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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The true Christmas spirit





Dear Friends.

As Christmas time nears, my heart is burdened for all those who seemed to have nailed Jesus to the Christmas tree at the Mall instead of the Cross at the church. As those of you who know me, I spend the greater part of the last two weeks of December going though my prayer request box and praying for your needs.

Please, email me today and let me pray for your needs. But, for the last 40 years of my ministry, prayer has always been at the core.

The list is long this year. But, I am asking you to send me your prayer needs today!

Now, let me share a special story about a Christmas long, long ago.

My Christmas Story 1958

Ed Decker



Many years ago, in 1958, I worked for a Drapery and Sewing machine store in the little Southern New Jersey town where I was also a YMCA program manager. The pay was low and I always had a second job.

The owner of the store was a man named Jack. He was a short, gruff Jewish man who always had an unlit cigar in his mouth. Because I was a hard worker and could hang drapery hardware and such exactly to his liking, he was always fair and paid pretty well for the times. I remember his wife as a sweet lady who was always smiling and kind.

The one job I hated to do was go to a home and repossess a sewing machine. He let people buy them on monthly payments and they didn't always follow through. After a few months of trying to collect, he sent me, Mr. Nice guy, to pick up the machines.

One year, about a week before Christmas, he sent me to pick up a machine on the outskirts of town.

When I knocked at the door, a tired young woman answered. There was a small child clutched to her skirt. She looked past me and saw the truck, with its store advertisement on the side and she looked like she would faint.

I explained why I was there and she started to cry. She pointed to where the machine was sitting, in the middle of a small, sparse living room. There was no Christmas tree.
There was fabric spread around the table and she had obviously been sewing something when I showed up.

She told me that she had three young children and her husband had left them a few months earlier. She was sewing Christmas gifts for the kids out of fabric she was taking from her clothes.

She asked me if I could just give her a few days to finish. It was all I could do to not cry myself and I just nodded and told her I would be back in January.

When I showed up at the store without the sewing Machine, Jack got pretty upset. I explained to both Jack and his wife why I did not take the sewing machine and they kind of looked at each other and asked me about the lady and the kids. Jack chewed on his cigar a bit, harrumphed and said that I did the right thing.

A couple of days later, Jack's wife met me when I came to work and asked me to come to the back room. She said I needed to drive the truck back to the lady with the sewing machine. She handed me an envelope to take to her. "And Ed. Be sure to give her those things in the back of the truck," she said. She smiled a bit and walked back to the front of the store.

I walked out to the truck and looked in the back. It was packed with gifts. I could see some of the larger things, like a dollhouse and a bike. And a Christmas tree.

I drove to the lady's house and knocked on the door. She had that same panic look that she had before. She stepped back and sort of gasped out a long "Oh No," I told her I wasn't there to pick up the machine. I handed her the envelope and told her I had something in the truck for her.

When I returned with the tree and a few of the packages, she was already crying. She showed me a fist full of cash and a note from the envelope. The note said that the machine was paid for and was hers to keep.

It took me an hour to unload the truck and set up the tree, now ringed with presents. She and the kids were just standing there looking at the tree and the gifts from a very unlikely couple. From people with hearts full of true love.

I cried all the way back to town. When I finally made it back to the store, I stood there with red-rimmed eyes, still sobbing as I struggled to tell them about it. Even Jack had a tear or two and a strong hug for me as he handed me my own envelope. I didn't even mind the cigar crushing into my cheek.

Why am I sharing this with you? Because that experience has stayed with me for almost 60 years. No Christmas goes by without my remembering every piece of that experience.

Why has it stayed with me these many years? Because it was the very first time I saw unconditional love in anyone except my mother.

I want to tell you about another Christmas. This was in 1973. And it changed my life forever. Our son, Jason was just a few months old and his baby-sitter was the daughter-in-law of a pastor of a small, local church.

Their 5 year old son, Donny, would plead with us every time we picked up Jason.' "Please, Please, will you Come to church on Christmas Eve and hear me sing in the Christmas program?" His insistent pleas brought us to that small Church that Christmas Eve.

The people I saw and talked to that night had that same unconditional and abundant, bountiful love that I saw in that Jewish couple 15 years earlier.

Their love and witness drew me to the Cross. I remember every moment of the night when I went forward and fell on the steps to the altar and received the precious gift of salvation from a loving God who brought his only son to earth to pay the ransom for my sins. He took them all away that night.

Now, here we are, 44 years later. I am still in complete awe that our God loved us so very much that He gave his only Begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. He did that for Ed Decker and He did that for each of you.

My prayer for us all is that we know His full and complete love and live it and rejoice in it every day. God bless you.

Ed Decker

www.SaintsAlive.com
jedwarddecker@gmail.com


Blessings
Yaddy




Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Me.....in a Dollar shop.....

