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Mid-East Prophecy Update – December 18th, 2016

blessings Yaddy

Would Joseph’s Family Shun Mary?

Would Joseph’s relatives still have accepted him, or more importantly Mary, into their homes, because they would have thought that Mary was pregnant out of wedlock?



Since the Bible does not tell us Joseph’s family’s response to Mary’s pregnancy, we cannot make any definitive claims. Scripture does, however, give some background details, and we know some things about their culture, so we can speculate. Of course, they may have faced quite a bit of rejection and persecution from friends and family, as is commonly assumed, but is it possible that this wasn’t the case?

Let’s first take a look at Joseph’s reaction to the news that Mary was pregnant. At the time, the couple was betrothed, which was as legally binding as marriage is today. They were regarded as husband and wife, and a certificate of divorce would be required to dissolve that union. These truths are referenced in Matthew 2:19:

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
Based on the Old Testament, Joseph had a couple of options. He could have charged her with adultery so that she would be stoned to death (Deuteronomy 22:23–24). However, he was an upright man who wanted to show mercy to her. He wanted to put her away secretly, which means he was planning to obtain a legal divorce (Deuteronomy 24:1; cf. Matthew 19:8–9). His difficult decision may also have been influenced by the fact that Mary was obviously a godly young woman with a desire to serve the Lord (Luke 1:38). Yet due to the angelic visit, Joseph chose a different option: he did not press any charges and kept her as his wife.

Thinking about the families of Mary and Joseph can be an interesting topic. Since Joseph was upright and Mary was chosen by God to give birth to the Messiah, they probably both came from devout homes. Mary’s relative, Elizabeth, was the godly wife of a righteous priest (Luke 1:6), and she rejoiced with Mary about the good news (Luke 1:39–45). Also, when she gave birth to John the Baptist, the one who would prepare the way of the Lord (John 1:23), her relatives “heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her [and] they rejoiced with her” (Luke 1:58). So, Mary’s and Joseph’s families may have offered their support rather than mistreating the young couple.more here

blessings
Yaddy

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Mid-East Prophecy Update – December 11th, 2016

Confirmation of previous you tube of sorts! Blessings Yaddy

Maybe yes....maybe no!

Regardless of whether you believe the Bible as God's word or written by men....in it, it is written:

Mathew 24 v 12:"Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold." (it is so!) 

Daniel 12 v 10: "But the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand." (It is so!)

Daniel 12 v 4: "Many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase." (it is so!)

Mathew 24 v 6: "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come." (it is so!)

Mathew 24 v 7: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." (it is so!)

All the above were written a couple of thousand years ago.....at least..... some maybe more, so even if you do not want to accept the Bible as God's word, you have to admit there's truth in what is written in it!

Not like Nostradamus.......he might have made predictions too, but they are all so vague, no one can say for sure what he means by what he has written.

And if they do come up with some meaning of what he wrote, it's mostly always after it has happened and then still maybe it was so maybe it wasn't. All the above from the Bible, were written well before and are happening now "as it was written"
Blessings
Yaddy

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Oh Christmas tree.....oh Christmas tree.....

I have quite a few friends who are very much against having a Christmas tree in the house at this time of the year and they quote me,Jeremiah ch 10......They say that in there it tells us that it is a pagan worship.....is it?
This is what we read in Jeremiah:

Well, actually, the first 16 verses of chapter 10 are parenthetical. ( A parenthetical statement is one that explains or qualifies something e.g. You say, “I'm hungry....” then add, “But I only want chips” the second bit is parenthetical) So the first 16 verses in Jeremiah are an added extra so to speak.

Before continuing his discussion of the coming Exile, Jeremiah focused on the nature of the God who would bring this judgment.

God addressed the entire house of Israel, which included the Northern Kingdom already in exile, and explained the foolishness of idols.

Israel was not supposed to learn the ways of idolatry practiced by the nations around her, nor was she to be terrified by signs in the sky. These ”signs“ were most likely unusual occurrences such as eclipses or comets which were thought to be signs of coming events given by the gods.

Such idolatrous practices were worthless, because these ”gods“ being honoured were created by their worshipers.

(Even in Isa. 40:18-20). A person would chop down a tree, give the wood to a craftsman who would make it, according to how the person who chopped it down wanted it carved.
This ”god“ was then covered with silver and gold and fastened to a base so that it would not totter. Once the god was made by man it had to be carried to its destination. It was as lifeless as a scarecrow in a melon patch. Certainly such a ”god“ could not speak to impart knowledge to its followers. So God exhorted His people not to fear those false idols. The idols had no power to harm those who disregarded them or power to do any good for those who followed them. This is what Jeremiah was referring to.

A man plants a tree (his own labour), and cuts it down (his own labour). Half of the tree he burns in the fire (it certainly does him no good, other than to warm him and cook his food). The other half the man fashions into some "god," the product of his own hands. He created this "god," and he must carry it around.

We worship the God who created us, and carries us. How foolish to worship something made of wood, rather than the One True God.

Xulon-- This word is used of both a tree and of the cross. The point is that one of the words used in the New Testament for the cross is a word that also means "tree," "wood," or "a piece of wood" and hence, anything made of wood.

So, There are superficial similarities between our Christmas tree and the tree of Isaiah or Jeremiah.

But, the Christmas tree is, at best, a symbol. It is not something we worship as a god.

Is it something we can do without?

It certainly is.

But is it an idol, a profane thing that we worship, in which we place our trust? I think not.

I can accept the fact that some may refrain from using a Christmas tree out of conscience, but this is not a matter that should be debated, or over which we should divide. It is after all.....just a tree!
Blessings'
Yaddy




Tuesday, December 6, 2016

What did Jesus say about the end times?


By Terry James.

Let’s dissect carefully what Jesus predicts for the times just ahead.

I say with confidence that Jesus tells the future from this moment forward, based upon what I’m convinced His words are speaking to this generation at this very hour.

He prophesied in the Luke 17: 26–30 passages that in the “days” He, the “Son of man,” is about to break into earth’s history, mankind will be doing certain things.

It will be a time like the days of Noah before the Flood......

and the days of Lot while he was still in Sodom.

"People", the Lord said, "will be eating, drinking, marrying, building, buying, selling, and planting". Things will be going along pretty much as normal for the time.

The Lord indicates no catastrophic, worldwide socio-economic breakdown of any sort in this time immediately before

“the Son of man is revealed” (Luke 17: 30) —the time He breaks into human history.

This time cannot be the Second Advent of Revelation 19: 11.

At the time the Lord of lords and King of kings breaks through the planetary darkness of death and destruction at Armageddon, perhaps as many as three-fourths of all people on earth will have died as a result of wars, pestilence, and geophysical disasters brought about by God’s judgment and wrath upon an incorrigibly wicked, unrepentant world of earth-dwellers.

In other words, planet earth’s living conditions at the time of Christ’s return "in power and glory" at Armageddon will not be anything like living conditions at the time of His intervention into human affairs as He describes in "the days of Noah, and the days of Lot" prophecy.

At the end of the seven-year Tribulation period, it will be anything but "business as usual".

It will truly be hell on earth when Jesus comes to destroy all human government and the soul-rending carnage it has produced.

So, Jesus, (in the Luke 17 account)was foretelling the days leading up to the time when He calls His Church to Himself —“His Church” meaning all born-again believers who have lived and died during the Church Age (Age of Grace).

This is known as the Rapture. To learn more about this stupendous event, read 1 Corinthians 15: 51–55, 1 Thessalonians 4: 13–18, John 14: 1–3, and Revelation 4: 1–2.

To repeat, Jesus was not describing His coming back to earth in the Luke 17: 26–30 prophecy. He was telling about His coming to the planet to receive His people —Christians —to Himself. Christians —the Church —then will accompany Him back to the heavenly places He has prepared for them in the Father’s house —heaven.
Terry James
Thank you Terry
Blessings
Yaddy

Friday, December 2, 2016

ARE WE DEGENERATING?

