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Betty Louise
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February 10, 2021
Happy Wednesday,


Heavenly Peace


“Promise #41:
I will give you peace at all times and in every situation.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 (WEB)
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times
in all ways. The Lord be with you all”

There are times we are overwhelmed by circumstances beyond our control. It is so easy to become frightened and in our fear, we often lose sight of God. God has not moved but the devil can convince us we have been abandoned.

These are the times to cry out to God. Seek him with all our heart. When we do this God will make Himself known to us. He will answer our cries and with His love, He will comfort us.

God will turn out fears into joy. He will give us Heavenly peace.

John 14:27
King James Version 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Evil is growing in this world but God is still Holy. God has not abandoned the truth of His Gospel. Stay strong in the faith of God. Sadly many have abandoned the truth of the Gospel and turn to false Gospels. May God keep us strong in His hands and help us keep our eyes on Him.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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February 9, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

And, the Spirit Says Come

Revelation 22:17
“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

Come body to the Throne of God. Come and repent of your sins and seek a reconciliation with the Heavenly Father. Let us not hide our sins in the far corners of our minds, but humbly confess them to God.

We cannot have peace of mind until we open our heart to God and we are willing, to be honest with Him. When we are willing to trust God with everything, then we can receive forgiveness and turn away from sin and live in righteousness.

These are not the days to be trying to live in two worlds. We must choose to give ourselves over to God, completely. We can not serve two masters. Almost saved, will not get us into Heaven. We cannot choose to live in sin and be saved. Salvation comes from repentance that seeks forgiveness and turning away from our sins. Living in sin is like a pig that is washed and returns to the mud. If we choose to live in sin we are not saved.

Rejoice in the Lord and praise His Name.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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February 8, 2021
Happy Monday,


The Eternal Light

Have you ever had the power go out at night and then cannot find a flashlight that works? Christians, we have a God and Savior, whose light will never dim or go out.

His Holy Word will guide us every day and through every trial. His promises are forever. We need not fear the darkness or the evil the devil and his demons bring. God has already defeated the devil.

Our faith is not in this world, not the government, but the Creator of all things. When things are rough look to God the author and the finisher of our faith. By faith, we look forward to Heaven, but one day we will walk through the gates of Heaven and see Jesus face to face. What a blessed day that will be!

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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February 6, 2021
Happy Saturday,

Cancelled Society

“Promise #37:
I have sealed you with My Spirit to guarantee your coming inheritance. 

Ephesians 1:13-14 (WEB)
13 in whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your salvation—in whom, having also believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of his glory.”

We are living in a canceled society. Having an opinion that differs from the masses, standing up for the wrong person, or just two things that can get you canceled.

God is not like that. He has sealed His children with the Holy Spirit so we do not have to fear that God will cancel us. He will discipline us like a loving father does with His children, but He will not throw us away or abandon us.

The amazing love God has for His children is beyond our comprehension. Let us not take for granted God’s love for us.
Betty

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February 5, 2021
Happy Friday,

The Greatest Commandment

Matthew 22:36-40
King James Version
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Jesus made it quite simple if we love God and people will be less likely to sin. When we love God we want to obey Him and please Him. When we love people we will not commit sins against them.

In these last days, our love for God mustn't grow cold nor, must we not become bitter towards people. We want to live for God and share His love with others.
Betty

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February 4, 2021
Happy Thursday,

One Way

Acts 4:12King James Version
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Steve Harvey has joined others saying that there is more ways to Heaven. This is not Biblical truth. What he is doing is dangerous. He is leading people astray. As Christians, we must be very careful that we do not say something in the Name of God that contradicts the Word of God.

The devil is working overtime to lead people astray. Let us pray that God will help us to not only stay on the straight and narrow but to only speak the truth even in days when the truth of the Word of God is not popular.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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February 3, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

Check Your Religion, Outside The Door

Nancy Pelosi was very upset over Christians who allow their ‘religion’, to affect their voting. What Mrs. Pelosi does not understand is that real Christianity is not a coat we take off and on. True Christianity is a relationship with a Christ. A relationship with a Christ starts off with a seed in our heart.

Our relationship with Christ is to grow to a tall tree that bears the fruit of the Holy Spirit. We are to be a walking testimony of our relationship with Christ and His goodness flowing out from us. So that others can see their need of a Savior and seek salvation for themselves.

Sadly too many politicians and regular citizens of this world, have a religious belief but not a heart change. They can take their coat of religion off and on and will. When they are around Church people, they wear their religious coat with pride. When they around people who are not religious they take off their religious coat and hide it.

