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My Favorite Song in The Whole World! “The Dark Hills” by Day of Fire

This is my most favorite song of all time EVER, in the whole world!

This is RAW EMOTION. The human soul crying out for his Creator like NEVER before! This is pain and pure anguish crying out for LIFE, which is Jesus Christ alone. Yeshua!

This song means everything to me and The LORD wants me to share it with you all tonight. It was shared with me by a very special person. This person is very dear to my heart. He knows Jesus. I never knew a man could be kind. Christ manifesting in someone is a Marvelous thing. The Spirit of God blows my mind. I have personally had bad experiences with men all my life. It starts with my testimony which I’ve yet to share. The Lord has revealed a lifetime worth of new information about everything. I never thought possible. To God be the Glory for all this!

Anyways, Father God wants you to receive this HOPE tonight!

Salvation in Jesus Christ ALONE is only one breath away. Cry out, friend. I pray these lyrics stir your soul with a longing like you never thought possible. A longing for LOVE. A longing and a yearning for Jesus Christ. Yeshua.

Praise THE LORD!!! 🙂

Day Of Fire Lyrics

“The Dark Hills”

[Verse 1:]
Sittin in the dark shakin in a cold wind dyin to get well keep trying but I’m broken
A kiss on my lips that use to thrill me, if I go another day it’s gonna kill me
Slipped into a dream woke up in a nightmare scars on my skin don’t know how they got there
How heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?

[Chorus:]
They say Jesus walked the dark hills He broke bread with beggars and thieves
If I cry out in this darkness, if I fall down on my knees
If He walks the dark hills, will He come for me? Will He come save me?

[Verse 2:]
Searching for the truth through stained glass windows covered up in shame things that only I know
Strike a match and light another candle, raise my hands a sing a pretty song.
If anybody knew this ugliness inside me would they throw a stone would the crucify me?
How Heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
How Heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?

[Chorus 3:]
They say Jesus walks the dark hills He breaks bread with beggars and thieves
When I cry out in this darkness, When I fall down on my knees
When He walks the dark hills, I know He’ll come for me. I know He’ll come save me.

Personal Journey

My First Ride in An Ambulance!

I went to bed early Friday night with a sinus infection. Breathing troubles and sore throats from sinus drainage are no fun as most of you know I’m sure. I tossed and turned with a few minutes sleep here or there. At 3 a.m. I opened my eyes and rose to go to the bathroom and just 3 short feet away from the bed the terrifying reality hit me that I could not breathe AT ALL! My windpipe was completely shut off in my throat. I got to the living room as quick as I could where my husband was awake still on the computer playing a game. He saw panic and the tears rolling down my face and when I showed him by motioning with my hands that I couldn’t breathe. He called 911 and they were there in minutes to put me on a stretcher, getting me into the ambulance for vitals and a breathing treatment.

From the moment I knew I was not going to be able to breathe on my own, I immediately began praying inside from the heart. No one could hear me, but my God and Lord Jesus Christ could. I repented for all of my sins known and unknown and I prayed for my family. I’ve never experienced anything like it. God was amazing and He brought Bible Verses to mind. In my head I repeated this favorite:

2 Timothy 1:12  (KJV)

12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

Up until yesterday morning at 3 a.m. I’d never had a near death experience. It’s different for everyone I guess, I mean I wasn’t hanging on the edge of a cliff or doing flips on a motorcycle, but death was right there just the same ready to take me out. But you know what? My GOD was and is BIGGER. This incident has changed my life for the better. The ONE Who gives us the breath of life when we enter the womb is the same one who chooses when to take it. I am so glad that my hands are in The Hands of GOD, not only GOD, but my FATHER. Jesus Christ paid for me with His Precious BLOOD on The CROSS and now as a born again Christian, I am an heir and a co-heir with Christ. I am a Daughter of God, I belong to Him. Therefore, anything coming against me must first go through Him-it has to get past the Blood of JESUS. This is the protection of The Believer. God’s will shall be done, but there’s no rest or true safety outside the Shadow of The Almighty. The Amplified version puts it like this:

Psalm 91

He who [a]dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].


Later on yesterday after getting home from the ER, sitting at my desk, The LORD brought back an old song from many years.

“Sick and Tired of this world
There’s no more air
Trippin’ over myself
Goin’ nowhere
Waiting
Suffocating
No direction
And I took a dive
And on the way down
I saw you
And you saved me
From myself
And I won’t forget
The way you loved me
On the way down
I almost fell right through
But I held onto you.”