THis is from "Above Rubies" and I agree with her....As children and teenagers, my mum used to say the same as her mum....

What I share with you below may seem archaic.

Even unbelievable in this society in which we live. However, it reveals how the bar of God's standard continues to lower in every generation.

I grew up as a child never entering a movie theater. It was considered evil. My mother, who has since passed away, never went into a movie theater in her life. Nor did my husband's mother! When I was older and began to go to a "good" movie, I remember saying to my mother... "Mother, you could come and see this movie. It is totally wholesome." But she replied, "Oh no, the Lord might come while I am there!" And she wouldn't want to be found in a movie theatre if the Lord came for her!

But of course, when television came in, all standards went out the door. Now, many Christians receive into their homes all the filth and rubbish of the world. They watch adultery and fornication, and worse, without batting an eye! Many Christians go off to every new movie that comes without any discretion! No wonder we don't see the power of God moving in our midst today. We are a lukewarm people--overcome with mediocrity, complacency, ordinariness, passivity, and middle-of-the-road blindness!

What about church? When I was a young girl we worshipped together as a family in the morning. We would never think of missing church--rain, hail or snow! Never any excuses! We came home for lunch and then us children walked back for Sunday School in the afternoon (a couple of miles). Then we attended the Sunday evening service.

Next generation . . . instead of three times a day, we got down to two--morning and evening church.

Now, we are down to one service in the morning and that's it! Help, with so many Christian families not committed to church will we be having one service in the next generation?

What about family life? We have so many wonderful godly families in the nation who are raising godly children. And yet sadly, across Christendom, the majority of families have the mindset of the world. They have limited their families to two children. They are so excited when they have their son and daughter, and think, that’s it!

I remember talking to an elderly gentleman on one of my flights. He told me that his father came from a family of ten children and he came from a family of six. “How many children did you have?” I asked. “Two,” he replied. Very typical. Ten, six, two! Every generation has less children. Degeneration. Falling away from God’s original plan and purpose for mankind. We have become victims of a humanistic society. The blind leading the blind into the ditch!

It was normal to sit together as a family to eat meals. To communicate with one another. Now, if families do sit together they bring their iPhones to the table! They don’t even communicate face to face. Now that really is degeneration!

Perhaps the statement is true: “Each generation is one generation away from degeneration.” In the midst of lethargy, tolerance of sin, and deception, let's keep seeking after God and His truth with all our hearts. Let's not only do this individually, but as FAMILIES. Let's take our families with us as we shine as lights for God in a crooked and deceived generation. Let’s be truth-seekers rather than victims.
Blessings to you today, Nancy Campbell
Thank You Nancy Campbell here

Blessings...
Yaddy

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The city of Jericho

I have often wondered about the city of Jericho, and how large it was and how long it would have taken the Israelis to walk around it 7 times on the 7th day.
So I thought I'd check it out.
Here's some of what I found.

"Within the upper wall was an area of approximately six acres, while the total area of the upper city and fortification system was 50% larger, or about nine acres." (So it was do-able to walk around it)

Based on the archaeologist’s rule of thumb of 200 persons per acre, the population of the upper city would have been about 1,200. However, from excavations carried out by a German team in the first decade of this century, we know that people were also living on the embankment between the upper and lower city walls. In addition, those Canaanites living in surrounding villages would have fled to Jericho for safety. Thus, we can assume that there were several thousand people inside the walls when the Israelites came against the city.

The people must have thought it funny though to have to march around the city once a day, for 7 days, then 7 times on the 7th day.

It is quite interesting to read see here
blessings
Yaddy

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Sceptre Staff

This is very interesting to listen to.... Blessings, Yaddy

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The tower of Babel.....a one world government,

The story of the tower of Babel. (a one world government, not yet in God's plan.)

Genesis 11 v 1 - 10

"Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.
2 It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.

3 They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

4 They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

5 The Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.

6 The Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.

7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”

8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.

9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth."


God saw what they wanted to do, (and as the Bible also tells us that man is inherently evil) so when God said,

in Verse 6: ““Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.” So, God knew then, and knows now, that a One World government is not “for good” God knows what is in man's heart.

If we had a one world government, I can only go back to Hitler and world war1, he wanted to rule the world.
What do you think would have happened, if all the other countries had not been able to combine and war against him and so set the world free again. That was why God scattered the people.


God knew and could see what would happen.

We have inherited the “want to sin”.

Satan wanted to rule. He got the first humans to sin, and as such he was on his way.

We do not have to be taught to be bad and naughty!

I don't have to tell my children that I am going to show them, and teach them, how to be naughty and how to throw a tantrum. They are quite good at doing all that, without being taught. I have to teach them, how to be good, and kind and forgiving....and that they need the Lord Jesus to help them do that.

Right now, satan is doing his utmost best to make a one world government come, and get himself, through humans, to rule and he can then say, as he did in Isaiah 14 v12 – 16:

13For thou hast said in thine heart,

"I will ascend into heaven,

I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:

I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High."


Satan's sin was pride and rebellion against God.  Satan wanted to put himself in the place of God as he said, "I will be like the most High".

For all intents and purposes he is well on the way to getting his wish,

but not before, as we read in 2Thessalonians 2:6:"And you know what restrains him now,so that in his time he may be revealed.
The restrainer has to be gone, before he gets his wish.

I pray that you know the Lord Jesus and are part of His family.
Blessings
Yaddy



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Now what?

I listen to Jan Markell a lot as well as the two guests she has here with her....I enjoyed listening,
I pray you do too! here
Blessings
Yaddy

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Zion Defiled?

Zion Defiled?
Prophecy - Signs
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Wendy Wippel

If you spend much time on the vast wasteland known as the internet, you’re bound to see lots of supposed indications of the imminence of the rapture: genetic modification, apostasy, global government, strange conjunctions of heavenly bodies, realtime global communication. No argument. But the real reason to believe we’re almost there is in Malachi. And nobody’s mentioning that one.

A lot of internet prophecy buffs -- and, frankly-- a lot of Christians in general, brought up in the Word, (who should really, therefore, know better) are perennially in error on prophetic topics because they fail to recognize a critical truth about the Scriptures: there are essentially two different audiences that come to the Word for truth.

First, the chosen people (aka the nation of Israel), and second, everybody else. Which includes me. And I would assume, most of you reading this. We are grafted into the nation of Israel-- sort of adopted-- when we believe . Understanding the distinction between Jew and Gentile in Scripture—particularly with respect to the times set aside for God to deal with each group separately—is important. Really important.

Here’s a secret: the tribulation is a time specifically for the Jews.

Which really shouldn’t be a secret because God, through Daniel, made that point clear.

Daniel assumed because of Jeremiah’s writings, that God was about to give Israel the Messiah and the kingdom of their own that was promised – if Israel repented. Sincerely. And from the passage it’s pretty obvious that Daniel is going to make dang skippy sure that Israel repents sincerely even if he has to do it all by himself. So he gives it his best shot. And since, (after all, he’s Daniel), it’s a darn good try.

But the response isn’t really all he hoped for. No.

What happens is that Gabriel shows up and tells him that he’s been sent by God to straighten him out. Something like; “Danny Boy, I think you’re a mite bit confused. Here’s the scoop.”

Daniel’s account goes like this;

He made me understand., speaking with me and saying, “O, Daniel, I have now come out to give you insight and understanding. At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved.

Therefore consider the word and understand the vision. Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint the most holy place. Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and rebuild Jerusalem to Messiah the prince, there will be seven weeks and 62 weeks. The street shall be built again, even in troublesome times. And after the sixty- two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself. And the people of the Prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood. And till the end of the war desolations are determined.

Translation: Daniel, it’s not going to be in your lifetime that Messiah comes. In fact it’s going to be quite a while.
continued here

and it's good too!

blessings...Yaddy

Monday, October 24, 2016

Noah and the great flood!