A religious coat will not get you into Heaven. Only a relationship with Christ will allow you to enter Heaven. We must decide for ourselves whether popularity or a relationship with Christ is important to us. We cannot have both.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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February 2, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

God Will Fulfill His Plans

Isaiah 46:10
King James Version
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

No matter what the devil thinks or mankind thinks, God has plans and His plans will be fulfilled. Everything that is happening is part of God’s plans. We need not worry or fear. If things get rough, our God will be with us. His Holy Word is a light to our paths. The Holy Spirit will guide us. God will send His angels to watch over and protect us.

Let us lay aside our fears and praise our Heavenly Father in prayers and praise. For He is worthy of all praise. Rejoice, my friends, for our time is coming to an end and soon we will be in the very presence of God.
Betty

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January 31, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

Choose Who You Will Serve


Joshua 24:15
King James Version
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Every person must decide for themselves who they will serve. Refusing to choose is choosing the devil. God has given every person the right to choose but along with that right comes the consequences of our choice.
A choice that will affect our eternity.

God loves mankind so much that even after people have chosen not to serve God and are left behind at the rapture, an angel is sent to earth to warn people not to serve God.

Revelation 14:6-7 King James Version
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

God loves mankind so much that during the tribulation, God will send an angel to earth to warn every person not to take the mark of the beast. People who choose to take the mark, will have no excuse.

Revelation 14:9-11
King James Version
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Today is the day to choose to serve God. Eternity is at stake. Choose wisely.
Betty

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January 30, 2021
Happy Saturday,

“This Little Light of Mine”

Are we shining our light for God? Do others see Jesus in is? These days we live in, it may be tempting to hide our light, but remember what Jesus said about that.

Luke 9:26
King James Version
26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.

Matthew 10:32
King James Version
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

Let us shine our faith in pride, not in ourselves, but pride in our Heavenly Father and His Son, whom we received redemption and eternal life in Heaven. We should love lost souls enough to live in away that reflects the truth of the Gospel. God forbid that we are ever ashamed of our faith!
Betty

1. My faith looks up to Thee,
2. Thou Lamb of Calvary,
3. Savior divine!
4. Now hear me while I pray,
5. Take all my guilt away,
6. Oh, let me from this day
7. Be wholly Thine!
8. May Thy rich grace impart
9. Strength to my fainting heart,
10. My zeal inspire!
11. As Thou hast died for me,
12. Oh, may my love to Thee
13. Pure, warm, and changeless be,
14. A living fire!
15. While life’s dark maze I tread,
16. And griefs around me spread,
17. Be Thou my guide;
18. Bid darkness turn to day,
19. Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
20. Nor let me ever stray
21. From Thee aside.
22. When ends life’s transient dream,
23. When death’s cold, sullen stream
24. Shall o’er me roll;
25. Blest Savior, then in love,
26. Fear and distrust remove;
27. Oh, bear me safe above,
28. A ransomed soul!

By Ray Palmer

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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January 29, 2021
Happy Friday,

Fear Not

I have been having more times of confusion. That is to be expected. I need not fear, for God is with me on this journey. The devil likes to convince us that we travel alone on our paths. He is a liar. God does not abandon us.

People are at a stage where worry can overwhelm us. We do not know how the current administration will affect our friends and families and ourselves. Whatever happens, God will be with us. He will encourage us and the Holy Spirit will provide us comfort.

We press onward to the prize of Heaven. A man who is not a Christian told me in anger that I should just wish that I was in the time of the tribulation. He wanted to upset me, but God gave me the answer for the man. I told him that I agreed with my because the Church would be within the presence of our Heavenly Father.

The world is so filled with hate and anger. Even after their man became President, they still hate those of us who voted for Trump. This Country for the last year's has fed on their anger of Presidrnt Trump and now, not satisfied to see him out of office they are transferring their anger over to Trump supporters.

We must rise above our own anger and pray for those who have allowed hate to build up in their hearts for the last four years. Not content to get what they wanted, they want to lash out at us that stood by President Trump. Hate is a terrible thing and can lead to sin. Pray for the people of this Country to see the truth. Pray for the rapture to be soon.
Betty

1 Peter 5:4King James Version
4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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January 28, 2021
Happy Thursday,

Treading Water

There are times in our spiritual lives, that we feel that we are barely treading water. We do not see any progress and we can become discouraged. We must remind ourselves the devil loves to remind us of our past failures. He also hides from us our victories.