I was in Dollar shop last night, and there was a lady and two kids behind me in the LONG line.

One was a big kid, one was a toddler.

The bigger one had a pack of glow-sticks and the baby was screaming for them so the Mum opened the pack and gave him one, which stopped his tears.

He walked around with it smiling, but them the bigger boy took it...... and the baby started screaming again.

Just as the Mum was about to go crook at him, at the older child, he "bent" the glow-stick and handed it back to the baby.

As we walked outside at the same time, the baby noticed that the stick was now glowing..... and his brother said "I had to break it so you could get the full effect from it."

I almost ran because l could hear God saying to me, "I had to break you too, to show you why I created you. You had to go through it, so you could fulfil your purpose."

That little baby was happy just swinging that "unbroken" glow-stick around in the air because he didn't understand what it was created to do which was "glow".

There are some people who will be content just "being"......

but some of us, chosen by God, we have to be "broken".

We have to get sick.....

We go through divorce.......

We have to bury our spouse......

our parents....

our best friend......

or our child.....just because......

in those moments of desperation, God is breaking us..... but when the breaking is done, then we will be able to see the reason for which we were created.
Shared from a friend.....

Thank you friend
Blessings
Yaddy

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Who Told You About The Church? - Part 1



Blessings
Yaddy

Thee, Thy and thou's


Not too many people understand the old English in the king James Bible, but with a little practice, when you discover the meaning of "thee, thou and ye" you'll find a new meaning has opened up for you.

I am not a “King James only” person, as I have several versions which when checked all help to explain what ever I need explaining, but, well,


In the older English there are separate words for a single person and a group of people.


The King James Version was published in High English in 1611. Other than spelling changes, it remains in High English today.

But today, when buying a new Bible, many Christians ask for a new version without thee’s and thou’s.

They are tired of old words that they no longer use in everyday speech. Many of them want to read the Bible like a novel, in the street language of modern English.

To explain a little talking to some one, just one person, in the old English the words as in thee and thou always start with a "T"

When talking to a group of people, or a crowd, it's always with a "Y" as in "ye" and "you" and "your"

Here are some example verses: (I took all the examples in the new English from the New King James version)

Luke ch 22 v 31-32: And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you,( all of them, not just Peter, if it was just Peter it would have been "Thee") that he may sift you( all of them, not just Peter) as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you,( just Peter) that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”




Listen to Jesus’ answer to Caiaphas in Mathew 26, during His trial Jesus had refused to answer this wicked man, for the charges were false.

Mathew 26 v 63-64: And the high priest arose and said to Him, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?” 63 But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, “I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!” Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, (all of them)hereafter you( all of them) will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”


Mathew 26 v 63-64:And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus saith unto him, “Thou ( just Caiaphas) hast said: nevertheless I say unto you,( everybody) Hereafter shall ye (all of them) see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven”

John 4 19-22: The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye ( all the Jews)say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye( all the Samaritans) shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye( Samaritans) worship ye ( Samaritans) know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

New King James: Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You( all of the Samaritans) worship what you ( all of the Samaritans) do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.

Another version: The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.

O.T too
In Jeremiah 5:13-14 the Lord says: "And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them. Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because YE ( the prophets) speak this word, behold, I will make my words in THY (Jeremiah) mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them."

There are lots more comparisons, so it might be a good idea not to part with the old faithful king James Bible just yet
Blessings
Yaddy


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Things That Are Impossible - Part 2 // Isaiah 46:1-13


Blessings

Yaddy

What does being comforted mean....

Way back......fifty or more years ago, babies were born in hospitals......way before that.....80 or so years ago, babies were born at home.....

When they were born in the hospital, no family was allowed, until well after the baby was born. The mum was "on her own" so to speak, with just the hospital nursing staff, and if needed, they would call the doctor, but usually all was taken care of, before he even came on the scene.

Well, that is how it happened with me, anyway.....
Here I was.....a young mum.....

first time pregnant......

first time giving birth......

first time in hospital......

first time everything.

scared out of my wits.

And it seemed like forever before the baby actually came.....

I desperately needed some comfort, and to be honest, God was not on my mind.....
Oh, the pain.....and it kept on coming, the next one worse than the one before.

Then, just when I thought I could take it no more, one of the nurses came up to where I could see her, she took my hand......and held it and squeezed it every so often.

Comfort comes in many forms.

I can remember her doing that....as if it was yesterday!


The Bible tells us in John 16 v 21: Jesus speaking, and He should know...
"A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world."

And it is true......the pain IS forgotten, but.......the comfort that nurse gave me is not.....

I pray, every night, that someone..... somewhere, is comforted....I know I needed it then.....

It does not mean they need to be hugged, ( although that is good, I do a lot of it) but just sitting with some one and holding their hand......

or giving them a smile?

or a friendly nod?

There are all kinds of ways to give comfort.

