Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hard Work

The WORK of God is this, to Believe in Jesus Christ. Believe is work, action, being married to. Do not work for food that spoils, but work for food that endures to eternal life. WORK saving the lost. Jesus is not interested in a dating relationship with You, He is only interested in Holy Matrimony, as one, you live in Him, (The Word) and He will live in you. Eternal life. Truth, Life, Way, only way to eternal life. The body of Christ, The bride of Christ, The word of God does not say the part time girlfriend of Christ, or the partner of Christ, It says the bride of Christ, the bride is called to give her whole life to her husband, and if she don't, she's not a true bride. Jesus want's it all.

Believe by Faith

The Gathering Place;
Freedom Christian Center Mooresville North Carolina.
It Is Time, to stop running to the world and the things of this world for help. It is time to use the faith God gave you to believe in what the bible says and promises to those who believe. Believe is a verb, it takes action to stand in faith and believe in the promises of God to come to pass. Isaiah 52;13 thru 53;12, He gave us a new covenant to walk in health and wholeness, power and Holiness, righteousness and favor. Through faith in Jesus Christ. Wake up America God is calling His children to repentance and Submission to Him. Give It All. Jeus died for way more than your sins. Have faith and Believe the Word.
Isaiah 52; 13

See, my servant will act wisely[b];
    he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him[c]
    his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being
    and his form marred beyond human likeness
15 so he will sprinkle many nations,[d]
    and kings will shut their mouths because of him.
For what they were not told, they will see,
    and what they have not heard, they will understand.

53;  Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes[c] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
    he will see the light of life[d] and be satisfied[e];
by his knowledge[f] my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[g]
    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[h]
because he poured out his life unto death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Luke Warm

These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the f...ire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

There's an Army Rising Up

There's an Army rising up, Who does not wage war with the weapons of this world, We have the greatest power known to man, and no weapon formed against us will prosper, we will not be defeated, we will be the victors, whoever is not in The Army of The Lord, will fall. We are heading to build this last days Army, to bring it to fruition. We will walk with, and rule and reign with the Lord. Come and Join you will not be made a fool of, you will see the Glory of God.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Jesus is Calling His Bride Now

Jesus is calling His Bride to rise up, like the cream on a gallon of fresh Jersey milk, The sweetest cream, the cream rises quickly as the milk cools, God is calling the cream to rise up, to grab a hold of what He has for us, His anointing is awaiting those who can put down the things of this world and desire His anointing and His power, to see His glory manifest in our midst, Luke warm is not gonna get it, He don't want our spare time or our spare change. He wants all we got, shut down the world around you and give Him all you got, seek Him with all your heart with a desire for Him to fill you to running over. Listen He is calling your name, LISTEN!!!! Answer His call!!!!! NOW!!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

It Is Time To Give It All

  It Is Time
 Mathew 10;39 -Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
Mathew 16;25 -For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
Mark 8; 35 -For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
Luke 9;24 -For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.
Mark 12;31 -The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
John15;12-1412 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.
1 John3;1616 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
Luke 5;31-32 31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
2 Peter 3;9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

We are called to love our friends, neighbors and brothers, the Love of God is eternal life, It is time to lay our lives down and go gather in the lost, according to Jesus that is our Job. America is lost and dyeing.

Mathew 28;18-20 Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Are Ya Listenin Folks

Now folks, I need ya to listen up, very closely ok!!!! You are going to live on this earth approximately 70 years unless you do somethin stupid and die early, ok, now listen closely, eternity is forever, it never ends, ok, you still listenin right, 70 years is not even a fraction of eternity, so listen now, you must give your whole life to Jesus Christ, or you don't believe in Him, the definition of believe requires you to read and obey Gods word, Jesus is the word, must follow Jesus. Are you with me, hell aint a party, you don't drink beer and have sex 24/7 in hell. Listen, you burn, there will be 24/7 weeping and gnashing of teeth 24/7 forever, God does not send people to hell, the only way you get to hell is to not give your life to follow Jesus. That would mean you send yourself to hell. do you get it????

