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The Lord’s Prayer

Is the Lord’s Prayer first and foremost a prayer for spiritual power? When asked where the Kingdom of God was, Jesus replied that it is within us. So, when We pray, “Thy Kingdom come”, aren’t we really asking that God’s kingdom be established within us as Jesus said. And when we pray, “Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven,” aren’t we praying that His love, forgiveness, and healing should be manifested through us to the rest of the world?

Jesus referred to bread as the word of God many times. So, when we pray, “give us this day our daily bread”, aren’t we asking for God’s word. Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them with your truth. Your word is truth.” We are, then, asking to be sanctified through His word.

Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,” is easy to understand. Jesus made it clear many times that we could not be forgiven unless we forgave others, and in forgiving, then we are forgiven.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,” seems plain enough. We are asking not to be tempted into sin, or delivered into Satan’s bondage.

Jesus said, “Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven and all these things will be added unto you.” I believe The Lord’s Prayer has all to do with obtaining all our spiritual needs from God, and when we achieve that, all our physical or earthly needs will be met.

Paul wrote that, “In the latter days, men will be holding on to a form of Godliness, but denying its true power.” I believe that the bulk of Christianity has been put off by the antics of those who want, but only pretend, to have the baptism of the Holy Spirit. For that reason many in Christianity shun anything spiritual, and only hold on to the promise of salvation.

I, too, believe that some people, in their quest for the spirit, simply pretend, in hopes that it will one day be real. But, I, also, know that you cannot enter into a spiritual relationship with God, without tears – tears of happiness, tears of shame, and tears of thanksgiving. Let all of Christianity, then, kneel before the throne of God in tears of praise for our Creator and our Redeemer. Let us all receive His spiritual power and blessings as He promised. And may the world be blessed by Him through us.

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”


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Rivers of Living Waters

John 7:37-39 “Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38″He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'” 39But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.”
Jesus promised rivers of living water would flow from our innermost being, if we would drink of his spirit. But drinking your fill of his spirit, does not constitute a flowing river. If we simply drink, but dam up that living water within us, it simply becomes a stagnate pool of water. In order for it to become a continually flowing river of water, we must allow it to flow out of us. We do this by helping others, and praying for others sincerely and fervently. Then the flow begins to flow, as a river of spiritual power, to others; and the power of God begins to work in us and for us
Yes, it is good to be filled with the spirit, but we can’t become complacent with being “spirit filled”. The spirit of God is a gift from God to be shared with others in order for His spirit to reach its anticipated power and promises to us.
God has always lived within a temple. In 70 A.D the Romans destroyed that temple in Jerusalem. Today each of us is the temple where God lives, and where He reaches out to His people through us.
Are you thirsty for the spirit of God. Then come to Jesus and drink, not just to satisfy yourself, but to share His power through the living waters that flow though you to others, as you help them and pray for them. Don’t ignore or take for granted the plight of your fellow man. Change their lives with the river of living water that flows from Him through you, and watch the changes that happen within yourself.
Blessings, Andy
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A Dog And His Friend

Blessings, Andy
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Fall On Your Knees

It’s amazing how good Christians can put so much importance in church ritual and activities, and ignore the truly important commandments to love God with every fiber of our being, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

I heard a story telling the difference between horses and donkeys as they defend themselves against a predator (the church’s predator is Satan). The horses will form a circle with their heads inside the circle facing each other, and then they use their hind legs to kick at the approaching predator. Donkeys, also, form a circle, but with their heads facing out toward the predator, leaving their hind quarters inside the circle to kick each other to death.

Christians, stop acting like jackasses, and face each other, loving your God, above all things, with all your heart, mind, soul and strength, and loving your brothers and sisters as much or more than you love yourself. The Church was not created to be a place that we use to entertain ourselves. It is the place where we worship and exalt our One True God. Our focus should not be outside the church, but inside. Unless we focus on the love of God, and focus our love on Him, we are just an empty facsimile of the person God wants us to be, and the person His Son died to empower us to be.

Words in the song “Oh, Holy Night” says “Fall on your knees. Hear the angel’s voices.” Yes, fellow Christians, fall on your knees, spend time on your knees. Only then will we be empowered, our church empowered, and our nation, once again, will be empowered with the love of God and with our love for Him and all mankind. Fall on your knees. Focus on Him, get in touch with your spirit and then hear the Angels singing in your heart and in your church.

God sent the Spirit of Truth or Holy Spirit to instruct us, comfort us, guide us and empower us. He’s inside of us, trying to be heard above the clamor of the world. We need to take some quiet time to listen to him and allow Him to bring fulfillment and completion to our lives. He alone has all the answers for this world and the next; and all we have to do is to be humble enough to fall on our knees, to focus on our Father, and to focus on the needs of one another. It’s easy. Where are you focused – inside the circle of love, or on the world outside?
Blessings, Andy
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Do All Religions Worship One God?

