with you for ever;"

 

A little girl was diligently pounding away on her father's word
processor. She told him she was writing a story. "What's it about?"
he asked. "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."

What were Peter, James, and John doing while Jesus was praying and agonizing in the Garden of Gethsemane?

Last week's Question: Who hid a hundred prophets in caves to prevent them from being killed by Jezebel? (Hint: found in 1Kings 18)

Answer: Obadiah

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

 

God’s Gives Understanding To Us!

I love reading Psalms. I was told once to ready one chapter of Proverbs everyday. That was my daily Bible reading and as I did, great understand come into my heart. But one of my favorite verses was from Psalms. “The entrance of Thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” (Psalm 119:130). In other words, one did need to have great wisdom, or a lot of learning to understand God’s Word. To me, not that I did not have a good education, gave me lots of encouragement. I knew that I could read God’s Word and He would give me understanding. The light would come on. Who wants to be in darkness and not know what to do, how to do it, or why it should be done. Not me! I desired to have understanding, so I got into God’s Word even more so. My sister and I would study the Word of God together. She is a prophetess, and had all this great revelation knowledge and she would spend time teaching me the Word of God. She had the light and the light in her caused the darkness in me to disappear. I learned that the income of God’s Word is the outcome of a changed life. As she poured God’s Word into my life, my outward and inward condition changed and the light was turned on in my life and I wanted more of that light. She taught me about our Destiny in life. Our youth camp had that as a theme once. We are a child of destiny. God is orchestrating and ordaining our steps and our life, if we will just yield to Him. In Isaiah 43:7 we learn that “even every one that is called by My (Jesus) name; for I have created them for My glory, I formed them, yes, I have made them.”  In Geneses chapter one, God told us that he credited us in His image and in His likeness. That means we can be just like God if we will listen to Him and follow His directions on how to become all He said we are. A child of destiny! God’s destiny! As we dwell in His Word, bathe in it, rest in it, He changes us into His highest calling for our lives. We become just like Jesus and our life will have changed and our mission in this world will be to fulfill our Father’s desires. Darkness has to go when the light comes! There is no stumbling, tripping, or falling if you are walking in the light as He is in the light. The income or putting in to us, the Word of God, has resulted in a changed life. We are different from the world. We do not act like, talk like, or walk like the world. We talk, walk, and act like Jesus because we have been changed by the Word of God. When the Word of God changes us, we allow God to orchestrate and ordain our steps. For the steps of a good man are ordered by God. God Himself becomes our way of life. We become all He desires us to be and our life then really counts for something.  Remember, the income of God’s Word will cause your life to become like His Word and your life will be changed forever.

Father, I ask you to change my friends to be just like Jesus. To give them a hunger and thirst for the Word of God just like my sister help me to get. That they too may be changed into the likeness and image of Jesus. To walk, talk and act just like He did. Thank you father! I know you will do this for I ask for this in Jesus name according to Your Word. Thank You! I love you Father. Thank You for my changed life!

Until next week remember that I love you and I am praying for you. If you need anything, please come and chat or write me and I will pray for you and God will give you the answer.

Love Noelle

Scripture for the week: Isaiah 43:7 "Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him."

 

This week's question is:

What did James advise those who were lacking in wisdom to do? (Hint found in James 1)

Last week's Question: What were Peter, James, and John doing while Jesus was praying and agonizing in the Garden of Gethsemane?

Answer: They were sleeping.

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

The Spirit Of A Winner

Have you ever considered the Spirit of God that is in you? Just what kind of a Spirit is it according to the Bible? It is the Spirit of a winner! You do not have the spirit of a quitter living inside of you; you have the Spirit of the only man in history to conquer and defeat death. You have the Spirit of a winner; the Spirit of Jesus Christ inside of you. Some call it resurrection power! “The Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you” (Romans 8:11). The Bible shows us that it took more power to raise Christ from the dead, then for God to create the worlds. This is the power God has put inside of everyone who has received Jesus Christ as his or her Lord. Power to overcome! Power to walk in victory! Power to walk every day as a winner and not a quitter. The devil may make you feel like quitting, but inside you is the power to be a winner. Hosea 4:6 tells us that people are destroyed because the lack knowledge. This is sad, they are defeated or quite because they do not know who they are or what Christ has done for them or the power God has placed inside of them. When we do not know what we have, we cannot use it. It’s not that they don’t have it, but they don’t know they have it. The devil should never win any fights. None! But if we do not know that and we do not know we have all the power, and he has none, at times we quit or runaway in fear. Fear is not of God, as He never gave us fear. He gave us power! So the devil is the one who tries to put fear in us, so we will not fight; because he knows that if we fight, we win. That is why God told us to resist the devil and he will flee or runaway from us. But the devil is like a big bully. He makes a lot of nose and tries to cause fear to come into us; because he knows if fear comes in, faith go out. But if we stand up to the big bully, he is the one who runs away and not us. God has put a Spirit of a winner in us! That means He created us to always win and never lose. So what do we do? We learn the Bible so we know who we are, what we are, and we quickly become the winner. Why? Because God has not made us to be quitters! That same power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead, lives in us. We have been made the winners by Almighty God Himself. We have power that most of the time we do not even know we have. Because we don’t know we have it, we don’t use it. But when we get into God’s Word and we find out what God has done for us, we are no longer quitters. We become the winners, the overcomers in everything we do or say. The devil flees from us and we walk in victory. Please read God’s Word every day. Get it in your heart so you are no longer a quitter but a winner!

 Father, in Jesus name I ask you to help all my friends to become a winner and not a quitter. Show them who they are and that this resurrection power is in them. Thank You Father. I know You heard me and I know You will do it for them because it is Your Word. Thank You!!

 Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here if you need me. Just write or come and chat and I will pray for you personally! Have a great week and remember to read God’s Word everyday!

 Love Noelle

 Romans 8:11

"But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you"

This week's question is:

How much money was Judas promised for betraying Jesus?

 

Last week's Question: What did James advise those who were lacking in wisdom to do? (Hint found in James 1)

Answer: Ask of God in faith

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

Maintaining a Spiritual Mind

 

Paul tells us to “Cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5).  Paul also tells us what things we should think on. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” When we look at these two different scripture verses, we quickly learn what we are to do with wrong thoughts, what wrong thoughts are, and what we should think on. Bad or negative thoughts are like birds, you cannot keep them from flying around your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair, or head. Just because someone speaks bad things around us, or we hear bad things, does not mean we have to receive them. God tells us to cast them down! Even in school or out to play, there are those who do not know God or His Word and they do not always have good ideas or speak what God says we should speak; but we do not have to receive it. We can cast it down. Once we have cast it down, we should fill our mind, our thought life, or meditation with God’s Word. God says, think on these things. When we do that, we sow good seed into the kingdom and our harvest is always good. When we allow the bad things to stay in our mind, it is not long and we begin to do them. But, if we cast them down and don’t think on them, but instead think on God’s Word, then we reap great things from God. I’ve noticed in public schools, the words and thoughts, that go around like birds there, are not good at all; and it is not long before we see someone playing out the very things they have been saying. It is so sad! The teachers do this, the office help does it, the school children do it. Whenever we find ourselves around people like this, we must cast down every word that does not line up with God’s Word. It is easy to think what God wants us to think when we are with those who love God, or when we are reading His Word, but we must learn to cast down whatever is not of Him when others are speaking wrongfully or when we are not alone. Many times the devil will send lying thoughts or imaginations our way, but we just cast them down as well. By doing this, we are filling our minds with God’s Word every moment of the day regardless where we are or what we may be doing. As we do that, God opens doors of blessings, doors of prosperity, doors of love and joy. We allow God to move on our behalf. Cast down anything that is not of God, and fill your mind with God’s Word and His promises and watch as the blessings of God over take you. Learn to obey the Word of God and walk in the victory that He has already given to you.

Father, help all my friends to learn to cast down everything that is not of you. Help them to fill their minds and heart with your Word, Your promises and let them speak those things. Holy Spirit, remind them to do this! Thank You for that Father, for I ask these things in Jesus’ name.

 Until next week, remember that I love all of you and I am here to help you that you can become all God said you could be. If you need me, just write or come and chat with me and I will be here to help you become all God says you are!

 Love Noelle

 

Scripture for the week: 2 Corinthians 10:5

"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"

Joke for the week:

 

Each week I will ask you a question from the Bible. The first one to write me, (we will go by the date mailed) or come on the chat and give me the right answer before I post it, I will send you $2.00.  I am waiting for your answer! If you win, don't forget 20 cents belongs to God! 

This week's question is:

What man helped Jesus carry His cross?

 

Last week's Question: How much money was Judas promised for betraying Jesus?

Answer: 30 pieces of silver

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

See you next week! Love Noelle

 

 Be Not Moved 

The Bible tells us we are not moved by sight or feeling, but only by the Word of God. Now that is true faith! We all know the story of David and Goliath! It is one of the favorites of everyone. David was not a tall person, they say he was about 5’ 6”, and Goliath was 9’ 9”. He was 4’ 3” taller then David. He Was taller then everyone. He was a giant the Bible says! He wanted to change the rules of fighting! The devil wants to change the rules of fighting. He wants us to fight by his rules and not the ones God has set for us. That way, he can defeat us! If we fight God’s way, we always win! We need to remember that!  When David went to bring food to his brothers, here was this giant challenging them and all of Israel was afraid of him because of what they saw. “And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him (to take food to his brothers); and he came to the trench…and behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spoke according to the same words, and David heard them” (verses 2-23). Notice that it says, “and David heard them.” This was David’s first encounter with the foreboding giant! Something in Goliath’s words incited anger in David’s soul. What a shock it was for this young shepherd to hear a pagan Philistine insulting the God of Israel and to see no one doing anything about it! Not only were they doing nothing about it, the next verse says, “And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid” (verse 24). David was so annoyed by this Philistine’s verbal arrogance, that “David spoke to the men that stood by him. saying; What shall be done to that man that killeth the Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that should defy the armies of the Living God?” (verse 26). Immediately, David’s elder brother was offended by David’s confidence, and reprimanded him for acting too boldly. “And Eliab, his eldest brother heard when he spoke unto the men, and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and said, Why camest thou down hither? And with whom hath thou left the sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart, for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle” (verse 28). Quite often when young men and women of God step out to challenge the foe, they are accused of acting too boldly. Our elder leaders are correct in pointing out that there is a vast difference between boldness, rudeness and arrogance. However, there is a true boldness that the Holy Spirit gives to surrendered vessels. David was so surrendered to the power of the Holy Spirit that this Holy Spirit-inspired confidence rose up within him, and he simply could not hold this divine anger back! In fact, David was so filled with confidence in God, and was so stunned by the fear that huge Israelites soldiers were possessed with, that he said, “What have I now done? Is there not a cause? And he turned from him toward another, and spoke after the same manner, and the people answered him against after the former manner” (verse 29). This is a picture of David saying, “Isn’t there a cause here that is worth fighting for? Isn’t there a man in this camp who is man enough to face this uncircumcised Philistine? Why aren’t we fighting?” David apparently began to turn from one soldier, and then to another, saying, “How about you? Will you fight Goliath?” Then he turned to another saying. “And how about you? Will you fight Goliath? Yet it is clear that no one had faith or courage to believe this vile giant could be killed. David’s confidence and boldness immediately spread through the camp like wildfire. Likewise, you can be sure that when you determine to move in the power of God and to pull strongholds down from your life, it will make news! Everyone around you will discuss your boldness; and may even try to talk you out of it! Why aren’t we fighting?” I am so glad David knew God and the power of the Holy Spirit. I am so glad David knew that God would give him the victory no matter how big this giant was, nor how much fear he put on the Israelites. Either God was God, or He wasn’t. God had given him the victory over the lion and bear, that same God would give him the victory over this giant. David had a covenant with God, this giant didn’t! Therefore, because he knew God and His Word, David went with his sling and killed the giant and all of Israel had a victory because of David. David was not moved by what he saw or heard; God’s Word only moved him. We need to be like David! We should never be moved by what we see, hear or whatever the enemy does, because God has already give us our victory!   

Father, please help all my friends to see that they always have the victory in You. Don’t let them ever be afraid of the devil and his lies! Fill them with Your power, Your strength and cause them to stand fast in Your Word. Thank You Father, for I ask this in Jesus name. Father, I am so glad You are always with us, even when the giants come!   

Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here if you need me. Just write or come and chat and I will be glad to help you and to stand with you against the enemy. Together we will always win!  

Love Noelle

Scripture for the week:  Joshua 1:9

"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

This week's question is: What Jewish queen risked her life to intercede for her people before the Persian king?

 

Last week's Question: What man helped Jesus carry His cross?

Answer: Simon of Cyrene

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

 

Christ Lives In Me!

"I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me, and the life which I now  live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." (v. 20). This verse should be translated more correctly in the King James Version as it is in the Greek. The phrase "I am crucified" should read, "I have been crucified". The Greek verb tense here indicates that this is a past work, which has already been completed. You and I are not in the state of being crucified, nor are we in a perpetual state of crucifixion. Like Christ, we were crucified once for all time  the moment we identified ourselves with his crucifixion and were born again of the Spirit of God. We died on the cross with our Lord. We were buried with him in death. We were resurrected and were born again of the Spirit of God. We died on the cross with our Lord. We were buried with him in death. we were resurrected with him to newness of life. We ascended with him and now we are seated with Him in heavenly places. (Eph. 2:5-6). Aren't you glad that Jesus is not still on the cross? Neither are you and I. We have become brand new creatures: "Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold, all things have become new" (II Cor. 5:17). "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me (us) free from the law of sin and death" Romans 8:2). The expression yet no I is found  in the original Greek version of Galatians 2:20. So this scripture could better be translated like this, "I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me..." Paul is saying here that the law killed him.  What happens when a person dies? When someone does, he is not annihilated. Death is never annihilation. Physical death is the separation of the inward man from the outward man. The inward man, the real man goes on either to be with the Lord in heaven or to be with the Devil in hell - one of the two. The outward shell of the person remains here on the earth with nothing in it. That's what happened when you and I were born again. Our nature inside of us  who used to belong to Satan, moved out, and the Spirit of Jesus Christ came to live in our physical body. Now that body didn't change any in our outward appearance. It wasn't the outward man that changed; it was the inward man who was born again. So it is not so much our "Old Spiritual Man" we have to contend with now that we are new creatures in Christ Jesus. It's the flesh that  gives us so much trouble, and the evil one who is at large out there. But that is really no problem because great is He that lives in us than he that lives in the world (I John 4:4). Therefore we can still overcome him by the blood of Jesus and the Word of our confession (Rev. 12:11). "...And the life which I now live after the new birth, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me." This translation brings out better the twofold theme of the whole book of Galatians: Salvation by faith, spirituality by faith. Paul stresses the fact that he was dead, crucified with Christ, the resurrected - born again - by faith, and that the life he now lives - after that salvation experience - is also lived by faith. The life he lives in this fleshly body is not of the law, it's full of grace. Our salvation was a free gift from God. WE didn't deserve it; we couldn't earn it. All we did to receive it was accept it by faith. In the same way, our spiritual life after salvation is by grace, we can never deserve or earn it by our own efforts. It too is a gift of God received by faith. Some people think they move God by their faith. That's not so! God has already moved by His grace; all we do is accept by our faith what God has already done. I like to think of it this way. Grace  is God reaching out toward us, and faith is us reaching out toward God, But God reaches out first, and we reach out second. Our faith does not cause God to move, His grace causes our faith to move. We were saved because God responded to our faith and saved us. Redemption has been completed ever since Jesus Christ rose from the grave. The work is finished. God's part is done. That was grace, now our part is accepting that which has already been done for us. That's faith! so faith does not move God into action. Faith is our action in response to  God's, what God has already done. Grace always precedes faith. So now we must learn to allow Christ to live His life through us!

Father, in Jesus name I ask you to help all my friends all over the world to see and know this wonderful truth. I ask you to give unto them divine wisdom and knowledge! To fill them with all the power they need to be all you said they could be. I thank you for that! I know it is done because I have asked in Jesus' Name.

Until next week, remember that I love you and that I am here for you. I you need anything at all, just come and chat with me or email me and I will go to prayer on your behalf and God will give you your answers. Remember, I am here to help you!

Love, Noelle

 II Cor. 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

 

This week's question is: What woman of Jericho gave lodging and protection to Joshua's spies? (Hint: found in Joshua chapter 2)

 

Last week's Question: What Jewish queen risked her life to intercede for her people before the Persian king?

Answer: Esther 

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

We Make Our Own Choices


Some times people who do not understand the Bible, they either think God chooses who will be saved and who will not; or that God is unjust and that everyone should be saved. But God is just and He has made a way for everyone to be saved, but it is their choice as to where they will go and who they will serve. In this portion of scripture God shows us this truth so we can understand how our choices effect our life and the life to come and why He knows before we are born what we will do. Let’s look and see what it says!
"As it is written. Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated" (Rom.
9:13).This is a quote by Paul of Malachi 1:2-3. Now some people have a hard time with that. They think God is unfair because He judges people before they are even born. But God is not unfair! God sees the end from the beginning. He sees that person and what they shall do before they come into the world. That person makes their own choices and those choices determine what they will become. God sees faith in a person and knows what he will do also. So when God says this, He has already seen the outcome of that person and their choice. Since He can see the end from the beginning, the Lord doesn't have to wait until that individual has lived out his full life span before He knows what he or she has on the inside. The presence or absence of faith is evident to our heavenly Father from the foundations of this earth, even from our conception.  So God's election of choice before birth is not unfair; it's just based on foreknowledge. A person's "fate" is not pre-determined or pre-destined so he or she has no choice in the matter. The Apostle Peter addressed his first epistle to the elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father (I Peter 1:2). God's election is based on His foreknowledge of the person's life, not what that person will do, but the amount of faith which he or she will demonstrate.   So righteousness, like redemption, is all of grace through faith.  God gives every person a measure of faith, so everyone has the same measure of faith to start. But, it’s what they do with that faith that counts. God's love and mercy has given to us the gift of grace, but not all will accept it. Therefore, because of this, God knows when the last person on earth will get saved and when it is time for Jesus to come. He knows our hearts! He knew them from before the foundation of this earth. God is very just in all He has done and ever will do. So our choices are very important and we should always make sure they are in line with God’s Word. When we walk as God wants us to walk, we become the victors that God says His people can be. As for me, I am going to walk as God has said. It is my prayer that you walk the same way. Remember, God is just and He will fulfill His Word!

