Thursday, October 12, 2017

God in Jesus Christ Restores What the Locusts Have Taken in Your Life! & A Prayer of Salvation!

pictures of jesus greg olson hope horizon

~Christ Jesus Looking at His Ever-Increasing Kingdom~
      All of the Earth and Heavens are His, and
Every Person and Thing Within It.
  He is our Creator.
   Jehovah- Jireh,  
     our Provider.  

He Loves You more than we can fully know yet. 
However!  Keep drawing near to Him,
and He will draw near to you!

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

James 4:8-10 English Standard Version (ESV)   

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

I Peter 5:10, English Standard Version, ESV

(Picture above of Jesus by Greg Olsen THANK YOU!

              ~I can see God's honor coming back to us, His reward,
Yes!- even His vindication to us for our sufferings in Christ Jesus!~

       It is clear: the strife, hurts, disappoints, deep grief: physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological wrong-doings will be made aright.  In fact, they are being made right now!  And it gets even better!

Can't you see it?  Have not you seen them even in your own life?  Sometimes we wonder and worry!  Will I ever get over the damage that has been done to me and mine, my beloved?
  &&&And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 ESV

Plus, Read and relish Psalm 91, my favorite!  If you need reassurance, here it is!
Psalm 91
Today, it has become even more obvious how the Almighty has and is restoring ease and even honor to our church; this- because of the Honor and Glory that was bestowed on our omnipotent God through His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!  God is always steadfast, sure, and true!  He will give you back what the locusts have taken (Joel 2:25) <<<See toward the end of this posting, the portion from Joel in the Scripture and link to my friend who says this verse, which is greatly encouraging to us.  

       We have gone through a long time of many hurts and deep wounds to our congregation and families.  It seems as though each way we turn, we are pressed at every side and corner.  Perhaps especially in the last few years (even prior, I will explain shortly), each and every person I am aware has extreme difficulties of life pressing in.  It is almost incomprehensible, except that we know humankind has struggled and suffered since we left the Garden of Eden.  
However, God finds the Way for us!  Through Jesus, the Only One Who was and is able to redeem you and me!  He also provides His Help each day, for His mercies are new each day!  
Sometimes we are in a valley for what seems a long, long time, but there are sprigs of beauty, as in a bouquet, along the way.  Then, keeping our eyes fully on the Lord, we come to a parting in the valley, and we begin to soar higher and higher, closer to the mountaintop!  
Have you also had those times where you feel that you are on a roller coaster?  Up one minute or day, then down again.  I strongly encourage you to read, Oswald's Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest (see right here just below), one of the very, very best daily, Christian devotionals you will ever find.  It is deep in meaning, accurate in the Truth of the Bible, and you will be challenged.
My Utmost for His Highest, classic devotional
My Utmost for His Highest, updated devotional

Have the Utter Joy and Life of a Relationship with the Son of God, Jesus Christ!

Having a personal relationship with God in Jesus Christ is the one and only answer that will help you through Life on Earth and then get you to the right place, Heaven, where you continue to be and live gloriously in God's Holy Kingdom.  The opposite of accepting Christ Jesus is a path to nowhere.  You will go to the complete opposite of Heaven, which is Hell.  Works on Earth cannot get you in to Heaven; leading a "good life" does not enable you to live with the LORD in bliss and beauty forever and ever.  Please, Friends, do NOT believe the lies of Satan and his demons, nor the lies of popular belief that abound around us and inundate us every day in this fallen world.
In our daily lives as well as what we see evidenced throughout our nation and the entire world, we see strife and disaster at every corner.
Be prepared and do not take your afterlife for granted: that you will just slip away quietly into nothingness or any such nonsense.  There will be many who wish desperately that they had taken what they heard and saw about Jesus Christ to heart, immediately! and accepted His loving grace and mercy, to be in fellowship with God, always and forever.
I am more grateful of my Salvation than any other thing or person.  I love my husband and children with every fiber of my being, but I have nothing if I do not have God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  I have such blessed assurance that He is mine for eternity.  I am safe and will be at my true Home one day when He says it is time.
Then, having great trust and faith in the Only One Who possesses the ability to give Salvation to our children and ourselves, each one of us, one at a time telling the LORD, "Yes, Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God, the Messiah, and You died on the cross for me- were resurrected, and now live at the right hand of the Father.  Your Holy Spirit now lives within me!" 
(Pray ^^^A Salvation Prayer at the end of today's posting.)

God's Help and Love are Real, Palpable

       I think there is no deeper wound than the physical loss of a loved one.  Yes, divorce and other "leavings" in our lives cut deeper than we can express.  But the Lord God Almighty has His way and ways of softening the hurts and loss.  He can give us that peace that passes understanding.  Here is a short explanation of this Truth of the Lord happening in my husband's and my life together in a very personal, magnificent manner.

       Royce and I experienced the Lord's amazing, miraculous and completely real Peace in a very real, even palpable way to us fourteen years ago. Two times from a single auto accident, the orthopedic surgeon told me that I might lose my leg with the broken tibia and fibula.  I had another great doctor for the broken neck I sustained.  Some of the hurts involved a broken tail bone, retrograde amnesia, etc. 