Romans 8:37-39
King James Version
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Let us acknowledge our victories and give God the glory. For it is God’s faith in our abilities and His patience and grace with us, that keeps walking faithfully with our Heavenly Father. We can learn from our mistakes and rejoice in our victories.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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January 27, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

Many Voices

Before and after the elections there were many voices convinced that somehow Trump would still be President. I, myself was beset with confusion on who to believe. I learned through all this not to worry about all the voices saying different things, but to trust God.

I honestly do not believe that those who were wrong are necessarily false prophets, though some maybe. Many allowed the voice of God to be covered up by their own desires. They knew the Democratic agenda is against God. Some were hoping for four more years before judgment comes to our land.

My friend, judgment is coming. A Nation can not promote sin forever and not be judged. This is not time to fear. If we are to do the work God called us to do, the time is now. If we are going to speak the truth in love to our loved one living in sin, it is now. No one wants to hurt those we love, but when the rapture happens and they are left behind, the real hurt will come.

My friends fear not the coming days but cling to our Lord and Savior. Whatever happens, He will not abandon us.
Betty

Titus 2:13
King James Version
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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January 26, 2021
Happy Tuesday,


Like sheep, we are prone to wander. To look for greener pastures. To be led astray but things that look pretty but are dangerous. God in His mercy calls us back to the fold. He wants us to walk with Him and not wander here and there. His way may be stony at times, but there is a reason why. In stormy times we learn that God is our Savior and protector.

When you feel lost and confused cry out to God. Draw nigh to God and He will draw high to you. These days are troubled but we can find assurance and safety under the wings of our Heavenly Father. Let us not become fearful but seek God in His only Word and in prayer. If we ask God, He will strengthen us and refresh our souls. God can and is willing to give us a revival in our souls.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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January 25, 2021
Happy Monday,

God Help My Unbelief
Mark 9:24
King James Version
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

Any Christian can have questions and doubts. God does not turn His back on His children, when we experience doubts and fears. He wants us to open up our hearts to Him and share our concerns with Him. Hiding our feelings solves nothing. Instead, be honest with God and talk to God about your feelings. Seek guidance and help from your Heavenly Father.

Remind yourself of how much God loves you. He sent His Son to suffer and die for your sins. Your concerns also concerns Him. He is not blind to your hurts. Seek God will all your heart and worship God in spirit and in truth. May God bless you today and surround you with His love.
Betty

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January 23, 2021
Happy Saturday,

Redemption


Isaiah 1:18
King James Version
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

No matter how many showers we take, we cannot clean our souls from sins. Only the blood of Jesus can take away the sins from our hearts. His suffering brought redemption to those who choose to confess their sins and turn away from their sins and to live in righteousness. We can only live righteous lives if we walk daily with God.

Living in God’s will is a conscious decision on our part. We will not accidentally fall into righteousness. We must choose to live for God. Let us choose to live daily in a way that pleases our Heavenly Father.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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January 22, 2021
Happy Friday

We Are Not Alone

1 Peter 5:7 King James Version
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

We are not alone. There are times that we feel that we are walking this spiritual journey alone. This feeling of being alone can cause doubts and fears to grown. We can even begin to believe that God does not care about us. These feelings are real, but it is the devil that puts these thoughts in our head.

This does not mean we are a bad person. The devil seeks to derail every Christian. Many times he uses thoughts to make us doubt God's love for us. When we remember this we can go to God immediately for assurance and help. The devil and his demons are fighting against Christians because he knows his time is short. When the devil whispers lies in your head go to God for help and read God’s Word for encouragement.

Even in these days we can be encouraged and encourage one another by reminding ourselves of the promises of God. Build up yourself in the Lord by singing praises to God. Draw close to God and He will draw close to you.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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January 21, 2021
Happy Thursday,

Hate Evil

Promise #21:
I will shield your life and deliver you from the wicked.

Psalm 97:10 (WEB)
You who love Yahweh, hate evil.
He preserves the souls of his saints.
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

If we could really see evil and see the way it destroys people, we would hate evil. Too often we rationalize the evil of sin. Someone love and care about is caught up in sin. In our hearts we rationalize the sin, even comparing it to other sins, to the diminish the sin our friends and loved ones are caught up in, is to blinded to the truth.

If God was to roll back the veil so that we could see how evil has grown into a person’s heart, we would be horrified. Sin allowed to grow and flourish in the heart of man, begins to multiply, and grows into more sin.
God will not allow evil to enter Heaven. Unless a person repents and turns away from their sin, they are given evil a free ticket to abide in their hearts and to invite more evil into their lives.