Father I pray for all my friends that they will always walk according to Your will.  I ask You to help them and guide them into all righteousness. Heal them and deliver them. Let Your love fill their hearts. Comfort them and show them how to be all You want them to be. Thank You Father for doing this for I have asked in the name of Jesus and I know I have my answer. Thank You!

Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you. If you need me, please write me or come and chat with me on our chat site on this web site. I will be here for you and I will seek God for you and together we will have His answer. Remember that I love you!
Love, Noelle

 

What three words endorsing the authority of the Scriptures did Jesus use three times when he was resisting the temptations of Satan?

Last week's Question: What woman of Jericho gave lodging and protection to Joshua's spies? (Hint: found in Joshua chapter 2)

Answer: Rahab   

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

 

You Need A Vision

You need a God-given vision for your life. Without it, you'll always wander and be looking and not satisfied. Proverbs 29:18 says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepth the law, happy is he." What does the Bible mean when it says people "perish" if they have no vision? Look at these other translations of the verse: "Where there is no vision, the people live purposeless, meaningless lives." "Where there is no vision, the people have no sense of direction and lose their reason for living." People, every the Kids need a sense of direction. They need boarders. They need guidelines. When we have a vision before us, we have a foal to live for and an objective for what to shoot at. A vision gives us inspiration and motivation to keep striving until we reach what God puts in our heart. It is like a trail I am following to reach a great prize. It may occasionally lead me through dense forests, through dry places, and even occasionally past some danger without any harm. But I know that if I stay on the trail, the vision God placed in my heart, it will lead me to this great treasure. I will be a winner! If I get off track and try to take another way, it always gets me into trouble. If I want to be a doctor for example, then I have to make sure I take the classes in school I will need to get into a college where I can be a doctor. If I want to be a football player, I must workout, study all about football and train hard. God puts visions in our hearts and as we follow them, we become very happy, successful adults. When there is no clear-cut direction or goal for our lives, we begin to feel purposeless. When that happens it seizes the heart, mind, and emotions, That's why the Bible tells us "where there is no vision, the people perish." For example, if we know we are going to go to the lake and swim tomorrow, we are so excited and can hardly wait. But if we have nothing to do tomorrow and do not find something to do, we are not excited. We droop around wondering just what will we do. God puts visions in our heart as we read His Word, or meditate on Him, or even talk to Him. When we have a vision in life, we make plans on where we will go, what we will be, and we have something to live for. It's exciting! It's kind of like Christmas coming or our birthday, we know we will get gifts and see friends we do not normally see. We have what I call, a short vision. It excites us and we look forward to it. When I have a vision, I live a full, meaningful and rewarding life. When I have a vision, I am disciplined, diligent, hardworking, and full of energy. The word vision in Hebrew means to see. It means you see a picture of what you want in life. When I think of how God loves to plant His dream and visions in our hearts, I look forward to them as I know they will lead me to victory and great happiness. That word also means, "provision." In other words, God makes provisions for our life that will cause us to always be victorious and to prosper in life. We need to seek God for the vision He has for our life. Lets ask Him to give us a vision or rekindle our vision so we can be all God wants us to be! 

Father, I ask you to give my friends a fresh vision, or if they had a vision and lost it, to rekindle it again so they have a vision of what you want in their lives. I thank you for this and I know You will do it; for I have ask in Jesus' name according to Your Word. Thank you for that!

Until next week, remember that I love all of you and I am hear to help you. If you need help, please come and chat with me right here on this web site, or email me and I will seek God for your answers and He will give them to you. Remember to read your Bible and pray everyday. See you next week right here!

Love Noelle

Scripture for the week:  Proverbs 29:18 "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

 

This week's question is: 

When Paul was describing the Christian's armor of God, what did he call the Word of God?

 

Last week's Question: What three words endorsing the authority of the Scriptures did Jesus use three times when he was resisting the temptations of Satan?

Answer: "It is written"

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

Laughing at the Devil

The ability to laugh with God suggests that we are acquainted with His promises, and know them in our heart. There are 60,000 of them given to us, to meet every need and to fit every occasion. The next time a need arises, don’t confess the disheartening circumstances with which you are surrounded, but rather quote one of the promises and laugh at the situation that is coming against you. Remember that God's Word says we are the over comers; we win!  One of the most trying things most people face is their great concern for loved ones, especially when the loved ones do not seem to respond to prayer, or witnessing, or confessing the Word over them, but instead, seem to become more spiritually unresponsive. That is the time to saturate your heart and mind with Acts 16:31: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved and thy house.” Laugh at the devil and let him know he cannot have them because God said so! If it is your children, brothers or sisters, then do the same with Jeremiah 31:16; “Thus saith the Lord; (Who said it?) Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears; for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.” This is God’s promise! God has promised they will come again from the enemy to serve Him if you stand on His Word. The devil is the liar, not God, but God’s Word is true! That means it will do what it says it will do! Stand on that! Faith seeks the promises of God as God states them; not as you see progress, or the lack of it. Even if they confess the Lord and seem to make some progress, continue to see the promise and stand on that and not the progress. This will safeguard you from having “yo-yo” faith. Your faith and confidence is in God and His Word! God’s Word will not go out and return void!  It will always bring the answer with it. Stand on God’s Word, not by sight! God said it, you say it, and that is the way it is going to be. Faith can laugh with God because of this! It looks down from the position of God’s throne on the final page that only He and you, by faith, can see. As someone said, “We have read the end of the book and we win!” The ability to laugh with God suggests you know you are one of his children. Israel’s behavior identified them as the devil’s progeny and Jesus said to them, “you are of your father the devil” (John 8:44). A joyful posture signifies that you belong to God. The wealth of His kingdom is yours right now, not in the sweet by and by. Act like it, talk like it, and live laughing at the circumstances and the devil and his stupid plans. They only work, if we believe them! But if we dare to believe God and His Word, we always win!

Father, in Jesus’ name I ask you to help my friends always stand on Your promises. Make them real to their hearts. Fill their hearts with them, so they meditate on them day and night. Cause them to become faith words that go out and bring back the answers. Thank You Father, for I have asked in Jesus’ name.

Until next wee remember that I am here to help you and pray for you. If you need me, just write or come to our chat site on this web site and I will be there to help and agree in prayer with you. I love all of you and my prayer is that you will always walk in victory and health.

Love Noelle

 Acts 16:31 "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."

This week's question is: 

What did Elisha instruct Captain Naaman to do to get rid of his leprosy?

 

Last week's Question: When Paul was describing the Christian's armor of God, what did he call the Word of God?

Answer: The sword of  the Spirit

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

Laughing At The Devil 2

Yes, we can laugh at this “feared” enemy who should not be feared, because he is no longer god of; or in our kingdom. We can laugh at him because we have been translated from his kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. (Col. 1:13). We have a different citizenship, better passports, perfect security, different ownership, and a different God. We have changed governments and have a new King, His name is Jesus. He is eternal, He is immortal, King of kings and Lord of lords. His kingdom is one of light and not darkness. His kingdom is one of love and not hate, one of healing and not suffering; one of holiness and not sin, life and not death, victory and not defeat. When we realize we are joint heirs with the Heir of all ages, One who has given us His Own name, His own power, and His own authority, One who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, we will not struggle to laugh at the devil, it will flow out naturally. It will be laughter of faith that doesn’t operate on how we feel, or what we see or hear, but by who we are in Christ Jesus; God’s children, heirs of His kingdom, and citizens of Heaven. Let’s stop and think of a redeemed saint of the household of God, one who bears the name of King Jesus, one whose total inheritance is worth more than the entire world put together. His name causes demons to tremble. To even consider for a minute, a saint cowering before the defeated enemy, is unthinkable. Rather, think of the enemy in full retreat and stand your blood-bought ground, purchased with heaven’s sacrifice, and laugh at the devil. I’ve heard it said that real maturity is when a person has learned to laugh at life, at yourself, and put all their trust in God! Perhaps Habakkuk says it the best! “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vine; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation” (Habakkuk 3:17-18). This beautiful confession of trust that overcomes devastation states so perfectly the Christian’s walk of faith. When all else fails, the child of God rejoices. He has laughter flowing because the Christian joy does not have its basis in that which succeeds or what fails, but in his salvation, his trust in God and the Word of God carrying all our promises. Regardless of what we see, hear, feel or what happens, God’s Word will always turn it around and His Word will come to pass. We always win, so laugh at the devil when he tries to tell you differently. He’s the defeated one, not us!

Father, I ask you to help all my friends to be all You have said they could be. Let them see that they have already won and that it does not matter what the enemy says. Therefore we laugh at him because he is the defeated one, not us. Thank You Father, for I have asked this in Jesus name.

 

Remember that I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat site on this web site and chat with me. I will pray for you and we will receive God’s answer every time! I love you and I will be praying for you!

 Love Noelle

  Colossians 1:13 "Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:"

 

This week's question is: 

Who went to sleep while Paul was preaching and fell from a window to his death, but was revived by the apostle? (Hint: Found in Acts chapter 20)

Last week's Question: 

What did Elisha instruct Captain Naaman to do to get rid of his leprosy?

Answer: Wash or dip 7 times in the Jordan River

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

 

My Father’s Book To Me!

 

I just love reading my Bible as I know it is my Father’s Book written to me. He loved me so much, He gave me a book of instruction on how to live, win, overcome and get to heaven where He lives and where my eternally home will be. Oh what Love that is! Listen to what I find in it:

In the Gospels He is the Lone Man of Galilee., the humble Unknown, who ends His earthy walk on Calvary. In the Epistles He is the Risen, Triumphant One, the conqueror of death, and sin, Satan and the cross. He is humanity’s Risen Redeemer who has met the demands of Justice and satisfied every claim against humanity.  He made possible the New Creation,  a new race of men, who can stand in God’s presence without the sense of guilt, condemnation or inferiority. Our attitude toward the Word determines the place that God holds in our heart.  I have heard this many times in my Pastor's teachings, and his preaching. His study on “Living In The Word” is a perfect example.  The Word should always be the Father seeking directly and personally to us. It should never be like a message from an ordinary book.  It should be as though you were sitting there and the Master stood in that room and was talking to you personally. This Word was designed by the Father to take Jesus’ place in His absence. The Word is Jesus (John 1:1)!  When He says, “The Father Himself loveth you,” it is a personal message to your heart.  When the Master said, “If a man love me, he will keep My Word; and the Father and I will love him and make our home with Him,” that should be as personal as though you were the only one in the world.  It is as though you were sitting at Jesus’ feet, and He looked down into your face and said,” The Father and I will come and make our home with you!” Here Him say:

“Be not dismayed, for I am your God! I am going to be your strength; I am going to lead you to My own ability. When weakness comes, remember, that I am the strength of your life. When you need finances, remember that I said, “My Father knoweth that you have need of these things, and He will give it to you. You can whisper in your own heart, My Father will supply every need of mine for He has promised. He knows my needs and He loves me. He and I are One!” How deeply that should impress us! I hold in my hand a  Book with the very Life of God in it, a Book that scrutinizes my conduct; that judges me. A Book that feeds this inner man; my spirit. It imparts Faith to my spirit, builds Love into it. God’s only means of reaching me is through His Word. So the Word becomes a vital thing. 1Thess. 2:13, “Wherefore I also give continual thanks to God, because, when you heard from me the Spoken Word of God, you received it not as the word of man, but, as it is in truth, the Word of God; who Himself works effectually in you that believe.” (Conybeare). Notice, it was “the Spoken Word.” That was all they had whether Paul gave it, or Peter, or John, or any of the Apostles. It was God speaking through human lips. It had yet been put into writing. My what wonderful things we find in the Book our Father left to us. Read it and see what you find!

 

Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here if you need me. Just come and chat with me on our chat site on this page, or write me. I will stand in agreement with you and God will give you, your answers. I love all of you and I am here for you. Thank you for coming!

 Love Noelle

1Thess. 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."

 

 

Question: Who went to sleep while Paul was preaching and fell from a window to his death, but was revived by the apostle? (Hint: found in Acts chapter 20)

Answer: Eutychus

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or.

 

 

Faith Has Evidence

Faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen. Hope gives substance to our faith. We get hope from

God’s Word as we read it, spend time in it, or just meditate on it. That Hope gives substance to our faith so we can act on what God has said.  Faith then has the evidence. It’s not seen in the natural, but it is seen in the spiritual. Any time any one has the evidence, that means they can prove it is true or that they have what they say they have, and soon others will see the substance that Faith brought or the evidence.  Hope stands in the place of the thing (evidence) until it's manifested for all to see. It is like a thermostat on a furnace. Its 40 degrees in the house and you want it to be 70. You see both the 40 and the 70 on the thermostat, so you set the goal setter to 70. The goal setter is set, and the furnace goes to work and brings the evidence of what the goal setter was set on; 70! Patience holds the evidence and the goal setter in place, unmovable, steadfast until the evidence is seen by all in the natural realm. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which do (did) appear” (Hebrews 11:3). “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3). Without Him? Him who? Him, the Word, Jesus! Without the Word, nothing was made. In the beginning all creation was made by the Word. The Word was Jesus and the Word was God. The Word is still God over every situation. The Word is still able to create. God never does anything without speaking it first. He created us to do the same! That is why we speak the Word of God and not our words. Faith without the Word, is dead. If we consider how God worked in the Old Testament, and how Jesus operated in the Four Gospels, we would quickly see how important the rhema word is. God spoke to the men and women He used in the Old Testament. Jesus did not do anything unless His Father told him so. Then we come to Paul, and he teaches this powerful truth over and over. He was on the backside of a desert for 13 years hearing from the Lord personally before his powerful teaching ministry really started. Yes, we have the written Word of God and everything He speaks to us must line up with the written Word, but we must also personally hear from God. We need the rhema (spoken) word of God. I believe the reason so many do not hear the voice of God speaking to them, is because of all the wrong people have done and said like, “God told me to do this!” It has built a fear inside of us that stops us from being open to the voice of God like we should be; like we need to be. Jesus told us that God said, “My sheep hear My voice, and they follow Me. They do not hear or listen to the voice of the evil one. They do not follow another voice.” Then the question should be, “Are we His sheep?” If we are, then we should hear the voice of our Father speaking to us. Not through our ears, but to our spiritman or in our spirit. Why? Because, we cannot really follow Him like He wants, if we do not know His voice and hear Him tell us what He wants us to do. When I was first learning all this, when God spoke to me, I would jump and turn quickly to see who was talking. I would be trembling inside. It almost seemed like He was speaking in my ears, and then I realized it was my Father speaking to me, because I was one of His sheep. Now we carry on conversations, sometimes for hours. The Holy Spirit tells me what to write in my Bible studies and puppet skits. I hear His voice very clear also! I believe every believer can and should hear the voice of God. Why? Because they are His sheep! Listen and see if you can hear God’s voice and the do what He tells you to do.

 Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here to help you. If you need anything, please write me or come and chat with me on this web site and together we will get God’s answer.

 Love Noelle

Scripture for the week: Hebrews 11:3 "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."

 

This week's question is: 

What couple lost their home in the garden, suffered many hardships, and ultimately died because of their sin of disobedience? 

(Hint: Home in the Garden)

 

Last week's Question: Who led a dance of joy wearing only a linen cloth when the ark of the covenant arrived in Jerusalem? (Hint: Found in 2 Samuel chapter 6)

Answer: King David

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

 

 

I am going to teach from my Pastor’s note on your spiritual weapons and why you should always be dressed in your full armor.  I know this will be a great blessing to everyone of you. Study with me and grow in the Lord!

 Spiritual Weapons to Defeat Our Enemy

 In Paul’s writings to the church at Ephesus, he plainly tells us “to put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”  (Eph. 6:11). The phrase “whole armour” is taken from the Greek word “panoplia” (pan-op-lia), and it refers to a Roman soldier who is fully dressed in his full armor from head to toe. Since this is the example that Paul puts before us, we must consider full dress, the panoplia, of the Roman soldier. Because of Paul’s many imprisonments, this was an easy illustration for Paul to use. Standing next to these illustrious soldiers during his prison internments, Paul could see the Roman soldier’s loin belt, huge breastplate, brutal shoes affixed with spikes, massive, full-length shield, intricate helmet, piercing sword, and long, specially tooled lance which could be thrown a tremendous distance to hit the enemy from afar. The Roman soldier of the New Testament times, basically wore these seven pieces of armor, both offensively and defensively. These pieces of weaponry can be found in our museums today, or any encyclopedia, or history book on Roman History.

First of all, the Roman soldier wore a loin belt. Though it was the most ugly and most common piece of weaponry that the Roman soldier wore, it was the central piece of armor that held everything together. Every other part was totally dependent upon this one piece.  For example, the loin belt held the breastplate in place; the shield rested on a clip on the side of the loin belt; and on the other side of the loin belt was another clip on which the Roman soldier hung his massive sword when it was not in use. The loin belt was so ordinary that no soldier would ever think of writing home to tell his family about this new loin belt. Yet the loin belt was the most important piece of weaponry that the Roman soldier owned because of its importance to the other pieces of armor. Without the loin belt, these other pieces of weaponry would have fallen off of the soldier and left him defenseless.