       As I was going into the operating room that particular day, "You might lose your leg if this procedure does not work- not today, though."  When I was recuperating at the hospital, Royce took me home early because he said, "We have to get you out of this place!"  Royce immediately checked me room was in the basement, and there was such a feeling of oppression.  The staff at this hospital treated me exceedingly well where I spent the first month after the crash and then at various times for therapies and surgeries for the next two years- rehabilitation went on longer.  Believe me, growing closer to Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, was exponential during this time and since- actually, just prior to the accident, also.  I have many true stories of God's faithfulness and lovingkindness...

       When we returned home, I fell into the worst depression that I have ever experienced.  As Royce was nursing my wound that night, he said, "Donna, you have to help me.  I cannot do this all by myself!"  We continued praying, prayed! and asked for more prayer help from family, friends, and church.  Within the time over the weekend before we went to see the dr. again, I woke up that Monday and truly felt in the most powerful way that I ever had before in life- &&&That Peace that Passes Understanding. Philippians 4:7 (whole chapter given) (You can see below +++the link that takes you to the posting that has more about what happened next when God did the impossible but exactly what He promises in that peace that passes understanding!)

If you need to accept Christ's Salvation, please take the most important moment of your Life here and later, to take Jesus' Salvation. God chose to give us free will- He will not overstep your choice, even if that is to reject His Son, Jesus, the Lamb of God, the Only Holy One Who could save us, that is, each individual who has ever lived, lives, or will live.  God is merciful, loving, and just.  He is the great Judge Who judges each human being perfectly.  Do NOT gamble with Life.  If you are sincere and want Jesus as your personal Savior, please read this prayer and tell God- or you can tell Him in your very own words.  The LORD sees our thoughts in detail- every whisper, every cry, every laugh, every newborn baby's birth, each suffering and every smile and Joy!

       ^^^A Prayer of Salvation
Oh, Heavenly Father!  I want You in my Life!  Please forgive me of my wrongdoings to others and myself, and to You, Father.  I want a new and better time now and for all of my days, even into eternity with You!  Challenges here will pale to being with You in Joy, plus You will help me each day.  I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, died on the cross for my sins, and He completely took them away from me and even You remember them no more.  He was resurrected and now intercedes for me in prayer in Heaven.  Jesus Christ is with me daily; Your Holy Spirit lives within me and helps me now in all ways. Thank You.  I want to abide with You and learn more about You in the Word, the Bible.  Please help me.  In Jesus' Name, Amen.

       I applaud your courage and bravery to step over that line of faith!  Do you or I know everything there is about God?  Of course not!!  But, we will learn and try each day, pray, find a great Bible-believing and Christ-believing warm fellowship of other Believers to enjoy Life together.  That is my hope.  Our Promise is in Christ Jesus :) 

<<<These verses are very important, so harken and lend your ear!
Joel 2:25-32 New King James Version (NKJV)
25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,[a]
My great army which I sent among you.
26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the Lord your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be put to shame.
27 Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel:
I am the Lord your God
And there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame.

God’s Spirit Poured Out

28 “And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:
Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
32 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.
For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance,
As the Lord has said,
Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.

>>>With thanks to Joni Ames, my dear, Christian friend whom I have heard say or write many times the Scripture of: Joel 2:25.  God bless you always; I know you may or may not be suffering right now, so remember what the Lord tells you in His Word, from the Holy Spirit, the fellowship- all of God's Ways!  As true believers in the LORD and Savior, we possess the mind of Christ!  
1 Corinthians 2  We love you.  Your gift of the Spirit in teaching and the prophetic have helped and grown many people of the faith, in Christ alone, closer to Him!  
WHAT I WOULD SAY TO MY BELOVED FAMILY Whose Salvation is Unsure: Have You Committed Your Life to Christ Jesus? PART ONE
May the Love of Our LORD Jesus infuse you with His grace and goodness.  
His mercies endure forever! 
Donna M.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Help My Grown Child Get Well, LORD! Please Heal Her! We Love Our Children with Passion and Abandon. A Salvation Prayer! Poem.

I love this picture.....little girl (me) so happy to be with Jesus, who tenderly holds her (me).  E

Christ Jesus Lifts Our Precious Ones Up With His Love, Mercy, Compassion, Healing and all that God is and has- unlimited and boundless power and magnificence, full of grace upon grace, Who is just, all-powerful, omnipresent and omniscient.  You will see all of these qualities and more when you read today's posting of a true happening with Jesus for a mother, Sandy Hill, and her grown child, Emery.

Sandy is one of those rare, lifetime and dear, close friends- one whom I have admired, loved and shared friendship since we were seventh graders at the young age of 12 years old.  I could not be more blessed that Sandy and I have a group of girlfriends/chums, who still keep in touch and get together whenever we are able.  Now that our children are fully grown, it is easier to meet from places around the United States.

Sandy is extra special to me because she is so kind, caring, and above all, has a deep faith in Jesus Christ.  We share in that single-minded fellowship; there is nothing else like it because faith in Jesus, the Messiah, is matchless and forever.  I value her highly for encouraging me in our Lord and Savior.
We want everyone to have the Promise of God to live forever with Him in Heaven!  Please see,
***A Salvation Prayer*** toward the end of today's posting.

