What is truth? (Pt 2 Lies)

Lies will be exposed-2

What’s so bad about a little lie?

 

“Truth stands the test of time; lies are soon exposed.”

Proverbs 11:17 

About this week’s promise:

“Lying is deceiving someone. It can be direct — “I didn’t touch that cake” (as you swallow the last bite) — or it can be indirect, such as telling only part of the truth when it benefits you to do so. But to fall short of truth, in any way, is to lie.

Pilate asked, “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Pilate had the answer to his question standing before him, in person. “I am the way, the truth and the life,” Jesus said on another occasion (John 14:6).

Think of it! Jesus not only tells the truth, he is truth. We cannot follow the God of truth while we persistently tell lies — even “small” ones. Determine to tell the truth in all matters of life, big or small.1


Lying is the basic fault line in the foundation of the soul, putting all the superstructure in jeopardy. All the believability a person has, his very integrity, totters on the shifting sand of one lie. Deceit holds hostage all other virtues.

Robertson C. McQuilken2

1from the TouchPoint Bible with commentaries by Ron Beers and Gilbert Beers (Tyndale) p 1230
2quoted in 1001 Great Stories and Quotes by R Kent Hughes (Tyndale) pp 272

For more thoughts on this week’s topic, check out these Tyndale resources:

The Good Life by Charles Colson (2005)
Lies That Go Unchallenged in Popular Culture by Charles Colson (2005)
Lies That Go Unchallenged in Media & Government by Charles Colson (2005)
The Way I See It by Tim Baker – for Teens (2005)”

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

08.18.17 VISION REVELATION 12/CHRIST OUR SALVATION

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Isaiah 55  (KJV)

55 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

King James Version (KJV)    Public Domain
COMMENTARY CON’T:  MY SOUL AND HEART SPEAK TO YOU BROTHER AND SISTERS!  I HAVE A HEAVY HEART IN WHAT IN COMING UPONG THIS EARTH.  GOD SAYS IN HIS WORD : 
Acts 2:17
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Joel 2:28
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
In 1982 was when I had my first vision from God when I was expectant with my first child!  It has been a long and sometimes hard road to walk and sometimes I have strayed. But, Jesus never left me and always protected me and drew me back to His path by His Holy Spirit.  I will save this vision and others for a time to come soon here on this site for the time has come to reveal such things.  What the Lord has given me to share is one of recent in June of 2017 which is this:
Vision: I beheld something falling from heaven with mighty speed. The object was in pure darkness and as it approached thru the heavenlies a dark figure starts to emerge.  When it reached the cosmos of our solar system the  image unfolded and it has mighty wings and within the wings encompassed the thing that would emerge.  Dread and evil befell my heart for I knew what it was.  It descended into atmosphere and its hideous figure appeared.  The red dragon of Revelation 12 and satan’s face appeared.
Luke 21:26 (KJV)26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

THESE IS SCRIPTURE GIVEN TO IN MY SPIRIT:

REVELATION 12

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhibitors’ of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

I do not take this lightly in any way for I know it true and of the Lord!  Amen.  Do not take my word for it but be a Berean and seek the Lord in all matters:  (Acts 17:11  11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.)  Satan fell to earth and was filled with wrath for he knew his time had come.  Men hearts filled with great fear and woes of destruction filled the earth.  To look in the face the satan is hideous.  My hope and salvation is in Christ Jesus and immediately I called upon the precious shed blood of Christ for protection of mind, soul and body!

1 John 1:7 – But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Matthew 26:28 – For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Hebrews 9:22 – And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Hebrews 9:12 – Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us].

Brothers and Sisters in Christ: I imploy you to get your house in order with the Lord if it is not!  The time is at hand and thou no one knows the time or the hour:

Matthew 24:36

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

JESUS DID SAY:

Matthew 24: 5-8, Christ says, of the impending end of all things, that “For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you dare not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.”
We are at beginning of the midnight hour and the Church must wake up and be about the Father’s business.  The will be against us and we can not with stand what is to come with being in God’s Word daily and on bended knees in prayer and bringing souls into the Kingdom of God.  God bless and Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus. Amen
HE WATERS MY GARDEN

GOD SURROUNDS ME WITH HIS MOUNTAINS

PSALMS 46

Psalm 46King James Version (KJV)

46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

 

 

IN CHRIST(AS PAUL EXPERIENCED)THE CELL DOOR IS OPEN!

