The importance of our learning to live by faith…

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During those times in your life when you feel like you have more than you can bear and your prayers are not getting through the ceiling, remember this…

God promised in His Word that He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you (Deut 31:6, Heb 13:5); that He will be with you always (Mat 28:20); and not only that, but He also promised to complete the work that He has begun in your life (Php 1:6).

Here’s the deal though, as Christians, we have to learn to live by faith, not by sight; and the Bible says that “without faith it’s impossible for us to please God” (Heb 11:6).

In other words, we have to learn to hang our body and the total of all our circumstances on the reliability and trustworthiness of both God and His Word; and we have to learn to do this in the face of any and all contradictory feelings, evidence or circumstances.

God has a plan, He always does, as we can learn from all the many examples found in the Bible.

He will come through and make a way – even when there appears to be no way – but He’ll do so in His timing and in His way.

Take the children of Israel, for instance, when God delivered them from their bondage of slavery in Egypt, He led them into a box canyon, with two scaling walls on either side and the Red Sea in front of them, with Pharaoh’s army barreling down behind them.

What did God do?

He did the impossible, He opened up the Red Sea so that the children of Israel could pass through on dry land.

He also use that same Red Sea to destroy all of Pharaoh’s army.

Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13:8); and we’re told in first Corinthians 10 that these stories, that we find in the Old Testament, were written for our edification and admonition, as lessons that we can learn from and apply to our own life.

In Hebrews 5:8, we are told that Jesus learned obedience through the things that he suffered.

As His disciples, do we think things will be any different with us?

Jesus is the Prize that we are all running towards, and the goal is for us to be conformed into His image (Rom 8:29).

We all have those times when we feel as though God is a million miles away and hasn’t a clue about what’s going on in our life.

In these times this is God’s invitation for us to enter into a closer relationship with Him.

An Oak tree can take as much as 60 years to reach maturity, and during those years it passes through many dry spells, where the water is still there; but in order to reach the water the roots have to stretch down deeper into the soil, where the water is.

Likewise, during our dry spells we also have to stretch the roots of our faith deeper into God.

So we have a choice, we can either become a MIGHTY OAK; or if we want to take the quick and easy way, we can become a mushroom, which only takes about an hour to mature.

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[VIDEO] Lawmaker exposes crimes of this de facto DC Corporation…

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LAWMAKER EXPOSES CRIMES by GVT AGENCIES – AS THEY OPENLY DEFIED LAW HE PASSED

What is currently going on in Oregon is a blatant overstep of the law by another bureaucratic agency of this unconstitutional de facto United States Corporation.

This is another example of many where the tail is wagging the dog, and it must stop!

It shows the absolute ineptness of this Congress and their seeming inability or unwillingness to control not only the unconstitutional acts of a rogue president and judiciary, but also to control the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency which Congress oversees and funds.

The BLM in this case is telling Congress which laws they will follow and won’t follow!

Just to illustrate how out of line all of this is with our organic U.S. Constitution, listen to the following:

This Federal Government, under this de facto and unconstitutional United States Corporation (see Act of 1871) has long ago overstepped its constitutional boundaries.

This corporate entity, called the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CORPORATION – which is domiciled in Washington DC, does not represent the interest of the  American people and it never has!

Our founding fathers warned us of this eventuality, should we ever allow private banks to control both our banking system and the production of our money:

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” –Thomas Jefferson

“… The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating.” -Thomas Jefferson

“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.” -James Madison

“If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations.” -Andrew Jackson

Like every other corporation on the planet, the de facto United States Corporation represents the interests of its shareholders, which is an international banking cartel, and it follows the instructions of its Board of Directors and CEO, which obviously are NOT our elected representatives in the legislature, or the man in the White House.

So who are these people behind the scenes, these private banksters, who are the puppet masters that control the DC corporation?

“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” – Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.

“The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.” – The Rothschild brothers of London writing to associates in New York, 1863.

“I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create money. And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hand the destiny of the people.” – Reginald McKenna, as Chairman of the Midland Bank, addressing stockholders in 1924.

All corporations exist for one reason, and that’s NOT to represent the people underneath them, but they exist to control and manage the people underneath them.

Pursuant to the laws of the corporation, every United States citizen represents the collateral for the national debt, and that means that we are the indentured slaves to the people that hold the note.

And our elected representatives, under this system, are in fact nothing more than officers of the corporation, and they take their orders from above, not below.

It is well passed the time for “We the People” to take our de jure (lawful) government back, which is a Constitutional Republic (NOT A CORPORATION).

If you love your country and if you care about all of this illegal activity that is going on, in your name – in Washington DC, then do something!

Read and study our organic U.S. Constitution, understand what’s going on and the “One World Order Agenda” that’s behind it.