Young child or fully grown, we parents never, never give up or let go of our daughters and sons!  They are more precious than any fading gold or silver could ever be! 
Acts 3:6-7 New International Version (NIV) 6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”  7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 

One of the strongest bonds of humanity is a parent's love.  We get a glimpse of how God- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- LOVE/S us more than anything, beyond any comparison.  There is no greater love than the love of God Who lay down the life of His Son, Jesus, and Jesus willingly took that upon Himself to set us free!

John 5:19-24 English Standard Version (ESV):
The Authority of the Son
19 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father[a] does, that the Son does likewise. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel. 21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. 22 For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

~~~God with Sandy and Emery~~~

Here is Sandy's wonderful telling of when God came down to Sandy in a dream when she was sitting near her daughter Emery at the hospital, where Emery was so very ill.  Please, Friends, continue praying for Emery who is right now getting the best medical tests with top specialists.  We expect and claim complete Healing in the Name above all, Christ Jesus, Jehovah Rapha (Hebrew for God the Healer) for Sweet Emery!>>>

Pleading with God to bring healing and relief from her extreme pain, I despairingly
released Emery to Him as a loving mother who knew her near-unbearable physical
suffering. Praying in the dark with her in the next room, I must have fallen asleep. That
is when I saw Jesus above me, descending from an open dome in all His splendor. He
leaned through the dome and stretched His arms toward my reclined, limp daughter
who was dressed in her own white robe and He lifted her before me. Still weak with pain
and discomfort, yet I was encouraged that He had come to heal Emery and make her
strong again. Hope was restored and I was cautiously rejoicing. With that, I woke up. A
bit confused by what I had just experienced, that sense of peace we only receive from
the Holy Spirit flooded through me. No longer afraid that I would lose my precious child,
I was willing to trust that God would give Emery the strength to fight through the pain.
Her "healing was in Christ!"
Today she is finding strength and ways to live with her digestive disorder. Emery
returned to the work she loved sooner than expected.
Most importantly, Emery has a deep-rooted relationship with her Lord and Saviour. She
surrounds herself with good and Godly people and reaches out to those who need a
kind word or deed.
Emery's refinement came through her suffering but Jesus' healing will allow her to turn
that suffering into an outreach to others. Now that's what we call a "blessing!"
Love You & Love in Christ,
Your forever friend,

I love you so, Sandy!!!  Always and forever, and thank you immensely for sharing this dream that God gave you.  I really cannot find the right word/s to express how special and promising it is; what hope it gives us all.  There is nothing like seeing and hearing from our Lord.  This is how much He loves Emery, Dave- your husband- and you, your whole family.  Praise Him mightily!!!  God loves each person this much.  When we say, "Yes!" to God about Jesus Christ, His limitless Love surrounds us as He walks daily with us.

***A Salvation Prayer***

Dear Father in Heaven, I want to know You and to be with You forever one day when I leave this first part of my Life.  I believe that Your Son, Jesus, died to take away my sin.  You are Holy, and Jesus is the Lamb of God, the Only ever Perfect God and yet fully Perfect Man.  He came to die on the cross, to be resurrected, then to be with many people here before He ascended to Your right hand to intercede for each of us.  I have made mistakes, and I want Your forgiveness.  I know that the Holy Spirit Who came- that is why Jesus ascended to Heaven- will be in my heart and mind and give me help, guidance, and comfort, understanding of the Word.  Thank You!  In Jesus' Name, Amen!


God just keeps healing me,

God just keeps healing you.

If we only could conceive

Of the many healings we receive!

Taking for granted

His daily miracles-

So many, uncountable…

But His heart is so full,

And His mercy and power

So boundless.

Yes, God just keeps healing me,

And He keeps healing you.

If only we could fathom

His never-ending love.

Only Christ Jesus

Shows us the way to the Father

Through our Savior’s sacrifice- for us,

We can accept the truth that, yes…

God just keeps healing me,

God just keeps healing you.

Donna M.
September 28, 2003
Copyright 2009 

Thank you so much to Pinterest for this gorgeous picture of Jesus with a little girl, one of His own!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

In Israel the Good LORD Has Seven Times Increased Spectacularly Its Readership (Page Views) & A Salvation Prayer & A Pertinent Update!

picture jesus christ greg olson joy lord

Our Lord Almighty is a Wonder-Working God!  He is the only One Who could make these occurrences happen for a three-year period this coming June. My blog, The Healing is Always Christ, is four and one-half years old.

One day in the spring of 2014 in looking over the countries and postings, within the statistics of this blog, I said to God, "Could we have a few more page views from Israel, LORD?  Also, I would love to see more in Africa and South America."  These requests were earnest and heartfelt to my Savior.  God listened, and He did respond. 

Within a month or two of my prayer for more specific page views, I was looking to see what was happening- which countries, which postings, and how many.  What I saw stunned and overwhelmed me...There it was- 417 views during a one-day period- and more, during a 2-3 hour time period!  This number I had never seen prior for one day from all countries, let alone that many from one country, Israel!  A quite rare day for any one country, usually the U.S., but possibly a European nation, China, or Russia, would be 80-115 page views.  God had worked to the good for people in Israel, on a Sabbath, within 2-3 hours' time.
***(At the end of today's sharing, you may click the link/s to the three earlier postings: beginning with the aforementioned praying to the LORD for an increase in Israel, Africa, and South America through the time of the first several increases.)

GRAPH OF ISRAEL 7 TIMES Extremely High Page Views

These seven extremely unusual times are that because: no other country has ever come even close to these numbers (1) 417; (2) 568; (3) 714; (4) 897, (5) 932, (6) 1,030, and (7) 1,215.

A Pertinent Update!