I am thankful that God gave that nurse the incentive to do what she did....
Listen to your inner self and do the same....it works
Blessings
Yaddy

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

DOES “GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES”?

If your pastor asked you, "How many of you agree with the Biblical saying, “GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES”?


How many of us would raise our hands?

Maybe, sadly it would be an embarrassing number.

Why embarrassing?

Well......it is not a Biblical Principal.

I must admit a few years ago, my hand would have been raised.

That saying sounds correct and sounds even good, but it is like saying: “God came to save those good enough to almost be saved”.

The truth is those who live good lives are often hard to be reached with the Gospel, because they think that they have it made.

God came to save the sinners......the hopeless......and the lost.

If we live by the Principal above, our attitude is: “God, I got this, but if I run into a problem, I will let you know”.

God says for us to come to Him first and not wait until the water is over our head.

James 4:2New International Version (NIV) 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.


We often struggle and fight our way through our days, because we neglected to go to God in prayer before we begin the day.

So often, we go to God as a last result.

If there is a two person job and your mate is in the house and you struggle until your hands are raw and you are covered with sweat before asking your mate to help you, then you are not utilizing your resources.

Go first and ask your mate to help. If he says no, then do not do the chore. Let it go undone until he helps you or ask someone else to help.


In the same way, begin your day praising God and then ask Him to be with you throughout the day. Unlike our mates who sometimes can be a little contrary, God always wants to help us.
Matthew 7: Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.


There is not going to be a crown given for stubbornness or self sufficient.

God rewards those who come to Him in faith, expecting an answer. Our goal as Christians, should be, to become more and more dependent on God. Contrary to the laws of mankind, this does not make us weak Christians. The more we trust and depend on God, the stronger our spiritual health, becomes.

2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”



2 Corinthians 12:10 “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

God is not in the business of helping those who think they are beyond needed help. He helps those who humble themselves and cry out to God for help. Call out to God Daily and never feel ashamed of needing God.

Remember God came to save us and to keep us living on the righteous path. He takes joy in His children who admit their need of Him.


When we become so prideful that we refuse to admit to God we need help we are indeed in trouble.

Proverbs 16:18 King James Version (KJV)18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Seek the face of God every day in prayer. Learn depend upon Him to keep you walking in faith.

Thank you Betty
blessings Yaddy


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

There is NO seven year tribulation!

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley


“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NKJV)


“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (Matt. 24:21 NKJV)

Every now and then I get a question from someone who says even though the pre-trib position seems to make sense scripturally, they can’t accept it because Jesus said we would have tribulation in this world, and that must mean the church will go through at least the first part of the Tribulation.

When they say this they’re thinking of the first 3 ½ years.


Let’s get this straight. There is no mention anywhere in the Bible of a seven year tribulation.

According to Strong’s Concordance the Greek word translated tribulation in these two passages appears 45 times in the New Testament and tribulation is the English word of choice in 21 of them, including the two above.

It comes from a root meaning “to press” as grapes are pressed. When used metaphorically it can mean oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, hardship, or trouble. But while tribulation is the word that appears in both these verses, their intent is completely different.

What Does That Mean?

In John 16:33 Jesus said, in effect, that becoming a believer doesn’t mean your troubles are over. Troubles are characteristic of this world and as long as you’re in it you’ll have them. But He has overcome this world and through faith in Him you will over come it too.


He was referring to the fact that because of our faith we can have peace even in times of trouble (Phil 4:4-7). First because we know he’s working everything in our lives together for our good (Romans 8:28) and second because one day this will all be over and we’ll live in a state of eternal peace and happiness with Him. Therefore we should focus on that world not this one
(2 Cor. 4:16-18). When you read the passage in context you can see that John 16:33 is meant for the entire Church Age and addresses individuals and our individual live

A DIFFERENT MATTER

But Matt. 24:21 is a different matter altogether.

First of all it applies to a specific period of time, commencing on the heels of the abomination of desolation (Matt. 24:15) and ending just before the 2nd Coming (Matt. 24:29). And Jesus prefaced the word tribulation with “great” saying nothing like it has ever happened in the history of the world, or ever will happen again.

From other references we know the Great Tribulation will last for 3 ½ years and will be far more severe than anyone can imagine. So much so that if the Lord doesn’t return to put an end to it, not a single human will survive (Matt. 24:22)

So as far as the Bible is concerned, there are two kinds of tribulation.

The first is the general condition of our fallen creation. Hardship, illness, persecution and other kinds of unfair treatment, and a general state of uncertainty characterize our world.

These are facts of human life that to a greater or lesser extent have impacted all human beings throughout the Age of Man. This is the tribulation Jesus spoke of in John 16:33. Of the 21 times the word tribulation appears in the New Testament (KJV) 16 of them are in this context.

Read more here

Blessings
Yaddy

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Not so prodigal......