Just how far does this rabbit hole go?

The good news is our de jure Republic has already been re-inhabited, as of March 2010, which means that the de facto D.C. Corporation is now null and void, according to the law, since it had no legal footing from the beginning.

Republic website:

http://www.republicoftheunitedstates.org

So what should you do?

Don’t just sit there like a bump on the log, while these criminals and traitors, in Washington D.C., steal every liberty from you and from your children.

Start by praying for our country; educate yourself on our history and on our organic US Constitution; and then speak up, let your voice be heard!

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God’s prophetic timeclock is ticking…

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This is a very timely message for our times…

Listen as Bill Harmon gives a 2016 Word of the Lord, “Starting of God’s World War III”
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The masses groan and moan in fear and trepidation, as they see what’s coming upon the earth; while the nation’s governments war one against another.

Jesus used a Greek word for the labor pains of a woman about to give birth, because He knew that every generation could understand this illustration.

His meaning is clear. Just as a woman experiences birth pains that increase in frequency and intensity just before giving birth, so also will be the signs of His return, as we see and experience an increase in both frequency and intensity of these events.

Matthew 4:4-8

And Jesus said unto them:

“Take heed that no one deceives you; for many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ’ (God’s Anointed – Messiah) and they will deceive many.

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; but see that you are not troubled because all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.

But know this, and that ALL these are but the beginning of sorrows.”

For the first time in history, in our generation, we are seeing all of these signs occurring together, just as Jesus said, in increased frequency and intensity, just as happens when a woman is in labor and is about to give birth.

The centermost important focus in God’s prophetic timetable, when it comes to eschatological prophecies, regarding the last day’s events, and it’s all centered around the nation of Israel and God’s chosen city of Jerusalem.

Israel’s miraculous rebirth, as a nation, occurred in 1948, after over 2,545 years of the Jews (House of Judah) being dispersed throughout the nations of the world; and it was in 1967 when they recaptured Jerusalem, during the Six-Day War, which I believe is what marked the beginning of God’s end of days timeclock, as we approach the time of our Lord Jesus’ return to earth.

And Jesus went on to say (in vs 34) that the generation that would see all of these things come to pass, that they shall not pass away before He returns!

I believe that we are now on the verge of seeing the third Great Spiritual Awakening, that will usher in the greatest revival this world has ever seen, and it all is happening in what the Bible calls the “fullness of time,” as we are seeing all of these events occurring right before our eyes.

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[VIDEO] 5 Simple Lessons on Love from Good Will Hunting…

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An excellent movie and an excellent article…

5 Simple Lessons on Love from Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting is one of Robin Williams’ greatest films.

After Williams’ death in 2014, the bench he sat on with Matt Damon in the film became an icon with flowers and quotes written on the ground below it.

On this bench in Boston’s Public Garden, Williams articulated words that brought about a significant turn in the movie.

Having watched the film a number of times, I’ve come to realize its intensity and importance.

Its messages and lessons are unquestionably abundant. Nevertheless, it highlights a crucial idea that exists in everybody’s life: the idea of love.

As I watched Good Will Hunting, I realized that there is a Sean (Robin Williams) and a Will (Matt Damon) in every one of us.

Sean, Will’s psychologist, is a giver who holds tremendous love for his wife, who passed away. Will, on the other hand, loves a girl named Skylar, but has built a wall to protect himself from getting hurt.

While forming a unique relationship, Sean and Will open our eyes to these remarkable lessons on love…

[Read more: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/01/ahnc-5-simple-lessons-on-love-from-good-will-hunting/%5D

We find in the Bible that the ancient Greeks had six different words to describe love, whereas we only have one in English.

1. Eros, or sexual passion – The first kind of love was eros, named after the Greek god of fertility, and it represented the idea of sexual passion and desire.

But the Greeks didn’t always think of it as something positive, as we tend to do today. In fact, eros was viewed as a dangerous, fiery, and irrational form of love that could take hold of you and possess you—an attitude shared by many later spiritual thinkers, such as the Christian writer C.S. Lewis.

Eros involved a loss of control that frightened the Greeks. Which is odd, because losing control is precisely what many people now seek in a relationship. Don’t we all hope to fall “madly” in love?

2. Philia, or deep friendship – The second variety of love was philia or friendship, which the Greeks valued far more than the base sexuality of eros.

Philia concerned the deep comradely friendship that developed between brothers in arms who had fought side by side on the battlefield.

It was about showing loyalty to your friends, sacrificing for them, as well as sharing your emotions with them.

(Another kind of philia, sometimes called storge, embodied the love between parents and their children.)

We can all ask ourselves how much of this comradely philia we have in our lives. It’s an important question in an age when we attempt to amass “friends” on Facebook or “followers” on Twitter—achievements that would have hardly impressed the Greeks.