The newest development of page views from the country of Israel was on April 10, 2017, as I have been writing this particular posting for a while... an 8th occurrence of extreme high- about 131 days this time since the last on December 2, 2016, (the time getting even shorter between intervals of happening) there were 1,027 page views!  I keep praying and thanking God! 

God cares about YOU, no matter what country you were born or reside!  He knew you and planned you BEFORE the foundations of the Earth as the Creator of All!  He wants you to be in Heaven with Him when that time comes.  He want to guide you each day, have you for His own, love and protect you, and He needs YOUR help in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Gospel of the Bible.  Bless you, Friend.

Only God Himself Could Orchestrate This Phenomenon

As you can see by the graph above, God has seven times! blessed His chosen people, the Jewish nation of Israel, with His Message of the Promised One, the Messiah~~~ Jesus Christ of Nazareth!  This happening is nothing short of astounding!  No man or woman could do such a feat.  Seven times, and now eight, within each particular day in a two-three hour period, God has enabled and encouraged hundreds of people living in Israel to read my humble blog...I do consider The Healing is Always Christ to be God's first ###(He led me Himself and with Christian friends and their prayer), and I am privileged to write it with His ideas and truths, his guidance, and of course His leading.  As a child in grade school, God instilled in me the love of writing, and I am extremely thankful!  I worried early on in this endeavor that I might run short of messages and themes.  However, I learned very quickly that, naturally, our LORD God is fully capable of giving us what we need for the course/s on which He plans and send us to accomplish!  He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow; To Him, a thousand days is as one, and vice versa, and He knows what is happening everywhere with each one of us at the same time- and in the future.  We do have free will, and we do pray for His unyielding Help! 

The Week before the Seventh Time with Israel- Highest Page Views from Countries
(Israel all in one day)

Nov 25, 2016 10:00 PM – Dec 2, 2016 9:00 PM NowDayWeekMonthAll

Page views
United States
United Kingdom

There are many amazing features, that can be seen, of this intentional work of the Holy Spirit with Israel.  Each time it has occurred, as I said, it is within one day and within a two-three hour time period on that specific day.  Every date the succeeding time and thereafter increases (slightly fewer with the most recent eighth- I am so grateful, no complaining)!  Also, of great note is that the time periods- between each significantly high number- are shorter; they are decreasing. Therefore, at first, the days were 162 (5 months) in between each occurrence, and now they are 136 and lastly 131 (4.3 months).  When I have shown other believers that the time is shortening between the increasingly higher page views from Israel, they believe that God is coming soon...and sooner!

Total Page Views Overall for This Blog, Currently and Up-to-Date
The last eight peaks are because of Israel's influx, including all of the people around the world who read here.  THANK YOU.

Graph of Blogger page views

God's love and intention toward us is demonstrated so beautifully in the Gospel, the Good News of His Son, Jesus Christ, coming to Earth to be the Lamb of God and shed His blood for our sins so that we do not have to die and go to Hell- we are redeemed in Him, alone!  Praise God for this GIFT of GOD in Christ Jesus.  Jesus did the suffering and sacrifice so that you and I can be redeemed forever in His Salvation Gift to you and to me.  He did this greatest act of Love for people who will accept Christ's Salvation, for those who need to re-commit to Him, and to encourage all Christians.

God knows every nation certainly~~~ every part, grain, and pebble of land, the whole Earth, His vast skies and places.  More to the point, He knows each of us- the ones He created- all about us: our likes and dislikes, our sighs and laughs, what we really think and do and dream.  He knows our thoughts: the goodness that we think and do, as well as the bad or not-so-good in thought and action.  He gives us free will to choose...  He knows if we believe in His Son, Jesus Christ, and take Him as our personal LORD and Savior, then we are the redeemed and sanctified in God Almighty. 

   You can do that now if you are not sure where you stand with God Almighty- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He wants you in His Kingdom now and forever.  It actually begins the moment you accept Christ into your Life and as you go forward becoming more and more like Jesus in thought, word, and deed each day.  Here is a Salvation Prayer that you may pray now and be certain that you are His forever and ever.  He knows, and you will know, without question!

Salvation Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,  I want to accept Salvation and to be with You in Heaven when that day comes.  I believe that Jesus died for me.  He was and IS both completely Man and God.  He took the pain and suffering for my sin, wrongdoings, missing the mark.  The blameless Jesus, the Lamb of God, arose from the grave three days later.  He walked amongst women and men, then 40 days later, arose to Heaven to sit at the right-hand of the Father, and so that the Holy Spirit of God could come to lead, guide and comfort here on Earth and to live within each believer's heart and mind at that moment we choose Christ, as now.  When I die, I will be immediately present with you, LORD!  Help me walk with You each day and to pass on the Gospel message to my family and others. 
In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Friend, you can pray this exact prayer- there are many- or say what is in your heart.  It is all directly to God where Jesus is interceding for us!

God bless and keep you for your decision for Christ Jesus.  It will not all be easy, but you will have a peace in your life that others and you can see and feel.  Each day, make the Way for me, Lord God.  I love You so!!!

***God's Magnificent Ways: the Power of Prayer for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a Salvation Prayer

***The LORD God Almighty is Restoring Himself to Israel and the Jewish People

***Afterword...God Has Increasing Numbers> 3 Distinctive Times/Days for Extremely High Page Views from Israel in One Year: Two Exact, 162-Day Interims + Salvation Prayer!!

###The Living Word Who is Jesus Christ Himself, Salvation Prayer, and The Holy Bible (Most popular post- this blog, Re-shared, Updated 02/15/2017)

Thank you, God is Real Today for this most lovely portrayal of Christ Jesus by Greg Olsen! 