This is why King David prayed to God daily, asking God to search his heart to see if any hidden sin was taking root in his heart. We must pray that God will help us live in righteousness and shun evil. Do not allow pride to grow in our hearts but live in humbleness and grace. Seek God daily to search our hearts.
Betty

My friends even in these days we can find diamonds of grace. Pray that God will open our hearts to the beauty around us.

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January 19, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

Choosing Evil Over Good

What happens when a person choosing evil over good over and over? They become so evil that they can no longer distinguish the difference. When year after year they embrace evil, they become evil.

Our President who accomplished a lot of things, yet he is given no credit for them. For four, year's Democratic leaders have fed the general public hate for the President. Heaven help them if the people turn on them.

This world is filled with anger and hate. We saw that in the riots last summer when innocent owners saw their small business burn to the ground. We saw the results when a few people let their anger cause them to break into the Capital building.

As Christians, we must not allow anger to grow into bitterness and hate. We can be angry about what the Democrats have done, and still not sin. This is the time to seek God for yourself and your families. To build up our trust in God and seek His grace and mercy.
Marantha,
Betty

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January 18, 2021
Happy Monday,

“I Am Weak, But He Is Strong”
Promise #18:
My power will rest on you when you are weak.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (WEB)
He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.

As we grow older, we grow weaker, but God sustains us. In our weakness, we can become doubtful and fearful, but God does not abandon us. In His great love, He encourages. He gives us spiritual strength to keep us from being led astray by voices who are not of God.
He gives us hope, to get out of bed in the morning.

Let us, not be guilty of taking God for granted, but to give Him our love and devotion in good and bad times. We may not be able to do the things we could do in our younger days, but God takes what do for Him and blesses our offerings of prayer and praise to Him. This world needs prayer more than ever. Pray for God to open the eyes of backslidden souls before it is too late. Pray for lost souls.

May God shine His love over you today and strengthen you in His love.
Betty

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JANUARY 17, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

The Good Shepherd

John 10:11 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Jesus is our Shepherd. He gave His life for us. He guides us to walk in righteousness. He sustains us through the storms of life. When the devil traps us in his snares, Jesus provides a way of escape. When we are afraid, He gives us peace. When we grieve He comforts us.

The world is becoming eviler and more uncertain. We need not fear for our God is with us. Though dark days may be ahead, God’s Holy Word will be a light to guide us. He gives us hope in times of hopelessness. Our Holy Shepherd will walk with us and be with us during the coming days.

Let us worship our God in spirit and in truth. May we comfort one another by encouraging one another by Scripture and by prayers. May God help us stay strong in our faith and not be led astray by evil voices. God help us to walk the straight path and not be led astray by satan. We remind ourselves that God is with us even in these dark times.
Betty

John 10:11-18. King James Version
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

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January 16, 2020
Happy Saturday,

The Book of Revelations


Revelation 1:3
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3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Revelation is a hard book to read. Not only do layman avoid the book by some Preachers and Teachers avoid sharing the book with others. Yet, God promised a blessing to those who read and the words of the book of Revelation.

To the sinner, the book is a warning of what is to come if they choose to reject redemption thru Jesus Christ. To the children of God, it is promise of what awaits us in Heaven. God has not left the world blind to their future. He speaks of the eternity that awaits sinners and Christians. The book is a warning and a promise.

We share the good news of the Gospel of salvation but, it is up to the individual, to decide for themselves. In the days ahead ask God to strengthen you and give you peace and remind yourselves of your future in Heaven.
Betty

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January 15, 2021
Happy Friday,

Canceled

We live in a canceled society. If your opinion does not match the liberal agenda, you can be canceled from social media. If you are a politician who defended the President, many want you canceled from politics.

As Christians, we never have to fear being canceled by God. This life is fleeting, but eternity is forever. This is the time to concentrate on working on our spiritual life. The time to get our relationship with God in the right position. Seek forgiveness for our sins. Fear not for the God who spoke the universe in existence is on your side.
Betty

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January 13, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

We Are Slowly Losing Our Freedoms

Congress is trying to outlaw Trump rallies. Very few of us can see that we are rushing into a loss of freedom of speech. The American people as a whole do not see that the beginning of the loss of freedom for one group will one day affect them.

