Because of Jesus

In the new testiment our enimies are those who harbor hostility toward us, not those against whom we cherish hostility, for Jesus refuses to reckon with such a possibility. The Christian must treat his enimy as a brother, and requite his hostility with love. His behavior must be determined not by the way others treat him, but by the treatment he himself receives from Jesus; it has only one source, and it is the will of Jesus.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer – The Cost of Discipleship

Creation Groans

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You are surprised that the world is losing its grip? That the world is grown old? Don’t hold onto the old man, the world; don’t refuse to regain your youth in Christ, who says to you: ‘The world is passing away; the world is losing its grip; the world is short of breath. Don’t fear, your youth shall be renewed as an eagle.’

—Augustine of Hippo

Our Calling

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Chris Rice – Go Light Your World Lyrics

There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a Spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes His homeSo carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your worldFrustrated brother, see how he’s tried to
Light his own candle some other way
See now your sister, she’s been robbed and lied to
Still holds a candle without a flameSo Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the lonely, the tired and worn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your worldCause We are a family whose hearts are blazing
So let’s raise our candles and light up the sky
Praying to our Father, in the name of Jesus
Make us a beacon in darkest times

So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, deceived and poor
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world

Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

 

THE PROMISE :)

4Him – The Promise

 

I’ve been watching You, holding on for me
But through the waiting and the wonder
Somehow You still believe
If Your faith is strong

Someday You will find
It may not be like You expect it
But I will come to You
In a perfect time

You may be waiting for the fire
When I’m calling through the rain
You may be listening for the thunder
While I’m whispering Your name

You may be searching for a sign
To let You know that it’s okay
Hold on ’cause I’m on my way

I came to Abraham, I was the sacrifice
And forty years I walked with Moses
Through the wilderness of life
I came to Bethlehem

I saw them crucify the Lamb
And as I rolled away the stone
I heard Him say
That He’s coming back again

You may be waiting for the fire
When I’m calling through the rain
You may be listening for the thunder
While I’m whispering Your name

You may be searching for a sign
To let You know that it’s okay
Hold on ’cause I’m on my way

Wisdom Of A Christian

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The most experienced psychologist or observer of human nature knows infinitely less of the human heart than the simplest Christian who lives beneath the Cross of Jesus. The greatest psychological insight, ability, and experience cannot grasp this one thing: what sin is. Worldly wisdom knows what distress and weakness and failure are, but it does not know the godlessness of man. And so it also does not know that man is destroyed only by his sin and can be healed only by forgiveness. Only the Christian knows this. In the presence of a psychiatrist I can only be a sick man; in the presence of a Christian brother I can dare to be a sinner. The psychiatrist must first search my heart and yet he never plumbs its ultimate depth. The Christian brother knows when I come to him: here is a sinner like myself, a godless man who wants to confess and yearns for God’s forgiveness. The psychiatrist views me as if there were no God. The brother views me as I am before the judging and merciful God in the Cross of Jesus Christ.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

And Even Closer Still

It seems I am becoming more bold in my desire to discuss the coming rapture.  We are so close… As August draws closer I can hardly contain my excitement…. US Solar Eclipse 8/21/17 followed 7 years later by another 4/8/24 to make a complete X over US.

At the center of the X will be the town of Carbondale, Ill (also known as Little Egypt)

Aug 2017 eclipse https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-august-21

April 2024 eclipse https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2024-april-8

solar eclipse history https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar-eclipse-history.html

interestingly the last total solar eclipse US was June 8, 1918 https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/20th-century/

Soooo many many signs including but definitely not limited to the huge focus since election on Israel peace push… Jared Kushner’s (won’t even get started on everything concerning about him) visit to Israel today cause all the more bells and whistles to go off.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/21/kushner-arrives-in-israel-tasked-with-progressing-trumps-ultimate-deal

not to mention the lotus flower (Egyptian symbolic keep in mind not Christian) art piece given to the Pope by Trump at his visit named of all things (Rise Above) all point to going home any moment brothers and sisters!!!  It really is a shame so many churches aren’t  trumpeting the sincere urgency of this time.

 

Facts on the Illuminati Lotus Flower http://nexusilluminati.blogspot.com/2014/10/blue-lotus-entheogen-of-ancient-egypt.html

 

 

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Revelation 3:10  (KJV)

Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.  Matthew 24:40 (KJV)

 

A Compassionate Heart

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Give me … a compassionate heart, quickly moved to grieve for the woes of others and to active pity for them, even as our Lord Jesus Christ beheld our poverty and hasted to help us. Give me grace ever to alleviate the crosses and difficulties of those around me, and never to add to them; teach me to be a counselor in sorrow, to take thought for the stranger, the widow, and the orphan; let my charity show itself not in words only but in deed and truth.

Johann Arndt  – German Lutheran theologian who deeply influenced the Pietists (1555-1621)

Universal Ruler

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This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. And if the fixed stars are the centers of other like systems, these, being formed by the like wise counsel, must be all subject to the dominion of One, especially since the light of the fixed stars is of the same nature with the light of the sun and from every system light passes into all the other systems; and lest the systems of the fixed stars should, by their gravity, fall on each other mutually, he hath placed those systems at immense distances from one another.

This Being governs all things not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called “Lord God” . . . or “Universal Ruler.” . . . It is the dominion of a spiritual being which constitutes a God. . . And from his true dominion it follows that the true God is a living, intelligent and powerful Being. . . he governs all things, and knows all things that are or can be done. . . He endures forever, and is everywhere present; and by existing always and everywhere, he constitutes duration and space. . . In him are all things contained and moved; yet neither affects the other: God suffers nothing from the motion of bodies; bodies find no resistance from the omnipresence of God. . . As a blind man has no idea of colors so we have no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God preserves and understands all things. He is utterly void of all body and bodily figure, and can therefore neither be seen, nor heard, nor touched; nor ought to be worshipped under the representation of any corporeal thing. We have ideas of his attributes, but what the real substance of any thing is we know not…. Much less, then, have we any idea of the substance of God. We know him only by his most wise and excellent contrivances of things. . . We reverence and adore him as his servants, and a god without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but Fate and Nature. Blind metaphysical necessity, which is certainly the same always and everywhere, could produce no variety of things. All that diversity of natural things which we find suited to different times and places could arise from nothing but the ideas and will of a Being necessarily existing. . . And thus much concerning God, to discourse of whom from the appearances of things does certainly belong to Natural Philosophy.

Sir Isaac Newton – Principia mathematica (1687)