We often hear the parable about the prodigal son, and how, he finally came to his senses and realised he would be better off with even working for his dad, than where he was.

But there is another side to this story too......

We also read that the father stood every day watching for his son......

I know a family....of whom the parents are forever helping their son.......He gets into trouble........ they help him out...time and again.....


This father in the parable, could have easily sent a servant to go and look for him, after a while...... I would not even be surprised if he sent some one, one of his servants, maybe.....to check on his son.....

and then the servant could have come and told him, the father, how the son was doing.....

he could then have sent a servant again to fetch the son home and help him out again......

but he did not......

That is also a lesson for us as parents to learn.......

If our children decide to “do their own thing” like the son in this parable,

we should let them....

I know....I know.....

it is not always the easiest thing to do..... it would be so very hard, for a parent to allow them to muddle through without jumping in to “help”

them out of the problems they got themselves into, in the first place.

This father was a rich man, it did not seem to be a problem to him to give the younger son his share....it did not send him broke......But......

The father was there......

waiting and watching.....

every day.....we read in the Bible......

but.......

he waited till the son came to his own conclusions that he needed to go home...no matter what!


Then.....the son knew dad was there.......but the son figured that out all by himself......not with prompting from his dad.....

So.....what I am getting at is this.....we are always there.......for our children.....

but it’s not always a good thing, to help them out of the trouble they get themselves into!

And this young man surely was.......getting into some really deep trouble.....going by what we read in the Bible.....

He surely was living it up.....like some young people today, still do too......and if mum and dad are always there, to get them back out of the soup they got themselves in,

How do you think they would take it if they knew they could NOT depend on mum and or dad, to help them out yet again?

It seems to me, it would be best, to let them figure it out for themselves and in so doing they will have learnt their lessons well!
Blessings
Yaddy

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Who Told You About The Grace of God? - Part 3


Really good one....brought tears to my eyes, I don't know about you!
Blessings
Yaddy

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Studying the Psalms...

I don’t know about you, but I hear there are so many people who ask for prayers, sometimes I pray for them, and sometimes I don’t.


I have family who are not saved, I have friends who are not saved...


We are studying the book of Psalms, just started actually.....and the first 4 psalms are about David praying to God about how bad a time he is having.

In Psalm 5 he starts with:
“Give ear to my words, O Jehovah,
Consider my meditation.
2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God;
For unto thee do I pray.
3 O Jehovah, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice;
In the morning will I order my prayer unto thee, and will keep watch.
4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness


He says “I cry with my voice”

Sometimes I feel we need to speak our prayers out loud.

Mostly I sit in my chair and the prayer goes through my mind.....


But since our study, I have felt the need to maybe speak out loud.
I pray that Jesus might come soon, because I am so weary of the way the world is going.....

but then I thank Him that He has not come yet, so there is a chance for those of my loved ones, to still have a chance to come to Him.

In Romans ch 11 v 25: we read “For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery-- so that you will not be wise in your own estimation-- that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;”

I understand that to mean that as soon as the number of believers has reached God’s number..... the rapture will happen...... which could be anytime!

And I do believe it is soon, the way the world and society is going, we seem to be well and truly in the book of Revelations, so whatever “they” say what will happen in 30 or 40 years time, it is not in revelations so it can’t happen.

We need to urgently pray for those who are still lost.

Blessings
Yaddy

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017

It's Sunday, today!

One Sunday, I stood by the gurgling stream that wends its way through our North London community, delighting in the beauty it brings to our otherwise built-up area.

I felt myself relax as I watched the cascading water and listened to the birds chirping.

I paused to give the Lord thanks for how He helps us to find rest for our souls.

The Lord instituted a time of Sabbath—a time for rest and renewal—for His people in the ancient Near East because He wanted them to thrive.

As we see in the book of Exodus, He tells them to sow their fields for six years and rest on the seventh.

So too with working six days and resting on the seventh.

His way of life set apart the Israelites from other nations, for not only they but also the foreigners and slaves in their households were allowed to follow this pattern.

In our faith and service....rest is as important as work!

We can approach our day of rest with expectancy and creativity, welcoming the chance to worship and do something that feeds our souls, which will vary according to our preferences.

Some will like to play games; some to garden; some to share a meal with friends and family; some to take an afternoon nap.


How can we rediscover the beauty and richness of setting apart a day to rest, if that’s missing from our lives?

The reality of our need of rest is reinforced by Jesus’s invitation in Matthew 11:28–30, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Jesus speaks of life’s burdens and His provisions for us (an easy yoke and a light burden), and that is good. Notice, however, that the rest He offers is not simply found in the cessation of activity or release from burdens. It is found in actively seeking His presence and His provision for our lives. Jesus speaks of rest “for [our] souls” which is far more than mere relaxing.