Jesus is Calling You

America thinks God owes it something, everybody goes around preaching God Bless America, The problem with that is, America is cursing God, America needs to bless God. Jesus is calling His Bride to get ready and she is to busy to hear his call, when Jesus called His disciples, Immediately they left everything and followed Him. Jesus is calling us to go and gather in the lost, everybody is too busy building their own kingdom, and living in their comfortable little world. Your world is getting ready to come crashing down around you, and your kingdoms are going to be destroyed. IT IS TIME to do the Will of God!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA, its coming to an end, we must go, and gather in the lost. The body needs your help.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Gertrude: The Calf with a Story

At one point in our adventures, we lived and worked on a farm in Nebraska. It was beautiful and snowy there. One day, a state worker came looking for us and told us that one of our calves had gotten hit on the road. We didn't have any calves yet, but went to check it out. We took a trailer with us and brought this little calf back to the barn. We figured she probably fell out of the back of someone's truck on the way to the sale barn or the vet. She had pneumonia on top of all the scrapes and bruises from falling out of the truck. She was laying in a pool of blood when we got to her and it was very cold out. Her nose was running and her lungs were full of fluid. She would not take a bottle at first and had to be force fed by running a tube down  her throat to her stomach. After the second day, she took hold of the bottle and drank a little, but not much. It seemed to wear her out. Each day, she drank a little more and gained more energy. We left Nebraska before we saw if she healed completely or if they ever found her owner, but God used her to show me something.

When things go wrong in our lives and we are thrown out and beaten up, it doesn't always mean that we have done something wrong or are reaping from something bad that we have sown. Sometimes, it's just life. We live in a sin filled world where bad things just happen. And, sometimes, we get thrown out of the truck because of someone else's bad decisions. But, no matter how or why it happens, the important thing to remember is that God is always there to help us up and hold out the bottle of His life and victory to us. He's not to blame for our problems. He's the One who will help us remedy them and bring healing to our wounds. Don't push God away in the bad times. He's the One with the answers. He's the One with the life and healing and love that we so desperately need.

I named this little calf Gertrude after my grandmother. She was always wanting me to name one of my children after her. I always said, "I love you, but, no." I told her on numerous occasions that one day I was going to have a cow and that I would name the cow after her. There's another lesson there. :)
Grace and peace,

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister  but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.
What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.”  The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.   By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.  Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!  Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”  But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.  Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

The Fiery Furnace Revisited

If you are not familiar with the story in the book of Daniel about the fiery furnace or you have not read it in a while, this will be a good chance to freshen up on it. Read chapter 3 of Daniel.

I want to focus on verses 15-18. Most of the times that I have heard this story taught, it has been said that the 3 boys said that if you throw us into the furnace our God is able to deliver us. But even if He doesn't, we still won't bow to your statue. That is the part that I want to revisit. If you really stop and think about that explanation, it doesn't make sense. If God doesn't deliver them, of course they aren't going to bow down to the statue. They aren't going to do anything because they would be dead. I think it can be explained in a better way.

So, let's look at the last part of verse 15
but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
The king is pretty bold there saying that there is no god that can deliver someone out of his hands. Then...
17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
If it be so... if you throw us in for not bowing, our God is able to deliver us and He will deliver us.
18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
But if not....even if you show mercy and don't throw us in right now and give us another chance... be it known unto you O king, we are still not going to bow. We are not interested in cutting any deals. We serve and bow to God only. And He will deliver us out of your hand.

And if you read the rest of the story you will of course find that God did indeed deliver them!!
Grace and peace,

Let's focus on the truth

Easter is a pagan celebration to demons.
 the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he? No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God— even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

Jesus died for us on Passover not Easter. For more information on that, go to our page titled Easter.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Winning Souls

Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and He who wins souls is wise.

The Kingdom of God

The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

We Are Israel

Revelation 12;11
They overcame him, (the devil) by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of their testimony.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Power of Faith

Come and hear the Word of the Lord
Read, Romans chapter 11;   Ephesians 2;8  Mathew 10;22  Mathew 24; 13  Mark 13;13  Mathew 9;22  Mark 5;34 Mark 10;52  Luke 8;45  Luke 18;42  Mathew 7;8  Mathew 21;22  Mark 11;24  Luke 11;10  Revelation 22; 12 Behold I am coming soon, My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone, according to what he has done. Faith Requires action, doing something, believe is a verb witch requires action, a disciple is one who GAVE, (action) his life to follow Jesus. God gave us his grace and a measure of Faith, which you cannot purchase, it is a gift, now you must use it. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Thoughts from the Top of a Waterfall

While out on a hike one day, we were having lunch on top of a waterfall. While we were sitting out there just resting quietly and watching the water rush over the rocks, I started thinking about obedience. The water obeys without question, argument or conversation. The water is beautiful falling over those rocks. Absolutely beautiful!! I believe that when we obey God in the same way that the water does, then we are beautiful to Him. It is very important that the water obey God's command. Without the water cycle there would be no life.

