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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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This Means War (music video)

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Blessings, Andy
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Drafting Women

Aside from the fact that man has always fought to protect and provide for their wives and children, woman have a fundamental right to prepare themselves from birth to be whatever they choose to be. If they choose in their youth to be mothers to children that will either prosper our nation or destroy it, then they should not be forced to prepare themselves to be warriors, because of the left-wing political correctness of forcing them to be part of a war machine. Motherhood is the most honorable, the greatest and most responsible role anyone can hold. Loving and nurturing are the opposites of war and killing. A mother holds the future of their children and our nation in her hands. They can rear them to know God, morality and responsibility. And, if they fail in this responsibility, there is no reason for war, because there will be nothing to defend.
We don’t need more warriors We need more responsible mothers, who will not be caught up in themselves and their own enjoyment, but will be concerned for the happiness and future of their children. That’s worth defending, and that’s the man’s job. We don’t need Washington telling us what our jobs are or how we should lead our lives.
The Preamble of the Constitution states:
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
We now have left-wing politicians and a government that ignores their obligations to the Constitution and sow discord and class, gender, and racial division in our nation. This doesn’t promote the general welfare of our nation, or bring domestic tranquility. It divides and destroys it. May God help us in our fight to restore sanity to our nation.
And may God bless you, Andy
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Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet

At the last supper just before Jesus was arrested, He washed the feet of the twelve disciples. Washing the feet of another was an act of humility and love. He demonstrated to his disciples that he had the heart of a servant and not of a master. He demonstrated that one’s pride should never prevent anyone from serving anyone in any capacity necessary. He was, also, demonstrating that a person must be humble if he expects God to exalt them.
The interesting fact is that he washed the feet of all his disciples that were in the upper room. That included Judas, the disciple that would betray him and bring about his death. Yes, he humbled himself before the disciple who betrayed him, and on the cross, he asked God to forgive those who had whipped him, beat him, humiliated him, and put him on the cross to die.
Despite his power and identity, he rejected arrogance and pride; and was humble even to the end.
Humility, then, is not an emotion that should be avoided, but rather an attitude that must be sought after and nurtured if we are to please and serve God.

“And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven..” Matthew 18:3
Blessings, Andy
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Open Your Christmas Gift

Two thousand years ago God gave us the gift of salvation through the birth of His son. Many of us have accepted this generous gift from God, and have found security in knowing that we have eternal life through the sacrifice of God’s only son for the forgiveness of our sins and our reconciliation with God. Yet, most of us have not unwrapped the gift. We have not looked inside the wrappings to discover the extent of God’s gift. We carry it around under our arm to let others know that we have a gift from God, but we never look inside.
If we look inside, we’ll discover that He has given us unconditional love that can grow inside of us until we overflow with His love. He has given us the power to become His children, to live in Him and Him in us. He has given us the Ten Commandments to bring structure and order to our lives. He has given us the gift of the Holy Spirit, that strengthens us in our need and instructs us in life. And through the Holy Spirit we hear the voice of God speaking to us. With all these gifts inside God’s gift, we have the ability to forgive others, and to forgive ourselves for having been so wrong for so long. We have the gift of healing when we trust in Him. Jesus said, “whoever would save his life will lose it, but whosoever would lose his life will find it.” He has given us all the reason in the world to trust only in Him and to follow Him alone.
All these things are in the gift that God gave us. But we can only benefit from these gifts if we open it and receive everything that He has given us. Open your Christmas gift, today.
Blessings, Andy
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How To Change The World

At the time that Jesus lived, Israel was under Roman rule. They paid their taxes to the Roman government and were governed by Rome. The Jews expected a Messiah to come and to bring freedom and to rule over other nations. They expected a powerful military leader to be the Messiah. It was no wonder his disciples scattered and hid out after Jesus was crucified. But Jesus never said that He would lead a military revolution. Even when Pontius Pilate asked Jesus if he was a king, Jesus denied it. He said that His kingdom was not of this world. If it was, his followers would rise up and save him.
Jesus knew that lasting world peace could not be gained through military conquest. He knew that the revolution had to begin in the hearts of each person. Only then would there be peace through the love in each person;’s heart.
He taught his followers to love God with all the hearts, minds, soul and strength, and to love their neighbor as they loved themselves. He taught them that by loving others and forgiving them for their transgressions, they would be forgiven. Then they would be cleansed, starting fresh, and bringing blessings to their neighbors, and receiving blessings from God for their good works. He taught them the Golden Rule, the foundation of all moral teachings. And he taught them to work for treasures in heaven, rather than the temporary wealth on Earth.
Jesus knew that physically conquering others did not bring peace, prosperity and happiness. Satan rules this world, and his main weapons are hate, division and war. Only God can defeat Satan. Only love can defeat hate. Only through God and His love will we ever find satisfaction and fulfillment.
Stop playing Satan’s game of divide and conquer. Play by God’s rules: Unite in love.
Blessings, Andy
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Our Spirit