In God We Trust, Donna M.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

FRIENDS, Accept God- Your Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah and Christ, Today! Be Sure to Go to Heaven with God! Easter, Good Friday, Every Day of Your Life into Forever! & A Salvation Prayer!


If you have already accepted Jesus Christ as Your Lord and your Savior, Rejoice!!  Praise Him!  God inhabits the praises of His people.
Psalm 22:3

If you need to recommit, do so, please!  You can get back on the right track, make a difference in your own life as well as your family's, loved ones, friends- and even your enemies- for the BEST.

If you do not believe or have not fully accepted Christ (unsure, half-heartedly), oh, please do accept Him now!  Death from this Earth? Assuredly! 
Only God knows how and when.

You truly are not your own, folks.  I did not bring myself into the world- this is my one life (no matter what some occult ideas say). 

I will die some day, and I know where I am going- straight to Heaven with my God, the Only One, the LORD Almighty~~~ I know that I am definitely joining my mother; I believe from our conversations and hope that my dad is awaiting me in Heaven; my Grandma and Grandpa Binder; my so sweet Grandpa McCoy, and I hope my Grandma McCoy, whom I adored my whole childhood; Uncle Jack and Aunt Velma; Uncle Paul and Aunt Helen; Aunts Virginia, Pearl, Ruth and Ruby and her husband- kind Uncle George (all of these aunts had Jesus-believing husbands who surely must be in Heaven); Aunt Opal, (twin to Ruby) who died as a very young child with Bright's Disease, whom I have not met yet; and Uncle Harry who died working in the oil fields with his dad and brothers before my mother was born, and the list goes on. 

Oh, I know certainly my close friend Cheryl Patton will be there because my husband and I saw her two times before her illness overcame her, and Cheryl nodded so happily and said, indeed, she believed in Jesus!! My beloved mentor, Phyllis Del Vecchio, whom Christ put in my life to harken me back to Him.  She laughed and talked so joyfully about Jesus day in and day out as we taught together, and she answered my very curious and serious questions about Him to her...  I cannot wait to see these loved ones! 

However, I am completely happy to stay here with the LORD for now, to stay with my blessed- my family, church, dear friends and Bible study, new friends to make and to meet- even the enemies of God. 
I intend to say and to do, including writing this blog I hold dear for Christ until He calls me to my true HOME with Him.

Why Do We Say, Good Friday?! 

It is the darkest yet, most glorious day of our Lord and King, Christ Jesus- and for His believers! God was accomplishing what He knew that He would do for mankind, for us, before the foundations of the world- all of which and of whom He created.

Lord Jesus, God the Father's Son, (the Son of God), was taking on all the sin that was or ever would be committed by His children.  The Almighty God wanted His children to stay permanently in the Garden of Eden with Him and continue to walk in the cool of the day together, but we would choose to listen to the lying, deceitful serpent, Satan.

Jesus, the Son of God, was sent by the Father God for the express purpose of saving us- all of us- because we each fall below the mark that is Holy.  (Each one of us has the choice, free will, to accept Christ as Lord and Savior or to reject Him.)  

23 since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; 24 they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement[a] by his blood, effective through faith. He did this to show his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed; 26 it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies the one who has faith in Jesus.[b]

God cannot have sin in His sight, for He is completely Holy, so He sent His most Beloved, His Son Jesus, the second part of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- to live as the Only fully God/ fully Man Who ever was and ever shall be.  Some called/call Jesus a Prophet- oh, my- He is much more than that.  Jesus is the Living Water, the Bread of Life, I AM Who I AM, God.  Jesus is still alive forevermore!!!

There were other people who purported to be God.  Where are they today?  Are they alive?  No, they are not.  Not unless they changed and turned around completely, accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, then when they put their trust and faith in Christ Jesus of Nazareth, in Heaven, Who is the same yesterday, today and forever, they~ any of those people~ indeed, are with Him forever and ever.

Jesus was born of the virgin, young and sweet Mary, who was betrothed to Joseph.  An angel visited each one to explain that Mary would have a Baby, Who would be the Promised One of their faith...they were Israelites, Jews.  Joseph did not put Mary away as was the custom.  Instead, they married but remained in abstinence from each other until Jesus was born.  The Holy Spirit of God had come upon her to bring Baby Jesus to Earth for His great mission.

The night before His crucifixion, Jesus sweated blood as He was praying to the Father in Gethsemane...Jesus knowing what would come the next day. Jesus would suffer like no one ever has because of the horrific treatment at the hands of those mocking, beating, and killing Him, but especially because Jesus did take ALL of OUR sin from each and every person ever born- past, present, and future.

It was so awful and terrible that the Father had to look away from His Beloved Son, and then Jesus said, "Why has thou forsaken Me?"  Jesus knew why, and as has been said thousands of times, Jesus could have called down thousands of His angels to rescue Him, but He did as the Father wanted.  Jesus is God, also, so He wanted to give Himself to be crucified, buried and resurrected in three days to complete the at least 108 prophecies in the Bible about the One and Only Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
His Blood shed on Good Friday is our guarantee of His Presence as a Jason Upton song says from The Sound of Heaven cd by David and Nicole Binion with The Lion of Judah by Jason.

Jesus' Crucifixion, Death, and Resurrection Paid for You!
Wiping that Sin Away Forever, for Your Eternal Life.

Beloved People!  Accept Jesus, the Christ and the Messiah, right now.  Then, you know for absolutely sure- no second-guessing, those "little" worries that fly around your head, the unknowing and wondering, the lies that the devil most-assuredly is telling you- Satan knows your weaknesses well (he tricked Eve and Adam, and they were God's first people in the Garden of Eden!  The LORD lovingly warned them...).  We human beings are made in the image of our Creator, God.  We are like Him, but we will never be Him.  He was and always is.  We are His most loved, created beings, whom He gives free will to choose.  What an honor!!  It is a mighty and amazing honor.  I am so very thankful that He made Himself known to me, and I chose Him. 
