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I Don’t Have To Make Believe.

JJ Heller Lyrics

“Make Believe”

“You said you couldn’t keep me when you were seventeen
Too young to be a father
You kissed my hand and took your leave
And you taught me how to make believe Make believe I was a gift to you from heaven
Make believe that you would take me as your own
Make believe that you would set the mark of what a man should be
You taught me how to make believe

And now that I’ve grown older
I long for us to meet
I have a million questions
But most of all I want to see
If all of it was make believe

Another year has come and gone
I am living with your family
And I feel right at home
In the place where I always wanted to be

I’m going out this evening
I check the mirror twice
You stop me on the staircase
You kiss my hand and say that I look beautiful tonight

And I believe I was a gift to you from heaven
And I believe that you would take me as your own
I believe that you set the mark of what a man should be
Now I don’t have to make believe”

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Glory to God!
Thank you, Jeff ♥
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I Know Who You Are

“Who You Are” by JJ Heller

All she wanted, was a baby to hold,
and she’s still waiting, at forty-one years old,
her life feels like a tragedy,
and its driving her down to her knees
she says “I don’t know, I don’t know what your doing, but I know who you are.”

It was after midnight, when he answered the phone,
the doctor said his daughter, was never coming home,
sometimes life doesn’t make any sense, of war and pain
and accident, he’s praying “I don’t know, I don’t know what your doing, but I know who you are.”

You are the fathers heart, and a love that’s wild,
and you know what it’s like to lose, yeah you know what
it’s like to lose, what it’s like to lose a child,

Sometimes I don’t know, I don’t know what your doing,
I don’t know, I don’t know what your doing, but I know who you are.

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Not without Jesus.

Today could be your last day. Today The Trumpet could sound, and it would be too late if you are not ready to go with Jesus. Don’t be left behind for the horror that is soon to come. Jesus is the ONLY way out of HELL and the Tribulation soon to come. The New World Order has everything set up, but it cannot be implemented until The Bride of Christ is removed.

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Text below via Rapture Ready

THE DAYS OF NOAH

We are told that when Jesus comes again to rapture (harpazo) us home, that it will be like when it was in the days of Noah. This passage, frequently cited to by Biblical scholars and writers, indicates that it was a sign of the end times and as such, should be a condition that should alert us to the coming of the Lord.

Matthew 24:37-41

37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 

These verses tell us that when the Son of Man appears again, people will be eating and drinking, marrying and giving up in marriage just as they did right up to the day when Noah went into the ark. Everything was normal, in other words, for those who were unaware of God’s intentions. However, for Noah and his family, it was clear that the time was coming when God would bring all of creation to an end.

Looking at the story of Noah contained in Genesis 6, the condition of the world was vexatious to the Lord. He looked down from His throne in heaven to find that corruption had filled the world. The perfect creation of His hands had become everything He did not intend.

Genesis 6:1-13

1And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.3And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.4There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. 5And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.6And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.8But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. 9These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. 10And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.11The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.13And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

These were days that brought sorrow to the heart of God. As we look at this passage we see that giants walked the face of the earth as angels had mated with God’s creation thereby corrupting the flesh that God had created. This was the age of the Nephilim, the age of Nimrod, the age of men of renown. We now wonder if this was a time when many of the great ancient monuments were built such as the pyramids of Egypt, the Sphinx, Stonehenge, Easter Island and others. There are a number of ancient wonders that we cannot explain so we wonder if mighty men constructed these wonders.

Whatever the result, ultimately there was a judgment upon all of mankind. Previously, God had granted man long life but He then decided that life should be limited. Consequently, the term of man’s existence upon the earth after this would be one hundred twenty years. I know it sounds like a long time to us but in comparison to what man had been given, it was a dramatic reduction. Men would now be limited to a lifespan that was 1/8 of what it had been. For us, it would be like being told that your life would be over at ten years of age.

Many people concentrate upon the fact that everything would be “normal” before the end. However, I think that Jesus meant much more than just that. Otherwise, that is what He could have said. Instead, He gave us a metaphor stating that it would be like the “days of Noah”. So, what were the days of Noah like?

According to Genesis 6:5, God saw that the wickedness of man was great upon the earth. We hate to contemplate it but does wickedness run rampant today throughout the earth? As we look upon God’s creation and the moral fiber of the people who inhabit this earth, can we honestly say that we must please God?