In Gen,6 v 11 we read; "Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

The flood of Noah devastated the world Noah once lived in.

After the  waters receded, and Noah and his family left the Ark, God commanded the  survivors to "spread out, and fill the earth" (Genesis 9:7 KJV). 
Unfortunately, the people of the day chose not to obey God.
Nearly two hundred years after the flood, the descendants of Noah began to multiply in great numbers.

From the time of the flood to the great rebellion against God at the tower of Babel, 300 years had passed.
 
While 300 years may seem like a long time, one has to take into account that Noah lived 350 years after the flood.


Gen 7 v 6 we read: " Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water came upon the earth."

Gen 9 v 28-29 "Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.
So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died."



 NOAH WAS STILL ALIVE WHEN NIMROD REBELLED AGAINST GOD!

That really surprised me....I had just "assumed" that Noah would have died a long time before that....but, as I said, 300 years might seem a long time to us, but Noah lived for another 350 years after the flood.
 
Can you imagine how Noah must have felt? All the people who were alive were his descendants.

They had all heard of the great flood, if Noah was still alive his three sons would have been too.....they would have told their children over and over how God had saved them from “the great flood”

Noah's grandson Cush was one of these early patriarchs; the one who  became a leader of many.

He did not want to follow God's commandment of "fill the earth," but strove for the opposite - he wanted to bring all of the  people together. He began to unite everyone into one huge nation; Even though he had heard the story of the great flood and why.....
 
He still wanted to be in charge - all centred at the Tower of Babel. The Bible gives us little information about Cush, Nimrod, and the Tower itself. (You'd think he would have learned his lesson, from the flood, as to what God could and would do)

We don't read too much about him though, As we read in Genesis 10:8, Cush was the father of Nimrod - and that's about all.
We all worry about our children and or grandchildren, following the world as it were.....but like Noah and lots of others
in the Bible, we have to trust God with them all.
It happened so soon after the flood.....Noah must have been very disappointed.
Blessings...
Yaddy

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Where did the water come from?

We first read about Elijah in 1 kings 17 v 1...

"Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” So there was to be no rain....a drought instead. At the end of the three years, Ahab, the king of Israel was desperate.

There was no water to be found. Farms and ranches were in foreclosure because the crops and cattle were dying. In a last ditch effort to save the nation’s economy, Ahab went in search of a bailout.

He sent his top financial advisor, actually,(what would be equivalent to his chief of staff), a man named Obadiah, in one direction and Ahab went in the opposite direction.

They were in search of water for their cattle. Verse 5 of 1 Kings 18 says: "Ahab had said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs and valleys. Maybe we can find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive so we will not have to kill any of our animals." 6 So they divided the land they were to cover, Ahab going in one direction and Obadiah in another."

(Although archeological clues are absent, it has one point in its favour because it has a spring, from which water could have been drawn to wet Elijah's offering, and secondly there is a sea view, where Elijah looked out to see the cloud announcing rain. But then again in the Bible text it says that Elijah had to climb up to see the sea.)

It was a big problem and God wanted to show them just how big!

They......the people.... had left God and were following Baal, so Elijah met up with Ahab and told him to call all the people so they could have it out, once and for all. They were to meet him at Mt Carmel.

1 Kings 18: 21 Elijah went before the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him."

But the people said nothing.

No one spoke.

Then Elijah said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of the Lord, but Baal’s prophets are 450 men.

Now let them give us two oxen; and let them choose one ox for themselves and cut it up, and place it on the wood, but put no fire under it.......

and I will prepare the other ox and lay it on the wood, and I will not put a fire under it.

Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord,my God..... and the God who answers by fire, He is God.” And all the people said, “That is a good idea.” [Note Elijah gave the other prophets first choice]


If we have read the story we know that the baal prophets danced and yelled and Elijah made fun of them and the prophets cut themselves and yet...

nothing happened.

In verse 26 we read that they went on like that from morning till noon.... and still nothing had happened...and still they continued on until the evening sacrifice...So they were virtually at it all day......nothing happened.

I wonder how the people of Israel were feeling?

Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.”

So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord which had been torn down...[ a long time ago]

He took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Israel shall be your name.”

So with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord, and he made a trench around the altar, large enough to hold two measures of seed.

Then he arranged the wood and cut the ox in pieces and laid it on the wood.

We read he purposely dug a trench around the altar.

And then Elijah spoke to the people again....Verse 34: “And he said, “Fill four pitchers with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.”

And he said, “Do it a second time,”

and they did it a second time.

And he said, “Do it a third time,”

and they did it a third time.

The water flowed around the altar and he also filled the trench with water.

Where did the water come from?

They had not had any rain for 3 years and the animals were almost starving, as we read before....even the king was out, looking for the stuff.
And why does it matter where the water came from?

Well.... now.....suddenly the people where no longer watching.

They were involved.

And not involved in singing..... or praying..... or any other religiously approved worship activities.

They had to get involved with what mattered most to them.

It hadn’t rained in almost three years. The only water anyone had was what they had carefully, even sacrificially saved.

I can probably imagine.........well,......

they were probably not exactly ignoring Elijah.......just doing other things.

Elijah stood still, in front of the altar, facing the people, waiting.

We have gone through droughts, we know what it is like to be very low on water....

(Now, o me, this seems a bit like a pump, it needs priming before you can get more water, much as you want to use what's there, by priming, you get a lot more....)

and you have to trust.....

to believe.... that the priming of the pump will work...

I imagine this would be kind of like “priming” for the people of Israel....

He got his water..... in four jars..... but then he said....”Do it again”

and after that 2nd time he says, “Do it again.....12 jars of water, ( maybe one for each of the 12 tribes?)

They would have had some for special occasions and had to give that up as well?

It would no longer be Elijah they had to trust.

It would be God.

And they did it.
They gave the last water they had.....in faith.

These spectators at a show had become intimately involved participants.

The climax of the story......fire from heaven, takes on new meaning, as God responds to his people’s trust, obedience and sacrifice.

The third round of jars had been poured out, then everything was drenched.....


and the fire of God took it all. Verse 39: “When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, "The LORD -he is God! The LORD -he is God!"

There was nothing left to do but wait.

Elijah prayed.....he was exhausted. He sat down with his head on his knees and told his servant to go look at the ocean and tell him what he saw.

Seven times he went...

Minutes ticked by.

Finally, the servant saw a cloud the size of a fist form over the ocean.

Elijah needed no more. Verse 44: Elijah said, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.'
V45 Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain came.

That is the whole story, not of Elijah and the prophets of Baal,

but of God and his thirsty people.
Blessings yaddy



Bill & Gloria Gaither - Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior [Live] ft. Allen As...



Just so beautiful....enjoy
Blessings
Yaddy

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Mid-East Prophecy Update – October 9th, 2016

A lot of important stuff here....very good listen.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Should I?....


“Should I reach out to the guy out walking his pit-bull, or will his dog be too much of a distraction for a gospel conversation?” I thought to myself.

I couldn’t know until I tried, so I asked if he had time for an interesting question.

When he – Rob - found out I was asking about his beliefs in life after death, he said “Cool, I’m all about that!” while his dog jumped up on me, licking my hands.

Rob started to answer the question by sharing his enthusiasm for using hallucinogenic mushrooms and shamans to discover spiritual truth. He described how the mushrooms heightened his senses, so he saw details and thought things about God in ways he never had before.

Of course as a Christian I was concerned that he was opening himself up to all kinds of demonic influences and the lies of the enemy of our souls. But it was too early in the conversation to give any sort of push-back or challenge to his beliefs. I needed to show I was willing to listen and find some common ground......

but how?

What was something positive I could say in response?

We actually did have a few things in common.

I told him “So you believe there is another, spiritual realm of existence, and you believe in God or a higher power of some sort, and that there is truth to discover about life after death.”

