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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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The Reason We Must Suffer

The Holy Spirit has been kind to me and has made me understand the real reason we, as humans, must suffer. I’ve studied the book of Job a number of times, but, until now, I haven’t understood it. Please read on.
Job 1:8-12New International Version (NIV)

8 “Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”

9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.”

12 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”

Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.”

In that short passage we learn that God allowed Job to be tested by every misfortune, just to prove to Satan that Job would be true to God, and not crumble in misfortune. I believe that it was not only Job that received that testing, but every one of us will be tested.
Job lost his children, his fortune and broke out in boils that tested him physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We, too, will be tested, not only in good times, but in life’s tragedies. It is not punishment for anything we may have done, it is a deal that God made with Satan concerning Job, and concerning anyone who loves God.

At the end of the book of Job, God instructs Job to pray for his friends who blamed his misfortune on Job’s perceived sins. (One receives what he wishes for another) Job prayed for his friends, that God would forgive them for not understanding, and asked that their punishment would be lifted from them. That is the moment that God ended Job’s trial and suffering, and doubly restored Job’s fortune, family and health. Job went on to live to be 140 years old in God’s grace . Therefore, be steadfast in your faith, and never surrender to your circumstances.

We all have suffered loss of family, health or fortune, and we all have misunderstood the purpose of our suffering. And, so I pray for you, that God will forgive you and, also, me for our misunderstanding, and I ask Him to lift his punishment from us.
Remain true to God throughout the blessings and misfortunes of life and you, too, will be rewarded for your love of Him, who loves you forever, and will never forsake you.
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Love, Light, Life

John 8:12, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

In the film, The Cottage, a story about Thomas Kincaid, the painter of light, we learn how the artist came to use light to express his art. In the movie, Kincaid’s mentor, artist Glenn Wesman (or Glenn Wessels) was near death, and had been struggling to express his love for his wife who had passed on years before. Just as he was giving up ever finding a true expression of his love, he realized that only light could express that love – not darkness. His last painting was called The Last Leaf. It showed the sun shining through a group of fall leaves. At last his love for his wife, Nichol, had been expressed.

Thomas Kincaid realized the importance of this observation and adopted it into his paintings, becoming the painter of light. He, also, realized that light and love were attributes of God, and in every painting he hid the words “John 3:16” to pay homage to the God of light and love.

I John 1:5 “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
I John 1:8 “He that loves not, knows not god; for God is love.”

Yes, God is love. God is light. God is life. In Him there is no darkness. In Him there is no death. Walk then in the light.
Blessings, Andy

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Stealing Our Future

I recently watched a video showing a waitress in a coffee shop helping a blind black man count the money in his wallet. He pulled out five $20..00 bills and she told him that he had 5 singles, told him he had enough for a cup of coffee and stuck the $100.00 in her pocket. Fortunately, each time she tried to cheat the man, customers would intervene and save the man’s money. And it doesn’t matter if the man was black or white, wore black or white socks, or the color of his shoes. Color doesn’t matter. The federal government is cheating us all of our money and our future.

“One of the more egregious acts is to take $150 Billion out of the Social Security Trust Fund to prop up the program’s disability benefits. The Social Security raid will keep the disability program solvent through 2022, at which time Congress is likely to again raid the federal pension program.

The Disability Insurance fund of Social Security is one of the fastest growing federal entitlement programs. Created in the 1950s, it was designed to provide temporary assistance to workers suffering medical disabilities that prevented them from working. In the last several years, however, the program has ballooned.

Between 2007-2011, applications for disability assistance grew by a third. The Inspector General of the Social Security Administration found that disability applications rose in tandem with unemployment and the expiration of unemployment benefits. The finding suggests that unemployed workers are using the disability program as a kind of welfare, rather than assistance for an actual disability. The Inspector General’s office even suggested that Social Security’s disability program was the “new welfare.”Today, more than 5 percent of the working age population receives federal disability
payments. In the 1990s, the last time Congress had to bail-out the disability program, just over 2 percent of the population received disability. (Breitbart)”

The government have been forcing our poor (especially our youth) into receiving welfare, while keeping the borders wide open to illegal immigration. They allow Middle-East immigrants to flood our country, giving them welfare and medicare. Are they trying to bankrupt our nation?

“Since Obama took office, 13 million more Americans have become dependent on food stamps, with the numbers now hitting a record 47 million — about a third more than when he was sworn in. In 2007, there were 26 million recipients. Spending on the scheme has more than doubled just since 2008. The explosion of the program, along with other welfare schemes, has resulted in countless commentators and critics labeling Obama “the Food Stamp President.”