“On The Way Down” by Ryan Cabrera
(Actually God held onto me!!! Thank YOU JESUS!)
God used this song from an earlier time of hardship in my life to remind me today of how much He has brought me through and how He’s The only Reason I’m still alive. I could have died this morning when my breathing was shut off inside, but He has other plans and His Mercy and Grace are so mind blowing! Jesus loves us so much. The world and the enemy send the message of condemnation, but if we take the time to read or hear The Bible, The WORD of God, we will see we are THE JOY that was set before Jesus going to the Cross!

Hebrews 12:2 (KJV)
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

GOD loves us all so very much that He gave His only Begotten Son The Lord Jesus…(John 3:16)
JESUS LOVES YOU! †

To GOD be THE GLORY!

Personal Journey

My God is Mighty to Save!

My Father Jehovah, keeps His Promises! He is not the God of “Almost.” The Great I Am keeps His Promises. Sometimes when the oceans are rising and the tides are coming in we get pretty uneasy. Yes, He carried us across the beach, but what now?

My friend, God will never leave us nor forsake us. There may be a part of His promise to you that is yet to come to pass. Fret not. Be of good cheer. Sometimes in such cases at the last moment He comes rushing in unexpectedly. Our Super Hero!!! Hold on precious one! Don’t lose faith! Stay in His Word. God is faithful and you can trust Him. I have found that He is my best friend, none else gets me like Him. Nobody can satisfy the longings in my heart like He does. I will rest in His Promises. I pray you will too today. Have a wonderful day and God bless in JESUS Name! 🙂

Personal Journey

Consequences…

Parts of me are twitching, sore, burning among other things. I am talking about the effects of the demonic oppression on my body. Medical Science calls these things “symptoms.” The wages of sin is death. I am NOT posting this to give the enemy any glory, but for it to serve as a SERIOUS WARNING. If you’ve followed my blog for a while this year you can see that I have been dealing with serious demonic oppression, sexual in nature. These days porn is free, but not really. Your credit card may not be charged, but your body and sanity will be. Especially if you are a born again Christian, God will chasten you. Also, If you return to the sin(s) after your deliverance, they will come back…

John 5:14 (KJV)

Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.


 

KNOW YOUR BIBLE! So many Christians don’t get into The Word these days! I did not know about this verse and I let my flesh lead me back into the same sins after JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF delivered me at my desk in my living room with a simple prayer. This is why I am in the position I am in right now. Constant torment in my female areas. Even after The Lord has blessed me with some major deliverance this past week. It takes time. This stuff doesn’t happen over night. I do have 32 years of acquired spiritual junk. However…

Through it all, He has been faithful. My God has blessed me beyond measure. He reached out to me using a Sister in Christ and led me into a deliverance ministry fellowship group. I hadn’t been going to Church regularly for a very long time so this was such a blessing and very much needed! He never left my side. Because I am saved, I was chastened and not cast away. My Father is now restoring me and our relationship. As these demons leave the voids are filled with The Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 12:6-11 (KJV)

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.


You hear the phrase “count the cost” sometimes. It’s in The Bible:

Luke 14:27-28 (KJV)

27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?


SIN costs you EVERYTHING!!! Jesus is the only way out of Hell and messes like these. My attitude now is that I praise HIM that I am blessed to suffer in Jesus’ Name because it shows I am a daughter and not a servant. I am an heir and co-heir with Christ. More updates on my journey to come later. God bless!

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Personal Journey

You Don’t Have to Take The Broken Road…

TURN AROUND by Matt Maher

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Young man on the side of the road
Lost and beat up with nowhere to go
Smells like a hangover from days ago
He does what he can to survive

Single mom with a dead end job
Ninety hour week just to keep what she’s got
With the bills that add up and now she’s caught
She does what she can to survive

Well, let me say
That love won’t take away the pain
But don’t be afraid
‘Cause it will never walk away

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

Some turn to a bottle
Some turn to a drug
Some turn to another’s arms
But it seems like it’s never enough

Well I won’t say, that you will never fail again
But there is grace
To wash away your every sin

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

No one listens to you anymore
And your heart has broken down
You don’t need to move
Love has come to you
All you gotta do is turn around
All you gotta do is turn around
Turn around

You don’t have to take the broken road
You can turn around and come back home

You don’t have to take the broken road
You can turn around and come back home

You don’t have to take the broken road
You can turn around and come back home

If you’re scared that you don’t matter
If you’re lost and need to be found
If you’re looking for a Savior
All you gotta do is turn around

No one listens to you anymore
And your heart has broken down
You don’t need to move
Love has come to you
All you gotta do is turn around
All you gotta do is turn around

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Personal Journey

Bible Verses About Hurt Feelings

Bible Verses About Hurt Feelings

Romans 12:19 – Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Exodus 14:14 – The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

Ephesians 4:32 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

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;

Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Colossians 3:13 – Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.