3. Ludus, or playful love – This was the Greeks’ idea of playful love, which referred to the affection between children or young lovers.

We’ve all had a taste of it in the flirting and teasing in the early stages of a relationship. But we also live out our ludus when we sit around in a bar bantering and laughing with friends, or when we go out dancing.

Dancing with strangers may be the ultimate ludic activity, almost a playful substitute for sex itself.

Social norms may frown on this kind of adult frivolity, but a little more ludus might be just what we need to spice up our love lives.

4. Agape, or love for everyone – The fourth love, and perhaps the most radical, was agape or selfless love.

This is the love that we find defined in the Bible, as the God kind of love, which He beats towards us, which He also intends for us to bear for others.

As we read first Corinthians 13, where this Agape-love is defined, we learned that it has nothing whatsoever to do with our feelings, but rather it’s all about a decision that you make towards the other individual, based on the value which God sees in them.

This is a love which, as Christians, we are to extended to ALL people, whether family members or distant strangers.

The word “Agape” was later translated into Latin as caritas, which is the origin of our word “charity.”

C.S. Lewis referred to it as “gift love,” the highest form of Christian love.

There is growing evidence that agape is in a dangerous decline in many countries. Empathy levels in the U.S. have declined sharply over the past 40 years, with the steepest fall occurring in the past decade.

We urgently need to revive our capacity to care about strangers.

5. Pragma, or longstanding love – Another Greek love was the mature love known as pragma. This was the deep understanding that developed between long-married couples.

Pragma was about making compromises to help the relationship work over time, and showing patience and tolerance.

The psychoanalyst Erich Fromm said that we expend too much energy on “falling in love” and need to learn more how to “stand in love.”

Pragma is precisely about standing in love—making an effort to give love rather than just receive it.

With about a third of first marriages in the U.S. ending through divorce or separation in the first 10 years, the Greeks would surely think we should bring a serious dose of pragma into our relationships.

6. Philautia, or love of the self – The Greek’s sixth variety of love was philautia or self-love. And the clever Greeks realized there were two types.

One was an unhealthy variety associated with narcissism, where you became self-obsessed and focused on personal fame and fortune.

A healthier version enhanced your wider capacity to love.

The idea was that if you like yourself and feel secure in yourself, you will have plenty of love to give others. Or, as Aristotle put it, “All friendly feelings for others are an extension of a man’s feelings for himself.”

The Bible tells us that the most important of these various kinds of “Love,” which we only have one word for in English, is a Agape; and this is how it is described:

1 Corinthians 13
Living Bible (TLB)

1 If I had the gift of being able to speak in other languages without learning them and could speak in every language there is in all of heaven and earth, but didn’t love others, I would only be making noise.

2 If I had the gift of prophecy and knew all about what is going to happen in the future, knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would it do? Even if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still be worth nothing at all without love.

3 If I gave everything I have to poor people, and if I were burned alive for preaching the Gospel but didn’t love others, it would be of no value whatever.

4 Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud,

5 never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong.

6 It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out.

7 If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.

8 All the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but love goes on forever. Someday prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge—these gifts will disappear.

9 Now we know so little, even with our special gifts, and the preaching of those most gifted is still so poor.

10 But when we have been made perfect and complete, then the need for these inadequate special gifts will come to an end, and they will disappear.

11 It’s like this: when I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I became a man my thoughts grew far beyond those of my childhood, and now I have put away the childish things.

12 In the same way, we can see and understand only a little about God now, as if we were peering at his reflection in a poor mirror; but someday we are going to see him in his completeness, face-to-face. Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now.

13 There are three things that remain—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Since we know from the Bible that God is love (1 John 4:8), in each one of the above versus, where it says “love is,” it would be perfectly appropriate to insert the word God for love, because this is how He loves and treats us.

It’s also how He expects us, as Christians – as His Light and Love distributors in the earth, to treat those around us.

As we read about this Agape-love, we find there no strings attached; and as I said before, neither are our feelings attached to it.

Agape-love is all about our making a decision to treat others and love them the way God loves us, and also the way we would want to be loved ourselves.

It’s about our getting ourselves out-of-the-way and giving God permission to love others through us!

It’s the kind of love that we read that Corrie ten Boom had, whose life was portrayed in the movie called the Hiding Place; when after having lost her entire family in a Nazi concentration camp, she was later –  after a Christian meeting – confronted by one of her Nazi tormentors, after he had become a Christian.

She said that there was nothing inside of her that wanted to embrace this man, but as a Christian she gave God permission to love him through her.

This is a what Agape-love looks like in practice.