And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:1-3

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:”
Mark 12:29

“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” Deut 10:12, Matt 22:37, Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27

John 17:17 ” Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth”

Would God lie? Would He tell one group of people, that there is a caste system with seven tiers of worthiness? Would He then tell another group, “Galatian 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”? Would He tell one group of people that women are less than men, and have no rights or freedoms, after He tells us that all are equal? Would He tell one group to hate and kill those who disagree with them, and tell another group, Matthew 5:44 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”? Would He tell one group to go into the world and offer them salvation, Matthew 28:19-20 “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.”; and then tell another group to conquer all nations and force them, under threat of death, to become disciples?

God would not lie to and mislead one group of people and give truth to another. God’s “word is truth“. And “the Lord thy God is One Lord“. God “is the same yesterday, today and forever.” There is but one God. Because of the isolation, in ages past, from the rest of world, many groups have sought God, knowing that He was there, yet have not learned of the true God, relying on men’s interpretation of who He should be.

The God I serve is called Jehovah, which is quite simply an Anglicized form of Yehovah,” and preserves the four Hebrew consonants YHVH, probably pronounced Yahweh. He has been recorded since the beginning of time. He caused a nation to be born out of Abraham. Five hundred years later, after the nation of Israel had multiplied to over a million people, He gave us the Ten Commandments through Moses and created a spiritual bond with man. Fifteen hundred years later, He sacrificed His Son for the forgiveness of our sins, so that we could be reconciled to Him and have eternal life. He didn’t demand that we be perfect in our works, but simply asks us to love Him as He loves us.

Christianity is love, not hate. It is forgiveness, not condemnation. It is gained through love, not works. It is not something we have to work for to obtain. It is a gift from God.

As a Christian I don’t judge or condemn anyone for not believing the same way that I do. But as Jesus commanded us, I do hold my hand out to others, so that they can find what I have found In Him. Above all things, I pray that you find love. “God is love“.
Blessings, Andy
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Body Language

Did you ever notice, that when you tell your cat to come in or to get off of the table, they squint their eyes, as if by not seeing you, they don’t have to listen to you? Did you ever notice that when a dog is aggravated by a situation – not playing with them, or not paying attention to them – they snort or sneeze? I’m sure you’ve noticed that dogs are more adept at expressing themselves through their body language than cats; and that cats are much more vocal, probably believing that we understand “meow” language, because we seem to always know what they want or need? They talk to you, and answer your responses as if carrying on a conversation with you. They both read us, too. They even watch which shoes we put on, trying to figure out whether we’re staying in, going out into the yard, or going shopping.

We and our pets communicate by vocalization, facial expressions or body language, just like every other person in the world. Have you noticed that the most aggressive and confrontational person is the person who is desperately trying to obtain love and respect. Or that the most boisterously reveling person is really the unhappiest?

We can’t find love and respect by dominating others. We can’t find inner happiness by pretending outwardly to have great fun. The pain and turmoil that we have inside of us, because of childhood upbringing or painful experiences cannot be covered over and forgotten by our actions toward others. And the love we need is too important to be entrusted to another fallible person. Only by learning of God’s great love for us, and learning to love, trust and rely on Him for our needs, will we find true peace and happiness. Only God’s love can erase our pain. Only His love can provide the firm foundation that we need to face the world each day without being defeated by it.

Yes, body language is fascinating. But reading someone’s actions and attitudes to determine what will happen to them in the future is essential. Whatever we want or do to another determines what happens to us. And the target of our actions or thoughts is not necessarily the source of the action that we receive in our lives. It is the intent that is returned to us from any source, and not the retaliation of the person we had intended or wished misfortune. When we worship at the throne of God through positive thoughts and actions, He rewards us. When we worship at the throne of Satan through negative thoughts and actions, he repays us with the negative in our lives. What do your actions and thoughts predict for your future? In order to decide which path to take, we must be aware of one fact: If you worship God and His ways, your blessings will be 10 times greater than your intent for others, and worshiping Satan and his ways your misfortune in life will be 10 times greater than your intent or wish for others.

Become aware of your attitudes and actions, and learn of your future.

“Those who come to the Lord, must know that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
Blessings, Andy
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Life and Death Are In The Power Of the Tongue

John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.
3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it…. “
John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Genesis 1:3 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

In the above verses we see that God simply spoke all of creation into being. He spoke the word, and the abstract and intangible became visible, physical, and touchable.

In the same way, God spoke our salvation into being in the form of Jesus, the Son of God, and Messiah of the world. Jesus is the Word. He is our salvation. Through Him we can have forgiveness of our sins, mistakes and blunders. Through Him we are reconciled with God the Father. Through Him we can have an eternal relationship and commune with the Almighty God of the Universe.

God spoke salvation into the world, but we must speak our own personal salvation into being by confessing, that Jesus is the Son of God, that He was sent by his Father to take our sins upon himself, through his torture and crucifixion, so that we may be forgiven of our sins, and have ever-lasting life, that He was resurrected, and as he laid down his life for us, we must vow to live our lives for him, spreading God’s love throughout the world, and bringing salvation to all mankind.