Micah 7:8 – Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD [shall be] a light unto me.

James 1:19 – Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Hebrews 13:5 – [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Hebrews 12:15 – Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby many be defiled;

James 4:6 – But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Colossians 3:17 – And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

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Personal Journey

Are you hurting?

You may be thinking right now, “I’ve made a mess of my life.” Listen to this truth. GOD uses our mistakes, the broken pieces of our hearts and our pasts for His Glory! If you simply surrender to Him, acknowledge you are a sinner and Jesus is The Son of GOD, the only Way to The Father. And repent, turn from your old ways, the things you used to do. The things that led to your downfalls and sufferings. The things that make you cringe. You can be made new. The scars remain on your body, but on the inside of you something so POWERFUL and SUPERNATURAL happens when you call upon the Mighty Name of The LORD JESUS CHRIST! The Son of The LIVING GOD will set you free! The things that have held you back from so long will be set aside by The Most High. You will never be the same. Salvation is free for ALL who thirst. Since I first tasted that Living Water I’ve never been the same…oh there IS POWER in the NAME of JESUS! BE set free today, precious one! Save not only this life, but what matters. ETERNAL LIFE. Where will you spend eternity? There’s so much more than this life. Even if you’re one of the few that make it to 100. This is nothing compared to forever with no end. Don’t put it off. Make the best decision of your life right now while you still can. Jesus is waiting in anticipation, listening in matchless love. Be blessed in Jesus’ Name.

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“Still Haven’t Found What I’m Lookin’ For…”

Still Haven’t Found What You’re Looking For? C.S. Lewis, Bono and the Argument from Desire via crossexamined.org

by Ted Wright

For better or worse I was a child of the 80’s, and during that time a new rock band came on the scene that changed pop music, both in Britain, America and eventually the world. I immediately loved their sound as soon as I heard it. Their style was unique, and the lyrics had a real message. Their songs resonated much deeper than the typical pop tunes being played on the radio. That band was U2 from Dublin Ireland.

In May of 1987 the band released their 5th studio album titled “The Joshua Tree.” The second track on that album is a “gospel-esque” song that producer Danny Lanois encouraged Bono to write.[1] The song is “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” The song has been acclaimed by many critics and publications as one of the greatest songs of all time.[2]

What makes this song so unique and timeless? Sure it’s Bono’s excellent vocals, Adam Clayton’s chilled-out bass, and the Edge’s astral guitar licks, but I believe that it is also something more, something much deeper. The song touches on a truth that is embedded in all people – a deep sense of longing and desire for something that this present world cannot fully satisfy. Here is the second refrain.
“I have kissed honey lips

Felt the healing in her finger tips

It burned like fire

(I was) burning inside her.
I have spoke with the tongue of angels

I have held the hand of a devil

It was warm in the night

I was cold as a stone.

But I still haven’t found

What I’m looking for.

But I still haven’t found

What I’m looking for.”
The song is written in the style of a gospel-lament which has it roots in the Psalms, the Lamentations of Jeremiah and later, African-American Spirituals. So, what is the singer lamenting?

He is lamenting that no matter what he tries or what he does, ultimate satisfaction isn’t found in this world. His satisfaction must come from somewhere else. He was made for something else, for somewhere else, or perhaps for someone else. He is a pilgrim and a sojourner on this earth, “just a passing through.”

In his book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis articulates an argument for the existence of God based on our dissatisfactions as well as our deepest desire, which sounds a lot like the lyrics of U2’s song. I would even argue that the core idea is the virtually the same.

Lewis’s argument goes like this:

…A baby feels hunger; well there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim; well there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire; well there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world[3]

Philosopher Peter Kreeft has done us a great service and re-formulated Lewis’s argument from desire into a syllogism that might be a little easier to follow.

