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What’s It All About?

END TIME TEACHINGS- New Category in Top Bar

The message to the church from these blog posts emphasizes the need to take note of the signs of the last days, the lateness of the hour, and to prepare for the return of Jesus for His church.

“What’s it all about?” 

Here is a link I just added- a blog by two sisters who share their faith in God.

http://wp.me/P2p49X-2  “Would you really like to know how to get to heaven?”

“If you are not assured of your salvation and eternal life, please also read about Richard, The Man Who Was Mad At God’,  then say this simple prayer that he said, to accept Jesus as YOUR Saviour, too:

“Dear Jesus, I am a lost sinner.  I believe that you died for me.  Please forgive me for my sins and come into my heart today.  I accept you as my Lord and Savior and with your help, I will live for you.  Amen.”

“The Bible says when one sinner comes to the Lord, all heaven rejoices:

 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.  Luke 15:10 

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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands- Journal 9-12-2012

GOD IS IN CONTROL

With so much bad news on TV and in the newspapers, we tend to forget that God is in control of everything, the good and bad that happens in the world.  Whether in our personal lives, in our nation and in the world, God always has everything under control.  While man tries to figure out how he can take his life’s affairs into his own hands, even create and run his own government according to his own rules and standards, God is in heaven, shaking His head.

It is futile to do things our way or think that we know better than to seek God for HIS guidance and wisdom through prayer and reading the Bible.  He, after all, is the fountain of all wisdom and knowledge, and do we think we know things better than God?!  Isaiah 55:9 says “His thoughts are higher than our thoughts, for His ways are higher than our ways”.  Jeremiah 29:12 tells us that God has a future and a hope for us that only He can bring to pass.  God will laugh from heaven when He sees that after all of our attempts to disprove Him wrong, that He will show HIMSELF mighty by establishing His kingdom on earth ruled by Jesus Christ; a kingdom of peace for ALL men and where righteousness will reign.  Most importantly, every knee will bow before Jesus Christ and acknowledge Him as Almighty God, the ruler of heaven and earth.

“All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.”  (Psalm 86:9)

“Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.”  (Rev 15:4).

Those who resist Him and reject Him, those who scoff and ridicule the ways of God, will end up as big-time losers because we are not playing childish games; we are in a real battle for our lives, the outcome of which will determine where we will spend our eternity.  For there is a heaven to gain, and a hell to flee from.

God will have His way; He will win in the end.  While we may allow sin and wickedness to prevail and we may fight all those who oppose us, there is no one who can fight against God, who sits in the heavens and laughs and “have them in derision”  (Psalm 2:4).  Derision is a very strong word that God has for anyone or everyone who fights against Him.  It means He will laugh into anyone’s face who dares resist and reject Him, God, who loved the world so much,who gave His only begotten son for us (John 3:16).

Derision means to scorn, scoff, or mock.  Is God capable of doing this?  Yes, because He has been provoked to wrath and we see His hand of judgment upon us and upon the land, upon the earth itself and the whole world.  Soon He will show us our folly by causing everything be shaken out of place that can be shaken.  What will collapse, will collapse, and only those with unshakeable faith will remain.  Hebrews 12:25-27 says to pay attention to God who is speaking from heaven, who shakes up the earth as well as heaven, and who will remove everything that can be shaken (paraphrased), “that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.”

God will then reveal His kingdom which cannot be shaken, an everlasting kingdom:

“and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.  The zeal of the LORD  of hosts will perform this”  (Isaiah 9:6-7)

Today is the day of (our) salvation.  The Bible says,

“behold, now is the accepted time: behold, now is the day of salvation.”  (2Cor 6:2)

Jesus said:  “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”  (Rev 3:19-22)

Fishing in the Marketplace

In Pozorubio, Philippines, Wyman and I went fishing in the marketplace with Pastor Jimmy and Pastor Roy.  We joined them in marketplace preaching which is fishing for souls to bring them the gospel of salvation.  Jesus said, in Matthew 4:19, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

This is Pastor Roy, a giant of a man who wears size 13 shoes! He loves the Lord so much for rescuing him from a wrecked and ruined life as a gang leader and drug dealer. He used to be a BAD dude; he even carried a pistol! But God in His mercy saved him from a life of wickedness and hopelessness.  Now he is a preacher of the gospel of Christ and  pastor of a small church and sometimes joins Pastor Jimmy in outdoor preaching on Saturdays, market day.Pastor Jimmy, a man with slight built is a dynamite preacher!  His style of preaching reminds me of what the Bible says in Mark 1:3 about John the Baptist, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” Wyman had his turn to preach and I was next.  It was a good first time experience for me.  I opened my mouth and God filled it! Wyman will preach anywhere, any place at the drop of a hat!

We gave the pastors a break when we preached and sang. We take our ukulele everywhere we go!