Thinking that makes me cry with Joy, every day.

Here is a Salvation Prayer.  It does not have to be just-so, i.e., exact words...tell God in  your own words, or please do use these.  He knows your heart and every corner of your mind- your beauty, your dark thoughts- every cell in your body because He made you in His image.

If you are serious, even if you are unsure (once you step over that line of faith, you will see changes and you will begin to understand the Bible and God, the body of Christ- his fellowship in church, etc.)  No one, not even the very smartest, true Christian or scholar knows everything about God- Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  However!  You will be completely forgiven and redeemed and every day of the rest of your life here, you will grow closer to God (pray and talk to Him each day; surround yourself with loving, fellow believers; reach out to those in need;
and~~~spread the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus!)

God loves you more than you can imagine, and it is much more than any human being or group of human beings are capable.

A Salvation Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,
I believe that Jesus died for me.  He took the pain and the suffering to pay for my sin.  He redeemed me!  The blameless Jesus, the Lamb of God, arose from the grave three days later.  He was here on earth and seen by hundreds of people.  Days later He went to the Father in Heaven to sit at His right hand and to intercede for me and us.  When I die, I want to be in Heaven with You.  I thank you that Jesus went to Heaven so that now the Holy Spirit can live within me, my mind and heart- to guide, direct and comfort me.  Help me walk with You each day, God.  In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Jesus Death and Resurrection Foretold in the Book of John

Thank you for the picture of Jesus after the cross at Calvary where He was killed for our sins.  It is entitled "Forgiven", and it is painted by Thomas Blackshear.  A young man, with the hammer he used to crucify the Lord and Savior, is depicted as falling into Jesus' arms with great remorse and the letting go, relenting, and submitting to the power of the Lord because He loves us and is greater than us.  This is an essential part of accepting Christ.  People who refuse to give themselves to Christ will not be saved.  I urge YOU, please, accept the Redemption that Forgiveness that only He can give you.  Step over that line to Him, Dear Friend, no matter what you have done.  He will forgive you as though it never happened, indeed.

God bless you this Easter and always, Friends.  I love you; God loves you exponentially, incalculably more!  MOST!
Donna M.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Have Blessed Assurance in Christ Jesus This Year and Forever!!

The very best thing, bar none, is to have Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  There is nothing else in Heaven or Earth that is absolutely essential for your eternal Life, now and forever, except to accept God's Son, Jesus. If you have Him, you have it all, everything!  If you do not have Jesus, you have nothing.

I do not know how to say it any better... John 3:16-18, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God."

There are so many incredibly magnificent Scriptures in The Holy Bible that speak to the Truth that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully Man, the Savior and Lord of our lives!  God- the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- One God in the Trinity, Three Persons, is our Creator.  We were created in God's very own image. He created you and me to have a relationship with us!

In the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve had perfection with the LORD, but then they listened to the serpent, Satan/the devil, formerly one of God's most beautiful angels.  God had told Eve and Adam that they could have fruit from every tree in the Garden except the one, the Tree of Knowledge, of Good and Evil.  He said that they would surely die if they ate from that forbidden fruit.  The devil told the couple that the LORD was trying to keep something good from them- as in being more like God- when they were already made in His image!  They had walked in the cool of the day with the LORD God...but now, sin had entered into the Garden.  The man and the woman had to leave the Garden.  They would surely die, but there was Jesus, the Son of God, Who would take away the sin of the world!

It is up to each person, individually, to accept Christ as Savior.  Jesus died a gruesome, horrible death that was among the many prophecies of the Bible that foretold Jesus' coming as Messiah.  Jesus' life, death, and resurrection for you and me was the fulfillment of the Scripture.  No one else, no other figure in history could have fulfilled what Christ fulfilled!  He is returning soon for His own, those of us who accept Him, and we will be with Him forever in Heaven.  Those who reject Him will for eternity be separated from God in a place called Hell.  You do not want to be there!

All have fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23-26)

2 Corinthians 6:2, For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

The Way to God is through His Son, Jesus.  Please tell Almighty God that you choose Life; you choose Jesus!  Here is a prayer that you may say to tell Him, or you can tell God in your own words.  He is listening.

Dear Father in Heaven, I want to accept the sacrifice of Your Son Jesus Christ for my Life.  He is the only acceptable Person Who could do this for me.  He lived a sinless life on Earth.  You sent Him to take my place on the cross.  I ask for forgiveness for the wrongs I have done.  You will cast them into the deepest part of the ocean and forget that I did them.  I want to live in Christ as my Lord and Savior.  Help me each day to live as You would have me.  I know the Holy Spirit will guide and direct me, comfort me, also. Thank You, LORD!  In Jesus' Name, Amen.

I am praying for you, dear one, and for your family's acceptance of salvation, also.  We claim it in Jesus' Precious Name, the One above all!!

God's grace, love, and mercy upon you for all of 2017 and the coming years!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Part 2 (of 3): Only Jesus Christ is the LORD God and the Savior of All People! HE IS YOURS, too, Friend.

And there is Salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved. 
(Acts 4:12)
Breath-taking art piece, "The Rescue," by Nathan Greene