We are all born with a mind, a body and a spirit. We’re pretty familiar with our mind and body, but our spirit is a little misunderstood and mystical. We’re born with a spirit that needs and strives to connect with God, the ultimate spirit.
Consider the life of a rain drop (a single spirit). It falls to the earth and joins with other individual drops until it begins a journey with them – first a rivulet , then a stream, into a creek, then a river and on to become part of a lake or even the ocean itself.
Our spirit, also, yearns and struggles to become part of the spirit that is greater than itself. God is constantly calling to our spirit to join Him and become part of Him that powers the universe.
The Bible tells us that, “If we have not love, we have not God, because God is love.”
It, also, tells us that Jesus “has given us the power to become children of God.” And the Bible tells us that, “those that love me (Christ}, will keep my commandments, and God will love them, and He and I will come an live in them.”
We need not go to a temple to be in the presence of God and to share His spirit. Through Jesus, God and His power lives in us; and if we love (as we should) we have God, because God is love.
How, then, do we satisfy the need of our spirit to become one with God? We accept Jesus, his love, and his forgiveness, and we become children of God. With God, Christ and the Holy spirit within us, we love God with every fiber of our being, we love our neighbors as we love ourselves, and we seek to understand God’s direction in our lives.
With mind and body, we have the ability to live on this Earth. With a spirit within us that demands our unity with God, the spirit, we have the power to control our lives and to live forever in the spirit of God . And we owe all this to our spirit who knows our way home.
Blessings, Andy
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What Is Morality?

What is morality, really? Is it like a dress code: You must be properly dressed in order to enter? Or does it have a deeper meaning? Proverbs tells us to:
Proverbs 3:5-6King James Version (KJV)5″ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
That simple passage tells us to trust God completely, not to trust in our own logic or the world’s logic, but to acknowledge Him in everything we do (follow His moral wisdom}, and we will be led in the path that will bless us the most.
In my book, “God, Reward and Punishment: Are they real? “, I give example after example of people, politics and nations who chose between God and Man’s wisdom and where it led them.
Time after time the book demonstrates that wanting misfortune for another brings misfortune to oneself. And wanting success or good fortune for another brings blessings to oneself. Trusting in God and following His morality brings success to a person, while negativity in one’s life or towards others brings nothing but defeat and destruction. Our society has led many to trust only in themselves or the mumbo-jumbo of their peers, and have, not only, brought turmoil to their own lives, but have undermined the very fabric of society. God teaches us that He is the source of all wisdom and prosperity. Will we ignore perfect understanding of life – past, present and future – or will we muddle along, trying to figure out what is beyond our understanding, while we destroy our lives and our nation? Surely, we have the intelligence to choose between the path to destruction, or the path that promises reward, success and fulfillment.
What is morality? It is the path to a better life, and the path to eternal life.

Proverbs 3:5-6King James Version (KJV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Blessings, Andy
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Excerpt From “God, Reward and Punishment: Are they real?” chapter 23

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
HEALING

Mt 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
Mt 9:3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
Mt 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
Mt 9:5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
Mt 9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

Below is a portion of an e-mail that I received from a friend, who, though placing his trust in God, did not know of this book and the Harvest Principle, but did exactly what he needed to do to be healed of cancer.

“The appointment went VERY
well! My doctor took a look at where the tumor was
and he told D__ and me that he would never have known
I had cancer unless he had seen it himself. He was
amazed with my recovery. I know it has been a true
miracle and God has blessed me with better health
through all of this. I needed to lose weight and
wasn’t getting it done, so He took it in His own hands
and helped me lose 60 pounds!! ;-)

I am feeling great and enjoying life a lot more than
in the past. I talked with my doctor about my little
‘mission field’ of other cancer patients that I have
on my prayer and card list. My doctor thought that
what we were doing was wonderful and reminded me to

thank the ‘man upstairs’ for my healing. (In fact,
D__ and I got to meet one of the men on my prayer
list. He was there for treatments when I finished up
my appointment. He is about 61 years old and very
scared about all of this. His wife gave D__ and I a
big hug and thanked us for being so thoughtful. D__
said she knows what she is going through and to call
if she has any questions or just wants a shoulder to
cry on.) I will see my doctor again in October for
another check up.”