This woman was very troubled whom we saw wandering in the marketplace. We prayed for her and later she was much calmer and at peace with herself.

These two women were very open to the salvation message and we prayed with them to receive Jesus into their hearts and committed them to God’s care. That is Pastor Jonathan standing on the leftt.

There were lots of fish who weren’t paying attention to us. They were nearby gambling. I hope they will be caught one day and get their lives turned around!

Satan Alive and Well On Planet Earth!

STS Readers:  (Originally posted for ‘Sounding the Shofar’ Facebook Group, 7-24-2012)

I started writing this as a response to my grown son, who was troubled with the recent killings at the Batman movie massacre in Colorado.  He has two teenagers who live in this bizarre world of ours.  As a mother, grandmother and a Christian, I decided to respond from a Biblical perspective and address it to mainly Christians.  WHY is there so much violence in the world today? Among the many lives cut short was a 6 year old child who had not even begun to live, and two servicemen who served and survived military time, only to return home and be senselessly slaughtered!

These were some of my comments:

In the Philippines I saw armed security guards with rifles or pistols at banks and ATM machines, and at fast food places everywhere, even at a gas station.  Maybe we should be in a more preventive mode in America also and search everyone at the door going into the movie theaters, have metal detectors in every public place, fast food places, and in every school and public institution for that matter! Why?  Because these have been places of bombings and killings!  ( Perhaps armed guards will be the norm for civil misbehavior with the recent rages of ‘flash mob rioting and looting’ in America that could easily have us become a ‘police state’!)

We need to remind ourselves that we live in a dangerous world that is ruled by Satan whose job is “to steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10).  We need to imprint this Bible fact upon the minds of our youth- that Satan is the REAL ENEMY of our souls.  Our responsibility as parents, grandparents, ministers, church youth leaders, esp., is to teach the Word of God which commands us to be a pure and holy people, separated unto God.  If most of the time we spend in church is used for singing and program activities, there is little time left for Bible study.  While we live in this world, believers should not be a part of, nor love the world with its appeal and attractions, fads and fashions, music and entertainment, and drive for money, fame, and pleasure.  This is what the Bible says in 1 John 3:15-17:

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”

Why does it seem like we’re experiencing more and more violence and evil today? Our physical world is also changing because God’s judgment is now upon the earth, as well as the people, as it was in the days of Noah:

“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filed with violence.  And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt: for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.  And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filed with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” (Genesis 6:11-13)

The Bible says in Isaiah 60:2 that the last days will be dark and filled with evil.

“For, behold the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people:”…

The second part of Isaiah 60:2 says, “and gross darkness the people” means that evil thoughts and motivations will consume the minds of people as the deranged young man, possessed of the devil who killed the movie goers.

Jesus said in the last days it will be like the days of Noah, when the earth was filled with violence and corruption just before the great flood.

“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the day that Noah entered in  the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Mt 24:37-39)

Doesn’t this tell us that judgment is coming soon and that we should pay attention to the signs around us?  Only those who take heed to the Word of God and believe it, will persevere and survive the judgments coming upon the world.

When our youth involve themselves with the things of Satan, the prince of darkness, such as attending the diabolical movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ which is filled with massacre and killings, they  expose themselves to evil and thus risk danger to their own soul.  Anyone who intentionally gives Satan a door of opportunity to encourage his evil work, will ultimately suffer dire consequences as a victim, and many victims are destroyed by Satan whose intent is to take as many as he can to hell with him!

So my warning to all parents and spiritual leaders is to teach youth and adults, NOT TO PUSSYFOOT WITH THE DEVIL!  Herein is a truism:  Satan has GREAT POWER which he wields to do the works of darkness, and he is the MASTER OF MIND CONTROL.  When we give him our mind, instead of having on the mind of Christ, we will reap many D’s: Discouragement, Depression, Disillusionment, Deception, Despair, and Destruction, ending with Death, to name a few D’s.  The gunman in Colorado did not become possessed by evil overnight, but gradually over time allowed Satan to gain control over his mind.

I will continue posting more on this subject in Sounding the Shofar- The Enemy In Our Midst, about Satan’s strategies and devices to bring the downfall of Christians; how to overcome Satan and not be defeated by him and thus risk losing your salvation.

CONCLUSION:  In my eBook I wrote about the importance of God’s Word.  No Word of God=No Faith; No Faith=No Power; No Power=No Victory; No Victory means Satan has won.  You must believe that we are in a spiritual battle against Satan.  Avoidance of the subject of spiritual warfare and/or feigned or actual ignorance will spell your destruction as Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”... Satan is alive and well on Planet Earth!