“Oh definitely” Rob said. He put his dog in his car and we settled into a much longer conversation.

So what was the sort of truth he had “discovered” from his psychedelic experiences?

Rob said he was more aware of the needs of people around him and what he can to help them.
As a result he sees himself as a sensitive, caring individual.

No new revelations, just the same lie that claims the good deeds we ought to do can outweigh the bad things we ought not do.

We went on to talk about God’s awesome magnificence as Creator, and I related back to the detailed descriptions of the intricacies of creation from his drug experiences.

I also talked about how God reveals Himself through the Bible and not just our imagined perception of Him, even if it is “enhanced” by psychedelic drugs.

Eventually, Rob wanted a full explanation of the Gospel.

He had some questions about the trustworthiness of the Bible and in the end was excited when I gave him a copy of “More Than a Carpenter” and invited him to further conversation.

This would not have happened if I had shut him down with criticism at the first mention of “magic mushrooms”.

If we want to share our faith, we need to be tolerant enough to at least listen to what others believe.

Jeff Reiman

That is wonderful Jeff, Thanks for sharing so many of your conversations. It's a great encouragement to me. I'd really like to witness to people like you do. Hearing from you about your encounters helps to make me want to do more to share the gospel with people.

blessings Yaddy

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Christians "Know" the Lord

A sincere atheist challenged me to live the life of an unbeliever for just one month.


In return, he would live the life of a Christian. The rule is that each person has to be open-minded to the fact that he may be wrong in his beliefs. The Christian is not to read the Bible, and he’s not to go to church.

The atheist will in turn read the Bible and go to church.

While I appreciate the kind gesture, it really illustrates that we Christians have a communication problem with some people.

It’s completely our fault. We haven’t made the issue clear. So I’m going to try to make it very understandable.

I will repeat and deliberately emphasize it, so that it hits the target. In doing this I risk sounding sarcastic. If that’s how it comes across, I apologize.

A Christian is someone who knows the Lord. Let me repeat that.

Christians know the Lord......Actually know Him.
Experientially. They know a Person,

not a lifestyle. I’m talking about the God of the universe. They know Him.

I will now personalize this, but I am speaking on behalf of everyone who knows the Lord.

I don’t “believe” that He exists.

I know Him.

Personally.

I have a living relationship with the Creator.

I talk to Him through prayer, and He guides me though His Word and by His Holy Spirit.

I have known the Lord since April 25, 1972, at 1:30 in the morning.

Perhaps I’m not making myself clear, so I will try an analogy. It’s like actually knowing someone. Personally.

It’s like having a friendship with Him—a 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year, intimate relationship.

Therefore, it is self-evident that I can’t live for a month being open to not knowing Him.

All the so-called “mistakes” in the Bible can’t change that fact.

All the hypocrisy committed by religious people in the past can’t change it. All the atheists on God’s earth saying that He doesn’t exist doesn’t change it in the slightest. Darwin’s theory can’t change it. The storms of this life can’t change it. If I get cancer and die a horrible death, it doesn’t change the fact that I know the Lord. I not only know Him, but I love Him. I love Him with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength. He is my life. He’s my joy, my Creator, my Saviour, my Lord, and my God.

My earnest hope and prayer is that you would soften your sinful hearts, and repent and trust Jesus Christ, so that you too can testify to the unchanging truth that “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).


Hosea 2:20 I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,

And you shall know the Lord.


from Ray Comfort @ "https://dailyevidence.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/christians-know-the-lord/"
Blessings Yaddy

Friday, September 23, 2016

I never did believe he was what he said he was....

If Wikipedia can be believed, and I have actually never seen anything anywhere to say that he is, Jonathan Cahn is not a Rabbi, even though he calls himself that. According to above link, it says Pastor/rabbi....(I don't know/think that is exactly the same?)
It was only after he wrote his first book, "The Harbinger" which is not at all correct as far as he sees it, that he started to call himself a Rabbi.
I actually can't understand how such people as Jan Markell and others seem to think he is so fantastic.... have a look at this
here and see what you think?
Blessings Yaddy

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The big picture....

By Jack Kinsella:


"The other day I ran across something I had written back during the First Gulf War. Like everybody else, I was glued to CNN's coverage of the first Nintendo War. (I even videotaped some of it.)

Anyway, as I was watching the coverage, I was making notes, one of which was the observation that I was witnessing the beginning of a global power shift.

I wrote; "the Soviet Union and America must decrease, so that Europe can rise to pre-eminence."

I wrote a whole bunch more stuff about how I thought it would come about, but I'm only quoting the stuff I was right about. There was a lot I was wrong about as soon as I left the safe environs of Bible prophecy and started guessing.

For example, back in 1991, I expected the Gulf War to widen and perhaps drag in the Soviet Union against the USA and we'd have an immediate answer to the question, "Where is America in Bible prophecy?"

At the time, the Soviet Union and the United States were both superpowers, whereas the reviving Roman Empire had just been reborn via the Maastricht Treaty, which established a "European Union" and granted EU citizenship to every person who was a citizen of a member state.



EU citizenship enabled people to vote and run for office in local and European Parliament elections in the EU country in which they lived, regardless of their nationality.

The treaty also provided for the introduction of a central banking system and a common currency (the euro), committed members to implementing common foreign and security policies, and called for greater cooperation on various other issues, including the environment, policing, and social policy.

The European Union was the brainchild of six European countries emerging from the ashes of World War Two. In 1948, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, and West Germany came together as the Benelux nations, out of which emerged the European Coal and Steel Community.

The Benelux Agreement led to the 1950 Treaty of Paris, and laid out a plan for a European Community to pool the coal and steel of its members in a common market. May 9 is "Europe Day" and commemorates the issuance of the Schuman Declaration, creating the ECSC.

The Schuman Declaration that created the ECSC had several distinct aims:
•It would mark the birth of a united Europe.
•It would make war between member states impossible.
•It would encourage world peace.
•It would transform Europe by a 'step by step' process (building through sectoral supranational communities) leading to the unification of Europe democratically, unifying two political blocks separated by the Iron Curtain.
•It would create the world's first supranational institution.
•It would create the world's first international anti-cartel agency.
•It would create a single market across the Community.
•It would, starting with the coal and steel sector, revitalise the whole European economy by similar community processes.
•It would improve the world economy and the developing countries, such as Africa.

The ECSC was replaced by the European Economic Community as a consequence of the Treaty of Rome signed in 1957 between the six Benelux nations.


The word "Economic" was deleted from the treaty's name by the Maastricht Treaty in 1993, and the treaty was repackaged as the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union on the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009.

The essential facts to our discussion at this point are these: The Benelux Economic Union (the "Inner Six") was created in 1948, becoming the European Economic Community as a consequence of the 1957 Treaty of Rome, which was the basic text upon which both the Maastricht Treaty and Treaty of Lisbon are based.

The Treaty of Lisbon abolished the Western European Union and combined the WEU and EU into a single political entity under the authority of a single High Representative.

The Presidency of the Council, which continues to rotate among Member States every 6 months, has lost influence: the Prime minister of the country in question no longer chairs the European Council, its foreign minister no longer represents the EU externally (that is now done by the High Representative).

Currently, the European Union consists of twenty-seven member states. But until the WEU was abolished by the Lisbon Treaty, only the ten permanent members, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK had full voting rights.

And while the WEU has been absorbed by the EU, the original ten members of the Modified Brussels Treaty still hold most of the power in the EU.

My observation that Europe must ascend to superpower status was rooting in Daniel's prophecy that says in the last days, the antichrist will rule over a revived form of the Roman Empire.

Twenty-five centuries ago, the Hebrew prophet Daniel, living in exile in Babylon, had a vision for the last days. The revealing angel told Daniel:


“Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days." (Daniel 10:14)

The angel told Daniel of the final Gentile kingdom that would rule during the final hours before the return of Christ. According to the angel, it would be partly strong and partly weak and would consist of ten ‘kings’.