By 2011, Census Bureau data released last year showed that the number of Americans receiving means-tested federal welfare benefits outnumbered those with year-round full-time jobs. Almost $1 trillion annually goes to the programs, with over 100 million Americans receiving some sort of benefits — not including Social Security, Medicare, or unemployment. Under ObamaCare, with its massive subsidies even for those earning many times more income than the poverty level, dependence is expected to surge even further. (The New American)”

Regardless of our origins, we are God’s children, and we are guaranteed by our Constitution to have the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. We are not to be shunted to the side to make way for the world’s overflow of breeding. We have the right to become those who determine our own lives and the lives of our descendants. We are not refuse. We, also, have a right to our lives and our future. And this November we will have the opportunity to take back our lives and our futures from those who would destroy us. It’s time to speak up for ourselves. It’s time to stop the stealing.
Blessings, Andy
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DNA and The Written Word

A message typed out to read is like DNA in many ways. We can look at a written page and we can read the message. However, being able to read the message does not disprove the existence of an intelligence that formulated the letters to create a message. Being able to decipher DNA, also, does not disprove the existence of the intelligence that formulated the DNA. In fact, when we look past the message, we know that the letters did not assimilate themselves into a readable message. Science has proven that it would have been absolutely impossible for DNA to accidentally assemble themselves for a single-celled animal, much less than the complex life we now have. We know that behind every example of intelligent expression, there is an intelligent creator. Whether it is a book, a short message, or coils of DNA, we know, without a doubt, that they weren’t created accidentally. There is a creator. Not only did He create and assimilate different forms of DNA to create life as we know it, He, also, sent a message to mankind: John 3:16 ” For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not die, but have everlasting life.” Yes, He, also, created everlasting life for us to enjoy. He gave us life through DNA, and gave us eternal life through His written word. He is the intelligence behind it all.
Blessings, Andy

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Who Do You Believe?

Those who would have us break away from God,  say that Christianity is a fairy tale, or that Jesus was misled. Those people of those beliefs have never really sought God (Seek and ye shall find). They’ve simply heard other people talk and jumped on the band wagon because it excuses them from any responsibility to themselves or to others.
Jesus was incredibly intelligent and wise. He, apparently, taught himself to read and to memorize the Old Testament. He understood the message and he knew of the prophecies of his coming. He understood the needs of humanity, and through his perfect love for mankind he healed all who came to him. He knew that he was to suffer and die in order that people could be forgiven and gain ever-lasting life. And despite knowing that he would be crucified (Psalm 22) he had the courage to accept his mission and willingly gave up his life for us. Those that believe that God doesn’t exist, do not have anywhere the intellect, wisdom, love, power or courage that Jesus displayed before his death and resurrection. Why, then, would I believe them, instead of believing the greatest man that ever lived. He voluntarily gave up his life knowing that what he taught was real.
But those reasons are only intellectual. I have heard the stories of near-death experiences, I have personally heard God’s voice on occasion, I have seen miracles in peoples lives, and I have felt His presence in my own life.
The intellectual reasons for believing in Jesus only bring one face to face with the Son of God. Accepting him and his teachings brings us into a spiritual relationship with him that science can’t measure, but that we can experience personally, making him our personal saviour, our protecter, our deliverer and our healer of mind, body and spirit. This is when he becomes our personal saviour, when he becomes one with us and we become one with him. This is when we learn the truth about God and learn of His unimaginable love that He has for each of us. This is when we know fulfillment and completion that fills our very soul.
So, why should I listen to an educated or uneducated fool that denies God without ever trying to find Him? Why would I risk eternal hell, give up a life loved, protected, and strengthened by the Almighty God and our creator? I shouldn’t. And neither should you.
Blessings, Andy

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Why Must Mankind Suffer?

Why may two puppies from the same litter have totally different lives. One puppy is given to a loving family and leads a life full of joy and unconditional love. The other puppy is given to a family that mistreats, abuses and even brutalizes the dog, causing it to be crippled and/or die an early death. Why?
A person or a family may suffer in poverty, suffer the early loss of a loved one or suffer diseases that may be debilitating or even end in an early death. Why?
We live in a sinful world controlled by Satan, and we never know when or where he will strike.

God can intervene or intercede on our behalf. If we ask, He can make something positive out of the most negative things that may happen to us. If asked He can doubly return our losses, as He did with Job. God can bring victory for victims and make “all things work for the good, to them that love Him.”

Yes, this world is full of evil and sin, and it’s getting worse every day.
But we need not surrender to the evil. We have a God who wants to come to our defense, and wants to prosper us in all things. We just have to ask Him. He’ll give us strength when we are weak, wisdom when we are confused, direction when we are lost, and victory over sin, death and defeat.

Pray to Him, not only for intercession with our own sins, but pray for intercession and protection from the sins of the world. Pray for America. Pray for Israel. And pray for the world. But pray everyday. Pray.
Blessings, Andy
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Thomas Jefferson Quote

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph
Aix en Provence March. 28. 1787.