Some of the water goes plunging over the cliff to help make the waterfall. Some of the water stays at the top in little hollows in the rock and eventually evaporates to help the water cycle. The plunging water drops don't worry about what the water drops in the hollows are doing. They don't think of a million questions. Is this going to hurt? What's going to happen when I get to the bottom? What do I do then? Where will I end up? What if I don't land in the river? etc. etc. The water in the hollow doesn't complain that it doesn't get to take the plunge like the other water. It just obeys!

We have a tendency to question before we do anything. We want to know why we should do it, what kind of effect it will have, what will happen next, will I be okay, etc. etc. We want to study all aspects of it and make sure we think it's a good idea. We want to see what everybody else thinks about it and what they're doing? God just wants us to obey. He will tell us all the details that we need to know. We must trust that His ideas are always the best.

Then, as if questioning weren't already enough, we try to blow off our questioning like it's not that we don't want to obey, it's just that we want to understand why. But, that's not really true because if we are given the why and we think it sounds crazy, then out come our arguments. God just wants us to trust Him and obey.

I want to be beautiful to God like that waterfall is beautiful to me. I want to die to my ways and my thoughts and live to His. I want to trust God like that rushing water and quit asking questions. Everyone has a job to do. It is not my business what God has told you to do. It is my business to do what He has called me to do. We can't all do the same thing. Some are the eyes, some are the hands. We just all need to do what God has called us to do so that His purposes will be accomplished in this earth.

Grace and peace,


Mathew 5;
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[i] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Luke 6;
27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

We need to heed these instructions, Gods words are plain, I don't need to elaborate on these scriptures. Jesus said if you love me you will obey my commands, if you do not love me you will not obey my commands, there is no grey area in these instructions, it is time to get it done. The lost are crying out to God, and God is sending His servants out, to  gather them in, ARE YOU HIS SERVANT????

Rich Welcome

Your life of following Jesus must be a productive one.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Faith in the Word

Church, it is time to stop running to man for help, it is time to stop running to doctors for healing, it is time to stop running to medicine cause we feel bad. It is time to open the Bible, the Word of God, Jesus, and stand on His Word in faith. Jesus said follow me, Jesus is the Word, Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see. Faith in Jesus means you believe Him, He is the Word, His Word says He is the great physician. Doctors don't heal, Jesus heals, if you run to doctors, you get what a man's hand can do, if you run to Jesus all things are possible for them who believe. Jesus never sent anyone to a doctor, he healed them and told them to get up and go. If you believe in doctors you will get doctors results, if you believe in Jesus you will get Jesus results.

Dear Friends

Listen to the Heart of God, through His word.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Be Like Kindling

We really enjoy camping. God often speaks to us when we are out camping and hiking in His creation. I like a good camp fire and Loyd can make a great fire. One evening while we were sitting around the fire, God began to show me something about kindling.

Kindling is essential to starting a good fire, but the kindling never gets any recognition or praise. People talk about how pretty the fire is and how great it feels to be standing next to it and soaking up its warmth. But no one has ever walked up to a fire and said, "Oh, what great kindling you have!" All of the power and function is in the fire. The kindling's job is to be used up.

We are to be the kindling and God is the fire. Deuteronomy 4:24 says that our God is a consuming fire. God needs us in order to accomplish His will in the earth. Our job is to be used up. We are not here to get glory, recognition or praise. All the glory, recognition and praise should not to be stored up on a shelf or a pew; we are to go out and be used up.
be directed toward God. We are to be doers of the word and not hearers only. We are
This is not our home. We are not to store up treasure here. Our reward is in heaven, not on this earth. The more we are used up here, the greater our reward will be there. It's not about us, it's about God and His purpose of saving souls. We tend to want it to be about us; if not fully, then just a little bit. We have the notion that if we got out of our comfort zone yesterday, then today we can reward ourselves. God's rewards are so much better than any reward we could ever give ourselves. Let's hold out for His rewards. Let's persevere. Let's be used up.

We can continually be used up and filled up, used up and filled up
 if we continually fill ourselves with God and His word. It's a never ending process.

Grace and peace,


Without faith it is impossible to please God, Faith comes by hearing and hearing from the Word of God.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

America is Crippled

America is crippled because it has turned its back on Jesus.
America is crippled because the Church is chasing fantasies instead of doing the will of God.
America is crippled because they don't know what a disciple of Jesus is.
America is Crippled because it has lost touch with the Head.
America is crippled because it thinks it is Gods duty to Bless a Godless America.
No politician, including Trump is going to save America from God's wrath.
There is not a politician running or in office that can save America from God's wrath.
America has chosen its direction, that direction is the love of money and self.
Funding politicians and cancer has become more important than reaching the lost.
The only answer nobody wants to hear, everybody is to busy having fun.
2 Timothy 4; 3-4
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
I don't know if anybody has realized but America is worse off than a third world country.
If you read the Bible it is so plain and very few can see it.
All hell is getting ready to break lose in this country, and only God knows how soon.