“. . .his feet part of iron and part of clay. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potter's clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron for as much as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.”


“. . . and it had ten horns. And the ten horns that were in his head, . . . and the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise. (Daniel 7:7, 20, 24)

Daniel said that the ‘people of the prince’ who would destroy the city and sanctuary (Jerusalem and the Temple) would also produce the antichrist. In AD 70, the city and sanctuary were both destroyed by Titus and his Roman legion.

It is clear that the only legitimate candidate for a revived Roman Empire is Europe. Daniel pictured it as consisting of ten ‘kings’, partly strong and partly weak, who would rule Europe militarily, and by extension, the western world.

So where are we today? The Soviet Union collapsed under the weight of its own debt on Christmas Day, 1991. The future of the United States is, for the first time since the Civil War, in serious doubt.

The twenty-seven member European Union's economy is in free-fall, and the future of the Euro is in doubt.

Of the original ten, three are in danger of being forced out of the Eurozone (Portugal, Ireland, Spain) in order to keep the euro (and the expanded EU) from collapsing.

According to the Prophet Daniel, an eleventh national leader will arise and will salvage the collapsing system by booting three of them out of the federation.


"I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things." (Daniel 7:8)

According to the Book of Revelation, one of the chief levers of control used by the antichrist's government is its detailed control of the economy, to the degree that the antichrist will be able to restrict all buying and selling to those that accept his Mark.

Now take a look around. What direction is Europe trending? What direction is Russia trending? What direction is America trending? Where is the global economy headed? Where are the various currencies, especially the greenback and the euro, headed?

Are we trending in the direction forecast by Scripture? Or do you see it unfolding some other way? Let me put it to you this way: CAN you see it unfolding any other way?

Now, to the eleventh power, the "little horn" with the "mouth speaking great things" -- who is he? In context, he is the antichrist. Where does he come from? He arises from outside the original ten.

That is the reason that we focus so much attention on politics during the political seasons. The antichrist is a politician. He is probably alive today. We can already see his shadow on the horizon. And we know what it means.


"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:28)

First comes the Rapture. . .


"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming:" (2 Thessalonians 2:8)

We're almost home. Hang in there.

Blessings,
Yaddy

Friday, August 26, 2016

My computer crashed.

Sorry I have not been able to post, my computer crashed. This is done on an emergency IPad.
As soon as I am able I will be back. BleSsings Yaddy

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ian McCormack - an Atheist - Dead on Morgue Slab - Goes to Hell, then to...

Ian McCormack - an Atheist - Dead on Morgue Slab - Goes to Hell, then to...

Monday, August 8, 2016

VFTB 325: Tom Dunn - Detestable



This is a 1 hour interview from a chappie who made this film, which is on Satanic ritual abuse, which happens, whether we like it or not!
Blessings
Yaddy

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The prodigal son.....

The story of the prodigal son is such a familiar story.....isn't it?

Every time I have heard a sermon on this story, that Jesus told, it is always about the son who wanted his share and left the home and spent it all and came back.....

And that is a beautiful way to show God's love.....but.....

I think this story is about the father!

I really do!

My dad often stood outside his front door, hoping and waiting....to see my brother come home!

My brother had gone away....not run away, but just...... left home!

My dad missed him......he never said...but we all knew he did.....we, his sisters and one other brother were still at home....

safe.....like the 99 sheep...safe in the fold, but the shepherd went and started looking for the one that was lost....not in the fold....
I often wondered about the 99 that were left, but the shepherd obviously "knew" they were safe....
just like my dad "knew" we, his other children were safe....but he would be watching out, standing at the front door, for my brother, just in case he decided to return home....

That is how I see the father, the dad, of the prodigal son.
We only read in one sentence...that the son was coming home....and his father was watching out for him, to see if he could see him....in the distance.

I wonder just how many days...weeks of days....had he stood there....watching for his son to come home....
That is how I see it! The father......GOD the Father.....watching for days and weeks of days....waiting for His prodigals to come back home to Him

I beg you, don't keep Him waiting much longer.....we are running out of time...
The return of Jesus is imminent.....it can happen any moment!
Don't wait till it's too late......come home NOW!
Bless you
Yaddy

Friday, July 22, 2016

Louie Giglio interview




This is an interview by Louie Giglio here he also did a video called "How great is our God" it is fantastic...will see if I can find it too...
Enjoy!

Blessings
Yaddy

Thursday, July 21, 2016

This is a really nice 1 hour movie for the family!
Enjoy!
here
Blessings
Yaddy

Monday, July 18, 2016

Have a blessed day

Have a Blessed day,

I am looking out into the backyard and it looks beautiful. There’s a bit of a fog today, yesterday there was a big white frost....we have the air conditioner going and it’s lovely and warm, inside!


Yet, if you walk outside you find that, what you see from the window, is not exactly the same, once you go outside.

The trees and the plants bear the cost of the frosts that we have been having. The grass crackles underfoot, and it is not warm and cosy, like it is inside!

This is how it is with sin.

Sin can look so beautiful, and inviting......sin calls out to us promising what it cannot give.


It is only when you are in the midst of sin that you see the results.

If you were to go to a club your would see people drinking and dancing the night away.They are all laughing and seem to be having a wonderful time!


But.....you do not see the after affects, of over indulging, when people are slumped over the toilet throwing up all that fun......

or feel the headache from the hangover, the next morning.


Cheating on your spouse can seem like fun at first.

The sneaking around and getting away with it for awhile. It all seems so “normal” when we see it in the movies or T.V. sit coms and other serials.

But TV and movies don't often show the result of families torn apart, and broken hearts like broken glass, scattered everywhere.


Sin is like a hook with bait, it entices us to want to take a nibble and then when Satan is through with us, he throws us away like a dirty paper towel.


God wants us to avoid sin. Some people think that God wants to keep us from having fun.

The truth is God wants to keep us from being hurt.

God says to us that He can give us joy without a hangover, or a broken home.


God warns us about sin because He loves us. Yet, when we do sin, He is merciful and forgives us.

He brings healing to our hearts and lives, even after we feel we are destroyed for ever.


As His children, let us seek to stay afar away from sin as possible.

Never let us be guilty of seeing just how much we can get away with.......Instead let us walk so close to Jesus that we can recognize the call of sin as soon as we see it and stay away from it, like we would a dangerous snake.

Remember Satan chose to bring sin in this world by a snake and sin's bite is just as dangerous as a poisonous snake.
Have a blessed day.
Betty
Thank you Betty
Blessings Yaddy

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Why the Holy Spirit is the Restrainer...............

By Peter Garcia

Confusion and denial over the role and Deity of the Holy Spirit has been a pervasive heresy in Christendom since Modalism was first introduced in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, a new confusion has been recently reintroduced. Although this view is not over the Deity of God the Holy Spirit, but over the varying roles in which He has participated in since Genesis 1:2, and what He will do on into the future.

Marvin Rosenthal introduced a book entitled The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church which offered up an alternative view to the Pre, Mid, and Post Tribulation Rapture views that had been debated for millennia. Subsequently, Mr. Rosenthal’s work opened a flood gate of similar and divergent views as he was followed by Robert Van Kampen and many, many others who have carried this particular eschatological torch to our current day.

The Pre-Wrath view supports the idea that the remnant faithful are delivered in a Rapture event at the Seventh Seal Judgment. For Pre-Wrath, the Seal Judgments are ongoing once opened and allows for the Church to proceed three-quarters of the way into the seventh year, 70th Week of Daniel. Three-quarters of the way in takes them past the midpoint, but delivering them just prior to the Day of the Lord and the subsequent Wrath of God.