Philippians 2:12 states, “…work out your OWN salvation with fear and trembling.”  Attending church regularly or worshipping and praising the Lord does not ensure our salvation, but it is only having a relationship with God, knowing His Word and obeying it that will save us (Ps 107:20). Christians who don’t stand fast in the Word and in their faith will take a beating from Satan.  Our only protection against Satan is abiding in God’s Word, and obeying it.  Separate yourselves from the world and worldly people for your own good, for your safety, for your and your family’s protection.  Stand on this Word:

“Greater is He that is in us (Jesus) than he that is in the world (Satan, our adversary).”  1John 4:4

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My Testimony and An Amazing Story!

These testimonies were shared on Feb 27, 29, and Mar 1, 2012 with my Facebook Group, ‘Sounding the Shofar’ as part of the unpublished manuscript for ‘Sounding the Shofar- The Enemy in Our Midst’.

AN AMAZING STORY ABOUT OUR MIGHTY GOD!

In 1972, after moving into a newly-built and beautiful home with my husband and young family, something was still missing in my life. After reading a news story about a former stripper converting to the Christian faith, I decided to go to hear her testimony at a Waikiki hotel. I couldn’t remember much of what was said because I was overcome with her story. But I remember her musician husband singing a song about how they lived their lives so close to hell that they could smell the sulphur fumes!  That brought me under immense conviction of getting myself right with God and seeking the Holy Spirit in my life.  In the Philippines and recently in Malaysia I gave my brief testimony of how a former stripper was the one who pointed me to the Lord, me, a mother of three young children then, who never got into any real trouble in my whole life! But I was a sinner, too, who needed to be saved!

I vaguely recall driving pass ‘The Strip’ on the old airport road where there were burlesque and topless dancers who performed in shows at places like ‘Forbidden City’ where Tara was billed as a ‘stripper’. Several weeks ago I did a Goggle search on her, wondering what became of this beautiful, remarkable woman. When I got home from my mission trip last Thursday, the book I ordered about her story was waiting for me, a very ‘old’ book written 35 years ago.  I found it for $.01 plus $3.99 shipping from Amazon.com! The sordid details of Jimmy and Judy Mamou’s lives told how entertainment, money, sex, and drugs drove them to their near destruction.  Jimmy was the one saved first when one day he was stoned and very sick from ‘bad’ drugs. With his dying breaths he called Judy to get him the Gideon Bible they had stolen from a motel. He managed to read Acts 2:21, “Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” He slept for a long time and moving his lips, Judy heard him whisper, “What do you want me to do?” God was speaking to Jimmy who recovered and experienced a complete change in his life, was immediately delivered from drugs. Jimmy began to seek God in his walks on the beach and read his Bible every chance he had between his job as a musician.

GOD’S SAVING GRACE

Jimmy Mamou changed when God gave him back his life with the promise that he, Jimmy, would live for Him. He threw out all his dope, stopped using profanity, came home from work on time, and was kind and loving to Judy. Judy was both impressed and skeptical about Jimmy’s behavior. She was still turning tricks and was mean to Jimmy, until that one day in July 1971. She picked up Jimmy’s Bible and began to read where it opened to the place about the woman taken in adultery in John 8, and how Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.” She realized that Jesus loved her and had already forgiven her, speaking to her from the gospel of John. Judy opened up her heart to God and asked Jesus to come in! She was born again and filled with the Holy Spirit! She was able to forgive her abusive mother and her stepfather who molested her up until her early teens when she left home for a life of prostitution, drugs, marijuana and pills, and notoriety- as a stripper and topless snake dancer.

SAVED AND CALLED TO SERVE

Besides drugs, Judy’s prostitution and strip dancing, the troubled lives of the Mamou’s included adultery, bouts with alcoholism, Judy’s abortion and finally a suicide attempt. Judy called herself,“The Other Woman” in her book that describes her life before she became born-again into the family of God, after Jimmy got saved that summer of 1971. God in His mercy delivered and saved both of them from their destructive lives when they reached the end of themselves. They both had their encounter with God and experienced the cleansing power of His love and as it says in 1Peter 1:8,

“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”

They began reading the Bible, praying and walking on the beach together. Jimmy quit his job as a rock musician and began playing music at a dinner club. He sang secular tunes with religious lyrics he composed, and he passed out Bibles to his audience! They started going to church, sharing the good news of their salvation with their friends; Judy was invited to share her testimony, the first of many times beginning in their church; Jimmy shared the gospel on KAIM radio twice a week for two years. God led them to reach out to prostitutes, pimps, drug addicts, alcoholics, the downtrodden in prisons, skid row districts, half way houses; “they also spoke in hospitals, colleges, churches and Christian meetings- wherever they were led.” God called them into full time ministry and they have been speakers in crusades and revival meetings in Hawaii, California, Korea and other parts of the world. I thank God for leading me to hear about Judy’s licentious life and profound conversion, for by July 1972 God began to do His mighty work in my and Wyman’s life (friends and relatives also shared their Christian faith with us) and both of us were saved and miraculously filled with the Holy Spirit!