2 Corinthians 9:6 – “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
Amy and Randall had been married for eight years, and they loved each other. However, when he was angry or upset, Randall became moody and would withdraw from Amy and the kids, except for occasional outbursts of anger. When his manufacturing business was struggling, he would sit silently through dinner. Once, during this period, the children were arguing at the dinner table. Out of the blue, Randall said, “Amy, can’t you keep these children in line? I can’t even have a moment’s peace in my own home!” And with that, he stormed out of the kitchen into his home office, turned on the computer, and stayed there until the kids went to bed.
Amy was hurt and confused. But she had a pattern of “handling” Randall’s moods. She would try to cheer him up by being positive, encouraging, and compliant. “He has a hard job,” Amy would think. “Nurturance is what he needs.” And for the next few hours, and sometimes days, she would center the family’s existence around Dad’s mood. Everyone would walk on eggshells around him. No one was to complain or be negative about any subject, for fear of setting him off again. And Amy would constantly try to draw him out, affirm him, and make him happy. All her emotional energy went into helping Randall feel better… [read more]
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I think one of the reasons, and maybe the main reason, for the powerless modern American church is the sin of pornography in the camp. How many powerless pastors have their minds soaked in pornography? This sin grieves the Holy Spirit and renders the believers powerless with a feeling of condemnation. What pornography does is create sexual idolatry in the mind which deadens one’s emotions. A person lives in a sexual fantasy land rather than in reality. In the end, it can rule a person’s life just as crack cocaine can do.
I have prayed with great results for many males and females to be set free from the bondage of this sin. If you would like prayer, please email me at McT911@aol.com, and I can arrange a time for prayer. With females I always have a female prayer partner with me.
May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you.
John 14:2-3 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also…. [read more]
Kim Davis The year 2015 witnessed a Supreme Court decision ruling there was a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, a federal judge jailing a county clerk for refusing to issue licenses to gay couples and the public explosion of the transgender movement, but one of the key figures in the culture wars says 2016 could well… Continue reading “Many more U.S. Christians headed to jail in 2016?”
As reports circulated of the murder of Amanda Blackburn, everyone from her husband to her father to her sister focused on one fact: Blackburn was in love with Jesus.
Her husband, Davey Blackburn, recently tweeted Amanda’s last journal entry, mere hours before her death.
The European Court of Human Rights Tuesday strengthened the right of churches to operate freely without government interference.
ADF International filed an expert brief in the case Nagy v. Hungary, arguing that, according to international law, churches and religious organizations are entitled to manage their internal affairs without interference by the government or other state bodies. With its ruling, the court strengthened the principle of church autonomy at the center of the right to freedom of religion.
A 60-year-old Ohio former mob enforcer, who now considers himself a minister of God, has “married” his teenage bride and got her pregnant, all with the blessing of the other lady in his life — his 44-year-old wife. “The whole situation works for all three of us,” Thom Miller told Barcroft Media. “I am the only one who is allowed to have more than one partner — and both of my wives understand and appreciate that.”
LHWM Notes: First there story reminds me of the one in the bible about Abraham and Sarah. When you read Genesis 16-21 you see all they went through, but the plan was not for Abraham to sleep with Hagar. The plan was for Sarah to wait, and just like this lady concerning her husband she wanted her husband to find someone. Now they are having a child together. If you listen to what they say they do not glorify God. Jesus is not involved in their relationship! They talk about what they want and what they need. No where in scripture does God accept this behavior.
So, what does scripture say:
Monogamy versus Polygamy
– Ideal is monogamy Genesis 29:16-30, I Timothy 3:2,12
Polygamy was practiced in the Old Testament
– Genesis 29:16-30, I Samuel 1:1-2, I Samuel 25:42-43, I Kings 11:1-3
Polygamy causes friction
– Genesis 30:1, Leviticus 18:18, I Samuel 1:3-8
In all cases is forbidden
– Exodus 20:14, Leviticus 18:20
Excludes one from the Kingdom of God
– Galatians 5:19-21, I Colossians 6:9
The scriptures go on and on, read for yourself what God says. It does not matter what we want, because in the end it is only going to matter what God said. We show our love for God through our obedience (Deuteronomy 5:33, I John 2:5, 5:3, 2 John 1:6) , and His obedience is shown through the Word of God. When people twist the Word of God, and choose not to follow as it says then believe your life will not be filled with blessings. From what we saw on the women’s faces you can clearly see that Joy does not fill their heart. Watch the women as he kisses each of them. Watch their facial expressions. Their faces say a lot that words did not speak of in this interview. What is done is already done. Their journey is going to be a tough one. How do we know this, because of what scripture says.
The November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris has left the world reeling. Once again, religion is at the crux of a tragedy that has threatened to tear the global community apart.
But in Bethesda, Maryland, Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders stood together over the weekend to share a message of solidarity. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church hosted an interfaith service on Sunday joined by members of the Bethesda Jewish Congregation and the Islamic Community Center of Potomac.
LHWM Notes: Who’s God are they praying to? How can this be unity if they all believe in a different God? Unity means the state of being in full agreement (according to Merriam Webster). How can three different religions be in full agreement living according to their faith and their God? If you represent your faith in your god then you live according to that belief. What does the Word of God say: Exodus 20:3 ESV “You shall have no other gods before me. Please do not mistake the word unity, because they cannot be in unity. They each have different beliefs! When the Antichrist comes there will be no unity. You will either bow to him or have your head chopped off. Revelation 20:4 Then I saw thrones, and sitting on them were those to whom authority to act as judges and to pass sentence was entrusted. Also I saw the souls of those who had been slain with axes [beheaded] for their witnessing to Jesus and [for preaching and testifying] for the Word of God, and who had refused to pay homage to the beast or his statue and had not accepted his mark or permitted it to be stamped on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived again and ruled with Christ (the Messiah) a thousand years. Please do not mistake this message for not caring about what happened in Paris. For Living His Word said a prayer to those who lost loved ones, and who were hurt by this devastating event. We would not want this to happen to anyone.
A Christian ministry’s YouTube channel, which was suspended permanently on Saturday through an unsigned notice from the division of Google, was reinstated on Monday when WND inquired about the action, specifically questioning what was offensive in the interview by Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries with Tom Doyle about his book, “Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where it’s Not Safe to Believe.”
A YouTube spokesperson told WND, “When it’s brought to our attention that a video or channel has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it.”
LHWM Notes: If you have visited our prophecy update page you will see Jan Markell is listed on our site. We provide her weekly show on our prophecy update page where she talks about what is happening today and then lines it up with scripture. If you truly want to understand what is going on in this crazy world of ours then listening to prophecy updates provides this. Please keep her in your prayers! Her channel is back up for now.
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