The greatest servant

Every bit of Jesus teaching is about serving, as long as we are walking on this earth our job is to serve and to do the will of God. The will of God is that no man Perish, but that every man come to repentance, it is our job to gather in the lost.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Power In The Name of Jesus

This is a very powerful Message that you need to listen to. If you do what this message tells you your life will never be the same.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Break Every Chain by Jesus Culture Lyrics

The narrow gate

Narrow is the path to Life wide is the gate to destruction. Get your life narrowed down to doing the will of God.

If You Do

IF; is the most Powerful word in the Bible, Jesus uses it quite frequently, If you believe in Me; If you give up your life and follow Me; If you forgive your brother, neighbor, and friends; If you Love the Lord your God with all your heart soul mind and strength; If you love your neighbor as yourself; If you walk in love; If you walk like Jesus did; If you obey my commands; If you give up everything and follow me, If you suffer for the Gospel, If you remain in me and I in you, If you eat my flesh (THE WORD) and drink my blood, If you love me, If you are Luke warm I will vomit you, If you hear my voice, you are my disciples. The only way to eternal life is through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Word. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. Then you will have eternal life. If you do what the Word (JESUS) says. Amen
You will know them by the fruit they bear. That requires all the If's to be met. If you do all these things that is the evidence you are saved, if you persevere until the end. If you do all these things, you WILL be persecuted.

Forgive and Love

Mathew 6; 14-15
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly father will forgive you your sins. But if you do not forgive men their sin, your father will not forgive you your sins.

Thursday, March 10, 2016


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Do Hard Things

Though swimming up stream creates many challenges, tests and trials, The rewards are breath taking and great, the alternative to swimming up stream however is just going with the flow ending up in a sea of salt and laziness God has not called us to go with the flow, He set us apart to do great things for his glory, and our rewards are seeing His glory come to pass. God has called us to do hard things, He has called us to swim up stream. We should not look like the world, we should look like who the world wishes they were.

The cry of my heart

Last Days part 3

2nd Timothy 4; 1-5
In the presence of God and Christ Jesus who judges the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and His Kingdom, I give you this charge.
Preach the Word, be prepared in season and out of season, correct, rebuke, and encourage with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. 
Instead to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers, to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths, but you keep your head in all situations, endure hardships, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Last Days part 2

Revelation 20:4-6 I saw thrones in which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

Our Neighbors

2nd Timothy 3; 1-5
In the Last Days there will be terrible times, people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud ,abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure, rather than lovers of God. Having a form of Godliness but denying its power, have nothing to do with them.

This is not talking about the lost out in the world, this is talking about those who claim they know Jesus, but are liars. 

The ultimate love is that Jesus lay down His life for us. We are supposed to lay our lives down for our brothers. 

It is time to evaluate your hearts and see what its focus is. Doing the will of God is bringing in the lost so that His house will be full. 

Purpose in Your Heart

I read Daniel 1 today and these are some thoughts:

Daniel 1:6,7 Apparently we aren't the only ones who have problems with these Israeli names. :) But, the Babylonian names don't work real well for me either.

Daniel 1:8 Daniel purposed in his heart. That's the kind of decisions we need to make. We need to purpose in our hearts what we are going to do and not do. And, like Daniel, our decisions need to be based on God's word. (This goes along with the video Loyd made about giving your all.)

And, speaking of food..... I know that we are not under the dietary laws of the Old Testament any longer, however, I also know that some thing that are available for us to eat are just plain poison. There are things that God has instructed me not to eat or to limit the amount. You can probably relate to that.

What God has instructed me to do concerning eating, might be different from what He's instructed you to do. Everyone's body is different and certain things will effect us all differently. We also have certain goals at one point or another. My point is really not about food, but to hear God's voice in every area of our lives and be obedient.

This morning I was reminded of some things in my life about which I don't have a purposed heart. Sometimes I put off purposing things in my heart. I procrastinate sometimes as a cop out. But, I know what I need to purpose in my heart today. What about you?

