Christian Arabs

Today, I was watching TV and a man talked about how the Western Christians are not supporting Middle Eastern Christians.  I thought, “What Middle Eastern Christians?”  On the internet, I found an article written exactly 1 year ago today!  Is God saying something?

English: A modern Coptic monastery

A modern Coptic monastery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We who preach diversity and make sure our Muslim brothers and sisters feel safe can miss this real persecution because we’ve spent so much of our lives focusing on civil – as opposed to religious – rights. And so we really don’t pay much attention to the cries of Christians in the Middle East.”

Read “Arab Islamic apartheid, discrimination, oppression, persecution against Christians Vs the only free State [in the region]: Israel” at Free Republic.

Jesus will bless the Arab people!

Instantly Healed

Does God instantly heal people today?

 

Watch as a woman with a poisoned and scabbed body is instantly healed by Jesus!

Warning!  Graphic images.  Not for the faint of heart.  Watch with discretion.

Jesus

How To Be Healed

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The healing of the paralytic : wall painting in the baptistry of the domus ecclesiae in Dura Europos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Q: Since we can’t run up to Jesus and ask him to heal us like people did in the Bible how do we ask Him for healing today?

A: ASK Jesus. Matthew 7:7-8

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Ask – Verbally ask him in prayer, out loud or in writing.

Seek – Seek out the answer. Look around, go on a quest and do research.

Knock – The LORD is telling us to do something not just sit around.

I’ve been one sick puppy. Diagnosed with the mysterious fibromialgia, horribly severe acne and rosacea, depression, sleep disorder, anxiety, ADD and sensitive teeth. Fibromialgia pain is real! I remember waking up with throbbing pain in my sternum, back, shoulders and joints. It was inconsistent pain that moved around. Five minutes of pain in one area then it left and appeared in another area. Sometimes pain woke me up and other times I couldn’t sleep because of it. After a while, pain meds and antidepressants stopped working so I got desperate enough to believe that God would heal me. Then He did!

Q: How?

A: 1st I read every scripture in the Bible that I could find having to do with healing. There’s a lot. I read it out loud every day.

Proverbs 4:20-22 My child, pay attention to my words; listen attentivelyto my sayings. 21 Do not let them departfrom your sight, guardthem within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and healing to one’s entire body.

2nd On my way to work while sitting in traffic, alone in my car I literally screamed, “Please heal me Jesus!”

Psalms 30:2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you and you healed me.

3rd When I caught myself thinking negative thoughts and saying negative words I changed them into positives. “I’ll always be sick. I can’t get better, I’m too far gone. Does God want me to be healthy?” Became; “I am healed. Got brought back the dead so he can heal me. Jesus never turned away anyone who asked to be healed so He wants me healthy.”

Proverbs 12:18 Speaking recklesslyis like the thrusts of a sword, but the wordsof the wise bringhealing.

4th I took my meds, improved my eating habits and got counseling for trauma that happened in the past. I learned from therapy that the mind-body connection is in the basal ganglia. Not that I really understand that but when we experience emotional pain it turns into physical pain until we deal with it.

Ezekiel 47:12 And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not whither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.

5th I give thanks to God for all His healing.

Luke 17:15 Then one of them, when he saw he was healed, turned back, praisingGod with a loud voice.

Healing takes time. We’ve been taught to think that God will only heal us instantly and if we’re not healed instantly then we’re not healed. Not true. Some of us are healed instantly and for the rest healing takes time. Both are miraculous.

Isaiah 53:5 He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; he endured punishment that made us well;because of his wounds we have been healed.

Israel Needs More Land

Found this on Soda Head (Love that name!) under the article, “America’s anti Israel stance linked to natural disasters!” Posted 9/25/09.

My question is, why do many Americans feel sorry for the Muslims and expect Israel to give them land?

TmrWrite is a Muslim who is pro-Israel.  His comment:

“Your Westerners are gullible…no wonder 9/11 was pulled off with ease!!!  Islam owns 7 million kilometers of land…Yisrael owns 10 thousand kilometers and not ONE of you stops to ask…WHY ARE THE MUSLIMS ASKING FOR MORE LAND?  Why didn’t all the empty territory of Saudi Arabia not absorb their own refugees.  Yet Yisrael has given many of us free homes, food, etc.  Until your “Un-united Nations” told Yisrael to STOP HELPING US.  Why…our  Arabis leaders wanted Yisrael to look bad..at our expense!!! Then they come and order our mothers to petition for us to be Shahids…suicide bombers.  Yes our families get money after we young men die…but if we refuse they threaten to kill our mothers and sibings!!!  And these who terrorize they own people are pittied in America!!”

Muslims have the vast majority of the land over there and they’re not running out of land.  Plenty of it’s ready for building permits!