It is the rest that replenishes us in the core of our being. This is the ultimate goal of Sabbath—a rest that recuperates the heart and restores the spirit.

Bill Crowder ( from "our daily bread")
Blessings
Yaddy

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

This is from a very dear friend of mine who went home to be with Jesus.

She tells it this way:

“ When I was 7 years of age my dad had me carry boxes out to the burn barrel, behind the apartment building where we lived.

He started the fire, and I started to walk away, when he said, “You come back here, and help me......throw these books in the fire!”

I grabbed one to throw in, and noticed it was a Bible. I watched my dad throw some in and I thought I saw the Bibles bleeding. In my mind, I saw Jesus crying, and felt like He was.

I wasn't going to throw the Bible into the fire, instead I said to him, “Why can't we just put these on peoples porches by their door?” I kept giving him ideas, but he shot them all down and kept throwing the Bibles in and tried to convince me that it was red dye from the Bibles I was seeing, and not blood!

I just left and went back inside, feeling bad for Jesus.

My dad always hit me with his belt whenever I disobeyed him, and always grounded me, but nothing like that happened that day.

I believe Jesus saved me from punishment from my dad.

I'm not sure if there is a connection, but many years later, dad left and abandoned my mum.

He started to have problems 7 years later, and then was diagnosed with leukemia. A blood disease, of which he finally died in 2008.

The point I was making was that, I knew when I was 7 years old, Jesus watches all the time, and I think I reminded my dad of that, but I knew that he 'knew' all the time, because he justified all the things he did that were wrong.

I think that's how it is with most of us, when we don't want to give up a sin and we know that Jesus is watching.

We justify it, as if Jesus is okay With what we are doing.

There's only one thing left in my life that I do that with......that I'm still working on......

It's when I'm watching certain types of movies....you know....what goes into your mind.....defiles the heart.....There are lots of movies we should not be watching, but we do!

I have to stop doing this, but Right now, I am still confined to my home 24/7, but as soon as I get my surgery, then wait 3 months after that,

then I can go out and do projects, maybe even get a job.

I am so sick of not being able to get out and do anything....All there is at the moment is T.V. Or the computer.

I'm sure everything will happen in God's time, hopefully it's soon!

Praying that it's soon because I am depressed and frustrated...”

(Not long after this she was called to her eternal home where she is happy and healthy, she never did get that operation she was so waiting for...didn't need it where she is now.)

Miss you, beautiful Suzanne.

Blessings
Yaddy

Mid-East Prophecy Update – July 2nd, 2017


Blessings
Yaddy

Saturday, July 1, 2017

He Who - Part 2 // Isaiah 41:1-29



In March Pastor Jack started this as part 1....now he has finally started part 2
I pray you will be blessed as much as I was, listening to this.....
I will also try and post part 3 if he does it!
Blessings
Yaddy

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The last words of Steve Jobs – (Microsoft GEO

The last words of Steve Jobs – (Microsoft GEO)




I have come to the pinnacle of success in business.

In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success.

However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.

At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death.

In the dark, when I look at the green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.
Only now, do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.

It should be something more important:

For example....stories of love..... art....... dreams of my childhood.

No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being.......just like me.

God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us......and not illusions, built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me.

I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.

This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, He will give strength and light to go ahead.

Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.

What is the world's most expensive bed?

The hospital bed.

You.......if you have money...... you can hire someone to drive your car....... but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.

Material things lost can be found.

But one thing you can never find when you lose: life.

Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls.

Please treasure your family love.... love for your spouse......love for your friends...

Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.

Steve Jobs

Sunday, June 25, 2017

I don't help my wife!!!

A friend came to my house for coffee, we sat and talked about life.

At some point in the conversation, I said, “I’m going to wash the dishes and I’ll be right back.”

He looked at me as if I had told him I was going to build a space rocket.

Then he said to me with admiration but a little perplexed: “I’m glad you help your wife, I do not help because when I do, my wife does not praise me.

Last week I washed the floor and..... "no thanks.”

I went back to sit with him and explained that I did not “help” my wife.

Actually, my wife does not need help......... she needs a partner.

I am a partner at home and through that (because of society) are divided functions, but it is not a “help” to do household chores.

I do not help my wife clean the house...... because I live here too and I need to clean it too.


I do not help my wife to cook...... because I also want to eat and I need to cook too.


I do not help my wife wash the dishes after eating..... because I also use those dishes.


I do not help my wife with our children...... because they are also my children and my job is to be a father.


I do not help my wife to wash, spread or fold clothes...... because the clothes are also mine and my children.


I am not a help at home, I am part of the house.

And as for praising, I asked my friend when it was the last time after his wife finished cleaning the house....washing clothes.....changing bed sheets....bathing their children...cooking.... organizing.... etc.

You said.... "thank you?" Not just a thank you.....

But a thank you of the type: "Wow, sweetheart !!! You are fantastic!!!"