Do we murder children such as those who offered their children in the fire to Molech? We don’t do such a thing. Instead, we offer our children to the god of greed, the god of mammon, the god of convenience and of money. We have aborted (murdered) 43 million babies since the decision in Roe v. Wade was written. Do you wonder how many babies have been murdered in China for the sake of population control or the desire to have male children? What about other nations through the world? Hitler had nothing on us. He only murdered 6 million Jews. He could have learned a thing or two from Planned Parenthood.

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Jesus said that it would be like the days of Noah. In the days of Noah, the earth was filled with violence and corruption. The only righteous person in all the earth was Noah and his family. As we look upon God’s creation today, can we honestly say that it is not corrupt or violent? The answer is no, we cannot. The earth today is filled with violence and it is thoroughly corrupt. It is now as it was then.

Depressing? Pretty much but just as God saved a remnant then, He will save His remnant now. Do not despair for the days grow shorter. The time is coming when the trump will sound and our names will be called and we shall find ourselves removed from this state that plagues us now. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords is coming and when He does, all of His children will finally be called home never to suffer corruption again. My brothers and sisters, keeping looking up for our redemption draweth nigh. Jesus, Mighty King and Victorious Lord is coming with a might shout. Yes, it’s real, it’s very real.

 

This is the moment of Salvation. I encourage you to give your life to Jesus right now. Not another day is promised to any of us. He is waiting with open arms. Departure is imminent, and so is the horrific 7 year Tribulation. All things are possible with God. Put everything down and just Let Him in.

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Is It All Getting to You?

Are you tired of the same old thing? Are you frustrated with your relationships, your job (or lack of)? Are you depressed and living in despair? All is bleak, you’re broken and worn. Can’t take it anymore… What’s the point of it all?

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The world is hurting right now. So many people are currently facing these dead-end type of situations and obstacles in their lives. More people than you can imagine are at their wits end right now. These problems are just monumental! They are like giant walls. We cannot get around nor climb over.

It’s no coincidence. Everything has gone haywire, but the world is too busy and spinning so fast that nobody can see what’s happening before their very eyes and in their very lives. And face it. We are distracted on every side with the smart phones, tablets, all sorts of electronic gadgets. Social Media..keeping up with everyone…spending lots of time online…movies, T.V. and all…

The point is that most people don’t want to deal with it. The truth isn’t always friendly. We don’t like being told we’re wrong-at least I know I don’t. But I was wrong about it all. Then I woke up to reality and saw the world for what it really is.  And what a rude awakening is was when I realized how deep the pit was. The rut that I found myself in. I couldn’t cut it with today’s world and I was self medicating.

Making changes in our lives is quite uncomfortable. But one day I answered the door when The Lord Jesus Christ, The Son of The Living God Jehovah (The God of The Bible) came knocking. I could have ignored Him as many times before, but He came to me at a time when I just couldn’t make it anymore. I couldn’t do this thing called life. He set me free from the bondage of sin. The old me is gone forever and I’m forgiven, reconciled to God by the Blood our Lord Jesus shed on The Cross. He saved a wretch like me. If I can trust Jesus to get me out of the pit, you can too. It’s more than a decision. It’s a new way of life!

We come to God just as we are with our dirtiness and brokenness and open wounds. Then God makes us clean, BRAND NEW through Jesus Christ! You don’t come to God perfect. He accepts us as we are and erases the past!

Things are growing darker in this world today-and if you seek to know God through His Son Jesus, you will be able to see with spiritual eyes for yourself. Friend, things are only going to get worse and coming to Christ, belonging to God is the only way out. Jesus is going to come and take those that are His away from the looming 7 year Tribulation written of in the Bible, The Word of God.  The New World Order is complete but cannot be implemented until The true followers of Christ are taken out of the way. The new one-world government, currency, Mark of The Beast (in the right hand or forehead…see Revelation Chapter 13) and revealing of the Antichrist (most likely Barack Obama, see Bible Verses About The Antichrist),  Right now it’s considered “not cool” to stand for God through Jesus Christ, the ONLY WAY to God, unlike what Oprah and many other deceivers are teaching. It is considered hate speech to stand for an absolute right and believe in an absolute wrong.  Nobody wants to offend anyone…

The Time is NOW. We aren’t guaranteed another breath. Choose Jesus and eternity in Heaven this moment BEFORE The Rapture!