~~~God's Truth~~~
It is vital to me, actually, it weighs greatly upon me to tell you this message:
The one and only Message of Truth is that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God- Who is the King of kings and the Lord of lords! It is He Who is the Creator of the universe and all that is in it: you, me, every thing that is alive- living and breathing- also, atoms, matter, and cells~~~ including the rocks and mountains, all plant life, all water that comes down and goes into all the streams, lakes, oceans, and on and on...Life! and matter, substance.  We would not have the emotions we have unless we have a God who wanted to experience love, intimacy, understanding, compassion, faithfulness, even anger and sadness and loss.  He felt these emotions long before we were ever created in His image.
The Lord God Almighty, the Trinity of our One God 
(the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- Three Persons and also One Spirit)~~~

Our God is the Lord of us.  Jesus Christ (alone, only) is the Great I AM, the Way to the Father- the Way, singly, to Heaven and Life eternal!!

John 14:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV)

Jesus is speaking: 

I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life 

14 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord,we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

---Problems and Lies of This World... 

No guru, dharma, or other charlatan can save you!  No other religion, faith, or philosophy can bring you Redemption and Salvation with 
the One, True God, Jehovah, God Almighty.
I am quite tired, actually~ I am sad, angry, and heartbroken~ for people who refuse to accept Christ's offering of Salvation.  I can barely stand to think of my closest loved ones who could miss the mark- even though they have been given the Truth of Jesus Christ countless times, but I must press on for them and others I know and also strangers, in prayer and in boldness!  
I completely trust my Lord God because He is Holy, Good, Loving and Just.  His Character, Attributes, and Qualities are the antithesis, OPPOSITE of anything evil.  He made you, and He wants GOOD for you!!!
He will do absolutely everything in His power-
which is massive, unlimited, and has no boundaries- 
to bring a person to the Truth of Personal Salvation; 
however, God will not overstep a person's free will, which He also has given to us. 
I have heard people say, "the universe" brings it to me; that there are many paths to God; that every person's journey to God can be whatever that person wishes or desires, etc.  These human-based, as well as certainly devil-based distortions and untruths, abound and flourish in our world!  
These lies and half-truths, which is no truth whatsoever, are agendas of the devil ever since he, Satan, lied to Eve in the Garden of Paradise. 
The Lord Himself walked daily with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day!! 
Can you hardly comprehend that they had such an intimate and deep kind of loving fellowship with HIM, the One Who Sustained them, and the Lord of their lives? 
And yet, the human pair listened to the devil instead of their loving Maker.  
It was the most terrible of all moments- for them, their family, and down through history today with us.  How utterly sobering.  ALL of the madness, sickness, hatred, even petty issues of humanity began when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden 
Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil because they believed the devil, the serpent, that God was trying to keep something good from them- which was A Bold-Faced LIE.  God had told them they "would surely die," if they ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, but that they could eat fruit from every single other tree in the whole Garden!
The couple ate fruit from the forbidden tree. (Read Genesis, Chapters 1-3.)
(Oh, how many times have I wished that I do not know of the malevolent, ugly, even cruel and hateful ways of people that plague our world...How we can treat each other in selfish, petty, and sometimes vile manners and ways.  Yet, look at the love that a new mother and father have with the just-born child; see how a sister and brother laugh so knowingly, unselfishly and have a love and a bond that can never be broken...the list is endless how God has shown us His Love in His Son Jesus Christ, and we only know how to love because of what He, alone, has put into us long before He knit us in our mother's womb.)
I have come to believe, personally, that any one of us would have succumbed to the devil's crafty trickery and, in our humanity, we would have taken the deadly advice of Satan.
HOWEVER, God so loved us that He gave every woman, man and child Salvation. Each person has the choice to ACCEPT or to REJECT Christ...adults at the age of consent and understanding, which begins around the age of 12 years old. 
 Each person needs- there is no more important decision!- TO ACCEPT Salvation by telling God of his/her faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ; that He died and was resurrected in three days; and that we are truly sorry for our sins and mistakes and will go on living for the LORD and Savior Christ Jesus.
(+++See the Salvation Prayer toward the end of today's posting, please : )
The Lord God in the Garden of Eden caused Eve and Adam to leave the Garden.  
He SO LOVES us that if the two had stayed in sin, they would have eaten from the Tree of Life and lived in sin forever, probably decaying and being sick for eternity.  