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[VIDEO] Who is Barry Soetoro?…

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Check out this pot smoking “Traitor-in-Chief” wannabe gangster lying fraud of a president in his earlier years; and this is the guy who wants to disarm us…

Listen to this interview with Mia Pope, a former classmate of Barack Obama (a.k.a. Barry Soetoro) in Hawaii, as she talks about his former life as a Gay, Cocaine-Smoking, hustler and male prostitute:

And you want to know why this guy has spent literally over 1.4 million dollars in attorney fees to hide his personal records, from those years?

“Most Americans don’t realize we have elected a president whom we know very little about.”

How is it that Obama’s Social Security number is 042-68-4425 and was issued by Connecticut, a state that he has never lived in? In fact, that number was actually originally issued to a one Harry Bounel, who was born in 1890!

How is it that this president, who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records.

He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis.

All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well.

In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.

Read more: http://www.westernjournalism.com/exclusive-investigative-reports/the-mystery-of-barack-obama-continues/

Ask yourself how is it that this man, who could not even pass the background security vetting process to get a job as a dishwasher or a cook in the White House, was able to bamboozle his way into the White House and become president?

The answer is that he couldn’t, not without the full cooperation of a corrupt Congress, which at the time was headed by Nancy Pelosi (former Speaker of the House), who was responsible for vetting him.

Just like George W. Bush, before him, as a Yale University “Skull and Bones” fraternity brother, even so Barry Soetoro, from his college years, was groomed to become the president of the Washington D.C. Corporation.

America you need to wake up, because we literally have criminals and traitors at the helm of this country, and they exist on both sides of the aisle, among Republicans and Democrats.

Every corporation on the planet has both shareholders and a Board of Directors, and the Washington D.C. Corporation is no different.

It is the Rothchild and Vatican International Bankster Cartel, who have been the puppet masters behind the D.C. Corporation, since before 1871, and they have over the years corrupted our entire political system, the media and a good many of our politicians, with one ultimate purpose in mind, and that is the establishment of a “New World Order.”

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Are you a Christian? Well then the question is, are you walking with Christ, following in His footsteps…

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Immersion in both God’s Word and in the Holy Spirit are mandatory for every Christian…

There are numerous places in the Bible that makes this very clear, that a Christian is not just someone who is one in name only (Mat 16:25, Luke 16:33, 1 John 2:6); who carries the label alone, without any corresponding Fruit.

John 15:2-8
J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

Jesus teaches union with himself
1-8 “I am the real vine, my Father is the vine-dresser.

He removes any of my branches which are not bearing fruit and he prunes every branch that does bear fruit to increase its yield.

Now, you have already been pruned by my words. You must go on growing in me and I will grow in you.

For just as the branch cannot bear any fruit unless it shares the life of the vine, so you can produce nothing unless you go on growing in me.

I am the vine itself, you are the branches. It is the man who shares my life and whose life I share who proves fruitful.

For the plain fact is that apart from me you can do nothing at all.

The man who does not share my life is like a branch that is broken off and withers away.

He becomes just like the dry sticks that men pick up and use for the firewood.

But if you live your life in me, and my words live in your hearts, you can ask for whatever you like and it will come true for you.

This is how my Father will be glorified—in your becoming fruitful and being my disciples.

Remember how the Bible says that on this one day Jesus cursed this fig tree?

“Jesus was hungry, and seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to find out if it had any fruit.

When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs.”
(Mark 11:12-25)

Well the Bible tells us that, as Christians, we are to be constant, bearing fruit in season and out (2 Tim 4:2); and as we just read in John chapter 15, all those who do not bear fruit, are removed from the Vine and those who do are pruned back for further growth!

So if you find yourself in a predicament today, where you are facing obstacles and circumstances that seemingly are holding you back and restricting your growth, then you should feel right at home because this is all part of your training.

Christianity is definitely NOT a religion and it’s not for wimps.

The Bible says that if we are Christian, then we are to walk as Jesus walked; that we are first and foremost God’s occupational force in the earth, His foot soldiers, and it’s our mission to spread the Gospel and disciple nations, and also to destroy the works of the devil (Luke 19:13, 1 John 3:8)!

And we are also to operate as Jesus’ Ambassadors in the earth (2 Cor 5:20).

Our life upon this earth is in fact our training ground for eternity, and the first step in this process is for us to grab hold and be obedient to the Gospel Message, which brings us back into relationship with God, through our faith in Jesus Christ!

But salvation is ONLY the beginning!

Whether you understood it or not, this is what you signed up for when you were born-again.

That’s why the Bible tells us that we need to count the cost first (Luke 14:28), and not enter into this relationship, unless we are willing to go the distance!

Going to church and being religious, without any corresponding works, meaning your constant 24/7 immersion in God’s Word and Spirit, your growing in faith and bearing fruit, doesn’t gain you anything at all.

You have to get with the program!

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