Those who are left behind after the Rapture of the Church (When we are caught up with Jesus) will be faced with an excruciating choice—accept the mark of the beast in order to survive or face starvation and horrific persecution by the Antichrist and his followers. But those who come to Christ during this time, those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life (Revelation 13:8), will choose to endure, even to martyrdom.

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The Blind Man

This poem was written by a dear Brother in Christ concerning his awakening in God.


THE BLIND MAN, by Joseph Arthurs

My eyes have been shielded
Too many years by now
My heart of rock not yielded
Remaining made of stone.
Why have I ignored this
Letting life pass wearily along
Did I not see the answer
Shining clearly all day long
My arrogance and pride misled me
Telling me I was doing fine
I just decided to let things be
Submitting my heart each time
Til the day He nudged me
Riding on my high horse
My eyes blinked open slowly
As I saw I was at a loss
Now let me say to you clearly
I hope those days are past
It was His grace shocked me
To learn,to pray..but fast
May God now maintain me
Keeping me on His path
With Jesus’ love redeeming
The Spirit too has my back.

©Joseph M. Arthurs, 2015
“I felt compelled to write this today and I have chosen this community to have the option of reading my mini testimony. I thirst for more knowledge and counsel. Ty, Be Blessed sisters and brothers in Jesus.”

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Come Taste The Grace

I realized that God is more than just to be feared. He truly wants a relationship with ME. He loves ME. He loves YOU. So much that He left Heaven and died on that Cross.

Jesus took the COMPLETE WRATH of God The Father upon Him. The death that I should be dying. The sentence He knew I would be guilty of thousands of years before I was born…He offered Himself up for Me. Even ME.

I just want to completely soak HIM in. I want to walk with Him and talk with Him. I want our relationship to be stronger. I want us to be closer. In fact, I want Him to draw me into the very heart of HIM. I want to be right there. I just want Jesus. He wanted me and had been waiting on me all along. He could see the path I would follow and the many dark detours I would take.

God watched over me when I got sick with a Bipolar Manic episode. I turned away from Him. He knew all of the terrible things I would do, people I would do wrong, and the suffering to come. He NEVER left my side. The verse that says He will Never leave you nor forsake you….I have experienced God in the dark.

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We all come to know Lord Jesus in our own ways, on our own unique paths. Each and every one of us has a past. A story. And It matters to Him! Not just because of the wrong and the sin…but because of what JESUS wants to do in your life!!! He is the life-healing glue that put me back in place. He’s my everything. I was His Everything before I was ever even aware of it.

So I know that if my GOD has brought me this far in life, He certainly is NOT going to let me down now.

If you don’t have your own relationship with Jesus right now, today is the day to seek Him. We aren’t promised tomorrow. No one can save you but Jesus. And it is only you that can approach The Savior who awaits you with outstretched arms.

I encourage you to come to the Fountain of Living Water…you will NEVER thirst again…

Seek Jesus today.

Turn away from the sins in your life and leave the old you behind on the Cross, or repent. You are PAID FOR in full! Accept this Salvation today. If you believe that Jesus Christ is the SON of the Living GOD, then the Word of GOD says you must act upon your faith, upon your confession, be baptized, just like Jesus was in the Book of Matthew…down into the water, immersed. Jesus is our example. After we are baptized into the Body of Christ, then we must simply live faithfully the rest of our lives, walking with God.

Acts 2:38  ”  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”        

Bring your broken heart, bring your disease and sickness, bring your addiction, bring your grieving….bring everything to His feet. Actual HOPE can only be found in Christ. He freed me when I didn’t even know I was in chains…

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So today I’m asking Him,

Let me experience you on a whole new level, Father. I’m ready.

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Things I learned.

It wasn’t until I was taking flowers out of the 3rd pack of tiny annuals that I began to dig a little deeper. I was growing tired of going through each of these flowers individually and caught myself in a rush to just get them in the ground and off the porch.