The Pre-Wrath view has brought certain issues to light and one in particular that is a ‘make or break’ passage for whether their view (or ours) is legitimately biblical or not. There simply isn’t any other way around it. That passage, is over the identity of this mysterious “Restrainer” and what that entails as the Apostle Paul mentions; (NKJV, emphasis mine)

7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.

8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, (1) with all power, signs, and lying wonders,

10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11 (2) and for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,

12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thess. 2:8-11)

The problem is that this verse (vs. 7) forces the narrative of the following verses (vs. 8-11), to mean only one thing…essentially, that X can’t happen until Y does…which means, the Antichrist (man of lawlessness) CANNOT be revealed, UNTIL the one who restrains the Antichrist, is taken out of the way. That is simply the normal reading of the text and the way it was intended to be understood.

So the dilemma that both the Pre-Tribulation and Pre-Wrath Rapture views face then is that if the Holy Spirit is the Restrainer, then Pre-Wrath (and Post Trib) cannot be true, because we see in the First Seal Judgment (Rev. 6:1-2) unleashing the Antichrist upon the earth…and that means the Holy Spirit must be removed/moved out of the way before this man can be revealed. And since Christians are ‘sealed by the Holy Spirit’ as a guarantee until the day of redemption, the Holy Spirit’s removal would also remove those individuals He indwells and seals.

If the Holy Spirit is not the Restrainer, then the Pre-Trib view cannot be true because the Holy Spirit in His current role would remain on the earth, along with all those He seals and indwells as mentioned in the previous scripture references.

more here
blessings
Yaddy

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Authentic Manhood in the End Times......

By,Howard green

There is a narrative that is drilled into our heads everyday by pop-culture, the media, hollywood, and even people in our own circles.

The broad summary of the narrative is this: All men are pretty much alike and they all live and behave in the same way.

I suspect that I’m not alone in my belief that the world’s idea of what a real man is couldn’t be more flawed.

As a Christian man, I want to expose the world’s notion of manhood for what it is, a lie.

I also want to encourage brothers in Christ everywhere to live out authentic manhood in the end times.

Before we dig in, I want to address sisters in Christ.

We know you as wives, moms, daughters, sisters, aunts, and friends. As you read this article for men, please understand it is meant to encourage you as well. The world tells you the same pack of lies about men.

As believers, we know this isn’t the truth. The continuous defamation of the roll and character of men is unrelenting. Please remember that we need your prayers, support, and encouragement.

Wives please pray for your husbands.

Moms please pray for your sons.

Grand moms please intercede for your Grandsons.

Aside from the Lord, Bible believing women are the greatest asset we have.

If you are a Christian teenage young lady or young woman, please remember that you belong to the Lord. Christian guys are your brothers.

Be an example of kindness, modesty, and true beauty that is so rare and hard to find these days. You will be such an encouragement to your brothers in Christ.

"But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power." 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Men, we live in dark days and the onslaught of evil is growing by the day. I began to notice this defaming of the roll of men start in the 1970s and it really took hold in the 1980s.

Now in the last decade or so, it seems like an all out frontal assault on men. Hollywood for the most part, likes to portray men as poorly mannered, sex crazed, egotistic, bumbling idiots.

Thinking of television in just the past few years or so, men have been portrayed like goofballs in shows such as: Married With Children, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The King of Queens to name just a few.

Think about the men the actors in these shows portray. They are usually very immature, self absorbed, simple minded, and foolish. The husband and father on these shows is reduced down to having the same intellect as a side show clown. I have news for Hollywood, the world doesn’t dictate how Christian men should live, only Jesus can do that.

continued here
Blessings

Yaddy

Saturday, April 30, 2016

And then...there's this...


From Hal Lindsey,.

There was a circus at the United Nations last week. There were no elephants or caged lions, no trapeze artists or sword swalowers, there was not even a bearded lady!

But there were sights to see that we’ll not see outside the circus.
Like, U.S. secretary of state John Kerry toting his 2 year old grand daughter to the front of the General Assembly hall to sign an international agreement.

And there were even brass bands playing inside the hall.
So, was this the annual visit of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus to New York?
Not quite....but for some strange reason it did remind me of said circuses.

In reality it was the signing of the “Paris agreement” negotiated in Paris, last December.
The European Commission described it as “ the first ever universal legally binding climate deal”

The U.N. chose “earthday” is the appropriate setting for the historic signing of this ground breaking international climate accord.
Note that the EC described it as “legally binding” This is where it starts to get spooky, folks. What does this mean? A treaty can only be legally-binding
if all parties formally agree to it. And before the U.S. can formally agree to it, it has to be ratified by the U.S. senate.
The senate has not ratified this treaty.
And it takes an even scarier turn...Pope Francis, of all the world leaders, has been the most outspoken and bluntest.
He thinks that the “climate change hoax” is so threatening, that he has, at various times, suggested that every nation on earth, needs to be placed in subjection to the world’s “elites”
since it is obvious that only the “elites” know what is really going on and how to solve the problem. I imagine he considers himself one of the “elites”
He has recommended doing away with the sovereignty of individual nation-states...because some of those nations place their national interests above the global common good.
He proposes that nations be under the authority of a “higher agency”....and he is not referring to GOD in this case.

You can see where this is heading...right?
All these agreements and deals are about one thing: CONTROL!

more here
blessings
Yaddy

Friday, April 29, 2016

A testimony: ‘Joel Galvin’

Growing up in a Christian home, attending church regularly, and receiving Christian education my whole life served to make me an agnostic who was pretty knowledgeable of the Christian faith.

Christianity seemed to be a hoax of some nature. I couldn’t understand the motive for dreaming it up, but it certainly didn’t appear to carry much truth with it. Seeing that atheism is a strong belief in the non-existence of any gods at all, I knew that atheism required more faith than I had. I didn’t want to accept atheism out of laziness, and so, agnosticism would do for me until I found more answers.

I moved away from home, to be a car salesman. I was living on my own, and stopped attending church. Church seemed to be where one would go after accepting Christianity as truth, it just wasn’t the place you would go to find truth.

After two years of selling cars, I realized I wished to further my education. My choice as to which school I would attend was made for me when I acted on wishful thinking, and followed my ex-girlfriend to the Christian college she was to attend.

A couple of months after being at this private school, I realized that if anyone can defend Christianity with any supporting evidences or philosophical truths, it would be the well-educated people heading the institution. Christianity was then worth another chance, as perhaps these people could provide the answers I needed to hear and just couldn’t find before. Whether I received good answers or bad answers, I realized asking the questions would either lead me to truth, or totally eliminate what still remained a possibility in my mind.

What were my questions? The Bible clearly indicates that the earth is young, and that death and decay have been imposed on a once perfect world through the sin of man. How then does Christianity deal with the ‘fact’ of evolution? If death existed long before man ever came about, and this is required in evolution, then man cannot really be held accountable for it, and any ‘redemption plan’ offered to counter-attack such horror, is merely a joke. Evolution being true makes Jesus’ life, and more importantly His death, absolutely meaningless. This was my problem with Christianity, and this is what I was to bring to the educational leaders at this Christian institution.

Christian biology professor no help

I started out by asking my biology professor. Knowing he was a Christian, and that he was obviously well educated, I figured perhaps he could explain to me how he makes sense of this. He explained to me that there is an evolutionary community, and that there is an extremist group that calls themselves ‘Creation scientists’. He said that they were both extremes of the same spectrum, and that to remain at peace with both sides we need to compromise with both, and be ‘theistic evolutionists’. I asked him my questions concerning the Bible, thinking that if Scripture was truth it should be capable of presenting itself as such. He pretty much responded to that by telling me that I needed to have faith, believe in Jesus, and stop asking questions like that. Well, by doing this, he pretty much looked at my problem and told me that I didn’t have a problem. I had already figured on my own that ‘theistic-evolution’ is a total oxymoron, and so talking to him was certain to bring me no closer to any truth.