 In addition to the loin belt, the Roman soldier also wore a second weapon; a magnificent and beautiful breastplate. The breastplate of the Roman soldier was made out of two large sheets of metal. One piece covered the front of the soldier and the other covered the back, and these sheets of metal were attached at the top of the shoulders by large brass rings. Frequently these metal plates were comprised of smaller, scale-like pieces of metal, causing the breastplate to look very similar to the scales of a fish. Later on, the breastplate was referred to as a “coat of mail.”  This heavy piece of weaponry began at the bottom of the neck and extended down past the waist to the knees. From the waist to the knees it took on the resemblance of a skirt. The breastplate was by far the heaviest piece of equipment that the Roman soldier owned. Depending upon the physical statue of the soldier, this piece of equipment at times could weigh in excess of 40 pounds. In First Samuel 17:5, we are told that Goliath’s breastplate weighed “five thousand shekels of brass,” or the equivalent of 125 pounds.

Lets stop right here. Think about all that has been taught to us. Ask God to give you clear understanding on this. I will not do next week until we have finished this wonderful teaching and we understand we need our spiritual armor on always!

 Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here if you need me. Just write or come chat with me and together we will get God’s answer you need.

Love Noelle

Scripture for the week: Eph. 6:11 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."

 

This week's question is: How did young Samson demonstrate his strength while going through the vineyard at Timnath?  (Hint: found in Judges chapter 14)

 

Last week's Question: 

What couple lost their home in the garden, suffered many hardships, and ultimately died because of their sin of disobedience? 

(Hint: Home in the Garden)

Answer: Adam and Eve

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

 

 

SPIRITUAL WEAPONS

Part 2

Lets continue our study on our weapons and what they mean. I trust you learned a lot last week and are ready for this weeks. Here we go!

In addition to this beautiful coat of mail, the Roman soldier also wore a third weapon; very dangerous shoes. These shoes were like the Roman sandals that people wear today. The sandals people wear today are merely a flimsy little piece of twine that is wrapped around their heel and their toes. The shoes, which the Roman soldier wore, were primarily made of two pieces of metal. The first piece of the shoe was called a greave. This was a piece of bronze or brass that had been wrapped around the soldier’s lower legs. Beginning right at the top of the knee, it extended down past the calf of the leg and rested on the top of the foot. Because this tube-like piece of metal covered the lower leg of the soldier, this Roman shoe looked like boots that were made of brass. The top, sides and bottom of the foot were decked with a very thick piece of heavy metal. On the bottom, the Roman soldier’s shoes were affixed with extremely dangerous spikes. If you were a civilian soldier, the spikes on the bottom of your shoes were approximately one inch long. If, however, you were involved in active combat, the spikes on the bottom of your shoes could be somewhere between one to three inches long. These shoes, which Paul amazingly calls. “shoes of peace” in Ephesians 6:15. they were intended to be “killer shoes.”

 In addition to these “killer shoes,” the Roman soldier also carried a fourth important weapon; a large, oblong shield. This massive shield was made of multiple layers of animal hide that were tightly woven together, and were then framed along the edges by a strong piece of metal or wood.

 The fifth weapon that the Roman soldier wore was his helmet. This all-important piece of armor, which protected the soldier from receiving a fatal blow to the head, at times weighed 15 pounds or more. Surprisingly, while the breastplate was the most beautiful piece of weaponry that the soldier possessed, the helmet was the most noticeable. It would have been very difficult to pass by a soldier without noticing his helmet.

 The sixth weapon of the Roman soldier was his sword. While there were many kinds of swords during that time, the sword that the Roman soldier carried was a very heavy, broad and massive sword that was specifically created for jabbing and killing an adversary or foe.

 The seventh weapon the Roman soldier carried was a specially tooled lance that was designed to strike the enemy from a distance. Most have not recognized the presence of the lance in Ephesians 6:10-18, but the lance must be present in the text because we are told to “put on the whole armour of God.” There is no doubt that the lance was a part of the whole armor of the Roman soldier. In order for Paul to carry through this illustration about the “whole armour of God,” it is absolutely necessary for the lance to be included in this text.  Why? Because the lance is a very important part of the whole armor of God! We will see that before we are done with our study.

 For the Roman soldier, these were a new set of clothes. These weapons are clearly taken from the picture of a Roman soldier; who is dressed in full armor, he is dressed to kill. With this example before us, now Paul gives us a powerful word of instruction. He says, “Put on..” The phrase “put on” is taken from the Greek word enduo, which is frequently used throughout the New Testament. In fact, it is the exact word Luke used when he recorded Jesus, as saying, “And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endured with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). The word enduo refers to the act of “putting on a new set of clothes.” In light of this, one expositor has properly translated Luke 24:29. “But tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be clothed with power from on high.” The word enduo has to do with the “putting on of a new set of clothes.”

 Paul used the word enduo throughout his writings to symbolically depict the “putting on” of the new man. In both Ephesians 4:24 and Colossians 3:10, he urges us to “put on the new man.” By using the word enduo in these two particular passages, Paul tells us to “put on” the new man and the fruit of our new life in the same way that one would put on a brand new set of clothes. Now Paul uses the word enduo in Ephesians 6:11 in this same way, to denote the act of “putting on a new set of clothes, only now he uses this word in connection with our spiritual armor. He instructs us to “put on the whole armour of God..” Moreover, he uses the imperative tense in this text. This means he was not making a suggestion, but rather, he was issuing the very strongest kind of command that can be given. This action is so important, when Paul speaks to us, he speaks in the imperative tense; commanding and ordering us to “Be clothed with the whole armor of God.” We can reject his command to “put on the whole armour of God”, or we can accept it. If we choose to take Paul’s command to heart, then we must learn how to put on “the whole armor of God.

 I trust you want to always have your armor on and defeat the enemy as God has planed. “Father, in the Name of Jesus, I ask that all my friends always have they armor on and are always ready for battle so they can also way. I thank You for that, as I ask this in Jesus’ name!”

Until next week, remember that I am her for you and if you need help or a answer to a prayer, just write me or come to our chat site and together we will get God’s answer for your life. I love all of you!

Love Noelle


  Colossians 3:10 "And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:"

 

This week's question is: 

How did Samson destroy the fields of the Philistines? (Hint: found in Judges chapter 15)

 

Last week's Question: 

How did young Samson demonstrate his strength while going through the vineyard at Timnath?  (Hint: found in Judges chapter 14)

Answer: by killing a lion

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

 

We've been studding on our spiritual armor! I trust you have learned a lot! I just loved this study and thought that you would enjoy it also. It is a little deep, but it makes us grow and grow and we make sure our armor is always on. Here we go again!!  

How do you put on the whole armor of God? Paul describes this weaponry as “the whole armour of God.” Notice especially the phrase “of God.” This little phrase is taken from the Greek phrase tou theo (tou the-o), and it is written in the genitive case. Simply put, this means this supernatural set of weaponry comes directly from God Himself. God is the source of origination for this armor. Thus, we could more accurately translate this verse, “Put on the whole armor that comes from God.” Because this weaponry has its origination in God, it is vital for us to remain in unbroken fellowship with God in order for us to continually enjoy the benefits of this spiritual armor. By breaking fellowship with the Lord, we step away from Him, our all-important power source. But as long as our fellowship with the Lord is intact, then our power source is also intact. People who ignore their spiritual lives and cease to walk in the power of God, and then complain because it seems like all kinds of trouble breaks loose in their lives amaze me. They often look for deep, deep reasons for this trouble that has erupted in their lives; when the reason for this outbreak of confusion is simple; spiritual armor has its source in God, and when you temporarily cease to walk in fellowship with the Lord and in the power of God, you are choosing to temporarily step away from the source from which this armor comes! Just as we draw our life from God, and just as we draw our nature from God, and just as we draw our spiritual power form God, this spiritual armor also comes from God. What happens to your spiritual life when you temporarily cease to walk in fellowship with the Lord? In that state of being, do you enjoy abundant life as you once did? Of course not! While abundant life still belongs to you, this state of stagnation will pull the plug on abundant life so that you cannot enjoy it as you once did. Why? Because, the abundant life has its source in the Lord. When you temporarily cease to walk in fellowship with the Lord, you elect to temporarily walk away from the flow of abundant life. What happens to the power of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life when they develop a “who cares” attitude about their spiritual development? Do they continue to enjoy the power of God in their life? Certainly not! While the power of God is still available to that believer, this “who cares” attitude temporarily pulls the plug on their power source. Why? Because this spiritual power has its origination in the Lord! When you temporarily stop walking in fellowship with the Lord, you are choosing to temporarily stop the flow of this divine power into your life. Furthermore, what happens to a believer’s ability to walk in spiritual armor when they temporarily suspend their relationship with the Lord? Do they continue to reap the benefits of their God-given spiritual armor in this state of suspension? Certainly not! While this spiritual armor is still accessible for them to use and enjoy, by temporarily suspending their relationship with the Lord, they are opting to temporarily suspend their ability to walk in the armor of God; the very armor that God gave to protect and defend them. Why, Because your spiritual armor has its origination in the Lord! By putting your spiritual life temporarily “on hold,” you have opted to lay your armor aside until you begin walking in fellowship with the Lord again. Many people begin each new day by pretending to “put on the whole armour of God.” When they wakeup and get out of bed in the morning, the first thing they do is to act as though they are actually putting on each piece of their armor. They reach down to their waist, and pretend that they are actually wrapping the loin belt of truth around them; they reach to their chest and carry on as though they are actually placing a breastplate of righteousness across their upper torso; they manipulate their feet as though they are really putting shoes of peace on their feet, they reach over and act as though they are really picking up a shield of faith to carry throughout the day, they pretend to put on a helmet of salvation; and they simulate the movements of one who is placing a sword in its scabbard along their side. While this daily routine is fine to do, and may help some people to focus better on their spiritual life, especially children, this daily simulation of putting on a suit of armor does not put “the whole armor of God” on anyone. Just like saying, “I am putting on the whole armor now Lord” doesn't do  anything either. Sad to say, this is what most Christians are doing! The armor of God is ours by virtue of our relationship with God! Thus, the reason that Paul wrote in the genitive case. He wanted us to know that the armor originates in God, and is freely bestowed upon those who continually draw their life and existence from God. Your unbroken, ongoing relationship with God is your absolute guarantee that you are constantly and habitually dressed in “the whole armour of God.”  Also notice that in Ephesians 6:11, Paul says, “Put on the whole armour of God..” God has not provided a partial set of weaponry for us; He has provided a complete set of weaponry for us. He has given us “the whole armour of God.” Again, the phrase “whole armour” is taken from the word panopia and pictures a Roman soldier that is fully dressed in his armor from head to toe. Everything the soldier needed to successfully combat his adversary was at his disposal; likewise, God has given us everything we need to successfully combat and defeat opposing spiritual forces! Nothing is lacking! It is unfortunate that some denomination and even Charismatic organization have majored only on certain parts of the armor of God. You see this also in my Pastor's Book, V-9 Juice, where we find that the fruit comes as one, not nine. Nine are named, but as one, not nine. Here we see that same example again. Some teach incessantly on “the shield of faith” and the “sword of the Spirit” and neglect the other pieces of armor which God has given to us. Other groups and denominations seem to preach and teach on nothing but the “helmet of salvation” week after week. They have their “helmets” on, but otherwise they are stark naked. We are commanded to “put on the whole armour of God.” Thank God for our loin belt of truth, but God also gave us more than just a loin belt. Thank God for our breastplate, but God gave us more than a breastplate. Thank God for our shoes of peace, but God gave us more than shoes of peace. Thank God for our shield, but God gave us more than a shield. Praise God for our helmet, but God gave us more than a helmet, and thank God for our sword of the Spirit, but we have been given more than the sword of the Spirit. We have been given “the whole armour of God!” It is this armor that Paul commands us to pick up and use in the course of our Christian lives; that make us the victors, everyday of our life. More than conquers as he puts it!

Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here to help you and pray for you. If you need anything, please write me, or come on our chat site on this web site and I will pray with you for God's answers! Together we shall see the victory!

Love Noelle

Ephesians 6:11 "Put on the WHOLE armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."

 

This week's question is: 

How did Samson kill a thousand men at Lehi after being bound? (Hint: found in Judges chapter 15)

Last week's Question: 

How did Samson destroy the fields of the Philistines? (Hint: found in Judges chapter 15)

Answer: With fiery torches tied to foxes' tails

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or. 

 

Knowing God’s Word!

 

 Today we are going to start to learn how important it is to know the Word of God. I hope you enjoyed our last study. We may continue on that study again some time, but right now, let’s learn about “Knowing God’s Word!”

 Our attitude toward the Word determines the place that God holds in our heart.  I have heard my Pastor say this many times in his teachings, and preaching. The Word should always be the Father seeking directly and personally to us. It should never be like a message from an ordinary book.  It should be as though you were sitting there and the Master stood in that room and was talking to you personally. This Word was designed by the Father to take Jesus’ place in His absence. The Word is Jesus (John 1:1)!  When He says, “The Father Himself loveth you,” it is a personal message to your heart.  When the Master said, “If a man love me, he will keep My Word; and the Father and I will love him and make our home with Him,” that should be as personal as though you were the only one in the world.  It is as though you were sitting at Jesus’ feet, and He looked down into your face and said,” The Father and I will come and make our home with you!” “Be not dismayed, for I am your God! I am going to be your strength; I am going to lead you to My own ability. When weakness comes, remember, that I am the strength of your life. When you need finances, remember that I said, “My Father knoweth that you have need of these things, and He will give it to you. You can whisper in your own heart, My Father will supply every need of mine for He has promised. He knows my needs and He loves me. He and I are One!” Man’s word is usually dead before the printer has finished his work. Few words of man live after a generation, but God’s Word lives forever. It is impregnated with the very life of God. It is eternal! Hebrews 4:12-13 gives us an illustration of this: :For the logos of God is a living thing, active and more cutting than any sword with double edges, penetrating to the very division of soul and spirit, joints and marrow, scrutinizing the very thoughts and conceptions of the heart. And no created thing is hidden from Him. All things lie open and exposed before the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” The Word takes on personality; it becomes Christ Himself.  Our contact with the Master, then, is through His Word. And did you notice, The Word then has eyes. It sees our conduct, our attitude toward it. It is a Living thing. How deeply that should impress us! I hold in my hand a  Book with the very Life of God in it, a Book that scrutinizes my conduct; that judges me. A Book that feeds this inner man; my spirit. It imparts Faith to my spirit, builds Love into it. God’s only means of reaching me is through His Word. So the Word becomes a vital thing. It has been rather difficult for some of us to grasp the fact that during the first century, the Christian Church did not have our New Testament. The first epistle that Paul wrote to the Thessalonians was the beginning of the New Testament. It was written seventeen years after his conversion. 1Thess. 2:13, “Wherefore I also give continual thanks to God, because, when you heard from me the Spoken Word of God, you received it not as the word of man, but, as it is in truth, the Word of God; who Himself works effectually in you that believe.” (Conybeare). Notice, it was “the Spoken Word.” That was all they had whether Paul gave it, or Peter, or John, or any of the Apostles. It was God speaking through human lips. It had yet been put into writing. Now you can better understand Acts 19:20 telling of that great revival at Ephesus. Luke used this expression; “So mightily grew the Word of the Lord and prevailed.” It was the Spoken Word. The Pauline Revelation was only known to those who had heard him. The other disciples did not have it. They had what the Spirit gave them to meet the emergency of the hour. It is a fact that Christianity is what the Word says about Redemption, about the Body of Christ, or the New Creation. We become Christ-like in the manner that the Word prevails in us. The Word is Christ revealed! The Word is God present with us, speaking the Living Message of the Loving Father God. The Word is always now! It is His Word to me today. It is His voice, His last message. It becomes a Living thing in my heart as I lovingly act upon it. It becomes a Living thing on the lips of Love, It has no power on the lips of those whose lives are out of fellowship with Him, who live in the reason realm. His Word makes our ministry limitless. His Word is what He is. It shows the way to the Father. The Word is the Father speaking. You notice that it is always present tense. The Word is the Bread of Heaven, Food for our spirits.

 Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here to help you. If you need help or just want to talk, please write me or come to our chat site on this web site and I will be there for you! Have a great week and remember to read your Bible and pray!

Love Noelle

 

This week's question is: 

What king failed to give glory to God and was struck dead by an angel and eaten by worms? (Hint: found in Acts chapter 12)

 

Last week's Question: 

How did Samson kill a thousand men at Lehi after being bound? (Hint: found in Judges chapter 15)

Answer: With the jawbone of an ass/donkey.

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

Last week we started a study on the importance of knowing God's Word. We are going to continue that study for a few more weeks as it is so important to us in these, the Last Days. I want to be in God's perfect will and the only way I can, is if I know God's Word and that I do it. Faith without action is dead! I do not want dead faith!

Matthew 4:4, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Jer. 15:16 says, “Thy words were found and I did  eat them. Thy words were unto me a joy and rejoicing of my heart.” Job tells  us how precious the Word is to him (Job 23:12) “I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured up the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.”

When a child of God looks upon the Word as Job did, then it becomes a Reality in his daily life. Job has no Written Word; he had the Word spoken by God or angels. We have the Written Word. We have it printed in many forms so we may carry it in our pockets, in our hand and in our heart. How little some have appreciated the value of His message.

Psa. 107:20, “He sent His Word and healed them!” That Living Word that He sent was Jesus. Mark 16:19-20, “So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken unto them, was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word by the signs that followed.” Notice that the Lord worked with them. I believe that a revival would break out almost anywhere if the Lord worked with those who preached, and if the Word was as real to them as the Spoken Word was real to the early Church. But the word of man has gained the confirms the Word today everywhere that it is preached, believed, and acted upon.

I want you to notice how the Father makes the Word good in the lives of men and women as they dare to act upon it. In the closing sentence of the Gospel of Matthew, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age,” means the believer can be sure that though he be forsaken by all others, there is One who  will stand by him. The one thing that has most deeply impressed my heart is the reality of God in the Word. He is not only in the Word, but He breathes His very life through it as it is unfolded.

