Thursday, October 12, 2017

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

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~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, cursor slightly down.)

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, Joni!  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.

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