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With A lot of Love and Patience: By Fernando Diaz.

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Asleep In The Lap Of Delilah: by Len Paxton.

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Our world is in trouble right now. The moral compass has been broken.  The world & the church look to everything but God. We look to other men. We look to the news. We even look to the palm of our hands. Now we are in trouble, it is past time to pray. We should have been praying all along. 

Eph 6:18

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

1Ti 2:1

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;

We as a people have neglected the very thing that reaches the heart of God. He longs to hear from his people. He loves us so much that He sent His own Son so He could have fellowship with us. 

If you look at the state of the world through the eyes of the News, you would ask the question that a customer of mine asked me the other day: “Should I jump off the roof”. He was so concerned about the state of the world, that he did not have much hope. 

OK so we are past time to pray, we are in trouble. Is there any hope? Can we be delivered? There is HOPE. If you have not been praying, start now. The thing I love is that God’s mercy is new every morning. We can start over. We can start now. There is hope.

2Ch 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2Ch 15:4

But when they in their trouble did turn unto the LORD God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.

Psa 9:9

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Psa 27:5

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Psa 37:39

But the salvation of the righteous [is] of the LORD: [he is] their strength in the time of trouble.

Psa 50:15

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Yes God wants us to pray in good times, but if we don’t and we are in trouble and turn to Him, He will hear us. We must come in faith believing that he will deliver us. 

Hbr 11:6

But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Even though it looks to late, we can be delivered. Even though we have failed, there is hope. There is only one way out, that is through Jesus Christ and Him crucified. He has supplied all that we need through His death. 

We must start now. Don’t look at your past and what you have not done. Look right now to the one who can deliver you. Cry out now. Pray now. He is there for you and waits to answer you when you pray. He knows what you have need of and wants to meet those needs. He is a loving and kind Father who loves you more than you will ever know. He does not look at you and say you have sinned too  much, you have done to much for me to save or deliver you. He will receive you. It is not too late for this country, if we would come together in prayer believing what God has said. Take time today to pray for this nation, the world, your world, your family, your friends and even your enemies. Praise God he will answer!!!! 

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This is a nice & cute statement, but not true. A lot of times we hear something & base our truths on that. But we need to look at what the Bible says about it & live by that. 

Fear is one thing that grips many people today. Fear is a bondage & Go does not want His people to be in bondage. He wants us to be free to walk with HIm unhindered. 

Lets look at some people in the Bible who experienced real events.

Numbers 13 The children of Israel were getting ready to go over to the Land of promise. Moses sent out 12 men to spy out the Land. After 40 days they returned with a report. 

They started the report by telling them what they saw. They said, “surely it flows with milk & honey, BUT…, there are giants in the land & they are stronger than us.” They even said there are giants & we were in our own sight as grasshoppers & so we were in their sight. 

So if we think as the so called phrase “False Evidence Appearing Real” we would act as if there were not giants in the land. It is true & real that there were giants in the land and that they were strong. We act as though we don’t have an enemy. Don’t acknowledge that enemy, because if you do then you don’t have faith. If you say it then it will happen. We DO have an enemy & he goes around as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devourer. So how do we look at this? First of all the spies should not have been sent out. God already told them that He promised them this land. The Land flowing with milk & honey. So no matter what word the spies came back with this land was to be theirs & that is what they should have acted on. There were 2 of the spies that said “for we are well able to overcome it”. These are the words of faith. Why were they well able, because the Lord was with them. We must believe Gods promises, not by denying that the enemy exists, but by believing what God has said & by looking to him for the strength. “Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.”

So when we say “False Evidence” that is not true. The evidence may show us the enemy, BUT GOD… we must remember what God has said & what He has promised & believe & act on that. The children of Israel saw the enemy, fear came & they aced on that then on what God had said.

Ex 14 was another time Israel greatly feared. They were coming out of Egypt. God told them to camp by the sea. He set them in a place where the enemy thought they had them cornered. BUT GOD said he would harden Pharaoh’s heart, so he could show the children of Israel that He had glory & honor over Pharaoh & all his host. Also, to show the Egyptians that HE IS LORD. 