“of all the cankers of human happiness, none corrodes it with so silent, yet so baneful a tooth, as indolence. body & mind both unemployed, our being becomes a burthen, & every object about us loathsome, even the dearest. idleness begets ennui, ennui the hypochondria, & that a diseased body. no laborious person was ever yet hysterical. exercise & application produce order in our affairs, health of body, chearfulness of mind, & these make us precious to our friends. it is while we are young that the habit of industry is formed, if not then, it never is afterwards. the fortune of our lives therefore depends on employing well the short period of youth. if at any moment, my dear, you catch yourself [. . .] in idleness, start from it as you would from a precipice of a gulph. you are not however to consider yourself unemployed while taking exercise. that is necessary for your health, and health is the first of all objects.”

Thomas Jefferson foresaw the danger in allowing our youth to live without duties, physical labor (even sports) and responsibilities to others. Playing computer games occupies the mind and fills it full of make-believe, while using up precious time that could be spent, at least, in contemplation and planning of one’s future. In other words, modern society is crippling our youth.

Growing up on a farm, we chopped cotton, picked cotton, pulled corn, fed the livestock, milked the cows, drove tractors in the fields, etc., etc. I don’t claim to have grown up as a perfect role model for anyone; but at least I learned that I was a value to others, that I was capable of much more than I could have imagined, and that I was responsible and could handle anything that came my way. If I didn’t know how to do something, I knew that I had the capacity to learn what I needed in order to attain my goal. I was challenged.

The modern family is challenged from every direction and we tend to prioritize the, seemingly, least demanding of our time to the back ground. However, even though we may not see the importance or immediate need of an item, doesn’t mean that it isn’t the most important. We need, not only to keep our kids out of trouble, but to help them attain success. We need to make time for our kids. And while we’re at it, make time for God. He is the greatest source of wisdom and power that we can utilize in order to succeed in our goals. Remember, don’t be afraid to ask Him for help. We need Him a lot more than we can even imagine.  He created us, He protects us, He heals us, and He’ll take us home when this journey is finished.

Blessings, Andy

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What Is Love?

Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Jesus, also, tells a parable about a man who found a treasure in a field. The man then went and sold everything he had and bought the field. It was his treasure, his love, and it meant everything to him.

The German word “Schatzi” means “treasure”. It is,also, the word that someone calls his sweetheart – his treasure. A person would rather die to protect their treasure, than to have to live without it. The love of one’s treasure is more important than life itself. We are God’s treasure.

Jesus loved mankind with all his heart, and knew that without forgiveness, mankind could not receive ever-lasting life, and he would lose his treasure for all eternity. Only by giving his earthly life could he save the lives of his treasure. Only by paying the price of mankind’s sin could he be with his treasure forever.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that, whosoever believed in him would not perish but have ever-lasting life.”

Yes, we are God’s treasure. His treasure is in each of us, and that’s where His heart is. We are unconditionally loved and treasured by our creator. His gift of eternal life is given to us, when we return His love. He must be our love; and He must be our treasure, even as we are to Him. If He is, then we will live only for Him, and, if necessary, even die for Him. That’s exactly what He did for us. And that’s what love is.

Blessings, Andy
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Would You Deprive Your Child Of Life?

Would you deprive your child of life? Would you tell your child that you brought them into the world, and now the world can have its way with them? Would you tell your child that you gave them life, but now its up to them to keep it?
God is the creator of all life, and all good things that we experience in life. Satan is the destroyer of all things and brings death. Not only did God create life, but He sent His son to pay the penalty for our weaknesses, so that we could have life more abundantly and life everlasting with Him.
Who is going to teach your child about God? Certainly not the media, or government, and they are now trying to expel God from schools. Who will teach them how to avoid pain, suffering and defeat, and teach them how to find love, joy, and success? Who will teach them, if not you?
God has blessed you with children, and with that blessing comes responsibility – responsibility to yourself and especially to your child. Don’t throw your child to the wolves. Raise your children in love and nurture them in His teachings. As a parent, this is your responsibility and your solemn obligation. If you truly love them, and not just yourself, you’ll be the parent your child needs. You’ll give them life, and life more abundantly.
Blessings, Andy
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Real Thought Or Parroting?

Our young adults are being taught that the trouble in the Middle East is due to American imperialism seeking to control Middle East oil. Anyone who investigates the facts on their own will realize that this is ludicrous.
1) The oil barons of the Middle East buy silver plated, gold plated and diamond encrusted Mercedes for themselves. They build sumptuous palaces for themselves and invest in high rise buildings and vacation meccas to maintain their standard of conspicuous consumption, while the general population suffers extreme poverty and their only hope is to die for Allah.
2) The history of Islamic imperialism to kill or convert the rest of the world has been going on for 1300 years, long before America was even discovered. it is the doctrine of the Koran.
Young people, think for yourselves and refuse to follow an empty and stupid political philosophy. This will decide your future and the future of the world. Think. The people of the Middle East are, also, loved by God, and they deserve a better future, too.
We all deserve a better future than what is planned for us by the present power brokers
Blessings, Andy
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