Today more than ever we need to equip ourselves with the spiritual armor of God. Without it, we will never be able to stand strong and firm in our faith and convictions.
Betty

Ephesians 6:10-18
King James Version
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.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

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January 12, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

No More

There is a time God will no longer deal with people. Up till today, the has only been one person that God led me to stop sharing the truth of the Gospel with. Both are people that I love. This is a hard thing to hear. People reach a point that their hearts are so hard that they cannot hear the truth. I am still going to pray for them.

We are so close to the rapture and it is so sad that people have allowed stubbornness and pride to blind them to the truth. Keep the faith, my friends. Whatever happens in the coming days, God is in control.
Betty

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January 11, 2013
Happy Monday


Where Does My Help Come From?

We are living in a world that seems to run on anger. Hate fills the air and people are covered with it like pollen. People turn on one another on a dime. No longer are they content to spew put their anger in words, they want to cancel anyone who disagrees with them. I shudder to think what this year will bring.

As Christians, what do we do? We look up to the Heavens and we seek help from our Heavenly Father. We take our bruised souls and our broken hearts to God and seek healing. We remind ourselves that this is not our home and soon we will be leaving this corrupt world to live in a place where no sin lives.

We keep working for God. We do not give up, but trust wholly in the Name of Jesus.
Betty

Psalm 121
King James Version
121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

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January 10, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

In Season and Out Of Season

2 Timothy 4:2 King James Version
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

We are entering soon the entering season when certain Scripture will be considered hate speech and speaking them will become dangerous. Little by little the world will seek to shut up those who dare to speak the truth.

Today is the day to speak the truth while we still can. Jesus is coming soon for His Bride. Let us seek forgiveness of our sins and seek ways to share the Gospel, while we can.
Betty

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January 8, 2021
Happy Friday,

A Country Divided

America is a divided Country. People are angry and hurt. Christians we need to remind ourselves that this world is just our temporary home. Our future home is in Heaven with God.

We cannot change what is to come but we can stand strong in our faith in our Heavenly Father. We can take our fears to God and find comfort and shelter under His wings. Do as King David did many times, encourage ourselves in the Lord.
Betty

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
King James Version
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

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January 7, 2021
Thursday


I am overwhelmed with sadness after yesterday. Yet, I am reminded that God is still in control. We do not know the future, but God is with us now and He will be with us in the future.

Make sure your heart is right with God and look forward to the soon the rapture. Pray for our Country. Most of all pray for lost souls.
Betty

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January 6, 2021
Happy Wednesday,


Faith Over Worries

Many of us are worried about the outcome today of the vote in Congress; including me. What do we do? We turn our worries over to God. No matter who wins, God is still on His Throne.

If the Democrats end up in the Whitehouse, realize that this Nation is entering into judgment. Fear not the outcome of the election but keep your faith secure in God. Whether we live or die, God will be with us. Let us make sure we are rapture-ready. Jesus is coming soon for His Church. Do not allow fear to overtake us, but draw closer to God and seek comfort and peace from God.
Betty

Romans 15:13 King James Version
13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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January 5, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

Anger

Proverbs 16:32 King James Version
32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Everyone has a temper. Some people are better at controlling their temper than others. Married couples know each other’s buttons that trigger anger. When our mates hurts us with harsh words we can find ourselves easily retaliating. This is never the answer, but we can find ourselves excusing our own behavior while enlarging their bad behavior in our minds.

Proverbs 15:1 King James Version
15 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

There are also times when silence is the answer. We do not have to respond to every outburst, but pray for our mate who has their own struggles. These lessons also work out in the world. Just because someone cuts us off on the road, that is not an invitation to speed up and cut them off.

We live in stressful times. After last year we are already tense. This is the time to pray every morning for God to help us with self-control. Pray to love people more.
Betty

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January 4, 2021
Monday

Trusting God

Some days, we are not at our best. I am suffering a bit from brain fog and trying to decide what is God’s will for me to write today. This reminds me that God sometimes sends us on a path without our foreknowledge of where the path would end.

When Jacob fled his brother, he had no idea that he would come back with two wives. When Joseph was sold by his brothers he could not even fathom becoming 2nd to the throne of Egypt.

Many journeys we make with God, are us being led by God without knowing where we will end up. It is these adventures that helps our faith to grow. The more willing we are to trust God the more spiritually we will grow. We need not fear the coming days but keep trusting in our Heavenly Father.
Betty

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January 3, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

Do Everything In Love

We are warned in 1 Corinthians 13 to do everything in love. How many awards will we miss out on in Heaven because we did something for the Church and others out of anger because we felt pressured to do it? Our work for God must come out of a heart of love.