Pharaoh brought all the chosen chariots to pursue the Israelites. When the Israelites saw (looked up) they were so afraid (they were exceedingly frightened). Was the evidence of the enemy real? Was what they saw real? Yes. It is not the fact that what we see or hear is not true, it is what has the Lord said & promised. Vs 13 Moses reminded them how to see the situation. “Fear not” (stop fearing) stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) & see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, & you shall hold your peace & remain at rest. Then the Lord told them to “GO FORWARD”. He had a plan of escape for them. He would deliver them. He would bring them through. The Lord moved between the Israelites & the enemy. The real facts were the enemy was after them. They could see that. But the truth is the Lord was with them. He would fight for them. He would go between them & their enemy. He would cause the enemy to flee. That is what the truth is. You can not just deny the evidence, BUT you rely on the truth that God WILL fight your battles & defeat the enemy. 

Lets do as David did in Psalms 27:1-14

The Lord is my light & my salvation WHOM shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the refuge & stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even my enemies & my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled & fell. Though a host, encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; thought war arise against me, [even then] in this will I be confident. VS 5 For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter, in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock. vs 13-14 [what, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living! Wait & hope for & expect the Lord; be brave & of good courage & let you heart be stout & enduring. Yes, wait for & hope for & expect the Lord.

Lets believe, wait, and look to the LORD.

Today you might be facing an enemy of sickness and you have fear. Some might tell you to say you are not the sick, you are the healed. They might tell you not to even mention the fact that you don’t feel good. (that is just FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL) Try tell that to a person who has cancer. One who has suffered so much that it is not real. We must look at the truth, not a cute little saying. The evidence is real. It is not that we are to deny the evidence & pretend that it is not there, we must look at what the word of God says and believe that. What does the bible say about healing and sickness. Isaiah 53:5 He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.  1 Peter 2:24 “by Whose stripes you were healed.” Psalms 107:20 “He sent His word, & healed…” Ex 15:26 “I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Ps 103:2,3 who healeth ALL my diseases…  There are many scriptures that talk about healing. If there were not sick people (because we believe that it is false evidence) then why are there so many scriptures that talk about people needing healing? 

We must not base our life and our beliefs on sayings that people make up. The fact is that the evidence is real, BUT, we must believe what the word says about that evidence. So when things come up, we must go to the word and see what God says about it. He has the final say. We must believe in what He has said. We look to Him for deliverance, for healing, for every need and trouble we face. We are over comers because of what Jesus did, we are healed because what Jesus did. Look to Him!!! Do not look to the evidence. Do not deny the evidence, just do let it stay, due to what the word says. DO NOT FEAR, ONLY BELIEVE!!!

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This was a post my Husband did that is so true. Many people have been in a situation where someone close to them have told lies or done them wrong. I really like what my husband says in this blog. Thanks Buddy!


Someone once said that we can learn so much from those who position themselves against us. I really believe that is true. Beautiful truths often lay hidden beneath the lies of our enemies. This was the case with the foes of Jesus. 
When someone hates your cause, all of your actions will be slandered. All your strategies of love will be twisted and slandered by those who oppose all that you are.

Jesus was astonished at this in His generation. “to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places”[Matt 11:16 paraphrased]. They won’t dance with the flute and they won’t weep with the dirge. John The Baptist was the dirge and Jesus was the flute. Israel would neither weep and mourn with John when he proclaimed their need for repentance nor would they rejoice with Jesus Christ.

How shall these two be silenced? Slander.

You see, Truth itself was and is the stumbling block. The only escape for the enemies of truth is caricature and half-truth. 
Preacher, when you stand up in the face of this generation, at a time when truth lies fallen in the streets, and declare the message of the Cross, you can expect opposition. When you cry out to a church that is steeped in the Madison Avenue allure of the Purpose Driven Life scheme that they need to forsake that and return to the message of the Cross, you can count on being slandered. Preacher, when you stand in your pulpit and boldly declare that a man of God ought not to be a prosperity pimp and tell your people that so many of the health and wealth gurus of today are merchandising them, you will be opposed and even hated. Truth is what is at stake..

Stand up boldly and proclaim that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. Stand boldly and call the church back to the Cross. God Himself will be your vindication. If man called you then you need to get out of the ministry. But if you are called of God, then preach it straight and true. Stand up tall in the face of all slander and opposition and preach what “Thus saith the Lord”. 

To be sure, some will lie about you. They have lied about me. They lied about Jesus. Many voices will attempt to speak discouragement into your life. But let me tell you; for every soul that truly gets saved because you preach the right message[Jesus Christ and Him Crucified] to them, you will know true and lasting joy.

The only concern that we should have is–“Is God pleased with what we are giving the people?”


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