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Praise the Lord, hallelujah! Praise You, God, for your purity and perfection! Praise You Lord, Jesus Christ, for saving me and my testimony! Glory be to You, God, our Father who art in Heaven! Thanks be to the Holy Spirit's comfort, teaching and guidance! All we know, understand, experience and struggle with is for your glory, perfect plan and unquestionable will. I shall not want or crave anything outside of Jesus Christ's way. Let me know if so, let me understand what You want for us is best. May I pick up and carry my own cross, denying myself for You. I worship You as all knowing, powerful and gracious. May I draw closer to You and keep You as top priority in my family's lives. You are first, my family is second and I am here to serve. May I serve you reverently, fully and completely. May there be less of me and more of Jesus Christ instead. Jesus, You are thee only way, light and salvation. All I need is You. God, You take care of the rest. You are in control, God, making and letting everything happen. I am in awe and wonder of your creation. I am eternally grateful, worshipping You and your Son for thee ultimate sacrifice and act of love. This body is your temple, use it as You will. Bend me from my will to yours. It is all about You, everything concerns and relates to You! Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever, in Jesus Christ's name, amen! Sincerely yours, GregoryB
The recent events on the world scene is no doubt a cause for worry for everyone, man and woman, old and young, christian or non-christian, African, European, Asian, Arab or Western. The terrorist activities is spreading out fast across the globe; natural disasters are on the increase and the level of moral depravity is alarming! The evil (man-against-man & man-against-God) in our societies today completely dwarfs the evil described in the biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. But God is in control. Ps. 2:1 - 5: Why do the nations rage, and the peoples meditate on a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers plot together, against Jehovah and against His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands in two and cast away their cords from us. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; Jehovah shall mock at them. Then He shall speak to them in His anger, and trouble them in His wrath. Isa 60:1-3: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of Jehovah has risen on you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah shall rise on you, and His glory shall be seen on you. And the nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawning. Darkness is covering the earth and gross darkness, the people (their minds, reasoning). That is why it is easy for people to not only justify but legislate into law, what is evil and inimical (both physically and spiritually) to the society. But God is not awed (men can be, but not God) by man's evil. He has seen this over and over again. God is NOT in a contest with Satan. He's fully in control of the situation. If it appears as if things are fast falling apart and the world will enter a state of Armageddon, it is because we men (as God's battle axes - Jer 51:20) aren't quick and reliable when it comes to making up our minds to give our all. The Lord Jesus tidied up His assignment within 33 years because He commited His ALL to the purpose, and NOT because He was (and still is) God. He never operated as God on earth. He was PURELY and COMPLETELY human like you and I. The scriptures quoted above (few of the many verses of their kind) refers to us - anyone who commits to God's agenda through our Lord Jesus Christ. Psalm 2 makes reference to the Son's dominion: Psa 2:7-9 I will declare the decree of Jehovah. He has said to Me, You are My Son; today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I shall give the nations for Your inheritance; and the uttermost parts of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. The Son is the Head. We are the body (of Christ, the Head). The baton is in our hands (the body) to fulfil this scripture. It is time to arise and shine (Isa 60:1) in the midst of the darkness and gross darkness. The initiative is NEVER with Darkness but with light. Darkness can thrive only when light is not shining (extinguished or covered). God is not exasperated or desperate. The devil can do only so much. A peep into history reveals a streak of failures for the devil, even when it appeared he's got it all. He killed the Lord Jesus and thought he won. But that very death was his (Satan's) doom. He scattered the disciples by persecution. But that very act led to the spread of the good news across the globe. He did everything to keep the scriptures from becoming common knowledge. But today, the bible is the highest selling book on earth. As if that isn't enough, that same knowledge of the bible is being used to ridicule the bible by vain men, with twisted minds. Intellectual arguments seem to be dislodging the truth of the scriptures. But God is winning. I speak to the 7,000 who have not (and will not) bow their kneels to Baal, arise and shine. Stand for the truth. The Lord made life hell for Satan during His days on earth. Satan actually fell like lightening from his places over the regions the Lord operated (Luke 10:18). The disciples did the same. They were described as "turning the world up-side-down" (down-side-up, actually) in the book of Acts 17:6. We can do the same. It's time to put off the restraints (Hebrews 12:1-2). I leave you with this scripture: Roman 12:12 - ... rejoicing in hope, patient in affliction, steadfastly continuing in prayer. #Godwin
In interesting video which examines the correlation, or lack there of, between gun prevalence and murder rate. It goes into some detail to compare various countries around the world as well as comparing U.S. Cities with high and low murder rates and high and low gun ownership rates. WARNING! If you are one who believes that high gun ownership leads to murders and strict gun control laws lead to less murders, this video will disappoint and frustrate you. https://youtu.be/pELwCqz2JfE