2 Corinthians 9:7
King James Version7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

This verse is not just about money. Whether it is an offering or physical labor, let us choose to do everything for God and others out of heart of love and compassion.
Betty

1 Corinthians 13
King James Version
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

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January 2, 2020
Happy Saturday,


Mercy and Grace

“Promise #2:
I am full of mercy and grace and I overflow with love. 
Psalm 103:8 (WEB)
Yahweh is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.”

We often wonder why God has not already judged this evil world. A world, where abortion is seen by many as “God given right” and Preachers even pray for God to bless Planned Parenthood. Abortion was given by the devil as the sin of murder wrapped by the devil in the right to choose.

I've heard it say “why is the homosexual lifestyle such a bad sin. God created man and women to come together in intimacy. The devil took a precious gift from God-given to mankind and created an obscene version of sexuality. The devil corrupted sex.

Why had not God judged this world already?

2 Peter 3:9 King James Version
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

There is coming a day when God will judge this world and the people who choose to walk in sin. God is given us time to seek forgiveness and turn away from our sins. We must not take God’s love for mankind as weakness. He will one day pour out His wrath on a world who have chosen sin over salvation. To truly be saved we must turn away from sin and seek to walk in righteousness. The Bible says we can not serve two masters. We must choose to walk in righteousness and turn away from our sinful ways.

Matthew 6:24King James Version
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Luke 16:13 King James Version
13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

May God shine His grace and mercy upon the heads of His children.
Betty

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January 1, 2021
Happy New Years,

New Beginnings

Today is the day where many people make New Year’s resolutions. Most of us usually feel that the New Year will bring in great changes in our lives. Last Year was so bad that there is not a lot of hope. This year could even be worse than last year.

For children of God, we can look forward to our Blessed Hope. Even if the rapture does not happen this year, we can take joy in knowing our future home is in Heaven.

Titus 2:13
King James Version13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

My friends let us not fear the coming days but wholly trust in our Lord and Savior, Jesus.
Betty

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December 31, 2020
Happy Thursday,

2020/2021

A year ago, today, we had no idea what 2020 would bring. A year of illness and death from a pandemic. A year of confusion. A year where we were unsure who we could trust. Even medical experts could not agree on what methods were needed for people to stay well.

We saw riots and violence in our streets. Hate so strong in people, that we saw an 82 year old beaten for not wearing a mask. Even our Presidental election tuned out to be something we all could not trust. We were told to isolate ourselves in our homes. We stood six feet apart at the airport, only to be packed onto planes with the idea that everyone wearing a mask, would make us safe.

At the time that we needed Spiritual guidance the most, Churches were closed. No one ever thought that this would be done in America. In some cities, strip clubs were opened but not Churches. Children not allowed to go to School, but protestors were allowed to take over part of the city and even tried to burn down a building while public officials were inside.

We saw evil turned loose in our Country. If we had known all this a year ago, no one would have wanted to celebrate 2020. We did not know but God did and we are still here because God in His mercy allowed us to be.

We do not know what 2021 will bring, but we can be at peace knowing that God does. Whether we live or die, God will be with His children. We need not enter this year with fear. Whatever the year holds, we can trust in God. Let us not live in fear but pray for God to give us peace amid storms.
Betty

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December 30, 2020
Happy Wednesday,

Irritable and Grumpy

We do not have to be out of bed very long before something happens or something is said that makes us irritable and grumpy. Add health issues to that equation and we can be like an argument waiting to happen.

This is why we should begin each day talking to God. Praising Him and then asking God to use the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us to be compassionate and kind to others. This does not ensure those frustrating moments do not happen, but we can be better prepared to face the day.

Luke 10:2 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Betty

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December 29, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

No More Death, No More Tears

Revelation 21:4 King James Version
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

God has never promised a life of perfection on this earth. Nor, has He promised a life free from pain and grief, but He has promised us an eternity without death, sickness, and crying. This life is preparation for future in Heaven. This life is our change to live for God and to work for His Kingdom.

God has promised to give us peace. In the midst of chaos God will give us peace. In the midst of pain God will give us peace. We must choose to live for God and seek His face. When we do we will be blessed.
Betty

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December 28, 2020
Happy Monday,

Heaven on Earth

Some Christians are wanting God to make earth like Heaven now for them. Heaven help us if we are living our best life now. God said in the last day's things would grow worse and worse. We do not need a crystal ball to see that evil is increasing.