Grace and peace,

Last Days Part 1

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

To Know Jesus

Gods word says,In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made, without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life and that life was the light of men. The Word became Flesh and made His dwelling among us. So this word is referring to Jesus saying He is God and He is the Word. So If you except Jesus, you have excepted that He is God, and you have excepted the Word. That means it is your responsibility to read and Obey Jesus, The Word. His word says he who loves me obeys me, and follows me. How can you accept someone you don't want to know. If you don't read him you wont know him.
Jesus also says if you remain in me (The Word) and my words remain in you , ask whatever you wish and it will be given you.

Chicago Streets and Alleys

Renee' and I were told by God to leave our job in Arkansas and go to Chicago and preach. So we obeyed and when we got to Chicago we didn't really know how God wanted us to do this so we parked our Suburban about 2 miles away and walked to down town. We had spent a whole day driving around Chicago to get the lay of the land down so we would know our way around. It's not a very friendly place for homeless missionaries with very little money.
So when we got to downtown we began walking the streets and praying for instructions. We prayed and walked for about 3 days before God told us exactly where he wanted us to stand and preach.

The first day we were prepared to preach we got to our place, on top of the Chicago river bridge between Union Station and the Sears tower. We put ourselves into position and waited on the leading of the Lord. For some reason that day I could not preach, a very strong Spiritual battle was taking place and I just couldn't get the words out.
I'm not a bashful man nor am I a wimp who is scared of large crowds, the bigger the better, there was just something against me opening my mouth.
The next morning when we got there, we got in position, and immediately the Holy Spirit gave me the words and I began to preach. Now about 8 am to 10 am there are approximately 15,000 people who cross that bridge on their way to the office to work. I began preaching at 8 am and didn't stop until 10 am. Wow Adrenalin was pumping and the Holy Spirit was flowing and after that two hours I was exhausted.

We kept this up every day except Saturday and Sunday because there was no crowd those two days. The first week most people just bowed their heads to avoid eye contact as they passed by. A few brave souls cracking jokes out loud and one man every day raised his hand and shouted hail satan as he passed.
The second week a man stopped and gave us a free lunch card at a sandwich shop and asked us if he could buy us lunch on Thursday, we agreed. The people rode the train to work everyday, that week several people as they passed by us gave us letters that they had written on the train. The letters would say stuff like we are believers but we would have never had the faith to stand out here and preach out loud in the streets of Chicago, you have given us a new hope and our faith is being strengthened each day we pass by. That was very encouraging and in those letters some gave 20 dollars and one contained a hundred dollar bill. No one knew we had run out of money and were going without food except God.

We met that man for lunch and told him who we were and kinda what we were called to do. When we left the lunch place he was crying and told us he was going to ask his wife if he could invite us to labor day weekend at his house for a time of refreshing and relaxing. We really didn't believe that would happen. But we continued preaching the next week, when a young man came up one morning when the crowd was the fullest. He stopped in the middle of the crowd and began to mock me, saying aren't you people listening to this man he is trying to save your souls. He was very loud and just kept it up taunting and making fun.

Then he walked up to me face to face, this is when I realized he was demon possessed, he said I am from California. He was about my height pretty stocky and about 30 years old at the most. He began to point his finger in my face and holler very loud, all the crowd had stopped and was watching closely. He began to tell me that he was from California and in the streets back home if we see someone stupid enough to stand in the streets and preach this crap we just beat the hell out of them. So you gotta know this old redneck was a very fierce scrapper in my day, I'm only 43 at this time, and this is the first showdown since I got saved, back in the day this conversation would have already ended with him headed to the hospital. But I knew this was a test so I listened for a few minutes and then I rebuked him in the name of Jesus.

This young man began to laugh in my face and tell the crowd do you hear this fool. He turned and told me I outta just whip your ass right here in the street. I rebuked him in the name of Jesus again, that is when he rared back and mustered up him a big wad of spit, what we call back home a big loogy. He got about two feet from my face and spit with all his might right in my face, but the spit never left his mouth it just ran down his chin. Shock went through this young man's face and most of the crowd, he rared back again and mustered him up another one and spit again with all his might, it just ran down his chin, I think the crowd backed up a few steps in amazement and he started backing up with a stunned look on his face.
When he started backing up he just kept spitting and it kept running down his chin, he backed all the way across the bridge never turning his back to me and slobber just running down his chin.

That man who had taken us to lunch came by the next day and invited us to his house for Labor day and we said ok. That Friday we loaded up and headed about 30 miles north to his little town and spent the weekend with his wife and four awesome kids. We got to shower and eat real food and sleep on an air mattress it was totally awesome and relaxing. The whole time I was there he sat in his recliner with his computer typing as I told him my testimony. Those were the highlights of that trip. I have many more stories about the power of God as we traveled the streets and alleys of America preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Just Click on Loyd's Stories page.