He said, “Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.” He is in the midst of them in the Word. Jesus said, “If you love Me, the Father and I will come and make our home with you” (John 14:23).  If we could only realize that when we open the Word, it is a Living Thing we are implanting in the hearts of men. The Word is God present with us speaking the Living Message of the Living Father God. It is the NOW WORD from Him to me. It is His voice. It becomes a living thing in the heart of Faith. In Romans it is called the Word of Faith! (Rom. 10:8). It is His Word that gives birth to faith in the believer. It is God’s faith expressed. You see, He is a Faith God and He always uses words to do things. Hebrews 11:13, “By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed by the Word of God.” Hear Him whisper, “By myself have I sworn” (Gen.22:16). He was in the Word. The Word was a part of Him. You can’t separate a man from his words; neither can you separate the Father From His Words. Words can create or destroy, build up and or tear down. Words are a powerful tool. We need to make sure we always speak words of life. God’s Word!! How it thrilled me when I read in Hebrews 7:22, that Jesus is the surety of the New Covenant.  The New Covenant is the Word, and He is the surety of the Word. In other words, He stands behind it 100%. The Word was a living fact when Jesus spoke it.  It is still a living fact today.  Jesus is just as real today as He was when he arose from the dead. Jesus was a part of all He said; He and His Word were One. His Word is just as real now as when He inspired John or Peter or Paul to write it.  What He said was a part of Himself.  Reality throbs in it, flows through it, lives in it.  The Word was; the Word is now what it was then.

Here are some old assurances:

Pas. 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd”

John 10:14, Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd”

Isa. 41:13, “Fear thou not, for I an with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God”

Rom. 8:31, “If God be for you. Who can be against you!”

Phil. 4:13, “I can do all things in Him who strengtheneth me.”

Psa. 27:1, “God is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid.”

Phi. 4:19, “My God shall supply every need of yours according to His riches in Glory in Christ Jesus.”

Psa. 121:1-2, “My help cometh from the Lord”

Psa. 84:5, “My strength is in Him”

Psa. 62:5-8, “God is my refuge.”

 These are Living Words, and as you feed on them, they build you up.  When I turn to the Word and read it as His message to me, He confirms that message in my life.  He confirmed His Covenant made with Abraham. He confirmed the Word that Jesus spoke through the Apostles (Mark 16:20). Jesus said in John 14:15, “If you love me, you will keep My commandments, or Word.” What was His commandment? That we love one another.  “He that loveth Me and keepeth My Word, he it is you see, that the Father loves.”

 Here are some other facts that we ought to remember: 

John 16:8-9, “When He, the Holy Spirit is come; He will convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; of sin because they believed not of Me, of righteousness, because I go unto the Father; of judgment because the prince of this world is judged.”  What is going to convince the world? Words in the lips of Faith.  Only that Living Word in the lips of Faith can take the place of an absent Christ. 

The Word talks to us. It takes the place of Jesus. The Word is the Father speaking to us now. It has the same authority that it would have if the Master stood in this room and spoke it.  Faith in the Father is faith in His Word. The Word takes on all that our Faith demands. Jesus said, “According to your faith, so be it unto you.” I will stop right here and we will continue next week!

 Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

 Love Noelle

 Matthew 4:4

"But he answered and said, 'It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'"

 

This week's question is: 

What enemy of Israel stole the sacred ark of the covenant and was cursed with many calamities for seven months? (Hint: found in 1 Samuel chapter 5)

Last week's Question: 

What king failed to give glory to God and was struck dead by an angel and eaten by worms? (Hint: found in Acts chapter 12)

Answer: Herod

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

I am still here in the State of Washington. Today is the wedding day and we are so excited and everything is a rush, rush. I love all of you and I will be home in a few days. Here is a little Bible study for you! 

What does His Resurrection mean to the Christian in his daily life? John 19:31-37 tells us of His death, of the spear-thrust in His side, and of the Blood and water pouring out of that great gaping wound. It is told in the plainest language that He died of a ruptured heart. The Blood flowed through the rapture in His heart into the sack that holds the heart, and as the body grew cold, the Blood had separated and the white serum had settled to the bottom. The red corpuscles had risen to the top and coagulated, and when that Roman spear pierced Him, the white serum gushed out. Then followed clots of the coagulated Blood rolling down His side to the ground. Jesus was already dead! John 19:38-40 “And after these things Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took away His body. And there came also Nicodemus, he who at the first came to Him by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. So they took they body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.” Joseph and Nicodemus showed their friendship openly after His death. “Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden and in the garden a new tomb wherein was never  man yet laid. There then because of the Jews’ preparation for the tomb was nigh at hand, they laid Jesus. John 20:1-10 gives us a picture of His Resurrection. What a shock it must have been to Mary. She comes to the sepulcher to finish the embalming and saw the stone rolled away. She never stopped to look in, but turned and ran back to the room where Peter and John were. Bursting into the room, she cries, “They have taken away my Lord, and I don’t know where they put him!” Who had dared to desecrate the tomb? No people among all the nations paid such reverence to the dead as the Hebrew Nation. The Romans had stripped Him; they had scourged Him; they had nailed Him to the cross, with a mock crown on His head. That wasn’t enough! Had they now dared to desecrate the greave?

Peter and John would not wait; they both started toward the tomb. John out ran Peter and arrived first. Stooping down, he was staggered at what he saw. Peter, because of his feeling just bowed his head and stepped into the sepulcher and then John followed him. Notice their language: “And he beholdeth the linen cloths lying, and the napkin that was upon His head, folded up and laid in a niche in the tomb. This does not act like a normal man, does it?? Only God would act like that in an hour of such triumph. Notice what the scripture says: “Then entered therefore that other disciple (John) also who came first to the tomb, and he saw and believed.”

What did John see in the sepulcher that made him believe that Jesus was resurrected? “Up to this time they knew not the scripture that He must rise again from the dead.” What did John see that made him believe Jesus was risen from the dead? You understand, Jesus’ body had been embalmed as the custom of the Jews was to bury. Nearly every rich family had a slave who understood embalming. They had one hundred pounds of a mixture composed of myrrh and aloes and a bundle of linen cloths. They cut the linen up into strips, smeared it with the mixture as you would a bandage to wrap around a wounded finger, and then wrapped the body of Jesus. Every finger was wrapped separately and then the hands, and arms until the whole body was wrapped as an Egyptian mummy. When it was  finished, they took the embalmed body and put it in the sepulcher, and it was sealed by the Roman authority. In Jesus’ case, they placed Roman guards at the grave to make sure  no one could steal His body. Now, the body of Jesus likely weighed 180 to 190 pounds in his health. He would shrink about 20 pounds in the crucifixion. There was a hundred pound weight of myrrh and aloes, besides the linen cloth they used in embalming. Then the body would weigh about 280 pounds. When they finished the embalming, His body was completely encased except His face. If Jesus had not died of a ruptured heart and the spear, He certainly would have died in the three days and three nights embalming. No one could have lived thru that! The embalming cloth becomes hard and stiff in less than 36 hours, and Jesus was there 72 hours or twice as long. On top of that, the cloth that was laid folded was not rent or torn. He could not have come out thru the small opening where His head was, could He?

John knew by what he saw, That Jesus had to rise from the dead as there could be no other answer. What did Peter and John do? They ran through the streets crying, “He is risen! He is risen!” Their hearts were so  overcharged with emotions, they couldn’t resist proclaiming the fact. The tremendous stir His resurrection made in the city, three thousand men that accepted Christ on the Day of Pentecost prove the historic fact, the absolute certainty of His resurrection. The whole Jewish nation knew it. They were shaken to the foundation. 1 Cor. 15:1-8 declares that five hundred people saw His ascension. The early church did not try to prove that Jesus arose from the dead. It was a self-evident fact. No one ever questioned it in Jerusalem . They were there when it happened. They saw the tomb and the empty grave clothes. Tens of Thousands of Jews went to that empty sepulcher, stood there smiting their breasts and rending their garments. They knew Jesus had risen.

Now what does that mean to us today? Rev. 1:17-18 hear the Resurrected Master speaking: “And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as one dead. And he laid His right hand upon me, saying ‘Fear not; I am the first and the last, and the Living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.’” Satan had been conquered! What a thrill went through the whole spirit realm when Jesus came from the dark regions, a  Master, holding aloft in His hand the keys of death and of hell. He had stripped that foul spirit of his authority. He had left him defeated before his own cohorts. There was a spiritual earthquake in the regions of the damned.

Hebrews 2:14 tells us, “Since then the children are sharers in flesh and blood, He also Himself in like manner partook of the same: That through death He might bring to naught him that had the authority of death, that is the devil.” Rotherham translates it “That He might paralyze the death-dealing authority of the devil.” Either translation is clear enough. Before Jesus arose from the dead, He had conquered Satan and stripped him of the authority of which he had robbed man in the  Garden.

The story of the triumph of Satan’s defeat wouldn’t be fully described unless we give you Col. 2:15; “Having despoiled the principalities and the powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” The marginal reads, “Having put off from Himself the principalities and the powers.” You see, Jesus was held down there and only God knows what He suffered until He had satisfied the claims of Justice, had been made Righteous, and made a New Creation. Then Satan’s dominion over Him ended. He hurled back the host of hell. He crushed their death-dealing ability. He stripped Satan of His authority and left him paralyzed and broken. Then He arose from the dead and shouted,” All hail”, for Redemption morn had come.

Now we can quote Col. 1:13 once more. I want you to become familiar with this scripture. I want  you to know it as you know two and two are four! “Who delivered us out of the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love; in whom we have our redemption, the remission of our trespasses.” That was the greatest moment in human history. That was a moment that will be remembered through eternity, when Jesus stood before the wondering disciples and shouted, “All hail.” Angels must have wept before the throne! The Great Father God, what could it have meant to Him? Humanity, the hope of His love and the reason for Creation, was redeemed; the claims of Justice were satisfied. The Throne could never be assailed. God had legally redeemed man!! All the ages of eternity will remember the heroic battle that Jesus wrought in order to prove to humanity that God was Just and He could on legal grounds Justify the ungodly, because His only Begotten Son had redeemed them with His own Blood. Now God can on legal grounds give to man Eternal Life. John 5:24 and 6:47 can become a part of human experience “He that heareth My Word, and believeth Him that sent Me, have Eternal Life, and cometh not into Judgment, but hath passed out of death into Life.”

Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need anything, please write me or come and chat with me and I will seek God with you for your answer and together we will have it.

 

 

This is more of the lesion we are on right now.

In the family of God, he is a "yes man", but it's always "yes" in the wrong places. Paul describes him in Hebrews 5:12.1 hate to even give you this scripture, because it is so personal in so many Christian lives. "For when by reason of time, you ought to be teachers (ought to be teachers and soul-winners), you have need again (not the first time, but again) that someone teach you the very rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God." It is a pity, they seem to have forgotten the first steps in this divine life. Instead of walking out into the fullness and liberty and riches of His grace, they have halted! Stop; quit; go no further. There has been no growth, no development in their life. The Word does not mean much to them. Oh, there are certain scriptures they know and spout proudly, or else it condemns them and they feel miserable, the feel like failures, there is no life in the Word for them. No matter how much you try to help them, they say, "yes I know", smile and stay right where they are. They walk in darkness! "The Word is a lamp unto my feet, a light upon my pathway." But it isn't for them. The Word hurts, cuts and bruises and makes them feel defeated, unhappy when they read it. When they read it, it should be manna and food, for them,  giving them life. Notice how tenderly he said, "someone else has to teach you the very first rudiments again," the very beginning of the faith life and law. Why? Because instead of living it, acting it, and taking their place in the Word, they have remained a babe, an undeveloped spirit. Their mind has never been renewed by the Word. You see, it can't be renewed until they begin to believe it in their hearts and practice it; live it, act it and speak it. It's a daily walk!

Jesus hit the tap-root of it in Matthew 7:24. He said, "Every one that hearth these words of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon the rock. But he that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, is like unto a man that built his house on the sand." The first high tide swept him out into the sea.

I am sorry for such folks. They have to be fed with milk all the time. You will find them in God's nursery. They always have a bottle. Some of them have the wrong bottle as they will eat whatever is put into their mouth. It is not filled with the sincere milk of the word. They are babes in all their conduct. Paul in 1 Cor. 3:3 says, "And you are yet carnal." That means they live in the senses; they are ruled by the senses; they are guided by the senses. All their diseases are sense made. Freed, and yet not free!

Paul says they are walking after the manner of men, or as "mere men" of the world. Just world folks! There has been no change, no development in their life whatsoever. They are treating the word as though it is a common book. They can't get their healing. Others have to pray for them and they are a burden upon the church. They are a spiritual liability! If they happen to be men or women of ability and of standing in the community, and the church gives them a office or a place of responsibility, they become a deadly burden to the church. They are seldom in the Bible class. They do not have family prayer, and seldom ask the blessing at the table. They belong to the A class of hitchhikers. Their faith is always weak. You will see them going to the altar but they never get anything. The altar is a place for babes to get an impulse to go to the word and feed on it. The altar is a place to meet with God and He with you. It is not a means to an end. It is just a beginning. But if you see them going to the alter year after year and receiving nothing or very little, you know they have become habitual, spiritual cripples. Satan rules them through their senses! They are afraid of death. They are afraid of every sickness that comes along. They are afraid to meet the Lord. They are afraid their prayers will not get answered, or that they are not good enough. They have thrown away Life's privileges because they lightly esteemed the Word of God.

When I ask another to pray for my healing or to pray for any of my chronic needs, I reject the gift of my healing, and I doubt the Word of the Giver. I repudiate my own Righteousness in Christ, and I refuse to take my place in Christ as a Son. I know that no one has a better standing than I have. NO one has a better places in the Vine than I have. No one can draw life from the Vine more readily than I can. I am what He made me in Christ! My righteousness was given to me in Christ. My right to the use of Jesus' name is a gift, but I have repudiated the whole thing. I have neglected to develop my gift. I have ignored the admonition of my Lord. I do not study the Word to live it. I know that I have walked according to the spiritual condition. I know that I have walked according to the sense realm rather according to the spirit. I know that healing cannot become permanent in my body until my spirit is adjusted to the Word. If sickness is not spiritual, He couldn't have made Christ's spirit sick with disease, and if my body is filled with disease, it is because my spirit is not in harmony with the Word. I am rebelling against the sickness and fighting against the pain, but I don't fight the cause of my sickness. I fight the effect of it. You see, until I take my place in Christ and begin to act the Word and become a doer of the Word instead of a talker, I remain a failure.

 

Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

 Love Noelle

Matthew 7:24 "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:"

 

Whose sons were consumed by fire for offering an unholy sacrifice in the tabernacle? (Hint: found in Leviticus chapter 10)

 

Why did the young ruler, who asked Jesus about eternal life, go away "sorrowful"?

Answer: He was rich and unwilling to sacrifice to have treasure in heaven. 

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

 

Paul’s prayers for the Church

I wish to call your attention to Paul’s prayers for the Church. The first one is Eph. 1:15-16; “For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord which is among you, and the love which you show toward all the saints, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.” And here is a remarkable intercession for you and me. I am going to use the second person singular as  Conybeare suggests; “That the God of my Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of you heart enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.” Notice carefully now. He is praying that we may have a spirit of wisdom. I don’t know whether you have noticed it or not, but wisdom and knowledge are different. Wisdom is the ability to use knowledge. Wisdom doesn’t come from the reasoning faculties, it comes from the human spirit, or from the Spirit of God. Whether it be God’s wisdom, or the natural wisdom of man outside of Christ. Paul is praying that our spirits may have wisdom to grasp the riches of the work that God wrought in Christ Jesus for us. It is Revelation Knowledge that was given to Paul. Now we are to have wisdom to understand our share of Redemption’s unveiling in that knowledge. He says, “Having the eyes of our heart illuminated that we may know the hope of His calling and riches of the glory of the Father’s inheritance in the saints.” That is, in you and me now. If your hearts could only grasp this, it would transform us! If we could only realize what an inheritance the Father has in us, how priceless we are in Him. We have property insured in case of fire or theft. We have our bodies insured in case of an accident. I wonder if the Father has His inheritances in us insured? I wonder if He is as protective of us as we are  over our money or jewelry and our priceless property? I am sure He is!!! Some day we will make the discovery of how He has insured us. Notice further in his prayer he wants us to know, “The exceeding greatness of His ability on our behalf who believe.” He said,  “It is according to the working of the strength of His might which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead.” When I knew in reality that the same ability that wrought in the dead body of Christ was at work within me, in my spirit, in my soul, in my body, then I knew that I was fortified. I couldn’t fail because I had become the instrument  through which that Mighty One was working. Then  Rom. 8:11 cleared up: “But if the Spirit of Him that raised Jesus from the dead dwelleth in you, He that raised up Christ Jesus from the dead shall give life also to your mortal bodies through His Spirit that dwelleth  in you.” The same power that wrought in Christ is in you and me!! That resurrection ability is in our bodies. That means healing and strength and vitality for our present necessities is in our  daily walk. Notice another thing he said, “And He made Him to sit at His right hand in the heavenlies, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.” In Eph 2:6 he says, “And raised us up with Him, and made us  to sit with Him ad His right hand,” and we are sitting now far above all rule and authority. That was Paul’s prayer for us, or rather,  it was the Spirit’s prayer through Paul. And now the Spirit goes farther and says, “He put all things in subjection under our feet. We are the earth part of the Body of Christ. The Executive is in the Heavens. The office force is here on the earth; we are a part of that! We must know that the ability God wrought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead is ours, that it is in us also. Here is another tremendous fact that we have almost utterly forgotten. “That He put all things in subjection under His feet and He gave Christ to be the head over all things for the benefit of the Church.” We must not forget that Satan is defeated; that we are with Christ in that great substitution of which we became a part, that we conquered the adversary with Him: when He arose He was enthroned at the right hand of the Father, we were enthroned with Him. He is praying that we may know this, that we may enter into the fullness of it. That prayer must be  answered! I am asking now that this prayer be answered for each one of you who read these notes. “He has given Jesus to be the head over all things for the benefit of the Church!” Then “over all things” includes everything that can touch your life and mine. They are all subject to the Head, Christ; and they are all subject to us, the Body of Christ!! For in the next verse he says, “ Which is His body, the fullness of Him that filleth all things! “ The Body of Christ is the fullness of Him!! The Body is the completeness of Him, and the ability of the Body should dominate all things around it. Our feeble intellects can’t grasp this, but our spirits can revel in it. For our spirits are fulfilled with His fullness, the fullness of His Love, the fullness of His Grace, the fullness of His Wisdom, the fullness of His ability to bless and help us.

Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

Rom. 8:11 "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you."

 

This week's question is: 

Who died when they put forth their hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it? (Hint: found in 2 Samuel chapter 6)

Last week's Question: 

Whose sons were consumed by fire for offering an unholy sacrifice in the tabernacle? (Hint: found in Leviticus chapter 10)

Answer: Aaron's

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

See you next week! Love Noelle

 

 

The Law Of Love

 

There is only one commandment that rules the New Creation, and that is, to love one another even as Christ loved us. This New Commandment made all other commandments absolutely unnecessary, for the man or woman who walks in the God kind of love, will never do wrong or live in any type of sin. As love was the fulfillment of the Old Covenant, it is also the fulfillment of the New Covenant. It is our way of life!

People often ask, “Why is the Mosaic Law called the “Law of sin and death?” Because it was to govern spiritually dead man. The Law of the Spirit of Life is to govern Spiritually Alive, recreated men and women. It is the Spirit of Love. It is the Law of the heart of Christ. The Law that governed the dead in spirit is the Law of Moses. It is impossible for anyone to live under the Mosaic Law today because it has been fully fulfilled and laid aside with the Abrahamic Covenant. The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus, made the New Creation Jew free from the Law of sin and death.  The Gentiles were never under this Law of sin and death like the Jews were. They were under it because of the Adamic nature, not the Covenant as they never had one until after they received Jesus Christ as their Lord, unless they became a Jew. They had no prior Covenant with God! Their first Covenant came after their New Birth. This is why we are not to keep any part of the Old Law or Covenant. We are not Jews! Galatians 3:21 shows us  very strongly. “Is the Law (Mosaic) then given which could make alive? (N0) that could give man eternal life (no), then surely righteousness would have been of the Law!” But righteousness was not of the Law! This is a powerful scripture. If there had been a Law given that could give men eternal life, then Righteousness would have been of the Law. “But the scripture shut up all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.” Now notice this next scripture: “But before faith came, we (the Jews) were kept in ward under the Law, shut up unto faith which should afterwards be revealed; so that the Law is become our (Jews) tutor until Christ, that we (Jews) might be justified by faith.” The Old version reads, “A tutor to bring us to Christ!” The Gentiles did not have any covenants, or promises until after they received Jesus Christ as their Lord. The Old Law did not apply to us and never will. Paul fought hard for the Gentiles (New Creation) believers to see this and understand this so they would not go under any part of the Law. The Jews that were then saved, were not to go back under that Law either. Galatians is a powerful Book about this! If you do not understand it, read my Pastor's Book on Galatians and Ephesians. There is a lot of false teaching going on today just as it was in Paul’s day, for us to go back under parts of this Law. That we are all Jews and need their laws, covenants in order to be all God wants us to be. That’s is a lie from the devil! Don’t do it! It is not of God!! Remember, that Law was a Law of sin and death. The Holy Ghost is the only one who can bring a person to Christ and they must come through the Blood of Christ not bulls or goats. Now notice the 25th verse; “But now that faith is come, we are no longer (as Jews) under a tutor, for you are all sons of God through faith in Jesus Christ.” WE as Gentiles had to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord too; but we were not under their Law. I want you to notice carefully the next verse: “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ (spiritual now)- New Creation) did put on Christ. There can be neither Jew or Gentile (Greek), there can neither be bond or free, there can be neither male or female; for you are one man in Christ Jesus.” There is only one way for Jew or Gentile to become a New Creation and that is through the shed Blood of Jesus and by making Him the Lord of our life. Not some Law!

 Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

Scripture for the week: Galatians 3:25 "But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster (tutor)."

 

This week's question is: 

Who was the godly son born to Hannah and Elkanah in an answer to prayer? (Hint: found in 1Samuel chapter 1)

Last week's Question: 

Who died when they put forth their hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it? (Hint: found in 2 Samuel chapter 6)

Answer: Uzzah

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

Sharing With Him

In Ways Translation, we get one of the riches views of Christ’s ministry for us, that we do not find in any of our other translations word wise.  Gal. 2:20; “Yes, I have shared in Messiah’s  crucifixion.  I am living indeed, but it is not I that lives; it is Messiah whose life is in me.”  In the Greek Text, it reads (without the italics as man placed these words in to help make it easier for us to read. So they thought!)  “I have been co-crucified, live no more I, but lives in me Christ what now I live in flesh by faith. I live of the Son of God, loving me and giving-up Himself on behalf of me.” Our heart can hardly take in the reality that is unveiled here to us!  Yes, we have shared in His crucifixion!  This is the legal side of our Identification with Christ.  He shared with us in His Incarnation.  He become one with us!  He gave us His Kingly glory and became one with our sufferings.  He was one with us in His Substitution.  He shares with us, he shares our sins, our infirmities, our diseases.  He took them upon Himself.  The sharing was real; “He who knew no sin, became sin” in order to become Identified with us, to come to our level.  He not only has sin reckoned to Him, sin laid upon His as the High Priest laid the sin of Israel upon the goat, but He actually became sin. Its kind of hard to grasp the fact that Deity could become sin, but He did.  He died spiritually, “the Righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God.”  Oh the great Love of God, our Father, for us. In the New Creation we share with Him!  He is the Head; we are the body.   He has imparted Himself in us, and when He imparted Himself in us, He gave us a New Self in place of our old self.  That old, fallen, sin-ruled self, was displaced and the new Jesus self, the New Creation self, the God-like self, the self that is made in the image of Christ, became our new self.  You see how utterly He shared with us; how much He became one with us!! In Col. 3:1 He says, “If then, you have shared in Messiah’s resurrection, aspire ever to the things on High, where Messiah is, throned at the Right Hand of God. Let your thoughts dwell on things above, not grovel on the earth.  You have died to things on earth, and your real life now has been hidden by its union with Jesus, in the Being of God” (Ways Translation).  Here we catch a glimpse of our utter union, or oneness with Him (Jesus); of our completeness of this union. (Father, I wish that these shall be one with Me, as You and I are one!). Oh what a prayer Jesus prayed in the 17 chapter of the Book of John. What is more real than this: “I am the vine, you are the branches (John 15:5).  Here He shows us we are the fruit-bearing part of Him and we are in Him and He is in us.  We are the love-revealing part of Him.  We are the part of Him the blesses and touches humanity of Him.  We are the part of Him that brings Eternal Life to lost mankind.  We are sharing in His Resurrection! The heart is thrilled when we think of this!  If we share with Him, in His Resurrection, we share in His victory over Satan; we share with Him in His victory over sin.  We have been raised together with Him!  We are sharing His victory over the Adversary.  Then Satan knows that we conquered him and his army in Christ; that we were with the Master when He put him and his army to naught and triumphed over all of them, and we also put off the principalities and the powers when Jesus made a open show of Satan before his our hosts. In the dark regions; that we shared with Him and were a part of that great victory of defeating Satan and is host and striping him of his authority, power, and the keys to death and hell. Did you also notice we were sharing with Him in the things on High where Jesus is enthroned at the Right Hand of God?  We are seated there with Him!  Eph. 2:6-8 says we were raised together with Him; and not only were we raised with Him, but we were seated with Him.  Look at Ephesians from Way’s Translation” “Thrilled us with the same life wherewith He quickened our Messiah; by free grace alone have you obtained salvation, and with Him raised us from the dead, and with Him throned us in the High Heavens.”  His expression “Throned us” means we are seated as one with Him on the throne now.  He is the Head of the Body; we are members of the Body, where the Head is, the Body is!!  The authority that belongs to the Head belongs to the Body. Now you can understand Matthew 28:18: “All authority hath been given unto me, in heaven and earth.”  All authority; all dominion! You understand now how He could “put off from Himself all principalities and all powers.”  You can understand how He could “make a show of them.”  He was the Master, with the Omnipotence and ability of the Father.  We share that also.  He has given us the legal use of His name.  In that Name is invested all the authority the Father gave Him after His resurrection.  That Name is ours, and we have a legal right to use it and it works just as if Jesus spoke it, or used it. Oh how I pray you will take this all in and understand it! Then the days of your defeats and failures would be over forever.  Romans 6, Ways Translation throws more light upon our union with Christ.  “We have passed out of sin as truly as the dead man passes out of life; can we, when thus dead to all, still go on living in life? Or,  if you fail to grasp this inference, look at this Do you not comprehend that all of us, who passed by baptism (water) into union with Jesus, were by baptism made sharers in His death?  Well then, if that baptism made us share in His death, it must have made us share in His burial too. It must follow that, as Messiah He was raised from among the dead by means of decent of His Father’s glory, so we too, who rose with Him, are to be employed wholly in the activities of the New Life.  For if, by having died like Him, we have entered into a Living-union with Him, most certainly we shall not be less so in consequence of having risen with Him; Then  we recognize, that our former self  was nailed to His Cross with Him, so that the Body which was a instrument of sin might be made impotent from evil, so that we could not any longer be slaves to or of sin.”

 Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

Matthew 28:18

"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."

 

This week's question is: 

What did Solomon request of the Lord as he began his reign? (Hint: found in 1Kings chapter 3)

Last week's Question: 

Who was the godly son born to Hannah and Elkanah in an answer to prayer? (Hint: found in 1Samuel chapter 1)

Answer: 

Samuel

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

WALKING IN OUR FREEDOM

“But if the Spirit of Him that raised Christ Jesus from the dead dwells (lives) in you, (this is the Holy Spirit of whom he is speaking), He that raised Christ from the dead, shall give Life (Zoe), the nature of God. Also to your mortal body through His Spirit that dwells (Lives) in you.” He has given to that person’s spirit Eternal Life, God’s Nature, and made him a New Creation. Now the promise that Jesus made; “I came that you might have Life and that more abundantly”, is being fulfilled in that person, the New Creation. The Holy Spirit has come into a man’s body and is pouring an abundance of Zoe Life into his mortal body, bring health, wisdom, knowledge, power, strength and vigor into them.

Now notice this fact! The New Law cannot rule spiritually dead man, anymore than the Ten Commandments can rule the spiritually alive man. Each Law was for a different Covenant. The first Law belonged to the First Covenant. The New Law belongs to the New Covenant, or New Creation. This Law of Love is to rule our daily life, our business, our homes, our faith. It is to rule the Church. It is to rule our social life. This New Law is as impossible for the natural man to live as the Mosaic Law us unnatural and abnormal and impossible for the New Creation, Covenant man. So we can clearly see that the Ten Commandments are for natural man. Jesus’ New Law is for the New Creation people. It would be as absurd for the citizens of the United State of America to adopt the laws of Japan and try to put themselves under them, as it is for Gentile men or women today to adopt the Ten Commandments or any Jewish Law and attempt to get God to own then as He owned the Jews, under the first covenant. Mater of fact, all Jews today, must come thought the Blood of Jesus and the New Covenant to become New Creation Believers. There is no other way! The first covenant with its commandments was never given to any nation but the Israelites. Israel alone owned it all! For a Gentile today to call himself a Christian and attempt to live under the Abrahamic Covenant and the Mosaic Law is the most absurd effort even known. Paul asked the Gentiles who were trying to do this, “Who has bewitched you?”. Only a spiritually dead man would ever attempt to do this; and yet some are teaching this lie today and many believe it, just like they did in Paul’s day. Someone has bewitched them! We must make sure no one ever gets us to go back into bondage! Jesus set us free and we are free indeed, the Bible says! Don’t go back into spiritual bondage again! Just walk in the freedom Christ Jesus has given to you!

 Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

John 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

This week's question is: 

Whom did Elijah defeat on Mt. Carmel when fire from heaven fell? (Hint: found in 1Kings chapter 18)

 

Last week's Question: 

What did Solomon request of the Lord as he began his reign? (Hint: found in 1Kings chapter 3)

Answer: Wisdom / an understanding heart

 

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

Zoe and Spirit filled Life

Many of our Commentators have given us a wrong conception of the Zoe Life and the Spirit filled Life. First of all, they do not seem to have a real good understand about the Zoe Life given to us. They also say if any man has not the Holy Spirit, he is not a Christian, but that is not totally true. We all should be Spirit filled, but a man can be a child of God, receive eternal life, and yet not have received the Holy Spirit as the infilling promised; for you remember Luke 11:13 says, “How much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him. Some believe they already have this when they are saved and therefore, never ask for the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Only sons who are obedient to the Word of the Father will ask for the Spirit and follow after God’s plan. Many believe the infilling was done away with after the first apostles died off and that the church does not need it any more. Wrong teaching has kept the church from having all the power God gave to the church. We see in Acts 8:15-16, under Phillip’s teaching and preaching many had turned to the Lord in Samaria and had been baptized in water, “then the disciples came down from Jerusalem that they might receive the Holy Spirit for as yet He had not filled any of them, they had been only baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus.” (No baptism of the Holy Spirit yet). However, they had received eternal life! “Then the disciples laid hands on them and they received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  When Paul came to Ephesus (Acts 19:1-7), he asked them; “Did you receive the Holy Spirit since you believed?” The implication is simple, that all believers do not have the baptism of the Holy Spirit unless they have personally asked for it and received it. If they had received just because they were saved (New Creation Believers) they would not have needed it. But because it is a gift from the Father to believers, they had to receive that gift in order to have it. Plus, they would have been a different kind of a believer, for when a man or woman receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit, he has the Teacher in him that can and will unfold the Word and build into them a Godlike spirituality that will make them a blessing and a powerful helper to those around him. Look back at Romans 8:10; “And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin. But the Spirit is Life because of righteousness. Notice now, after Christ is in you, the senses have lost their dominion over you, because when you are made a New Creation, the senses cease to be your master, your Spirit has received eternal life and has become the Righteousness of God. Sin now can no longer govern your senses or life.  “But if the Spirit of Him that raised Christ Jesus from the dead dwells (lives) in you, (this is the Holy Spirit of whom he is speaking), He that raised Christ from the dead, shall give Life (Zoe), the nature of God. Also to your mortal body through His Spirit that dwells (Lives) in you.” He has given to that person’s spirit Eternal Life, God’s Nature, and made him a New Creation. Now the promise that Jesus made; “I came that you might have Life and that more abundantly”, is being fulfilled in that person, the New Creation. The Holy Spirit has come into a man’s body and is pouring an abundance of Zoe Life into his mortal body, bring health, wisdom, knowledge, power, strength and vigor into them.  Now notice this fact! The New Law cannot rule spiritually dead man, anymore than the Ten Commandments can rule the spiritually alive man. Each Law was for a different Covenant. The first Law belonged to the First Covenant. The New Law belongs to the New Covenant, or New Creation. This Law of Love is to rule our daily life, our business, our homes, our faith. It is to rule the Church. It is to rule our social life. This New Law is as impossible for the natural man to live as the Mosaic Law us unnatural and abnormal and impossible for the New Creation, Covenant man. So we can clearly see that the Ten Commandments is for the natural man. Jesus’ New Law is for the New Creation people.  It would be as absurd for the citizens of the United State of America to adopt the laws of Japan and try to put themselves under them, as it is for Gentile men or women today to adopt the Ten Commandments or any Jewish Law and attempt to get God to own then as He owned the Jews, under the first covenant. Mater of fact, all Jews today, must come thought the Blood of Jesus and the New Covenant to become New Creation Believers. There is no other way! The first covenant with its commandments was never given to any nation but the Israelites. Israel alone owned it all! For a Gentile today to call himself a Christian and attempt to live under the Abrahamic Covenant and the Mosaic Law is the most absurd effort even known. Paul asked the Gentiles who were trying to do this, “Who has bewitched you?”. Only a spiritually dead man would ever attempt to do this; and yet some are teaching this lie today and many believe it, just like they did in Paul’s day. Someone has bewitched them! Every born again person needs to be filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost. It's ours, if we will but ask for it. Then we too become powerful New Creation flowing in the supernatural power of God.

 Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

"And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness."

 

Last week's Question: 

Whom did Elijah defeat on Mt. Carmel when fire from heaven fell? (Hint: found in 1Kings chapter 18)

Answer: the prophets of Baal

 

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

Following In Jesus' Footsteps

 

Eph. 5:1-2, “Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children, and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for you.” As children of love, we are to walk in Love as Christ walked in Love toward the world. The Father so loved the world that He gave His Son Jesus, that we could become His Sons. Jesus so loved the world that he gave Himself for us. Now we are to so love the world that we will give ourselves that they may also be saved. We are not to allow our heart to grow bitter toward the world, no matter what the circumstance or the persecution may be. We hate sin and the devil and his works, but we love the world and lost man enough to give ourselves for it, that they might become children of God also. We are to be the Light to the world!  Whenever I am inclined to say, “Well, I am wasting my time on them”, I remember Paul and Silas at Philippi. They had been arrested. They had been whipped until their backs were a mess of bleeding flesh. Then they were put into a dungeon with their hands and feet in stocks, chain up like an animal or worse.  In the midst of that agony, that physical distress, they prayed and sang praises to God. They so stirred Heaven that the father shook the jail until the doors opened and the chains fell off, and the earthquake or shaking so frightened the jailer that he cried out in agony and fear. Paul preached to him and the other prisoners with that bleeding back, and the jailer and his house found Jesus as their Lord. How many others? Plus, they washed their backs and put lotion on and a new church was formed in the home of the jailer, and they had to set them free in the morning with just a warning. It was not a waste of time!! Victor came in the mist of troubles and joy filled their hearts. Why? Because of the love they had for the world. Like Jesus, they could forgive and love!