Every natural innate desire corresponds to some real object that can satisfy that desire
But there exists in us a desire which nothing in time, nothing on earth and no creature can satisfy.
Therefore there must exist something more than time, earth, and creatures which can satisfy this desire.
This something is what people call “God” and “life with God forever.”[4]

Premise 1 – Every natural desire corresponds to some real object that can satisfy that desire

The key here is that every natural desire has a corresponding reality. The implication is that there is a distinction between two kinds of desires – natural desires and artificial desires. Everyone has natural desires, like the desire for water, food, sleep, friendship (companionship), etc…, but we also have desires for things that are artificial, or conditioned by society – like the desire to be famous, or the desire to possess superpowers (like one of the Avengers), or the desire to own a Ferrari.

However, with the artificial desires we don’t recognize a condition called “Ferrari-lessness” which corresponds to, say a natural desire like the desire for water (thirst), or for food (hunger).

Premise 2 – But there exists a desire in us which nothing in time, nothing on earth and no creature can satisfy.

This premise is existentially true, and either one senses it or not. It can’t be forced. It may be pointed out, however, that even though one might not sense a desire for God, it doesn’t mean that the desire is non-existent, just buried under the concerns, the worries and the busyness of life.

The Southern novelist Walker Percy commenting on “the search” in his classic novel The Moviegoer (1961) touches on this idea:

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be on to something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.

Something is missing, so we despair. Indeed, as Thoreau writes, “…most men live lives of quiet desperation” (Civil Disobedience & other Essays), or like mythical, Greek Sisyphus, we “feel” the futility and the endless drudgery of work & life and deeply sense that there must be “something more.”

If God is the ultimate source of joy and fellowship, then nothing but Him and Him alone (& life with Him forever) will satisfy the heart of every person.

This truth has been articulated by many different voices throughout history.

“For He [God] has set eternity in the hearts of men…” – King Solomon (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

“Thou, O Lord hast made us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee” – St. Augustine (The Confessions)

“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” – Blaise Pascal (Pensees)

“Not to be onto something is to be in despair” – Walker Percy (The Moviegoer)

“I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” – U2 (Bono)

Peter Kreeft brilliantly summarizes premise 2 this way:

The second premise requires only honest introspection. If someone defies it and says, “I am perfectly happy playing with mud pies, sports cars, or money, or sex, or power,” we can only ask, “Are you really?” But we can only appeal, we cannot compel… Even the atheist Jean-Paul Sartre admitted that “there comes a time when one asks, even of Shakespeare, even of Beethoven, ‘Is that all there is?’”[5]

Premise 3 – Therefore there must exist something more than time, earth, and creatures which can satisfy this desire.

Premise 4 – This something is what people call “God” and “life with God forever.”

Admittedly, the conclusion of this argument is not an “air-tight” case for the God of the Bible, but it is certainly a stepping stone. When the argument from desire is placed alongside of other arguments for God’s existence, such as the cosmological argument, and the teleological argument, then I think it makes a pretty compelling case worthy of serious consideration.

Kreeft says, “What it proves is an unknown X, but an unknown whose direction, so to speak, is known. This X is more: more beauty, more desirability, more awesomeness, more joy.”[6]

Our lifelong nostalgia, our longing to be reunited with something in the universe from which we now feel cut off, to be on the inside of some door which we have always seen from the outside, is no mere neurotic fancy, but the truest index of our real situation. ~ C.S. Lewis (The Weight of Glory, pg. 42)

Truth, Goodness & Beauty

It may be that beauty, and our desire for infinite beauty and truth and goodness is where we feel the unfulfilled longing[7] the most, as Kreeft brilliantly explains:

There are three things that will never die: truth, goodness and beauty. These are three things that we all need, and need absolutely, and know we need absolutely. Our minds want not only some truth and some falsehood, but all truth, without limit. Our wills want not only some good and some evil, but all good, without limit. Our desires, imaginations, feelings or hearts just want not just some beauty and some ugliness, but all beauty without limit.

For these are three things that we will never get bored with, and never will, for all eternity, because they are three attributes of God, and therefore all God’s creation: three transcendental or absolutely universal principles of all reality. …Truth, goodness and beauty are ‘patches of Godlight’ here in the ‘Shadowlands.’ Their home is Yonder.[8]

Christianity teaches that the only way to truly KNOW God is through Jesus Christ who came to reveal Him for Who He truly is.

“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” (John 17:3)

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God is hope. In Him is everything we need or will ever need. God is love. He fills the empty hole in our hearts that only He can fill. God is rest. In Him is the much needed assurance and all the strength we don’t have. Because of God, It’s okay. I’m okay. We’re okay.

Lyrics via Matt Maher “The Spirit and The Bride”

Hear the song with Lyrics HERE

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