GOD'S PLAN was that Jesus Christ His Son would come to Earth as The Little Babe to free us forever and ever- those of us who choose to BELIEVE in CHRIST, alone, no other gods.  

The Holy Bible is the true source of all inspired, God-filled writing about Jesus Christ and the Way for eternal life, including living in the Kingdom of God right now, continuing into forever- with Him!  The Bible is God's story with us, and everything in the Old Testament points to Jesus Christ, the Messiah, and in the New Testament tells how "Love Came Down, from Heaven" in the Person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, fully God and fully Man.  ...And much more- His birth, Life, Ministry on Earth, the Disciples, Jesus' Death and Resurrection, His Ascension to the Right-Hand of God, the Father, so that the Holy Spirit of God could come down to woo us to God and to live within, guiding, directing and comforting the New Believers in Christ.  Read about the First Apostles!!

No false person, "faith," religion, or church (coming in all forms and diversions) has the way to God, except through Jesus Christ and the Christian Church~ 
Matthew 16:13-20
13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him,“Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock[b] I will build my church, and the gates of hell[c] shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[d] in heaven.” 20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

The Bible says that there will be many false witnesses and...Sometimes people and groups that say, purport, spread widely and teach- sometimes these people are misinformed and have taken on beliefs, unwittingly, that are untrue, i.e., false. 
At other times! these groups, including some very pious, arrogant, and pridefully bad ministers~ derelicts of Christianity and wrongly teaching "churches"- spread the various forms of twisted half-truths- as in false- on the real Truth of God- ON PURPOSE.  In other words, people at times KNOW they are spreading counterfeit information and want to dupe people into believing that- they themselves or the person to whom they are speaking- are much more than a normal human being, which of course is complete deceit. 

We believers/disciples of Christ are fully redeemed when we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and the Lord of our lives.  We have the Kingdom of God, but it will not be fully realized until we meet our LORD one day in the Rapture, or when we die from this Earthly life and pass on to Heaven in Glory for Life-everlasting!

As people/human beings, when each of us passes away, we will either go with Christ to Heaven forever, or if we have rejected Him, we will go to Hell- forever, also.  Both places are very real.  The Bible says that our lifetimes and what is happening here now is a shadow of Life Eternal.

Colossians 2:16-18 (NIV)
16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebrations or a Sabbath day.  17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you.  Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.
+++Please be sure that you have told God, our Father, that you believe in His Son Jesus Christ; that you know the Son of God died on the cross for your sins, and that you have repented and are accepting Christ into your heart.  Tell the LORD that you want to walk with Jesus now and forever!

Dear Heavenly Father,
I know I have sinned against you.  No matter how awful my sins are, You can take them away from me forever and ever.  I have not kept the Ten Commandments all of my life. Jesus, you put it this way: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and strength, and then love others as you love yourself.  I want to turn away from my past.  I know you put it away from Yourself as far as the east is from the west and as deeply into the ocean where you remember that sin no more.  You completely forgive me, God!  I am so grateful and blessed to be your child!  I believe in Jesus Christ, that He died on the cross for me, arose after three days, stayed with the Disciples and others for 40 days, then He ascended into Heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father, where He intercedes for us!  Jesus left to take the Crown and to be the King of kings and Lord of Lords! Thank you for your undying Love for me, now and forever.  Help me stay with your Bible, find a good, solid, loving church that exemplifies Your Truth, not some candy-coated, feel-good, meaningless imitation.  I want your Truth and to be in fellowship with people who care and want to be your disciples. 
In Jesus' Name, Amen, So Be It!

~~~Watch for Part 3 of this series, which is coming to this blog very soon, in 1-2 weeks! 
Only Jesus Christ is God, including His Father and the Holy Spirit, which makes Our One LORD, Triune in Persons, Yet Spirit- and Jesus Alone is the Way to Salvation!  Watch for it, Part 3!

Donna M.