If Paul had any other spirit he could never have done that, but he was now like his Master. He gave himself up to the dominion, the Lordship of Love and Jesus. The Father wants to reproduce Himself in us, that we too can be His sons and daughters sent to a dieing, lost world. In Gal. 4:19 we read: “My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you!” The process of building Christ into us may be slow, but it always makes Jesus men and women out of us. We are created in Christ Jesus. We are His Creation; and until Christ is formed in us, the world cannot see anything but dead religion in us. Phil. 2:13 says, “For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to work, for His good pleasure.” Be patience with me, God is not finished with me yet! The Father is actually building His Love Life (Zoe), His righteousness, His strength, and His wisdom into our recreated spirits. I have heard my Pastor say, "I have asked spiritual friends that have know me for awhile and have heard me preach and teach, but not seen me for months or more, 'Have I grown any since you last saw me? Can you see any marks of growth in my spiritual life? Please be honest and answer me!' I do not want a month or two to go by that I have not grown where people cannot see it. I want to be everything Jesus wants me to be. I want His knowledge and wisdom built into my life, so I too can live the Zoe Life". I want to be just like that. Peter told us that in 2 Pet. 3:18, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” If people cannot see any growth in me, then I am not growing and I need to learn more, so I can grow more and be more like Jesus. Grace means love at work.  The Greek word means “Love Gifts”. The Spirit longs for us to grow in this Love Life; to have the Love Nature of Jesus demonstrated in our daily walk. I am convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt, that only as we yield ourselves to the Lordship of Love, can He ever build Himself into us. It is not the knowledge of the scriptures alone. I may have a vast knowledge of the Word of God, but without His love, I have nothing. Knowledge alone is not it! It is the Word built into me in His love that becomes a part of me that really counts. It is the Zoe Life of God. “For God so loved!”

 

 Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

  

Eph. 5:1-2

"1) Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2) And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour."


Q: What gets wetter the more it dries?

A: a Towel

Q: What building has the most stories?

A: a library

Q: What occurs once in a minute twice in a moment and never in a thousand years?

A: the letter M

 

This week's question is: 

What is the name of the elderly priest whose wife bore a son and was kinsman (related) to Jesus, and what was the baby's name? (Hint: found in Luke chapter 1)

 

Last week's Question: 

Whom did Elijah defeat on Mt. Carmel when fire from heaven fell? (Hint: found in 1Kings chapter 18)

Answer: the prophets of Baal

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

God reproducing Himself In Us 

Every real father wants to reproduce himself in his son. The Father’s dream is to reproduce Himself in us. You understand that the New Creation, your New Birth, has received the nature and Life of the Father, God, or Zoe Life. We invite the Holy Spirit, who has implanted in us this nature from the Father, to come into our body and make His home in us. As we begin to feed on the Word, practice (Live) the Word, speak the Word, He (the Holy Spirit) builds that Word into us and it becomes our life. The very genius of Christianity is the ability of God to build Himself into us through the Word, so that in our daily life we walk, speak and live like the Master. This is what Jesus did!  Eph. 5:1-2, “Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children, and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for you.” As children of love, we are to walk in Love as Christ walked in Love toward the world. The Father so loved the world that He gave His Son Jesus, that we could become His Sons. Jesus so loved the world that he gave Himself for us. Now we are to so love the world that we will give ourselves that they may also be saved. We are not to allow our heart to grow bitter toward the world, no matter what the circumstance or the persecution may be. We hate sin and the devil and his works, but we love the world and lost man enough to give ourselves for it, that they might become children of God also. We are to be the Light to the world!  Whenever I am inclined to say, “Well, I am wasting my time on them”, I remember Paul and Silas at Philippi. They had been arrested. They had been whipped until their backs were a mess of bleeding flesh. Then they were put into a dungeon with their hands and feet in stocks, chain up like an animal or worse.  In the midst of that agony, that physical distress, they prayed and sang praises to God. They so stirred Heaven that the father shook the jail until the doors opened and the chains fell off, and the earthquake or shaking so frightened the jailer that he cried out in agony and fear. Paul preached to him and the other prisoners with that bleeding back, and the jailer and his house found Jesus as their Lord. How many others? Plus, they washed their backs and put lotion on and a new church was formed in the home of the jailer, and they had to se them free in the morning with just a warning. It was not a waste of time!! Victor came in the mist of troubles and joy filled their hearts. Why? Because of the love they had for the world. Like Jesus, they could forgive and love!

If Paul had any other spirit he could never have done that, but he was now like his Master. He gave himself up to the dominion, the Lordship of Love and Jesus. The Father wants to reproduce Himself in us, that we too can be His sons and daughters sent to a dieing, lost world. In Gal. 4:19 we read: “My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you!” The process of building Christ into us may be slow, but it always makes Jesus men and women out of us. We are created in Christ Jesus. We are His Creation; and until Christ is formed in us, the world cannot see anything but dead religion in us. Phil. 2:13 says, “For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to work, for His good pleasure.” Be patience with me, God is not finished with me yet!  The Father is actually building His Love Life (Zoe), His righteousness, His strength, and His wisdom into our recreated spirits. I want His knowledge and wisdom built into my life, so I too can live the Zoe Life. Peter told us that in 2 pet. 3:18, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” If people cannot see any growth in me, then I am not growing and I need to learn more, so I can grow more and be more like Jesus.

Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

 

This week's question is: 

Which apostle did Jesus describe as an Israelite without guile? (Hint: found in John chapter one)

Last week's Question: 

What is the name of the elderly priest whose wife bore a son and was kinsman (related) to Jesus, and what was the baby's name? (Hint: found in Luke chapter 1)

Answer: Zacharias and the baby's name was John

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

I can do all things!

HI everyone! Have you ever thought about the scripture verse in Philippians 4:13? It says, "I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me." I bet you have never thought you could do ALL things, and because we do not think we can do all things we limit the things we can do. That is so sad as God has so much and He wants us to be a victor in every area of our life. When we know His word and know that His word is true, and know that He fulfills His Word, then we can begin to do greater things than we ever knew we could do. It is true, we have to study and learn, but we soon find out that truly we can do those things. Maybe you want to be a doctor or lawyer when you grow up. Jesus will help you learn those things. The Holy Ghost will quicken all things to our remembrance. Now, that verse tells me we have to at least read it a few times in order to have it inside of us that the Holy Ghost can bring it back to our remembrance. SO, as we study in school, it is amazing to find out we remember those things. Maybe you want to be an artist, God can and will give you the ability to do that! He has promised us the desires of our hearts! The first thing we have to do is stop telling ourselves we can’t do it, and start telling ourselves we CAN do it, because God’s word says we can! When God calls us, he equips us and gifts us so that we can carry out the very things He has called us to do! Not only that! He strengthens us, or we could say, He gives us ability to do it! Have you ever tried to read a book and were sleepy?  You didn’t get much reading done, did you? Why? Because you didn’t have the strength to do it; but if we would have prayed and thanked God and reminded Him that we can do all things through Him because He strengthens us, He would give us the ability to read the book and remember what we read. The same is true in every area of our life! God has created us with the ability to do all things. Our mind is like a giant computer. And what we put in we can take out! So the more of God’s word we put in the more we have to take out! In the Bible He tells us how to do just about everything! As we study His Word and Know His word it makes it easier  for the Holy Ghost to help us to do what God has told us to do. On our own none of us could lay hands on the sick and see anybody healed, but in His name we can lay hands on the sick and they shall be healed. WHY? Because He has told us to do that in His Word! SO, we are doing what He has told us to do, and because we are doing what He has told us to do, He does it for us. Isn’t that wonderful to know that God will give us the ability to do whatever He tells us to do? That shows us His great love, and when we know that we don’t struggle so much with the thought, I can’t do it, because we know we Can do it because God said so! I hope all of you will begin to do whatever God tells you to do and come to the wonderful realization that we can do all things through Christ Jesus! 

I love you all! And I pray, Father, Help all my friends to realize that through you, they can do all things. Make all things real to them, strengthen them, heal them, bless them, and cause them to be everything you want them to be. Thank you Jesus! Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

 

Last week's Question: 

Which apostle did Jesus describe as an Israelite without guile? (Hint: found in John chapter one)

 

Answer: Nathanael

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

Grace Comes from God

If grace comes from God, then where do works come from? From men! Grace be to you and peace from God - not from men. Men don't give grace and peace; they prescribe works. They set up religions. Someone once said that Christianity is what God has done for man in Christ, while religion is what man tries to do for God in his own strength. Religion is not founded on God's grace (The gift of God's unmerited favor), but on works (Man's attempt to gain God's favor by his own efforts). That's why Paul was so hard on those who were foolish enough to turn from grace to works.  Grace be to you and Peace.... Peace is the product of grace. If you will notice carefully, you will see that whenever you leave the true message of God's grace and start trying to mix anything else in with it, the first thing you will begin to lose is your peace. You will begin to get frustrated. If you are trying to build your Christian life on human works, sooner or later you will start to experience frustration.  There is a simple principle involved here. You simply cannot please God by works! There is only one thing that pleases God. We find it spelled out for us in Hebrews 11:6. It's not hard to please God by works; it's impossible. Nothing pleases God but faith in the finished work of Christ Jesus on the cross. Anything we add to that finished work displeases our heavenly Father and results in our loss of peace.  Am I saying then that works are wrong? No, not at all. Works are fine. We are supposed to work, just as our Lord worked. "But I have greater witness than that of John; for the WORKS which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do bear witness of Me, that the Father hath sent Me" (John 5:36). But later on in John 14:10, Jesus explained how these works were done: “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. We remember that our Lord told us that he who believed in Him would do the SAME works that He did and even greater works then His (John 14:12). But how? He gave us that answer in John 15:5: "I am the vine, you are the branches. He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing." Fruit (good works) are produced through us not because of anything we are or do ourselves, but because of the Word that abides in us. The same indwelling Spirit that did the works through Jesus produces Works. Works then are the evidence (witness) of God's favor upon us, not a means to obtain or retain that favor. We remain in God's favor by remaining in fellowship with Him and His Word, not by works of might. (Remember: Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit saith the Lord!)  So we work, but not to please God. We work because He has blessed us so much in grace we just want to work for Him. We just love Him so much; we cannot help but work to please Him. It's not the works that please God; it's the faith we exercise in Him. Take our giving, for example. It's not giving itself that pleases God; it's the faith in Him we demonstrate when we freely give out of a heart of thanksgiving and praise for all His blessings upon us. We don't give as an act of receiving; we receive because we were faithful and obedient to God's Word. By doing so, we tell God, we believe Your Word and therefore we give as you have said. Because we do that, He opens the windows of heaven and pours us out a blessing we do not have room to contain. Because of our giving? No, because of our faithfulness or Faith!

 

I love you all! And I pray, Father, Help all my friends to realize that through you, they can do all things. Make all things real to them, strengthen them, heal them, bless them, and cause them to be everything you want them to be. Thank you Jesus! Well, until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you! If you need me, just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

  Hebrews 11:6

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."

 

This week's question is: 

What did John say to Jesus when Jesus asked John to baptize him? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 3)

 

Last week's Question: 

Which apostle did Jesus describe as an Israelite without guile? (Hint: found in John chapter one)

 

Answer: Nathanael

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

 

God’s Gift To Us

Hi kids! Today I want you to think about gifts! I know we all love to receive gifts. Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, or just gifts because someone loves us. Can you think of which gift is the best of all of them? It might be a new bike, a doll, clothing, a watch, or whatever. We just love to receive Gifts. Our parents give us gifts just to show us how much they love us. Friends give us gifts. Gifts are a very important part of our lives. If no one ever gave us a gift, we would feel very empty, unloved and hurt. But guess what! God was the first giver of Gifts. His first gift, was so great, that from that one gift, millions of other gifts come. Did you know that? When the Bible tells us “For God so loved the world”; that is all of us from the beginning of time, God loved us! Before anyone else ever gave anything, God loved and He gave! What did He give? “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son”. So we find out He gave us Jesus, His Son! God, the first giver of Gifts, gave us Jesus because of His great love for us. (John 3:16). But, Jesus was not a gift like any gift before Him or after Him, or any other gift we can think about. Not just because by receiving Jesus Christ as our Lord, we are saved and will go to heaven. No! That is only a small fraction of what this gift was! No matter what gift we get, it does not last forever. Jesus does!  When God gave us Jesus as a gift and we received that Gift, a million more gifts came with that One Gift God gave! Did you ever consider that? With Jesus comes not only forgiveness of sin, heaven or health; but there are many, many more gifts which come with receiving Jesus, the gift God gave! Everyday, the Bible says we are loaded down with blessings! All because we received that first gift God gave; Jesus! In Him we have life and that more abundantly! More Abundantly! That means every blessing we have comes from having Jesus Christ as our Lord. It’s like having a million gifts inside this One Gift! We’ve never received anything like that on earth from anyone! God gave this free gift to us! A love gift filled with a million, maybe 3 million more gifts. There are so many gifts inside this One Gift, we are always receiving gifts because of it. Can you see that? We may get a room full of gifts at Christmas and another room full of gifts on our birthday and still it would be very small compared to what we received from this One Gift God gave us. We have so much to thank God for and to praise Him about, all because of this One Gift, Jesus! I bet you never thought about that! No wonder we should tell everyone we can about this Gift God gave. If they will but receive it, they too can have these other gifts that come with this One Gift and be blessed just like we are. For God so loved! Wow! I thank Him everyday for that wonderful gift He gave me; Jesus! 

I love all of you just like God loves you! Well, until next week, Remember, I am always here for you and I will always be here for you; because I love you and you are also the gift God gave to me. just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

John 3:16

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


Joke for the week:

Q: What time is it when 10 elephants are chasing after you?

A: ten after 1!

Q: Why is six afraid of seven?

A: because seven eight (ate)  nine!

Q: Why did the cookie go to the doctor?

A: because it was feeling crummy!

Q: How do you fix a torn pizza?

A: with tomato paste!

 

This week's question is: 

Why was John cast into prison by King Herod? (Hint: found in Mark chapter 6)

 

Last week's Question: 

What did John say to Jesus when Jesus asked John to baptize him? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 3)

 

Answer: John forbad him, saying, "I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?"

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

 

God's Love 2

 Greetings to all my friends all over the world. Today I want to continue to talk about God's love. I saw a new program about a church who thought God hates everything. It was sad as they were preaching a hate message. They were not tell people of God's love for us. That God loved the world so much that He sent Jesus to pay for our sins. If we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and ask God to forgive us our sins, God does because He is a God of love. The people who do not know the Bible, God or Jesus, seem to think every bad thing that happens in the world is from God. That just is not so! The Bile teaches us that God is a God of love. That He loved the world so much, He sent Jesus to die in our place. What a different story that is from what we hear at times. Now God hates sin, yes! But He does not hate the sinner! Why? Because sin brought everything bad into this world! Because of God's great love for us and a family, He created the universe and every thing in it from the sun, moon, stars, grass, trees, ocean, lakes, flowers, animals, etc. After He created all this, He made man in His likeness and image. Call called it all perfect and He rested on the 7th day and called it Holy. So we see a perfect picture with nothing but love in it. A beautiful world with everything in it that would make us happy. That was God love being shown to the whole world. Then the devil talked woman in disobeying which was sin. She talked her husband into doing the same. Sin then entered the world. Everything changed from God's perfect plan for the world into what we have today. But God stilled loved the world and mankind; so He sent His Son Jesus to come and die in our place so we could have life. That we can go to heaven. That we can know His true love and that of Jesus also. But because of sin, there had to be a judgment some day. Everyone who received this wonderful gift of Jesus, would never have to go to that judgment. Those who refused the free gift, made a choice to go to that judgment and then to hell. The devil who caused all this would also be judged and set to hell forever and ever. But, because of the sin and because man followed the devil, they made him lord of this world. Jesus sets us free from that! But everything changed all because of sin. The bad storms, death, crime, hatred, etc. It is still in this world today. But it is not God that is sending it. It is not God who hates us. It's the work of the devil and it will effect the world until Jesus returns. So God does not hate the world. The Bible says,  "For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." This is much different from what the people who do not know God say! They want to make God a killed. Someone who if you do not do what He says, will get punished without trial. Yet the Bible says that God gives us chance after chance to received Jesus as Lord so we will not have to be judged at that trial. He even made Jesus our lawyer! Jesus will defend us, if He is our Lord. If not, then the devil is our lord and we will be judged with him. God has showed His love to the world for 7 thousand years now. He has not judged anyone! The door for them to get saved and receive His love has always been open. Even those of the Old Testament before Jesus came and died, received their chance! When Jesus die for us, He went to a place like hell and told them who He was and why He had come, because they did not know. Those who received Him were taken to heaven with Him. They will never face the judgment of hell, as God's love has set them free. For us it is a little different now that Jesus has come. We must except Him as Lord before we die, or we will be judged and sent to hell because of our choice. For all of this, we can clearly see it is not God who hates, but it is God who loves. He is not doing the evil, bad things happening. They are being done by those who do not know him and follow the devil. God is a God of Love! So don't believe the stories when people say, its a act of God, or God is judging them. No! God is there to help and love them if they will only ask Him! God is a God of love! The other gods now, do hate and punish those who follow them, because those gods are really the devil and he hates all of us including Jesus and God.