A: Because we Americans are so gullible and easily led by the media machine!  Haven’t you ever noticed how the news shows say almost the same things and repeat it countless times?  That’s not an accident, it’s manipulation!

Islam must give land to Israel for peace!!!

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Then There’s Max

 

Max Lucado entertains a group of Ethiopian chi...

Max Lucado entertains a group of Ethiopian children (Photo credit: Michael S. Hyatt)

Several years ago, I saw and heard Max Lucado speak.  I had never heard of him before but I went with some people who read his books and heard him talk.  After hearing him I have no regrets and I’ll jump at the next opportunity.

Max Lucado wasn’t preachy or showy nor did he make himself the center of attention.  The building where I saw him was big but not a ginormous professional basketball stadium.  If there were cameras I never saw them, he did not take center stage but actually stood off to the left most of the time.  The experience was not a noise extravaganza with people cheering and screaming, not that there’s anything wrong with that, it was a simple and comfortable environment.  No razzle dazzle.

Lucado didn’t come across as one who was putting on an act but one who was genuine and genuinely talked about Jesus.  He’s a positive preacher but not a “prosperity preacher”.  I don’t remember the theme of his speech but he had me in tears and ice water runs through my veins.   What he said was substantial, I left there completely full not empty as is usually the case with preachers.

Since then, I’ve read a few of Lucado’s books and I’ll read anything he writes and watch any of his broadcasts, which are few.  Afterward, I always feel moved by his message and he doesn’t have to scream or use the word “money” constantly.

Check out his website MaxLucado.com, I highly recommend his message.

 

Joel Osteen Doesn’t Know

Joel Osteen, “I believe my way with all my heart.”  Watch him say it on “Lary King” and decide for yourself what it means.

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Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A while back, I visited Lakewood Church when I was in Houston and I found it to be nothing more than a big production. There was a stage, a camera operator on a big crane down front, lights, loud music with lots of people clapping and cheering the stars. You know who the stars of that show are, Mr and Mrs Preacher. That’s how everybody acted, like they were the stars of the show. Not Jesus.

It doesn’t appear as showy on TV as it does in real life but maybe all broadcasts are like that. Although, Joel Osteen’s message is all positive it’s missing something and feels shallow, at least to me. The majority of the crowd acted all happy, most were all smiles yet not really friendly. In fact, I found the people outside of the church to be more friendly and helpful than anyone inside. People inside the church didn’t even look at me much less say anything to me. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t dressed up in expensive clothes.

I’ve learned never trust people who smile constantly, they’re all hiding something. Mr and Mrs Preacher were all smiles in front of the camera and crowd but they acted like they couldn’t wait to run away from they’re adoring fans. As soon as the camera was off so were they and the choir immediately took their places and sang louder than before.

I’m not sure that I ever heard anyone speak the name of Jesus the whole time I was there. I left feeling empty and I never returned to Lakewood. Actually, it wasn’t unlike the average American church without cameras.

Satanism Is Boring

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Sascha Schneider, Hypnosis, 1904 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Once, I was curious about Satanic rituals so I did something dangerously stupid.  I watched a Satanic priestess perform a ceremony and lived to tell.  The Satanic temple was just a plain room with no symbols on the walls but there were some big candles in dim lighting.

The priestess wore a bright orange robe with a hood.  I don’t know if the color was significant or maybe she just felt “orange” that day.  She wore no make up and had long stringy bleach blonde hair.  This woman was ice-cold and didn’t even introduce herself.

The priestess began by standing in front of the congregates and chanting in a monotone voice, “Satan is great and powerful.  Oh, great Satan, you are god.  Come to us Satan.  Satan is here.”  She alternated between slow and hypnotic to screaming the same words then back to slow and hypnotic again. Whenever she screamed, she raised her arms up almost like Count Dracula did in old movies as he pulled up his cape then turned into a bat.

During the screaming chants, she appeared to have a contorted face for brief moments.  Not purposefully contorted movements like twisting one’s mouth but contorted in ways that are not humanly possible.  I don’t know an apt way to describe it except, that it was an unnatural jaw extension, or an expansion of her head, eyes moving in an unnatural way in a split second.  Not rolling back in her head, nothing like the Exorcist. Things that are impossible for humans to do.

This hypnotic alternating scream session went on for more than 5 minutes.  But it seemed like hours. It was largely boring and left me feeling like I was back in school. The teacher is up in front of the class talking in a slow monotone then suddenly screams at a kid for passing notes.  It was like that.

There was nothing of substance there. It was just repetition of a few words and phrases.  What was the point?  It looked like she was inviting Satanic spirits to the ceremony and using hypnotic techniques to permit satanic possession of the congregates.  How does one explain the contorted facial movements?  Simple, she was possessed.  How did it end?  No idea, because unlike in school, I was able to leave so I did.