Proverbs 18-21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Will you say the words that bring eternal life in Heaven, or will you speak words of eternal damnation in Hell. You have the power. It’s as easy as speaking.
Blessings, Andy
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Love and Concern – What A Plan

We have all been blessed or cursed by the ability to love and to nurture. Some of us will use that love drive to love others, to be concerned for others and to nurture others. Some of us will pervert the love drive within us. We will love only ourselves and only be concerned for our selves and be self-serving.
I have been blessed with a high IQ, but I know that there are millions much smarter than I am. In my younger years I was blessed with being physically stronger than the average person, yet I know that are millions of people physically stronger than me I have been told by many than I am attractive, yet I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So, despite my positive qualities, I know that I am mediocre. So, why would I love only myself? Why would I be selfish enough to consider only my own welfare? And what happens when the good looks fade, the strength dwindles, and the mind slows down? Would I one day lie on my death bed, and realize that all is lost and I am a loser?
No. I’ve lived long enough and learned enough to know that the love and concern that I show another will live on in that person long after I’m gone. I know that the love and concern that I share with another person, will be shared by that person to others, and that love and concern will go on from person to person making the world a better place for everyone.
This has been God’s plan from the beginning – to love us, so that we could love one another. Jesus said, This new commandment I give you, that you should love one another even as I have loved you. Love one another, even as I have loved you.
What a God. What a plan.

Blessings, Andy
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Heaven – It’s Real

There are two videos that I hope you’ll watch.

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Mind, Body and Spirit

We are all made up of mind, body and spirit; yet our young people are being brainwashed into ignoring their spiritual side, using their minds, and not to think for themselves, but to memorize what their teachers, politicians and the lame-stream media tell them to think. They are taught to focus on physical enjoyments, rather than thinking or using morality to avoid disaster and improve their lives.
During the communist revolution in Russia, the minority communists called themselves Bolsheviks (the majority). Today in America the minority communists call themselves Progressives, even though their policies will regress us into the dark ages. Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister said, “If we repeat a lie often enough, it becomes truth.” This is the reason it is of greatest importance for us and especially our young people to think for ourselves, and not just memorize what teachers, politicians and media tell us.
The regressive Progressives’ propaganda machine tells us that their leader is Christian, even though the majority of people believe that he is actually Muslim. Could anything be worse for America, when Jihad swears to take over our nation and kill all who will not become Muslim? The Progressives call it humanitarian to flood our nation with Muslims who are sworn enemies of freedom, and to have open borders in the south to destroy our economy.
They tell us that laws passed by the president is good for our safety and ecology, yet they undermine our economy. They tell us that a pipeline or drilling for new oil isn’t ecologically desirable. They tell us that taking God out of the military, schools and public buildings is protecting non-believers, while they strip away our Constitutional rights to freedom of worship. How is stripping America of any vestige of morality a good thing for any nation?
The lame-stream media ignores the destruction of our constitutional rights and protections. They ignore the damage being done to our economy, the plight of the poor and the destruction of Social Security by the influx and immediate coverage of immigrants flooding our nation.
Ignore the truth, but tell the lies over and over until people actually believe the lies. This is the reason that it is imperative for people to think for themselves, find the truth for themselves and then act upon the truths that they have found. Not only will our nation be salvaged, but in using their minds and common sense, they may, also, discover that there actually is a God, that He loves us, and only wants good for our lives. Yes, using one’s mind, not to simply parrot what they’ve been taught, but to use their mind to discern right from wrong, can have strong implications for ourselves, our nation and they world. Take the time to THINK. Turn off the I-phone and TV and THINK.
Blessings, Andy
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Unexpected Returns

Why do things that are supposed to give us so much pleasure really give us pain and suffering? And why do things that are supposed to be boring give us so much joy and satisfaction? The secret is not in its advertised purpose, but in the intent in which we use it.

Alcohol and drugs are supposed to relax us, give us a sense of euphoria, and relieve our tension. The actual intent of the person who use these things,is to take a recess from life and to temporarily die from the world. The intent is to rebel against one’s parents or society in general. Rebellion, also, carries with it a lack of respect and concern for other’s feelings, the possible problems for others, or long term results of their act. The person sets themselves up to experience loneliness, isolation, addiction, and the desire to temporarily die to the world may become permanent.

Sex is innocent enough if it is used simply to relieve a physical need, but sex is 90% psychological. Therein lies the problem. If we use it to prove our worth, to impose our will on another, to dominate another, to demean them or those close to them, to subjugate them, or to prove our superiority, then we will reap those things for ourselves. We will be demeaned, used, dominated, or subjugated, depending on what our intentions were during the act. Those things will happen to us, most often from other sources such as STDs, children or from any area of our lives, including home, work or in between.

Whatever we truly want for another or do to another, is what we will receive for ourselves. Unless we remember this one law, we will think that our actions have no repercussions, or that helping others has no tangible reward. The fact is, that whenever we help someone find happiness, fulfillment or ease their physical demands, we will be given happiness, fulfillment and our work and life becomes easier.

We need to examine our every action. Are we doing something that will bring us harm? Do we want problems or misfortune for another person, not realizing that we will, without a doubt, suffer problems or misfortune because of our intent? Even if we help someone because of our love and concern for them, God will still bless us. And then we will be doubly blessed.

Let us never suffer self-inflicted pain or misfortune, because of our own actions or intent toward others. Let us be blessed by our actions in all things
Blessings, Andy
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