I love all of you just like God loves you! Well, until next week, Remember, I am always here for you and I will always be here for you; because I love you and you are also the gift God gave to me. just write or come on our chat on this web site and I will be there for you; and together we will receive God's answers for your need.

John 3:16-17 

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

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


This week's question is: While in prison John sent two disciples to ask Jesus a question. What was it? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 11)

 

Last week's Question: 

Why was John cast into prison by King Herod? (Hint: found in Mark chapter 6)

 

Answer: "For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife." Mark 6:18

Congratulations to: Andy 9 from Ga.

We also had some others from: Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

GIVING THANKS TO GOD

 

 Being it is so close to Thanksgiving, I thought it would be good to remind you to always give praise and thanks to God! The last verse in Psalm 150 says, “Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord.” Well, I guess that means us! Let everything! That definitely means us! We are to thank and praise God with everything that is in us. I love that!! The Psalm talks about musical instruments, dancing (before God), shouting, praising! My, that sure sounds like my kind of worship service! Everyone worshiping and praising God. That is usually when we have our best moves of God in the church, when we all come together in one heart and worship and praise God. Wow!! We have many wonderful worship courses about praise and thanksgiving; how wonderful God is and all He is doing for us and will yet do for us. Can’t you just feel His presence as we talk about worshiping, praising and giving thanks to God. The angels join right in and we have a Heavenly Quire singing right along with us and the praises fill the house and the power of God moves and people are healed and delivered and set free. Oh my how wonderful that is! My church always has a worship service like that! We have one of the very best Worship Leaders in the world and she leads us right into the very Throne of God and miracles happen. I love praising God! When Thanksgiving comes around, I even think about that all the more! I worship and praise God all day. I sing unto the Lord all His love songs. I praise Him for all His goodness and mercy. We owe God so very much! How can we not worship and praise Him? If we did not worship and praise Him and thank Him for all He has done, is doing, and is going to do, we would not really love Him or be thankful for all He has done. I know that you too must worship, praise and thank God every chance you get. Everyday He gives us a new day with new blessings and new victories! He pours out His love and touches our lives and turns bad into good. Oh we have so much to thank Him for. I just love Him so much and I want Him to know how much I love Him, therefore, I praise, worship, and thank Him every day, all day as much as I can. Do you praise and thank God enough? I am going to pray that you make it a point to start everyday with thanking God, worshiping God and praising God. For I know as you do, God will touch you in a very special way. He always does. 

Father, touch my friends as they worship, and praise You and tell You how thankful they are! Thank You Father, for I ask these things in Jesus’ name. Remember that I love you and I am here for you. If you need me, come to our web chat, or write me and I will go before God for you and He will give you your answers!

 Love Noelle

 Psalm 150:1-6

"1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

 6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD."



Joke for the week:

Q. What did one egg say to the other egg?

A. You crack me up!

 

This week's question is: What did the dancing daughter of Herodias request of King Herod at his birthday party? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 14)

 

Last week's Question: 

While in prison John sent two disciples to ask Jesus a question. What was it? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 11)

Answer: And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

Congratulations to: Leah 8 from NY

We also had some others from: Andy, GA Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

An Atom of Faith

God has given us so much power when we believe there is nothing we cannot do as long as we believe. There is no limit to the inexhaustible power of God, and an atom of faith can blast a whole range of material mountains out of our way. Remember when Jesus talked to us about moving a mountain? He said if we believe and doubt not. We can speak to the mountain that is in our way and it has to move. “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you” (Matthew 17:20 NAS) Mountain moving faith! Wow! That sure excites me! In other words, God said if we  believe, we can move those mountains out of our life! You might think you do not have that kind of faith. Yes you do! God has given to “'every' man a measure of faith.” So we have a full measure of faith, given to us, by God! In the verse we are looking at, God says “If we have faith the size of a mustard seed.” What He is trying to tell us here, is if we take a mustard size seed out of the faith He has given to us, and believe, we can remove that mountain that is in our way. That mountain that is stopping us! That mountain that is hindering us! That mountain that is hurting us! That mountain that is causing us the problems we are facing. Just take the mustard seed part out and believe in your heart and then speak to that mountain to be removed and it has to go, if we believe and doubt not. When we do that, it is like a atom bomb and it will blow that mountain out of the way. But, we must do it in the order and manner in which God has told us. First it has to be faith! We have that, so we have to use it. Second, we have to us it! Third, we must believe and doubt not. Fourth and last, we have to command it to be gone in Jesus name and in the power God has given it to us, and it will go. Four little steps to removing that mountain! Now that should not be hard! Why? Because God has already given us the faith we need. All we have to do is believe it and speak God’s Word to the mountain regardless of what it is, or how big it may be and if we do not doubt, it has to go. When an atom bomb is dropped on something, it is blown to a million pieces and can never be found again. It’s no longer there! Gone! We can do that with the mountains that stand in our way! God has given us more faith then we realize. A full measure! He says, take out a mustard seed and use it against that mountain in your way and it will be blown into a million pieces and it will no longer be in your way. But My children, you have to use your faith and speak My Word to that mountain; and then it will be gone! Don’t you just love that! We can remove those mountains in our lives! They do not need to be there and cannot stay there if we do as God has said in His book! 

Father, please help all my friends to use their faith and remove the mountains in their lives by speaking Your Word. Father, I thank you for that because I am asking this in Jesus’ name just as you told me to do. Therefore, we have those things You have said we have. Thank you! If you need prayer or help, remember I am here for you! Just write me or come to our chat on this web site you are already on, and I will chat with you and pray for you and God will hear and He will give you whatever you are asking according to His Word. I love all of you and I am here for you! So why not come and let me pray for you?

Love Noelle

  Matthew 17:20

"And Jesus said unto them,.......... for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.'"

This week's question is: 

Why was Jesus hungry when the tempter came to Him in the wilderness? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 4)

 

Last week's Question: 

What did the dancing daughter of Herodias request of King Herod at his birthday party? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 14)

 

Answer: John Baptist's head in a charger

Congratulations to: Andy 9 GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

 

The Believer’s Prayer

 

When I was very young, my pastor preached a sermon on the effectual prayer that always gets God’s answer. He said, it is not our long prayers that receive answers, but our believing God that gets the answers. I’ve never forgot that! God has never made anything hard for us. He has always made sure we were able to do what He asked us to do; but we must do it His way or it does not work right. When we think of that, we realize that it is man, or man’s ways that make God’s promises hard. God’s promises are gifts He has already given us. Like any gift, we only need to receive or take it and it becomes ours. Yet, at times we try to do it the hard way, which is man’s way and not God’s way. Jesus showed us that about prayer when He told us in Matthew 6:7, “But when you pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathen do (that is someone who does not know God or His promises; so they think long repeated prayers will do the trick) for they think that they shall be heard for their speaking.” There are not praying in faith or believing. They just make long prayers to be heard, but the sad part is they are not heard. Jesus then reminded us that “your Father knoweth what things you have need of, before you ask Him.” Jesus also told us, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27). He also told us to put Him in remembrance of His Word or promises. In other words, He is telling us to pray His Word back to Him and then believe we have whatever we said. Faith is needed for the impossible, and you dare to act on the Word as though the impossible had become a reality. It’s like what I said last week. “There is no limit to the inexhaustible power of God, and an atom of faith can blast a whole range of material mountains out of the way.” Because of this, we spend more time thanking God for what he has already done, then we do asking Him for it. Vain is the word, empty. The Bible tells us a vain man or woman receives nothing! Why? they do not believe! They repeat the prayer over and over because they do not know they already have it because God’s Word already tells we have it; and all we do is put God in remembrance of what he has said. It takes all the struggle out of trying to get something out of God. The Bible says He has already given us everything we need for our lives. It is like when our earthly father tells us that when we are old enough he is going to give us a car. When we get 16, we go to him knowing he has never lied to us, and remind Him of His word. We thank him that now is the time for that word to come to pass. We believe and wait. When he can find us a car, he gives us that car. Now God does not have to find us anything, but we wait in thanksgiving until we received it. We do not have to make long repeated requests for it. Believe God and you will receive! 

Father, please help my friends to receive all you have for them, so they will have everything they need in this life on earth. I thank you for that because I have asked in Jesus’ name and I know they have it.

Remember that I am here for you and that I love you and I too want help you with whatever you have need of. Just write me or come to our chat on this web site and I will pray for you and together we shall get your answers. Until next week, just believe whatever God has said, and ask Him for it and He will give it to you!

Love, Noelle

Matthew 6:7

"But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking."

This week's question is: 

What did Jesus say to Satan when he tempted him to turn stones into bread? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 4)

 

Last week's Question: 

Why was Jesus hungry when the tempter came to Him in the wilderness? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 4)

Answer: Because He had fasted 40 days and 40 nights

 

Congratulations to: Andy 9 GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

The Believer’s Power In Prayer

Today as I was thinking, I was thinking about the power we have in prayer! I believe the three greatest powers God has given to us is: 1) Faith, 2) The baptism of the Holy Ghost, and 3) Prayer. Prayer is one of the greatest powers that God has given to any individual. When put together with faith it is perhaps the greatest of all!  I can get more out of God by believing (faith) Him for one minutes than by shouting at Him (unbelief) all night. “And whatsoever you ask for in prayer, having faith and really believe you will receive. (Matthew 21:22 AMP). God said to “pray all the time. Ask God for anything in line with the Holy Spirit’s wishes (Eph. 6:18 TLB). Notice how these three go together like a  three piece strong cord. God says that kind of cord cannot be broken! Now I like that! If I find out what is the Holy Spirit’s wish, which is God’s Word; believe it with all my heart, and ask (pray) that promise or request back to God, He will give it to me. Wow!

We can change any situation from bad to good when we use God’s Word, faith and our prayer. Prayer is speaking God’s Word concerning a situation. Last week we talked about moving mountains. That was done the same way!  It is not our long prayers that gets answers, but rather our prayers of faith spoken with God’s Word that gets the answer. Last week we said “faith is needed for the impossible, and you dare ask on the Word (God’s) as though the impossible had become a possibility. Remember ?  Faith does not wait for the walls to fall down; faith, through spoken prayer shouts or calls them down. Remember the story of the children of Israel marching around the walls at Jericho? They marched around that wall for many days, but it was not until they shouted with faith that the walls came falling down. “ The people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down and they took the city (Joshua 6:20). Mountains move and jump into the sea, walls fall down! Wow! Our faith through our prayers can do more than we some times remember. Prayer is speaking God’s Word concerning His will and plan! We see it in His Word, faith comes alive and we pray or speak it and the miracles come. That is all prayer really is! Speaking the Word of God concerning something. His Word has over 60,000 promises for us. He has give us everything that pertains to life! So armed with God’s Word, which is prayer, and moved by faith, the Holy Spirit empowers those words and God sends the answers He as already given to us. His Word is always yes and so be it. Your mouth, through prayer, when spoken into being, is a power nothing on earth can stop. Arm yourself  with prayer!

 

Father, help all my friends to learn how to take Your Word, believe it, and then speak it through their prayer, so they always get their answers. Father I thank You for always hearing me and answering; for I ask this in Jesus name according to Your Word. Thank You!! I love You and all my friends! If you need something or have a problem and you would like for me to stand with you or to talk to you; come to our chat site and chat with me. It’s right here on this web site under chat. Or you can write me and I will answer. Remember that I love you and I am here if you need me.

Love Noelle

 Matthew 21:22

"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

 

This week's question is: 

What did Jesus say to Satan when he tempted him to jump from the pinnacle of the temple? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 4)

 

Last week's Question: 

What did Jesus say to Satan when he tempted him to turn stones into bread? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 4)

 

Answer: "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."

 

Congratulations to: Andy 9 GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

 

Faith Changes Hope Into Reality

 A great spiritual leader once said, “Faith changes hope into reality!” How true that is! God told us in Hebrews 6:12 “that we should be followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” (My translation). God has filled His Bible with promises and hope! As we read God’s Word, we see these promises. Wonderful promises. Then hope comes! We see that God intended for us to have these promises. He never wanted anyone to miss out on all the good He has prepared for those He loves. But we have to have hope, or we could say, a picture of what God has given us before we can put the faith God has given us to work so we can have those things we hope for. Sounds hard but it’s really easy! God has done all the work. First, He gave us a measure of faith to profit with. Than means gain something we don’t have; or add to what we do have. God gave that gift of faith to every man before we were even created. Before the foundations of this world, God decided to give us faith so we could receive all He has for us. That’s powerful!  Oh what Love God has for us! The Bible says He loved us while we were sinners, or enemies with Him. When God made everything we see, His mind was on us and our happiness. He did it all for us. He knew that Adam would fail, but before Adam ever failed, God had already made a way of escape for us. That’s why He made sure we had faith. It takes faith to believe that Jesus died for us and that our sins can all be forgiven and we can be made righteous, just as if we had never sinned. So God gave us the gift of faith. Now that we are saved, we use that same faith to receive all the other gifts God has already given to us. We are heirs and joint-heirs. An heir owns everything that was given to him. He does not have to work for it. Be good to get it, or perform in anyway. All he has to do is believe, or use his faith. This is the same with all the hope God has given to us! These are gifts just like salvation! Gifts from our Father God given to us, so we can live like God wants us to live. In the fullness of His love! That is why this spiritual leader said, “Faith changes hope into reality.” When we take that faith God gave us and apply, or believe His promises, our hope, then hope becomes a reality and we enjoy living in it. Oh, there will be those who tell you, you cannot have all these things. But don’t listen to them! Listen to what God has said and turn your hopes into realities by applying the faith God has already given to you. I enjoying walking in my hopes because I have applied my faith to my hopes and now I have the realities of God’s promises.

 

Father, in Jesus name I ask you to help my friends to walk in this great realm of faith You have given to them. Help them turn their hopes into realities by using their faith. Thank you for that Father, for I ask this in Jesus name. Remember I am here if you need me, just write me or come to our chat site and talk with me. I am here to help you! Together we will ask God and you will have your answers because God always hears and answers us yes, or so be it!

Love Noelle

 Hebrews 6:12
"That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."

This week's question is: 

Who ministered to Jesus after Satan left Him? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 4)

 

Last week's Question: 

What was Jesus asked to do when Satan showed Him the kingdom of the world? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 4)

 

Answer: to fall down and worship me (Satan)

 

Congratulations to: Andy 9 GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

True Faith Sees and Hears

 The great statesman, Lester Summall once said “Faith is an eye that can see the invisible. Faith is an ear that hears what others do not hear. Faith is a hand that can touch the intangible.” In Hebrews 11:27 we read these words: “By faith Moses forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.” The Bible is full of examples of great men and women who by faith could see with spiritual eyes what God was showing them. They could hear with spiritual ears what God was saying to them; and they could even touch it with their hands in the spiritual realm. God is still using men and women both young and old, who through faith can see with their spiritual eyes all He has for them! For they are the ones who will press forward and do all God has said because they have heard God’s voice with their spiritual ears. Jesus told us “His sheep knew His voice” and that “they did as He said”, and “would not listen to any other voice.” When we know the voice of God like He wants us to know it; we can then move out by faith and do all He desires for us to do. In a sense, we can place our hand in His hand and walk with Him, doing the work He calls us to do. Many times people do not understand us and even think we are foolish at times, but we always reach our goal and win the victory. Why? Because we can see with our spiritual eyes, hear with our spiritual ears and know the touch of God on our lives. How do we reach this place? Really it is very easy. First we much hunger for His Word. Spend time reading His Word out loud to ourselves, over and over. Taking time to listen as the Bible says God will speak to us. As we get grounded in God’s Word, He soon begins to talk to us. Not in our physical ears, but into our spirit. Everything He tells us to do will always line up with His Word! Once we know His Word and He begins to talk to us, we will hear and know His voice. Once we hear and know His once, we need to do what He is telling us to do.  As we follow His directions, they always lead us to victory and fulfill His Word. Soon God is talking to us everywhere we go no matter what we are doing. We have trained ourselves to hear God’s voice. We know it just as well as we do our mother’s or father’s. It always lines up with His Word! We know the Word because we have studied it over and over. We have faith in what God has said, so we do what He tells us to do. We even begin to see it in the spiritual realm and at times we feel our hand in His hand as He leads us into His perfect will. This is where He wants us and can use us!

Why not start today! Get into His Word and listen. Faith will come as you read the Word of God out loud to yourself. Soon God will be talking to you and your real life will then begin! Father, please help my friends as they draw closer to you. As they read your Word let their faith grow and grow. Let them know your voice even as I know your voice. Use them Father in your perfect will. Thank you Father for I ask this in Jesus’ name.

Remember that I am here for you. If you need me or help, please write me or come to our chat site on this web site and I will be there for you. Together we will receive your answers and watch as God moves in a mighty way for you!

Love Noelle

 

Scripture for the week: Hebrews 11:27

"By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible."


This week's question is: 

What did Jesus tell His sleepy disciples in Gethsemane in order to avoid temptation? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 26)

 

Last week's Question:

 Who ministered to Jesus after Satan left Him? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 4)

Answer: Angels

Congratulations to: Leah 9 from NY

We also had some others from: Andy, GA; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

 

Just A Little Talk With God

When we first try talking to God, it seems strange and hard, but only because we’ve never developed it. Talking with God must become as natural as breathing! Talking with God really becomes our prayer life! We learn to talk to Him about everything.  He becomes our closest friend. Our counselor and teacher. As a matter of fact, the whole trinity becomes this way as we develop our communication with all three. Because of this, our faith become far more active then for those who only pray but never learn to communicate with the Godhead. When we are talking with God as much and more than we do with people we know, our faith defeats spiritual forces arrayed against us far more than any human means could overcome. We get far more answers then others who have not developed this. We are more aware of what is going on around us, as the Holy Ghost always pre-warns us. He is our teacher, guide, comforter, power supplier, wisdom giver, knowledge giver and He shows us things to come. In 2 Corinthians 10:4, the NIV Bible renders this verse, “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power (packed into them) to demolish strongholds.” There is not one single stronghold the devil or his hosts have that we cannot demolish when we are talking with God. God has promised to fight our battles for us! Remember? That’s why it is so important for us to learn to have communication (talk) with God, even about the littlest of things. Jesus wants to be our friend. I love having a friend! I talk everything over with my Friend. Most of us have friends like that and we cannot wait to talk to them. Even in marriage, our mate must first be our friend if it is going to workout like God has planned. One puts a 1000 to flight, but two, 10,000. How much more powerful that is! As we learn to talk with God all day, not just during times of trouble; we would have less troubles and when we did, we would have no problem defeating it because God would tell us how. The Bible says our whole life is ordered by God. If we are not talking to Him, how are we going to know what to do, how to do it, and when to do it? But, when we are always talking to Him, He is continually showing us. We are never in the dark. Not only that, but by talking to Him all the time, we are building up our Spirit Man. He becomes a powerful source in our life! There is no guess work as we know because God has shown us already. That’s my prayer for all my friends! 