Campus pastor no help

I then went to the campus pastor. Perhaps he could make sense of my issues. I was pretty much presented with all the same rhetoric, and discouraged from asking such questions, as they only show me to be of weak faith. This wasn’t a joke to me, I admitted to not having any faith in a ‘truth’ which seemed so foundationless.

‘Reverend’ physics professor speaks drivel

My final attempt to find truth at this campus was a visit to the physical science professor. I was told that he held a degree from a top university, and that he was also a reverend. Of course it seemed that if anyone could bring the two together to make sense, it would be this man. I asked him if evolution had any negative effects on the Bible’s layout of the redemption plan through Christ. The response I received, as I remember it, was: ‘You are getting that from Romans 5:12, where it is said ‘as by one man sin entered the world, and death by sin’. It is important for you to understand that ‘death’ as mentioned in this passage, is not referring to man’s physical death, but rather it refers to the spherical death of man’s spiritual being.’ This was probably the most abstract piece of drivel anyone had given me yet in my search for truth! Why would he wish to defend a passage in Romans, when I actually had Gen. 3:17 in mind, where God says ‘cursed be the ground because of you …’? This Genesis passage does not mention man’s spiritual existence, but directly attributes the decay of the entire earth to Adam’s sin. Truth was not to be found in that professor’s office.

Creationists?

Atheism started looking like more of an educated conclusion to me now. I had felt as though I had given this all enough consideration and work to where I didn’t feel atheism would be an act of laziness anymore. While considering this, I looked back at the discussion I had had with my biology professor. He mentioned creationists, and this kind of tickled my mind a bit because I recalled hearing my father say something about them. What was there to this other ‘extreme’ on this spectrum the biology prof. spoke of? I had not heard any of these professors actually speak on behalf of creationism yet. My dad had recently been buying a great deal of literature and video tapes on the subject of ‘creationism’, and looking into it seemed like the last straw in my search for someone who could adequately defend Christianity’s crumbling position.

Creation video breakthrough!

I began by watching a set of tapes my father possessed [no longer available]. The first few tapes mainly pointed out the importance of creationism, which I didn’t really need to watch, as I was seemingly a poster child for the points he was making. Christian indoctrination without the apologetics of creationism and Bible literalism will only produce a confused agnostic, an atheist, or a Christian who is forced to rest on blind faith and a marred interpretation of Scripture. So where was I to find the answer to my question: How does Christianity deal with the fact of evolution? I learned that my problem was not with Christianity, or with science. My problem was at the tail end of my very question, where I wondered about ‘the fact of evolution’. I now was given different questions: what is factual about evolution in the first place? Where is the empirical evidence leading us to accept it as a fact? My true search for truth had now become a bit tilted from what it previously was. The creationists had figured out how to make the Bible stop contradicting itself, but could they hold up with observations in nature?

I looked into all of this, the Bible no longer was the source of my problem, now it was time to turn to nature for some answers. The Bible does indicate that we should be able to see the Creator in His Creation, and I knew that if this was true, I would find Him. I started out volleying back and forth, performing my own little case studies on various aspects of science to see how evolution and creationism stood up to each other. While doing this, I emailed Dr Sarfati then of [Creation Ministries International—Australia, now at CMI-USA] a creationist organization. He helped me when I first started volleying, and showed me that ‘Creationists often appeal to the facts of science to support their view. Evolutionists often appeal to philosophical assumptions from outside science.’ Knowing this helped to fine tune my ‘balogna detector’, which he also helped me to develop, so I could better know what to accept as truth, and what I should question right from the start.

To this day, when some aspect of science makes me wonder, [CMI] can usually help. Science does still get me to wonder at times, about certain little things, but whether or not God exists is something I haven’t questioned since I first realized Christianity was truth. My faith now is solid, and far from blind. I am able to say this thanks to Dr Sarfati’s efforts with me, and the creationist resources my father generously obtained for me.
See:creation.com

very interesting to read...blessings
Yaddy

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

beautiful song!

here


Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Blessings
Yaddy

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Devil or angel...

Devil or Angel
Witnessing Tools
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Wendy Wippel

Arber Tasimi was your basic carefree collegiate until targeted in two completely random attacks in just a few weeks. Then he didn’t leave his house for months. When he did, it was to study the basic nature of humankind using the “raw materials”. Meaning babies. Before societal morals were introduced. His findings? well…downright Biblical.

Tasimi went to work as a researcher at Yale University’s Infant Cognition Center, intent on discovering where, as humans, our ethical framework really comes from, his recent Series of Unfortunate Events causing him to wonder, in his own words, “are we a failed species?”

The experiments that ensued were ingenious. The lab produced animated videos that that featured three specific animated shapes with goggle eyes. The main character, let’s say a green square, is depicted as a man on a mission—specifically, to climb up a mountain. The second character, maybe a blue circle, plays a villain, who constantly knocks the protagonist back to his starting point, and the third, a helper (maybe a yellow triangle) comes to the main character’s assistance by knocking the villain out of commission.) The scenarios—with the same characters, readily identified by shape and color—were repeated six times, with very minor differences, so that the children got the chance to confirm that the blue circle was always mean, and the yellow triangle was always nice.

Researchers then determined how the babies (initially 6-12 months old) felt about the characters by giving each child an opportunity to choose which character (offered now as plush dolls in the same outfits) they wished to interact with.

Even the head of the lab thought that chances of this experiment, in 6-12 month old children, had little chance of yielding meaningful information. Until the results came in. Pretty much every child tested chose the helper doll when given the chance.

Every one.

The researchers arrived at the obvious conclusion; human beings seemed to be hardwired with ethics.

Nice is good.

Mean is bad.

This was so contrary to their expectations (and, dare I say it, the “survival of the fittest” gospel of evolutionary theory” they no doubt all espoused—after all, it was Yale.) that they didn’t believe the results.

Until they repeated the experiment and got the exact same outcome.

But then they wondered if, even at this young age, ethics from parents, other caregivers, or even exposure to children’s programming like Sesame Street could have already helped form their ideas about what’s good and what’s bad. . And they wondered even if their judgments were hardwired, how early that programming may kick in.

So they repeated the experiment with babies three months old.

This time, however, since three month-old babies can’t necessarily choose their favorite character by reaching, the lab rigged it up so that the researchers could follow specifically what the babies' favorite character to look at, was.

And again, no question who won the Most Popular with the diaper crowd.

All the babies—overwhelmingly-- kept their eyes glued on the "helper" character on the screen.

Again, the researchers were kind of puzzled.

AS the head of the lab explained it, if our ethics stemmed from our experiences, there shouldn’t be strong natural feelings about ethical situations in kids this young, nor such astounding unanimity. She went on, with her conclusion: “Maybe we are built to identify … that some things are good and some things are not.”

For full disclosure I must confess that critics of this research (i.e other toddler ethics researchers who didn’t think this up first -I spent 15 years in basic research) accuse Yale’s results of being shaky science because the babies might have just liked the helper color better. When the experiment was rerun, however, with the colors switched, the results were the same.

My conclusion is that we can only conclude, from these experiments, that babies are, in fact, born with an innate sense of right and wrong. From birth.

Which shouldn’t surprise any of you, dear readers, since that’s exactly what the Bible says. God made Adam and Eve and blew his own spirit into their nostrils. They came preloaded with his righteousness, confirmed by Ecclesiastes 3:11: "He has made everything beautiful inits time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts.. . As well as Romans 2:15, which explains in a little more detail: “Even Gentiles, who do not have God’s written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it. They demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right. Romans 2:15 NLT.

God put His own spirit in us, and wrote His laws on human hearts.

But we are all surrounded with evidence of sin, and Tasimi would probably be the first one to ask us “So what gives?”

We have the answer. Man walked with God and knew good. Nothing but good, in fact, but then, chose evil. And we are living with the consequences. Scripture says (and it’s backed up every minute of human experience: that after the fall, every baby born was born with a sinful nature.

("Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.”)

And interestingly enough, the Yale Child Cognition Center pretty much made the same observation. Their research showed definitively that children knew that nice was good and mean was bad. but by the time the children were 2 years old, with pretty much full control of their body and awareness of their autonomy from their mother (i.e. they figured out that they can, in fact, say no!) the children are banished from the research center. The two year-olds are just too uncooperative and ornery to work with anymore.

And There we have it. The very beginning of the lifelong struggle with sin that besets all of us, as best expressed, probably, by the apostle Paul.

But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead. I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me. Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.

Has then what is good become death to me? Certainly not! But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful. For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. Romans 7:8-19 All too true on this end.

Heavy Sigh.

Tasimi admitted to his interviewer that, after living through two violent attacks, “only his research gives him hope. “

Ostensibly the research showing that the awareness of good vs evil seems hardwired into our human psyche. But he’s seen the flipside up front and personal. Pray for Tasimi to find hope in the redeemer, the only one “takes away the sins of the whole world.”

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, and all the rest of us too. not hardwired, bud downloaded at the fall.

But there is a balm in Gilead. Best expressed, in my opinion, in Jude:

“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.”

In His presence, with no sense of shame! Can you imagine?

Waiting for that one moment in time…. Aren’t we all!!

Blessings
Yaddy



About Wendy Wippel http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8221

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Urgency and Destiny


Today is a day marked both by urgency, for Jesus had a mission to complete, And destiny, For the Scriptures were being fulfilled - All that the prophets had said, and was written about him, ....... was about to come to pass. He was about to die.
We read in Luke 20:1-21. just a little of what He was to do, via this parable......

“And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, 2 and spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? 3 And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: 4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? 5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? 6 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. 7 And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was. 8 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
9 Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.10 And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
11 And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. 12 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. 14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? 16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? 18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them. 20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.
21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly”


Please.....I encourage you to find a bible teaching, spirit filled church wherever you can, and make your way there this coming Friday and Sunday.

Why? Because on Good Friday, we should get together as a family and together, realise the price that was paid for our forgiveness.
Christ Jesus obeyed the law...and He gave us the credit for doing so!


And Sunday ought to be observed in loud and joyous celebration as we shout in praise His victory over death and hell.
All those who appreciate such a salvation will gather around the world in His Name to worship Him in spirit and in truth !

And yet.....
while Jesus was heading toward the cross..... another man was conspiring with hell.

Judas betrayed Jesus!

Don’t you think it incredible that, being with Jesus these 3 years.....and seeing every miracle Jesus did.....

He was never a really true believer...so....

obviously...being “near” Jesus....is not enough.....believing in Jesus is not enough either...

What we need is a real...personal relationship with Him, through the Holy Spirit.

I pray that you will grow closer to Him, this Pass-over and experience a real relationship with Him.
Bless you,
Yaddy

Monday, March 7, 2016

David Meece: Brokenness


This is such a beautiful song, listen to the words and know that God is listening!
Blessings
Yaddy



Friday, March 4, 2016

A Father's loss

I went to a funeral today.....The young woman was not 40 yet,.

She suffered from bad kidneys, and her death was expected, but not....if you know what I mean!

but what her dad said hit me the most.

He said....and I quote, "As a dad, I can only now imagine just a little...as to how God the Father must have felt.

I am a sinner and have no where near the love in my heart, for my child, yet I hurt......I hurt so much....first, to see my child suffer

and then to have to see her die. I am not in control of her dying, I can not stop it, or delay it....all I can do is watch her slowly slip away
as she suffers.....But God....

But God......

how many times have we seen that in His word?

But God.....

God has so much more love for all of us....but especially for His Son......yet....

God could have stopped His Son dying....but He did not! God loved us so much, that he allowed His Son to die.. voluntarily!

Oh...how God's heart must have ached! My heart aches....for the loss of my child.....God's heart aches even more...."

The feast of Pass-over is drawing close....We remember what God allowed to happen....for me...and for you!

Don't allow the death of Jesus to be wasted on you!

Accept Him....and allow Him to reign in your heart.

Bless you...
Yaddy

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Why???

You know, I hear a lot of people say, as an excuse...."I don't go to church, because...." and then they give their reason for not going.

Quite often I also hear people say, "I don't go to church, because there are so many people there, who you just can't trust.
They don't act very Christian like..(I'm not sure "how" they expect people who go to church to act?)
I mean....people are people....right?

Then again, some people say...."Churches are full of hypocrites..."

I have nothing to say about all the above, all the above are probably true in some form or another.

But I do want to let you see what Jesus had to say, in Mathew chapter 13, verses 24 to 30....

and I quote: "Another parable set He before them, saying,

The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field:

25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away.

26 But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 And the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it tares?

28 And he said unto them, An enemy hath done this. And the servants say unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he saith, Nay; lest haply while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn". end quote.

So, you see, their excuses are nothing new.....Jesus knew this was going to happen...there will always be people in churches, who are known as "tares" not true Christians....they will act as if they are....but all they are doing is

giving the real Christians an uphill battle, and a bad name.

The enemy will do anything to gain more for his side, before he loses everything!
Blessings...
Yaddy

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Have you ever wondered?

I get a really nice little magazine, when it comes out, called "Above rubies"

I love it, it is so family orientated, and full of good advice, no matter what age you are....

This is what I got from it this time!
QUOTE:


" Should people who come and stay with you, do what they are used to, or do what you are used to, in your home?
In other words......do they conform to your “house rules” or do you “fit in with what they usually do”
What does the Bible say?

God makes it very clear in His Word that the strangers were to have the same laws as the "home-born.” Let’s look at some of the Scriptures:

Exodus 12:49, 50: "One law shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you. Thus did all the children of Israel; as the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they."

Numbers 9:14: "Ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land."

Numbers 15:15, 16: "One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance forever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger before the Lord. One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you."

Numbers 15:29: "Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them."

Therefore I use this biblical principle in my home. Of course, I do have grace and mercy, but there are times when I have to lovingly, but firmly, state the rules of our home.

If parents do not have the decency to stop their children jumping on my sofas, I will have to tell the children to stop. I have often seen them jumping on beds and had to curtail them.

We like to sit up at the table when we eat. And I don’t allow eating throughout the house, except in the kitchen and dining room. It’s not easy to keep a home clean when crumbs are dropped through the house and drinks spilt on carpets.

We expect people who stay or live with us (and because we open our home continually in hospitality, we have many people coming and going) to join with us for Family Devotions morning and evening. This is part of the lifestyle of our home-born family, and therefore we expect “strangers,” although usually friends, to partake with us. Now if we have non-Christians sitting at our table, we won’t expect them to pray personally around the table as we usually do. However, we don’t forgo reading the Word, and my husband will pray instead.

I could go on talking about many issues and you will have lots of questions too. We need to be sitting around together in a circle to discuss this question. However, I hope these Scriptures will give you a guideline as you face situations like this in your home.
Nancy Campbell
Very good advice, thank you Nancy

My parents did this, when I was a child,
I did the same with my children, but I was told I was too strict, when it came to visitors.....I still did it though...My home....my rules!
Blessings
Yaddy

Friday, January 8, 2016

It has been quite a time!

What a time it has been.....Two weeks before Christmas I developed a cough, which turned into Pneumonia.
Daughter came up from a 6 hours drive from the south, to look after me!
I thank God that she listened to her inner voice!

I was allowed home on Christmas eve...with plenty of rest.
That happened. Daughter went back down south but left me so much food, I could have lasted more than a month.

Now husband is in hospital, and he won't be coming home for a few days yet.....
When he does, he will receive home help as I can't manage him on my own.

I pray that you all have a very blessed year ahead of you, and that the Lord won't tarry too much longer as I am so ready to go home,
to be with Him.
Bless you all, Yaddy