Does that seem absurd to you?

Are you looking strange?

When you, once in a lifetime, cleaned the floor, you expected in the least, a prize of excellence with great glory … why?

You never thought about that, my friend?

Maybe because for you, the macho culture has shown that everything is her job.

Perhaps you have been taught that all this must be done without you having to move a finger?

Then praise her as you wanted to be praised, in the same way, with the same intensity.

Give her a hand, behave like a true companion, not as a guest who only comes to eat, sleep, bathe and satisfy needs … Feel at home.

In his house.

The real change of our society begins in our homes, let us teach our sons and daughters the real sense of fellowship! “
(Author unknown but truly awesome…)

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

A friend of mine was at a boat sale. He was kind of interested in buying a boat.

He got to talking to the salesman, and as things go, one thing led to another and the salesman discovered my friend was a Christian.

"Tell me," the salesman began, "Why are you Christians so much against homosexuality?"

My friend was a bit surprised at the question, but he felt led by the Holy Spirit and answered,

"See this boat? Well, it's made to go into the water and float and run around in the lake....Now, no matter how hard I try to ride it on the road, it's not going to go for me is it?

Why? Because it is made to go on water.....it's the same with what you asked me about! It's not made for that!"


Salesman was impressed and happy with the answer, so my friend told me.
Blessings
Yaddy

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Amir's teaching "God's Calendar", June 10, 2017



Amir speak English, the interpreter speaks Spanish, both very good and so worth a listen to!
Blessings
Yaddy

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Just to show that God really is GOD......

We read in the Old Testament: the book of 1 kings 13 v 1 & 2: "And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of Jehovah unto Beth-el: and Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense. 2 And he cried against the altar by the word of Jehovah, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith Jehovah: Behold, a son shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he sacrifice the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men’s bones shall they burn upon thee."( The man of God spoke to the altar, verse 2... while Jeroboam was standing there....God was so upset with him, he did not want to speak to him so “the man of God” spoke to the altar)”

This was told Jeroboam approx. 920 BC

300 years later: 2 Kings 13 v 15:16: “Furthermore, the altar that was at Bethel and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin, had made, even that altar and the high place he broke down. Then he Josiah demolished its stones, ground them to dust, and burned the Asherah.

16 Now when Josiah turned, he saw the graves that were there on the mountain, and he sent and took the bones from the graves and burned them on the altar and defiled it according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these things.”

Then in...... Isaiah 44 God says:
"Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.

15 Then it becomes something for a man to burn, so he takes one of them and warms himself; he also makes a fire to bake bread. He also makes a god and worships it; he makes it a graven image and falls down before it.

16 Half of it he burns in the fire; over this half he eats meat as he roasts a roast and is satisfied. He also warms himself and says, “Aha! I am warm, I have seen the fire.”

17 But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image. He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god.”


It sounds to me like God is being sarcastic here.....watching what men are doing.... cutting a tree which he has planted, using half to cook on and keep him warm and the other half he cuts an image, and worships it and says this is my god!


So God shows Himself by predicting 150 years ahead of time in the next chapter what He is going to do!

Then, in Isiah 45: " Thus saith Jehovah to his anointed, to Cyrus,(God said this 200 years before Cyrus was born...he was the the powerful king of Persia (559–529 b.c.) who released the Jewish captives to return to Jerusalem after he had made the Persians the dominant nation in the ancient world..)
whose right hand I have taken, to subdue nations before him, and I will loose the loins of kings; to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut:

2 I will go before thee, and make the rough places smooth; I will break in pieces the doors of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron;

3 and I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that it is I, Jehovah, who call thee by thy name, even the God of Israel.

4 For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel my chosen, I have called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.

5 I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there is no God. I will gird thee, though thou hast not known me;

6 that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none besides me: I am Jehovah, and there is none else.

7 I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I am Jehovah, that doeth all these things.

God truly is the all knowing all powerful GOD
Blessings
Yaddy

P.S. I have been away for a couple of weeks, travelled 2500km's and God was truly with me, keeping me safe, and bringing me safely back home...

Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 14th, 2017



Bless you
Yaddy

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

No matter what you say, your body is not your own!

You know, I am so tired of all these young women, who claim that,

"It's my body, I can do what I want with it..."


That is so not true......maybe if they started reading the Bible...God's word...they would think differently!

1 Corinthians 6 The Body Is the Lord’s

In verses 19 and 20, we read...."Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?

20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.


Blessings

Yaddy

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Eyewitness Testimony That’ll Make You Never Doubt the Resurrection Again.....

Christianity's core belief is that the Son of God took on human form, died for our sins..... and then rose from the dead to give us eternal life.

But if Jesus Christ didn't come back to life, it undoes His claim to be the all-powerful, eternal Son of God, Savior and Messiah.  

So, Christianity hangs on the Resurrection.