After the tribulation and the White Throne Judgement, we will be living our best life on this earth. For God will make His children Kings and Priests over the earth during the 1000 year reign of Christ.

Revelation 1:5-6King James Version
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Let us live faithfully for God now, so we will not be filled with shame when we stand before God in Heaven. We indeed need God’s help now.
Pray for His protection and guidance over our lives. Daily seek His will and forgiveness, but look with great anticipation, to the day we lay aside these corruptible bodies for our Glorified bodies.
Betty

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December 27, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

Faithfulness

The goal is not to begin a race, the challenge is too, finish the race.

Matthew 13:1-9
King James Version13

 1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Jesus tells the people about how different people hear the Gospel. Some hear the Gospel and immediately reject it. Their ears hear but the Gospel never reaches their hearts.

Some listen to the Gospel, but their hearts were so hard the seed of the Gospel never took root. What they heard little by little blew away in day by day living.

Others hear and seem to accept the Gospel, but when troubles come they reveal their lack of faith and rejection of the Gospel. They were content to consider being a Christian if the Gospel would change their lives to perfection. A life without troubles.

To those who heard the Gospel and accepted by faith and had a heart willing to yield to God‘s Will, they were changed. They loved God and sought to spend time in God’s Holy Word. Their hearts grew to love the Savior and they sought to live a life pleasing to God. These people chose to be faithful to God. They are not perfect and they do sin, but when the Holy Spirit convicts them, they humble themselves before God and seek forgiveness. Their goal is to live and serve God faithfully.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Betty Louise:
[QB] December 26, 2020
Happy Saturday,

Christmas Has Come And Gone

The time we celebrate the Birth of Jesus has come and gone but the spirit of Christmas does not have to. We can treat people kindly all year long. We can have a loving heart and a gentle spirit every day. The more time we spend in the presence of Jesus, the more these attributes will stay in our lives.

What is the fruit of the Spirit?
* Fruit of the Spirit list:.
* Love. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is...
* Joy.
* Peace. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”...
* Patience.
* Kindness.
* Goodness. Let him show by his good behavio...
* Faithfulness.
* Self-control


We can pray every day that God will fill us with His Holy Spirit so that His love will flow out of us onto others. The devil will fight us but let us remind ourselves that God has already defeated the devil and the Spirit of God lives in us. When we sin ask forgiveness and move on. Do not allow the devil to make us waste time on him and his evil ways. Seek forgiveness and begin to praise God our Father.
Betty


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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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December 26, 2020
Happy Saturday,

Christmas Has Come And Gone

The time we celebrate the Birth of Jesus has come and gone but the spirit of Christmas does not have to. We can treat people kindly all year long. We can have a loving heart and a gentle spirit every day. The more time we spend in the presence of Jesus, the more these attributes will stay in our lives.

What is the fruit of the Spirit?
* Fruit of the Spirit list:.
* Love. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is...
* Joy.
* Peace. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”...
* Patience.
* Kindness.
* Goodness. Let him show by his good behavio...
* Faithfulness.
* Self-control


We can pray every day that God will fill us with His Holy Spirit so that His love will flow out of us onto others. The devil will fight us but let us remind ourselves that God has already defeated the devil and the Spirit of God lives in us. When we sin ask forgiveness and move on. Do not allow the devil to make us waste time on him and his evil ways. Seek forgiveness and begin to praise God our Father.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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December 24
Christmas Eve/Thursday,


We celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Lord, and Savior. The greatest gift ever given to mankind. We rejoice with the angels because Jesus left Heaven to give us this precious gift of salvation. We stand in awe as the shepherds did, not quite understanding what they were seeing and not realizing the great significance of this baby and His birth.

Today let us take time to offer up praises to our God and our Heavenly Father for the gift that has reconciled us with our God and our Creator.
Betty

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December 22, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

Rejoice, Rejoice

Philippians 4:4-8
King James Version
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 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 good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Let us not give into depression or allow the devil to steal our joy. For this is the season that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. For God out of His enormous love for us, sent His Son from the glories of Heaven, to live as a baby, to die as a man, and to rise again for the Redemption of mankind.

Jesus chose to humble Himself to be born as a vulnerable baby to save the world, knowing in advance that the very Nation He chose to be born into would reject His gift of salvation and turn Him over to their enemies to be humiliated and crucified.

Even knowing the outcome He chose to die so that those who chose to believe may be saved. He gave mankind the choice to choose salvation or to live for self-interest.