I know that demonic possession is real because it’s in the Bible.  I do not recommend watching satanic ceremonies in person or on TV because it’s possible for evil spirits to enter us as we watch.  Had I known it was going to be like school I would never have watched.  School was a boring Hell for me.  As I said, it was dangerously stupid to watch.

Bottom line, Satanic rituals are not about edifying people or entertainment but sneaking evil spirits into our lives.

 

Where’s the Government?

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Free Food! (Photo credit: Great Beyond)

Q: “Why won’t the government help us?  Our government is rich, they should provide for us.”A: 2 Kings 18:21 On Egypt? If you lean on Egypt, it will be like a reed (cane, walker, crutches) that splinters beneath your weight and pierces (stabs) your hand (causing harm). Pharaoh, the king of Egypt (the government, welfare, Medicare, public school system, FEMA), is completely unreliable! NLT.  (My own explanations.)

 

Q: Who will help us in the next emergency?

A: YHWH; Y’SHUA

Psalms 9:9 Consequently  the Lord provides safety for the oppressed;he provides safety in times of trouble.  9:10 Your loyal followers trust in you,for you, Lord, do not abandon those who seek your help.

A Stabbing Dream

stab the potatoes! stab the potatoes!

stab the potatoes! stab the potatoes! (Photo credit: carbonated)

Several days ago, a woman who cut business ties with me a while back sent a message asking if I had a certain product to sell. I replied with a short, “No”.

Read No More Svengali here.

That night, I had a dream that I was working a dirty, fast paced job which I hated. I wasn’t good at it either but kept trying to do it right. There were other people working along side me and we were all employees with the same company.

Suddenly, there was a creepy woman working there too with an eighties “heavy metal” look. Without warning, she got mad at me for no reason and stabbed me with a knife. She stabbed me in the left forearm though, I’m right handed. There was no blood but the wound wouldn’t heal instead it became dead useless tissue. Whenever I met someone I told them what that woman did to me and the pain flared up every time I talked about it.

Many times, I encountered this woman and she would either threaten me with the knife or pretend she didn’t see me. I always felt that I was in danger when she was around even when she ignored me. At one point, I sensed that she intended to kill me so I got away from her by putting myself inside a room or a big car, can’t remember which.

That was a safe place where I began growing my business, not the dirty job I hated. As I went about my business, my arm heeled and the pain was gone, however, when I saw her or talked to others about her the wound re-appeared and the pain returned. Dream over.

Later in the day, it came to me that this business woman and the creepy woman in the dream are the same. The work that I hated was doing business with her and her temper “stabbed me” like a knife. My left arm was wounded but my right arm was fine so I could still work because I’m right handed. The wound and the pain re-appeared only when I thought about it.

In reality, I attempted getting along and working with her but I couldn’t trust her. I knew the whole time that she used me to get business help (because no one else on planet Earth will work with her) but I’m as guilty of using her for my own financial gain.

Q: Why did I dream about this?

A: I think that it was partly a warning to stay away from her. By sending me a message she was attempting friendly reconnection, that’s part of her MO. However, due to her irrationality, she would end up doing a Jerry Springer act and “stabbing” me again. This dream also reminded me to forgive her and stop bringing up past hurts to others because whenever I do it bothers me all over again. Hence, the re-occurring wound and pain.

Analyzing this dream and writing it down has made me feel better. It’s just like therapy.

::dream::

Dream (Photo credit: Krysthopher Woods)

 

 

Daniel 7:1 In the first year of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel had a dream filled with visions while he was lying on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream in summary fashion.

Church of the Drug Cartel

The Mexican drug madness

Mexican drug madness (Photo credit: Federacion de asociaciones cannabicas)

From the Christian Post:”Mexico’s epidemic of violence first erupted in 2006, according to most accounts.  But an ex-Muslim from India, who serves as a Christian pastor along the  Texas-Mexican border, believes the problem began much earlier, with human  sacrifice, witches, and the adoration of death in ancient Aztec days.”

“In addition to the almost 50,000 estimated to have died in Mexico’s drug violence, another 10,000 have disappeared without a trace. Many of these, Elijah is convinced, are the victims of Satanic rituals that require human sacrifice.”

Read more at the Christian Post.

“Santa Muerte (Holy Death, or Saint Death)”

“a skeleton wearing a hooded robe,  holding a scythe or globe.  Some link Santa Muerte to the Aztec goddess of the dead, Mictecacihuatl.”

Human sacrifice, found at the foundations of L...

Human sacrifice, found at the foundations of La Ciudadela (Photo credit: Wikipedia)