To believe the events around that first Easter, you pretty much have to believe that Jesus did indeed exist and that the New Testament can be trusted.

At the Impact 360 school in Pine Mountain, Georgia, Prof. Jonathan Morrow preps college-bound Christians in how to fight with the facts of their faith.

Jesus Isn't Just in the Bible......

He told CBN News, "Investigating the Resurrection is a historical question that you can do with eyes wide open; it's not a blind faith kind of thing, like believing in the Easter Bunny or a lucky rabbit's foot.  

This is real world kind of stuff.  And you can investigate the data for it." 

Morrow added, "So when it comes to the Resurrection, we say 'Well, how do we know Jesus existed?' Some people even doubt that.

 The fact is, we have far more sources for Jesus of Nazareth than we do for many historical figures in the first century.  

We have at least 18. Twelve of those are non-Christian sources."


There's more evidence Jesus existed than Julius Caesar. Anyone doubt Caesar existed?


As for the Scriptures, Prof. Darrell Bock of the Dallas Theological Seminary explained that any piece of a surviving ancient work is called a manuscript. And more ancient pages or fragments of the Bible have survived by far than any other book from antiquity.

"It's exceptional," Bock said. "You're talking about over 5,800 Greek manuscripts, over 8,000 Latin manuscripts. Most books that we work with in the ancient world have maybe at best a dozen manuscripts." 
Jonathan Morrow is a defender of the faith, the literal meaning of "apologist."  But he says Christians shouldn't just defend the faith and the Resurrection. They should embrace it and let it change their lives

more here

Blessings
Yaddy

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Even on the cross, Jesus forgave......

From "Our daily bread"

In the first century, the common attire for a Jewish man included five pieces of clothing—

shoes,

turban,

belt,

loincloth,

and outer tunic.

After crucifying Jesus, the soldiers divided the Saviour’s garments as their spoils for performing the task.

After each took a portion of clothing, one remained........the tunic.

Doe this mean that even the loincloth was taken—and Jesus’s last shred of human dignity with it?

In a heartbreaking fulfillment of David’s messianic song,

they stripped Jesus naked and then gambled for the tunic.( nothing like the statues and pictures you see in Roman Catholic churches)

In Psalm 22:17–18, where crucifixion was prophetically described some 600 years before it was invented, David said it would be so:

“All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.”


The soldiers gambled for all they could get, unaware of the fact that mere feet away Christ was freely forgiving and giving all He had out of love for them.

Forgiveness lies at the heart of the Christian faith, with our Saviour extending forgiveness even when He was dying on the cross.

Jesus loved those who had nailed Him there, uttering a prayer asking His Father to forgive them.

He didn’t hang on to bitterness or anger, but showed grace and love to those who had wronged Him.


This is a fitting time to consider before the Lord any people we might need to forgive as we follow Jesus’s example in extending His love to those who hurt us.

When we ask God through His Spirit to help us forgive, He will come to our aid—even if we take what we think is a long time to forgive. When we do, we are freed from the prison of in-forgiveness.

We don't have to forget, as long as there is no bitterness in the remembering......




Blessings
Yaddy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mathew 26....

Matthew 26
1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,


2 "Ye know that after two days is the feast of the pass-over, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified." ( Having been with Him these 3 years, and hearing Him mention things like this quite a few times, you'd think they knew what He was talking about, right?)

3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.

5 "But" they said, "Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people." (It was actually a pagan feast the Romans were celebrating their goddess "Ishtar" also known as "Astarte")


6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.

8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, "To what purpose is this waste?

9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor."


10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, "Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.

11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her".

14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,

15 And said unto them, "What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?"

And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
Blessings
Yaddy

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Television shows!

There is a lot of rubbish on TV and I watch very little of it.

I tend to watch pre-recorded shows, which sometimes are on late, hence the pre-recording.

Some of the reality shows are just bizarre and I couldn’t bear to waste my precious time watching them and don’t get me started on series such as Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead or Vikings, or even shows like Harry Potter.

However there are many people who love these shows and can give you an episode by episode rundown.

As an adult and Christian I make a decision on what I watch and what I choose not to watch — however what is on my list may vary from other Christians to what is considered suitable. I enjoy British crime, but I know that others think that this genre is very unsuitable.

But the most important thing is that we are not compelled to watch anything and have the power to turn off the TV, not own a TV and not go to the movies to watch a particular film.

No one is forcing us to watch anything.

I am not going to sit in judgment of others who make different choices to me, they will have to answer to God when the time comes. However, we all should have this verse firmly in our minds when we make our chose, whether that be a film, TV series, book or the company we keep:

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
Blessings
Yaddy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Why not???


Matt, about 40, let me know in a coffeeshop outreach conversation that, while he didn’t really know if God or an afterlife existed, he would be willing to talk about the possibility.