 

 

ACTS 16:16-40
ACTS 16:16-40

God will guard you from the evil one

 

How can I defend myself against Satan’s attacks?

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ephesians 6:10-12  

Tricking Houdini

During his life, Harry Houdini had a standing challenge that he could escape from any jail cell within an hour. A small town in the British Isles had just constructed a new jail cell they thought was escape-proof, and they wanted to put it to the test. Houdini entered the cell and immediately went to work. After two grueling hours — an hour past his deadline — Houdini finally withdrew his file from the lock and leaned against the door in exhaustion. To his amazement, the cell door swung open.

The jailors had tricked the great magician by closing the jail door but never bolting the lock. He was free all along, he just didn’t know it.

Satan has the same strategy, doesn’t he? His greatest weapon is to make us think that we are trapped, when in reality the cell door is always open. Satan can’t bind us, so he tricks us into making us believe the cell door is locked.

Adapted from a devotional by Frank Martin in Embracing Eternity (Tyndale House) p 292
Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

JESUS HELP ME!

MY ROSE

MY ROSE

 

All the prison doors flew open, and the chains came loose!

Personal Testimony:

The title above is in red for a reason!  If it were not for the shed blood of Jesus Christ (1 John 1:7 – But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.) I would still be sitting in prison spiritually.  As a child I knew about Jesus from Sunday School lessons and the such; as a teenager I wondered about Him and God’s creation; yet I knew Him not.  The Word had been made known to me; prayers had been prayed over me.  Yet I knew Him not.  I was still a child on milk with a longing unfulfilled not knowing all the time I was born for a time such as this!!  I won’t bore you with all the trial and tribulations; but, I will tell you forth running that in my adulthood as a mother with first child that is when the Lord God Almighty grabbed me by my boot straps and put a mentor in my life that set me on track to know God’s Word, to be among believers in Christ, to be baptized, and to serve the Lord.  At this point I saw the prison door opened and the chains dropped.  Fast forward:  We were living in Florida at the time and this is when God said in an “Audible Voice,”  “ARE YOU READY TO GET UP YET!!!”  THAT got my attention:  This is how it happened….
Typical family night, I’m giving my boys their bath and getting ready for bed.  All of the sudden out of the blue I hear, “ARE YOU READY TO GET UP YET!!!”  I looked around, ask the boys if they heard anything, “No, they said.”  I asked my daughter who was sitting at the computer in the living room doing homework and she said “No.”  Then I ask my husband and he said “No.”  The only other sounds was the normal neighborhood children getting last few minuets of playtime in before being called in for the evening.  Dogs barking, cats meowing, just normal stuff and no TV on in our house.  I finished with my boy’s bath and got them off to bed.  I waited till all were turned in and sought the Lord in prayer.

This was the night the Lord truly revealed Himself to me my brothers and sisters in Christ!  Father God on this night revealed His treasures to me and gave me my nugget (Rhema Word) for life:  My Life verse:

Isaiah 30:21 (AKJV)

21 and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. 

On this night my journey with Jesus Christ truly began.  Little did I know that He would use Prophecy as tool for being born for a time such as this.  The journey took an even deeper turn when I learned by trial and tribulations on a personal level to “Willingly Allow” the Holy Spirit to be the driver and not me.  I am here to tell you that I am still learning!  I would not be here today if it were not for the precious Blood of Christ, the Grace and Mercy of God, Protection of Christ, Leading of the Holy Spirit!  I share all of this to tell you not to discouraged or dismayed of heart in these perilous times we face.  God is control and Jesus Christ is Foundation which the gates of hell “SHALL NOT” prevail!

Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Call out to Jesus and He will uplift you through your faith in Him, He will strengthen you, He will comfort you, He will never leave or forsake you; KNOW THIS.

With these treasures of the Lord I bless you, ask the Lord to keep you, encourage you and protect you and yours in the precious name of Jesus Christ! Amen

 

PEACE AS ONLY CHRIST CAN GIVE! AMEN

PRISON DOOR OPEN AND THE CHAINS DROPPED

Acts 16:16-40   (AKJV)

16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 17 the same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, 20 and brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, 21 and teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. 22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. 23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: 24 who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. 27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. 29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, 30 and brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. 34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go. 36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace. 37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out. 38 And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans. 39 And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city. 40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

May the peace of the Lord be upon you all in Jesus’ name. Amen