Father, I want all my friends to be in the place where they are always talking to You. I want Jesus to become their friends just like He is mine. I want the Holy Ghost to lead, guide and show them all things to come. Thank You Father, for I ask it in Jesus name!

Remember that I am here for you! If you need anything, please come and chat with me on our chat site, or just drop me a letter and I will help you get your prayers answered. I love you and I am here for you! Until next week, remember, talk with God!

Love Noelle

 2 Corinthians 10:4 "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)"

 

This week's question is: 

In James chapter one, what has the Lord promised those who endure trials and temptations?

 

Last week's Question:

 What did Jesus tell His sleepy disciples in Gethsemane in order to avoid temptation? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 26)

Answer: Watch and Pray

Congratulations to: Andy 10 GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

Remembering What Was Done On The Cross 

 Some times we need to look back on the cross of Jesus Christ and reflect on just what was done for us. This was all done while we were sinners, enemies with God, no covenant, no God. Yet, Jesus came and died for us, that we could be all He is. We need to reflect on this. Reflect means to reproduce or show as a mirror does. Or to use one’s powers of conception, judgment. In plane langue this means we remember all Christ has already done for us and live in His powers and not ours. In 2 Samuel 22:31 we read, “As for God, His way is perfect; the Word of the Lord is tried, He is a buckler to all them that trust in Him.” In other words, it’s Him not us that counts. His power, His ability, His strength, His supernatural ability. If He did all this before we got saved, why wouldn’t He do the same and more for us now that we are saved! The problem is we look at our self and our inabilities and judge His by ours. The important thing is not the size of our faith, it is the One who stands behind our faith; God Himself. Everything in the Book (Bible) has already been freely done, given to us and all we really have to do is believe Jesus did it all on the cross for us. When we get our eyes on our self, we take our eyes off Him. Without Him we can do nothing. But with Him, we can do all things! If God did all this for us before we were even born, and if we have received Him as our Lord, then He stands behind His Word and nothing can stop it. Maybe we feel and believe our faith is small, well His is not! Maybe we feel weak, well He is not. That is why the Apostle Paul could tell us when he was weak, that was when he was the strongest. Why, because he let Jesus do it! Some times it seems like we do not believe the Bible, God’s Word. He tells us we have everything we will ever need for this life, because He has given it to us, and we go about trying to get it in our own strength. How dumb! What we really need to do, is put our whole faith and trust in Him and allow Him to fulfill what He said He would do. He does not need our help! What He needs is that we believe Him and ask according to His Word and stand unmovable before Him praising Him for giving whatever it is to us. That is why God gave every one of us a gift of faith. If we never allowed it to grow any bigger, it still would be enough to bring us everything God said was ours. Why? Because it's dependent on His faith and power, not ours. 

Father, in Jesus name, please help all my friends to see this and understand it. That You have already give us those things and if we but believe You and trust You with our whole heart, You’ll bring them to us. Thank you Father for I have asked this all this in Jesus’ name.

Remember that I am here just for you! If you need anything, please come and talk with me on our chat site on this web site; or write me at the address on this web site. I am here for you! Together we will seek God and get your answers. I love all of you! Until next week, read your Bible and pray. Put what I teach to actions and get those things God has already given you!

 Love Noelle

2 Samuel 22:31"As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him."

 

This week's question is: 

Who referred to believers as "salt of the earth"? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 5)

 

Last week's Question:

 In James chapter one, what has the Lord promised those who endure trials and temptations?

Answer: The crown of life

Congratulations to: Andy 10 GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

Instead of the Devil Biting You - You Bite Him

True faith clamps down the teeth of God’s Word like a Bulldog on the seat of the enemy’s pants and hangs on and will not let lose until Satan backs off and the answer is totally manifested.  That’s why the Bible tells us to “put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day of danger, and having done (notice we must do something before) all the crisis demands to stand, stand firmly in your place” (Amp. Bible). In other words, do allow any thing to move you off the Word of God. This tells me, that first I must arm myself with God’s Word, or His promise concerning the victory I need. Once I do that, I need to sink my teeth into it like a Bulldog sinks his teeth into things and locks on. Have you ever played tug-a-war with a dog, even a puppy? They refuse to let go! They pull and pull trying to win and refuse to let go. When it comes to the Word of God, we are to be that way with the promises God has already given to us. They are our weapons for victory. When we use His weapons and not ours or the world’s; then we walk in the victory that is already ours. When we try to do it in our strength, our words, or the words of someone else, we lose. In order for God’s Word to be ours, we need to get it into out heart by speaking it out loud to ourselves over and over until we know that it is ours. When we know that it is ours, we will not let go of it, as we know it will bring the answer, or victory God’s Word says it will bring. We have a dash- hound type dog named Daisy, and she loves to play tug-a-war. My brother can carry her all around the house by the rag she is holding in her mouth; but she will not let go of it. When we do this with God’s Word, there is nothing in all the world the devil can do to make us let go of God’s Word. Because we refuse to let go of it; we always win the battle or war. Sink your teeth into God’s Word and don’t ever let it go. Stand on God’s Word and when you’ve done all to stand, stand! By doing this, you will always win. So first of all, lets get God’s Word into our heart so we have something that brings the answers everything, so we can stand on it. Then, if the enemy tries to do something to you or a friend, stand on God’s Word! Don’t let go! That will bring you the victory every time!

Father, please help my friends learn to study Your Word, get it into their hearts, so they have faith to stand on that always brings them the answer and show them how to lock their teeth into Your Word so the enemy always loses. Thank You Father for I have asked it in Jesus name.

Remember that I am here if you need me. Or, if you just want to chat. Just come to our chat site on this web site and I will be there for you. If you would like to write me, just use the address on this web site and I will answer. Remember that I love you and I am here for you!

Love Noelle  

 

This week's question is: 

Why did Jesus encourage believers, "Let your light so shine before men"? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 5)

 

Last week's Question:

Who referred to believers as "salt of the earth"? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 5)

Answer: Jesus

Congratulations to: Andy 10 GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

A Powerhouse for God

Every one of us wants to be a powerhouse for God. Someone God can and wants to use. Just like the Heroes we read about in the Bible. God has created everyone of us to be this way! Once we learn this and start acting like God tells us to act in His Word, we become that hero in a sense. Really, we’re just being normal and walking in the supernatural realm which is our normal realm; the realm God created us to walk in. When the natural becomes the supernatural in our lives we become a very explosive force for God and the devil runs and hides. When the power of God and the faith of God, which He has given to us becomes active in our life, we are somewhat like a tank because we then have the ability to move forward and do all God has told us to do without having any loses.  (James 2:17) “Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by actions, is dead.” From this verse we see that faith has to have actions in order to accomplish anything. We know God has given everyone a measure of faith; so we have faith. When we learn from the Bible what God wants us to do, we have to apply that faith to that promise and do whatever it takes to get the answer. When we do that, our faith has actions!  That’s when the power of God and faith become operative and we become like a tank! (2 Samuel 22:30 NIV) “With Your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.” This is why Samson could take a jaw bone and kills thousands of the enemy that were coming against him. He was like a Tank! Even today, when someone is at war, they would rather be in a tank then just walking by themselves. They are a powerhouse in that tank. They cannot only jump over or climb a wall, they can knock it down and crush it to peaces. God has made each of us a powerhouse like that! Once we study His Word and get the promises in our heart, we begin to mix the two together, Faith and God’s Word, and we become like that tank. We move forward carrying out God’s Word, wining victory after victory. It’s not us, but it is the power of God and the faith He gave us, just acting on His Word. We cannot boast, but we sure become the victor; the hero! It always feels good when we win! Plus, it fires us up to go again. I don’t know about you, but I want to be God’s tank crushing the devil and his demons and always winning the victory. I can!! All I have to do is take the faith God has given to me, get it in my heart so I believe I can do it, and do it. It’s that easy! 

Father, please help my friends to become faith tanks so they too can always win the victory and knock down the walls of the enemy; always moving forward in You. Thank You Father! I ask this in Jesus’ name!

Remember that I am here to help you! So if you need anything or just want to talk, please come to our chat site on this web page right here; or write me at the address on this page and I will be there for you. Together we shall be that tank and crush the problems in your life and become the victor God made us to be.

Love Noelle

2 Samuel 22:30

"For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall."

 

This week's question is: 

Who said, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."? (Hint: 1 Corinthians chapter 11)

 

Last week's Question:

Why did Jesus encourage believers, "Let your light so shine before men"? (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 5)

 

Answer: ......." that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

 

Congratulations to: Andy 10 GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

We Are The Victors!

The Bible tells us that who ever is born of God, overcometh the world! (1 John 5:4-5). Then it goes on to tell us, that the victory that overcomes the world is our faith. Faith is powerful when used as God created it to be used. Are you a believe that Jesus is the Son of God, not just a son? Do you believe that Jesus was God manifested in the flesh and that Jesus is the Word of God? Then you are one of those overcomers God is talking about! You’re not going to be one, you are one! Now that is what the Bible says. It doesn’t say if you’re old enough, or strong enough, or believe hard enough; it says you are. God has made us the victors! We don’t lose, we win! One of the reasons people lose battles is because they do not believe they have already won because of Jesus. They have not renewed their mind and they are still thinking the old way. So, first try renewing you mind by the Word of God. Cast out the old junk and replace it with God’s Word. You say, Noelle, I’ve already done that. At least I think I have! That’s good, but keep renewing it by the Word of God. Remember, faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. If your mind is renewed, then maybe you are using old shells! You’ll never win a battle on the shells you fired in the last war. When a new enemy comes, it’s time to reload. How do we do that?, you ask. It’s really easy! You find the best shells in God’s Word, go over them again and again and make sure they are loaded. A empty shell will never kill the enemy! Your shells have got to be loaded! If you were deer hunting and a nice big 16 point buck came within 50 feet of you; it would do you no good if your shells were empty. No bullets!. Oh my! But that same buck could be 100 yards away and you have shells that are loaded, you’ll get the buck every time! Perhaps the two biggest mistakes Christians make, is not renewing their minds, getting the Word into their hearts; and trying to fire empty shells with no bullets. They fire the bullets in the last battle and never reloaded. Oh, how sad! Faced with the enemy and an empty gun! And all because we did not reload. Friends, we have to reload everyday even if we have not had a fight or fired our guns. We reload by going to the Word of God daily and allowing the Holy Ghost to be our teacher. He knows what is ahead! He knows what is coming! If we will allow Him, He will make sure we have the right shells for the job and they will always be loaded. I want my shells to be freshly loaded and ready when I need them. How about you? 

Father, please help my friends to always be ready with loaded shells and their minds renewed when the enemy comes. We know we have the victory. Show us how to always win! Thank You Father for I ask it in Jesus name.

Remember that I am here for you and if you need me, either come to our chat site on this web site and talk with me; or write me at the address you find on my page and Together we will win the victory and you will have your answers.

I love You!!

Noelle

Scripture for the week: 1 John 5:4-5

4) "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

 5) Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"

 

This week's question is: 

Finish: 

Peter said it is God's will that the well doing of Christians will "silence the ignorance of ___________   ______." (Hint: found in 1Peter chapter 2)

 

Last week's Question:

Who said, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."? (Hint: 1 Corinthians chapter 11)

Answer: Paul

Congratulations to: Andy 10 GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

God's Love Is Always Strong On Our Behalf

Oh what love God has given to us. A love far beyond our understanding. It reaches to the highest mountains and down into the deepest seas. It is always there for us, even when we cannot feel it or see it; it is still there for us. He loved us so much He sent His Son Jesus to die for us, so we could have everlasting life with Him in heaven. We're living in a world when at times we do not feel love from those around us, or even other Christians. But love is always there from God to us personally. In Corinthians we read about that love and think, "Oh how wonderful that love is" Some times a friend may say they love us and then get mad at us over some foolish thing that does not amount to a hill of beans. Yet, God never gets mad at us because of what we have done or will do. His love is always constant, faithful, true and it's always there. As we grow in the Lord, we need to allow His kind of love to flow through us also. We need to be there when people need us. When our friends are hurting. Or, even when everything is going perfectly and nothing is wrong. Love has to be the same at all times, if it is to be the God kind of love. It cannot change like the weather. It has to be consistent at all times. That might seem hard, but as we allow God's love to flow through us and touch others, this kind of love that God has, becomes easier and easier. We are touched deeply when we see a stranger that is hurting and find ourselves praying for them and seeking God on their behalf. We find ourselves there when someone needs a friend, needs help, or just needs someone to listen. There is an old story that kind of shows this type of love. It seems a farmer was stuck in a big mud whole with his tractor. He tried and tried but could not get out. Then a man from the farm down the road saw what was going on. He stopped and said, "I'll go home and get my big tractor and pull you out of there." "But what if your tractor cannot do it" the first farmer asked. "Well, if I cannot pull you, I'll just sit in the mud with you and help you to stay on top" Oh what a wonderful answer. Now that's God's love. He is always there for us and His love is always alive and working for us. Learn how to show this love to others.

Father, in Jesus' name I ask You to help my friends to learn how to flow in Your love, so other will know You love them just as much as You love us. Thank You for that Father. I give You all the praise for Your love is shed abroad in our hearts. Thank You!!

Remember that I am here if you need me! Just come on our chat on this web site and talk with me. You can also write me to the address on this web site and I will answer you. I love all of you and I am always here for you. Please come and say "Hello".

Love Noelle

Proverbs 25:21 (Amplified Bible)

"If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;"

This week's question is: 

Finish:

Paul charged Roman Christians not to eat meat, drink wine, or anything to cause a brother to __________________________. (Hint: found in Romans chapter 14)

 

Last week's Question:

Finish: 

Peter said it is God's will that the well doing of Christians will "silence the ignorance of ___________   ______." (Hint: found in 1Peter chapter 2)

 

Answer: Foolish men

 

Congratulations to: Andy 10 GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

 

Don’t Be Stubborn

It’s hard for God to walk with a man or woman who gets their mind made up to do things his or her own way. In order to operate in true Bible faith, you have to do things God’s ways regardless of what we think or feel. People at times do not understand faith and think as long as we believe it, God is going to do it for us. That is not true. Now when it comes to the bad or negative things, that is true. But when it comes to the promises of God, we must line ourselves up with God’s Word. We cannot just set our mind and do whatever we want. It does not work that way. But, we must remember that as we think in our heart, so will it be. Our thoughts had better be God’s thoughts. People want to walk in victory but they do not want to do it God’s way. We can be so stubborn at times we end up hurting ourselves and losing ground we once won. Samson was a good example of that. Doing as he wanted instead of doing what God wanted got him taken captive by his enemies and his eyes put out. How sad! We look at him in his big victories and want to be like him. But let's make sure it is the parts when he was walking with God and not doing his own thing. Doing our own thing will destroy us. We need to always make sure we are willing to do it God’s way because that is the best way there is. No one wants to lose any battles or not get to where they are all they desire to be inside. We can, if we do it God’s way and not our way. We can be all God said we could be and much more. We can always win and never lose, if we do it God’s way and not our way. We must learn not to be stubborn, but yielded to God and His Word. If God said it, that should settle it! We should never go against God’s Word of His will. He knows what is best for us and He always desires to bless us and prosper us. He is always looking out for our good! Remember that Amos 3:3 asks this question and we need to answer it in our hearts and always walk with God. “Can two walk together except they agree?”  The farmer used to use a team of horses to illustrate that example. The two horses are hooked together with a yoke. If they work as one, or together, the work becomes so easy they get it all done. But if one wants to do his own thing, nothing gets done and all there is, is fighting. We never want to fight with God, so we do as He tells us and quickly we find out His way is always the best and we walk in victory all the time.

 Father, I desire for my friends to never be stubborn and fight You. I ask you to make their hearts soft to Your voice. I ask You to help them so they always walk with You. I ask for You to help them, that they can be all You want them to be. I thank You for it because I have asked in Jesus’ name and therefore, I have what I have asked. Thank You!

Remember that I am here if you need me or just want to talk. You can come to the chat site right here on this web site and chat with me. Or you can write me and I will answer your letters. Remember that I love you and want to see you always win. I am here for you! Together we will win all your battles and see all the victories God has for us. Together we can put 10,000 to flight. Together we stand, divided we fall. So together we will always stand. Until next week, remember that I love you and I am here for you!

Love Noelle

Amos 3:3

"Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

This week's question is: 

Finish:

Jesus said, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, ______  __________  ______." (Hint: found in Matthew chapter 16)

 

Last week's Question:

Finish: 

Paul charged Roman Christians not to eat meat, drink wine, or anything to cause a brother to __________________________. (Hint: found in Romans chapter 14)

 

Answer: Stumble (fall) or is offended or is made weak

 

Congratulations to: Andy 10 GA

We also had some others from: Leah, NY; Ruthanne, NY; Salley, AZ; Mickie and sister from Or; Tod , NM

 

[Kid's Corner]     [Chat]