I asked “Have you ever had any sort of spiritual experience?” He thought about it a minute. “Actually, now that I think about it, I did.”

I thought he might tell me a story of a near-death experience, or an encounter with a spirit, or a strange dream.

But what he told me was better than all that.

“There was a time, years ago, when I had committed a very serious sin. I tried to hide it and ignore it, but couldn’t. I finally confessed and asked for forgiveness. I felt a wave of relief come over me, like I’d never felt before. I really felt forgiven.”



As Matt told me about it I could tell he was reliving the memory, and he became much warmer to the things of God.

Whether that original feeling of forgiveness was a genuine born-again experience or just a taste of what could be isn’t for me to decide, but what I do know is it has left him open to at least talking about the possibility that God exists, and by the end of our conversation he was talking more like it was an established fact.

I see this often, people who are fairly cold to spiritual things at first but warming up to it as memories of past experiences with God start to take over the urgency of the here and now.

As Christians, we know the importance of our quiet time with God in prayer and with His word, taking a breather every so often from our problems and preoccupations to remember who He is and what He has done in history and in our own lives.

Why shouldn’t we help those outside of faith to do the same thing?
Thanks Jeff Reiman
Blessings'
Yaddy

Russia Warns Israel They will Use Tactical Nukes


Blessings
Yaddy

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 29th, 2017



Pastor is good, I have this foreboding feeling as well, so I will just wait and see
Blessings
Yaddy

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New movie...."The Shack"

Before Watching The Shack Movie, Read This – The “Inspiration” Behind the Movie and Eugene Peterson’s Connection!

By Warren B. Smith

The Shack Movie
I was drawn into the New Age Movement years ago by books and lectures containing parabolic stories that were not unlike The Shack.

They felt spiritually uplifting as they tackled tough issues and talked about God’s love and forgiveness. They seemed to provide me with what I spiritually needed as they gave me much needed hope and promise. Building on the credibility they achieved through their inspirational and emotive writings, my New Age authors and teachers would then go on to tell me that “God” is “in” everyone and everything.

I discovered that author William P. Young does exactly the same thing in The Shack.

He moves through his very engaging and emotional story to eventually present this same New Age teaching that God is “in” everything.

But I am getting ahead of myself.

Let me first provide some background material concerning this key New Age doctrine that “God is in everything.” A good place to start is with Eugene Peterson, the author of the controversial Bible paraphrase "The Message".

After all, Peterson’s enthusiastic endorsement of The Shack is featured right under the author’s name on the front cover.

Ironically, it was Peterson’s endorsement that caused me to be immediately suspicious of The Shack.

Through his questionable paraphrasing of the Bible, Peterson had already aligned himself in a number of areas with New Age/New Spirituality teachings. One obvious example is where he translated a key verse in the Lord’s Prayer to read “as above, so below” rather than “in earth, as it is in heaven.” “As above, so below” is a term that I was very familiar with from my previous involvement in the New Age movement. This esoteric saying has been an occult centre piece for nearly five thousand years.

It is alleged by New Age metaphysicians to be the key to all magic and all mysteries. It means that God is not only transcendent—“out there”— but He is also immanent—“in” everyone and everything.

But, as I found out just before abandoning the deceptive teachings of the New Age for the Truth of biblical Christianity, God is not “in” everyone and everything.

The Bible makes it clear that man is not divine and that man is not God (Ezekiel 28:2, Hosea 11:9, John 2:24-25, etc.) In my book Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Church, I quoted the editors of New Age Journal as they defined “as above, so below” in their book, As Above, So Below:

“As above, so below, as below, so above.” This maxim implies that the transcendent God beyond the physical universe and the immanent God within ourselves are one.2
My concern about Peterson’s undiscerning use of “as above, so below” in the Lord’s Prayer was underscored when the 2006 bestseller, The Secret, showcased this same occult/New Age phrase. In fact, it was the introductory quote at the very beginning of the book. By immediately featuring “as above, so below” the author Rhonda Byrne was telling her readers in definite New Age language that “God is in everyone and everything.” Towards the end of the book, The Secret puts into more practical words what the author initially meant by introducing the immanent concept of “as above, so below.” On page 164, The Secret tells its readers—“You are God in a physical body.”
Most significantly, in his book The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, New Age leader Benjamin Crème reveals that a New World Religion will be based on this foundational “as above, so below” teaching of immanence—this idea that God is “in” everyone and everything: read more here
Blessings
Yaddy

Monday, January 23, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

How Israelis Feel - True Jewish Soul

This is the follow up from the previous video! Blessings Yaddy

Will Obama make his Move Against Israel?

very interesting to listen to! bless you Yaddy

Sunday, January 8, 2017

2017 By Tommy Nelson

1 hour of truth...very good Blessings Yaddy

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Years Eve Bible Prophecy Q&A

a bit long, but good nevertheless! blessings Yaddy