Then it dawned on me. Those little flowers are a teeny spec of our God’s creation…and the dirt all over my pants and in my fingernails was a part of His earth. The earth that He lent to man. The earth that I take for granted everyday and simply walk on. I slowed down as I pondered. I was handling something so tender and beautiful. This is but one example of how we can so easily get caught up in the worries of life and miss out on the precious lessons and hearing God. Not hearing Him audibly, but in Spirit deep inside.

The beauty of God is everywhere.

All of Creation from great oceans to blades of grass sing His name. And He shares it freely.

As the popular verse says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” in John 3:16…God is love.

This love is endless and ready for you even in this moment.

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I have a very important message for you tonight. Yes, YOU reading this 🙂

You are not a number. You have name. You have a story. You are not your past. You are precious in the eyes of the Most High. You matter. Though I don’t know you at all, it’s still personal. We are all the same deep down inside. All capable of the same crimes, yet all worthy of unconditional love…regardless of life experiences and what we’ve been told. That’s what God says. Give Him a chance and He’ll give you peace beyond understanding, heal the deepest of wounds, and make you brand new. He’s got a place ready for you in Heaven, a Mansion along the golden streets. Think about it. There’s only one way-through His Son, Jesus Christ. The bridge from the sinful flesh of man to the Father and Creator of all. You are destined for greatness. You are made for more, dear one. God bless.

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What Does Real Love Look Like?

Nicki Koziarz By NICKI KOZIARZ

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:40 (ESV)

She’s a name-dropper.

The kind of woman who always needs the world to know what famous person tweeted at her, liked her post or followed her on Instagram. She’s always at the important meetings, the ones where the people in charge see her. And she schedules lunches and coffee dates with people who can take her career further.

We all know this woman. She’s our neighbor. Our co-worker. Our ministry leader. She’s everywhere.

And maybe, at times, there’s a little bit of this woman in each of us.

The world tells us in order to go higher we must surround ourselves with people who will take us higher. Our mommas taught us at a young age we will become like those we keep close. And in high school we grouped together with people who were like-minded.

While I understand the importance of keeping company with the right kind of people, I see Jesus taking a different approach at times as I study His life in the Bible.

It’s true Jesus had good friends like His disciples, Mary, Martha and Lazarus. But as I look closely at the steps of Jesus, I see He invested a lot of His time into the “least of these:” the poor, the hungry, the broken, the weak and the people who had absolutely nothing to offer Him.

Jesus always had a genuine concern and focus on people in need.

If we are always surrounding ourselves with the “best of these,” how will we ever truly learn to love the least of these?

It’s an honest question to reflect on as we go about our days, make our schedules and choose where to invest our energy. But I don’t really know if in Jesus’ eyes this concept of serving the least of these is optional.

Do I always get this right? Goodness no.

My excuses for a lack of service to those in need are shameful:

  • I’m too busy.
  • I already give so much.
  • I don’t have what they need.
  • I forgot.

God blesses us so that we may bless others. May we be compelled to take our eyes off ourselves and turn our heads to the right and to the left. Let us see those around us in need and give whatever we have to bless them.

Here are three ways to do this right now:

    1. Spend time with someone who has nothing to give back to you.
    1. Ask God if there’s anything you have in your possession that could bless someone else. Maybe it’s a coat, a pair of shoes, a purse, jewelry … what can you give up to bless another?
  1. Write a note of encouragement to someone who is down, sick or weary. Tell her specific things you are praying over her life.

We don’t always need to be with the “best of the best.” There is life, love and opportunities to expand our souls if we will humble ourselves and become just a little bit more like Jesus today and serve the least of these.

God, help us to see those in need today. Help our lives ring loudly as we take steps to serve others more than ourselves. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Hebrews 6:10, “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” (NIV)

1 John 3:18, “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (NIV)

RELATED RESOURCES:
There’s still time to join our next Online Bible Study of What Happens When Women Walk in Faith by Lysa TerKeurst starting today. Click here to for more information.

Looking for a creative way to send a note of encouragement? Check out this unique notecard set.

For more ideas on how to bless someone in need visit Nicki Koziarz’s blog.

REFLECT AND RESPOND:
Why do you think we are naturally drawn toward surrounding ourselves with “the best of the best”?

What is one thing you will do this week to focus on the “least of these”? Share it with us in the comment section today.

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