I wasnʻt paid for my time at Kualoa Ranch today, but I also didnʻt have to pay. Part of the process of being employed at the ranch is acting as what they call, a "mystery shopper". The whole concept is to have the new guy (me) play tourist for a day and do at least four of the activities they offer, while being undercover.
This parable is so striking and solemn that it has been said, “They must be fast asleep who are not startled by it!” The parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19–31) is the second major teaching on wealth in Luke 16; the first is the parable of the Shrewd Manager (vv. 1–13).
This parable contrasts the fate of the callous rich and dependent poor through a graphic picture of reversal in the afterlife.
No event that has ever occurred will be more spectacular than the Rapture of the saints. On every front it will defy the wildest imagination of men. Most of this world laughs at the idea of the supernatural powers of God and discounts the possibility. The Book of Genesis’ account of creation has mostly been replaced with some form of natural evolution, even by the church world.
This is what I wrote in my first post on my new blog, ‘God’s Enduring Love’ on May 26, 2012:
“If I get this blog site to work for me, I will surely PRAISE GOD! This is something I always thought about doing, especially when I hear some people say it’s easy to do! So I started tonight when my son showed me this WordPress app on my new iPad! Only thing is though, he told me to get it going then show him how it works! Then he went home!
Anyway, I always have so many things going on in my mind that I want to share. I have many experiences to share, but mostly want to encourage those who are seeking to know more about God’s great love for us. Well this is my first post and now I want to see what happens to it. And of course, I hope there’s somebody around to help with the technical aspects of blogging on my own site!”
(Also read two early posts- http://heulu.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/16/ STARTING MY BLOG; http://heulu.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/for-god-so-lo-45-2/ ’FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD’)
HURRAY! I’M STILL HERE ON WORD PRESS!
The 1st SHOFAR blog ‘God’s Enduring Love’ http://heulu.wordpress.com was started on May 26, 2012,
THEN a 2nd blog ‘God’s Hidden Nuggets for the Endtimes’ http://drgoldsite.wordpress.com was added on June 22, 2012.
As some of you may know by now, we are a husband and wife team sharing the love of God from our experiences and what God has been teaching us through His Word. Our prayer is that each one of you will draw closer to God as we prepare for the return of Christ.
TO VIEWERS FROM 116 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING A YOUNG MAN IN ANTARCTICA, FOR READING OUR POSTS!!!
TODAY, IN LESS THAN ONE YEAR, WE REACHED
TO WORD PRESS FOR MAKING OUR BLOGS POSSIBLE
SO WE COULD SHARE THE LOVE OF GOD AND THE WORD OF GOD
WITH SO MANY PEOPLE!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
AND MAY HIS FACE SHINE UPON YOU!
WE LOVE YOU WITH THE LOVE OF THE LORD!
~SHOFAR (Liz) AND DRGOLD~
We are a child of God . . . Romans 8:16 tells us that God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who He is, and we know who we are. He is our Father and we are His children. We have been saved, and had nothing to do with it. Ephesians 2:7-8 tells us that saving us was all His idea, and all His work.
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” 1 John 4:7,8
“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.“ John 17:21
How important is UNITY? GOD COMMANDED His blessing where there is UNITY. God’s blessing would be where there is harmony, where the brethren would “dwell together in unity.”
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” Psalm 133
The Apostle Paul taught;
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” Romans 14:17-19
Jesus also prayed:
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: . . .
. . . that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:24, 26
There are no if’s or but’s about it, without love for the brethren our professed faith in God is in vain, and that ‘Blessed hope’ (Titus 2:13) would not be ours.
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14
Philippians Chapter 2- The Apostle Paul describes the Christian community which was to have “the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” (verse 2)
Published on May 5, 2013
Pastor JD talks about Syria and Egypt in Bible Prophecy and how they point to yet another reason that Christ's return for His church is sooner than we may think.
Of all the Psalms the 139th is my 2nd favorite. Wherever we are, we are under the eyes and hands of God. God knows all things, as He is omniscient. He everywhere, as He is omnipresent. These truths are laid out by David in this Psalm. I have written my personal version of it. I pray it is a blessing to you.