Monday, October 20, 2014

We live in a time where Zombies and Demons are "popular"

ok ok ok

This story I  am going to share comes with hesitation.  Even Christians seem to think it's fine to watch and enjoy the fright they get from scary movies. 

To me it's no joke and more real than I can even describe......

One Wednesday night after teaching my class, a young Mom of three approached me and asked if I would talk to her.  Of course I was eager to spend some time with her and share Jesus. 

Not far into the conversation she began laughing at me.  I wasn't sure what I had done that was so funny, but I continued to tell her of her need for Jesus to save her.."Amy" told me she couldn't because it would mean she and her children would be surrendering to a life of poverty......ok......
For some reason, I asked her if she was wearing charms or potions, she laughed some more, and asked me why in the world I would ask her that.  I told her I wasn't sure why, but that the Holy Spirit at urged me to ask.  "Amy" began pulling potions and charms out of all parts of her clothing. In all she had 15.  I asked her again if she wanted to receive Jesus Christ the Son of God to be her Savior.
This was when she began yelling at me.  She shouted "I could hurt you right now if I wanted to and I could destroy this Church".  I began to pray out loud for protection for myself and the Church and for the salvation of this young Mom and her children.  The more I prayed the more angry she became.
I lifted my eyes to the sky as I prayed and I saw (yes I saw with my eyes) demons flying around in our Church.   After a while, she calmed down and left.

I wish I could say she chose Jesus that day.  I wish I could say she gave up on her witchcraft that day.
She didn't.

Everyone had left the church at this time, except our secretary who was in the office. Greatly shaken, I called Jay told him about what had happened and asked him what to do with the charms and potions.  He said leave them on the alter, in the morning he would burn them, which he did.

You see, demons ARE REAL......they are not pretend.
This experience has underlined for me the urgency of sharing the Gospel of Jesus.....

Hell is real, it's not pretend. 

If you do not choose Jesus here in this life you will be spending eternity with those creatures who are so frightening.  They hate you and want to do harm to you.  Why do they hate you?  You were created in the image of God, and they HATE GOD. 

If you are reading this, please make the decision now to receive Jesus while you can, don't wait,  I believe time is short. 

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not parish, but have everlasting life."

Demons are scary, but our God IS greater and stronger, the One True God, our Redeemer, our Savior.
~love Jackie

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Walking with Jesus

Walking hand in hand with Jesus requires (yes requires) you to let go of Satan's hand.  To many think you can hold both.......

Romans 6:1-2
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Grace always reaches for us and grace will wait for us.  Grace goes above and beyond forgiveness and is merciful, but grace does not demand that we continue in it.  

Loving Jesus and being thankful for His grace and mercy are where walking with Him begins.

Yes, I am a Jesus FREAK!
Not ashamed!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Joy as I journey

There is a time and season for everything!  Well, it's 2:00am a time to be sleeping or at least that's what I thought.  Uhg...... I guess things don't always work out like we think they should. 

That is pretty much the way it goes........  Not as planned!

I have day to day goals,  expectations.....with a husband and three boys two part time jobs, trying to keep things on point moving along at a steady pace toward "my goal" without much thought of joy or thankfulness.

Does this sound at all like you?
Do you find joy in your day to day "jobs" that were given to you?

In Ecclesiastes 3:10-13
I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
(these are the daily chores we have and how they exercise us)
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
In other words, the good in all of these busy "gifts" of life  is to enjoy all of our labor, it is from God!

  • we have the strength and mind to do the work (Gods design for mankind is to work and be busy)
  • we have loved ones to labor for
  • for healthy family
  • Gods ways are perfect and good
Instead of looking at everything through the eyes of disgust and dissatisfaction, to find joy and love in our "gifts". 

Dear Lord,
as I go through this week...yes it's Monday again, help me to be glad in the work you've given me.  Help me to see the joy and the good that comes from loving and servingYOU and being thankful to YOU oh God my God. 
I love you Lord,
~love Jackie