My friend prayed for others who were in his condition, and, knowing him, I know that he prayed from his heart for their healing to the point of not thinking of his own illness. By wanting and praying for healing in others, he received his own healing.
If we are to believe, when the Bible tells us that there are two ways that disease or misfortune comes into our lives (one from our own sins and the other through group association and, also, through our environment), then we must believe that there are two methods of ridding ourselves of the consequences of these causes, which means controlling our emotions. The first is through forgiveness. The second is by praying for others who share our need.
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus says, “forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us”. This means that we cannot be forgiven of our sins unless we forgive those who have sinned against us. This, also, means that by forgiving others, we are being forgiven. If a disease or misfortune is the result of our own sins, then being forgiven of those sins will heal us. There is no better way to be forgiven of our sins than to forgive others of their sins against us. Jesus asked, “Is it easier to say, ‘your sins are forgiven, or to say you are healed’?”
I attended a Kathryn Kuhlman healing service years ago. One thing that stuck in my mind from that meeting was her words, “Don’t pray for yourself. Pray for those around you.”

It took me awhile before I understood the significance of those words.
The second method in which we suffer is by group association and environment. Since we cannot change the actions of the group or our environment, the only method of overcoming the consequences of being associated with a group (or generational disease and/or misfortune) is to use prayer to bring about a personal reprieve. The Golden Rule teaches us that, “whatever we want for ourselves, do to others.” In other words, to fervently want and to pray for the healing of another person, can bring healing to ourselves. It may be that praying for oneself is a little self-centered or selfish, while praying for another person unselfishly concentrates your love outside of yourself, making your prayer stronger and purer. Therefore, do for others what you want done for you.
In every instance, we must be filled with love. To be healed then, we must love our God with all our hearts, minds, and souls. We must love our neighbors as ourselves. We must forgive and forget the sins of those who sin against us, or our beliefs. We must pray for those who suffer, and pray for the healing of those who are diseased. If we can bring about the necessary change in ourselves to find peace and serenity in our soul, and establish the Kingdom of God within us, then God can heal us. Our nation can be healed. The world can be healed.
Forgive, then, the wrongs done against you, and pray for the less fortunate and for the world. God, in His wisdom, will make the necessary changes. God will provide the healing in mind, body, or spirit. So let the healing begin – in us, in our nation, and in the world.
It is inevitable that one day we will die, regardless of what we do or how we think. It is nature. Some will die earlier in their lives than others. Some early deaths are preventable or avoidable. Some early deaths serve a Godly purpose that we have trouble seeing through our pain. There is no gain without pain. There is no strength without work. Metal does not harden without being put in the flame. And

gold does not cleanse itself of impurities without heat. So pray for healing in others and in yourself. But pray, also, for understanding, wisdom, and strength to accept God’s will in all things, regardless of the outcome; and continue to grow in Christ. We don’t know God’s plan for us, but we do know His love for us, and His eternal reward waiting for us.

Blessings, Andy

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A Wisp of Smoke, A Vapor

James 4:13-15 “13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will[a] go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”

Tonight I looked up into the dark sky, and watched as vaporous clouds drifted over a full moon. The clouds were visible, but so thin that they barely dimmed the moon as they passed over it. I wondered if that was how our I lives are – visible but too vaporous to affect anything around us. I thought of my parents who have died. I thought about my son and daughter, and I thought of other friends and family that had gone. And I thought of my dogs Dolly and Calley who meant the world to me. They had all been so real and vibrant to me, yet one day they were gone, like a vapor that vanishes away without a trace. The pain of losing them came back to haunt me again tonight, and tear at my heart one more time, and I wondered if the pain would ever end.
Vapor? Are we no more than a vapor traversing an endless sky? No. It is our bodies that are vaporous and disappears – dust to dust and ashes to ashes. But our soul shines forth from us as we seek to serve our God by serving our fellow man. The vapor is our bodies, and our souls are like the moon, that reflects the light of God. Yes, our bodies pass in front of us and then are gone, like thin clouds passing across the moon. But we, our souls, will shine on, forever reflecting the love of God to all the world through His Son Jesus Christ. Let your light shine. Let the world see the real you as your God created you to be.
Blessings,
Andy
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Government Of Evil

Below is a passage from Psalm 94 20-23. My explanations in parenthesis.

Shall the throne of iniquity (not the nation, but a ruler), which devises evil by law (executive order),
Have fellowship with You (God)?
21 They gather together against the life of the righteous (anti-Christian promotion),
And condemn innocent blood (Abortion).
22 But the Lord has been my defense,
And my God the rock of my refuge.
23 He has brought on them their own iniquity,
And shall cut them off in their own wickedness;
The Lord our God shall cut them off.

Spiritual law and spiritual judgment from God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Evil destroys itself by its own actions. Our role is to remain loyal and pray to God, as we oppose evil, whenever and however we find it in our human endeavors.
Blessings, Andy
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