He warned us that by us choosing Him over the world we would be hated, yet He offers to, those that choose Him over worldly pleasures will spend eternity in Heaven. God chose to invite sinners to be adopted into his family, as His Sons and daughters. What a glorious Chistmas gift! So, let us even in these days of stress and confusion rejoice for we have been called to be children of God!
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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December 21, 2020
Happy Monday


”Promise #355:
I will strengthen your inner being by the power of My Spirit.

Ephesians 3:16 (WEB)
that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory,
that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;”

This Christmas is different. There are few Christmas parties because of the pandemic. Christmas is still about Jesus and this year let us take a little more time to give more gratitude to our Lord and Savior Jesus.

Make this Christmas more about giving the receiving. We can work to be more loving to one another. Pray for God to open doors to share the Gospel with sinners. This Christmas is different but we can be productive and still have fun.
Betty

Isaiah 9:6 King James Version6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

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December 20, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

He Restores My Soul

Psalm 23:3 King James Version3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Even amid the joyful season of Christmas, we may need our soul refreshed by God. When we lost our youngest sister, so close to Christmas, the grief was overwhelming. I could hardly wait for all the Holidays to be over. Yet, God in His mercy gave us all strength. We did survive and eventually, we thrived.

We were never the same and that was a good thing. We learned to trust God even in the worst times. We truly learned that God would never leave us, even in most extremely painful times. We learned our faith was indeed secured in our Heavenly Father.

No matter what you are going through, my friends, you can find peace in God. He will give you the strength to get out of bed and help you throughout each day. We need not question whether God loves us for if we ask Him, He will show His love to us in countless ways.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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December 18, 2020
Happy Friday,

Christmas Time Is Here

Sadly, too many have forgotten what Christmas is about. Jesus’s birth is the greatest gift this world has ever been given. As Christians let us not get so got caught up in the hustle and bustle that we do not express our gratitude to our Heavenly Father, for sending His Son to die for our sins.
Praising our Heavenly Father in song and prayers.
Betty

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December 17, 2020H
Happy Thursday,

Jesus is the Son of God

1 John 1-2King James Version
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
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.

John knew Jesus as a friend and as His Savior. He suffered great sorrow when Jesus was crucified. When Jesus rose again and appeared to the disciples their sorrow was turned into great joy. Jesus said who He was. He was indeed a part of the Godhead.

We need not fear the days ahead for God is in control. He does have a plan and we can sleep in peace, knowing that God is on the scene. Our faith and hope must be in God. While we can be grateful that God allowed Trump to be our President, he is not our Savior. Jesus is our Savior. He bought our redemption with His own precious blood.

Let us finish out this Christmas, with great gratitude for the greatest gift of all; salvation through our Lord Jesus. Pray that God will use these days to bring a knowledge of those we love to their need of salvation.
Betty

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December 16, 2020
Happy Wednesday,

The Build up of Hate

For the last four years, the Democrats and the media have created and fueled the hate in people for our President. A hatred that is like an enormous cloud over our Country. This hate has grown to the point that we have seen angry mobs terrorizing innocent people in our streets. This hate has divided our Country.

Why has this happened? I believe it is sin. America has embraced sin and wears shirts and carries signs proclaiming their pride in their sins. Men and Women have rejected the truth of God’s Holy Word and God has released mankind to their sinful ways.

Romans 1:28King James Version28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

We hear Congresswomen say they pray for the President, yet their hate for the President is palpable. They fight hand in hand to embrace sin and keep sin legal. They see sin as their God given right. Their prayers no longer reaching God’s ears, because they choose to profit from sin.

Proverbs 15:29King James Version 29 The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Christian friends do not fret over the election. God is still in control. Instead, keep your eyes on Jesus and look with growing hope, to the soon coming rapture. Mankind has proven as a whole that they will not turn their back on sin. Judgment is coming soon and before that, we will be out of here.
Betty

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December 15, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

Internet Quarrels

The Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome.
2 Timothy 2:24
READ 2 TIMOTHY 2:22–26

Who would have thought, not that many years ago, we would be having quarrels with strangers over the internet? Yet this goes on every day and I have also taken part. Shameful!

Let us speak the truth in love. If the truth is rejected, then move on. Arguing with others is not going to change their minds. Some people have closed their minds and they will never see the truth. Even when there is Scripture to back up your argument, there are those who refuse to accept it.

If the Word of God is not going to change their mind, then arguing is surely not. What do we do? We give it to God. We pray for the person and we cease talking to them about the subject. Only God can change the heart of mankind.
Betty

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